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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 Invisible Houses: Rethinking and designing low-cost housing in developing countries

by Gonzalo Lizarralde

There is an increased interest among architects, urban specialists and design professionals to contribute to solve 'the housing problem' in developing countries. The Invisible Houses takes us on a journey through...


Positioning for Architecture and Design Firms

by Jack Reigle

An essential guide for a firm of any size to effectively position itself in the marketplace

For an architecture or design firm to survive and prosper in the new economy, it needs to redefine and reinvigorate...


Permutation Design: Buildings, Texts, and Contexts

by Kostas Terzidis

In design, the problems that designers are called upon to solve can be regarded as a problem of permutations. A permutation is an ordered arrangement of elements in a set. In our case, the set is design and...


Sustainability & Scarcity: A Handbook for Green Design and Construction in Developing Countries

by Peter Ozolins

Sustainability & Scarcity addresses a gap in the literature on green building recognized by many in the fields of international development, architecture, construction, housing and sustainability. Rather than...


Humanitarian Architecture: 15 stories of architects working after disaster

by Esther Charlesworth

Never has the demand been so urgent for architects to respond to the design and planning challenges of rebuilding post-disaster sites and cities. In 2011, more people were displaced by natural disasters (42...


The Death of Drawing: Architecture in the Age of Simulation

by David Ross Scheer

The Death of Drawing explores the causes and effects of the epochal shift from drawing to computation as the chief design and communication medium in architecture. Drawing both framed the thinking of architects...


Doing Disability Differently: An alternative handbook on architecture, dis/ability and designing for everyday life

by Jos Boys

This ground-breaking book aims to take a new and innovative view on how disability and architecture might be connected. Rather than putting disability at the end of the design process, centred mainly on compliance,...


Collaborations in Architecture and Engineering

by Clare Olsen & Sinead Mac Namara

Collaborations in Architecture and Engineering focuses on team-building and problem-solving between architects and engineers to prepare you for working together in practice. It provides an overview and foundation...


Building Information Modeling

by Karen M. Kensek

This is a design guide for architects, engineers, and contractors concerning the principles and specific applications of building information modeling (BIM). BIM has the potential to revolutionize the building...


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...


Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization

by Sigrid Adriaenssens, Philippe Block & Diederik Veenendaal

*** Featuring a foreword by Pritzker Prize Winner Shigeru Ban ***

Bringing together experts from research and practice, Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization presents contemporary...


Mapping the Global Architect of Alterity: Practice, Representation and Education

by Michael Jenson

Due to globalization, cultural spaces are now developing with no tangible connection to geographical place. The territorial logic traditionally used to underpin architecture and envision our built environment...


Designing Relationships: The Art of Collaboration in Architecture

by Andrew Pressman

In today's dynamic practice environment, collaboration and teamwork skills are increasingly critical to the successful completion of building projects. Indeed, it is the careful nurturing of comradeship among...


Architecture 3.0: The Disruptive Design Practice Handbook

by Cliff Moser

This book provides a definitive guide for the future direction of the practice and profession of architecture.

In five parts, Cliff Moser provides you with all the tools and know-how to implement changes that...


Design for the Changing Educational Landscape: Space, Place and the Future of Learning

by Andrew Harrison & Les Hutton

The whole landscape of space use is undergoing a radical transformation. In the workplace a period of unprecedented change has created a mix of responses with one overriding outcome observable worldwide: the...


Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture

by Nishat Awan, Tatjana Schneider & Jeremy Till

This book offers the first comprehensive overview of alternative approaches to architectural practice.

At a time when many commentators are noting that alternative and richer approaches to architectural practice...


Green Buildings Pay: Design, Productivity and Ecology

by Brian W. Edwards & Emanuele Naboni

This third edition of Green Buildings Pay presents new evidence and new arguments concerning the institutional and business case that can be made for green design. The green argument has moved a long way forward...


The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability

by Keith Granet

The Business of Design debunks the myth that business sense and creative talent are mutually exclusive and, unlike other lackluster business books, is written and illustrated to captivate a visually thinking...