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  • Practical Poetics in Architectureby Leon van Schaik

    Wiley 2015; US$ 45.00

    Integrate poetics into real-world spaces by bringing theory down to earth Practical Poetics in Architecture takes poetics out of the theory class and into the design studio, showing architects how the atmospheric and experiential qualities of built structures can be intentionally considered and planned. With an emphasis on analysing and explaining... more...

  • The Changing Image of Affordable Housingby Dr Ulduz Maschaykh

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Illustrated by a range of case studies of affordable housing options in Canada, this book examines the liveability and affordability of twenty-first-century residential architecture. Focussing on the architects? and communities? commitment to these housing programmes, as well as that of the private building sector, it stresses the importance of the... more...

  • Courtyard Housing for Health and Happinessby Dr Donia Zhang

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Health and happiness are fundamental to human quality of life. The United Nations? World Happiness Report 2012 reflects a new worldwide call for governments to include happiness as a criterion to their policies. The ?Healthy Cities? or ?Happy Cities? movement has been endorsed by the WHO since 1986, and a ?Healthy House? or ?Happy Home? is a critical... more...

  • Building Type Basics for Research Laboratoriesby Daniel D. Watch

    Wiley 2002; US$ 75.00

    Planning to initiate designs for government, academic, and private research laboratories? Here's the nuts-and-bolts design guidelines that will start any project off on the right track and keep it there through completion. Filled with project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details, Combines in-depth coverage of the structural,... more...

  • The Modern Airport Terminalby Brian Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 150.00

    This comprehensive guide to the planning and design of airport terminals and their facilities covers all types of airport terminal found around the world and highlights the environmental and technical issues that the designer has to address. Contemporary examples are critically reviewed through a series of case studies. This new edition covers the... more...

  • American Domestic Architecture 1600--1900by Roger H. Wood; Richard J. Wood

    Infosential Press 2001; US$ 36.95

    A history of American domestic architecture from 1600 through t0 1990 is presented by the authors in this electronic work. The influence of English and European models of architectural design on domestic (United States) house designs is emphasized. How a preference for English, French, and Spanish designs conferred social status and family heritage... more...

  • Nineteenth-Century Mormon Architecture and City Planningby C. Mark Hamilton

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 149.99

    This book is the first comprehensive study of Mormon architecture. It centers on the doctrine of Zion which led to over 500 planned settlements in Missouri, Illinois, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Canada, and Mexico. This doctrine also led to a hierarchy of building types from temples and tabernacles to meetinghouses... more...

  • Transportable Environments 3by Robert Kronenburg; Filiz Klassen

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 115.95

    The latest volume in this popular series of books which explores the theoretical basis for temporary and transportable structures where permanence is either not possible or desirable. The book provides insight into the wide range of uses of these structures, the varied forms they take and the concerns and ideas for future development, focusing on... more...

  • Introduction to Urban Housing Designby Graham Towers

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    This clear and concise guide is the ideal introduction to contemporary housing design for students and professionals of architecture, urban design and planning. With the increasing commitment to sustainable design and with an ever-increasing demand for houses in urban areas, housing design has taken on a new and crucial role in urban planning. This... more...

  • A Devon Houseby Jocelyn Hemming; Peter Howard

    Intellect 2005; US$ 10.00

    A DEVON HOUSE relates the story of one of Devon's great houses through the people and events which have coloured its existence over the past 400 years. The book traces the architectural progression of Poltimore from Tudor manor to grand 20th century mansion, records its historic role in England's tempestuous Civil War and details its use after 1920... more...