Professional Practice Products

  • Offsite Architecture

    constructing the future

    Edited by Ryan Smith, John Quale

    Architects have been intrigued by prefabricated construction since the early 20th century. Recent advances in design, engineering and manufacturing processes have led to a significant expansion in the use of pre-assembled components which are fitted to finished structures on site. Collectively,…

    Paperback – 2017-02-08 

  • Contemporary Vernacular Design

    How British Housing Can Rediscover its Soul

    By Clare Nash

    This book presents 25 international housing schemes that draw on traditional vernacular principles whilst taking into account modern day materials, methods and financial or energy requirements. The aim is to show how, despite mass housing needs, we can design quality modern schemes that ‘fit’ their…

    Paperback – 2017-02-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • Interior Design: A Professional Guide

    By Jenny Grove

    This is a benchmark book which encourages interior designers to raise their professional status and offers their clients an insight into the complex profession of modern interior design. It demystifies what an interior designer does, and showcases the range of skills that interior designers can…

    Paperback – 2017-02-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • Revolution: Interior Design from 1950

    By Drew Plunkett

    The last half of the twentieth century saw the emergence, evolution and consolidation of a distinct interior design practice and profession. This book is invaluable for students and practitioners, providing a detailed specialist, contemporary historical analysis of their profession and is…

    Paperback – 2017-02-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • The Re-Use Atlas

    A Designer's Guide Towards the Circular Economy

    By Duncan Baker-Brown

    This book is a highly illustrated “map,” using photos, infographics and statistics, showing designers how they can successfully navigate the emerging field of resource management and the circular economy. Using the Brighton Waste House Project as a basis for this, the book will look at key moments…

    Paperback – 2017-02-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • Making Places for People

    12 Questions Every Designer Should Ask

    By Christie Johnson Coffin, Jenny Young

    Making Places for People explores twelve social questions in environmental design. Authors Christie Johnson Coffin and Jenny Young bring perspectives from practice and teaching to challenge assumptions about how places meet human needs. The book reveals deeper complexities in addressing basic…

    Paperback – 2017-01-25 

  • The Designer’s Field Guide to Collaboration

    By Caryn Brause

    The Designer’s Field Guide to Collaboration provides practitioners and students with the tools necessary to collaborate effectively with a wide variety of partners in an increasingly socially complex and technology-driven design environment. Beautifully illustrated with color images, the book draws…

    Paperback – 2017-01-16 

  • A Gendered Profession

    Edited by James Benedict Brown, Harriet Harriss, Ruth Morrow, James Soane

    The issue of gender inequality in architecture has been part of the profession’s discourse for many years, yet the continuing gender imbalance in architectural education and practice remains a difficult subject. This book seeks to change that. It provides the first ever attempt to move the debate…

    Paperback – 2017-01-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • Avoiding and Resolving Disputes

    A Short Guide for Architects

    By Bart Kavanagh

    Quick, concise and direct, this pocketbook outlines the essentials that every architect needs to know about construction disputes – from tips on avoiding them in the first place and informally negotiating issues as they arise, to how to go about settling full-blown disputes more formally.…

    Paperback – 2017-01-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • Better Buildings

    Learning from Buildings in Use

    By Richard Partington, Simon Bradbury

    This book started life as a successor to Sustainable Architecture, published in 2007, which set out to prove that sustainable architecture can indeed both ‘lift the spirit’ as well as save the planet. This fully revised edition seeks to take a step further, exploring how sustainable buildings are…

    Paperback – 2017-01-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • Guide to JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2016

    By Sarah Lupton

    Guide to JCT Minor Works is a practical guide to the operation and administration of the JCT Minor Works Building Contract suite 2016. All of the contracts’ provisions, procedures and conditions are organised and explained by subject, clearly distinguishing the different obligations due to various…

    Paperback – 2017-01-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • The Art of Building a Garden City

    Designing New Communities for the 21st Century

    By Kate Henderson, Katy Lock, Hugh Ellis

    The Art of Building a Garden City is a well-researched guide to the history of the garden city movement and the delivery of a new generation of communities for the 21st Century. Bringing together key findings from the TCPA’s campaign work, and drawing on lessons from the first garden cities, the…

    Paperback – 2017-01-01 
    RIBA Publishing

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