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  • Dwelling with Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Roderick Kemsley, Christopher Platt

    The dwelling is the most fundamental building type, nowhere more so than in the open landscape. This book can be read in a number of ways. It is first a book about houses and particularly the theme ‘dwelling and the land’. It examines the poetic and prosaic issues inherent in claiming a piece of…

    Hardback – 2012-03-27
    Routledge

  • Adaptive Thermal Comfort: Principles and Practice

    1st Edition

    By Fergus Nicol, Michael Humphreys, Susan Roaf

    The fundamental function of buildings is to provide safe and healthy shelter. For the fortunate they also provide comfort and delight. In the twentieth century comfort became a 'product' produced by machines and run on cheap energy. In a world where fossil fuels are becoming ever scarcer and more…

    Paperback – 2012-03-16
    Routledge

  • Design and Ethics

    Reflections on Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Emma Felton, Oksana Zelenko, Suzi Vaughan

    The value of design for contributing to environmental solutions and a sustainable future is increasingly recognised. It spans many spheres of everyday life, and the ethical dimension of design practice that considers environmental, social and economic sustainability is compelling. Approaches to…

    Paperback – 2012-02-29
    Routledge

  • Museum Making

    Narratives, Architectures, Exhibitions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Suzanne Macleod, Laura Hourston Hanks, Jonathan Hale

    Over recent decades, many museums, galleries and historic sites around the world have enjoyed an unprecedented level of large-scale investment in their capital infrastructure, in building refurbishments and new gallery displays. This period has also seen the creation of countless new purpose-built…

    Paperback – 2012-02-28
    Routledge
    Museum Meanings

  • Building Systems

    Design Technology and Society, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kiel Moe, Ryan E. Smith

    We can no longer view building components as artifacts (a brick or a boiler) or as autonomous systems (air conditioning or prefabrication). Rather these components and systems are part of much larger systems of which architects are one agent. This book will help architects more broadly…

    Paperback – 2012-02-17
    Routledge

  • Introducing Architectural Theory

    Debating a Discipline, 1st Edition

    Edited by Korydon Smith, Miguel Guitart

    This is the most accessible architectural theory book that exists. Korydon Smith presents each common architectural subject – such as tectonics, use, and site – as though it were a conversation across history between theorists by providing you with the original text, a reflective text, and a…

    Paperback – 2012-02-14
    Routledge

  • Design Innovation for the Built Environment

    Research by Design and the Renovation of Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael U. Hensel

    Today architecture and other fields in the built environment face the steep task of answering complex questions pertaining to sustainability, performance, and adaptability. How are these disciplines to accomplish these difficult tasks at such an immense pace? How might architectural…

    Paperback – 2012-02-02
    Routledge

  • Weather Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Jonathan Hill

    Weather Architecture further extends Jonathan Hill’s investigation of authorship by recognising the creativity of the weather. At a time when environmental awareness is of growing relevance, the overriding aim is to understand a history of architecture as a history of weather and thus to consider…

    Paperback – 2012-01-19
    Routledge

  • Live Architecture

    Venues, Stages and Arenas for Popular Music, 1st Edition

    By Robert Kronenburg

    Live Architecture explores the physical form of popular music performance space from 1960 to the present day. This book quantifies the factors that determine what makes a venue successful focusing on both famous and less well-known examples from the smallest barroom music space to the largest…

    Hardback – 2012-01-06
    Routledge

  • Rural Design

    A New Design Discipline, 1st Edition

    By Dewey Thorbeck

    Rural areas worldwide are undergoing profound change creating considerable challenges and stress for its residents and on the ecosystems upon which they depend. Rural design brings design thinking and the problem-solving process of design to rural issues recognizing that human and natural systems…

    Paperback – 2012-01-06
    Routledge

  • Designing Architecture

    The Elements of Process, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Pressman

    Designing Architecture is an indispensable tool to assist both students and young architects in formulating an idea, transforming it into a building, and making effective design decisions. This book promotes integrative and critical thinking in the preliminary design of buildings to inspire…

    Paperback – 2011-12-07
    Routledge

  • Architectural Integration and Design of Solar Thermal Systems

    1st Edition

    By Maria Cristina Munari Probst, Christian Roecker

    Although solar thermal systems are technologically mature and cost effective, they have not yet been sufficiently used in building design to play an adequate role in the reduction of fossil fuel consumption. One main hindrance to adoption is the generally low architectural design quality of the…

    Hardback – 2011-10-19
    EPFL Press

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