Lighting by Design by Christopher Cuttle
Architectural Press | English | 2009 | ISBN: 075065130X | 224 pages | PDF | 2,9 MB
Lighting by Design is a practical guide structured around a new theoretical approach to the design of lighting for architectural spaces. Christopher Cuttle outlines his unique three-level approach to lighting design in this indispensable text for students and professionals.
Elizabeth Reyes, Emando Nakpil Zialcita, "Tropical Living: Contemporary Dream Houses in the Philippines"
English | ISBN: 0794605567, 079460465X | 2008 | PDF | 224 pages | 88,1 MB
Start with a warm tropical climate. Add an abundance of exotic natural building material. And then let the cross currents of Asian design and aesthetics create a rich architectural alchemy of its own. The result? The exquisite homes of the Philippines, a perfect balance of form and functionality, beautifully portrayed in Tropical Living.
Matthew Frederick, "101 Things I Learned in Architecture School"
English | 2007 | ISBN-10: 0262062666 | PDF | 216 pages | 35 MB
101 THINGS I LEARNED IN ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the design studio and in their backpacks. It is also a book they may want to keep out of view of their professors, for it expresses in clear and simple language the things they tend to make murky and abstruse. These 101 concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation--from the basics of how to draw a line to the complexities of color theory--provide a much-needed primer in architectural literacy and make concrete what too often is left nebulous and open-ended in the architecture curriculum.
Kate Marshall, ''Corridor: Media Architectures in American Fiction''
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0816679282 | PDF | 256 pages | 6.07 MB
Corridor offers a series of conceptually provocative readings that illuminate a hidden and surprising relationship between architectural space and modern American fiction. By paying close attention to fictional descriptions of some of modernity's least remarkable structures, such as plumbing, ductwork, and airshafts, Kate Marshall discovers a rich network of connections between corridors and novels, one that also sheds new light on the nature of modern media.
Sam Kubba, "Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction: LEED, BREEAM, and Green Globes"
2012 | ISBN-10: 0123851289 | 832 pages | PDF | 13 MB
Packed with conceptual sketches and photos, real world case studies and green construction details, Handbook of Green Building Design and Construction provides a wealth of practical guidelines and essential insights that will facilitate the design of green buildings. Written in an easy to understand style, the Handbook draws on over 35 years of personal experience across the world, offering vital information and penetrating insights into two major building rating systems such as LEED and BREEAM both used extensively in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Barbara McCann, "Completing Our Streets: The Transition to Safe and Inclusive Transportation Networks"
ISBN: 1610914309, 1610914317 | 2013 | PDF | 224 pages | 4 MB
Across the country, communities are embracing a new and safer way to build streets for everyone-even as they struggle to change decades of rules, practice, and politics that prioritize cars. They have discovered that changing the design of a single street is not enough: they must upend the way transportation agencies operate. Completing Our Streets begins with the story of how the complete streets movement united bicycle riders, transportation practitioners and agencies, public health leaders, older Americans, and smart growth advocates to dramatically re-frame the discussion of transportation safety. Next, it explores why the transportation field has been so resistant to change-and how the movement has broken through to create a new multi-modal approach.
Sadhu Aufochs Johnston, Steven S. Nicholas, Julia Parzen, "The Guide to Greening Cities"
ISBN: 1610913760, 1610913795 | 2013 | PDF | 264 pages | 5 MB
Superstorm Sandy sent a strong message that a new generation of urban development and infrastructure is desperately needed, and it must be designed with resilience in mind. As cities continue to face climate change impacts while growing in population, they find themselves at the center of resilience and green city solutions, yet political and budgetary obstacles threaten even the best-planned initiatives. In The Guide to Greening Cities, seasoned green city leaders Sadhu Johnston, Steven Nicholas, and Julia Parzen use success stories from across North America to show how to turn a green city agenda into reality.
Sarah Scott, "Architecture for Children"
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0864318545 | 187 pages | PDF | 8,3 MB
How can architectural form respond to the unique needs of children and support and reinforce the pedagogy of a childrens centre? So much of the teaching in Early Learning revolves around the importance of a childs environment on their development.
RIBA Book of British Housing: 1900 to the present day By Ian Colquhoun
2008 | 416 Pages | ISBN: 075068254X | PDF | 67 MB
RIBA Book of British Housing Design looks at the design solutions developed during the 20th and the 21st centuries, and illustrates over 200 of the most successful projects. It provides an overview of the evolution of housing development, and includes present day schemes and estate regeneration as well as special sections on housing in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The photographs and plans of historic and contemporary projects can be used to show design approaches to clients, committees and, in the case of regeneration, with local communities. Looking back into history will indicate which design approaches have been successful.
Construction Process Planning and Management: An Owner's Guide to Successful Projects
by Sidney M Levy
English | 2009 | ISBN: 1856175480 | 392 pages | PDF | 8.39 MB
Design with the Desert: Conservation and Sustainable Development
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1439881359 | 620 pages | PDF | 26,8 MB
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1439881359 | 620 pages | PDF | 26,8 MB
The modern southwestern cities of Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and El Paso occupy lands that once supported rich desert ecosystems.
An Open System Meets an Open System: Sarah Morris and Hans Ulrich Obrist in Coversation By Sarah Morris, Cristina Bechtler
2013 | 110 Pages | ISBN: 3709110319 | PDF | 7 MB
The American artist Sarah Morris talks with the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist about her films and paintings, which explore buildings, cities and structures and centers of power. The focus of the conversation is her longtime interest in urban developments, architecture and architects like Philip Johnson, Mies van der Rohe, Robert Venturi and many others. Sarah Morris (born 1967) lives and works in New York and London. Since the mid-1990s, she has been making complex abstract paintings and films. These works, are derived from close inspection of architectural details combined with a critical sensitivity to the psychology of a city and its key protagonists. She showed her work in many solo exhibitions including Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin (2001), Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2005) and MMK in Frankfurt (2009).
Enn Ots, "Decoding Theoryspeak: An Illustrated Guide to Architectural Theory"
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0415778298 | 240 pages | PDF | 15,4 MB
Existentialism; Urbanism; Aporia; Deontic; Tabula Rasa; Hyperspace; Heterotopia; Metareality; Structuralism…
What does it all mean?
The unique language used in architectural theory - both in speech and writing - can appear daunting and confusing, particularly to new architectural students.
What Architects Desire By Cordula Rau, Eberhard Tröger, Ole W. Fischer
2010 | 367 Pages | ISBN: 3709103282 | PDF | 5 MB
The leitmotif of the German contribution to the 12th Architecture Biennial in Venice, desire , is at the same time the topic of a survey among architects ; answers are given through drawings. What are you longing for? The response drawings are highly individual, diversity becomes programme: both in picture language and in the presentation in terms of content, reactions are quite different. But there is one thing they all have in common: the burning desire of something concrete. Sometimes it spreads lightning-like on the observer, sometimes time is required for a contemplative involvement with form and content. The architectural sketch, as it may seem, degenerated into a side product of architectural work within the last years, is back!