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  • Gert Wingårdhby Mikael Nanfeldt

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 53.50

    Gert Wingårdh (*1951) is Sweden’s leading architect. His clever and imaginative spatial creations are remarkable in economic as well as ecological and sociological terms. The focus of his designs is always on the needs of the future users. This monograph analyzes the principal aspects of his work in seminal essays by renowned architecture critics... more...

  • Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mannby Bruno Marchand

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 62.95

    Die Lausanner Architekten Mann Capua Mann sind seit 1991 aktiv. Ihre Arbeitsmaximen lauten: Aus den Elementen vor Ort die Antworten für das konkrete Projekt herausdestillieren. Räume entwerfen, deren Gliederung bei aller Dynamik für den Nutzer übersichtlich bleibt. Materialien verwenden, die im Einklang stehen mit der Umgebung. Ihre Bauten... more...

  • Crucial Wordsby Gert Wingårdh; Rasmus Wærn

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 39.49

    The conditions in which present-day architecture is produced are partly local and singular and partly global and universal. Understanding contemporary architecture means understanding all of these aspects. What are the pivotal themes? Gert Wingårdh and Rasmus Wærn, Sweden’s most active architect and its best-known architecture critic, asked themselves... more...

  • Architecture in Contextby Peter Davey

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 91.00

    Der finnische Architekt Pekka Helin gründete bereits 1979 in Helsinki sein erstes Büro. In seiner Entwurfshaltung knüpft das Büro in einer spezifisch skandinavischen Ausdrucksform sowohl an den Funktionalismus, als auch an die organische Architektur eines Aalvar Alto, Viljo Revell, Heikki Sirèn oder auch eines Arne Erve an. Das Material Holz spielt... more...

  • Architectural Atmospheresby Christian Borch; Gernot Böhme; Olafur Eliasson; Juhani Pallasmaa

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 35.00

    Architektur wird vermehrt als ein sinnlicher Erfahrungsraum verstanden. So ist das Erleben von Bauten und Raumkonstellationen immer auch ein Wahrnehmen von positiv oder negativ gewerteten Atmosphären. Architekten, Planer, Investoren und Politiker sind darauf angewiesen, solche Wirkungen nicht intuitiv oder zufällig, sondern nach intersubjektiven... more...

  • The Politics of Makingby Mark Swenarton; Igea Troiani; Helena Webster

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    A unique collection of contemporary writings, this book explores the politics involved in the making and experiencing of architecture and cities from a cross-cultural and global perspective Taking a broad view of the word ‘politics’, the essays address a range of questions, including: What is the relationship between politics and the making... more...

  • The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practiceby American Institute of Architects

    Wiley 2013; US$ 250.00 US$ 225.00

    The definitive guide to architectural practice Business, legal, and technical trends in architecture are constantly changing. The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice has offered firms the latest guidance on those trends since 1920. The Fifteenth Edition of this indispensable guide features nearly two-thirds new content and covers... more...

  • Evidenceby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Once a crime has been committed, police search for evidence to identify, catch, and convict the perpetrators. This new title examines different types of evidence, how police identify and use them, and how that evidence is then applied in court. Evidence also looks at how key types of evidence have affected real-life criminal cases, the increasing role... more...

  • Building Shanghaiby Edward Denison; Guang Yu Ren

    Wiley 2013; US$ 85.00 US$ 76.50

    Shanghai's illustrious history and phenomenal future is celebrated in this book, which examines the evolution of the city's architecture and urban form in order to contextualise the challenges facing the city today. The physical legacies that reflect Shanghai's uniqueness historically and contemporarily are examined chronologically using specific case... more...

  • Transgressionby Louis Rice; David Littlefield

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Transgression means to 'cross over': borders, disciplines, practices, professions, and legislation. This book explores how the transgression of boundaries produces new forms of architecture, education, built environments, and praxis. Based on material from the 10th International Conference of the AHRA, this volume presents contributions from academics,... more...