E-books: Building Types

  • Reinventing an Urban Vernacular: Developing Sustainable Housing Prototypes for Cities Based on Traditional Strategies book cover

    Reinventing an Urban Vernacular

    Developing Sustainable Housing Prototypes for Cities Based on Traditional Strategies, 1st Edition

    By Terry Moor

    With increasing population and its associated demand on our limited resources, we need to rethink our current strategies for construction of multifamily buildings in urban areas. Reinventing an Urban Vernacular addresses these new demands for smaller and more efficient housing units adapted to…

    eBook – 2017-03-16
    Routledge

  • Understanding Tall Buildings: A Theory of Placemaking book cover

    Understanding Tall Buildings

    A Theory of Placemaking, 1st Edition

    By Kheir Al-Kodmany

    In recent years, the rapid pace of tall building construction has fostered a certain kind of placelessness, with many new tall buildings being built out of scale, context and place. By analyzing hundreds of tall buildings and by providing hundreds of visuals that inspire, stimulate and engage,…

    eBook – 2017-02-17
    Routledge

  • Theater Planning: Facilities for Performing Arts and Live Entertainment book cover

    Theater Planning

    Facilities for Performing Arts and Live Entertainment, 1st Edition

    By Gene Leitermann

    This book introduces theater planning to students and practitioners of each field, and provides a detailed guide to the process and the technical requirements particular to theater buildings. Part I is a guide to the concepts and practices of architecture and construction, as applied to performing…

    eBook – 2017-02-17
    Routledge

  • Disability, Space, Architecture: A Reader book cover

    Disability, Space, Architecture: A Reader

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jos Boys

    Disability, Space, Architecture: A Reader takes a groundbreaking approach to exploring the interconnections between disability, architecture and cities. The contributions come from architecture, geography, anthropology, health studies, English language and literature, rhetoric and composition, art…

    eBook – 2017-02-17
    Routledge

  • Public Transport: Its Planning, Management and Operation book cover

    Public Transport

    Its Planning, Management and Operation, 6th Edition

    By Peter R. White

    Public Transport provides an accessible introductory text to the field of public transport systems, covering bus, coach, rail, metro, domestic air and taxi modes. The market structure is set out, together with data collection methods. The technology of bus and rail systems is introduced with…

    eBook – 2016-12-01
    Routledge
    Natural and Built Environment Series

  • Timber Gridshells: Architecture, Structure and Craft book cover

    Timber Gridshells

    Architecture, Structure and Craft, 1st Edition

    By John Chilton, Gabriel Tang

    Throughout history, people have constructed simple timber lattice shelters such as the tepee or yurt, covered with animal skins, leaves, grasses and woven fabrics. Over the last fifty years, more sophisticated ‘webs of wood’ have emerged, with timber gridshells in particular becoming a structurally…

    eBook – 2016-11-10
    Routledge

  • Architecture and Agriculture: A Rural Design Guide book cover

    Architecture and Agriculture

    A Rural Design Guide, 1st Edition

    By Dewey Thorbeck

    Architecture and Agriculture: A Rural Design Guide presents architectural guidelines for buildings designed and constructed in rural landscapes by emphasizing their connections with function, culture, climate, and place. Following on from the author’s first book Rural Design, the book discusses in…

    eBook – 2016-10-04
    Routledge

  • Stadia: The Populous Design and Development Guide book cover

    Stadia

    The Populous Design and Development Guide, 5th Edition

    By Geraint John, Rod Sheard, Ben Vickery

    In this fully updated and redesigned edition of the essential and long-established Stadia, the authors offer their unrivalled expertise to all professionals who commission, plan, design, and manage high-quality sports venues. Ideas about the design and use of stadiums continue to evolve and this…

    eBook – 2016-10-04
    Routledge

  • Designing Schools: Space, Place and Pedagogy book cover

    Designing Schools

    Space, Place and Pedagogy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kate Darian-Smith, Julie Willis

    Designing Schools explores the close connections between the design of school buildings and educational practices throughout the twentieth century to today. Through international cases studies that span the Americas, Europe, Africa and Australia, this volume examines historical innovations in…

    eBook – 2016-09-13
    Routledge

  • Place-Based Spaces for Networked Learning book cover

    Place-Based Spaces for Networked Learning

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lucila Carvalho, Peter Goodyear, Maarten de Laat

    With the boundaries of place softened and extended by digital communications technologies, learning in a networked society necessitates new distributions of activity across time, space, media, and people; and this development is no longer exclusive to formally designated spaces such as school…

    eBook – 2016-07-01
    Routledge

  • Architecture, Islam, and Identity in West Africa: Lessons from Larabanga book cover

    Architecture, Islam, and Identity in West Africa

    Lessons from Larabanga, 1st Edition

    By Michelle Apotsos

    Architecture, Islam, and Identity in West Africa shows you the relationship between architecture and Islamic identity in West Africa. The book looks broadly across Muslim West Africa and takes an in-depth study of the village of Larabanga, a small Muslim community in Northern Ghana, to help you see…

    eBook – 2016-05-20
    Routledge

  • Adaptable Architecture: Theory and practice book cover

    Adaptable Architecture

    Theory and practice, 1st Edition

    By Robert Schmidt III, Simon Austin

    Adaptable Architecture provides thought-provoking and inquisitive insights into how we can prolong the useful life of buildings by designing them to be more adaptable, and hence create a more sustainable built environment. The book provides a theoretical foundation counterpointed by the experiences…

    eBook – 2016-05-12
    Routledge

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