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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...


Design Tools for Evidence-Based Healthcare Design

by Michael Phiri

The growing movement towards evidence-based healthcare design has largely emphasised a change of culture and attitudes. It has advocated for new ways of working, but until now, it has not focused on equipping...


The Films of Charles and Ray Eames: A Universal Sense of Expectation

by Eric Schuldenfrei

The Films of Charles and Ray Eames traces the history of the Eameses' work, examining their evolution away from the design of mass-produced goods and toward projects created as educational experiences. Closely...


The Spiritual Work of Marriage

by David C Olsen

Learn how to help couples to navigate and resolve the spiritual themes present in marriage Statistically speaking, about half of all first marriages fail. The Spiritual Work of Marriage comprehensively discusses...


Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores and Libraries

by Mark Leslie

It's been said that books have a life of their own, but there's more than literature lurking in the cobwebbed recesses of dusty bookstores and libraries across Canada. Read about some of the most celebrated...


University Trends: Contemporary Campus Design

by Jonathan Coulson, Paul Roberts & Isabelle Taylor

A university campus is a place with special resonance: conjuring images of cloistered quadrangles and wood-panelled libraries, often echoing centuries of scholarly tradition. And yet it is also a place of cutting-edge...


Architectural Temperance: Spain and Rome, 1700-1759

by Victor Deupi

Architectural Temperance examines relations between Bourbon Spain and papal Rome (1700-1759) through the lens of cultural politics. With a focus on key Spanish architects sent to study in Rome by the Bourbon...


The Alhambra

by Robert Irwin

The Alhambra, the 'red fort' on its rocky hill above Granada with its fountained courts and gardens and intricate decoration has long been a byword for exotic and melancholy beauty. In a stimulating new book...


School Design Together

by Pamela Woolner

The time is ripe for interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to school design. Whatever the current funding limitations, we still need to think about how we design, organise and use space in schools for...


The Third Teacher: 79 Ways You Can Use Design to Transform Teaching & Learning

by OWP/P Architects + VS Furniture + Bruce

Created by an international team of architects and designers concerned about our failing education system, The Third Teacher explores the critical link between the school environment and how children learn,...


Japanese Participation in British Industry

by John Dunning

This book, based on extensive original research, was, when originally published in 1986, the first detailed study of the extent of Japanese participation in British industry, and of its economic impact in a...


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...


Twentieth Century Industrial Archaeology

by Michael Stratton & Barrie Trinder

This book examines the industrial monuments of twentieth- century Britain. Each chapter takes a specific theme and examines it in the context of the buildings and structure of the twentieth century. The authors...


Sports Architecture

by Rod Sheard

This book offers a rare chance to understand how sport and architecture come together to create an outstanding building type - a symbol of our times. Rod Sheard shares the experience and expertise of HOK LOBB...


University Architecture

by Brian Edwards

Some of the most exciting architecture in the world can be found on university campuses. In Europe, America and the Far East, vice chancellors and their architects have, over several centuries, produced an extraordinary...


Global Sustainable Communities Handbook: Green Design Technologies and Economics

by Woodrow, III Clark

Global Sustainable Communities Handbook is a guide for understanding and complying with the various international codes, methods, and legal hurtles surrounding the creation of sustainable communities all over...


Deconstructing the American Mosque: Space, Gender, and Aesthetics

by Akel Ismail Kahera

From the avant-garde design of the Islamic Cultural Center in New York City to the simplicity of the Dar al-Islam Mosque in Abiquiu, New Mexico, the American mosque takes many forms of visual and architectural...


Retail Development Handbook

by Anita Kramer

This comprehensive book is a practical how-to guide to developing hot retail projects such as lifestyle centers, mixed-use centers, and rehabs of failed malls. Project sizes range from small, ethnic-oriented...


Music City's Showcase

by The Tennessean

"Music City's Showcase" takes the reader inside Nashville's new Music City Center. The state-of-the-art convention complex boasts acres of exhibit space, art installations and a "green" roof. Beyond its gee-whiz...


Design for Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care

by Mardelle McCuskey Shepley

Design for Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care provides an overview of the design and research issues associated with the development of environments for pediatric and neonatal intensive care. This is the first...