Built Environment: Architecture

  • Landscape and Agency: Critical Essays book cover

    Landscape and Agency

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Ed Wall, Tim Waterman

    Landscape and Agency explores how landscape, as an idea, a visual medium and a design practice, is organized, appropriated and framed in the transformation of places, from the local to the global. It highlights how the development of the idea of agency in landscape theory and practice can…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10 
    Routledge

  • Capsules: Typology of Other Architecture book cover

    Capsules: Typology of Other Architecture

    By Peter Šenk

    This book investigates the architectural, product design and urban typology of the capsule which, beginning in the 1960s, broadened the concept of the basic building blocks of architecture to include a minimal living unit, called the "capsule." Here it is presented with regard to the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10 
    Routledge

  • Towards Tate Modern: Public Policy, Private Vision book cover

    Towards Tate Modern

    Public Policy, Private Vision

    By Caroline Donnellan

    This interdisciplinary book examines how Tate Modern transformed itself into the highly successful gallery it is today. Donnellan argues that, faced with the prospect of convincing a sceptical public, Tate Modern set about establishing its own vision of art, its own vision of a public, and its own…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge

  • The New Tenement book cover

    The New Tenement

    By Florian Urban

    This book examines "new tenements" – dense, medium-rise, multi-storey residences that have been the backbone of European inner-city regeneration since the 1970s and came with a new positive view on urban living. Focusing principally on Berlin, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Rotterdam, and Vienna, it relates…

    Paperback – 2017-10-03 
    Routledge

  • Kant for Architects book cover

    Kant for Architects

    By Diane Morgan

    This book introduces architects to a philosopher, Immanuel Kant, whose work was constantly informed by a concern for the world as an evolving whole. According to Kant, in this interconnected and dynamic world, humans should act as mutually dependent and responsible subjects. Given his…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02 
    Routledge
    Thinkers for Architects

  • Loose Fit City: The Contribution of Bottom-Up Architecture to Urban Design and Planning book cover

    Loose Fit City

    The Contribution of Bottom-Up Architecture to Urban Design and Planning

    By Maurice Mitchell, Bo Tang

    Drawn from a lifetime’s experience of shared city-making from the bottom up, within rapidly expanding urban metabolisms in Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Kathmandu, West Africa and London, Loose Fit City is about the ways in which city residents can learn through making to engage with the dynamic process of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02 
    Routledge

  • Understanding JCT Standard Building Contracts book cover

    Understanding JCT Standard Building Contracts

    10th Edition

    By David Chappell

    This tenth edition of David Chappell’s bestselling guide has been revised to take into account changes made in 2016 to payment provisions, and elsewhere. This remains the most concise guide available to the most commonly used JCT building contracts: Standard Building Contract with quantities, 2016…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02 
    Routledge
    Understanding Construction

  • Planning and Installing Solar Thermal Systems: A Guide for Installers, Architects and Engineers, 3rd Edition book cover

    Planning and Installing Solar Thermal Systems

    A Guide for Installers, Architects and Engineers, 3rd Edition

    By Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sonnenenergie (DGS)

    New Edition of the Bestselling Installation Guide  Solar thermal systems available today offer efficiency and reliability. They can be applied in different conditions to meet space- and water-heating requirements in the residential, commercial and industrial building sectors. The…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Planning and Installing

  • Building from Tradition: Low-tech Strategies and Local Materials in Contemporary Architecture book cover

    Building from Tradition

    Low-tech Strategies and Local Materials in Contemporary Architecture

    By Elizabeth Golden

    Building from Tradition examines the recent resurgence of interest in the handmade building and the use of local and renewable materials in contemporary construction. In the past, raw materials were shaped to provide shelter and to accommodate the cultural, social, and economic needs of individuals…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge

  • The Interior Architecture Theory Reader book cover

    The Interior Architecture Theory Reader

    Edited by Gregory Marinic

    The Interior Architecture Theory Reader presents a global survey that collectively and specifically defines the emerging discipline of interior architecture. Diverse views and comparative resources for interior architecture students, educators, and practitioners are needed to develop a proper canon…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge

  • Conservation: RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide book cover

    Conservation

    RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide

    By Hugh Feilden

    Conservation is part of a brand new series providing must-read practical guidance to running efficient and successful projects using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013. Each guide takes a particular angle – in this case the author guides you through working on a conservation project - and explains the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • The Nostalgic Sublime and the Role of Terror in Contemporary Culture book cover

    The Nostalgic Sublime and the Role of Terror in Contemporary Culture

    By Matthew Leggatt

    This book re-examines the role of the sublime across a range of disparate cultural texts, from architecture and art, to literature, digital technology, and film, detailing a worrying trend towards nostalgia and arguing that, although the sublime has the potential to be the most powerful uniting…

    Hardback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

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