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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Monumentality and the Roman Empire  :  Architecture in the Antonine Age

Monumentality and the Roman Empire : Architecture in the Antonine Age

Edmund Thomas>The quality of “monumentality” is attributed to the buildings of few historical epochs or cultures more frequently or consistently than to those of the Roman Empire. It is this… Read more »

Healing Appalachia : Sustainable Living Through Appropriate Technology

Healing Appalachia : Sustainable Living Through Appropriate Technology

Albert J. Fritsch Description "Healing Appalachia" is the first book to apply "appropriate technology," or the simplest level of technology that can effectively achieve the desired result, specifically to the… Read more »

Museum, Gallery and Cultural Architecture in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Region : Essays in Antipodean Identity

Museum, Gallery and Cultural Architecture in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Region : Essays in Antipodean Identity

Michael J. Ostwald Description This collection of essays examines a number of major pieces of architecture constructed in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region, considering common traits and… Read more »

Planetizen Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning

Planetizen Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning

Abhijeet Chavan Description "Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning" is a fascinating review of major topics and issues discussed in the field of urban planning, assembled by editors at Planetizen,… Read more »

The Archaeology of Town Creek

The Archaeology of Town Creek

Edmond A. Boudreaux Description This work provides new insights into the community pattern and leadership roles at a major Mississippian archaeological site. The sequence of change for public architecture during… Read more »

The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability

The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability

Ann Thorpe Description Designing for sustainability is an innovation shaping both the design industry and design education today. Yet architects, product designers, and other key professionals in this new field… Read more »

[FREE] Verification Techniques for System-Level Design

[FREE] Verification Techniques for System-Level Design

By Masahiro Fujita This book will explain how to verify SoC (Systems on Chip) logic designs using “formal and “semiformal verification techniques. The critical issue to be addressed is whether… Read more »

Glass Structures : Design and Construction of Self-Supporting Skins

Glass Structures : Design and Construction of Self-Supporting Skins

Jan Wurm Description Mit diesem Buch wird erstmals eine zusammenhangende Anleitung zum Planen und Gestalten von Glastragwerken vorgelegt. Im Zentrum steht das druckfeste, flachige Tragelement als Grundbaustein fur weit gespannte… Read more »

Washed with Sun : Landscape and the Making of White South Africa

Washed with Sun : Landscape and the Making of White South Africa

Jeremy Foster Description South Africa is recognized as a site of both political turmoil and natural beauty, and yet little work has been done in connecting these defining national characteristics…. Read more »

[FREE] Transient Airflow in Building Drainage Systems

[FREE] Transient Airflow in Building Drainage Systems

By John A. Swaffield Giving you the first comprehensive presentation of the ground breaking research undertaken at Heriot Watt University, with Research Council and industrial funding, this book brings a… Read more »

[FREE] Towards 0-Impact Buildings and Built Environments

[FREE] Towards 0-Impact Buildings and Built Environments

By Jacques Kimman This book is a compilation of key notes and best papers of the 2010 Sustainable Building Euregional Conference. The book addresses questions on how to design new… Read more »

[FREE] Transforming Cities: Revival in the Square

[FREE] Transforming Cities: Revival in the Square

By Nick Corbett This book will give confidence to those who want to challenge the status quo in the design and management of public space and provides an insight into… Read more »

[FREE] Tourists, Signs and the City : The Semiotics of Culture in an Urban Landscape

[FREE] Tourists, Signs and the City : The Semiotics of Culture in an Urban Landscape

By Michelle M. Metro-roland Drawing upon the literature of landscape geography, tourism studies, cultural studies, visual studies and philosophy, this book offers a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the interaction between… Read more »

Architectural Identities : Domesticity, Literature and the Victorian Middle Classes

Architectural Identities : Domesticity, Literature and the Victorian Middle Classes

By Andrea Kaston Tange Architectural Identities links Victorian constructions of middle-class identity with domestic architecture. In close readings of a wide range of texts, including fiction, autobiography, housekeeping manuals, architectural… Read more »

