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Dwelling on Courtyards

by Mohammad Taleghani

Courtyards have been used for thousands of years in different climates in the world. In hot climates they provide shading, in humid climates they cause a stack effect helping ventilation, in cold climates they break cold winds and protect their microclimate. In temperate climates (such as of the Netherlands), the thermal behaviour of courtyards has been studied less. In this dissertation, low-rise residential courtyard buildings were therefore studied among (and along) different urban block types in the Netherlands....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 267 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2018 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
2 reviews

Shipping Container Homes: Great Shipping Container House Ideas

by Debra Morrison

Shipping Container Homes - The newest trend in housing designAre you planning to build a house now or sometime in the future, but lack the funds? Or do you simply want a house that is unique, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective to build?If so, then a shipping container home might be for you.Shipping container homes are the newest trend in housing design. Converting new or used shipping containers into houses is eco-friendly and much less expensive than conventional construction projects. The design possibilities are endless and for adventurous future homeowners, it is the best option for creative and innovative homes that will be the talk of all your family and friends.By deciding on a shipping container home you are helping the environment, saving money, and exploring architectur...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Home & Garden, Home Design, Interior Design, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 30 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2018 onward  

“Guests and Aliens”: Re-Configuring New Mobilities in the Eastern Mediterranean After 2011 - with a special focus on Syrian refugees (La Turquie aujourd’hui)

by Jean-François Pérouse and Elif Aksaz

This meeting sought to give an account of the issues raised in Social Sciences worldwide by the migrations and mobilities of populations, particularly Syrian, caused by the upheavals taking place in the South and East of the Mediterranean since 2011. Researchers coming from various disciplines of Social Sciences, who are working on migration issues in Europe, the USA, and the Middle-East, in a historical perspective and with an ethnographic approach, participated in the Conference. A roundtable with representatives from different associations and NGOs closed the conference. A selection of full communications of the conference will be published by Edward Elgar Publishing (Migration, Mobilities and the Arab Spring. Spaces of Refugee Flight in the Eastern Mediterranean). This volume presents ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
9 reviews

Kaleidoscope City: Reflections on Planning and London

by Jonathan Manns

Published after a century of professional planning in the United Kingdom, Kaleidoscope City brings together short, accessible and engaging opinions from leading practitioners and theorists in the built environment.

Looking to both the past and the future, it raises important and often emotive questions about the design and development of our cities with a particular focus on London. How should we balance economic growth with environmental protection? How big is too big? Edited by prominent urbanist, Jonathan Manns, the work opens and energises debates in urban planning and development in a manner that is locally focussed but globally relevant. Informing and inspiring, it voices the spectrum of opinion which exists at the start of the twenty-first century. This should therefore...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Integral Facade Construction: Towards a new product architecture for curtain walls

by Tillmann Klein

Integral Facade Construction focuses on the future development of the curtain wall. While the requirements on facades have slowly increased over the last decades, the curtain wall has evolved from craftsmanship oriented constructions to highly developed facade systems. But its constructional principle is still the same....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 296 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Smart Energy Management for Households

by Sonja Van Dam

Smart Energy Management for Households infers design-related insights and guidelines to improve the use and effectiveness of home energy management systems (HEMS) through an empirical evaluation of the longitudinal effectiveness of these devices and an exploration of factors that influence their use and effectiveness.Three case studies executed with three different HEMS in households, a life cycle assessment (LCA) on those three HEMS, as well as a reflection on the challenges of both researching and implementing HEMS in existing housing gave a comprehensive picture of the opportunities and barriers for HEMS.The research revealed five typical use patterns that emerged amongst households. It also revealed average energy savings of 7.8%, which however decreased in the follow-up that was condu...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 334 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2018 onward  

AM Envelope: The potential of Additive Manufacturing for facade constructions

by Holger Strauss

This book shows the potential of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for the development of building envelopes: AM will change the way of designing facades, how we engineer and produce them. To achieve todays demands from those future envelopes, we have to find new solutions.The term AM Envelope (Additive Manufacturing Envelope) describes the transfer of this technology to the building envelope. Additive Fabrication is a building block that aids in developing the building envelope from a mere space enclosure to a dynamic building envelope.AM offers the opportunity to manufacture facades just in time. It is no longer necessary to store or produce large numbers of parts in advance. Initial investment for tooling can be avoided, as design improvements can be realized within the dataset of the AM...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 255 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2018 onward  

