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Dedicated Databases for Architecture

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The subject guide for Architecture, Landscape- and Interior Architecture is compiled with you the student, lecturer and researcher in mind. Hopefully your task in finding the best scholarly sources will be made easier by these guidelines. I am here to assist with library orientation, literature searches, locating articles, and many more.  Please contact me:

New Books

Design Thinking in the Digital Age Peter G. Rowe 2017

In Design Thinking published in 1987, Rowe interrogated conceptual approaches to design in terms of both process and form. Thirty years later, in a lecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Rowe offered a reappraisal of his earlier work, describing ways in which the capacities of the digital age have changed the way we perceive and understand creative problem-solving in architectural design.

Adaptations of the metropolitan landscape in delta regions Peter Bosselmann 2018

About environmental quality and the long term livability of cities in low-lying coastal areas or located in large river deltas. How will city form and landscapes have to adapt within metropolitan areas.

The riddle of the real city, or the dark knowledge of urbanism Wim Nijenhuis 2017  [Interdisciplinary--Built Environment]

This publication intends to enrich our theoretical understanding of urban interventions. Urban design theorist and historian Wim Nijenhuis engages various philosophers and a spectrum of disciplines, such as urbanism, architecture, history, media science, and art, in each section: a treatise on urban history, essays about the condition of the city in our media age, and meditations about epistemological problems that in turn question the practice of critical writing and propose a shift in worldview.

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New Books Continued

Manual of multi-storey timber construction  Hermann Kaufmann, Stefan Kro╠łtsch 2018 [Interdisciplinary--Built Environment]

Wood is suitable for use in multi-storey building construction with barely any restrictions. This is new and requires creative rethinking of tried and tested practices in wood construction: classical categories can be replaced by mixed construction methods as necessary within a project, which yields completely new possibilities in designing wood structures. The Manual provides architects, engineers and wood specialists with the essential expertise on the new systematic and construction methodology, from the design to prefabrication to the implementation on site. It lays the grounds for mutual understanding among everyone involved in the project, to facilitate the necessary cooperation in the integral planning and construction process.