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The Complete Guide to Alternative Home Building Materials & Methods: Including Sod, Compressed Earth, Plaster, Straw, Beer Cans, Bottles, Cordwood, an
The Complete Guide to Alternative Home Building Materials & Methods: Including Sod, Compressed Earth, Plaster, Straw, Beer Cans, Bottles, Cordwood, an
by Jon Nunan
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In the United States alone, the annual construction of over one million new homes causes a very substantial drain on natural resources. Today, approximately 60 percent of the timber cut down in our country is used for building homes. Using alternative... (read more)

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Paving with Pervious Concrete
Paving with Pervious Concrete
by George Garber
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Pervious concrete offers an exciting and economical alternative to traditional paving materials. Avoiding runoff and water pollution, these pavements let water pass through. Architects aiming for green projects, paving contractors looking for new markets,... (read more)

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Concrete Petrography, Second Edition
Concrete Petrography, Second Edition
by A. Poole
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Written by the leading experts in the field 'Concrete Petrography' is a unique and invaluable part of the literature on the material properties of concrete. The book covers all aspects of the petrographic study of hardened concrete and related materials,... (read more)

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The Barefoot Architect
The Barefoot Architect
by Johan Van Lengen
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A former U.N. worker and prominent architect clearly explains every aspect of taking a greener approach to housing in impoverished tropical climates--including design, materials, and implementation. Hundreds of explanatory drawings by van Lengen allow... (read more)

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Fine Fabric: Delicate Materials for Architecture and Interior Design
Fine Fabric: Delicate Materials for Architecture and Interior Design
by Chris Van Uffelen
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Fabrics are frequently used for temporary architecture and interior design. As a result of current research and new technology new types of fabrics have been developed with special qualities in terms of load, elasticity and ductility. These can be used... (read more)

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Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design (09 Edition)
Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design (09 Edition)
by Daniel L. Schodek
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Nanotechnology offers product engineers, designers, architects and consumers with a vastly enhanced palette of materials and properties, ranging from the profound to the superficial. This beautifully presented text explores the nanotech opportunities and... (read more)

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Earth Architecture
Earth Architecture
by Ronald Rael
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Dirt-as in clay gravel sand silt soil loam mud-is everywhere and it's free. The ground we walk on and grow crops in also just happens to be the most widely used building material on the planet. Civilizations throughout time have used it to create stable... (read more)

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The Evolution of Urban Form: Typology for Planners and Architects
The Evolution of Urban Form: Typology for Planners and Architects
by Brenda Case Scheer
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Why are so many of our urban environments so resistant to change? Brenda Case Scheer tackles this question in her comprehensive guide for planners, designers, and students concerned with how cities take shape. This book provides a fundamental... (read more)

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Accessible Architecture (Construction and Design Manual)
Accessible Architecture (Construction and Design Manual)
by Philipp Meuser
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Freedom from barriers makes possible an independent and self-determined lifestyle, encouraging mobility and integration in the cohabitation of all groups of people, including different age groups. 50 current projects are presented with the help of texts,... (read more)

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Architecture Development Made Simple, Second Edition
Architecture Development Made Simple, Second Edition
by Charles Babers
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This is a must-have comprehensive resource and reference book for anyone who has to develop, manage, or use enterprise architectures. It is the perfect companion to the Department of Defense's "Architecture Framework." (Architecture)... (read more)

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Structures : Or Why Things Don't Fall Down (78 Edition)
Structures : Or Why Things Don't Fall Down (78 Edition)
by J. E. Gordon
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For anyone who has ever wondered why suspension bridges don't collapse under eight lanes of traffic, how dams hold back — or give way under — thousands of gallons of water, or what principles guide the design of a skyscraper or a kangaroo, this... (read more)

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Material Strategies in Digital Fabrication
Material Strategies in Digital Fabrication
by Christopher Beorkrem
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Author Christopher Beorkrem shows how material performance drives the digital fabrication process and determines technique. He has recreated and dissected thirty-six of the most progressive works of architecture of the last few years, with perspectives... (read more)

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Timber Frame Hybrids
Timber Frame Hybrids
by Anthony F. Zaya
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Of all the materials on this planet, wood is the most beloved. Heavy wooden timbers artfully crafted into a sturdy house frame held together with mortise and tenon joinery delight the eye and warm the spirit. Over 200 striking color photos and more than... (read more)

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Concrete Toronto: A Guidebook to Concrete Architecture from the Fifties to the Seventies
Concrete Toronto: A Guidebook to Concrete Architecture from the Fifties to the Seventies
by Michael (edt) Mcclelland
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Toronto is a concrete city. From international landmarks to civic buildings to cultural institutions to metropolitan infrastructure and the single-family home, reminders of the era of 'brutalist' architecture surround Torontonians. But for how long? As... (read more)

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Acadia 2013
Acadia 2013
by Philip (edt) Beesley
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ACADIA 2013 Adaptive Architecture is the proceedings of the 33rd annual international conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture. The conference was held October 24-26, 2013 in Cambridge, Ontario and hosted by the School of... (read more)

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Heat Pumps for the Home
Heat Pumps for the Home
by John Cantor
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In recent years, heat pumps have emerged as a promising new form of technology with a relatively low environmental impact. Moreover, they have presented householders with an opportunity to reduce their heating bills. Heat pumps can heat a building by... (read more)

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The ecology of building materials
The ecology of building materials
by Bjorn Berge
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This book demonstrates that alternatives to modern building materials are available. Today it is possible to select raw materials and produce building materials on the basis of an ecological perspective. In a time when environmental labelling is becoming... (read more)

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Applied Structural and Mechanical Vibrations: Theory and Methods, Second Edition
Applied Structural and Mechanical Vibrations: Theory and Methods, Second Edition
by Paolo L. Gatti.
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This heavily revised second edition continues the first edition 's dual focus on the mathematical and practical aspects of measuring vibrations, making it an invaluable reference for professionals working with vibration measurement. The book is divided... (read more)

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Acoustic Absorbers and Diffusers: Theory, Design and Application
Acoustic Absorbers and Diffusers: Theory, Design and Application
by Trevor J. Cox
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Absorbers and diffusers are two of the main design tools for altering the acoustic conditions of rooms, semi-enclosed spaces and the outdoor environment. Their correct use is important for delivering high quality acoustics. Unique and authoritative, this... (read more)

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Glass Construction Manual (Construction Manuals)
Glass Construction Manual (Construction Manuals)
by Christian Schittich
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The distinguishing feature of the construction manuals from Edition Detail and the internationally renowned journal Detail is the exceptional quality of the information it imparts. These books have set new standards and become indispensible in the daily... (read more)

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