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  • Creating Sensory Spaces

    The Architecture of the Invisible

    By Barbara Erwine

    Creating Sensory Spaces celebrates spaces enlivened with sensual richness and provides you with the knowledge and tools necessary to create them. Drawing on numerous built case studies in ten countries and illustrated with over 85 full color images, the book presents a new framework for the design…

    Paperback – 2016-12-14 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-11-30 
    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. The character of concrete is largely the product of the rigid moulds that have shaped it since its invention in antiquity. The advent of flexible…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23 
    Routledge

  • Post-Occupancy Evaluation (Routledge Revivals)

    By Wolfgang F. E. Preiser, Edward White, Harvey Rabinowitz

    Post-occupancy evaluation, focusing on building’s occupants and their needs, provides insight into the consequences of past design decisions and forms a sound basis for creating better buildings in the future. This book, first published in 1988, includes a review of the evolution of the field, a…

    Paperback – 2016-11-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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 – 2016-10-27 
    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 – 2016-10-14 
    Routledge

  • Introducing Architectural Tectonics

    Exploring the Intersection of Design and Construction

    By Chad Schwartz

    Introducing Architectural Tectonics is an exploration of the poetics of construction. Tectonic theory is an integrative philosophy examining the relationships formed between design, construction, and space while creating or experiencing a work of architecture. In this text, author Chad Schwartz…

    Paperback – 2016-10-10 
    Routledge

  • Conservation of Architectural Ironwork

    By David S. Mitchell

    The peak of architectural ironwork in the 19th Century saw the spread of ornate decorative ironwork across the world. In recent years there has been a significant increase in conservation and restoration projects aiming to protect the artistry of traditional ironwork for future generations.…

    Hardback – 2016-09-27
    Routledge

  • Sustainability

    RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide

    By Sandy Halliday, Richard Atkins

    Sustainability is part of a brand new series providing must-read practical guidance to running efficient and successful projects using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013. Each guide takes a core project task – in this case those associated with achieving sustainable design and construction - and…

    Paperback – 2016-08-19
    RIBA Publishing

  • Advancing Wood Architecture

    A Computational Approach

    Edited by Achim Menges, Tobias Schwinn, Oliver David Krieg

    In light of environmental challenges architecture is facing, wood is no longer regarded as outmoded, nostalgic, and rooted in the past, but increasingly recognized as one of the most promising building materials for the future. Recent years have seen unprecedented innovation of new technologies for…

    Paperback – 2016-08-18
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-08-17
    Routledge

  • Adaptive Sensory Environments

    An Introduction

    By Maria Lorena Lehman

    Adaptive Sensory Environments: An Introduction presents a cutting-edge methodology for adaptive sensory design by fostering an inter-disciplinary approach in which aspects of neuroscience, biophilia, captology, nanotechnology, kinetics, and sensemaking all play critical roles in helping adaptive…

    Paperback – 2016-08-15
    Routledge

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