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Abitare la Terra n.29/2011 - Dwelling on Earth

by AA.VV. & Paolo Portoghesi

EDUARDO SOUTO DE MOURA Luca Nicotera ALESSANDRO ANSELMI Stefania Tuzi LAKE|FLATO Maria Luna Vetrani ANTONIO MONESTIROLI Gaetano Fusco BOGDAN BOGDANOVIC Slobodan Selinkic CINO ZUCCHI Alessandra Sgueglia EMILIO...


Little Book of Log Cabins: How to Build and Furnish Them

by William S. Wicks

Handy how-to manual, with instructions and illustrations for building cabins in the Adirondack style, fireplaces, stairways, furniture, beamed ceilings, and more. 102 line drawings.


AM Envelope

by Holger Strauss & Holger Strauss, Tu Delft, Architecture

This book shows the potential of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for the development of building envelopes: AM will change the way of designing facades, how we engineer and produce them. To achieve today’s demands...


Contractors Exposed

by Martin S. Simmons

This is a summary of what Contractors Exposed is and what the potential is for need and acceptance by not only the United States, by also the entire world. The book and the support of seminars, videos, and the...


Operating Your Own Architectural or Engineering Practice

by Walter J. Smith

Starting your own architecture or engineering firm may seem a bit daunting. In Operating Your Own Architectural or Engineering Practice, author Walter J. Smith presents a handbook to help you navigate that process...


Boris Nemtsov and Russian Politics

by Andrey Makarychev & Alexandra Yatsyk

In post-Soviet Russian politics, Boris Nemtsov is one of the most tragic figures—and not only because he was shot dead, at the age of 56, in close vicinity to the Kremlin, the locus of Russia’s power. The...


From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing

by Graham Cairns, Georgios Artopoulos & Kirsten Day

Socio-political views on housing have been brought to the fore in recent years by global economic crises, a notable rise of international migration and intensified trans-regional movement phenomena. Adopting...


The Logic of Machines and Structures

by Paul Sandori

Based on common, everyday phenomena, the principles governing the balance of forces on machines and structures are extremely straightforward. Their expression in mathematical form, however, obscures their clarity....


Timber Framing for the Rest of Us

by Rob Roy

Many natural building methods rely upon the use of post and beam frame structures that are then in-filled with straw, cob, cordwood, or more conventional wall materials. But traditional timber framing employs...


More Straw Bale Building

by Chris Magwood & Peter Mack

Straw bale houses are easy to build, affordable, super energy efficient, environmentally friendly, attractive, and can be designed to match the builder’s personal space needs, esthetics and budget. Despite...


The Architect's Studio Companion

Trans Structures: Fluid Architecture and Liquid Engineering

by Ciro Najle

The book introduces water as a building material to build unique, responsive-able structures and define a new paradigm for architecture and sustainable design.


Legal & Financial Aspects of Architectural Conservation: The Smolenice Castle Conference Central Europe

by Marc Denhez & Stephen Dennis

In this international study, 18 experts from 10 countries describe the legal challenges and solutions related to heritage property.


The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources

by Catherine Wanek, Michael Smith & Joseph F. Kennedy

The original, complete, user-friendly introduction to natural building, now fully revised and updated


Concrete Toronto: A Guide to Concrete Architecture from the Fifties to the Seventies

by Michael McClelland & Graeme Stewart

Toronto is a concrete city. From international landmarks to civic buildings to cultural institutions to metropolitan infrastructure and the single-family home, reminders of the era of 'brutalist' architecture...