English | 2010 | ISBN: 0415565332, 0415565324 | 224 pages | PDF | 6,5 MB
This book extends the concept of British vernacular architecture beyond its traditional base of pre-modern domestic and industrial architecture to embrace other buildings such as places of worship, villas, hospitals, suburban semis and post-war mass housing. Engaging with wider issues of social and cultural history, this book is of use to anyone with an interest in architectural history.
Presented in an essentially chronological sequence, from the medieval to the post-war, diverse fresh viewpoints in the chapters of this book reinforce understanding of how building design emerges not just from individual agency, that is architects, but also from the collective traditions of society.
English | 2008 | ISBN: 3764386568 | 239 pages | PDF | 34,5 MB
Construction systems reduced to the smallest possible number of identical elements have long been used by architects to build structures as well as dismantle and change them as quickly, efficiently, and economically as possible.
English | ISBN: 376437621X | edition 2007 | PDF | 160 pages | 12,4 mb
Since time immemorial, cooking and building have been among humanity s most basic occupations. Both of them are rooted in necessity, but both of them also possess a cultural as well as a sensory, aesthetic dimension.
And while it is true that cooking is a transitory art form, it gives expression to the periods of human cultural history just as architecture does. Moreover, both arts accord a central role to the materials employed. Both involve measuring and proportioning, shaping and designing, assembling and composing.
2010 | 376 Pages | ISBN: 0470684208 | PDF | 2 MB
More and more Agile projects are seeking architectural roots as they struggle with complexity and scale - and they're seeking lightweight ways to do it
Still seeking? In this book the authors help you to find your own path
Taking cues from Lean development, they can help steer your project toward practices with longstanding track records
Up-front architecture? Sure. You can deliver an architecture as code that compiles and that concretely guides development without bogging it down in a mass of documents and guesses about the implementation
Documentation? Even a whiteboard diagram, or a CRC card, is documentation: the goal isn't to avoid documentation, but to document just the right things in just the right amount
Process? This all works within the frameworks of Scrum, XP, and other Agile approaches
English | 2009 | ISBN: 0262032767 | 390 pages | PDF | 22,6 MB
The provisional city is one of constant erasure and eruption. Through what Dana Cuff calls a "convulsive urban act," developers both public and private demolish an urban site and disband its inhabitants, replacing it with some vision of a better life that leaves no trace of the former structure. Architects bring their own utopian dreams to the process.
English | ISBN: 1405177861 | 2009 | PDF | 344 pages | 3 MB
Architectural Management represents the state of the art of research and practice in the field and includes contributions from leading international figures. The book looks back at over a decade of research into architectural management, considers the present challenges and opportunities, and looks to the future. You'll find a review of earlier work and developments as well as a focus on new research areas.
Publisher: Ro****ge | ISBN: 0415548942 | 2012 | PDF | 210 pages | 32.4 MB
The Association of British Theatre Technicians produced its first guide to the design and planning of theatres in 1972. Revised in 1986, it became the standard reference work for anyone involved in building, refurbishing, or creating a performance space. Theatre Buildings - a design guide is its successor.
2009-08-12 | ISBN: 075066696X | 216 pages | PDF | 14 MB
Primary Care Centres explores the process of planning and designing buildings for frontline medical practice. Taking as a starting point the concept that good design contributes directly to healthy living, the book shows beneficial effects that a good design brief can bring to the staff, patients and visitors of health care facilities. It outlines principles for designs that are both practical and useful.
English | 2008-04-23 | ISBN: 0750669853 | 264 pages | PDF | 7,3 MB
Architectural Design and Ethics offers both professional architects and architecture students a theoretical base and numerous suggestions as to how we might rethink our responsibilities to the natural world and design a more sustainable future for ourselves.
English | 2010 | ISBN: 9042030577 | PDF | 220 pages | 3,3 MB
Has the pastoral vision, so central to American history and culture, survived the twentieth century? Enduring Pastoral traces and analyzes the development of the middle landscape by examining the historical construction of a variety of private and public places in the Tennessee Valley. Moving from the aesthetically sculpted grounds of the Biltmore Estate and the environmental transformation undertaken by the Tennessee Valley Authority, to the adoption of the pastoral trope in Appalachian museums, the displays at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, and Dolly Parton's theme park Dollywood, Enduring Pastoral shows how the pastoral design has been simulated and commercialized for economic and political purposes.
