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  • Unbuilt Hamiltonby Mark Osbaldeston

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 12.99

    With 150 archival plans, photographs, and illustrations, Mark Osbaldeston explores 200 years of significant but unrealized building, planning, and transit schemes in Hamilton. Learn about the escarpment amphitheatre, the Gage Avenue tunnel, the King’s Forest Zoo, and the downtown planetarium, none of which ever came to fruition. more...

  • Olympic Realitiesby Bruno Helbling; Werner van Gent; Peter Dittmann; Ahmed Buric; Francesco Pastorelli; Barbara Lüthi; Martin Müller; Bruno Helbling

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 70.00

    Olympische Sportstätten sind Orte, die für eine kurze Dauer viel Aufmerksamkeit erhalten. Der in den letzten Jahren stark zunehmende mediale Fokus hat den Effekt der temporären Nutzung noch verstärkt. Doch was passiert mit den aufwändig geplanten und teuren Sportstätten in der Zeit nach den Spielen? Der Fotograf Bruno Helbling ist mit seiner Kamera... more...

  • European Shopping Centre Architecture in France and Italyby Christian Seemann

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 73.99

    This comparative analysis of global shopping centers provides a greater understanding of their influence on urban architecture and infrastructure. The volume identifies the essential characteristics of an efficient shopping center and their adaptation to different geographical locations, drawing a complete portrait of the shopping center sector from... more...

  • Architecture, Culture, and Spiritualityby Thomas Barrie; Julio Bermudez

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Architecture has long been understood as a cultural discipline able to articulate the human condition and lift the human spirit, yet the spirituality of architecture is rarely directly addressed in academic scholarship. The seventeen chapters provide a diverse range of perspectives, grouped according to topical themes: Being in the World; Sacred,... more...

  • Toronto Architectureby Patricia McHugh; Alex Bozikovic

    McClelland & Stewart 2017; US$ 26.95

    Toronto has been hailed as “a city in the making” and “the city that works.” It’s an ongoing project: in recent years Canada’s largest city has experienced transformative, exciting change. But just what does contemporary Toronto look like? This authoritative architectural guide, newly updated and expanded, leads readers on 26 walking tours—revealing... more...

  • Preserving Historic Architectureby U.S. Department of the Interior; Wayne Goodman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95

    The National Park Service, a branch of the Department of the Interior, knows preservation. In its hundred-year existence, the service has dealt with just about every problem an old structure can have. Whether it is removing graffiti in Manhattan or rebuilding a barn in Oregon, the National Park Service knows what to do. Here are the official U.S.... more...

  • Designing Schoolsby Kate Darian-Smith; Julie Willis

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Designing Schools explores the close connections between the design of school buildings and educational practices throughout the twentieth century to today. Through international cases studies that span the Americas, Europe, Africa and Australia, this volume examines historical innovations in school architecture and situates these within changing... more...

  • Design Engineering Refocusedby Hanif Kara; Daniel Bosia

    Wiley 2016; US$ 65.95 US$ 59.36

    The contents of the book will highlight the differences between the design and engineering disciplines – strengths and flaws. It will also illustrate examples of interdisciplinary interactions. Any false dichotomies will be revealed and the many non-linear processes borne out of challenging conventions between traditional and new modes of practice... more...

  • Stadiaby Geraint John; Rod Sheard; Ben Vickery

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 78.95

    In this fully updated and redesigned edition of the essential and long-established Stadia , the authors offer their unrivalled expertise to all professionals who commission, plan, design, and manage high-quality sports venues. Ideas about the design and use of stadiums continue to evolve and this fifth edition includes the latest developments in... more...

  • Design for Healthby Terri Peters

    Wiley 2017; US$ 39.95 US$ 35.95

    Design for Health: Sustainable Approaches to Therapeutic Architecture Guest-Edited by Terri Peters This issue of AD seeks out innovative and varied sustainable architectural responses to designing for health, such as: integrating sensory gardens and landscapes into the care environment; specifying local materials and passive technologies;... more...