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

by Sambit Datta & David Beynon

This multi-disciplinary study of early archetypal Brahmanic, Hindu and Buddhist temple architectures examines how the styles from northwest India were adapted as they spread into Southeast Asia. It unravels...


The Working Man's Green Space: Allotment Gardens in England, France, and Germany, 1870-1919

by Micheline Nilsen

With antecedents dating back to the Middle Ages, the community garden is more popular than ever as a means of procuring the freshest food possible and instilling community cohesion. But as Micheline Nilsen shows,...


Atmospheres: Aesthetics of Emotional Spaces

by Tonino Griffero

This book examines the role of atmospheres in daily life, and defines their main characteristics. Outlining the typical phenomenological situations in which we experience atmospheres, it assesses their impact...


Recto Verso: Redefining the Sketchbook

by Angela Bartram, Nader El-Bizri & Douglas Gittens

This volume explores the place of the sketchbook in contemporary art and architecture. Drawing upon a diverse range of theories, practices, and reflections common to the contemporary conceptualisation of the...


Rome and Religion in the Medieval World: Studies in Honor of Thomas F.X. Noble

by Valerie L. Garver & Owen M. Phelan

The original essays in this volume build upon Thomas F.X. Noble's interest in Rome, especially his landmark contributions to the origins of the Papal States and early medieval image controversies, thus providing...


Architecture and the Historical Imagination: Eug Ene-Emmanuel Viollet-Le-Duc, 1814-1879

by Martin Bressani

The importance of Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (1814-1879) within modern architecture cannot be overstated. Key theoretician of modernism, renowned restoration architect, medieval archaeologist and champion...


New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences after New Media Art

by Beryl Graham

New media art presents many challenges to the curator and collector, but there is very little published analytical material available to help meet those challenges. This book fills that gap. Drawing from the...


The Architecture of Luxury

by Annette Condello

Focusing on various contexts within Western Europe, Latin America and the United States, this book traces the myths and application of luxury within architecture, interiors and designed landscapes. Spanning...


Building the Modern Church: Roman Catholic Church Architecture in Britain, 1955 to 1975

by Robert Proctor

The author examines changing conceptions of tradition and modernity, and the development of a modern church architecture that drew from the ideas of the liturgical movement. Based on meticulous historical research...


The Architecture of Art Museums: A Decade of Design: 2000 - 2010

by Ronnie Self

As a building type, art museums are unparalleled for the opportunities they provide for architectural investigation and experimentation. They are frequently key components of urban revitalization and often push...


Life Cycle Analysis

by Kathrina Simonen

Life Cycle Assessment addresses the dynamic and dialectic of building and ecology, presenting the key theories and techniques surrounding the use of life cycle assessment data and methods.

Architects and construction...


Counterheritage: Critical Perspectives on Heritage Conservation in Asia

by Denis Byrne

The claim that heritage practice in Asia is Eurocentric may be well-founded, but the view that local people in Asia need to be educated by heritage practitioners and governments to properly conserve their heritage...


Food City

by cj Lim

In Food City, a companion piece to Smartcities and Eco-Warriors, innovative architect and urban designer CJ Lim explores the issue of urban transformation and how the creation, storage and distribution of food...


Building Information Modeling

by Karen M. Kensek

This is a design guide for architects, engineers, and contractors concerning the principles and specific applications of building information modeling (BIM). BIM has the potential to revolutionize the building...


Introduction to Architectural Science (Third Edition): The Basis of Sustainable Design

by Steven V. Szokolay

Now in its third edition, this book provides the ideal and only reference to the physical basis of architectural design.

Fully updated and expanded throughout, the book provides the data required for architects...


Gender Studies in Architecture: Space, Power and Difference: Space, Power and Difference

by Dörte Kuhlmann

Analyzing a range of ideas from biological, evolutionary and anthropological theories to a variety of feminist, psychoanalytic, poststructuralist and constructivist discourses, this book provides a comprehensive...


From Synagogue to Church: The Traditional Design: Its Beginning, Its Definition, Its End

by John Wilkinson

The designs of synagogues and churches are acknowledged to be very alike. But the designers' procedure was confidential, and so far standard explanations have been unsatisfactory. A synagogue should express...


Architecture: The Subject Is Matter

by Jonathan Hill

The aim of this book is to expand the subject and matter of architecture, and to explore their interdependence. There are now many architectures. This book acknowledges architecture far beyond the familiar boundaries...


Automotive Prosthetic: Technological Mediation and the Car in Conceptual Art

by Charissa N. Terranova

In the twenty-first century, we are continually confronted with the existential side of technology-the relationships between identity and the mechanizations that have become extensions of the self. Focusing...


Form Finding and Optimization of Shell Structures: Form Finding and Optimization

by Sigrid Adriaenssens, Philippe Block & Diederik Veenendaal

*** Featuring a foreword by Pritzker Prize Winner Shigeru Ban ***

Bringing together experts from research and practice, Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization presents contemporary...