Housing, Urban Renewal and Socio-Spatial Integration: A Study on Rehabilitating the Former Socialistic Public Housing Areas in Beijing

by Xiaoxi Hui

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 796 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2018 onward  

Knowledge Sharing Strategies for Large Complex Building Projects

by Esra Bektas

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 301 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2018 onward  

Spatial Planning and High-tech Development: A comparative study of Eindhoven city-region, the Netherlands and Hsinchu City-region, Taiwan

by Wei-Ju Huang

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 252 pages
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Woningcorporaties en Vastgoedontwikkeling: Fit for Use?

by Reinier Van Der Kuij

Woningcorporaties en vastgoedontwikkeling, dat is een logische combinatie. Tenminste, het lijkt een logische combinatie. Woningcorporaties worden niet voor niets nog steeds vaak woningbouwverenigingen genoemd. Vastgoedontwikkeling is altijd ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 282 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2018 onward  

Performance Assessment Strategies: A computational framework for conceptual design of large roofs

by Michela Turrin

Using engineering performance evaluations to explore design alternatives during the conceptual phase of architectural design helps to understand the relationships between form and performance; and is crucial for developing well-performing final designs. Computer aided conceptual design has the potential to aid the design team in discovering and highlighting these relationships; especially by means of procedural and parametric geometry to support the generation of geometric design, and building performance simulation tools to support performance assessments. However, current tools and methods for computer aided conceptual design in architecture do not explicitly reveal nor allow for backtracking the relationships between performance and geometry of the design. They currently support post-en...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 400 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2018 onward  

Performance measurement of workplace change: in two different cultural contexts

by Chaiwat Riratanaphong

Nowadays, organisations must cope with the pressure of cost reduction and efficiency in order to succeed in a highly competitive business environment. However, drivers to improve social interaction and employees performance and as such to contribute to organisational goals and objectives make it necessary to be concerned with other performance criteria as well, such as effectiveness, flexibility, employee satisfaction, productivity and creativity. There is a growing need for performance management and performance measurement that not only covers all aspects of an organisation, but which can be applied to various situations in a changing internal and external environment. Performance measurement methods which include an integrated perspective of performance have become essential. In additi...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 349 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2018 onward  

Between Flexibility and Reliability: Changing Planning Culture in China

by Chiu-Yuan Wang

The aim of this thesis is to provide an outline to address questions with regard to the transformation of planning in China that has occurred after the 1980s. The research is using “planning evolution” as the main research skeleton. The starting point is to investigate to what extent Chinese urban planning has developed after the opening up and other reforms under the state-led and market-driven modes of Chinese reformation, and to investigate how the different modes and various actors have influenced urban planning, based on the investigation of the respective political and economic changes within the initial reformation in general, and planning in particular....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2018 onward  

Evaluation of Plan Implementation: Peri-urban Development and the Shanghai Master Plan 1999-2020

by Jinghuan He

Shanghai, like the other big cities along China’s coastline, has witnessed extraordinary growth in its economy and population with industrial development and rural-to-urban migration generating extensive urban expansion. Shanghai’s GDP growth rate has been over 10 per cent for more than 15 years. Its population in 2013 was estimated at 23.47 million, which is double its size in 1979. The urban area enlarged by four times from 644 to 2,860 km2 between 1977 and 2010. Such demanding growth and dramatic changes present big challenges for urban planning practice in Shanghai. Plans have not kept up with development and the mismatch between the proposals in plans and the actual spatial development has gradually increased, reaching a critical level since 2000. This issue of A+BE asks to what e...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 218 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2018 onward  

Sun Temple of Konark: Discover India | Photojournals (UNESCO World Heritage Site Book 3)

by David Riley and Discover India

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Travel, Asia
Size: 92 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
2 reviews

