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Rating: 3.30 / 5
5 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 25 September 2018 onward  

Naxos - Tinos - Syros. Three gems of the Cyclades: Culture Hikes in the Greek Islands

by Denis Roubien

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Travel, Continental Europe
Size: 14.62 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 September 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
8 reviews

Rome:The Best Of Rome: For Short Stay Travel (Short Stay Travel - City Guides Book 7)

by Gary Jones

72 HOURS IN ROME !!
EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF ROME IN 72 HOURS
Many travelers who have limited time in a big city like Rome, make one BIG mistake.They try and see everything Rome has to offer in 3 days.The problem with this approach is that they end up burned out and tired.They wish their vacation would end so that they can go home.

The good news is that with the right planning and approach you can have an awesome time in 72 hours.The key is not to try and see everything, rather try and see the best of the best Rome has to offer.

Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...
The History of Rome Transport and SafetyMuseums and GalleriesThe BEST of RomeWhere to Eat in this great cityItalian Nightlife,this includes bars and clubsClassic Structures in Rome...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Home & Garden, Interior Design, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Travel, Continental Europe
Size: 30 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 September 2018 onward  

Rating: 2.00 / 5
1 review

Interior Design: How To Create Your Dream Home On A Budget - The Ultimate Beginners Guide To Your Nesting Place (Interior Design, Home Decoration, DIY Projects)

by Karen Miller

Interior DesignHow To Create Your Dream Home On A Budget - The Ultimate Beginners Guide To Your Nesting Place If you have big dreams, expensive taste, and a bargain basement budget, decorating your dream home can seem overwhelming. This book will guide you through from ideas to creation and teach you how to make that dream home a reality. Each chapter will deliver tips, how-to, and DIY’s, that will provide you with all the information you need to feather your nest.This book will help you reimagine and repurpose furniture you already own, upcycle garage sale and thrift store items into decorative focal points, and refinish any room on budget without spending a bundle on professional interior design help. Each chapter delivers information on interior design, home décor, and DIY tips and...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Home & Garden, Interior Design, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 27 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 September 2018 onward  

Rating: 1.30 / 5
4 reviews

How to build a backyard brick pizza oven: Tips and tricks to help you

by Mike Cape

One of the most time-intensive and expensive home projects is a backyard brick pizza oven. People of every age group enjoy pizza, and most would seek for the best pizza joints to fulfill their 'pizza desire'. By having a backyard pizza oven, you get to enjoy fresh and delicious homemade pizzas right from the comfort of your home. ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Food & Drink, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 25 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 September 2018 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 24 September 2018 onward  

Halloween Holiday Décor: Great Design Ideas

by Lorayne Miller

This book is about how to decorate your house for Halloween. Most people just think about decorating the outside of their home but you really can decorate all parts of your house for Halloween, especially if you want to have an awesome party. There are many considerations you will want to think about when creating the most splendid house!...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Professional & Technical
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 September 2018 onward  

7 Construction Lessons: Essential Construction Advice for the Industry Professional (Construction Tips Book 1)

by cnstrctr cnstrctr

Whether you're an architect, engineer or project manager within the construction industry you'll know that sharing information within our industry isn't something we do well. Every project it feels like basic processes that should be standard need to be reinvented.This e-book provides a no-nonsense approach to seven basic industry practices for construction. Subjects range from processing an RFI to growing your business. We know you are busy, so don't waste time learning about information you don't need to know. Dive into only the essential information for each subject, start improving your career and making more money today....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Home & Garden, Home Design, Professional & Technical, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 49 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 September 2018 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 22 September 2018 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 21 September 2018 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 21 September 2018 onward  

Flowscapes: Designing infrastructure as landscape

by Jauslin Daniel and Steffen Nijhuis

Flowscapes explores concepts, methods and techniques for design-related research on landscape infrastructures. Their main objective is to engage environmental and societal issues by means of integrative and design oriented approaches. Through focusing on interdisciplinary design-related research of landscape infrastructures they provide important clues for the development of spatial armatures that can guide urban and rural development and have cultural and civic significance. The geographical context of the papers covers Europe, Africa, Asia and Northern America....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 333 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 September 2018 onward  

Heritage-based design

by Paul Meurs

Heritage-based design concerns the relationship between design approaches and the cultural heritage essence of a monument. How to approach a design? How to get a grip on a site? How can a designer incorporate existing qualities of the heritage in the design? Chapter 1 describes the trends in the Netherlands, a development which has led to heritage policy becoming increasingly linked to spatial planning and development issues, and resulting in the fast growing importance of design for heritage. Chapter 2 focuses on the cultural heritage value - and in particular on the question of how a designer can achieve a translation of the cultural heritage essence of a site into concrete design principles. Chapter 3 shows how a designer can take a position by relating to the cultural heritage value a...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 September 2018 onward  

Italian experience, foreign architects: Stories of those who pulled it off

by Pier Alessio Rizzardi and Alessandro Colombo

‘Italian experience, foreign architects: Stories of those who pulled it off’ is a cross-section of promising international architects born in the 80s who, thanks to—or in spite of— studying in Italy were able to open their studios and design inspiring works. Which are the most significant lessons they learned? What are the values they apply to their daily work? Which are their difficulties and how do they defeat them? What do they believe should be done now? The talks are an instant portrait of ateliers on the verge of success; they can be divided by culture, location, values, and goals but are united by young, fast-growing, and influential characters. Some of them are architects-artists; fresh graduates students with behind international exhibitions and publications; sensitive ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Professional & Technical
Size: 194 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 September 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 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 19 September 2018 onward  

