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The Homeland in Picture and Story [Bulletin Reprint Publication No. 2]
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The Homeland in Picture and Story [Bulletin Reprint Publication No. 2]

By House of Seppelt

B. Seppelt & Sons Ltd, London. Softcover. Good Condition. To mark their centenary, celebrated in 1951, The House of Seppelt published a booklet containing illustrations and descriptions of a number of Britain's national monuments and places of historical importance. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History::Great Britain; Architecture; Architecture. Inventory No: 249029..

$6.93

Colour Schemes for Old Australian Houses
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Colour Schemes for Old Australian Houses

By Ian Evans, Clive Lucas, Ian Stapleton

The Flannel Flower Press, Sydney, 1984. Revised Edition. Softcover. Good Condition. Painting your house is expensive: get it right, first time, with the new edition of this book which has helped to change the face of Australia. Colour schemes from this book can be seen on old houses and buildings in the suburbs, towns and countryside of Australia. This edition contains a new listing directory. Size: '. 108 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Australian::Australian History; Genealogy & Local History; Architecture. ISBN: 095949233X. ISBN/EAN: 9780959492330. Inventory No: 249011.. 9780959492330

$17.33

The Federation House: A Restoration Guide
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The Federation House: A Restoration Guide

By Ian Evans

The Flannel Flower Press, Australia, 1988. Softcover. Very Good Condition. 160 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Australian::Australian History; Gay & Lesbian; Architecture. ISBN: 0959492399. ISBN/EAN: 9780959492392. Inventory No: 249009.. 9780959492392

$13.86

Climate Responsive Design: A Study of Buildings in Moderate and Hot Humid Climates
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Climate Responsive Design: A Study of Buildings in Moderate and Hot Humid Climates

By Richard Hyde

E & FN Spon, London, 2000. Softcover. Near Fine Condition. Climate Responsive Design provides a unique source for students and practising architects requiring guidance on climatic design. Covering theory and application it provides examples of innovative and best practice in 'responsive architecture' through case studies. The book also covers the broader topic of technology as a generator in design which will be of interest to all those involved in design and building. The book focuses on tropical climate but some of the theory can be applied to other climates; the difference in application is clearly delineated. 244 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 0419209700. ISBN/EAN: 9780419209706. Inventory No: 248902.. 9780419209706

$27.72

Environmental Design: An Introduction for Architects and Engineers
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Environmental Design: An Introduction for Architects and Engineers

By Randall Thomas, Max Fordham & Partners

E & FN Spon, London, 1999. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Written and edited by a team of specialists at Max Fordhams, one of the leading UK environmental engineering consultancies, Environmental Design is the result of their extensive experience in designing environmentally friendly buildings. The principles of their approach, which they have taught in numerous schools of architecture and engineering, are clearly presented here. This book is essential reading for architects, engineers, planners and students of these disciplines and for all those who are concerned with our built environment. The book starts with some basic scientific principles and issues of air quality, noise and the greenhouse effect and then moves on to site planning, energy use, materials and building form. Natural ventilation systems, high efficiency mechanical equipment and alternative sources of energy are covered. State-of-the-art buildings of exceptional quality are incorporated throughout the text and illustrate the author's belief that environmentally responsible architecture can be visually exciting. The book concludes with a selection of detailed case studies of award-winning projects - including the BRE Environment Office Building, winner of numerous architectural and engineering awards. Max Fordham, Bill Watts, Randal Thomas, Ramiro Godoy, Mike Entwisle, Bart Stevens, Edith Blennerhassett, Richard Quincy, Colin Hamilton. 259 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 0419237607. ISBN/EAN: 9780419237600. Inventory No: 248903.. 9780419237600

$24.26

Field Guide to Commercial Interiors
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Field Guide to Commercial Interiors

By Corky Binggeli, ASID

John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey, 2009. Softcover. Very Good Condition. his is the first book in the new Graphic Standards Field Guide Series . This visual reference helps readers take Interior Graphic Standards content into the "field." The portable format allows quick access to the most common information about commercial interiors that interior architects and designers need while on construction site visits, evaluating existing buildings, meeting with clients, or visiting the showroom. The perfect companion to Interior Graphic Standards, this field guide provides the same quality architectural details and information that professionals count on from Graphic Standards, but adds photographs and interpretive information that are essential when outside of the office and away from the design desk. Organized to follow CSI's MasterFormat(c), this handy tool helps the professional designer address issues pertaining to commercial interior spaces. Its small trim size and durable binding is ideal for on-the-go interior designers and architects. 547 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; United States; Architecture; ISBN/EAN: 9780470412954. Inventory No: 248901.. 9780470412954

