A revolutionary manifesto by Braungart and McDonough on the implementation of circular thinking.
“It’s one of the most thought-provoking books I’ve ever read.” Ellen Macarthur, The Times
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Brooks’ Road to Character delves into forgetting yourself to live a better life in a world filled with reward-orientated businesses.
“A hyper-readable, lucid, often richly detailed human story… In the age of the selfie, Brooks wishes to exhort us back to a semiclassical sense of self-restraint, self erasure and self-suspicion.” New York Times Book Review
Pallasmaa looks at the five senses in relation to architecture and questions why sight has become so prominent.
“Not since the Danish architect Steen Eiler Rasmussen’s Experiencing Architecture (1959) has there been such a succinct and clear text which could serve students and architects at this critical time in the development of 21st Century Architecture” Steven Holl
Dispelling the myths surrounding energy with regards to politics in America, Smil provides realism to the future of energy.
“I recommend this book to anyone who spends time working on energy issues – not to cheer them up but to help them have a stronger framework for evaluating energy promises.” Bill Gates, thegatesnotes.com
Ridley combines economics, psychology and human evolution arriving at a rationally optimistic place.
“His theory is, in a way, the glorious offspring that would result if Charles Darwin’s ideas mated with those of Adam Smith.” The Economist
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Richard Dawkins explores natural phenomena through the real magic… science.
“Few scientists manage to reach a huge popular audience. Even among them Richard Dawkins is distinctive for the clarity and elegance of his prose-” The Times
A depiction of how technological progress will create an abundance, meeting the needs of everyone on the planet.
“The New York Times ‘bestselling manifesto for the future that is grounded in practical solutions addressing the world’s most pressing concerns: overpopulation, food, water, energy, education, health care and freedom'” Wall Street Journal
A succinct compilation of architectural sources which provides a fresh view on the work of Rem Koolhaus.
Sennett explores the relationship between living a happy life and the built environment, drawing on his own personal experiences.
“Constantly stimulating ideas from a veteran of urban thinking.” Jonathan Meades, Guardian
Mallgrave analyses the relationship between the brain and architecture, and the latest research.
“A gripping interpretation of how the latest advances in neuroscience enlarge our understanding of architecture from Alberti’s belief that a building is a ‘form of body’ to the computer-” David Watkins, University of Cambridge
The Fall of Public Man jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj
Sennett questions the private and the public experience in our everyday lives and historically. He asks the question of how can we be more involved with our respective communities in the modern age.
“A powerful argument for a more formal public culture and a swipe against the rise of a self-indulgent counter-culture.” Melissa Benn, Guardian
Which Contract (6th Edition) jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj jjjjjjjjjjjj
Comparisons between different types of building contracts and where and when they might be used. Ideal for the student studying professional studies or the industry professional looking to stay up to date.
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