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[FREE] Endless Performance : Buildings for Performing Arts

[FREE] Endless Performance : Buildings for Performing Arts

By (author) Qian  The buildings for performing arts including theatres, concert halls, opera houses that we show in this book are actual endless live performance. Architecture is connected with music,… Read more »

EWork and EBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction : Proceedings of the European Conference on Product and Process Modelling 2010, Cork, Republic of Ireland, 14-16 September 2010

EWork and EBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction : Proceedings of the European Conference on Product and Process Modelling 2010, Cork, Republic of Ireland, 14-16 September 2010

Edited by  Karsten Menzel , Edited by  Raimar Scherer Since 1994, the European Conference on Product and Process Modelling has provided a discussion platform for research and development in Architecture,… Read more »

21st Centuray Villa

21st Centuray Villa

By Helen Liu and  Norman Dai  English/Chinese bilingual. The everchanging and renewing life concept and lifestyle of people bring about more and more requirements for the overall qualities of houses and… Read more »

Key Buildings from Prehistory to the Present : Plans, Sections and Elevations

Key Buildings from Prehistory to the Present : Plans, Sections and Elevations

By (author) Andrew Ballantyne The latest in this successful series, this book features around 150 of the most important buildings in the history of world architecture – from the pyramids… Read more »

50 Awarded Architecture

50 Awarded Architecture

Arthur Gao; Athena He The book presents 50 remarkable award-winning masterpieces all over the word. They are categorized into seven sections: commerce, office, culture, religion, sport, and scientific research and… Read more »

150 Best New Kitchen Ideas

150 Best New Kitchen Ideas

By (author) Manel Gutierrez A comprehensive, full-color handbook, packed with hundreds of photographs that showcase the latest in beautiful, welcoming, and efficient kitchen design. 150 Best New Kitchen Ideas offers… Read more »

The Imperfect City: On Architectural Judgment

The Imperfect City: On Architectural Judgment

By (author) Samir Younes If architectural judgment were a city, a city of ideas and forms, then it is a very imperfect city. When architects judge the success or failure… Read more »

Retailising Space : Architecture, Retail and the Territorialisation of Public Space

Retailising Space : Architecture, Retail and the Territorialisation of Public Space

By (author) Mattias Karrholm , Series edited by  Dr. Eamonn Canniffe Over the past few years there has been a proliferation of new kinds of retail space. Retail space has… Read more »

Digital Archetypes : Adaptations of Early Temple Architecture in South and Southeast Asia

Digital Archetypes : Adaptations of Early Temple Architecture in South and Southeast Asia

Sambit Datta This unique book presents a broad multi-disciplinary examination of early temple architecture in Asia, written by two experts in digital reconstruction and the history and theory of Asian… Read more »

French Museum Architecture

French Museum Architecture

ICI Consultants Museums are the mark of civilization on a city. Whether repositories of the past or tools for communicating about the world around us, they play a vital part… Read more »

More Straw Bale Building : A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw

More Straw Bale Building : A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw

Chris Magwood Straw bale houses are easy to build, affordable, super energy efficient, environmentally friendly, attractive, and can be designed to match the builder's personal space needs, esthetics and budget…. Read more »

No Nails, No Lumber : The Bubble Houses of Wallace Neff

No Nails, No Lumber : The Bubble Houses of Wallace Neff

Jeffrey Head Imagine a house constructed in less than forty-eight hours, without using lumber or nails, that is more resistant to fire, earthquakes, and hurricanes than any traditionally built structure…. Read more »

Modern Order : Houses by Robert Gurney

Modern Order : Houses by Robert Gurney

Vernon Mays Washington, D.C.-area architect Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, designs ecologically aware modern homes using natural materials and varied construction methods. Modern Order: Houses by Robert Gurney features photography and… Read more »

Theatre Buildings : A Design Guide

Theatre Buildings : A Design Guide

Association Of British Theatre The Association of British Theatre Technicians produced its first guide to the design and planning of theatres in 1972. Revised in 1986, it became the standard… Read more »

Green Building Through Integrated Design

Green Building Through Integrated Design

Jerry Yudelson Design and Construct High-Performance Buildings on Standard Budgets This comprehensive, well-illustrated guide covers the entire process of building a certified green building. It offers expert insight into tackling… Read more »

Detail in Contemporary Bar and Restaurant Design

Detail in Contemporary Bar and Restaurant Design

Drew Plunkett Bars and restaurants need to be assertive. Customers tend not to visit them to satisfy basic appetites for food or drink but for the social opportunities. Their interiors… Read more »

4dspace : Interactive Architecture

4dspace : Interactive Architecture

Lucy Bullivant In the next few years, emerging practices in interactive architecture are set to transform the built environment. 'Smart' design was once regarded as the preserve of museum exhibits… Read more »

[FREE] Staircases : History, Repair and Conservation

[FREE] Staircases : History, Repair and Conservation

By James W. P. Campbell The staircase dates back to the very beginning of architectural history. Virtually every significant building from the ziggurats of ancient Mesopotamia to the present day,… Read more »

