Architecture: Building Types

  • Tall Buildings: Structural Systems and Aerodynamic Form book cover

    Tall Buildings

    Structural Systems and Aerodynamic Form, 1st Edition

    By Mehmet Halis Günel, Hüseyin Emre Ilgin

    The structural challenges of building 800 metres into the sky are substantial, and include several factors which do not affect low-rise construction. This book focusses on these areas specifically to provide the architectural and structural knowledge which must be…

    Hardback – 2014-07-03
    Routledge

  • Transforming the Doctor's Office: Principles from Evidence-based Design book cover

    Transforming the Doctor's Office

    Principles from Evidence-based Design, 1st Edition

    By Ann Sloan Devlin

    From the parking lot to the exam room, doctors can improve the physical surroundings for their patients, yet often they do not. Given the numerous and varied duties doctors must perform, it may fall to the design profession to implement changes, many based on research, to improve healthcare…

    Paperback – 2014-06-26
    Routledge

  • Humanitarian Architecture: 15 stories of architects working after disaster book cover

    Humanitarian Architecture

    15 stories of architects working after disaster, 1st Edition

    By Esther Charlesworth

    Never has the demand been so urgent for architects to respond to the design and planning challenges of rebuilding post-disaster sites and cities. In 2011, more people were displaced by natural disasters (42 million) than by wars and armed conflicts. And yet the number of architects equipped to deal…

    Paperback – 2014-06-25
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to Low Carbon Domestic Refurbishment book cover

    An Introduction to Low Carbon Domestic Refurbishment

    1st Edition

    By Peter Rickaby, Construction Products Association

    An Introduction to Low Carbon Domestic Refurbishment comes in two parts. The first describes the fundamentals and preliminary considerations of planning a low carbon refurbishment project, before exploring various components of a house (walls, heating systems etc.). Each chapter includes references…

    Paperback – 2014-06-16
    RIBA Publishing

  • Doing Disability Differently: An alternative handbook on architecture, dis/ability and designing for everyday life book cover

    Doing Disability Differently

    An alternative handbook on architecture, dis/ability and designing for everyday life, 1st Edition

    By Jos Boys

    This ground-breaking book aims to take a new and innovative view on how disability and architecture might be connected. Rather than putting disability at the end of the design process, centred mainly on compliance, it sees disability – and ability – as creative starting points for the whole design…

    Paperback – 2014-05-20
    Routledge

  • Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization book cover

    Shell Structures for Architecture

    Form Finding and Optimization, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sigrid Adriaenssens, Philippe Block, Diederik Veenendaal, Chris Williams

    *** Featuring a foreword by Pritzker Prize Winner Shigeru Ban *** Bringing together experts from research and practice, Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization presents contemporary design methods for shell and gridshell structures, covering form-finding and structural…

    Paperback – 2014-04-22
    Routledge

  • Outrigger Design for High-Rise Buildings book cover

    Outrigger Design for High-Rise Buildings

    1st Edition

    By Hi Sun Choi, Goman Ho, Leonard Joseph, Neville Mathias, Ctbuh

    Outrigger systems are rigid horizontal structures designed to improve a building’s stability and strength by connecting the building core or spine to distant columns, much in the way an outrigger can prevent a canoe from overturning. Outriggers have been used in tall, narrow buildings for nearly…

    Paperback – 2014-04-07
    Routledge

  • Retrofit for Purpose: Low Energy Renewal of Non-Domestic Buildings book cover

    Retrofit for Purpose

    Low Energy Renewal of Non-Domestic Buildings, 1st Edition

    By Greg Penoyre, Sunand Prasad

    Retrofit for Purpose examines a range of state-of-the-art non-domestic retrofit projects. Its chapters explore common challenges, offer practical solutions and provide a clarion-call to architects and clients for better, smarter retrofit.  Twelve case studies focus as much on the transformation of…

    Paperback – 2014-03-28
    RIBA Publishing

  • The Architecture of Art Museums: A Decade of Design: 2000 - 2010 book cover

    The Architecture of Art Museums

    A Decade of Design: 2000 - 2010, 1st Edition

    By Ronnie Self

    As a building type, art museums are unparalleled for the opportunities they provide for architectural investigation and experimentation. They are frequently key components of urban revitalization and often push the limits of building technology. Art museums are places of pleasure, education and…

    Paperback – 2014-03-18
    Routledge

  • Design for Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care book cover

    Design for Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care

    1st Edition

    By Mardelle McCuskey Shepley

    Design for Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care provides an overview of the design and research issues associated with the development of environments for pediatric and neonatal intensive care. This is the first and only book dedicated to this topic and was created to support individuals interested…

    Hardback – 2014-03-12
    Routledge

  • The Brits Who Built the Modern World book cover

    The Brits Who Built the Modern World

    1st Edition

    Edited by RIBA

    The British, we are often told, are a cautious bunch, wary of the new and conservative in their tastes. Yet, British Architecture in the 21st Century has an almost unrivalled reputation around the world for daring, innovation, creativity and flair. From Beijing to New York and Doha to Mumbai,…

    Paperback – 2014-02-13
    RIBA Publishing

  • Best Tall Buildings 2013: CTBUH International Award Winning Projects book cover

    Best Tall Buildings 2013

    CTBUH International Award Winning Projects, 1st Edition

    Edited by Antony Wood, Steven Henry, Safarik Daniel

    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 – 2014-02-06
    Routledge

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