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  • Mobile Architekturby Robert Kronenburg; Sonja Wesseler

    Birkhäuser 2008; US$ 39.49

    This book discusses the forerunners, present context, and technology of portable architecture. It documents numerous international examples, organized by areas of application, and offers a broad array of suggestions for practical design. more...

  • Portable Architectureby Robert Kronenburg

    Birkhäuser 2008; US$ 62.95

    This book discusses the forerunners, present context, and technology of portable architecture. It documents numerous international examples, organized by areas of application, and offers a broad array of suggestions for practical design. more...

  • Row Housesby Per Brauneck; Günter Pfeifer; Usch Engelmann

    Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 48.95

    This book is devoted to the various types of row house, a particularly widespread form of residential structure. A general discussion of the row as organizing principle?the row as urban building block, linear space, ways of handling corners?is followed by the systematic presentation of the different types. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Architecture of Brazilby Hugo Segawa

    Springer 2012; US$ 119.00

    Architecture of Brazil: 1900-1990 examines the processes that underpin modern Brazilian architecture under various influences and characterizes different understandings of modernity, evident in the chapter topics of this book. Accordingly, the author does not give overall preference to particular architects nor works, with the exception of a few... 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...