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Architectural structure & design books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Architectural structure & design category. Presented with a red border are the Architectural structure & design books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

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 2017 Profile 249 Volume 87 No 5 ISBN 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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2017

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

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: 18/09/2017

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: 18/09/2017

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

Remarkable Buildings of the World by Remarkable Buildings of the World


Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

1000 Architectural Details A Selection of the World's Most Interesting Building Elements by Alex Sanchez Vidiella, Julio Fajardo, Sergi Costa Duran 1000 Architectural Details A Selection of the World's Most Interesting Building Elements
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Reference catalogue to the structural features of the modern building - facades, roofs, stairs and ramps, finishings, glass, lighting - illustrated by detailed colour photographs.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

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: 01/09/2017

The Classical American House by Phillip James Dodd The Classical American House

Includes dozens of exemplary architectural projects, complete with photographs and architectural analysis, and features an insightful introductory essay by Phillip James Dodd, an internationally renowned expert in the fields of Classical architecture and design.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

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: 31/08/2017

Coming Soon

New Design for Old Buildings by Iain Boyd New Design for Old Buildings

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

Ardrossan The Last Great Estate on the Philadelphia Main Line by David Nelson Wren Ardrossan The Last Great Estate on the Philadelphia Main Line

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: 25/10/2017

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

Flux Architecture in a Parametric Landscape by Ila Berman, Andrew Kudless Flux Architecture in a Parametric Landscape
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Focuses on the emerging field of advanced digital design.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

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


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

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

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

Cities of Repetition by Christian J. Lange Cities of Repetition

The endless squares and rectangles of Hong Kong architecture produce a sense of infinity, and this book is dedicated to styles of repetition in urban design.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

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: 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: 05/12/2017

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

Other books in this genre

Buildings Must Die A Perverse View of Architecture by Stephen (Programme Director, Future Cities Laboratory) Cairns, Jane M. (Professor of Urban Studies) Jacobs Buildings Must Die A Perverse View of Architecture
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Buildings, although inanimate, are often assumed to have life. And the architect, through the act of design, is assumed to be their conceiver and creator. But what of the death of buildings? What of the decay, deterioration, and destruction to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2017

Modern Architecture Kuwait, Vol. 2. Essays, Arguments, Interviews by Roberto Fabbri, Sara Saragoca Soares Modern Architecture Kuwait, Vol. 2. Essays, Arguments, Interviews
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Between 1949 and 1989, remarkable buildings of late modernity were constructed in the coastal city of Kuwait. Following a first volume with 150 carefully selected exemplary buildings, this second volume features interviews, essays and arguments, as well as transcripts of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Prefabricated Housing: Construction and Design Manual by Philipp Meuser Prefabricated Housing: Construction and Design Manual

Prefabricated housing has long since ceased to mean the disfigurement of the urban landscape with monotonous grey boxes. Particularly in Central Europe and Russia, modern assembly methods and 100 years of experience in planning prefabricated buildings and constructing with large...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Stuttgart Architecture Guide by Christiane Fulscher, Klaus Jan Philipp Stuttgart Architecture Guide
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The first English guide to Stuttgart architecture, showcasing icons of modern architectural history by world-renowned architects.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

Autonomous Assembly Designing for a New Era of Collective Construction by Skylar Tibbits Autonomous Assembly Designing for a New Era of Collective Construction

We are now on the brink of a new era in construction that of autonomous assembly. For some time, the widespread adoption of robotic and digital fabrication technologies has made it possible for architects and academic researchers to design non-standard,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/07/2017

Special Structural Topics by Paul W. (University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah) McMullin Special Structural Topics
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Special Structural Topics covers specialty structural situations for students and professional architects and engineers, such as soil mechanics, structural retrofit, structural integrity, cladding design, blast considerations, vibration, and structural sustainability. As part of the Architect's Guidebooks to Structures series, it...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/07/2017

Special Structural Topics by Paul W. (University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah) McMullin Special Structural Topics
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Special Structural Topics covers specialty structural situations for students and professional architects and engineers, such as soil mechanics, structural retrofit, structural integrity, cladding design, blast considerations, vibration, and structural sustainability. As part of the Architect's Guidebooks to Structures series, it...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2017

Tibetan Houses Vernacular Architecture of the Himalayas and Environs by Peter Herrle Tibetan Houses Vernacular Architecture of the Himalayas and Environs

The region of the Himalayas and the adjoining Tibetan plateau is known for its unique and characteristic vernacular architecture and housing culture which is slowly but surely disappearing. The first part of the book analyses 19 traditional houses in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/07/2017

Preston Scott Cohen Taiyuan Museum of Art by Scott Cohen, Benjamin Wilke Preston Scott Cohen Taiyuan Museum of Art
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A study of a pioneering design that will revolutionise the way we occupy space in galleries and museums, and including a number of interviews with architects, students and critics who have been involved in the project.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2017

Material Strategies in Digital Fabrication by Christopher (University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA) Beorkrem Material Strategies in Digital Fabrication
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In this second edition of Material Strategies in Digital Fabrication are new case studies, improved wayfinding, the inclusion of composites and plastics, and references to similar strategies between different projects. In 400 step-by-step diagrams dissecting 39 case studies in 10...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

Material Strategies in Digital Fabrication by Christopher (University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA) Beorkrem Material Strategies in Digital Fabrication
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In this second edition of Material Strategies in Digital Fabrication are new case studies, improved wayfinding, the inclusion of composites and plastics, and references to similar strategies between different projects. In 400 step-by-step diagrams dissecting 39 case studies in 10...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

Unique Hotels by Li Aihong Unique Hotels

Showcasing hotels with special and bespoke themes.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/06/2017

Building Structures understanding the basics by Malcolm (Retired structural engineer) Millais Building Structures understanding the basics

This is a one-stop book for knowing everything important about building structures. Self-contained and with no prerequisites needed, it is suitable for both general readers and building professionals. * Follow the history of structural understanding; * grasp the concepts of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/06/2017

Building Structures understanding the basics by Malcolm (Retired structural engineer) Millais Building Structures understanding the basics

This is a one-stop book for knowing everything important about building structures. Self-contained and with no prerequisites needed, it is suitable for both general readers and building professionals. follow the history of structural understanding; grasp the concepts of structural behaviour...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/06/2017

Citymakers by Cassim Shepard Citymakers


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017

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