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Title: 2000+
ISBN: 9781941332078
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Pub. Date: 20151006

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Has architectural theory become a historical phenomenon to be anthologized and studied as another passing phase in the history of the discipline? Do the current commonplace watchwords of "practice" and "research" mark the end of theory's place in architectural discourse? This edited volume posits the contrary?that theory remains urgent and even unavoidable, so ingrained in architectural practice and pedagogy that it remains a vital if sometimes latent influence.

Architectural theory is not confined to its supposed heyday in the decades leading up to the year 2000; it has persisted and expanded as the stakes of theoretical discussions have transformed. 2000+: The Urgencies of Architectural Theory collects new essays from a range of the most compelling architectural historians and theorists of the moment, including Lucia Allais, Beatriz Colomina, Mark Cousins, Arindam Dutta, John Harwood, Catherine Ingraham, Mark Jarzombek, Mari Lending, Spyros Papapetros, Felicity Scott, Pelin Tan, Bernard Tschumi, Eyal Weizman, Mark Wigley, and Mabel Wilson. Brought together for a conference marking the end of Wigley's tenure as dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, these thinkers chart new directions and points of critical importance for theory in architecture.

Title: 2050
ISBN: 9781118914830
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Authors: Chris Luebkeman
Pub. Date: 20150710
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (UK)
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Envisioning a positive future through design

2050: Designing Our Tomorrow describes the ways in which architecture and design can engage with the key drivers of change and provide affirmative aspirations for a not-so distant future. With a focal date of 2050, this issue of AD asks when and how the design community can, should, and must be taking action. The discussion centres on shifts in the urban environment and an established way of life in a world of depleted natural resources and climate change. Featuring interviews with Paola Antonelli of MoMA and Tim Brown of IDEO, it includes contributions from thought leaders, such as Janine Benyus, Thomas Fisher, Daniel Kraft, Alex McDowell, Franz Oswold, and Mark Watts. High-profile designers like FutureCitiesLab, SHoP, and UrbanThinkTank, are featured as examples of forward thinking and innovation in the field, highlighting the need for — and possibility of — a shift in the global perspective. The discussion includes the challenges we face in creating a positive tomorrow, and the solutions that architecture and design can bring to the table.

Despite the proliferation of global crises possibly threatening human survival, our current moment provides the opportunity to write a new, positive story about our future. 2050: Designing Our Tomorrow describes how the design community can contribute to that vision by asserting positive aspirations for the worlds we create ourselves.

  • See how architects and designers inspire global positive change
  • Consider architecture's role in shaping cultural outlook
  • Learn the key drivers of change for the built environment
  • Explore the perspectives of leading experts and designers

Architects and planners over the centuries have put a stamp upon the planet through the physical manifestations of their belief structures. Today's design community faces a rising wealth gap, climate change, shifting paradigms of nationalism, and myriad other challenges. 2050: Designing Our Tomorrow phrases global issues as a design problem, and describes how architects and designers can rise to the challenge of creating a more positive future.


Title: 3D-Printed Body Architecture
ISBN: 9781119340188
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Pub. Date: 20171117
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Some architects dream of 3D-printing houses. Some even fantasise about 3D-printing entire cities. But what is the real potential of 3D printing for architects? This issue focuses on another strand of 3D-printing practice emerging among architects operating at a much smaller scale that is potentially more significant. Several architects have been working with the fashion industry to produce some exquisitely designed 3D-printed wearables. Other architects have been 3D-printing food, jewellery and other items at the scale of the human body. But what is the significance of this work? And how do these 3D-printed body-scale items relate to the discipline of architecture? Are they merely a distraction from the real business of the architect? Or do they point towards a new form of proto-architecture – like furniture, espresso makers and pavilions before them – that tests out architectural ideas and explores tectonic properties at a smaller scale? Or does this work constitute an entirely new arena of design? In other words, is 3D printing at the human scale to be seen as a new genre of 'body architecture'? This issue contains some of the most exciting work in this field today, and seeks to chart and analyse its significance.

Contributors include: Paola Antonelli/MoMA, Francis Bitonti, Niccolo Casas, Behnaz Farahi, Madeline Gannon, Eric Goldemberg/MONAD Studio, Kyle von Hasseln/3D Systems Culinary Lab, Rem D Koolhaas, Julia K?rner, Neil Leach, Steven Ma/Xuberance, Neri Oxman/MIT Media Lab, Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, Gilles Retsin, Jessica Rosenkrantz/Nervous System, and Patrik Schumacher/Zaha Hadid Architects.


Title: 4D Hyperlocal
ISBN: 9781119097129
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Pub. Date: 20170127
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4D Hyperlocal: A Cultural Tool Kit for the Open-source City

The evolution of digital tools is revolutionising urban design, planning and community engagement. This is enabling a new ‘hyperlocal’ mode of design made possible by geolocation technologies and GPS-enabled mobile devices that support connectivity through open-source applications. Real-time analysis of environments and individuals’ input and feedback bring a new immediacy and responsiveness. Established linear design methods are being replaced by adaptable mapping processes, real-time data streams and experiential means, fostering more dynamic spatial analysis and public feedback. This shifts the emphasis in urban design from the creation of objects and spaces to collaboration with users, and from centralised to distributed participatory systems.

Hyperlocal tools foster dynamic relational spatial analysis, making their deployment in urban and rural contexts challenged by transformation particularly significant. How can hyperlocal methods, solutions – including enterprise-driven uses of technology for bioclimatic design – and contexts influence each other and support the evolution of participatory architectural design? What issues, for example, arise from using real-time data to test scenarios and shape environments through 3D digital visualisation and simulation methods? What are the advantages of using GIS – with its integrative and visualising capacities and relational, flexible definition of scale – with GPS for multi-scalar mapping?

 Contributors: Saskia Beer, Moritz Behrens, John Bingham-Hall, Mark Burry, Will Gowland and Samantha Lee, Adam Greenfield, Usman Haque, Bess Krietemeyer, Laura Kurgan, Lev Manovich and Agustin Indaco, Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto, Raffaele Pe, José Luis de Vicente, Martijn de Waal, Michiel de Lange and Matthijs Bouw, Katharine Willis, and Alejandro Zaera-Polo.

 Featured architects and designers: AZPML, ecoLogicStudio, Foster + Partners, Interactive Design and Visualization Lab/Syracuse University Center of Excellence for Environmental Energy Systems, Software Studies Initiative/City University of New York (CUNY), Spatial Information Design Lab/Columbia University, Umbrellium, and Universal Assembly Unit.


Title: A Global History of Architecture
ISBN: 9781118981337
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Authors: Francis D. K. Ching Mark M. Jarzombek Vikramaditya Prakash
Pub. Date: 20170407
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The gold-standard exploration of architecture's global evolution

A Global History of Architecture provides a comprehensive tour through the ages, spinning the globe to present the landmark architectural movements that characterized each time period. Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e. to the present, this unique guide is written by an architectural all-star team who emphasize connections, contrasts and influences, reminding us that history is not linear and that everything was 'modern architecture' in its day. This new third edition has been updated with new drawings from Professor Ching, including maps with more information and color, expanded discussion on contemporary architecture, and in-depth chapter introductions that set the stage for global views. The all-new online enhanced companion site brings history to life, providing a clearer framework through which to interpret and understand architecture through the ages.

Unique in its non-Eurocentrism, this book provides a fresh survey of architectural history with a truly global perspective, fulfilling the National Architectural Accrediting Board's requirements for 'non-Western' architecture in history education.

  • Track the history of architecture through a comparative timeline that spans the globe
  • Learn how disparate design styles evolved side-by-side, and which elements migrated where
  • Delve into non-Western architecture with expert insight and an historical perspective
  • Explore further with an online Interactive Resource Center featuring digital learning tools

Escalating globalization has expanded our perspective of both history and architecture beyond Europe and the U.S. Today's architects are looking far beyond the traditional boundaries, and history shows us that structures' evolution from shelter to art mirrors the hopes and fears of society along the way. A Global History of Architecture takes you inside history itself to witness the the growth and movements that built our world.


Title: A House Is Not Just a House
ISBN: 9781941332436
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Authors: Tatiana Bilbao
Pub. Date: 20181002

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A House Is Not Just a House argues precisely that. The book traces Tatiana Bilbao's diverse work on housing ranging from large-scale social projects to single-family luxury homes. These projects offer a way of thinking about the limits of housing: where it begins and where it ends. Regardless of type, her work advances an argument on housing that is simultaneously expansive and minimal, inseparable from the broader environment outside of it and predicated on the fundamental requirements of living. Working within the turbulent history of social housing in Mexico, Bilbao argues for participating even when circumstances are less than ideal?and from this participation she is able to propose specific strategies learned in Mexico for producing housing elsewhere.

A House Is Not Just a House includes a recent lecture by Bilbao at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, as well as reflections from fellow practitioners and scholars, including Amale Andraos, Gabriela Etchegaray, Hilary Sample, and Ivonne Santoyo-Orozco.

Title: A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
ISBN: 9780470648858
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Authors: Francis D. K. Ching
Pub. Date: 20110818
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The classic, bestselling reference on architecture now revised and expanded!

An essential one-volume reference of architectural topics using Francis D.K. Ching's signature presentation. It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings. From Arch to Wood, every concept, technology, material and detail important to architects and designers are presented in Ching's unique style.

  • Combining text and drawing, each term is given a minimum double-page spread on large format trim size, so that the term can be comprehensively explored, graphically showing relations between concepts and sub-terms
  • A comprehensive index permits the reader to locate any important word in the text.
  • This long-awaited revision brings the latest concepts and technology of 21st century architecture, design and construction to this classic reference work

It is sure to be by the side of and used by any serious architect or designer, students of architecture, interior designers, and those in construction.


Title: AHMM
ISBN: 9781119717485
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Pub. Date: 20210318
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AHMM is a premier international architectural practice. Established over 30 years ago, it has won numerous awards including the Stirling Prize. Through the contributions of journalists, clients, fellow professionals and academics, this AD issue celebrates the practice’s achievements in all areas of architectural production, featuring archive material, new works and unparalleled access to the AHMM organisation, revealing new insights into their work and urban philosophies.

To get to this eminent position, the office has consistently responded in innovative and imaginative ways to the changing imperatives of art, science and economics that influence our built environment. These parameters have metamorphosed considerably since AHMM was founded, in terms of advances in digitisation, material science and changes to contract management, what constitutes sustainability, procurement routes, construction methods, collaboration and architectural education.

Above all this AD will explore AHMM’s practice as a holistic design project in itself, in terms of building buildings, but also in using a design ethos to cope with shifts in workload and the firm’s varying business activities and its administration over the years, thus providing insight for a future generation of potentially successful architectural professionals.


Title: Aldo Rossi and the Spirit of Architecture
ISBN: 9780300234930
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Authors: Diane Ghirardo
Pub. Date: 20190514

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An essential new look at the Italian architect, writer, and designer whose work paved the way for the postmodern movement

This crucial reassessment of Aldo Rossi’s (1931–1997) architecture simultaneously examines his writings, drawings, and product design, including the coffeepots and clocks he designed for the Italian firm Alessi. The first Italian to receive the Pritzker Prize, Rossi rejected modernism, seeking instead a form of architecture that could transcend the aesthetic legacy of Fascism in postwar Italy. Rossi was a visionary who did not allow contemporary trends to dominate his thinking. His baroque sensibility and poetic approach, found both in his buildings and in important texts like The Architecture of the City, inspired the critic Ada Louise Huxtable to describe him as “a poet who happens to be an architect.”
 
Diane Ghirardo explores different categories of structures—monuments, public buildings, cultural institutions, theaters, and cemeteries—drawing significantly on previously unpublished archival materials and always keeping Rossi’s own texts in the forefront. By delving into the relationships among Rossi’s multifaceted life, his rich body of work, and his own reflections, this book provides a critical new understanding of Rossi’s buildings and the place of architecture in postwar Italy.

Title: Aldo van Eyck
ISBN: 9780300153965
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Authors: Robert McCarter
Pub. Date: 20150625

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A comprehensive look at the life and work of one of the 20th century’s most influential architects

Aldo van Eyck (1918–1999) was a Dutch architect, writer, and teacher who helped redefine Modern architecture in the second half of the 20th century. As an advocate for architecture’s engagement with history, culture, climate, and the lived human experience of buildings and urban spaces, he created designs that privileged place and the daily rituals in the lives of its inhabitants over universal ideals. In this volume, enlivened by 300 illustrations from the Aldo van Eyck archive, Robert McCarter provides the first comprehensive study of van Eyck’s 50-year career since his death, guiding readers through the architect’s buildings and unrealized projects, with a focus on the interior spatial experience and on the design and construction processes. Highlighted projects include the Amsterdam Orphanage, the Roman Catholic Church in The Hague, and some of the hundreds of playgrounds he famously designed over the course of his career. McCarter also investigates how van Eyck’s writings and lectures convey the importance of architecture in the everyday lives of people around the world and throughout history. By presenting his design work together with the principles on which it was founded, McCarter illuminates van Eyck’s ethical interpretation of architecture’s place in the world. 

Title: Aluminum Surfaces
ISBN: 9781119541769
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Authors: L. William Zahner
Pub. Date: 20190903
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A full-color guide for architects and design professionals to the selection and application of aluminum

Aluminum Surfaces, second in William Zahner's Architectural Metals Series, provides a comprehensive and authoritative treatment of aluminum applications in architecture and art. It offers architecture and design professionals the information they need to ensure proper maintenance and fabrication techniques through detailed information and full color images. It covers everything from the history of the metal and choosing the right alloy, to detailed information on a variety of surface and chemical finishes and corrosion resistance. The book also features case studies offering architecture and design professionals strategies for designing and executing successful projects using aluminum. 

Aluminum Surfaces is filled with illustrative case studies that offer strategies for designing and executing successful projects using aluminum. All the books in Zahner’s Architectural Metals Series offer in-depth coverage of today’s most commonly used metals in architecture and art. This important book:

  • Contains a comprehensive guide to the use and maintenance of aluminum surfaces in architecture and art
  • Features full-color images of a variety of aluminum finishes, colors, textures, and forms
  • Includes case studies with performance data that feature strategies on how to design and execute successful projects using aluminum
  • Offers methods to address corrosion, before and after it occurs
  • Discusses the environmental impact of aluminum from the creation process through application
  • Explains the significance of the different alloys and the forms available to the designer
  • Discusses expectations when using aluminum in various exposures

For architecture professionals, metal fabricators, developers, architecture students and instructors, designers, and artists working with metals, Aluminum Surfaces offers a logical framework for the selection and application of aluminum in all aspects of architecture. 


Title: American House Styles
ISBN: 9781682682241
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Authors: John Milnes Baker
Pub. Date: 20180803
Publisher: W W Norton & Company
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Colonial, Neoclassical, Queen Anne, Craftsman—what distinguishes one architectural style from another? This unique book will allow readers to recognize the architectural features and style of virtually any house they encounter. Here, architect John Milnes Baker explains the historical, cultural, and technical influences that shaped each of these styles and many more. Organized in periods, from Early Colonial (1600—1715) to the Modern Movement (1920—60) and beyond, this tour of America's varied residential architecture is rendered in elevation drawings that precisely illustrate the key characteristics of each style. Nearly 25 years since the original publication of American House Styles, this updated edition includes a new preface and house styles from the mid-1990s to the present—from the rise and fall of the McMansion to energy-efficient, regionally influenced homes. The illustrations, now in color, are more delightful than ever in a new, larger format. This a must-have volume for anyone interested in architecture or adding a bit of style to their home.

