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Negotiation and Design for the Self-Organizing City

by Ekim Tan, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (September 05, 2014)

This book is dedicated to building an open negotiation and design method for cities as self-organizing systems that bridges the gap between collaborative planning and collaborative design methods. Gaming as...


Strategic investment of embodied energy during the architectural planning process

by Linda Hildebrand, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (June 28, 2014)

This year's fifth issue of A+BE outlines the relevance of the building substance as factor for the overall sustainable performance of the built environment. It wants to sensibilize the designer for the ecological...


Smart Energy Management for Households

by Sonja Van Dam, Tu Delft, Architecture and The Built Environment Tu Delft (June 28, 2013)

Smart Energy Management for Households infers design-related insights and guidelines to improve the use and effectiveness of home energy management systems (HEMS) through an empirical evaluation of the longitudinal...


Facade Refurbishment Toolbox.

by Thaleia Konstantinou, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (September 05, 2014)

The starting point of the research is the need to refurbish existing residential building stock, in order to reduce its energy demand, which accounts for over one fourth of the energy consumption in the European...


Spatial planning and urban resilience in the context of flood risk.

by Pei-Wen Lu, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (September 05, 2014)

Spatial planning is increasingly being considered as an important mechanism in coping with flood risk due to climate change. One of the reasons for this is that engineering approaches are increasingly expensive...


Housing, Urban Renewal and Socio-Spatial Integration

by Xiaoxi Hui, Tu Delft, Architecture & Xiaoxi Hui Tu Delft (February 07, 2013)

This issue of A+BE addresses two critical urban issues China faces today: housing and urban renewal. In the recent two decades, the Chinese urban housing stock underwent a significant, if not extreme, transformation....


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...


Flowscapes

by Steffen Nijhuis, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment, Jauslin Daniel, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment & Van Der Hoeven Frank, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (February 01, 2016)

Flowscapes explores concepts, methods and techniques for design-related research on landscape infrastructures. Their main objective is to engage environmental and societal issues by means of integrative and...


Evaluation of Plan Implementation

by Jinghuan He , Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (March 01, 2015)

Shanghai, like the other big cities along China’s coastline, has witnessed extraordinary growth in its economy and population with industrial development and rural-to-urban migration generating extensive...


Dwelling on Courtyards

by Mohammad Taleghani, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (March 01, 2015)

Courtyards have been used for thousands of years in different climates in the world. In hot climates they provide shading, in humid climates they cause a stack effect helping ventilation, in cold climates they...


Transformations of Urbanising Delta Landscape

by Chen Kun Chung, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (March 01, 2015)

This book argues that the floods following extreme precipitation result not only from very heavy rainfall but also from the significant impact of human activities on natural water systems. While most literature...


Between Flexibility and Reliability

by Chiu-Yuan Wang, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (March 01, 2015)

The aim of this thesis is to provide an outline to address questions with regard to the transformation of planning in China that has occurred after the 1980s. The research is using “planning evolution”...


Storming the Old Boys' Citadel

by Carla Blank & Tania Martin Baraka Books (December 15, 2014)

"Women" and "architecture" were once mutually exclusive terms. In an 1891 address, Louise Blanchard Bethune declared, "it is hardly safe to assert" that a connection even exists between the two words. Some women...


The Visual Dictionary of Art & Architecture

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Art and Architecture takes the reader into a fascinating journey through fine arts, graphic arts, performing arts, photography, music, crafts and classic or modern architecture. Convenient...


The Visual Dictionary of House & Do-It-Yourself

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of House and Do-It-Yourself explores a house’s structure, components and furniture, as well as carpentry, plumbing, masonry, electricity and painting tools for common construction or...


Sustainable Luxury: The New Singapore House, Solutions for a Livable Future

by Paul McGillick, Ph.D & Masano Kawana Tuttle Publishing (March 31, 2015)

Singapore is celebrated as one of the most livable cities in Asia, and Sustainable Luxury shows how the prosperous, forward-looking nation is pioneering innovative solutions for environmental, economic, social,...


Place and Memory in the Singing Crane Garden

by Vera Schwarcz University of Pennsylvania Press (November 05, 2014)

The Singing Crane Garden in northwest Beijing has been the site of several important and cataclysmic events in modern Chinese history. In this poetic and highly personal study of memory, trauma, and cultural...


Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life

by Jie Li Columbia University Press (November 18, 2014)

In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—Jie Li salvages intimate recollections by successive generations of inhabitants...


Old Philadelphia Houses on Society Hill, 1750-1840

by Elizabeth B. McCall & Michael Maicher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 12, 2014)

Officially known as Washington Square Park, Philadelphia’s Society Hill district contains an impressive number of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century houses. This book presents, in text and pictures,...


Conversations

by Blue Carreon Skyhorse (October 21, 2014)

Conversations began as a column for the Huffington Post where it initially featured fashion designers. Author Blue Carreon would ask his subjects to answer a fill-in-the-blanks type of questionnaire on topics...


Anchors of Faith: Early Wooden Churches of the Deep South

by Martha Dickson NewSouth Books (July 01, 2013)

Reflecting times of untrammeled faith and religious values, Martha Dickson's Anchors of Faith gives a pictorial overview of 145 mostly late-nineteenth century wooden churches located in southern Alabama, Mississippi,...


How Safe is Safe Enough?

by E. E. Lewis Carrel Books (October 14, 2014)

Every time an airplane crashes, a gas line explodes, a bridge collapses, or a contaminant escapes the public questions whether the benefits that technology brings are worth its risks. Written in laymen's language,...


Essay on Gardens: A Chapter in the French Picturesque

by Claude-Henri Watelet, Joseph Disponzio & Samuel Danon University of Pennsylvania Press (October 09, 2013)

Published in 1774, Essay on Gardens is one of the earliest texts showing the progressive shift in French taste from the classical model of the gardens at Versailles to the picturesque or natural style of garden...


Asymmetric Operation of AC Power Transmission Systems

by Richard Marceau, Abdou-R Sana & Donald T Mc Gillis Presses Internationales Polytechnique (December 20, 2011)

Asymmetric operation involves operating power transmission corridors at full capacity from a few milliseconds to a few hours even though individual three-phase lines have been weakened due to fault conditions....


Newfoundland Gothic

by Peter Coffman Éditions MultiMondes (June 14, 2011)

How did an architectural style synonymous with medieval Europe become the style of choice in remote towns and outports of nineteenth-century Newfoundland and Labrador? From the city of St. John’s to isolated,...


The Man Cave Book

by Jeff Wilser & Michael H. Yost HarperCollins e-books (April 19, 2011)

The Man Cave Book by Mike Yost and Jeff Wilser is a tribute to great and glorious man spaces and the craftsmen behind them. Complete with instructions and insights into creating your own unique refuge and shrine...


Green Home Building: Money-Saving Strategies for an Affordable, Healthy, High-Performance Home

by Miki Cook & Doug Garrett New Society Publishers (August 18, 2014)

Build a truly green home for the same total net cost as the conventional alternative


Why I Walk: Taking a Step in the Right Direction

by Kevin Klinkenberg New Society Publishers (August 11, 2014)

Save money, live better, walk more!


Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice

by Sukita Reay Crimmel & James Thomson New Society Publishers (April 01, 2014)

Down and dirty – a complete step-by-step guide to making, installing, and living with beautiful, all-natural earthen floors


Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents: Dissimulating the Sustainable City

by Andrés Duany & Emily Talen New Society Publishers (May 17, 2013)

Landscape Urbanism vs. the New Urbanism—negotiating the relationship between cities and the natural world.


Making Better Buildings: A Comparative Guide to Sustainable Construction for Homeowners and Contractors

by Chris Magwood New Society Publishers (February 24, 2014)

Sustainable building from the ground up – the pros and cons of the latest green and natural materials and technologies


Years with Frank Lloyd Wright: Apprentice to Genius

by Edgar Tafel Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Insightful memoir by former apprentice presents a revealing portrait of Wright the man, the inspired teacher, the architect.


Vitruvius Britannicus: Second Series

by J. Badeslade, J. Rocque, John Woolfe & James Gandon Dover Publications (September 12, 2011)

This magnificent volume comprises three folios, originally published between 1739 and 1771. More than 100 plates depict facades, ground plans, exterior elevations, and perspective views of grand Neo-Palladian...


Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry: Congregations, Their Buildings, and Creation Care

by Mark A. Torgerson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 04, 2012)

Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry is a comprehensive guide. The book provides a rationale, strategies, and resources for fulfilling environmental stewardship through the land and buildings of Christian...


