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  • Licht für Städteby Ulrike Brandi; Christoph Geissmar-Brandi

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 76.95

    Ein konkreter Leitfaden zum besseren Licht auf städtischen Straßen, Plätzen und Gebäuden. Basierend auf dem Erfahrungswissen der Autoren erläutert dieses Buch technische und fachplanerische Aspekte und gibt wichtige Informationen zu Machbarkeit und Finanzierungsmodellen. more...

  • The Material Imaginationby Matthew Mindrup

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    In recent years architectural discourse has witnessed a renewed interest in materiality under the guise of such familiar tropes as 'material honesty,' 'form finding,' or 'digital materiality.' As an alternative to a formal approach in architectural design, this book challenges readers to rethink the reverie of materials in architecture... more...

  • Daylighting in Architectureby Nick V. Baker; A. Fanchiotti; K. Steemers

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    Typically one third of the energy used in many buildings may be consumed by electric lighting. Good daylighting design can reduce electricity consumption for lighting and improve standards of visual comfort, health and amenity for the occupants.As the only comprehensive text on the subject written in the last decade, the book will be welcomed by all... more...

  • Architectural Managementby Stephen Emmitt; Matthijs Prins; Ad den Otter

    Wiley 2009; US$ 145.00

    Architectural Management represents the state of the art of research and practice in the field and includes contributions from leading international figures. The book looks back at over a decade of research into architectural management, considers the present challenges and opportunities, and looks to the future. You'll find a review of earlier work... more...

  • Precedents in Zero-Energy Designby Michael Zaretsky

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    ?Michael Zaretsky?s Precedents in Zero-Energy Desig n is such an important book ? it will help readers recognize that design comes before technology ? and renewable energy systems alone can?t solve the problems we face? ?   John D. Quale, Assistant Professor of Architecture and ecoMOD Project Director, University of Virginia The world... more...

  • Third World Modernismby Duanfang Lu

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 57.95

    This set of essays brings together studies that challenge interpretations of the development of modernist architecture in Third World countries during the Cold War. The topics look at modernism?s part in the transnational development of building technologies and the construction of national and cultural identity. Architectural modernism is far more... more...

  • Architecture, Crisis and Resuscitationby Tahl Kaminer

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 59.95

    Studying the relation of architecture to society, this book explains the manner in which the discipline of architecture adjusted itself in order to satisfy new pressures by society. Consequently, it offers an understanding of contemporary conditions and phenomena, ranging from the ubiquity of landmark buildings to the celebrity status of architects.... more...

  • Great Walls and Linear Barriersby Peter Spring

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    Everyone has heard of the Great Wall of China and knows of Hadrian's Wall and the other barriers lining stretches of Rome's imperial frontiers. But Peter Spring's original new study demonstrates that far from being exceptional, the building of walls and other linear defences was commonplace among the peoples and states of pre-modern era.... more...

  • form adressbuch 2006 (German Edition)by Petra Schmidt

    Springer 2006; US$ 44.95

    The design journal form places special emphasis on design processes, explaining them in thorough and practical terms. Suitable for designers of various stripes and specialties, this title offers tips and background information to assist them in their everyday professional life. more...

  • Architecture et efficacité énergétique: Principes de conception et de construction (French Edition)by Roberto Gonzalo; Karl J Habermann; Yves Minssart

    Springer 2008; US$ 115.00

    Comment construire un bâtiment énergétiquement performant? Quels sont les critères déterminants pour la planification urbaine et la conception des plans ? Quelles proportions le bâtiment doit-il respecter pour être conforme à la gestion de l?énergie et au type d?utilisation ? Quels sont les éléments et systèmes de construction adaptés aux objectifs?... more...