Housing: The Essential Foundations

Housing: The Essential Foundations provides a comprehensive introduction to housing studies. This topical text is essential reading for students embarking on degree and diploma courses in housing, surveying, town planning and other related subjects. Professionals within these fields will also find the book valuable as a source of up-to-date information and data. Uniquely multi-disciplinary and including a wealth of illustrations and ...

Unique Urbanity?: Rethinking Third Tier Cities, Degeneration, Regeneration and Mobility

This book investigates small cities - cities and towns that are not well known or internationally branded, but are facing structural economic and social issues after the Global Financial Crisis. They need to invent, develop and manage new reasons for their existence. The strengths and opportunities are often underplayed when compared to larger cities. These small cities do not have the profile of New York, London, Tokyo or Cairo, or ...

The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture

In The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture. Pier Vittorio Aureli proposes that a sharpened formal consciousness in architecture is a precondition for political, cultural, and social engagement with the city. Aureli uses the term absolute not in the conventional sense of "pure," but to denote something that is resolutely itself after being separated from its other. In the pursuit of the possibility of an absolute architecture, the...

Massimiliano Papini - Fidia. L'uomo che scolpì gli dei

"Venne il dio sulla terra dal cielo a mostrarti l'effigie, o tu andasti a mirarlo, Fidia, in cielo". Questo si diceva del colosso di Zeus a Olimpia, una delle sette meraviglie del mondo, opera di Fidia, insuperabile nel rappresentare la maestà e la bellezza degli dei. Peccato che l'unica testimonianza personale rimasta dello scultore sia un piccolo vaso a Olimpia con l'iscrizione parlante: "Io sono di Fidia". E le tante statue in oro...

Design for Health : Sustainable Approaches to Therapeutic Architecture

Design for Health: Sustainable Approaches to Therapeutic Architecture Guest-Edited by Terri Peters This issue of AD seeks out innovative and varied sustainable architectural responses to designing for health, such as: integrating sensory gardens and landscapes into the care environment; specifying local materials and passive technologies; and reinvigorating aging postwar facilities. Contributors include: Anne-Marie Adams, Sean Ahlqui...

Designing Quality Buildings: A BRE Guide (BR 487)

This authoritative guide to design of sustainable domestic and low-rise buildings presents BRE's expertise in the performance of building materials and fabric in a single compact volume. It gives the busy building professional the starting points for selection and specification and will equip the designer to talk to specialists with a sound understanding of key principles. The book is based on key sustainable design requirements, in ...

Exhibiting Modernity and Indonesian Vernacular Architecture

In her research Yulia Nurliani Lukito analyses modernity and the construction of culture by the authorities using the images of Indonesian vernacular architecture presented at three different sites and times. She argues that modernity is not solely constructed by the authorities, rather it is an ongoing process modified by visitors of exhibitions. Pasar Gambir was a laboratory of modernity for the colony, and an important stage in mo...

A Whole-System Approach to High-Performance Green Buildings

This authoritative new resource provides a comprehensive review of the current approaches to the design and construction of sustainable buildings. This hand-on guide features global case studies with practical examples of both successful and unsuccessful designs. The whole system approach to integrated design is clearly presented. This book includes insight into designing for the future, including design quality and future proofing, ...

Bausanierung: Grundlagen - Planung - Durchführung

Die Bauwerksanierung nimmt eine immer wichtigere Stellung in Deutschland, Österreich und auch in anderen Ländern ein. Doch wie wird eine Sanierung richtig durchgeführt und was ist dabei zu beachten? Der Autor erklärt in seinem Buch die exakte Planung unter Berücksichtigung einer ganzheitlichen Gebäudesanierung. Die Bestandsaufnahme und Bauwerksanalyse sind dabei zwingende Voraussetzungen für eine funktionstüchtige Bausanierung. Dabei...

Business Continuity Management in Construction

This book provides an understanding of Business Continuity Management (BCM) implementation for local/international construction operations, with a primary focus on Indonesian construction firms as an illustrative example. It reviews the whole spectrum of work relating to organizational culture (OC) and the institutional framework (IF) as one of the key ways for companies to evaluate and implement BCM in construction operations. Once ...