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New and Published Books

  1. The Shanghai Alleyway House

    A Vanishing Urban Vernacular

    By Gregory Bracken

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    As a nineteenth-century commercial development, the alleyway house was a hybrid of the traditional Chinese courtyard house and the Western terraced one. Unique to Shanghai, the alleyway house was a space where the blurring of the boundaries of public and private life created a vibrant social...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Italo Calvino's Architecture of Lightness

    The Utopian Imagination in An Age of Urban Crisis

    By Letizia Modena

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    This study recovers Italo Calvino's central place in a lost history of interdisciplinary thought, politics, and literary philosophy in the 1960s. Drawing on his letters, essays, critical reviews, and fiction, as well as a wide range of works--primarily urban planning and design theory and history--...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Permutation Design

    Buildings, Texts, and Contexts

    By Kostas Terzidis

    In design, the problems that designers are called upon to solve can be regarded as a problem of permutations. A permutation is an ordered arrangement of elements in a set. In our case, the set is design and the elements are design components, such as lines, shapes, forms, or spaces. Traditionally,...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Louis I. Kahn

    Towards the Zero Degree of Concrete, 1960-1974

    By Anna Rosellini

    Through sheer determination and courage, Kahn has researched the nature of concrete in the form of precast, cast in place or blocks. Each of his renowned works in exposed concrete, such as the Yale Art Gallery, the Richards Laboratories, the Bath House, the Salk Institute, the National Assembly,...

    Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge

  5. International Heritage and Historic Building Conservation

    Saving the World’s Past

    By Zeynep Aygen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Heritage

    The majority of books in English on historic building conservation and heritage preservation training are often restricted to Western architecture and its origins. Consequently, the history of building conservation, the study of contemporary paradigms and case studies in most universities and...

    Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Earthen Architecture: Past, Present and Future

    Edited by C. Mileto, F. Vegas, L. García Soriano, V. Cristini

    Earthen architecture is widespread all over the world and demonstrates a significant richness of varieties both in application and in materials used. This book discusses and debates the lessons that can be learned from earthen architecture to create sustainable architecture today, both for the...

    Published September 1st 2014 by CRC Press

  7. Delivering Sustainable Buildings

    Saving and Payback

    By Yetunde Abdul, Richard Quartermaine, David Sutton

    Research by Sweett Group and BRE has challenged the perception that sustainable buildings are necessarily more costly to build. By applying cost data from real construction projects to three case study buildings – an office, secondary school and community healthcare centre – detailed capital and...

    Published August 31st 2014 by IHS BRE Press

  8. Vernacular Architecture: Towards a Sustainable Future

    Edited by C. Mileto, F. Vegas, L. García Soriano, V. Cristini

    Sustainability is a concept that has monopolised a large number of the scientific debates in a wide range of spheres connected not only with architecture, urban planning and construction, but also with the product market, tourism, culture, etc. However, sustainability is indissolubly linked to...

    Published August 28th 2014 by CRC Press

  9. Architecture and the Welfare State

    Edited by Mark Swenarton, Tom Avermaete, Dirk van den Heuvel

    In the decades following World War Two, and in part in response to the Cold War, governments across Western Europe set out ambitious programmes for social welfare and the redistribution of wealth that aimed to improve the everyday lives of their citizens. Many of these welfare state programmes -...

    Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge

  10. eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

    ECPPM 2014

    Edited by Ardeshir Mahdavi, Bob Martens, Raimar Scherer

    In the last two decades, the biannual ECPPM (European Conference on Product and Process Modelling) conference series has provided a unique platform for the presentation and discussion of the most recent advances with regard to the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) applications in the...

    Published August 21st 2014 by CRC Press