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  • Aktivhaus - The Reference Workby Manfred Hegger; Caroline Fafflok; Johannes Hegger; Isabell Passig

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 98.00

    The first comprehensive reference work on energy-independent Active Houses The Active House is a logical development of existing building standards. It draws renewable energy from the sun and wind in order to cover energy needs as completely as possible. The basic ideas of the Active House are described in detail in this standard work... more...

  • Architectureby Jonathan Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 78.95

    The aim of this book is to expand the subject and matter of architecture, and to explore their interdependence. There are now many architectures. This book acknowledges architecture far beyond the familiar boundaries of the discipline and reassesses the object at its centre: the building. Architectural matter is not always physical or building fabric.... more...

  • Behind the Postcolonialby Abidin Kusno

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95

    In Behind the Postcolonial Abidin Kusno shows how colonial representations have been revived and rearticulated in postcolonial Indonesia. The book shows how architecture and urban space can be seen, both historically and theoretically, as representations of political and cultural tendencies that characterize an emerging as well as a declining social... more...

  • International Architecture Yearbook: No. 8by Australia The Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The International Architecture Yearbook series is an invaluable and cutting edge resource featuring work that has been selected by a highly experienced panel of guest editors from across the world. All projects featured are illustrated with stunning photographs, informative plans and detailed text, as well as offering very helpful reviews from well-known... more...

  • No Nails, No Lumberby Jeffrey Head

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Imagine a house constructed in less than forty-eight hours, without using lumber or nails, that is more resistant to fire, earthquakes, and hurricanes than any traditionally built structure. This may sound like the latest development in prefab housing or green architecture, but the design dates back to 1941 when architect Wallace Neff (1895–1982) developed... more...

  • The Suburbanization of New Yorkby Jerilou Hammett; Kingsley Hammett

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    The city that never sleeps also never stops changing. And while New Yorkers are renowned for their trendsetting, this thought-provoking book argues that New York City itself has become a follower rather than a leader. Once-distinctive streets and neighborhoods have become awash in generic stores, apartment boxes, and garish signs and billboards. Legendary... more...

  • Cold War Hothousesby Beatriz Colomina; Annemarie Brennan; Jeannie Kim

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    The technological innovation and unprecedented physical growth of the cold war era permeated American life in every aspect and at every scale. From the creation of the military-industrial complex and the beginnings of suburban sprawl to the production of the ballpoint pen and the TV dinner, the artifacts of the period are a numerous and diverse as... more...

  • Seventy-nine Short Essays on Designby Michael Bierut

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design  brings together the best of designer Michael Bierut's critical writing—serious or humorous, flattering or biting, but always on the mark. Bierut is widely considered the finest observer on design writing today. Covering topics as diverse as Twyla Tharp and ITC Garamond, Bierut's intelligent and accessible texts... more...

  • Toyo Itoby Jessie Turnbull

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    The work of Japanese architect Toyo Ito explores the dynamic relationship between buildings and their environments. His principal focus is on developing an architecture free of the grid system, which he believes homogenizes people and their lives. Toyo Ito: Forces of Nature  documents the architect's 2009 Kassler lecture at the Princeton University... more...

  • Five Flights Upby Toni Schlesinger

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    A flop house, a pumping station, a maid's room, a homeless center, a former brothel, a Richard Meier building, a circus trailer, a sail boat, a skyscraper, buildings named Esther and Loraine—just a few of the places New Yorkers call home. For the past eight years writer Toni Schlesinger has been bringing us these "conversation places" in her weekly... more...