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  • Decoding the Cityby Dietmar Offenhuber; Carlo Ratti

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 49.00

    Thetwo authorsof the MIT based SENSEable City Lab show how Big Data change reality and, hence, the way we deal with the city. They demonstrate how the Lab interprets digital data as material that can be used for the formulation of a different urban future. The publication also looks at the negative aspects of the city-related data acquisition and control. more...

  • Metropolis Berlinby Iain Boyd Whyte; David Frisby

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 85.00

    Metropolis Berlin: 1880-1940 reconstitutes the built environment of Berlin during the period of its classical modernity using over two hundred contemporary texts, virtually all of which are published in English translation for the first time. They are from the pens of those who created Berlin as one of the world?s great cities and those who observed... more...

  • Das Burgenbuchby Michael Losse

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2013; US$ 12.95

    Viele Türme, Zugbrücken, Verliese und tiefe Brunnen ? Burgen sind vielfältiger als die gängigen Klischees ahnen lassen. Vor allem vom 11. bis 15. Jahrhundert errichteten die Adligen im Heiligen Römischen Reich beeindruckende Wehrbauten als Residenzen, Zoll- oder Belagerungsburgen, als Frontturm-, Schildmauer- oder Kastellburgen. Nicht nur auf Bergen,... more...

  • Das Fachwerkhaus in Deutschland, Frankreich und Englandby Wilhelm Fiedler

    Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 17.27

    Die Fachwerkbauweise war vom frühen Mittelalter bis in die Neuzeit die gängigste Bauweise in Mitteleuropa. Wilhelm Fiedler hat sein Buch ?als eine Art Leitfaden für die Architekten geschrieben, der auf kürzestem Wege durch das umfangreiche Gebiet der Holzbaukunst führen und dabei das Wesentliche hervorheben, das minder Wichtige zurückdrängen soll?.... more...

  • University Trendsby Jonathan Coulson; Paul Roberts; Isabelle Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    A university campus is a place with special resonance: conjuring images of cloistered quadrangles and wood-panelled libraries, often echoing centuries of scholarly tradition. And yet it is also a place of cutting-edge science, interactive learning, youth, vibrancy, and energy. It is this dual nature which makes the physical environment of a university... more...

  • Architecture and the Welfare Stateby Mark Swenarton; Tom Avermaete; Dirk van den Heuvel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    In the decades following World War Two, and in part in response to the Cold War, governments across Western Europe set out ambitious programmes for social welfare and the redistribution of wealth that aimed to improve the everyday lives of their citizens. Many of these welfare state programmes - housing, schools, new towns, cultural and leisure centres... more...

  • Designing and Building Fiddle Yardsby Richard Bardsley

    Crowood 2014; US$ 21.86

    This invaluable, well-illustrated book is essential reading for all those railway modellers who are considering building a fiddle yard. The fiddle yard is a train storage area for locomotives and rolling stock that often remains out of view. For the modeller, it represents the 'rest of the railway network' and it is essential for layouts as it is... more...

  • Access for Allby Wolfgang Christ

    Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 62.95

    Access and accessibility are central themes in architecture and urbanism. Moreover, access is a key concept in many other areas such as knowledge and education, healthcare etc. This book deals with this world of access in architecture, city planning, and neighboring fields. more...

  • The Skycourt and Skygardenby Jason Pomeroy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    Population increases, advances in technology and the continued trend towards inner-city migration have transformed the traditional city of spaces into the modern city of objects. This has necessitated alternative spatial and technological solutions to replenish those environments that were once so intrinsic to society?s day-to-day interactions and... more...

  • Urban Renaissanceby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 71.00

    Berlin has benefited significantly from German reunification. However, some persistent problems have accompanied the gains since the fall of the Berlin Wall. These problems include high unemployment, loss of population, and a declining industrial base. more...