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Style and Substance: The Best of Elle Decor

Posted: 21/12/2012

Style and Substance: The Best of ELLE DECOR offers a unique, closer look at hundreds of dazzling rooms the magazine has published during its first two decades. The book provides an intimate view inside breathtaking homes from around the world with 240 pages of striking images culled from the arch...

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Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter

Posted: 21/12/2012

There's a grassroots movement in tiny homes these days. The real estate collapse, the economic downturn, burning out on 12-hour workdays -- many people are rethinking their ideas about shelter -- seeking an alternative to high rents, or a lifelong mortgage debt to a bank on an overpriced home.In ...

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Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning

Posted: 21/12/2012

Tim Beatley has long been a leader in advocating for the "greening" of cities. But too often, he notes, urban greening efforts focus on everything except nature, emphasizing such elements as public transit, renewable energy production, and energy efficient building systems. While these are import...

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Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities

Posted: 21/12/2012

The cohousing “bible” by the US originators of the concept.

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How to Read Churches: A Crash Course in Ecclesiastical Architecture

Posted: 21/12/2012

Small enough to fit in a pocket yet serious enough to provide real answers, this primer is a must-have for architecture and history buffs, tourists, and churchgoers interested in decoding the styles and symbols of religious buildings. Every building contains clues embedded in its design that iden...

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A Classical Journey: The Houses of Ken Tate

Posted: 21/12/2012

Fine addition to the IMAGES' fabled New Classicists series Showcase of the extraordinary range of houses designed by the firm across the last 20 years One of the world's most respected architects in the New Classicist movement in the US Exquisite French, Georgian, Federal, Spanish, Greek reviv...

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Architectural Graphic Standards, Tenth Edition

Posted: 21/12/2012

For over 70 years, Architectural Graphic Standards has been the bedrock design reference for generations of architects, builders and engineers. Now comes the most complete design tool yet--the completely updated and expanded Tenth Edition. You'll find a wealth of information, complete with 10,000...

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Chatsworth: The House

Posted: 21/12/2012

Chatsworth is one of England's ten most visited great houses. In this tour of the house, Deborah the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire takes the reader into the private as well as the public rooms, and goes behind the scenes to explain the management of the household and the work of the staff needed ...

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Parking Structures: Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Repair

Posted: 21/12/2012

Parking Structures provides a single-source reference for parking structure designers, builders, and owners. This third edition is still the only such book. It addresses how to select the best functional and structural designs for a given situation, ensure long-term durability, design for eas...

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Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream

Posted: 21/12/2012

Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream is an exploration of new architectural possibilities for American cities and suburbs in the aftermath of the recent foreclosure crisis in the United States. During the summer of 2011, five interdisciplinary teams of architects, urban planners, ecologists, ...

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