Carbon Management in the Built Environment
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Carbon Management in the Built Environment

Three broad sectors of the economy are generally recognized as key to a low carbon future: energy, construction and transportation. Of these, carbon management in the built environment remains the least well-studied. This much-neededbook brings togetherthe latestdevelopments in the field of climate change science, building design, materials science, energy and policy in a form readily accessible to both studentsof the builtenvironmen...

Riverine : Architecture and Rivers
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Riverine : Architecture and Rivers

Riverscapes are the main arteries of the world’s largest cities, and have, for millennia, been the lifeblood of the urban communities that have developed around them. These human settlements – given life through the space of the local waterscape – soon developed into ritualised spaces that sought to harness the dynamism of the watercourse and create the local architectural landscape. Theorised via a sophisticated understanding of his...

Illinois Institute of Technology: Campus Guide (The Campus Guide)
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Illinois Institute of Technology: Campus Guide

Better photography wouldn't be amiss and longer descriptions would be helpful, but a great introduction to a Modernist masterpiece and an American architectural treasure. Compared to other volumes in this collection, the Illinois Institute of Technology text seems a bit light on information.

Doing Things with Things: The Design and Use of Everyday Objects
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Doing Things with Things

It has been claimed that the natural sciences have abstracted for themselves a 'material world' set apart from human concerns, and social sciences, in their turn, constructed 'a world of actors devoid of things'. While a subject such as archaeology, by its very nature, takes objects into account, other disciplines, such as psychology, emphasize internal mental structures and other non-material issues. This book brings together a team...

Dominique Setzepfandt, "François Mitterrand grand architecte de l'univers"
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François Mitterrand grand architecte de l'univers

La Pyramide du Louvre, les colonnes de Buren, l'Arche de la Défense, l'autel maçonnique du Champs de Mars : autant de Grands Travaux (très coûteux) décidés, conçus et commandés par François Mitterrand pour immortaliser à jamais son règne de quatorze années. Même si chacun perçoit intuitivement que tous ces monuments ont une dimension symbolique cachée, nul ne s'était réellement intéressé jusqu'alors à leur véritable sens. Dominique S...

Prefabs: The history of the UK Temporary Housing Programme (Studies in History, Planning and the Environment Series)
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Prefabs: The history of the UK Temporary Housing Programme

'The book is meticulously researched, and provides detailed insights into the political debate at the time, and criticisms from the professional press. It is an enthralling story at the very heart of the New Jerusalem that politicians and ambitious professionals, filled with postwar idealism, wished to create.' - Journal of Architectural Conservation

Lake|Flato Houses: Embracing the Landscape
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Lake|Flato Houses: Embracing the Landscape

Lake|Flato Architects of San Antonio, Texas, is nationally and internationally acclaimed for buildings that respond organically to the natural environment. The firm uses local materials and workmanship, as well as a deep knowledge of vernacular traditions, to design buildings that are tactile and modern, environmentally responsible and authentic, artful and crafted. Lake|Flato won the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture in 2013...

Von der Burg zum Blob: Kinder entdecken Architektur
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Von der Burg zum Blob: Kinder entdecken Architektur

Anhand einer Auswahl von 18 bekannten Gebäuden entsteht eine spielerische Reise durch die Architektur der letzten Jahrhunderte, ihre Formen, Stilrichtungen und baulichen Besonderheiten. Das Buch ist in Form einer Sehschule aufgebaut: Die Gebäude werden in großformatigen Bildern gezeigt, die durch Detailabbildungen am Rande ergänzt sind.

Diagramming the Big Idea: Methods for Architectural Composition, 2nd Edition
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Diagramming the Big Idea: Methods for Architectural Composition, 2nd Edition

‘Balmer and Swisher’s objective is to explore the orthogonal geometric frameworks essential to architectural design. It drives their teaching and was rigorously expounded in the first edition of Diagramming the Big Idea. It is expressed so much more clearly in this second edition. Explanatory text has been considerately revised and expanded. The number of examples and case studies has been increased. Interpretation of the many diagra...

Housing and Social Policy: Contemporary Themes and Critical Perspectives (Housing and Society)
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Housing and Social Policy:(Housing and Society)

This topical book transforms the analysis of housing problems into a lively, interesting and contentious subject of social scientific study,addressing themes of residential experience, inclusion/empowerment, sustainability and professionalism/managerialism, which lie at the heart of the housing and social policy debate. Each chapterconsiders a specific social category - such as class, gender, or disability - and evaluates the experie...