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

Sustainable Architecture

  • Passive Solar Architecture Pocket Reference

    1st Edition

    By David Thorpe

    This handy pocket reference contains a wealth of information on a range of topics including the principles of passive solar building and passive house, a ten-step design and build strategy, calculating solar irradiance, factors affecting the choice of building materials, passive heating and cooling…

    Paperback – 2017-11-10
    Routledge
    Energy Pocket Reference

  • Creating Urban Agricultural Systems

    An Integrated Approach to Design, 1st Edition

    By Gundula Proksch

    Creating Urban Agriculture Systems provides you with background, expertise, and inspiration for designing with urban agriculture. It shows you how to grow food in buildings and cities, operate growing systems, and integrate them with natural cycles and existing infrastructures. It teaches you the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-12
    Routledge

  • Architecture as the Ethics of Climate

    1st Edition

    By Jin Baek

    At a time when climate and ethics have become so important to architectural debate, this book proposes an entirely new way for architects to engage with these core issues. Drawing on Tetsuro Watsuji‘s (1889-1960) philosophy, the book illuminates climate not as a collection of objective natural…

    Paperback – 2016-06-27
    Routledge

  • Passive House in Different Climates

    The Path to Net Zero, 1st Edition

    By Mary James, James Bill

    Passive House in Different Climates introduces the seven Passive House principles, to help you create super-insulated, airtight buildings that require minimal energy use to heat, cool, dehumidify, and ventilate, with superior indoor air quality and year-round comfort. Seventeen case studies in four…

    Paperback – 2016-06-22
    Routledge

  • Low Energy Low Carbon Architecture

    Recent Advances & Future Directions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Khaled Al-Sallal

    Providing a complete and in-depth overview of the available knowledge in the area of low energy and low carbon architecture. The scope of this edited book includes several important topics ranging from chapters giving a broad view of the progressing models in ecologically responsible environments…

    Hardback – 2016-05-05
    CRC Press
    Sustainable Energy Developments

  • Building Futures

    Managing energy in the built environment, 1st Edition

    By Jane Powell, Jennifer Monahan, Chris Foulds

    A reduction in the energy demand of buildings can make a major contribution to achieving national and international carbon reduction goals, in addition to addressing the interlinked issues of sustainable development, fuel poverty and fuel security. Despite improvements in thermal efficiency, the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-03
    Routledge

  • Consumer Product Innovation and Sustainable Design

    The Evolution and Impacts of Successful Products, 1st Edition

    By Robin Roy

    Consumer Product Innovation and Sustainable Design follows the innovation and evolution of consumer products from vacuum cleaners to mobile phones from their original inventions to the present day. It discusses how environmental concerns and legislation have influenced their design and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-02
    Routledge

  • Climate Responsive Design

    A Study of Buildings in Moderate and Hot Humid Climates, 1st Edition

    By Richard Hyde

    Climate Responsive Design provides a unique source for students and practising architects requiring guidance on climatic design. Covering theory and application it provides examples of innovative and best practice in 'responsive architecture' through case studies. The book also covers the broader…

    Hardback – 2015-11-02
    Taylor & Francis

  • Dimensions of Sustainability

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Scott, MIT

    This illustrated book gives a comprehensive view of _ contemporary ideas, innovations and emerging attitudes to sustainability that emanated from the MIT symposium. 16 leading contributors with demonstrable track records in architectural practice, engineering and academia give their insights…

    Hardback – 2015-10-20
    Taylor & Francis

  • The Passivhaus Designer’s Manual

    A technical guide to low and zero energy buildings, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christina J. Hopfe, Robert S. McLeod

    Passivhaus is the fastest growing energy performance standard in the world, with almost 50,000 buildings realised to date. Applicable to both domestic and non-domestic building types, the strength of Passivhaus lies in the simplicity of the concept. As European and global energy directives move…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15
    Routledge

  • Strategies for Sustainable Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Paola Sassi

    Filling a gap in existing literature on sustainable design, this new guide introduces and illustrates sustainable design principles through detailed case studies of sustainable buildings in Europe, North America and Australia. The guide will provide the reader with a deeper understanding of the…

    Hardback – 2015-10-08
    Taylor & Francis

  • Sustainable Building Design

    Learning from nineteenth-century innovations, 1st Edition

    By Vidar Lerum

    A twenty-first century renaissance is emerging in architecture. After a century of building designs characterized by high energy demand, low quality lighting and poor thermal comfort, the fundamental questions must be asked again: is there a better path to designing the most energy efficient,…

