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Revolution: Interior Design from 1950

The last half of the twentieth century saw the emergence, evolution and consolidation of a distinct interior design practice and profession. This...

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Lost England records the greatest transition in England's history as the longstanding practices of a largely rural economy shifted focus into towns...

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Across the UK are poorly designed, brick-box housing schemes that look the same whether in Northampton or Southampton – often in a naïve...

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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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Guide to JCT Design and Build Contract 2016

Ben Worthington, Senior Associate, Olswang LLP

Sarah Lupton has produced an immensely practical guide that will become an essential reference tool for both practitioners and students. The text is throughout supported by flow charts, diagrams and explanatory notes making this an excellent reference and research tool.


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I honestly believe it’s one of the most sensible BIM publications around.


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This is Temporary: how transient projects are redefining architecture

Ivan Harbour, Partner, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

As designers we claim to be individually radical but collectively, in the face of permanence, good design necessarily becomes a set of well-judged compromises. Thank goodness then, that when we see things as temporary, we are able to give our imagination the freedom to deliver such an...


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101 Rules of Thumb for Sustainable Buildings and Cities

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Very accessible and refreshing for the initiated as well as those who are less familiar. A good present too.


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Light in Architecture: The Intangible Material

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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.