$31.19

Palladian Days: Finding a New Life in a Venetian Country House
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Palladian Days: Finding a New Life in a Venetian Country House

By Sally Gable and Carl I. Gable

Anchor Books, New York, 2005. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Palladian Days is nothing short of wonderful-part adventure, mystery, history, diary, and even cookbook. The Gables' lively account captures the excitement of their acquisition and restoration of one of the greatest houses in Italy. Beguiled by Palladio and the town of Piombino Dese, they trace the history of the Villa Cornaro and their absorption of Italian life. Bravo!" -Susan R. Stein, Gilder Curator and Vice President of Museum Programs, MonticelloIn 1552, in the countryside outside Venice, the great Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio built Villa Cornaro. In 1989, Sally and Carl Gable became its bemused new owners. Called by Town & Country one of the ten most influential buildings in the world, the villa is the centerpiece of the Gables' enchanting journey into the life of a place that transformed their own. From the villa's history and its architectural pleasures, to the lives of its former inhabitants, to the charms of the little town that surrounds it, this loving account brings generosity, humor, and a sense of discovery to the story of small-town Italy and its larger national history. 266 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography; United States; Biography & Autobiography; Architecture. ISBN: 1400078733. ISBN/EAN: 9781400078738. Inventory No: 248846.. 9781400078738

$8.66

Twentieth-Century World Architecture
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Twentieth-Century World Architecture

By Trewin Copplestone

Brian Todd Publishing, London, 1991. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. 240 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 1853610755. ISBN/EAN: 9781853610752. Inventory No: 248650.. 9781853610752 This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

$24.26

Cross-Check: Integrating Building Systems and Working Drawings
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Cross-Check: Integrating Building Systems and Working Drawings

By Pat Guthrie

McGraw Hill, USA, 1998. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Incomplete or uncoordinated working drawings can lead to confusion on a job site, higher project costs, even lawsuits. In an ingenious companion guide to his ArchitectOs Portable Handbook, which gave "first-step rules of thumb for building design," Pat Guthrie helps you make certain such errors never happen. Cross-Check features a unique, easy-to-use matrix system that, when applied, ensures nothing is missing from your plans and every step is taken to assure coordination between drawings and project specs. This portable field guide includes samples of how to use the matrix system...is useful in the design stage and when creating working drawings...alerts you to common errors in such drawings...covers new construction, renovation, exteriors, interiors, and sites...creates a project "paper trail" to minimize the possibility of lawsuits...and can be used anywhere because it transcends U.S. construction practices. 180 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 0070253048. ISBN/EAN: 9780070253049. Inventory No: 248661.. 9780070253049

$20.79

Designing & Building Your Own Home
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Designing & Building Your Own Home

By Martin Cummins

The Crowood Press, Great Britain, 2002. Hardcover (Printed Boards). Near Fine Condition. Many people dream of designing and building their own home, but don't know where to start. This book guides you through the process, making it an affordable, realistic and, above all, exciting option. Written by a practising architect, the book aims to provide the support and answers you will need, including where do you start? What are your options? What type of site are you after and how do you find it? What should you plan for and what processes should you expect and whose help you will need? What regulations will affect you and how will you gain planning permission? What should you consider when designing your home, inside and out and what should you look for in design drawings and how can you do your own? 176 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Building; Architecture; Architecture. ISBN: 1861265352. ISBN/EAN: 9781861265357. Inventory No: 248660.. 9781861265357

$24.26

Dampness in Buildings
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Dampness in Buildings

