Category: Architecture

  • Download Bau-Bionik: Natur - Analogien - Technik (German Edition) by Werner Nachtigall,Göran Pohl PDF

    By Werner Nachtigall,Göran Pohl

    Bionik befasst sich mit der technischen Umsetzung und Anwendung von Konstruktionen, Verfahren und Entwicklungsprinzipien biologischer Systeme. Beispiele aus der Natur liefern Anregungen zur Entwicklung neuer Lösungen, wie etwa bei thermischen Lüftungssystemen, die sich am Beispiel von Termitenbauten orientieren. Der Band bietet Lesern Gelegenheit, Grundideen der Natur kreativ für eigene Lösungen zu nutzen. Dafür erläutern die Autoren zahlreiche Beispiele und deren Wirkprinzipien.

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  • Download Sacred Architecture in a Secular Age: Anamnesis of Durham by Marie Clausén PDF

    By Marie Clausén

    Having gained a couple of contemporary ballot as Britain’s best-loved development, the attraction of Durham Cathedral seems to be abiding, which begs the query even if an iconic sacred construction can hold that means and affective pertinence for modern, secular viewers. utilizing the instance of Durham Cathedral, this ebook units out to discover in which the allure of old church buildings lies this day and considers questions of the way and why their renovation right into a post-Christian period could be secured.


    By together with suggestions from viewers to the cathedral, and the author’s personal very own account of the cathedral within the kind of an ekphrasis, this paintings seeks to privilege an interpretation of structure that's in response to the person adventure instead of on extra traditional narratives of structure background and cultural background coverage. Recognising the implication of our collection of narrative at the perceived price of historical church buildings is essential whilst taking into consideration their destiny role.



    This booklet places forth a compelling case for ancient sacred structure, suggesting that its loss - via imperceptive conservation practices up to via overlook or demolition - could decrease us all, secularists, atheists and agnostics included.

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  • Download The Digital Turn in Architecture 1992 - 2012 (AD Reader) by Mario Carpo PDF

    By Mario Carpo

    Now virtually two decades outdated, the electronic flip in structure has already undergone a number of levels and levels. Architectural Design (AD) has captured all of them – from folding to our on-line world, nonlinearity and hypersurfaces, from versioning to scripting, emergence, info modelling and parametricism. It has recorded and interpreted the spirit of the days with shiny documentary precision, fostering and sometimes looking forward to an important architectural and theoretical advancements. This anthology of AD’s such a lot salient articles is chronologically and thematically prepared to supply a whole ancient timeline of the new upward push to pre-eminence of computer-based layout and creation. Mario Carpo offers an astute assessment of the hot background of electronic layout in his complete introductory essay and in his leaders to every unique textual content. a far wanted pedagogical and study software for college kids and students, this synopsis additionally relates the current country of digitality in structure to the historical past and conception of its contemporary improvement and tendencies, and increases problems with an important significance for the modern perform of the layout professions. 
    • A entire anthology on electronic structure edited by way of one in all its most outstanding students during this box, Mario Carpo.
    • Includes seminal texts by way of Bernard Cache, Peter Eisenman, John Frazer, Charles Jencks, Greg Lynn, Achim Menges and Patrik Schumacher.
    • Features key works via FOA, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Ali Rahim, Lars Spuybroek/NOX, Kas Oosterhuis and SHoP.
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  • Download Redisplaying Museum Collections: Contemporary Display and by Hannah Paddon PDF

    By Hannah Paddon

    this can be the 1st e-book to check, extensive, the multi-million pound redisplay and reinterpretation technique in British museums within the early twenty-first century. Acknowledging the significance of the background Lottery Fund (HLF) as undertaking catalyst, Hannah Paddon explains and explores the advanced method, from the preliminary phases of venture conceptualisation to the ultimate levels of museum re-opening and exhibition overview. She additionally presents an in-depth glance, utilizing 3 case learn museums, on the elements which form each one museum redisplay venture together with themes reminiscent of museum structure, executive agendas and the exhibition workforce. eventually, the ebook bargains discussions and conclusions round pitfalls and successes and techniques concerning the way forward for assortment redisplay.
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  • Download German Village Stories Behind the Bricks (Landmarks) by John M. Clark PDF

    By John M. Clark

    German Village�s iconic houses, bustling companies and different liked websites harbor interesting tales. do you know that German Village�s activity Park, now long gone, is assumed to have had the 1st baseball concession stand? Or that the four-story Schwartz fortress was once the location of 2 murders? Or that the preferred eating place Engine residence No. five closed its doorways after the mysterious disappearance of its vendors within the Bermuda Triangle? Longtime resident and journey advisor John M. Clark is going at the back of the bricks of greater than seventy German Village homes to discover the areas and those who made the previous South finish right into a Columbus treasure.
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  • Download Practicing Utopia: An Intellectual History of the New Town by Rosemary Wakeman PDF

    By Rosemary Wakeman

    The commonplace city springs up round a typical resource—a river, an ocean, a very deep harbor—or in proximity to a bigger, already thriving city. no longer so with “new towns,” that are created through decree instead of out of necessity and are frequently meant to damage from the developments of previous improvement. New cities aren’t a brand new thing—ancient Phoenicians named their colonies Qart Hadasht, or New City—but those utopian advancements observed a resurgence within the 20th century.



