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  • 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,…

    Hardback – 2016-03-04 
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Aquatecture

    Buildings Designed to Live and Work with Water

    By Robert Barker, Richard Coutts

    Water plays a vital role in shaping our built environment, as it has done for centuries. We depend on it, we use it, we live with it and we must respect it. Aquatecture is the first book to outline new ways of ‘designing for water,’ using examples from around the world to illustrate methods of…

    Paperback – 2016-03-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • German Concrete, 1819-1877

    The science of cement from Trass to Portland

    By Salvatore Aprea

    This book provides a comprehensive account of how the modern expertise in building with concrete arose in Germany, during the first three quarters of the 19th century. Based on careful analyses of ancient documents and literature, it reconstructs an engaging history of master builders, engineers,…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    EPFL Press

  • Energy Performance of Residential Buildings

    A Practical Guide for Energy Rating and Efficiency

    By Mat Santamouris

    Energy Rating is a crucial consideration in modern building design, affirmed by the new EC Directive on the energy performance of buildings. Energy represents a high percentage of the running costs of a building, and has a significant impact on the comfort of the occupants. This book represents…

    Paperback – 2016-01-31 

  • Designing Tall Buildings

    Structure as Architecture, 2nd Edition

    By Mark Sarkisian

    This second edition of Designing Tall Buildings, an accessible reference to guide you through the fundamental principles of designing high-rises, features two new chapters, additional sections, 400 images, project examples, and updated US and international codes. Each chapter focuses on a theme…

    Paperback – 2016-01-14 

  • Preserving New York

    Winning the Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks

    By Anthony Wood

    Preserving New York is the largely unknown inspiring story of the origins of New York City’s nationally acclaimed landmarks law. The decades of struggle behind the law, its intellectual origins, the men and women who fought for it, the forces that shaped it, and the buildings lost and saved on the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • The Modern Station

    New Approaches to Railway Architecture

    By Brian Edwards

    An exciting new generation of railway architecture has emerged in Europe and elsewhere over the past decade. This book explains the reasons for the renaissance of the station as a building type and the current changes it is undergoing. The functional, social and technical factors which shape…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Taylor & Francis

  • Designing Sacred Spaces

    By Sherin Wing

    Sacred spaces exemplify some of the most exciting and challenging architecture today. Designing Sacred Spaces tells the inside story of seven architecture firms and their approaches to designing churches, mosques, synagogues and temples, monasteries and retreats. Twenty beautifully illustrated case…

    Hardback – 2015-12-10 

  • Innovations in Transportable Healthcare Architecture

    By Stephen Verderber

    Innovations in Transportable Healthcare Architecture is the first book to examine the ways that healthcare architecture can provide better assistance in disaster-stricken communities. Aimed at architects and other professionals working across the disaster relief sector, it provides: An overview of…

    Hardback – 2015-11-26

  • Demystifying Architectural Research

    Adding Value to Your Practice

    By Flora Samuel, Anne Dye

    This practical, hands on introduction guides you through the basics of undertaking research in day-to-day architectural practice helping you to exploit the growing opportunities on offer. It explores how developing a research specialism can improve the quality of your projects, help to define your…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    RIBA Publishing

  • The Principles of Housing

    By Peter King

    The Principles of Housing is an engaging and discursive introduction to the key topics within housing studies. Whereas many books get bogged down in country-specific policy or small innovations, this book argues that the fundamental concepts of what we call housing are relatively stable and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-25

  • Conservation

    RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-11-24
    RIBA Publishing

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