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A Green Vitruvius

Two thousand years ago the Roman architect Marcus Vitruvius Pollio wrote the ten books on architecture establishing the concept of the pattern book offering design principles and solutions that is still referred to in every architect's education.

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Reinforced Concrete Design, 7th Edition

Updated to Reflect the 2005 ACI Building Code Now revised to reflect the latest developments in the field, this thoroughly updated Seventh Edition of Chu-Kia Wang, Charles G. Salmon, and José A. Pincheira's Reinforced Concrete Design incorporates the changes in design rules arising from the publication of the 2005 American Concrete Institute (ACI) Building Code and Commentary (ACI 318-05). Written for students and practicing engineer...

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Oxford Architecture Yearbook 2010

Few things give a better guide to the state of studio culture in a school than the end of year exhibition – and if this year’s exhibition is anything to go by, studio culture at Oxford Brookes is flourishing. What to me is striking is not just the quality of the work but its diversity, with exquisitely crafted hand drawings and maquettes – architecture as fine art with a capital A - jostling alongside strategies for tackling urban de...

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12 solutions bioclimatiques pour l'habitat - Construire ou rénover : climat et besoins énergétiques

Dans cette initiation imagée aux principes de la bioclimatique, les auteurs s'appuient sur l'histoire de l'Homme et du climat pour aborder progressivement les principes de la thermique des bâtiments. Les architectes trouveront ici un cours de bioclimatique, les maîtres d'oeuvre et les maîtres d'ouvrage des solutions et des tours de main. Les ingénieurs y puiseront avec plaisir matière à réflexion, les principes dont il est question é...

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Low Energy Low Carbon Architecture: Recent Advances & Future Directions

Providing a complete and in-depth overview of the available knowledge in the area of low energy and low carbon architecture. The scope of this edited book includes several important topics ranging from chapters giving a broad view of the progressing models in ecologically responsible environments to other chapters focussing on recent advances in design strategies and building technologies in low energy heating, cooling, daylighting, ...

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Ground-Up City: Play as a Design Tool

With Ground-Up City, author Liane Lefaivre has developed a theoretical model for tackling playgrounds as an urban strategy. She starts with a historical overview of play and the ludic in art, architecture and urban design, focusing particularly on postwar playgrounds realized in Amsterdam as joint ventures between Aldo van Eyck, Cornelis van Eesteren and Jakoba Mulder. The architecture firm Döll-Atelier voor Bouwkunst explored the po...

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Prescriptions for a Healthy House, 3rd Edition

Although there is nothing complicated about constructing healthier homes, building for health is still not standard practice, and in fact there are many aspects of conventional home construction that are detrimental to human well-being. From foundation to rooftop, to home care and repair, Prescriptions for a Healthy House takes the mystery out of healthy-house building, renovation, and maintenance by walking the owner/architect/build...

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Oxford architecture yearbook 2009 by Fiona McLellan

The Oxford Brookes Department of Architecture exhibition explodes with colour and zeal, each presentation as unique as the area of study it represents’. Thus began the review of the 2009 end of year show in the Architect’s Journal, the first of two in the national architectural press.

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In Detail: Building Simply

In a time of loud gestures and ostentation unpretentious buildings, which have been reduced to the essentials with no superfluous decoration, are soothing in their purity. This new volume in the series In Detail demonstrates the breadth and complexity of the issues involved in building simply, from functional and economic demands, through ecological and energy-related aspects, to design and construction requirements. "Building Simply...