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Artists' Handmade Houses
Artists' Handmade Houses
by Michael Gotkin
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Artists' Handmade Houses is a collection of 13 homes handcrafted by the finest artists and craftsmen in America, including George Nakashima, Henry Varnum Poor, Sam Maloof, Wharton Esherick, and Russel Wright. Built over the course of 75 years, from the... (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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Sun, Wind and Light : Architectural Design Strategies (3RD 14 Edition)
Sun, Wind and Light : Architectural Design Strategies (3RD 14 Edition)
by G. Z. Brown
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Design net-zero energy buildings that heat and power with the sun, cool with the wind, and light with the skyThe updated sustainable design classicDoubled contentFocused on designing for Architecture 2030® carbon-neutral performance... (read more)

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Fabric Architecture: Creative Resources for Shade, Signage, and Shelter
Fabric Architecture: Creative Resources for Shade, Signage, and Shelter
by Samuel J. Armijos
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Architects, landscapearchitects, interior designers, fabricators, andowner/developers seeking creative, greensolutions for awide array of structures-shelter, shade, and water protection; outdoor and indoor; permanent andtemporary-willfind a broadarray of... (read more)

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How to Build an Igloo: And Other Snow Shelters
How to Build an Igloo: And Other Snow Shelters
by Norbert E. Yankielun
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How can you determine if the fresh snow that's fallen outside your front door is as good for making a slab shelter as a snowman? What is a slab shelter, anyway? For that matter, what are drift caves, spruce traps, snow block walls, and bivy bag shelters,... (read more)

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Serious Straw Bale: A Home Construction Guide for All Climates
Serious Straw Bale: A Home Construction Guide for All Climates
by Paul Lacinski
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In 1994, when Chelsea Green published The Straw Bale House, the response from many people was a loud, "Huh?!" Those days are gone. With more than 100,000 copies sold, and straw bale projects underway in most regions of North America, we've entered a... (read more)

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Operative Design: A Catalogue of Spatial Verbs
Operative Design: A Catalogue of Spatial Verbs
by Anthony Di Mari
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The core idea for this project is to use operative verbs as tools for designing space. These operative verbs abstract the idea of spatial formation to its most basic terms, allowing for an objective approach to create the foundation for subjective... (read more)

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Thermal Delight in Architecture
Thermal Delight in Architecture
by Lisa Heschong
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Our thermal environment is as rich in cultural associations as our visual, acoustic, olfactory, and tactile environments. This book explores the potential for using thermal qualities as an expressive element in building design.... (read more)

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Shelter II
Shelter II
by Lloyd Kahn
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Shelter II is the second in a series of books about people building their own homes in different parts of the world. The principles outlined in Shelter, published almost 40 years ago, seem even more important today: relearning the still-usable skills of... (read more)

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Site Matters
Site Matters
by Carol Burns
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"Site Matters" is the first comprehensive theoretical treatment of a crucial concept in urban design, planning, and architecture -- "site." The way that planners and designers have dealt with the term over the years has changed dramatically, yet little... (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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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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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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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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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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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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