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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Columbarium Tombs and Collective Identity in Augustan Rome

Columbarium Tombs and Collective Identity in Augustan Rome

Dorian Borbonus Columbarium tombs are among the most recognizable forms of Roman architecture and also among the most enigmatic. The subterranean collective burial chambers have repeatedly sparked the imagination of… Read more »

Confronting Suburbanization : Urban Decentralization in post-Socialist Central and Eastern Europe

Confronting Suburbanization : Urban Decentralization in post-Socialist Central and Eastern Europe

Kiril Stanilov This fascinating book explains the processes of suburbanization in the context of post-socialist societies transitioning from one system of socio-spatial order to another. Case studies of seven Central… Read more »

Computer-Mediated Briefing for Architects

Computer-Mediated Briefing for Architects

Alexander Koutamanis With the growing significance of the end-user in architecture, the subject of briefing is a re-emerging one in architectural education. Various types of computer programs and database management… Read more »

Constructing the Colonized Land : Entwined Perspectives of East Asia Around WWII

Constructing the Colonized Land : Entwined Perspectives of East Asia Around WWII

Izumi Kuroishi Despite the precipitous rise of East Asia as a center of architectural production since the Second World War, informed studies remain lacking. The lacuna is particularly conspicuous in… Read more »

Construction and Building Research

Construction and Building Research

Igor Fernandez-Plazaola Many areas of knowledge converge in the building industry and therefore research in this field necessarily involves an interdisciplinary approach. Effective research requires strong relation between a broad… Read more »

Contemporary Perspectives on Jane Jacobs : Reassessing the Impacts of an Urban Visionary

Contemporary Perspectives on Jane Jacobs : Reassessing the Impacts of an Urban Visionary

Prof Dr Dirk Schubert Jane Jacobs's famous book The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961) has challenged the discipline of urban planning and led to a paradigm shift…. Read more »

Consuming Architecture : On the Occupation, Appropriation and Interpretation of Buildings

Consuming Architecture : On the Occupation, Appropriation and Interpretation of Buildings

Daniel Maudlin Projecting forward in time from the processes of design and construction that are so often the focus of architectural discourse, Consuming Architecture examines the variety of ways in… Read more »

Contemporary Slovenian Timber Architecture for Sustainability

Contemporary Slovenian Timber Architecture for Sustainability

Manja Kitek Kuzman The book presents Slovenia's contemporary timber architecture. Thanks to its abundant forests, Slovenia has preserved the tradition of wood construction. As much as 60% of its surface… Read more »

Cosmo Innes and the Defence of Scotland's Past c. 1825-1875

Cosmo Innes and the Defence of Scotland's Past c. 1825-1875

Richard A. Marsden Today, Scotland's history is frequently associated with the clarion call of political nationalism. However, in the nineteenth century the influence of history on Scottish national identity was… Read more »

Conversations with Form : A Workbook for Students of Architecture

Conversations with Form : A Workbook for Students of Architecture

N. John Habraken Through a progressive series of exercises – accompanied by observational studies, examples and applied theory – Conversations with Form: A Workbook for Students of Architecture improves designers'… Read more »

Edward Prior : Arts and Crafts Architect

Edward Prior : Arts and Crafts Architect

By (author)  Martin Godfrey Cook Edward Schroder Prior designed the cathedral of the Arts and Crafts Movement (St Andrew’s Church, Roker), perfected the popular butterfly plan in his houses, and… Read more »

Echoes in Perspective-Essays on Architecture

Echoes in Perspective-Essays on Architecture

Daniel Pavlovits>One could read the collection of essays herein as a political voice to architecture and the architecture profession, constantly gnawing away at the disciplinary, only to find favor in… Read more »

Eaton Hall : Pride of King Township

Eaton Hall : Pride of King Township

By (author) Kelly Rachelle Mathews , Foreword by Steve Pellegrini In 1901, Florence McCrea Eaton married into one of the most prosperous families in the Dominion of Canada, becoming Lady… Read more »

Constructions  :  An Experimental Approach to Intensely Local Architectures

Constructions : An Experimental Approach to Intensely Local Architectures

Michael Hensel; Christian Hermansen Cordua>The current trend for constructing experimental structures is now an international phenomenon. It has been taken up worldwide by design professionals, researchers, educators and students alike…. Read more »

Cities Interrupted : Visual Culture and Urban Space

Cities Interrupted : Visual Culture and Urban Space

Shirley Jordan Cities Interrupted explores the potential of visual culture – in the form of photography, film, performance, architecture, urban design, and mixed media – to strategically interrupt processes of… Read more »

An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Church Architecture & Anglo-Saxon & Anglo- Scandinavian Stone Sculpture

An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Church Architecture & Anglo-Saxon & Anglo- Scandinavian Stone Sculpture

Guy Points The aim of this book is to provide an informed introduction to the subjects so that the reader will be able to confidently recognize Anglo-Saxon church architectural features… Read more »

A Place for Utopia  :  Urban Designs from South Asia

A Place for Utopia : Urban Designs from South Asia

Smriti Srinivas>Exploring several utopian imaginaries and practices, “A Place for Utopia” ties different times together from the early twentieth century to the present, the biographical and the anthropological, the cultural… Read more »

A Guide to the Historic Buildings of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County

A Guide to the Historic Buildings of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County

By Kenneth Hafertepe This richly illustrated book tracks the evolution of Fredericksburg architecture and guides readers through the streets of this once-westernmost German settlement in America, pointing out the log,… Read more »

Creating Regenerative Cities

Creating Regenerative Cities

Herbert Girardet Large, modern cities have effectively declared their independence from nature. But while they take up only three percent of the world's land surface, their ecological footprints actually cover… Read more »

