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  • A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Vancouverby Christopher Macdonald; Veronica Gillies; Helen Malkin; Nancy Dunton

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 19.99

    A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Vancouver explores buildings constructed as the city experienced unprecedented growth, beginning with Expo 86 and continuing through the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The guidebook features buildings and public spaces grouped by areas, with maps so that a visitor can create walking tours, including ones through... more...

  • Town and Terraced Housingby Avi Friedman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 60.95

    Recent societal changes have brought about renewed interest from architects, town planners, housing officials and the public in terraces and townhouses.  The small footprint that this style of house occupies allows a sustainable high density approach to habitation, slowing sprawl and creating energy-efficient affordable living. Townhouses have been... more...

  • Stadthäuserby Günter Pfeifer; Per Brauneck

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 48.95

    Die intelligente Weiterentwicklung von Bautypen ist eine wesentliche Aufgabenstellung im Wohnungsbau. Für den einzelnen Entwurf ebenso wie für die breite Verwendbarkeit, Wiederholbarkeit und Variation von erprobten Strukturen istdas vertiefte Verständnis der zugrunde liegenden Typen unverzichtbar. Für die Wohnungsbautypologie haben die... more...

  • Wohn Raum Alpen / Abitare le alpi / Living in the Alpsby Kunst Meran/o arte; Eva Herrmann; Roman Röllbacher

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 90.95

    The provision of attractive dwellings in Europe's population centers has long been a topic of central concern not only to architects but also to city planners, investors, and municipalities. Redensification and the creation of new residential developments are always accompanied by the question of sustainable approaches. In Alpine areas,... more...

  • Complexityby Andrea Gleiniger; Georg Vrachliotis; Clemens Bellut; Johann Feichter; Andrea Gleiniger; Klaus Mainzer; Denise Scott Brown; Kostas Terzidis; Robert Venturi; Georg Vrachliotis

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 32.00

    Digitalization has transformed the discourse of architecture: that discourse is now defined by a wealth of new terms and concepts that previously either had no meaning, or had different meanings, in the context of architectural theory and design. Its concepts and strategies are increasingly shaped by influences emerging at the intersection... more...

  • Town Housesby Günter Pfeifer; Per Brauneck

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 28.00

    Die intelligente Weiterentwicklung von Bautypen ist eine wesentliche Aufgabenstellung im Wohnungsbau. Für den einzelnen Entwurf ebenso wie für die breite Verwendbarkeit, Wiederholbarkeit und Variation von erprobten Strukturen istdas vertiefte Verständnis der zugrunde liegenden Typen unverzichtbar. Für die Wohnungsbautypologie haben die... more...

  • Small Housesby Claudia Hildner

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 59.00

    Japanese residential building has fascinated whole generations of architects. Alongside the strict implementation of design concepts, the small conceptual houses are excellent examples for the demonstration of creative experimentation in terms of spatial configuration, materials and the ability to organise even the smallest of spaces.... more...

  • Baukultur des Öffentlichenby Michael Braum; Ursula Baus

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 32.95

    Zu den zentralen Bereichen der öffentlichen Baukultur gehören die Architektur von Kindertagesstätten, Schulen und Universitäten, die Gestaltung städtischer und stadtnaher Freiräume und der Umgang mit Verkehrsorten. Wie lassen sich in einer offenen Gesellschaft mit komplexen Abstimmungsverfahren die programmatischen und ästhetischen Qualitäten... more...

  • Early Mexican Housesby G. Richard Garrison; George W. Rustay; David Gebhard

    Architectural Book Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    Here is a wonderful collection of houses from the days of Mexico's viceroys, presented in this handsomely illustrated book. Every aficionado of architecture or home design will find the patios, window designs, and floor plans a delight to look at. Over 200 illustrations, including 42 pages of measured drawings and floor plans, make this a comprehensive... more...

  • Freestanding Housesby Günter Pfeifer; Per Brauneck

    Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 28.00

    To continue developing existing building types in an intelligent way is a crucial task in the field of residential building. For the success of the individual design, as well as for ensuring that tried and tested structures can be utilized, repeated, and varied, a deeper grasp of the underlying types is indispensable. For this typology... more...