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Soviet mass housing was a unique phenomenon on account of its ubiquity and scale. Literally no city managed to escape the intensive application of...

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New Design for Old Buildings

Showcasing a range of homes, churches, barns, commercial, and industrial buildings from across the UK, this book demonstrates the SPAB philosophy...

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Revisiting Postmodernism

Revisiting Postmodernism invites readers to see postmodernism in a new light: not just as a style, but as a cultural phenomenon which embraces...

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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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Architects and Designers Diary 2018

Comes complete with cardboard outer box ideal for posting as a gift A4 black bound woven cloth Full week at-a-glance page layout 4-month...

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A Domestic 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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Guide to JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2016

Guide to JCT Minor Works, the new edition of Sarah Lupton’s ever popular Guide to MW11, is a practical guide to the operation and...

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RIBA Journal: November 2017

RIBA Journal is the official magazine of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Packed with regular essential reading, in-depth building...

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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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Small Projects Handbook

This hands-on, no-nonsense guide to running smaller projects up to £1m in value will become your ‘bible’ in day-to-day practice...

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    A unique journey through the world of one of Japan’s most creative architects. In his architectural works, which he compares to clouds...

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    Architecture and Theology: The Art of Place

    The dynamic relationship between art and theology continues to fascinate and to challenge, especially when theology addresses art in all...

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    Louis I. Kahn-Architect: Remembering the Man and Those Who Surrounded Him

    Few people in the history of art and architecture have planted a seed of inspiration that grew to become a towering oak of lasting influence. There...

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    Grand Stand 6: Trade Fair Design

    The sixth title in the Grand Stand series presents new trends in the ever-changing world of stand design. The scenographic design of space and the...

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    speech: 19 Regulations

    The nineteenth issue of the architectural magazine speech: explores the theme of regulations. This particularly technical and nomenclatural theme...

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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.