Architecture: Collections

Architecture New and Key Titles

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

Welcome to the Architecture Collection

We are pleased to present our latest books, covering a wide range of key areas within Architecture for students, instructors, researchers, and professors.

This collection is accompanied by a beautifully illustrated insert which gives additional information and page screenshots for professionals and students; these can be viewed in either  UK or US formats.

You will find whatever you need to further your own research or professional interests, challenge and support your students, or to provide essential reference materials for your institutional library. Navigate the collection via the contents on the left, and use it to:

  • Browse full details of all our new titles including tables of contents, reviews, author biographies and more
  • Recommend titles of interest to your librarian
  • Request complimentary exam copies where offered

A full range of our titles are available to browse at  www.routledge.com/architecture

Featured Books

  • Self-Assembly Lab

    Experiments in Programming Matter

    By Skylar Tibbits

    What if structures could build themselves or adapt to fluctuating environments? Skylar Tibbits, Director of the Self-Assembly Lab in the Department of Architecture at MIT, Cambridge, MA, crosses the boundaries between architecture, biology, materials science and the arts, to envision a world where…

    Paperback – 2016-10-24
    Routledge

  • Advancing Wood Architecture

    A Computational Approach

    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 – 2016-08-18
    Routledge

  • The User Perspective on Twenty-First-Century Art Museums

    By Georgia Lindsay

    The User Perspective on Twenty-First Century Art Museums explains contemporary museums from the whole gamut of user experiences, whether users are preserving art, creating an exhibit, visiting, or part of institutions that use the architecture for branding. Fourteen museums from the United States,…

    Paperback – 2016-06-22
    Routledge

  • Craft of Use

    Post-Growth Fashion

    By Kate Fletcher

    This book explores the ‘craft of use’, the cultivated, ordinary and ingenious ideas and practices that promote satisfying and resourceful use of garments, presenting them as an alternative, dynamic, experiential frame with which to articulate and foster sustainability in the fashion sector. Here…

    Paperback – 2016-04-08
    Routledge

  • Concrete Design

    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

  • Digital Design Exercises for Architecture Students

    Edited by Jason S. Johnson, Joshua Vermillion

    Digital Design Exercises for Architecture Students teaches you the basics of digital design and fabrication tools with creative design exercises, featuring over 200 illustrations, which emphasize process and evaluation as key to designing in digital mediums. The book is software neutral, letting…

    Paperback – 2016-03-28
    Routledge

  • Diversity among Architects

    From Margin to Center

    By Craig Wilkins

    Diversity among Architects presents a series of essays questioning the homogeneity of architecture practitioners, who remain overwhelmingly male and Caucasian, to help you create a field more representative of the population you serve. The book is the collected work of author Craig L.…

    Paperback – 2016-03-11
    Routledge

  • Designing Tall Buildings

    Structure as Architecture, 2nd Edition

    By Mark Sarkisian

    This second edition of Designing Tall Buildings, an accessible reference to guide you through the fundamental principles of designing high-rises, features two new chapters, additional sections, 400 images, project examples, and updated US and international codes. Each chapter focuses on a theme…

    Paperback – 2016-01-06
    Routledge

  • Designing Profits

    Creative Business Strategies for Design Practices

    By Morris A. Nunes, Andrew Pressman

    A successful design practice requires principals and staff who are creative, technically proficient, and financially savvy. Designing Profits focuses on the last component—the one that is so elusive for many architects, engineers, and construction professionals—the business aspects of practice.…

    Paperback – 2015-12-17
    Routledge

  • Designing Sacred Spaces

    By Sherin Wing

    Sacred spaces exemplify some of the most exciting and challenging architecture today. Designing Sacred Spaces tells the inside story of seven architecture firms and their approaches to designing churches, mosques, synagogues and temples, monasteries and retreats. Twenty beautifully illustrated case…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16
    Routledge

