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Our latest books, covering a wide range of key areas within Architecture for students, instructors, researchers, and professors.

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  • The Fabric Formwork Book

    Methods for Building New Architectural and Structural Forms in Concrete, 1st Edition

    By Mark West

    Concrete is the most used man-made material in the world and is the fundamental physical medium for most of the world’s architecture and construction. The character of concrete is largely the product of the rigid moulds that have shaped it since its invention in antiquity. The advent of flexible…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge

  • Introducing Architectural Tectonics

    Exploring the Intersection of Design and Construction, 1st Edition

    By Chad Schwartz

    Introducing Architectural Tectonics is an exploration of the poetics of construction. Tectonic theory is an integrative philosophy examining the relationships formed between design, construction, and space while creating or experiencing a work of architecture. In this text, author Chad Schwartz…

    Paperback – 2016-11-14
    Routledge

  • Advancing Wood Architecture

    A Computational Approach, 1st Edition

    Edited by Achim Menges, Tobias Schwinn, Oliver David Krieg

    In light of environmental challenges architecture is facing, wood is no longer regarded as outmoded, nostalgic, and rooted in the past, but increasingly recognized as one of the most promising building materials for the future. Recent years have seen unprecedented innovation of new technologies for…

    Paperback – 2016-08-22
    Routledge

  • Tall Building Design

    Steel, Concrete, and Composite Systems, 1st Edition

    By Bungale S. Taranath

    Addresses the Question Frequently Proposed to the Designer by Architects: "Can We Do This? Offering guidance on how to use code-based procedures while at the same time providing an understanding of why provisions are necessary, Tall Building Design: Steel, Concrete, and Composite Systems…

    Hardback – 2016-07-14
    CRC Press

  • Site and Composition

    Design Strategies in Architecture and Urbanism, 1st Edition

    By Enis Aldallal, Husam AlWaer, Soumyen Bandyopadhyay

    Site and Composition examines design strategies and tactics in site making. It is concerned with the need for a renewed understanding of the site in the twenty-first century and the need for a critical position regarding the continued tendency to view the site as an isolated ‘fragment’ severed from…

    Paperback – 2016-07-06
    Routledge

  • Adaptable Architecture

    Theory and practice, 1st Edition

    By Robert Schmidt III, Simon Austin

    Adaptable Architecture provides thought-provoking and inquisitive insights into how we can prolong the useful life of buildings by designing them to be more adaptable, and hence create a more sustainable built environment. The book provides a theoretical foundation counterpointed by the experiences…

    Paperback – 2016-07-06
    Routledge

  • Material Imagination in Architecture

    1st Edition

    By David Dernie, Jacopo Gaspari

    Material Imagination in Architecture draws on history and the visual arts, and contemporary architecture to explore this popular theme in architectural practice and education. In the context of a discipline increasingly driven by digital production, this text explores architecture and making and…

    Paperback – 2016-06-21
    Routledge

  • Introduction to Structures

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul W. McMullin, Jonathan S. Price

    Introduction to Structures - the lead book in the Architect’s Guidebook to Structures series - presents structures in simple, accessible fashion through beautiful illustrations, worked examples, and from the perspective of practicing professionals with a combined experience of over 75 years.  It…

    Paperback – 2016-04-11
    Routledge
    Architect's Guidebooks to Structures

  • Concrete Design

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul W. McMullin, Jonathan S. Price, Esra Hasanbas Persellin

    Concrete Design covers concrete design fundamentals for architects and engineers, such as tension, flexural, shear, and compression elements, anchorage, lateral design, and footings. As part of the Architect’s Guidebooks to Structures Series it provides a comprehensive overview using both imperial…

    Paperback – 2016-04-05
    Routledge
    Architect's Guidebooks to Structures

  • Detailing for Acoustics

    3rd Edition

    By Peter Lord, Duncan Templeton

    A manual of constructional details which shows how successful results in acoustic design can be achieved by correct use of building materials, products and components. Details are drawn to scale and carry informative labelling and supplementary text. This updated and revised edition of an…

    Hardback – 2016-02-01
    Taylor & Francis

  • The Idea of Building

    Thought and Action in the Design and Production of Buildings, 1st Edition

    By Steven Groak

    This book is unique in its attempt to explore the many ways we have of thinking about buildings. In particular it raises questions about the kinds of knowledge we have and will need in designing, making and enjoying our buildings. At the very least this book provides an overview of the fragmented…

