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Building Type Basics for College and University Facilities

* Content ranges from isolated bucolic environments to large urban environments. * Includes many building types such as dormitories, classrooms, and research facilities. * Covers sweeping changes such as distance learning facilities, technology-driven research laboratories, and electronically enhanced dormitories. * Contributing industry leaders include Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates, Kieren Timberlake, Ruble Yudell, Robert A.M. Stern [&hellip

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Educational Environments No. 5

With new and renovated projects from over 25 leading architectural/design firms specializing in the education field, Educational Environments No. 5 presents a new direction that is being created in the design and architecture of educational spaces. This full-color book showcases over 80 projects featuring the most creative and innovative work being done in the field [&hellip

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Most Beautiful Libraries in the World

Profiles more than 20 of the most historic libraries from 12 countries, all of them architectural landmarks. Text provides comprehensive history of libraries. Now, for the first time, an internationally renowned photographer takes the reader on a journey to more than 20 of the most historic of these magical places, all architectural treasures. Included are [&hellip

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At Home with Books: How Booklovers Live with and Care for Their Libraries

From an elegant, curved modern library with sunny picture windows to a simple apartment library with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, this guide showcases 40 libraries and offers professional advice on editing and categorizing, caring for books, restoring and storing rare books, finding out-of-print books, and more. 350 color photos. RECEIVE 10% OFF THIS TITLE WITH DISCOUNT CODE: [&hellip

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Architecture for the Books

Architecture for the Books is a new, colourful compendium of the best in recent library design: from small community public libraries, to large commercial research libraries, and state-of-the-art university centres for information and socialising. The book includes large format plans, sections, diagrams, and extensive photographs of exteriors, interiors, and details of libraries throughout the world. [&hellip

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Library: Architecture and Design

Libraries are no longer simply storage facilities for books. In the last decade they have expanded beyond their physical structures to become multimedia portals, through which entire communities gain access to new methods of research, communication and entertainment. Architects worldwide have responded to this developing need, balancing lively and functional interior spaces and distinctive facades, [&hellip

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Design for Shopping: New Retail Interiors

Retail design is quickly learning new ways to entice the customer. To create a unique and captivating shopping experience, shops use interactive technology and commission stunning works of art; fashion brands team up with celebrity architects to create brand strategies and generate publicity; and irony, humor, and playful elements of surprise turn into mainstays of [&hellip

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Retail Design

  Basics Interior Design: Retail Design is a comprehensive guide to creating successful retail spaces that offer an enticing spatial experience to customers. By its very nature, retail design occupies a position at the cutting edge of interior design, constantly innovating itself to stay competitive. This book discusses the retail space in relation to its [&hellip

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Shop Windows

The primary aim of shop keepers and manufacturers is one -to attract and sell more. Today in a consumer-oriented market, new ideas of product exhibit are proposed everyday.Through these ideas from the global viusal merchandisers, we can better learn and understand the different culture lifestyle, social background and consumer preferences of that country and cetainly, [&hellip

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Luxury Stores: Top of the World

Since the first hunter-gatherers, humans have sought out things of beauty and excellence–a quest epitomized by the elegant stores displayed in this sumptuous volume. Each can be considered a pinnacle of the shopping experience. With a carefully chosen selection of goods and services located all over the world, these shops do indeed cater to every [&hellip

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Shop! Best of Store Design

Shopping is an event which implies much more than just the act of purchasing. Unusual design concepts and immaculate shapes engage all of our senses, making shopping a unique experience. The range is complete between minimalist designs with reduced colors and forms, to spaces with a cozy, imaginative salon-like ambience. RECEIVE 10% OFF THIS TITLE [&hellip

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New Shop Design

Full of innovative ideas for store layout and design from all over the globe, illustrated in full color throughout. RECEIVE 10% OFF THIS TITLE WITH DISCOUNT CODE:

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Shopping Architecture Now!

