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Sustainable Design: A Critical Guide (Architecture Briefs)Written for students and practitioners in the fields of architecture and interior design, our new Architecture Brief Sustainable Design provides a concise overview of all the techniques available for reducing the energy footprint of structures and spaces. With clear, simple language and a practical “can do” approach, author David Bergman covers everything from the profession’s ethical responsibility, to design structures and spaces that sustain our natural resources, to specific considerations s…

ARE 5 Practice Problems for the Architect Registration ExamARE 5 Practice Problems contains more than 600 problems designed to reinforce your knowledge of the topics presented in the ARE 5 Review Manual. Problems are organized according to the ARE 5.0 exam divisions. All the exam-problem formats are presented, including multiple choice, case study, check-all-that-apply, fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-place, and hot spot formats. Clearly explained solutions are provided for all problems to supplement your review.ARE 5 Practice Problems will help you to effe…

Timber Framing for the Rest of Us: A Guide to Contemporary Post and Beam ConstructionMany natural building methods rely upon the use of post and beam frame structures that are then in-filled with straw, cob, cordwood, or more conventional wall materials. But traditional timber framing employs the use of finely crafted jointing and wooden pegs, requiring a high degree of craftsmanship and training, as well as much time and expense. However, there is another way . . .Timber Framing for the Rest of Us describes the timber framing methods used by most contractors, farmers and owner-…

About Sketching: The Art and Practice of Capturing the MomentWritten as a sketching artist’s companion, this guide by a noted author of art instruction manuals attests to the value of sketching as a distinct art form rather than┬ámerely a vehicle to achieve more polished works. Artist and author Jasper Salwey details advantages of many drawing media, from pencil to watercolor, and their application to depictions of interior studies, figures, landscapes, seascapes, and architecture.Suitable for artists and students of moderate to advanced skills, the book …

Green from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home Construction (Builder's Guide)Green construction is the building trend of the decade. In direct response to the growing demand for sustainable, healthy, and energy-efficient homes, David Johnston and Scott Gibson present the most forward-thinking theories and the best proven methods of new and remodeled green construction. They begin with down-to-earth explanations of green building basics and move on to site planning, materials selection, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality — detailing along the way every step in des…

Complete Guide to Alzheimer's Proofing Your HomeWritten by a practicing architect and gerontologist, The Complete Guide to Alzheimer’s-Proofing Your Home shows you how to create a home environment that will help you cope with the many difficulties associated with Alzheimer’s. This unique book is divided into two sections to provide the most thorough coverage available. Section One deals with interior and exterior spaces individually, providing key information on how to ensure that the Alzheimer’s patient will be safe and secure. Section Two g…

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to A Green Home: The Good Citizen's Guide to Earth-friendly Remodeling & Home Maintenance (Black & Decker Complete Guide)Go Green & Gain Peace of MindWith this book, readers can sleep well knowing their remodeling and repair practices are protecting the environment and keeping their families healthy. This beautiful step-by-step guide features a host of practical projects and practices for green-thinking homeowners with a hands-on attitude. Offering a boost for the spirit, a refresher for the body and a balm for the planet, it is a comprehensive primer for eco-friendly home stewardship.Black & Decker The Complete G…

MOULDING ASSEMBLING DESIGNINGThis publication aims to demonstrate the great diversity and versatility of the familiar material of ceramic. In a selection of works by architects such as Eduardo Souto de Moura, Caruso St. John, Lacaton Vassal, FOA and EMBT. Whether mass-produced or made-to-measure, contemporary architecture puts ceramics to use in unexpected and innovative ways, as a traditional cladding, as a ventilated fa├žade, as a skin or as building material….