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1933415940 | 456 pages | PDF | 20.79 MB
A collection of exquisite residential creations, 21st Century Homes will showcase the work of up to 70 architects. The book is a sister to the highly acclaimed Visions of Design, which features North America's foremost interior designers. 21st Century Homes is the perfect format for regionally and nationally celebrated architects to gain international exposure.
English | 1 edition (April 5, 2007) | ISBN: 0240808037 | 538 pages | PDF | 9,8 MB
Specialized architects show radio broadcast facility planning and design and how to get the highest return on the investment in a brilliant 4-color industry guide.
ISBN: 048624444X | 1983 | EPUB | 592 pages | 207 MB
This massive compendium by a noted architectural historian contains over 2,000 line drawings, and clear, concise definitions for over 5,000 important terms relating to the architectural achievements of a great variety of world cultures, ancient to modern. Includes cutaway views, close-ups of intricate details, precisely rendered plans for many famed structures.
English | ISBN: 0062060694 | 2012 | EPUB | 208 pages | 31 MB
A fireplace on wheels? A chandelier lit by Xerox? A shrink-wrapped designer closet? These are just a few of the more than 100 stylish and innovative projects in Janet Lee’s Living in a Nutshell: a one-of-a-kind DIY decorating guide with fresh ideas to fool the eye into seeing—and believing—that even the most cramped little lair can hold more space and glamor than just the sum its of four walls.
English | ISBN: 0750683376 | edition 2008 | PDF | 447 pages | 32.5 mb
The guide explains why London is the way it is. It helps you link the historical and contemporary into a single pattern of significant places, spaces and buildings. It highlights old and new as a lively and vibrant pattern of on-going creative activity rooted in established urban patterns. It names the most famous and creative architects and describes their most notable buildings that you can visit and experience.
English | 2010 | ISBN: 1856175197 | 435 pages | PDF | 17.09 MB
A necessary purchase for level 1 and 2 undergraduates studying building/ construction materials modules, Materials for Architects and Builders provides an introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and contains information pertaining to their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses.Construction Materials is a core module on all undergraduate and diploma construction-related courses and this established textbook is illustrated in colour throughout with many photographs and diagrams to help students understand the key principles.This new edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials, appropriate technologies and relevant legislation. The current concern for the ecological effects of building construction and lifetime use are reflected in the emphasis given to sustainability and recycling. An additional chapter on sustainability and governmental carbon targets reinforces this issue.
English | ISBN-10: 0471752169 | Jun 18 2007 | PDF | 393 pages | 51 mb
For more than thirty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has been the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The updated Third Edition features expanded sections on circulation, light, views, and site context, along with new considerations of environmental factors, building codes, and contemporary examples of form, space, and order.
Principles of Object-Oriented Modeling and Simulation with Modelica
English | 897 Pages | ISBN: 0471471631 | PDF | 125 Mb
A timely introduction to the latest modeling and simulation techniques
2009 | ISBN: 075065130X | 224 pages | PDF | 3 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. Through Observation, Visualisation and Realization, the book explains how to envision, develop and produce your own lighting ideas. Architects, interior designers and specialist lighting designers will benefit from a holistic approach to the lighting process, combining technical information with a distinctive design theory.
AVA | 2010 | ISBN: 2940439575 | 176 Pages | PDF | 20 MB
The second book in the Basics Architecture series explores the materials used in construction today: stone and brick, concrete, timber, steel and glass, and composites. Reviewing the history of these materials puts them in context, revealing applications in both historical and contemporary architecture. Each chapter showcases the work of a master architect, such as Frank Lloyd Wright or Louis Kahn, whose work is associated with that material. Projects by such greats as Eric Parry, Caruso St. John, Zaha Hadid, Nicholas Grimshaw Architects, Rem Koolhaas, Norman Foster, Jean Nouvel, dRMM, and more are included. Practical and inspiring, Basics Architecture: Construction and Materiality is an invaluable resource for students and professionals alike.