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QuiltEssential: A Visual Directory of Contemporary Patterns, Fabrics, and Colors

Got a question about quilting? Whether you want to know how to choose colors for your quilt, how many squares or triangles you can cut from the fabric you have, how to mix and match quilt blocks, or the difference between French quilting and sashiko—you’ll find the answers in Erin Burke Harris’ quick-reference directory of contemporary fabrics, colors, designs, and quilting techniques. Includes helpful photos, charts, and tables help...

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Site Analysis: A Contextual Approach to Sustainable Land Planning and Site Design

Site analysis is the key to a well-designed project. In fact, the careful and complete analysis of a site and its surrounding context can lead to better development proposals, smoother design implementation, and, ultimately, higher quality built environments. This carefully conceived book is the first to detail each crucial step in the site analysis and planning process, from site selection through design development. It shows how th...

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Autoconstruire en bois. Ossature bois - Chevrons porteurs - Poteaux-poutres - Paille, bois cordé

Cet ouvrage propose le pas à pas détaillé de la construction d'un module de maison associant les trois grandes techniques du bois : ossature bois, chevrons porteurs, poteaux-poutres. Il décrit les techniques de réalisation des murs en OSB, fibres de bois, paille, bois cordé, laine de bois, la manière de les isoler et de les rendre étanches à l'air selon les critères de la maison basse consommation (BBC). Il montre enfin comment poser...

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Drawn to Design: Analyzing Architecture Through FreeHand Drawing

The book is a guide for students and teachers to understand the need for, the role of and the methods and techniques of freehand analytical sketching in architecture. The presentation focuses on drawing as an approach to and a phase of architectural design. The conceptual goal of this approach is to use drawing not as illustration or depiction, but exploration. The first part of the book discusses underlying concepts of freehand sket...

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Faire le bio-bilan de sa maison

Une personne passe plus de 90 % de sa journée dans un espace couvert. La toxicité, bien réelle, des matériaux de construction et des équipements courants n'est donc pas à négliger ! Cet ouvrage s'efforce d'identifier ces pollutions dans nos maisons, pour supprimer ou du moins atténuer les effets des champs électromagnétiques, des composés organiques volatils, des éléments nocifs des abords de la maison et de son terrain… Après un rap...

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Dictionary of Architecture and Construction

Updated and expanded, this Fourth Edition of the most trusted reference in architecture offers the most comprehensive coverage of architectural and construction terms available. This classic dictionary now features nearly 25,000 definitions (including 2,800 new terms), 2,500 illustrations (including 200 new illustrations), and maintains its extraordinary visual appeal and easy-to-read page design. Prepared by a renowned architectural...

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Aide-mémoire des ouvrages en béton armé

Cet aide-mémoire regroupe de façon synthétique et structurée toutes les données utiles à la conception et à la justification d’un ouvrage en béton armé dans le cadre d’un projet de bâtiment. Grâce à une nouvelle maquette plus dynamique, cette 4e édition, augmentée de nombreux exemples d’application, et conforme aux textes des Eurocodes ainsi qu’aux recommandations professionnelles pour l’application de la norme NF EN 1992 1-1, consti...

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The Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture

The Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture provides an introduction to the key elements of this broad field. From climate change to sustainable communities, landscape architecture is at the forefront of today's most crucial issues. This book explains the process of designing for sites, calling upon historical precedent and evolving philosophies to discuss how a project moves from concept to realization. It serves as a guide to the ma...

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Museums (English/Chinese Edition)

This book selected 50 world-top museums, including history museums, art museums, science museums, etc. Each museum is illustrated with pictures, plans and a brief introduction.

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City and Gender: Intercultural Discourse on Gender, Urbanism and Architecture

The book brings together the international discourses on gender, urbanism and architecture. Contributors are architects, social scientists and scholars from city and regionalplanning from the U.S., Turkey, Israel, Chile, UK, Lesotho and Germany. Das Buch führt die internationalen Diskurse über Gender, Urbanismus und Architektur zusammen. Die Beiträge stammen von Architektinnen, Soziologinnen und Planerinnen aus den USA, Türkei, Israe...