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AM Envelope

by Holger Strauss & Holger Strauss, Tu Delft, Architecture Tu Delft (January 29, 2013)

This book shows the potential of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for the development of building envelopes: AM will change the way of designing facades, how we engineer and produce them. To achieve today’s demands...


Little Book of Log Cabins: How to Build and Furnish Them

by William S. Wicks Dover Publications (July 24, 2012)

Handy how-to manual, with instructions and illustrations for building cabins in the Adirondack style, fireplaces, stairways, furniture, beamed ceilings, and more. 102 line drawings.


Prefabulous World

by Sheri Koones & Robert Redford Abrams (April 14, 2014)

The rising cost of fuel and the growing commit­ment to protect the environment have sparked exciting innovations in prefab home construction. Showcasing the unlimited possibilities offered by prefabrication...


Straw Bale Building Details

by Casba New Society Publishers (April 23, 2019)

The devil is in the details-the science and art of designing and building durable, efficient, straw bale buildings

Straw bale buildings promise superior insulation and flexibility across a range of design aesthetics,...


Learn to Timber Frame

by Will Beemer & Jack A. Sobon Storey Publishing, LLC (May 03, 2016)

The first guide to timber framing written specifically for beginners! Expert Will Beemer takes you through the entire process from start to finish, beginning with timber sourcing and ending with a finished building....


From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing

by Graham Cairns, Georgios Artopoulos & Kirsten Day UCL Press (November 13, 2017)

Socio-political views on housing have been brought to the fore in recent years by global economic crises, a notable rise of international migration and intensified trans-regional movement phenomena. Adopting...


The Logic of Machines and Structures

by Paul Sandori Dover Publications (September 21, 2016)

Based on common, everyday phenomena, the principles governing the balance of forces on machines and structures are extremely straightforward. Their expression in mathematical form, however, obscures their clarity....


Engineer's Report: Seismic Performance Evaluation and Tire Construction Analysis

by Michael Reynolds eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

This engineering analysis is a compilation of studies and calculations conducted between 1990 and 1993 by Thomas E. Griepentrog, P.E. of Buckhorn Geotech, Consulting Engineers and Geologists of Montrose, Colorado...


Timber Framing for the Rest of Us

by Rob Roy New Society Publishers (April 01, 2004)

Many natural building methods rely upon the use of post and beam frame structures that are then in-filled with straw, cob, cordwood, or more conventional wall materials. But traditional timber framing employs...


More Straw Bale Building

by Chris Magwood & Peter Mack New Society Publishers (February 01, 2005)

Straw bale houses are easy to build, affordable, super energy efficient, environmentally friendly, attractive, and can be designed to match the builder’s personal space needs, esthetics and budget. Despite...


Trans Structures: Fluid Architecture and Liquid Engineering

by Ciro Najle Actar (January 15, 2015)

The book introduces water as a building material to build unique, responsive-able structures and define a new paradigm for architecture and sustainable design.


Legal & Financial Aspects of Architectural Conservation: The Smolenice Castle Conference Central Europe

by Marc Denhez & Stephen Dennis Dundurn (July 01, 1997)

In this international study, 18 experts from 10 countries describe the legal challenges and solutions related to heritage property.


Your Cabin in the Woods

by Conrad E. Meinecke & Victor Aures Black Dog & Leventhal (September 06, 2016)

Ever dream of escaping to a cozy cabin in the great outdoors? This unique bind-up of Conrad Meinecke's classic works helps make that a reality, while imparting a deeper appreciation of nature and of building...


The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources

by Joseph F. Kennedy, Michael G. Smith & Catherine Wanek New Society Publishers (July 01, 2014)

The original, complete, user-friendly introduction to natural building, now fully revised and updated