Title: American Libraries 1730 - 1950
ISBN: 9780393731606
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Authors: Kenneth Breisch
Pub. Date: 20171009
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An expansive overview of our storehouses of knowledge, from the earliest library building (Philadelphia, 1745) to midcentury modern and beyond.

Although new technologies appear poised to alter it, the library remains a powerful site for discovery, and its form is still determined by the geometry of the book and the architectural spaces devised to store and display it. American Libraries provides a history and panorama of these much-loved structures, inside and out, encompassing the small personal collection, the vast university library, and everything in between. Through 500 photographs and plans selected from the encyclopedic collections of the Library of Congress, Kenneth Breisch traces the development of libraries in the United States, from roots in such iconic examples as the British Library and Paris’s Bibliotheque-Ste.-Genevieve to institutions imbued with their own, American mythology. Starting with the private collections of wealthy merchants and landowners during the eighteenth century, the book looks at the Library of Congress, large and small public libraries, and the Carnegie libraries, and it ends with a glimpse of modern masterworks.
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Title: Another City
ISBN: 9780300124880
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Authors: Dell Upton
Pub. Date: 20080902

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An exploration of the beliefs, perceptions, and theories that shaped the architecture and organization of America’s earliest cities

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, burgeoning American cities like New Orleans and Philadelphia seemed increasingly chaotic. Noise, odors, and a feverish level of activity on the streets threatened to overwhelm the senses. Growing populations placed new demands on every aspect of the urban landscape—streets, parks, schools, asylums, cemeteries, markets, waterfronts, and more. In this unique exploration of the early history of urban architecture and design, leading architectural historian Dell Upton reveals the fascinating confluence of sociological, cultural, and psychological factors that shaped American cities in the antebellum years.

Through contemporary travel accounts, diaries, and correspondence, as well as maps, architectural drawings, paintings, and prints—many previously unpublished--Upton investigates not only how buildings were designed, streets were laid out, and urban space was put to use, but also why. He offers original insights into the way cities were imagined, and an extensive selection of illustrations recreates the various features of the urban landscape in the nineteenth century.


Title: Architect and Engineer
ISBN: 9780300124439
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Authors: Andrew Saint
Pub. Date: 20080222

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A fascinating look at how architects and engineers work together, from medieval times to the present day.

How architects and engineers relate to one another has long been debated but never before addressed over a broad span of history. There are many controversial issues: about professional demarcation, about credit for design, about the value we attach to art in buildings, and about how that connects with advances in technique and efficiency.

This pioneering and handsomely illustrated book enquires for the first time into the pattern of these relationships since the Renaissance. Concentrating particularly on Britain, France and the United States, Architect and Engineer looks at what has actually taken place when architecture and engineering have interlocked. It examines projects ranging from the building of Waterloo Bridge to the evolution of the Chicago skyscraper, and personalities from Vauban to Brunel and Wright.

The results of this impartial investigation may often surprise and provoke the reader. It is a study that has radical implications for the compartmentalized ways in which the history of architecture and construction has conventionally been addressed.


Title: Architects' Data
ISBN: 9781119284352
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Authors: Ernst Neufert
Pub. Date: 20190901
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An indispensable tool for the beginning stages of designing and planning a building project

This new edition of a classic, bestselling text provides, in one concise volume, the essential information needed to form the framework for the more detailed design and development of any building project. Organized largely by building type, it covers planning criteria and considerations of function and siting—and with over 6200 diagrams, it provides a mass of data on spatial requirements. Most of the featured illustrations are dimensioned and each building type includes plans, sections, site layouts, and design details. The book also includes an extensive bibliography and detailed set of metric/imperial conversion tables. 

Architects’ Data starts with the basics of designing for a new building project, before moving on to covering everything an architect needs to know. It also looks at the design styles and specifications for creating different types of structures, such as those made for residential, religious, cultural, sports, medical, and other types of occupation. 

  • Covers user requirements, planning criteria, basic dimensions, and considerations of function and siting
  • Includes numerous examples and over 6200 illustrations and tables
  • 5th English edition of the classic, international reference for architects

Architects’ Data is an excellent resource for architects, building surveyors, space planners, and design and build contractors everywhere.


Title: Architect's Handbook of Construction Detailing
ISBN: 9780470381915
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Authors: David Kent Ballast
Pub. Date: 20090604
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Significantly updated with revisions to nearly all 200-plus details, this second edition of Architect's Handbook of Construction Detailing provides architects, engineers, interior designers, contractors, and other building professionals with all of the common construction details, materials information, and detailing concepts used throughout the industry. The information can be used as is or modified to fit individual project designs. Each of book's seven sections -- formatted to follow the new six-digit CSI MasterFormat system -- contains details and related information, including descriptions, detailing considerations, material requirements, installation requirements, tolerance coordination, and likely failure points. Additionally, SI (metric) equivalents have been added to all dimensions.
Title: Architectural Acoustics Illustrated
ISBN: 9781118568491
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Authors: Michael Ermann
Pub. Date: 20150109
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Unite the science of sound and the principles of design to enhance any space

Architectural Acoustics Illustrated translates the quantitative and qualitative content of acoustics into the graphic language of architecture. This highly-visual guide includes over 350 illustrations that outline the physics of sound and the best design practices for limiting or mitigating noise in buildings by using the latest in materials and techniques. Each chapter includes a summary checklist of design guidelines to help prevent mistakes and oversights, and the Instructor's website offers video animations demonstrating acoustical concepts. Designed as a "first look" at the interaction of sound and space, the book explains the principles of architectural acoustics and their practical applications, providing a comprehensive guide for designing with acoustics in mind.

Architectural acoustics is more than just concert halls ? it may determine building placement, division of interior space, exterior construction, and even siting. When addressed early in the design process, the resulting space can be free of unwanted sound and promote good hearing; if left unaddressed, the problems with the space can lead to lawsuits and costly post-construction remediation. Architectural Acoustics Illustrated helps designers solve most acoustical problems in advance, by enabling readers to:

  • Understand the physical science underlying the behavior of sound
  • Consider the interactions of sound and space in the initial design approach
  • Mitigate building sounds such as those produced by HVAC and plumbing with early design planning
  • Design spaces for listening, and incorporate acoustics best practices into every plan

The highly visual format of the book helps readers grasp complex concepts quickly, and thorough discussion of each concept's real-world application ties the science directly into the design process. All design professionals need to have a fundamental understanding of acoustics, and Architectural Acoustics Illustrated is a comprehensive, practical guide in an easy-to-read format.


Title: Architectural Design with SketchUp
ISBN: 9781118978818
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Authors: Alexander C. Schreyer
Pub. Date: 20151016
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Go beyond the basics: making SketchUp work for you

Architectural Design with SketchUp, Second Edition, is the leading guide to this incredibly useful tool for architects, interior designers, construction professionals, and makers. With easy to follow tutorials that first brush up on the basics of the program and then cover many advanced processes, this resource offers both informative text and full-color illustrations to clearly convey the techniques and features you need to excel. The updated second edition has a new chapter that explains how to make things with SketchUp, and covers 3D printing, design to fabrication, CNC milling, and laser cutting. Other chapters also now cover Building Information Modeling (BIM) and 3D web content generation. Additionally, the revised text offers insight into the latest products and plugin extensions, navigation methods, import/export options, and 3D model creation features to ensure you have an up to date understanding of how to make SketchUp help you meet your project goals.

A leading 3D modeling application, SketchUp features documentation capabilities through photorealistic renderings and construction drawings. Because of its ease of use and ability to be enhanced with many plugin extensions for project-specific applications, SketchUp is considered the tool of choice for professionals in the architecture, interior design, construction, and fabrication fields.

  • Access thoroughly updated information in an easy to understand writing style
  • Increase your efficiency and accuracy when using SketchUp and refresh and supplement your understanding of SketchUp's basics
  • Explore component-based modeling for assembly, scheduling, collaborative design, and modeling with a BIM approach
  • Find the right plugin extensions and understand how to best work with them
  • See how easy it is to generate presentation-ready renderings from your 3D models
  • Learn how you can use 3D printing, CNC milling, and laser cutting to make things with SketchUp
  • Use cookbook-style Ruby coding to create amazing 3D objects
  • Supplement your knowledge with video tutorials, sample files, and Ruby scripts via a robust companion website

Architectural Design with SketchUp, Second Edition, is an integral resource for both students and professionals working in the architecture, interior design, construction, and fabrication industries.

Title: Architectural Detailing
ISBN: 9781118881996
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Authors: Edward Allen Patrick Rand
Pub. Date: 20160304
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The industry-standard guide to designing well-performing buildings

Architectural Detailing systematically describes the principles by which good architectural details are designed. Principles are explained in brief, and backed by extensive illustrations that show you how to design details that will not leak water or air, will control the flow of heat and water vapor, will adjust to all kinds of movement, and will be easy to construct. This new third edition has been updated to conform to International Building Code 2012, and incorporates current knowledge about new material and construction technology. Sustainable design issues are integrated where relevant, and the discussion includes reviews of recent built works that extract underlying principles that can be the basis for new patterns or the alteration and addition to existing patterns. Regulatory topics are primarily focused on the US, but touch on other jurisdictions and geographic settings to give you a well-rounded perspective of the art and science of architectural detailing.

In guiding a design from idea to reality, architects design a set of details that show how a structure will be put together. Good details are correct, complete, and provide accurate information to a wide variety of users. By demonstrating the use of detail patterns, this book teaches you how to design a building that will perform as well as you intend.

  • Integrate appropriate detailing into your designs
  • Learn the latest in materials, assemblies, and construction methods
  • Incorporate sustainable design principles and current building codes
  • Design buildings that perform well, age gracefully, and look great

Architects understand that aesthetics are only a small fraction of good design, and that stability and functionality require a deep understanding of how things come together. Architectural Detailing helps you bring it all together with a well fleshed-out design that communicates accurately at all levels of the construction process.


Title: Architectural Graphic Standards
ISBN: 9781119312512
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Authors: American Institute of Architects Keith E. Hedges
Pub. Date: 20170331
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ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHIC STANDARDS

THE LANDMARK UPDATE OF THE MOST RECOGNIZED STUDENT RESOURCE IN ARCHITECTURE

The Student Edition of the iconic Architectural Graphic Standards has been a rite of passage for architecture, building, and engineering students for more than eighty years. Thoughtfully distilled from the Twelfth Edition of Architectural Graphic Standards and reorganized to meet the specific needs of today?s students, this fully updated Student Edition shows you how to take a design idea through the entire planning and documentation process. This potent resource stays with you through your academic experience and into your first years as a professional with thousands of useful illustrations and hundreds of architectural elements conveniently placed at your fingertips. Presented in a format closely resembling an architect?s actual workflow, this Twelfth Edition student handbook features:

  • Completely new material on resiliency in buildings
  • A versatile treatment written for the design studio setting and aligned with the most current curricular trends, including new and updated coverage on topics related to sustainability, digital fabrication, and building information modeling (BIM)
  • A proven pedagogy that saves students time and ensures young professionals avoid the most common pitfalls

Develop a state-of-the-art mastery of design best practices with Architectural Graphic Standards, Twelfth Edition, Student Edition.

Title: Architectural Graphic Standards for Architects, Engineers, Decorators, Builders and Draftsmen
ISBN: 9780471247623
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Authors: Charles George Ramsey Harold Reeve Sleeper
Pub. Date: 19980330
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The reissue of a design classic--the book that revolutionized thepractice of architecture.

When it was published in 1932, this cornerstone edition of Ramseyand Sleeper's Architectural Graphic Standards was the very firstbook to present the accepted architectural practices of the time ina clear and accessible graphic form.

Now finally available in paperback, this landmark reference stillhas much to offer us today, with beautifully illustrated practicalinformation on traditional architectural standards, methods, andmaterials that cannot be found elsewhere.

Covering all facets of building construction from foundations tointerior finishes, it will be valued by a new generation ofarchitects, design professionals, and others involved in therestoration and renovation of historic buildings as well as anyonewith an interest in architectural history.

Title: Architectural Graphics
ISBN: 9781119035664
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Authors: Francis D. K. Ching
Pub. Date: 20150327
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The bestselling guide to architectural drawing, with new information, examples, and resources

Architectural Graphics is the classic bestselling reference by one of the leading global authorities on architectural design drawing, Francis D.K. Ching. Now in its sixth edition, this essential guide offers a comprehensive introduction to using graphic tools and drafting conventions to translate architectural ideas into effective visual presentations, using hundreds of the author's distinctive drawings to illustrate the topic effectively. This updated edition includes new information on orthographic projection in relation to 3D models, and revised explanations of line weights, scale and dimensioning, and perspective drawing to clarify some of the most difficult concepts. New examples of modern furniture, APA facilities, and presentation layout provide more up-to-date visuals, and the Reference Center features all new animations, videos, and practice exercises.

Architectural graphics are key tools for conveying design through representation on paper or on screen, and this book is the ultimate guide to mastering the skill, then applying your talent to create more effective design communication.

  • Understand multiview, paraline, and perspective drawing
  • Master interior sections using a variety of techniques
  • Render tonal value, enhance depth, and convey illumination
  • Develop professional-quality layouts for presentations

Architectural graphics both inform the design process and serve as the means by which a design is interpreted and built. Complete mastery of the tools and conventions is essential to the successful outcome of any project, and mistakes can cause confusion, time delays, increased costs, and possible catastrophe. Architectural Graphics is the comprehensive guide to professional architectural drawing, with insight from a leading authority in the field.


Title: Architectural Metals
ISBN: 9780471045069
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Authors: L. William Zahner
Pub. Date: 19950714
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The historic breakthroughs in the science of metallurgy over thelast quarter century have produced an array of new metallicbuilding materials. Architects and designers now have a far broaderpalette of metals to choose from than at any other time in history,and metal is fast becoming the star building material featured insome of today's most exciting new building projects.

A book whose time has come, Archi-tectural Metals is the firstcomprehensive guide to the metals and metallic finishes currentlyavailable for use in architecture. Learn from a fourth-generationexpert in the field who has, over the past fifteen years, consultedon some of the world's most prestigious building projects.Architectural Metals demystifies metals for architects, artisans,and design professionals providing them with a logical frameworkfor the selection and use of the correct material for the job athand.

Encyclopedic in scope, Architectural Metals is an extremelyuser-friendly working resource supplying readers with instantaccess to a wealth of essential information about the forms andbehaviors of metallic building materials. From aluminum, stainlesssteel, copper, lead, and zinc to new metals and finishes such astitanium, pewter-coated copper, and colored stainless steel, itdescribes everything architects, engineers, and designprofessionals need to know about all the common and many uncommonmetals at their disposal.

Each chapter of Architectural Metals is devoted to a specific typeof metal, metallic finish, or coating. Each includes a historicaloverview, environmental concerns, an exhaustive description ofavailable forms and (where appropriate) colors, performanceevaluations, finishes, weathering and corrosion characteristics,maintenance and restoration techniques, fastening, welding, andjoining methods, and more. And since each metal-producing industryhas its own unique jargon and systems of measurement, the authortakes pains throughout to define relevant terms and translatemeasurement and thickness indices into familiar inch and millimeterscales.

