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Knowledge Sharing Strategies for Large Complex Building Projects

by Esra Bektas, Tu Delft, Architecture and The Built Environment

This volume of A+BE examines the current extent of knowledge sharing between actors who form design teams of Large Complex Building Projects (LCBPs), the problems that limited knowledge sharing causes in such...


Performance measurement of workplace change

by Chaiwat Riratanaphong, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Nowadays, organisations must cope with the pressure of cost reduction and efficiency in order to succeed in a highly competitive business environment. However, drivers to improve social interaction and employee’s...


Heritage-based design

by Paul Meurs, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Heritage-based design concerns the relationship between design approaches and the cultural heritage essence of a monument. How to approach a design? How to get a grip on a site? How can a designer incorporate...


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...


Spatial Planning and High-tech Development

by Wei-Ju Huang, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

n the past three decades, numerous high-tech city-regions have emerged with the rise of new high-tech industries across the world. Many of them have been specifically supported by national technology policies—in...


Integral Facade Construction

by Tillmann Klein & Tillmann Klein, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Integral Facade Construction focuses on the future development of the curtain wall. While the requirements on facades have slowly increased over the last decades, the curtain wall has evolved from craftsmanship...


Nero (Serapis Classics)

by Jacob Abbott

Antium was situated on the sea-coast about thirty miles south of the Tiber. A bold promontory here projects into the sea, affording from its declivities the most extended and magnificent views on every side....


Famous Assassinations in History

by Francis Johnson

THE assassination of Philip of Macedon, which occurred in the year 336 B.C., was one of the most important in ancient history, not only because it terminated the glorious career of one of the most remarkable...


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...


Duurzame Ontwikkeling door Collectief Bewonersinitiatief.

by Fred Sanders, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Collectief bewonersinitiatief gericht op duurzame energie-optimalisatie is in Nederland in opkomst. Ook de installatietechniek speelt daar met een nieuw type installaties voor meerdere huishoudens op in. De...


Hannibal (Serapis Classics)

by Jacob Abbott

HANNIBAL was a Carthaginian general. He acquired his great distinction as a warrior by his desperate contests with the Romans. Rome and Carthage grew up together on opposite sides of the Mediterranean Sea. For...


Darius the Great (Serapis Classics)

by Jacob Abbott

ABOUT five or six hundred years before Christ, almost the whole of the interior of Asia was united in one vast empire. The founder of this empire was Cyrus the Great. He was originally a Persian; and the whole...


Fear and the Muse Kept Watch: The Russian Masters¿from Akhmatova and Pasternak to Shostakovich and Eisenstein¿Under Stalin

by Andy McSmith

In this dazzling exploration of one of the most contradictory periods of literary and artistic achievement in modern history, journalist Andy McSmith evokes the lives of more than a dozen of the most brilliant...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...