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[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 »

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 »

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 »

Design Charrettes for Sustainable Communities

Design Charrettes for Sustainable Communities

Patrick M. Condon Description A step-by-step guide to more synthetic, holistic, and integrated urban design strategies, "Design Charrettes for Sustainable Communities" is a practical manual to accomplish complex community design… Read more »

Components and Systems : Modular Construction – Design, Structure, New Technologies

Components and Systems : Modular Construction – Design, Structure, New Technologies

Gerald Staib Description The volume "Components and Systems" offers an in-depth and clearly organized presentation of the various types of precast building components – from semifinished products to building with… Read more »

Engineering for a Finite Planet  : Sustainable Solutions

Engineering for a Finite Planet : Sustainable Solutions

Buro Happold by Peter DaveyDas britische Ingenieurbüro Buro Happold ist seit langen Jahren im Bereich der ökologischen Planung tätig und hat sich damit weltweit einen Namen gemacht. Dieses Buch stellt… Read more »

Environmental Indicators for Building Design : Development and Application on Mexican Dwellings

Environmental Indicators for Building Design : Development and Application on Mexican Dwellings

O. Guerra Santin Description The ultimate goal of building and construction – in relation to environmental issues – is to construct in an environmentally neutral way; or, as the Brundtland… Read more »

Ergonomics : Design, Integration and Implementation

Ergonomics : Design, Integration and Implementation

Edited by  Bram N. Brinkerhoff Ergonomics is the science of designing the job, equipment, and workplace to fit the worker. Ergonomics is widely used by industrialcompanies to design tasks and… Read more »

[FREE] Mastering Lumion 3D

[FREE] Mastering Lumion 3D

By Ciro Cardoso This book is designed for all levels of Lumion users; from beginner to advanced, you will find useful insights and professional techniques to improve and develop your… Read more »

[FREE] Lumion 3D Cookbook

[FREE] Lumion 3D Cookbook

By Ciro Cardoso This book offers uses practical applications using recipes with step-by-step instructions and useful information to help you master how to produce professional architectural visualizations in Lumion. The… Read more »

ETFE : Technology and Design

ETFE : Technology and Design

Annette LeCuyer Description Eine Einfuhrung zum Entwerfen und Bauen mit ETFE-Folien. Das Buch ist als fundiertes Grundlagenwerk konzipiert, das sowohl Materialeigenschaften wie technologische und konstruktive Verwendungsmoglichkeiten grundsatzlich und umfassend vermittelt.show… Read more »

Farm House : College Farm to University Museum

Farm House : College Farm to University Museum

Mary E. Atherly Description Now available for the first time in paperback, "Farm House" tells the story of the first structure built on the Iowa State University campus. Mary Atherly… Read more »

[FREE] Floodplain Management : A New Approach for a New Era

[FREE] Floodplain Management : A New Approach for a New Era

By (author)  Robert Freitag , By (author)  Susan Bolton , By (author)  Frank Westerlund , By (author)  J.L.S. Clark “Floodplain Management” outlines a new paradigm for flood management, one that… Read more »

Footbridges : Construction, Design, History

Footbridges : Construction, Design, History

Ursula Baus Description Bridges have become a focus of increased attention and awareness in the last ten years as highly visible elements that define the urban and nonurban landscape. This… Read more »

The Future Envelope 2 : Architecture – Climate – Skin

The Future Envelope 2 : Architecture – Climate – Skin

U. Knaack Description The role of the building envelope – related to the energy performance of a building and the comfort of the user – is significant and, because of… Read more »

Glass in Building : Principles, Applications, Examples

Glass in Building : Principles, Applications, Examples

Silke Tasche Description Dieser Band liefert einen kompakten Uberblick uber den materialgerechten Einsatz des Baustoffs Glas in der Baukonstruktion und vermittelt umfassende Informationen zum Entwerfen mit Glas, zur Herstellung und… Read more »

Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann

Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann

Marchand Bruno Description Diese Monografie bietet erstmals einen fundierten Uberblick uber das Wirken der Lausanner Architekten,das sich durch sein kleines, aber feines Oeuvre innerhalb der Westschweizer Architekturszene deutlich auszeichnet.show more… Read more »