Destined to become a standard in the field, Architectural Metals isan indispensable tool for architects, designers, and artisans whowork with metals.

"Metalis the material of our time. It enables architecture tobecome sculpture; it also expresses technological possibility aswell as the time-honored characteristics of quality andpermanence." --From Frank O. Gehry's foreword to ArchitecturalMetals

Written by one of the leading experts on architectural metals, thisis the first comprehensive guide to the metals and metallicfinishes and coatings available for use in architecturalconstruction. Growing out of its author's experiences helpingarchitects realize some of the most exciting designs of the pasttwenty years, Architectural Metals:
* Demystifies metals for architects and design professionals
* Supplies a logical framework for selecting the best materials forthe job at hand
* Provides instant access to everything architects and designersneed to

Title: Architectural Research Methods
ISBN: 9780470908556
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Authors: Linda N. Groat David Wang
Pub. Date: 20130329
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ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH METHODS

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO RESEARCH FOR ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS?NOW UPDATED AND EXPANDED!

From searching for the best glass to prevent glare to determining how clients might react to the color choice for restaurant walls, research is a crucial tool that architects must master in order to effectively address the technical, aesthetic, and behavioral issues that arise in their work.

This book?s unique coverage of research methods is specifically targeted to help professional designers and researchers better conduct and understand research. Part I explores basic research issues and concepts, and includes chapters on relating theory to method and design to research. Part II gives a comprehensive treatment of specific strategies for investigating built forms. In all, the book covers seven types of research, including historical, qualitative, correlational, experimental, simulation, logical argumentation, and case studies and mixed methods.

Features new to this edition include:

  • Strategies for investigation, practical examples, and resources for additional information
  • A look at current trends and innovations in research
  • Coverage of design studio?based research that shows how strategies described in the book can be employed in real life
  • A discussion of digital media and online research
  • New and updated examples of research studies
  • A new chapter on the relationship between design and research

Architectural Research Methods is an essential reference for architecture students and researchers as well as architects, interior designers, landscape architects, and building product manufacturers.

Title: Architectural Theory
ISBN: 9781405102605
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Pub. Date: 20080711
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This second volume of the landmark Architectural Theory anthology surveys the development of architectural theory from the Franco-Prussian war of 1871 until the end of the twentieth century. The entire two volume anthology follows the full range of architectural literature from classical times to present transformations.

  • An ambitious anthology bringing together over 300 classic and contemporary essays that survey the key developments and trends in architecture
  • Spans the period from 1871 to 2005, from John Ruskin and the arts and crafts movement in Great Britain through to the development of Lingang New City, and the creation of a metropolis in the East China sea
  • Organized thematically, featuring general and section introductions and headnotes to each essay written by a renowned expert on architectural theory
  • Places the work of ?starchitects? like Koolhaas, Eisenman, and Lyn alongside the work of prominent architectural critics, offering a balanced perspective on current debates
  • Includes many hard-to-find texts and works never previously translated into English
  • Alongside Volume I: An Anthology from Vitruvius to 1870, creates a stunning overview of architectural theory from early antiquity to the twenty-first century

Title: Architecture
ISBN: 9781118745083
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Authors: Francis D. K. Ching
Pub. Date: 20140926
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THE CLASSIC ARCHITECTURAL REFERENCE, UPDATED WITH CONTEMPORARY EXAMPLES AND INTERACTIVE RESOURCES

For more than forty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has served as the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The updated and revised Fourth Edition features the fundamental elements of space and form and is designed to encourage critical thought in order to promote a more evocative understanding of architecture.

Architecture: Form, Space, and Order distills complex concepts of design into a clear focus and brings difficult abstractions to life. The book explains form and space in relation to light, view, openings, and enclosures and explores the organization of space, and the elements and relationships of circulation, as well as proportion and scale. In addition, the text’s detailed illustrations demonstrate the concepts presented and reveal the relationships between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultures.

This edition includes an access card with a redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center, which features thirty-five animations, flashcards of key architectural terms, and an image gallery showcasing hundreds of photos that enrich the book’s content.


Title: Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 9781606065815
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Authors: Thomas S Hines
Pub. Date: 20190122

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Arthur Drexler (1921-1987) served as the curator and director of the Architecture and Design Department at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) from 1951 until 1986— the longest curatorship in the museum’s history. Over four decades he conceived and oversaw trailblazing exhibitions that not only reflected but also anticipated major stylistic developments. Although several books cover the roles of MoMA’s founding director, Alfred Barr, and the department’s first curator, Philip Johnson, this is the only in-depth study of Drexler, who gave the department its overall shape and direction.
 
During Drexler’s tenure, MoMA played a pivotal role in examining the work and confirming the reputations of twentieth-century architects, among them Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Richard Neutra, Marcel Breuer, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Exploring unexpected subjects—from the design of automobiles and industrial objects to a reconstruction of a Japanese house and garden—Drexler’s boundary-pushing shows promoted new ideas about architecture and design as modern arts in contemporary society. The department’s public and educational programs projected a culture of popular accessibility, offsetting MoMA’s reputation as an elitist institution.
 
Drawing on rigorous archival research as well as author Thomas S. Hines’s firsthand experience working with Drexler, Architecture and Design at the Museum ofModern Art analyzes how MoMA became a touchstone for the practice and study of midcentury architecture.
 
 

Title: Architecture and Freedom
ISBN: 9781119332633
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Architects are facing a crisis of agency. For decades, they have seen their traditional role diminish in scope as more and more of their responsibilities have been taken over by other disciplines within the building construction industry. Once upon a time, we might have seen the architect as the conductor of the orchestra; now he or she is but one cog in a vast and increasingly complex machine.

In an attempt to find a way out of this crisis, there is growing debate about how architects might reassert the importance of their role and influence. On one side of this argument are those who believe that architects must refocus their attention on the internal demands of the discipline. On the other are those who argue that architects must, instead, reacquaint themselves with what many still believe to be the discipline’s core mission of advancing social progress and promoting the public good, and at the same time the scope of their traditional disciplinary remit.

At root, this question is fundamentally about freedom, about whether architects still possess it – if they have ever done – and whether it is possible to find the professional, disciplinary and individual autonomy to be able to define the spheres of their own practice. Presenting a variety of views and perspectives, this issue of AD takes us to the heart of what freedom means for architecture as it adapts and evolves in response to the changing contexts in which it is practised in the 21st century.

Contributors include: Phillip Bernstein, Peggy Deamer, Adam Nathaniel Furman, Kate Goodwin, Charles Holland, Anna Minton, Patrik Schumacher, Alex Scott-Whitby, Ines Weizman, and Sarah Wigglesworth.

Featured architects: Atelier Kite, ScottWhitbyStudio, C+S Architects, Anupama Kundoo, Noero Architects, Umbrellium, and Zaha Hadid Architects.
Architects are facing a crisis of agency. For decades, they have seen their traditional role diminish in scope as more and more of their responsibilities have been taken over by other disciplines within the building construction industry. Once upon a time, we might have seen the architect as the conductor of the orchestra; now he or she is but one cog in a vast and increasingly complex machine.
 
In an attempt to find a way out of this crisis, there is growing debate about how architects might reassert the importance of their role and influence. On one side of this argument are those who believe that architects must refocus their attention on the internal demands of the discipline. On the other are those who argue that architects must, instead, reacquaint themselves with what many still believe to be the discipline’s core mission of advancing social progress and promoting the public good, and at the same time the scope of their traditional disciplinary remit.
 
At root, this question is fundamentally about freedom, about whether architects still possess it – if they have ever done – and whether it is possible to find the professional, disciplinary and individual autonomy to be able to define the spheres of their own practice. Presenting a variety of views and perspectives, this issue of AD takes us to the heart of what freedom means for architecture as it adapts and evolves in response to the changing contexts in which it is practised in the 21st century.
 
Contributors include: Phillip Bernstein, Peggy Deamer, Adam Nathaniel Furman, Kate Goodwin, Charles Holland, Anna Minton, Patrik Schumacher, Alex Scott-Whitby, Ines Weizman, and Sarah Wigglesworth.
 
Featured architects: Atelier Kite, C+S Architects, Anupama Kundoo, Noero Architects, Umbrellium, and Zaha Hadid Architects.

Title: Architecture and the Burdens of Linearity
ISBN: 9780300071191
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Authors: Catherine Ingraham
Pub. Date: 19980330

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In this suggestive inquiry into the operations of linearity in architectural theory and practice, Catherine Ingraham investigates the line as both a conceptual and literal force in architecture. She approaches her subject from philosophical, theoretical, practical, and historical points of view, finding the following points of convergence: architecture's relation to property, politics, and economy; architecture's relation to propriety and the need to keep things "in line"; and architecture's relation to the proper name, human identity, object identity, and spatial location and demarcation.

In this engaging discussion, Ingraham considers maps, architectural plans, the laws of geometry, systems of architectural knowledge, and mythologies of architectural origin in work by Le Corbusier, Vitruvius, Alberti, Tafuri, Derrida, Lévi-Strauss, Shakespeare, Lacan, Deleuze, Rilke, and Stendhal. Entering the current complex debates about the relation between theory and practice in architecture, the author also addresses themes in psychoanalytic criticism, poststructural theory, and feminist criticism. Her examination thus moves beyond architecture and its literal structures to the notion of epistemological structure that architecture as a discipline and practice upholds and promotes.

Theoretical Perspectives in Architectural History and Criticism Series

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Title: Architecture and the Virtual
ISBN: 9781783201945
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Authors: Marta Jecu
Pub. Date: 20160215

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Architecture and the Virtual is a study of architecture as it is reflected in the work of seven contemporary artists, working with the tools of our post-digital age. The book maps the convergence of virtual space and contemporary conceptual art and is an anthropological exploration of artists who deal with transformable space and work through analog means of image production. Marta Jecu builds her inquiry around interviews with artists and curators in order to explore how these works create the experience of the virtual in architecture. Performativity and neo-conceptualism play important roles in this process and in the efficiency with which these works act in the social space.

Title: Architecture in Context
ISBN: 9781118719886
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Authors: Hassan Radoine
Pub. Date: 20170426
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Architecture in Context: Designing in the Middle East provides a foundation for understanding the critical context of architecture and design in this region. It does this by:

  • presenting a practical overview of architectural know-how in the Middle East, and its potential for cultivating a sense of place
  • introducing local architectural vocabularies and styles, and how they can still be reactivated in contemporary design
  • exploring the cultural and contextual meaning of forms as references that may influence contemporary architecture
  • discussing important discourses and trends in architecture that allow a rethinking of the current global/local dichotomy.

Highly illustrated, the book covers architecture and design in North Africa, the Levant, the Gulf, and Turkey, Iran and Iraq. 


Title: Architecture of First Societies
ISBN: 9781118142103
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Authors: Mark M. Jarzombek
Pub. Date: 20131018
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ARCHITECTURE OF FIRST SOCIETIES

THIS LANDMARK STUDY TRACES THE BEGINNINGS OF ARCHITECTURE BY LOOKING AT THE LATEST ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH

From the dawn of human society, through early civilizations, to pre-Columbian American societies, Architecture of First Societies traces the different cultural formations that developed in various places throughout the world to form the built environment. It is the first book to explore the beginnings of architecture from a global perspective.

Viewing ancient cultures through a lens of both time and geography, this history of early architecture brings its subjects to life with full-color photographs, maps, and drawings. The author cites the latest discoveries and analyses in archaeology and anthropology and discovers links to the past by examining how indigenous societies build today. ?Encounters with Modernity? sections examine some of the political issues that village life and its architectural traditions face in the modern world.

This fascinating and engaging tour of our architectural past:

  • Fills a gap in architectural education concerning early mankind, the emergence of First Society people, and the rise of early agricultural societies
  • Presents the story of early architecture, written by the coauthor of the acclaimed A Global History of Architecture
  • Uses the most current research to develop a global picture of human interaction and migration
  • Features color and black-and-white photos and drawings that show site conditions as well as huts, houses, and other buildings under construction in cultures that still exist today
  • Highlights global relationships with color maps
  • Analyzes topics ranging in scale from landscape and culture to building techniques
  • Helps us come to terms with our own modern approaches to historical conditions and anthropological pasts

Architecture of First Societies is ideal reading for anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of the strong relationships between geography, ecology, culture, and architecture.

Title: Architecture of the Islamic West
ISBN: 9780300218701
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Authors: Jonathan M. Bloom
Pub. Date: 20200623

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An authoritative survey situating some of the Western world’s most renowned buildings within a millennium of Islamic history

Some of the most outstanding examples of world architecture, such as the Mosque of Córdoba, the ceiling of the Cappella Palatina in Palermo, the Giralda tower in Seville, and the Alhambra Palace in Granada, belong to the Western Islamic tradition. This architectural style flourished for over a thousand years along the southern and western shores of the Mediterranean—between Tunisia and Spain—from the 8th century through the 19th, blending new ideas with local building practices from across the region.
 
Jonathan M. Bloom’s Architecture of the Islamic West introduces readers to the full scope of this vibrant tradition, presenting both famous and little-known buildings in six countries in North Africa and southern Europe. It is richly illustrated with photographs, specially commissioned architectural plans, and historical documents. The result is a personally guided tour of Islamic architecture led by one of the finest scholars in the field and a powerful testament to Muslim cultural achievement.

Title: Architecture on the Edge of Postmodernism
ISBN: 9780300153972
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Authors: Robert A. M. Stern
Pub. Date: 20091117

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Robert A. M. Stern is one of contemporary architecture's most influential figures, with a career encompassing every facet of the profession: he has a flourishing private practice; he is a noted authority on New York architectural history; his own architectural work has been featured in numerous monographs; and as Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, he has undeniably shaped the field of architectural education.
 
As a preeminent force in the discourse of the field, Stern was one of the first critics to use and analyze the term ?postmodern? in architecture. This collection of essays?Stern's first?brackets the years defined by the changes in architectural thinking introduced by Robert Venturi in 1966 and the exhibition Deconstructivist Architecture at the Museum of Modern Art in 1988. Throughout, Stern provides close readings of architectural events and offers firsthand accounts of transformations in architectural thinking during a critical period.

Title: Architecture Timed
ISBN: 9781118910641
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Pub. Date: 20160115
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The traditional veneration of architecture for its monumental and enduring qualities seems to be changing. Architects and other designers are moving away from seeking permanence towards a more open, creative use of what time has to offer. This is revealed in new approaches to historic preservation, the proliferation of temporary structures, concerns regarding sustainability, and the employment of time-efficient processes. Architecture Timed explores the role of ideas about time in the design inclinations and choices of contemporary designers of the environment. Contributors consider how the new can be incorporated into the old; how designing for the very short term has significant advantages; how what is temporary can be re-used; and how the design of materials, buildings and landscapes can improve sustainability and enhance experiences of time passing. Many designers have replaced the ideal of ‘timelessness’ and the view of time as a series of singular, static moments with an enriched and more nuanced perspective, treating time as a source of inspiration to be embraced, not a condition to be defended against.

Contributors include: Juhani Pallasmaa, Brian McGrath, Federica Goffi, Jill Stoner, Richard Garber and Eric Parry.

Designers featured include: Agence Ter, Shigeru Ban, BanG Studio, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, EMF Landscape Architects, Gluck+, GRO Architects, Interboro Partners, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, Enric Miralles, Eric Parry Architects, Carlo Scarpa, Taylor Cullity Lethlean, UNStudio and Peter Zumthor.


