Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Collector to Projects in e-boook.tk 31-40.


Collector to Projects in e-boook.tk ::Prar0031 to Prar0040

Prar0031
Architect : Claudio Nardi
Geologica Shops.

Prar0032
Architect : Claudio Silvestrin
Giorgio Armani Stores

Prar0033
Architect : David Chipperfield
EMV Housing Villaverde
Madrid, Spain.

Prar0034
Architect : Eduardo Souto de Moura
Two single family houses
Ponte de Lima, Portugal.

Prar0035
Architect : Eduardo Souto de Moura
House in Cascais
Cascais, Portugal.

Prar0036
Architects : C. F. Moller Architects
Field’s shopping and leisure center
Copenhagen, Denmark.

Prar0037
Architect : Future Systems
Selfridges Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Prar0038
Architects : Gilles Perraudin et Françoise Jourda architectes associés
Croix-Rousse social housing ( HLM ).
Quartier de la Croix-Rousse, Lyon, Rhône, France.

Prar0039
Architect : Ignacio Quemada
Juan Alcorta Winery
Rad de Santa Cruz, Spain.

Prar0040
Architect : Harry Glück
Eichenstrasse complex
Wien, Austria.

Source: http://www.materia.it
Langues: Italiano/English

collector files :
voici un fichier qui regroupe les 10 (Prar0031 to Prar0040) :

Download doc in 10 pdf files : 8.37 Mb
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licht.wissen 18 : Good Lighting for Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions.


licht.wissen : No. 18 "Good Lighting for Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions"

What needs to be considered to ensure optimal lighting for living room and bathroom? What kind of luminaires and lamps are suitable for industrial lighting? How does light help make for a sense of wellbeing at work? The answer to any question about light and lighting is found in the "licht.wissen" series of publications from licht.de.

Now running to 18 titles, the series bundles the full body of knowledge of the lighting industry. Each "licht.wissen" issue contains numerous examples from practice, information on the basics of lighting and advice on the best lamps and luminaires for a particular application.

English
44 pages

http://www.easy-share.com/1905718199/18-Good-Lighting-for-Museums-Galleries-and-Exhibitions.pdf
or
http://rapidshare.com/files/244180022/h18_engl.pdf

licht.wissen 17 : LED – Light from the Light Emitting Diode.


licht.wissen : No. 17 "LED – Light from the Light Emitting Diode"

What needs to be considered to ensure optimal lighting for living room and bathroom? What kind of luminaires and lamps are suitable for industrial lighting? How does light help make for a sense of wellbeing at work? The answer to any question about light and lighting is found in the "licht.wissen" series of publications from licht.de.

Now running to 18 titles, the series bundles the full body of knowledge of the lighting industry. Each "licht.wissen" issue contains numerous examples from practice, information on the basics of lighting and advice on the best lamps and luminaires for a particular application.

English
28 pages

http://www.easy-share.com/1905718200/17-LED-Light-from-the-Light-Emitting-Diode.pdf

or
http://rapidshare.com/files/244180007/heft17_engl.pdf

licht.wissen 16 : Urban Image Lighting.


licht.wissen : No. 16 "Urban Image Lighting"

What needs to be considered to ensure optimal lighting for living room and bathroom? What kind of luminaires and lamps are suitable for industrial lighting? How does light help make for a sense of wellbeing at work? The answer to any question about light and lighting is found in the "licht.wissen" series of publications from licht.de.

Now running to 18 titles, the series bundles the full body of knowledge of the lighting industry. Each "licht.wissen" issue contains numerous examples from practice, information on the basics of lighting and advice on the best lamps and luminaires for a particular application.

English
40 pages

http://www.easy-share.com/1905718201/16-Urban-Image-Lighting.pdf
or
http://rapidshare.com/files/244180024/h16_engl.pdf

licht.wissen 13 : Outdoor workplaces.


licht.wissen : No. 13 "Outdoor workplaces"

What needs to be considered to ensure optimal lighting for living room and bathroom? What kind of luminaires and lamps are suitable for industrial lighting? How does light help make for a sense of wellbeing at work? The answer to any question about light and lighting is found in the "licht.wissen" series of publications from licht.de.

Now running to 18 titles, the series bundles the full body of knowledge of the lighting industry. Each "licht.wissen" issue contains numerous examples from practice, information on the basics of lighting and advice on the best lamps and luminaires for a particular application.

