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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...

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,...

Storming the Old Boys' Citadel

by Carla Blank & Tania Martin

“Women” and “architecture” were once mutually exclusive terms. In an 1891 address, Louise Blanchard Bethune declared, “it is hardly safe to assert” that a connection even exists between the two words....

Environmentally Friendly Cities: Proceedings of Plea 1998, Passive and Low Energy Architecture, 1998, Lisbon, Portugal, June 1998

by Eduardo Maldonado & Simos Yannas

The 15th Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) conference considered the issues of sustainability and environmental friendliness at the city scale. Some 150 papers address the many and varied questions...

Raw: Architectural Engagements with Nature

by Solveig Bøe, Hege Charlotte Faber & Brit Strandhagen

Nature inheres in many aesthetic forms of expression. In architecture, however, nature emerges with a particular power and clarity, which makes architecture a raw kind of art. Thus, by using the concept of 'raw'...

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...

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...

Knowledge Networks and Craft Traditions in the Ancient World: Material Crossovers

by Katharina Rebay-Salisbury, Ann Brysbaert & Lin Foxhall

This edited volume investigates knowledge networks based on materials and associated technologies in Prehistoric Europe and the Classical Mediterranean. It emphasises the significance of material objects to...

Essays on Art (Routledge Revivals)

by A. Clutton-Brock

This collection of brief but insightful essays, though always returning to the author's central conviction that the quality of artistic endeavour depends not on individuals of genius but on the attitude of the...

DARS magazine n° 216

by Dars

D’ARS Magazine è una collana in formato ePub che dal 2014 offre al pubblico una raccolta di articoli tratti da D’ARS - periodico di arti e culture contemporanee in due lingue (italiano e inglese). Diretto...

Gaeta, Italy: The Ultimate Travel Destination (Russian Edition)

by Nicola Tarallo

Gaeta is a small, sleepy fishing village on the western coast of Italy. It is a hidden treasure for anyone who is enamored with anything Italian. In this guide book you will learn the history of the village...

Open-Air Rock-Art Conservation and Management: State of the Art and Future Perspectives

by Timothy Darvill & Antonio Pedro Batarda Fernandes

While much has been achieved in understanding and managing weather effects and erosion phenomena affecting ancient imagery within the relatively protected environments of caves and rock-shelters, the same cannot...

From Marble to Flesh. The Biography of Michelangelo's David

by A. Victor Coonin

Michelangelo’s David is the world’s most famous statue, a universal symbol of Florence and of Italy. Hailed as the epitome of Renaissance art, the David has inspired contemporary artists from Warhol to Banksy...

Integrated Design and Delivery Solutions

by Robert Owen & Matthijs Prins

Integrated Design and Delivery Solutions (IDDS) represent a significant new research trajectory in the integration of architecture and construction through the rapid adoption of new processes. This book examines...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Routledge Revivals)

by Rod Hackney

First published in 1990, this title presents the personal reflections of renowned community architect Rod Hackney, who served for many years as President of both the Royal Institute of British Architects and...

Building Ventilation: The State of the Art

by Mat Santamouris & Peter Wouters

Ensuring optimum ventilation performance is a vital part of building design. Prepared by recognized experts from Europe and the US, and published in association with the International Energy Agency's Air Infiltration...

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...

International Architecture Yearbook: No. 8

by Aus The Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd

The International Architecture Yearbook series is an invaluable and cutting edge resource featuring work that has been selected by a highly experienced panel of guest editors from across the world. All projects...

Medieval Bosa

by Fernanda Poli

The book provides an updated reading on the fortification of the city of Bosa, and the castle church, the Palatine chapel of the judges of Arborea, from an architectural and artistic perspective. Particular...


by Fernanda Poli

The book provides a detailed description of the architectural structure and the different phases of construction of the monastic complex. Particular attention is devoted to the pictorial cycle, to the architectural...