E-books: Building Types

  • American Architects and the Single-Family Home: Lessons Learned from the Architects' Small House Service Bureau book cover

    American Architects and the Single-Family Home

    Lessons Learned from the Architects' Small House Service Bureau, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lisa M. Tucker

    American Architects and the Single-Family Home explains how a small group of architects started the Architects’ Small House Service Bureau in 1919 and changed the course of twentieth-century residential design for the better. Concepts and principles they developed related to public spaces, private…

    eBook – 2015-07-24
    Routledge

  • Programming the Built Environment (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    Programming the Built Environment (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    Edited by Wolfgang F. E. Preiser

    Architectural programming – the analysis of any given environment to satisfy users’ needs – has become a given prerequisite to the design process. The programming process is often a complicated one: users’ present and future needs must be identified; space allowances, often predetermined, must be…

    eBook – 2015-07-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Integrating Care: The architecture of the comprehensive health centre book cover

    Integrating Care

    The architecture of the comprehensive health centre, 1st Edition

    By Justin De Syllas

    This book provides a timely review of the contemporary interpretation of the ‘comprehensive health centre’, a building type that was originally advocated by health reformers in the UK in the first half of the twentieth century. The book discusses the development of this idea, the failure under the…

    eBook – 2015-06-12
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Housing Reconstruction: Designing resilient housing after natural disasters book cover

    Sustainable Housing Reconstruction

    Designing resilient housing after natural disasters, 1st Edition

    By Esther Charlesworth, Iftekhar Ahmed

    Through 12 case studies from Australia, Bangladesh, Haiti, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and the USA, this book focuses on the housing reconstruction process after an earthquake, tsunami, cyclone, flood or fire. Design of post-disaster housing is not simply replacing the destroyed house but, as these case…

    eBook – 2015-06-05
    Routledge

  • Pueblo Style and Regional Architecture book cover

    Pueblo Style and Regional Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Nicholas C. Markovich, Wolfgang F. E. Preiser, Fred G. Sturm

    Few architectural styles evoke so strong a sense of place as Pueblo architecture. This book brings together experts from architecture and art, archaeology and anthropology, philosophy and history, considering Pueblo style not simply architecturally, but within its cultural, religious, economic, and…

    eBook – 2015-06-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Design Intervention (Routledge Revivals): Toward a More Humane Architecture book cover

    Design Intervention (Routledge Revivals)

    Toward a More Humane Architecture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wolfgang F. E. Preiser, Jacqueline Vischer, Edward White

    Design Intervention: Toward a More Humane Architecture, first published in 1991, intends to demonstrate that interest in social issues is alive and well in architecture, that there is a small but effective cadre of dedicated professionals who continue to commit themselves to solving social problems…

    eBook – 2015-05-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Bamboo Gridshells book cover

    Bamboo Gridshells

    1st Edition

    By David Rockwood

    This highly illustrated text brings together two areas which have both grown in popularity in recent years: gridshells and bamboo. Bamboo is a fast-growing, naturally available, renewable resource which is quite strong and lends itself to structural applications. In this unique text, David…

    eBook – 2015-05-08
    Routledge

  • Designing the British Post-War Home: Kenneth Wood, 1948-1968 book cover

    Designing the British Post-War Home

    Kenneth Wood, 1948-1968, 1st Edition

    By Fiona Fisher

    In Designing the British Post-War Home Fiona Fisher explores the development of modern domestic architecture in Britain through a detailed study of the work of the successful Surrey-based architectural practice of Kenneth Wood. Wood’s firm is representative of a geographically distinct category of…

    eBook – 2015-04-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Architectural Temperance: Spain and Rome, 1700-1759 book cover

    Architectural Temperance

    Spain and Rome, 1700-1759, 1st Edition

    By Victor Deupi

    Architectural Temperance examines relations between Bourbon Spain and papal Rome (1700-1759) through the lens of cultural politics. With a focus on key Spanish architects sent to study in Rome by the Bourbon Kings, the book also discusses the establishment of a program of architectural education at…

    eBook – 2015-03-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Beyond Live/Work: The Architecture of Home-based Work book cover

    Beyond Live/Work

    The Architecture of Home-based Work, 1st Edition

    By Frances Holliss

    Beyond Live/Work: the architecture of home-based work explores the old but neglected building type that combines dwelling and workplace, the ‘workhome’. It traces a previously untold architectural history illustrated by images of largely forgotten buildings. Despite having existed for hundreds, if…

    eBook – 2015-02-11
    Routledge

  • BIG little house: Small Houses Designed by Architects book cover

    BIG little house

    Small Houses Designed by Architects, 1st Edition

    By Donna Kacmar

     What are the challenges architects face when designing dwelling spaces of a limited size? And what can these projects tell us about architecture – and architectural principles – in general? In BIG little house, award-winning architect Donna Kacmar introduces twenty real-life examples of small…

    eBook – 2015-01-09
    Routledge

  • University Planning and Architecture: The search for perfection book cover

    University Planning and Architecture

    The search for perfection, 2nd Edition

    By Jonathan Coulson, Paul Roberts, Isabelle Taylor

    The environment of a university – what we term a campus – is a place with special resonance. They have long been the setting for some of history’s most exciting experiments in the design of the built environment. Christopher Wren at Cambridge, Le Corbusier at Harvard, and Norman Foster at the Free…

    eBook – 2015-01-09
    Routledge

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