Title: Architecture Workbook
ISBN: 9781118965191
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Authors: Sir Peter Cook
Pub. Date: 20160122
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Organised into 9 parts that highlight a wide range of architectural motives, such as ‘Architecture as Theatre’, ‘Stretching the Vocabulary’ and ‘The City of Large and Small’, the workbook provides inspiring key themes for readers to take their cue from when initiating a design. Motives cover a wide-range of work that epitomise the theme. These include historical and Modernist examples, things observed in the street, work by current innovative architects and from Cook’s own rich archive, weaving together a rich and vibrant visual scrapbook of the everyday and the architectural, and past and present.


Title: At One with Nature
ISBN: 9781119528036
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Authors: Ken Yeang Edwina Threipland
Pub. Date: 20210902
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"At One with Nature is an inspiring collection of the latest work of Ken Yeang that further advances sustainable architecture and design. This collection features recent projects as he explores how we can achieve harmony between the natural and our built environments to create a better planet by design. Each project features and highlights not only the systems and devices adopted, but also outlines the intentions and ecological considerations demonstrating best practices for how we can proceed moving forward. The book role models our living Earth and shows how we can behave as stewards of our planet."
--Cassia Patel, Oceanic Global Foundation

At One with Nature showcases Ken Yeang's latest ideas, built projects designs, research work and advances in the field of designing with nature, a topic that Yeang has pioneered and developed over many decades since receiving his doctorate in ecological design and planning from Cambridge University. His ideas and work are even more pertinent today with the current state of devastation of Earth's natural systems and a biogeochemical cycle that has been extensively and severely impacted by human society. The global environment today is in a state of crisis, but what can society do to address the issues?

Yeang's recent projects are presented with instructive diagrams that provide a basis for action for architects, planners, designers, engineers, and anyone whose daily work impinges on the natural environment. Offered in a highly visual, annotated format, with instructive illustrations of Yeang's theoretical books on the topic, At One with Nature is an invaluable resource that students and academics interested in designing with nature will find both informative and relevant.


Title: Automatic Architecture
ISBN: 9780226496498
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Authors: Sean Keller
Pub. Date: 20180212

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In the 1960s and ’70s, architects, influenced by recent developments in computing and the rise of structuralist and poststructuralist thinking, began to radically rethink how architecture could be created. Though various new approaches gained favor, they had one thing in common: they advocated moving away from the traditional reliance on an individual architect’s knowledge and instincts and toward the use of external tools and processes that were considered objective, logical, or natural. Automatic architecture was born.
 
The quixotic attempts to formulate such design processes extended modernist principles  and tried to draw architecture closer to mathematics and the sciences. By focusing on design methods, and by examining evidence at a range of scales—from institutions to individual buildings—Automatic Architecture offers an alternative to narratives of this period that have presented postmodernism as a question of style, as the methods and techniques traced here have been more deeply consequential than the many stylistic shifts of the past half century. Sean Keller closes the book with an analysis of the contemporary condition, suggesting future paths for architectural practice that work through, but also beyond, the merely automatic.
 

Title: Autonomous Assembly
ISBN: 9781119102359
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We are now on the brink of a new era in construction – that of autonomous assembly. For some time, the widespread adoption of robotic and digital fabrication technologies has made it possible for architects and academic researchers to design non-standard, highly customised structures. These technologies have largely been limited by scalability, focusing mainly on top-down, bespoke fabrication projects, such as experimental pavilions and structures. Autonomous assembly and bottom-up construction techniques hold the promise of greater scalability, adaptability and potentially evolved design possibilities. By capitalising on the advances made in swarm robotics, the collective construction of the animal/insect kingdom, and advances in physical computational, programmable materials or self-assembly, architects and designers are now able to build from the bottom up. This issue presents future scenarios of autonomous assembly by highlighting the viability of decentralised, collective assembly systems, demonstrating the potential to deliver reconfigurable and adaptive solutions.

Contributors include: Marcelo Coelho, Andong Liu, Robin Meier, Kieran Murphy and Heinrich Jaeger, Radhika Nagpal and Kirstin Petersen, and Zorana Zeravcic.

Featured architects: Aranda\Lasch, Arup, Philippe Block, Gramazio Kohler Architects, Ibañez Kim, Achim Menges, Caitlin Mueller, Jose Sanchez, Athina Papadopoulou and Jared Laucks, and Skylar Tibbits.

Title: Basic Perspective Drawing
ISBN: 9781118134146
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Authors: John Montague
Pub. Date: 20130122
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The best-selling guide?now completely updated to include online tutorials!

Basic Perspective Drawing introduces students, both those in formal design courses and self-learners, to the basic principles and techniques of perspective drawing. Clear and accessible illustrations show how to construct perspective views one step at a time. The new, streamlined Sixth Edition contains must-have content for students and instructors in art and design, architecture, and interior design programs. Updated illustrations reflect the most current drawing styles and examples while supplementary tutorial videos, grouped by architectural disciplines, interior design, and studio art/illustration, provide live-action demonstrations of key topics discussed in the book.


Title: Beauty Matters
ISBN: 9781119546245
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Pub. Date: 20190920
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Beauty in architecture matters again. This issue of AD posits that after 80 years of aggressive suppression of engagement with aesthetics, the temporarily dormant preoccupation with beauty is back. This is evidenced by a current cultural shift from the supposedly objective to an emerging trust in the subjective – a renewed fascination for aesthetics supported by new knowledge emanating simultaneously from disparate disciplines.

Digital design continues to influence architectural discourse, not only due to changes in manufacturing but also through establishing meaning. The very term 'post-digital' was introduced by computational designers and artists, who accept that digital gains in architectural design are augmented by human judgement and cognitive intuition.

The issue takes an interdisciplinary approach to this re-emerging interest in beauty across neuroscience, neuroaesthetics, mathematics, philosophy and architecture, while discussing the work of the international architects, in both practice and academe, who are generating new aesthetics.

Contributors: Alisa Andrasek,Izaskun Chinchilla, Marjan Colletti, Peter Cook, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Winka Dubbeldam, David Garcia, Graham Harman, Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto, Alan Powers, Gilles Retsin, Kristina Schinegger and Stefan Rutzinger, Fleur Watson and Martyn Hook and Semir Zeki.

Featured architects: Archi-Tectonics, ecoLogicStudio, NaJa & deOstos, Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA, soma architecture, Studio Gang, John Wardle Architects and Tom Wiscombe Architecture.


Title: Becoming an Architect
ISBN: 9781118612132
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Authors: Lee W. Waldrep
Pub. Date: 20140516
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?Becoming an Architect will inspire future architects, career consultants, and human resources professionals alike, providing all the information you?ll need to make intelligent decisions about careers in architecture.? ?From the Foreword by Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, 2014 AIA National President

Starting a career as an architect is an exciting prospect, but it's important to do your research before you take the plunge. The third edition of Becoming an Architect is an update to the best-selling guide and highlights the risks and rewards on the path to a career as an architect. You'll find new insight and tons of helpful resources, as well as a complete outline of the trajectory of an architect's early career, from higher education through internship and licensure. More than thirty-two new interviews and profiles from architecture students, emerging, and established professionals give the resource a truly personal feel, and help get you acquainted with real-life scenarios from architects from varying backgrounds and specialties.

With a highly accessible approach, this guide provides a complete overview of the profession, including educational requirements, design specialties, registration requirements, and the paths of a career in architecture. Whether you're a high school student, a college undergraduate, a career counselor, or a human resource professional, Becoming an Architect offers much-needed advice and information to anyone interested in career development for architects.

  • Covers recent changes to the Intern Development Program (IDP)
  • Provides advice on obtaining professional experience while studying to be an architect
  • Considers career paths in a myriad of work environments, such as government agencies, education, and research
  • Includes helpful appendixes with resources for further information, such as career-related associations, websites, and recommended reading

Obtain a solid introduction to a career as an architect, and plan your own path with the guidance and advice of dozens of others who have already started this process.


Title: Becoming an Urban Planner
ISBN: 9780470278635
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Authors: Michael Bayer Nancy Frank Jason Valerius
Pub. Date: 20100111
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Becoming an Urban Planner answers these key questions:

What do urban planners do?

What are the educational requirements?

How do I enter the field?

How do I choose between the different types of planning, from land use planning to policy planning?

What is the future of the urban planning profession?

Here is a completely up-to-date guide to today's careers in urban planning?a clear and concise survey of the urban planning field and advice for navigating a successful career. Filled with interviews and guidance from leading urban planners, it covers everything from educational requirements to planning specialties and the many directions in which a career in urban planning can go.


Title: Bertrand Goldberg
ISBN: 9780300167047
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Pub. Date: 20111025

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Bertrand Goldberg (1913-1997) was a visionary Chicago architect whose designs for housing, urban planning, and industrial design made a distinctive mark in the modern era. This handsome publication, the first to focus in-depth on the entirety of Goldberg's life and work, traces his development from his early Bauhaus training to his notable architectural achievements. Featuring previously unpublished material, it also includes Goldberg's plans for unrealized projects as well as his collaborations with other prominent modern architects, such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Buckminster Fuller. 

Goldberg's interest in the social dimension of architecture was reflected in many of his cutting-edge designs. In 1959, he conceived the plan for his most iconic structure, the sixty-story Marina City residential towers, in the heart of downtown Chicago. He created a number of hospitals that offered a new paradigm for how patients and staff interacted within the space. Goldberg's progressive designs also extended to schools, prefabricated structures, and furniture.

Title: Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction
ISBN: 9780471648369
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Authors: Steven Bliss
Pub. Date: 20051107
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The most comprehensive guide to material selection & installation

It takes a wise choice of building materials and details to create durable, attractive, and affordable custom homes and remodeling projects. Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction provides up-to-date, field-tested recommendations that help professionals balance cost and performance when designing and building residential projects.

Steven Bliss, former editorial director of The Journal of Light Construction and founding editor of Progressive Builder, draws on his extensive knowledge as a practicing builder, designer, and construction editor to help building professionals select the right materials for every job and install them with confidence. This one-stop resource covers the real-world challenges of material selection and installation so designers, contractors, and building owners can make informed decisions for all major building components. Useful to architects, designers, and specifiers--as well as contractors, builders, and developers--Best Practices Guide to Residential Construction features:
* More than 200 photos and illustrations of critical residential construction details
* Installation tips and cautions that help prevent costly product failures
* Descriptions of the latest composites and synthetics that are changing the way we build
* Easy-to-use charts for making quick product comparisons
* An authoritative guide to indoor air quality and healthy house construction

Title: BIM and Integrated Design
ISBN: 9780470572511
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Authors: Randy Deutsch
Pub. Date: 20110825
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Ready or not, it’s high time to make BIM a part of your practice, or at least your vocabulary, and this book has as much to offer beginners as it does seasoned users of building information modeling software.
Chicago Architect

The first book devoted to the subject of how BIM affects individuals and organizations working within the ever-changing construction industry, BIM and Integrated Design discusses the implementation of building information modeling software as a cultural process with a focus on the technology’s impact and transformative effect—both potentially disruptive and liberating—on the social, psychological, and practical aspects of the workplace.

BIM and Integrated Design answers the questions that BIM poses to the firm that adopts it. Through thorough research and a series of case study interviews with industry leaders—and leaders in the making out from behind the monitor—BIM and Integrated Design helps you learn:

  • Effective learning strategies for fully understanding BIM software and its use
  • Key points about integrated design to help you promote the process to owners and your team
  • How BIM changes not only the technology, process, and delivery but also the leadership playing field
  • How to become a more effective leader no matter where you find yourself in the organization or on the project team
  • How the introduction of BIM into the workforce has significant education, recruitment, and training implications

Covering all of the human issues brought about or exacerbated by the advent of BIM into the architecture workplace, profession, and industry, BIM and Integrated Design shows how to overcome real and perceived barriers to its use.


Title: BIM for Design Firms
ISBN: 9781119252801
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Authors: François Lévy Jeffrey W. Ouellette
Pub. Date: 20190719
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Paves the path for the adoption and effective implementation of BIM by design firms, emphasizing the design opportunities that this workflow affords

This book expands on BIM (Building Information Modeling), showing its applicability to a range of design-oriented projects. It emphasizes the full impact that a data modeling tool has on design processes, systems, and the high level of collaboration required across the design team. It also explains the quantitative analysis opportunities that BIM affords for sustainable design and for balancing competing design agendas, while highlighting the benefits BIM offers to designing in 3D for construction. The book concludes with a deep look at the possible future of BIM and digitally-enhanced design.

Through clear explanation of the processes involved and compelling case studies of design-oriented projects presented with full-color illustrations, BIM for Design Firms: Data Rich Architecture at Small and Medium Scales proves that the power of BIM is far more than an improved documentation and sharing environment. It offers chapters that discuss a broad range of digital design, including problems with BIM, how readers can leverage BIM workflows for complex projects, the way BIM is taught, and more. 

  • Helps architects in small and medium design studios realize the cost and efficiency benefits of using BIM
  • Demonstrates how the use of BIM is as relevant and beneficial for a range of projects, from small buildings to large and complex commercial developments
  • Highlights the quantitative analysis opportunities of data-rich BIM models across design disciplines for climate responsiveness, design exploration, visualization, documentation, and error detection
  • Includes full-color case studies of small to medium projects, so that examples are applicable to a range of practice types
  • Features projects by Arca Architects, ARX Protugal Arquitectos, Bearth & Deplazes, Durbach Block Jaggers, Flansburgh Architects, and LEVER Architecture

BIM for Design Firms is an excellent book for architects in small and medium-sized studios (including design departments within large firms) as well as for architecture students. 


Title: Blue Dunes
ISBN: 9781941332153
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Pub. Date: 20170425

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Blue Dunes chronicles the design of artificial barrier islands developed to protect the Mid-Atlantic region of North America in the face of climate change. It narrates the complex, and sometimes contradictory, research agenda of an unlikely team of analysts, architects, ecologists, engineers, physicists, and planners addressing extreme weather and sea level rise within the practical limitations of science, politics, and economics.
Title: Botany for Designers
ISBN: 9780393706246
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Authors: Kimberly Duffy Turner
Pub. Date: 20111216
Publisher: W W Norton & Company
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Plants are among the most important materials for effective landscape design. Yet the fundamentals of plant biology and growth; their morphology, color, and functional assets; and details such as planting, pruning techniques, and maintenance practices are surprisingly absent from our education and training, which tend to focus on other core principles like drainage, grading, and spatial relationships.

What do you need to know about how plants grow and function? How can you determine appropriate plants for a particular site? How can you use their distinct design features effectively? What are the real design considerations to keep in mind?

This book—a Botany 101 course for professionals and students alike—walks you through all the answers, equipping you with the ability to be not just an informed landscape designer but also an effective planting designer.

Kimberly Duffy Turner, a landscape architect and horticulturalist, explains the essentials of planting design, exploring form and function and showing how various characteristics of plants and trees—shape, pigment, leaf veination, texture, fragrance, sound, height, and more—can be used to achieve effective site-appropriate designs. Specifying appropriate plant material and examining stock at the nursery—drawing up a planting schedule of the species or cultivar, sizes, and quantities—and evaluating modes of transplantation (when to ask for bare root, balled and burlapped, or containerized) are other key "on-the-job" concepts covered.

