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  • Designing the Ruralby Joshua Bolchover; John Lin; Christiane Lange

    Wiley 2017; US$ 39.95 US$ 35.95

    The rural is not what it used to be. No longer simply a site for agricultural production for the city, the relationship between the rural and urban has become much more complex. Established categories such as rural /urban and village/city no longer hold true. Rural and urban conditions have become increasingly blurred, so how can we identify and distinguish... more...

  • Brazilby null

    Wiley 2017; US$ 39.95 US$ 35.95

    Brazil is a country of city dwellers undergoing radical transformation: over 85 per cent of the country’s citizens live in cities and over 40 per cent of the population live in metropolises of more than a million people. Whereas previously urban growth had been ad hoc, preparation for the FIFA World Cup in 12 cities across the country in 2014,... more...

  • Buildings Are for Peopleby Bill Caplan

    Libri Publishing 2016; US$ 25.99

    Buildings are for People: Human Ecological Design offers a new approach to the process of conceiving architectural design, one that considers the interactions of the built environment with people and the natural environment.The book exposes our visceral and experiential connections to buildings, and how buildings intervene directly with our ecosystem,... more...

  • Cultures of Glass Architectureby Hisham Elkadi

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    When designing, architects are responding to and creating a relationship between identity, culture and architectural style. This book discusses whether the extent of the use of glass facades has increased, or indeed enhanced, the creation of meaningful place-making, thereby creating a cultural identity of 'place'. Looking at the development of perceptions... more...

  • Architectural Journal 1960-1975by Rob Krier

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    How does one become a recognized architect? Where does the inspiration come from and how is it transformed into buildings, streets and cities? With his Architectural Journal Rob Krier takes the readers on a fascinating journey, guiding one through pivotal moments of early stages of his career as an architect. With a sense of humour, empathy... more...

  • Cities of Change – Addis Abababy Marc Angélil; Dirk Hebel

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 49.95

    Addis Ababa is one of the fastest transforming environments on the globe and a prototype of an emerging territory. What can architecture and urban design as disciplines contribute to such transformation? According to which criteria can processes of the kind encountered in Addis Ababa be evaluated? And, how can all of this be steered? Aiming to... more...

  • Play in Creative Problem-solving for Planners and Architectsby Ron Kasprisin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 53.95

    In Play in Creative Problem-solving for Planners and Architects , "play" is defined, explored and demonstrated as a critical catalyst in creative problem-solving processes. The book defines the current psychological research into play and creative problem-solving, explores the necessary integration of the two, and exemplifies for students and practitioners... more...

  • Urban Squares as Places, Links and Displaysby Jon Lang; Nancy Marshall

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    To attract investment and tourists and to enhance the quality of life of their citizens, municipal authorities are paying considerable attention to the quality of the public domain of their cities – including their urban squares. Politicians find them good places for rallies. Children consider squares to be playgrounds, the elderly as places to catch-up... more...

  • Serene Urbanismby Phillip James Tabb

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Serenity is becoming alarmingly absent from our daily existence, especially within the urban context. Time is dense and space is tumultuous. The idea of the serene has gained currency in postmodern discussions, and when combined with urbanism conjures questions, even contradictions, as the two ideas seem improbable yet their correspondence seems so... more...

  • A History of Housing in New York Cityby Richard Plunz; Kenneth T. Jackson

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 39.99

    Since its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century as the nation's "metropolis," New York has faced the most challenging housing problems of any American city, but it has also led the nation in innovation and reform. The horrors of the tenement were perfected in New York at the same time that the very rich were building palaces along Fifth Avenue;... more...