English
34 pages

http://www.easy-share.com/1905718202/13-Outdoor-workplaces.pdf

or
http://rapidshare.com/files/244179999/h13_engl.pdf

licht.wissen 12 : Lighting quality with electronics.


licht.wissen : No. 12 "Lighting quality with electronics"

What needs to be considered to ensure optimal lighting for living room and bathroom? What kind of luminaires and lamps are suitable for industrial lighting? How does light help make for a sense of wellbeing at work? The answer to any question about light and lighting is found in the "licht.wissen" series of publications from licht.de.

Now running to 18 titles, the series bundles the full body of knowledge of the lighting industry. Each "licht.wissen" issue contains numerous examples from practice, information on the basics of lighting and advice on the best lamps and luminaires for a particular application.

English
28 pages

http://www.easy-share.com/1905718203/12-Lighting-quality-with-electronics.pdf
or
http://rapidshare.com/files/244180051/h12_engl.pdf

licht.wissen 11 : Good Lighting for Hotels and Restaurants.


licht.wissen : No. 11 "Good Lighting for Hotels and Restaurants"
What needs to be considered to ensure optimal lighting for living room and bathroom? What kind of luminaires and lamps are suitable for industrial lighting? How does light help make for a sense of wellbeing at work? The answer to any question about light and lighting is found in the "licht.wissen" series of publications from licht.de.

Now running to 18 titles, the series bundles the full body of knowledge of the lighting industry. Each "licht.wissen" issue contains numerous examples from practice, information on the basics of lighting and advice on the best lamps and luminaires for a particular application.

English
52 pages

http://www.easy-share.com/1905718204/11-Good-Lighting-for-Hotels-and-Restaurants.pdf
or
http://rapidshare.com/files/244180027/h11_engl.pdf

licht.wissen 10 : Emergency lighting, safety lighting.


licht.wissen : No. 10 "Emergency lighting, safety lighting"

What needs to be considered to ensure optimal lighting for living room and bathroom? What kind of luminaires and lamps are suitable for industrial lighting? How does light help make for a sense of wellbeing at work? The answer to any question about light and lighting is found in the "licht.wissen" series of publications from licht.de.

Now running to 18 titles, the series bundles the full body of knowledge of the lighting industry. Each "licht.wissen" issue contains numerous examples from practice, information on the basics of lighting and advice on the best lamps and luminaires for a particular application.

English
40 pages

http://www.easy-share.com/1905718205/10-Emergency-lighting-safety-lighting.pdf
or
http://rapidshare.com/files/244180041/h010_engl.pdf

licht.wissen 08 : Good Lighting for Sports and Leisure Facilities.


licht.wissen : No. 08 "Good Lighting for Sports and Leisure Facilities"

What needs to be considered to ensure optimal lighting for living room and bathroom? What kind of luminaires and lamps are suitable for industrial lighting? How does light help make for a sense of wellbeing at work? The answer to any question about light and lighting is found in the "licht.wissen" series of publications from licht.de.

Now running to 18 titles, the series bundles the full body of knowledge of the lighting industry. Each "licht.wissen" issue contains numerous examples from practice, information on the basics of lighting and advice on the best lamps and luminaires for a particular application.

English

http://www.easy-share.com/1905718206/08-Good-Lighting-for-Sports-and-Leisure-Facilities.pdf
or
http://rapidshare.com/files/244180050/h08_engl.pdf

licht.wissen 07 : Good Lighting for Health Care Premises


licht.wissen : No. 07 "Good Lighting for Health Care Premises"

What needs to be considered to ensure optimal lighting for living room and bathroom? What kind of luminaires and lamps are suitable for industrial lighting? How does light help make for a sense of wellbeing at work? The answer to any question about light and lighting is found in the "licht.wissen" series of publications from licht.de.

Now running to 18 titles, the series bundles the full body of knowledge of the lighting industry. Each "licht.wissen" issue contains numerous examples from practice, information on the basics of lighting and advice on the best lamps and luminaires for a particular application.

English
56 pages

http://www.easy-share.com/1905718207/07-Good-Lighting-for-Health-Care-Premises.pdf
or
http://rapidshare.com/files/244180012/h07_engl.pdf

licht.wissen 06 : Good Lighting for Sales and Presentation.


licht.wissen : No. 06 "Good Lighting for Sales and Presentation"

What needs to be considered to ensure optimal lighting for living room and bathroom? What kind of luminaires and lamps are suitable for industrial lighting? How does light help make for a sense of wellbeing at work? The answer to any question about light and lighting is found in the "licht.wissen" series of publications from licht.de.

Now running to 18 titles, the series bundles the full body of knowledge of the lighting industry. Each "licht.wissen" issue contains numerous examples from practice, information on the basics of lighting and advice on the best lamps and luminaires for a particular application.