A chapter on green design outlines some of the sustainable trends in botany: the role of LEED certification in landscape design; mitigating environmental problems with plants and open space; the emergence of green roofs and vertical gardens; biomimicry; and sensitive material selection, like composite wood products and plant-derived, soy-based paints. Both a handy appendix of common Latin and Greek terms used in horticulture and a comprehensive list of plant palettes are included.

With more than 150 color photographs and schematic drawings illustrating key strategies, Botany for Designers is the professional's go-to guide, showing you how an appreciation of plant fundamentals can lead to more inspired, well-designed landscapes.

Title: Building Codes Illustrated
ISBN: 9781119480358
Format: BC
Authors: Francis D. K. Ching Steven R. Winkel
Pub. Date: 20180608
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THE BESTSELLING, FULLY ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE

Uniquely marrying the graphic skills of bestselling author Francis D.K Ching with the code expertise of Steven Winkel, FAIA, the new sixth edition of Building Codes Illustrated is a clear, concise, and easy-to-use visual guide to the International Building Code (IBC) for 2018. Fully updated throughout, it highlights all of the changes to the code for quick reference and easy navigation. It pulls out the portions of the building code that are most relevant for the architect and provides an easy-to-understand interpretation in both words and illustrations. 

The first two chapters of Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2018 International Building Code, Sixth Edition give background and context regarding the develop­ment, organization, and use of the IBC. The following sections cover such information as: use and occupancy; building heights and areas; types of construction; fire-resistive construction; interior finishes; means of egress; accessibility; energy efficiency; roof assemblies; structural provisions; special inspections and tests; soils and foundations; building materials and systems; and more.

  • A complete, user-friendly guide to code-compliant projects
  • Highlights all the significant changes in the 2018 IBC
  • Uses clear language and Frank Ching's distinctive illustrations to demystify the 2018 International Build Code (IBC) text
  • Provides students and professionals with a fundamental understanding of IBC development, interpretation, and application 

Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2018 International Building Code gives students and professionals in architecture, interior design, construction, and engineering a user-friendly, easy-to-use guide to the fundamentals of the 2018 IBC.


Title: Building Codes Illustrated
ISBN: 9781119772408
Format: BC
Authors: Francis D. K. Ching Steven R. Winkel
Pub. Date: 20211022
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BUILDING CODES ILLUSTRATED

STAY INFORMED OF THE LATEST UPDATES TO THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE WITH THE LEADING VISUAL REFERENCE

In the newly revised Seventh Edition of Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2021 International Building Code®, architectural drawing expert Francis D.K. Ching and well known architect ­Steven R. Winkel deliver a beautifully illustrated and intuitively written handbook for the 2021 International Building Code (IBC). The authors provide brand new chapters on plumbing fixture counts, elevators, special construction, and existing buildings while updating the remainder of the material to align with recent changes to the IBC.

Easy to navigate and perfect as a quick-reference guide to the IBC, Building Codes Illustrated is a valuable visual resource for emerging professionals.

The book also includes:

  • Thorough introductions to navigating the Code, use and occupancy, special uses and occupancies, and building heights and areas
  • Full explorations of the types of construction, fire resistive construction, interior finishes, fire-protection systems, and means of egress
  • Practical discussions of accessibility, interior environment, exterior walls, roof assemblies, and structural provisions
  • In-depth examinations of special inspections and tests, soils and foundations, building materials and systems, and elevators

Perfect for students of architecture, interior design, construction, and engineering, the latest edition of Building Codes Illustrated is also ideal for professionals in these fields seeking an up-to-date reference on the 2021 International Building Code.

Title: Building Construction Illustrated
ISBN: 9781119583080
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Authors: Francis D. K. Ching
Pub. Date: 20200108
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The #1 visual guide to building construction principles, updated with the latest materials, methods, and systems

For over four decades, Building Construction Illustrated has been the leading visual guide to the principles of building construction. Filled with rich illustrations and in-depth content by renowned author Francis D.K. Ching, it offers students and practicing professionals the information needed to understand concepts in residential and commercial construction, architecture, and structural engineering.

This Sixth Edition of Building Construction Illustrated has been revised throughout to reflect the latest advancements in building design, materials, and systems, including resilient design, diagrids, modular foundation systems, smart façade systems, lighting sources, mass timber materials, and more. It features new illustrations and updated information on sustainability and green building, insulation materials, and fire-rated wall and floor assemblies. This respected, industry standard guide remains as relevant as ever, providing the latest in codes and standards requirements, including IBC, LEED, and CSI MasterFormat. This Sixth Edition:

 

  • The leading illustrated guide to building construction fundamentals, written and detailed in Frank Ching's signature, illustrative style
  • Includes all new sections on resilient design; diagrids; modular foundation systems; smart façade types and systems; lighting sources and systems; and mass timber materials, cross laminated timber (CLT) and nail laminated timber (NLT)
  • Revised to reflect that latest updates in codes and standards requirements: 2018 International Building Code (IBC), LEED v4, and CSI MasterFormat 2018
  • Includes updated information on sustainability and green building; insulation materials; stair uses; stoves and inserts; and fire-rated wall and floor assemblies

Building Construction Illustrated, Sixth Edition is an excellent book for students in architecture, civil and structural engineering, construction management, and interior design programs. Ching communicates these core principles of building construction in a way that resonates with those beginning their education and those well into their careers looking to brush up on the basics. Building Construction Illustrated is a reliable, lifelong guide that practicing architects, engineers, construction managers, and interior designers, will turn to time and again throughout their careers.


Title: Building Seagram
ISBN: 9780300167672
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Authors: Phyllis Lambert
Pub. Date: 20130416

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A personal, authoritative history of one of the 20th century’s most influential buildings

The Seagram building rises over New York’s Park Avenue, seeming to float above the street with perfect lines of bronze and glass. Considered one of the greatest icons of twentieth-century architecture, the building was commissioned by Samuel Bronfman, founder of the Canadian distillery dynasty Seagram. Bronfman’s daughter Phyllis Lambert was twenty-seven years old when she took over the search for an architect and chose Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969), a pioneering modern master of what he termed “skin and bones” architecture. Mies, who designed the elegant, deceptively simple thirty-eight-story tower along with Philip Johnson (1906–2005), emphasized the beauty of structure and fine materials, and set the building back from the avenue, creating an urban oasis with the building’s plaza. Through her choice, Lambert established her role as a leading architectural patron and singlehandedly changed the face of American urban architecture. 
  
Building Seagram is a comprehensive personal and scholarly history of a major building and its architectural, cultural, and urban legacies. Lambert makes use of previously unpublished personal archives, company correspondence, and photographs to tell an insider’s view of the debates, resolutions, and unknown dramas of the building’s construction, as well as its crucial role in the history of modern art and architectural culture.

Title: Building Structures Illustrated
ISBN: 9781118458358
Format: BC
Authors: Francis D. K. Ching Barry S. Onouye Douglas Zuberbuhler
Pub. Date: 20131101
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A new edition of Francis D.K. Ching's illustrated guide to structural design

Structures are an essential element of the building process, yet one of the most difficult concepts for architects to grasp. While structural engineers do the detailed consulting work for a project, architects should have enough knowledge of structural theory and analysis to design a building. Building Structures Illustrated takes a new approach to structural design, showing how structural systems of a building?such as an integrated assembly of elements with pattern, proportions, and scale?are related to the fundamental aspects of architectural design. The book features a one-stop guide to structural design in practice, a thorough treatment of structural design as part of the entire building process, and an overview of the historical development of architectural materails and structure. Illustrated throughout with Ching's signature line drawings, this new Second Edition is an ideal guide to structures for designers, builders, and students.

  • Updated to include new information on building code compliance, additional learning resources, and a new glossary of terms
  • Offers thorough coverage of formal and spatial composition, program fit, coordination with other building systems, code compliance, and much more
  • Beautifully illustrated by the renowned Francis D.K. Ching

Building Structures Illustrated, Second Edition is the ideal resource for students and professionals who want to make informed decisions on architectural design.


Title: Building the Caliphate
ISBN: 9780300246827
Format: BB
Authors: Jennifer A. Pruitt
Pub. Date: 20200225

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A riveting exploration of how the Fatimid dynasty carefully orchestrated an architectural program that proclaimed their legitimacy

This groundbreaking study investigates the early architecture of the Fatimids, an Ismaili Shi‘i Muslim dynasty that dominated the Mediterranean world from the 10th to the 12th century. This period, considered a golden age of multicultural and interfaith tolerance, witnessed the construction of iconic structures, including Cairo’s al-Azhar and al-Hakim mosques and crucial renovations to Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock and Aqsa Mosque. However, it also featured large-scale destruction of churches under the notorious reign of al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, most notably the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. Jennifer A. Pruitt offers a new interpretation of these and other key moments in the history of Islamic architecture, using newly available medieval primary sources by Ismaili writers and rarely considered Arabic Christian sources. Building the Caliphate contextualizes early Fatimid architecture within the wider Mediterranean and Islamic world and demonstrates how rulers manipulated architectural form and urban topographies to express political legitimacy on a global stage.

Title: Building Type Basics for Healthcare Facilities
ISBN: 9780470135419
Format: BB
Authors: Richard L. Kobus Ronald L. Skaggs Michael Bobrow
Pub. Date: 20080408
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Essential information for the design of healthcare facilities

Building Type Basics for Healthcare Facilities, Second Edition is your one-stop reference for the essential information you need to confidently begin the design process and successfully complete a healthcare project, large or small, on time and within budget. Leading architects from across the United States share their firsthand knowledge in order to guide you through all aspects of healthcare facility design, with an emphasis on what you need to do to get started quickly.

This edition is revised with multiple new healthcare project examples completed this century, more information on engineering requirements, and background on evolving sustainability and technology issues. It begins with an assessment of the healthcare industry's current and future needs, focusing on how those needs affect architecture. Next you get critical information and guidelines that enable you to create successful designs for inpatient, outpatient, and long-term care facilities. Coverage includes clinics, emergency departments, ambulatory care units, specialty centers, as well as facilities designed for adaptive reuse or the assimilation of future technologies.

This quick reference:

  • Addresses twenty key questions that arise when launching a healthcare facility design project
  • Offers insight from leaders in the industry based on their own design experience
  • Provides hundreds of project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details

Not only does this book offer current, authoritative information, its comprehensive coverage and logical organization also save you countless hours of research.

Building Type Basics books provide architects with the essentials needed to jump-start specialized facilities design. Each volume features leading experts in the field who address the issues that shape the early phases of a project in a convenient, easy-to-use format.


Title: Calligraphy For Dummies
ISBN: 9780470117712
Format: BC
Authors: Jim Bennett
Pub. Date: 20070420
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You?ve always admired beautiful calligraphy, but you probably figured it was way too hard to master, right ?   Calligraphy is actually much easier than you ever dreamed. All you need is the right guide and you?ll be up to speed in no time!

Calligraphy For Dummies lets anyone discover the art and fun of lettering. With this hands-on guide, you?ll be able to develop your craft and test it out in no time. Starting with the italic alphabet, you?ll discover different types of strokes, how to angle your pen, and how to join letters. This easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide shows you:

  • All the tools you need to practice the craft
  • Where to get the proper ink and paper
  • How to master several alphabets
  • Different variations to change the look of letters
  • How to mix and match your alphabets
  • How to create a poster, sign, or certificate
  • Ways to design and letter a quotation
  • Common mistakes that can easily be avoided

Calligraphy For Dummies also provides tips on how to put your calligraphy skills to good use, with ideas for making money, adding flair to wedding invitations, and more! It also includes ten fun alphabets and practice pages to hone in on your talent, as well as examples of poorly formed letters to keep you on track. With a little practice, you?ll be creating stunning letters and experiencing the joys of writing calligraphy!


Title: Care and Design
ISBN: 9781119053491
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Pub. Date: 20161111
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Care and Design: Bodies, Buildings, Cities connects the study of design with care, and explores how concepts of care may have relevance for the ways in which urban environments are designed. It explores how practices and spaces of care are sustained specifically in urban settings, thereby throwing light on an important arena of care that current work has rarely discussed in detail.
Title: Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia
ISBN: 9781119149170
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Authors: June Williamson Ellen Dunham-Jones
Pub. Date: 20201230
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A brand-new collection of 32 case studies that further demonstrate the retrofitting of suburbia 

This amply-illustrated book, second in a series, documents how defunct shopping malls, parking lots, and the past century’s other obsolete suburban development patterns are being retrofitted to address current urgent challenges they weren’t designed for: improving public health, increasing resilience in the face of climate change, leveraging social capital for equity, supporting an aging society, competing for jobs, and disrupting automobile dependence.

Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges provides summaries, data, and references on how these challenges manifest in suburbia and discussion of successful urban design strategies to address them in Part I. Part II documents how innovative design strategies are implemented in a range of northern American contexts and market conditions. From modest interventions with big ripple effects to ambitious do-overs, examples of redevelopment, reinhabitation, and regreening of changing suburban places from coast to coast are described in depth in 32 brand new case studies.

  • Written by the authors of the highly influential Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs
  • Demonstrates changes that can and already have been realized in suburbia by focusing on case studies of retrofitted suburban places
  • Illustrated in full-color with photos, maps, plans, and diagrams

Full of replicable lessons and creative responses to ongoing problems and potentials with conventional suburban form, Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges is an important book for students and professionals involved in urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, development, civil engineering, public health, public policy, and governance. Most of all, it is intended as a useful guide for anyone who seeks to inspire revitalization, justice, and shared prosperity in places they know and care about.


Title: Celebrating the Marvellous
ISBN: 9781119254416
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Pub. Date: 20180323
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We are entering a new era of architecture that is technologically enhanced, virtual and synthetic. Contemporary architects operate in a creative environment that is both real and digital; mixed, augmented and hybridised. This world consists of ecstasies, fears, fetishisms and phantoms, processes and spatiality that can best be described as Surrealist. Though too long dormant, Surrealism has been a significant cultural force in modern architecture. Founded by poet André Breton in Paris in 1924 as an artistic, intellectual and literary movement, architects such as Le Corbusier, Diller + Scofidio, Bernard Tschumi and John Hejduk realised its evocative powers to propel them to 'starchitect' status. Rem Koolhaas most famously illustrated Delirious New York (1978) with Madelon Vriesendorp's compelling Surrealist images.

Architects are now reviving the power of Surrealism to inspire and explore the ramifications of advanced technology. Architects' studios in practices and schools are becoming places where nothing is forbidden. Architectural languages and theories are 'mashed' together, approaches are permissively appropriated, and styles are not mutually exclusive. Projects are polemic, postmodern and surreally media savvy. Today's architects must compose space that operates across the spatial spectrum. Surrealism, with its multiple readings of the city, its collage semiotics, its extruded forms and artificial landscapes, is an ideal source for contemporary architectural inspiration.

Contributors include: Bryan Cantley, Nic Clear, James Eagle, Natalie Gall, Mark Morris, Dagmar Motycka Weston, Alberto Perez-Gomez, Shaun Murray, Anthony Vidler, and Elizabeth Anne Williams.

Featured architects: Nigel Coates, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Perry Kulper, and Mark West.


