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Understanding Architecture by Hazel Conway,Rowan Roenisch Pdf
A comprehensive introduction to architecture and architectural history and exceptional in its approach, this book explores architecture as a current practice in relation to history and in relation to the wider context of cultures, conservation and the environment. This new edition brings in the new emphasis on sustainability, urbanism, urban regeneration and cultural identity, in order to take a holistic approach to the subject of architecture. Highly illustrated, this book enables the reader to make sense of the experience of architecture and the built environment by understanding more about the form, construction, meaning and history of the subject.
This widely acclaimed, beautifully illustrated survey of Western architecture is now fully revised throughout, including essays on non-Western traditions. The expanded book vividly examines the structure, function, history, and meaning of architecture in ways that are both accessible and engaging.
Understanding Architecture Through Drawing by Brian Edwards Pdf
This second edition is fully revised and updated and includes new chapters on sustainability, history and archaeology, designing through drawing and drawing in architectural practice. The book introduces design and graphic techniques aimed to help designers increase their understanding of buildings and places through drawing. For many, the camera has replaced the sketchbook, but here the author argues that freehand drawing as a means of analyzing and understanding buildings develops visual sensitivity and awareness of design. By combining design theory with practical lessons in drawing, Understanding Architecture Through Drawing encourages the use of the sketchbook as a creative and critical tool. The book is highly illustrated and is an essential manual on freehand drawing techniques for students of architecture, landscape architecture, town and country planning and urban design.
Understanding Islamic Architecture by Attilio Petruccioli,Khalil K. Pirani Pdf
This book seeks to energize the ongoing debate in academia and among practitioners on the meaning and understanding of Islamic architecture, and explores how the design profession can be employed to build in the spirit of Islam.
Kicking off a new Agile project is always a challenge. You obviously need to ‘collaboratively’ establish an initial sense of direction - a broad understanding of the outcomes you hope to achieve, the features that you believe would help achieve those outcomes, etc. - but without delving too deep into detailed specifications that create a false sense of certainty and will ultimately become out of date the moment real users start using your product. In other words, you need to strike a balance – to do just enough planning at the outset. Not too much, not too little. This becomes infinitely more challenging with large and complex projects, especially in organizations that are new to Agile. Determining what constitutes ‘just enough’ may seem easy and straightforward, but it is rarely so. In this highly practical, step-by-step book, I describe the approach I've used with over 50 Agile teams to initiate large Agile projects and create that much-needed early alignment. I elaborate on the three core Initiation dimensions (Product, Process, and People) that a cross-functional team of technical specialists, business subject matter experts, customer representatives, 3rd party partners, and other stakeholders will explore during the 3 weeks comprising this initiation period (the Initiation Sprint). Mastering this technique will ensure that the reader has the tools they need to successfully initiate a large Agile project and set their team up for success. To show how the concepts and activities discussed in the book are applied in real life, I used a recent Initiation Sprint I facilitated for a large bank as a case study, detailing the different activities and exercises we embarked on as we initiated the project - exploring the problem, creating a shared understanding of what success means to our customers and to the business, and discussing the features that will help us achieve that success.