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Workshop/APD Homes

Author : Andrew Kotchen,Matt Berman
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Page : 306 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2022-09-13
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780847872480

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Workshop/APD Homes by Andrew Kotchen,Matt Berman Pdf

The first book from award-winning interior design and architecture firm Workshop/APD with projects ranging from sleek Manhattan apartments to Shingle Style getaways. Since its founding by Andrew Kotchen and Matt Berman, Workshop/APD has perfected a unique amalgam of traditional warmth and contemporary simplicity. All of their projects, whether a modern yet cozy Manhattan pied-à-terre or a surprisingly streamlined Shingle Style compound in Nantucket, strike an exquisite balance between architectural brilliance and decorative expressiveness. The architecture and interior design Workshop/APD represent a cleanly tailored and brightly hued modernity, with all the embellishments of refined and luxurious decoration. In every project, high tech and hand finishing are applied to exquisite details and fine materials and finishes, resulting in one-of-a-kind designs that are meticulously crafted, inviting, and intentional.

Visions of Home

Author : Andrew Cogar,Marc Kristal
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Page : 258 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2021-03-16
Category : House & Home
ISBN : 9780847867608

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Visions of Home by Andrew Cogar,Marc Kristal Pdf

A new volume from the esteemed architecture firm Historical Concepts features extraordinary homes rooted in tradition and enriched with a modern sensibility. Known for designing welcoming Southern homes, Historical Concepts, one of today's leading traditional architecture firms, is now working on diverse projects across America and in exotic locales, such as the Caribbean and Patagonia. A multigenerational team of architects is extending the firm's founding philosophy--expressing both timeless and inventive perspectives on design. Showcased are beautifully photographed country estates, coastal retreats, and pastoral properties, all weaving the classical principles of symmetry, scale, and proportion with vernacular motifs and artisanal craftsmanship to create stylish and comfortable backdrops for contemporary living. Sophisticated interior decoration and stunning landscapes accompany the architecture, creating a harmonious sense of place. Through engaging stories that inform, Andrew Cogar shows how to reimagine the traditional home--whether an elegant Greek Revival pavilion, a chic Hamptons summer house, or a reinterpretation of a historic Charleston single house--to capture one's unique point of view. Visions of Home is an invaluable resource for those who enjoy the warmth and charm of traditional architecture.

Creating Home

Author : Keith Summerour
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Page : 242 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2017-03-14
Category : House & Home
ISBN : 9780847858736

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Creating Home by Keith Summerour Pdf

From acclaimed architect and designer Keith Summerour comes an alluring new book of carefully crafted dwellings that redefine the idea of home for today. When we think about what home is, many of us would say a house that is soulful and welcoming, a place with an inviting porch and a lush garden, a welcoming entryway and well-crafted living spaces that will nurture our private moments and expand to welcome guests. In this alluring new book, Keith Summerour shares nine houses, exploring their architecture, interiors, and grounds, to illustrate a new idea of home. Reinterpreting and making new his own Southern legacy that speaks both of aristocratic charm and homespun appeal, these homes range from rustic retreats that draw their power from the land to elegant manor houses, but all share extraordinary character and charm that nod to history while reflecting the way people wish to live in the world today. Enriched by the work of some of the top interior decorators working today, including Beth Webb, Barbara Westbrook, Circa Interiors, and Liza Bryan, as well as world-renowned landscape designers Jeremy Smearman and John Howard, and beautifully illustrated with all-new photography, Creating Home is the ultimate dream book.

