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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Architecture as Cultural and Political Discourse : Case Studies of Conceptual Norms and Aesthetic Practices

Architecture as Cultural and Political Discourse : Case Studies of Conceptual Norms and Aesthetic Practices

Daniel Grinceri This book is concerned with cultural and political discourses that affect the production of architecture. It examines how these discursive mechanisms and technologies combine to normalise and aestheticise… Read more »

Architecture Timed : Designing with Time in Mind

Architecture Timed : Designing with Time in Mind

Karen A. Franck The traditional veneration of architecture for its monumental and enduring qualities seems to be changing. Architects and other designers are moving away from seeking permanence towards a… Read more »

American Arcadia : Cailifornia and the Classical Tradition

American Arcadia : Cailifornia and the Classical Tradition

By (author) Peter J. Holliday A vivid and engaging exploration of California’s debt to the ancient world. Discussing the influence of the classics on America is nothing new; indeed, classical… Read more »

Architecture, Islam, and Identity in West Africa : Lessons from Larabanga

Architecture, Islam, and Identity in West Africa : Lessons from Larabanga

Michelle Apotsos Architecture, Islam, and Identity in West Africa shows you the relationship between architecture and Islamic identity in West Africa. The book looks broadly across Muslim West Africa and… Read more »

Asphalt Materials Science and Technology

Asphalt Materials Science and Technology

James G Speight Asphalt is a complex but popular civil engineering material. Design engineers must understand these complexities in order to optimize its use. Whether or not it is used… Read more »

Architecture Workbook : Design Through Motive

Architecture Workbook : Design Through Motive

Peter Cook Organised into 9 parts that highlight a wide range of architectural motives, such as 'Architecture as Theatre', 'Stretching the Vocabulary' and 'The City of Large and Small', the… Read more »

BIM and Quantity Surveying

BIM and Quantity Surveying

Steve Pittard The sudden arrival of Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a key part of the building industry is redefining the roles and working practices of its stakeholders. Many clients,… Read more »

BIM for Landscape

BIM for Landscape

Landscape Institute BIM (Building Information Modelling) is transforming working practices across the built environment sector, as clients, professionals, contractors and manufacturers throughout the supply chain grasp the opportunities that BIM… Read more »

Biopolymers and Biotech Admixtures for Eco-Efficient Construction Materials

Biopolymers and Biotech Admixtures for Eco-Efficient Construction Materials

Fernando Pacheco-Torgal Since 1930 more than 100,000 new chemical compounds have been developed and insufficient information exists on the health assessment of 95 percent of these chemicals in which a… Read more »

Bruno Taut's Design Inspiration for the Glashaus

Bruno Taut's Design Inspiration for the Glashaus

David Nielsen As a formative exemplar of early architectural modernism, Bruno Taut's seminal exhibition pavilion the Glashaus (literally translated Glasshouse) is logically part of the important debate of rethinking the… Read more »

Building Musical Culture in Nineteenth-Century Amsterdam : The Concertgebouw

Building Musical Culture in Nineteenth-Century Amsterdam : The Concertgebouw

Darryl Cressman Concert halls; media history; sound studies; attentive listening; Amsterdam musical culture Download

Autotelic Architect : Changing World, Changing Practice

Autotelic Architect : Changing World, Changing Practice

Sumita Sinha Autotelic Architect explores how movements towards more self-initiated projects, greater collaboration and design activism have changed how architects and designers are practicing, as well as the kinds of… Read more »

Building the British Atlantic World : Spaces, Places, and Material Culture, 1600-1850

Building the British Atlantic World : Spaces, Places, and Material Culture, 1600-1850

Daniel Maudlin Spanning the North Atlantic rim from Canada to Scotland, and from the Caribbean to the coast of West Africa, the British Atlantic world is deeply interconnected across its… Read more »

Characteristics and Uses of Steel Slag in Building Construction

Characteristics and Uses of Steel Slag in Building Construction

Aleksandra Fucic Characteristics and Uses of Steel Slag in Building Construction focuses predominantly on the utilization of ferrous slag (blast furnace and steel slag) in building construction. This extensive literature… Read more »