Advances in Geosciences and the Built Environment

Advances in Geosciences and the Built Environment

A. K. Haghi“> var chosenVariation = cxApi.chooseVariation(); var reg = /[?&]forceGX=([d]*)/g; var forceGX = reg.exec(location.search); if (forceGX != null) { variationIndex = forceGX[1]; if (variationIndex >= 0 && variationIndex <… Read more »

Lancashire's Seaside Piers : Also Featuring the Piers of the River Mersey, Cumbria and the Isle of Man

Lancashire's Seaside Piers : Also Featuring the Piers of the River Mersey, Cumbria and the Isle of Man

Martin Easdown Description In this, a companion volume to his definitive history of Yorkshire's pleasure piers, Martin Easdown turns his expert attention westward – to the Lancashire coast. His highly… Read more »

Outline : Architecture by Schmidt Hammer Lassen

Outline : Architecture by Schmidt Hammer Lassen

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Description Diese Monografie bietet eine Auswahl der 20 besten Bauten und Projekte der danischen Architekten schmidt hammer lassen, darunter auch die viel beachtete Konigliche Bibliothek in Kopenhagen…. Read more »

Tudor Houses Explained

Tudor Houses Explained

Trevor York Description The book is divided into six sections. First, Trevor Yorke looks at the changes in Tudor society and how this affected the housing of the period. The… Read more »

A Tax Guide to Conservation Easements

A Tax Guide to Conservation Easements

C. Timothy Lindstrom Description Voluntary land conservation, resulting from increasingly alluring tax benefits, has significantly changed the face of land use in the United States and promises to have an… Read more »

[FREE] The Architectural Representation of Islam : Muslim-Commissioned Mosque Design in the Netherlands

[FREE] The Architectural Representation of Islam : Muslim-Commissioned Mosque Design in the Netherlands

By Eric Roose This book is a study of Dutch mosque designs, objects of heated public debate. Until now, studies of diaspora mosque designs have largely consisted of normative architectural… Read more »

Building Integrated Photovoltaics : A Handbook

Building Integrated Photovoltaics : A Handbook

Simon Roberts Description Essential PV know-how for architects: this handbook presents photovoltaic technologies and products, and illustrates their application in new or existing buildings with numerous international case-studies.show more Download

Building Safer Communities : Risk Governance, Spatial Planning and Responses to Natural Hazards

Building Safer Communities : Risk Governance, Spatial Planning and Responses to Natural Hazards

U.Fra Paleo Description This book is a collection of essays, bringing together seventeen contributions from different disciplines, with various, but complementary points of view, to discuss the directions and key… Read more »

Candi, Space and Landscape : A Study on the Distribution, Orientation and Spatial Organization of Central Javanese Temple Remains

Candi, Space and Landscape : A Study on the Distribution, Orientation and Spatial Organization of Central Javanese Temple Remains

V. M. y. deGroot Description Central Javanese temples were not built anywhere and anyhow. On the contrary: their positions within the landscape and their architectural designs were determined by socio-cultural,… Read more »

[FREE] The Portfolio and the Diagram : Architecture, Discourse and Modernity in America

[FREE] The Portfolio and the Diagram : Architecture, Discourse and Modernity in America

By Hyungmin Pai The Portfolio and the Diagram is about the changing ways architects see, read, and use the words and images of architectural publications. Architects today do not use… Read more »

[FREE] The Temple in Man

[FREE] The Temple in Man

By R.A.Schwaller De Lubicz This book contains the first published results of Schwaller’s 12 years of research at the temple of Luxor and its implications for interpreting the symbolic and… Read more »

[FREE] The Alphabet and the Algorithm

[FREE] The Alphabet and the Algorithm

By Mario Carpo Digital technologies have changed architecture-the way it is taught, practiced, managed, and regulated. But if the digital has created a “paradigm shift” for architecture, which paradigm is… Read more »

Careers in Architecture

Careers in Architecture

Blythe Camenson Description Ideal for college students or anyone ready to go back to school, this series explores specific areas of interest and helps job seekers determine which job in… Read more »

Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations

Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations

William W. Sannwald Description With the new fifth edition of his "Checklist of Library Building Design Considerations", William Sannwald guides librarians and other members of a building design team through… Read more »

Interior Surfaces and Materials : Aesthetics, Technology, Implementation

Interior Surfaces and Materials : Aesthetics, Technology, Implementation

Christian Schittich Description Das Buch liefert gezielte und detaillierte Informationen zum Einsatz geeigneter Materialien im Innenausbau.show more Download

Philanthropy and Light : Carnegie Libraries and the Advent of Transatlantic Standards for Public Space

Philanthropy and Light : Carnegie Libraries and the Advent of Transatlantic Standards for Public Space

Oriel Prizeman Description Walter Gropius associated standardisation with promoting civilisation in 1935, yet Andrew Carnegie's influence on the proliferation of pattern book public library plans internationally predated these observations by… Read more »

Methodology for Product Development in Architecture

Methodology for Product Development in Architecture

M. Eekhout Description "Methodology for Product Development in Architecture" is dedicated to the methodology and processes of designing, developments and research of standard building products, building product systems and special… Read more »

The Sprawl Repair Manual

The Sprawl Repair Manual

Galina Tahchieva Description There is a wealth of research and literature explaining suburban sprawl and the urgent need to retrofit suburbia. However, until now there has been no single guide… Read more »

[FREE] Sustainable Housing Projects : Implementing a Conceptual Approach

[FREE] Sustainable Housing Projects : Implementing a Conceptual Approach

By Ronald Rovers Due to exhaustible resources, large urban developments, and the current attention given to climate issues, sustainable building is back on the agenda. This goes for governments in… Read more »

Sustainable Landscape Construction : A Guide to Green Building Outdoors

Sustainable Landscape Construction : A Guide to Green Building Outdoors

J. William Thompson Description Published at the beginning of the twenty-first century, "Sustainable Landscape Construction" took a new approach to what was then a nearly new subject: how to construct… Read more »

Understanding Meaningful Environments : Architectural Precedents and the Question of Identity in Creative Design

Understanding Meaningful Environments : Architectural Precedents and the Question of Identity in Creative Design

K.Moraes Zarzar Description "Understanding Meaningful Environments: Architectural Precedents and the Question of Identity in Creative Design" intends to put forward a discussion on the use of precedents and the production… Read more »

Sacred Buildings : A Design Manual

Sacred Buildings : A Design Manual

Rudolf Stegers Description In a systematic section, this volume introduces the design, technical, and planning fundamentals of building churches, synagogues, and mosques. In its project section, it also presents about… Read more »

Strokes of Genius, the Best of Drawing : Fresh Perspectives

Strokes of Genius, the Best of Drawing : Fresh Perspectives

By Rachel Rubin Wolf “Drawing is the connection between eye, heart and hand.” –Linda Wesner Drawing is a fundamental skill for artists in any medium, a wonderfully direct means of… Read more »

Sustainable Building Services : Principles Systems Concepts

Sustainable Building Services : Principles Systems Concepts

By (author)  Bernhard Lenz , By (author)  Jürgen Schreiber , By (author)  Thomas Stark Product details Format Hardback | 144 pages Publication date 01 Apr 2013 Publisher Institut fur internationale… Read more »

Creating Medieval Cairo : Empire, Religion, and Architectural Preservation in Nineteenth-century Egypt

Creating Medieval Cairo : Empire, Religion, and Architectural Preservation in Nineteenth-century Egypt

Paula Sanders Description This book looks at the politics and culture that shaped the preservation of historic Cairo. It argues that the historic city we know as Medieval Cairo was… Read more »

Creative Industries Switzerland : Facts – Models – Culture

Creative Industries Switzerland : Facts – Models – Culture

Christoph Weckerle Description Policy makers at all levels are discovering the notion of creative industries-from economic and innovation strategies to education policy and urban development, the creative industries are being… Read more »