13. Structural Systems and Technologies ("Tents: Membraneous and armature, Underground architecture: Cave, pit and semi-subterranean, Horizontal log construction: Diffusion, Stone construction: Wet and dry, Walling: Timber-framed, Curtain walling: Woven matting, Finishes: Mud plaster and limewash, Roofing: Cladding, Roofing: Thatch")
14. Forms, Plans and Types ("Primary forms, Roof forms, Flat Roof forms, Plans: Circular, Plans: Courtyard, Multi-storey buildings, Pile dwellings, Community and multi-family houses, Bungalow: Diffusion")
15. Services and Functions ("Sweat baths, Open hearths, stoves and ovens, Chimneys and smoke holes, Ventilation and cooling: Middle East and Southwest Asia, Ventilation and cooling: Veranda, Granaries, Barns, Mills")
17. Development and Sustainability ("Population growth, Urbanisation, Squatter settlements, Deforestation, Earthquakes, Open-air museums, World Heritage Sites") Afterword.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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