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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...


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...


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.


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

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 are at the cutting-edge of the new wave...


Bali Modern: The Art of Tropical Living

by Gianni Francione & Luca Invernizzi Tettoni

The Balinese Style of architecture and interior design is renowned and increasingly popular the world over. A thatched Balinese Bale, overlooking a panorama of rice fields and open to the evening breeze, or...


An Archaeology of Architecture: Photowriting the Built Environment

by Dennis Tedlock & Arthur Sze

Page by page, this book takes us on a journey through the built world that ranges from Greece to Guatemala and from New York to San Francisco. Tedlock practices what he calls photowriting, a creative process...


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 vernacular architecture, the written word being complemented throughout by watercolor illustrations of different building types, design...


China Modern

by Sharon Leece & A. Chester Chester Ong

Twenty-first century China is a country on the move. As it hurtles into the future, a new revolution- that of a fast growing creative movement - is taking place. As the country's enterprising designers draw...


The English Country House Explained

by Mr Trevor Yorke

Most of England's country houses are packed with masterpieces of art and antiques. They also have vast landscaped gardens, often with lakes and fountains. Recent television series and films (such as Downton...


British Interior House Styles: An Easy Reference Guide

by Mr Trevor Yorke

Here is a compact and easy reference guide, filled with original drawings and diagrams in full colour, which detail the changing uses of space within houses over the centuries. The book shows developments in...