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  • Subnatureby David Gissen

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    Subnature , David Gissen, author of our critically acclaimed Big and Green, examines experimental work by today's leading designers, scholars, philosophers, and biologists that rejects the idea that humans can somehow recreate a purely natural world, free of the untidy elements that actually constitute nature. Each chapter provides an examination... more...

  • Kahn at Pennby James Williamson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Louis I. Kahn is widely known as an architect of powerful buildings. But although much has been said about his buildings, almost nothing has been written about Kahn as an unconventional teacher and philosopher whose influence on his students was far-reaching. Teaching was vitally important for Kahn, and through his Master?s Class at the University... more...

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

    Wiley 2010; US$ 85.00 US$ 73.67

    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...

  • Spanish Colonial or Adobe Architecture of Californiaby Donald R. Hannaford; Revel Edwards; David Gebhard

    Architectural Book Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    In California, authentic Spanish colonial houses were built with local materials, using the traditions of both Spanish and New England settlers. This book gives architects, home builders and historians a chance to view photos, sketches, and 26 full pages of measured drawings of interior and exterior doorways, paneling, balconies, wrought-iron, and... more...

  • Architect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionaryby Nikolas Davies; Erkki Jokiniemi

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95

    This pocket-sized Dictionary offers huge coverage for the 40,000+ people studying or working in architecture, construction or any of the built environment fields. From Abaciscus to Zophorus, the reader is able to quickly track down precisely the term they are looking for. The book is illustrated with stunning drawings that provide a visual as... more...

  • Floor Plan Manualby Oliver Heckmann; Friederike Schneider

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 64.55

    This housing construction design manual documents and analyzes some 130 international residential structures from the last fifty years. From the standardized floor plans of the 1960s to the more individual concepts of the 1980s and the changed requirements and housing types of recent years, example structures by famous and lesser known... more...

  • Kooperationby Aita Flury

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 46.25

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  • The Urban Code of Chinaby Dieter Hassenpflug

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 40.86

    Die Gestalt der chinesischen Stadt entschlüsseln Es geht in diesem urbanistischen Fachbuch nicht primär um bekannte Städte wie Peking, Shanghai oder Shenzhen, sondern um jene Formen, Strukturen, Zeichen und Botschaften, die das Chinesische der chinesischen Stadt ausmachen. Erst die Dekodierung der Sinität der chinesischen Stadt eröffnet... more...

  • Galletti & Matterby Bruno Marchand

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 46.25

    Innovative, flexible and pragmatic: the award-winning office of Galletti & Matter.Claude Matter and Olivier Galletti, two young Swiss architects, have developed an essentially pragmatic approach based on sensitivity to location. They begin with an initial concept, not a definitive answer, open to modification during the construction process. The creation... more...

  • Systembauby Ulrich Knaack; Sharon Chung-Klatte; Reinhard Hasselbach

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 37.63

    Seit einigen Jahren wird der Systembau, die Verwendung von vorgefertigten Elementen in der Architektur wieder engagiert diskutiert. Lange als monoton abgestempelt, weisen heutige Bauelemente in Wirklichkeit einen hohen Differenzierungsgrad auf, der die Kreativität der Architekten nachhaltig stützen und verstärken kann. Zahlreiche Bauten... more...