Title: Charles Percier
ISBN: 9780300221589
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Pub. Date: 20161201

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Handsomely designed and richly illustrated, this publication surveys the magnificent spectrum of projects undertaken by French architect and interior designer Charles Percier (1764–1838). After gaining an illustrious reputation for supervising the scenery at the Paris Opéra during the French Revolution, Percier was later appointed by Napoleon Bonaparte. With the Emperor’s support, he developed the opulent versions of neoclassicism closely associated with the Napoleonic era, and now known as Directoire style and Empire style. Percier worked on the renovation or redecoration of many of France’s royal palaces, including the Louvre, the Tuileries, and the chateaux of Malmaison, Saint-Cloud, and Fontainebleau. The full scope and variety of Percier’s design projects are revealed in this book, which also includes archival material detailing Percier’s relationships with patrons and peers. 

Title: Chatter
ISBN: 9780300210637
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Authors: Karen Kice
Pub. Date: 20150824

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A bold, theoretical look at an emerging generation of architects, this volume is devoted to five contemporary practices—Bureau Spectacular, Erin Besler, Fake Industries Architectural Agonism, Formlessfinder, and John Szot Studio—and the diverse methods and approaches that drive their work. Chatter, whose title refers to the disjointed bits of conversation typified by texting and Twitter, examines how contemporary modes of communication have influenced the construction of ideas in the development, production, and presentation of architecture.

Karen Kice surveys the evolution of architecture and illuminates how these architects have developed their work in conversation with historical theories and projects. Using a range of representational methods and formats to explore ideas—from hand- and robot-made drawings, to graphic novels, to digital simulations—these practitioners embrace contemporary technologies while they engage with history. Kice’s essay, accompanied by portfolios of works from each studio, deftly elucidates how these practitioners talk back to the past while conceiving and communicating their unique designs. 

Title: Chicago Makes Modern
ISBN: 9780226389561
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Pub. Date: 20121215

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Chicago is a city dedicated to the modern?from the skyscrapers that punctuate its skyline to the spirited style that inflects many of its dwellings and institutions, from the New Bauhaus to Hull-House. Despite this, the city has long been overlooked as a locus for modernism in the arts, its rich tradition of architecture, design, and education disregarded. Still the modern in Chicago continues to thrive, as new generations of artists incorporate its legacy into fresh visions for the future. Chicago Makes Modern boldly remaps twentieth-century modernism from our new-century perspective by asking an imperative question: How did the modern mind?deeply reflective, yet simultaneously directed?help to dramatically alter our perspectives on the world and make it new?

Returning the city to its rightful position at the heart of a multidimensional movement that changed the face of the twentieth century, Chicago Makes Modern applies the missions of a brilliant group of innovators to our own time. From the radical social and artistic perspectives implemented by Jane Addams, John Dewey, and Buckminster Fuller to the avant-garde designs of László Moholy-Nagy and Mies van der Rohe, the prodigious offerings of Chicago's modern minds left an indelible legacy for future generations. Staging the city as a laboratory for some of our most heralded cultural experiments, Chicago Makes Modern reimagines the modern as a space of self-realization and social progress?where individual visions triggered profound change. Featuring contributions from an acclaimed roster of contemporary artists, critics, and scholars, this book demonstrates how and why the Windy City continues to drive the modern world.


Title: China Homegrown
ISBN: 9781119375951
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Today, architecture in China is at a watershed. Over the last decade, rapid urbanisation and the burgeoning economy turned the country into a playground for the world’s signature architects, making it possible to realise extravagant forms and structures at a vast scale. The Chinese government has now drawn a line under this phenomenon by issuing a directive calling an end to the ‘oversized, xenocentric, weird’ buildings devoid of character or cultural heritage that have sprung up across the country, requiring that urban architecture be 'suitable, economic, green and pleasing to the eye'.

This government directive comes at a time when homegrown architecture has become increasingly self-assured and reflective in its approach. A new generation of architects in China in their 30s and 40s are emerging, and in a wholly contemporary way they are exploring local responses to often bewildering urban and rural conditions and serious social and environmental challenges. This is often expressed through a revival of interest in traditional street patterns, courtyards and gardens. At the same time, architects are also recognising the opportunities to harness the potential of China’s established manufacturing base to develop prefabricated building systems. Innovative practices are employing new modes of working, such as research-based studio teaching and exhibitions, field workshops, cross-disciplinary collaboration, laboratory-based practice, design think-tanks and collective projects, generating a vibrant culture of design research.

Contributors: Lu Feng, Murray Fraser, Xiao Fu and Wei You, Xiahong Hua and Shen Zhuang, Xinggang Li, Yichun Liu, James Shen, Yehao Song, Hui Wang, Shuo Wang, Xin Wang and Qiuye Jin, Philip F Yuan and Xiang Wang, Li Zhang, Xin Zhang and Jingxiang Zhu.

Featured architects: Archi-Union Architects, Atelier Archmixing, Atelier Deshaus, Atelier Li Xinggang, Integrated Architecture Studio, LanD Studio, META-Project, People's Architecture Office, SUP Atelier, URBANUS and Zaoyuan Gardening Studio


Title: Churches
ISBN: 9780300233438
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Authors: Simon Bradley
Pub. Date: 20180220

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This compact and accessible book is for anyone who would like to understand more about the architectural history of English churches. Clear and easy to use, the text explains the key components of church architecture—stylistic developments, functional requirements, regional variations, and arcane vocabulary. Readers can equip themselves to explore historic churches knowledgeably, evaluate dates and restoration phases, interpret stained glass and monuments, and make their own discoveries. Written by one of the editors of the Pevsner Architectural Guides and distilling years of experience visiting churches, the book includes explanations of how to learn more from building plans, tips for further research, searching for clues, and analyzing the evidence. 
 
 

Title: Cities People Planet
ISBN: 9780470772706
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Authors: Herbert Girardet
Pub. Date: 20080409
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Urban growth is changing the condition of humanity and the face of the earth. Half the world's people now live in cities, with most of the other half depending on them for their economic survival. Mega-cities of ten million or more people are the largest, most complex structures ever made. They are the Central hubs of modern economies and their transport systems. The resource use and waste discharge of contemporary cities dominate the human presence on earth. Fossil fuel technology powers modern urbanisation, but in the coming decades many cities will become vulnerable to the rising tides of climate change. Across the world, we need a revolution in 'future-proofing' our cities, dramatically increasing their energy efficiency, switching to renewable energy technology and mimicking natural zero-waste ecosystems.

Since its publication in 2004, Cities People Planet has established itself as the classic book on urbanisation. With this new edition, the fast-moving text and ninety case studies of leading-edge city initiatives the world over, have been supplemented by a new chapter that looks at how cities are constructively tackling climate change as the changes to both the biosphere and the atmosphere have become undisputed and as the depletion of natural resources are becoming a major constraint. Girardet discusses the work that has been done in established cities such as Heidelberg in Germany, Adelaide in Australia and Working in the UK, as well as the pioneering efforts that are being undertake in eco-cities such as Dongtan, near Shanghai, Where an entire metropolis is being built from scratch for half a million inhabitants.

'Praise for 1st edition of cities People Planet: 'Timely textbook' - Ecologist, March 2005

'This book is as good a place as any to start [on the topic sustainability]' - RIBA Journal, March 2005

Title: Color Drawing
ISBN: 9780471741909
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Authors: Michael E. Doyle
Pub. Date: 20061106
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The Third Edition of Michael Doyle's classic Color Drawing remains the ultimate up-to-date resource for professionals and students who need to develop and communicate design ideas with clear, attractive, impressive color drawings.

Update with over 100 pages, this Third Edition contains an entirely new section focused on state-of-the-art digital techniques to greatly enhance the sophistication of presentation drawings, and offers new and innovative ideas for the reproduction and distribution of finished drawings. Color Drawing, Third Edition Features:
* A complete body of illustrated instructions demonstrating drawing development from initial concept through final presentation
* Finely honed explanations of each technique and process
* Faster and easier ways to create design drawings
* Over 100 new pages demonstrating methods for combining hand-drawn and computer-generated drawing techniques

Step-by-step, easy-to-follow images will lead you through digital techniques to quickly and easily enhance your presentation drawings.

Title: Columbia in Manhattanville
ISBN: 9781941332238
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Pub. Date: 20161129

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In 2003, Columbia University began planning an expansion into neighboring Manhattanville, the site of the soon-to-open campus designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The story of the project is a complex one?a university bursting at the seams, the changing imperatives of research facilities, large-scale investment in underground infrastructures, a controversial use of eminent domain, the commissioning of celebrated architects, and a remarkable campaign of community engagement all combining to reshape the public face of a venerable institution. Bringing together conversations with the architects and planners designing the Manhattanville campus, the educators who will inhabit its buildings, and essays from urban and architectural historians, this book both documents the making of Manhattanville and engages the contested history of public planning and the private university.

Featuring contributions from Amale Andraos, Carol Becker, Elizabeth Diller, Steven Gregory, Maxine Griffith, Tom Jessell, Robert Kasdin, Laura Kurgan, Reinhold Martin, Lois Mazzitelli, Philip Palmgren, Charles Renfro, Marilyn Taylor, and Anthony Vaccione.

Title: Community Participation Methods in Design and Planning
ISBN: 9780471355458
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Authors: Henry Sanoff
Pub. Date: 19991122
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The only how-to guide to community design written from the design professional's perspective.
In this groundbreaking guide to the increasingly important discipline of community design, a leading international expert draws upon his own experiences and those of colleagues around the world to provide proven tools and techniques for bringing community members into the design process successfully and productively. The first and only how-to guide on community design developed for design professionals, Community Participation Methods in Design and Planning features:
* Fifteen case studies chronicling community design projects around the world
* Coverage of educational facilities, housing, and urban and rural environments
* Design Games-a proven, culture-neutral approach to educating participants in their design options and the consequences of their choices
* Proven techniques for fostering community participation in the design process
* Checklists, worksheets, questionnaires, and other valuable tools
Community Participation Methods in Design and Planning is an indispensable working resource for urban designers and planners, architects, and landscape architects. It is also an excellent resource for students of those disciplines.

Title: Community Planning
ISBN: 9781405198875
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Authors: Phil Heywood
Pub. Date: 20110408
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This key planning textbook on designing healthy and sustainable communities informs planners about community life and the processes of planning and equips them with the essential knowledge and skills they need to organise change and improve the quality of urban living.

The author examines the impacts of social and economic change on community life and organization and explores ways in which these changes can be planned and managed. Community planning is presented as a means to balance and integrate beneficial change with the maintenance of valued cultural traditions and life styles. This involves bringing together fields of study and practice including urban and regional planning, design, communication, housing, community organization, employment, transport, and governance.  Links drawn between personal values, human activities, physical spaces and societal governance assist this process of synthesis.

Establishing a common vocabulary to discuss planning - for urban and regional planners, including health planners; and open space planners - enables both students and practitioners to work with each other and with those for whom they provide services to create stronger, healthier and more sustainable communities.

The aims and roles of community planning are explored and the key planning operations are explained, including the phases and applications of community planning method; the planning and location of community facilities; the roles of design in shaping responsive community spaces; and the capacity of different types of community governance to improve the relations between citizens and societies. 

The book is organized into two main parts: after the first three chapters have established the interests and scope of community planning, the next six each moves from an account of issues and theoretical concerns, through a review of case studies, to summaries of leading practice. This positive approach is intended to encourage readers to develop their own capacities for effective participation and action. The concluding chapter draws together the contributions of preceding ones to demonstrate the integrity of the community planning process

Supplementary website: www.wiley.com/go/heywood


Title: Companions to the History of Architecture
ISBN: 9781444338515
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Pub. Date: 20170414
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Unprecedented in its in-depth coverage, and with over 500 illustrations, photographs, and architectural drawings the multi-volume Companion to the History of Architecture offers an indispensable resource on architectural thought and practice ranging from the 15th century to the present day.

  • AUTHORITATIVE: Brings together an international team of over one hundred eminent historians, academics and practising architects 
  • USER-FRIENDLY: Accessibly structured into volumes organized both chronologically and thematically, spanning the architecture of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Enlightenment periods, through to the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries 
  • INCLUSIVE: Spans a broad and global range of issues, from the impact of war and religion on city architecture; its relationship with the public; and architecture and the sciences; to examples such as materials and Tectonic expression; Beaux-arts and the Gothic; and contemporary issues, such as contemporary architecture’s critical review of its cultural production, ecology, technological saturation, and ontological engagement with a world now largely urbanized  
  • CUTTING-EDGE: Reviews the most recent developments in the field, including theory and practice from the past ten years, along with likely future developments in the history of architecture
  • MULTI-FORMAT: Publishing simultaneously in print and online, providing an unparalleled reference work for students and scholars alike 

Title: Complete Book of Framing
ISBN: 9781119528524
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Authors: Scot Simpson
Pub. Date: 20190329
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The bestselling step-by-step framing guide—updated and expanded to meet 2018 codes and standards

Complete Book of Framing, Second Edition—Updated and Expanded is a comprehensive guide to rough carpentry and framing, written by an expert with over forty years of framing experience. This book guides the reader through step-by-step framing instructions for floors, walls, roofs, door and window openings, and stairs. Hundreds of full-color illustrations and photos enable novice and professional framers to understand and master framing techniques.

This Updated and Expanded Second Edition includes the framing techniques of the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), and updated OSHA rules. It also includes new coverage of today's electric tools, wind and earthquake framing, medical and physiological factors of framing, and a revised safety chapter. Builders will find information on nailing patters, overall layout, engineered wood patterns, and green framing. In addition, the book offers readers tools and techniques for preparing for a job and managing a team. This Second Edition—Updated and Expanded

  • Includes hundreds of full-color illustrations depicting step-by-step framing techniques
  • Offers guidance on today's electric tools and structural enhancements for natural disasters
  • Features a revised chapter on safety to reflect the medical and physiological factors of framing
  • Meets the framing techniques of the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards

Complete Book of Framing: An Illustrated Guide for Residential Construction, Second Edition—Updated and Expanded is an excellent resource for framers, carpenters, and contractors of all experience levels. Framer-friendly tips throughout the book show how to complete framing tasks efficiently and effectively. 


Title: Computation Works
ISBN: 9781119952862
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Authors: Xavier De Kestelier Brady Peters
Pub. Date: 20130315
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Architects are now taking advantage of the computer in new ways through experimentation with algorithmic and simulation-driven design. Computation Works: The Building of Algorithmic Thought focuses on this emerging theme in design practice, showcasing built and soon-to-be-built projects and providing a state of the art in computational design. Computational design is considered to be first a design tool, and second a series of instruments that can be applied in the creation of architecture. It allows architects to incorporate performance analysis and knowledge about material, tectonics and the parameters of production machinery. Moving towards a new role as hybrid practitioners, architects are taking concepts from other disciplines and customising architectural and other CAD software. In addition to the discussion of built projects, a further series of texts examines new custom software instruments. New digital tools provide new modes of representation, new methods of evaluation, and new techniques for design exploration. The development of new computational tools can create more responsive designs, allowing architects to explore new design options and to analyse architectural decisions during the design process. This issue raises important questions such as: How is computation changing the way architects design? Are the design tools and methods related to the result? What is computational design in the context of architectural practice? and How is computation changing the processes of design and construction?


