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  • Environmental Design Researchby Wolfgang Preiser

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 65.00

    First published in 1973, this two-volume set summarises and structures the contributions by researchers at the Fourth International EDRA Conference, held in April 1973. The first volume focuses on the proceedings of the paper sessions. It summarises and criticises 43 selected paper submissions which communicate contemporary research findings. It also... more...

  • Sketching for Engineers and Architectsby Ron Slade

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 64.95

    Using real working drawings from a 50 year career, Ron Slade shows how drawing remains at the heart of the design process in the everyday working life of engineers and architects. The book explains simple techniques that can be learnt and used to enhance any professional’s natural ability. Using over 180 categorised examples it demonstrates that drawing... more...

  • Processes of Creating Spaceby Georg Rafailidis; Stephanie Davidson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    Processes of Creating Space is a workbook for beginning designers that shows how to generate space with user experiences in mind. It explains how to keenly perceive your world and seamlessly integrate architectural representation into your design process. The book uses two main strategies, blending the design process with material processes and... more...

  • Modern Construction Handbookby Andrew Watts

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 109.95

    Modern Construction Handbook has become a modern classic of building construction literature. In the USA, it is used as a reference work for many architectural courses. With the chapters "Material", "Wall", "Roof", "Structure", "Environment" and "Applications" it systematically explores the subject and provides a clear and efficient... more...

  • Site and Compositionby Enis Aldallal; Husam AlWaer; Soumyen Bandyopadhyay

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 48.95

    Site and Composition examines design strategies and tactics in site making. It is concerned with the need for a renewed understanding of the site in the twenty-first century and the need for a critical position regarding the continued tendency to view the site as an isolated ‘fragment’ severed from its wider context. The book argues revisiting... more...

  • The Architect's Studio Companionby Edward Allen; Joseph Iano

    Wiley 2017; US$ 99.00 US$ 89.10

    The time-saving resource every architect needs The Architect’s Studio Companion is a robust, user-friendly resource that keeps important information at your fingertips throughout the design process. It includes guidelines for the design of structure, environmental systems, parking, accessibility, and more. This new sixth edition has been... more...

  • Material Imagination in Architectureby David Dernie; Jacopo Gaspari

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 43.95

    Material Imagination in Architecture draws on history and the visual arts, and contemporary architecture to explore this popular theme in architectural practice and education. In the context of a discipline increasingly driven by digital production, this text explores architecture and making and the diverse influences on the material reality of... more...

  • Seismic Isolation for Architectsby Andrew Charleson; Adriana Guisasola

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 68.95

    Seismic isolation offers the highest degree of earthquake protection to buildings and their inhabitants. Modern applications of the technology are less than 50 years old and uptake in seismically active regions continues to soar. Seismic Isolation for Architects is a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice in this field. Based on... more...

  • Welcome to Your Worldby Sarah Williams Goldhagen

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 31.99

    One of the nation’s chief architecture critics reveals how the environments we build profoundly shape our feelings, memories, and well-being, and argues that we must harness this knowledge to construct a world better suited to human experience. Taking us on a fascinating journey through some of the world’s best and worst landscapes, buildings, and... more...

  • Advancing Wood Architectureby Achim Menges; Tobias Schwinn; Oliver David Krieg

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In light of environmental challenges architecture is facing, wood is no longer regarded as outmoded, nostalgic, and rooted in the past, but increasingly recognized as one of the most promising building materials for the future. Recent years have seen unprecedented innovation of new technologies for advancing wood architecture. Advancing Wood Architecture... more...