Earth Architecture

Earth Architecture
Author: Ronald Rael
Publsiher: Princeton Architectural Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2009
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 1568987676

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Provides a history of building with earth in the modern era, focusing on projects constructed in the last few decades that use rammed earth, mud brick, compressed earth, cob, and several other techniques made more relevant than ever by ecological and economic imperatives. Features over 40 projects.

The Art of Earth Architecture

The Art of Earth Architecture
Author: Jean Dethier
Publsiher: Princeton Architectural Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2020-03-03
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 1616898895

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For almost ten thousand years, unbaked earth has been used to build remarkable structures, from simple dwellings to palaces, temples, and fortresses both grand and durable. Jean Dethier spent fifty years researching this landmark global survey, which spans five continents and 250 sites. The Art of Earth Architecture demonstrates the wide-ranging applications and sustainability of this building material, while presenting a manifesto for its ecological significance. Featuring raw-earth masterpieces, monumental structures, and little known works, the book includes the temples and palaces of Mesopotamia, the Great Wall of China, large-scale urban developments in Tenochtitlan in Mexico, the medinas of Morocco, and housing in Marrakech and Bogota. This definitive reference features many UNESCO World Heritage sites and contains essays on the historical, technical, and cultural aspects of raw-earth construction from twenty experts in the field, as well as hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and architectural drawings.

The Earth Is Architecture

The Earth Is Architecture
Author: Pierre Alain Trévelo,David Malaud,Antoine Viger-Kohler,David Enon,Alexandre Bullier,Océane Ragoucy,Mathieu Mercuriali
Publsiher: Spector Books
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-07
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 395905372X

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A history of architecture as planetary sculpture Since the dawn of humankind, our planet has been profoundly affected by the exponential increase in the world's population. Having gone from being a flat disc to a sphere in the conception of our species, the Earth is now architecture. This does not mean that it has been superseded by architecture but rather that the two are inextricably linked by a common destiny. This intercontinental epic traces the history of terrestrial infrastructure, from the mythological works of giants to those of human origin. Five chapters explore the fundamental conditions on which the actual infrastructure is based, opening the way to new architectural fictions. The book is published to coincide with the 17th Venice International Architecture Biennale in 2020.

Vernacular and Earthen Architecture Conservation and Sustainability

Vernacular and Earthen Architecture  Conservation and Sustainability
Author: Camilla Mileto,Fernando Vegas López-Manzanares,Lidia García-Soriano,Valentina Cristini
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 824
Release: 2017-09-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781351973953

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Vernacular architecture in general and earthen architecture in particular, with their rich variety of forms worldwide, are custodians of the material culture and identity of the peoples who built them. In addition, they are widely recognized as ancestral examples of sustainability in all their variants and interpretations, and the architecture of the present ought to learn from these when designing the sustainable architecture of the future. The conservation of these architectures – seemingly simple yet full of wisdom – is to be undertaken now given their intrinsic value and their status as genuine examples of sustainability to be learnt from and interpreted in contemporary architecture. Vernacular and earthen architecture: Conservation and Sustainability will be a valuable source of information for academics and professionals in the fields of Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, Construction and Building Engineering and Architecture.

Earthen Architecture Past Present and Future

Earthen Architecture  Past  Present and Future
Author: C. Mileto,F. Vegas,L. García Soriano,V. Cristini
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2014-09-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781315736877

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Earthen architecture is widespread all over the world and demonstrates a significant richness of varieties both in application and in materials used. This book discusses and debates the lessons that can be learned from earthen architecture to create sustainable architecture today, both for the conservation of traditional existing buildings and the

Earthen Architecture in Muslim Cultures

Earthen Architecture in Muslim Cultures
Author: Stéphane Pradines
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2018-09-17
Genre: History
ISBN: 9789004356337

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Until recently little collective attention has been paid to earthen architecture within Muslim cultures.This book endeavours to share knowledge and methods of different disciplines such as history, anthropology, archaeology and architecture.

7 Fundamentals of an Operationally Excellent Management System

7 Fundamentals of an Operationally Excellent Management System
Author: Chitram Lutchman,Douglas Evans,Waddah Shihab Ghanem Al Hashemi,Rohanie Maharaj
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2014-12-16
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781138000834

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Developing and maintaining a disciplined management system provides any organization with a blueprint for exceptional performance and success. Indeed, for larger multinational corporations, a management system is a critical component for sustainable growth and performance management. In this book, the authors discuss a series of fundamentals for creating an operationally excellent management system (OEMS). The book also examines the business performance impact of an OEMS across leading gas and oil organizations, such as Exxon Mobil, BP, Suncor, and Chevron. In 7 Fundamentals of an Operationally Excellent Management System, the authors discuss each fundamental in detail and provide the supporting training and workshop materials that are essential for integrating these fundamentals into the business processes of the organization. The seven fundamentals identified by the authors provide a sequential approach for developing and executing an OEMS across any organization. Integrating sound organizational and business practices with personnel and process safety management principles, the book is an invaluable resource for organizations seeking operational discipline and excellence. Well-supported with graphics and practical examples, the book provides a simple pathway for an organization to evolve its management system into an OEMS designed to reduce workplace incidents and improve business performance on a sustainable basis. The management system principles discussed in the book are intended for the business leader who is motivated to transition his or her organization from ordinary, through best in class, to an organization of world-class stature and performance.

Vernacular Heritage and Earthen Architecture

Vernacular Heritage and Earthen Architecture
Author: Mariana Correia,Gilberto Carlos,Sandra Rocha
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2013-10-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781482229097

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In a continuously changing world, there has been a growing interest in the protection of vernacular heritage and earthen architecture. The need to protect and enhance this fragile heritage via intelligent responses to threats from nature and the environment has become evident.Historically, vernacular heritage research focussed on philosophical aspe