Total Design Over Time: Arup Design Book

by Arup

Since it was established by Ove Arup in 1946, Arup has been the design, architectural and engineering genius behind many of the world's leading buildings and urban areas. The team has been pivotal in creating some of the world's best-known developments: from the groundbreaking Sydney Opera House to the unconventional Centre Pompidou in Paris and Crossrail, the largest construction project in Europe today. Beyond iconic buildings, Arup's influence is also in evidence behind the scenes. The hidden hand of the engineer has transformed many of our everyday experiences - often without us knowing. Arup has developed leading fire-safety systems in airports, cooling systems in museums to protect priceless artworks, and its experience with acoustics ensures every note is heard in the world's leadin...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 463 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 January 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.20 / 5
9 reviews

Barcelona: The Best Of Barcelona For Short Stay Travel(Barcelona Travel Guide,Spain) (Short Stay Travel - City Guides Book 6)

by Gary Jones

BARCELONA TRAVEL GUIDE
Discover the Best Barcelona has to offer in just a few days

If you are planning to go to Barcelona for vacation or business, and you only have 2 or 3 days and you want to make the best of your short stay, then you have come to the right place.

The focus of this book is to make your short stay one of the most-memorable experiences of your life.The goal of this book is not to squeeze everything the city has to offer into 2 -3 days.The goal is to show you the best of the city in a short time. I know people like different things, but Barcelona is such an amazing city that even in a small area you will find a variety of things that will fascinate or interest you.

If you are looking for the encyclopedia of travel books, then ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Travel, Continental Europe
Size: 22 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 January 2018 onward  

Rating: 2.10 / 5
3 reviews

100 Contractor House Plans Construction Blueprints - Spec Homes, Cabins, Condos, 4 Plexs and Custom Homes

by John Davidson and Specialized Design Systems

100 Contractor House Plans Construction Blueprints is a catalog of home plans built into a kindle book. All styles of homes are in this book
Spec Home Plans
Cabins Plans
Condos
4 Plexs
Custom Homes
Small Starter Homes

This book is a catalog of home plans for Specialized Design Systems http://sdsplans.com

100 House plan Spec sheets and renderings of homes that have been designed and drawn by the author. In the book you are shown how to get full house plans that are ready for construction for as low as $1 per plan if purchased as a set on DVD on Amazon.com or $20 each if downloaded individually. This is a great set of plans for any contractor or do it yourself people that are looking to save money on plans from high end custom ho...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Home & Garden, Home Design, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 84 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 January 2018 onward  

by Kees Geevers

Dit proefschrift is de weerslag van het onderzoek naar stedenbouwkundige structuren van historische industri...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 293 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 January 2018 onward  

Strategic investment of embodied energy during the architectural planning process

by Linda Hildebrand

This year's fifth issue of A+BE outlines the relevance of the building substance as factor for the overall sustainable performance of the built environment. It wants to sensibilize the designer for the ecological dimension of planning decisions and to show how to optimize them. Design and construction of buildings include harvesting resources and producing emissions and stating a burden to nature. This can be perceived equivalent to a financial investment where the monetary value has to express adequately the real one. The planning decision has an ecological value which must justify its relevance by function and has to be optimized within its scope. Environmental impact and desired building quality must be alanced in order to establish a sustainable solution. All means to optimize need to ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 January 2018 onward  

Migration in the Southern Balkans: From Ottoman Territory to Globalized Nation States (IMISCOE Research Series)

by Hans Vermeulen and Martin Baldwin-Edwards

This open access book collects ten essays that look at intra-regional migration in the Southern Balkans from the late Ottoman period to the present. It examines forced as well as voluntary migrations and places these movements within their historical context, including ethnic cleansing, population exchanges, and demographic engineering in the service of nation-building as well as more recent labor migration due to globalization.Inside, readers will find the work of international experts that cuts across national and disciplinary lines. This cross-cultural, comparative approach fully captures the complexity of this highly fractured, yet interconnected, region.Coverage explores the role of population exchanges in the process of nation-building and irredentist policies in interwar Bulgaria, t...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, History, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 211 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 January 2018 onward  

Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities: A Global Assessment

by Thomas Elmqvist and Michail Fragkias

Urbanization is a global phenomenon and the book emphasizes that this is not just a social-technological process. It is also a social-ecological process where cities are places for nature, and where cities also are dependent on, and have impacts on, the biosphere at different scales from local to global. The book is a global assessment and delivers four main conclusions:Urban areas are expanding faster than urban populations. Half the increase in urban land across the world over the next 20 years will occur in Asia, with the most extensive change expected to take place in India and China Urban areas modify their local and regional climate through the urban heat island effect and by altering precipitation patterns, which together will have significant impacts on net primary production, ecos...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Mathematics
Size: 755 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 January 2018 onward  

