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  • Sketching for Engineers and Architects

    By Ron Slade

    Using real working drawings from a 50 year career, Ron Slade shows how drawing remains at the heart of the design process in the everyday working life of engineers and architects. The book explains simple techniques that can be learnt and used to enhance any professional’s natural ability. Using…

    Hardback – 2016-05-26 
    Routledge

  • The Changing Shape of Practice

    Integrating Research and Design in Architecture

    Edited by Michael U. Hensel, Fredrik Nilsson

    Architectural practices worldwide have to deal with increasingly complex design requirements. How do practices acquire the ability to do so? The Changing Shape of Practice provides a handbook of examples for practices that wish to integrate more research into their work and a reference book for…

    Paperback – 2016-05-25 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-05-15 
    Routledge

  • BIM for Construction Clients

    By Richard Saxon

    With the government-mandated 2016 deadline for BIM level 2 upon us there is a need for everyone in the built environment to embrace the advantages of BIM-enabled working. Clients are not often confident to play their allotted role and must understand what is required of them and how best to utilise…

    Paperback – 2016-05-02 
    RIBA Publishing

  • Diversity among Architects

    From Margin to Center

    By Craig Wilkins

    Diversity among Architects presents a series of essays questioning the homogeneity of architecture practitioners, who remain overwhelmingly male and Caucasian, to help you create a field more representative of the population you serve. The book is the collected work of author Craig L.…

    Paperback – 2016-03-25 
    Routledge

  • Building Cost Planning for the Design Team

    3rd Edition

    By Jim Smith, David Jaggar, Peter Love, Oluwole Alfred Olatunje

    Cost management of all building projects has become increasingly important as clients in the public and private sector demand the highest quality cost planning services with accurate budgeting and cost control. All members of the design team must integrate their activities to ensure that a high…

    Paperback – 2016-03-10 
    Routledge

  • Ethnography for Designers

    By Galen Cranz

    Ethnography for Designers teaches architects and designers how to listen actively to the knowledge people have about their own culture. This approach gives structure to values and qualities. It does this by noting the terms and underlying structure of thought people use to describe aspects of their…

    Paperback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge

  • This is Temporary

    How transient projects are redefining architecture

    By Cate St Hill

    Temporary architecture is flourishing in our urban public spaces. Branded ‘pop-ups’ and follies to provide a moment of light entertainment they are in fact borne of a long history of more holistic architecture that is subtly suggesting how we could live, work and play more harmoniously together.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-22
    RIBA Publishing

  • 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 – 2016-01-21
    RIBA Publishing

  • Financial Management

    By Brian Pinder-Ayres

    Most newly qualified architects have scant knowledge about the practicalities of running a practice and in particular the challenges of managing the financial side of the business. This book highlights the major financial risks and how these can be avoided.The chapters give straightforward advice…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    RIBA Publishing

  • Environmental Design Perspectives

    Viewpoints on the Profession, Education and Research

    Edited by Wolfgang F. E. Preiser

    The purpose of this title, first published in 1972, was to bring into focus the work and viewpoints of individuals and groups that were engaged in man-environment research, design and education. Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the field of man-environment relations, topics range from…

    Hardback – 2016-01-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Guide to the RIBA Domestic and Concise Building Contracts 2014

    By Sarah Lupton

    This latest title from Sarah Lupton, best-selling author of construction contract guides, provides comprehensive guidance to the RIBA’s two new building contracts: the RIBA Domestic Building Contract 2014 and the RIBA Concise Building Contract 2014.Introducing the contracts’ features and benefits…

    Paperback – 2015-12-23
    RIBA Publishing

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