By Alan Oliver

Blackwell Science, Great Britain, 1997. Second Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Dampness is one of the most common causes of building failure and it frequently entails expensive remedial work. Problems relating to dampness are complex and widespread, and they require a through understanding of building technology and materials. This book deals, first of all, with properties of the more common building materials, and then considers performance of the main building elements in relation to moisture control or exclusion. Condensation and rising damp are looked at in detail, and a chapter on diagnosis provides a handy checklist to the likely causes of the main problems of dampness. Throughout, the pros and cons of various remedial methods are examined.Although the book concentrates on current building materials and techniques, it also considers older methods and materials as an aid for rehabilitation work. The second edition has been substantially expanded with a new chapter on penetrating damp, sections on incompatibility of building materials and on heath implications, and a new set of references. 353 pages. Light fading to spine edge. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 0632040858. ISBN/EAN: 9780632040858. Inventory No: 248663.. 9780632040858

$31.19

Much Writing, Many Opinions - The Making of the Royal Australian Historical Society 1901 to 2001
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Much Writing, Many Opinions - The Making of the Royal Australian Historical Society 1901 to 2001

By Alfred James [Editor]

The Royal Australian Historical Society, 2001. Softcover. Near Fine Condition. 187 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Architecture; Architecture; Inventory No: 248573..

$10.40

Newnes Building Services Pocket Book
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Newnes Building Services Pocket Book

By J. KNight & P Jones

Newnes, Great Britain, 1995. Hardcover (Printed Boards). Near Fine Condition. The text guides readers in their choice of system by giving the principal characteristics of different types of HVAC systems. It also shows the inexperienced engineer how to produce initial theoretical designs and how to convert them into full working designs. The book takes into account the need to rationalize certain aspects of detail design to facilitate modular construction, prefabrication, cleaning, maintainance and saving time. 382 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; Building. ISBN: 0750621486. ISBN/EAN: 9780750621489. Inventory No: 248554.. 9780750621489

$17.33

How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built
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How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built

By Stewart Brand

Phoenix Illustrated, Great Britain, 1997. Softcover. Near Fine Condition. Stewart Brand puts forward the radical proposal adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists of time. 243 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Building; Architecture; Architecture. ISBN: 0753800500. ISBN/EAN: 9780753800508. Inventory No: 248559.. 9780753800508

$20.79

The Edifice Complex: How The Rich and Powerful Shape The World
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The Edifice Complex: How The Rich and Powerful Shape The World

By Deyan Sudjic

The Penguin Press, New York, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Near Fine. From one of the world's premier architecture critics, a groundbreaking dissection of how the colossal egos of the powerful and wealthy determine what actually gets built--of the real reasons why we build. Architecture critics most often write about buildings as a form of art, promulgating an "auteur theory" of architecture that focuses on the dazzling brilliance of the big names, such as Rem Koolhaas and Frank Gehry, and underplaying the role of the wealthy and powerful in forcing the architects' hands. Deyan Sudjic puts forth a boldly contrarian view. Architecture must be understood as an expression of power and as a weapon, or form of propaganda, that is used in ways both subtle and grandiose as a means of achieving and maintaining power--of carving a legacy out of glass, steel, and stone. While most architecture books focus on a certain building or a specific architect, The Edifice Complex takes a wide-angle look at a fascinating range of buildings and large-scale building schemes--both the impressively effective and the disastrously ill conceived. In a lively and wonderfully accessible narrative style, Sudjic takes readers behind the scenes of the stories of the great political manipulators of architecture in the twentieth century, from the great dictators of fascism--Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin--and their megalomaniacal plans for rebuilding Berlin, Rome, and Moscow, to power-broker businessmen such as Nelson Rockefeller; and from the "theme park" propaganda of the presidential libraries to the vainglorious symbolism of Saddam Hussein's Mother of All Battles Mosque. While some leaders have used architecture as a means of consolidating control over a nation, others have employed architecture to shape a new national identity, as Ataturk did to a large degree of success in Turkey and the shahs attempted and failed to do in Iran. But what of the architects? Sudjic also examines the role they play in lending their talents to these efforts, from those who have all too willingly aided and abetted, such as Albert Speer, to those who have courted the powerful while remaining true to their art, such as Mies van der Rohe. The Edifice Complex offers a brilliant reinterpretation of the role of buildings in our lives and of the age-old question why we build. 403 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Engineering, Industrial, Trade; Building. ISBN: 1594200688. ISBN/EAN: 9781594200687. Inventory No: 248553.. 9781594200687

