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  • Two Spheresby Leonard R. Bachman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 53.95

    Explaining the connection between physical and strategic design, this book proposes an aesthetic connection between two equal aspects of architectural design: the Real and the Ideal. Addressing architectural thinkers from the broad realms of academia and practice, it is suitable either as a seminar text, a guide to contemporary design issues, or as... more...

  • Tony Hunt's Second Sketchbookby Tony Hunt; Sir Norman Foster

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 73.95

    Tony Hunt's Sketchbook illustrates the connection between brain and hand in conceiving structural concepts and details as possible solutions to structures in architecture. This new edition features 100 previously unpublished sketches. These sketches illustrate alternative structural concepts, ideas and details developed by Tony Hunt for over one... more...

  • Gert Wingårdhby Mikael Nanfeldt

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 53.50

    Gert Wingårdh (*1951) is Sweden’s leading architect. His clever and imaginative spatial creations are remarkable in economic as well as ecological and sociological terms. The focus of his designs is always on the needs of the future users. This monograph analyzes the principal aspects of his work in seminal essays by renowned architecture critics... more...

  • Tools for Ideasby Christian Gänshirt

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 48.95

    Architects today must position themselves within an extremely wide-ranging field of qualifications. This makes it all the more important to have a fresh introduction to the field that makes up one of their core competences, the field of design. This introductory presentation describes and analyzes the theories, strategies, and tools of creative... more...

  • Entwurfsatlas Wohnen im Alterby Eckhard Feddersen; Insa Lüdtke

    Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 76.95

    Qualitätvolles Leben im Alter ist eines der großen Themen unserer Zeit. Architektur und Bauwesen tragen dazu innovative Wohnformen, intelligente Konzepte für Barrierefreiheit sowie fortschrittliche Betreuungsstrukturen für gebrechliche und demenzerkrankte Menschen bei. Anspruchsvolle Entwurfslösungen lassen die Grenzen zwischen Wohnen... more...

  • Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mannby Bruno Marchand

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 62.95

    Die Lausanner Architekten Mann Capua Mann sind seit 1991 aktiv. Ihre Arbeitsmaximen lauten: Aus den Elementen vor Ort die Antworten für das konkrete Projekt herausdestillieren. Räume entwerfen, deren Gliederung bei aller Dynamik für den Nutzer übersichtlich bleibt. Materialien verwenden, die im Einklang stehen mit der Umgebung. Ihre Bauten... more...

  • Licht für Städteby Ulrike Brandi; Christoph Geissmar-Brandi

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 76.95

    Die Verbesserung der öffentlichen Beleuchtung ist eine wirkungsvolle und zugleich kostengünstige Massnahme, um die Attraktivität von Innenstädten nachhaltig zu erhöhen. Entsprechend viele Städte in Deutschland und Europa haben dies bereits erkannt und leisten sich auf der Basis von Masterplänen eine komplett neue Stadtbeleuchtung, um dadurch in Konkurrenzmit... more...

  • Crucial Wordsby Gert Wingårdh; Rasmus Wærn

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 39.49

    The conditions in which present-day architecture is produced are partly local and singular and partly global and universal. Understanding contemporary architecture means understanding all of these aspects. What are the pivotal themes? Gert Wingårdh and Rasmus Wærn, Sweden’s most active architect and its best-known architecture critic, asked themselves... more...

  • Drawn to Designby Eric Jenkins

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 56.00

    The book is a guide for students and teachers to understand the need for, the role of and the methods and techniques of freehand analytical sketching in architecture. The presentation focuses on drawing as an approach to and phase of architectural design. The conceptual goal of this approach is to use drawing not as illustration or depiction,... more...

  • Werkzeuge für Ideenby Christian Gänshirt

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 49.00

    Ausgehend von der Metapher der «Werkzeuge des Entwerfens», behandelt das Buch die Wechselwirkungen zwischen den Entwerfenden, den ihnen zur Verfügung stehenden Mitteln und den im Entwurf verwendeten Materialien. Die Darstellung verschafft einen Überblick über das heutige Wissen vom Entwerfen, umreißt die wesentlichen Begriffe und Definitionen... more...