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How Architecture Works

Author : Witold Rybczynski
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2013-10-08
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781429953320

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An essential toolkit for understanding architecture as both art form and the setting for our everyday lives We spend most of our days and nights in buildings, living and working and sometimes playing. Buildings often overawe us with their beauty. Architecture is both setting for our everyday lives and public art form—but it remains mysterious to most of us. In How Architecture Works, Witold Rybczynski, one of our best, most stylish critics and winner of the Vincent Scully Prize for his architectural writing, answers our most fundamental questions about how good—and not-so-good—buildings are designed and constructed. Introducing the reader to the rich and varied world of modern architecture, he takes us behind the scenes, revealing how architects as different as Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, and Robert A. M. Stern envision and create their designs. He teaches us how to "read" plans, how buildings respond to their settings, and how the smallest detail—of a stair balustrade, for instance—can convey an architect's vision. Ranging widely from a war memorial in London to an opera house in St. Petersburg, from the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., to a famous architect's private retreat in downtown Princeton, How Architecture Works, explains the central elements that make up good building design. It is an enlightening humanist's toolkit for thinking about the built environment and seeing it afresh. "Architecture, if it is any good, speaks to all of us," Rybczynski writes. This revelatory book is his grand tour of architecture today.

Designing for the Homeless

Author : Sam Davis
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 174 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2004-11-29
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780520235250

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"An eye opener. The subject of homelessness has often been discussed, but no one before has cut such a broad swath through the subject. There is no other book that deals with the architecture of homelessness."—Robert Gutman, author of Architectural Practice: A Critical View "Davis lays out a compelling case for us all, especially designers, to get involved in solutions for the problem of homelessness. He discusses the plight of the homeless in terms that make them real, and his chapter on the costs of homelessness lays out the argument for involvement in very practical terms."—Michael Underhill, Professor, School of Architecture at Arizona State University

How Architecture Works

Author : Douglas E. Gordon,M. Stephanie Stubbs
Publisher : Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Page : 214 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 1991
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015019853962

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How Architecture Works by Douglas E. Gordon,M. Stephanie Stubbs Pdf

Written by former technical editors of Architecture magazine, this fascinating (and fun) introduction to architectural design, construction, and practice demystifies the processes, profession, and the end products of architecture without oversimplifying them. Illustrated by Timothy B. McDonald. For experience darchitects as well as novice enthusiasts. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adam

Author : Robert Adam,James Adam
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 144 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2013-02-20
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780486156972

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The Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adam by Robert Adam,James Adam Pdf

One of the most celebrated books in architectural history, this volume consists of 106 illustrated plates that influenced generations of British and American architectural and furniture designs.

How Buildings Work

Author : Edward Allen
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2005-09-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780190289904

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Illustrated with hundreds of illuminating line drawings, this classic guide reveals virtually every secret of a building's function: how it stands up, keeps its occupants safe and comfortable, gets built, grows old, and dies--and why some buildings do this so much better than others. Drawing on things he's learned from the many buildings he himself designed (and in some cases built with his own hands), Edward Allen explains complex phenomena such as the role of the sun in heating buildings and the range of structural devices that are used for support, from trusses and bearing walls to post-tensioned concrete beams and corbeled vaults. He stresses the importance of intelligent design in dealing with such problems as overheating and overcooling, excessive energy use, leaky roofs and windows, fire safety, and noisy interiors. He serves up some surprises: thermal insulation is generally a better investment than solar collectors; board fences are not effective noise barriers; there's one type of window that can be left open during a rainstorm. The new edition emphasizes "green" architecture and eco-conscious design and construction. It features a prologue on sustainable construction, and includes new information on topics such as the collapse of the World Trade Center, sick building syndrome, and EIFS failures and how they could have been prevented. Allen also highlights the array of amazing new building materials now available, such as self-cleaning glass, photovoltaics, transparent ceramics, cloud gel, and super-high-strength concrete and structural fibers. Edward Allen makes it easy for everyone--from armchair architects and sidewalk superintendents to students of architecture and construction--to understand the mysteries and complexities of even the largest building, from how it recycles waste and controls the movement of air, to how it is kept alive and growing.

