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Contemporary Architecture and the Digital Design Process

by Peter Szalapaj

Contemporary Architecture and the Digital Design Process introduces the reader to new developments in the computer modelling of design form in contemporary architectural practice through a series of detailed...


Framing Places: Mediating Power in Built Form

by Kim Dovey

Framing Places is an account of the nexus between place and power, investigating how the built forms of architecture and urban design act as mediators of social practices of power. Explored through a range of...


Solar Thermal Technologies for Buildings: The State of the Art

by M. Santamouris

Solar thermal is now a proven technology in terms of reliability, cost-benefit, and low environmental impact. The integration of solar thermal systems and installations into the design of buildings can provide...


Designing with Solar Power: A Source Book for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (Bipv)

by Deo Prasad & Mark Snow

Designing with Solar Power is the result of international collaborative research and development work carried out within the framework of the International Energy Agency's Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme...


The Emergence of a Modern City: Golden Age Copenhagen 1800-1850

by Henriette Steiner

During Denmark's 'Golden Age' (c. 1800 to 1850), Copenhagen came into being as a modern city on the urban-cultural level. This book examines this period in the city's history, just before the establishment of...


The Architecture of Art Museums: A Decade of Design: 2000 - 2010

by Ronnie Self

As a building type, art museums are unparalleled for the opportunities they provide for architectural investigation and experimentation. They are frequently key components of urban revitalization and often push...


Life Cycle Assessment

by Kathrina Simonen

Life Cycle Assessment addresses the dynamic and dialectic of building and ecology, presenting the key theories and techniques surrounding the use of life cycle assessment data and methods.

Architects and construction...


Counterheritage: Critical Perspectives on Heritage Conservation in Asia

by Denis Byrne

The claim that heritage practice in Asia is Eurocentric may be well-founded, but the view that local people in Asia need to be educated by heritage practitioners and governments to properly conserve their heritage...


Food City

by cj Lim

In Food City, a companion piece to Smartcities and Eco-Warriors, innovative architect and urban designer CJ Lim explores the issue of urban transformation and how the creation, storage and distribution of food...


Building Information Modeling

by Karen M. Kensek

This is a design guide for architects, engineers, and contractors concerning the principles and specific applications of building information modeling (BIM). BIM has the potential to revolutionize the building...


A Life in Architecture: Looking Beyond the Ugliness

by James Birrell

In A Life In Architecture James Birrell reflects on his life in architecture: the influence of architect Roy Grounds; his respect for Walter Burley Griffin's original Canberra plan and his emphasis on the value...


From Synagogue to Church: The Traditional Design: Its Beginning, Its Definition, Its End

by John Wilkinson

The designs of synagogues and churches are acknowledged to be very alike. But the designers' procedure was confidential, and so far standard explanations have been unsatisfactory. A synagogue should express...


Architecture: The Subject Is Matter

by Jonathan Hill

The aim of this book is to expand the subject and matter of architecture, and to explore their interdependence. There are now many architectures. This book acknowledges architecture far beyond the familiar boundaries...


Posters of the Great War

by Frederick Hadley & Martin Pegler

Until the arrival of radio and television, and despite the influence of newspapers, posters were the major medium for mass communication. During the Great War all the belligerent nations produced an extraordinary...


Consuming Architecture: On the Occupation, Appropriation and Interpretation of Buildings

by Daniel Maudlin & Marcel Vellinga

Projecting forward in time from the processes of design and construction that are so often the focus of architectural discourse, Consuming Architecture examines the variety of ways in which buildings are consumed...


Conserving the Railway Heritage

by Peter Burman & Michael Stratton

Great Britain not only invented the main-line railway but has also led the way in it's preservation - not just locomotves and carriages but also the buildings and structures that bear witness to the confidence...


Modigliani

by Meryle Secrest

“People like us . . . have different rights, different values than do ordinary people because we have different needs which put us . . . above their moral standards.” —Modigliani

Amedeo (“Beloved of God”)...


Form and Sense

by Wolfgang Paalen, Martica Sawin & Deborah Rosenthal

Wolfgang Paalen was a central figure in internationalist surrealist circles in the late 1930s. Artist and intellectual, he was a European whose fascination with archaic cultures led him finally to Mexico, where...


Historical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architecture

by Allison Lee Palmer

The Historical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architecture provides an overview of Neoclassicism, focusing on its major artists, architects, stylistic subcategories, ideas, and historical framework of the...


The Bauhaus Idea and Bauhaus Politics

by Éva Forgács

Art historian Éva Forgács's book is an unusual take on the Bauhaus. She examines the school as shaped by the great forces of history as well as the personal dynamism of its faculty and students. The book focuses...