    Paperback – 2015-09-11
    Routledge

  • Architecture and Systems Ecology

    Thermodynamic Principles of Environmental Building Design, in three parts, 1st Edition

    By William W. Braham

    Modern buildings are both wasteful machines that can be made more efficient and instruments of the massive, metropolitan system engendered by the power of high-quality fuels. A comprehensive method of environmental design must reconcile the techniques of efficient building design with the radical…

    Paperback – 2015-08-21
    Routledge

  • Green Infrastructure

    Incorporating Plants and Enhancing Biodiversity in Buildings and Urban Environments, 1st Edition

    By John W. Dover

    With more than half of the world's population now living in urban areas, it is vitally important that towns and cities are healthy places to live. The principal aim of this book is to synthesize the disparate literature on the use of vegetation in the built environment and its multifunctional…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urban Ecology

  • Sustainable Architectural Design

    An Overview, 1st Edition

    By Kuppaswamy Iyengar

    This book is a guide to a sustainable design process that moves from theory, to site and energy use, to building systems, and finally to evaluation and case studies, so you can integrate design and technology for effective sustainable building. Kuppaswamy Iyengar shows you how to get it right the…

    Paperback – 2015-07-07
    Routledge

  • Green Building with Concrete

    Sustainable Design and Construction, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Gajanan M. Sabnis

    Illustrates the Global Relevance of Sustainability Applicable to roads, bridges, and other elements of the infrastructure, Green Building with Concrete: Sustainable Design and Construction, Second Edition provides an overview of all available information on the role of concrete in green building.…

    Hardback – 2015-06-16
    CRC Press

  • Sustainable Housing Reconstruction

    Designing resilient housing after natural disasters, 1st Edition

    By Esther Charlesworth, Iftekhar Ahmed

    Through 12 case studies from Australia, Bangladesh, Haiti, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and the USA, this book focuses on the housing reconstruction process after an earthquake, tsunami, cyclone, flood or fire. Design of post-disaster housing is not simply replacing the destroyed house but, as these case…

    Paperback – 2015-05-29
    Routledge

  • Heat Pump Planning Handbook

    1st Edition

    By Jürgen Bonin

    The Heat Pump Planning Handbook contains practical information and guidance on the design, planning and selection of heat pump systems, allowing engineers, designers, architects and construction specialists to compare a number of different systems and options. Including detailed descriptions of…

    Paperback – 2015-05-29
    Routledge

  • Emotionally Durable Design

    Objects, Experiences and Empathy, 2nd Edition

    By Jonathan Chapman

    Emotionally Durable Design presents counterpoints to our ‘throwaway society’ by developing powerful design tools, methods and frameworks that build resilience into relationships between people and things. The book takes us beyond the sustainable design field’s established focus on energy and…

    Paperback – 2015-05-28
    Routledge

  • Post-Petroleum Design

    1st Edition

    By George Elvin

    Despite the growing demand for design strategies to reduce our petroleum use, no one has yet brought together the lessons of the world’s leading post-petroleum designers into a single resource. Post-Petroleum Design brings them together for the first time. Readers will be introduced to the most…

    Paperback – 2015-05-15
    Routledge

  • Post-Occupancy Evaluation (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By Wolfgang F. E. Preiser, Edward White, Harvey Rabinowitz

    Post-occupancy evaluation, focusing on building’s occupants and their needs, provides insight into the consequences of past design decisions and forms a sound basis for creating better buildings in the future. This book, first published in 1988, includes a review of the evolution of the field, a…

    Hardback – 2015-05-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Designing Spaces for Natural Ventilation

    An Architect's Guide, 1st Edition

    By Ulrike Passe, Francine Battaglia

    Buildings can breathe naturally, without the use of mechanical systems, if you design the spaces properly. This accessible and thorough guide shows you how in more than 260 color diagrams and photographs illustrating case studies and CFD simulations. You can achieve truly natural ventilation,…

    Paperback – 2015-04-30
    Routledge

  • Living Roofs in Integrated Urban Water Systems

    1st Edition

    By Daniel Roehr, Elizabeth Fassman-Beck

    With the infrastructure to manage storm water threats in cities becoming increasingly expensive to build or repair, the design community needs to look at alternative approaches. Living roofs present an opportunity to compliment ground-level storm water control measures, contributing to a holistic,…

    Hardback – 2015-02-26
    Routledge

  • Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design

    1st Edition

    By Carl Bovill

    Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design will help you understand the nature of the sustainability problem and show you how to implement your design for a sustainable future. Organized in six parts, the problem, the environment, the residential scale, the commercial scale, the urban scale,…

