Architecture: Building Types

  • The Temporary City book cover

    The Temporary City

    1st Edition

    By Peter Bishop, Lesley Williams

    Most of the professional training, thinking and strategies of architects, urban designers and planners, are strictly three-dimensional. In reality of course the city is four dimensional, and one needs to acknowledge the influence of time in planning and design strategies.…

    Paperback – 2012-01-13

  • Live Architecture: Venues, Stages and Arenas for Popular Music book cover

    Live Architecture

    Venues, Stages and Arenas for Popular Music, 1st Edition

    By Robert Kronenburg

    Live Architecture explores the physical form of popular music performance space from 1960 to the present day. This book quantifies the factors that determine what makes a venue successful focusing on both famous and less well-known examples from the smallest barroom music space to the largest…

    Hardback – 2012-01-06

  • The Place of Home: English domestic environments, 1914-2000 book cover

    The Place of Home

    English domestic environments, 1914-2000, 1st Edition

    By Alison Ravetz, Professor Alison Ravetz, R. Turkington

    **This book was originally printed as a hardback in 1995.  The paperback released in 2011 is a reprint of the original** A comprehensive and in-depth history of the 20th century English home, how it has been created, and how it works for people. It focuses on the various influences bearing on…

    Paperback – 2011-11-18
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • Tower and Slab: Histories of Global Mass Housing book cover

    Tower and Slab

    Histories of Global Mass Housing, 1st Edition

    By Florian Urban

    Tower and Slab looks at the contradictory history of the modernist mass housing block - home to millions of city dwellers around the world. Few urban forms have roused as much controversy. While in the United States decades-long criticism caused the demolition of most mass housing projects for the…

    Paperback – 2011-09-05

  • Legal Architecture: Justice, Due Process and the Place of Law book cover

    Legal Architecture

    Justice, Due Process and the Place of Law, 1st Edition

    By Linda Mulcahy

    Legal Architecture addresses how the environment of the trial can be seen as a physical expression of our relationship with ideals of justice. It provides an alternative account of the trial, which charts the troubled history of notions of due process and participation. In contrast to visions of…

    Paperback – 2011-08-09

  • Vernacular Architecture of West Africa: A World in Dwelling book cover

    Vernacular Architecture of West Africa

    A World in Dwelling, 1st Edition

    By Jean-Paul Bourdier, Trinh T. Minh-ha

    The dwellings of hundreds of African ethnic groups offer a variety of conceptions and building practices that contradict the widespread image of the primitive hut commonly attributed to rural Africa. Each house or group of houses is designed not only to shelter the members of a family, but also to…

    Hardback – 2011-03-14

  • Sustainability and the Design of Transport Interchanges book cover

    Sustainability and the Design of Transport Interchanges

    1st Edition

    By Brian Edwards

    The interchange is a new form of transport building which integrates into a single whole various modes of public transport, putting the passenger first (rather than the infrastructure). This book presents design principles for transport interchanges and offers analysis of best practice in the UK…

    Hardback – 2011-01-14

  • Towards Creative Learning Spaces: Re-thinking the Architecture of Post-Compulsory Education book cover

    Towards Creative Learning Spaces

    Re-thinking the Architecture of Post-Compulsory Education, 1st Edition

    By Jos Boys

    This book offers new ways of investigating relationships between learning and the spaces in which it takes place. It suggests that we need to understand more about the distinctiveness of teaching and learning in post-compulsory education, and what it is that matters about the design of its spaces.…

    Paperback – 2010-11-19

  • Transport Matters: Integrated Approaches to Planning City-Regions book cover

    Transport Matters

    Integrated Approaches to Planning City-Regions, 1st Edition

    By Angela Hull

    Addressing the principles of sustainability, spatial planning, integration, governance and accessibility of transport, this book focuses on the problem of providing efficient and low energy transport systems which serve the needs of everybody. It explores many of the new arguments, ideas and…

    Paperback – 2010-08-09
    RTPI Library Series

  • Theatre Buildings: A Design Guide book cover

    Theatre Buildings

    A Design Guide, 1st Edition

    By Association of British Theatre Technicians

    Edited by Judith Strong

    The Association of British Theatre Technicians produced its first guide to the design and planning of theatres in 1972. Revised in 1986, it became the standard reference work for anyone involved in building, refurbishing, or creating a performance space. Theatre Buildings – a design guide is its…

    Hardback – 2010-06-07

  • Innovations in Hospital Architecture book cover

    Innovations in Hospital Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Stephen Verderber

    This indispensable reference book captures key recent developments in the rapidly evolving field of sustainable hospital architecture. Today’s architects must provide hospitals which enable high quality care for diverse patient populations in carbon neutral care settings, and this book succinctly…

    Hardback – 2010-04-01

  • Transforming Children's Spaces: Children's and Adults' Participation in Designing Learning Environments book cover

    Transforming Children's Spaces

    Children's and Adults' Participation in Designing Learning Environments, 1st Edition

    By Alison Clark

    How can young children play an active role in developing the design of learning environments? What methods can be used to bring together children’s and practitioners’ views about their environment? What insights can young children offer into good designs for these children’s spaces? With the…

    Paperback – 2010-02-22

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