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Performance measurement of workplace change

by Chaiwat Riratanaphong, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Nowadays, organisations must cope with the pressure of cost reduction and efficiency in order to succeed in a highly competitive business environment. However, drivers to improve social interaction and employee’s...


Spatial Planning and High-tech Development

by Wei-Ju Huang, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

n the past three decades, numerous high-tech city-regions have emerged with the rise of new high-tech industries across the world. Many of them have been specifically supported by national technology policies—in...


Durable past - sustainable future

by Rob Van Hees, Tu Delft, Silvia Naldini, Tu Delft & Job Roos, Tu Delft

The section Heritage & Architecture of the Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology deals with the built environment in terms of conservation, refurbishment and re-use. Reflecting the department...


Knowledge Sharing Strategies for Large Complex Building Projects

by Esra Bektas, Tu Delft, Architecture and The Built Environment

This volume of A+BE examines the current extent of knowledge sharing between actors who form design teams of Large Complex Building Projects (LCBPs), the problems that limited knowledge sharing causes in such...


Performance Assessment Strategies

by Michela Turrin, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Using engineering performance evaluations to explore design alternatives during the conceptual phase of architectural design helps to understand the relationships between form and performance; and is crucial...


Negotiation and Design for the Self-Organizing City

by Ekim Tan, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

This book is dedicated to building an open negotiation and design method for cities as self-organizing systems that bridges the gap between collaborative planning and collaborative design methods. Gaming as...


Social Housing Organisations in England and The Netherlands

by Darinka Czischke, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Rapid and deep changes in society, the economy and policy over the last decades
are having an increasing impact on the delivery of social housing in North Western Europe. These changes are transforming the...


Building for a better hospital

by Johan Van Der Zwart, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

In this thesis, the ideas and concepts of Corporate Real Estate Management (CREM) are examined in terms of the contribution they could make to the process of accommodation decision by using recent cases in...


Heritage-based design

by Paul Meurs, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Heritage-based design concerns the relationship between design approaches and the cultural heritage essence of a monument. How to approach a design? How to get a grip on a site? How can a designer incorporate...


10 Pieces of Music You Should Listen to at Least Once in Your Life

by Jacopo Caneva

Welcome to this ramble through music: background notes unfold, little by little, amazingly and touchingly. Our guide is the young Jacopo Caneva, who puts forward a personal selection of musical extracts for...


Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting

by Robert McKee

Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane...


Concerning the Spiritual in Art

by Wassily Kandinsky

Pioneering work by the great modernist painter, considered by many to be the father of abstract art and a leader in the movement to free art from traditional bonds. 12 illustrations.


How Music Works

by David Byrne

How Music Works is David Byrne’s remarkable and buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. In it he explores how profoundly music is shaped by its time and place, and he explains...


A Dictionary of Symbols

by J. E. Cirlot

A valuable reference, this informative and entertaining volume presents a key to elucidating the symbolic worlds encountered in both the arts and the history of ideas. 32 black-and-white illustrations.


Smart Energy Management for Households

by Sonja Van Dam, Tu Delft, Architecture and The Built Environment

Smart Energy Management for Households infers design-related insights and guidelines to improve the use and effectiveness of home energy management systems (HEMS) through an empirical evaluation of the longitudinal...


Diary of my Happy Moments

by Diana - Avgusta Stauer

"Diary of my Happy Moments" is a unique book, that combines beauty, fashion, and emotions of very positive energy. It will share with you little secrets of style, health and beauty, told by the testimonial of...


Integral Facade Construction

by Tillmann Klein

Integral Facade Construction focuses on the future development of the curtain wall. While the requirements on facades have slowly increased over the last decades, the curtain wall has evolved from craftsmanship...


Oral Literature in Africa

by Ruth Finnegan

Ruth Finnegan’s Oral Literature in Africa was first published in 1970, and since then has been widely praised as one of the most important books in its field. Based on years of fieldwork, the study traces...


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...


Magnets and miracles. Loneliness and nostalgia in Pink Floyd's lyrics

by Jacopo Caneva

Following "Dieci brani da ascoltare almeno una volta nella vita" (“10 songs you should listen to before you die”) and the books on Tim Burton and Hayao Miyazaki, Jacopo Caneva’s latest work carries out...