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Domestic architecture. Houses. Dwellings

  • Ritterburgenby Joachim Zeune

    C.H. Beck 2015; Not Available

    Was macht eine Burg zur Burg? Wer durfte Burgen errichten, und wie finanzierte man solch ein Bauwerk? Aus welchen Quellen ? abgesehen von den steinernen Zeugnissen der Vergangenheit ? lernen wir heute noch etwas über die Geschichte der Burgen und das Leben, das die Menschen darin führten? Wo bedarf unser Wissen um Burgen massiver Korrekturen? Welche... more...

  • The Emperor's Houseby Michael Featherstone; Jean-Michel Spieser; Gülru Tanman; Ulrike Wulf-Rheidt

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Intended for specialists and students of Architecture, Art History and History, the volume contains papers on functional and ideological aspects of palace architecture, art and ceremonial in the Roman imperial tradition in its broadest geographical and chronological limits, from the Principate through Late Antiquity, Byzantium, the Carolingian,... more...

  • Fenestra prospectivaby Gerd Blum; Kurt W. Forster

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Vistas across the land, the landscape, and the garden are a particular hallmark of the Italian palaces and villas of the early modern era. The author of this book provides the first detailed documentation of the Renaissance reconstruction of the antique discourse on vistas of ideal places and architecturally staged and framed views. ... more...

  • American Architects and the Single-Family Homeby Lisa M. Tucker

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    American Architects and the Single-Family Home explains how a small group of architects started the Architects? Small House Service Bureau in 1919 and changed the course of twentieth-century residential design for the better. Concepts and principles they developed related to public spaces, private spaces, and service spaces for living; details about... more...

  • The Changing Image of Affordable Housingby Dr Ulduz Maschaykh

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    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...

  • Practical Poetics in Architectureby Leon van Schaik

    Wiley 2015; US$ 45.00

    Integrate poetics into real-world spaces by bringing theory down to earth Practical Poetics in Architecture takes poetics out of the theory class and into the design studio, showing architects how the atmospheric and experiential qualities of built structures can be intentionally considered and planned. With an emphasis on analysing and explaining... more...

  • Courtyard Housing for Health and Happinessby Dr Donia Zhang

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    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... more...

  • Ground Rules in Humanitarian Designby Alice Min Soo Chun; Irene E. Brisson

    Wiley 2015; US$ 49.50

    Delve deep into the complex issues surrounding humanitarian design Ground Rules in Humanitarian Design establishes essential foundations for thinking about humanitarian design and its role in global change. Outlining a vital framework for designing for impoverished and disaster-stricken communities, this informative guide explores the integration... more...

  • Contextby Eric Parry

    Wiley 2015; US$ 39.95

    Demonstrates how a building's setting should inform and inspire rather than constrain architectural design Context-Architecture and the Genius of Place is a highly engaging, informative discussion of context in architectural theory and practice. Eric Parry, one of the UK's most highly regarded architects ? whose work has been widely lauded for... more...

  • Residential Buildingsby Günter Pfeifer; Per Brauneck

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 84.00

    To continue developing existing building types in an intelligent way is a crucial task in the field of residential building. For this typology of residential buildings, the authors have developed systematic new presentations of most innovative types. Each individual part lays out the possibilities for using and transforming a particular... more...