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  • Gert Wingårdhby Mikael Nanfeldt

    Birkhäuser 2008; US$ 53.50

    Gert Wingårdh (*1951) is Sweden’s leading architect. His clever and imaginative spatial creations are remarkable in economic as well as ecological and sociological terms. The focus of his designs is always on the needs of the future users. This monograph analyzes the principal aspects of his work in seminal essays by renowned architecture critics... more...

  • The Making of Designby Gerrit Terstiege

    Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 48.95

    This book takes an in-depth look at design processes, with twenty-five depictions of "the making of" products from a wide variety of industries. Its primary focuses are furniture design, transportation design, and household appliances. Renowned designers like Konstantin Grcic, the Bouroullecs, Stefan Diez, Hella Jongerius, and Sir Norman... more...

  • Tools for Ideasby Christian Gänshirt

    Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 48.95

    Architects today must position themselves within an extremely wide-ranging field of qualifications. This makes it all the more important to have a fresh introduction to the field that makes up one of their core competences, the field of design. This introductory presentation describes and analyzes the theories, strategies, and tools of creative... more...

  • Entwurfsatlas Wohnen im Alterby Eckhard Feddersen; Insa Lüdtke

    Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 76.95

    Qualitätvolles Leben im Alter ist eines der großen Themen unserer Zeit. Architektur und Bauwesen tragen dazu innovative Wohnformen, intelligente Konzepte für Barrierefreiheit sowie fortschrittliche Betreuungsstrukturen für gebrechliche und demenzerkrankte Menschen bei. Anspruchsvolle Entwurfslösungen lassen die Grenzen zwischen Wohnen... more...

  • Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mannby Bruno Marchand

    Birkhäuser 2008; US$ 62.95

    Die Lausanner Architekten Mann Capua Mann sind seit 1991 aktiv. Ihre Arbeitsmaximen lauten: Aus den Elementen vor Ort die Antworten für das konkrete Projekt herausdestillieren. Räume entwerfen, deren Gliederung bei aller Dynamik für den Nutzer übersichtlich bleibt. Materialien verwenden, die im Einklang stehen mit der Umgebung. Ihre Bauten... more...

  • Crucial Wordsby Gert Wingårdh; Rasmus Wærn

    Birkhäuser 2008; US$ 39.49

    The conditions in which present-day architecture is produced are partly local and singular and partly global and universal. Understanding contemporary architecture means understanding all of these aspects. What are the pivotal themes? Gert Wingårdh and Rasmus Wærn, Sweden’s most active architect and its best-known architecture critic, asked themselves... more...

  • Drawn to Designby Eric Jenkins

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 56.00

    The book is a guide for students and teachers to understand the need for, the role of and the methods and techniques of freehand analytical sketching in architecture. The presentation focuses on drawing as an approach to and phase of architectural design. The conceptual goal of this approach is to use drawing not as illustration or depiction,... more...

  • Werkzeuge für Ideenby Christian Gänshirt

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 49.00

    Ausgehend von der Metapher der «Werkzeuge des Entwerfens», behandelt das Buch die Wechselwirkungen zwischen den Entwerfenden, den ihnen zur Verfügung stehenden Mitteln und den im Entwurf verwendeten Materialien. Die Darstellung verschafft einen Überblick über das heutige Wissen vom Entwerfen, umreißt die wesentlichen Begriffe und Definitionen... more...

  • MOVEby Oliver Schaeffer; Michael-Marcus Vogt; Anna Scheuermann

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 112.00

    Dynamic components and adaptive elements are becoming increasingly important in contemporary architecture, and not just because of their visual effect. If architects and engineers are engaging more and more with the issue of movement – whether in the form of sun-tracking solar cells, lowerable walls, or intelligently programmed elevators... more...

  • Architecture in Contextby Peter Davey

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 91.00

    Der finnische Architekt Pekka Helin gründete bereits 1979 in Helsinki sein erstes Büro. In seiner Entwurfshaltung knüpft das Büro in einer spezifisch skandinavischen Ausdrucksform sowohl an den Funktionalismus, als auch an die organische Architektur eines Aalvar Alto, Viljo Revell, Heikki Sirèn oder auch eines Arne Erve an. Das Material Holz spielt... more...