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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Designed Ecologies : The Landscape Architecture of Kongjian Yu

Designed Ecologies : The Landscape Architecture of Kongjian Yu

William S. Saunders Description Kongjian Yu and his office Turenscape are beyond doubt the foremost landscape architecture practice in China today.Kongjian Yu is known for his ecological stance, often against… Read more »

[FREE] Early European Castles : Aristocracy and Authority, AD 800-1200

[FREE] Early European Castles : Aristocracy and Authority, AD 800-1200

By Oliver Creighton Medieval castles were, alongside the great cathedrals, the most recognisable buildings of the medieval world. Closely associated with concepts of justice, lordship and authority as well as… Read more »

[FREE] Graphic Design in Urban Environments

[FREE] Graphic Design in Urban Environments

By Robert Harland Graphic Design in Urban Environments introduces the idea of a category of designed graphic objects that significantly contribute to the functioning of urban systems. These elements, smaller… Read more »

Detroit's Historic Places of Worship

Detroit's Historic Places of Worship

Author Marla O Collum Description In "Detroit's Historic Places of Worship," authors Marla O. Collum, Barbara E. Krueger, and Dorothy Kostuch profile 37 architecturally and historically significant houses of worship… Read more »

Public Space in Urban Asia

Public Space in Urban Asia

William S. W. Lim Description Over the past few decades, rapid urbanisation has threatened to erode public space, especially in emerging economies. Market forces that prioritise profit generation are allowed… Read more »

[FREE] Scale: Support I Materialise : Columns, Walls, Floors

[FREE] Scale: Support I Materialise : Columns, Walls, Floors

By Dirk Bayer Columns, walls and floors make up the skeleton of nearly every building. Thisthird volume in the series SCALE, Support- Materialise, takes an in-depth look at these load-bearing… Read more »

Shape : Is Global Design Generic?

Shape : Is Global Design Generic?

Limit Architects Description Architektur wird globaler und austauschbarer. SHAPE zeigt in überraschenden Collagen, dass Architektur weder maßstabs- noch ortsabhängig ist. Ikonen des Konsums werden aus ihrem Kontext gelöst und in… Read more »

Dissolution of Place : Architecture, Identity, and the Body

Dissolution of Place : Architecture, Identity, and the Body

Shelton Waldrep Description Postmodern architecture – with its return to ornamentality, historical quotation, and low-culture kitsch – has long been seen as a critical and popular anodyne to the worst… Read more »

The English Country House Explained

The English Country House Explained

MR Trevor Yorke Description England's country houses have never been more popular with visitors. Most are packed with masterpieces of art and antiques, and they have vast landscaped gardens, often… Read more »

New Suburbanism: Sustainable Tall Building Development

New Suburbanism: Sustainable Tall Building Development

Dr. Kheir Al-Kodmany Description Much of the anticipated future growth in the United States will take place in suburbia. The critical challenge is how to accommodate this growth in a… Read more »

[FREE] The Watercolourist’s Guide to Painting Buildings

[FREE] The Watercolourist’s Guide to Painting Buildings

By Richard S. Taylor Comprehensive and practical, this book will provide a complete guide to painting buildings in watercolour. It contains over 120 fully annotated working sketches, step-by-step demonstrations and… Read more »

[FREE] Urban Drainage

[FREE] Urban Drainage

By David Butler Urban Drainage has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect changes in the practice and priorities of urban drainage. New and expanded coverage includes:  Sewer flooding *… Read more »

The New Mix : Culturally Dynamic Architecture

The New Mix : Culturally Dynamic Architecture

Sara Caples Description We are at a new moment in architecture, one when many cultures are contributing to the unfolding of modernism. This enriching influence is broadening the mix, extending… Read more »

[FREE] Cities of Dispersal

[FREE] Cities of Dispersal

By Rafi Segal Questioning the traditional boundaries between cities, suburbs, countryside and wilderness, this issue of AD explores emergent types of public space in low-density environments. It describes this new… Read more »

