Architecture: Featured Books

7Featured Books

  • The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture: Air, Comfort and Climate book cover

    The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture

    Air, Comfort and Climate

    By C. Alan Short

    The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture challenges the modern practice of sealing up and mechanically cooling public scaled buildings in whichever climate and environment they are located. This book unravels the extremely complex history of understanding and perception of air, bad air,…

    Paperback – 2017-01-20
    Routledge
    Building Research and Information

  • Designing Profits: Creative Business Strategies for Design Practices book cover

    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

  • Plastics Now: On Architecture’s Relationship to a Continuously Emerging Material book cover

    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

  • Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook: SEED Methodology, Case Studies, and Critical Issues book cover

    Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook

    SEED Methodology, Case Studies, and Critical Issues

    Edited by Lisa M. Abendroth, Bryan Bell

    Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook: Seed Methodology, Case Studies, and Critical Issues is the first book to demonstrate that public interest design has emerged as a distinct profession. It provides clear professional standards of practice following SEED (Social Economic Environmental Design…

    Hardback – 2015-07-09
    Routledge
    Public Interest Design Guidebooks

  • Graphic Design for Architects: A Manual for Visual Communication book cover

    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

  • Emotionally Durable Design: Objects, Experiences and Empathy book cover

    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 book cover

    Post-Petroleum Design

    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