E-books: Building Types

  • Creating the Productive Workplace: Places to Work Creatively book cover

    Creating the Productive Workplace

    Places to Work Creatively, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Derek Clements-Croome, Derek Clements-Croome

    The built environment affects our physical, mental and social well-being. Here renowned professionals from practice and academia explore the evidence from basic research as well as case studies to test this belief. They show that many elements in the built environment contribute to establishing a…

    eBook – 2017-09-22
    Routledge

  • Outrigger Design for High-Rise Buildings book cover

    Outrigger Design for High-Rise Buildings

    1st Edition

    By Hi Sun Choi, Goman Ho, Leonard Joseph, Neville Mathias, Ctbuh

    Outrigger systems are rigid horizontal structures designed to improve a building’s stability and strength by connecting the building core or spine to distant columns, much in the way an outrigger can prevent a canoe from overturning. Outriggers have been used in tall, narrow buildings for nearly…

    eBook – 2017-09-19
    Routledge

  • Complex Housing: Designing for Density book cover

    Complex Housing

    Designing for Density, 1st Edition

    By Julia Williams Robinson

    Complex Housing introduces an architectural type called complex housing, common to the Netherlands and found in other Northern European countries. Eight fully illustrated case studies show successful approaches to designing for density, which reflect values such as long-term planning, a right to…

    eBook – 2017-09-18
    Routledge

  • Thermal Comfort in Hot Dry Climates: Traditional Dwellings in Iran book cover

    Thermal Comfort in Hot Dry Climates

    Traditional Dwellings in Iran, 1st Edition

    By Ahmadreza Foruzanmehr

    With increases in global temperatures, the risk of overheating is expected to rise around the world. This results in a much higher dependency upon energy-intensive cooling systems and air-conditioners to provide thermal comfort, but how sustainable is this in a world where problems with the…

    eBook – 2017-09-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Architectural Conservation and Restoration in Norway and Russia book cover

    Architectural Conservation and Restoration in Norway and Russia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Evgeny Khodakovsky, Siri Skjold Lexau

    Norway and Russia have been closely related through the ages, both geographically and historically, and have experienced similar problems relating to climate, building maintenance and national wooden architecture. As a result, the parallel study of architectural conservation and restoration…

    eBook – 2017-09-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architectural Conservation and Historic Preservation

  • Adaptive Architecture: Changing Parameters and Practice book cover

    Adaptive Architecture

    Changing Parameters and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wolfgang F. E. Preiser, Andrea E. Hardy, Jacob J. Wilhelm

    The constant in architecture's evolution is change. Adaptive Architecture explores structures, or environments that accommodate multiple functions at the same time, sequentially, or at periodically recurring events. It demonstrates how changing technological, economic, ecological and social…

    eBook – 2017-09-01
    Routledge

  • Architectural Colossi and the Human Body: Buildings and Metaphors book cover

    Architectural Colossi and the Human Body

    Buildings and Metaphors, 1st Edition

    By Charalampos Politakis

    The human body has been used as both a model and metaphor in architecture since antiquity. This book explores how it has been an inspiration for the exterior form of architectural colossi through the years. It considers the body as a source of architectural and artistic representation and in doing…

    eBook – 2017-08-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Shedding New Light on Art Museum Additions: Front Stage and Back Stage Experiences book cover

    Shedding New Light on Art Museum Additions

    Front Stage and Back Stage Experiences, 1st Edition

    By Altaf Engineer, Kathryn H. Anthony

    Vast sums of money spent to design, construct, and maintain museum additions demand great accountability of museum leaders and design professionals towards visitors and employees. Museum visitors today come not only to view works of art, but also to experience museum architecture itself, resulting…

    eBook – 2017-07-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • University Spatial Development and Urban Transformation in China book cover

    University Spatial Development and Urban Transformation in China

    1st Edition

    By Cui Liu

    The past few decades have seen universities take on a leading role in urban development, actively providing public services beyond teaching and research. The relationship between the university and the city has great influence on the space of university, which is vividly reflected in the process of…

    eBook – 2017-07-14
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: School Design (1994) book cover

    Routledge Revivals: School Design (1994)

    1st Edition

    By Henry Sanoff

    Educators often overlook the positive impact of changing the environment of the school itself when considering how to improve the quality of education. First published in 1994, School Design shows how to create more effective schools through a design process that involves teachers, students,…

    eBook – 2017-07-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Design for Mental and Behavioral Health book cover

    Design for Mental and Behavioral Health

    1st Edition

    By Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, Samira Pasha

    Studies confirm that the physical environment influences health outcomes, emotional state, preference, satisfaction and orientation, but very little research has focused on mental and behavioural health settings. This book summarizes design principles and design research for individuals who are…

    eBook – 2017-05-18
    Routledge

  • House and Home: Cultural Contexts, Ontological Roles book cover

    House and Home

    Cultural Contexts, Ontological Roles, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Barrie

    House and home are words routinely used to describe where and how one lives. This book challenges predominant definitions and argues that domesticity fundamentally satisfies the human need to create and inhabit a defined place in the world. Consequently, house and home have performed numerous…

    eBook – 2017-03-16
    Routledge

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