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A Publishing Program 2017-2018

by Luca P. Marescotti

The publishing program brings together new manuscripts (Teaching Land Use Planning as a Science, Landscapes, The Planner and the Small Planet) with the revision of two books published in 2004, “Città Tecnologie Ambiente (Cities Technologies Environment)” and in 2008, “Urbanistica. Fondamenti e Teoria (Land Use Planning. Fundamentals and Theory)” in a new logical sequence, starting from setting out the issue to formulating a scientific theory for a new decisional support to land use.All the texts are in Italian at present.With the dissemination of this program, I wish to ascertain the reader’s interest in studying the topics under discussion and in contributing to future revisions and translations.luca.marescotti@polimi.it...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 23 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 March 2019 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 18 March 2019 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 14 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 2.70 / 5
10 reviews

Shipping Container Homes for Beginners: How to Live in a Shipping Container House

by David Nelson

A Guide to Building Shipping Container HomesShipping container homes are the latest trends in architecture recently. The use of shipping containers and turning them into homes has a lot of advantages. One of the advantages is that shipping container homes are cheaper to build than conventional concrete homes. Moreover, it is also environmentally friendly. Building a shipping container home is a great option for many people who are seeking alternative housing. If you are one of the many people who want to build shipping container homes, then you will definitely experience a lot of challenges. Thus, this book aims to serve as your guide in building shipping container homes successfully.With this book, you will be able to learn about the following:Understand the quality of shipping containers...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Home & Garden, Home Design, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 30 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

Bodybuilding: Building the perfect Body With Simple Hints and Tips (muscle, fitness, mass gain, lose weight, body building for beginners, lose fat book, fitness training Book 1)

by Daniel D'apollonio

Building the perfect Body With Simple Hints and Tips! Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.This book has lots of amazing information on how to build the perfect body with simple hints and tips that will bring you dramatic results.Have you ever thought of getting that “toned” look that everybody is after? And what crosses your mind whenever you come across the term “bodybuilding”? Perhaps images of huge, heavy muscled bare-chested men and lean bodied ladies flexing their pectorals, massive biceps and triceps amidst tumultuous applauses from a fiery audience is what comes to your mind! That’s pretty fine; only that it is part of bodybuilding; the professional one! So what exactly is bodybuilding if the above is just part of it? Well, bodybuilding is the whole ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Health & Fitness, Diets & Weight Loss
Size: 36 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
45 reviews

Cook like a Ninja with Pressure Cooker: 500 Everyday Recipes for Real Foodie

by Lia Reyner

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Food & Drink, Special Appliances, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 280 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 March 2019 onward  

Architecture Sketches

by Steven Yessick

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 March 2019 onward  

Berkeley Architecture (Visit Berkeley)

by Jordan Payseno and Silver Morningstar

Berkeley: Come for the Food, Stay for the Culture! That's our motto, and part of that culture includes an architecture tour with this handy guide. Many of the buildings featured are in and around the University of California Berkeley campus. Enjoy the photos and history behind these architecture stories in the heart of Berkeley....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Travel, United States
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 March 2019 onward  

Rio+B: Impact & Legacy

by Heiko Hosomi Spitzeck

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development
Size: 2.15 mb
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Advancing Equity Planning Now

by Norman Krumholz

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development
Size: 301 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 March 2019 onward  

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

by Hans Vermeulen

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, Europe, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 211 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 March 2019 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 02 March 2019 onward  

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

by Hiroshi Komiyama

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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 27 February 2019 onward  

Information Technology & Insights: Access Controls: Bringing a Vision and Understanding to Effective Practices (The Erudite Collection Book 2)

by R. Allen Conner

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Business & Finance, Management & Leadership, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 30 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 February 2019 onward  

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 23 February 2019 onward  

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 23 February 2019 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 23 February 2019 onward  

Flowscapes: Designing infrastructure as landscape

by Jauslin Daniel

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 23 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
19 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 23 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

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 20 February 2019 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 February 2019 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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 February 2019 onward  

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 19 February 2019 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 19 February 2019 onward  

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