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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Diversity and Design : Understanding Hidden Consequences

Diversity and Design : Understanding Hidden Consequences

Beth Tauke Diversity and Design explores how design – whether of products, buildings, landscapes, cities, media, or systems – affects diverse members of society. Fifteen case studies in television, marketing,… Read more »

ECO-Homes : People, Place and Politics

ECO-Homes : People, Place and Politics

Jenny Pickerill It is widely understood that good, affordable eco-housing needs to be at the heart of any attempt to mitigate or adapt to climate change. This is the first… Read more »

Elements of Architecture : Assembling Archaeology, Atmosphere and the Performance of Building Space

Elements of Architecture : Assembling Archaeology, Atmosphere and the Performance of Building Space

Mikkel Bille Elements of Architecture explores new ways of engaging architecture in archaeology. It conceives of architecture both as the physical evidence of past societies and as existing beyond the… Read more »

Ethno-Architecture and the Politics of Migration

Ethno-Architecture and the Politics of Migration

Mirjana Lozanovska Ethno-Architecture and the Politics of Migration explores the interface between migration and architecture. Cities have been substantially affected by transnational migration but the physical manifestations of migration in… Read more »

Exhibiting Modernity and Indonesian Vernacular Architecture 2016 : Hybrid Architecture at Pasar Gambir of Batavia, the 1931 Paris International Colonial Exhibition and Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Exhibiting Modernity and Indonesian Vernacular Architecture 2016 : Hybrid Architecture at Pasar Gambir of Batavia, the 1931 Paris International Colonial Exhibition and Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Yulia Nurliani Lukito In her research Yulia Nurliani Lukito analyses modernity and the construction of culture by the authorities using the images of Indonesian vernacular architecture presented at three different… Read more »

Concrete Petrography : A Handbook of Investigative Techniques

Concrete Petrography : A Handbook of Investigative Techniques

A Poole This classic reference has established the value of petrography as a powerful method for the investigation of concrete as a material. It provides an authoritative and well-illustrated review… Read more »

Function and Fantasy: Iron Architecture in the Long Nineteenth Century

Function and Fantasy: Iron Architecture in the Long Nineteenth Century

Paul Dobraszczyk The introduction of iron – and later steel – construction and decoration transformed architecture in the nineteenth century. While the structural employment of iron has been a frequent… Read more »

Modelling Behaviour 2015 : Design Modelling Symposium

Modelling Behaviour 2015 : Design Modelling Symposium

Mette Ramsgard Thomsen This book reflects and expands on the current trend in the building industry to understand, simulate and ultimately design buildings by taking into consideration the interlinked elements… Read more »

Modern Architecture and its Representation in Colonial Eritrea : An Invisible Colony, 1890-1941

Modern Architecture and its Representation in Colonial Eritrea : An Invisible Colony, 1890-1941

Sean Anderson Modern Architecture and its Representation in Colonial Eritrea offers a critical assessment of architecture and urbanism constructed in Eritrea during the Italian colonial period spanning from 1890-1941. Drawing… Read more »

Making Suburbia : New Histories of Everyday America

Making Suburbia : New Histories of Everyday America

John Archer What are the suburbs? The popular vision of monotonous streets curving into culs-de-sac and emerald lawns unfurling from nearly identical houses would have us believe that suburbia is… Read more »

Material Synthesis : Fusing the Physical and the Computational

Material Synthesis : Fusing the Physical and the Computational

Achim Menges Material Synthesis: Fusing the Physical and the Computational Guest-edited by Achim Menges A new understanding of the material in architecture is fast emerging. Designers are no longer conceiving… Read more »

Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2016 : Autodesk Official Press

Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2016 : Autodesk Official Press

Simon Whitbread Get up and running on Autodesk Revit MEP 2016 with this detailed, hands-on guide Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2016 provides perfectly paced coverage of all core concepts and… Read more »

Maya Imagery, Architecture, and Activity : Space and Spatial Analysis in Art History

Maya Imagery, Architecture, and Activity : Space and Spatial Analysis in Art History

Maline D. Werness-rude Maya Imagery, Architecture, and Activity privileges art historical perspectives in addressing the ways the ancient Maya organized, manipulated, created, interacted with, and conceived of the world around… Read more »