[FREE] Architectures of the Near Future

[FREE] Architectures of the Near Future

By Nic Clear In this highly pertinent issue, guest-editor Nic Clear questions received notions of the future. Are the norms of economic growth the only way society can develop? Does… Read more »

Planning the Modern Public Library Building

Planning the Modern Public Library Building

Kennedy Description This collection of 22 highly informative essays offers important insight into current activities in the area of building planning. Written by recognized building experts from the United States… Read more »

Century of Austrian Design : 1900-2005

Century of Austrian Design : 1900-2005

Tulga Beyerle Description -A Century of Austrian Design- offers a highly accessible overview of Austrian design culture from 1900 to the present against the background of the country s extremely… Read more »

Biodiversity Planning and Design : Sustainable Practices

Biodiversity Planning and Design : Sustainable Practices

Jack Ahern Description How do you measure biodiversity, and why should landscape architects and planners care? What are the essential issues, the clearest terminology, and the most effective methods for… Read more »

The Art of Precast Concrete : Colour, Texture, Expression

The Art of Precast Concrete : Colour, Texture, Expression

David Bennett Description Der Werkstoff Beton erlaubt gerade bei vorgefertigten Elementen eine grosse Bandbreite skulpturaler Formen und gestalterischer Moglichkeiten. Dieses Buch gibt einen systematischen Uberblick zu den Anwendungsmoglichkeiten solcher Betonelemente… Read more »

Breaking the Development Logjam  :  New Strategies for Building Community Support

Breaking the Development Logjam : New Strategies for Building Community Support

Douglas R. Porter>This book explains in plain terms how developers and planners can involve the community in the development process using the latest community engagement tools. It describes why, in… Read more »

[FREE] Concrete : Design, Construction, Examples

[FREE] Concrete : Design, Construction, Examples

By Martin Peck Dieser Band vermittelt das Grundverstandnis zum Umgang mit dem Material Beton mit besonderem Blick auf die Rolle des Architekten bei Planung und Bauleitung. Aktuelle Tendenzen in der… Read more »

Creating Walkable Places : Compact Mixed-Use Solutions

Creating Walkable Places : Compact Mixed-Use Solutions

Adrienne Schmitz Description Richly illustrated with color photographs, site plans, and diagrams, this book explains how to design and develop pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use developments.show more Download

Galletti and Matter: v. 1 : Collection of Places – Buildings and Projects

Galletti and Matter: v. 1 : Collection of Places – Buildings and Projects

Bruno Marchand Description Innovative, flexible and pragmatic: the award-winning office of Galletti & Matter. Claude Matter and Olivier Galletti, two young Swiss architects, have developed an essentially pragmatic approach based… Read more »

Green Infrastructure : Linking Landscapes and Communities

Green Infrastructure : Linking Landscapes and Communities

Mark A. Benedict Description With illustrative and detailed examples drawn from throughout the country, "Green Infrastructure" advances smart land conservation: largescale thinking and integrated action to plan, protect and manage… Read more »

Loft Conversions

Loft Conversions

John Coutts Description Domestic loft conversions have gained enormously in popularity as a way of providing more space without the substantial cost of moving house. One third of all new… Read more »

[FREE] Managing Your Library Construction Project : A Step-by-step Guide

[FREE] Managing Your Library Construction Project : A Step-by-step Guide

By Richard C. McCarthy Library building projects leave a legacy for decades, with one chance to get it right. Those with access to a trustworthy expert who can explain the… Read more »

Materials, Structures and Standards : All Details Architects Need to Know But Can Never Find

Materials, Structures and Standards : All Details Architects Need to Know But Can Never Find

Julia McMorrough Description Most architectural standards references contain thousands of pages of details – overwhelmingly more than architects need to know on any given day. Now there is a place… Read more »

Energy Efficient Architecture : Basics for Planning and Construction

Energy Efficient Architecture : Basics for Planning and Construction

Karl J. Habermann Description Ein unverzichtbares Buch im Kontext der neuen Energieverordnungen: In Form einer Planungssystematik erklart das Buch alle Kriterien und Parameter, die fur die Stadtebauplanung, fur den Entwurf… Read more »

