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Building Desire: On the Barcelona Pavilion by George Dodds
English | 2005 | ISBN: 0415325234 , 0415325242 | 168 pages | PDF | 13,6 MB

In 1986 on the centenary of Mies van der Rohe's birth, a new Barcelona Pavilion was built on the site of the original 1929 German Pavilion. That same decade marked the 150th anniversary of photography. Since then, much has been published about van der Rohe, the Pavilion, and photography, both jointly and singly.


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194X: Architecture, Planning, and Consumer Culture on the American Home Front (Architecture, Landscape and Amer Culture) by Andrew M. Shanken
English | 2009 | ISBN: 0816653658 , 0816653666 | 288 pages | PDF | 17,2 MB

During the Second World War, American architecture was in a state of crisis. The rationing of building materials and restrictions on nonmilitary construction continued the privations that the profession had endured during the Great Depression.


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Here Comes the Sun: Architecture and Public Space in European Culture by Ken Worpole
English | 2000 | ISBN: 1861890737 | 224 pages | PDF | 21,6 MB

Here Comes the Sun looks at how social reformers, planners and architects in the early twentieth century tried to remake the city in the image of a sunlit, ordered utopia.


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The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, 6 edition by Sharon Koomen Harmon
English | 2014 | ISBN: 111880936X | ISBN-13: 9781118809365 | 608 pages | PDF | 12,3 MB

All new, print copies of this book features access to the Interactive Resource Center. The IRC is an online learning environment which contains animations, interactive exercises, and other learning resources tied to the book. An access card with redemption code for the online IRC is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately.


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A Clearing In the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century Witold Rybczynski
Published: Charles Scribner's Sons in 2013 | English | ISBN-10: 1439125104 | 480 pages | EPUB | 26.31 MB

"In a brilliant collaboration between writer and subject, Witold Rybczynski, the bestselling author of Home and City Life, illuminates Frederick Law Olmsted's role as a major cultural figure at the epicenter of nineteenth-century American history."


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The Construction of New Buildings Behind Historic Facades by Mr David Highfield
CRC Press; 1st ed edition | December 31, 1990 | English | ISBN: 041915180X | 155 pages | PDF 7 MB

Facade-retention schemes are increasingly being used as a means of providing modern accommodation for commercial and industrial buildings in conservation areas and city centres. This book is the first authoritative guide to this highly complex technique and deals with the key issues associated with building behind historic facades. It explains the criteria that should be used by architects and others in developing successful designs, and gives an insight into the technical problems. It includes comprehensive descriptions of eight recent schemes, illustrated by numerous detailed drawings and photographs.


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Matthew Stavros, "Kyoto: An Urban History of Japan's Premodern Capital "
2014 | ISBN-10: 0824838793 | 224 pages | PDF | 3 MB


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The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, 6 edition by Sharon Koomen Harmon
English | 2014 | ISBN: 111880936X | ISBN-13: 9781118809365 | 608 pages | PDF | 12,3 MB

All new, print copies of this book features access to the Interactive Resource Center. The IRC is an online learning environment which contains animations, interactive exercises, and other learning resources tied to the book. An access card with redemption code for the online IRC is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately.


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Structure As Architecture: A Source Book for Architects and Structural Engineers, 2 edition by Andrew Charleson
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0415644593 | ISBN-13: 9780415644594 | 260 pages | PDF | 52,7 MB

Structure as Architecture presents a comprehensive analysis of the indispensable role of structure in architecture. An exploration, as well as a celebration, of structure, the book draws on a series of design studies and case study examples to illustrate how structure can be employed to realize a wide range of concepts in contemporary architecture.


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Bargaining for Eden: The Fight for the Last Open Spaces in America by Stephen Trimble
University of California Press; 1 edition | July 28, 2008 | English | ISBN: 0520251113 | 336 pages | PDF | 2 MB

Beginning with an Olympic ski race in northern Utah, this heartfelt book from award-winning writer and photographer Stephen Trimble takes a penetrating look at the battles raging over the land-and the soul-of the American West. Bargaining for Eden investigates the high-profile story of a reclusive billionaire who worked relentlessly to acquire public land for his ski resort and to host the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.



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Spike Carlsen, "The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects: 76 Useful Things You Can Build to Create Customized Working Spaces and Storage Facilities, Equip the ... Animals, and Make Practical Outdoor Furniture"
ISBN: 1612120857 | 2014 | PDF | 296 pages | 146 MB


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Biographies & Space: Placing the Subject in Art and Architecture by Dana Arnold
Routledge; 1 edition | January 31, 2008 | English | ISBN: 0415365511 | 224 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Bringing together a collection of high-profile authors, Biographies and Space presents essays exploring the relationship between biography and space and how specific subjects are used as a means of explaining sets of social, cultural and spatial relationships.


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Boutiques and Other Retail Spaces: The Architecture of Seduction (Interior Architecture) by David Vernet
Routledge | October 31, 2007 | English | ISBN: 0415363217 | 192 pages | PDF | 9 MB

Presenting a critical and theoretical dimension to retail design, Boutiques and Other Retail Spaces links the ideas behind it to real practice in this innovative and important contribution to architectural/interior theory literature.


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New Working Spaces (Architectural Design) by
Monsa | August 2003 | English | ISBN: 8489861188 | 240 pages | PDF | 25 MB

New Working spaces features architecture created for the tertiary sector which has become a hot topic at present. The application of new computer technologies has caused a revolution in the way that we work, which in turn has caused a revolution in the way are accommodated at work. As this book demonstrates a more pleasant working environment is being created through the application of criteria such as intelligent construction, ergonomics, improved air conditioning systems, new cladding methods, ecological efficiency, health concerns, and control of light intensity.


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Tall Buildings: Structural Systems and Aerodynamic Form by Mehmet Halis Günel and Hüseyin Emre Ilgin
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1138021776 | 214 pages | PDF | 22,9 MB

The structural challenges of building 800 metres into the sky are substantial, and include several factors which do not affect low-rise construction. This book focusses on these areas specifically to provide the architectural and structural knowledge which must be taken into account in order to design tall buildings successfully.