BIG : Bjarke Ingels Group Projects 2001-2010

BIG : Bjarke Ingels Group Projects 2001-2010

Big Architecture This is a collection of more than forty projects completed by the Copenhagen-based architecture firm between 2001 and 2010. This detailed presentation of their successful projects introduces the… Read more »

Innovations in Hospice Architecture

Innovations in Hospice Architecture

Stephen F. Verderber Providing much-needed focus on hospice projects in the context of unprecedented rates of societal ageing, this new reference book presents an overview of major recent developments in… Read more »

Art and Architecture of the World's Religions

Art and Architecture of the World's Religions

Leslie Ross Two abundantly illustrated volumes offer a vibrant discussion of how the divine is and has been represented in art and architecture the world over. * 200 illustrations, including… Read more »

New Tropical Classics : Hawaiian Homes by Shay Zak

New Tropical Classics : Hawaiian Homes by Shay Zak

Carolyn Horwitz The tropical homes designed by San Francisco-based architect Shay Zak perfectly capture the spirit and culture of the islands. Subtleties of proportion, celebration of light, and thoughtful framing… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Details in Contemporary Architecture

Details in Contemporary Architecture

Christine Killory Curious about how Alsop Architects managed to construct that flying, translucent rectangle at the Ontario College of Art and Design? Wonder about the sustainability of the Genzyme Building?… Read more »

The Technology of Building Defects

The Technology of Building Defects

John Hinks The Technology of Building Defects has been developed to provide a unique review of the subject. Defects are considered as part of the whole building rather than in… Read more »

FOBA : Buildings

FOBA : Buildings

Katsu Umebayashi Pure. Minimal. Simple. These are the words commonly used to describe the work of contemporary Japanese architects. FOBA, an internationally celebrated architectural practice based in Kyoto, looks beyond… Read more »

Space Meets Status : Designing Workplace Performance

Space Meets Status : Designing Workplace Performance

Jacqueline C. Vischer Showing how worker productivity and stress levels are affected by factors such as lighting, ventilation, temperature, noise and layout, this book demonstrates how the technical aspects of… Read more »

Marina City : Bertrand Goldberg’s Urban Vision

Marina City : Bertrand Goldberg’s Urban Vision

By (author) Igor Marjanovic , By (author) Katerina Ruedi Ray Chicago has many iconic buildings, but perhaps none as instantly recognizable as Bertrand Goldberg’s Marina City, commonly referred to as… Read more »

Recycling Construction and Demolition Waste : A Leed-based Toolkit (Greensource)

Recycling Construction and Demolition Waste : A Leed-based Toolkit (Greensource)

Greg Winkler This is a complete reference on Construction Waste Recycling. This GreenSource guide offers comprehensive information on how to recycle as much as 95 per cent of new construction… Read more »

Stadia : A Design and Development Guide

Stadia : A Design and Development Guide

Geraint John In this completely updated and redesigned edition of the essential and long-established "Stadia", the authors offer their unrivalled expertise to all professionals who commission, plan, design, and manage… Read more »

Tall Buildings : Structural Systems and Aerodynamic Form

Tall Buildings : Structural Systems and Aerodynamic Form

Halis Günel The structural challenges of building 800 metres into the sky are substantial, and include several factors which do not affect low-rise construction. This book focusses on these areas… Read more »

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction : Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling in the Building and Construction Industry : ECPPM 2004, 8-10 September 2004, Istanbul, Turkey

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction : Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling in the Building and Construction Industry : ECPPM 2004, 8-10 September 2004, Istanbul, Turkey

Attila Dikba Biannually since 1994, the European Conference on Product and Process Modelling in the Building and Construction Industry has provided a review of research, given valuable future work outlooks,… Read more »

The BIM Manager’s Handbook, Part 2: Change Management

The BIM Manager’s Handbook, Part 2: Change Management

A BIM Manager might be hired for their technical skills, but their success relies heavily on their ability to be an agent of change within their organisation, facilitating transition to… Read more »

Elements of Parametric Design

Elements of Parametric Design

Robert Woodbury Driven by new computer and digital fabrication tools, the architectural designs that are being built are pushing boundaries of form, customization and construction. Pushed by practices wanting and… Read more »

Building (in) the Future : Recasting Labor in Architecture

Building (in) the Future : Recasting Labor in Architecture

Peggy Deamer There is no denying the transformational role of the computer in the evolution of contemporary architectural practice. Butdoes this techno-determinist account tell the whole story? Are humans becoming… Read more »

Architecture in Words

Architecture in Words

Louise Pelletier What if the house you are about to enter was built with the confessed purpose of seducing you, of creating various sensations destined to touch your soul and… Read more »

Asian Style Hotels : Bali, Java, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand

Asian Style Hotels : Bali, Java, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand

Kim Inglis With more than 500 ravishing full-color photographs, Asian Style Hotels brings you to the best hotels in Southeast Asia. The super-deluxe establishments included here are all at the… Read more »