Curating Sydney : Imagining the City's Future

Curating Sydney : Imagining the City's Future

Jill Bennett What happens when artists are asked the questions usually addressed to planners and administrators? In Curating Sydney artists, architects, writers, designers and curators come together to reimagine the… Read more »

Daylight Design of Buildings : A Handbook for Architects and Engineers

Daylight Design of Buildings : A Handbook for Architects and Engineers

Nick Baker To complement the critical and objective view gleaned from the study of some sixty buildings, this design manual has been developed to provide a more synthetic approach to… Read more »

Daylight Performance of Buildings

Daylight Performance of Buildings

Marc Fontoynont As part of Daylight Europe, the daylighting behaviour of 60 buildings was observed and measured during a three year period. Buildings of many different types, sizes and ages… Read more »

Creating Remembrance : The Art and Design of Australian War Memorials

Creating Remembrance : The Art and Design of Australian War Memorials

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Daylighting Design : Planning Strategies and Best Practice Solutions

Daylighting Design : Planning Strategies and Best Practice Solutions

Mohamed Boubekri The primary objective of daylight systems is to make maximum use of daylight for various building types and climates. The book documents all aspects of the optimum use… Read more »

Decoding the City : Urbanism in the Age of Big Data

Decoding the City : Urbanism in the Age of Big Data

Dietmar Offenhuber The two authors of the MIT based Senseable City Lab show how Big Data change reality and, hence, the way we deal with the city. They demonstrate how… Read more »

Deconstructing Placemaking : Needs, Opportunities, and Assets

Deconstructing Placemaking : Needs, Opportunities, and Assets

Mahyar Arefi A new taxonomy of placemaking is needed; concerns have been expressed about the professionalization of placemaking through the proliferation of standards, zoning codes, and restrictive covenants. "Place matters"… Read more »

Death Wasn’t Painful : Stories of Indian Fighter Pilots from the 1971 War

Death Wasn’t Painful : Stories of Indian Fighter Pilots from the 1971 War

By (author) Dhirendra Singh Jafa Death Wasn’t Painful is a true account of the experiences of a former Indian fighter pilot, who was taken prisoner during the 1971 Indo-Pak/Bangladesh Liberation… Read more »

Design as Future-Making

Design as Future-Making

By Susan Yelavich Design as Future-Making brings together leading international designers, scholars, and critics to address ways in which design is shaping the future. The contributors share an understanding of design… Read more »

Design for Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care

Design for Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care

Mardelle Mccuskey Shepley Design for Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care provides an overview of the design and research issues associated with the development of environments for pediatric and neonatal intensive… Read more »

Design for the Changing Educational Landscape : Space, Place and the Future of Learning

Design for the Changing Educational Landscape : Space, Place and the Future of Learning

Andrew Harrison The whole landscape of space use is undergoing a radical transformation. In the workplace a period of unprecedented change has created a mix of responses with one overriding… Read more »

Der Campus der Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien | Vienna University of Economics and Business Campus : Stadt – Architektur – Nutzer | City – Architecture – User

Der Campus der Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien | Vienna University of Economics and Business Campus : Stadt – Architektur – Nutzer | City – Architecture – User

Matthias Boeckl In vier Jahren entstand ein moderner Campus für die Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien. Der Masterplan von BUSarchitektur bietet eine "Oase mit Pavillons im Uni-Garten". Die Bauten von Zaha Hadid Architects,… Read more »

Design in the Borderlands

Design in the Borderlands

Eleni Kalantidou This book makes a significant contribution to advancing post-geographic understandings of physical and virtual boundaries. It brings together the emergent theory of 'border thinking' with innovative thinking on… Read more »

Design in Modular Construction

Design in Modular Construction

Mark Lawson Modular construction can dramatically improve efficiency in construction, through factory production of pre-engineered building units and their delivery to the site either as entire buildings or as substantial… Read more »

Designing for the Third Age : Architecture Redefined for a Generation of "Active Agers"

Designing for the Third Age : Architecture Redefined for a Generation of "Active Agers"

Lorraine Farrelly Highlights how architecture needs to rise to the challenge of a demographic revolution As people sixty-five and older constitute an ever increasingly proportion of population in most industrialized… Read more »

Designing Interiors

Designing Interiors

By Rosemary Kilmer After its publication in 1992, Designing Interiors became a hugely successful reference tool and designing textbook. In Designing Interiors, Second Edition, updates on trends in sustainability and… Read more »

Designing Relationships : The Art of Collaboration in Architecture

Designing Relationships : The Art of Collaboration in Architecture

Andrew Pressman In today's dynamic practice environment, collaboration and teamwork skills are increasingly critical to the successful completion of building projects. Indeed, it is the careful nurturing of comradeship among… Read more »

Designing Tito's Capital : Urban Planning, Modernism, and Socialism in Belgrade

Designing Tito's Capital : Urban Planning, Modernism, and Socialism in Belgrade

Brigitte Le Normand The devastation of World War II left the Yugoslavian capital of Belgrade in ruins. Communist Party leader Josip Broz Tito saw this as a golden opportunity to… Read more »

Designing for Hope : Pathways to Regenerative Sustainability

Designing for Hope : Pathways to Regenerative Sustainability

Dominique Hes A forward looking book on sustainable design that describes problems and then, by providing a different way to conceptualise design and development, leads on to examples of regenerative… Read more »

Designing with Light : The Art, Science and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design

Designing with Light : The Art, Science and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design

Jason Livingston A comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of lighting design Designing With Light: The Art, Science, and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design is a comprehensive introduction to… Read more »

Developing Your Design Process : Six Key Concepts for Studio

Developing Your Design Process : Six Key Concepts for Studio

Albert C. Smith Developing Your Design Process is your primary source for acquiring knowledge of how and why you design. It will help you understand how architects think as well… Read more »