Architecture: Building Types

  • Beyond Live/Work: The Architecture of Home-based Work book cover

    Beyond Live/Work

    The Architecture of Home-based Work, 1st Edition

    By Frances Holliss

    Beyond Live/Work: the architecture of home-based work explores the old but neglected building type that combines dwelling and workplace, the ‘workhome’. It traces a previously untold architectural history illustrated by images of largely forgotten buildings. Despite having existed for hundreds, if…

    Paperback – 2015-03-16

  • BIG little house: Small Houses Designed by Architects book cover

    BIG little house

    Small Houses Designed by Architects, 1st Edition

    By Donna Kacmar

     What are the challenges architects face when designing dwelling spaces of a limited size? And what can these projects tell us about architecture – and architectural principles – in general? In BIG little house, award-winning architect Donna Kacmar introduces twenty real-life examples of small…

    Paperback – 2015-02-11

  • University Planning and Architecture: The search for perfection book cover

    University Planning and Architecture

    The search for perfection, 2nd Edition

    By Jonathan Coulson, Paul Roberts, Isabelle Taylor

    The environment of a university – what we term a campus – is a place with special resonance. They have long been the setting for some of history’s most exciting experiments in the design of the built environment. Christopher Wren at Cambridge, Le Corbusier at Harvard, and Norman Foster at the Free…

    Hardback – 2015-02-11

  • Design Tools for Evidence-Based Healthcare Design book cover

    Design Tools for Evidence-Based Healthcare Design

    1st Edition

    By Michael Phiri

    The growing movement towards evidence-based healthcare design has largely emphasised a change of culture and attitudes. It has advocated for new ways of working, but until now, it has not focused on equipping healthcare clients and their designers with the practical means to exploit the potential…

    Paperback – 2014-12-18

  • The Invisible Houses: Rethinking and designing low-cost housing in developing countries book cover

    The Invisible Houses

    Rethinking and designing low-cost housing in developing countries, 1st Edition

    By Gonzalo Lizarralde

    Winner of the ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education Award! There is an increased interest among architects, urban specialists and design professionals to contribute to solve "the housing problem" in developing countries. The Invisible Houses takes us on a journey through the slums and informal…

    Paperback – 2014-12-15

  • Best Tall Buildings: A Global Overview of 2014 Skyscrapers book cover

    Best Tall Buildings

    A Global Overview of 2014 Skyscrapers, 1st Edition

    Edited by Antony Wood, Steven Henry, Daniel Safarik

    The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is the world’s foremost authority on tall buildings. This book chronicles the annual awards process, in which the CTBUH recognizes outstanding tall buildings and design innovations that advance the potential of integrated sustainability in…

    Hardback – 2014-12-09

  • Building Better Universities: Strategies, Spaces, Technologies book cover

    Building Better Universities

    Strategies, Spaces, Technologies, 1st Edition

    By Jos Boys

    Building Better Universities provides a wide-ranging summary and critical review of the increasing number of groundbreaking initiatives undertaken by universities and colleges around the world. It suggests that we have reached a key moment for the higher education sector in which the services,…

    Paperback – 2014-12-02

  • An Introduction to Architectural Conservation: Philosophy, Legislation and Practice book cover

    An Introduction to Architectural Conservation

    Philosophy, Legislation and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Nick Lee Evans

    There are over half a million listed buildings in Britain, conservation areas can be found in every borough, and a large proportion of our housing stock pre-dates 1914. So, whether in extending a listed house, reordering a local church, or converting an historic warehouse, most architects will work…

    Paperback – 2014-12-01
    RIBA Publishing

  • The Age and Construction of English Housing book cover

    The Age and Construction of English Housing

    1st Edition

    By Simon Nicol, Chris Beer, Chris Scott

    There are some 22.4 million homes in England, housing 52 million people. They range from the smallest studio flat to the largest palace, and vary in age from medieval castles built of local stone to new homes designed to the most exacting sustainability standards. Numerous books have been written…

    Paperback – 2014-10-31
    IHS BRE Press

  • The Shanghai Alleyway House: A Vanishing Urban Vernacular book cover

    The Shanghai Alleyway House

    A Vanishing Urban Vernacular, 1st Edition

    By Gregory Bracken

    As a nineteenth-century commercial development, the alleyway house was a hybrid of the traditional Chinese courtyard house and the Western terraced one. Unique to Shanghai, the alleyway house was a space where the blurring of the boundaries of public and private life created a vibrant social…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Architecture and the Welfare State book cover

    Architecture and the Welfare State

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Swenarton, Tom Avermaete, Dirk van den Heuvel

    In the decades following World War Two, and in part in response to the Cold War, governments across Western Europe set out ambitious programmes for social welfare and the redistribution of wealth that aimed to improve the everyday lives of their citizens. Many of these welfare state programmes -…

    Paperback – 2014-08-26

  • School Design Together book cover

    School Design Together

    1st Edition

    Edited by Pamela Woolner

    The time is ripe for interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to school design. Whatever the current funding limitations, we still need to think about how we design, organise and use space in schools for learning and teaching. This edited book ensures that we don’t start from ground zero in…

    Paperback – 2014-07-16

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