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  1. Architecture Resources Free to View Throughout August!

    Don't miss out on the opportunity to view a selection of Architecture titles for free throughout the month of August! We have carefully selected titles covering Professional Practice and Sustainable Architecture. We hope these titles will provide you with useful summer reading and offer helpful preparation for the upcoming academic year! 

    And feel free to share: http://www.routledge.com/u/FTVArch/!

  2. 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!

  3. 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."

  4. 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."

  5. 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."

  6. 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)."

  7. Architecture 3.0

    Cliff Moser Talks with Routledge About Architecture 3.0

    In Architecture 3.0, architects are design solvers first—engaging in simulation studies, data gathering, developing strong multi-disciplined teams, and then building designers secondly (if at all).

  8. Lessons from Vernacular Architecture, A Summary

    We are pleased to present a new Earthscan from Routledge blog post written by Willi Weber and Simos Yannas, editors of Lessons from Vernacular Architecture.

    With a new entry every fortnight, blog posts written by various Earthscan from Routledge authors will be displayed both on the Routledge website and on the Earthscan from Routledge Facebook page. Each post within Facebook will be open to comments so please feel free to voice your thoughts!

  9. Corrections and Collections: Architectures for Art and Crime

    Author Joe Day shows how institutions of discipline and exhibition have replaced malls and office towers as the anchor tenants of U.S. cities. Now that criminal and creative transgression are America’s defining civic priorities, Corrections and Collections will recalibrate your assumptions about art, architecture, and urban design. Read more...

  10. Masterplanning the Adaptive City: Computational Urbanism in the Twenty-First Century

    Divided into four parts (historical and theoretical background, our current situation, methodologies, and prototypical practices), the book includes a series of essays, interviews, built case studies, and original research to accompany chapters written by editor Tom Verebes to give you the most comprehensive overview of this approach. Read more...

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