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Chinese Urban Transformation: A Tale of Six Cities

Now an established global force, China has experienced a sustained period of staggering economic growth since policy reform in the 1970s. Chinese...

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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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Desire lines are the paths that people create through regular usage. They appear where people repeatedly choose to walk and usually signify a route...

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Architects and Designers Diary 2019

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Clerk of Works and Site Inspector Handbook: 2018 edition

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The Housing Design Handbook: A Guide to Good Practice: 2nd Edition

Everyone deserves a decent and affordable home, a truth (almost) universally acknowledged. But housing in the UK has been in a state of crisis for...

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RIBA Journal: October 2018

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Planning, Politics and City Making: A Case Study of King's Cross

Whilst there is extensive literature analysing the design and function of new buildings and places, the actual process through which development...

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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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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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