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Smart Energy Management for Households

by Sonja Van Dam, Tu Delft, Architecture and The Built Environment

Smart Energy Management for Households infers design-related insights and guidelines to improve the use and effectiveness of home energy management systems (HEMS) through an empirical evaluation of the longitudinal...


Evaluation of Plan Implementation

by Jinghuan He , Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Shanghai, like the other big cities along China’s coastline, has witnessed extraordinary growth in its economy and population with industrial development and rural-to-urban migration generating extensive...


Housing, Urban Renewal and Socio-Spatial Integration

by Xiaoxi Hui

This issue of A+BE addresses two critical urban issues China faces today: housing and urban renewal. In the recent two decades, the Chinese urban housing stock underwent a significant, if not extreme, transformation....


Negotiation and Design for the Self-Organizing City

by Ekim Tan, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

This book is dedicated to building an open negotiation and design method for cities as self-organizing systems that bridges the gap between collaborative planning and collaborative design methods. Gaming as...


AM Envelope

by Holger Strauss

This book shows the potential of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for the development of building envelopes: AM will change the way of designing facades, how we engineer and produce them. To achieve today’s demands...


Strategic investment of embodied energy during the architectural planning process

by Linda Hildebrand, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

This year's fifth issue of A+BE outlines the relevance of the building substance as factor for the overall sustainable performance of the built environment. It wants to sensibilize the designer for the ecological...


Spatial planning and urban resilience in the context of flood risk.

by Pei-Wen Lu, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Spatial planning is increasingly being considered as an important mechanism in coping with flood risk due to climate change. One of the reasons for this is that engineering approaches are increasingly expensive...


Between Flexibility and Reliability

by Chiu-Yuan Wang, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

The aim of this thesis is to provide an outline to address questions with regard to the transformation of planning in China that has occurred after the 1980s. The research is using “planning evolution”...


Dwelling on Courtyards

by Mohammad Taleghani, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Courtyards have been used for thousands of years in different climates in the world. In hot climates they provide shading, in humid climates they cause a stack effect helping ventilation, in cold climates they...


Final Floodaware Report of the European Climate and Environment Programme

by Nicolas Gendreau

Within the framework of a European approach with standards recognised by the establishment of risk and vulnerability maps and consideration of ecological and social aspects, this report presents 14 European...


Qualité du matériel forestier de reproduction et application des directives communautaires

by Daniel Terrasson

What is the situation concerning the application of Community directives related to the genetic quality of forest trees? Researchers and administrators take a look at the impact of the evolution of knowledge...


Sapiens

by Yuval Noah Harari

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors...


Genome

by Matt Ridley

The genome's been mapped.

But what does it mean?

Arguably the most significant scientific discovery of the new century, the mapping of the twenty-three pairs of chromosomes that make up the human genome raises...


Urban Landscape Strategies

by Giuseppe Marinoni

The projects illustrated here exemplify the way contemporary urban planning is moving in practice, and how it is precisely in the effective transformation of cities and landscapes that it is finding the theoretical...


Slave Species OF God

by Michael Tellinger

South African author Michael Tellinger has caused quite a stir with his highly controversial epic on the origins of humankind. Slave species of god has now become a real cult epic with readers in over 20 countries....


The King of Infinite Space: Euclid and His Elements

by David Berlinski

Geometry defines the world around us, helping us make sense of everything from architecture to military science to fashion. And for over two thousand years, geometry has been equated with Euclid’s Elements...


Principles of Statistics

by M. G. Bulmer

Concise description of classical statistics, from basic dice probabilities to modern regression analysis. Equal stress on theory and applications. Moderate difficulty; only basic calculus required. Includes...


The Agile Gene

by Matt Ridley

Armed with extraordinary new discoveries about our genes, acclaimed science writer Matt Ridley turns his attention to the nature-versus-nurture debate in a thoughtful book about the roots of human behavior.

Ridley...


Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

by Laszlo Bock

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From the visionary head of Google's innovative People Operations comes a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work-and a blueprint for attracting...


Most Wanted Particle: The Inside Story of the Hunt for the Higgs, the Heart of the Future of Physics

by Jon Butterworth

“A vivid account of what the process of discovery was really like for an insider.”—Peter Higgs“Butterworth is an insider’s insider. His narrative seethes with insights on the project’s science, technology...