Title: Computational Design Thinking
ISBN: 9780470665657
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Authors: Achim Menges Sean Ahlquist
Pub. Date: 20110930
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The current transition from Computer Aided Design (CAD) to Computational Design in architecture represents a profound shift in design thinking and methods. Representation is being replaced by simulation, and the crafting of objects is moving towards the generation of integrated systems through designer-authored computational processes. While there is a particular history of such an approach in architecture, its relative newness requires the continued progression of novel modes of design thinking for the architect of the 21st century. This AD Reader establishes a foundation for such thinking.  It includes multifaceted reflections and speculations on the profound influence of computational paradigms on architecture. It presents relevant principles from the domains of mathematics and computer science, developmental and evolutionary biology, system science and philosophy, establishing a discourse for computational design thinking in architecture. Rather than a merely technical approach, the book will discuss essential intellectual concepts that are fundamental not only for a discourse on computational design but also for its practice.

This anthology provides a unique collection of seminal texts by authors, who have either provided a significant starting point through which a computational approach to design has been pursued or have played a considerable role in shaping the field. An important aspect of this book is the manner in which adjacent fields and historical texts are connected. Both the source of original inspiration and scientific thought are presented alongside contemporary writings on the continually evolving computational design discourse. Emerging from the field of science, principally the subjects of morphogenesis, evolution and mathematics, selected texts provide a historical basis for a reconfigured mindset of processes that generate, arrange and describe form. Juxtaposed against more contemporary statements regarding the influence of computation on design thinking, the book offers advancements of fundamental texts to the particular purpose of establishing novel thought processes for architecture, theoretically and practically.

  • The first reader to provide an effective framework for computational thinking in design.
  • Includes classic texts by Johan W. von Goethe, D?Arcy Thompson, Ernst Mayr, Ludwig von Bertalanffy, Gordan Pask, Christopher Alexander, John H. Holland, Nicholas Negroponte, William Mitchell, Peter J. Bentley & David W. Corne, Sanford Kwinter, John Frazer, Kostis Terzidis, Michael Weinstock and Achim Menges
  • Features new writing by: Mark Burry, Jane Burry, Manuel DeLanda and Peter Trummer.

Title: Computing the Environment
ISBN: 9781119097891
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Authors: Brady Peters Terri Peters
Pub. Date: 20180216
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Computing the Environment presents practical workflows and guidance for designers to get feedback on their design using digital design tools on environmental performance. Starting with an extensive state-of-the-art survey of what top international offices are currently using in their design projects, this book presents detailed descriptions of the tools, algorithms, and workflows used and discusses the theories that underlie these methods. Project examples from Transsolar Klimaengineering, Buro Happold´s SMART Group, Behnish Behnisch Architects, Thomas Herzog, Autodesk Research are contextualized with quotes and references to key thinkers in this field such as Eric Winsberg, Andrew Marsh, Michelle Addington and Ali Malkawi.  
Title: Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors
ISBN: 9781118944356
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Authors: Rosemary Kilmer W. Otie Kilmer
Pub. Date: 20160205
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A complete guide to preparing construction documentation from a design perspective

Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors has become a must-have guide for students of interior design. It covers the essentials of traditional and computer-aided drafting with a uniquely design-oriented perspective. No other text provides this kind of attention to detail. Inside, you'll find specialty drawings, a sensitivity to aesthetic concerns, and real-world guidance from leaders in the field of interior design. Updated content is presented here in a highly visual format, making it easy to learn the basics of drawing for each phase of the design process.

This new Third Edition includes access to a full suite of online resources. Students and designers studying for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) will especially appreciate these new materials. This revision also keeps pace with evolving construction standards and design conventions. Two new chapters, 'Concept Development and the Design Process' and 'Structural Systems for Buildings,' along with expanded coverage of building information modeling (BIM), address the latest design trends.

  • Includes online access to all-new resources for students and instructors
  • Provides real-world perspective using countless example drawings and photos
  • Focuses on interior design-specific aspects of construction documentation
  • Serves as a perfect reference for the contract documents section of the NCIDQ exam

Written by designers, for designers, Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors remains a standout choice for the fields of interior design, technical drawing, and construction documentation. From schematics through to working drawings, learn to communicate your vision every step of the way.

Title: Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors
ISBN: 9781119714347
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Authors: Rosemary Kilmer W. Otie Kilmer
Pub. Date: 20210820
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CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS AND DETAILS FOR INTERIORS

DISCOVER FOUNDATIONAL CONCEPTS AND THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN INTERIOR CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

In the newly revised Fourth Edition of Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors, distinguished interior design professors Rosemary Kilmer and W. Otie Kilmer deliver a comprehensive and practical perspective on the preparation and understanding of construction documents. The authors use a highly visual presentation and offer extensive sample drawings and details, as well as photographs, to show readers the fundamentals of drafting, drawing types, plans, and schedules, and computer-aided design.

The Fourth Edition includes new sections on contract administration, field measuring tools, safety and security, and smart systems and controls. A companion website offers PowerPoint lecture slides, an instructor?s manual, activities, test questions, and solutions.

New appendices feature examples of interior design projects and common symbols for construction drawings. The book also includes:

  • A thorough introduction to drawing communication, equipment, and classification systems, including information about Building Information Modeling and building certification programs for sustainability
  • A discussion of green building certification programs
  • An exploration of the design process, including concept development, hand sketching, design development, preliminary designs, sketches, and presentations
  • A practical review of contract documents, including specifications, contracts, construction drawings, as-built drawings and demolition plans, and floor plans
  • An in-depth examination of structural, mechanical, and plumbing systems

Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors is perfect for interior design students, early-career professionals hoping to improve their understanding of project drawing conventions, or anyone studying for the NCIDQ exam.

Title: Constructions
ISBN: 9781118700570
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Authors: Michael Hensel Christian Hermansen Cordua
Pub. Date: 20150313
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The current trend for constructing experimental structures is now an international phenomenon. It has been taken up worldwide by design professionals, researchers, educators and students alike. There exist, however, distinct and significant tendencies within this development that require further investigation. This issue of AD takes on this task by examining one of the most promising trajectories in this area, the rise of intensely local architectures. In his seminal essay of 1983, Kenneth Frampton redefined Critical Regionalism by calling for an intensely local approach to architectural design. Today, Frampton’s legacy is regaining relevance for a specific body of work in practice and education focused on the construction of experimental structures. Could this ultimately provide the seeds for a compelling and alternative approach to sustainable design?

Contributors include: Barbara Ascher, Peter Buchanan, Karl Otto Ellefsen, David Jolly Monge, Lisbet Harboe, David Leatherbarrow, Areti Markopoulou, Philip Nobel, Rodrigo Rubio, Søren S Sørensen, Defne Sunguroðlu Hensel.

Featured practices: Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Rintala Eggertsson, SHoP, Studio Mumbai, TYIN tegnestue.


Title: Convergence
ISBN: 9781119256212
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Authors: Randy Deutsch
Pub. Date: 20170505
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"There is today a pronounced and accelerated convergence in architecture. This convergence is occurring by doers not thinkers; in practice not academia; in building design, fabrication, and construction. It is about solution-centric individuals engaged in real time problem solving, not in abstractions. The nature of this convergence, where things are converging and what that means for architecture, is the subject of this book."
from the Introduction

Those working in architecture and engineering feel pressure to work faster, at lower cost, while maintaining a high level of innovation and quality. At the same time, emergent tools and processes make this possible. Convergence is about the firms, teams and people who thrive in this environment as a result of their ability to creatively combine and innovate. It seeks to answer several timely questions: What are the tools and work processes that are converging? How are individuals and organizations converging their tools and work processes? What challenges and benefits are they seeing? What is the ultimate endgame of this convergence? What skillsets and mindsets would someone need to develop to work effectively in this changing environment? What are the implications of convergence on the role of the designer, and on design? On how we design, build, fabricate, and construct? On how we work?

The book explains how convergence relates to, but ultimately differs from integration, consolidation, multi-tasking, automation, and other forms of optimization. The practice-based research builds upon the author’s research in BIM and in the collaborative leveraging of data in design and fabrication. As an investigation and meditation on the impact of technology on the education and making of design professionals Convergence explains what is happening in the world of design, and discusses the implications for the future of education, training and practice.


Title: Cottages ornés
ISBN: 9780300226775
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Authors: Roger White
Pub. Date: 20170905

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Tracing the history of cottages ornés (ornamental cottages), this copiously illustrated volume offers an engaging survey of an often-overlooked architectural genre. An invention of mid-18th-century England, these cottages were designed to facilitate a more informal way of living and were built in different guises that range from royal and imperial cottages to the working-class lodges that still dot the English countryside. Analyzing cottage designs by some of the leading architects of late-Georgian England—including Robert Adam, John Soane, and John Nash—Roger White explores the aesthetic values that made the form so appealing. As he follows the development of cottages ornés from the Celtic fringes to the Continent and the British colonies, White reveals the significant impact of the genre on social, cultural, and political history and examines the influence of cottage design on the architectural developments of the Victorian period and even the 20th century. 
 

Title: County Durham
ISBN: 9780300225044
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Authors: Martin Roberts Nikolaus Pevsner Elizabeth Williamson
Pub. Date: 20210323

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This volume surveys one of northern England’s most varied and rewarding counties. County Durham, flanked by the rivers Tyne and Tees, boasts Durham Cathedral, England’s most impressive Norman church, located unforgettably alongside Durham Castle on the cliff tops above the River Wear. Exceptionally rich in Anglo-Saxon churches and sculpture, County Durham features the legacy of the brilliant culture of the age of Bede. Many of Durham’s extraordinary castles remain inhabited, with palatial interiors from the Georgian and Victorian periods. In addition to fine gentry houses and stone-built market towns, the county also reveals the legacy of historic industries, including early railway buildings, collieries, and lead mines. During the 20th century, a new generation of innovative buildings for culture and education at Gateshead and Sunderland emerged. Specially commissioned photography and maps complement an exceptional guide to this architecturally rich northern English county.

Title: Danish Architecture and Society
ISBN: 9788763546416
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Pub. Date: 20200606

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Danish Architecture and Society offers a fascinating architectural history of the institutions and public buildings that have helped shape the everyday lives of Danes since the eighteenth century. The book charts the emergence and development as well as the grandeur and ultimate demise of these institutions, tracing the underlying--and changing--architectural and societal ideals that have been influential in terms of design, organization, and furnishing.

The individual contributions detail the often dramatic historical developments of buildings from industrialism’s heyday, such as train stations, post offices and customs houses. Although some of these still exist, a great many have today either been adapted to other functions or demolished. The contributing authors examine the significance of the buildings at the time they were constructed and attending understandings of sustainable building, contrasting these with present-day notions of architecture and construction as a more makeshift phenomenon.
 
Through more than two hundred illustrations--drawings, sketches, plans and photos, much of it never before published--the authors provide a vivid and compelling account of Danish architectural history and its influence in framing the Danish welfare state as we know it today.

Title: Data-Driven Design and Construction
ISBN: 9781118898703
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Authors: Randy Deutsch
Pub. Date: 20151002
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“In this comprehensive book, Professor Randy Deutsch has unlocked and laid bare the twenty-first century codice nascosto of architecture. It is data. Big data. Data as driver. . .This book offers us the chance to become informed and knowledgeable pursuers of data and the opportunities it offers to making architecture a wonderful, useful, and smart art form.”

—From the Foreword by James Timberlake, FAIA

Written for architects, engineers, contractors, owners, and educators, and based on today’s technology and practices, Data-Driven Design and Construction: 25 Strategies for Capturing, Applying and Analyzing Building Data

  • addresses how innovative individuals and firms are using data to remain competitive while advancing their practices.
  • seeks to address and rectify a gap in our learning, by explaining to architects, engineers, contractors and owners—and students of these fields—how to acquire and use data to make more informed decisions.
  • documents how data-driven design is the new frontier of the convergence between BIM and architectural computational analyses and associated tools.
  • is a book of adaptable strategies you and your organization can apply today to make the most of the data you have at your fingertips.
Data-Driven Design and Construction was written to help design practitioners and their project teams make better use of BIM, and leverage data throughout the building lifecycle.

Title: Design City Melbourne
ISBN: 9780470016404
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Authors: Leon van Schaik
Pub. Date: 20060413
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Melbourne is now coming to the fore as a design hotspot.  With three and a  half million inhabitants, it is on a scale that is livable and diverse.  Its rich and varied cultural intimacy has enabled it to build up a unique  dynamism, which is set to shift the entire design agenda of the world  -   much like Barcelona did in the 1980s and Antwerp did in the 1990s.  Melbourne is to be the city of the noughties.

The intense plurality of Melbourne's recent design culture is due to have a  vast impact on the way in which we think about city regions and living in  them. This is a story of wonderful spaces: in civic and institutional  buildings; in galleries, bars, clubs and restaurants; in one of the world's  tallest residential apartment buildings; in beach houses and mountain  shacks; in workshops and studios; and in international sports venues.

As Melbourne hosts the Commonwealth games in 2006, a vast influx of  visitors will be experiencing these spaces for the first time. Through  luscious photography and an accessible text, Design City Melbourne is  devised not only to illustrate a wide range of fascinating interiors and their architecural matrices, but  also to describe the people behind them  and how these spaces support the  vital culture of this uniquely mixed and cosmopolitan city.  A metropolis that is situated in the same time zone as China, and which is pioneering in its European colonial matrix the admixture of new Asian urban forms.


Title: Design Drawing
ISBN: 9781119508595
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Authors: Francis D. K. Ching
Pub. Date: 20190104
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THE CLASSIC GUIDE TO DRAWING FOR DESIGNERS, REVISED AND UPDATED TO INCLUDE CURRENT DIGITAL-DRAWING TECHNIQUES

Hand drawing is an integral part of the design process and central to the architecture profession. An architect's precise interpretation and freedom of expression are captured through hand drawing, and it is perhaps the most fundamental skill that the designer must develop in order to communicate thoughts and ideas effectively. In his distinctive style, world-renowned author Francis D. K. Ching presents Design Drawing, Third Edition, the classic guide to hand drawing that clearly demonstrates how to use drawing as a practical tool for formulating and working through design problems. While digital tools continue to evolve, this Third Edition includes new illustrations and information on the latest digital-drawing techniques.

Design Drawing, Third Edition covers the basics of drawing, including line, shape, tone, and space. Guiding the reader step-by-step through the entire drawing process, this Third Edition also examines different types of drawing techniques such as multiview, paraline, and perspective drawings—and reveals how the application of these techniques creates remarkable results. In addition, Design Drawing, Third Edition:

• Features over 1,500 hand drawings—stunning illustrations in the author's signature style that reinforce the concepts and lessons of each chapter

• Offers new exercises and illustrative examples that range in complexity

• Presents all-new digital drawing topics, such as hybrid floor plans, digital models and fabrication, and hand-to-digital fluency

• Includes access to a new website featuring videos of the author demonstrating freehand techniques in a step-by-step manner in the studio and on location

Written and illustrated for professional architects, designers, fine artists, illustrators, instructors and students, Design Drawing, Third Edition is an all-in-one package and effective tool that clearly demonstrates drawing concepts and techniques in a visually stimulating format that outshines other works in the field.


Title: Design Engineering Refocused
ISBN: 9781119164876
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Authors: Hanif Kara Daniel Bosia
Pub. Date: 20161007
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The contents of the book will highlight the differences between the design and engineering disciplines – strengths and flaws. It will also illustrate examples of interdisciplinary interactions. Any false dichotomies will be revealed and the many non-linear processes borne out of challenging conventions between traditional and new modes of practice will be revealed. Projects based on a body of experience spanning many years will be selected to support experimentation that goes beyond an undisciplined search for originality, innovation and creativity. In addition to writings from Hanif Kara and Daniel Bosia contributions will be sought from specialists in the field who have played a role in the operations of P.art® at AKT II – past and present – qualifying them to disseminate and distribute a particular form of ‘knowledge’.

