The history and development of portable building
The idea that architecture can be portable is one that grabs the imagination of both designers and the people who use it, perhaps because it so often forecasts a dynamic and creative solution to the complex problems of our contemporary mobile society, while at the same time dealing with issues...
Published September 3rd 2013 by Routledge
Building Envelopes, Renewable Energies and Integrated Practice
Both professionals and students are increasingly committed to achieving high-performance metrics in the design, construction and operation of residential buildings. This book responds to this demand by offering a comprehensive guide which features: architectural innovations in building skin...
Published November 1st 2012 by Routledge
A Guide to Good Practice
How well have architects succeeded in building housing and what lessons can be learned from their triumphs and failures? The Housing Design Handbook will give you a complete understanding of what makes successful housing design. Through the analysis of work by Levitt Bernstein and a wide range of...
Published September 16th 2009 by Routledge
The dwelling is the most fundamental building type, nowhere more so than in the open landscape. This book can be read in a number of ways. It is first a book about houses and particularly the theme ‘dwelling and the land’. It examines the poetic and prosaic issues inherent in claiming a piece of...
Published March 7th 2012 by Routledge
The ‘live/work’ story is well known and throughout the world millions of people experience it every day. However, until now, the workhome has not been analysed as a building type. For the first time, Frances Holliss traces the history of the workhome, analyses its contemporary form, and assess its...
To Be Published December 31st 2014 by Routledge
Architecture and Local Urban Life
The shop/house – the building combining commercial/retail uses and dwellings – appears over many periods of history in most cities in the world. This book combines architectural history, cross-cultural understandings and accounts of contemporary policy and building practice to provide a...
Published January 15th 2012 by Routledge
The Architecture of Professional Hospitality
Series: Interior Architecture
This series investigates the historical, theoretical and practical aspects of interiors. The volumes in the Interior Architecture series can be used as handbooks for the practitioner and as a critical introduction to the history of material culture and architecture. Hotels occupy a particular place...
Published October 23rd 2012 by Routledge
The Populous Design and Development Guide, 5th Edition
In this fully updated and redesigned edition of the essential and long-established Stadia, the authors offer their unrivalled expertise to all professionals who commission, plan, design, and manage high-quality sports venues. Ideas about the design and use of stadiums continue to evolve and this...
Published February 24th 2013 by Routledge
Football, Space and the Built Environment
Analyzing football as a cultural practice, this book investigates the connection between the sport and its built environment. Four thematic sections bring together an international multi-disciplinary range of perspectives with particular focus on the stadium. Examples from architectural design,...
Published June 17th 2010 by Routledge
Venues, Stages and Arenas for Popular Music
Live Architecture explores the physical form of popular music performance space from 1960 to the present day. This book quantifies the factors that determine what makes a venue successful focusing on both famous and less well-known examples from the smallest barroom music space to the largest...
Published January 5th 2012 by Routledge
A Design Guide
The Association of British Theatre Technicians produced its first guide to the design and planning of theatres in 1972. Revised in 1986, it became the standard reference work for anyone involved in building, refurbishing, or creating a performance space. Theatre Buildings – a design guide is its...
Published June 6th 2010 by Routledge
Narratives, Architectures, Exhibitions
Series: Museum Meanings
Over recent decades, many museums, galleries and historic sites around the world have enjoyed an unprecedented level of large-scale investment in their capital infrastructure, in building refurbishments and new gallery displays. This period has also seen the creation of countless new purpose-built...
Published February 27th 2012 by Routledge
Architectures for Art and Crime
America holds more than two million inmates in its prisons and jails, and hosts more than two million daily visits to museums, figures which represent a ten-fold increase in the last twenty-five years. Corrections and Collections explores and connects these two massive expansions in our built...
Published June 6th 2013 by Routledge
Architecture can inspire young children; the very shape and form of a daycare center can not only stimulate their imagination but can help children form strong relationships and help promote development. This design guide presents all the elements of building design that combine to create the very...
Published November 19th 2012 by Routledge
Space, Place and the Future of Learning
The whole landscape of space use is undergoing a radical transformation. In the workplace a period of unprecedented change has created a mix of responses with one overriding outcome observable worldwide: the rise of distributed space. In the learning environment the social, political, economic and...
