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  • Beyond Modernist Mastersby Felipe Hernández

    Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 62.95

    Latin America has been an important place for architecture for many decades. Recently, architecture on the continent has continued to evolve, and an extremely creativescene has developed.Within this context, the book considersoutstanding projects that have prompted discussion and provided fresh impetus all across Latin America. more...

  • Freistehende Häuserby Per Brauneck; Günter Pfeifer

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 48.95

    To develop existing building types in an intelligent way is a crucial task in residential building. This volume deals with the types of freestanding houses, whose all-around orientation allows for the optimal arrangement of all dwellings. The range of possible solutions is presented in uniform ground plans and sections newly drawn to scale. more...

  • Courtyard Housesby Per Brauneck; Günter Pfeifer; 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...

  • Early Mexican Housesby G. Richard Garrison; George W. Rustay; David Gebhard

    Architectural Book Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    Here is a wonderful collection of houses from the days of Mexico's viceroys, presented in this handsomely illustrated book. Every aficionado of architecture or home design will find the patios, window designs, and floor plans a delight to look at. Over 200 illustrations, including 42 pages of measured drawings and floor plans, make this a comprehensive... more...

  • Shoko-Ken: A Late Medieval Daime Sukiya Style Japanese Tea-Houseby Robin Noel Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 163.00

    The late medieval sukiya tea-house is recognised by scholars and architects as the precursor for the modern and contemporary Japanese architectural tradition. This form is also seen to have contributed significantly to aspects of Western architectural tradition. The daime style is possibly the most distinctively 'Japanese', enigmatic and oldest form... more...

  • In Detail Small Structuresby Christian Schittich

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 104.95

    Shelters, kiosks, snack bars, market stalls, bus stops, telephone booths, toilets, advertising columns, ticket booths, mobile tents or housing units, emergency shelters, tourist information booths?this list of small, autonomously functioning buildings could be expanded almost infinitely. Small buildings shape our daily lives; they are found at the... more...

  • Reihen- und Doppelhäuserby Christian Schittich; Andrea Wiegelmann; Walter Stamm-Teske; Lars-Christian Uhlig; Patrick Jung

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 90.95

    Nach Konstruktionsmaterialien gegliedert, sind die vorgestellten Reihen- und Doppelhäuser übersichtlich mit Lageplan, Grundrissen und zusammenhängenden Detailschnitten dokumentiert. Ergänzt wird die Beispieldokumentation durch Fachbeiträge, die konkrete Hilfestellungen für den Planer und Bauherren bieten. more...

  • Semi-Detached and Terraced Housesby Christian Schittich; Andrea Wiegelmann; Walter Stamm-Teske; Lars-Christian Uhlig; Patrick Jung

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 105.00

    Semi-Detached and Terraced Houses and ribbon developments constitute an affordable alternative to the single-family house, especially for young families. In times of tight budgets and rising investment costs, they represent a sensible alternative to the freestanding single-family house, particularly in terms of their use of open space. more...

  • Vivienda y densidadby Christian Schittich

    Birkhäuser 2005; US$ 105.00

    This book presents international projects which document the complexity of the task, from the design of the floor plans, the development and use of resources, to the use of economically beneficial building systems. more...

  • Curtain Wallsby Michael J. Crosbie

    Birkhäuser 2005; US$ 48.95

    "Curtain Walls" dokumentiert zwanzig beispielhafte Fassadenlösungen des Büros Cesar Pelli & Associates. Nach den verschiedenen Fassadenmaterialien ? Glas, Metall, Stein ? geordnet, werden die jeweiligen Konstruktionsdetails ausführlich und mit vielen Zeichnungen dargestellt. Beleuchtet wird auch der Entwicklungsprozess der jeweiligen Fassadenlösung,... more...