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Structures for Architects

by Bryan J. B. Gauld

Demand from building control officials for structural calculations - even for very simple projects - means that today's architects must have a thorough understanding of everyday structural concepts.

Structures...


Ecohouse

by Sue Roaf, Manuel Fuentes & Stephanie Thomas-Rees

Sue Roaf is famed for her approach to design and her awareness of energy efficiency. Here she reveals the concepts, structures and techniques that lie behind the realization of her ideals. By using her own house...


Prefab Homes

by Elisabeth Blanchet

In 1944, Winston Churchill promised to manufacture up to 500,000 prefabricated bungalows to ease the housing shortage after the Second World War. Made in factories, over 156,000 temporary "prefabs" of a few...


Lost Auburn: A Village Remembered in Period Photographs

by Ralph Draughon, Delos Hughes & Ann Pearson

Lost Auburn: A Village Remembered in Period Photographs offers a dynamic record of the buildings that once stood in Auburn, Alabama, which have fallen to natural disaster, war, poverty, and neglect, and to what...


Architecture and the Welfare State

by Mark Swenarton, Tom Avermaete & Dirk van den Heuvel

In the decades following World War Two, and in part in response to the Cold War, governments across Western Europe set out ambitious programmes for social welfare and the redistribution of wealth that aimed...


University Trends: Contemporary Campus Design

by Jonathan Coulson, Paul Roberts & Isabelle Taylor

A university campus is a place with special resonance: conjuring images of cloistered quadrangles and wood-panelled libraries, often echoing centuries of scholarly tradition. And yet it is also a place of cutting-edge...


Understanding the Building Regulations

by Simon Polley

Do you need a concise, jargon-free and compact guide to the UK building regulations?

Simon Polley boils down the regulations to their basic features, explaining the core principles behind them. Easy to read...


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,...


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...


City Life

by Witold Rybczynski

In City Life, Witold Rybczynski looks at what we want from cities, how they have evolved, and what accounts for their unique identities. In this vivid description of everything from the early colonial settlements...


Developing Your Design Process: Six Key Concepts for Studio

by Albert C. Smith & Kendra Schank Smith

Developing Your Design Process is your primary source for acquiring knowledge of how and why you design. It will help you understand how architects think as well as learn why you should educate yourself about...


Permutation Design: Buildings, Texts, and Contexts

by Kostas Terzidis

In design, the problems that designers are called upon to solve can be regarded as a problem of permutations. A permutation is an ordered arrangement of elements in a set. In our case, the set is design and...


Japanese Architecture as a Collaborative Process: Opportunities in a Flexible Construction Culture

by Dana Buntrock

Architects throughout the world hold Japan's best architecture in high regard, considering the country's buildings among the world's most carefully crafted and innovative. While many books, magazines, and exhibitions...


Beyond Grief: Sculpture and Wonder in the Gilded Age Cemetery

by Cynthia Mills

Beyond Grief explores high-style funerary sculptures and their functions during the turn of the twentieth century. Many scholars have overlooked these monuments, viewing them as mere oddities, a part of an individual...


Entourage 5th Edition: A Tracing File and Color Sourcebook

by Ernest Burden

The definitive tracing file for design professionals--updated and expanded

Packed with hundreds of traceable drawings and more than 1000 photographic images, Entourage, Fifth Edition, provides a quick and easy...


Rio de Janeiro: Urban Life through the Eyes of the City

by Beatriz Jaguaribe

"Through artistic imaginaries, media productions, social practices and spatial mappings, this book offers an insightful and original contribution to the understanding of Rio de Janeiro, one of the highly contested...


Think Like an Architect

by Hal Box

The design of cities and buildings affects the quality of our lives. Making the built environment useful, safe, comfortable, efficient, and as beautiful as possible is a universal quest. We dream about how we...


Sanctioning Modernism: Architecture and the Making of Postwar Identities

by Vladimir Kuli, Timothy Parker & Monica Penick

In the decades following World War II, modern architecture spread around the globe alongside increased modernization, urbanization, and postwar reconstruction-and it eventually won widespread acceptance. But...


Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War

by Ian Buruma

Ian Buruma is fascinated, he writes, “by what makes the human species behave atrociously.” In Theater of Cruelty the acclaimed author of The Wages of Guilt and Year Zero: A History of 1945 once again turns...


Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance

by Amy Helene Kirschke

Women artists of the Harlem Renaissance dealt with issues that were unique to both their gender and their race. They experienced racial prejudice, which limited their ability to obtain training and to be taken...