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Mediated Space: The architecture of news, advertising and entertainment

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This book embeds the principles of how we should approach the design of future housing for an ageing population, reminding us that this is not...

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Designed to Perform: An Illustrated Guide to Delivering Energy Efficient Homes

Designed to Perform: An Illustrated Guide to Delivering Energy Efficient Homes is an illustrated practical design guide to delivering better energy...

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Age-friendly Housing: Future design for older people

This book embeds the principles of how we should approach the design of future housing for an ageing population, reminding us that this is not...

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Designed to Perform: An Illustrated Guide to Delivering Energy Efficient Homes is an illustrated practical design guide to delivering better energy...

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Wheelchair Housing Design Guide: 3rd Edition

This guide provides all the information you need to design good quality, wheelchair accessible housing. Filled with practical advice, insightful...

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Light and Emotions: Exploring Lighting Cultures. Conversations with Lighting Designers

In addition to its practical functions, such as helping to optimise safety and security, lighting also has another principal task creating emotions...

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Guide to the JCT Intermediate Building Contract 2016

Guide to JCT Intermediate Contract 2016, the new edition of Sarah Lupton’s ever popular Guide to IC11, is a practical guide to the...

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A Commercial Client's Guide to Engaging an Architect

If you need to understand about engaging the services of an architect, this updated RIBA guide is for you. Straightforward and completely up-to...

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The new CDM regulations came into force on 6 April 2015 changing the face of construction health and safety risk management on construction...

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Small Practice and the Sole Practitioner

This book is a practical guide for students or those already running or thinking of running a small practice on how to set up and run a small...

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Redefining Brutalism

You’ll have heard this take before: Brutalism equals concrete. That it was born in Marseille with Le Corbusier’s Unite. That it was left for dead in London just two decades later by Alison and Peter Smithson. And that nobody today dares use this most publicly-reviled of...


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Biomimicry in Architecture: 2nd edition

Dame Ellen MacArthur

In this remarkable book, Michael Pawlyn makes the case for placing buildings and architecture at the heart of a bio inspired and biomimetic future.  It’s more than this, however. A book of principles and action for the 21st century, it's an example of the new lens: a systemic way of...


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Light in Architecture: The Intangible Material

Joseph Rykwert

Elisa Valero Ramos' clarity, learning and enthusiasm make this book essential reading for any architect - indeed for anyone with an interest in buildings and their history. 


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Information Exchanges: RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide

From the Foreword by Alistair Kell

This will serve as a standard text, allowing architects to confidently adopt the appropriate new standards and technologies demanded by Level 2 BIM.


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Starting a Practice: A Plan of Work (2nd ed)

Sunand Prasad, Senior Partner, Penoyre & Prasad LLP

Written in crisp and direct language sprinkled with witty insights, this book is a comprehensive and highly practical guide, of value to all architectural practices; not only to those just setting up but to all wanting to do better.