E-books: Structure, Materials and Detailing

  • Structures by Design: Thinking, Making, Breaking book cover

    Structures by Design

    Thinking, Making, Breaking, 1st Edition

    By Rob Whitehead

    Structures by Design: Thinking, Making, Breaking is a new type of structures textbook for architects who prefer to learn using the hands-on, creative problem-solving techniques typically found in a design studio. Instead of presenting structures as abstract concepts defined by formulas and diagrams…

    eBook – 2019-07-19
    Routledge

  • Urban Design: The Composition of Complexity book cover

    Urban Design

    The Composition of Complexity, 2nd Edition

    By Ron Kasprisin

    Urban design is a process of establishing a structural order within human settlements; responding to dynamic emergent meanings and functions in a constant state of flux. The planning/design process is complex due to the myriad of ongoing (urban) organizational and structural relationships and…

    eBook – 2019-07-15
    Routledge

  • Structure for Architects: A Case Study in Steel, Wood, and Reinforced Concrete Design book cover

    Structure for Architects

    A Case Study in Steel, Wood, and Reinforced Concrete Design, 1st Edition

    By Ashwani Bedi, Ramsey Dabby

    Structure for Architects: A Case Study in Steel, Wood, and Reinforced Concrete Design is a sequel to the authors’ first text, Structure for Architects: A Primer, emphasizing the conceptual understanding of structural design in simple language and terms. This book focuses on structural principles…

    eBook – 2019-07-11
    Routledge

  • Ceilings and Dreams: The Architecture of Levity book cover

    Ceilings and Dreams

    The Architecture of Levity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Emmons, Federica Goffi, Jodi La Coe

    Where is the space for dreaming in the twenty-first century? Lofty thoughts, like dreams, are born and live overhead, just as they have been represented in Renaissance paintings and modern cartoons. Ceilings are often repositories of stories, events and otherwise invisible oneiric narratives. Yet…

    eBook – 2019-07-08
    Routledge

  • Comprehensive Tectonics: Technical Building Assemblies from the Ground to the Sky book cover

    Comprehensive Tectonics

    Technical Building Assemblies from the Ground to the Sky, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alexis Gregory

    Comprehensive Tectonics considers building construction assemblies holistically to help you make architectural detailing decisions from the earth to the sky. Seven case studies from architecture firms such as Perkins + Will, Lake | Flato, and Olson Kundig Architects include more than 250 color…

    eBook – 2019-07-05
    Routledge

  • Sustainability: RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide book cover

    Sustainability

    RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide, 1st Edition

    By Sandy Halliday, Richard Atkins

    Sustainability is part of a brand new series providing must-read practical guidance to running efficient and successful projects using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013. Each guide takes a core project task – in this case those associated with achieving sustainable design and construction - and…

    eBook – 2019-07-05
    RIBA Publishing

  • Conservation: RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide book cover

    Conservation

    RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide, 1st Edition

    By Hugh Feilden

    Conservation is part of a brand new series providing must-read practical guidance to running efficient and successful projects using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013. Each guide takes a particular angle – in this case the author guides you through working on a conservation project - and explains the…

    eBook – 2019-07-05
    RIBA Publishing

  • Dating Buildings and Landscapes with Tree-Ring Analysis: An Introduction with Case Studies book cover

    Dating Buildings and Landscapes with Tree-Ring Analysis

    An Introduction with Case Studies, 1st Edition

    By Darrin L. Rubino, Christopher Baas

    This book presents guidance, theory, methodologies, and case studies for analyzing tree rings to accurately date and interpret historic buildings and landscapes. Written by two long-time practitioners in the field of dendrochronology, the research is grounded in the fieldwork data of approximately…

    eBook – 2019-05-13
    Routledge

  • Construction Detailing for Landscape and Garden Design: Urban Water Features book cover

    Construction Detailing for Landscape and Garden Design

    Urban Water Features, 1st Edition

    By Paul Hensey

    Following on from the author’s previous book, Construction Detailing for Landscape and Garden Design: Surfaces, Steps and Margins, this book, Construction Detailing for Landscape and Garden Design: Urban Water Features, provides clear instruction for the construction of small to medium scale water…

    eBook – 2019-04-26
    Routledge

  • The Structural Basis of Architecture book cover

    The Structural Basis of Architecture

    3rd Edition

    By Bjørn N. Sandaker, Arne P. Eggen, Mark R. Cruvellier

    This is a book that shows how to "see" structures as being integral to architecture. It engages a subject that is both about understanding the mechanical aspects of structure as well as being able to relate this to the space, form, and conceptual design ideas that are inherent to the art of…

    eBook – 2019-03-25
    Routledge

  • The Architecture of Ruins: Designs on the Past, Present and Future book cover

    The Architecture of Ruins

    Designs on the Past, Present and Future, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Hill

    The Architecture of Ruins: Designs on the Past, Present and Future identifies an alternative and significant history of architecture from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first century, in which a building is designed, occupied and imagined as a ruin. This design practice conceives a monument…

    eBook – 2019-03-25
    Routledge

  • Twentieth Century Town Halls: Architecture of Democracy book cover

    Twentieth Century Town Halls

    Architecture of Democracy, 1st Edition

    By John Stewart

    This is the first book to examine the development of the town hall during the twentieth century and the way in which these civic buildings have responded to the dramatic political, social and architectural changes which took place during the period. Following an overview of the history of the town…

    eBook – 2019-02-05
    Routledge

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