Cities in the 21st Century

Cities in the 21st Century

Oriol Nel-Lo Cities in the 21st Century provides an overview of contemporary urban development. Written by more than thirty major academic specialists from different countries, it provides information on and… Read more »

Buildings are for People : Human Ecological Design

Buildings are for People : Human Ecological Design

Bill Caplan Buildings are for People: Human Ecological Design offers a new approach to the process of conceiving architectural design, one that considers the interactions of the built environment with… Read more »

Cities in Transition : Social Innovation for Europe's Urban Sustainability

Cities in Transition : Social Innovation for Europe's Urban Sustainability

Cristina Garzillo Cities in Transition focuses on the sustainability transitions initiated in 40 European cities. The book presents the incredible wealth of insights gathered through hundreds of interviews and questionnaires…. Read more »

Cities That Think Like Planets : Complexity, Resilience, and Innovation in Hybrid Ecosystems

Cities That Think Like Planets : Complexity, Resilience, and Innovation in Hybrid Ecosystems

Marina Alberti As human activity and environmental change come to be increasingly recognized as intertwined phenomena on a rapidly urbanizing planet, the field of urban ecology has risen to offer… Read more »

Comparative Design of Structures 2016 : Concepts and Methodologies

Comparative Design of Structures 2016 : Concepts and Methodologies

Zhen Huang This book presents comparative design as an approach to the conceptual design of structures. Primarily focusing on reasonable structural performance, sustainable development and architectural aesthetics, it features detailed… Read more »

Concurrent Urbanities : Designing Infrastructures of Inclusion

Concurrent Urbanities : Designing Infrastructures of Inclusion

Miodrag Mitrasinovic Design has been employed as an agent of social and political change, and a catalyst for spatial and urban transformations in cities across the world. Concurrent Urbanities argues… Read more »

Conquest and Construction : Palace Architecture in Northern Cameroon

Conquest and Construction : Palace Architecture in Northern Cameroon

Mark Delancey In Conquest and Construction Mark Dike DeLancey investigates the palace architecture of northern Cameroon, a region that was conquered in the early nineteenth century by primarily semi-nomadic, pastoralist,… Read more »

Conservation in Earthen Heritage : Assessment and Significance of Failure, Criteria, Conservation Theory and Strategies

Conservation in Earthen Heritage : Assessment and Significance of Failure, Criteria, Conservation Theory and Strategies

By (author) ┬áMariana Correia Worldwide, there is a vast but fragile earthen heritage that is barely surviving due to serious damage of, the fabric. It is generally believed that natural… Read more »

Conservation of Historic Buildings and Their Contents : Addressing the Conflicts

Conservation of Historic Buildings and Their Contents : Addressing the Conflicts

By (author) ┬áDavid Watt , By (author) ┬áBelinda Colston The conference entitled ‘Where Conservation Meets Conservation’, held at De Montfort University, Leicester on 9 September 2002 provided the opportunity to… Read more »

Construction Detailing for Landscape and Garden Design : Surfaces, Steps and Margins

Construction Detailing for Landscape and Garden Design : Surfaces, Steps and Margins

Paul Hensey Designs for gardens and landscapes need to contain accurate information to ensure that both the designer's intent is clear and to enable the highest quality constructions. This book… Read more »

Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors : Basic Skills

Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors : Basic Skills

Rosemary Kilmer A complete guide to preparing construction documentation from a design perspective Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors has become a must-have guide for students of interior design. It… Read more »

Construction Law : From Beginner to Practitioner

Construction Law : From Beginner to Practitioner

Jim Mason This innovative book provides a thorough and comprehensive guide to construction law by blending together black letter law and socio-legal approaches. This mixed methodology makes an ideal introduction… Read more »

