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Flourish: Design Paradigms for Our Planetary Emergency

By Sarah Ichioka and Michael Pawlyn. Triarchy Press, 2021, ISBN: 9781913743260

Work on the Move 3: Building Better Workplaces After the Pandemic

Edited By Michael Schley and Alexi Marmot. IFMA, 2021, ISBN: 9781737903222

Thermal Design of Buildings: Understanding Heating, Cooling and Decarbonization

by Phillip Jones. Crowood Press, 2021, ISBN: 9781785008986

London’s Global Office Economy: From Clerical Factory to Digital Hub

By Rob Harris. Routledge, 2021, ISBN: 9780367646721

Architecture & the Public Good

By Tom Spector. Anthem Press, 2021, ISBN: 9781785277344

The Venice Variations: Tracing the Architectural Imagination

by Sophia Psarra. UCL Press, 2018, ISBN: 9781787352391

Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency

By Barnabas Calder. Pelican, 2021, ISBN: 9780241396735

A Future for Planning: Taking Responsibility for Twenty-First Century Challenges

By Michael Harris. Routledge, 2019, ISBN: 9781138708808

Healthy Homes: Designing with Light and Air for Sustainability and Wellbeing

By Nick Baker & Koen Steemers. RIBA Publishing, 2019, ISBN: 9781859467138

Critique of Architecture: Essays on Theory, Autonomy, and Political Economy

By Douglas Spencer. Birkhäuser, 2021, ISBN: 978035621631

Energy - People - Buildings: Making Sustainable Architecture Work

By Judit Kimpian, Hattie Hartman & Sofie Pelsmakers. RIBA Publishing, 2021, ISBN: 9781859465875

Urban Schools: Designing for High Density

By Helen Taylor and Sharon Wright, RIBA Publishing, 2020. ISBN: 9781859468814

Modern Architecture and Climate Design before Air Conditioning

By Daniel A. Barber. Princeton University Press, 2020, ISBN: 978-691170039.

High Office: Fire Safety in Tall, Supertall and Megatall Office Buildings

By Madelena Hanc and Alexi Marmot. British Council for Offices, 2020. https://tinyurl.com/yxqy5so4

Dwelling on the Future: Architecture of the Seaside, Middle England and the Metropolis

By Pierre d'Avoine. UCL Press, 2020, ISBN: 978-1-78735-054-0

Urban Planning Against Poverty: How to Think and Do Better Cities in the Global South

By Jean-Claude Bolay. Springer, 2020, ISBN 9783030284190.

Societies Under Construction: Geographies, Sociologies and Histories of Building

Edited by Daniel Sage and Chloé Vitry. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, ISBN: 9783319739960.

Architecture and Resilience: Interdisciplinary Dialogues

Edited by Kim Trogal, Irena Bauman, Ranald Lawrence and Doina Petrescu. 2019, Routledge, ISBN: 9781138065819

Planning Cities with Nature

Planning Cities with Nature

Edited by Fabiano Lemes de Oliveira & Ian Mell. 2019, Springer, ISBN: 9783030018665

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M J Cook, Y Shukla, R Rawal, C Angelopoulos, L Caruggi-De-Faria, D Loveday, E Spentzou, & J Patel

Balconies as adaptable spaces in apartment housing
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Inclusive Living: ageing, adaptations and future-proofing homes
V McCall

Residential geothermal air-conditioning: inhabitants’ comfort, behaviour and energy use
L Thomas, A Woods, R Powles, P Kalali, & S Wilkinson

Energy retrofit and passive cooling: overheating and air quality in primary schools
D Grassie, Y Schwartz, P Symonds, I Korolija, A Mavrogianni & D Mumovic

Outdoor PM2.5 air filtration: optimising indoor air quality and energy
E Belias & D Licina

Architects’ ‘enforced togetherness’: new design affordances of the home
E Marco, M Tahsiri, D Sinnett & S Oliveira

Overheating assessment in Passivhaus dwellings: the influence of prediction tools
V L Goncalves, V Costanzo, K Fabbri & T Rakha

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Projected climate data for building design: barriers to use
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Technological transitions in climate control: lessons from the House of Lords
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Internal thermal mass for passive cooling and ventilation: adaptive comfort limits, ideal quantities, embodied carbon
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Understanding air-conditioned lives: qualitative insights from Doha
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Living with air-conditioning: experiences in Dubai, Chongqing & London
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Air-conditioning in New Zealand: power and policy
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Summertime overheating in UK homes: is there a safe haven?
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The future of IEQ in green building certifications
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