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  • Matter: Material Processes in Architectural Production

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gail Peter Borden, Michael Meredith

    Beginning with material, this book revolves around physical material making and design decisions that emerge from material interaction. Combining essays from both practice and academia, this book presents some of the most significant projects and thoughts on materiality from the last decade.…

    Paperback – 2011-08-05
    Routledge

  • Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Nishat Awan, Tatjana Schneider, Jeremy Till

    This book offers the first comprehensive overview of alternative approaches to architectural practice. At a time when many commentators are noting that alternative and richer approaches to architectural practice are required if the profession is to flourish, this book provides multiple…

    Paperback – 2011-06-07
    Routledge

  • Designing Kinetics for Architectural Facades

    State Change, 1st Edition

    By Jules Moloney

    Architectural facades now have the potential to be literally kinetic, through automated sunscreens and a range of animated surfaces. This book explores the aesthetic potential of these new types of moving facades. Critique of theory and practice in architecture is combined here with ideas from…

    Paperback – 2011-06-03
    Routledge

  • Urban Design

    The Composition of Complexity, 1st Edition

    By Ron Kasprisin

    For planning to be successful, design must mean more than simply blindly following the dictates of legislation and regulation – yet losing sight of the importance of the design process is all too often exactly what has happened. Ron Kasprisin has written a book for students of planning and urban…

    Paperback – 2011-06-01
    Routledge

  • The Architecture of Light

    Recent Approaches to Designing with Natural Light, 1st Edition

    By Mary Ann Steane

    Reviewing the use of natural light by architects in the era of electricity, this book aims to show that natural light not only remains a potential source of order in architecture, but that natural lighting strategies impose a usefully creative discipline on design. Considering an approach to…

    Paperback – 2011-04-18
    Routledge

  • The Religious Imagination in Modern and Contemporary Architecture

    A Reader, 1st Edition

    Edited by Renata Hejduk, Jim Williamson

    This anthology collects, substaniates, and demonstrates the importance of the religious imagination within Western modern and contemporary architecture. The essays written expressly for the anthology take a critical look at the relationship between religion and architecture in the twentieth century…

    Paperback – 2011-03-21
    Routledge

  • Around and About Stock Orchard Street

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sarah Wigglesworth

    9/10 Stock Orchard Street, colloquially known as the Straw House, is a house and an office designed by two architects for their own use. Completed in 2000, the buildings were experimental in design, execution and inhabitation, and have resisted categorization, challenged received wisdom and…

    Paperback – 2011-03-16
    Routledge

  • Vernacular Architecture of West Africa

    A World in Dwelling, 1st Edition

    By Jean-Paul Bourdier, Trinh T. Minh-ha

    The dwellings of hundreds of African ethnic groups offer a variety of conceptions and building practices that contradict the widespread image of the primitive hut commonly attributed to rural Africa. Each house or group of houses is designed not only to shelter the members of a family, but also to…

    Hardback – 2011-03-14
    Routledge

  • Short Stories: London in Two-and-a-half Dimensions

    1st Edition

    By CJ Lim, Ed Liu

    Combining place and fiction in an imaginative interpretation of ten sites in the city of London, CJ Lim and Ed Liu take well-known institutions, epochs and lifestyles in the British capital and renders them fantastic in a string of architectural short stories. The medium is an intersection…

    Paperback – 2011-02-24
    Routledge

  • The EcoEdge

    Urgent Design Challenges in Building Sustainable Cities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Esther Charlesworth, Rob Adams

    Presenting diverse case studies of contemporary sustainable urban practice from Europe, Africa, India, South America, the USA and Australia, this book offers the reader a fantastic wealth of practical material from a range of internationally renowned authors. Each practical case study has…

    Paperback – 2011-02-17
    Routledge

  • Prospects for an Ethics of Architecture

    1st Edition

    By William M. Taylor, Michael P. Levine

    Bringing together the reflections of an architectural theorist and a philosopher, this book encourages philosophers and architects, scholars and designers alike, to reconsider what they do as well as what they can do in the face of challenging times. It does so by exploring the notion…

    Paperback – 2011-02-02
    Routledge

  • Daylighting

    Architecture and Lighting Design, 1st Edition

    By Peter Tregenza, Michael Wilson

    This authoritative and multi-disciplinary book provides architects, lighting specialists, and anyone else working daylight into design, with all the tools needed to incorporate this most fundamental element of architecture. It includes: an overview of current practice of daylighting in…

    Paperback – 2011-01-21
    Routledge

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