The Work of Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

Author : Robert McCarter
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2017
Category : Architects
ISBN : 0500343314

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An inspiring monograph that captures the practical yet beautiful architecture of one of the leading architectural firms in the world

Designing a World-Class Architecture Firm

Author : Patrick MacLeamy
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2020-04-14
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781119685302

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Designing a World-Class Architecture Firm by Patrick MacLeamy Pdf

Offers architects and creative services professionals exclusive insights and strategies for success from the former CEO of HOK. Designing a World Class Architecture Firm: The People, Stories and Strategies Behind HOK tells the history of one of the largest design firms in the world and draws lessons from it that can help other architects, interior designers, urban planners and creative services professionals grow bigger or better. Former HOK CEO Patrick MacLeamy shares the revolutionary strategies HOK’s founders deployed to create a brand-new type of architecture firm. He pulls no punches, revealing the triple crisis that almost bankrupted HOK and describes how any firm can survive and thrive. Designing a World Class Architecture Firm tells the inside story of many of HOK’s most iconic buildings, including the National Air and Space Museum, Moscone Convention Center, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Houston Galleria and the reimagined LaGuardia Airport. Each chapter conveys lessons learned from HOK’s successes —and failures— including: The importance of diversifying to depression-and-recession-proof your firm The benefit of organizing your firm around specialized leaders and project types The difference between leading and managing your people The value of simple financial metrics to ensure your firm’s health and profitability The “run toward trouble” strategy which prevents problems from ballooning MacLeamy delivers his advice via inspirational stories such as how HOK survived when its home office in St. Louis went up in flames and humorous stories, like the time an HOK executive was mistaken for royalty on a trip to Saudi Arabia. In this tell-all guide, the driven architecture or design professional will find the tools needed to evolve or grow any firm.

How To Win Work

Author : Jan Knikker
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 197 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2021-03-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781000374254

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How To Win Work by Jan Knikker Pdf

You are a great designer, but no-one knows. Now what? This indispensable book, written by one of the most influential marketers in architecture, will demystify Public Relations and marketing for all architects, whether in large practices or practicing as sole practitioners. It bridges the distance between architects and marketing by giving practical tips, best practice and anecdotes from an author with 20 years’ experience in architecture marketing. It explains all aspects of PR and Business Development for architects: for example, how to write a good press release; how to make a fee proposal; how to prepare for a pitch. It gives examples of how others do it well, and the pitfalls to avoid. In addition, it discusses more general aspects which are linked to PR and BD, such as being a good employer, ethics for architects and the challenges when working abroad. Featuring vital insights from a wide variety of architects, from multinational practices to small offices, this book is an essential companion to any architectural office.

Allied Works Architecture: Dwelling

Author : Brad Cloepfil
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Page : 226 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2017-10-31
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780847860326

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Allied Works Architecture: Dwelling by Brad Cloepfil Pdf

Drawing on examples of his own instantly recognizable user-friendly modern design, Brad Cloepfil, principal of celebrated firm Allied Works Architecture, demonstrates how to create serene havens for modern living. Allied Works Architecture: Dwelling is dedicated to the renowned firm’s residential works, which are laboratories for experiments in form and building craft informing the firm’s growing portfolio of large-scale projects around the globe. Guided by principles of craft and innovation, Allied Works creates designs that resonate with their specificity of place and purpose. Using a research-based approach, Allied Works distills the elemental principles that drive each of their projects and transforms these into material, shape, and structure. This book presents new and recent innovative spaces for living, either in breathtaking rustic settings or the urban centers of the Pacific Northwest and New York City. Here is a portrait of the most forward-looking spaces for contemporary living, all perfectly suited to twenty-first-century lifestyles.

New Public Works

Author : Mark Robbins
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2013-05-14
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1616891157

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Between 1999 and 2002 the National Endowment for the Arts's New Public Works program sponsored design competitions in cities across the United States. The forward-thinking designs that emerged have influenced the physical form of major public works projects nationwide. New Public Works presents a history of the program, along with interviews with participants. Special attention is paid to the key role played by private, municipal, and other public funding sources. Case studies of three built projects by Allied Works Architecture, Koning Eizenberg, and Weiss/Manfredi Architecture describe the path of each from competition through construction.

A Lyric Architecture

Author : John Malick,The Images Publishing Group
Publisher : Images Publishing
Page : 252 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2013-01-11
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781864704938

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A Lyric Architecture by John Malick,The Images Publishing Group Pdf

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California, the classically trained architects of John Malick and Associates draw from numerous historical styles, including English Arts and Crafts, Mediterranean

Energy, People, Buildings

Author : Judit Kimpian,Sofie Pelsmakers,Hattie Hartman
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 322 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2021-03-04
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781000374247

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Energy, People, Buildings by Judit Kimpian,Sofie Pelsmakers,Hattie Hartman Pdf

