Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Architecture in France (Architecture & Design Series)
Philip Jodidio, Taschen
Italiano / Espanol / Portuges
Earthen Architecture: The conservation of brick and earth structures
ICOMOS: International Committe on Earthen Architecture
edition 1993 | PDF | 113 pages
in english / en français
California Interiors: Interieurs Californiens
Diane Dorrans Saeks (Author)
Taschen | September 1999 | PDF | 32 MB | 303 pages
Architecture Now! Vol.3 / L'architecture d'aujourd'hui - volmue 3
by Philip Jodidio, Taschen
english / français / deutsch
Architecture Now ! vol.2 / L'architecture d'aujourd'hui - volmue 2
by Philip Jodidio, Taschen
english / français / deutsch
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Understanding Construction Drawings (5th Edition)
Delmar Cengage Learning | May 7, 2009 | 391 pages | PDF | 14MB
Updated to the 2006 International Building and Residential Codes, the fifth edition of Understanding Construction Drawings continues to highlight a range of real construction projects - from residential dwellings to commercial structures. This enhanced edition combines information and a hands-on approach to learning. The text provides thorough coverage that builds the foundation for a broad understanding of the entire construction process.
Learning from Las Vegas : The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form
"Their insight and analysis, reasoned back through the history of style and symbolism and forward to the recognition of a new kind of building that responds directly to speed, mobility, the superhighway and changing life styles, is the kind of art history and theory that is rarely produced. The rapid evolution of modern architecture from Le Corbusier to Brazil to Miami to the roadside motel in a brief 40-year span, with all the behavioral esthetics involved, is something neither architect nor historian has deigned to notice...." -- Ada Louise Huxtable, The New York TImes
Learning from Las Vegas created a healthy controversy on its appearance in 1972, calling for architects to be more receptive to the tastes and values of "common" people and less immodest in their erections of "heroic," self-aggrandizing monuments.
This revision includes the full texts of Part I of the original, on the Las Vegas strip, and Part II, "Ugly and Ordinary Architecture, or the Decorated Shed," a generalization from the findings of the first part on symbolism in architecture and the iconography of urban sprawl. (The final part of the first edition, on the architectureal work of the firm Venturi and Rauch, is not included in the revision.) The new paperback edition has a smaller format, fewer pictures, and a considerably lower price than the original. There are an added preface by Scott Brown and a bibliography of writings by the members of Venturi and Rauch and about the firm's work.
By Gary Backhaus, John Murungi
Publisher: Spr 2009 | 420 Pages | PDF | 8 MB
Symbolic Landscapes presents a definitive collection of landscape/place studies that explores symbolic, cultural levels of geographical meanings. Essays written by philosophers, geographers, architects, social scientists, art historians, and literati, bring specific modes of expertise and perspectives to this transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary study of the symbolic level human existential spatiality. Placing emphasis on the pre-cognitive genesis of symbolic meaning, as well as embodied, experiential (lived) geography, the volume offers a fresh, quasi-phenomenological approach. The editors articulate the epistemological doctrine that perception and imagination form a continuum in which both are always implicated as complements. This approach makes a case for the interrelation of the geography of perception and the geography of imagination, which means that human/cultural geography offers only an abstraction if indeed an aesthetic geography is constituted merely as a sub-field. Human/cultural geography can only approach spatial reality through recognizing the intimate interrelative dialectic between the imaginative and perceptual meanings of our landscapes/place-worlds. This volume reinvigorates the importance of the topic of symbolism in human/cultural geography, landscape studies, philosophy of place, architecture and planning, and will stand among the classics in the field.
Basics Architecture: Representational Techniques
by Lorraine Farrelly
Ava Publishing | 2008 | English | 176 pages | PDF | 27.80 MB
The first book in an exciting new series that spotlights the basics of architecture and design, "Basics Architecture: Representational and Drawing Techniques" is an easy-to-understand overview of the techniques used to represent architecture. From conceptual sketches to the working drawings required for construction, this book covers all the basics. Two- and three-dimensional methods, freehand sketching, cutting-edge computer modeling, and more are presented in examples from top professionals as well as students. Readers will learn how to present and plan layouts, make conceptual sketches, work with scale, use collage and photomontage to create contemporary images, and prepare and plan portfolios.