New Orleans Under Reconstruction

Author : Michael Sorkin,Carol McMichael Reese,Anthony Fontenot
Publisher : Verso Books
Page : 465 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2014-05-20
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781781684313

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New Orleans Under Reconstruction by Michael Sorkin,Carol McMichael Reese,Anthony Fontenot Pdf

When the levee system protecting New Orleans failed and was overtopped in August 2005 following the arrival of Hurricane Katrina, 80 percent of the city was flooded, with a loss of 103,000 homes in the metropolitan area. At least 986 Louisiana residents died. The devastation hit vulnerable communities the hardest: the elderly, the poor, and African-Americans. The disaster exposed shocking inequalities in the city. In response, numerous urban plans and myriad architectural projects were proposed. Nearly nine years later, debates about planning and design for recovery, renewal, and resilience continue. This bold, challenging, and informed book gathers together a panorama of responses from writers, architects, planners, historians, and activists-including Mike Davis, Rebecca Solnit, Naomi Klein, Denise Scott Brown, and M. Christine Boyer-and searches for answers to one of the most important questions of our age: How can we plan for the urban future, creating more environmentally sustainable, economically robust, and socially equitable places to live? A 2014 grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts supported in part the publication of this book.

The Agile City

Author : James S. Russell
Publisher : Island Press
Page : 311 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2012-06-22
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781610910279

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The Agile City by James S. Russell Pdf

In a very short time America has realized that global warming poses real challenges to the nation's future. The Agile City engages the fundamental question: what to do about it? Journalist and urban analyst James S. Russell argues that we'll more quickly slow global warming-and blunt its effects-by retrofitting cities, suburbs, and towns. The Agile City shows that change undertaken at the building and community level can reach carbon-reduction goals rapidly. Adapting buildings (39 percent of greenhouse-gas emission) and communities (slashing the 33 percent of transportation related emissions) offers numerous other benefits that tax gimmicks and massive alternative-energy investments can't match. Rapidly improving building techniques can readily cut carbon emissions by half, and some can get to zero. These cuts can be affordably achieved in the windshield-shattering heat of the desert and the bone-chilling cold of the north. Intelligently designing our towns could reduce marathon commutes and child chauffeuring to a few miles or eliminate it entirely. Agility, Russell argues, also means learning to adapt to the effects of climate change, which means redesigning the obsolete ways real estate is financed; housing subsidies are distributed; transportation is provided; and water is obtained, distributed and disposed of. These engines of growth have become increasingly more dysfunctional both economically and environmentally. The Agile City highlights tactics that create multiplier effects, which means that ecologically driven change can shore-up economic opportunity, can make more productive workplaces, and can help revive neglected communities. Being able to look at multiple effects and multiple benefits of political choices and private investments is essential to assuring wealth and well-being in the future. Green, Russell writes, grows the future.

Green Walls Green Roofs

Author : Gina Tsarouhas
Publisher : Images Publishing
Page : 226 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2014-06-25
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781864705522

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Green Walls Green Roofs by Gina Tsarouhas Pdf

Sustainable architecture is one of the most popular trends today. With dense urban living and less green space available, green walls and roofs are helping to fill that gap. These living structures can be created with vegetation, which helps to absorb rainwater, provide insulation and lower temperatures while creating a habitat for natural flora and fauna. Green Walls Green Roofs features projects from all over the world, showing how these elements work in various climates. Ranging from the tropical houses in Singapore to inner-city buildings in North America, this beautifully illustrated book will show you how living architecture can enrich our world. Gina Tsarounas has coordinated and authored a number of travel guides for Lonely Planet before joining Images Publishing as a senior editor. Her wealth of experience is demonstrated in the beautifully designed books now being produced. Comparable Titles: Vertical Ecoinfrastructure, 9781864703863, Images Publishing Group, August 2010 The Green House, 9781568989501, Princeton Architectural Press, May 2010

Pamphlet Architecture 29

Author : Nannette Jackowski,Ricardo de Ostos
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Page : 82 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2013-07-02
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781616890049

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Pamphlet Architecture 29 by Nannette Jackowski,Ricardo de Ostos Pdf

Ambiguous Spaces, the newest installment in the Pamphlet Architecture series and a return to Pamphlet's own progressive roots, features the architectural fictions "The Pregnant Island" and "Nuclear Breeding." These two projects develop alternative urban concepts that address the challenges presented by the specific situations and social dynamics described in controversial locations such as the Brazilian Tucurui Dam, the Three Gorges Dam in China, and former English nuclear test sites. Using narrative techniques, fictional programs, ambiguous spaces, and building devices, Ambiguous Spaces explores people, communities, and even entire cities oppressed by a lack of freedom.