Harmony of disenchantment

by Rosario Di Petta

The look of a disenchanted neapolitan violinist is the thread that connects the nodes of its existence. The magic of Budapest as a backdrop to the sinking of his illusions; yet it is precisely the ability to react to any defeat will make him a kind of skillful surfer, able to ride the waves most impressive. In this eternal resume lies, perhaps, the harmony that governs his life....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Art, Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Health & Fitness, Mental Health, Travel, Continental Europe
Size: 62 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 January 2018 onward  

Durable past - sustainable future

by Rob Van Hees

The section Heritage & Architecture of the Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology deals with the built environment in terms of conservation, refurbishment and re-use. Reflecting the department philosophy, this book focuses on the durability and sustainability of existing buildings (heritage in a broad sense, from historic buildings to listed monuments), considered in terms of material and building techniques, form and function, and part of the wider context of sites and cities. At the basis stands the Heritage triangle: Design – Cultural value – Technology....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 January 2018 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

SketchUp Pro 2014 New features

by João Gaspar

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Computing, Microsoft, Software, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 30 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 January 2018 onward  

Rating: 2.70 / 5
3 reviews

Living Off-Grid

by Tadhg O'Flaherty

Do you want to break the shackles and stop giving your hard earned money to large multinational utility companies?

What would you do if there was an extended blackout spanning a month or more? How would you feed yourself and your family if the shelves in your local supermarket were suddenly empty? By becoming self-sufficient you will never need to worry about these things.

Don’t worry; there is no need to suddenly jump into an off-grid lifestyle. You can begin slowly and increase your self-sufficient abilities over time.

This book is packed with useful tips and tricks that can help you begin with the enjoyment and rewards that come with off-grid living. You will learn how to grow your own food, harvest your own water and generate your own power....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Home & Garden, Gardening & Horticulture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 53 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
18 reviews

Secrets, Stories and Scandals of Ten Welsh Follies.

by Graham Watkins

Secrets,Stories and Scandals of Ten Welsh Follies contains the stories behind ten weird and wonderful Welsh buildings.If you enjoy unusual tales, quirky human history and delight in the ridiculous and the vain you will enjoy this book. Discover why...The undefeated American Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano lived in a Welsh Folly in Swansea.
6ft 3 inch Mr. Jones slept in a strange house in Conwy with his feet hanging out of the window.
A pipe smoking shipping magnate upset his wife and built a folly complete with battlements.
What possessed William Jones to build the strange folly that is Clytha Castle.
Why Lord Mostyn built a track through a house with a road underneath. His strange folly is still inhabited today.These are just a few of the entertaining Welsh Follies ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 71 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Perspective drawing for beginners: Easy guide on drawing in perspective and improving your visual creativity.

by Karen D. Reed

+ FREE BOOK Buy this book and get BOOK for FREE Welcome to this guide book on Perspective Drawing. Now if you aren't familiar with that style of drawing, allow me to take a minute or so to explain what that means. You know your perspective, which is the viewpoint from which you see, and then drawing it which is transcribing the visual representation of such a viewpoint onto paper. As you will learn in this book, perspective drawing isn't just a tool but an art form and can be vastly enjoyable as well as utilized. So now that we've got this lengthy intro out of the way, it’s time to grab your rulers and your pencils, and dive in to the first project! Onward and upward friends!Here is a preview of what you'll learn:- Simple Building- Street Sketching- Drawing a House- Drawing Street Scen...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Art, Graphic Design, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 53 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Designing Adaptive Virtual Worlds

by Ning Gu and Mary Lou Maher

Designing adaptive virtual worlds takes the design of virtual places for education, entertainment, online communities, business, and cultural activities to a new level. This book presents an agent model for a design grammar so that unique places can be created responding to the changing needs in the virtual world. Applying these techniques has immediate implications on the design of games....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Computing, Microsoft, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 144 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 December 2017 onward  

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