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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Integral Facade Construction

by Tillmann Klein

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...


Durable past - sustainable future

by Rob Van Hees, Tu Delft, Silvia Naldini, Tu Delft & Job Roos, Tu Delft

The section Heritage & Architecture of the Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology deals with the built environment in terms of conservation, refurbishment and re-use. Reflecting the department...


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...


HydroScope

by Tigrane Hadengue

HydroScope is an annually updated professional directory, listing addresses, websites, trade shows, festivals and more than 1300 professional contacts


Social Housing Organisations in England and The Netherlands

by Darinka Czischke, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Rapid and deep changes in society, the economy and policy over the last decades
are having an increasing impact on the delivery of social housing in North Western Europe. These changes are transforming the...


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,...


Kissing Architecture

by Sylvia Lavin

Kissing Architecture explores the mutual attraction between architecture and other forms of contemporary art. In this fresh, insightful, and beautifully illustrated book, renowned architectural critic and scholar...


Building the Timber Frame House: The Revival of a Forgotten Craft

by Tedd Benson, James Gruber & Jamie Page

For centuries, post-and-beam construction has proved to be one of the most durable building techniques. It is being enthusiastically revived today not only for its sturdiness but because it can be easily insulated,...


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...


Hungry City

by Carolyn Steel

*Cities cover just 2% of the world's surface, but consume 75% of the world's resources

*Global food production increased by 145% in the last 4 decades of the 20th century - yet an estimated 800 million people...