English
40 pages

http://www.easy-share.com/1905718208/06-Good-Lighting-for-Sales-and-Presentation.pdf
or
http://rapidshare.com/files/244180029/h06_engl.pdf

licht.wissen 05 : Industry and Trade


licht.wissen : No. 05 "Industry and Trade"

What needs to be considered to ensure optimal lighting for living room and bathroom? What kind of luminaires and lamps are suitable for industrial lighting? How does light help make for a sense of wellbeing at work? The answer to any question about light and lighting is found in the "licht.wissen" series of publications from licht.de.

Now running to 18 titles, the series bundles the full body of knowledge of the lighting industry. Each "licht.wissen" issue contains numerous examples from practice, information on the basics of lighting and advice on the best lamps and luminaires for a particular application.

English
60 pages

http://www.easy-share.com/1905718209/05-Industry-and-Trade.pdf
or
http://rapidshare.com/files/244180040/lichtwissen05-E-industry-trade.pdf

licht.wissen 04 : Good Lighting for Offices and Office Buildings.


licht.wissen : No. 04 "Good Lighting for Offices and Office Buildings"

What needs to be considered to ensure optimal lighting for living room and bathroom? What kind of luminaires and lamps are suitable for industrial lighting? How does light help make for a sense of wellbeing at work? The answer to any question about light and lighting is found in the "licht.wissen" series of publications from licht.de.

Now running to 18 titles, the series bundles the full body of knowledge of the lighting industry. Each "licht.wissen" issue contains numerous examples from practice, information on the basics of lighting and advice on the best lamps and luminaires for a particular application.

English
50 pages

http://www.easy-share.com/1905718210/04-Good-Lighting-for-Offices-and-Office-Buildings.pdf
or
http://rapidshare.com/files/244180036/h04_engl.pdf

licht.wissen 03 : Roads, Paths and Squares


licht.wissen No. 03 "Roads, Paths and Squares"

What needs to be considered to ensure optimal lighting for living room and bathroom? What kind of luminaires and lamps are suitable for industrial lighting? How does light help make for a sense of wellbeing at work? The answer to any question about light and lighting is found in the "licht.wissen" series of publications from licht.de.

Now running to 18 titles, the series bundles the full body of knowledge of the lighting industry. Each "licht.wissen" issue contains numerous examples from practice, information on the basics of lighting and advice on the best lamps and luminaires for a particular application.


English
40 pages

http://www.easy-share.com/1905718211/03-Roads-Paths-and-Squares.pdf
or
http://rapidshare.com/files/244180072/h03_engl.pdf

licht.wissen 02 : Good Lighting for Schools.


licht.wissen No. 02 "Good Lighting for Schools"

What needs to be considered to ensure optimal lighting for living room and bathroom? What kind of luminaires and lamps are suitable for industrial lighting? How does light help make for a sense of wellbeing at work? The answer to any question about light and lighting is found in the "licht.wissen" series of publications from licht.de.

Now running to 18 titles, the series bundles the full body of knowledge of the lighting industry. Each "licht.wissen" issue contains numerous examples from practice, information on the basics of lighting and advice on the best lamps and luminaires for a particular application.

English
48 pages

http://www.easy-share.com/1905718212/02-Good-Lighting-for-Schools.pdf
or
http://rapidshare.com/files/244180016/h02_engl.pdf

licht.wissen 01 : Lighting with Artificial Light


licht.wissen : No. 01 "Lighting with Artificial Light"

What needs to be considered to ensure optimal lighting for living room and bathroom? What kind of luminaires and lamps are suitable for industrial lighting? How does light help make for a sense of wellbeing at work? The answer to any question about light and lighting is found in the "licht.wissen" series of publications from licht.de.

Now running to 18 titles, the series bundles the full body of knowledge of the lighting industry. Each "licht.wissen" issue contains numerous examples from practice, information on the basics of lighting and advice on the best lamps and luminaires for a particular application.

English
60 pages

http://www.easy-share.com/1905718218/01-Lighting-with-Artificial-Light.pdf
or
http://rapidshare.com/files/244180054/h01_engl.pdf

Monday, July 6, 2009

Projects in e-boook.tk - Prar0040


Projects in e-boook.tk - Prar0040

Prar0040
Architect : Harry Glück
Eichenstrasse complex
Wien, Austria.

