E-books: Building Types

  • Bioclimatic Housing: Innovative Designs for Warm Climates book cover

    Bioclimatic Housing

    Innovative Designs for Warm Climates, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Hyde

    In the search for sustainable architecture, there is growing interest in the relationship between nature and design. In this vital new book, the termbioclimatic relating to the dynamic between climate and living organisms, is applied by the authors in focusing on countries where housing requires…

    eBook – 2012-04-27

  • Living Over the Store: Architecture and Local Urban Life book cover

    Living Over the Store

    Architecture and Local Urban Life, 1st Edition

    By Howard Davis

    The shop/house – the building combining commercial/retail uses and dwellings – appears over many periods of history in most cities in the world. This book combines architectural history, cross-cultural understandings and accounts of contemporary policy and building practice to provide a…

    eBook – 2012-02-13

  • Sustainability and the Design of Transport Interchanges book cover

    Sustainability and the Design of Transport Interchanges

    1st Edition

    By Brian Edwards

    The interchange is a new form of transport building which integrates into a single whole various modes of public transport, putting the passenger first (rather than the infrastructure). This book presents design principles for transport interchanges and offers analysis of best practice in the UK…

    eBook – 2011-01-24

  • Legal Architecture: Justice, Due Process and the Place of Law book cover

    Legal Architecture

    Justice, Due Process and the Place of Law, 1st Edition

    By Linda Mulcahy

    Legal Architecture addresses how the environment of the trial can be seen as a physical expression of our relationship with ideals of justice. It provides an alternative account of the trial, which charts the troubled history of notions of due process and participation. In contrast to visions of…

    eBook – 2010-12-16

  • Towards Creative Learning Spaces: Re-thinking the Architecture of Post-Compulsory Education book cover

    Towards Creative Learning Spaces

    Re-thinking the Architecture of Post-Compulsory Education, 1st Edition

    By Jos Boys

    This book offers new ways of investigating relationships between learning and the spaces in which it takes place. It suggests that we need to understand more about the distinctiveness of teaching and learning in post-compulsory education, and what it is that matters about the design of its spaces.…

    eBook – 2010-11-23

  • Building Bangalore: Architecture and urban transformation in India’s Silicon Valley book cover

    Building Bangalore

    Architecture and urban transformation in India’s Silicon Valley, 1st Edition

    By John C. Stallmeyer

    Examining spatial transformations in Bangalore, one of India's fastest growing cities, this book highlights the influence of information and communications technology (ICT) development on the city. Focusing on the production of urban space and the processes that inform such production, the author…

    eBook – 2010-10-04
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Energy Performance of Residential Buildings: A Practical Guide for Energy Rating and Efficiency book cover

    Energy Performance of Residential Buildings

    A Practical Guide for Energy Rating and Efficiency, 1st Edition

    By Mat Santamouris

    Energy Rating is a crucial consideration in modern building design, affirmed by the new EC Directive on the energy performance of buildings. Energy represents a high percentage of the running costs of a building, and has a significant impact on the comfort of the occupants. This book represents…

    eBook – 2010-09-23

  • Transport Matters: Integrated Approaches to Planning City-Regions book cover

    Transport Matters

    Integrated Approaches to Planning City-Regions, 1st Edition

    By Angela Hull

    Addressing the principles of sustainability, spatial planning, integration, governance and accessibility of transport, this book focuses on the problem of providing efficient and low energy transport systems which serve the needs of everybody. It explores many of the new arguments, ideas and…

    eBook – 2010-09-13
    RTPI Library Series

  • Design for Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Approach book cover

    Design for Critical Care

    An Evidence-Based Approach, 1st Edition

    By D. Kirk Hamilton, Mardelle McCuskey Shepley

    It is now widely recognized that the physical environment has an impact on the physiology,psychology, and sociology of those who experience it. When designing a critical care unit,the demands on the architect or designer working together with the interdisciplinary teamof clinicians are highly…

    eBook – 2010-07-15

  • Theatre Buildings: A Design Guide book cover

    Theatre Buildings

    A Design Guide, 1st Edition

    By Association of British Theatre Technicians

    Edited by Judith Strong

    The Association of British Theatre Technicians produced its first guide to the design and planning of theatres in 1972. Revised in 1986, it became the standard reference work for anyone involved in building, refurbishing, or creating a performance space. Theatre Buildings – a design guide is its…

    eBook – 2010-06-08

  • Innovations in Hospital Architecture book cover

    Innovations in Hospital Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Stephen Verderber

    This indispensable reference book captures key recent developments in the rapidly evolving field of sustainable hospital architecture. Today’s architects must provide hospitals which enable high quality care for diverse patient populations in carbon neutral care settings, and this book succinctly…

    eBook – 2010-03-31

  • Transforming Children's Spaces: Children's and Adults' Participation in Designing Learning Environments book cover

    Transforming Children's Spaces

    Children's and Adults' Participation in Designing Learning Environments, 1st Edition

    By Alison Clark

    How can young children play an active role in developing the design of learning environments? What methods can be used to bring together children’s and practitioners’ views about their environment? What insights can young children offer into good designs for these children’s spaces? With the…

    eBook – 2010-02-25

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