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  • Der urbane Code Chinasby Mark Kammerbauer

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 51.95

    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...

  • Designing Interior Architectureby Sylvia Leydecker

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 126.00

    In this book, an international and interdisciplinary team of authors gives an extensive account of today?s main areas of work in interior architecture and design. Illustrations of contemporary projects cover the breadth of typical interior design tasks as well as a wide range of possible design approaches. This book is a fundamental reference... more...

  • Entwurfsatlas Forschungs- und Technologiebauby Hardo Braun; Dieter Grömling; Helmut Bleher; Hannelore Deubzer; Jürgen Eichler; Oswald W. Grube; Gerhard Hausladen; Hana Meindl; Manfred Hegger; Gunter Henn; Hans-U. Jaeger; Svante Pääbo; Kai L. Simons

    Birkhäuser 2005; US$ 76.95

    A handbook on planning and designing architecture for research and technology, with 70 up-to-date international case studies of built works by architects such as Foster and Partners, Nicholas Grimshaw, Herzog & de Meuron, Sauerbruch Hutton, and Nicholas Grimshaw. more...

  • Five Houses, Ten Detailsby Edward R. Ford

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    Edward Ford's forty years of practicing and teaching architecture have focused on one area: the architectural detail. Yet, despite two hugely influential books ( The Details of Modern Architecture , volumes 1 and 2), numerous articles, and lectures given from Vancouver to Vienna, there are two questions Ford has, remarkably, never answered: "What is... 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...

  • From Autos to Architectureby David Gartman

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 47.99

    One of the most interesting questions in architectural history is why modern architecture emerged from the war-ravaged regions of central Europe and not the United States, whose techniques of mass production and mechanical products so inspired the first generation of modern architects like Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Walter Gropius. In  From... 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...

  • 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

    Building a new house begins with a home plan, but the two-dimensional drawings used by contractors are often difficult to interpret and challenging to visualize. In easy-to-understand language, Larry W. Garnett explains construction terminology and basic design principles, enabling you to expertly navigate every step of the home-building process.... more...