Medieval Urban Identity : Health, Economy and Regulation

Medieval Urban Identity : Health, Economy and Regulation

Flocel Sabate The increasing prominence of urban life during the Middle Ages is undoubtedly one of the more transcendental and multi-faceted aspects of this era, having an effect on rules… Read more »

Merleau-Ponty : Space, Place, Architecture

Merleau-Ponty : Space, Place, Architecture

Patricia M. Locke Phenomenology has played a decisive role in the emergence of the discourse of place, now indispensable to many disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, and the… Read more »

Metric Handbook : Planning and Design Data

Metric Handbook : Planning and Design Data

Pamela Buxton * Significantly updated in reference to the latest construction standards and evolving building types * Many chapters revised including housing, transport, offices, libraries and hotels * New chapter… Read more »

Moskau – Das Dritte ROM? : Einfluesse Der Italienischen Renaissance Auf Die Russische Kunst Der Fruehen Neuzeit. Reiseberichte ALS Eine Quellengattung Der Kunstgeschichte

Moskau – Das Dritte ROM? : Einfluesse Der Italienischen Renaissance Auf Die Russische Kunst Der Fruehen Neuzeit. Reiseberichte ALS Eine Quellengattung Der Kunstgeschichte

Anna Szech Kaum ein anderes architektonisches Ensemble wirkt in seiner Gesamterscheinung russischer als der Gebaudekomplex des Moskauer Kreml. Interessanterweise wurden seine prominentesten Bauten nicht von einheimischen, sondern von italienischen Architekten… Read more »

Museum Space : Where Architecture Meets Museology

Museum Space : Where Architecture Meets Museology

By (author) Dr. Kali Tzortzi Museums are among the iconic buildings of the twenty-first century, as remarkable for their architectural diversity as for the variety of collections they display. But… Read more »

Nachhaltige Wohngebaudesanierung in Deutschland Und China : Untersuchung Der Konzeptionellen Und Strategischen Ubertragungsmoglichkeiten

Nachhaltige Wohngebaudesanierung in Deutschland Und China : Untersuchung Der Konzeptionellen Und Strategischen Ubertragungsmoglichkeiten

Ji Zhang Ji Zhang behandelt die Erfahrungen der nachhaltigen Wohngebaudesanierung in Deutschland und diskutiert ihre Ubertragungsmoglichkeiten auf China. Wahrend die Sanierung von Wohnbestand in Deutschland schon weit entwickelt ist, steht… Read more »

Modern Clinic Design : Strategies for an Era of Change

Modern Clinic Design : Strategies for an Era of Change

Christine Guzzo Vickery Shift Clinic design to keep pace with the evolving healthcare industry Modern Clinic Design: Strategies for an Era of Change is a comprehensive guide to optimizing patient… Read more »

On Exploring Craft : Writers as Architects

On Exploring Craft : Writers as Architects

By (author) Beatrice L. Bridglall The process of probing beneath and even shaving or sanding away the language undergirding literary works that, word by word, line by line and page… Read more »

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

John Potvin Since the publication of Edward Said's groundbreaking work Orientalism 35 years ago, numerous studies have explored the West's fraught and enduring fascination with the so-called Orient. Focusing their… Read more »

Niche Tactics : Generative Relationships Between Architecture and Site

Niche Tactics : Generative Relationships Between Architecture and Site

Caroline O'Donnell Niche Tactics aligns architecture's relationship with site with its ecological analogue: the relationship between an organism and its environment. Bracketed between texts on giraffe morphology, ecological perception, ugliness,… Read more »

Paris Under Construction : Building Sites and Urban Transformation in the 1960s

Paris Under Construction : Building Sites and Urban Transformation in the 1960s

Jacob Paskins During the 1960s, building sites in Paris became spaces that expressed preoccupations about urban transformation, labour immigration and national identity. As new buildings and infrastructure changed the city,… Read more »

Parking Management for Smart Growth

Parking Management for Smart Growth

Richard W. Willson Written by an expert in parking management, Parking Management for Smart Growth shows how to manage on- and off-street parking supplies to achieve Smart Growth. In the… Read more »

