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  • 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...

  • Public Monumentsby Sergiusz Michalski

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    Public monuments to significant individuals or to political concepts are all too familiar. But the notions underlying them are not so obvious. Sergiusz Michalski traces the history of the public monument from the 1870s, when erecting them became an artistic, political and social pre-occupation, to today when the distinction between public monuments... more...

  • Leisure Spaceby Paul Hogben; Judith O'Callaghan

    University of New South Wales Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Dinner at Australia Square?s revolving Summit restaurant, sipping cocktails at the Kings Cross Chevron-Hilton, hanging out at a Skyline drive-in: mid-20th-century Sydneysiders embraced leisure like never before. Leisure Space celebrates the architecture and interior design that transformed the city?s hotels, motels, restaurants, bars, shopping centers,... more...

  • Daylighting and Integrated Lighting Designby Christopher Meek; Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Daylighting and Integrated Lighting Design provides architects, building designers, and students clear direction for the successful inclusion of daylight and integrated electric light in buildings. It presents design teams with the performance analysis resources, energy saving estimates and user satisfaction results they need in order to make informed... more...

  • Architectural Acousticsby Ana M Jaramillo; Chris Steel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    The application of good acoustic design can seem daunting to designers when trying to understand the often-complex physics of sound control. The ever-increasing number of standards and performance criteria that can be requested on new developments further complicates acoustics for architects. Architectural Acoustics, part of the PocketArchitecture... more...

  • Revising Green Infrastructureby Daniel Czechowski; Thomas Hauck; Georg Hausladen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 139.95

    Consider this ? How do we handle the convergence of landscape architecture, ecological planning, and civil engineering? What are convenient terms and metaphors to communicate the interplay between design and ecology? What are suitable scientific theories and technological means? What innovations arise from multidisciplinary and cross-scalar... more...

  • The Invisible Housesby Gonzalo Lizarralde

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    There is an increased interest among architects, urban specialists and design professionals to contribute to solve ?the housing problem? in developing countries . The Invisible Houses takes us on a journey through the slums and informal settlements of South Africa, India, Colombia, Honduras, El Salvador, Cuba, Haiti and many other countries of 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...

  • 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...