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  • Occupying Architectureby Jonathan Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 64.24

    Occupying Architecture focuses on the importance of the user of architecture. It emphasises the cross-currents between design, theory and use, and the need for a wider cross-cultural approach to architecture. Beginning with the architect, the book proceeds to explore models for architectural practice that actively engage the issue of use, and concludes... more...

  • Architecture, Technology and Processby Chris Abel

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 43.26

    This new selection of essays follows Chris Abel's previous best selling collection, Architecture and Identity. Drawing upon a wide range of knowledge and disciplines, the author argues that, underlying technological changes in the process of architectural production are fundamental changes in the way we think about machines and the world we live in.... more...

  • Utopias and Architectureby Nathaniel Coleman

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 57.68

    Utopian thought, though commonly characterized as projecting a future without a past, depends on golden models for re-invention of what is . Through a detailed and innovative re-assessment of the work of three architects who sought to represent a utopian content in their work, and a consideration of the thoughts of a range of leading writers, Coleman... more...

  • Spatial Planning for a Sustainable Singaporeby Tai-Chee Wong; Belinda Yuen; Charles Goldblum

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 115.49

    In the last four decades, Singapore’s urban development has gradually received an international reputation. From a city of just under two million people in 1960, we replaced squatters and slums with mostly high-rise, high-density public housing as well as industrial estates, commercial centres and parks and gardens. We dem- strated to our earlier well-meaning... more...

  • Finlandby Roger Connah

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 29.95

    From museums to schools to subsidized housing developments, Roger Connah's Finland is an important survey of the country's architecture. more...

  • Vernacular Architecture and Regional Designby Kingston Heath

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 57.68

    Sustainable design requires that design practitioners respond to a particular set of social, cultural and environmental conditions. 'Vernacular Architecture and Regional Design' defines a set of strategies for understanding the complexities of a regional setting. Through a series of international case studies, it examines how architects and designers... more...

  • Architecture, Participation and Societyby Paul Jenkins; Leslie Forsyth

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.51

    How can architects best increase their engagement with building users and wider society to provide better architecture? Since the mid 1990s government policy has promoted the idea of greater social participation in the production and management of the built environment but there has been limited direction to the practising architect. Reviewing international... more...

  • Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Changeby David Crichton; Fergus Nicol; Sue Roaf

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 57.68

    From the bestselling author of Ecohouse, this fully revised edition of Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change provides unique insights into how we can protect our buildings, cities, infra-structures and lifestyles against risks associated with extreme weather and related social, economic and energy events. Three new chapters present... more...

  • Marketing and Selling Professional Services in Architecture and Constructionby Basil Sawczuk

    Wiley 2009; US$ 80.95 US$ 72.86

    This practical book on selling and marketing will help architects, engineers, project managers, facilities managers, surveyors, and contractors ‘sell’ themselves to prospective clients. As clients become more sophisticated at both local and international level, and as competition in the construction industry increases, both contractors and consultants... more...

  • Rural and Urban: Architecture Between Two Culturesby Andrew Ballantyne

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 45.88

    Investigating various ways in which the cultures of the town and the countryside interact in architecture, original essays in this book written by an international range of recognized theorists will help all students of architecture and urban design understand how the urban and rural relate. Taking a broad historical sweep, this collection draws... more...