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An inside view of how one of the world's leading architecture and engineering practice does business Sustainable Built Environments: Principles and Practice offers detailed, environmentally sound design solutions to a wide range of building engineering challenges. The text uses case examples and project data provided by engineers and designers at Arup Associates. It covers a broad range of relevant issues, with focused commentaries... more...

For most of human history, people have lived in durable, comfortable buildings made from natural materials such as soil, sand, rocks, and fiber. All over the globe, these ancient traditions persist; a quarter to a third of the world's population today lives in houses built partially or entirely of earth. Conventional Western building techniques using industrial materials may save time and create efficiencies, but... more...

Spatial challenges are elegantly translated into intelligent design solutions in this comprehensive volume. Big Ideas for Small Spaces shows efficient interior design for small spaces-lofts, apartments, cottages, attics, studios, condos, etc. Examples of work by internationally recognized interior designers clearly illustrate how small spaces can be transformed for beauty and efficiency. Effective space-enhancing illusions are explained in depth, both... more...

This book provides a general introduction to the topic of buildings for resistance to the effects of abnormal loadings. The structural design requirements for nuclear facilities are very unique. In no other structural system are extreme loads such as tornadoes, missile and loud interaction, earthquake effects typical in excess of any recorded historical data at a site, and postulated system accident at very low probability range explicitly, considered... more...



The problems with housing today are common knowledgealmost the world over. Small apartments, highprices, increasingly heterogeneous families, etc. Theseproblems, which occur especially in urban environments,affect an increasingly high percentage of thepopulation. The aim of Practical Ideas for Small Spacesis to provide readers with practical and manageableideas to adapt their small homes to the different needsand paces of their lives. A host of images... more...

Are you ready for the Cob Cottage? This is a building method so old and so simple that it has been all but forgotten in the rush to synthetics. A cob cottage,cobb, however, might be the ultimate expression of ecological design, a structure so attuned to its surroundings that its creators refer to it as "an ecstatic house." The authors build a house the way others create a natural garden. They use the oldest, most available materials... more...

The Sustainable Design Book updates the reader on the latest products and developments in the field of "green" design. Around 300 of the most exciting new products are featured. Q&As with leading designers give insight into trends and key techniques used within the industry, while handy icons highlight each product's sustainability credentials at a glance. Beginning with a chapter on sustainable materials, the book goes on to cover furniture,... more...

This #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing. Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level,... more...

Woodshop tools are a major investment -- so it makes sense to keep them in good running order. This book is a complete reference guide for anyone who owns tools and wants to learn how to assemble, tune, maintain and repair them.