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Re-Act

by Gianpiero Venturini & Carlo Venegoni

Urban re-activation is becoming an increasingly relevant and complex topic in Europe, as it brings together a growing community of influential actors who, in recent years, have established a number of successful...


Building Physics - Heat, Air and Moisture

by Hugo S. L. Hens

Bad experiences with construction quality, the energy crises of 1973 and 1979, complaints about "sick buildings", thermal, acoustical, visual and olfactory discomfort, the need for good air quality, the move...


Alkali-Aggregate Reaction in Concrete: A World Review

by Ian Sims & Alan B. Poole

This book is unique in providing authoritative up to date expert information on the causes and effects of alkali-aggregate reaction (AAR) in concrete structures. It has been compiled using expert contributions...


Essential Sustainable Home Design

by Chris Magwood

Essential Sustainable Home Design walks homebuilders through designing an environmentally friendly home, starting with key concepts, principles, and a project vision. Covering what makes a building green, a...


A Family Place: A Man Returns to the Center of His Life

by Charles Gaines, Dave DiBenedetto & Alexander Bridge

A moving chronicle about fatherhood and family, marriage and love, and what it means to create a home.


Urban Drainage, Third Edition

by David Butler & John Davies

Urban Drainage has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect changes in the practice and priorities of urban drainage. New and expanded coverage includes:

  • Sewer flooding
  • The impact of climate change
  • Flooding...

Energy Conversion, Second Edition

by D. Yogi Goswami & Frank Kreith

This handbook surveys the range of methods and fuel types used in generating energy for industry, transportation, and heating and cooling of buildings. Solar, wind, biomass, nuclear, geothermal, ocean and fossil...


Tales from the Big House: Normanby Hall: 400 years of its history and people

by Stephen Wade

Tales from the Big House: Normanby Hall tells the story of a place known perhaps today mainly as the home where Samantha Cameron grew up, but historically it has been the seat of the Sheffield family, whose...


House Us

by Kent Mundle, Jae-Sung Chon & Dale Wiebe

How should we House Us tomorrow? How have our lifestyles changed in recent years that might demand new forms of living? Can we rearrange or redistribute existing models to fit our needs? Or, must entirely new...


Skyscraper Gothic

by Kevin D. Murphy & Lisa Reilly

Of all building types, the skyscraper strikes observers as the most modern, in terms not only of height but also of boldness, scale, ingenuity, and daring. As a phenomenon born in late-nineteenth-century America,...


In the Ruins of the Cold War Bunker

by Luke Bennett

During the Cold War military and civil defence bunkers were an evocative materialisation of deadly military stand-off. They were also a symbol of a deeply affective, pervasive anxiety about the prospect of world-destroying...


The Framing of Sacred Space

by Jelena Bogdanovic

The Framing of Sacred Space offers the first topical study of canopies as essential spatial and symbolic units in Byzantine-rite churches. Centrally planned columnar structures--typically comprised of four columns...


Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning 6: The Right to the City

by Christopher Silver, Robert Freestone & Christophe Demazière

The Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning series offers a selection of some of the best scholarship in urban and regional planning from around the world. The internationally recognized authors of these award-winning...


Contemporary Landscapes in Mixed Media

by Soraya French

A great guide for painters who want to experiment with mixed media and make their landscape paintings more adventurous. Popular artist and teacher, Soraya French, encourages readers to experiment with mixing...


A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education

by Professor Dilly Fung Professor of Higher Education Development & Academic Director Ucl Centre for Advancing Learning and Teaching

Is it possible to bring university research and student education into a more connected, more symbiotic relationship? If so, can we develop programmes of study that enable faculty, students and ‘real world’...


Wright Sites: A Guide to Frank Lloyd Wright Public Places

by The Frank Llyod Building Conservancy, Joe Hoglund & Jack Quinan

Frank Lloyd Wright's groundbreaking designs, innovative construction techniques, and inviting interiors continue to astound and inspire generations of architects and nonarchitects alike. The only comprehensive...


Cinematic Aided Design: An Everyday Life Approach to Architecture

by François Penz

Cinematic Aided Design: An Everyday Life Approach to Architecture provides architects, planners, designer practitioners, politicians and decision makers with a new awareness of the practice of everyday life...


Architectural Colossi and the Human Body: Buildings and Metaphors

by Charalampos Politakis

The human body has been used as both a model and metaphor in architecture since antiquity. This book explores how it has been an inspiration for the exterior form of architectural colossi through the years....


Passive House Details: Solutions for High-Performance Design

by Donald B. Corner, Jan C. Fillinger & Alison G. Kwok

Passive House Details introduces the concepts, principles, and design processes of building ultralow-energy buildings. The objective of this book is to provide design goals, research, analysis, systems, details,...


Construction Contract Administration for Project Owners

by Claude G. Lancome

Construction Contract Administration for Project Owners is aimed at public and private owners of real estate and construction projects. The book is intended to assist owners in their contractual dealings with...