Contemporary Urban Landscapes of the Middle East

Contemporary Urban Landscapes of the Middle East

Mohammad Gharipour The Middle East is well-known for its historic gardens that have developed over more than two millenniums. The role of urban landscape projects in Middle Eastern cities has… Read more »

Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs

Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs

Jonathan Barnett Design professors detail a new ecodesign framework that integrates urban design with environmental conservation to make cities more desirable, low-carbon, transit-oriented communities. Jonathan Barnett and Larry Beasley seek… Read more »

The Eco-Home Design Guide : Principles and Practice for New-Build and Retrofit

The Eco-Home Design Guide : Principles and Practice for New-Build and Retrofit

Christopher Day Designing an eco home is much more about working with your house's plce and situation than relying in intrusive technology and hi-tech mateirals. In this book, Christopher Day… Read more »

Economy and Architecture

Economy and Architecture

Juliet Odgers Economy and Architecture addresses a timely, critical, and much-debated topic in both its historical and contemporary dimensions. From the Apple Store in New York City, to the street… Read more »

Digital Vernacular : Architectural Principles, Tools, and Processes

Digital Vernacular : Architectural Principles, Tools, and Processes

Ralph Nelson Digital Vernacular addresses the why and how of digital fabrication in hundreds of step-by-step color images, illuminating a set of working principles and techniques that join theory with… Read more »

The Egypt in Italy : Visions of Egypt in Roman Imperial Culture

The Egypt in Italy : Visions of Egypt in Roman Imperial Culture

By (author) Molly Swetnam-Burland This book examines the appetite for Egyptian and Egyptian-looking artwork in Italy during the century following Rome’s annexation of Aegyptus as a province. In the early… Read more »

Eco-Towers : Sustainable Cities in the Sky

Eco-Towers : Sustainable Cities in the Sky

K. Al-kodmany Eco-Towers introduces readers to groundbreaking designs, most progressive projects, and innovative ways of thinking about a new generation of green skyscrapers that could provide solutions to crises the… Read more »

Embedded Firmware Solutions : Development Best Practices for the Internet of Things

Embedded Firmware Solutions : Development Best Practices for the Internet of Things

Vincent Zimmer Embedded Firmware Solutions is the perfect introduction and daily-use field guide–for the thousands of firmware designers, hardware engineers, architects, managers, and developers–to Intel's new firmware direction (including Quark… Read more »

Emerging Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities in Urban E-Planning

Emerging Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities in Urban E-Planning

Carlos Nunes Silva "This book brings together the efficiency of web-based tools and digital technologies with the practice of spatial planning, focusing on the utilization of geographic information systems, computer-assisted… Read more »

English Leadwork : Its Art and History

English Leadwork : Its Art and History

By (author) Lawrence Weaver Lawrence Weaver’s design reference work appeared in 1909, and is now available from Donhead in this re-printed facsimile edition. It describes and documents many examples of… Read more »

Global Perspectives on Critical Architecture : Praxis Reloaded

Global Perspectives on Critical Architecture : Praxis Reloaded

Gevork Hartoonian Judging from the debates taking place in both education and practice, it appears that architecture is deeply in crisis. New design and production techniques, together with the globalization… Read more »

Gothic Tourism 2016 : Constructing Haunted England

Gothic Tourism 2016 : Constructing Haunted England

By (author) Emma McEvoy From Strawberry Hill to The Dungeons, Alnwick Castle to Barnageddon, Gothic tourism is a fascinating, and sometimes controversial, area. This lively study considers Gothic tourism’s aesthetics… Read more »

Graphic Design for Architects : A Manual for Visual Communication

Graphic Design for Architects : A Manual for Visual Communication

By (author) Karen Lewis Graphic Design for Architects is a handbook of techniques, explanations and examples of graphic design most relevant to architects. The book covers a variety of scales… Read more »

Fabric Structures in Architecture

Fabric Structures in Architecture

J Llorens Fabric Structures in Architecture covers the varying ways textiles and their properties are used in building construction, with particular focus given to tensile structures. The text begins with… Read more »