    In Practicing Utopia, Rosemary Wakeman provides us a sweeping view of the hot city circulate as an international phenomenon. From Tapiola in Finland to Islamabad in Pakistan, Cergy-Pontoise in France to Irvine in California, Wakeman unspools a masterly account of the golden age of recent cities, exploring their utopian traits and investigating what those cities can let us know approximately modern modernization and concrete making plans. She provides the hot city circulate as whatever really worldwide, defying a chilly warfare East-West dichotomy or the north-south polarization of wealthy and negative international locations. anywhere those new cities have been positioned, no matter what their measurement, even if well-known or forgotten, they shared a utopian lineage and notion that, in every one case, finds how citizens and planners imagined their excellent city future.
    The electronic version has colour types of a few of the black-and-white illustrations that seem within the print edition.
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  • Download Building the Nation: Americans Write About Their by Steven Conn,Max Page PDF

    By Steven Conn,Max Page

    Moving clear of the traditional survey that takes readers from architect to architect and magnificence to sort, Building the kingdom: americans Write approximately Their structure, Their towns, and Their Landscape indicates a unconditionally new frame of mind concerning the background of America's equipped atmosphere and the way american citizens have on the topic of it.

    Through a major diversity of yank voices, a few recognized and a few vague, and throughout greater than centuries of historical past, this anthology indicates that the fight to visualize what sorts of constructions and land use might most sensible swimsuit the state pervaded all sessions of usa citizens and used to be no longer the purview basically of architects and architects. a number of the nation's best writers, together with Mark Twain, W. E. B. Du Bois, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Lewis Mumford, E. B. White, and John McPhee, are right here, considering the yankee approach of establishing. both very important are these eloquent yet little-known voices present in American newspapers and magazines which insistently questioned what American structure and environmental making plans may still glance like.

    Building the Nation additionally insists that American structure should be understood in basic terms as either as a result and a strength in shaping American social, cultural, and political advancements. In so doing, this anthology demonstrates how principal the outfitted surroundings has been to our definition of what it's to be American and divulges seven important subject matters that experience again and again lively American writers over the process the previous centuries: the connection of yankee structure to ecu structure, the nation's assorted areas, where and form of nature in American lifestyles, the layout of towns, the explosion of the suburbs, the ability of structure to reform contributors, and the position of culture in a kingdom devoted to being perennially young.

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  • Download Collage and Architecture by Jennifer A.E. Shields PDF

    By Jennifer A.E. Shields

    Collage and Architecture is the 1st booklet to hide university as a device for design?in structure, making it a useful source for college students and practitioners. writer Jennifer Shields makes use of the works of art and equipped initiatives of top artists and designers, resembling Le Corbusier, Daniel Libeskind, and Teddy Cruz to demonstrate the variety of university strategies. The six case learn initiatives from Mexico, Argentina, Sweden, Norway, the USA, and Spain offer you an international point of view of structure as college. college is a vital tool for research and layout, and Shields’s presentation of this?versatile?medium attracts on many years of relevance in artwork and structure, to be?adapted?and reworked on your personal work.

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  • Download Towards a New Architect by Yasmin Shariff,Jane Tankard PDF

    By Yasmin Shariff,Jane Tankard

    After 3 years of schooling, structure scholars need to start on their first yr of useful education because the preliminary step in a occupation within the expert world--all too frequently with out sufficient transparent suggestion to ensure that their first step is within the correct direction.

    Towards a brand new Architect enables you to make the best strikes. It explores easy methods to learn the possibilities to be had, organize your CV, ensure that it will get you spotted for the best purposes and bring a winning interview as a part of a clear plan for development your occupation as an architect.

    For many structure scholars the last word objective of their profession is to establish in perform for themselves. This ebook units out the stairs to get there effectively and to make the method stress-free and fulfilling.
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  • Download New Commitment: In Architecture, Art and Design (Reflect by Hans Aarsman,Aaron Betsky,Lieven De Cauter,Bas Heijne,Jeroen PDF

    By Hans Aarsman,Aaron Betsky,Lieven De Cauter,Bas Heijne,Jeroen Boomgaard,Chris Dercon,José van Dijck,Fred Feddes

    NAi Publishers has famous an expanding point of dialogue in structure and concrete making plans, within the visible arts, images and layout approximately social matters. Architects, artists and architects are on a quest for legitimacy for his or her paintings and for socially suitable actions. specialist journals are calling for mirrored image and reconsideration of ways one consists of out one's craft. In different phrases, a debate is obviously underway a few new type of engagement by means of the layout and visible disciplines towards the present difficulties of society.
    As a contribution to this debate, this publication bargains a set of articles via best authors who carry this 'new dedication' as much as the light.

    The New dedication number of essays is the 1st quantity within the mirror sequence. via this sequence, NAi Publishers goals to concentration recognition on proper social topics for structure, city making plans, the visible arts and layout. We see the 10th anniversary of NAi publishers because the second to carry out the 1st quantity of this series.
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