    Paperback – 2014-12-08
    Routledge

  • Fashion Design for Living

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alison Gwilt

    Fashion Design for Living explores the positive contribution that the contemporary fashion designer can make within society. The book seeks to reveal new ways of designing and making fashion garments and products that not only enhance and enrich our lives, but also are mindful of social and…

    Paperback – 2014-11-14
    Routledge

  • Revising Green Infrastructure

    Concepts Between Nature and Design, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel Czechowski, Thomas Hauck, Georg Hausladen

    Consider this … How do we handle the convergence of landscape architecture, ecological planning, and civil engineering? What are convenient terms and metaphors to communicate the interplay between design and ecology? What are suitable scientific theories and technological means? What…

    Hardback – 2014-11-06
    CRC Press

  • Designing for Hope

    Pathways to Regenerative Sustainability, 1st Edition

    By Dominique Hes, Chrisna du Plessis

    A forward looking book on sustainable design that describes problems and then, by providing a different way to conceptualise design and development, leads on to examples of regenerative solutions. Its aim is to move the discussion away from doing less, but still detracting from our ecological…

    Paperback – 2014-10-23
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kate Fletcher, Mathilda Tham

    The clothing industry employs 25 million people globally contributing to many livelihoods and the prosperity of communities, to women’s independence, and the establishment of significant infrastructures in poorer countries. Yet the fashion industry is also a significant contributor to the…

    Hardback – 2014-08-26
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Second Nature Urban Agriculture

    Designing Productive Cities, 1st Edition

    By André Viljoen, Katrin Bohn

    Winner of the 2015 RIBA President's Award for Outstanding University Located Research This book is the long awaited sequel to "Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Cities". "Second Nature Urban Agriculture" updates and extends the authors' concept…

    Paperback – 2014-08-19
    Routledge

  • Sustainability & Scarcity

    A Handbook for Green Design and Construction in Developing Countries, 1st Edition

    By Peter Ozolins

    Sustainability & Scarcity addresses a gap in the literature on green building recognized by many in the fields of international development, architecture, construction, housing and sustainability. Rather than being based on the experiences of more economically-developed countries, this book…

    Paperback – 2014-07-30
    Routledge

  • The Return of Nature

    Sustaining Architecture in the Face of Sustainability, 1st Edition

    Edited by Preston Scott Cohen, Erika Naginski

    The Return of Nature asks you to critique your conception of nature and your approach to architectural sustainability and green design. What do the terms mean? Are they de facto design requirements? Or are they unintended design replacements? The book is divided into five parts giving you…

    Paperback – 2014-06-26
    Routledge

  • Humanitarian Architecture

    15 stories of architects working after disaster, 1st Edition

    By Esther Charlesworth

    Never has the demand been so urgent for architects to respond to the design and planning challenges of rebuilding post-disaster sites and cities. In 2011, more people were displaced by natural disasters (42 million) than by wars and armed conflicts. And yet the number of architects equipped to deal…

    Paperback – 2014-06-25
    Routledge

  • Ecology and the Architectural Imagination

    1st Edition

    By Brook Muller

    By including ecological concerns in the design process from the outset, architecture can enhance life. Author Brook Muller understands how a designer’s predispositions and poetic judgement in dealing with complex and dynamic ecological systems impact the "greenness" of built outcomes. Ecology and…

    Paperback – 2014-04-10
    Routledge

  • Design Energy Simulation for Architects

    Guide to 3D Graphics, 1st Edition

    By Kjell Anderson

    Leading architectural firms are now using in-house design simulation to help make more sustainable design decisions. Taking advantage of these new tools requires understanding of what can be done with simulation, how to do it, and how to interpret the results. This software-agnostic book, which is…

    Paperback – 2014-02-26
    Routledge

  • Places of the Soul

    Architecture and environmental design as a healing art, 3rd Edition

    By Christopher Day

    For Christopher Day, architecture isn’t just about the appearance of buildings but how they’re experienced as places to be in. Occupants’ experience can differ radically from designers’ intentions as their concerns and thinking differ. Additionally, multi-sensory ambience, spatial sequential…

    Paperback – 2014-01-09
    Routledge

  • The Skycourt and Skygarden

    Greening the urban habitat, 1st Edition

    By Jason Pomeroy

    Population increases, advances in technology and the continued trend towards inner-city migration have transformed the traditional city of spaces into the modern city of objects. This has necessitated alternative spatial and technological solutions to replenish those environments that were once so…

