Pierres Vives

Pierres Vives
Author: Zaha Hadid Architects
Publsiher: Skira
Total Pages: 107
Release: 2013
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780847840137

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A monographic look at Pierres Vives, Zaha Hadid’s latest major work, and its innovative approach to spatial design and urban planning. This book documents the ten-year creation of Pierres Vives, an imposing new public building by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid. The 28,500-square-meter stone and concrete sculptural structure brings Hadid’s signature boundary-pushing spatial concepts to urban planning on a grand scale. Conceptualized as a "tree of knowledge" by Zaha Hadid as early as 2002, the structure combines three government functions—archives, a library, and a sports center—into one building to fill the needs of a growing population in Montpellier, France. This book is the definitive source of images for the built structure and the construction process, and explores the architect’s design choices, allowing a deep understanding of the work and thought behind the structure.

AJfocus

AJfocus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: UOM:39015058784052

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RIBA Journal

RIBA Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1999-07
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: STANFORD:36105020921453

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Architecture Today

Architecture Today
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: UVA:X006085300

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Conix Architects

Conix Architects
Author: Conix Architects (Firm),Kas Oosterhuis,Moniek E. Bucquoye
Publsiher: Stichting Kunstboek
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2007
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: UVA:X030247413

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Conix Architects has grown steadily over the years, but its expansion has gained momentum in particular over the last couple of years. Founded in 1979 by Christine Conix, the architectural practice has offices in both Antwerp and Brussels (since 2004). The firm has a team of 67 creative and motivated individuals. Sylvie Bruyninckx became a partner in 2005. Conix Architects strive for a type of architecture that integrates four basic ideas: context, durability, society and know-how, which is always characterized by its open and spatial concept. The needs, desires and expectations of the client are translated into unique contemporary projects. Conix Architects created this book, with contributions by Kas Oosterhuis and Moniek E. Bucquoye. This publication provides an overview of the body of their outstanding projects, conceptual ideas and background information on their current and future ambitions.

Make Sense

Make Sense
Author: White Arkitekter
Publsiher: Laurence King Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-05-07
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 1786274140

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White Arkitekter, Scandinavia's leading interdisciplinary architecture practice, create environments that inspire sustainable ways of living. An employee-owned company, White is a collective of people interested in people. They are architects, anthropologists, planners, engineers, artists, sustainability experts, researchers, and more. In their new book, White showcase over 80 international projects. By integrating research and practice, their work pushes levels of sustainability even higher—it 'makes sense' in every way. Their projects range from residential apartments to trekking cabins, from schools to offices, from pop-up parks to nature reserves, and from hospitals to an entire city relocation. To build takes many hands and many minds—it's a marriage of sensibility and sensitivity. The projects in Make Sense aim to make sense for a better future—for people and for the planet.

Achtung Panzer

Achtung Panzer
Author: Heinz Guderian
Publsiher: Arms & Armour
Total Pages: 220
Release: 1995
Genre: History
ISBN: 1854092820

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This is one of the most significant military books of the twentieth century. By an outstanding soldier of independent mind, it pushed forward the evolution of land warfare and was directly responsible for German armoured supremacy in the early years of the Second World War. Published in 1937, the result of 15 years of careful study since his days on the German General Staff in the First World War, Guderian's book argued, quite clearly, how vital the proper use of tanks and supporting armoured vehicles would be in the conduct of a future war. When that war came, just two years later, he proved it, leading his Panzers with distinction in the Polish, French and Russian campaigns. Panzer warfare had come of age, exactly as he had forecast. This first English translation of Heinz Guderian's classic book - used as a textbook by Panzer officers in the war - has an introduction and extensive background notes by the modern English historian Paul Harris.