* Core architectural ideas
* Clear text, helpful diagrams, full-color photos of sample work
* Ideal for students or professionals
Spatial Planning and Climate Change (Natural and Built Environment Series)
Publisher: Routledge | 2010 | PDF | 480 pages | 4.1 MB
Elizabeth Wilson and Jake Piper explore a wide range of issues in this comprehensive book on the relationship between our changing climate and spatial planning, and suggest ways of addressing the challenges by taking a longer-sighted approach to our preparation for the future.
- an overview of what we know already about future climate change and its impacts, as we attempt both to adapt to these changes and to reduce the emissions which cause them
- the role of spatial planning in relation to climate change, offering some theoretical and political explanations for the challenges that planning faces in the coming decades
- a review of policy and legislation at international, EU and UK levels in regard to climate change, and the support this gives to the planning system
- case studies detailing what responses the UK and the Netherlands have made so far in light of the evidence
- ways to help new and existing urban developments to reduce energy use and to adapt to climate change, through strengthening the relationships between urban and rural areas to avoid water shortage, floods or loss of biodiversity.
The authors take an evidence-based look at this hugely important topic, providing a well-illustrated text for spatial planning professionals, politicians and the interested public, as well as a useful reference for postgraduate planning, geography, urban studies, urban design and environmental studies students.
Planning and Design of Ports and Marine Terminals
Thomas Telford, Ltd; 2nd edition | February 2004 | PDF (OCR) | 384 pages | 61.3 Mb
Following from the success of the first edition, written by a collection of eminent figures in the field, this new edition continues to look at the rational planning for port facilities requirements (berths, storage and cargo handling equipment), organizations, management and operations with relation to planning and design of ports and marine terminals.Following from the success of the first edition, written by a collection of eminent figures in the field, this new edition continues to look at the rational planning for port facilities requirements (berths, storage and cargo handling equipment), organizations, management and operations with relation to planning and design of ports and marine terminals. Taking into account the rapid decrease in throughput due to containerization and the subsequent conversion of cargo berths for other uses, such as multi-purpose and container terminals, this book looks at data regarding natural conditions for site selection, choice of location and orientation of major port components - such as access channels, basins quays and specialized berths. This new edition also looks in detail at breakwater design and the use of model tests, channel design and proposed methods for determining sedimentation rates in channels, and ways to optimize channel depth. This book will be an invaluable resource for practicing engineers and planners, port administrators and operators, as well as graduate engineers specializing in the field. Contents include: A hybrid approach - including a simulation program on determining container terminal facilities; A detailed analysis of the important shipping categories of world fleets, which have been specifically acquired from Lloyds Register; High-speed ferry terminals; Dredging and disposal of contaminated sediment; Marpol; and Environmental consideration.
Principles of Foundation Engineering (7th SI Edition)
CL-Engineering | April 20, 2010 | 815 pages | PDF | 15MB
Originally published in the fall of 1983, Braja M. Das' Seventh Edition of Principles of Foundation Engineering continues to maintain the careful balance of current research and practical field applications that has made it the leading text in foundation engineering courses. Featuring a wealth of worked-out examples and figures that help students with theory and problem-solving skills, the book introduces civil engineering students to the fundamental concepts and application of foundation analysis design. Throughout, Das emphasizes the judgment needed to properly apply the theories and analysis to the evaluation of soils and foundation design as well as the need for field experience.
Gender Space Architecture: An Interdisciplinary Introduction
Publisher: Routledge | edition 1999 | PDF | 448 pages | 2 mb
This significant reader brings together for the first time the most important essays concerning the intersecting subjects of gender, space and architecture. Carefully structured and with numerous introductory essays, it guides the reader through theoretical and multi-disciplinary texts to direct considerations of gender in relation to particular architectural sites, projects and ideas. This collection marks a seminal point in gender and architecture, both summarizing core debates and pointing toward new directions and discussions for the future.
Basics Architecture: Architectural Design
Av a Pu blishing | 2010 | 184 pages | PDF | 14,3 MB
The architectural design process is as diverse as the people who practice it; every architect follows their own individual design process. Basics Architecture: Architectural Design introduces a number of different processes through examples and case studies. This allows a reader to identify with certain methods that they could develop to respond to their own work, and enables them to develop their own unique approach.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Twin Towers : The Life of New York City's World Trade Center
Gillespie, Angus K.
Rutgers University Press | English | 1999.
