Architecture: Structure, Materials and Detailing

  • Rural Design: A New Design Discipline book cover

    Rural Design

    A New Design Discipline, 1st Edition

    By Dewey Thorbeck

    Rural areas worldwide are undergoing profound change creating considerable challenges and stress for its residents and on the ecosystems upon which they depend. Rural design brings design thinking and the problem-solving process of design to rural issues recognizing that human and natural systems…

    Paperback – 2012-01-06
    Routledge

  • Designing Architecture: The Elements of Process book cover

    Designing Architecture

    The Elements of Process, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Pressman

    Designing Architecture is an indispensable tool to assist both students and young architects in formulating an idea, transforming it into a building, and making effective design decisions. This book promotes integrative and critical thinking in the preliminary design of buildings to inspire…

    Paperback – 2011-12-07
    Routledge

  • Matter: Material Processes in Architectural Production book cover

    Matter: Material Processes in Architectural Production

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gail Peter Borden, Michael Meredith

    Beginning with material, this book revolves around physical material making and design decisions that emerge from material interaction. Combining essays from both practice and academia, this book presents some of the most significant projects and thoughts on materiality from the last decade.…

    Paperback – 2011-08-05
    Routledge

  • Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture book cover

    Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Nishat Awan, Tatjana Schneider, Jeremy Till

    This book offers the first comprehensive overview of alternative approaches to architectural practice. At a time when many commentators are noting that alternative and richer approaches to architectural practice are required if the profession is to flourish, this book provides multiple…

    Paperback – 2011-06-07
    Routledge

  • Urban Design: The Composition of Complexity book cover

    Urban Design

    The Composition of Complexity, 1st Edition

    By Ron Kasprisin

    For planning to be successful, design must mean more than simply blindly following the dictates of legislation and regulation – yet losing sight of the importance of the design process is all too often exactly what has happened. Ron Kasprisin has written a book for students of planning and urban…

    Paperback – 2011-06-01
    Routledge

  • The Religious Imagination in Modern and Contemporary Architecture: A Reader book cover

    The Religious Imagination in Modern and Contemporary Architecture

    A Reader, 1st Edition

    Edited by Renata Hejduk, Jim Williamson

    This anthology collects, substaniates, and demonstrates the importance of the religious imagination within Western modern and contemporary architecture. The essays written expressly for the anthology take a critical look at the relationship between religion and architecture in the twentieth century…

    Paperback – 2011-03-21
    Routledge

  • The EcoEdge: Urgent Design Challenges in Building Sustainable Cities book cover

    The EcoEdge

    Urgent Design Challenges in Building Sustainable Cities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Esther Charlesworth, Rob Adams

    Presenting diverse case studies of contemporary sustainable urban practice from Europe, Africa, India, South America, the USA and Australia, this book offers the reader a fantastic wealth of practical material from a range of internationally renowned authors. Each practical case study has…

    Paperback – 2011-02-17
    Routledge

  • Prospects for an Ethics of Architecture book cover

    Prospects for an Ethics of Architecture

    1st Edition

    By William M. Taylor, Michael P. Levine

    Bringing together the reflections of an architectural theorist and a philosopher, this book encourages philosophers and architects, scholars and designers alike, to reconsider what they do as well as what they can do in the face of challenging times. It does so by exploring the notion…

    Paperback – 2011-02-02
    Routledge

  • Environmental and Architectural Acoustics book cover

    Environmental and Architectural Acoustics

    2nd Edition

    By Z. Maekawa, Jens H. Rindel, P. Lord

    Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach to the practice of achieving a more acceptable acoustic environment, this book draws on the same basic principles to cover both the outdoors and indoor space. It starts with the fundamentals of sound waves and hearing and goes on to the measurement of noise…

    Hardback – 2010-12-14
    CRC Press

  • Decoding Theoryspeak: An Illustrated Guide to Architectural Theory book cover

    Decoding Theoryspeak

    An Illustrated Guide to Architectural Theory, 1st Edition

    By Enn Ots

    Existentialism; Urbanism; Aporia; Deontic; Tabula Rasa; Hyperspace; Heterotopia; Metareality; Structuralism… What does it all mean? The unique language used in architectural theory – both in speech and writing – can appear daunting and confusing, particularly to new architectural…

    Paperback – 2010-09-15
    Routledge

  • The Sacred In-Between: The Mediating Roles of Architecture book cover

    The Sacred In-Between: The Mediating Roles of Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Thomas Barrie

    The sacred place was, and still is, an intermediate zone created in the belief that it has the ability to co-join the religious aspirants to their gods. An essential means of understanding this sacred architecture is through the recognition of its role as an ‘in-between’ place. Establishing the…

    Paperback – 2010-03-29
    Routledge

  • Emergent Technologies and Design: Towards a Biological Paradigm for Architecture book cover

    Emergent Technologies and Design

    Towards a Biological Paradigm for Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Michael Hensel, Achim Menges, Michael Weinstock

    Emergence - the process by which new and coherent structures, patterns and properties ‘emerge’ from within complex systems Traditional architecture starts from the premise that architectural structures are singular and fixed, and however well integrated are separate from their environment and…

    Paperback – 2010-01-26
    Routledge

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