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Eco-Friendly Architecture by
Call Number: 720.47 BRO
Publication Date: 2011
Architecture -- Environmental aspects
Impossible return: Cape Town's forced removals by
Call Number: 307.209687355 OCO
Publication Date: 2019
"Anger, hurt, loss, rejection ... these feelings are familiar to the families who, in the early 1970s, were forced from their homes in Harfield Village in Cape Town's southern suburbs. Siona O'Connell brings their stories to light. She examines the lost ways of life, the sense of home and belonging experienced by these families. David Brown's images show what life was like in Harfield before the removal, and his images are echoed by recent photos of the same former residents." (back cover)
Water Enjoyment by
Call Number: 720 WAT
Publication Date: 2011
Water and architecture.
Architecture, Modern -- 21st century.
101 Things I Learned® in Urban Design School by
Publication Date: 2018-04-03
This book will be useful to many others beyond the design studio. Indeed, those on the front lines of real-world urban design - city and town administrators , professional designers and planners, and ordinary citizens face the same dilemma as the student: an expectation or hope of realizing concrete solutions quickly, even as bigger questions beg to be explored.
Architecture Is a Verb by
Publication Date: 2021-03-01
Architecture is a Verb outlines an approach that shifts the fundamental premises of architectural design and practice in several important ways. Written in engaging prose for students of architecture, interiors and urban design, as well as practising professionals, Sarah Robinson offers richly illustrated practical examples for a new generation of designers.
Building in Timber - Room Modules by
Publication Date: 2019-08-05
Ongoing urbanisation requires rapid, low-emission construction methods. Architects, investors and politicians are on the hunt for housing solutions that are fast and cost-effective, yet sustainable and flexible. This practical volume offers an overview, from the planning process to assembly, while contemporary examples show that building with room modules facilitates heretofore unimagined, multi-layered and differentiated architectures.
Building Structures Illustrated by
Publication Date: 2013-10-08
A new edition of Francis D.K. Ching's illustrated guide to structural design Structures are an essential element of the building process, yet one of the most difficult concepts for architects to grasp. While structural engineers do the detailed consulting work for a project, architects should have enough knowledge of structural theory and analysis to design a building. Building Structures Illustrated takes a new approach to structural design, showing how structural systems of a building such as an integrated assembly of elements with pattern, proportions, and scale are related to the fundamental aspects of architectural design.
Construction Specifications Writing by
Publication Date: 2011-09-13
Construction Specifications Writing, Sixth Edition continues to claim distinction as the foremost text on construction specifications. This mainstay in the field offers comprehensive, practical, and professional guidance to understanding the purposes and processes for preparation of construction specifications.
Courthouse Architecture, Design and Social Justice by
Publication Date: 2021
This collection interrogates relationships between court architecture and social justice, from consultation and design to the impact of material (and immaterial) forms on court users, through the lenses of architecture, law, socio-legal studies, criminology, anthropology, and a former senior federal judge. International multidisciplinary collaborations and single-author contributions traverse a range of methodological approaches to present new insights into the relationship between architecture, design, and justice.
Cross Laminated Timber : A Design Stage Primer by
Publication Date: 2021
Cross laminated timber (CLT) is a relatively new material developed in the 1990s in central Europe where it is now well established in use. Referred to beyond the UK as crosslam, x-lam, jumbo ply or tilt-up timber, CLT is an engineered mass timber product manufactured from alternating direction layers (lamella) of small section timber, adhesive bonded and pressed to form large format, solid panels that are factory CNC machined with extremely high precision.
The Eyes of the Skin by
Publication Date: 2012-04-17
First published in 1996, The Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory. It asks the far-reaching question why, when there are five senses, has one single sense - sight - become so predominant in architectural culture and design?
Materials for Architects and Builders by
Publication Date: 2019-08-28
Materials for Architects and Builders provides a clear and concise introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and covers the essential details of their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses.
Understanding the basics of materials is a crucial part of undergraduate and diploma construction or architecture-related courses, and this established textbook helps the reader to do just that with the help of colour photographs and clear diagrams throughout.
Soft city : building density for everyday life by
Publication Date: 2019
In Soft City David Sim, partner and creative director at Gehl, shows how cities with well-designed density can result in a higher quality of life. He presents ideas and graphic examples from around the globe. He draws from his vast design experience to make a case for a dense and diverse built environment at a human scale, which he presents through a series of observations of older and newer places, and a range of simple built phenomena, some traditional and some totally new inventions. Soft City offers inspiration, ideas, and guidance in a highly visual package, for anyone interested in city building.
Short Loan Books
Architects' Data by
Publication Date: 2002-08-26
Architects' Data provides an essential reference for the initial design and planning of a building project. Organised largely by building type, and with over 6000 diagrams, it provides a mass of data on spatial requirements and also covers planning criteria and considerations of function and siting.
Most illustrations are dimensioned and each building type includes plans, sections, site layouts and design details. There are substantial new sections on:
· building components
· thermal and sound insulation
· fire protection
Building Construction Illustrated by
Publication Date: 2008-03-03
Offers an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new edition of the revered classic remains as relevant as ever-providing the latest information in Francis D.K. Ching's signature style. Its rich and comprehensive approach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlying building construction and equips readers with useful guidelines for approaching virtually any new materials or techniques they may encounter.