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Performance Assessment Strategies

by Michela Turrin, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Using engineering performance evaluations to explore design alternatives during the conceptual phase of architectural design helps to understand the relationships between form and performance; and is crucial...


Urban Landscape Strategies

by Giuseppe Marinoni

The projects illustrated here exemplify the way contemporary urban planning is moving in practice, and how it is precisely in the effective transformation of cities and landscapes that it is finding the theoretical...


Understanding culture in territorial management and its implications for spatial planning.

by Suwanna Rongwiriyaphanich, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

This study presents and applies an integrative conceptual framework which is used to explain how culture, planning policy and territorial management outcomes are interrelated, and what the implications are for...


Building for a better hospital

by Johan Van Der Zwart, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

In this thesis, the ideas and concepts of Corporate Real Estate Management (CREM) are examined in terms of the contribution they could make to the process of accommodation decision by using recent cases in...


Woningcorporaties en Vastgoedontwikkeling: Fit for Use?

by Reinier Van Der Kuij, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Woningcorporaties en vastgoedontwikkeling, dat is een logische combinatie. Tenminste, het lijkt een logische combinatie. Woningcorporaties worden niet voor niets nog steeds vaak woningbouwverenigingen genoemd....


FLA Learning Centre

by Giuseppe Marinoni

Built after Giuseppe Marinoni’s design had won an international competition, the Learning Centre FLA (Lombardy Foundation for the Environment) at Seveso looks on the outside like a primary volume, divided...


Mein Kampf: My Struggle

by Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler wrote this book when he was in prison for his political activities. During that time, Germany had been weakened by the Treaty of Versailles, and France had seized several parts of Germany. France...


The Borgias (Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 1)

by Alexandre Dumas

There are many dreadful -- and perhaps scurrilous -- rumors about the Borgia family of renaissance Italy, and Alexandre Dumas (author of "The Three Musketeers" and many other period classics) reveals one possible...


British Architectural Styles

by Trevor Yorke

Here is a compact and useful guide, filled with detailed and original drawings, to help put a date to the variety of period buildings we see around us. It covers an immense range of structures and styles from...


Terragni and Lingeri's Casa Rustici

by Giuseppe Marinoni

Terragni and Lingeri’s Casa Rustici is going back to its original splendour. Since it was declared a national monument in 1992, a new awareness aimed at the protection was aroused. The stones of the floors,...


Da Vinci Notebooks

by Leonardo Vinci

A dazzling array of invention, insight and observation from perhaps the greatest genius of Western civilisation. Towering across time as the painter of the Mona Lisa, forever famous as a sculptor and an inventor,...


Bridges Explained: What They Do and How They Work

by Trevor Yorke

Bridges are keys to communication, but also they are graceful and spectacular pieces of architecture. Trevor Yorke's book, filled with illustrations, explains their history and principals of construction, leaving...


2009 International Building Code Need to Know: The 20% of the Code You Need 80% of the Time: The 20% of the Code You Need 80% of the Time

by R. Dodge Woodson

2009 International Building Code Essentials at Your Fingertips

This handy resource delivers quick access to international building code information. 2009 International Building Code Need To Know explains and...


The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art

by David Lewis-Williams

The breathtakingly beautiful art created deep inside the caves of western Europe has the power to dazzle even the most jaded observers. Emerging from the narrow underground passages into the chambers of caves...


@home: Another Revolution in Architecture's Theory of the House

by Davina Jackson & Hugo Muecke

A 'time capsule' of perspectives (written in the mid 1990s and first published 2012) on how traditional architectural theories about homes and domestic life would be radically altered by mass market access to...


Against Architecture

by Franco La La Cecla

With insight into the human side of architecture, this critical assessment displays the shortcomings of modern urban planning as an acclaimed architect issues a passionate charge against the celebrities of the...


The Evolving European City - Introduction

by Giuseppe Marinoni, Giovanni Chiaramonte

In The Evolving European City, renowned urban planner and architect Giuseppe Marinoni and eminent photographer Giovanni Chiaramonte assemble a breathtaking presentation of cities that have undergone profound...


Medieval Heraldry

by Terence Wise & Richard Hook

Coats of arms were at first used only by kings and princes, then by their great nobles, but by the mid-13th century arms were being used extensively by the lesser nobility, knights and those who later came to...


Terragni and Lingeri's Casa Rustici

by Giuseppe Marinoni, Paolo Rosselli

Terragni and Lingeri’s Casa Rustici is going back to its original splendour. Since it was declared a national monument in 1992, a new awareness aimed at the protection was aroused. The stones of the floors,...


Time Saver Standards for Architectural Design 8/E (EBOOK): Technical Data for Professional Practice

by Michael Crosbie & Donald Watson

Since its release in 1946, this has been one of the most widely recognized and respected resources for architects, engineers, and designers, bringing together the knowledge, techniques, and skills of some of...