    Paperback – 2013-12-17
    Routledge

  • Culture, Architecture and Nature

    An Ecological Design Retrospective, 1st Edition

    By Sim Van der Ryn

    Gathering his most compelling essays and addresses from the last fifty years in one accessible volume, this book looks at the pioneering ideas that underpin Sim Van der Ryn’s ecological design philosophy. It offers a unique decade-by-decade retrospective of the key issues in environmental design,…

    Paperback – 2013-10-18
    Routledge

  • Convergence: An Architectural Agenda for Energy

    1st Edition

    By Kiel Moe

    Convergence is based on the thermodynamic premise that architecture should maximize its ecological and architectural power. No matter how paradoxical it might initially seem, architects should maximize energy intake, maximize energy use, and maximize energy feedback and reinforcement. This presumes…

    Paperback – 2013-07-17
    Routledge

  • Planning and Installing Photovoltaic Systems

    A Guide for Installers, Architects and Engineers, 3rd Edition

    By Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sonnenenergie (DGS)

    New third edition of the bestselling manual from the German Solar Energy Society (DGS), showing you the essential steps to plan and install a solar photovoltaic system. With a global focus, it has been updated to include sections on new technology and concepts, new legislation and the current PV…

    Paperback – 2013-06-07
    Routledge
    Planning and Installing

  • Architecture and Energy

    Performance and Style, 1st Edition

    Edited by William W. Braham, Daniel Willis

    Does energy consumption influence architectural style? Should more energy-efficient buildings look different? Can that "look" be used to explain or enhance their performance? Architecture and Energy provides architects and architectural theorists with more durable arguments for environmental…

    Paperback – 2013-05-17
    Routledge

  • Design Education for a Sustainable Future

    1st Edition

    By Rob Fleming

    Sustainability is a powerful force that is fundamentally reshaping humanity’s relationship to the natural world and is ushering in the Age of Integration. The move from well-intentioned environmental friendliness to the higher bar of integral sustainability and regenerative design demands a…

    Paperback – 2013-03-14
    Routledge

  • The World's Greenest Buildings

    Promise Versus Performance in Sustainable Design, 1st Edition

    By Jerry Yudelson, Ulf Meyer

    The World’s Greenest Buildings tackles an audacious task. Among the thousands of green buildings out there, which are the best, and how do we know? Authors Jerry Yudelson and Ulf Meyer examined hundreds of the highest-rated large green buildings from around the world and asked their owners to…

    Paperback – 2013-01-04
    Routledge

  • Ecohouse

    4th Edition

    By Sue Roaf, Manuel Fuentes, Stephanie Thomas-Rees

    Sue Roaf is famed for her approach to design and her awareness of energy efficiency. Here she reveals the concepts, structures and techniques that lie behind the realization of her ideals. By using her own house as a case study, Roaf guides the reader through the ideas for energy-efficient design…

    Paperback – 2012-11-29
    Routledge

  • Architecture for Rapid Change and Scarce Resources

    1st Edition

    By Sumita Sinha

    Architects, development practitioners and designers are working in a global environment and issues such as environmental and cultural sustainability matter more than ever. Past interactions and interventions between developed and developing countries have often been unequal and inappropriate. We…

    Paperback – 2012-02-15
    Routledge

  • Architecture and Climate

    An Environmental History of British Architecture 1600–2000, 1st Edition

    By Dean Hawkes

    This book traces the evolving relationship between the architecture and climate of Britain from the late sixteenth to the twentieth century. Through detailed studies of buildings by major architects it explores how the unique character of the climate of the British Isles has had a fundamental…

    Paperback – 2012-01-19
    Routledge

  • Rural Design

    A New Design Discipline, 1st Edition

    By Dewey Thorbeck

    Rural areas worldwide are undergoing profound change creating considerable challenges and stress for its residents and on the ecosystems upon which they depend. Rural design brings design thinking and the problem-solving process of design to rural issues recognizing that human and natural systems…

    Paperback – 2012-01-06
    Routledge

  • Zero-carbon Homes

    A Road Map, 1st Edition

    By Joanna Williams

    Housing is a major contributor to CO2 emissions in Europe and America today and the construction of new homes offers an opportunity to address this issue. Providing homes that achieve "zero carbon", "carbon neutral", "zero-net energy" or "energy-plus" standard is becoming the goal of more…

    Paperback – 2011-12-16
    Routledge

  • Architectural Integration and Design of Solar Thermal Systems

    1st Edition

    By Maria Cristina Munari Probst, Christian Roecker

    Although solar thermal systems are technologically mature and cost effective, they have not yet been sufficiently used in building design to play an adequate role in the reduction of fossil fuel consumption. One main hindrance to adoption is the generally low architectural design quality of the…

    Hardback – 2011-10-19
    EPFL Press

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