Vernacular Architecture and Regional Design: Cultural Process and Environmental Response
Kingston Wm. Heath Ph.D.,
Architectural Press | 2009 | 216 pages | PDF | 28,5 MB
The Use of Glass in Buildings: 1st Symposium on the Use of Glass in Buildings,
2002, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (ASTM Special Technical Publication, 1434)
By ASTM International
Publisher: ASTM International 2002-01-01 | 173 Pages | PDF | 8.36 MB
The Stadium : Architecture for the New Global Culture
R. Sheard, R. Powell, P. Cook,
Periplus Editions | 2005-07-15 | PDF | 208 pages | 360 Mb
The Green Studio Handbook: Environmental Strategies for Schematic Design
By Alison Kwok, Walter Grondzik
Publisher: Architectural Press | 392 pages | 2006-12-26 | English | PDF | 16.74 MB
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Building and Remodeling
John Barrows, Lisa Iannucci,
Alpha | 2009-01-06 | 336 pages | PDF | 7.35 Mb
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Sustainable Design: Ecology, Architecture, and Planning
Daniel E. Williams, David W. Orr, Donald Watson,
Wiley | 2007 | 304 pages | PDF | 19,5 MB
Sustainable Solar Housing: Volume 1 - Strategies and Solutions.
S. Robert Hastings, Maria Wall
Earthscan Publications Ltd.
Urban Design : Health and the Therapeutic Environment
J. C. Moughtin, Paola Signoretta, Kate McMahon Moughtin,
Architectural Press | 2009 | 982530 pages | PDF | 6,8 MB
Precedents in Architecture: Analytic Diagrams, Formative Ideas, and Partis
by Roger H. Clark
Wiley; 3 edition (November 12, 2004) | 320 pages | English | pDF | 9.48 MB
Naturally Ventilated Buildings: Building for the Senses, the Economy and Society.
Derek Clements-Croome -
Taylor & Francis | 1998 | Pages: 200 | PDF | 9.95 MB
Monday, December 12, 2011
Muslim Religious Architecture: Development of Religious Architecture in Later Periods
(Iconography of Religions Section 22, Islam , No 2) By Dogan Kuban
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers 1997-08 | 49 Pages | PDF (OCR from html) | 5.15 MB
Materials Specification and Detailing - Foundations of Building Design.
Norman Wienand, Joan Zunde
Taylor & Francis (January 30, 2008) | 314 pages | English | PDF | 9.67 MB
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials
Fernando Pacheco Torgal, Said Jalali,
Publisher: Springer | 2011 | PDF | 255 pages | 5.4 MB
Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials provides essential reading about materials for the construction industry in the twenty-first century. It covers the latest findings in the field, especially the toxicity aspects, embodied energy, construction and demolition wastes, the use of wastes in concrete, masonry units, materials reinforced with vegetable fibres, earth construction, the durability aspects, and also the importance of nanotechnology to the development of more environmentally-friendly materials.
Based on more than nine hundred references, Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials is of fundamental importance to academics, engineers and architects who are dedicated to the creation of a greener and more holistic construction industry.
Building a Revolution: Chinese Architecture Since 1980
Publisher: Hong Kong Univ Pr | edition 2006 | PDF | 204 pages | 35,5 mb
Since China's modernization began in 1980, the country has witnessed exponential growth in construction activities. In a deliberate attempt to break away from the past, China has shown remarkable drive and determination to refashion itself in terms of architectural and town planning practices. While there are many books about traditional Chinese architecture and gardens, this is perhaps the first book in English to introduce the dramatic new look of China.
John A. Flannery,
2011 | PDF | 236 pages | 80.7 MB
"Eco-Urban Design" focuses on the unprecedented challenges currently faced by architects and designers. In a world where climate change, diminishing natural resources and an increasing global population have become indisputable facts of life there is now a rising demand for evolved buildings that no longer endanger the Earth's fragile ecological systems.
This book endeavours to tell the positive side of the story by featuring considered design solutions provided by the world's most innovative architects and engineers. By only including realised projects which have been subjected to post construction monitoring this publication provides evidence-based information that measured reductions in carbon emissions, water and energy usage can actually be achieved in the field and not just on the drawing board.
These completed projects demonstrate best practice and will inspire a new hybrid generation of designers who will combine architecture and engineering skills to resolve a key environmental challenge. Furthermore, these creative construction projects from a variety of genres including, commercial property, public buildings, social housing and private homes give testimony to the fact that investment in green archineering also provides a commercial advantage to forward thinking developers and investors.
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