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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...


British Architectural Styles

by Trevor Yorke

Here is a compact and useful guide, filled with detailed and original drawings, to help put a date to the variety of period buildings we see around us. It covers an immense range of structures and styles from...


Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall. Manfredi Nicoletti con Luca F. Nicoletti

by AA.VV., Manfredi Nicoletti & Luca F. Nicoletti

Il progetto rappresenta ciò di cui il luogo manca, un suo possibile completamento. Andando ad Astana e sorvolando la steppa russa, i suoi laghi di sale, la sua terra piatta e deserta, le carcasse pietrificate...


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...


Planning Small and Mid-Sized Towns: Designing and Retrofitting for Sustainability

by Avi Friedman

Small and mid-sized suburban towns house two-thirds of the world's population and current modes of planning for these municipalities are facing challenges of both philosophy and form. Common approaches that...


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...


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...


Landmarks of Texas Architecture

by Lawrence W. Speck & Richard Payne

"This selection of twenty of Texas' proudest architectural achievements is a tiny sampling of the state's rich, but little-heralded, architectural heritage. The visual presentation of these buildings in Richard...


The Green Building Bottom Line (GreenSource Books; Green Source): The Real Cost of Sustainable Building

by Martin Melaver & Phyllis Mueller

What are the real costs and real benefits of building green?

As any builder knows, cost estimation and reality are often two very different things. The Green Building Bottom Line makes the case for green building...


Unbuilt Calgary: A History of the City That Might Have Been

by Stephanie White

Unbuilt Calgary is a survey of projects proposed but not built that were situated at critical times in Calgary's development; projects that indicate the city's ambitions through its first 100 years. It looks...


Designs for Street Fronts, Suburban Houses and Cottages

by M. F. Cummings & C. C. Miller

Excellent architectural sourcebook includes street front elevations, with enlarged and detailed designs for residential entrances, cornices, a curved roof, dormer window, and much more. 714 illustrations.


Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House: The Illustrated Story of an Architectural Masterpiece

by Donald Hoffmann

Painstakingly researched and illuminating account of the making of the Fred C. Robie home. Revealing family documents, excerpts from a 1958 interview with Fred Robie, and 160 black-and-white illustrations.


101 Different Ways to Build Homes and Pens for Your Animals: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide

by Randy LaTour

Animals need their own space, and no where is this more apparent that for those who own multiple animals. When not given their own private space to be alone many animals, especially dogs and livestock will become...


The Complete Guide to Building Classic Barns, Fences, Storage Sheds, Animal Pens, Outbuilding, Greenhouses, Farm Equipment, & Tools: A Step-by-Step Gu

by Tim Bodamer

With their classic barns and fences, American small farms, and the buildings that support these farms, serve a much-needed purpose as much today as they have in the past. Every well-meaning farmer or property...


Back to the Future: New Urbanism and the Rise of Neotraditionalism in Urban Planning

by Karl Besel & Viviana Andreescu

This book explores new urbanism and urban revitalization within the context of public policy developments. Back to the Future examines the historical roots and the beginnings of new urbanism and illustrates...


Regency House Styles

by Trevor Yorke

Architectural historian Trevor Yorke, using his own drawings and full colour photographs, describes the features and fittings that have made houses of the Regency period so distinctive.


Behind Bars: Inside Ontario's Heritage Gaols

by Ron Brown

Travel across Ontario and visit Ontarios heritage jails, ranging in size from single cell lockups to massive monuments such as the Kingston Pen and the Don Jail.


The 1930s House Explained

by Trevor Yorke

The Art Deco exhibition in Paris in 1925 ushered in a new style of architecture based on the latest designs from Europe and American-flat roofs, plain facades, reinforced concrete and white paint inside and...


Timber Framed Buildings Explained

by Trevor Yorke

Timber framed buildings, whether they are medieval halls, barns, grand houses, or picturesque cottages, form one of the most delightful features of our historic towns and countryside. They catch our imagination...


New Asian Style: Contemporary Tropical Living in Singapore

by Jane Doughty Marsden & Masano Kawana

More than ever before, interior design is a global affair. And more than ever, Westerners are eager to try out elements of Asian design. This book is the ultimate resource for professional and amateur designers...