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Julius Shulman Los Angeles by Sam Lubell,Douglas Woods Pdf
A compilation of Julius Shulman's extraordinary images of his adopted city, ranging from residential, commercial, shops, factories, and street life of Los Angeles, a true portrait of a modern metropolis. The book will show the photographs chronologically from 1934, when Shulman shot Richard Neutra's Sten House on spec, to 1972, when Los Angeles comes into its own as a world metropolis. About 250 images of various aspects of the city life are represented, from residential to commercial, shops, offices, churches, schools, and street life.
Aerotropolis is the groundbreaking account of a development that is transforming the way cities are built and the way business is conducted from Vancouver to Singapore and from Dubai to Denver. John Kasarda invented the term "aerotropolis" to describe the combination of giant airport, planned city, shipping facility, and business hub that will connect the world's economies in the coming phase of globalization. With business writer Greg Lindsay, he draws on a decade's worth of cutting-edge research to offer a visionary look at how the metropolis of the future will change the face of our physical world and the nature of global enterprise. Aerotropolis shows us how to make the most of a phenomenon that is profoundly challenging but that also offers unparalleled opportunities.
Collects pages from the private sketchbooks of architects and studios from around the world, and includes comments from the artists as well as details on how they use sketching to evolve inspirations and concepts into more developed ideas.
A comprehensive overview of Southern California’s most experimental architecture, showcasing the highly expressive work of famed architects such as Frank Gehry and Thom Mayne, as well as the best of the new guard. This is the first critical examination and history of what was first identified as the "L.A. School" in the 1990s, which has influenced much of American architecture in the last twenty-five years. This expansive new book examines contemporary Southern California architecture from 1987 to the present, exploring its experimental nature, sculptural tendency, and exciting evolution. This volume complements a major exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and is part of the Getty Research Institute exhibition initiative "Los Angeles Architecture, 1940–1990." Contributions by leading architectural historians coupled with a stunning collection of images present recent works in terms of sculpturalism and urbanism, and consider the impact of the history and environment of Los Angeles, as well as the creative and working processes.
The Green House by Alanna Stang,Christopher Hawthorne Pdf
From the arid deserts of Tucson, Arizona to the icy forests of Poori, Finland to the tropical beaches of New South Wales, Australia to the urban jungle of downtown Manhattan, critics Alanna Stang and Christopher Hawthorne have travelled to the farthest reaches of the globe to find all that is new in the design of sustainable, or "green" homes. The result is more than thirty-five residences in fifteen countries, and nearly every conceivable natural environment, designed by a combination of star architects and heretofore unknown practitioners including Santiago Calatrava, Shigeru Ban, Miller/Hull, Rick Joy, Lake Flato, Kengo Kuma, Glenn Murcutt, Pugh & Scarpa, Werner Sobek, and many others. Projects are presented with large colour images, plans, drawings, and an accompanying text that describes their green features and explains how they work with and in the environment. The Green House is not only a beautiful object in its own right, but is sure to be an indispensable reference for anyone building or interested in sustainable design.
9 Ways to Make Housing for People by David Baker Architects Pdf
Combining how-to with why-to, '9 Ways to Make Housing for People' lays out the core principles that David Baker Architects uses to help communities develop great urban housing. Written for architects and residents - as well as officials, developers, and planners - this book is a kit of parts: nine proven strategies for getting the best outcomes for housing in urban contexts. Detailed explorations and comprehensive case studies show how to apply and combine the principles creatively to meet the needs of sites, people, and budgets. Pragmatic and imaginative, this book is a modern manual for urban housing - getting it built and making it great.
Hassan Fathy the Piercing Star by James Steele Pdf
Previous studies of Hassan Fathy have sought to present his ideas by focusing on his architecture alone, without exploring the personality or intentions of the extremely complex individual behind the buildings. Having spent the majority of his life as an educator, for example, he self-identified as a teacher, rather than an architect, treating the tectonic language that he invented in his search for authenticity as a didactic medium by which to deliver his lessons. In order to delve more deeply into the existential reality of his multifaceted identity, this comprehensive publication about the famous Egyptian architect separates out and specifically examines each of the four major aspects of his persona in great detail: his life story, his writings, his architectural projects, and the people, places and things that inspired him.To do so, this project consists of a boxed set of two Volumes, each Volume further divided into two parts. Volume I, entitled "Biography and Writings" includes:Part I: A Transcendent Life, an extensive personal profile of Fathy, from his birth in Alexandria in 1900 to his death in Cairo in 1989, and:Part II: A Hassan Fathy Reader, which contains a voluminous edited selection of his articles, papers, letters, plays and fables, as well as an annotated bibliography of his entire personal library. Volume II, entitled "Architecture and Inspirations" is also in two parts:Part III: A Living Architecture, catalogues his entire architectural Oeuvre, for the first time and is fully illustrated with many original drawings and new photographs with an extensive commentary on each work. Part IV: Inspirations, includes each of the many architectural, historical, cultural and philosophical sources that stoked his vivid imagination, examining the influences that emerge in a myriad of ways in his architecture. Following a Dedication and extensive list of Acknowledgements, this historic set will begin with a general Introduction. Each part of these two volumes will then contain its own Introduction and Conclusion as well as complete Notes and Bibliography sections, relevant to the specific material covered in each. The two-volume set will also have a complete Index, covering all four sections.
Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy's reputation for a modern & humane architecture has grown to cult status. Architects worldwide are recognizing that his revival of ancient mud-brick building techniques has begun to revolutionize modern thinking, not just in Egypt & in the 3rd World, but throughout the developed world -- where sustainability, energy conserv'n. & the responsible use of natural resources have all become vital concerns. Fathy's buildings are found all over the world. Steele's research in Cairo & in Greece uncovered many previously undocumented projects. New material -- photos, plans & Fathy's gouaches -- is included, along with a comprehensive illustrated chronology of his work.
This title presents 50 of Bernd Dams and Andrew Zega's expert watercolour illustrations, focusing on Chinoiseries pavilions. 36 of the works delve into the past, reconstructing exceptional historical structures from the 17th to the 19th century, with a predominately French style.