E-books: Architecture

  • Tensile Architecture book cover

    Tensile Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Philip Drew

    This book provides an historical perspective for modern tensile architecture in the 20th century. It explores the tents of nomad cultures, geographical distribution of tent types, the effect of the dromedary on the distribution of the black tent, and seasonal specialization of Eskimo dwellings.…

    eBook – 2019-07-16
    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

  • Philosophical Perspectives on Ruins, Monuments, and Memorials book cover

    Philosophical Perspectives on Ruins, Monuments, and Memorials

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jeanette Bicknell, Jennifer Judkins, Carolyn Korsmeyer

    This collection of newly published essays examines our relationship to physical objects that invoke, commemorate, and honor the past. The recent destruction of cultural heritage in war and controversies over Civil War monuments in the US have foregrounded the importance of artifacts that embody…

    eBook – 2019-07-15
    Routledge

  • Rescue and Reuse: Communities, Heritage and Architecture book cover

    Rescue and Reuse

    Communities, Heritage and Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Ian Morrison, Merlin Waterson

    Historic buildings and places play an essential role in the everyday lives of the people of the UK, their cultural identity and the economy. They can inspire creativity and enterprise, bring communities together, and make people happier about where they live. This book explores how historic…

    eBook – 2019-07-15
    RIBA Publishing

  • Happy by Design: A Guide to Architecture and Mental Wellbeing book cover

    Happy by Design

    A Guide to Architecture and Mental Wellbeing, 1st Edition

    By Ben Channon

    Can good design truly make us happier? Given that we spend over 80% of our time in buildings, shouldn’t we have a better understanding of how they make us feel? This book explores the ways in which buildings, spaces and cities affect our moods. It reveals how architecture and design can make us…

    eBook – 2019-07-15
    RIBA Publishing

  • Future Office: Next-generation workplace design book cover

    Future Office

    Next-generation workplace design, 1st Edition

    By Nicola Gillen

    The office is dead. Long live the office. Despite decades of predictions that the office is on the verge of extinction, it is surviving and thriving. Of course, things are changing. And changing fast. Digital technologies are transforming not only the work we do, but also the ways our workplaces…

    eBook – 2019-07-15
    RIBA Publishing

  • Re-readings: 2: Interior Architecture and the Principles of Remodelling Existing Buildings book cover

    Re-readings: 2

    Interior Architecture and the Principles of Remodelling Existing Buildings, 1st Edition

    By Graeme Brooker, Sally Stone

    Re-readings 2 is a companion book to Re-readings, originally published in 2004. This second volume is testament to the growing interest and demand for clarification of the re-modelling, adaptation and transformation processes within the existing built environment. With increased interest in the…

    eBook – 2019-07-15
    RIBA Publishing

  • Wheelchair Housing Design Guide book cover

    Wheelchair Housing Design Guide

    3rd Edition

    By Centre For Accessible Environments (Cae)

    The Wheelchair Housing Design Guide explains how to design and detail a home that is fully manageable by wheelchair users and maximises their independence. This fully-updated, activity-based guide discusses design considerations, requirements and recommendations for various activities carried out…

    eBook – 2019-07-15
    RIBA Publishing

  • 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

  • Structures and Architecture - Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA 2019), July 24-26, 2019, Lisbon, Portugal book cover

    Structures and Architecture - Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders

    Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA 2019), July 24-26, 2019, Lisbon, Portugal, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paulo J.S. Cruz

    Structures and Architecture – Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders contains the lectures and papers presented at the Fourth International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA2019) that was held in Lisbon, Portugal, in July 2019. It also contains a multimedia device with the full texts…

    eBook – 2019-07-08
    CRC Press
    Structures and Architecture

  • 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

  • The High Middle Ages: 1200-1550 book cover

    The High Middle Ages

    1200-1550, 1st Edition

    By Trevor Rowley

    Originally published in 1986, The High Middle Ages begins in the late twelfth century and ends, not with the arrival of the Tudor monarchs in 1485, but with the destruction of the wealth and power of the Church in the 1530s. The book looks at how the passing of the monasteries marked the transition…

    eBook – 2019-07-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

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