Energy performance feedback is an essential tool in addressing the current climate crisis. However, this is not simply another theoretical text about energy performance in buildings. This book is for anyone who wants to better understand how energy is used in buildings, and how to drive down operational energy use – whether you’re an architect, student, client, building services engineer, contractor, building operator or other stakeholder. Focusing on evidence from feedback on buildings in use, it explains what it takes to get them to perform as expected, as well as the reasons why they often fail. Energy, People, Buildings draws extensively on the findings of studies, UK government-funded building performance evaluations and on original research into seven case studies from across the UK and abroad that have achieved exemplary energy use through building performance feedback. Providing a clear roadmap to understanding aspects that impact building users’ comfort and satisfaction, it also outlines the factors behind energy use and how to track it across the life of a project to ensure that your building performs as intended. Case studies include: the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool; Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center, Colorado; and Carrowbreck Meadow, Norwich. Featured architects: AHMM, AHR, Architype, Hamson Barron Smith, Haworth Tompkins, Henning Larsen Architects and ZGF Architects.

The Works

Author : Betsy H. Bradley
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 370 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 1999
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0195090004

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While tracing the important developments in industrial architecture over a one-hundred-year period, she demonstrates that as the United States became an industrialized nation, the goals pursued in industrial architecture remained straightforward and constant even as the means to achieve them changed.

Barton Myers

Author : Jocelyn Gibbs,Charles Warner Oakley,Luis Hoyos,Howard Shubert,Bruce Robertson,Natalie Shivers
Publisher : punctum books
Page : 127 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2019-07-05
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781950192151

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Barton Myers by Jocelyn Gibbs,Charles Warner Oakley,Luis Hoyos,Howard Shubert,Bruce Robertson,Natalie Shivers Pdf

"Drawing on the vast archival resources of its Architecture and Design Collection, the UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum (University of California, Santa Barbara) presents an assessment of 50 years of design by Barton Myers (b. 1934), beginning with his work in the Toronto firm A.J. Diamond and Barton Myers (1967-1975) to his own offices in Toronto and Los Angeles, Barton Myers Associates (1975-present). Myers's strongest architectural ideas come out of the planning strategies of his early neighborhood activism in 1970s Toronto, his grounding in history, and his training in the classical traditions of site and space planning. Barton Myers is an avowed urbanist--a self-described radical in his early advocacy of old-fashioned qualities like density, mixed-use of new and re-purposed materials, and contextual planning in the late 1960s when that fundamentally conservative position was considered counter-culture. Myers' urban manifesto was codified in "Vacant Lottery," the title of the Design Quarterly issue co-edited by Myers and Canadian architect and educator George Baird in 1978 and which led to a renewal of interest in urban planning and offered a strategy for increasing population densities within cities while preserving the existing residential fabric. The term lived on long past the journal's circulation cycle as both an urban infill strategy and an acknowledgment of the ceding of city planning responsibility to the "lottery" of private developers. Myers's design practice has thus always been a social justice practice as well. Myers is also a brilliant designer of residential houses that take advantage of local landscape contexts and adaptive reuse of building materials, including steel and glass. Five essays - on urban planning, civic structures, reuse of historic buildings, single- and multi-family housing, and theaters - reinforce Myers's commitment to urbanism and reveal his flexibility with modes of modernism. Natalie Shivers introduces the early planning work in Toronto and traces the "vacant lottery" idea of neighborhood infill to the influential Grand Avenue project in Los Angeles. Howard Shubert examines the architectural and planning strategies, and political complexities, of several civic structures in Canada and the United States. Luis Hoyos explores Myers's additions and adaptations to historic buildings in diverse urban contexts. Lauren Bricker focuses on the use of steel and other industrial materials in Myers's houses and analyses the neighborhood-based designs of his multi-family housing. Charles Oakley describes the technical innovations, site planning, and historical underpinnings of Myers's theaters and performance complexes."

Mok Wei Wei

Author : Mok Wei Wei
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2021-01-19
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780500343456

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Mok Wei Wei by Mok Wei Wei Pdf

An in-depth monograph on Singapore’s most inventive, thoughtful, and respected architect. During a career spanning over three decades, award-winning architect Mok Wei Wei has helped create the Singapore we see today. This overview of his large- and small-scale projects completed with his practice, W Architects, includes apartment complexes, museums, houses, and community centers, each revealing the architect’s inspirations and his ingenious solutions to the challenges of building in a tropical city. Three themed chapters—"Refract," "Respond," and "Reflect"—move through Mok Wei Wei’s career, from the early 1980s to the present, illustrating his unique approach to designing buildings for a dense urban environment in the context of a diverse multicultural society facing the challenges of climate, heritage preservation, globalism, and national identity. A must-have for fans of Mok Wei Wei and W Architects, Mok Wei Wei is also essential reading for architects building in tropical cities worldwide.