Louis I.Kahn: Complete Work 1935-1974This book owes its concept to the transparency of the work process of Louis I. Kahn, whose ideas are preserved in the wealth of sketches he did whenever developing new concepts or working out details for new building projects. Sketches and plans of different deve..
Modern Construction Case Studies: Emerging Innovation in Building TechniquesIn the context of tight budgets, complex geometries, high energy efficiency, and flexible user functions mean that the requirements for technical details, and their execution in modern buildings, are very exacting. Modern Co..
Modern Construction HandbookOwing to regular revision, the Modern Construction Handbook has become a classic in advanced building construction literature, not least because of its clear structure covering the chapters “Material”, “Wall”, “Roof”, “Structure”, “Environment”, and “Applications”. For th..
OMA/Rem Koolhaas A Critical Reader from 'Delirious New York' to 'S,M,L,XL'The activities of Rem Koolhaas and his staff were widely discussed even before the foundation of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in 1975. Today, many contributions on the work of OMA can be found in the international ..
Reality Bytes: Selected Essays 1995-2015Reality Bytes is a collection of essays by Bart Lootsma, written in the years from 1998 to 2009. “Byte” is a unit of digital information used in information technology and most commonly consists of eight bits. Reality Bytes is also the title of an essay by Bar..
Tadao AndoThe minimalist concrete architecture of Tadao Ando has roots both in Japanese traditions and in Western architecture. This book begins with both contexts: it explores how Ando unites Japanese tradition with a contemporary Western architectural idiom. By analyzing systematically and chronol..
Tall Wood Buildings: Design, Construction and PerformanceTall wood buildings have been at the foreground of innovative building practice in urban contexts for a number of years. From London to Stockholm, from Vancouver to Melbourne timber buildings of up to 20 storeys have been built, are under cons..
The Colours of Frank O. Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Wang Shu and other architectsColor is inextricably linked with architecture; as a design element and also as an inherent quality, it characterizes the shape and texture of the built fabric. The book presents extraordinary color schemes, both in terms of te..
The Modulor and Modulor 2In the years 1942 to 1948, Le Corbusier developed a system of measurements which became known as “Modulor”. Based on the Golden Section and Fibonacci numbers and also using the physical dimensions of the average human, Modulor is a sequence of measurements which Le Corbusier..
The Process of Making: Five Parameters to Shape BuildingsThe objective of this richly illustrated introduction is to explain and demystify the design processes in architecture, urban design, and design. Starting with the five parameters originally established by Peter von Seidlein’s Stuttgart Chair ..
Thinking ArchitectureArchitecture that is meant to have a sensuous connection to life calls forthinking that goes far beyond form and construction. In his texts, Peter Zumthor articulates what motivates him to design his buildings, which appeal to the visitor’s heart and mind in so many different wa..