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  • The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theoryby Greig Crysler; Stephen Cairns; Hilde Heynen

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 52.00

    Now available in paperback, this is a cutting edge, detailed and comprehensive exploration of architectural theory. Its focus on interdisplinarity and cross-cultural ties ensures the discipline's relationship with the social sciences is fully explored. more...

  • Japan Housesby Marcia Iwatate; Geeta K. Mehta; Takeshi Nakasa

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 29.95

    Japanese residential design has evolved as a distinctive response to social, political, and climatic pressures?along with the powerful individual ideas of its architects. Japan Houses presents 26 of the country's finest contemporary houses in breathtaking photographs and with insightful text. more...

  • Urban Intensitiesby Peter G. Rowe; Har Ye Kan

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 84.00

    This book combines the architectural and urban scales to demonstrate that urban intensity determines the success of housing. The authors provide a typology of housing according to the ways in which diversity and density are created. Comparisons with historical models and critical appraisals based on the authors' unique standing give information on... more...

  • Tiny House Livingby Ryan Mitchell

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 26.99

    Tiny House, Large Lifestyle! Tiny homes are popping up across America, captivating people with their novel approach not only to housing, but to life. Once considered little more than a charming oddity, the tiny house movement continues to gain momentum among those who thirst for a simpler, "greener," more meaningful life in the face of society's... more...

  • Oscar Niemeyerby Ingeborg Flagge; Paul Andreas; P. Andreas; M. Bill; L. Cavalcanti; E. Kossel; C. Krohn; N. Maak; O. Niemeyer; J.C. Sussekind

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 52.00

    Niemeyer became world renowned for planning and building the capital Brasilia, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987. His buildings are deeply respectful of the site and are characterized by an unmistakable, almost Baroque design impulse. He was highly prolific up until his death (2012) and is one of the most productive architects in history.... more...

  • Weiterbauen am Landby Archiv für Baukunst; Christoph Hölz; Walter Hauser

    StudienVerlag 2014; US$ 16.19

    In den vergangenen Jahren hat das öffentliche Interesse am ländlichen Raum spürbar zugenommen. Der Erhalt gewachsener Strukturen und der historischen Bausubstanz bei gleichzeitiger Modernisierung und Entwicklung wird als Herausforderung und als gemeinsame Aufgabe begriffen. "Weiterbauen am Land" ist eine Recherche über den Umgang mit dem... more...

  • Historic Preservation and the Livable Cityby Eric W. Allison; Lauren Peters

    Wiley 2010; US$ 80.00

    For both the preservation professional and urban planner, this book shows how preservation is a key to the creation of livable cities. The author Eric Allison, the founder and coordinated of the graduate historic preservation program at Pratt Institute in New York City, offers tools and case studies that preservationists and planners can learn from... more...

  • The Role of Place Identity in the Perception, Understanding, and Design of Built Environmentsby Casakin Hernan; Bernardo Fatima

    Bentham Science Publishers 2012; US$ 29.00

    Readers of this e-book will gain an insight on the role of identity as a basis for the perception, experience, and appreciation of the form of built structures. It explains knowledge in relation to place identity, focusing both on people's identity, and related factors which play a part in this process, and most of all on a science of identity in the... more...

  • Here Comes the Sunby Ken Worpole

    Reaktion Books 2000; US$ 35.00

    Here Comes the Sun looks at how social reformers, planners and architects in the early twentieth century tried to remake the city in the image of a sunlit, ordered utopia. While much has been written about architectural modernism, Worpole concentrates less on buildings and more on the planning of the spaces in-between – the parks, public squares,... more...

  • English Houses 1300-1800by Matthew. H Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Houses are more than a shelter from the elements: they also offer an unparalleled insight into the beliefs, ideas and experiences of the people who built and lived in them. In this engaging book, Matthew Johnson looks at the traditional houses that still exist throughout the English countryside and examines the lives of the ordinary people who... more...