    Hardback – 2016-02-01
    Taylor & Francis

  • Architectural Design in Steel

    1st Edition

    By Mark Lawson, Peter Trebilcock

    Steelwork offers the opportunity for architectural expression, as well as being structurally versatile and adaptable material. Good detailing is vital because it affects structural performance, costs, buildability and, perhaps most importantly, appearance. Whilst the choice of the structural form…

    Hardback – 2016-02-01
    Taylor & Francis

  • Integrated Design and Delivery Solutions

    1st Edition

    Edited by Matthijs Prins, Robert Owen

    Integrated Design and Delivery Solutions (IDDS) represent a significant new research trajectory in the integration of architecture and construction through the rapid adoption of new processes. This book examines the ways in which collaboration and new methods of contracting and procurement enhance…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Architectural Engineering and Design Management

  • Soundscape and the Built Environment

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jian Kang, Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp

    Soundscape Basics and Practical Implications Soundscape research represents a paradigm shift, as it involves human and social sciences and physical measurements to account for the diversity of soundscapes across countries and cultures. Moreover, it treats environmental sounds as a resource rather…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15
    CRC Press

  • The Tectonics of Structural Systems

    An Architectural Approach, 1st Edition

    By Yonca Hurol

    The Tectonics of Structural Systems provides an architectural approach to the theory of structural systems. The book combines: structural recommendations to follow during the architectural design of various structural systems and the tectonic treatment of structural recommendations in…

    Paperback – 2015-09-21
    Routledge

  • Plastics Now

    On Architecture’s Relationship to a Continuously Emerging Material, 1st Edition

    By Billie Faircloth

    Plastics Now addresses one primary question: why do we build with plastics the way that we do? For decades, plastics have been described over and over again as "the future," yet we still do not know precisely what to do with them. Billie Faircloth argues that this inertia is due to plastics’…

    Paperback – 2015-07-13
    Routledge

  • Grounds and Envelopes

    Reshaping Architecture and the Built Environment, 1st Edition

    By Michael U. Hensel, Jeffrey P. Turko

    Providing a source of vision for the revitalisation of ground and envelope as spatial elements that can inform the search for embedded locally specific architectures, this book collects essays and projects that each contributes a particular element to what might constitute an integrated and richly…

    Paperback – 2015-06-25
    Routledge

  • The Hierarchy of Energy in Architecture

    Emergy Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Ravi Srinivasan, Kiel Moe

    The laws of thermodynamics—and their implications for architecture—have not been fully integrated into architectural design. Architecture and building science too often remain constrained by linear concepts and methodologies regarding energy that occlude significant quantities and qualities of…

    Paperback – 2015-06-12
    Routledge
    PocketArchitecture

  • Bamboo Gridshells

    1st Edition

    By David Rockwood

    This highly illustrated text brings together two areas which have both grown in popularity in recent years: gridshells and bamboo. Bamboo is a fast-growing, naturally available, renewable resource which is quite strong and lends itself to structural applications. In this unique text, David…

    Paperback – 2015-05-08
    Routledge

  • Building Information Modeling

    Framework for Structural Design, 1st Edition

    By Nawari O. Nawari, Michael Kuenstle

    BIM for Structural Engineering and Architecture Building Information Modeling: Framework for Structural Design outlines one of the most promising new developments in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC). Building information modeling (BIM) is an information management and analysis…

    Hardback – 2015-04-21
    CRC Press

  • Solid Wood

    Case Studies in Mass Timber Architecture, Technology and Design, 1st Edition

    By Joseph Mayo

    Over the past 10-15 years a renaissance in wood architecture has occurred with the development of new wood building systems and design strategies, elevating wood from a predominantly single-family residential idiom to a rival of concrete and steel construction for a variety of building types,…

    Paperback – 2015-04-16
    Routledge

  • Building Acoustics

    1st Edition

    By Marc Asselineau

    Avoid Costly Mistakes for Specialists and Non-Specialists Alike Bad acoustics in buildings is a nuisance that is not dealt with easily. The problem applies just as much to open-plan offices and restaurants and to production facilities and transportation stations as it does to performance halls,…

    Paperback – 2015-03-18
    CRC Press

  • Lighting Design

    A Perception-Based Approach, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Cuttle

    By reading this book, you will develop the skills to perceive a space and its contents in light, and be able to devise a layout of luminaires that will provide that lit appearance. Written by renowned lighting expert Christopher (Kit) Cuttle, the book: explains the difference between vision and…

