Green Infrastructure for Landscape Planning: Integrating Human and Natural Systems
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Green Infrastructure for Landscape Planning

Green infrastructure integrates human and natural systems through a network of corridors and spaces in mixed-use and urban settings. Austin takes a broad look at green infrastructure concepts, research and case studies to provide the student and professional with processes, criteria and data to support planning, design and implementation. Key topics of the book include: The benefits of green infrastructure as a conservation and plann...

Spoil Island: Reading the Makeshift Archipelago
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Spoil Island: Reading the Makeshift Archipelago

Spoil Island is almost magical, as is the place of which it speaks—‘surreal, free, and maddeningly difficult, spoil islands offer a range of experiences like nowhere else.’ To say that this a compelling tale of a landscape undergoing the transition from industrial channel dredging to recreational uses or a striking illustration of self-organization in the complex dance of linked human-natural events would only hint at its accomplishm...

The Ten Books of Architecture: The 1755 Leoni Edition
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The Ten Books of Architecture: The 1755 Leoni Edition

Beautifully illustrated magnum opus of great Renaissance theorist who reintroduced the glories of ancient architecture and applied musical and mathematical principles to achieve perfection of proportion in architectural design. Reprinted from extremely rare British edition. 68 black-and-white plates.

Green Buildings in the U.S. and China: Development and Policy Comparisons
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Green Buildings in the U.S. and China (Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology)

Der wahre Architekturkritiker, hat Ulrich Conrads einmal gesagt, kenne nur einen Maßstab, den Maßstab 1:1. Eine notwendige Ergänzung: Der wahre Architekturkritiker beschränkt sich nicht auf sein Ressort. Ulrich Conrads hat seine Texte stets als Einmischung in die öffentliche Debatte über Architektur und Stadt verstanden. Der Band versammelt Artikel, Aufsätze, Vorträge und Briefe Ulrich Conrads aus den Jahren 1956-2006 zu zeitgenössis...

Zeit des Labyrinths: beobachten, nachdenken, feststellen 1956-2006
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Zeit des Labyrinths: beobachten, nachdenken, feststellen 1956-2006

Der wahre Architekturkritiker, hat Ulrich Conrads einmal gesagt, kenne nur einen Maßstab, den Maßstab 1:1. Eine notwendige Ergänzung: Der wahre Architekturkritiker beschränkt sich nicht auf sein Ressort. Ulrich Conrads hat seine Texte stets als Einmischung in die öffentliche Debatte über Architektur und Stadt verstanden. Der Band versammelt Artikel, Aufsätze, Vorträge und Briefe Ulrich Conrads aus den Jahren 1956-2006 zu zeitgenössis...

When Culture Meets Architecture
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When Culture Meets Architecture

As the most individualized civil architecture, buildings for cultural events are the best stage for architects to practise their dreams, to express their perceptions to architectural art and ambitions. When culture meets architecture, some memories, some scenes or an attitude will find its medium to exist as a real and touchable thing. Besides those architectures that record a history or provide information, such as museum, library, ...

Beton/Concrete: Beton/Concrete
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Beton/Concrete: Beton/Concrete

Vielschichtig, facettenreich und formbar wie kaum ein anderer Baustoff besitzt Beton enormes Zukunftspotenzial. Je nach Zusammensetzung reichen seine Einsatzgebiete vom schlichten Möbel über beeindruckende Innenausbauten bis hin zu faszinierenden Fassadenkonstruktionen oder weit gespannten Tragstrukturen. Geliebt oder gehasst, Beton ist Teil der Baukultur und - ob filigran, skulptural oder massiv - durch seine enormen Konstruktions- ...

Steel Design for the Civil PE and Structural SE Exams, Second Edition
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Steel Design for the Civil PE and Structural SE Exams, Second Edition

This is an updated edition of a book I am already quite familiar with as this is a fairly standard text for both the Civil Engineer Professional Engineer exam (PE) and the Structural Engineer exam - which is quite a bot more detailed and far more difficult to pass as the subjects required to show competency in are fare more detailed. Here, this book has a multitude of sample questions, which are very helpful. As someone who is famili...

The Regeneration Imperative: Revitalization of Built and Natural Assets
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The Regeneration Imperative

This book on urban regeneration takes an approach that captures the increasing urbanization of modern living in all parts of the world. Revitalization of built and natural surroundings needs to take place to achieve resilient environmental, social, and economic success. The book looks at proactive natural and built regeneration strategies to increase biocapacity as well as contribute to quality urbanism. Adapting and coping approache...

The Grandest Madison Square Garden: Art, Scandal, and Architecture in Gilded Age New York (New York State)
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The Grandest Madison Square Garden: (New York State)

What a splendid book! This scholarly history of the second Madison Square Garden (1890-1925) provides an important addition to the story of New York City Gilded Age architecture, entertainment, and popular culture. This building, it must be noted, lasted only a few years. In a rapidly changing city, this Palace of Pleasure was torn down to make way for a great Cathedral of Insurance. Thus, this book is especially rich in expanding ou...