E-books: Building Types

  • Design Tools for Evidence-Based Healthcare Design book cover

    Design Tools for Evidence-Based Healthcare Design

    1st Edition

    By Michael Phiri

    The growing movement towards evidence-based healthcare design has largely emphasised a change of culture and attitudes. It has advocated for new ways of working, but until now, it has not focused on equipping healthcare clients and their designers with the practical means to exploit the potential…

    eBook – 2014-12-05

  • Building Better Universities: Strategies, Spaces, Technologies book cover

    Building Better Universities

    Strategies, Spaces, Technologies, 1st Edition

    By Jos Boys

    Building Better Universities provides a wide-ranging summary and critical review of the increasing number of groundbreaking initiatives undertaken by universities and colleges around the world. It suggests that we have reached a key moment for the higher education sector in which the services,…

    eBook – 2014-11-13

  • The Invisible Houses: Rethinking and designing low-cost housing in developing countries book cover

    The Invisible Houses

    Rethinking and designing low-cost housing in developing countries, 1st Edition

    By Gonzalo Lizarralde

    Winner of the ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education Award! There is an increased interest among architects, urban specialists and design professionals to contribute to solve "the housing problem" in developing countries. The Invisible Houses takes us on a journey through the slums and informal…

    eBook – 2014-10-30

  • Architecture and the Welfare State book cover

    Architecture and the Welfare State

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Swenarton, Tom Avermaete, Dirk van den Heuvel

    In the decades following World War Two, and in part in response to the Cold War, governments across Western Europe set out ambitious programmes for social welfare and the redistribution of wealth that aimed to improve the everyday lives of their citizens. Many of these welfare state programmes -…

    eBook – 2014-09-15

  • School Design Together book cover

    School Design Together

    1st Edition

    Edited by Pamela Woolner

    The time is ripe for interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to school design. Whatever the current funding limitations, we still need to think about how we design, organise and use space in schools for learning and teaching. This edited book ensures that we don’t start from ground zero in…

    eBook – 2014-07-17

  • Humanitarian Architecture: 15 stories of architects working after disaster book cover

    Humanitarian Architecture

    15 stories of architects working after disaster, 1st Edition

    By Esther Charlesworth

    Never has the demand been so urgent for architects to respond to the design and planning challenges of rebuilding post-disaster sites and cities. In 2011, more people were displaced by natural disasters (42 million) than by wars and armed conflicts. And yet the number of architects equipped to deal…

    eBook – 2014-06-27

  • Tall Buildings: Structural Systems and Aerodynamic Form book cover

    Tall Buildings

    Structural Systems and Aerodynamic Form, 1st Edition

    By Mehmet Halis Günel, Hüseyin Emre Ilgin

    The structural challenges of building 800 metres into the sky are substantial, and include several factors which do not affect low-rise construction. This book focusses on these areas specifically to provide the architectural and structural knowledge which must be…

    eBook – 2014-06-27

  • Architectural System Structures: Integrating Design Complexity in Industrialised Construction book cover

    Architectural System Structures

    Integrating Design Complexity in Industrialised Construction, 1st Edition

    By Kasper Sánchez Vibæk

    This book proposes a system structure in architectural design that conceptualises a systemic level in architecture and construction that lies between general construction techniques and specific architectural results. In order to make such a system structure operational, the elaboration of a model…

    eBook – 2014-06-20
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Doing Disability Differently: An alternative handbook on architecture, dis/ability and designing for everyday life book cover

    Doing Disability Differently

    An alternative handbook on architecture, dis/ability and designing for everyday life, 1st Edition

    By Jos Boys

    This ground-breaking book aims to take a new and innovative view on how disability and architecture might be connected. Rather than putting disability at the end of the design process, centred mainly on compliance, it sees disability – and ability – as creative starting points for the whole design…

    eBook – 2014-05-23

  • Transforming the Doctor's Office: Principles from Evidence-based Design book cover

    Transforming the Doctor's Office

    Principles from Evidence-based Design, 1st Edition

    By Ann Sloan Devlin

    From the parking lot to the exam room, doctors can improve the physical surroundings for their patients, yet often they do not. Given the numerous and varied duties doctors must perform, it may fall to the design profession to implement changes, many based on research, to improve healthcare…

    eBook – 2014-04-24

  • The Architecture of Art Museums: A Decade of Design: 2000 - 2010 book cover

    The Architecture of Art Museums

    A Decade of Design: 2000 - 2010, 1st Edition

    By Ronnie Self

    As a building type, art museums are unparalleled for the opportunities they provide for architectural investigation and experimentation. They are frequently key components of urban revitalization and often push the limits of building technology. Art museums are places of pleasure, education and…

    eBook – 2014-04-16

  • University Architecture book cover

    University Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Brian Edwards

    Some of the most exciting architecture in the world can be found on university campuses. In Europe, America and the Far East, vice chancellors and their architects have, over several centuries, produced an extraordinary range of innovative buildings. This book has been written to highlight the…

    eBook – 2014-04-04
    Taylor & Francis

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