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GRAFT - Home. Story. : New Residential and Hospitality Architecture

Founded in 1998 in Los Angeles, Graft is an international architectural firm with branch offices in Berlin and Beijing. The firm is renowned for its experimental design practice and futuristic design vocabulary. This publication documents projects in the residential realm &#8211 whether permanent or temporary, or for holiday or work.

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Sustainable Nation, 2nd edition

"This insightful book advances the state of the art in community planning with powerful new perspectives to address a vexing challenge: the slow pace of change. Gathering an important chorus of contributors to detail local opportunities, Sustainable Nation is the neighborhood operating manual we need to speed up change across the world.

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The Natural Step for Communities

Bought this book as required reading for my UCLA Extension class called Sustainable Communities. Fantastic class, and fantastic book. Whether you're new or advanced in sustainability practices, this is a book that keeps on giving. There's a plethora of great examples from communities (mostly in Sweden) that exhibit sustainable practices and used the tools of the Natural Step Framework to bail themselves out of some pretty bad situati...

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L'acoustique du bâtiment

L'objectif de l'auteur de ce guide technique est de permettre aux artisans et autres professionnels du bâtiment confrontés aux problèmes engendrés par le bruit dans un bâtiment existant de comprendre ce qui se passe afin de concevoir et de réaliser une solution adaptée à chaque situation. Il s'agit le plus souvent d'isoler une habitation du bruit engendré par le voisinage (bruit extérieur de la circulation automobile, nuisances sonor...

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Inventing the Charles River

to those researching Massachusetts-Bay Colony, and its legal history, as means to visualize and make concrete the extensive changes to what was originally a three-hilled (thus the name "Trimount," ultimately spelled "Tremont" Street) peninsula bare of construction. _____ *"Mapping Boston" (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999), Edited by Alex Krieger and David Cobb with Amy Turner, is a fascinating compilation of maps from 1703 and thereafter,...

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Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers (4th Edition)

Good reference book for civil engineering materials. The content is very in depth and informative. It is not the most exciting to read, but what do you expect from an engineering textbook. The book arrived brand new and quickly as stated. I have already recommended this book to several students. You cannot beat the price!

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Code Check Building

Excellent knowledge base for the DIY and pro. This series of books will show you everything you need to know to do it right the first time and pass those crucial inspections. This is great "refresher" material on the job-site. It is VERY short on length. Sixteen sheets of plastically laminated paper (spill-proof) that increase in size...basically they are self-tabbed by the major topic areas. So the first page is about half the physi...

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Building Access : Universal Design and the Politics of Disability

"Aimi Hamraie gifts us with a rare kind of book, one that skillfully weaves critical disability studies together with technology studies and architectural history to unpack the American project of designing and making built environments purportedly usable by all. They ask us to think harder about who counts as the everyone of Universal Design, and how knowledge of body variability is created. Crucially, the book probes the ways disab...

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Town Planning Towards City Development

Ray Bromley is Director of the Globalization Studies Program and Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at the State University of New York at Albany, USA. (Studies in International Planning History)