Source: http://www.materia.it
Langues: Italiano/English

Prar0040.rar (1.21 MB)
http://www.easy-share.com/1906038942/Prar0040.rar

Projects in e-boook.tk - Prar0039


Projects in e-boook.tk - Prar0039

Prar0039
Architect : Ignacio Quemada
Juan Alcorta Winery
Rad de Santa Cruz, Spain.

Source: http://www.materia.it
Langues: Italiano/English

Prar0039.rar (1.27 MB)
http://www.easy-share.com/1906038855/Prar0039.rar

Projects in e-boook.tk - Prar0038


Projects in e-boook.tk - Prar0038

Prar0038
Architects : Gilles Perraudin et Françoise Jourda architectes associés
Croix-Rousse social housing ( HLM ).
Quartier de la Croix-Rousse, Lyon, Rhône, France.

Source: http://www.materia.it
Langues: Italiano/English

Prar0038.rar (1.03 MB)
http://www.easy-share.com/1906038679/Prar0038.rar

Projects in e-boook.tk - Prar0037


Projects in e-boook.tk - Prar0037

Prar0037
Architect : Future Systems
Selfridges Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Source: http://www.materia.it
Langues: Italiano/English

Prar0037.rar (1.61 MB)
http://www.easy-share.com/1906038586/Prar0037.rar

Projects in e-boook.tk - Prar0036


Projects in e-boook.tk - Prar0036

Prar0036
Architects : C. F. Moller Architects
Field’s shopping and leisure center
Copenhagen, Denmark.

Source: http://www.materia.it
Langues: Italiano/English

Prar0036.rar (1.73 MB)
http://www.easy-share.com/1906038454/Prar0036.rar

Projects in e-boook.tk - Prar0035


Projects in e-boook.tk - Prar0035

Prar0035
Architect : Eduardo Souto de Moura
House in Cascais
Cascais, Portugal.

Source: http://www.materia.it
Langues: Italiano/English

Prar0035.rar (1.84 MB)
http://www.easy-share.com/1906038441/Prar0035.rar

Projects in e-boook.tk - Prar0034


Projects in e-boook.tk - Prar0034

Prar0034
Architect : Eduardo Souto de Moura
Two single family houses
Ponte de Lima, Portugal.

Source: http://www.materia.it
Langues: Italiano/English

Prar0034.rar (1.35 MB)
http://www.easy-share.com/1906038414/Prar0034.rar

Projects in e-boook.tk - Prar0033


Projects in e-boook.tk - Prar0033

Prar0033
Architect : David Chipperfield
EMV Housing Villaverde
Madrid, Spain.

Source: http://www.materia.it
Langues: Italiano/English

Prar0033.rar (1.59 MB)
http://www.easy-share.com/1906038389/Prar0033.rar

Projects in e-boook.tk - Prar0032


Projects in e-boook.tk - Prar0032

Prar0032
Architect : Claudio Silvestrin
Giorgio Armani Stores

Source: http://www.materia.it
Langues: Italiano/English

Prar0032.rar (1.66 MB)
http://www.easy-share.com/1906038372/Prar0032.rar

Projects in e-boook.tk - Prar0031


Projects in e-boook.tk - Prar0031

Prar0031
Architect : Claudio Nardi
Geologica Shops.

Source: http://www.materia.it
Langues: Italiano/English

Prar0031.rar (1.43 MB)
http://www.easy-share.com/1906038347/Prar0031.rar

Collector to Projects in e-boook.tk 21-30


Collector to Projects in e-boook.tk ::Prar0021 to Prar0030

Prar0021
Architects : King Roselli Architetti ( Jeremy King and Riccardo Roselli )
Es Hotel
Rome, Italy.

Prar0022
Architect : Vincenzo De Cotiis
Straf Hotel
Milan, Italy.

Prar0023
Architects : AFF Architekten ( Martin Fröhlich, Sven Fröhlich, Alexander Georgi )
Castle Freudenstein
Freiberg, Germany.

Prar0024
Architect : Dominique Coulon
State Theatre in Montreuil
Montreuil, France.

Prar0025
Architect : Frank Gehry’s
Walt Disney Concert Hall,
Los Angeles, USA.
Source: Architectural Record 11-2003
Langues: English

Prar0026
Architects : Adjaye Associates
Rivington Place
London, United Kingdom.

Prar0027
Architects : Natalini Architetti + Schrauwen Architectenburo
Boscotondo
Helmond, Holland.

Prar0028
Architect : Arata Isozaki
Nara Centennial Hall
Nara-shi, Nara, Japan.

Prar0029
Architects : Archea Associati
GranitiFiandre Meeting Room
Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Prar0030
Architects : Carlson + Aoki + Clementi ( Eric Carslon, Jun Aoki, Aurelio Clementi )
Louis Vuitton Store
Tokyo, Japan.

