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!
Mediatecture: The Design of Medially Augmented Spaces By Christoph Kronhagel
2010 | 448 Pages | ISBN: 3709102995 | PDF | 49 MB
Every era creates its own style having a strong impact on architecture and space. Through the growing importance of electronic media and the services provided by the internet, the delimitation between physical and virtual spaces is becoming increasingly fuzzy. Christoph Kronhagel, a worldwide renowned specialist for media facades and technology, gives these phenomena the collective name mediatecture, a compound of the words media and architecture. His book approaches the new phenomenon methodologically, in form of elements providing basic knowledge on mediatectonic work, in particular for media facades. Together with worldwide leading specialists from the fields of technology, urban construction, computer sciences, arts and marketing, he has established a unique manual that, thanks to its focus on the media facade, primarily addresses architects and designers.
Tridib Banerjee, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, "Companion to Urban Design"
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0415553644 | 736 pages | PDF | 10,7 MB
Today the practice of urban design has forged a distinctive identity with applications at many different scales - ranging from the block or street scale to the scale of metropolitan and regional landscapes.
The Power of Design: A Journey through the 11 UNESCO Cities of Design By Karl Stocker
2013 | 236 Pages | ISBN: 3709115825 | PDF | 41 MB
"The Power of Design" provides a compact introduction to the current eleven UNESCO Cities of Design. Each individual city is briefly portrayed with important statistical information and detailed facts relating to its development of design. The highly varied approaches of the individual cities in their use of design as an engine for current and future development are then described in more detail through concrete and well illustrated examples. In addition, there are interviews with designers, activists, organizers and critical observers, which the author conducted either during his travels or through extensive correspondence. The result is a richly illustrated and handy book which combines hard facts with personal impressions and points of view.