Author : Tavis Smiley
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 321 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2009-02-17
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781439100738

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Accountable by Tavis Smiley Pdf

Tavis Smiley presents the successor to his two bestselling books, The Covenant of Black America and The Covenant in Action—Accountable will serve as a report card, holding the politicians accountable for what they have promised and holding the community responsible for its actions or inactions. In Accountable, New York Times bestselling author Tavis Smiley addresses two issues: Public officials and the promises they have made regarding issues of concern to the African American community; and holding individuals and communities accountable for the degree to which they have utilized various tools and strategies outlined in his previous books, The Covenant and The Covenant in Action, to effect change. In sum, this book will explore how well the covenant goals have been realized. It explores topics such as healthcare, education, the unequal justice system, and jobs, and it will do so through story—real life examples of how an issue manifests itself on the ground. Accountable will examine the conditions of our present day and the consequences for America if we fail to effect real change within the next two decades. It will make the case for American citizens to be driven by “the cause and not the candidate,” and demonstrate the need to hold our politicians and ourselves accountable—because the stakes have never been higher.

Houses DesignSource

Author : Aitana Lleonard
Publisher : Harper Design
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2009-08-11
Category : House & Home
ISBN : 0061374709

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Houses DesignSource by Aitana Lleonard Pdf

Filled cover-to-cover with gorgeous full-color photographs of inspirational home ideas from around the world, Houses DesignSource showcases myriad examples of wonderful design solutions. This beautiful volume considers the many factors, which impact the design of a home, including location, climate, and space. Also featured are green homes, prefab houses, renovated residences, and more. Houses DesignSource is an astounding source of ideas for architects, as well as homeowners wishing to create or enhance their daily environments.

Container & Prefab Homes

Author : Patricia Martínez
Publisher : Monsa Publications
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2017
Category : Architecture, Domestic
ISBN : 8416500495

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Container & Prefab Homes by Patricia Martínez Pdf

"Prefabricated architecture is turning into an important trend in the world of contemporary design. The modularity allows for greater design flexibility and makes them more affordable. Nowadays, architectural projects made with recycled loading containers are becoming increasingly popular and, considering the need for more sustainable construction, increasingly necessary. This book presents 14 Eco-Friendly architectural projects committed to environmental conservation based on sustainable construction, featuring prefabricated homes made of wood, steel, etc., as well as container homes."--Page 4 of cover.

New Orleans Under Reconstruction

Author : Carol M. Reese,Michael Sorkin,Anthony Fontenot
Publisher : Verso Books
Page : 483 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2014-07-08
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781781682746

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New Orleans Under Reconstruction by Carol M. Reese,Michael Sorkin,Anthony Fontenot Pdf

When the levees broke in August 2005 as a result of Hurricane Katrina, 80 percent of the city of New Orleans was flooded, with a loss of 134,000 homes and 986 lives. In particular, the devastation hit the vulnerable communities the hardest: the old, the poor and the African American. The disaster exposed the hideous inequality of the city. In response to the disaster numerous plans, designs and projects were proposed. This bold, challenging and informed book gathers together the variety of responses from politicians, writers, architects and planners and searches for the answers of one of the most important issues of our age: How can we plan for the future, creating a more robust and equal place?

Urban Microclimate

Author : Evyatar Erell,David Pearlmutter,Terence Williamson
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 289 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2012-06-25
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781136539435

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Urban Microclimate by Evyatar Erell,David Pearlmutter,Terence Williamson Pdf

The quality of life of millions of people living in cities could be improved if the form of the city were to evolve in a manner appropriate to its climatic context. Climatically responsive urban design is vital to any notion of sustainability: it enables individual buildings to make use of renewable energy sources for passive heating and cooling, it enhances pedestrian comfort and activity in outdoor spaces, and it may even encourage city dwellers to moderate their dependence on private vehicles. Urban Microclimate bridges the gap between climatology research and applied urban design. It provides architects and urban design professionals with an understanding of how the structure of the built environment at all scales affects microclimatic conditions in the space between buildings, and analyzes the interaction between microclimate and each of the elements of the urban landscape. In the first two sections of the book, the extensive body of work on this subject by climatologists and geographers is presented in the language of architecture and planning professionals. The third section follows each step in the design process, and in part four a critical analysis of selected case study projects provides a demonstration of the complexity of applied urban design. Practitioners will find in this book a useful guide to consult, as they address these key environmental issues in their own work.

