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Architectural structure & design books

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Recently Published

Virtual Reality and the Built Environment by Jennifer Whyte, Agana Nikolic Virtual Reality and the Built Environment
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Like the first edition, the central question this book addresses is how virtual reality can be used in the design, production and management of the built environment. The book aims to consider three key questions. What are the business drivers...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/11/2017

Virtual Reality and the Built Environment by Jennifer Whyte, Agana Nikolic Virtual Reality and the Built Environment
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Like the first edition, the central question this book addresses is how virtual reality can be used in the design, production and management of the built environment. The book aims to consider three key questions. What are the business drivers...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/11/2017

Design Solutions for Urban Densification by Braun Design Solutions for Urban Densification


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

The New Heart of Hong Kong International Commerce Centre by Rebecca Lo, SHKP Limited The New Heart of Hong Kong International Commerce Centre
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Chronicles the development of the International Commerce Centre (ICC) and how what was originally just another office building is changing the way Hong Kong residents live, work, play and perceive West Kowloon as the new central business district.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Designing for Heritage: Contemporary Visitor Centres by Ruth Dalton Designing for Heritage: Contemporary Visitor Centres

In recent years, a range of incredible, architecturally renowned centres has been designed and built - welcoming visitors to key heritage sites, historic buildings, landscapes and monuments. Bringing together case studies of 20 award-winning centres across the UK, this book...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Mass to Membrane Nic Goldsmith by Original Copy Mass to Membrane Nic Goldsmith

In Mass to Membrane, Nic Goldsmith-principal of FTL Design Engineering Studio-presents the continuing evolution of building materials, from heavy stone structures to luminous, lightweight, flexible and environmentally responsible structures.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Multifamily Housing: Creating a Community by Avi Friedman Multifamily Housing: Creating a Community

Provides a fresh perspective and contemporary analysis of the innovation and designs on-trend in the field of multifamily housing, featuring photography, plans and detailed illustrations. A source of information for architects, landscape designers, urban planners, developers and their clients, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/10/2017

Comfort and Perception in Architecture by J. Alstan Jakubiec Comfort and Perception in Architecture

This book discusses the design of comfortable buildings and shows that design perception and, as a result, comfort should be an intentional feature of architectural design. Modern buildings are often sealed boxes without operable windows or daylighting design. However, contemporary...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2017

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Cantilever Architecture by Kyoung Sun (Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA) Moon Cantilever Architecture
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Format: Hardback - Released: 22/11/2017

Cantilever Architecture by Kyoung Sun (Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA) Moon Cantilever Architecture
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Format: Paperback - Released: 22/11/2017

Seaside Building Design: Principles and Practice Buildings in Maritime Zones by Ali Sayigh Seaside Building Design: Principles and Practice Buildings in Maritime Zones

This one of a kind reference gathers numerous new studies examining the design of buildings in seaside locations. This book provides architects, engineers, builders, and students with design examples and applications that will enable them to design and build comfortable,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/11/2017

World Expos A History of Structures by Isaac Lopez Cesar World Expos A History of Structures

A fascinating journey through the history of architectural structures over the last 150 years, taking the World Expos as an original unifying thread.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

New Essentialism Material Architecture by Gail Peter Borden New Essentialism Material Architecture

Illustrates the basis of the argument for a New Essentialism, through the examination of how architecture engages materials.
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/11/2017

Fronts Security and the Developing World by Ersela Kripa, Stephen Mueller Fronts Security and the Developing World
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Explores our increasingly polarised view of urban growth, as either an opportunity or a threat, through the lens of architecture.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/12/2017

The Geometric Computation: Foundations for Design Applications by Joy Ko, Kyle Steinfeld The Geometric Computation: Foundations for Design Applications
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The Architect's Field Guide to Computation will be a concise guidebook and compendium to accompany an architectural designer working on active projects that would benefit from the judicious use of computation. The approach is guided by an idea of practical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/12/2017

The Geometric Computation: Foundations for Design Applications by Joy Ko, Kyle Steinfeld The Geometric Computation: Foundations for Design Applications
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The Architect's Field Guide to Computation will be a concise guidebook and compendium to accompany an architectural designer working on active projects that would benefit from the judicious use of computation. The approach is guided by an idea of practical...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/12/2017

The Architecture and Engineering of Natural Cooling by Brian Ford, Rosa Schiano-Phan The Architecture and Engineering of Natural Cooling
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This revised and updated handbook provides the architect, engineer and other building professional with the latest research and practice in the application of passive and hybrid downdraught cooling in different building types in different locations around the world. It includes:...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/12/2017

The Architecture and Engineering of Natural Cooling by Brian Ford, Rosa Schiano-Phan The Architecture and Engineering of Natural Cooling
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This revised and updated handbook provides the architect, engineer and other building professional with the latest research and practice in the application of passive and hybrid downdraught cooling in different building types in different locations around the world. It includes:...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/12/2017