Source: http://www.materia.it
Langues: Italiano/English

collector files :
voici un fichier qui regroupe les 10 (Prar0021 to Prar0030) :

Download doc in 10 pdf files : 14.46 Mb
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Friday, July 3, 2009

The Technology of Building Defects


The Technology of Building Defects

by John Hinks and Geoff Cook
Published by Spon Press | August 1998 | PDF Format, 373 pages | English | 6.5 MB

The Technology of Building Defects has been developed to provide a unique stand alone review of the subject. Defects are considered as part of the whole building rather than in isolation. General educational objectives are set out which offer the reader the opportunity of self-assessment. Each section is generously illustrated with photographs and diagrams, forming an accessible self contained review covering the following: objectives; core information; exercises; revision notes; further reading. Taken together these sections build up to offer the reader an understanding of a range of technical topics concerned with building defects. This book can be used for direct lecture material, seminar and tutorial information, assignment work and revision notes. It is a convenient one stop resource which dispenses with the need to consult a mass of different information sources.

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Structural and Stress Analysis


Structural and Stress Analysis

by T. H. G. Megson
Butterworth-Heinemann | 2005-04-15 | 744 pages | PDF | 6,6 Mb

Structural analysis is the corner stone of civil engineering and all students must obtain a thorough understanding of the techniques available to analyse and predict stress in any structure.
The new edition of this popular textbook provides the student with a comprehensive introduction to all types of structural and stress analysis, starting from an explanation of the basic principles of statics, normal and shear force and bending moments and torsion. Building on the success of the first edition, new material on structural dynamics and finite element method has been included.
Virtually no prior knowledge of structures is assumed and students requiring an accessible and comprehensive insight into stress analysis will find no better book available.

* Comprehensive overview of structural and stress analysis
* Invaluable to undergraduate civil engineers
* Numerous worked examples and problems
* Solutions manual available online

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Structural Analysis (7th Edition)-Solution-Manual


Structural Analysis (7th Edition)-Solution-Manual

pages : 403 | Publisher : Prentice Hall; 7 edition (May 15, 2008) | English | 82.13 MB

This book provides students with a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams, and frames. Emphases are placed on teaching readers to both model and analyze a structure. A hallmark of the book, Procedures for Analysis, has been retained in this edition to provide learners with a logical, orderly method to follow when applying theory. Chapter topics include types of structures and loads, analysis of statically determinate structures, analysis of statically determinate trusses, internal loadings developed in structural members, cables and arches, influence lines for statically determinate structures, approximate analysis of statically indeterminate structures, deflections, analysis of statically indeterminate structures by the force method, displacement method of analysis: slope-deflection equations, displacement method of analysis: moment distribution, analysis of beams and frames consisting of nonprismatic members, truss analysis using the stiffness method, beam analysis using the stiffness method, and plane frame analysis using the stiffness method. For individuals planning for a career as structural engineers.

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Stadia: A Design and Development Guide, 4th Edition


Stadia: A Design and Development Guide, 4th Edition

by Geraint John, Rod Sheaard and Ben Vickery
Published by Architectural Press | Publication date : January 2007 | PDF Format, 321 pages | English | 13.8 MB

In this completely updated and redesigned edition of the essential and long-established Stadia, the authors offer their unrivalled expertise to all professionals who commission, plan, design, and manage high-quality sports venues. This fourth edition features over twenty case studies of recent projects in Europe, America, Australia, China and Japan, and the technical sections contain substantial new information on master planning and designing for the disabled.
In addition to a wide array of international information sources, the authors were able to draw on the experience of the design firm that delivered the 1999 Cardiff Millennium stadium, the 2000 Sydney Olympic stadium, the 2002 Reliant stadium in Houston, the 2005 Nanjing Sports Park, the new grandstand for Ascot Racecourse, and the recently completed Wembley stadium.

Some of the highlighted features :
• Written by the internationally recognized global leaders in sport architecture, HOK.
• Includes the very latest projects in a wealth of international case studies
• Covers all technical aspects on designing new stadia as well as altering existing buildings

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Sky High Living: Contemporary High-rise Apartment


Sky High Living: Contemporary High-rise Apartment

Publisher: Images Publishing Dist A/C | 256 pages | 2006-08-03 ¦ djvu | 22MB

Sky High Living explores a selection of the most arresting residential tall buildings from around the world, predominantly from North America and Asia.

