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  • Model Perspectives: Structure, Architecture and Culture

    By Mark R. Cruvellier, Bjorn N. Sandaker, Luben Dimcheff

    This book contains a unique collection of various perspectives on the relationship between structures and the forms and spaces of architecture. As such it provides students and professionals alike with an essential sourcebook that can be mined for visual inspiration as well as for textually rich…

    Paperback – 2016-05-16 
    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

  • The Rhetoric of Pier Luigi Nervi

    Forms in reinforced concrete and ferro-cement

    By Alberto Bologna, Roberto Gargiani

    During his long career, Pier Luigi Nervi has explored the potential of concrete through the cast-in place and the prefabrication of elements in reinforced concrete or in ferro-cement, the material he invented and patented during the war. All of his best known works, such as the Berta Stadium, the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-15 
    EPFL Press

  • Concrete Design

    Edited by Paul W. McMullin, Jonathan S. Price, Esra Hasanbas Persellin

    Concrete Design covers concrete design fundamentals for architects and engineers, such as tension, flexural, shear, and compression elements, anchorage, lateral design, and footings. As part of the Architect’s Guidebooks to Structures Series it provides a comprehensive overview using both imperial…

    Paperback – 2016-04-29 
    Routledge
    Architect's Guidebooks to Structures

  • Innovations in Landscape Architecture

    Edited by Daniel H. Ortega, Jonathon R. Anderson

    This inspiring and thought-provoking book explores how recent innovations in landscape architecture have uniquely positioned the practice to address complex issues and technologies that affect our built environment. The changing and expanding nature of "landscape" make it more important than ever…

    Paperback – 2016-04-29 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-04-15 
    EPFL Press

  • Construction Detailing for Landscape and Garden Design

    Surface, steps and margins

    By Paul Hensey

    Designs for gardens and landscapes need to contain accurate information to ensure that both the designer’s intent is clear and to enable the highest quality constructions. This book contains the elements most often used when detailing surfaces, with key information on standards, guidance and…

    Paperback – 2016-04-08 
    Routledge

  • Introduction to Structures

    Edited by Paul W. McMullin, Jonathan S. Price

    Introduction to Structures - the lead book in the Architect’s Guidebook to Structures series - presents structures in simple, accessible fashion through beautiful illustrations, worked examples, and from the perspective of practicing professionals with a combined experience of over 75 years. It…

    Paperback – 2016-03-31 
    Routledge
    Architect's Guidebooks to Structures

  • Research Methodology in the Built Environment

    A Selection of Case Studies

    Edited by Vian Ahmed, Alex Opoku, Zeeshan Aziz

    Built environment students are not always familiar with the range of different research approaches they could be using for their projects. Whether you are undertaking a postgraduate doctoral programme or facing an undergraduate or masters dissertation, this book provides general advice, as well as…

    Paperback – 2016-03-31 
    Routledge

  • Through the Healing Glass

    Shaping the Modern Body through Glass Architecture, 1925-35

    By John Stanislav Sadar

    In the mid-1920s a physiologist, a glass chemist, and a zoo embarked on a project which promised to turn buildings into medical instruments. The advanced chemistry of "Vita" Glass mobilised theories of light and medicine, health practices and glassmaking technology to compress an entire epoch’s…

    Hardback – 2016-02-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Architecture and Adaptation

    From Cybernetics to Tangible Computing

    By Socrates Yiannoudes

    Architecture and Adaptation discusses architectural projects that use computational technology to adapt to changing conditions and human needs. Topics include kinetic and transformable structures, digitally driven building parts, interactive installations, intelligent environments, early precedents…

    Paperback – 2016-02-02
    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

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