America's Covered Bridges: Practical Crossings¿Nostalgic Icons

by Terry E. Miller, Ronald G. Knapp & A. Chester Ong Tuttle Publishing (March 25, 2014)

The history of North America is in many ways encapsulated in the history of her covered bridges. The early 1800s saw a tremendous boom in the construction of these bridges, and in the years that followed as...


Feng Shui: Seeing Is Believing

by Jampa Ludrup & Thubten Zopa Wisdom Publications (February 18, 2013)

In this pithy and practical handbook, Ven. Jampa Ludrup lays out the fundamentals of feng shui without any of the opaque mysticism that sometimes clouds the practice. "The aim of this book," he writes, "is to...


150 Best Sustainable House Ideas

by Francesc Zamora Harper Design (June 10, 2014)

150 Best Sustainable House Ideas features the latest innovations in environmentally friendly home design. From heating and cooling solutions to wind energy systems, solar paneling, thermal glazing, and even...


Feng Shui Book

by Jo Russell Thunder Bay Press (October 21, 2013)

Based on the best-selling Book-in-a-Box kits, The Feng Shui Book is packed full of practical information and tools to teach you the principles of chi energy flowing through your home. You can now measure it...


Thom Filicia Style

by Thom Filicia Atria Books (December 07, 2010)

 

"I'm a democratic design snob. I see it as my mission to help stamp out boring, unimaginative interiors. But I also love people, having fun, and what I do for a living. I think a fabulously styled place is...


The Solar House: Passive Heating and Cooling

by Daniel D. Chiras Chelsea Green Publishing (October 01, 2002)

Passive solar heating and passive cooling—approaches known as natural conditioning—provide comfort throughout the year by reducing, or eliminating, the need for fossil fuel. Yet while heat from sunlight...


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.


Sundials: History, Theory, and Practice

by René R.J. Rohr Dover Publications (August 09, 2012)

Masterly account of long and colorful history of sundials, with practical instructions for building your own. Formulae, rare dials, mottoes, and much more. 104 figures. 51 plates.


A Manual of Historic Ornament

by Richard Glazier Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Hundreds of detailed illustrations depict painted pilasters from Pompeii, early Gothic stone carvings, a detail from a stained glass window in Canterbury Cathedral, more. Over 700 black-and-white illustrations,...


The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Age: All 203 Photographs from Artistic Houses, with New Text

by Arnold Lewis, James Turner & Steven McQuillin Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Rare photographs recall interiors of late Victorian mansions belonging to William H. Vanderbilt, J. P. Morgan, U. S. Grant, and many others. New informative text.


Castles: Their Construction and History

by Sidney Toy Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Concise, scholarly survey traces castle development from ancient roots. Nearly 200 photographs and drawings illustrate moats, keeps, baileys, and many other features. Caernarvon Castle, Dover Castle, Hadrian's...


The New York World's Fair, 1939/1940: in 155 Photographs by Richard Wurts and Others

by Richard Wurts & Stanley Appelbaum Dover Publications (April 29, 2013)

Photographic tour of best-loved world's fair: the 700-foot-tall Trylon, the 200-foot-wide Perisphere, GM's Futurama ride, 3-D movies, Elektro the 7-foot-tall robot, artwork by Dali and Calder, much more. 155...


Towards a New Architecture

by Le Corbusier Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Pioneering manifesto by founder of "International School." Technical and aesthetic theories, views of industry, economics, relation of form to function, "mass-production split," and much more. Profusely illustrated....


Wrought Iron and Its Decorative Use

by Maxwell Ayrton & Arnold Silcock Dover Publications (May 22, 2013)

Superb treasury presents an informative survey of wrought iron throughout England with illustrations of gates, railings, screens, and other elaborately rendered works. 239 black-and-white illustrations.


Brunelleschi: Studies of His Technology and Inventions

by Frank D. Prager & Gustina Scaglia Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

Comprehensive book describes how Filippo Brunelleschi built the dome of Florence's famed cathedral: masonry techniques, construction concepts, and more. 28 halftones. 18 line illustrations.


Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House: The Illustrated Story of an Architectural Masterpiece

by Donald Hoffmann Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Painstakingly researched and illuminating account of the making of the Fred C. Robie home. Revealing family documents, excerpts from a 1958 interview with Fred Robie, and 160 black-and-white illustrations.