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The Green Studio Handbook remains an essential resource for design studios and professional practice. This extensive and user-friendly tool presents practical guidelines for the application of green strategies during the schematic design of buildings. Students and professionals can quickly get up to speed on system viability and sizing. Each of forty-three environmental strategies includes a brief description of principles and... more...

The Elements of Architecture is a clear and well structured introduction to sustainable architecture, which concentrates on general principles to make an accessible and comprehensive primer for undergraduate students. The author takes a fresh and logical approach, focusing on the way aspects of the built environment are experienced by the occupants and how that experience is interpreted in architectural design. He works through basic elements and... more...

There are a number of recent texts that draw on psychoanalytic theory as an interpretative approach for understanding architecture, or that use the formal and social logics of architecture for understanding the psyche. But there remains work to be done in bringing what largely amounts to a series of independent voices, into a discourse that is greater than the sum of its parts, in the way that, say, the architect Peter Eisenman was able to do with the... more...

An introduction to the concepts and principles of architectural structures in an easy-to-read format Written as an easy-to-understand primer on the topic, Structure for Architects engages readers through instruction that uses a highly visual format and real-world examples to underline the key facets of structural principles that are essential to the design process. Eschewing complicated mathematics and technical jargon, Structure for... more...

Healing Spaces, Modern Architecture, and the Body brings together cutting-edge scholarship examining the myriad ways that architects, urban planners, medical practitioners, and everyday people have applied modern ideas about health and the body to the spaces in which they live, work, and heal. The book’s contributors explore North American and European understandings of the relationship between physical movement, bodily health,... more...


Written for the practicing architect, Structural Designaddresses the process on both a conceptual and a mathematicallevel. Most importantly, it helps architects work with structuralconsultants and understand all the necessary considerations whendesigning structural systems. Using a minimum of simple math, thisbook shows you how to make correct design calculations forstructures made from steel, wood, concrete, and masonry. What?smore, this edition has... more...

At a time when strategic spatial planning is undergoing a renaissance in Europe, The Visual Language of Spatial Planning makes a unique contribution to this rapidly growing area of teaching and research. Discussing the relevant theoretical perspectives on policy-making and planning, combined with cartographic communication and the use of cartographic representations in the planning process, Stephanie Duhr provides conceptual and... more...

Take the mystery out of wood finishing! Inside you will find: The latest technical updates on materials and techniques—from spray guns to French polishing Detailed instructions and explanations that take the mystery out of the science Over 300 color photos that help you distinguish between products, make decisions, and solve problems More than 40 must-have reference tables and... more...

Take a holistic approach to contemporary interior design. The interior design process is changing. In order to createtruly engaging work, designers are developing a deeper and broaderunderstanding of how design theory, research, and existing practicecan help them make better decisions. This inquiry provides answerson how design is experienced, and its impact over time. At the same time, the profession is becoming... more...

By the end of the twenty-first century it is thought that three-quarters of the world’s population will be urban; our future is in cities. Making these cities healthy, vibrant and sustainable is an exceptional challenge which this book addresses. It sets out some of the basic principles of the design of our future cities and, through a series of carefully-selected case studies from leading designers’ experience, illustrates how... more...