The Green Building Revolution

The Green Building Revolution

Jerry Yudelson Description 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… Read more »

Henry Austin : In Every Variety of Architectural Style

Henry Austin : In Every Variety of Architectural Style

James F. O'Gorman Description Henry Austin's (1804-1891) works receive consideration in books on nineteenth-century architecture, yet no book has focused scholarly attention on his primary achievements in New Haven, Connecticut,… Read more »

Illuminating : Natural Light in Residential Architecture

Illuminating : Natural Light in Residential Architecture

Michelle Corrodi Description "Illuminating" examines central aspects of light planning. General characteristics and fundamental principles as well as subtle facets of an intelligent treatment of daylight are discussed and critically… Read more »

[FREE] Illumination and Decoration of Flat Surfaces

[FREE] Illumination and Decoration of Flat Surfaces

By Bob Cameron No building surface is perfectly flat and the best that can be expected is the appearance of flatness. Unfortunately, this appearance can easily be destroyed by the… Read more »

In Detail: Exhibitions and Displays : Museum Design Concepts, Brand Presentation, Trade Show Design

In Detail: Exhibitions and Displays : Museum Design Concepts, Brand Presentation, Trade Show Design

Christian Schittich Description From trade fair stands to museum concepts, the successful transfer of information to a wide public audience relies on effective staging and appropriate architectural design. With extensively… Read more »

Indian Islamic Architecture : Forms and Typologies, Sites and Monuments

Indian Islamic Architecture : Forms and Typologies, Sites and Monuments

John Burton-Page Description The British scholar John Burton-Page contributed numerous formative articles on Indian Islamic architecture for the Encyclopaedia of Islam over a period of 25 years. Assembled here for… Read more »

Early Stone Houses of Kentucky

Early Stone Houses of Kentucky

By (author)  Carolyn Murray-Wooley In the years before the Revolutionary War, intrepid frontiersmen with roots in northern Ireland claimed vast tracts of land in Kentucky on which they developed plantations…. Read more »

Intermediate Natures / Natures Intermediaires : Les Paysages de Michel Desvigne : The Landscapes of Michel Desvigne

Intermediate Natures / Natures Intermediaires : Les Paysages de Michel Desvigne : The Landscapes of Michel Desvigne

Michel Desvigne Description Die thematische Monografie dokumentiert die Schlusselelemente Desvignes Arbeit innerhalb einzelner Kapitel: Transformationsprozesse, Geografie, Territorium, urbane Strukturen und offentliche Platze.show more Download

Indonesian Houses, Volume 2  :  Survey of Vernacular Architecture in Western Indonesia

Indonesian Houses, Volume 2 : Survey of Vernacular Architecture in Western Indonesia

Reimar Schefold; Peter J. M. Nas; Gaudenz Domenig; Robert Wessing>This collection aims to attract attention to the admirable achievements of indigenous builders in Indonesia and to contribute to a broader… Read more »

Linking Architecture and Education : Sustainable Design of Learning Environments

Linking Architecture and Education : Sustainable Design of Learning Environments

Anne Taylor Description For the past forty years Anne Taylor has studied how schools, classrooms, playgrounds, homes, museums, and parks affect children and how they learn. As a result, she… Read more »

Living for the Elderly : A Design Manual

Living for the Elderly : A Design Manual

Eckhard Feddersen Description Quality living in old age is one of the important topics of our time. Intelligent design solutions can push back the limits on housing and care, in… Read more »

Marble Past, Monumental Present : Building with Antiquities in the Mediaeval Mediterranean

Marble Past, Monumental Present : Building with Antiquities in the Mediaeval Mediterranean

Michael Greenhalgh Description This is a broad survey of the various structural and decorative uses of marble and antiquities throughout the Mediterranean during the Millennium following the Emperor Constantine. The… Read more »

Living with Heritage in Cairo : Area Conservation in the Arab – Islamic City

Living with Heritage in Cairo : Area Conservation in the Arab – Islamic City

Ahmed Sedky Description This book offers a new assessment of the preservation of historic areas of Middle Eastern cities, with Cairo as a case study. The Arab – Islamic city… Read more »