The Horizontal Skyscraper

The Horizontal Skyscraper
Author: Bjørn B. Erring
Publsiher: Tapir Academic Press
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2002
Genre: Historic buildings
ISBN: 8251917638

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Chinese cities are undergoing profound changes. Urban development has transformed the townscape; low-rise structures based on courtyard type housing, horizontal in character, have been replaced by vertical constructions. In the 1980s and 1990s Chinese cities were featured by the conflicting wishes for rapid modernization and cultural continuity. The articles of this book refer to experiences drawn from this particular period of time, and are selected among case studies and related theoretical considerations. The case studies are concentrated on four cities: Beijing, Xi'an, Quanzhou and Shanghai. The authors have all been active in different fields of urban transformation in historic Chinese cities. They are politicians, historians, planners, anthropologists, architects and scholars. The articles describe the substantial transformation of the cities and the implications of this change. The contributing authors represent three countries; China, France and Norway. They all participated in two conferences in 1995 and 1996, dealing with urban renewal in housing areas of traditional Chinese cities. The outcome of these conferences constitute the raw material for this book.

ZEDlife

ZEDlife
Author: Bill Dunster
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-06-27
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781000701289

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The argument for low-cost, zero-energy, zero-waste architecture has never been timelier, while the mainstream has largely abandoned or neglected this agenda: in the UK the recent mandatory zero-carbon performance targets for new homes have been postponed or forgotten at a time when thousands of new homes will be built, and there is already a shortage of electric generating capacity. This book offers a forceful challenge to the current addiction to overconsumption of natural capital and energy, and provides workable, sustainable solutions for zero-carbon, zero-waste design.

Adapt As An Architect

Adapt As An Architect
Author: Randy Deutsch
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2021-04-30
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781000375756

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Adapt As An Architect: A Mid-Career Companion is the only book that helps design professionals to navigate the vast heart of the architect’s journey. It serves as a roadmap: a career GPS that provides options for architects getting from where they are today to where they really want to be. The focus of this optimistic, engaging book is on continued relevance, professional engagement, perseverance, and career longevity. It argues that mid-career is the lynchpin of the architect’s career, and provides the guidance and support that practices themselves are missing for emerging professionals, who are often left to their own devices to find their way as they approach the middle of their career. This book means architects don’t need to navigate these years on their own.

Architectural Intelligence

Architectural Intelligence
Author: Molly Wright Steenson
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-12-22
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780262037068

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Architects who engaged with cybernetics, artificial intelligence, and other technologies poured the foundation for digital interactivity. In Architectural Intelligence, Molly Wright Steenson explores the work of four architects in the 1960s and 1970s who incorporated elements of interactivity into their work. Christopher Alexander, Richard Saul Wurman, Cedric Price, and Nicholas Negroponte and the MIT Architecture Machine Group all incorporated technologies—including cybernetics and artificial intelligence—into their work and influenced digital design practices from the late 1980s to the present day. Alexander, long before his famous 1977 book A Pattern Language, used computation and structure to visualize design problems; Wurman popularized the notion of “information architecture”; Price designed some of the first intelligent buildings; and Negroponte experimented with the ways people experience artificial intelligence, even at architectural scale. Steenson investigates how these architects pushed the boundaries of architecture—and how their technological experiments pushed the boundaries of technology. What did computational, cybernetic, and artificial intelligence researchers have to gain by engaging with architects and architectural problems? And what was this new space that emerged within these collaborations? At times, Steenson writes, the architects in this book characterized themselves as anti-architects and their work as anti-architecture. The projects Steenson examines mostly did not result in constructed buildings, but rather in design processes and tools, computer programs, interfaces, digital environments. Alexander, Wurman, Price, and Negroponte laid the foundation for many of our contemporary interactive practices, from information architecture to interaction design, from machine learning to smart cities.

Container and Modular Buildings

Container and Modular Buildings
Author: Cornelia Dörries
Publsiher: Dom Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-06-30
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 3869223014

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Prefabricated housing is a pressing issue--for those looking for affordable homes as well as for refugees fleeing wars or natural disasters. In common with politicians, architects were caught unawares by the largest wave of migration since the end of the Second World War. However, are tent cities and containers the best solution for cheap, dignified, and quickly assembled accommodation for displaced persons? This challenging situation, along with the changing urban landscape, with its ever diminishing space, calls into question existing standards in relation to serial housing. Bold and unconventional ideas are called for if architects are to offer high-quality solutions. From eccentric experiments all the way to projects that have already been realized, international design teams present their work between the twin poles of unconventional developments and life-saving shelters in this volume spanning more than 250 pages. Introduced with articles on design principles, and divided into three sections according to the form the structures take when delivered - cuboid, panels and custom units - the book covers everything from playful follies to architectural constructions for the homeless and out­patient medical stations which offer a response to social problems and space shortages. The text, photographs and plans put forward ideas as to how more can be done than the mere assembling of containers. Should we not first consider notions bordering on the absurd in order to come up with workable solutions for housing today?

