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  • Time Frames

    Conservation Policies for Twentieth Century Architectural Heritage

    Edited by Ugo Carughi, Massimo Visone

    Time Frames provides a reconnaissance on the conservation rules and current protection policies in more than 100 countries, with particular attention to the emerging nations and 20th century architecture. The contributions illustrate the critical issues related to the architectural listing, with a…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge

  • The Fabric Formwork Book

    Methods for Building New Architectural and Structural Forms in Concrete

    By Mark West

    Concrete is the most used man-made material in the world and is the fundamental physical medium for most of the world’s architecture and construction. Its nature and character is largely the product of the rigid moulds that have shaped it since its invention in antiquity. The advent of flexible…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Expanding Disciplinarity in Architectural Practice

    Designing from the Room to the City

    By Tom Holbrook

    Expanding Disciplinarity in Architectural Practice presents an argument for the role of an architect as a generalist with a particular ability to bring spatial intelligence to bear on the significant issues of planning, settlement and identity. The book draws on strategy and planning, landscape,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Design Research in Architecture

  • Self-Assembly Lab

    Experiments in Programming Matter

    By Skylar Tibbits

    What if structures could build themselves or adapt to fluctuating environments? Skylar Tibbits, Director of the Self-Assembly Lab in the Department of Architecture at MIT, Cambridge, MA, crosses the boundaries between architecture, biology, materials science and the arts, to envision a world where…

    Paperback – 2016-10-21 
    Routledge

  • Timber Gridshells

    Architecture, Structure and Craft

    By John Chilton, Gabriel Tang

    Throughout history, people have constructed simple timber lattice shelters such as the tepee or yurt, covered with animal skins, leaves, grasses and woven fabrics. Over the last fifty years, more sophisticated ‘webs of wood’ have emerged, with timber gridshells in particular becoming a structurally…

    Paperback – 2016-10-12 
    Routledge

  • Tall Buildings

    A Strategic Design Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Nigel Clark, Bill Price

    Tall Buildings: A Strategic Design Guide is an authoritative guide to the key issues and considerations associated with planning, creating and living with tall buildings. Thoroughly reworked to reflect industry developments and experiences gained over the last ten years, this second edition imparts…

    Paperback – 2016-10-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • Planning, Politics and City-Making

    A Case Study of King's Cross

    By Peter Bishop, Lesley Williams

    Whilst there is extensive literature analysing the design and function of new buildings and places, the actual process through which development proposals are actually fashioned – through complex negotiation and deal making, involving many different stakeholders with different agendas – is largely…

    Paperback – 2016-10-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • Creating Urban Agricultural Systems

    An Integrated Approach to Design

    By Gundula Proksch

    Creating Urban Agriculture Systems provides you with background, expertise and inspiration for designing with urban agriculture. It shows you how to grow food in buildings and cities, operate growing systems, and integrate them with natural cycles and existing infrastructures. It teaches you the…

    Paperback – 2016-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Daylight, Design and Place-making

    By Hisham Elkadi, Sura Almaiyah

    Architects not only design functional spaces for a specific purpose, but also attempt to create meaningful aesthetics in their placemaking, taking into account both context and culture. Daylight is an essential contextual and cultural ingredient of place-making. While there have been numerous…

    Hardback – 2016-09-28 
    Routledge
    Design and the Built Environment

  • Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio

    The Only Primer You’ll Ever Need

    By Margaret Fletcher

    Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio helps you learn the art of designing a compelling and effective architectural portfolio. Margaret Fletcher categorizes the architectural portfolio design process into a step-by-step method that you can manage and understand. The full-color book includes…

    Paperback – 2016-09-07 
    Routledge

  • Urban Squares as Places, Links and Displays

    Successes and Failures

    By Jon Lang, Nancy Marshall

    To attract investment and tourists and to enhance the quality of life of their citizens, municipal authorities are paying considerable attention to the quality of the public domain of their cities – including their urban squares. Politicians find them good places for rallies. Children consider…

    Paperback – 2016-09-02 
    Routledge

  • How Buildings Work

    By Huw M A Evans

    An understanding of building physics is fundamental for the design and construction of safe, functional, energy efficient buildings. Without it, occupants’ health and comfort is compromised, energy bills become unmanageable, or the building fabric itself can fail. But it’s not just about providing…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01 
    RIBA Publishing

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