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the reader for this format is WinDjView for windows user or MacDjView for Mac user.
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Salmela Architect


Salmela Architect

by Thomas Fisher, David Salmela, Peter Bastianelli-Kerze
University of Minnesota Press | 2005 | 201 pages | PDF | 33,8 MB


Salmela Architect provides an in-depth look at one of America’s leading “critical regionalist” architects. Salmela’s buildings resolve a central question of our time: how to balance the various extreme positions that characterize contemporary architecture and culture. Salmela accomplishes this by juxtaposing opposites: modernist and traditional forms, open and cellular plans, large and small scales, familiar elements used in unfamiliar ways. His projects range from a small stand-alone sauna to commercial spaces visited by thousands of people, and his buildings, mostly located in the upper Midwest, have become nationally and internationally known.Salmela Architect showcases twenty-six completed buildings and sixteen current projects in lavish color photographs and architectural drawings, enabling readers to get a full sense of the practicality, ethnicity, and playfulness apparent in David Salmela’s work. Architecture critic Thomas Fisher explores Salmela’s propensity to draw from regional roots as he creates designs particular to individual places and cultures yet with universal appeal. Fisher illuminates this synchronicity with buildings as prominent as the Gooseberry Falls Visitors Center and Wild Rice Restaurant as well as residential projects, including the acclaimed Jackson Meadow community and photographer Jim Brandenburg’s Ravenwood Studio.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

More Straw Bale Building: A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw


More Straw Bale Building: A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw


Chris Magwood, Peter Mack
New Society Publishers | 2005-02-01 | ISBN: 0865715181 | 288 pages | PDF | 18,3 MB

Straw bale houses are easy to build, affordable, super energy efficient, environmentally friendly, attractive, and can be designed to match the builder's personal space needs, esthetics and budget. Despite mushrooming interest in the technique, however, most straw bale books focus on "selling" the dream of straw bale building, but don't adequately address the most critical issues faced by bale house builders. Moreover, since many developments in this field are recent, few books are completely up to date with the latest techniques.
More Straw Bale Building is designed to fill this gap. A completely rewritten edition of the 20,000-copy best--selling original, it leads the potential builder through the entire process of building a bale structure, tackling all the practical issues: finding and choosing bales; developing sound building plans; roofing; electrical, plumbing, and heating systems; building code compliance; and special concerns for builders in northern climates. New material includes:
more extensive sections on electric wiring and plumbing
updated sections on bale finishes and finishing
a section on prefabricated straw bale walls
a wider selection of case studies, photographs and illustrations
a section on common mistakes
budgeting for low-, medium- and high-cost projects, and new testing data that is in no other straw bale book.
Down-to earth and complete, More Straw Bale Building makes the remarkable benefits of straw bale building available in the most comprehensive and practical book on the subject to date.
Chris Magwood and Peter Mack are professional straw bale house builders and consultants who have constructed over 40 straw bale structures and have taught workshops and seminars in several countries.

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Living in Milan (Nuovi Ambienti Italiani)


Living in Milan (Nuovi Ambienti Italiani)

September 2001 | 240 Pages
25.8 Mb

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Le nombre d'or : Mode d'emploi en design et esthétique industrielle


Le nombre d'or : Mode d'emploi en design et esthétique industrielle

Edition Vial de Jean-Pierre Grosjean
ISBN: 9782851010254 | 200 pages | 11 MB | PDF | decmbre 2005 | editions Vial

Le nombre d’or a permis depuis l’Antiquité de trouver les proportions les plus agréables à l’oeil. Cet ouvrage explique à travers des cas concrets, comment trouver ces proportions avec l’aide de règles basées sur les calculs du nombre d’or. C’est un ouvrage d’érudition utile et pratique.

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Japanese Touch for Your Home


Japanese Touch for Your Home

by Koji Yagi
Kodansha International (JPN) | 1992-04 | ISBN: 477001662X | 84 pages | PDF | 30,3 MB

Filled with elegant designs and clever tips, A Japanese Touch for Your Home offers bold and exciting ideas for remodeling your home or redecorating your apartment. The author, architect Koji Yagi, explains the basic elements of Japanese interior design and shows you how to use them. Install tatami mats and shoji doors--cardinal elements of Japanese interior design--and see how beautifully they respond to the Western home. Change the size and shape of a room easily and tastefully with bamboo screens and movable partitions. Build a simple Japanese-style alcove, decorate it with something special, and then flaunt it. Try some Japanese lighting techniques--low, soft, and beautiful. Change the mood of a room, and change your way of looking at things. A Japanese Touch for Your Home includes much more. Practical, approachable, and authentic, it is written by a prominent Japanese architect concerned about the demands of contemporary lifestyles, and the answers that traditional Japanese design has to offer. Over 120 color plates taken by a leading Japanese photographer accompany the informed text. In addition, over 200 black and white sketches, floor plans, and a section on do-it-yourself projects make this a book that will pique your desire to be creative and then show you how to fulfill it. A practical guide for homeowners, interior designers, and people who like to work with their heads and their hands, this book will introduce you to a new way of living.

