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An ageing population means massive changes to our healthcare provision. Technology gives us the tools to shift focus from cure to prevention. What role do architects have in rising to these challenges? The team at AD find out...
The rise of digital construction has allowed contemporary architects to develop workflows in collaboration with those working in design and construction. AD explores what this means in the workplace and how new working practices are delivering better client outcomes in Workflows: Expanding Architecture's Territory in the Design and Delivery of Buildings.
4D Hyperlocal - A cultural toolkit for the open-source city is a thought-provoking collection of essays on how the digital construction revolution is reimagining urban design, planning and community engagement as it goes.
In Contemporary Vernacular Design Clare Nash articulates a passionate plea for a return to vernacular principles to prevent built environments lacking in identity, diversity and spirit. With 26 case studies this is a book packed with practical example and highly accessible as a result.
The green agenda has moved on. So, what does it mean to build sustainably today? Regenerative Development and Design: A Framework for Evolving Sustainability attempts to reconnect the wider environmental ecosystem and drive change.
Hanif Kara and Daniel Bosia highlight how traditional notions of the design and engineering disciplines are being upended by digital change in a new book that draws heavily on practical examples from life at design and structural engineering firm AKT II.