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New and Published Books

  1. Shell Structures for Architecture

    Form Finding and Optimization

    Edited by Sigrid Adriaenssens, Philippe Block, Diederik Veenendaal, Chris Williams

    *** Featuring a Chapter by Pritzker Prize Winner Shigeru Ban *** Bringing together experts from research and practice, Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization presents contemporary design methods for shell and gridshell structures, covering form-finding and structural...

    Published April 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Outrigger Design for High-Rise Buildings

    By Hi Sun Choi, Goman Ho, Leonard Joseph, Neville Mathias, Ctbuh

    Outrigger systems are rigid horizontal structures designed to improve a building’s stability and strength by connecting the building core or spine to distant columns, much in the way an outrigger can prevent a canoe from overturning. Outriggers have been used in tall, narrow buildings for nearly...

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Architecture of Art Museums

    A Decade of Design: 2000 - 2010

    By Ronnie Self

    As a building type, art museums are unparalleled for the opportunities they provide for architectural investigation and experimentation. They are frequently key components of urban revitalization and often push the limits of building technology. Art museums are places of pleasure, education and...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Retrofit for Purpose

    Low Energy Upgrade of Non-Domestic Buildings

    By Greg Penoyre, Sunand Prasad

    Retrofit for Purpose examines a range of state-of-the-art non-domestic retrofit projects. Its chapters explore common challenges, offer practical solutions and provide a clarion-call to architects and clients for better, smarter retrofit. Twelve case studies focus as much on the transformation of...

    Published March 27th 2014 by RIBA Publishing

  5. Design for Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care

    By Mardelle McCuskey Shepley

    Design for Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care provides an overview of the design and research issues associated with the development of environments for pediatric and neonatal intensive care. This is the first and only book dedicated to this topic and was created to support individuals interested...

    Published March 11th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Brits Who Built the Modern World

    Edited by RIBA

    The British, we are often told, are a cautious bunch, wary of the new and conservative in their tastes. Yet, British Architecture in the 21st Century has an almost unrivalled reputation around the world for daring, innovation, creativity and flair. From Beijing to New York and Doha to Mumbai,...

    Published February 12th 2014 by RIBA Publishing

  7. Best Tall Buildings 2013

    CTBUH International Award Winning Projects

    Edited by Antony Wood, Steven Henry, Safarik Daniel

    The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is the world’s foremost authority on tall buildings. This book chronicles the annual awards process, in which the CTBUH recognizes outstanding tall buildings and design innovations that advance the potential of integrated sustainability in...

    Published February 5th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Making Leisure Work

    Architecture and the Experience Economy

    By Brian Lonsway

    Contemporary architecture of theme-based design is examined in this book, leading to a new understanding of architecture's role in the increasingly diversified consumer environment. It explores the ‘Experience Economy’ to reveal how everyday environments strategically and opportunistically blur our...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Residential Retrofit

    Twenty Case Studies

    By Marion Baeli

    The essence of sustainability in buildings is their capability to adapt to change over time. The UK has a large housing stock that has been developed and evolved over generations, and become the fabric and character of our cities, towns and neighbourhoods. The capability of buildings to adapt to...

    Published December 8th 2013 by RIBA Publishing

  10. Skins, Envelopes, and Enclosures

    Concepts for Designing Building Exteriors

    By Mayine L. Yu

    Integrate the best building envelope construction methods, materials science, and structural principles in your work using this book as a resource to help you… With more than seventy significant case studies located in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia from prehistory to the present,...

    Published November 17th 2013 by Routledge