E-books: Building Types

  • Public Space: The Management Dimension book cover

    Public Space

    The Management Dimension, 1st Edition

    Edited by Matthew Carmona, Claudio de Magalhães, Leo Hammond

    In both the UK and the US there is a sense of dissatisfaction and pessimism about the state of urban environments, particularly with the quality of everyday public spaces. Explanations for this have emphasized the poor quality of design that characterizes many new public spaces; spaces that are…

    eBook – 2008-06-03

  • RIBA Book of British Housing book cover

    RIBA Book of British Housing

    2nd Edition

    By Ian Colquhoun, Ian Colquhoun

    RIBA Book of British Housing Design looks at the design solutions developed during the 20th and the 21st centuries, and illustrates over 200 of the most successful projects. It provides an overview of the evolution of housing development, and includes present day schemes and estate regeneration as…

    eBook – 2008-01-28

  • Reciprocal Frame Architecture book cover

    Reciprocal Frame Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Olga Popovic Larsen

    In structural terms reciprocal frame structures are 'three dimensional assemblies of mutually supporting beams'. But behind this definition lie some breathtakingly beautiful and complex structures at the heart of buildings both ancient and modern. This new book explores the principles of these…

    eBook – 2007-12-20

  • Environment and Children book cover

    Environment and Children

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Day, Anita Midbjer

    How does the built environment affect children - their health, their behaviour, education and development? To support them, what do we need to consider and what do we need to do? Can our surroundings foster environmental and social awareness and responsibility?Based on Christopher Day's experiences…

    eBook – 2007-08-31

  • Shopping Environments book cover

    Shopping Environments

    1st Edition

    By Peter Coleman

    Shopping centers have become the most common of shopping environments and have influenced the make-up of cities around the world. However, in recent years, the enclosed "mall" has evolved and diversified with new types of retail environments that were developed to better suit their locale and meet…

    eBook – 2007-06-07

  • The Designer's Workspace book cover

    The Designer's Workspace

    1st Edition

    By Douglas Caywood

    The Designer's Workspace presents an extensive resource of distinguished firms' responses to the design of their own offices. Featuring everythingfrom technical detail to interior design, it illustrates what these designers see as the major considerations for modern workplace design. This book…

    eBook – 2007-06-07

  • Access for Disabled People to Arts Premises: The Journey Sequence book cover

    Access for Disabled People to Arts Premises: The Journey Sequence

    1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Lord, C Wycliffe Noble

    Illustrating actual building design solutions that have been created to improve accessibility for disabled patrons and performers, the 'Journey Sequence' outlines the best examples of design innovation produced in response to new and upcoming legislation.A knowledge of how to design for the…

    eBook – 2007-06-01

  • Space Grid Structures book cover

    Space Grid Structures

    1st Edition

    By John Chilton

    A space frame is a three-dimensional framework for enclosing spaces in which all members are interconnected and act as a single entity. A benefit of this type of structure is that very large spaces can be covered, uninterrupted by support from the ground. John Chilton's book provides an up-to-date…

    eBook – 2007-06-01

  • Laboratory Design Guide book cover

    Laboratory Design Guide

    3rd Edition

    By Brian Griffin

    Laboratory Design Guide 3rd edition is a complete guide to the complex process of laboratory design and construction. With practical advice and detailedexamples, it is an indispensable reference for anyone involved in building or renovating laboratories.In this working manual Brian Griffin explains…

    eBook – 2007-06-01

  • Designing Liners: A History of Interior Design Afloat book cover

    Designing Liners

    A History of Interior Design Afloat, 1st Edition

    By Anne Wealleans

    This in-depth history of the interior design of ocean liners surveys the transient history of interior design in relation to the development of passenger shipping, from commissioning by the line owners, methods and sources for the original creation of designs through to its construction, use and…

    eBook – 2006-09-27

  • Housing Transformations: Shaping the Space of Twenty-First Century Living book cover

    Housing Transformations

    Shaping the Space of Twenty-First Century Living, 1st Edition

    By Bridget Franklin

    Drawing together a wide range of literature, this original book combines social theory with elements from the built environment disciplines to provide insight into how and why we build places and dwell in spaces that are at once contradictory, confining, liberating and illuminating. This…

    eBook – 2006-08-21
    Housing and Society Series

  • Reinventing the Workplace book cover

    Reinventing the Workplace

    2nd Edition

    By John Worthington

    Incorporating a diversity of practices, cultural and organization change, and new building forms, this book provides ideas, inspiration and analysis of the multitude of ways in which an office space can be designed and utilized. Updated to cope with technological advances, as well as including a…

    eBook – 2006-08-11

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