The Urban House

  • Filename: the-urban-house.
  • ISBN: 0847839559
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages: 298
  • Author: Ron Broadhurst
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications



An authoritative volume on the most innovative new residential design in cities around the globe. This carefully curated book presents twenty-five new and recent spaces for city living in the twenty-first century. Author Ron Broadhurst has selected projects that represent asset of ideas that can be described as belonging particularly to our time and which will shape how we think of living in the city in the future. Where the great experimenters of the last century were stripping away ornamentation and creating free-flowing spaces for the first time, today's innovators are pioneering research for the potential of new materials for both formal invention and environmental sustainability and creating bold and sophisticated essays in the adaptive reuse of spaces originally designed for other purposes. What emerges is a portrait of the most forward sophisticated essays in soaring loft spaces to ingenious new penthouse constructions compete with rooftop lawns--all perfectly suited to twenty-first century lifestyles. Included here is the work of such design luminaries as David Adjaye, Andree Putman, Annabelle Selldorf, UNStudio, and Allied Works Architecture, in locations across the globe, including New York, London, Los Angeles and Barcelona. Together these projects make The Urban House a uniquely coherent and authoritative volume on the best in new residential design.

The Integral Urban House Self Reliant Living in the City

  • Filename: the-integral-urban-house-self-reliant-living-in-the-city.
  • ISBN: 1897408161
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 508
  • Author: Sim Van Der Ryn
  • Publisher:



In this comprehensive guide, a completely sustainable urban lifestyle is achieved by creating a mini-ecosystem where residents grow their own fruits and vegetables, raise chickens, rabbits, and fish, recycle 90 percent of their waste, and use a variety of other alternative technologies--all on a 1/8-acre city lot.

House by House Block by Block

  • Filename: house-by-house-block-by-block.
  • ISBN: 0195176146
  • Release Date: 2004-08-01
  • Number of pages: 306
  • Author: Alexander Von Hoffman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand



Based on years of research, this is the inspiring story of the dramatic revitalization of urban wastelands from Los Angeles to Chicago to Boston and the grassroots organizations and leaders that helped bring it about. 30 line illustrations.

The Urban Asian House

  • Filename: the-urban-asian-house.
  • ISBN: 0500341621
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Robert Powell
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson



In the 21st century, Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila will be among the 20 mega-cities in the world, each with a population of over 10 million. Now more than ever, urban houses in Asia need to meet the challenges of space constraints, the high cost of land, heat and humidity, pollution and privacy. The urban house must do more with less and show how small can be beautiful.

Urban Culture in Medieval Wales

  • Filename: urban-culture-in-medieval-wales.
  • ISBN: 9780708323526
  • Release Date: 2012-01-05
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author:
  • Publisher: University of Wales Press



This collection of twelve essays describes aspects of town life in medieval Wales, from the way people lived and worked to how they spent their leisure time. Drawing on evidence from historical records, archaeology and literature, twelve leading scholars outline the diversity of town life and urban identity in medieval Wales. While urban histories of Wales have charted the economic growth of towns in post-Norman Wales, much less has been written about the nature of urban culture in Wales. This book fills in some of the gaps about how people lived in towns and the kinds of cultural experience which helped to construct a Welsh urban identity.

Urban Semiotics the City as a Cultural Historical Phenomen

  • Filename: urban-semiotics-the-city-as-a-cultural-historical-phenomen.
  • ISBN: 9789985588079
  • Release Date: 2015
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Tallinn University Press / Tallinna Ülikooli Kirjastus



This collection of essays presents the materials of the Third Annual Juri Lotman Days at Tallinn University in Estonia (3–5 June 2011). The participants discussed the semiotics of urban space from the perspective of the Tartu-Moscow School in comparison with contemporary approaches. This book consists of four sections. The articles in the first section discuss how “urban texts” function in modern and contemporary Baltic cultures. The papers in the second section focus on the semiotics of place in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian and Soviet culture from the perspective of linguistic poetics, cultural semiotics, and new materiality. The last two sections are devoted to the visual perceptions of the cityscape and their ideological interpretations as exemplified by Ukrainian, Estonian, Korean, Chinese, and North American illustrations.

Houses and Cottages of Britain

  • Filename: houses-and-cottages-of-britain.
  • ISBN: 0575071222
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: R. W. Brunskill
  • Publisher: Yale University Press



The sequel to Traditional Buildings of Britain traces the origins and development of traditional buildings by going inside the houses and revealing from their plans how they evolved from basic accommodation to homes giving comfort and privacy. The book shows how local traditional materials—earth, timber, stone, brick—were used in the construction of the buildings.