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Frank Lloyd Wright


Frank Lloyd Wright

by Rh Value Publishing
Gramercy (August 17, 1999) | ISBN: 051716115X | 80 pages | Djvu | 9,8 Mb

The importance of the architect to the quality and character of any society is not usually as widely regarded as it deserves to be. While every past civilization is, to a considerable extent, recognized and judged by its architecture, its creators are in general little known or revered; it would seem as though the buildings which are of such importance to our lives have spontaneously appeared as if by magic. Civilizations are more widely evaluated by their literature, music, painting and sculpture and other useful artefacts, while architecture is merely taken for granted.
In this century, however, where great and far-reaching developments have occurred which require examination and justification, architects have come to be regarded with a mixture of interest, suspicion and sometimes dismay. All this has served to transform the interest of the general public in architecture and the architect is beginning to be appreciated and valued.
When they have great strength of character, lucidity of exposition and, in the view of the media, an interesting personal history as well, they have become publicly recognized figures of social importance. None more so than the subject of this book whose personality and achievement has, unlike many of his peers, dominated the first half of this century. With such figures as Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe, he is recognized as a creative architectural genius. His singular individual achievement, as a native-born American, was to gather together the strands of American historical architecture and create a corpus of work which is both modern and essentially American.
Frank Lloyd Wright's career, sometimes tragic, sometimes tempestuous—at all times creative—has been examined and re-examined in numerous studies and articles both during his lifetime and since his death in 1959 shortly before his most famous and notorious Guggenheim Museum in New York was completed. And his life continues to demand re-examination as the progress of architectural philosophy inspires dramatic stylistic change. This concise consideration of his life and work offers a careful analysis of this complex, powerful and confident personality as well as the architectural legacy left behind by him.

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Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques



Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques (Natural Building Series)

by Kaki Hunter and Donald Kiffmeyer
Published by New Society Publishers | June 2004 | ISBN: 0865715076 | PDF Format, 281 pages | English | 18.5 MB

Over 70 percent of Americans cannot afford to own a code-enforced, contractor-built home. This has led to widespread interest in using natural materials, straw, cob, and earth-for building homes and other buildings that are inexpensive, and that rely largely on labor rather than expensive and often environmentally-damaging outsourced materials.

Earthbag Building is the first comprehensive guide to all the tools, tricks, and techniques for building with bags filled with earth or earthbags. Having been introduced to sandbag construction by the renowned Nader Khalili in 1993, the authors developed this "Flexible Form Rammed Earth Technique" over the last decade. A reliable method for constructing homes, outbuildings, garden walls and much more, this enduring, tree-free architecture can also be used to create arched and domed structures of great beauty-in any region, and at home, in developing countries, or in emergency relief work.
This profusely illustrated guide first discusses the many merits of earthbag construction, and then leads the reader through the key elements of an earthbag building:
• Special design considerations
• Foundations, walls and floors
• Electrical, plumbing and shelving
• Lintels, windows and door installations
• Roofs, arches and domes
• Exterior and interior plasters.

With dedicated sections on costs, making your own specialized tools, and building code considerations, as well as a complete resources guide, Earthbag Building is the long-awaited, definitive guide to this uniquely pleasing construction style.

Kaki Hunter and Donald Kiffmeyer have been involved in the construction industry for the last 20 years, specializing in affordable, low-tech, low-impact building methods that are as natural as possible. They developed the "Flexible Form Rammed Earth Technique" of building affordably with earthbags and have taught the subject and contributed their expertise to several books and journals on natural building.