Environmental Design Sourcebook

Environmental Design Sourcebook
Author: William McLean,Pete Silver
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-07-01
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781000408997

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How do we design in a climate emergency? A new social and ecological prerogative demands appropriate material choices, a re-invention of construction and evolving building programmes that look at lifecycle, embodied energy and energy use. Highly illustrated with practical information and simple explanations for design ideas, this book is the perfect introduction to sustainable design for architecture students. It presents key concepts in relation to the embodied energy of construction, material properties and environmental performance of buildings in an accessible way. In explaining the principles and technologies by which we heat, cool, moderate and mitigate, it demystifies environmental design as a technical exercise and enables students to create sustainable buildings with impact. Keep this sourcebook with you. Features: Amphibious House (Baca Architects), Ashen Cabin (HANNAH), Bunhill 2 Energy Centre (Ramboll, Cullinan Studio, McGurk Architects and Colloide), Cork House (Matthew Barnett Howland, Oliver Wilton and Dido Milne), Dymaxion House (Richard Buckminster Fuller), Eastgate Centre (Mick Pearce), Neuron Pod (Will Alsop – aLL Design and AKT II), Quik House (Adam Kalkin) and Tension Pavilion (StructureMode and Weber Industries). Covers: Acoustics, bamboo construction, biopolymer, bioremediation, CLT, climatic envelope, computational fluid dynamics, earthen architecture, fabric formwork, hempcrete, insulation, mycelium biofabrication, paper construction, passive solar heating, pneumatic structures, solar geometry, tensegrity structures, thermal mass and more.

Home on the Strange

Home on the Strange
Author: Susan Lundy
Publsiher: Heritage House Publishing Co
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-05-25
Genre: Humor
ISBN: 9781772033656

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A funny, heart-warming ode to motherhood written by an award-winning journalist and humour columnist. For Susan Lundy, motherhood began when she moved into her boyfriend's Salt Spring Island home at the age of twenty-one. Her new living arrangement came with furniture, a pair of kids, and a biting gerbil named Quasimodo. Susan was a career-oriented budding journalist, eager to write her way to fame and fortune. Becoming a mom was not part of her plan—at least not yet. But after surveying her new domicile with quiet horror at first, she grew into her new role, discarding many of the lessons her mother had given her about keeping house and inventing her own rules as she went along. By the time her two daughters were born, Susan had already fallen deeply in love with motherhood. Moreover, she chronicled her family's topsy-turvy Gulf Island life in a collection of popular newspaper and magazine columns. Home on the Strange follows Susan's journey from pregnancy to parenthood, career milestones to birds-and-bees talks, separation to new love at mid-life, and cross-country road trips to empty nesting during a global pandemic. Charming, poignant, and frequently hilarious, this is the perfect book for mothers or moms-to-be at any stage of their journey.

Tall Buildings

Tall Buildings
Author: Nigel Clark,Bill Price
Publsiher: Riba Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-08-01
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1859466184

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Tall Buildings: A Strategic Design Guide is an authoritative guide to the key issues and considerations associated with planning, creating and living with tall buildings. Thoroughly reworked to reflect industry developments and experiences gained over the last ten years, this second edition imparts the advice and knowledge of more than 20 highly respected industry specialists. Key topics include: urban design and place-making; design, engineering and construction; the role of BIM; construction economics; and the all-important matter of legacy including the challenges of adaptation and demolition. A greater focus on international examples is also introduced, reflecting the fact that regions such as Asia and the Middle East are now dominating the tall-buildings scene."