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Forthcoming Books

  1. Allure of the Incomplete, Imperfect, and Impermanent

    Designing and Appreciating Architecture as Nature

    By Rumiko Handa

    Architects have long operated based on the assumption that a building is 'complete' once construction has finished. Striving to create a perfect building, they wish for it to stay in its original state indefinitely, viewing any subsequent alterations as unintended effects or the results of...

    To Be Published January 12th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Graphic Design for Architects

    A Manual for Visual Communication

    By Karen Lewis

    Graphic Design for Architects is a handbook of techniques, explanations and examples of graphic design most relevant to architects. The book covers a variety of scales of graphic design, everything from portfolio design and competition boards, to signage and building super-graphics – to address...

    To Be Published February 11th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Design Intervention (Routledge Revivals)

    Toward a More Humane Architecture

    Edited by Wolfgang F. E. Preiser, Jacqueline Vischer, Edward White

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Design Intervention: Toward a More Humane Architecture, first published in 1991, intends to demonstrate that interest in social issues is alive and well in architecture, that there is a small but effective cadre of dedicated professionals who continue to commit themselves to solving social problems...

    To Be Published February 12th 2015 by Routledge

  4. BIG little house

    Small Houses Designed by Architects

    By Donna Kacmar

    What are the challenges architects face when designing dwelling spaces of a limited size? And what can these projects tell us about architecture – and architectural principles – in general? In BIG little house, award-winning architect Donna Kacmar introduces twenty real-life examples of small...

    To Be Published February 16th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Metric Handbook

    Planning and Design Data, 5th Edition

    Edited by Pamela Buxton

    Significantly updated in reference to the latest construction standards and evolving building types Many chapters revised including housing, transport, offices, libraries and hotels New chapter on flood-aware design Sustainable design integrated into chapters throughout Over 100,000 copies...

    To Be Published February 19th 2015 by Routledge

  6. University Planning and Architecture

    The search for perfection, 2nd Edition

    By Jonathan Coulson, Paul Roberts, Isabelle Taylor

    The environment of a university – what we term a campus – is a place with special resonance. They have long been the setting for some of history’s most exciting experiments in the design of the built environment. Christopher Wren at Cambridge, Le Corbusier at Harvard, and Norman Foster at the Free...

    To Be Published February 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Aquatecture

    Buildings Designed to Live and Work with Water

    By Robert Barker, Richard Coutts

    Water plays a vital role in shaping our built environment, as it has done for centuries. We depend on it, we use it, we live with it and we must respect it. Aquatecture is the first book to outline new ways of ‘designing for water,’ using examples from around the world to illustrate methods of...

    To Be Published February 28th 2015 by RIBA Publishing

  8. Information Exchanges

    RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide

    By Richard Fairhead

    The RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide: Design Management is part of a brand new series providing must-read practical guidance to running efficient and successful projects using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013. Each guide takes a core project task – in this case managing information exchanges - and...

    To Be Published February 28th 2015 by RIBA Publishing

  9. Solid Wood

    Case Studies in Mass Timber Architecture, Technology and Design

    By Joseph Mayo

    Over the past 10-15 years a renaissance in wood architecture has occurred with the development of new wood building systems and design strategies, elevating wood from a predominantly single-family residential idiom to a rival of concrete and steel construction for a variety of building types,...

    To Be Published March 8th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Construction Contracts

    Questions and Answers, 3rd Edition

    By David Chappell

    Construction professionals of all kinds frequently need legal advice that is straightforward as well as authoritative and legally rigorous. Building on the success of two previous editions, David Chappell returns to provide answers to 225 FAQs from his experience as Specialist Advisor to the RIBA....

    To Be Published March 29th 2015 by Routledge