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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Guide to Dataflow Supercomputing : Basic Concepts, Case Studies, and a Detailed Example

Guide to Dataflow Supercomputing : Basic Concepts, Case Studies, and a Detailed Example

Veljko Milutinovic This unique text/reference describes an exciting and novel approach to supercomputing in the DataFlow paradigm. The major advantages and applications of this approach are clearly described, and a… Read more »

Handbook Factory Planning and Design

Handbook Factory Planning and Design

Hans-Peter Wiendahl This handbook introduces a methodical approach and pragmatic concept for the planning and design of changeable factories that act in strategic alliances to supply the ever-changing needs of… Read more »

The Hierarchy of Energy in Architecture : Emergy Analysis

The Hierarchy of Energy in Architecture : Emergy Analysis

Ravi Srinivasan The laws of thermodynamics-and their implications for architecture-have not been fully integrated into architectural design. Architecture and building science too often remain constrained by linear concepts and methodologies… Read more »

Hybrid Drawing Techniques : Design Process and Presentation

Hybrid Drawing Techniques : Design Process and Presentation

Gilbert Gorski Hybrid Drawing Techniques: Design Process and Presentation reaffirms the value of traditional hand drawing in the design process by demonstrating how to integrate it with digital techniques; enhancing… Read more »

Ibsen's Houses : Architectural Metaphor and the Modern Uncanny

Ibsen's Houses : Architectural Metaphor and the Modern Uncanny

Mark B. Sandberg Henrik Ibsen's plays came at a pivotal moment in late nineteenth-century European modernity. They engaged his public through a strategic use of metaphors of house and home,… Read more »

Illustrated Guide to Door Hardware: Design, Specification, Selection

Illustrated Guide to Door Hardware: Design, Specification, Selection

Scott Tobias Your one-stop, comprehensive guide to commercial doors and door hardware from the brand you trust Illustrated Guide to Door Hardware: Design, Specification, Selection is the only book of… Read more »

Image, Text, Architecture : The Utopics of the Architectural Media

Image, Text, Architecture : The Utopics of the Architectural Media

By (author) Robin Wilson Image, Text, Architecture brings a radical and detailed analysis of the modern and contemporary architectural media, addressing issues of architectural criticism, architectural photography and the role… Read more »

Grounds and Envelopes : Reshaping Architecture and the Built Environment

Grounds and Envelopes : Reshaping Architecture and the Built Environment

Michael U. Hensel Providing a source of vision for the revitalisation of ground and envelope as spatial elements that can inform the search for embedded locally specific architectures, this book… Read more »

Impossible Heights : Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder

Impossible Heights : Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder

Adnan Morshed The advent of the airplane and skyscraper in 1920s and 30s America offered the population an entirely new way to look at the world: from above. The captivating… Read more »

Imperial Illusions : Crossing Pictorial Boundaries in the Qing Palaces

Imperial Illusions : Crossing Pictorial Boundaries in the Qing Palaces

By (author) Kristina Kleutghen In the Forbidden City and other palaces around Beijing, Emperor Qianlong (r. 1736-1795) surrounded himself with monumental paintings of architecture, gardens, people, and faraway places. The… Read more »

Innovative Vaulting in the Architecture of the Roman Empire : 1st to 4th Centuries CE

Innovative Vaulting in the Architecture of the Roman Empire : 1st to 4th Centuries CE

By (author) Lynne C. Lancaster This book studies six vaulting techniques employed in architecture outside of Rome and asks why they were invented where they were and how they were… Read more »

Interior Design: Conceptual Basis

Interior Design: Conceptual Basis

Anthony Sully Maximizing reader insights into interior design as a conceptual way of thinking, which is about ideas and how they are formulated. The major themes of this book are… Read more »

Design with Climate : Bioclimatic Approach to Architectural Regionalism

Design with Climate : Bioclimatic Approach to Architectural Regionalism

Victor Olgyay Architects today incorporate principles of sustainable design as a matter of necessity. But the challenge of unifying climate control and building functionality, of securing a managed environment within… Read more »

'Disciples of Flora' : Gardens in History and Culture

'Disciples of Flora' : Gardens in History and Culture

Victoria Emma Pagan 'Disciples of Flora' explores, through a variety of approaches, disciplines, and historical periods, the place and vitality of gardens as cultural objects, repositories of meaning, and sites… Read more »

Doctoral Education in Architecture : Challenges and Opportunities

Doctoral Education in Architecture : Challenges and Opportunities

Gulsun Saglamer The importance of innovation and technology today brings with it a need for change in the definition of doctoral education, in the training of researchers, doctoral research itself,… Read more »

Domus : Ficcion y Mundo Domestico en el Barroco Espanol

Domus : Ficcion y Mundo Domestico en el Barroco Espanol

Noelia S. Cirnigliaro Domus aborda ejemplos de la dramaturgia y la narrativa corta del siglo XVII espanol en tanto formas esteticas que respondieron al desarrollo del mundo domestico nobiliario y… Read more »

Dramaturgy and Architecture 2015 : Theatre, Utopia and the Built Environment

Dramaturgy and Architecture 2015 : Theatre, Utopia and the Built Environment

By (author) Cathy Turner Dramaturgy and Architecture approaches modern and postmodern theatre’s contribution to the way we think about the buildings and spaces we inhabit. It discusses in detail ways… Read more »

Drawing from Practice : Architects and the Meaning of Freehand

Drawing from Practice : Architects and the Meaning of Freehand

J. Michael Welton Drawing from Practice explores and illuminates the ways that 26 diverse and reputable architects use freehand drawing to shape our built environment. Author J. Michael Welton traces… Read more »

