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New Printed Books Sept 2019

The changing shape of practice : integrating research and design in architecture  Michal Hensel ed 2016

Architectural practices worldwide have to deal with increasingly complex design requirements. The Changing Shape of Practice provides a handbook of examples for practices that wish to integrate more research into their work and a reference book for students that seek to prepare themselves for the changing shape of practice in architecture. It addresses the increasing integration of research undertaken in architectural practices of different sizes ranging from small to very large practices from the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. 

Pierre Koenig a view from the archive Neil Jackson 2019

Using discoveries made in architect Pierre Koenig's archive at the Getty Research Institute, Neil Jackson examines the influences of Koenig's youth in San Francisco, military service during World War II, Case Study Houses, and later award-laden years on the evolution and legacy of Koenig's oeuvre in Los Angeles"

Makers, crafters, educators working for cultural change  Elizabeth Garber ed  2019

This book offers a delightful array of research, ideas and tools for thinking about creative practice around the world.  The authors show how the integration of making, crafting and learning is vital for building a better world.

New Printed Books September 2019

Adaptive reuse of the built heritage : concepts and cases of an emerging discipline Bie Plevoets, Koenraad van Cleempoel 2019

This book is the result of a long-time effort to establish adaptive reuse as a discipline in its own right. It combines theoretical approaches with practical tools, covers philosophical and ethical questions and spans from conservation and restoration perspectives to design and aesthetics.

Adaptive reuse : extending the lives of buildings  Liliane Wong 2017

Building in existing fabric requires more than practical solutions and stylistic skills. The adaptive reuse of buildings, where changes in the structure go along with new programs and functions, poses the fundamental question of how the past should be included in the design for the future. On the background of long years of teaching and publishing, and using vivid imagery from Frankenstein to Rem Koolhaas and beyond, the author provides a comprehensive introduction to architectural design for adaptive reuse projects. History and theory, building typology, questions of materials and construction, aspects of preservation, urban as well as interior design are dealt with in ways that allow to approach adaptive reuse as a design practice field of its own right.

Mind in architecture : neuroscience, embodiment, and the future of design Sarah Robinson and Juhani Pallasmaa 2015

Although we spend more than ninety percent of our lives inside buildings, we understand very little about how the built environment affects our behavior, thoughts, emotions, and well-being. We are biological beings whose senses and neural systems have developed over millions of years; it stands to reason that research in the life sciences, particularly neuroscience, can offer compelling insights into the ways our buildings shape our interactions with the world. This expanded understanding can help architects design buildings that support both mind and body. In Mind in Architecture, leading thinkers from architecture and other disciplines, including neuroscience, cognitive science, psychiatry, and philosophy, explore what architecture and neuroscience can learn from each other. 

Neuroarchitecture  Christoph Metzger 2018


Architectural spaces are anchors for our memory. We find our place in the room by means of our sensory perception; the brain makes use of surfaces and spatial systems in order to store and organize the world we live in. The understanding of this principle forms the basis for the transfer of the results of recent neuroscientific research to architectural practice, as discussed in this book. Neuroarchitecture links neuroscience, perception theory, and Gestalt psychology, as well as music, art, and architecture, into a holistic approach that focuses on the laws of structure formation and the movement of the individual within the architectural space.

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