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Housing, Urban Renewal and Socio-Spatial Integration

by Xiaoxi Hui, Tu Delft, Architecture & Xiaoxi Hui

p spanThis issue of A+BE addresses two critical urban issues China faces today: housing and urban renewal. In the recent two decades, the Chinese urban housing stock underwent a significant, if not extreme,...


Transformations of Urbanising Delta Landscape

by Chen Kun Chung, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

p spanThis book argues that the floods following extreme precipitation result not only from very heavy rainfall but also from the significant impact of human activities on natural water systems. While most literature...


The Emily Dickinson Collection

by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was an American poet, born in Amherst, Massachusetts into a prominent family with strong ties to its community. After studying at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she briefly...


Storming the Old Boys' Citadel

by Carla Blank & Tania Martin

"Women" and "architecture" were once mutually exclusive terms. In an 1891 address, Louise Blanchard Bethune declared, "it is hardly safe to assert" that a connection even exists between the two words. Some women...


Poachers, Polluters and Politics: A Fishery Officer's Career

by Randy Nelson

Retired fishery officer Randy Nelson’s first love was catching poachers. That obsession, plus a devious mind and enthusiasm for marathon running, spelled big trouble for law-breaking fishermen. Thirty-five...


Bioprinting:Principles and Applications: Principles and Applications

by Chee Kai Chua & Wai Yee Yeong

At labs around the world, researchers have been experimenting with bioprinting, first just to see whether it was possible to push cells through a printhead without killing them (in most cases it is), and then...


Polysaccharide-Based Nanocrystals

by Jin Huang, Peter R. Chang, Ning Lin & Alain Dufresne

Polysaccharide nanocrystals, an emerging green nanoingredient (nanomaterial) with high crystallinity obtained by acid hydrolysis of biomass-based polysaccharides, are of scientific and economic significance...


Sustainable Luxury: The New Singapore House, Solutions for a Livable Future

by Paul McGillick, Ph.D & Masano Kawana

Singapore is celebrated as one of the most livable cities in Asia, and Sustainable Luxury shows how the prosperous, forward-looking nation is pioneering innovative solutions for environmental, economic, social,...


Qatar Heavens

by HAMAD ALREWAILY

The Book There is a lot of visions around the world countries, some of them for sustainability, economics, energy, resources, health...etc. Each vision definitely has its limitation, either number of years or...


An Unlikely Vineyard: The Education of a Farmer and Her Quest for Terroir

by Deirdre Heekin & Alice Feiring

Named one of the Best Wine Books of 2014 by The New York Times, An Unlikely Vineyard tells the evolutionary story of Deirdre Heekin's farm from overgrown fields to a fertile, productive, and beautiful landscape...


Place and Memory in the Singing Crane Garden

by Vera Schwarcz

The Singing Crane Garden in northwest Beijing has been the site of several important and cataclysmic events in modern Chinese history. In this poetic and highly personal study of memory, trauma, and cultural...


Grasslands and herbivore production in Europe and effects of common policies

by Alex De Vliegher, Bert Van Gils, Alain Peeters* & Christian Huyghe

div pThe European project Multisward (a target="_blank" href="http://www.multisward.eu/multisward_eng/"http://www.multisward.eu/multisward_eng//a) aims at supporting developments and innovations in grassland...


Led by the Nose: The future of smell in a virtual world

by Robert Chalmers

Drawing on his long-term interest in the idiosyncrasies of scent and the perfume industry, Robert Chalmers takes a wry look at where the digital scent technology industry is taking us. And that is a lot further...


Hashing in Computer Science: Fifty Years of Slicing and Dicing

by Alan G. Konheim

Written by one of the developers of the technology, Hashing is both a historical document on the development of hashing and an analysis of the applications of hashing in a society increasingly concerned with...


Green Building Materials: A Guide to Product Selection and Specification

by Ross Spiegel & Dru Meadows

To properly select and specify green building materials, architects need advice on how to select and use nontoxic, recycled, and recyclable products, and how to integrate these products into the design process...


Guidelines to overcome architectural barriers in cultural heritage sites

by Aa. Vv., Lucia Baracco & Giovanni Caprara

These Guidelines are intended for all those who, in whatever capacity (regulators, financiers, designers, site managers, testers) are involved with, or responsible for, the accessibility of cultural heritage...


Progettare Paesaggio. Landscape as Infrastructure

by Aa. Vv., Piero Aebischer & Stefania Cancellieri

In questo lavoro ?Progettare Paesaggio, Landscape as Infrastructure? si confrontano: da un lato le stimolanti proposte progettuali redatte dal gruppo di studenti della Harvard Graduate School of Design guidati...


Houses. Architecture and Interiors - Achievements

by Stefano Dorata

Simplicity and order are the psychological and aesthetic features that Stefano Dorata seeks in architecture and when he is designing his projects. His journey is a long-standing one of research during which...


The Mediterranean Medina

by Aa. Vv., Attilio Petruccioli, Ludovico Micara & Ettore Vadini

This volume collects the proceedings of the International Seminar The Mediterranean Medina, that took place in the School of Architecture at Pescara from 17th to 19th of June 2004.


Keeping People Safe: The Human Dynamics of Injury Prevention

by Ph. D. Williams & D. Scott D. Geller

This book provides safety leaders with information they can use to reduce workplace injuries by addressing the five integral components of workplace safety: Systems/Conditions, Leadership, Behaviors, People-Factors,...