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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 20 January 2019 onward  

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From symbolic temple to dematerialization: a journey through library architecture from the 20th to the 21st century

by Daniel Gil-Solés and Josep-Maria Miró-Gellida

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 38 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 January 2019 onward  

Exploring Cultural Identities in Jean Rhys’ Fiction

by Cristina-Georgiana Voicu

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Fiction, History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Literary Criticism & Theory, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 140 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 January 2019 onward  

Spatial analysis and social spaces: Interdisciplinary approaches to the interpretation of prehistoric and historic built environments (Topoi – Berlin Studies ... – Berliner Studien der Alt

by Eleftheria Paliou and Undine Lieberwirth

In recent years a range of formal methods of spatial analysis have been developed for the study of human engagement, experience and socialisation within the built environment. This volume brings together contributions from a number of specialists in archaeology, social theory, architecture, and urban planning, who explore the theoretical and methodological frameworks associated with the application of established and novel spatial analysis methods in prehistoric and historic built environments. The authors discuss the relationship between space and social life from different perspectives and provide many illuminating examples of computer-based spatial analysis methods in archaeology....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Art, History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Social Sciences
Size: 320 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 January 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
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Drawn To You (#1 Conklin's Blueprints) (Conklin's Trilogy)

by Brooke Page and Samantha Hondorp

What do you do when your predictable life goes spiraling out of control? When your supposed childhood friend commits the most brutal betrayal, completely gutting you, destroying the life you thought you were meant to have? You make dangerous, careless decisions with your best friend, completely molding yourself into someone you’re not. I thought clubs, alcohol, and promiscuity would numb my pain, sculpt me into the person I should be; strong, confident, alive…
I was wrong.
So now I’m forced to go back home, where the only opportunity to throw my life back on track is located. I never wanted my parent’s wealth or notability, but I’m afraid if I don’t take the flight from Florida to Grand Rapids, I’m going to drown.
But instead of drowning in my own insec...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Fiction, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Romance, Contemporary, New Adult
Size: 335 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2019 onward  

Facade Refurbishment Toolbox.: Supporting the Design of Residential Energy Upgrades

by Thaleia Konstantinou

The starting point of the research is the need to refurbish existing residential building stock, in order to reduce its energy demand, which accounts for over one fourth of the energy consumption in the European Union. Refurbishment is a necessary step to reach the ambitious energy and decarbonisation targets for 2020 and 2050 that require an eventual reduction up to 90% in CO2 emissions. In this context, the rate and depth of refurbishment need to grow. The number of building to be renovated every year should increase, while the energy savings in renovated buildings should be over 60% reduction to current energy demand. To achieve that, not only is it necessary to find politics and incentives, but also to enable the building industry to design and construct effective refurbishment strateg...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2019 onward  

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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 16 January 2019 onward  

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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 16 January 2019 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 16 January 2019 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 16 January 2019 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
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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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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 16 January 2019 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 16 January 2019 onward  

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50 Contractor Garage Plans Construction Blueprints - Sheds, Barns, Garages, Apartment Garages

by John Davidson and Specialized Design Systems

50 Contractor Garage Plans Construction Blueprints
Spec pages for sheds, barns, garages, apartment garages
All of these garages have been designed and built over the last couple years. John Davidson has drawn over 1000 garage and barn plans and here are 50 of the designs in this book.
20 Garages with apartments that you can look at to build a garage and add the office or apartment for the teenager or for that added income.
3 full plans to download from links in the book as well as sources to buy the entire set of plans for less than $1 per plan
This kindle book is designed as a catalog for sdsplans.com and the low cost plans that can be purchased on the internet....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Home & Garden, Home Design, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 65 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 January 2019 onward  

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 13 January 2019 onward  

Rating: 2.10 / 5
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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 10 January 2019 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 09 January 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.60 / 5
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The Iliad & The Odyssey

by Homer and MyBooks Classics

While Homer's existence as a historical person is still a topic of debate, the writings attributed to the name have made their mark not only on Greek history and literature, but upon western civilization itself. Homer's epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, laid the foundation upon which Ancient Greece developed not only its culture, but its societal values, religious beliefs, and practice of warfare as well.This publication features the Samuel Butler translation, and while it strays from the poetic style reproduced by more well known translators like Robert Fagles and Robert Fitzgerald, the vision of the epics as if they were prose found in modern novels take their best form under Butler's most capable hand....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Epic, Fiction, Drama, Poetry, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Fairy Tales, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 January 2019 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 02 January 2019 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 02 January 2019 onward  

Josep Ferrando, architect ...by himself · scalae: conversation · nuances · expression (scalae architecture + architects ebook collection 3)

by Félix Arranz and Josep Ferrando

The third volume in the scalae architecture + architects international ebook collection. The architect Josep Ferrando, from Barcelona, talks about the professional path he has taken; the expeditionary nature of all of the personal, professional, and university-related activities he has ended up being involved in; the way he understands any of the documents he produces as full-blown architecture; his vision of his career path as a journey that encompasses work on any scale. The rest of the book is made up of original documents, bibliographical references, an invitation to join the conversation, and the fractal map of scalae.net collaborations. The cost of the ebook is due to specific Amazon features such as direct download to Kindle devices, the complete integration of social networking ser...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 60 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 December 2018 onward  

New Vision 2050: A Platinum Society (Science for Sustainable Societies)

by Hiroshi Komiyama and Koichi Yamada

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Aging Parents, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Health & Fitness, Personal Health
Size: 179 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 December 2018 onward  

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