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Green Building Materials: A Guide to Product Selection and Specification

by Ross Spiegel & Dru Meadows

To properly select and specify green building materials, architects need advice on how to select and use nontoxic, recycled, and recyclable products, and how to integrate these products into the design process...


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, 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...


Climatic Heterotopias as Spaces of Inclusion

by Lazaros Mavromatidis

This book explores, discusses and considers spatial research and its relevant pedagogic perspectives on the crossings, interactions and transformations of contemporary territorialities. The book addresses the...


Prefabulous World

by Sheri Koones & Robert Redford

The rising cost of fuel and the growing commit­ment to protect the environment have sparked exciting innovations in prefab home construction. Showcasing the unlimited possibilities offered by prefabrication...


Aluminum Surfaces

by L. William Zahner

A full-color guide for architects and design professionals to the selection and application of aluminum

Aluminum Surfaces, second in William Zahner's Architectural Metals Series, provides a comprehensive and...


Stainless Steel Surfaces

by L. William Zahner

A full-color guide for architects and design professionals to the selection and application of stainless steel 

Stainless Steel Surfaces offers an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the application of...


The Rise of the Spanish Empire

by Roger Bigelow Merriman

The Spanish Empire, historically known as the Hispanic Monarchy and as the Catholic Monarchy, was one of the largest empires in history. From the late 15th century to the early 19th, Spain controlled...


Straw Bale Building Details

by Casba

The devil is in the details-the science and art of designing and building durable, efficient, straw bale buildings

Straw bale buildings promise superior insulation and flexibility across a range of design aesthetics,...


How to Build Cities and Destroy Motorways

by Alessandro Melis & Liam Donovan-Stumbles

Over thousands of years, human beings have built habitats in response to their increasingly complex needs. The ultimate form of these habitats is the modern city: a feat in which the benefits are self-evident....


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...


The Art of Money Getting

by P.T. Barnum

Don't Mistake Your Vocation - Select the Right Location - Avoid Debt - Persevere - Whatever You Do, Do It with All Your Might - Use the Best Tools - Don't Get Above Your Business - Learn Something Useful - Let...


Boris Nemtsov and Russian Politics

by Alexandra Yatsyk, Andrey Makarychev & Zhanna Nemtsova

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....


Engineer's Report: Seismic Performance Evaluation and Tire Construction Analysis

by Michael Reynolds

This engineering analysis is a compilation of studies and calculations conducted between 1990 and 1993 by Thomas E. Griepentrog, P.E. of Buckhorn Geotech, Consulting Engineers and Geologists of Montrose, Colorado...


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...


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.