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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...


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...


The Vertical City

by Philippe Samyn, Bebooks Editions & Académie royale de Belgique

The growth of world population and its concentration in cities leads to excessive occupation of the ground by constructions.

Technical and scientific progress in the last decade allows, from now onwards, to envisage...


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...


A Field Guide to the Buildings of Ireland: Illustrating the Smaller Buildings of Town and Countryside

by Sean Rothery & Maurice Craig

The history of building in Ireland spans more than five thousand years. The evidence of these years of building persists thoughout the intricate and richly textured landscape of the island. In the course of...


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...


Form Finding and Optimization of Shell Structures: 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...


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...


From tokyo to new york

by Corrado Formentini

From Tokyo to New York is a collection of 90 photographs of the author which makes us begin an enchanting journey that starts from Tokyo, passing through part of Japan and taking us to the heart of the Big Apple....


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.


An Archaeology of Architecture: Photowriting the Built Environment

by Dennis Tedlock & Arthur Sze

Page by page, this book takes us on a journey through the built world that ranges from Greece to Guatemala and from New York to San Francisco. Tedlock practices what he calls photowriting, a creative process...


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...