E-books: Built Environment

  • Adaptive Reuse of the Built Heritage: Concepts and Cases of an Emerging Discipline book cover

    Adaptive Reuse of the Built Heritage

    Concepts and Cases of an Emerging Discipline, 1st Edition

    By Bie Plevoets, Koenraad Van Cleempoel

    Adaptive reuse – the process of repairing and restoring existing buildings for new or continued use – is becoming an essential part of architectural practice. As mounting demographic, economic, and ecological challenges limit opportunities for new construction, architects increasingly focus on…

    eBook – 2019-04-18
    Routledge

  • Smartcities, Resilient Landscapes and Eco-Warriors book cover

    Smartcities, Resilient Landscapes and Eco-Warriors

    2nd Edition

    By CJ Lim, Ed Liu

    Following on from the success of the first edition, Smartcities + Eco-Warriors (2010), this book is the latest innovative response on urban resilience from one of the world’s leading urban design and architectural thinkers. An ecological symbiosis between nature, society and the built form, the…

    eBook – 2019-04-16
    Routledge

  • The Changing Shape of Architecture: Further Cases of Integrating Research and Design in Practice book cover

    The Changing Shape of Architecture

    Further Cases of Integrating Research and Design in Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael U. Hensel, Fredrik Nilsson

    The discipline of architecture is currently undergoing a significant change as professional practice and academia seem to be transforming one another specifically through succinct research undertakings. This book continues the discussion started in The Changing Shape of Practice – Integrating…

    eBook – 2019-04-10
    Routledge

  • The Everyday Experiences of Reconstruction and Regeneration: From Vision to Reality in Birmingham and Coventry book cover

    The Everyday Experiences of Reconstruction and Regeneration

    From Vision to Reality in Birmingham and Coventry, 1st Edition

    By David Adams, Peter Larkham

    Set within a wider British and international context of post-war reconstruction, The Everyday Experiences of Reconstruction and Regeneration focuses on such debates and experiences in Birmingham and Coventry as they recovered from Second World War bombings and post-war industrial collapse.…

    eBook – 2019-04-09
    Routledge

  • The Water–Food–Energy Nexus: Power, Politics, and Justice book cover

    The Water–Food–Energy Nexus

    Power, Politics, and Justice, 1st Edition

    By Jeremy Allouche, Carl Middleton, Dipak Gyawali

    The world of development thinkers and practitioners is abuzz with a new lexicon: the idea of "the nexus" between water, food, and energy which is intuitively compelling. It promises better integration of multiple sectoral elements, a better transition to greener economies, and sustainable…

    eBook – 2019-04-09
    Routledge
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Foundations of Safety Science: A Century of Understanding Accidents and Disasters book cover

    Foundations of Safety Science

    A Century of Understanding Accidents and Disasters, 1st Edition

    By Sidney Dekker

    How are today’s ‘hearts and minds’ programs linked to a late-19th century definition of human factors as people’s moral and mental deficits? What do Heinrich’s ‘unsafe acts’ from the 1930’s have in common with the Swiss cheese model of the early 1990’s? Why was the reinvention of human factors in…

    eBook – 2019-04-09
    Routledge

  • Supported Housing: Past, Present and Future book cover

    Supported Housing

    Past, Present and Future, 1st Edition

    By Yoric Irving-Clarke

    This book covers the history of supported housing provision in the context of the broader political and theoretical considerations of the time in which the respective policies were being implemented. The book takes an historical perspective using path dependency as an analytical framework.…

    eBook – 2019-04-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Housing and Philosophy

  • Curve: possibilities and problems with deviating from the straight in architecture book cover

    Curve

    possibilities and problems with deviating from the straight in architecture, 1st Edition

    By Simon Unwin

    Each of these Analysing Architecture Notebooks is devoted to a particular theme in understanding the rich and varied workings of architecture. They can be thought of as addenda to the foundation volume Analysing Architecture, which first appeared in 1997 and has subsequently been enlarged in three…

    eBook – 2019-04-03
    Routledge
    Analysing Architecture Notebooks

  • Digital Signal Processing in Audio and Acoustical Engineering book cover

    Digital Signal Processing in Audio and Acoustical Engineering

    1st Edition

    By Francis F. Li, Trevor J. Cox

    Starting with essential maths, fundamentals of signals and systems, and classical concepts of DSP, this book presents, from an application-oriented perspective, modern concepts and methods of DSP including machine learning for audio acoustics and engineering. Content highlights include but are not…

    eBook – 2019-04-02
    CRC Press

  • Drawing Imagining Building: Embodiment in Architectural Design Practices book cover

    Drawing Imagining Building

    Embodiment in Architectural Design Practices, 1st Edition

    By Paul Emmons

    Drawing Imagining Building focuses on the history of hand-drawing practices to capture some of the most crucial and overlooked parts of the process. Using 80 black and white images to illustrate the examples, it examines architectural drawing practices to elucidate the ways drawing advances the…

    eBook – 2019-04-01
    Routledge

  • The Connectivity of Innovation in the Construction Industry book cover

    The Connectivity of Innovation in the Construction Industry

    1st Edition

    Edited by Malena Ingemansson Havenvid, Åse Linné, Lena E. Bygballe, Chris Harty

    The construction industry is currently experiencing accelerating developments concerning societal demands along with project complexity, internationalization and digitalization. In an attempt to grasp the consequences of these demands on productivity and innovation, this edited book addresses how…

    eBook – 2019-04-01
    Routledge
    Spon Research

  • The Urban Fix: Resilient Cities in the War Against Climate Change, Heat Islands and Overpopulation book cover

    The Urban Fix

    Resilient Cities in the War Against Climate Change, Heat Islands and Overpopulation, 1st Edition

    By Douglas Kelbaugh

    Cities are one of the most significant contributors to global climate change. The rapid speed at which urban centers use large amounts of resources adds to the global crisis and can lead to extreme local heat. The Urban Fix addresses how urban design, planning and policies can counter the threats…

    eBook – 2019-04-01
    Routledge

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