Drawing the Unbuildable : Seriality and Reproduction in Architecture

Drawing the Unbuildable : Seriality and Reproduction in Architecture

Nerma Cridge Architecture is conventionally seen as being synonymous with building. In contrast, this book introduces and defines a new category – the unbuildable. The unbuildable involves projects that are… Read more »

Early Medieval Stone Monuments : Materiality, Biography, Landscape

Early Medieval Stone Monuments : Materiality, Biography, Landscape

Howard Williams Often fragmented and without context, early medieval inscribed and sculpted stone monuments of the fifth to eleventh centuries AD have been mainly studied via their shape, their decoration… Read more »

Cognitive Architecture : Designing for How We Respond to the Built Environment

Cognitive Architecture : Designing for How We Respond to the Built Environment

Ann Sussman *Winner of the Environmental Design Research Association 2016 Place Research Award!* In Cognitive Architecture, the authors review new findings in psychology and neuroscience to help architects and planners… Read more »

Conflict, Identity, and Protest in American Art

Conflict, Identity, and Protest in American Art

Edited by Makeda Best , Edited by Miguel de Baca Conflict, Identity, and Protest in American Art explores the powerful relationship between artistic production and cultures of conflict in the… Read more »

Conflicted Identities : Housing and the Politics of Cultural Representation

Conflicted Identities : Housing and the Politics of Cultural Representation

Alexandra Staub Nation-states have long used representational architecture to create symbolic identities for public consumption both at home and abroad. Government buildings, major ensembles and urban plans have a visibility… Read more »

Conservation of Clay and Chalk Buildings

Conservation of Clay and Chalk Buildings

Gordon T. Pearson This publication provides practical guidance on appropriate methods of conservation and repair of earth buildings using traditional building materials. It is the first major work on the… Read more »

Conservation of Modern Architecture

Conservation of Modern Architecture

By Susan Macdonald The importance of protecting significant buildings from decay and destruction would seem to be undeniable. Yet whilst the majority of buildings of merit constructed before the Second… Read more »

Constructing a Place of Critical Architecture in China : Intermediate Criticality in the Journal Time + Architecture

Constructing a Place of Critical Architecture in China : Intermediate Criticality in the Journal Time + Architecture

Dr. Guanghui Ding For the past 30 years, The Chinese journal Time + Architecture (Shidai Jianzhu) has focused on publishing innovative and exploratory work by emerging architects based in private… Read more »

Construction and Detailing for Interior Design

Construction and Detailing for Interior Design

Drew Plunkett This book is structured to encourage a diversity of techniques, allowing each student the means to find and put into practice the appropriate solution to fabrication issues and… Read more »

Context

Context

Eric E Parry Demonstrates how a building's setting should inform and inspire rather than constrain architectural design Context-Architecture and the Genius of Place is a highly engaging, informative discussion of… Read more »

Design of Welded Steel Structures : Principles and Practice

Design of Welded Steel Structures : Principles and Practice

Utpal K. Ghosh Design of Welded Steel Structures: Principles and Practice provides a solid foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the design of welded steel structures. The book… Read more »

Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Angela Bourne Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders explains the influence of the natural and man-made environment on individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other forms of intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD)…. Read more »

Designing for Designers : Lessons Learned from Schools of Architecture

Designing for Designers : Lessons Learned from Schools of Architecture

Wolfgang F. E. Preiser First published in 2007, this book examines the designs of seventeen architecture and design schools and answers questions such as: How has architectural education evolved and… Read more »

Designing Our Way to a Better World

Designing Our Way to a Better World

Thomas Fisher Envisioning what we need, when it doesn t yet exist: this, Thomas Fisher tells us, is what design does. And if what we need now is a better… Read more »

Designing Profits : Creative Business Strategies for Design Practices

Designing Profits : Creative Business Strategies for Design Practices

Morris A. Nunes A successful design practice requires principals and staff who are creative, technically proficient, and financially savvy. Designing Profits focuses on the last component-the one that is so… Read more »

Designing Public Spaces in Hospitals

Designing Public Spaces in Hospitals

Sabrina Borgianni Designing Public Spaces in Hospitals illustrates that in addition to their aesthetic function, public spaces in hospitals play a fundamental role concerning people’s satisfaction and experience of health… Read more »

Designing Sacred Spaces

Designing Sacred Spaces

Sherin Wing Sacred spaces exemplify some of the most exciting and challenging architecture today. Designing Sacred Spaces tells the inside story of seven architecture firms and their approaches to designing… Read more »

Designing Tall Buildings : Structure as Architecture

Designing Tall Buildings : Structure as Architecture

Mark P. Sarkisian This second edition of Designing Tall Buildings, an accessible reference to guide you through the fundamental principles of designing high-rises, features two new chapters, additional sections, 400… Read more »

Designing the Olympics : Representation, Participation, Contestation

Designing the Olympics : Representation, Participation, Contestation

Jilly Traganou Designing the Olympics claims that the Olympic Games provide opportunities to reflect on the relationship between design, national identity, and citizenship. The "Olympic design milieu" fans out from… Read more »

Digital Design Exercises for Architecture Students

Digital Design Exercises for Architecture Students

Jason S Johnson Digital Design Exercises for Architecture Students teaches you the basics of digital design and fabrication tools with creative design exercises, featuring over 200 illustrations, which emphasize process… Read more »

Directions in Person-Environment Research and Practice

Directions in Person-Environment Research and Practice

Jack Nasar First published in 1999, this book presents a fresh and diverse set of perspectives representing key directions of research and practice in the field of environmental design research…. Read more »

Diversity Among Architects : From Margin to Center

Diversity Among Architects : From Margin to Center

Craig L. Wilkins Diversity among Architects presents a series of essays questioning the homogeneity of architecture practitioners, who remain overwhelmingly male and Caucasian, to help you create a field more… Read more »