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  • Minkaby John Roderick

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    In 1959 journalist John Roderick joined the Tokyo bureau of the Associated Press. There, he befriended a Japanese family, the Takishitas. After musing offhandedly that he would like to one day have his own house in Japan, the family—unbeknownst to John—set out to grant his wish. They found Roderick a 250-year-old minka, or hand-built farmhouse, with... more...

  • The Baltimore Rowhouseby Charles Belfoure; Mary Ellen Hayward

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Perhaps no other American city is so defined by an indigenous architectural style as Baltimore is by the rowhouse, whose brick facades march up and down the gentle hills of the city. Why did the rowhouse thrive in Baltimore? How did it escape destruction here, unlike in many other historic American cities? What were the forces that led to the citywide... more...

  • Fabricating Architectureby Robert Corser

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    In this increasingly digitized world, any investigation of architecture inevitably leads to considerations of fabrication. But despite its omnipresence in contemporary practice and theory, digital design remains a fluid concept, its development and current influence discussed in scattered articles. more...

  • Architecture and Field/Workby Suzanne Ewing; Jeremie Michael McGowan; Chris Speed; Victoria Clare Bernie

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 58.95

    Identifying and critically discussing the key terms, techniques, methodologies and habits that comprise our understanding of fieldwork in architectural education, research and practice, this book collates contributions by established and emerging international scholars. It will be of interest to critical practitioners, researchers, scholars and students... more...

  • Fluss.Raum.Entwerfenby Martin Prominski; Antje Stokman; Daniel Stimberg; Hinnerk Voermanek; Susanne Zeller

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 110.00

    Urban riverbanks are attractive locations and highly prized recreational environments. The designs of urban river landscapes must fulfill a broad range of requirements: flood control, open space design, and ecology are as a rule the three dominant themes, and they must often be reconciled within a very restricted space. The river must... more...

  • River.Space.Designby Martin Prominski; Antje Stokman; Daniel Stimberg; Hinnerk Voermanek; Susanne Zeller

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 110.00

    Urban riverbanks are attractive locations and highly prized recreational environments. The designs of urban river landscapes must fulfill a broad range of requirements: flood control, open space design, and ecology are as a rule the three dominant themes, and they must often be reconciled within a very restricted space. The river must... more...

  • Brunet Saunier Architectureby Pascale Blin; Agence Brunet Saunier Architecture

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 92.00

    Founded in 1981 in Paris, Brunet Saunier Architecture is a French leader in the design of hospitals and large-scale public buildings. This publication is much more than a monograph. It is also a professional reference work, as hospital buildings make up a large portion of the showcased projects. Over the last ten years the architectural... more...

  • Prefabricated Systemsby Ulrich Knaack; Sharon Chung-Klatte; Reinhard Hasselbach

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 49.00

    Seit einigen Jahren wird der Systembau, die Verwendung von vorgefertigten Elementen in der Architektur wieder engagiert diskutiert. Lange als monoton abgestempelt, weisen heutige Bauelemente in Wirklichkeit einen hohen Differenzierungsgrad auf, der die Kreativität der Architekten nachhaltig stützen und verstärken kann. Zahlreiche Bauten... more...

  • Oscar Niemeyerby Paul Andreas; Ingeborg Flagge; P. Andreas; M. Bill; L. Cavalcanti; E. Kossel; C. Krohn; N. Maak; O. Niemeyer; J.C. Sussekind

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 52.00

    The Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012) is a twentieth century classic. He became world renowned for planning and buildingBrasilia, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987. In 1988 he was awarded the Pritzker Prize. His buildings are deeply respectful of the site and are characterized by an unmistakable, almost Baroque... more...

  • Building (in) the Futureby Phillip Bernstein; Peggy Deamer

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    There is no denying the transformational role of the computer in the evolution of contemporary architectural practice. But does this techno-determinist account tell the whole story? Are humans becoming irrelevant to the overall development of the built environment? Bulding (in) the Future  confronts these important questions by examining the fundamental... more...