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  • Contemporary Library Architectureby Ken Worpole

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 77.95

    Focusing on the practical issues which need to be addressed by anyone involved in library design, here Ken Worpole offers his renowned expertise to architects, planners, library professionals, students, local government officers and members interested in creating and sustaining successful library buildings and services. Contemporary Library Architecture:... more...

  • Contextby Eric Parry

    Wiley 2015; US$ 39.95

    Demonstrates how a building's setting should inform and inspire rather than constrain architectural design Context-Architecture and the Genius of Place is a highly engaging, informative discussion of context in architectural theory and practice. Eric Parry, one of the UK's most highly regarded architects ? whose work has been widely lauded for... more...

  • Courtyard Housesby Günter Pfeifer; Per Brauneck; Usch Engelmann

    Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 48.95

    This volume deals with the various types of the courtyard house, which utilizes the courtyard as an intimate outdoor living space. A presentation of the courtyard as a building block of the city is followed by coverage of the complete spectrum of types?cluster, network, carpet, terraces, etc. 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...

  • Creating Cohousingby Kathryn McCamant; Charles Durrett

    New Society Publishers 2011; US$ 32.95

    The cohousing “bible? by the US originators of the concept. more...

  • Critical Architecture and Contemporary Cultureby William J. Lillyman; Marilyn F. Moriarty; David J. Neuman

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 144.99

    This volume, evolving from a recent symposium, brings together a group of prominent literary theorists and architects to discuss the entente between postmodernism and architecture. more...

  • Culture, Architecture and Natureby Sim Van der Ryn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Gathering his most compelling essays and addresses from the last fifty years in one accessible volume, this book looks at the pioneering ideas that underpin Sim Van der Ryn?s ecological design philosophy. It offers a unique decade-by-decade retrospective of the key issues in environmental design, beginning with the most recent years and looking back... more...

  • Curtain Wallsby Michael J. Crosbie

    Birkhäuser 2005; US$ 48.95

    20 exemplary facades by Cesar Pelli & Associates are presented in this book, arranged by material ? glass, metal, stone. The conception and development of each individual facade solution is unfolded and construction details comprehensively documented in numerous drawings. more...

  • Das orientalische Wohnhausby Ayse Öztürk-Samadzade

    Traugott Bautz 2009; US$ 16.09

    Inhaltsübersicht1. Einführung in die Thematik2. Einige islamische Grundbegriffe2.1. Der Islam2.2. Allah2.3. Din2.4. Der Koran3. Die fünf Säulen des Islam3.1. Das Glaubensbekenntnis (Schahada)3.2. Das Gebet (Salah)3.3. Die Almosensteuer (Zakah)3.4. Das Fasten (Saum)3.5. Die Pilgerfahrt (Hajj)4. Die Moschee4.1. Der Mihrab4.2. Der Minbar4.3. Funktion... more...

  • Density & Atmosphereby Eberhard Tröger; Dietmar Eberle

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 112.00

    This book offers a thorough study of the relationship between the characteristics of construction density and the ensuing atmospheres, distribution of uses and their value. 36 case study examples in Zurich, Vienna, Munich and Berlin were documented and assessed, from the outskirts to the center of the city with photographs and detailed... more...