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Built Environment

Our titles on the Built Environment at Cambridge Scholars Publishing cover two complimentary areas of academic research; the design, history, and theory of architecture and architectural practice, and the methods and practicalities of building and construction work. The collection will therefore be of interest to students and researchers in the humanities and social sciences, as well as architectural and construction professionals in different areas.

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Building a House in Rural Romania before and after 1989

This book offers anthropologists, historians, and sociologists a starting point for research on the diversity that characterizes the Romanian rural architectural landscape in the communist and post-communist eras.It is the first contextual analysis of the legal framework for constructing privately owned houses during the Ceausescu ...

Intelligent Systems in Buildings

Although many researchers believe that intelligent systems (IS) can improve building performance, the potential of such systems has not yet been fully recognized with regards to the traditional courtyard house (TCHT). Such research is important given the role of adding IS to TCHTs; due to the nature of intelligent systems and the p...

Safe Rigging Principles and Practices

Any rigging activity is potentially very hazardous and complex. The rigging team must, therefore, possess the necessary knowledge and skill to identify the specific safety hazards associated with the rigging job at hand, and adopt appropriate rigging techniques for safe execution of the job. This book deals exhaustively with the sc...

The City and the Process of Transition from Early Modern Times to the Present

In 2017, during a conference held at the Historical Institute of the University of Wrocław, Poland, an international group of early career researchers and PhD students had the opportunity to discuss the process of transition in cities from early modern times to the present day. This book, arising from the discussions of that meetin...

Pretty Ugly

People are chemical machines, yet we (and some other animals) develop a sense of beauty. Why and how did it evolve? How is it formed?This book answers these questions from the perspective of scientists with deep knowledge of the arts. It interweaves experimental sciences with the histories of art, architecture, music, dance, speech...

Mesoamerican Open Spaces and Mural Paintings as Statements of Cultural Identity

The sensitive perception of a society’s artistic expressions facilitates our comprehension of its ethos, enabling the meaningful communication between individuals and communities, which is the fundamental link that connects human beings.This book explores the spirit of the Mesoamerican civilization from pre-history until the 20th c...

A Victorian Architectural Controversy

Who was the bona fide architect of the New Houses of Parliament? Charles Barry (1795-1860), the winner of the Parliamentary competition, or Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-52), the ‘ghost’ designer, a young Catholic architect and Gothic specialist?After both men died, the controversy over the actual architect of the Houses of ...

Critical Practices in Architecture

This book embraces the idea that in today’s complex world, multiple, emerging perspectives are critical to the design fields, the environment, and society. It also brings authors into conversation to focus on the built environment from the perspective of critical practice. The authors take as a starting point Jane Rendell’s ground-...

Trends in Landscape, Agriculture, Forest and Natural Science

This work adopts a holistic approach to studies on landscape, agriculture, forests and natural sciences. As such, it represents a good starting point for anyone looking to learn more about these topics. The book includes research and studies from 50 contributors who are experts in their respective fields....
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