    Paperback – 2015-01-05
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Timber Design

    1st Edition

    By Michael Dickson, Dave Parker

    This new resource covers the material selection, structural design and connections detailing of truly sustainable timber buildings through: consideration of the nature of wood and the heritage of timber construction, including the importance of forestry and conservation a review of modern…

    Paperback – 2014-12-18
    Routledge

  • Architectural Acoustics

    1st Edition

    By Ana M Jaramillo, Chris Steel

    The application of good acoustic design can seem daunting to designers when trying to understand the often-complex physics of sound control. The ever-increasing number of standards and performance criteria that can be requested on new developments further complicates acoustics for architects.…

    Paperback – 2014-11-07
    Routledge
    PocketArchitecture

  • Daylighting and Integrated Lighting Design

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Meek, Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg

    Daylighting and Integrated Lighting Design provides architects, building designers, and students clear direction for the successful inclusion of daylight and integrated electric light in buildings. It presents design teams with the performance analysis resources, energy saving estimates and user…

    Paperback – 2014-10-28
    Routledge
    PocketArchitecture

  • Analysis and Design of Steel and Composite Structures

    1st Edition

    By Qing Quan Liang

    Steel and composite steel–concrete structures are widely used in modern bridges, buildings, sport stadia, towers, and offshore structures. Analysis and Design of Steel and Composite Structures offers a comprehensive introduction to the analysis and design of both steel and composite structures. It…

    Paperback – 2014-10-21
    CRC Press

  • Structural Competency for Architects

    1st Edition

    By Hollee Hitchcock Becker

    Structural Competency for Architects is a comprehensive volume covering topics from structural systems and typologies to statics, strength of materials, and component design. The book includes everything you need to know about structures for the design of components, as well as the logic for design…

    Paperback – 2014-08-13
    Routledge

  • BIM for Construction Health and Safety

    1st Edition

    By Stefan Mordue, Roland Finch

    What is BIM and how does it affect the health and safety professional? How are BIM technologies used on a practical level? What opportunities are there for the use of BIM in the health and safety arena? This concise and practical guide aims to answer all these questions and more. The health and…

    Paperback – 2014-06-16
    NBS

  • Principles of Structural Design

    Wood, Steel, and Concrete, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Ram S. Gupta, Ram S. Gupta

    A structural design book with a code-connected focus, Principles of Structural Design: Wood, Steel, and Concrete, Second Edition introduces the principles and practices of structural design. This book covers the section properties, design values, reference tables, and other design aids required to…

    Hardback – 2014-04-22
    CRC Press

  • Shell Structures for Architecture

    Form Finding and Optimization, 1st Edition

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

    *** Featuring a foreword 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…

    Paperback – 2014-04-22
    Routledge

  • Life Cycle Assessment

    1st Edition

    By Kathrina Simonen

    Life Cycle Assessment addresses the dynamic and dialectic of building and ecology, presenting the key theories and techniques surrounding the use of life cycle assessment data and methods. Architects and construction professionals must assume greater responsibility in helping building owners to…

    Paperback – 2014-04-11
    Routledge
    PocketArchitecture

  • Building Information Modeling

    1st Edition

    By Karen M. Kensek

    This is a design guide for architects, engineers, and contractors concerning the principles and specific applications of building information modeling (BIM). BIM has the potential to revolutionize the building industry, and yet not all architects and construction professionals fully understand…

    Paperback – 2014-04-10
    Routledge
    PocketArchitecture

  • Introduction to Architectural Science

    The Basis of Sustainable Design, 3rd Edition

    By Steven V. Szokolay

    Now in its third edition, this book provides the ideal and only reference to the physical basis of architectural design. Fully updated and expanded throughout, the book provides the data required for architects to design buildings that will maintain the users comfort in a variety of conditions,…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
    Routledge

  • Design-Tech

    Building Science for Architects, 2nd Edition

    By Jason Alread, Thomas Leslie, Robert Whitehead

    Design-Tech is an indispensable, holistic approach to architectural technology that shows you in hundreds of drawings and tables the why as well as the how of building science, providing you with a comprehensive overview. In this expanded edition, measurements and examples are listed in both metric…

    Paperback – 2014-02-25
    Routledge

  • Fire from First Principles

    A Design Guide to International Building Fire Safety, 4th Edition

    By Paul Stollard

    Fire safety is a fundamental requirement of any building, and is of concern to several professions which contribute to the construction process. Following on from the success of the previous three editions, Paul Stollard has returned to update and expand this classic introduction to&…

