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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction, Christopher Alexander and Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein and Max Jacobson and Ingrid Fiksdahl-King and Shlomo Angel
1 A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
Christopher Alexander and Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein and Max Jacobson and Ingrid Fiksdahl-King and Shlomo Angel USA Oxford University Press 1978 0195019199 / 9780195019193 Hardcover New Book 20.5 x 14.6 x 4.5 cm 
You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language. At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people. At the core of the books, too, is the point that in designing their environments people always rely on certain "languages," which, like the languages we speak, allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a forma system which gives them coherence. This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the built environment. "Patterns," the units of this language, are answers to design problems (How high should a window sill be? How many stories should a building have? How much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the patterns are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seemly likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today. 
Price: 78.95 AUD
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Architecture and Urban Design in Brisbane Volume 2, Graham de Gruchy
2 Architecture and Urban Design in Brisbane Volume 2
Graham de Gruchy Australia Boolarong Press 2012 1921920998 / 9781921920998 Soft cover New Book 24.0 x 17.0 x 1.1 cm 
This book updates the original book published in 1988, Architecture in Brisbane. It continues the examination of Brisbane's buildings and the design changes from 1988 to 2011. Now retired Assoc Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning, Dr Graham de Grucy pprovides a picture of design changes and technological advancements over the last 20 years. Complemented by many photos and plans this book is a must for any historian or student of architecture. 
Price: 59.95 AUD
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Architecture in Brisbane Volume 1, Graham de Gruchy
3 Architecture in Brisbane Volume 1
Graham de Gruchy Australia Boolarong Press 1988 0864390785 / 9780864390783 Soft cover New Book 25.0 x 17.0 x 1.0 cm 
Ass Professor Graham de Gruchy examines the architecture of Brisbane from early settlement to 1988, Brisbane's Expo year. This book provides a comprehensive look at buildings - commercial and residential with images and plans. 
Price: 49.95 AUD
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The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience, Toby Hemenway
4 The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience
Toby Hemenway USA Chelsea Green Publishing 2015 1603585265 / 9781603585262 Soft cover New Book 25.4 x 20.3 x 2.6 cm 
Permaculture is more than just the latest buzzword; it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us. And nowhere are those remedies more needed and desired than in our cities. The Permaculture City provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns. The same nature-based approach that works so beautifully for growing food connecting the pieces of the landscape together in harmonious ways applies perfectly to many of our other needs. Toby Hemenway, one of the leading practitioners and teachers of permaculture design, illuminates a new way forward through examples of edge-pushing innovations, along with a deeply holistic conceptual framework for our cities, towns, and suburbs. The Permaculture City begins in the garden but takes what we have learned there and applies it to a much broader range of human experience; we re not just gardening plants but people, neighborhoods, and even cultures. Hemenway lays out how permaculture design can help towndwellers solve the challenges of meeting our needs for food, water, shelter, energy, community, and livelihood in sustainable, resilient ways. Readers will find new information on designing the urban home garden and strategies for gardening in community, rethinking our water and energy systems, learning the difference between a job and a livelihood, and the importance of placemaking and an empowered community. This important book documents the rise of a new sophistication, depth, and diversity in the approaches and thinking of permaculture designers and practitioners. Understanding nature can do more than improve how we grow, make, or consume things; it can also teach us how to cooperate, make decisions, and arrive at good solutions." 
Price: 39.95 AUD
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