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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Artists’ Impressions in Architectural Design

Artists’ Impressions in Architectural Design

By (author) Bob Giddings , By (author) Margaret Horne Artists’ Impressions in Architectural Design analyses the ways in which architects have presented their designs for clients and the public, both… Read more »

Fundamentals of Sustainable Dwellings

Fundamentals of Sustainable Dwellings

Avi Friedman Despite a prolonged slump in the housing market, the demand for residential green building remains strong. More than ever, professionals need reliable information about how to construct or… Read more »

Architect's Legal Handbook : The Law for Architects

Architect's Legal Handbook : The Law for Architects

Anthony Speaight Architect's Legal Handbook is the most widely used reference on the law for architects in practice, and the established leading textbook on law for architectural students. The ninth… Read more »

Stewardship of the Built Environment : Achieving Sustainability Through Preservation and Reuse

Stewardship of the Built Environment : Achieving Sustainability Through Preservation and Reuse

Robert A. Young When we think of green building, we tend to picture new construction. But Robert Young argues that the greenest building is often the one that has already… Read more »

Measuring Urban Design : Metrics for Livable Places

Measuring Urban Design : Metrics for Livable Places

Reid Ewing What makes strolling down a particular street enjoyable? The authors of "Measuring Urban Design" argue it's not an idle question. Inviting streets are the centrepiece of thriving, sustainable… Read more »

Exclusive Bar Design : Exclusive Hotels and Members' Club Bar Design

Exclusive Bar Design : Exclusive Hotels and Members' Club Bar Design

H. Watson "Bar Style" charts the glamorous design renaissance of hotel bars and members' clubs and the way their cutting-edge interiors have helped forge a new social culture. Until recently… Read more »

Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design (GreenSource Books)

Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design (GreenSource Books)

Peter Gevorkian Design High-Performance Alternative Energy Systems for Buildings A comprehensive reference for architects and engineers, this GreenSource book provides practical design and installation guidelines for some of the most… Read more »

Kuth/Ranieri Architects

Kuth/Ranieri Architects

Byron Kuth In a world obsessed with an international cast of ego-driven starchitects, San Francisco architects Elizabeth Ranieri and Byron Kuth are the thoughtful, versatile, low-key, detail-obsessed exceptions. Diane Dorrans… Read more »

Educational Environments

Educational Environments

Roger Yee>Discover the latest trends in the design of educational spaces in this remarkable guide featuring one hundred of the most creative and innovative projects. Download

Measure and Construction of the Japanese House

Measure and Construction of the Japanese House

By Heinrich Engel A remarkable classic work on traditional Japanese architecture and its general integrative quality, the order of space and form, the flexibility of partitions and room functions and… Read more »

The Inspired Home : Interiors of Deep Beauty

The Inspired Home : Interiors of Deep Beauty

Karen Lehrman Bloch The Inspired Home: Interiors of Deep Beauty opens the door to twenty-five of the most beautiful homes in the world-ones owned by top interior designers, fashion designers,… Read more »

Structural Analysis of Historic Construction: Preserving Safety and Significance : Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historic Construction, SAHC08, 2-4 July 2008, Bath, United Kingdom

Structural Analysis of Historic Construction: Preserving Safety and Significance : Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historic Construction, SAHC08, 2-4 July 2008, Bath, United Kingdom

Dina D'Ayala The successful preservation of an historic building, complex or city depends on the continued use and daily care that come with it. The possibility of continued use depends… Read more »

How to Read a Building

How to Read a Building

Timothy Brittain-Catlin Architecture is all around us – it is part of our lives, and its development is a central theme in the history of mankind. Learning to read a… Read more »

Sustainable Communities Design Handbook : Green Engineering, Architecture, and Technology

Sustainable Communities Design Handbook : Green Engineering, Architecture, and Technology

Woodrow W Clark The objective of this book is to ensure a better quality of life for everyone, both now and for generations to come. This means creating a better… Read more »

Selling Architectural Ideas

Selling Architectural Ideas

Tom Porter As 'visual animals' architects continue to live and work in a pictorial age in which image-making remains the central activity of environmental design. Selling Architectural Ideas explores the… Read more »

The Interior Design Sourcebook

The Interior Design Sourcebook

Thomas L Williams Concrete that is light and translucent, fabric that responds to its environment by lighting up, tiles that can be moved from place to place at willthese are… Read more »

Earthen Floors : A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice

Earthen Floors : A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice

Sukita Reay Crimmel For most of human history, people have lived in durable, comfortable buildings made from natural materials such as soil, sand, rocks, and fiber. All over the globe,… Read more »

Building for Life : Designing and Understanding the Human-nature Connection

Building for Life : Designing and Understanding the Human-nature Connection

By (author) Stephen R. Kellert This is a definitive examination of how the inter-relationship between nature, architecture, and design is essential to human well-being. “Sustainable design” has made great strides… Read more »

Twentieth Century Industrial Archaeology

Twentieth Century Industrial Archaeology

Michael Stratton This book examines the industrial monuments of twentieth- century Britain. Each chapter takes a specific theme and examines it in the context of the buildings and structure of… Read more »

Exercises in Architecture : Learning to Think as an Architect

Exercises in Architecture : Learning to Think as an Architect

Simon Unwin Architecture is a doing word. You can learn a great deal about the workings of architecture through analysing examples but a fuller understanding of its powers and potential… Read more »