The Urban Farmer

  • Filename: the-urban-farmer.
  • ISBN: 9781771421911
  • Release Date: 2015-12-14
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Curtis Stone
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers



There are twenty million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a tremendous source of opportunity. Access to land is a major barrier for many people who want to enter the agricultural sector, and urban and suburban yards have huge potential for would-be farmers wanting to become part of this growing movement. The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else's). Major benefits include: Low capital investment and overhead costs Reduced need for expensive infrastructure Easy access to markets Growing food in the city means that fresh crops may travel only a few blocks from field to table, making this innovative approach the next logical step in the local food movement. Based on a scalable, easily reproduced business model, The Urban Farmer is your complete guide to minimizing risk and maximizing profit by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces. Curtis Stone is the owner/operator of Green City Acres, a commercial urban farm growing vegetables for farmers markets, restaurants, and retail outlets. During his slower months, Curtis works as a public speaker, teacher, and consultant, sharing his story to inspire a new generation of farmers.

The Changing Politics of Gun Control

  • Filename: the-changing-politics-of-gun-control.
  • ISBN: 9780742572928
  • Release Date: 1998-05-14
  • Number of pages: 284
  • Author: Clyde Wilcox
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers



In recent years, political discourse about gun control and the Second Amendment has become increasingly volatile and this collection of original essays by top scholars illuminates the various reasons why. Gun lobbies such as the National Rifle Association are more organized and aggressive and their issue agenda has evolved as new and more powerful weapons and militia appear. On the other side of the debate, the critical wounding of James Brady gave gun control advocates a visible martyr with strong ties to Republican conservatives. In sum, gun control and the right to bear arms have become hotly disputed issues where political alignments are constantly shifting. The contributors chart these changes and explore how Congress, the courts, the President, and individual states are currently addressing the issue of gun control. This book, which includes profiles and examinations of relevant interest groups, the gun control coalition, recent Supreme Court decisions, and public opinion surveys, will be of great interest to classes in political science, American government, law, and sociology.

Networks of New York

  • Filename: networks-of-new-york.
  • ISBN: 9781612195438
  • Release Date: 2016-08-30
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: Ingrid Burrington
  • Publisher: Melville House



A guided tour of the physical Internet, as seen on, above, and below the city’s streets What does the Internet look like? It’s the single most essentail aspect of modern life, and yet, for many of us, the Internet looks like an open browser, or the black mirrors of our phones and computers. But in Networks of New York, Ingrid Burrington lifts our eyes from our screens to the streets, showing us that the Internet is everywhere around us, all the time—we just have to know where to look. Using New York as her point of reference and more than fifty color illustrations as her map, Burrington takes us on a tour of the urban network: She decodes spray-painted sidewalk markings, reveals the history behind cryptic manhole covers, shuffles us past subway cameras and giant carrier hotels, and peppers our journey with background stories about the NYPD's surveillance apparatus, twentieth-century telecommunication monopolies, high frequency trading on Wall Street, and the downtown building that houses the offices of both Google and the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force. From a rising star in the field of tech jounalism, Networks of New York is a smart, funny, and beautifully designed guide to the endlessly fascinating networks of urban Internet infrastructure. The Internet, Burrington shows us, is hiding in plain sight. From the Hardcover edition.

House and Society in the Ancient Greek World

  • Filename: house-and-society-in-the-ancient-greek-world.
  • ISBN: 0521000254
  • Release Date: 2001-05-10
  • Number of pages: 220
  • Author: Lisa C. Nevett
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



This book considers traditional assumptions about the nature of social relationships in Greek households during the Classical and Hellenistic periods, which draws on archaeological evidence from individual houses rather than textual sources. The focus of the study is the domestic organization of households, particularly the relationships between men and women within the households, between household members and outsiders, and with the wider social structures of the polis or city state, and how these changed with time.

Urban Theory Beyond the West

  • Filename: urban-theory-beyond-the-west.
  • ISBN: 9781136629754
  • Release Date: 2012-03-12
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Tim Edensor
  • Publisher: Routledge



Since the late eighteenth century, academic engagement with political, economic, social, cultural and spatial changes in our cities has been dominated by theoretical frameworks crafted with reference to just a small number of cities. This book offers an important antidote to the continuing focus of urban studies on cities in ‘the Global North’. Urban Theory Beyond the West contains twenty chapters from leading scholars, raising important theoretical issues about cities throughout the world. Past and current conceptual developments are reviewed and organized into four parts: ‘De-centring the City’ offers critical perspectives on re-imagining urban theoretical debates through consideration of the diversity and heterogeneity of city life; ‘Order/Disorder’ focuses on the political, physical and everyday ways in which cities are regulated and used in ways that confound this ordering; ‘Mobilities’ explores the movements of people, ideas and policy in cities and between them and ‘Imaginaries’ investigates how urbanity is differently perceived and experienced. There are three kinds of chapters published in this volume: theories generated about urbanity ‘beyond the West’; critiques, reworking or refining of ‘Western’ urban theory based upon conceptual reflection about cities from around the world and hybrid approaches that develop both of these perspectives. Urban Theory Beyond the West offers a critical and accessible review of theoretical developments, providing an original and groundbreaking contribution to urban theory. It is essential reading for students and practitioners interested in urban studies, development studies and geography.

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