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  • Cultures of Glass Architectureby Professor Hisham Elkadi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    Drawing on a number of modern and heritage design projects from Europe, the USA, the Middle East and South East Asia, this book examines the role of 'glass architecture' in the economic and social development of regional towns and local places. The book argues that adopting a more 'global' aesthetic can lead to the destruction of a... more...

  • Architecture for the Poorby Hassan Fathy

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    Architecture for the Poor describes Hassan Fathy's plan for building the village of New Gourna, near Luxor, Egypt, without the use of more modern and expensive materials such as steel and concrete. Using mud bricks, the native technique that Fathy learned in Nubia, and such traditional Egyptian architectural designs as enclosed courtyards and vaulted... more...

  • Challenging Glass 3by F. Bos; C. Louter; R. Nijsse

    IOS Press 2012; US$ 245.00

    There are two things everybody knows about glass: it is transparent, and it breaks! These are also the properties that constitute the challenge of glass as an architectural and structural material. This book presents papers from the third Challenging Glass Conference (CGC3), held at the Technical University (TU) Delft, the Netherlands, in June 2012.... more...

  • Stahlbau-Praxis nach Eurocode 3by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerd Wagenknecht

    Beuth 2014; US$ 34.35

    Das Standardwerk "Stahlbau-Praxis nach Eurocode 3" aus der Edition Bauwerk wurde auf der Basis der neuesten Entwicklungen im Stahlbau fachlich und inhaltlich überarbeitet. Im ersten Band werden die Grundlagen erläutert, die für die Tragwerksplanung von Stahltragwerken in Verbindung mit den Nachweisen nach Eurocode 3 notwendig sind. Den Erläuterungen... more...

  • Stahlbau-Praxis nach Eurocode 3by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerd Wagenknecht

    Beuth 2014; US$ 34.35

    Der zweite Band des bewährten Standardwerkes "Stahlbau-Praxis nach Eurocode 3" erläutert die Grundlagen, die für die Nachweise von Verbindungen und Konstruktionsdetails nach Eurocode 3 notwendig sind. Aus dem Inhalt: Schraubenverbindungen // Schweißverbindungen // Anschlüsse des Normalkraftstabes // Rippen und rippenlose Krafteinleitung //... more...

  • Guidelines for Use of Glass in Buildingsby N.K. Garg

    New Age International Pvt. Ltd., Publishers 2007; US$ 50.00

    About the Book: More and more glass is being used in buildings. It is no longer considered a fragile material. It is recyclable and affordable. Glass is available in a wide range of architectural, structural, optical and acoustical properties to address the varying requirements of buildings. Knowledge about the use of glass in buildings along scientific... more...

  • Concrete Torontoby Michael McClelland; Graeme Stewart

    Coach House Books 2004; US$ 20.95

    Toronto is a concrete city. From international landmarks to civic buildings to cultural institutions to metropolitan infrastructure and the single-family home, reminders of the era of 'brutalist' architecture surround Torontonians. But for how long? As architectural fashion has shifted to the glass-and-steel neomodernism of today, these concrete... more...

  • The Art of Precast Concreteby David Bennett

    Birkhäuser 2005; US$ 90.95

    A survey of the very latest developments in precast concrete technology and building practice, including detailed documentation of 24 inspired projects. more...

  • Failed Stoneby Patrick Loughran

    Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 76.95

    Dieses Buch zeigt, wie sich typische Schäden beim Bau mit Beton und Stein vermeiden lassen. Zu diesem Zweck analysiert es systematisch Schadensfälle in der zeitgenössischen internationalen Architektur. Ebenso werden Strategien vorgestellt, mit denen sich das Schadensrisiko minimieren lässt. more...

  • Matériaux composites souples en architecture, construction et intérieursby René Motro

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 70.00

    Textile architecture has been captivating humanity for many centuries. In recent years and decades, the emergence of innovative materials has created new opportunities to utilize this fascinating material in the fields of architecture, interior design, and design. Textiles derive their fascination from the special forms these fabric structures... more...