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  • 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...

  • Grand Avenuesby Scott W. Berg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    In 1791, shortly after the United States won its independence, George Washington personally asked Pierre Charles L?Enfant?a young French artisan turned American revolutionary soldier who gained many friends among the Founding Fathers?to design the new nation's capital. L?Enfant approached this task with unparalleled vigor and passion; however, his... 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...

  • Home Plan Doctorby Larry W. Garnett

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2012; US$ 18.95

    You can't build a great home without a great home plan. How will you know if you have a great home plan if you don't understand how to read the designer's drawings? Larry Garnett, the home plan doctor, takes the mystery out of home designs, walking you through every room of your plan---changing a window here, the length of a hallway there---to create... 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$ 84.00

    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...

  • The Urban Code of Chinaby Dieter Hassenpflug; Mark Kammerbauer

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 53.50

    Was ist das Chinesische an der chinesischen Stadt? Ihre Syntax? Ihr Code? Durch seine Entschlüsselung vermag der Autor die Vielfalt der empirischen Eindrücke zu ordnen und auch aktuelle, von europäischen Architekten geplante Stadtgründungen in China neu zu ?lesen?. more...

  • Galletti & Matterby Bruno Marchand

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 60.00

    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$ 49.00

    This book provides an overview of prefabricated systems in housing, office, and industrial buildings. It explains the processes of modular construction and the behavior of materials with this approach. Many drawings show the principles of modular construction, while built examples forge a link to building practice. more...