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Ars et Ingenium: The Embodiment of Imagination in Francesco di Giorgio Martini's Drawings

by Pari Riahi

When did drawing become an integral part of architecture? Among several architects and artists who brought about this change during the Renaissance, Francesco di Giorgio Martini's ideas on drawing recorded in...


The Vertical City

by Philippe Samyn, Bebooks Editions & Académie royale de Belgique

The growth of world population and its concentration in cities leads to excessive occupation of the ground by constructions.

Technical and scientific progress in the last decade allows, from now onwards, to envisage...


Sustainability & Scarcity: A Handbook for Green Design and Construction in Developing Countries

by Peter Ozolins

Sustainability & Scarcity addresses a gap in the literature on green building recognized by many in the fields of international development, architecture, construction, housing and sustainability. Rather than...


Planning Small and Mid-Sized Towns: Designing and Retrofitting for Sustainability

by Avi Friedman

Small and mid-sized suburban towns house two-thirds of the world's population and current modes of planning for these municipalities are facing challenges of both philosophy and form. Common approaches that...


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...


Shell Structures for Architecture: 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...


Landscape

by AA.VV.

EUROSCAPES project, INTERREG IVC Program, has the ambitious objective of offering a new management model for landscapes: through the implementation of Landscapes' Management Plans, the objective is to rationalize...


From Tokyo to New York

by Corrado Formentini

From Tokyo to New York is a collection of 90 photographs of the author which makes us begin an enchanting journey that starts from Tokyo, passing through part of Japan and taking us to the heart of the Big Apple....


Back to the Future: New Urbanism and the Rise of Neotraditionalism in Urban Planning

by Karl Besel & Viviana Andreescu

This book explores new urbanism and urban revitalization within the context of public policy developments. Back to the Future examines the historical roots and the beginnings of new urbanism and illustrates...


Regency House Styles

by Trevor Yorke

Architectural historian Trevor Yorke, using his own drawings and full colour photographs, describes the features and fittings that have made houses of the Regency period so distinctive.


Designs for Street Fronts, Suburban Houses and Cottages

by M. F. Cummings & C. C. Miller

Excellent architectural sourcebook includes street front elevations, with enlarged and detailed designs for residential entrances, cornices, a curved roof, dormer window, and much more. 714 illustrations.


Behind Bars: Inside Ontario's Heritage Gaols

by Ron Brown

Travel across Ontario and visit Ontarios heritage jails, ranging in size from single cell lockups to massive monuments such as the Kingston Pen and the Don Jail.


The 1930s House Explained

by Trevor Yorke

The Art Deco exhibition in Paris in 1925 ushered in a new style of architecture based on the latest designs from Europe and American-flat roofs, plain facades, reinforced concrete and white paint inside and...


Timber Framed Buildings Explained

by Trevor Yorke

Timber framed buildings, whether they are medieval halls, barns, grand houses, or picturesque cottages, form one of the most delightful features of our historic towns and countryside. They catch our imagination...


New Asian Style: Contemporary Tropical Living in Singapore

by Jane Doughty Marsden & Masano Kawana

More than ever before, interior design is a global affair. And more than ever, Westerners are eager to try out elements of Asian design. This book is the ultimate resource for professional and amateur designers...


Cool Hotels: India, Maldives, Sri Lanka

by Kim Inglis, Jacob Termansen & Pia Marie Molbech

With over 500 beautiful photographs, Cool Hotels showcases the best hotels in India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Be it a rustic retreat or a five-star, super-deluxe resort that can hold its own globally, all...


Bali Modern: The Art of Tropical Living

by Gianni Francione & Luca Invernizzi Tettoni

Blending modern, chic designs with traditional sensibilities, the architecture and decor of Bali is the gold standard for tropical living.

A thatched Balinese bale', overlooking a panorama of rice fields and...


Landmarks of Texas Architecture

by Lawrence W. Speck & Richard Payne

"This selection of twenty of Texas' proudest architectural achievements is a tiny sampling of the state's rich, but little-heralded, architectural heritage. The visual presentation of these buildings in Richard...


Balinese Architecture Discover Indonesia

by Julian Davison & Bruce Granquist

Balinese Architecture is a step-by-step guide to the intricacies of Balinese architecture.

Traditional Balinese don't live in houses in the conventional sense of the word. Instead, they divide their daily activities...


Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House: The Illustrated Story of an Architectural Masterpiece

by Donald Hoffmann

Painstakingly researched and illuminating account of the making of the Fred C. Robie home. Revealing family documents, excerpts from a 1958 interview with Fred Robie, and 160 black-and-white illustrations.