  • Beyond BIM

    Architecture Information Modeling

    By Danelle Briscoe

    Beyond BIM explores the vast and under-explored design potential undertaken by information modeling. Through a series of investigations grounded in the analysis of built work, interviews with leading practitioners, and speculative projects, the author catalogs the practical advantages and…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15
    Routledge

  • A Landscape of Architecture, History and Fiction

    By Jonathan Hill

    Architecture can be analogous to a history, a fiction, and a landscape. We expect a history or a novel to be written in words, but they can also be cast in concrete or seeded in soil. The catalyst to this tradition was the simultaneous and interdependent emergence in the eighteenth century of new…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09
    Routledge

  • Practical Building Conservation: Earth, Brick and Terracotta

    By Historic England

    Earth, Brick and Terracotta deals with fired and unfired clay products. It considers their technological evolution, the processes causing deterioration and how these should be assessed and the methods used for their repair and maintenance.…

    Hardback – 2015-11-28
    Routledge
    Practical Building Conservation

  • Introducing Urban Anthropology

    By Rivke Jaffe, Anouk De Koning

    This book provides an up-to-date introduction to the important and growing field of urban anthropology. This is an increasingly critical area of study, as more than half of the world's population now lives in cities and anthropological research is increasingly done in an urban context. Exploring…

    Paperback – 2015-10-28
    Routledge

  • Diversity and Design

    Understanding Hidden Consequences

    Edited by Beth Tauke, Korydon Smith, Charles Davis

    Diversity and Design explores how design - whether of products, buildings, landscapes, cities, media, or systems - affects diverse members of society. Fifteen case studies in television, marketing, product design, architecture, film, video games, and more, illustrate the profound, though often…

    Paperback – 2015-10-16
    Routledge

  • The Passivhaus Designer’s Manual

    A technical guide to low and zero energy buildings

    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

  • The Tectonics of Structural Systems

    An Architectural Approach

    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

  • Sustainable Building Design

    Learning from nineteenth-century innovations

    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

  • Specifications for Building Conservation

    Volume 1: External Structure

    Edited by Rory Cullen, Rick Meier

    In Specifications for Building Conservation, the National Trust draws on a range of case studies and specifications to provide a much needed guide to specification writing for building conservation. Although traditional building accounts for approximately a quarter of all buildings in the UK, the…

    Hardback – 2015-08-28
    Routledge

  • Digital Vernacular

    Architectural Principles, Tools, and Processes

    By James Stevens, Ralph Nelson

    Digital Vernacular addresses the why and how of digital fabrication in hundreds of step-by-step color images, illuminating a set of working principles and techniques that join theory with practice. Authors James Stevens and Ralph Nelson reconcile local traditions and innovations with globally…

    Paperback – 2015-08-28
    Routledge

  • Plastics Now

    On Architecture’s Relationship to a Continuously Emerging Material

    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

  • Graphic Design for Architects

    A Manual for Visual Communication

    By Karen Lewis

    Graphic Design for Architects is a handbook of techniques, explanations and examples of graphic design most relevant to architects. The book covers a variety of scales of graphic design, everything from portfolio design and competition boards, to signage and building super-graphics – to address…

    Paperback – 2015-06-30
    Routledge

  • Building Dynamics

    Exploring Architecture of Change

    Edited by Branko Kolarevic, Vera Parlac

    Buildings are increasingly ‘dynamic’: equipped with sensors, actuators and controllers, they ‘self-adjust’ in response to changes in the external and internal environments and patterns of use. Building Dynamics asks how this change manifests itself and what it means for architecture as buildings…

    Paperback – 2015-06-23
    Routledge

  • The Hierarchy of Energy in Architecture

    Emergy Analysis

    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

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Fran Ford - Publisher, Architecture

Wendy Fuller - Editor, Architecture, Architectural Conservation, Industrial Design, and Interiors

Louise Fox - Editor, Landscape and Built Environment Research