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[FREE] A Better Way to Zone : Ten Principles to Create More Livable Cities

[FREE] A Better Way to Zone : Ten Principles to Create More Livable Cities

By Donald L. Elliott Nearly all large American cities rely on zoning to regulate land use. According to Donald L. Elliott, however, zoning often discourages the very development that bigger… Read more »

[FREE] Architectural Models  :  Construction Techniques

[FREE] Architectural Models : Construction Techniques

by Dipeng Wolfgang Knoll; Martin Hechinger; Hans-Joachim Heyer Make your next presentation a winner–it’s easy with this four step guide Your presentations become more persuasive when you rely on this… Read more »

[FREE] Architecture in Existing Fabric : Planning, Design, Building

[FREE] Architecture in Existing Fabric : Planning, Design, Building

By Johannes Cramer Das Buch bietet eine umfassende Orientierung fur die architektonische Arbeit im Kontext bestehender Bauten und richtet sich damit an alle Praktiker, Studenten und Bauherren, deren Interesse uber… Read more »

Architectural Acoustics

Architectural Acoustics

M David Egan Description The goal of this widely used book is to present in a highly illustrated format the principles of design for good hearing and freedom from noise… Read more »

Broadening Horizons : Multidisciplinary Approaches to Landscape Study

Broadening Horizons : Multidisciplinary Approaches to Landscape Study

Geert Verhoeven Description 'Broadening Horizons: multidisciplinary approaches to landscape study' presents nine papers on physical landscape research in the Mediterranean and the Near East. Giving prime place to young researchers… Read more »

Color, Space, and Style : All the Details Interior Designers Need to Know But Can Never Find

Color, Space, and Style : All the Details Interior Designers Need to Know But Can Never Find

Mimi Love Description In the world of interior design, thousands of bits of crucial information are scattered across a wide array of sources. "Color, Space, and Style" collects the information… Read more »

Cost C16 Improving the Quality of Existing Urban Building Envelopes : Needs

Cost C16 Improving the Quality of Existing Urban Building Envelopes : Needs

E. Melgaard Description "As a result of changes in the composition of the population, society changes continuously with respect to various factors including age-structure, family composition and the availability of… Read more »

Creating a Trading Floor : The Project Manager’s Guide to the Design, Construction and Launch of Trading Floors and Data Centres

Creating a Trading Floor : The Project Manager’s Guide to the Design, Construction and Launch of Trading Floors and Data Centres

By Charles Smith The design and successful implementation of a new and technically ground-breaking trading floor is one of the most challenging and exciting projects a senior IT professional can… Read more »

Developing Sustainable Planned Communities

Developing Sustainable Planned Communities

Richard Franko Description Get practical how-to information on designing and developing attractive, profitable, and environmentally responsible planned communities. This book includes 10 case studies of successful projects in the U.S.,… Read more »

Ecological Design

Ecological Design

Sim Van Der Ryn; Stuart Cowan>Ecological Design is a landmark volume that helped usher in an exciting new era in green design and sustainability planning. Since its initial publication in… Read more »

[FREE] Water Centric Sustainable Communities : Planning, Retrofitting and Building the Next Urban Environment

[FREE] Water Centric Sustainable Communities : Planning, Retrofitting and Building the Next Urban Environment

By Vladimir Novotny The current literature compartmentalizes the complex issue of water and wastewater into its discrete components; technology, planning, policy, construction, economics, etc. Considered from the perspective of sustainability,… Read more »

[FREE] Understanding Color : An Introduction for Designers

[FREE] Understanding Color : An Introduction for Designers

By Linda Holtzschue Make Sound Color Choices Now in an updated Fourth Edition, Understanding Color helps you connect the dots between your emotional, intuitive responses to color and the theories… Read more »

[FREE] Using the Building Regulations  :  Part Usite Preparation & Resistance to Contaminants & Moisture

[FREE] Using the Building Regulations : Part Usite Preparation & Resistance to Contaminants & Moisture

By M. J. BillingtonĀ  As the Building Regulations and Approved Documents have become more and more complex, they have become increasingly unfriendly for a professional user. Compliance is only possible… Read more »

Claesson Koivisto Rune : 1. Architecture – 2. Design

Claesson Koivisto Rune : 1. Architecture – 2. Design

Mark Isitt Description Like Scandinavian masters before them Claesson Koivisto Rune practice both architecture and design. The architectural projects in this monograph include private houses and interiors from Europe to… Read more »

From a Cause to a Style : Modernist Architecture's Encounter with the American City

From a Cause to a Style : Modernist Architecture's Encounter with the American City

Nathan Glazer Description Modernism in architecture and urban design has failed the American city. This is the decisive conclusion that renowned public intellectual Nathan Glazer has drawn from two decades… Read more »

Failed Stone : Problems and Solutions with Concrete and Masonry

Failed Stone : Problems and Solutions with Concrete and Masonry

Patrick Loughran Description Dieses Buch zeigt, wie sich typische Schaden beim Bau mit Beton und Stein vermeiden lassen. Zu diesem Zweck analysiert es systematisch Schadensfalle in der zeitgenossischen internationalen Architektur…. Read more »

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 »

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 »