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  1. Convergence: An Architectural Agenda for Energy

    By Kiel Moe

    Convergence is based on the thermodynamic premise that architecture should maximize its ecological and architectural power. No matter how paradoxical it might initially seem, architects should maximize energy intake, maximize energy use, and maximize energy feedback and reinforcement. This presumes...

    Published July 16th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Concrete, From Archeology to Invention, 1700–1769

    The Renaissance of Pozzolana and Roman Construction Techniques

    By Roberto Gargiani

    The reemergence in the early eighteenth century of the technology and use of concrete provide the starting point for this first volume of the Treatise on Concrete. In this book are described and analyzed, for the first time, the various contributions that led to the rediscovery of concrete made by...

    Published July 10th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Mass Customisation and Personalisation in Architecture and Construction

    Edited by Poorang A.E. Piroozfar, Frank T. Piller

    Challenged by the recent economic crisis, the building and construction industry is currently seeking new orientation and strategies. Here mass customisation is uncovered as a key strategy in helping to meet this challenge. The term mass customisation denotes an offering that meets the demands of...

    Published June 30th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Beyond Environmental Comfort

    Edited by Boon Lay Ong

    Beyond Environmental Comfort highlights some of the key ideas that form the foundation of the field of environmental comfort and, at the same time, gives voice to some of the concerns and considerations on the limitations of the field as it stands today. Bringing together a range of foremost...

    Published June 9th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Walter Benjamin and Architecture

    Edited by Gevork Hartoonian

    The essays compiled in this book explore aspects of Walter Benjamin’s discourse that have contributed to the formation of contemporary architectural theories. Issues such as technology and history have been considered central to the very modernity of architecture, but Benjamin’s reflection on...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  6. Wind Tunnel Testing of High-Rise Buildings

    By Peter Irwin, Roy Denoon, David Scott

    Since the 1960s, wind tunnel testing has become a commonly used tool in the design of tall buildings. It was pioneered, in large part, during the design of the World Trade Center Towers in New York. Since those early days of wind engineering, wind tunnel testing techniques have developed in...

    Published May 29th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Security Glazing: Is It All It's Cracked Up To Be?

    A Guide to the Selection of Effective Security Glazing

    By Craig Devine, Richard Flint

    The BRE Trust-funded research project ‘Security glazing: is it all that it’s cracked up to be?’ followed a spate of burglaries in the West End of London in 2008. The burglaries in London used ‘smash-and-grab’ attacks to steal expensive goods such as jewellery and designer clothing from window...

    Published May 23rd 2013 by IHS BRE Press

  8. The Tall Buildings Reference Book

    Edited by David Parker, Antony Wood

    As the ever-changing skylines of cities all over the world show, tall buildings are an increasingly important solution to accommodating growth more sustainably in today’s urban areas. Whether it is residential, a workplace or mixed use, the tower is both a statement of intent and the defining image...

    Published May 20th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Architecture and Energy

    Performance and Style

    Edited by William W. Braham, Daniel Willis

    Does energy consumption influence architectural style? Should more energy-efficient buildings look different? Can that "look" be used to explain or enhance their performance? Architecture and Energy provides architects and architectural theorists with more durable arguments for environmental...

    Published May 16th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Contemporary Library Architecture

    A Planning and Design Guide

    By Ken Worpole

    Focusing on the practical issues which need to be addressed by anyone involved in library design, here Ken Worpole offers his renowned expertise to architects, planners, library professionals, students, local government officers and members interested in creating and sustaining successful library...

    Published April 16th 2013 by Routledge