E-books: Building Types

  • Primary Care Centres book cover

    Primary Care Centres

    2nd Edition

    By Geoffrey Purves

    Primary Care Centres explores the process of planning and designing buildings for frontline medical practice. Taking as a starting point the concept that good design contributes directly to healthy living, the book shows beneficial effects that a good design brief can bring to the staff, patients…

    eBook – 2009-10-26

  • Design Criteria for Mosques and Islamic Centres book cover

    Design Criteria for Mosques and Islamic Centres

    1st Edition

    By Akel Kahera, Latif Abdulmalik, Craig Anz

    The design principles necessary to create functional and dynamic contemporary mosques can be hard to grasp for those unfamiliar with the Islamic faith. 'Design Criteria for Mosques and Islamic Centers' provides an easy-to-use and practical set of guidelines for mosque design, illustrated with 300…

    eBook – 2009-10-26

  • Precedents in Zero-Energy Design: Architecture and Passive Design in the 2007 Solar Decathlon book cover

    Precedents in Zero-Energy Design

    Architecture and Passive Design in the 2007 Solar Decathlon, 1st Edition

    By Michael Zaretsky

    ‘Michael Zaretsky’s Precedents in Zero-Energy Design is such an important book … it will help readers recognize that design comes before technology – and renewable energy systems alone can’t solve the problems we face’ –  John D. Quale, Assistant Professor of Architecture and ecoMOD Project…

    eBook – 2009-10-15

  • Sports Facilities and Technologies book cover

    Sports Facilities and Technologies

    1st Edition

    By Peter Culley, John Pascoe

    Developers, designers and operators are increasingly needing to create versatile sport and leisure amenities that are of lasting value to local and wider communities. Placing facilities design and operation at the heart of sports development, this book adopts a holistic approach, integrating…

    eBook – 2009-06-30

  • Nothingness: Tadao Ando's Christian Sacred Space book cover

    Nothingness: Tadao Ando's Christian Sacred Space

    1st Edition

    By Jin Baek

    Based around an interview with Tadao Ando, this book explores the influence of the Buddhist concept of nothingness on Ando’s Christian architecture, and sheds new light on the cultural significance of the buildings of one of the world’s leading contemporary architects. Specifically, this book…

    eBook – 2009-06-12

  • Libraries and Learning Resource Centres book cover

    Libraries and Learning Resource Centres

    2nd Edition

    By Brian Edwards

    Libraries and Learning Resource Centres is a comprehensive reference text examining the changing role and design of library buildings. Critical evaluations of international case studies demonstrate the principles of library design.Available for the first time in full colour, the second edition of…

    eBook – 2009-06-04

  • Eco-resorts book cover


    1st Edition

    By Zbigniew Bromberek

    Eco-Resorts is a design guide for low impact, environmentally friendly tourist resorts in the tropics. The book is the first to offer architects practical, detailed guidance in developing resort buildings that work with a tropical climate andmeet the needs and expectations of the client and…

    eBook – 2009-06-04

  • Architecture, Ethics and Globalization book cover

    Architecture, Ethics and Globalization

    1st Edition

    Edited by Graham Owen

    Bridging the gap between architectural theory and professional practice studies, this book offers critical inquiry into the shifting ground of ethical thought in the changing climate of the global economy. Looking at issues of contemporary significance to architectural critics, practitioners,…

    eBook – 2009-06-02

  • Design Quality in New Housing: Learning from the Netherlands book cover

    Design Quality in New Housing

    Learning from the Netherlands, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Cousins

    This book addresses the need for an in-depth study into design quality in new housing. The wider implications of policy and design are examined through a series of case studies of new housing projects in the UK and the Netherlands. Dutch interdisciplinary design and modern methods of construction…

    eBook – 2009-06-02
    Taylor & Francis

  • Refurbishment and Upgrading of Buildings book cover

    Refurbishment and Upgrading of Buildings

    2nd Edition

    By David Highfield, Christopher Gorse

    A detailed guide to the technical aspects of refurbishing and upgrading buildings, this book provides solutions to a range of problems, challenges and issues and is essential reading for all students studying building refurbishment at all levels. Includes: existing floor and wall…

    eBook – 2009-05-28
    Spon Press

  • Modern Hospice Design: The Architecture of Palliative Care book cover

    Modern Hospice Design

    The Architecture of Palliative Care, 1st Edition

    By Ken Worpole

    There is a global public debate going on about care for the elderly and the dying, and what is meant by good quality palliative care. This book begins with the rise of the modern hospice movement, begun in 1967. Today there are 8,500 modern hospice projects in 123 countries. The hospice…

    eBook – 2009-05-13

  • Transport Policy and Planning in Great Britain book cover

    Transport Policy and Planning in Great Britain

    1st Edition

    By Peter Headicar

    Transport in the twenty-first century represents a significant challenge at the global and the local scale. Aided by over sixty clear illustrations, Peter Headicar disentangles this complex, modern issue in five parts, offering critical insights into: the nature of transport the…

    eBook – 2009-04-08
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