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  • Cafes and Bars: the Architecture of Public Display … by Bollerey, Routledge

    by Bollerey, Routledge
    The design of bars and cafes has played an important role in the development of architecture in the twentieth century. This influence has been felt particularly strongly over the past thirty years, in a time when these social spaces have contributed significantly to the rediscovery and reinvention of cities across Europe and North America.
    This volume presents and examines this significant urban architectural production, and discusses it against a background of the design of cafes and bars across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Major themes and developments are discussed and illustrated with case studies, from the functionalist pre-World War Two architects in Central Europe representing modern society through the design of public spaces, right up to the design of sophisticated bars and cafes as part of the recent urban renaissance of Barcelona and Paris in 1980s and London in the ’90s.

    KSh5,208.00
  • Designer’s Workspace: Ultimate Office Design

    The Designer’s Workspace presents an extensive resource of distinguished firms’ responses to the design of their own offices. Featuring everything from technical detail to interior design, it illustrates what these designers see as the major considerations for modern workplace design. This book reveals design solutions, details, and concepts that have been explored and used by design firms from around the world. From the first impressions at the Reception area and Lobby, to the appeal and diverse uses of the meeting areas, to the functionality and sleekness of the Design Studio itself, it illustrates how the designer’s office can be quite unique in style, function, and character whilst also varying from culture to culture. No two designers will produce the same atmosphere. With this objective, The Designer’s Workspace showcases an array of designs from the traditional to the contemporary, from the historic renovation to the new office tower and serves as a portfolio of the varied responses and solutions found to the challenge of designing the modern office.

    KSh4,524.00
  • Materials for Architects & Builders 4ED by Lyons, Elsevier

    by Lyons, Elsevier
    A necessary purchase for level 1 and 2 undergraduates studying building/ construction materials modules, Materials for Architects and Builders provides an introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and contains information pertaining to their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses.
    Construction Materials is a core module on all undergraduate and diploma construction-related courses and this established textbook is illustrated in colour throughout with many photographs and diagrams to help students understand the key principles.
    This new edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials, appropriate technologies and relevant legislation. The current concern for the ecological effects of building construction and lifetime use are reflected in the emphasis given to sustainability and recycling. An additional chapter on sustainability and governmental carbon targets reinforces this issue.

    KSh4,550.00
  • McKay’s Building Construction by DonHead

    by DonHead
    McKay offers conservation practitioners an essential understanding of the traditional forms of construction, covering the use of masonry and brickwork, carpentry and joinery, slating, plumbing and drainage. The book includes: the author’s extensive, highly detailed drawings to illustrate the text; useful material on traditional craft practice – essential for undertaking repairs; and explanations of terminology and techniques

    KSh14,290.00
  • Taunton’s Complete Illustrated Guide to Finishing by Jeff Jewitt

    by Jeff Jewitt
    This guide to finishing features advanced techniques on controlling and adjusting color, disguising defects, and repairing finishes. This clear and comprehensive volume for woodworkers includes 850 color photos as well as 30 color illustrations.

    KSh5,742.00
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