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  • 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. Its nature and character is largely the product of the rigid moulds that have shaped it since its invention in antiquity. The advent of flexible…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    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 – 2016-10-27 
    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 – 2016-10-12 
    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 – 2016-09-30 
    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 – 2016-09-28 
    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 – 2016-09-14 
    Routledge

  • LowEx Building Design for ZeroEmission Architecture

    By Hansjuerg Leibundgut, Marcel Bruelisauer, Matthias Mast, Forrest Meggers

    Zero emission during operation - this has to be the target for buildings in the near future. This book approaches this goal with the application of the thermodynamic concept of exergy to the built environment, allowing new design and technology concepts that go beyond mere ‘energy saving’. This…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01 
    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 – 2016-08-18 
    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

  • Programming the Built Environment (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Wolfgang F. E. Preiser

    Architectural programming – the analysis of any given environment to satisfy users’ needs – has become a given prerequisite to the design process. The programming process is often a complicated one: users’ present and future needs must be identified; space allowances, often predetermined, must be…

    Paperback – 2016-08-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Introducing Property Valuation

    2nd Edition

    By Michael Blackledge

    This new edition of bestselling textbook Introducing Property Valuation provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the concepts and methods of valuing real estate, helping them to progress successfully from basic principles to a more sophisticated understanding. Taking a practically…

    Paperback – 2016-08-10 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-08-09 
    Routledge

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