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  • Form Follows Funby Bruce Peter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    Authoritative and readable, this excellent text, illustrated by a unique pictorial record of period architecture, surveys and examines how and why the architecture of pleasure related to the stylistic and ideological concerns of modernism in 1930s Britain. Responding to the current interest in modernism and packed with a substantial archive of... more...

  • House, but No Gardenby Nikhil Rao

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 90.00 US$ 76.50

    Between the well-documented development of colonial Bombay and sprawling contemporary Mumbai, a profound shift in the city’s fabric occurred: the emergence of the first suburbs and their distinctive pattern of apartment living. In House, but No Garden Nikhil Rao considers this phenomenon and its significance for South Asian urban life. It is the... more...

  • Architecture and Energyby William W. Braham; Daniel Willis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Does energy consumption influence architectural style? Should more energy-efficient buildings look different? Can that "look" be used to explain or enhance their performance? Architecture and Energy provides architects and architectural theorists with more durable arguments for environmental design decisions, arguments addressing three different... more...

  • Mass Customisation and Personalisation in Architecture and Constructionby Poorang A.E. Piroozfar; Frank T. Piller

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Challenged by the recent economic crisis, the building and construction industry is currently seeking new orientation and strategies. Here mass customisation is uncovered as a key strategy in helping to meet this challenge. The term mass customisation denotes an offering that meets the demands of each individual customer, whilst still being produced... more...

  • Beyond Environmental Comfortby Boon Lay Ong

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Beyond Environmental Comfort highlights some of the key ideas that form the foundation of the field of environmental comfort and, at the same time, gives voice to some of the concerns and considerations on the limitations of the field as it stands today. Bringing together a range of foremost thinkers in their respective fields - Michel Cabanac,... more...

  • An Architecture of Parts: Architects, Building Workers and Industrialisation in Britain 1940 - 1970by Christine Wall

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    This book is unique in describing the history of post war reconstruction from an entirely new perspective by focusing on the changing relationship between architects and building workers. It considers individual, as well as collective, interactions with technical change and in doing so brings together, for the first time, an extraordinary range of... more...

  • Community Architecture (Routledge Revivals)by Nick Wates; Charles Knevitt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1987, this title was one of the first to explore the emerging popular movement of Community Architecture, championed by Prince Charles, which gained momentum throughout Britain in the 1970s and 1980s. The conceptual framework rests fundamentally on the principle that the built environment is most effective when those who live in... more...

  • Architecture and Capitalismby Peggy Deamer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    Architecture and Capitalism tells a story of the relationship between the economy and architectural design. Eleven historians each discuss in brand new essays the time period they know best, looking at cultural and economic issues, which in light of current economic crises you will find have dealt with diverse but surprisingly familiar economic... more...

  • Motivating Change: Sustainable Design and Behaviour in the Built Environmentby Robert Crocker; Steffen Lehmann

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95

    Today’s most pressing challenges require behaviour change at many levels, from the city to the individual. This book focuses on the collective influences that can be seen to shape change. Exploring the underlying dimensions of behaviour change in terms of consumption, media, social innovation and urban systems, the essays in this book are from... more...

  • Questioning Architectural Judgmentby Steven A. Moore; Barbara B. Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    The book shines light on the problem of judgment, particularly in the realm of architectural "technics" and the codes that regulate it. The struggle to define "sustainability," and thus judge architecture through such lenses, is but one dimension of the contemporary problem of judgment. By providing the reader with an inherently interdisciplinary... more...