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Forthcoming Books

  1. Bamboo Gridshells

    By David Rockwood

    This highly illustrated text brings together two areas which have both grown in popularity in recent years: gridshells and bamboo. Bamboo is a fast-growing, naturally available, renewable resource which is quite strong and lends itself to structural applications. In this unique text, David...

    To Be Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Programming the Built Environment (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Wolfgang F. E. Preiser

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Architectural programming – the analysis of any given environment to satisfy users’ needs – has become a given prerequisite to the design process. The programming process is often a complicated one: users’ present and future needs must be identified; space allowances, often predetermined, must be...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Post-Occupancy Evaluation (Routledge Revivals)

    By Wolfgang F. E. Preiser, Edward White, Harvey Rabinowitz

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Post-occupancy evaluation, focusing on building’s occupants and their needs, provides insight into the consequences of past design decisions and forms a sound basis for creating better buildings in the future. This book, first published in 1988, includes a review of the evolution of the field, a...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Plastics Now

    On Architecture’s Relationship to a Continuously Emerging Material

    By Billie Faircloth

    Plastics Now addresses one primary question: why do we build with plastics the way that we do? For decades, plastics have been described over and over again as "the future," yet we still do not know precisely what to do with them. Billie Faircloth argues that this inertia is due to plastics’...

    To Be Published June 11th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Integrating Care

    The architecture of the comprehensive health centre

    By Justin De Syllas

    This book provides a timely review of the contemporary interpretation of the ‘comprehensive health centre’, a building type that was originally advocated by health reformers in the UK in the first half of the twentieth century. The book discusses the development of this idea, the failure under the...

    To Be Published June 16th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Grounds and Envelopes

    Reshaping Architecture and the Built Environment

    By Michael U. Hensel, Jeffrey P. Turko

    Providing a source of vision for the revitalisation of ground and envelope as spatial elements that can inform the search for embedded locally specific architectures, this book collects essays and projects that each contributes a particular element to what might constitute an integrated and richly...

    To Be Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Passivhaus Designer’s Manual

    A technical guide to low and zero energy buildings

    Edited by Christina J. Hopfe, Robert S. McLeod

    Passivhaus is the fastest growing energy performance standard in the world, with almost 50,000 buildings realised to date. Applicable to both domestic and non-domestic building types, the strength of Passivhaus lies in the simplicity of the concept. As European and global energy directives move...

    To Be Published July 28th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Digital Vernacular

    Architectural Principles, Tools, and Processes

    By James Stevens, Ralph Nelson

    Digital Vernacular addresses the why and how of digital fabrication in hundreds of step-by-step color images, illuminating a set of working principles and techniques that join theory with practice. Authors James Stevens and Ralph Nelson reconcile local traditions and innovations with globally...

    To Be Published August 14th 2015 by Routledge

  9. What Architecture Means

    Connecting Ideas and Design

    By Denise Costanzo

    What Architecture Means introduces you to architecture and allows you to explore the connections between design ideas and values across time, space, and culture. It equips you to play an active and informed role in architecture either as a professional or as a consumer, client, and citizen. By...

    To Be Published August 18th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Adaptive Thermal Comfort: Foundations and Analysis

    By Michael Humphreys, Fergus Nicol, Susan Roaf

    There has been widespread dissatisfaction with accepted models for predicting the conditions that people will find thermally comfortable in buildings. These models require knowledge about clothing and activity, but can give little guidance on how to quantify them in any future situation. This has...

    To Be Published September 8th 2015 by Routledge