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Conversations

by Blue Carreon Skyhorse (October 21, 2014)

Conversations began as a column for the Huffington Post where it initially featured fashion designers. Author Blue Carreon would ask his subjects to answer a fill-in-the-blanks type of questionnaire on topics...


Facade Refurbishment Toolbox.

by Thaleia Konstantinou, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (September 05, 2014)

The starting point of the research is the need to refurbish existing residential building stock, in order to reduce its energy demand, which accounts for over one fourth of the energy consumption in the European...


Spatial planning and urban resilience in the context of flood risk.

by Pei-Wen Lu, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (September 05, 2014)

Spatial planning is increasingly being considered as an important mechanism in coping with flood risk due to climate change. One of the reasons for this is that engineering approaches are increasingly expensive...


Negotiation and Design for the Self-Organizing City

by Ekim Tan, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (September 05, 2014)

This book is dedicated to building an open negotiation and design method for cities as self-organizing systems that bridges the gap between collaborative planning and collaborative design methods. Gaming as...


How Safe is Safe Enough?

by E. E. Lewis Carrel Books (October 14, 2014)

Every time an airplane crashes, a gas line explodes, a bridge collapses, or a contaminant escapes the public questions whether the benefits that technology brings are worth its risks. Written in laymen’s language,...


The Man Cave Book

by Jeff Wilser & Michael H. Yost HarperCollins e-books (April 19, 2011)

The Man Cave Book by Mike Yost and Jeff Wilser is a tribute to great and glorious man spaces and the craftsmen behind them. Complete with instructions and insights into creating your own unique refuge and shrine...


Strategic investment of embodied energy during the architectural planning process

by Linda Hildebrand, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (June 28, 2014)

This year's fifth issue of A+BE outlines the relevance of the building substance as factor for the overall sustainable performance of the built environment. It wants to sensibilize the designer for the ecological...


Feng Shui: Seeing Is Believing

by Jampa Ludrup & Thubten Zopa Wisdom Publications (February 18, 2013)

In this pithy and practical handbook, Ven. Jampa Ludrup lays out the fundamentals of feng shui without any of the opaque mysticism that sometimes clouds the practice. "The aim of this book," he writes, "is to...


150 Best Sustainable House Ideas

by Francesc Zamora Harper Design (June 10, 2014)

150 Best Sustainable House Ideas features the latest innovations in environmentally friendly home design. From heating and cooling solutions to wind energy systems, solar paneling, thermal glazing, and even...


Thom Filicia Style

by Thom Filicia Atria Books (December 07, 2010)

 

"I'm a democratic design snob. I see it as my mission to help stamp out boring, unimaginative interiors. But I also love people, having fun, and what I do for a living. I think a fabulously styled place is...


The Interior Design Sourcebook

by Thomas L. Williams Allworth (January 12, 2012)

Concrete that is light and translucent, fabric that responds to its environment by lighting up, tiles that can be moved from place to place at will—these are just a few of the updated entries you’ll find...


Smart Energy Management for Households

by Sonja Van Dam, Tu Delft, Architecture and The Built Environment Tu Delft (June 28, 2013)

Smart Energy Management for Households infers design-related insights and guidelines to improve the use and effectiveness of home energy management systems (HEMS) through an empirical evaluation of the longitudinal...


Ryan Korban

by Ryan Korban Harper Design (April 15, 2014)

Ryan Korban has redefined luxury for a new generation, with an approach to interior design that infuses a timeless sensibility with a sense of lost romance, sex, fantasy, and a strong fashion influence. In this...


High Steel

by Jim Rasenberger HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

A powerful first-hand account of the many generations and ethnic groups of men who have built America's skyscrapers.

From the early days of steel construction in Chicago, through the great boom years of New York...


The Perfect House: A Journey with Renaissance Master Andrea Palladio

by Witold Rybczynski Scribner (February 26, 2013)

"Palladio is the Bible," Thomas Jefferson once said. "You should get it and stick to it." With his simple, gracious, perfectly proportioned villas, Andrea Palladio elevated the architecture of the private house...


The Challenge of Interior Design

by Mary V. Knackstedt Allworth (June 29, 2010)

A groundbreaking work—at an affordable price!

* Fully revised and updated to reflect current trends

* Invaluable for designers and the contractors and consultants who work with them

Where is the business of interior...