Robot House by Peter Testa Robot House


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2018

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Towards Openness by Li Hu, Wenjing Huang Towards Openness
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A collection of case studies which showcase Chinese design practises, to challenge the preconceived notion of what Chinese architecture should be, and examining the OPEN architectural practice's work and the critical thinking underlying their projects.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

The Architectural Drawing Course The hand drawing techniques every architect should know by Mo Zell The Architectural Drawing Course The hand drawing techniques every architect should know


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

New Design for Old Buildings by Roger Hunt, Iain Boyd New Design for Old Buildings
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This book is a celebration of good new design for old buildings and the SPAB philosophy that good new architecture can sit happily alongside old and is preferable to pastiche. Endorsing the value of architects who are engaged to work...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Building Biology Architectural Design and Criteria by Nurgul Ece Building Biology Architectural Design and Criteria

Health and environmental compatibility are key topics in contemporary society. The book shows how the built environment can be aesthetically pleasing, modern and, at the same time, healthy and environmentally friendly. It makes the link between architecture as a design...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Design-Build Studio Crafting Meaningful Work in Architecture Education by The Design-Build Studio Crafting Meaningful Work in Architecture Education

The Design-Build Studio examines sixteen international community driven design-build case studies through process and product, with preceding chapters on community involvement, digital and handcraft methodologies and a graphic Time Map. Together these projects serve as a field guide to the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2017

A Place to Call Home Tradition, style, and memory in the new American house by Gil Schafer III, Eric Piasecki A Place to Call Home Tradition, style, and memory in the new American house
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From the author of The Great American House, a stunning new book on the power of place.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings by Osamu A. Wakita, Richard M. Linde, Nagy R. Bakhoum The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings
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The detailed, highly illustrated, comprehensive guide to architectural working drawings The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings is a complete guide to the skills you need to create a set of drawings that clearly and effectively communicate your design.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2017

Loose-Fit Architecture Designing Buildings for Change by Alex Lifschutz Loose-Fit Architecture Designing Buildings for Change

Loose-Fit Architecture: Designing Buildings for Change September/October 2017Profile 249 Volume 87 No 5ISBN 978 1119 152644 Guest-Edited by Alex Lifschutz The idea that a building is 'finished' or 'complete' on the day it opens its doors is hardwired into existing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2017

Architecture That Speaks S. C. P. Vosper and Ten Remarkable Buildings at Texas A&M by Nancy T. McCoy, David G. Woodcock, Michael K. Young Architecture That Speaks S. C. P. Vosper and Ten Remarkable Buildings at Texas A&M
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Reviews the history of Texas A&M campus architecture and provides in-depth coverage of S.C.P. Vosper and his legacy. Illustrated by the sumptuous photography of Carolyn Brown, Architecture That Speaks concludes with observations on recent approaches toward the reuse and rehabilitation...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2017

Ardrossan The Last Great Estate on the Philadelphia Main Line by David Nelson Wren, Michael C. Kathrens Ardrossan The Last Great Estate on the Philadelphia Main Line
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A chronicle of the construction and furnishings of an early 20th-century country house, brought to life by letters from the family archive and previously unpublished drawings from Horace Trumbauer's architectural office.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/09/2017

Chinese Bridges Living Architecture from China's Past by Ronald G. Knapp, Peter Bol Chinese Bridges Living Architecture from China's Past
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Bridges, the least known and understood of China's many wonders, are one of its most striking and resilient feats of architectural prowess.
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

100 Buildings by Thom Mayne 100 Buildings

An accessible primer to the most important architectural touchstones of our time by today s leading architects and teachers of architecture.
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

Living for the Elderly A Design Manual Second and Revised Edition by Eckhard Feddersen Living for the Elderly A Design Manual Second and Revised Edition

Quality living in old age is one of the key topics of our time. Architecture and the building industry contribute innovative forms of living, intelligent concepts and individual solutions for people with physical or cognitive limitations. Integrative forms of housing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Complex Steel Structures Non-Orthogonal Geometries in Building with Steel by Terri Meyer Boake Complex Steel Structures Non-Orthogonal Geometries in Building with Steel

Complexity in architecture, construction and material manipulation is constantly increasing due to our present ability to design, calculate and fabricate an extending range of geometric shapes and systems. This volume addresses the design of complexity in the planning, fabrication and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Design-Build Studio Crafting Meaningful Work in Architecture Education by The Design-Build Studio Crafting Meaningful Work in Architecture Education

The Design-Build Studio examines sixteen international community driven design-build case studies through process and product, with preceding chapters on community involvement, digital and handcraft methodologies and a graphic Time Map. Together these projects serve as a field guide to the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

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