Published September 30th 2013 by Routledge
A Planning and Design Guide
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
The Search for Perfection
The environment of a university – what we term a campus – has long been the setting for some of history’s most exciting experiments in the design of the built environment. Christopher Wren at Cambridge, Thomas Jefferson at Virginia, Le Corbusier at Harvard, Louis Kahn at Yale and Norman Foster in...
Published September 16th 2010 by Routledge
Re-thinking the Architecture of Post-Compulsory Education
This book offers new ways of investigating relationships between learning and the spaces in which it takes place. It suggests that we need to understand more about the distinctiveness of teaching and learning in post-compulsory education, and what it is that matters about the design of its spaces....
Published November 18th 2010 by Routledge
This indispensable reference book captures key recent developments in the rapidly evolving field of sustainable hospital architecture. Today’s architects must provide hospitals which enable high quality care for diverse patient populations in carbon neutral care settings, and this book succinctly...
Published March 31st 2010 by Routledge
Providing much-needed focus on hospice projects in the context of unprecedented rates of societal ageing, this new reference book presents an overview of major recent developments in this rapidly evolving building type. The authors present an overview of the historical origins of the...
Published January 17th 2006 by Taylor & Francis
Spatiality and Urban Change in London 1680-1820
The Spaces of the Hospital examines how hospitals operated as a complex category of social, urban and architectural space in London from 1680 to 1820. This period witnessed the transformation of the city into a modern metropolis. The hospital was very much part of this process and its spaces, both...
Published July 7th 2013 by Routledge
Structure as Architecture
The first of its kind, Designing Tall Buildings is an accessible reference that guides you through the fundamental principles of designing high-rises. Each chapter focuses on one theme central to tall-building design, giving you a comprehensive overview of the related architecture and...
Published September 18th 2011 by Routledge
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
CTBUH International Award Winning Projects
Best Tall Buildings 2012 contains overviews of the nominees and winning projects from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s annual awards. The book provides vital statistics, images, plans and in depth accounts of the architectural design and sustainability features of the year’s best...
Published November 7th 2012 by Routledge
CTBUH International Award Winning Projects
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is the world’s foremost authority on tall buildings. This book is the culmination of the annual awards process in which the CTBUH recognizes outstanding tall buildings from the past year. One winner is chosen from each of four geographical...
Published November 17th 2011 by Routledge
An international overview of the best tall buildings in 2009 as recognised by the awards of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). From the Manitoba Hydro Place in Winnepeg and the Broadgate Tower in London to the QIPCO Tower in Doha and the Linked Hybrid Building in Beijing, this...
Published November 22nd 2009 by Routledge
Tall buildings represent one of the most energy-intensive architectural typologies, while at the same time offering the high density work and living conditions that many believe will an important constituent of future sustainable communities. How, then, can their environmental impact be lessened?...
Published June 29th 2010 by Routledge
Tall buildings are not the only solution for achieving sustainability through increased density in cities but, given the scale of current population shifts, the vertical city is increasingly being seen as the most viable solution for many urban centers. However, the full implications of...
Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge
You're overseeing a large-scale project, but you're not an engineering or construction specialist, and so you need an overview of the related sustainability concerns and processes. To introduce you to the main issues, experts from the fields of engineering, planning, public health, environmental...
Published January 22nd 2012 by Routledge
The interchange is a new form of transport building which integrates into a single whole various modes of public transport, putting the passenger first (rather than the infrastructure). This book presents design principles for transport interchanges and offers analysis of best practice in the UK...
Published January 13th 2011 by Routledge
The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design
Recent catastrophic events, such as the I-35W bridge collapse, New Orleans flooding, the BP oil spill, Port au Prince's destruction by earthquake, Fukushima nuclear plant's devastation by tsunami, the Wall Street investment bank failures, and the housing foreclosure epidemic and the collapse of...
Published August 27th 2012 by Routledge
Don't forget to take a look at our Architecture journals
Journal of Architectural Education ( new to Routledge)
The Journal of Architecture
Published with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Architectural Theory Review
Journal of Landscape Architecture
Journal of the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS)