Architecture: Recommended Books for Professionals

10Recommended Books for Professionals

  • Self-Assembly Lab: Experiments in Programming Matter book cover

    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

  • Timber Gridshells: Architecture, Structure and Craft book cover

    Timber Gridshells

    Architecture, Structure and Craft

    By John Chilton, Gabriel Tang

    Throughout history, people have constructed simple timber lattice shelters such as the tepee or yurt, covered with animal skins, leaves, grasses and woven fabrics. Over the last fifty years, more sophisticated ‘webs of wood’ have emerged, with timber gridshells in particular becoming a structurally…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge

  • Architectural Conservation in Asia: National Experiences and Practice book cover

    Architectural Conservation in Asia

    National Experiences and Practice

    By John H. Stubbs, Robert G. Thomson

    At a time when organized heritage protection in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, Architectural Conservation in Asia provides the first comprehensive overview of architectural conservation practice from Afghanistan to the Philippines. The country-by-country analysis adopted by the book draws out…

    Hardback – 2016-10-06
    Routledge

  • Conservation of Architectural Ironwork book cover

    Conservation of Architectural Ironwork

    By David S. Mitchell

    The peak of architectural ironwork in the 19th Century saw the spread of ornate decorative ironwork across the world. In recent years there has been a significant increase in conservation and restoration projects aiming to protect the artistry of traditional ironwork for future generations.…

    Hardback – 2016-09-26
    Routledge

  • Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio: The Only Primer You’ll Ever Need book cover

    Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio

    The Only Primer You’ll Ever Need

    By Margaret Fletcher

    Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio helps you learn the art of designing a compelling and effective architectural portfolio. Margaret Fletcher categorizes the architectural portfolio design process into a step-by-step method that you can manage and understand. The full-color book includes…

    Paperback – 2016-09-08
    Routledge

  • Architecture and Agriculture: A Rural Design Guide book cover

    Architecture and Agriculture

    A Rural Design Guide

    By Dewey Thorbeck

    Architecture and Agriculture: A Rural Design Guide presents architectural guidelines for buildings designed and constructed in rural landscapes by emphasizing their connections with function, culture, climate, and place. Following on from the author’s first book Rural Design, the book discusses in…

    Paperback – 2016-09-08
    Routledge

  • Advancing Wood Architecture: A Computational Approach book cover

    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

  • Model Perspectives: Structure, Architecture and Culture book cover

    Model Perspectives: Structure, Architecture and Culture

    By Mark R. Cruvellier, Bjorn N. Sandaker, Luben Dimcheff

    This book contains a unique collection of various perspectives on the relationship between structures and the forms and spaces of architecture. As such it provides students and professionals alike with an essential sourcebook that can be mined for visual inspiration as well as for textually rich…

    Paperback – 2016-08-17
    Routledge

  • Seismic Isolation for Architects book cover

    Seismic Isolation for Architects

    By Andrew Charleson, Adriana Guisasola

    Seismic isolation offers the highest degree of earthquake protection to buildings and their inhabitants. Modern applications of the technology are less than 50 years old and uptake in seismically active regions continues to soar. Seismic Isolation for Architects is a comprehensive introduction to…

    Paperback – 2016-07-14
    Routledge

  • Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders book cover

    Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders

    By Kristi Gaines, Angela Bourne, Michelle Pearson, Mesha Kleibrink

    Winner of the IDEC 2017 Book Award Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders explains the influence of the natural and man-made environment on individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other forms of intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). Drawing on the latest research in the…

    Hardback – 2016-06-01
    Routledge