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  1. New Title: Architecture and Movement

    The Dynamic Experience of Buildings and Landscapes
    Edited by Peter Blundell Jones and Mark Meagher

    Co-editor Peter Blundell Jones discusses the subject of movement in architecture.  Architecture and Movement will be available December 2014.  Read more... 

  2. Q&A with Paul Roberts, Co-Author of “University Trends”

    A university campus is a place with special resonance: conjuring images of cloistered quadrangles and wood-paneled libraries, oftentimes echoing centuries of scholarly tradition. And yet it is also a place of cutting-edge science, interactive learning, youth, vibrancy, and energy. In our exclusive interview, Paul Roberts, co-author of University Trends: Contemporary Campus Design, discusses the book and current trends in campus design.

  3. NEW: ‘Low Carbon Cities’

    Low Carbon Cities: Transforming Urban Systems (2014) is the most recent title of the Earthscan Series on Sustainable Design by Steffen Lehmann, series editor. Previous titles include Designing for Zero Waste (2012) and Motivating Change (2013). 

  4. Q&A with Lesley Durbin, Author of ‘Architectural Tiles’

    Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration offers practical guidance on conservation and restoration techniques including the problems of manufacture, cleaning, replacement or repair and mortars.  In this interview, author Lesley Durbin discusses how the new edition informs and educates on appropriate means towards the preservation of this valuable heritage.    

  5. The 1st International Conference on Zero Carbon Buildings Today and in the Future

    Meet author of Designing Zero Carbon Buildings Using Dynamic Simulation Methods, Ljubomir Jankovic, at the 1st International Conference on Zero Carbon Buildings Today and in the Future...details below!

  6. Editors of “Design in the Borderlands”, Eleni Kalantidou & Tony Fry Discuss Their Title

    Eleni Kalantidou and Tony Fry discuss why they feel Design in the Borderlands had to be written, key messages, trends in the field, and how they got personally interested in the topic...read more below!

  7. Talking with Harriet Harriss and Lynnette Widder about Architecture Live Projects

    "Live Projects are really significant at a time when the professional stature of architects is so diversified, and the profession’s commitment to a greater good so diffuse. Live Projects give every architect-to-be the chance to experience the significance that an individual’s work can have."

  8. Design Energy Simulation for Architects

    Routledge Chats with Kjell Anderson about Design Energy Simulation for Architects

    "While a handful of architecture firms have measured the performance of their designs and occupied buildings in the past, this is a rapidly growing trend.  Firms are simulating during design, asking for earlier engagement of energy analysts, and going back to check on completed buildings.  Performance, in this case, can refer to overall energy use, thermal comfort, daylight levels, occupant satisfaction, usage patterns, etc.  Their simulation results from early and late design are being compared against post-occupancy results, leading to a more informed design process."

  9. Designing Relationships

    Chatting with Andrew Pressman about Designing Relationships

    "Learning to collaborate effectively and reaping the resulting benefits could not be more timely. The emergence of integrated project delivery (IPD) and building information modeling (BIM) together with the complexity of projects and the speed with which they must be completed make an in-depth understanding of collaboration a current, critical issue in architectural practice. Designing Relationships is for leaders who want to grow their collaborative leadership skills and elicit the best work from partners and collaborators. And it is for team members who seek insights to better job performance and better project outcomes."

  10. Ecology and the Architectural Imagination

    Talking with Brook Muller about Ecology and the Architectural Imagination

    "Thinking about ecology is an amazing way to energize the architectural design process. It opens up all kinds of exciting design opportunities. Engaging ecology also requires that we acknowledge contingency and surprise as central to undertakings pertaining to the restructuring of the environment. It requires that we operate more aggressively (because the situation is urgent) and with more humility (because we can never be entirely sure what we are setting in motion)."

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