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  • The Changing Image of Affordable Housingby Ulduz Maschaykh

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Illustrated by a range of case studies of affordable housing options in Canada, this book examines the liveability and affordability of twenty-first-century residential architecture. Focussing on the architects? and communities? commitment to these housing programmes, as well as that of the private building sector, it stresses the importance of the... more...

  • Courtyard Housing for Health and Happinessby Donia Zhang

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Health and happiness are fundamental to human quality of life. The United Nations World Happiness Report 2012 reflects a new worldwide call for governments to include happiness as a criterion to their policies. The Healthy Cities or Happy Cities movement has been endorsed by the WHO since 1986, and a Healthy House or Happy Home is a critical constituent... more...

  • Bouwstenen uit de Recente Geschiedenis van de Stedelijke Ontwikkelingby T. van der Pennen

    IOS Press 2016; Not Available

    Deze publicatie is een bundeling van essays, foto?s en persoonlijke verhalen over de geschiedenis van de stedelijke ontwikkeling. Markante momenten passeren de revue; vanaf de vroeg-naoorlogse wederopbouw met zijn grote stadsuitbreidingen, via de stadsvernieuwing in de jaren zeventig, het verval in de stedelijke uitleggebieden in de jaren tachtig,... more...

  • Retailising Spaceby Mattias Kärrholm

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Over the past few years there has been a proliferation of new kinds of retail space. Retail space has cropped up just about everywhere in the urban landscape: in libraries, workplaces, churches and museums. In short, retail is becoming a more and more manifest part of the public domain. The traditional spaces of retail, such as city centres and outlying... more...

  • Buildings Are for Peopleby Bill Caplan

    Libri Publishing 2016; US$ 25.99

    Buildings are for People: Human Ecological Design offers a new approach to the process of conceiving architectural design, one that considers the interactions of the built environment with people and the natural environment.The book exposes our visceral and experiential connections to buildings, and how buildings intervene directly with our ecosystem,... more...

  • Cultures of Glass Architectureby Hisham Elkadi

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    When designing, architects are responding to and creating a relationship between identity, culture and architectural style. This book discusses whether the extent of the use of glass facades has increased, or indeed enhanced, the creation of meaningful place-making, thereby creating a cultural identity of 'place'. Looking at the development of perceptions... more...

  • Cities of Change ? Addis Abababy Marc Angélil; Dirk Hebel

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 47.72

    Addis Ababa is one of the fastest transforming environments on the globe and a prototype of an emerging territory. What can architecture and urban design as disciplines contribute to such transformation? According to which criteria can processes of the kind encountered in Addis Ababa be evaluated? And, how can all of this be steered? Aiming to... more...

  • Lessons of Informalityby Felix Heisel; Bisrat Kifle Woldeyessus

    Birkhäuser 2017; US$ 63.64

    Informal settlements made up of corrugated iron shacks and other materials are a ubiquitous feature in the megacities of Africa, Asia and Latin America. In response to the enormous influx of migrants from the countryside, the informal city experienced a phenomenal growth. While rightly criticized for their lack of hygiene and for their low-level living... more...

  • China's Urban Communitiesby Peter G. Rowe; Ann Forsyth; Har Ye Kan

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 63.64

    Mit ihrem schnellen Wachstum unterliegen die Städte Chinas einem hohen Entwicklungsdruck. Sie müssen sich anpassen und verwandeln, doch auf welchen Grundlagen und mit welchen Zielen? Das Buch zeichnet die Transformationsprozesse nach, die seit drei Jahrzehnten in etwa 25 Nachbarschaften der Großstädte Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen und Suzhou ablaufen.... more...

  • Shaping Terrainby René Davids

    University Press of Florida 2016; US$ 79.95

    Shaping Terrain shows how the physical landscape and local ecology have influenced human settlement and built form in Latin America since pre-Columbian times. Most urban centers and capitals of Latin American countries are situated on or near dramatically varied terrain, and this book explores the interplay between built works and their geographies... more...