    Paperback – 2014-01-30
    Routledge

  • Skins, Envelopes, and Enclosures

    Concepts for Designing Building Exteriors, 1st Edition

    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,…

    Paperback – 2013-11-18
    Routledge

  • The Design of Lighting

    2nd Edition

    By Peter Tregenza, David Loe

    This fully updated edition of the successful book The Design of Lighting, provides the lighting knowledge needed by the architect in practice, the interior designer and students of both disciplines. The new edition offers a clear structure, carefully selected material and linking of lighting with…

    Paperback – 2013-09-26
    Routledge

  • Mass Customisation and Personalisation in Architecture and Construction

    1st Edition

    Edited by Poorang A.E. Piroozfar, Frank T. Piller

    Challenged by the recent economic crisis, the building and construction industry is currently seeking new orientation and strategies. Here mass customisation is uncovered as a key strategy in helping to meet this challenge. The term mass customisation denotes an offering that meets the demands of…

    Paperback – 2013-07-01
    Routledge

  • Beyond Environmental Comfort

    1st Edition

    Edited by Boon Lay Ong

    Beyond Environmental Comfort highlights some of the key ideas that form the foundation of the field of environmental comfort and, at the same time, gives voice to some of the concerns and considerations on the limitations of the field as it stands today. Bringing together a range of foremost…

    Paperback – 2013-06-10
    Routledge

  • Translucent Building Skins

    Material Innovations in Modern and Contemporary Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Scott Murray

    Exploring the design of innovative building enclosure systems (or skins) in contemporary architecture and their precedents in earlier twentieth century modern architecture, this book examines the tectonics, the history and the influence of translucency as a defining characteristic in architecture.…

    Paperback – 2012-10-08
    Routledge

  • Architectural Colour in the Professional Palette

    1st Edition

    By Fiona McLachlan

    How do architects use color? Do they adopt a different strategy or starting point for every project? Do they gradually cultivate individual color palettes, which develop alongside their body of built work? Do they utilize, or are they aware of, the body of theoretical work that underpins the use of…

    Paperback – 2012-05-11
    Routledge

  • Adaptive Thermal Comfort: Principles and Practice

    1st Edition

    By Fergus Nicol, Michael Humphreys, Susan Roaf

    The fundamental function of buildings is to provide safe and healthy shelter. For the fortunate they also provide comfort and delight. In the twentieth century comfort became a 'product' produced by machines and run on cheap energy. In a world where fossil fuels are becoming ever scarcer and more…

    Paperback – 2012-03-16
    Routledge

  • Building Systems

    Design Technology and Society, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kiel Moe, Ryan E. Smith

    We can no longer view building components as artifacts (a brick or a boiler) or as autonomous systems (air conditioning or prefabrication). Rather these components and systems are part of much larger systems of which architects are one agent. This book will help architects more broadly…

    Paperback – 2012-02-17
    Routledge

  • Matter: Material Processes in Architectural Production

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gail Peter Borden, Michael Meredith

    Beginning with material, this book revolves around physical material making and design decisions that emerge from material interaction. Combining essays from both practice and academia, this book presents some of the most significant projects and thoughts on materiality from the last decade.…

    Paperback – 2011-08-05
    Routledge

  • The Architecture of Light

    Recent Approaches to Designing with Natural Light, 1st Edition

    By Mary Ann Steane

    Reviewing the use of natural light by architects in the era of electricity, this book aims to show that natural light not only remains a potential source of order in architecture, but that natural lighting strategies impose a usefully creative discipline on design. Considering an approach to…

    Paperback – 2011-04-18
    Routledge

  • Daylighting

    Architecture and Lighting Design, 1st Edition

    By Peter Tregenza, Michael Wilson

    This authoritative and multi-disciplinary book provides architects, lighting specialists, and anyone else working daylight into design, with all the tools needed to incorporate this most fundamental element of architecture. It includes: an overview of current practice of daylighting in…

    Paperback – 2011-01-21
    Routledge

  • Architecture in Detail II

    1st Edition

    By Graham Bizley

    Following on from Graham Bizley’s successful Architecture in Detail, Architecture in Detail II presents forty case studies of detailing on recent construction projects. Over 150 full colour drawings and photos provide a reference compendium for the professional architect seeking detailing…

    Paperback – 2010-05-13
    Routledge

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