Metrogreen : Connecting Open Space in North American Cities

Metrogreen : Connecting Open Space in North American Cities

Donna Erickson Description In metropolitan areas across the country, you can hear the laments over the loss of green space to new subdivisions and strip malls. But some city residents… Read more »

Our House  :  The Representation of Domestic Space in Modern Culture

Our House : The Representation of Domestic Space in Modern Culture

Gerry Smyth; Jo Croft>Space has emerged in recent years as a radical category in a range of related disciplines across the humanities. Of the many possible applications of this new… Read more »

Portugal SB07 – Sustainable Construction, Materials and Practices : Challenge of the Industry for the New Millennium

Portugal SB07 – Sustainable Construction, Materials and Practices : Challenge of the Industry for the New Millennium

L. Braganca Description The construction industry is a vibrant and active industry. The building sector is responsible for creating, modifying and improving the living environment of humanity. On the other… Read more »

[FREE] White Papers, Black Marks : Architecture, Race, Culture

[FREE] White Papers, Black Marks : Architecture, Race, Culture

by Lesley Naa Norle Lokko Architecture/Race and Ethnic Studies The first sustained examination of the hidden and explicit ways racial ideology is expressed in the built environment. Mapping the relationship… Read more »

[FREE] Writing Testbenches : Functional Verification of HDL Models

[FREE] Writing Testbenches : Functional Verification of HDL Models

By Janick Bergeron CHAPTER 6 Architecting Testbenches 221 Reusable Verification Components 221 Procedural Interface 225 Development Process 226 Verilog Implementation 227 Packaging Bus-Functional Models 228 Utility Packages 231 VHDL Implementation… Read more »

[FREE] Water-Resistant Design and Construction : An Illustrated Guide to Preventing Water Intrustion, Condensation and Mold

[FREE] Water-Resistant Design and Construction : An Illustrated Guide to Preventing Water Intrustion, Condensation and Mold

By William L. Walker Capitalize on Proven Solutions to the 25 Most Common Water Problems in Buildings_and Avoid Costly Construction Claims! The Illustrated Guide to Water Resistant Design and Construction… Read more »

[FREE] Writing Art and Architecture

[FREE] Writing Art and Architecture

By Andrew Benjamin In his new book, the eminent philosopher Andrew Benjamin turns his attention to architecture, design, sculpture, painting and writing. Drawing predominantly on a European tradition of modern… Read more »

Gardner's Art Through the Ages : The Western Perspective

Gardner's Art Through the Ages : The Western Perspective

Fred S. Kleiner Description Package includes Gardner's Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective, Volumes I and II, 15th edition and LMS Integrated for MindTap Art, 1 Term (6 months)… Read more »

Construction Materials, Methods, and Techniques : Building for a Sustainable Future

Construction Materials, Methods, and Techniques : Building for a Sustainable Future

Eva Kultermann Description Students save money when purchasing bundled products. This bundle contains Construction Materials, Methods and Techniques, 4th and access to LMS Integrated for MindTap Construction for 2 terms… Read more »

Residential Design, Drafting, and Detailing

Residential Design, Drafting, and Detailing

Alan Jefferis Description Master the skills most important for drawing, detailing, and designing residential structures with RESIDENTIAL DESIGN, DRAFTING, AND DETAILING, 2E. This step-by-step presentation centers exclusively on residential, familiarizing… Read more »

National Geographic Reader: Sustainability

National Geographic Reader: Sustainability

National Geographic Learning Description Bring your learning to life with compelling images, media and text from National Geographic. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LEARNING READER: SUSTAINABILITY w/PAC eBOOK will help you develop a… Read more »

Mirei Shigemori – Rebel in the Garden : Modern Japanese Landscape Architecture

Mirei Shigemori – Rebel in the Garden : Modern Japanese Landscape Architecture

Christian Tschumi Description Mirei Shigemori pragte massgeblich die Entwicklung der japanischen Landschaftsarchitektur im 20. Jahrhundert. Kennzeichen seiner Garten ist, dass sie die Tradition ehren und sich zugleich von dem Althergebrachten… Read more »