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MIT: An Architectural Tour

by Douglass Shand-Tucci, L. Rafael Reif & John Horner

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was founded in 1861 as the cornerstone of Copley Square in Boston's Back Bay, then the center of a progressive, proto-globalist Brahmin culture committed to intellectual...


Design Inspired by V

by Rina Rovio

Design Inspired by V explores the designs inspired by female genitalia. It is packed with photographs and illustrations showcasing different examples of the use of vulva shapes in a variety of designs from fashion...


Mixed-Use Development: Nine Case Studies of Complex Projects

by Dean Schwanke

This publication provides a detailed look at nine leading examples of mixed-use projects from around the world that have been developed in recent years. The case studies are drawn from the ULI Case Studies program,...


The History and Architecture of Cardiff Civic Centre: Black Gold, White City

by John B. Hilling

The history and architecture of Britain's finest civic centre, and how it came to be created following the boom of the coal industry in the south Wales coalfield.


American Arcadia

Mixed Use and Residential Tenants' Rights: The Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 and Leasehold Enfranchisement

by Peta Dollar & Sarah Thompson-Copsey

The popularity of mixed use buildings has highlighted the need to understand the substantial impact of residential tenants' rights. This book, by authors known for their practical expertise in this highly specialized...


Boundaries

by Maya Lin

Renowned artist and architect Maya Lin's visual and verbal sketchbook—a unique view into her artwork and philosophy.

Walking through this parklike area, the memorial appears as a rift in the earth -- a long,...


Reinventing Green Building: Why Certification Systems Aren't Working and What We Can Do About It

Environmental Design Research: Volume one selected papers

by Wolfgang Preiser

First published in 1973, this two-volume set summarises and structures the contributions by researchers at the Fourth International EDRA Conference, held in April 1973. The first volume focuses on the proceedings...


Residential Interior Design

by Maureen Mitton & Courtney Nystuen

A practical approach to planning residential spaces

Residential Interior Design: A Guide To Planning Spaces is the industry-standard reference for all aspects of residential space planning, with a practical...


The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us

by Joel Kotkin

In The Human City, internationally recognized urbanist Joel Kotkin challenges the conventional urban-planning wisdom that favors high-density, “pack-and-stack” strategies. By exploring the economic, social,...


Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building

by Marian Keeler & Prasad Vaidya

The Fully Updated, Indispensible Study of Sustainable Design Principles

Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building is the first textbook to merge principles, theory, and practice into an integrated...


GDF - Green Density Factor and GCF - Green Cooling Factor

by Florian Betzler

The GDF and GCF are two factors invented and designed by German Architect and Developer Florian Betzler. They demonstrate the possibilities to cool the microclimates of hot cities and let estates function as...


Structural Analysis and Design to Prevent Disproportionate Collapse

by Feng Fu

Hard Guidance on Preventing Disproportionate Collapse

Disproportionate collapse is a pressing issue in current design practice. Numerous causes are possible - especially forms of extreme loading, such as blast,...


Railway Transportation Systems: Design, Construction and Operation

by Christos N. Pyrgidis

Incorporates More Than 25 Years of Research and Experience

Railway Transportation Systems: Design, Construction and Operation presents a comprehensive overview of railway passenger and freight transport systems,...


Bulldozer: Demolition and Clearance of the Postwar Landscape

by Francesca Russello Ammon

Although the decades following World War II stand out as an era of rapid growth and construction in the United States, those years were equally significant for large-scale destruction. In order to clear space...


The BIM Manager's Handbook

by Dominik Holzer

The BIM Manager's Handbook: Guidance for Professionals in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a design and construction software that manages not just graphics,...


Places Women Make: Unearthing the contribution of women to our cities

by Jane Jose

Places Women Make tells stories of women shaping the Australian city - its buildings, spaces, and social and political agendas.

Jane Jose takes a fresh look at city life, great places and the unsung urban heroines...


Affordable housing in US shrinking cities: From neighborhoods of despair to neighborhoods of opportunity?

by Robert Mark Silverman & Kelly L. Patterson

With almost one in ten post-industrial US cities shrinking in recent years, this book looks at the reasons for the failure (and success) of affordable housing experiences in these cities, stressing the importance...


Building Codes Illustrated

by Francis D. K. Ching & Steven R. Winkel

Dive into the history and application of the IBC

Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to the 2015 International Building Code, Fifth Edition is a bestselling complement to the International Building Code, or...