Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, 4th Edition

The revered architectural reference, updated with contemporary examples and interactive 3D models The Interactive Resource Center is an online learning environment where instructors and students can access the tools they need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcing and assessing their understanding of key concepts for successful understanding of the course. An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive...

21st Century Architecture: Apartment Living

Whether prompted by an uncertain global economy, a decrease in the average family size or a growing desire to tread more lightly on the land and share limited resources, more people are choosing apartment living than ever before. This trend, combined with a greater-than-ever range of construction and finishing materials, has led to a plethora of exciting new apartment builds and remodels worldwide. Today, both owners and architects a...

Dynamics of Structures

This book covers structural dynamics from a theoretical and algorithmic approach. It covers systems with both single and multiple degrees-of-freedom. Numerous case studies are given to provide the reader with a deeper insight into the practicalities of the area, and the solutions to these case studies are given in terms of real-time and frequency in both geometric and modal spaces. Emphasis is also given to the subject of seismic loa...

Applied Building Physics: Ambient Conditions, Building Performance and Material Properties, 2nd Edition

Bad experiences with construction quality, the energy crises of 1973 and 1979,complaints about `sick buildings?, thermal, acoustical, visual and olfactory discomfort, the need for good air quality, the move towards more sustainability ? all these have accelerated the development of a field that, for a long time, was hardly more than an academic exercise: building physics. The discipline embraces domains such as heat and mass transfer...

21st Century Houses: 150 of the World's Best

21st Century Houses offers a bumper selection of outstanding contemporary designs in gorgeous, glossy color spreads. From modest to massive and everything in between, all the houses feature the latest trends in building and interior design and provide a revealing glimpse of what it's like to live in some of the most spectacular houses in the world. Locations include the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Germany, Italy, Austra...

The Essential Garden Design Workbook: Second Edition

The Essential Garden Design Workbook guides the reader through every stage of planning a garden ― how to survey a site, how to choose landscaping materials, and how to develop planting schemes. This fully revised and updated second edition features new U.S. case studies and new photographs. Valuable tips on green gardening are new to this edition, and include how to harvest rainwater, how to design a green roof, tips on sustainable p...

Precedents in Architecture: Analytic Diagrams, Formative Ideas, and Partis

A timely update of the architectural classic on design analysis Precedents in Architecture, Fourth Edition provides a vocabulary for architectural analysis that illuminates the works of leading architects and aids architects and designers in creating their own designs. Thirty-eight leading architects are represented in this updated edition through an analysis of more than 100 buildings that are assessed using a diagrammatic technique...

Construire sa maison container - 3e édition

Si vous avez déjà songé à construire de manière économique, saine, rapide ou originale, votre attention s'est probablement portée sur les maisons containers… Cette idée, jugée farfelue il y a encore quelques années, et qui ne donnait lieu qu'à des maisons insolites, a fait son chemin pour tenter de plus en plus de particuliers. Construire en containers permet de se loger à moindres coûts, dans des bâtis bien isolés et confortables, r...

Aesthetics and Technology in Building

Here is a verbal and pictorial illustration of the credo that has guided one of the world's most distinguished architects throughout his career. "Architecture is, and must be, a synthesis of technology and art." Using nearly 200 drawings and photographs, including plans, interesting details, various stages of construction, and both interior and exterior views of some of his major works, Mr. Nervi shows how his philosophy is put into ...

Top 50 Beautiful Homes

The 50 remarkable masterpieces have been carefully selected in the book to represent the trend of modern home design and designers various ideas about environment in different regions, cultures and settings.