How to Start and Operate Your Own Design Firm

by Albert W. Rubeling Allworth (June 29, 2010)

Want to make it big on Broadway—as a techie? Or how about working in smaller regional theater? Careers in Technical Theater explains more than twenty different careers from the perspective of successful theater...


Housing, Urban Renewal and Socio-Spatial Integration

by Xiaoxi Hui, Tu Delft, Architecture & Xiaoxi Hui Tu Delft (February 07, 2013)

This issue of A+BE addresses two critical urban issues China faces today: housing and urban renewal. In the recent two decades, the Chinese urban housing stock underwent a significant, if not extreme, transformation....


AM Envelope

by Holger Strauss & Holger Strauss, Tu Delft, Architecture Tu Delft (January 29, 2013)

This book shows the potential of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for the development of building envelopes: AM will change the way of designing facades, how we engineer and produce them. To achieve today’s demands...


The Fellowship

by Roger Friedland & Harold Zellman HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

Frank Lloyd Wright was renowned during his life not only as an architectural genius but also as a subject of controversy—from his radical design innovations to his turbulent private life, including a notorious...


Photo-book: 250 unattributed 9/11 photographs of the September 11th terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, New York City 2001

by Unattributed 9/11 Photographer e-artnow

250 high resolution color photographs arranged in a chronological sequence and showing the disastrous aftermath of two airplanes crashing into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan after...


Rustic Carpentry

by Paul N. Hasluck & Ralph Kylloe Skyhorse (August 17, 2007)

With an introduction by master craftsman Ralph Kylloe, this manual on rustic carpentry is a superb resource for woodworkers, furniture makers, and carpenters of all skill levels. Here are clear and concise instructions...


Homemade Contrivances and How to Make Them

by Skyhorse Publishing Skyhorse (April 17, 2007)

The traditional American devices contained in this intriguing compilation date from an era long before milking machines, pesticide sprayers, and industrial hay bailers. Yet the simple inventions described for...


Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Homes and Bungalows

by Gustav Stickley Skyhorse (March 01, 2009)

In 1901, Gustav Stickley began to create the first uniquely American style of furniture and home design—known as Craftsman. Stickley's principles of home design include construction that is in harmony with...


Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties

by D. C. Beard Skyhorse (February 08, 2011)

Nineteenth-century building advice that is eminently practical in the twenty-first century. 330 b/w illustrations


Fences, Gates, and Bridges

by George A. Martin Skyhorse (February 14, 2011)

First published in 1887, Fences, Gates, and Bridges is an instructional guide to the best ways to build a variety of fences, gates, hedges, bridges, and culverts. The section on fences boasts a wealth of information...


Log Cabins

by William S. Wicks Skyhorse (February 08, 2011)

Ever wanted a cabin or little cottage in the woods but don’t know where to start? With Log Cabins, author William S. Wicks offers clear, practical instructions on how to build your own log cabin—and furnish...


A Rift in the Earth

by James Reston Arcade (September 05, 2017)

A Distinguished and Bestselling Historian and Army Veteran Revisits the Culture War that Raged around the Selection of Maya Lin's Design for the Vietnam Memorial

A Rift in the Earth tells the remarkable story...


Feng Shui Book

by Jo Russel Thunder Bay Press (October 21, 2013)

Bring good luck into your home with the Feng Shui Book!

Based on the best-selling Book-in-a-Box kits, The Feng Shui Book is packed full of practical information and tools to teach you the principles of chi energy...


Ecovillages around the World

by Frederica Miller Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (July 10, 2018)

A beautiful, full-color book showcasing 20 best practice designs from ecovillages around the world

• Features well-established ecovillages such as Findhorn in Scotland or Auroville in India and newer initiatives...


Scottish Castles: Scotland’s most dramatic castles and strongholds (Collins Little Books)

by Chris Tabraham Collins (September 07, 2017)

A handy guide to nearly 140 of Scotland’s most dramatic castles and strongholds, all of which are open to the public.

Optimised for colour tablets. The images in this ebook are not suitable for viewing on black...


New Delhi

by Robert Byron Index ebooks (June 26, 2017)

"THAT New Delhi exists, and that, twenty years ago, it did not exist, are facts known to anyone who is at all aware of the British connection with India. It is expected, and assumed, that the representatives...


Architecture 101

by Nicole Bridge Adams Media (October 02, 2015)

A crash course in designing and constructing buildings

Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of architecture into tedious discourse that would put even Frank Gehry to sleep. Architecture 101 cuts out...


