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  • Redefining Postmodernism

    By Adam Nathaniel Furman, Terry Farrell

    Redefining Postmodernism offers an engaging, wide-ranging and highly illustrated account of postmodernism in architecture from its roots in the 1940s to its ongoing relevance today. This book invites readers to see Postmodernism in a new light: not just a style but a cultural phenomenon that…

    Paperback – 2017-06-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • Social Housing

    Definitions and Design Exemplars

    By Paul Karakusevic, Abigail Batchelor

    This is a growing sector undergoing a huge period of change - with local authorities able to build their own housing for the first time in decades. Social Housing: Definitions and Design Exemplars explores how social/affordable housing has been delivered and designed with success throughout the UK…

    Paperback – 2017-06-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • 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 – 2017-05-23 
    Routledge

  • Colour and Light

    Spatial Experience

    Edited by Karin Fridell Anter, Ulf Klaren

    Colour and Light: Spatial Experience describes the coherent interaction of light and colour in the spatial context. It explains the nature of light to colour specialists, and the nature of colour to light specialists, simultaneously conveying an understanding that light and colour must be thought…

    Paperback – 2017-05-17 
    Routledge

  • Creating the Productive Workplace

    Places to Work Creatively, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Derek Clements-Croome

    The built environment affects our physical, mental and social wellbeing. Here renowned professionals from practice and academia explore the evidence from basic research as well as case studies to test this belief. They show that many elements in the built environment contribute to establishing a…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge

  • How Architects Write

    2nd Edition

    By Tom Spector, Rebecca Damron

    How Architects Write shows you the interdependence of writing and design in both student and professional examples. This fully updated edition features more than 50 color images, a new chapter on online communication, and sections on critical reading, responding to requests for proposals, the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-10 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-05-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • Commercial Client's Guide to Engaging an Architect

    By Nigel Ostime

    If you need to understand about engaging the services of an architect, this updated RIBA guide is for you. Straightforward and completely up-to-date regarding legislation, it sets out everything you need to be aware of, for a large or small commercial project. The right architect can bring…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • Design Companion for Planning and Placemaking

    By TfL and UDL

    This book is an essential primer to help those involved in planning secure higher standards of building, open space and neighbourhood design and the delivery of better places. The UK Government’s policy for design in the planning system is contained in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF),…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • Domestic Client's Guide to Engaging an Architect

    By Nigel Ostime

    If you need to understand about engaging the services of an architect, this updated RIBA guide is for you. Straightforward and completely up-to-date regarding legislation, it sets out everything you need to be aware of, for a large or small domestic project. The right architect can bring…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • PHPP Illustrated

    A designer's companion to the Passivhaus Planning Package, 2nd Edition

    By Sarah Lewis

    Passive House is a leading low energy building standard. An important tool for designing Passive House buildings is the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP). This book is an essential guide to the PHPP, and sets out clear and easy-to-follow steps for inputting and understanding a building in PHPP.…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • Streetscapes

    A Guide to Better Street Design

    By Colin Davis

    Written in accessible and practical terms, Streetscapes establishes the basic principles of quality, comprehensive street design. Each element of a streetscape is examined and explained in turn, and richly-illustrated case studies analyse how all of these elements can be brought together…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01 
    RIBA Publishing

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