E-books: Building Types

  • Sports Architecture book cover

    Sports Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Rod Sheard

    This book offers a rare chance to understand how sport and architecture come together to create an outstanding building type - a symbol of our times. Rod Sheard shares the experience and expertise of HOK LOBB in this beautifully illustrated book, offering practical advice and guidance on…

    eBook – 2014-04-04
    Taylor & Francis

  • 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…

    eBook – 2014-03-21

  • 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…

    eBook – 2014-02-03

  • Kindergarten Architecture book cover

    Kindergarten Architecture

    2nd Edition

    By Mark Dudek

    This fully illustrated guide to the planning and design of pre-school facilities for children is supported by a broad range of case studies, drawn from around the world. Both new buildings and adapted premises are covered. Essays on social development and childcare put the projects in context.…

    eBook – 2014-01-09
    Taylor & Francis

  • Solar Energy Houses: Strategies, Technologies, Examples book cover

    Solar Energy Houses

    Strategies, Technologies, Examples, 1st Edition

    By Anne-Grete Hestnes, Robert Hastings, Bjarne Saxhof

    Passive and active solar strategies together with the adoption of energy conservation measures and the integration of new materials and technologies can lead to a dramatic reduction of 75-90 per cent in the energy consumption of the buildings. The objective of Task 13 of the IEA's Solar Heating…

    eBook – 2013-11-05

  • Future Office book cover

    Future Office

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher Grech

    Developments in IT and the resulting knowledge-based economy have challenged traditional concepts of office design, as well as many of the larger architectural and urban design models. This book examines the implications of this revolution on current urban design and identifies potential new trends…

    eBook – 2013-10-28
    Taylor & Francis

  • Preserving New York: Winning the Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks book cover

    Preserving New York

    Winning the Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Wood

    Preserving New York is the largely unknown inspiring story of the origins of New York City’s nationally acclaimed landmarks law. The decades of struggle behind the law, its intellectual origins, the men and women who fought for it, the forces that shaped it, and the buildings lost and saved on the…

    eBook – 2013-10-28

  • Solar Low Energy Houses of IEA Task 13 book cover

    Solar Low Energy Houses of IEA Task 13

    1st Edition

    By Robert Hastings

    The International Energy Agency's Task 13 is to advance solar building technologies. As part of that programme, 15 houses in 12 countries have been built to test new technologies and strategies for achieving low energy demand while maintaining a good indoor climate.;The principal strategies used…

    eBook – 2013-10-18

  • Design for the Changing Educational Landscape: Space, Place and the Future of Learning book cover

    Design for the Changing Educational Landscape

    Space, Place and the Future of Learning, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Harrison, Les Hutton

    The whole landscape of space use is undergoing a radical transformation. In the workplace a period of unprecedented change has created a mix of responses with one overriding outcome observable worldwide: the rise of distributed space. In the learning environment the social, political, economic and…

    eBook – 2013-10-15

  • The Modern Station: New Approaches to Railway Architecture book cover

    The Modern Station

    New Approaches to Railway Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Brian Edwards

    An exciting new generation of railway architecture has emerged in Europe and elsewhere over the past decade. This book explains the reasons for the renaissance of the station as a building type and the current changes it is undergoing. The functional, social and technical factors which shape…

    eBook – 2013-10-08
    Taylor & Francis

  • Making Leisure Work: Architecture and the Experience Economy book cover

    Making Leisure Work

    Architecture and the Experience Economy, 1st Edition

    By Brian Lonsway

    Contemporary architecture of theme-based design is examined in this book, leading to a new understanding of architecture's role in the increasingly diversified consumer environment. It explores the ‘Experience Economy’ to reveal how everyday environments strategically and opportunistically blur our…

    eBook – 2013-09-13

  • Materials and Meaning in Contemporary Japanese Architecture: Tradition and Today book cover

    Materials and Meaning in Contemporary Japanese Architecture

    Tradition and Today, 1st Edition

    By Dana Buntrock

    In this beautiful and perceptive book, Dana Buntrock examines, for the first time, how tradition is incorporated into contemporary Japanese architecture. Looking at the work of five architects – Fumihiko Maki, Terunobu Fujimori, Ryoji Suzuki, Kengo Kuma, and Jun Aoki – Buntrock reveals…

    eBook – 2013-09-13

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