Pavilions, Pop Ups and Parasols : The Impact of Real and Virtual Meeting on Physical Space

Pavilions, Pop Ups and Parasols : The Impact of Real and Virtual Meeting on Physical Space

Leon Van Schaik Around the world, a new architectural form is emerging. In public places a progressive architecture is being commissioned to promote open-ended, undetermined, lightly programmed or un-programmed interactions… Read more »

Picturing Technology in China : From Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century

Picturing Technology in China : From Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century

By (author) Peter J. Golas Although the history of technological and scientific illustrations is a well-established field in the West, scholarship on the much longer Chinese experience is still undeveloped…. Read more »

Out of Water – Design Solutions for Arid Regions

Out of Water – Design Solutions for Arid Regions

Liat Margolis Which approaches can landscape, urban and architectural designers take to contribute their specific professional skills and means to solve the problem of water scarcity? What potential do available… Read more »

Perception in Architecture, Here and Now

Perception in Architecture, Here and Now

Claudia Perren Definitions of space are as diverse as the disciplines in which it plays a fundamental role; from science and philosophy to art and architecture, each field's perception of… Read more »

Perspectives on Early Islamic Art in Jerusalem

Perspectives on Early Islamic Art in Jerusalem

By (author) Lawrence Nees Through its material remains, Perspectives on Early Islamic Art in Jerusalem analyzes several overlooked aspects of the earliest decades of Islamic presence in Jerusalem, during the… Read more »

Pevsner: The BBC Years : Listening to the Visual Arts

Pevsner: The BBC Years : Listening to the Visual Arts

By (author) Mr. Stephen Games Pevsner: The BBC Years gives the first full account of Sir Nikolaus Pevsner’s engagement with the BBC at a time when both were the dominant… Read more »

Eileen Gray : Her Work and Her World

Eileen Gray : Her Work and Her World

Jennifer Goff Eileen Gray – the renowned and highly influential architect, furniture-maker, interior designer, and photographer – was born in Ireland and remained, throughout her life, an Irishwoman at heart…. Read more »

Ework and Ebusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction : ECPPM 2014

Ework and Ebusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction : ECPPM 2014

Ardeshir Mahdavi In the last two decades, the biannual ECPPM (European Conference on Product and Process Modelling) conference series has provided a unique platform for the presentation and discussion of… Read more »

Fall Prevention Through Design in Construction : The Benefits of Mobile Computing

Fall Prevention Through Design in Construction : The Benefits of Mobile Computing

Imriyas Kamardeen The role of designers has traditionally been to design a building so that it conforms to accepted local building codes. The safety of workers is left up to… Read more »

Fiery Cinema : The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915-1945

Fiery Cinema : The Emergence of an Affective Medium in China, 1915-1945

By (author) Weihong Bao What was cinema in modern China? It was, this book tells us, a dynamic entity, not strictly tied to one media technology, one mode of operation,… Read more »

From the Shadows : The Architecture and Afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor

From the Shadows : The Architecture and Afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor

By Owen Hopkins Nicholas Hawksmoor (1662-1736) is considered one of Britain’s greatest architects. He was involved in the grandest architectural projects of his age and today is best known for… Read more »

France

France

Jean-Louis Cohen France, arguably more than any other Western nation, played a central role in the emergence and development of modernism across a variety of disciplines, with its architects in… Read more »

Courtyard Housing for Health and Happiness : Architectural Multiculturalism in North America

Courtyard Housing for Health and Happiness : Architectural Multiculturalism in North America

Donia Zhang Health and happiness are fundamental to human quality of life. The United Nations World Happiness Report 2012 reflects a new worldwide call for governments to include happiness as… Read more »

Cultural Heritage as Civilizing Mission : From Decay to Recovery

Cultural Heritage as Civilizing Mission : From Decay to Recovery

By Michael S. Falser This book investigates the role of cultural heritage as a constitutive dimension of different civilizing missions from the colonial era to the present. It includes case… Read more »

Creative Design in Industry and Architecture

Creative Design in Industry and Architecture

G. Berkin Covering the topics of architecture and industrial design Creative Design in Industry and Architecture argues that the discourse on design criteria for both professions share many similarities. It… Read more »