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The Business of Design - Keith Granet; Arthur Gensler (Foreword by)
Call Number: NC998.5 .A1 G72 2011
ISBN: 9781616890186
The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability provides all of the necessary tools to create and run a thriving design business - from billing and human resources to branding and project management to marketing and licensing- in one easy-to-use guide. Inspired by Granet's own course on running a successful design practice as well as his experience guiding over four hundred design firms, The Business of Design is organized into six clear chapters interwoven with stories, the author's own experiences and life lessons.

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Town Houses - Gunter Pfeifer
ISBN: 9783764386108
Publication Date: 2008
The third volume of this typology of residential buildings deals with the different types of the townhouse.

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Building Structures Illustrated - Francis D. K. Ching
Call Number: TA633 .C44 2014
ISBN: 9781118458358
Publication Date: 2014
A new edition of Francis D.K. Ching's illustrated guide to structural design Structures are an essential element of the building process, yet one of the most difficult concepts for architects to grasp. While structural engineers do the detailed consulting work for a project, architects should have enough knowledge of structural theory and analysis to design a building. Building Structures Illustrated takes a new approach to structural design, showing how structural systems of a building--such as an integrated assembly of elements with pattern, proportions, and scale--are related to the fundamental aspects of architectural design.

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21st Century Architecture - Mark Cleary
Call Number: NA1600 .E53 2012
ISBN: 9781864704419
Publication Date: 2012-03-20
A lushly presented selection of over 45 contemporary architect-designed houses from around the world, complete with full colour photography, floor plans and project text.

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Sustainability, Energy and Architecture - Ali Sayigh
ISBN: 9780123972699
Publication Date: 2013
This unique volume offers insights from renowned experts in energy efficient building from the world over, providing a multi-faceted overview of the state-of-the-art in energy efficient architecture. It opens by defining what constitutes a sustainable building, suggesting bases for sorely needed benchmarks, then explains the most important techniques and tools available to engineers and architects exploring green building technologies.

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Courtyard Houses - Per Brauneck
ISBN: 9783764378400
Publication Date: 2007
This volume deals with the various types of the courtyard house, which utilizes the courtyard as an intimate outdoor living space. A

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Sustainable House - Michael Mobbs
Call Number: TH6057.A6 M62 2010
ISBN: 9781920705527
Publication Date: 2010


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