A volume full of the most recent retail spaces in the world ‘Retail Architecture Now!’ is the one place where the stars of the world of architecture, from David Adjaye to Rem Koolhaas and Zaha Hadid encounter the people who make the world of design turn, from Jurgen Bey to Tom Dixon, Ingo Maurer, or [&hellip

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Material Life: Adventures & Discoveries in Materials Research

With heightened concern about the use of natural resources, materials for building are once again at the forefront of discussion. Malcolm Holzman strives to take advantage of the variety of products available, whether time-tested, tired from over-use, relegated to the scrap pile, entirely new or from allied fields. Five years ago in Stonework, Holzman illustrated [&hellip

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Green Is Beautiful: The Eco-Friendly House

A stunning and exclusive tour of some of the world’s most beautiful green homes, this pictorial journey winds its way through chapters on photovoltaics, passive shading, choosing recycled materials and other sustainable concepts, all the while celebrating the unique way in which these features contribute to a home’s architectural aesthetic. RECEIVE 10% OFF THIS TITLE [&hellip

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New Green Homes

New Green Homes presents the latest innovations in sustainable architecture and design. Projects include ‘green’ houses, apartments, lofts, and cabins, and explore various aspects of environmentally-friendly design from its ecological and economical benefits to the factors that need to be considered when choosing materials, such as the amount of energy that went into manufacturing the [&hellip

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Hybrid House: Designing with Sun, Wind, Water, and Earth

The Hybrid House highlights real people who have used a combination of design strategies to reduce their energy use – sometimes by as much as 90 percent! Author and photographer Catherine Wanek showcases sustainable new and renovated houses that incorporate natural building materials like straw bales, adobe and real wood, with renewable energy systems, that [&hellip

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21st Century Sustainable Homes

Another addition to the highly successful 21st Century series The latest in sustainable housing design trends from around the world, providing inspiration and practical ideas Features lush color photographs of visually spectacular and environmentally-friendly architecture Showcases detailed plans and descriptions of each house and its sustainable elements. Necessity is the mother of invention, and the [&hellip

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Albert Speer & Partner: A Manifesto for Sustainable Cities: Think Local, ACT Global

For more than forty years, Albert Speer &Partners have been designing ecologically sensitive communities throughout the globe. Many of their trailblazing projects are discussed in this compelling and timely look at what has been accomplished in an effort to satisfy the array of social, economic, and environmental demands of the twenty-first century. The authors explore [&hellip

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Greening Modernism: Preservation, Sustainability, and the Modern Movement

For the past quarter-century, mainstream architecture has proceeded onthe underlying belief that we have the resources to build whatever and asmuch as we want and that technology can overcome any problems we createfor ourselves through our building activities. The serious shortages thatnow confront us demand a thorough reevaluation of this premise.Carl Stein, nationally recognized for [&hellip

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Environmental Issues for Architecture

A comprehensive introduction to environmental controls for architectural design With concerns for sustainability rapidly changing the technological playing field, the romanticized depiction of architects as solitary artists confined to their drafting tables is becoming a thing of the past. More than ever, today’s architects must assume a leadership role in collaborative design that involves many [&hellip

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Guidebook to the Leed Certification Process: For Leed for New Construction, Leed for Core & Shell, and Leed for Commercial Interiors

Proven Strategies for Getting a Project LEED(R) Certified Here is the ideal guide for architects, engineers, interior designers, project managers, facility managers, and building owners for understanding the project certification process for the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED?) for New Construction and Major Renovations (LEED NC), LEED for Core &Shell (LEED CS), and [&hellip

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Sourcebook of Contemporary Green Architecture

Lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs, drawings, floor and aerial plans, ‘The Sourcebook of Contemporary Green Architecture’ features today’s most noteworthy environmentally-friendly architectural projects. Comprehensive chapters account for the core concerns of all architectural projects (the needs of architects, clients and partners, as well as logistical area and cost management concerns, and energy management), while allowing [&hellip

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Public Parks: The Key to Livable Communites

Everything that anybody (whether they are citizen activists, or public officials, or professional landscape architects, architects, and planners) needs to know about the critical role public parks play in creating livable communities. Millions of dollars are being spent on restoring parks and creating new ones. Planner Alexander Garvin explains the rationales for their existence, the [&hellip

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Fifty Plants That Changed the Course of History

‘The fascinating stories of the plants that changed civilizations.’ ‘Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History’ is a beautifully presented guide to the plants that have had the greatest impact on human civilization. Entries feature a description of the plant, its botanical name, its native range and its primary functions — edible, medicinal, commercial [&hellip

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Trees: The Balance of Life, the Beauty of Nature

The old saying has it wrong: all too often we see the forest, but don’t begin to appreciate the unique qualities of the trees. With 90 stunning photos from around the world, ‘Trees’ celebrates these awe-inspiring gifts of nature. This extraordinary book sets the record straight, looking at trees from many points of view-their 300 [&hellip

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Landscape Design for Architectural Style, Volume Two: United States Original Styles