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Construire en terre


Construire en terre

CRAterre “Construire en terre"
L'Harmattan | 1995 | ISBN: 2738433707 | 287 pages | PDF | 18,18 MB
Français

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Construction Waterproofing Handbook


Construction Waterproofing Handbook

by Michael T. Kubal.
McGraw-Hill Professional,2 Ed | 2008 | ISBN: 0071489738 | 576 pages | PDF | 8,5 MB

The Latest Waterproofing Techniques and Technology
Fully updated to include new techniques for mold remediation, Construction Waterproofing Handbook simplifies the critical task of keeping a building's envelope watertight. It begins with a tutorial on basic waterproofing concepts and materials, then moves on to the particulars of designing and installing systems in commercial, industrial, and residential structures.
Written by a renowned expert and popular author on the subject, this comprehensive guide provides key information on such matters as quality assurance, admixtures, expansion joints, testing, and safety. Because of recent natural disasters, clients are more concerned with waterproofing than ever. Construction Waterproofing Handbook provides everything you'll need to complete the most demanding projects with confidence and within budget.
Packed with hundreds of illustrations, Construction Waterproofing Handbook includes:
Innovative mold remediation techniques
New information about residential waterproofing
Illustrations of installation procedures
Detailed plans and specifications
SI units
Inside:
• Waterproofing Principles • Below-Grade Waterproofing • Above-Grade Waterproofing • Residential Waterproofing • Sealants • Expansion Joints • Admixtures • Remedial Waterproofing • Mold • The Building Envelope • Life Cycles • Envelope Testing • Leak Investigation and Detection • Safety • Guide Specifications • Resources

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California Interiors: Interieurs Californiens


California Interiors: Interieurs Californiens

Diane Dorrans Saeks (Author), Angelika Taschen (Editor), "California Interiors: Interieurs Californiens"
Taschen | September 1999 | ISBN 3822866105 | PDF | 32 MB | 303 pages

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Building Failures: Diagnosis and Avoidance, 2nd Edition


Building Failures: Diagnosis and Avoidance, 2nd Edition


by W.H. Ransom .
Published by Spon Press | Publication date : December 1987 | ISBN: 0419142703 | PDF Format, 199 pages | English | 6.3MB

In recent years building failures and the resulting lawsuits and awards for damages have frequently been in the news. The biggest headlines may have been reserved for structural failures and complete collapses. But we should not forget the less newsworthy failures such as leaky roofs, damp walls, dropped foundations and rotted timber.

This book gives practical guidance on the prevention of failure by describing the nature and cause of the most common defects in buildings, and then shows how they should be avoided in design and construction.

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Bioclimatic Housing: Innovative Designs for Warmer Climates


Bioclimatic Housing: Innovative Designs for Warmer Climates

by Richard Hyde .
Published by Earthscan Publications Ltd. | December 2007 | ISBN : 1844072843 | PDF Format, 477 pages | English | 17 MB

In the search for sustainable architecture there is growing interest amongst architects, designers and engineers in the relationship between nature and design. The term ‘bioclimatic’, traditionally relating to the dynamic between climate and living organisms, is applied by the authors in focusing on countries where housing requires cooling for a significant part of the year and presenting both the theory and practice of innovative, low-energy architecture. Having set out new definitions of bioclimatic housing, the book interweaves the themes of social progress, technological solutions and industry developments within a discussion of global and country trends. With case studies from Iran, Malaysia, Australia, Japan, Sri Lanka and Italy, this is a truly international and authoritative work, prepared under the auspices of a 5-year International Energy Agency (IEA) project.

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Barcelona Art Nouveau


Barcelona Art Nouveau

Lluis Permanyer, "Barcelona Art Nouveau"
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications (October 1, 1999) | ISBN: 0847822206 | DjVu | 14 Mb | 167 pages

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Architecture Sustainable Building Design


Architecture Sustainable Building Design

PDF | 100 Pages | 8.95 MB | ISBN 0471486604
Publisher: Tokyo University Press 2005

The 2005 World Sustainable Building Conference in Tokyo, Student Session 23-29 September 2005, Tokyo, Japan, with 95 project from all the world - very interesting work.

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Architecture in Europe Since 1968: Memory and Invention


Architecture in Europe Since 1968: Memory and Invention

Thames & Hudson | ISBN: 0500279489 | 312 pages | September 1997 | PDF | 65 Mb

Winner of an American Institute of Architects Award, this book surveys twenty years of a period characterized by conflict between tradition and invention, modern and anti-modern, and by an abundance of disparate design solutions. The epoch begins with the completion in 1972 of the first commissions embodying the ideas that sprang out of the events of 1968--a year when student unrest and political upheaval crystallized new intellectual and cultural attitudes. It ends in the early 1990s, a time when both Modernism and earlier traditions began to be reappraised. Over seventy-five projects are presented, with critical essays, photographs, drawings, site diagrams, and construction details. Extensive documentation includes background data on each project, bibliographies, and biographies, with contributions from Jean-Louis Cohen, Lucius Burckhardt, Fritz Neumeyer, and Peter Rice.

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