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By reading this book, you will develop the skills to perceive a space and its contents in light, and be able to devise a layout of luminaires that will provide that lit appearance. Written by renowned lighting expert Christopher (Kit) Cuttle, the book: explains the difference between vision and perception, which is the distinction between providing lighting to make things visible, and providing it to influence the appearance of... more...

JUHA ILMARI LEIVISKÄ has enjoyed a distinguished career as one of Finland's leading architects. This book provides a perceptive account of his work to date, locating it within both Finnish modernism and that of Dutch De Stijl. Leiviskä's profound interest in architectural history has not led him to mere imitation of historic forms: even in his faithful adherence to the principles of De Stijl he succeeds in dissolving its formal vocabulary of... more...

While it might seem like some people are born with it, the fact is anyone can learn to be creative. Half of the human brain is devoted directly or indirectly to vision - that's the power of visual thinking. Companies such as Apple, Air B&B and Tesla, have shown that creativity outperforms entrenched thinking. Using architecture, humor and everyday examples, the Creativity Code helps: - Kickstart your creative thinking - Unlock your visual... more...

Flexible housing is housing that can adjust to the changing needs of the user and accommodate new technologies as they emerge. Flexible Housing by Jeremy Till and Tatjana Schneider examines the past, present and future of this important subject through over 160 international examples. Specially commissioned plans, printed to scale, together with over 200 illustrations and diagrams provide fascinating detail and allow direct visual comparisons to be... more...

More than 50 million Americans work at home ... and the work they do is as varied as the houses they live in. This fresh take on home workspaces looks at a wide range of designs that suit some unique employment needs -- from a daycare center to a dance studio.


This book introduces practising engineers and post-graduate students to modern approaches to seismic design, with a particular focus on reinforced concrete structures, earthquake resistant design of new buildings and assessment, repair and strengthening of existing buildings.

This book studies both the tangible benefits and substantial barriers to sustainable development in the city of Phoenix, Arizona.  Utilizing mixed research methods to probe downtown Phoenix’s political economy of development, this study illustrates how non-local property ownership and land speculation negatively impacted a concerted public-private effort to encourage infill construction on vacant land. The book elaborates urban... more...

A good sketch starts with good bones. Often challenging and overwhelming to sketchers, the fourth book in the Urban Sketching Handbook series uses drawings and simple steps to explain the concepts of perspective in practical and useful ways for on-site sketching. Most books are either too abstract or don't provide enough information that relates to what you actually do when you're out in the busy, wide world about to start a drawing.... more...

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The tried-and-true Gypsum Construction Handbook is a systematic guide to selecting and using gypsum drywall, veneer plaster, tile backers, ceilings, and conventional plaster building materials. A widely respected training text for aspiring architects and engineers, the book provides detailed product information and efficient installation methodology. The Seventh Edition features updates in gypsum products, including ultralight panels, glass-mat panels,... more...

The comprehensive study guide for understanding interior codes This revised and updated seventh edition of the Study Guide for the Codes Guidebook for Interiors is an essential companion to The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, the industry's reference of choice, with complete coverage of the major codes and standards that apply to interior projects. This Study Guide includes term lists, practice questions, practical application... more...