INDEX Architecture

Author : Bernard Tschumi,Matthew Berman
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2003-03-28
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780262700955

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INDEX Architecture by Bernard Tschumi,Matthew Berman Pdf

A cross-referenced "index" of writings, interviews, and images representative of current architectural discourse. INDEX Architecture documents the extensive cross-fertilization of ideas that can occur between architectural practice and education. Through work developed by students and faculty at Columbia University's School of Architecture, it offers not only an archive of avant-garde work but a record of architectural discourse at a time when the design studio has been radically altered by digital technology. Writings, interviews, and images are organized according to an alphabetical "index" of key terms. Cross-referencing allows for a rich reading of concepts currently discussed in the field. Contributing Critics and Theorists Stan Allen, Karen Bausman, Lise Anne Couture, Kathryn Dean, Evan Douglis, Kenneth Frampton, Leslie Gill, Thomas Hanrahan, Laurie Hawkinson, Steven Holl, Jeffrey Kipnis, Sulan Kolatan, Greg Lynn, William MacDonald, Reinhold Martin, Mary Mcleod, Victoria Meyers, Hani Rashid, Jesse Reiser, Bernard Tschumi, Nanako Umemoto, and Mark Wigley

Residential Interior Design

Author : Maureen Mitton,Courtney Nystuen
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 844 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2016-04-19
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781119014072

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Residential Interior Design by Maureen Mitton,Courtney Nystuen Pdf

A practical approach to planning residential spaces Residential Interior Design: A Guide To Planning Spaces is the industry-standard reference for all aspects of residential space planning, with a practical focus on accessible design, ergonomics, and how building systems affect each space. This new third edition has been updated with the most recent code information, including the 2015 International Residential Code and the International Green Construction Code, and new content on remodeling. Packed with hundreds of drawings and photographs, this book illustrates a step-by-step approach to design that applies to any residential space, and ensures that the most important factors are weighted heavily in the decision making process. Daily use is a major consideration, and the authors explore the minimum amount of space each room requires to function appropriately while examining the host of additional factors that impact bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, hallways, and more. Detailed information about accessibility is included in each chapter, making this book a reliable design reference for "aging in place" and universal design. The new companion website features teaching tools and a variety of learning supplements that help reinforce the material covered. Interior design is a fundamental component of a residential space, and a required skill for architecture and design professionals. This book is a complete reference on all aspects of residential design, and the factors that make a space "work." Design spaces with primary consideration of daily use Account for building systems, accessibility, human factors, and more Get up to date on the latest residential interior building codes Plan interiors for any home, any style, and any budget Designing a residential interior is about more than choosing paint colors and furniture—it's about people, and how they interact and use the space. It's about shaping the space to conform to its function in the best possible way. Residential Interior Design provides clear, comprehensive guidance on getting it right every time.

Green Community

Author : Susan Piedmont-Palladino,Timothy Mennel
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 273 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2018-05-04
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781351177979

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Green Community by Susan Piedmont-Palladino,Timothy Mennel Pdf

The health of our planet and ourselves depends on how we plan, design, and construct the world between our buildings. Our increasing dependence on fossil fuels over the last century has given us unprecedented individual mobility and comfort, but the consequences are clear. Climate change, sprawl, and reliance on foreign oil are just a few of the challenges we face in designing new-and adapting existing-communities to be greener. Based on the National Building Museum's Green Community exhibition, this book is a collection of thought-provoking essays that illuminate the connections among personal health, community health, and our planet's health. Green Community brings together diverse experts, each of whom has a unique approach to sustainable planning, design, politics, and construction.