Duurzame Ontwikkeling door Collectief Bewonersinitiatief.: Leidraad voor professionals om bewonersgroepen aan de duurzaamheidsopgave te verbinden

by Fred Sanders

Collectief bewonersinitiatief gericht op duurzame energie-optimalisatie is in Nederland in opkomst. Ook de installatietechniek speelt daar met een nieuw type installaties voor meerdere huishoudens op in. De onderliggende redenen voor deze trendwijziging liggen in een terugtredende overheid en een toename van burgerinitiatief in de samenleving.Dit boek onderzoek de mogelijkheden van bewonersinitiatief bij de Nederlandse herstructureringsopgaven voor de transitie naar hernieuwbare energie in de woonomgeving: ‘Onder welke condities stimuleren sociale cohesie en duurzaam collectief bewonersinitiatief elkaar omwille van hernieuwbare energie voor wonen in de gebouwde omgeving succesvol?‘Het boek volgt twee lijnen: naast de condities voor sociale cohesie (sociaal collectief bewonersinitiatief...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 September 2018 onward  

Building for a better hospital: Value-adding management & design of healthcare real estate

by Johan Van Der Zwart

In this thesis, the ideas and concepts of Corporate Real Estate Management (CREM) are examined in terms of the contribution they could make to the process of accommodation decision by using recent cases in Dutch hospitals. CREM can be defined as the management of the real estate portfolio of a corporation by aligning the portfolio and services with the needs of the core business in order to obtain maximum added value for the business and an optimal contribution to the overall performance of the organisation. This definition assumes that accommodation can add value to the organisation and contribute to its overall achievement. Elaborating on the added value of real estate in addition to quantifying these added values and making them applicable to hospital real estate management is therefore...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 September 2018 onward  

Social Housing Organisations in England and The Netherlands: Between the State, Market and Community

by Darinka Czischke

Rapid and deep changes in society, the economy and policy over the last decades
are having an increasing impact on the delivery of social housing in North Western Europe. These changes are transforming the way in which social housing providers perform their task and are reshaping their relationships with the State, communities and with other market actors. The combination of continued State withdrawal from service provision, the deep and persistent effects of the global financial crisis that begun in 2008 and profound changes in the type of demand for social housing across North Western Europe call for a reflection on the implications of these phenomena
for social housing providers. Several studies indicate that social housing providers in Europe have begun to adopt new (social) entrep...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: Unknown
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Transformations of Urbanising Delta Landscape: An Historic Examination of Dealing with the Impacts of Climate Change for the Kaoping River Delta in Taiwan

by Chen Kun Chung

This book argues that the floods following extreme precipitation result not only from very heavy rainfall but also from the significant impact of human activities on natural water systems. While most literature emphasises that the increasing magnitude of storm rainfall extends beyond the original protection standards of hydrologic facilities in highly populated delta cities. Based on the knowledge of urban morphology, this study analyses how human systems have affected the transformation of natural water processes in the Kaoping River Delta. The relationship between human environments and natural landscape is illustrated via a 3-layer analytical framework which consists of a natural landscape layer, an infrastructure layer and an occupation layer. This layer-based approach views landscapes...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 187 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 September 2018 onward  

Building Green: Environmental Architects and the Struggle for Sustainability in Mumbai

by Anne Rademacher

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Building Green explores the experience of environmental architects in Mumbai, one of the world’s most populous and population-dense urban areas and a city iconic for its massive informal settlements, extreme wealth asymmetries, and ecological stresses. Under these conditions, what does it mean to learn, and try to practice, so-called green design? By tracing the training and professional experiences of environmental architects in India’s first graduate degree program in Environmental Architecture, Rademacher shows how environmental architects forged sustainability concepts and practices and sought to make them meani...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 224 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 September 2018 onward  

Negotiation and Design for the Self-Organizing City: Gaming as a method for Urban Design

by Ekim Tan

This book is dedicated to building an open negotiation and design method for cities as self-organizing systems that bridges the gap between collaborative planning and collaborative design methods. Gaming as a tool for knowledge creation and negotiation serves as an interface between the more abstract decision-making and material city-making. Rarely involved in the creation of our environment, it has the unexplored potential of combining the socio-spatial dimensions of self-organizing urban processes. Diverse agents, the collaborations and conflicts within and between interest groups, and the parameters provided by topological data can all be combined in an operational form in gaming: potentially a great unifier of multiple stakeholder negotiations and individual design aspirations through ...

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

Understanding culture in territorial management and its implications for spatial planning.: The case of floodplain management in urbanised delta regions in the Netherlands and Thailand

by Suwanna Rongwiriyaphanich

This study presents and applies an integrative conceptual framework which is used to explain how culture, planning policy and territorial management outcomes are interrelated, and what the implications are for spatial planning.The study investigates territorial development processes in the context of floodplain management in urbanised delta regions. This specific context is selected because of its strong relations between physical attributes and spatial planning activities.The analysis is carried out based on a comparative approach at two levels. At the cross-national level, the Rhine-Meuse delta region in the Netherlands and the Chaophraya delta region in Thailand are used as case studies.The comparative approach is useful for this study because culture can be best understood in a relativ...

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

Spatial planning and urban resilience in the context of flood risk.: A comparative study of Kaohsiung, Tainan and Rotterdam

by Pei-Wen Lu

Spatial planning is increasingly being considered as an important mechanism in coping with flood risk due to climate change. One of the reasons for this is that engineering approaches are increasingly expensive and cannot provide complete certainty of protection against climate-related floods. The thesis examines whether and how spatial planning is used in urban areas to promote resilience to flood risk and climate change. In this study, planning is considered as the regulation of physical implementation as well as the process of policy-making that guides spatial development. This process mainly involves the interaction and collaboration between actors (both public and private)....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 September 2018 onward  

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