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  • Architectural Reflectionsby Colin St John Wilson

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Architectural Reflections: Studies in the Philosophy and Practice of Architecture focuses on the principles, techniques, and the philosophical context and practice of architecture. The book first ponders on natural imagination, ethics of architecture, and an interpretation of Wittgenstein's comments on architecture. Topics include the meaning of... more...

  • Barrierefreies Planen und Bauenby DIN e.V.

    Beuth 2012; US$ 136.46

    Mobil ohne Hindernisse: Die hier zusammengetragenen technischen Festlegungen bilden die Basis zum Planen und Bauen barrierefreier Anlagen. Alle Normen tragen dem Grundsatz des § 4 BGG Behindertengleichstellungsgesetzes Rechnung, dass bauliche Anlagen für Menschen mit Behinderungen in der allgemein üblichen Weise, ohne besondere Erschwernis und grundsätzlich... more...

  • Achse und Monumentby Katrin Bek

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2005; US$ 46.28

    Die Platzkonzeptionen der Frühen Neuzeit sind aufgrund ihrer komplexen axialen Bezüglichkeiten beispielhaft dazu geeignet, den sinnlich erfahrbaren, symbolischen Gehalt ihrer räumlichen Anordnungen erkennen und verstehen zu können. Ihre kommunikative, auf Verbindung ausgerichtete Funktion äusserten diese Plätze durch ihre... more...

  • Stadtutopien und Idealstadtkonzepte des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts am Beispiel der Großstadt Parisby Ulrike Schuster

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2003; US$ 47.33

    Nachdem man vor einem Jahrzehnt etwas voreilig das Ende der Utopien ausgerufen hat, erlebt die Beschäftigung mit Stadtutopien derzeit wieder ein Revival. Es hat sich schon bald herausgestellt, dass Architektur ohne Utopie nicht bestehen kann, will sie sich nicht in Banalitäten erschöpfen. Dies gilt vor allem für das komplexe Gebilde der Stadt, das... more...

  • Salmela Architectby Thomas Fisher; David Salmela; Peter Bastianelli-Kerze

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 105.00

    Salmela Architect showcases twenty-six completed buildings and sixteen current projects in lavish color photographs and architectural drawings of one of America's leading ?critical regionalist? architects, enabling readers to get a sense of the practicality, ethnicity, and playfulness in David Salmela's work. Architecture critic Thomas Fisher... more...

  • USAby Gwendolyn Wright

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 29.95

    Gwendolyn Wright?s USA is an engaging account the evolution of American architecture, from the late nineteenth century to the twenty-first. more...

  • Sustainable Preservationby Jean Carroon; Richard Moe

    Wiley 2011; US$ 85.00

    A guide to green strategies for preservation and adaptivereuse—and the power of preservation/reuse as a greenstrategy. Buildings account for nearly forty percent of both total energyuse and carbon emissions in the United States. With one of thecountry's leading preservation architects as your guide,Sustainable Preservation explores the power... more...

  • Designing the Sustainable Siteby Heather L. Venhaus; Herbert Dreiseitl

    Wiley 2012; US$ 65.00

    Using her background in landscape architecture and ecological restoration, HEATHER VENHAUS works with teams of scientists, designers, and educators to develop sustainable and regenerative design solutions. Ms. Venhaus facilitated and led the development of The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks 2009 , the nation's... more...

  • In the Wake of a Local Government Initiativeby S. RAMAZANOGULLARI TURGUT; E.Ç. CEYLAN

    WIT Press 2012; US$ 160.00

    This book is the first and, so far, only publication to elaborate on all the stages of one of the many “Urban Regeneration” projects implemented in Turkey in recent years.The authors detail the operation and management processes of the municipality where the initiative is taking place, in addition to the people involved and the duties they... more...

  • refabricating ARCHITECTUREby Stephen Kieran; James Timberlake

    McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 26.00

    This thought-provoking book presents a compelling argument for moving architecture from a part-by-part, linear approach to an integrated one that brings together technology, materials, and production methods. Using examples from several industries that have successfully made the change to an integrated component approach, these visionary authors lay... more...