In addition to our Material Library, we have an exciting and informative library of books and publications.


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Adams, Heather E., and Earl G. Adams, Junior
Stone: Designing Kitchens, Baths and Interiors with Natural Stone

Addington, Michelle, and Daniel Schodek
Smart Materials and Technologies for the Architecture and Design Professions

Allen, Edward, and Joseph Iano
Fundamentals of Building Construction:  Materials & Methods

Amato, Ivan
Stuff: The Materials the World is Made of

American Institute of Steel Construction
Manual of Steel Construction: Allowable Stress Design.  9th ed. 

Architectural Woodwork Quality Standards Illustrated. 7th ed.  

Ashby, Michael F., Paulo J. Ferreira, and Daniel L. Schodek
Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design - An Introduction for Engineers and Architects

Ashby, Mike, and Kara Johnson
Materials and Design:  the Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design

Arnold, Rick
Working with Concrete

Ball, Philip
Made to Measure: New Materials for the 21st Century

Ballast, David Kent
Architect’s Handbook of Construction Detailing

Beall, Christine
Masonry Design and Detailing: For Architects and Contractors. 5th ed.

Bell, Victoria Ballard
Materials for Design

Berge, Bjorn. Translated by Filip Henley
The Ecology of Building Materials

Beylerian, George M., and Andrew Dent. Edited by Anita Moryadas
Material ConneXion: The Global Resource of New and Innovative Materials for Architects, Artists, and Designers

Edited by Bradley Quinn
UltraMaterials:  How Materials Innovation is Changing the World

Blanc, Patrick
The Vertical Garden: From Nature to the City

Bloemink, Barbara, Brooke Hodge, Ellen Lupton, and Matilda McQuaid
Design Life Now: National Design Triennial

Borch, Ine Ter, David Keuning, Caroline Kruit, Ed Melet, Kees Peterse, Piet Vollaard, Tom de Vries, and Els Zijlstra. Edited by Robyn de Jong-Dalziel
Skins for Buildings: The Architect’s Materials Sample Book

Brownell, Blaine, ed. 
Transmaterial: A Catalogue of Materials That Redefine Our Physical Environment

Transmaterial 2:  a Catalog of Materials that Redefine out Physical Environment

Transmaterial 3: A Catalogue of Materials That Redefine Our Physical Environment

Calkins, Meg
Materials for Sustainable Sites:  A Complete Guide to the Evaluation, Selection, and Use of Sustainable Construction Materials

Callender, John Hancock
Time-Saver Standards for Architectural Design Data. 5th ed. 

Carmody, John, Stephen Selkowitz, and Lisa Heschong
Residential Windows: A Guide to New Technologies and Energy Performance

Ching, Francis D.K., and Cassandra Adams
Building Construction Illustrated - Third Edition

Ching, Frank
Building Construction Illustrated

Clark, Ray
Commercial Metal Stud Framing

Dangel, Ulrich
Sustainable Architecture in Vorarlberg:  Energy Concepts and Construction Systems

Den Hartog, J.P. 
Strength of Materials

Deplazes, Andrea, ed. 
Constructing Architecture: Materials, Processes, Structures

Englich, Guido, and Burkhard Remmers 
Interior and Specifiers’ Handbook for Communication Areas: Conferencing, Discussing, Learning

Fernandez, John E. 
Material Architecture:  Emergent Materials for Innovative Building and Ecological Construction

Fine Hardwoods, and American Walnut Association  
Architectural Woodwork. 6D ed. 

Forester, Tom, ed. 
The Materials Revolution: Superconductors, New Materials, and the Japanese Challenge

Geiser, Kenneth 
Materials Matter:  Towards a Sustainable Materials Policy

Gere, Alex S.
Recommended Practices for the Material Architecture Use of Natural Stone in Construction

Gordon, James Edward
The New Science of Strong Materials or Why You Don’t Fall Through the Floor 

Hegger, Manfred, Volker Auch-Schwelk, Mattias Fuchs, and Thorsten Rosenkranz
Construction Materials Manual

Herzog, Thomas, Roland Krippner, and Werner Lang
Facade Construction Manual

Hornbostel, Caleb
Building Design / Materials & Methods

Horrocks, A. R., and S. C. Anand, eds. 
Handbook of Technical Textiles 

Hugues, Theodor, Ludwig Steiger, and Johann Weber  
Timber Construction: Details, Products and Case Studies

Iwamoto, Lisa 
Digital Fabrications:  Architectural and Materials Techniques 

Janssen, Jules J.A. 
Building with Bamboo:  A Handbook 

Johnston, David
Building Green in a Black and White World 

Kaltenbach, Frank
Detail Practice: Translucent Material: Glass, Plastic, Metals 

Kieran, Stephen, and James Timberlake
Refabricating Architecture:  How Manufacturing Methodologies are Poised to Transform Building Construction  

Kirkwood, Niall
The Art of Landscape Detail:  Fundamentals, Practices and Case Studies