  • Features work of architectural practices: Adjaye Associates, Foster + Partners, Heatherwick Studio, HOK, Serie Architects, Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Zaha Hadid Architects.
  • In addition to AKT II, it will encompass the work of engineers and engineering consultants such as: Arup, Cecil Balmond, Buckminster Fuller, Buro Happold, Pier Luigi Nervi and Peter Rice.

Title: Design for Health
ISBN: 9781119162131
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Pub. Date: 20170324
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Design for Health: Sustainable Approaches to Therapeutic Architecture Guest-Edited by Terri Peters

This issue of AD seeks out innovative and varied sustainable architectural responses to designing for health, such as:

  • integrating sensory gardens and landscapes into the care environment;
  • specifying local materials and passive technologies;
  • and reinvigorating aging postwar facilities.

Contributors include: Anne-Marie Adams, Sean Ahlquist, Giuseppe Boscherini, Robin Guenther, Charles Jencks, Richard Mazuch, Stephen Verderber,

Featured architects: 100% Interior, Arup, C.F. Møller, Lyons, MASS Design Group, Mongomery Sisam Architects, Penoyre & Prasad


Title: Design Management for Architects
ISBN: 9781118394465
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Authors: Stephen Emmitt
Pub. Date: 20140314
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This guide integrates theory and practice to offer practical solutions for architects to improve their design management skills.

This unique guide helps architects improve their management skills by addressing the relationship between the management of the design project and the design office. The author demonstrates how a professionally managed project, conceived and delivered within a professionally managed office ensures that client values are translated into construction without loss of creativity.

Design Management for Architects divides into two parts. Part 1: Managing Creative Projects covers the context and infrastructure of projects; looks at client values; describes developing, detailing and realising the design; and shows how to learn from projects. Part 2: Managing Creative Organisations describes the business of architecture; explains how to manage creative people and the design studio ? covering communication and knowledge-sharing, information management, financial management and attracting/retaining clients.

This second edition has been extensively rewritten in response to student feedback and to the rapid evolution of design management in architecture.  New features include:

  • the ?Why Management?? question addressed in a design context
  • Vignettes to demonstrate the value of design management
  • practical advice is incorporated into each chapter under ?Project to Office Interface?
  • more specifics on the design manager role, and the contribution of ICTs (including BIM) to effective design management.

By integrating theory and practice, and offering practical solutions for architects to improve their design management skills, this book provides clear guidance to all designers and (design) managers.


Title: Design with Nature
ISBN: 9780471114604
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Authors: Ian L. McHarg
Pub. Date: 19950206
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In presenting us with a vision of organic exuberance and humandelight, which ecology and ecological design promise to open up forus, McHarg revives the hope for a better world. --LewisMumford

". . . important to America and all the rest of the world in ourstruggle to design rational, wholesome, and productive landscapes."--Laurie Olin, Hanna Olin, Ltd.

"This century's most influential landscape architecture book."--Landscape Architecture

". . . an enduring contribution to the technical literature oflandscape planning and to that unfortunately small collection ofwritings which speak with emotional eloquence of the importance ofecological principles in regional planning." --Landscape and UrbanPlanning

In the twenty-five years since it first took the academic world bystorm, Design With Nature has done much to redefine the fields oflandscape architecture, urban and regional planning, and ecologicaldesign. It has also left a permanent mark on the ongoing discussionof mankind's place in nature and nature's place in mankind withinthe physical sciences and humanities. Described by one enthusiasticreviewer as a "user's manual for our world," Design With Natureoffers a practical blueprint for a new, healthier relationshipbetween the built environment and nature. In so doing, it providesnothing less than the scientific, technical, and philosophicalfoundations for a mature civilization that will, as Lewis Mumfordecstatically put it in his Introduction to the 1969 edition,"replace the polluted, bulldozed, machine-dominated, dehumanized,explosion-threatened world that is even now disintegrating anddisappearing before our eyes."

Title: Design with Nature Now
ISBN: 9781558443938
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Pub. Date: 20191015

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Named a best book of 2019 by the American Society of Landscape Architect’s The Dirt, Design with Nature Now celebrates the 50th anniversary of Ian McHarg’s seminal book Design with Nature, which set forth a new vision for regional planning using natural systems. A team of landscape architects and planners from the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design have showcased some of the most advanced ecological design projects in the world today. Written in clear language and featuring vivid color images, Design with Nature Now demonstrates McHarg’s enduring influence on contemporary practitioners as they contend with climate change and other 21st-century challenges.
Title: Designing Commercial Interiors
ISBN: 9781118882085
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Authors: Christine M. Piotrowski
Pub. Date: 20160408
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A practical, comprehensive resource for commercial interior design

Designing Commercial Interiors is the industry standard reference, now fully revised and expanded to reflect the latest developments in commercial interior design. This book guides you through the entire design process, from planning to execution, to teach you the vital considerations that will make your project a success.

This new third edition includes new:

  • Sustainability concepts for a variety of commercial spaces
  • Coverage of accessibility, security, safety, and codes—and how these factors influence commercial design
  • Chapters on design research, project process, and project management
  • Drawings and photographs of design applications
  • Supplemental instructor's resources

Commercial interior design entails a much more complex set of design factors than residential design, and many of these considerations are matters of safety and law. This book walks you through the process to give you a solid understanding of the myriad factors in play throughout any commercial project, including how the global marketplace shapes designers' business activities.

Whether it's a restaurant, office, lodging, retail, healthcare, or other facility, the interior designer's job is much more complicated when the project is commercial. Designing Commercial Interiors is an exhaustive collection of commercial design skills, methods, and critical factors for professionals, instructors, and those preparing for the NCIDQ exam.


Title: Designing for the Third Age
ISBN: 9781118452721
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Authors: Lorraine Farrelly
Pub. Date: 20140307
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Highlights how architecture needs to rise to the challenge of a demographic revolution

As people sixty-five and older constitute an ever increasingly proportion of population in most industrialized nations, the design of housing and other built provisions needs to be rethought in order to accommodate this ever-expanding ageing population. How can far-reaching architectural solutions play a key part by creating sustainable cities for the changing profile of the population, reducing models of dependency for care and transport while creating opportunities for recreation, leisure and work? This issue reflects on the population challenges facing Europe, Australia, North America, and Asia, offering innovative responses to these problems on a practical and speculative level.

  • Addresses a major social issue for architects, designers, and students
  • Includes contributions from Arup Global Foresight + Innovation; Baronness Greengross, President of the International Longevity Centre-UK; Matthias Hollwich of HWKN; Jerry Maltz of AIANY Design for Aging; David Birbeck of Design for Homes; Edward Denison, Research Associate at University College London; Kathryn Firth of the London Legacy Development Corporation; Richard Mazuch of IBI Nightingale; architect Walter Menteth; author Jayne Merkel; architect, writer and researcher Terri Peters; Anjali Raje, Executive Director of International Longevity Centre-India and architect Radhika Vaidya; Robert Schmidt of the Adaptable Futures research group at Loughborough University; Sally Stewart of Glasgow School of Architecture; Mark Taylor of The University of Newcastle; and Katherine Wilkinson of RMIT
  • Features architects including Amie Gross Architects, Ariktema, Dattner Architects, HWKN, Deborah Gans/Gans Studio, JJW Architects, Henning Larsen Architects, Michael Maltzan Architecture, nARCHITECTS, Nord Architects, PRP Architects, and Yanmin Zhou

Title: Designing Interiors
ISBN: 9781118024645
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Authors: Rosemary Kilmer W. Otie Kilmer
Pub. Date: 20140214
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After its publication in 1992, Designing Interiors became a hugely successful reference tool and designing textbook. In Designing Interiors, Second Edition, updates on trends in sustainability and green design, building codes, universal design, and building information models amplify the already invaluable interior design tricks of trade. Design professors Rosemary and Otie Kilmer provide a fuller design history that incorporates non-Western design and dynamic color illustrations that flesh out technical concepts.
Title: Designing the Exterior Wall
ISBN: 9780471451914
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Authors: Linda Brock
Pub. Date: 20050606
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By presenting the basics of building science along with a prescribed set of details, Designing the Exterior Wall helps you understand why buildings fail and how they can be made more durable through design. Author Linda Brock connects the science and aesthetics of building envelopes through the examination of a variety of construction and cladding types. She features details from real world projects in a variety of climates, successful and unsuccessful case studies, and checklists you can use on your own projects.
  • Helps you reduce your liability by showing why building envelopes fail and how they can be designed to endure.
  • Moves from theory to actual construction by including hundreds of building envelope details from a broad array of projects and climates.
  • Integrates numerous contemporary case studies, including Frank Gehry's Experiential Music Center in Seattle (thin skins), Renzo Piano's Rue de Meaux housing in Paris (terra cotta cladding), and Mario Botta's San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (prefabricated brick panels).

Designing the Exterior Wall is a must-have book, whether you're an architect or a student. Order your copy today.


Title: Designing the Modern City
ISBN: 9780300207729
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Authors: Eric Mumford
Pub. Date: 20180515

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A comprehensive new survey tracing the global history of urbanism and urban design from the industrial revolution to the present.

Written with an international perspective that encourages cross-cultural comparisons, leading architectural and urban historian Eric Mumford presents a comprehensive survey of urbanism and urban design since the industrial revolution. Beginning in the second half of the 19th century, technical, social, and economic developments set cities and the world’s population on a course of massive expansion. Mumford recounts how key figures in design responded to these changing circumstances with both practicable proposals and theoretical frameworks, ultimately creating what are now mainstream ideas about how urban environments should be designed, as well as creating the field called “urbanism.” He then traces the complex outcomes of approaches that emerged in European, American, and Asian cities.
 
This erudite and insightful book addresses the modernization of the traditional city, including mass transit and sanitary sewer systems, building legislation, and model tenement and regional planning approaches. It also examines the urban design concepts of groups such as CIAM (International Congresses of Modern Architecture) and Team 10, and their adherents and critics, including those of the Congress for the New Urbanism, as well as efforts toward ecological urbanism. Highlighting built as well as unbuilt projects, Mumford offers a sweeping guide to the history of designers’ efforts to shape cities.

Title: Designing the Rural
ISBN: 9781118951057
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Pub. Date: 20160722
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The rural is not what it used to be. No longer simply a site for agricultural production for the city, the relationship between the rural and urban has become much more complex. Established categories such as rural /urban and village/city no longer hold true. Rural and urban conditions have become increasingly blurred, so how can we identify and distinguish their specific characteristics? Where is the rural, and what role does it play in an urbanised world? In developing countries the countryside is a volatile and contradictory landscape: legally designated rural areas look like dense slums; factories intersect fields and farmers no longer farm. In contrast, in developed regions, the rural has become a highly controlled landscape of production and consumption: industrialised agriculture coexists with leisure landscapes for tourism, retirement and recreation. This issue of AD investigates how architects and researchers are critically engaging with the rural as an experimental field of exploration.

Contributors: Neil Brenner, Christiane Lange, Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, Sandra Parvu, Cole Roskam, Grahame Shane, Deane Simpson, and Milica Topalovic and Bas Princen

Architects: Anders Abraham, Joshua Bolchover and John Lin (Rural Urban Framework), Ambra Fabi and Giovanni Piovene (Piovenefabi), Rainer Hehl, Stephan Petermann (OMA), Huang Sheng Yuan (FieldOffice), and Sandeep Virmani (Hunnarshala)


Title: Designing Urban Agriculture
ISBN: 9781118073834
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Authors: April Philips
Pub. Date: 20130412
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A comprehensive overview of edible landscapes?complete with more than 300 full-color photos and illustrations

Designing Urban Agriculture is about the intersection of ecology, design, and community. Showcasing projects and designers from around the world who are forging new paths to the sustainable city through urban agriculture landscapes, it creates a dialogue on the ways to invite food back into the city and pave a path to healthier communities and environments.

This full-color guide begins with a foundation of ecological principles and the idea that the food shed is part of a city's urban systems network. It outlines a design process based on systems thinking and developed for a lifecycle or regenerative-based approach. It also presents strategies, tools, and guidelines that enable informed decisions on planning, designing, budgeting, constructing, maintaining, marketing, and increasing the sustainability of this re-invented cityscape. Case studies demonstrate the environmental, economic, and social value of these landscapes and reveal paths to a greener and healthier urban environment.

This unique and indispensable guide:

  • Details how to plan, design, fund, construct, and leverage the sustainability aspects of the edible landscape typology
  • Covers over a dozen typologies including community gardens, urban farms, edible estates, green roofs and vertical walls, edible school yards, seed to table, food landscapes within parks, plazas, streetscapes and green infrastructure systems and more
  • Explains how to design regenerative edible landscapes that benefit both community and ecology and explores the connections between food, policy, and planning that promote viable food shed systems for more resilient communities
  • Examines the integration of management, maintenance, and operations issues
  • Reveals how to create a business model enterprise that addresses a lifecycle approach

Title: Developing BIM Talent
ISBN: 9781119687283
Format: BC
Authors: Wei Wu Glenda K. Mayo Tamera L. McCuen
Pub. Date: 20210326
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A systematic Building Information Modeling (BIM) framework features cutting-edge use cases and competencies for students and professionals pursuing BIM careers.

Developing BIM Talent: A Guide to the BIM Body of Knowledge with Metrics, KSAs, and Learning Outcomes leads readers through the process of implementing a state-of-the-art BIM training and education program. Authored by a team of celebrated and highly qualified scholars and practitioners, this exciting new BIM education and workforce development guide offers a roadmap that navigates readers through the comprehensive BIM metrics and KSAs detailed in the BIM Body of Knowledge sponsored by the Academic Interoperability Coalition (AiC). Developing BIM Talent offers:

  • A solid foundation and guidelines for educators and practitioners for starting or enhancing a BIM curriculum or training program
  • Templates, expert interviews, and case studies that provide in-depth knowledge and lessons learned that can facilitate process changes and strategic action plans
  • Strategies for standardizing emerging BIM job tasks, descriptions, and methods for benchmarking performance

This guide to contemporary and comprehensive metrics of BIM competency is an essential resource for corporate trainers and instructors teaching BIM, human resources professionals charged with recruiting BIM talent, as well as leadership interested in credentialing and BIM certification programs.


Title: Developing Expertise
ISBN: 9780300209938
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Authors: Sara Stevens
Pub. Date: 20161122

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Real estate developers are integral to understanding the split narratives of twentieth-century American urban history. Rather than divide the decline of downtowns and the rise of suburbs into separate tales, Sara Stevens uses the figure of the real estate developer to explore how cities found new urban and architectural forms through both suburbanization and urban renewal. Through nuanced discussions of Chicago, Kansas City, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Denver, Washington, D.C., and New York, Stevens explains how real estate developers, though often maligned, have shaped public policy through professional organizations, promoted investment security through design, and brought suburban models to downtowns. In this timely book, she considers how developers partnered with prominent architects, including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and I. M. Pei, to sell their modern urban visions to the public. By viewing real estate developers as a critical link between capital and construction in prewar suburban development and postwar urban renewal, Stevens offers an original and enlightening look at the complex connections among suburbs and downtowns, policy, finance, and architectural history.