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The Architecture of Happiness

Botton, Alain De
What makes a house truly beautiful? Why are many new houses so ugly? Why do we argue so bitterly about sofas and pictures - and can differences of taste ever be satisfactorily resolved? This book explores one of our most intense but often hidden love affairs: with our houses and their furnishings.
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Think Like An Architect: How to develop critical, creative and collaborative problem-solving skills

Deutsch, Randy
Do you know how to think like an architect? Do you know why you should? How do you make sure that you have the critical thinking tools necessary to prosper in your academic and professional career? This book gives you the answers.
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Women Design

Sellers, Libby
Pioneers in architecture, industrial, graphic and digital design from the twentieth century to the present day From architects and product designers to textile artists and digital innovators, Women Design profiles a selection of dynamic female designers from the modern era, showcasing their finest work and celebrating their enduring influence.
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Lina Bo Bardi - Stones Against Diamonds. Architecture Words 12

Bardi, Lina Bo
Lina Bo Bardi (1914 - 1992) was a prolific architect, designer and thinker, whose work, absorbing her native Italy and then after 1946 her adopted homeland, Brazil, spans across architecture, furniture, stage and costume design, urban planning, curatorial work, teaching and writing.
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Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction

Nanay, Bence (Professor of Philosophy an
Bence Nanay introduces aesthetics, a branch of philosophy that explores the nature of art, beauty, and taste. Looking beyond traditional artistic experiences, he defends the topic from accusations of elitism, and shows how more everyday experiences such as the pleasure in a soft fabric or falling leaves can become the subject of aesthetics.
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Architecture and Space: Design Concepts in the 20th Century

Schirmbeck,Egon; Boettger,Till; Hanke,
Architecture is, fundamentally, about forming space. Each new project confronts the architect with the challenge of designing spaces and translating the design into built reality. Outstanding solutions and unusual approaches to this challenge are therefore a valuable source of inspiration for designers to draw on.
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Embodied Energy and Design: Making Architecture Between Metrics and Narratives

Benjamin D
An exploration of energy, environment, and an expanded definition of architecture
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Empathic Space: The Computation of Human-Centric Architecture

AD: Derix C & Izaki A
In recent years, questions of space have gained renewed momentum in architecture and urban design, as adaptation, densification and sustainable regeneration have become an increasing priority.
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