E-books: Built Environment

  • 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

  • Miscanthus for Bioenergy Production: Crop Production, Utilization and Climate Change Mitigation book cover

    Miscanthus for Bioenergy Production

    Crop Production, Utilization and Climate Change Mitigation, 1st Edition

    By Michael B. Jones

    Miscanthus has been enthusiastically promoted as a second generation biomass crop, and this book provides a comprehensive review of this knowledge. Miscanthus, also known as elephant grass, is a high yielding grass crop that grows over three metres tall, resembles bamboo and produces a crop every…

    eBook – 2019-07-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Bioenergy

  • Culture-Meaning-Architecture: Critical Reflections on the Work of Amos Rapoport book cover

    Culture-Meaning-Architecture

    Critical Reflections on the Work of Amos Rapoport, 1st Edition

    Edited by Keith Diaz Moore

    This title was first pulished in 2000:  This collection of essays provides an excellent integrated source for the latest thinking in multiple disciplines on the issue of culture and its relationship with built form and hence, human environmental experience. Whether one is primarily interested…

    eBook – 2019-07-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Decarbonising Electricity Made Simple book cover

    Decarbonising Electricity Made Simple

    1st Edition

    By Andrew F. Crossland

    This book assesses how low-carbon generation, the advance of energy storage and consumer-based models can help decarbonise electricity supplies at a national level. This book is built around developing a decarbonised electricity mix for Britain which reduces fossil fuels from 50% of supply in 2018…

    eBook – 2019-07-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Energy Studies

  • 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

  • Bike Share book cover

    Bike Share

    1st Edition

    By Elliot Fishman

    There are now over 2,000 cities with a bike share program. Bike Share examines all the major developments in the 50-year history of bike share. The book provides a detailed focus on contemporary bike share programs, including many of the most prominent systems, such as those in Paris, London, and…

    eBook – 2019-07-15
    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

  • Urban Lighting for People: Evidence-Based Lighting Design for the Built Environment book cover

    Urban Lighting for People

    Evidence-Based Lighting Design for the Built Environment, 1st Edition

    Edited by Navaz Davoudian

    Lighting has the power to illuminate and enhance our experience within the built environment. The light that enables people to travel around their neighbourhood or their city; the light which they see themselves and their neighbourhood under. Research into the effects of urban lighting on behaviour…

    eBook – 2019-07-15
    RIBA Publishing

  • 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

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