The Everything Woodworking Book

by Jim Stack Adams Media (July 01, 2005)

The Everything Woodworking Book is an essential guide for tapping into the exciting world of woodcraft. Popular Woodworking's Jim Stack packs tons of practical information-from learning how to set up shop by...


Interior Design Clients

by Thomas L. Williams Allworth (June 29, 2010)

Clients are the lifeblood of any interior design firm and a sound understanding of how to manage those clients is essential. Interior Design Clients is an informative yet fun read for entrepreneurial designers...


Interior Design Practice

by Cindy Coleman Allworth (May 25, 2010)

Interior Design magazine has assembled some of the most notable voices in the interior design world today under editor-in-chief Cindy Coleman to define contemporary interior design and its practice. Interior...


I-SPY SIGNS AND INSTRUCTIONS: You Must Obey (I-SPY for Grown-ups)

by Sam Jordison HarperCollins (November 03, 2016)

From Sam Jordison, author of the bestselling Crap Towns series, comes I-SPY for Grown-ups.

The I-SPY concept is very simple: it’s like the ‘I spy with my little eye’ game, only instead of all the tedious...


The Interior Designer's Guide to Pricing, Estimating, and Budgeting

by Theo Stephen Williams Allworth (July 27, 2010)

This second edition is updated throughout and includes additional material on time management and numerous interviews with leading designers. Empowered by the step-by-step guidance in this book, interior designers...


Makeshift Metropolis

by Witold Rybczynski Scribner (November 09, 2010)

In this new work, prizewinning author, professor, and Slate architecture critic Witold Rybczynski returns to the territory he knows best: writing about the way people live, just as he did in the acclaimed bestsellers...


Paula Deen's Savannah Style

by Paula Deen & Brandon Branch Simon & Schuster (April 06, 2010)

With its lush gardens, stately town houses, and sprawling plantations, Savannah is the epitome of old Southern style, and who better to give you the grand tour than Paula Deen, the city’s most famous resident...


Flowscapes

by Steffen Nijhuis, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment, Jauslin Daniel, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment & Van Der Hoeven Frank, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (February 01, 2016)

Flowscapes explores concepts, methods and techniques for design-related research on landscape infrastructures. Their main objective is to engage environmental and societal issues by means of integrative and...


Boundaries

by Maya Lin Simon & Schuster (April 26, 2016)

Renowned artist and architect Maya Lin's visual and verbal sketchbook—a unique view into her artwork and philosophy.

Walking through this parklike area, the memorial appears as a rift in the earth -- a long,...


The wider benefits of investment in cultural heritage

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (November 23, 2015)

Dozens of investments have been made in cultural monuments and historic environments in the countries of South-East Europe over the last decade in accordance with the principles of the European Union and Council...


Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life

by Karen Rauch Carter Atria Books (September 08, 2015)

An essential and accessible guide to increasing happiness, improving your financial well-being, and bettering your health through the timeless Chinese art of feng shui.

Promising health, wealth, and happiness,...


Kevin McCloud’s How to Make Your House a Home (Collins Shorts, Book 3)

by Kevin McCloud Collins (November 15, 2012)

Collins Shorts – insight in an instant.

Kevin McCloud’s advice for setting up or doing up your home. Kevin will show you the things worth spending your money on, and the things you might cut back on. Helpful...


The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings

by Marc Kushner Simon & Schuster/ TED (March 10, 2015)

The founder of Architizer.com and practicing architect draws on his unique position at the crossroads of architecture and social media to highlight 100 important buildings that embody the future of architecture....


Evaluation of Plan Implementation

by Jinghuan He , Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (March 01, 2015)

Shanghai, like the other big cities along China’s coastline, has witnessed extraordinary growth in its economy and population with industrial development and rural-to-urban migration generating extensive...


Dwelling on Courtyards

by Mohammad Taleghani, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (March 01, 2015)

Courtyards have been used for thousands of years in different climates in the world. In hot climates they provide shading, in humid climates they cause a stack effect helping ventilation, in cold climates they...


Transformations of Urbanising Delta Landscape

by Chen Kun Chung, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (March 01, 2015)

This book argues that the floods following extreme precipitation result not only from very heavy rainfall but also from the significant impact of human activities on natural water systems. While most literature...


Between Flexibility and Reliability

by Chiu-Yuan Wang, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (March 01, 2015)

The aim of this thesis is to provide an outline to address questions with regard to the transformation of planning in China that has occurred after the 1980s. The research is using “planning evolution”...