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  • Architectural Colossi and the Human Body

    Buildings and Metaphors

    By Charalampos Politakis

    The human body has been used as both a model and metaphor in architecture since antiquity. This book explores how it has been an inspiration for the exterior form of architectural colossi through the years. It considers the body as a source of architectural and artistic representation and in doing…

    Hardback – 2017-09-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Why are Most Buildings Rectangular?

    And Other Essays on Geometry and Architecture

    By Philip Steadman

    This book brings together a dozen of Philip Steadman’s essays and papers on the geometry of architectural and urban form, written over the last twelve years. New introductions link the papers and set them in context. There are two large themes: a morphological approach to the history of…

    Paperback – 2017-09-08 
    Routledge

  • Adaptive Architecture

    Changing Parameters and Practice

    Edited by Wolfgang F. E. Preiser, Andrea Hardy, Jacob J. Wilhelm

    The constant in architecture's evolution is change. Adaptive Architecture explores structures, or environments that accommodate multiple functions at the same time, sequentially, or at periodically recurring events. It demonstrates how changing technological, economic, ecological and social…

    Paperback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge

  • Sacred Architecture in a Secular Age

    Anamnesis of Durham Cathedral

    By Marie Clausén

    Having won more than one recent poll as Britain’s best-loved building, the appeal of Durham Cathedral appears abiding, which begs the question whether an iconic sacred building can retain meaning and affective pertinence for contemporary, secular visitors. Using the example of Durham Cathedral,…

    Paperback – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Shedding New Light on Art Museum Additions

    Front Stage and Back Stage Experiences

    By Altaf Engineer, Kathryn H. Anthony

    Vast sums of money spent to design, construct, and maintain museum additions demand great accountability of museum leaders and design professionals towards visitors and employees. Museum visitors today come not only to view works of art, but also to experience museum architecture itself, resulting…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Wooden Church Architecture of the Russian North

    Regional Schools and Traditions (14th - 19th centuries)

    By Evgeny Khodakovsky

    The book presents a broad panoramic overview of church architecture in the Russian North between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries. While it is inevitably overshadowed by the imperial splendour of the country’s capital cities, this unique phenomenon is regarded as the most distinctive…

    Paperback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • University Spatial Development and Urban Transformation in China

    By Cui Liu

    The past few decades have seen universities take on a leading role in urban development, actively providing public services beyond teaching and research. The relationship between the university and the city has great influence on the space of university, which is vividly reflected in the process of…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Routledge Revivals: School Design (1994)

    By Henry Sanoff

    Educators often overlook the positive impact of changing the environment of the school itself when considering how to improve the quality of education. First published in 1994, School Design shows how to create more effective schools through a design process that involves teachers, students,…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30 
    Routledge

  • Design for Mental and Behavioral Health

    By Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, Samira Pasha

    Studies confirm that the physical environment influences health outcomes, emotional state, preference, satisfaction and orientation, but very little research has focused on mental and behavioural health settings. This book summarizes design principles and design research for individuals who are…

    Paperback – 2017-05-17
    Routledge

  • Understanding Tall Buildings

    A Theory of Placemaking

    By Kheir Al-Kodmany

    In recent years, the rapid pace of tall building construction has fostered a certain kind of placelessness, with many new tall buildings being built out of scale, context and place. By analyzing hundreds of tall buildings and by providing hundreds of visuals that inspire, stimulate and engage,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-15
    Routledge

  • Reinventing an Urban Vernacular

    Developing Sustainable Housing Prototypes for Cities Based on Traditional Strategies

    By Terry Moor

    With increasing population and its associated demand on our limited resources, we need to rethink our current strategies for construction of multifamily buildings in urban areas. Reinventing an Urban Vernacular addresses these new demands for smaller and more efficient housing units adapted to…

    Paperback – 2017-03-13
    Routledge

  • House and Home

    Cultural Contexts, Ontological Roles

    By Thomas Barrie

    House and home are words routinely used to describe where and how one lives. This book challenges predominant definitions and argues that domesticity fundamentally satisfies the human need to create and inhabit a defined place in the world. Consequently, house and home have performed numerous…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08
    Routledge

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