Kolarevic, Branko, and Kevin Klinger, eds. 
Manufacturing Material Effects:  Rethinking Design and Making in Architecture  

Kreh, R.L. 
Building with Masonry: Brick, Block and Concrete 

Lacinkski, Paul, and Michel Bergeron
Serious Straw Bale: A Home Construction Guide for All Climates 

Law, Brian S
Building Oxford’s Heritage 

Lefteri, Chris
Ceramics: Materials for Inspirational Design 

Lefteri, Chris
Glass: Materials for Inspirational Design

Lefteri, Chris
Making It:  Manufacturing Techniques for Product Design 

Lefteri, Chris
Metals: Materials for Inspirational Design  

Lefteri, Chris
Plastic: Materials for Inspirational Design  

Lefteri, Chris 
Plastic 2. Materials for Inspirational Design

Lefteri, Chris
Wood. Materials for Inspirational Design  

Lerup, Lars, David Cronrath, and John Koh Chiang Liu
Learning from Fire: A Fire Protection Primer for Architects 

Lupton, Ellen
Skin: Surface, Substance and Design

Maguire, Eileen, and Lisa Dudow
STUA: Timeless  

Margolis, Liat, and Alexander Robinson
Living Systems:  Innovative Materials and Technologies for Landscape Architecture  

Material World: Innovative Structures and Finishes for Interiors 

McDonough, William, and Michael Braungart
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things  

McHenry, Paul Graham, Junior
Adobe and Rammed Earth Buildings: Design and Construction  

McLeod, Virginia
Detail in Contemporary Landscape Architecture  

McLeod, Virginia
Detail in Contemporary Timber Architecture

McQuaid, Matilda
Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance  

Meisel, Ari
LEED Materials:  A Resource Guide to Green Building

Melander, John M., James A. Farny, and Albert W. Isberner, Junior
Portland Cement Plaster / Stucco Manual, 5th ed. 

Miravete, Antonio, ed.
3-D Reinforcements in Composite Materials  

Mori, Toshiko, ed.  
Immaterial / Ultramaterial: Architecture, Design, and Materials  

Mostafavi, Mohsen, and David Leatherbarrow
On Weathering:  The Life of Buildings in Time

Ngo, Dung, and Eric Pfeiffer
Bent Ply: The Art of Plywood Furniture 

Oprins, Jan, and Harry Van Trier
Bamboo - A Material for Landscape and Garden Design 

Panarese, W. C., S. H. Kosmatka, and F. A. Randall
Concrete Masonry Handbook for Architects, Engineers, Builders

Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing: A Community Guide to Factory-Built Housing 

Pile, John F
Interior Design  

Ramsey, Charles George
Architectural Graphic Standards: An Abridgement of the Eighth Edition, Student Edition

Reed, David
The Art and Craft of Stonework: Dry-stacking, Mortaring, Paving, Carving, Gardenscaping

Riera Ojeda, Oscar
Architecture in Detail: Materials

Reznikoff, S.C. 
Interior Graphic and Design Standards 

Riggs, J. Rosemary
Materials and Components of Interior Architecture 

Ritter, Axel
Smart Materials in Architecture, Interior Architecture and Design

Roy, Rob
Cordwood Building: The State of the Art 

Roy, Rob
Timber Framing for the Rest of Us: A Guide to Contemporary Post and Beam Construction

Ruske, Wolfgang
Timber Construction for Trade, Industry, Administration

Salvadori, Mario
The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers and Architects

Salvadori, Mario
The Strength of Architecture: Why Buildings Stand Up

Schittich, Christian, ed. 
Building Skins

Simmons, H. Leslie
Olin’s Construction: Principles, Materials, and Methods

Snedden, Robert
Material World: Changing Materials

Snedden, Robert
Material World: Separating Materials 

Solberg, Gordon
Building with Papercrete and Paper Adobe: A Revolutionary New Way to Build Your Own Home for Next to Nothing 

Spiegel, Ross, and Dru Meadows
Green Building Materials:  A Guide to Product Selection and Specification 

Stacey, Michael
Component Design (New Technology Series)

Structural Engineering Design Provisions 
Uniform Building Code - Volume 2 

Velez, Simon. 
Grow Your Own House.

Wellner, Pamela, and Eugene Dickey. 
The Wood Users Guide.  

Wilson, Alex, and Mark Pepkorn. 
Green Building Products: The GreenSpec Guide to Residential Building Materials.  

The Wood Book 80.  

Woolley, Tom, Sam Kimmins, Paul Harrison, and Rob Harrison.  Green Building Handbook - Volume 1.

Woolley, Tom, and Sam Kimmins. 
Green Building Handbook - Volume 2: A Guide to Building Products and Their Impact on the Environment. 

Zijlstra, Els, and Alex de Ruiter, and Ilse Steenbrink, eds. 
Material Skills: Evolution of Materials

Zimmermann, Astrid, ed. 
Constructing Landscape:  Materials, Techniques, Structural Components


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