Law and Practice for Architects

Law and Practice for Architects

Robert Greenstreet Provides a framework for understanding of the legal, contractual and procedural implication of architectural practice. The book acts as a useful aide-memoire for students and practitioners based on… Read more »

The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation : Antiquity to Modernity

The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation : Antiquity to Modernity

By (author) Miles Glendinning Winner of the 2016 Antoinette Forrester Downing Award presented by the Society of Architectural Historians. In many cities across the world, particularly in Europe, old buildings… Read more »

Interactive Architecture

Interactive Architecture

Michael Fox Every year, a bevy of new phones, games, televisions, and electronic reading devices ride into our lives on a tidal wave of interactive hype. These i-products, while handy,… Read more »

Environmental Design of Urban Buildings : An Integrated Approach

Environmental Design of Urban Buildings : An Integrated Approach

Mat Santamouris The importance of an integrated approach in urban design is becoming increasingly apparent. This book explains how to overcome related challenges in environmental design of urban buildings and… Read more »

The Green Building Bottom Line  :  The Real Cost of Sustainable Building

The Green Building Bottom Line : The Real Cost of Sustainable Building

Martin Melaver; Phyllis Mueller> What are the real costs and real benefits of building green? As any builder knows, cost estimation and reality are often two very different things. The… Read more »

The Green Building Revolution

The Green Building Revolution

Jerry Yudelson The "green building revolution" is happening right now. This book is its chronicle and its manifesto. Written by industry insider Jerry Yudelson, "The Green Building Revolution" introduces readers… Read more »

Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design

Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design

Donald Watson>This work is a professional reference on the physical design of cities and urban places including communities and civic public places. The scope of the text is international and… Read more »

Construction Administration for Architects

Construction Administration for Architects

Greg Winkler An On-the-Job Construction Administration Resource for Architects Co-written by an architect and an attorney, this is the ideal desktop guide for architects, engineers, and other design professionals in… Read more »

Primary Care Centres : A Guide to Health Care Design

Primary Care Centres : A Guide to Health Care Design

Geoffry Purves Primary Care Centres explores the process of planning and designing buildings for frontline medical practice. Taking as a starting point the concept that good design contributes directly to… Read more »

Construction Law : An Introduction for Engineers, Architects, and Contractors

Construction Law : An Introduction for Engineers, Architects, and Contractors

Gail Kelley For a construction business to function properly, architects, engineers, and contractors need to understand how the various state and federal laws affect their business and how to avoid… Read more »

AutoCad Civil 3D Essentials : Autodesk Official Press

AutoCad Civil 3D Essentials : Autodesk Official Press

Eric Chappell Learn the leading civil engineering software, fast and in full color If you need to learn the core features and functions of AutoCAD Civil 3D now, this is… Read more »

Urban Ecological Design : A Process for Regenerative Places

Urban Ecological Design : A Process for Regenerative Places

By (author) Danilo Palazzo , By (author) Frederick Steiner This trailblazing book outlines a tested interdisciplinary “process model” for urban design. Its goal is not to explain how to design… Read more »

Vernacular Architecture : Towards a Sustainable Future

Vernacular Architecture : Towards a Sustainable Future

C. Mileto Sustainability is a concept that has monopolised a large number of the scientific debates in a wide range of spheres connected not only with architecture, urban planning and… Read more »

New Offices

New Offices

Christina Montes Examples of the most cutting edge workspaces from around the world designed by the most prestigious contemporary architects. Download

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions : Possibilities of Numerical and Experimental Techniques – Proceedings of the IVth Int. Seminar on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, 10-13 November 2004, Padova, Italy

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions : Possibilities of Numerical and Experimental Techniques – Proceedings of the IVth Int. Seminar on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, 10-13 November 2004, Padova, Italy

Claudio Modena Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions contains about 160 papers that were presented at the IV International Seminar on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions that was held from 10… Read more »

Houses Made of Wood and Light : The Life and Architecture of Hank Schubart

Houses Made of Wood and Light : The Life and Architecture of Hank Schubart

Michele Dunkerley American architect Hank Schubart was regarded as a genius for finding the perfect site for a house and for integrating its design into the natural setting, so that… Read more »

What Designers Know

What Designers Know

Bryan Lawson Each chapter deals with a different technique from which we can best represent and make explicit the forms of knowledge used by designers. The book explores whether design… Read more »

Architecture in the Digital Age : Design and Manufacturing

Architecture in the Digital Age : Design and Manufacturing

Branko Kolarevic Architecture in the Digital Age addresses contemporary architectural practice in which digital technologies are radically changing how buildings are conceived, designed and produced. It discusses the digitally-driven changes,… Read more »

Building Security : Handbook for Architectural Planning and Design

Building Security : Handbook for Architectural Planning and Design

Barbara A. Nadel Whether planning for new construction, renovations, or security upgrades of existing facilities, "Building Security: Handbook for Architectural Planning and Design" is the definitive twenty-first century reference on… Read more »

Architecture of France

Architecture of France

By David A. Hanser Covering all regions of France-from Avignon’s Palace of the Popes to Versailles’ Petit Trianon-and all periods of French architecture-from the Roman theater at Orange to the… Read more »