$24.26

The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture [Travel Edition]
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The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture [Travel Edition]

By Phaidon Editors

Phaidon, Great Britain, 2011. Softcover. Very Good Condition. A condensed version of the information contained in the Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture, this travel edition is pocket sized and portable, ideal for the holiday or business traveller. Organized geographically and illustrated with global, sub-regional and city maps locating each building. The book contains over 1,000 buildings including more that 50 additional projects, each of which is illustrated with a single image and accompanied by a brief description, with addresses, websites and telephone numbers Size: Small Octavo. 470 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN/EAN: 9780714848785. Inventory No: 248398.. 9780714848785

$10.40

Formats for Living: Contemporary Floor Plans in Amsterdam
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Formats for Living: Contemporary Floor Plans in Amsterdam

By Maarten Kloos and Dave WEndt [Editors]

ARCAM / Architectura & Natura Press, Amsterdam, 2003. Softcover. Near Fine Condition. Contemporary living in Amsterdam exhibits an unusual and fascinating dynamic. The collective lifestyle is changing as a result of economic prosperity, the shortage of urban space, general need for mobility, the firmly entrenched individualism and phenomena such as working from home and flexible working. Against this turbulent background, Formats for Living presents a concise picture of contemporary living in Amsterdam, with a provocative selection of almost one hundred floor plans designed in the final decade of the twentieth century. The uniform method of drawing has resulted in a lucid collection of plans, which for all their apparent simplicity contain an encrypted cultural code - a format for living. 200 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 9071570991. ISBN/EAN: 9789071570995. Inventory No: 248410.. 9789071570995

$24.26

The Architecture of Happiness
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The Architecture of Happiness

By Alain De Botton

Hamish Hamilton, Great Britain, 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Near Fine. What makes a house beautiful? Is it serious to spend your time thinking about home decoration? Why do people disagree about taste? And can buildings make us happy? In "The Architecture of Happiness", Alain de Botton tackles a relationship central to our lives. Our buildings - and the objects we fill them with - affect us more profoundly than we might think. To take architecture seriously is to accept that we are, for better and for worse, different people in different places. De Botton suggests that it is architecture's task to render vivid to us who we might ideally be. Turning the spotlight from the humble terraced house to some of the world's most renowned buildings, de Botton considers how our private homes and public edifices - from those of Christopher Wren to those of Le Corbusier and Norman Foster - influence how we feel, as well as how we could learn to build in ways that would increase our chances of happiness. "The Architecture of Happiness" amounts to a beguiling tour through the philosophy and psychology of architecture. 280 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 0241142482. ISBN/EAN: 9780241142486. Inventory No: 248293.. 9780241142486

$13.86

The Skyscraper Bioclimatically Considered: A Design Primer
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The Skyscraper Bioclimatically Considered: A Design Primer

By Ken Yeang

Wiley-Academy, 1996. Softcover. Near Fine Condition. Since its invention, there have been many advances in skyscraper design, enabling construction to reach greater heights through high strength concrete, or in creating more electronically responsive systems. Malaysian architect Ken Yeang, provides an informative study of this building type, discussing environmental systems, the superstructure and foundations, the changing nature of work and the workplace and many more topics. 22 projects are examined in detail with secondary texts and diagrams providing supplementary information relating to the main text. 268 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 0471977640. ISBN/EAN: 9780471977643. Inventory No: 248013.. 9780471977643

$51.98

Architectural Acoustics
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Architectural Acoustics

By Christopher N. Brooks

McFarland & Company Inc, 2003. Softcover. Near Fine Condition. This work describes acoustics and the factors to be considered in constructing a room with good sound quality. Intonation, tuning and temperaments of classical music, environmental noise, vibration control, sound measurement, sound systems, acoustic models, and acoustical design for various purposes, including acoustics for chamber music, synagogues, churches, and classrooms, are among the topics. The work looks at places like Clemens Theatre, Congress Hall, Binns Rehearsal Room, and Philharmonic Hall as models of small and large buildings with excellent acoustics. Many diagrams and other illustrations enhance the text. 147 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 0786413980. ISBN/EAN: 9780786413980. Inventory No: 247855.. 9780786413980

$27.72

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