E-books: Building Types

  • Planning for Tall Buildings book cover

    Planning for Tall Buildings

    1st Edition

    By Michael J. Short

    In a time of recession, the challenge of building and planning for tall buildings has become even more complex; the economics of development, legislative and planning frameworks, and the local politics of development must be navigated by those wishing to design and construct new tall buildings…

    eBook – 2012-11-12
    Routledge

  • Reading Architecture and Culture: Researching Buildings, Spaces and Documents book cover

    Reading Architecture and Culture

    Researching Buildings, Spaces and Documents, 1st Edition

    Edited by Adam Sharr

    Architecture displays the values involved in its inhabitation, construction, procurement and design. It traces the thinking of the individuals who have participated in it, their relationships, and their involvement in the cultures where they lived and worked. In this way, buildings, their details,…

    eBook – 2012-11-12
    Routledge

  • Guide To Natural Ventilation in High Rise Office Buildings book cover

    Guide To Natural Ventilation in High Rise Office Buildings

    1st Edition

    Edited by Antony Wood, Ruba Salib

    Tall buildings are not the only solution for achieving sustainability through increased density in cities but, given the scale of current population shifts, the vertical city is increasingly being seen as the most viable solution for many urban centers. However, the full implications of…

    eBook – 2012-11-12
    Routledge

  • Designing for the Disabled: The New Paradigm book cover

    Designing for the Disabled: The New Paradigm

    1st Edition

    By Selwyn Goldsmith

    Selwyn Goldsmith's Designing for the Disabled has, since it was first published in 1963, been a bible for practising architects around the world. Now, as a new book with a radical new vision, comes his Designing for the Disabled: The New Paradigm.Goldsmith's new paradigm is based on the concept of…

    eBook – 2012-09-10
    Routledge

  • Architecture of Schools: The New Learning Environments book cover

    Architecture of Schools: The New Learning Environments

    1st Edition

    By Mark Dudek

    This is the standard design guide on schools architecture, providing vital information on school architecture. Mark Dudek views school building design as a particularly specialised field encompassing ever changing educational theories, the subtle spatial and psychological requirements of growing…

    eBook – 2012-09-10
    Routledge

  • Barrier-Free Design book cover

    Barrier-Free Design

    1st Edition

    By James Holmes-Seidle

    This book for architects, interior designers, building managers, students, conference organisers looks at first principles to provide the user with the 'tools' to make their own decisions rather than a 'cookbook' approach. It is intended that designs and product information can be taken straight…

    eBook – 2012-08-21
    Routledge

  • Town and Terraced Housing: For Affordability and Sustainability book cover

    Town and Terraced Housing

    For Affordability and Sustainability, 1st Edition

    By Avi Friedman

    Recent societal changes have brought about renewed interest from architects, town planners, housing officials and the public in terraces and townhouses.  The small footprint that this style of house occupies allows a sustainable high density approach to habitation, slowing sprawl and creating…

    eBook – 2012-06-25
    Routledge

  • Buildings for the Performing Arts book cover

    Buildings for the Performing Arts

    2nd Edition

    By Ian Appleton

    This Design and Development Guide is an essential book for those who are involved in the initiation, planning, design and building of facilities for the various performing arts, from local to metropolitan locations. It includes the stages in the development, decisions to be taken, information…

    eBook – 2012-05-31
    Routledge

  • Transport Terminals and Modal Interchanges book cover

    Transport Terminals and Modal Interchanges

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Blow

    This is the first book to review a trend in transport systems which has only recently come of age: the multi-modal interchange. Separate modes of transport are being linked through 'joined-up thinking', and transport designers and authorities are only now able to exploit interchange opportunities.…

    eBook – 2012-05-23
    Routledge

  • Solar House book cover

    Solar House

    1st Edition

    By Terry Galloway

    Covering the full life span of the project, from siting issues through specific design features to maintenance of the property and equipment, this is a comprehensive guide to designing, planning and building a solar house. The author uses his experience of living in a solar house to inform the…

    eBook – 2012-05-16
    Routledge

  • Front to Back book cover

    Front to Back

    1st Edition

    By Sally Lewis

    FRONT TO BACK sees urban housing as places to live rather than individual buildings. Using a unique design agenda it provides a step by step approach to achieving quality urban living.…

    eBook – 2012-05-16
    Routledge

  • Children's Spaces book cover

    Children's Spaces

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Dudek

    This collection of essays is concerned with the experiences children have within the supervised worlds they inhabit, as well as with architecture and landscape architecture.International examples of innovative childcare practice are illustrated together with the design processes which informed…

    eBook – 2012-05-04
    Routledge

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