Dorf: Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch
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Dorf: Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch

“... Das Handbuch liefert so einen hervorragenden, kompakten Überblick über den Forschungsstand und über die aktuellen Ansätze zur Forschung des Dorfes. ... gehört in die Bibliothek aller an einer differenzierten Sichtweise auf diese Sozial-, Lebens- und Siedlungsform Interessierten, insbesondere in Lehrer-, Seminar-, Hochschul- sowie Gemeindebibliotheken.” (Dr. Marcel Remme, in: Lehrerbibliothek.de, lbib.de, 20. Mai 2019)

Sustainable Architecture in Vorarlberg
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Sustainable Architecture in Vorarlberg

The successful combination of a regional building style of sophisticated simplicity with sustainable construction methods has made the architecture of Vorarlberg (Austria) a model for the rest of the world. This book presents particularly successful projects from recent years involving various building types and portrays their development from design idea to built detail. The documented structures by Cukrowicz Nachbaur, Christian Len...

Building the State: Architecture, Politics, and State Formation in Postwar Central Europe
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Building the State: Architecture, Politics, and State Formation in Postwar Central Europe

"Molnar shows that whether material construction operates as a "cultural representation", a "cultural medium", or a set of strategies for change is not something that can be answered a priori. By focusing on the same general professional arena over a long period of time and across space, she shows how the "same" arena is transformed as it changes its relation to local and global power structures and histories–– how the material etchi...

Living for the Elderly : A Design Manual, Second and Revised Edition
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Living for the Elderly : A Design Manual, Second and Revised Edition

Quality living in old age is one of the key topics of our time. This book presents innovative forms of living, intelligent concepts and individual solutions for people with physical or cognitive limitations. Integrative forms of housing transcending the boundaries between individual, collective and assisted forms of living. The updated new edition includes new current international case studies on integrated housing and neighbourhood...

Crossing the Threshold : Architecture, Iconography and the Sacred Entrance
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Crossing the Threshold

Every day millions of people enter public buildings of many forms and functions: Notre-Dame in Paris, Grand Central Station in New York, the British Museum in London, that are decorated with recessed doorways. None of them is likely to be aware that this style of decoration has been continuously employed for 6500 years in temples, royal palaces, tombs, churches, synagogues, and modern public buildings, becoming a symbol of the divine...

The Material Imagination: Reveries on Architecture and Matter
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The Material Imagination: Reveries on Architecture and Matter

'This lively collection of chapters both validates and extends the tradition of Gaston Bachelard's psychoanalytics of fire, earth, air and water, extended through Marco Frascari's concept of the materiality of the imagination as an "imagination of and by materials". While there is no allegiance to a single philosophy or methodology, these authors seem to be of a common mind about architecture's future - there is one, to begin with .....

Capitalism After Postmodernism: Neo-Conservatism, Legitimacy and the Theory of Public Capital (International Comparative Social
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Capitalism After Postmodernism (International Comparative Social Studies)

This book addresses a number of interrelated issues in the old and new political economy. The focus on globalization is generally taking the mind off questions of debt and indebtedness. Capital now has such a decided institutional edge that its legitimacy in capitalist democracies is under threat. Present developments seriously jeopardize the balance between capital, public and social institutions on which the progress and welfare of...

Living on Campus : An Architectural History of the American Dormitory
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Living on Campus : An Architectural History of the American Dormitory

"What a lively and fascinating study! Living on Campus offers compelling looks at architectural plans, façades, and interiors of residential buildings for college and university students. Attentive to the myriad issues of college life, the work links the history of dormitories to the diverse lives lived within—and without—their walls and to the changing goals of campus administrators and donors." —Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, author of ...

Diagrid Structures
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Diagrid Structures: Systems, Connections, Details

Professor Boake's book is an excellent resource, both for use in teaching or in practice. A richly illustrated survey of all contemporary diagrid structural techniques highlighting the latest projects. A highly recommended text for any architect or structural engineer!

Urbanism and Transport: Building Blocks for Architects and City and Transport Planners
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Urbanism and Transport

"This provides a much-needed historical exposition of the appropriation of the street by the private car. In effect, it provides a fundamental critique of the discipline of transport planning as it has developed over the years – many of the arguments made are much too seldom heard in the transport planning world, if at all.Transport is viewed throughout as a cultural phenomenon – with travel behaviour and the purchase of the private ...