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  • Drawn to Designby Eric Jenkins

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 56.00

    The book is a guide for students and teachers to understand the need for, the role of and the methods and techniques of freehand analytical sketching in architecture. The presentation focuses on drawing as an approach to and phase of architectural design. The conceptual goal of this approach is to use drawing not as illustration or depiction,... more...

  • Diagramming the Big Ideaby Jeffrey Balmer; Michael T. Swisher

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    As a beginning design student, you need to learn to think like a designer, to visualize ideas and concepts, as well as objects. In Diagramming the Big Idea, Jeffrey Balmer and Michael T. Swisher illustrate how you can create and use diagrams to clarify your understanding of both particular projects and organizing principles and ideas. With accessible,... more...

  • Workmanshipby Klaus-Dieter Weiss

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 90.95

    today, the name RKW Architektur + Städtebau evokes two hundred architects whose work never fails to convince. The reason does not lie in the narrowly defined architectural language of individual leaders of the firm. More than in any other firm, the various teams are given generous latitude for independent initiative. Thus, this documentation... more...

  • Architecture Oriented Otherwiseby David Leatherbarrow

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    So much writing about architecture tends to evaluate it on the basis of its intentions: how closely it corresponds to the artistic will of the designer, the technical skills of the builder, or whether it reflects the spirit of the place and time in which it was built, making it not much more than the willful (or even subconscious) assemblage of objects... more...

  • Writing About Architectureby Alexandra Lange; Jeffrey M. Lange

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Extraordinary architecture addresses so much more than mere practical considerations. It inspires and provokes while creating a seamless experience of the physical world for its users. It is the rare writer that can frame the discussion of a building in a way that allows the reader to see it with new eyes. Writing About Architecture is a handbook... more...

  • Cathedralby David Macaulay

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1981; US$ 18.30

    This richly illustrated book shows the intricate step-by-step process of an imaginary cathedral's growth. more...

  • Living for the Elderlyby Eckhard Feddersen; Insa Lüdtke

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 140.00

    Qualitätvolles Leben im Alter ist eines der großen Themen unserer Zeit. Architektur und Bauwesen tragen dazu innovative Wohnformen, intelligente Konzepte für Barrierefreiheit sowie fortschrittliche Betreuungsstrukturen für gebrechliche und demenzerkrankte Menschen bei. Anspruchsvolle Entwurfslösungen lassen die Grenzen zwischen Wohnen... more...

  • Cooperationby Aita Flury

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 60.00

    A new inquiry on cooperation 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...