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  • The Architectural Detailby Edward R. Ford

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    The Architectural Detail  is author Edward R. Ford's life's work, and this may be his most important book to date. Ford walks the reader through five widely accepted (and wildly different) definitions of detail, in an attempt to find, once and for all, the quintessential definition of detail in architecture. more...

  • Pamphlet Architecture 31by Steven Holl

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    Holl attempts to answer these questions with his idea for "Dense-Pack Villages," a type of courtyard housing that could be built with recycled concrete from fallen buildings and steel and would be hurricane- and earthquake-resistant. Each "village" could house approximately 200 occupants, and the courtyards would be filled with greenery and fruit trees.... more...

  • Building Envelopesby Jenny Lovel

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    Few parts of a building work harder than its envelope (also known as its facade). The envelope is the part of the building most visible from the outside--so it should be visually appealing--but it can also have the biggest effect on the well-being and safety of its occupants--so the envelope should be help heat and cool the building, allow light into... more...

  • Pamphlet Architecture 30by InfraNet Lab / Lateral Office

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    Participants in the Pamphlet Architecture 30 competition were asked to respond to the theme "Investigations in Infrastructure," and propose new directions for architecture, transportation, energy, cities, and agriculture at a continental scale. The winning entry, Coupling, imagined six daring projects: a high-speed rail system across the Bering Strait... more...

  • Designing Sustainabilityby Stuart Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    What is the relationship between design, sustainability, inner values and spirituality? How can we create designs that provide a convincing alternative to unsustainable interpretations of progress, growth, consumerism and commercialism? Building on the arguments first advanced in his widely acclaimed books Sustainable by Design and The Spirit of... more...

  • The Death of Drawingby David Ross Scheer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The Death of Drawing explores the causes and effects of the epochal shift from drawing to computation as the chief design and communication medium in architecture. Drawing both framed the thinking of architects and organized the design and construction process to place architects at its center. Its displacement by building information modeling (BIM)... more...

  • Architectural Security Codes and Guidelinesby Robert C. Wible

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 92.00

    In-depth, “what-to-do-now” building strategies to secure structures against natural forces as well as terrorism This unique, practical resource is written for building owners, architects, engineers, construction managers, and other building professionals who must meet today's urgent security needs. Architectural Security Codes and Guidelines ... more...

  • Late Victorian Architectural Plans and Detailsby William T. Comstock; Daniel D. Reiff

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    This authentic reproduction of plans drawn up by a noted nineteenth-century architectural firm features both residential and public buildings. Hundreds of illustrations include floor plans, perspective views, and elevations as well as designs for staircases, fireplaces, and other interior details. Other drawings depict windows, doors, balconies, and... more...

  • Architectural Detailingby Edward Allen; Patrick Rand

    Wiley 2016; US$ 85.00 US$ 76.50

    The industry-standard guide to designing well-performing buildings Architectural Detailing  systematically describes the principles by which good architectural details are designed. Principles are explained in brief, and backed by extensive illustrations that show you how to design details that will not leak water or air, will control the... more...

  • Building Codes Illustratedby Francis D. K. Ching; Steven R. Winkel

    Wiley 2016; US$ 60.00 US$ 52.99

    Dive into the history and application of the IBC Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to the 2015 International Building Code, Fifth Edition is a bestselling complement to the International Building Code, or IBC. Designed to give you an insider's look at the origins of the IBC, how it can be interpreted, and how it applies to design and construction,... more...