This thorough guide, the second of two volumes, displays and discusses American original architecture, including Pueblo, Spanish Revival, Ranch, Cabin, Craftsman, Prairie, Cape Cod, and the Mediterranean influence. Over 320 beautiful, color photos and 96 line drawings illustrate possibilities and display the implemented landscapes. For each architectural style, descriptions of colors, materials, and unique features [&hellip

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Landscape Design for Architectural Style: Volume One: European Influenced

This well-organized guide, the first of two volumes, displays and discusses the European influenced architectural styles, including: Classical, Gothic, Early American, Georgian, Victorian, Italian, French, and Second Empire. Over 350 beautiful, color photos and 87 line drawings illustrate possibilities and display the implemented designs. For each architectural style, descriptions of colors, materials, and unique features [&hellip

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Mosaics

Rotterdam’s West 8 is not only one of the largest, but also one of the best-known and most active design firms working in Europe today in the field of ‘urban design and landscape architecture.’ The phrase suggests the firm’s strongly interdisciplinary orientation between landscape architecture and town planning. Its projects are provocative, avant-garde in the [&hellip

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Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates: Reconstructing Urban Landscapes

Instilling a poetics of place is a goal of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA), the famous landscape design firm that has created successful public spaces in some of the country’s most challenging urban sites. In these locations, nature offers not so much an escape from city living as a teasing dialogue with built structures. The [&hellip

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Central Park, an American Masterpiece

Every New York City tour bus stops at Strawberry Fields; countless movies have been filmed at Bethesda Terrace; and concerts from the Great Lawn are broadcast throughout the nation. These places are all part of Central Park, America’s first public park and a paragon of 19th-century landscape design. Marking the park’s 150th anniversary, this first [&hellip

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Sustainable Landscape Management: Design, Construction, and Maintenance

The complete guide to the sustainable management of landscapes A must-have guide for anyone working with landscapes, ‘Sustainable Landscape Management’ eases the transition of the landscape industry into a new era of green consciousness. Filled with examples that illustrate best practices, the book provides a practical framework for the development of sustainable management strategies from [&hellip

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The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture: A Complete Guide to Starting and Running Your Own Firm

The all-inclusive reference to starting and operating a landscape architecture firm ‘The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture, Second Edition’ is completely revised to keep up with the latest developments driving the day-to-day operation of a successful private-practice landscape architecture office. Whether helping a landscape architecture student identify a career track, providing direction on starting a [&hellip

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Subway Architecture in Munich

The changing architectural style of the Munich subway system is meticulously documented in this book and supported with numerous photographs. These developments are carefully followed, ranging from the functional design chosen in 1971 when preparations were made for the 1972 Olympic Games, to the modern and innovative architecture of the present. Subway Architecture in Munich [&hellip

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Railway Stations: From the Gare de L’Est to Penn Station

Similar in format to the Electaarchitecture title, ‘Twenty Houses by Twenty Architects,’ this volume presents a series of case studies of different interpretations of one building type. The author’s introduction provides an overview of the history of railway architecture, citing its most significant developments. Individual project documentation begins with the Gare de L’Est in Paris, [&hellip

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Still Standing: A Century of Urban Train Station Design

This beautiful photographic collection of urban train station designcovers a 100-year period from roughly 1850 to 1950. Striking original photographschronicle 40 large passenger station buildings still in existence in cities aroundthe world. From the great terminals of London, across the world to Auckland, NewZealand; from Toronto’s Union Station to the grand and crumbling Retiro Station [&hellip

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Stations

Serving as gateways to the cities, train stations were the most important urban building developments at the turn of the 20th century. One century later this building mission is experiencing a fascinating renaissance. On a world-wide basis new facilities are emerging that need to fulfill various functions ? so very often they have to serve [&hellip

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Building Type Basics for Transit Facilities

Building Type Basics for Transit Facilities covers the essentials of designing transit facilities. * Features innovative transit station designs, including light and heavy rail, airports, and cruise terminals. * Presents numerous illustratrations with descriptive floor plans, diagrams, and photographs. * Provides need-to-know information for getting started in this complex area. Order your copy today! RECEIVE [&hellip

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America’s Great Railroad Stations

An evocative and stunning photographic tribute to America’s railroad stations. For much of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the railroad station or depot was the communal hub of every American town that could boast of train service. There, citizens gathered before they sent loved ones off to college, marriage, or war-and where they greeted [&hellip

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