Featuring 95 of the most significant buildings of the early twenty-first century, this book includes works by such eminent architects as Renzo Piano, Norman Foster, OMA and Frank Gehry, as well as newer names, such as Jamie Fobert and Sou Fujimoto. The buildings are organized by planning strategy and are divided into eight chapters, each with an informative introduction that ties the buildings back to iconic examples from the twentieth century. For each of the buildings included there are numerous, accurate scale plans showing a combination of floor plans, elevations and sections as appropriate. All of these have been specially redrawn for this book and are based on the most up-to-date information and sources. For each building there is a concise text discussing the organizational strategy and the significant architectural features of the buildings anatomy, together with colour images. The quality and number of the line drawings, together with the authoritative text and images, allow all the buildings to be understood in detail.
Bubbling with life, sound, and color, here are the most superb shops from around the globe. Superb Shops gathers the freshest and hippest shops and packs them into one exciting volume, with hundreds of full-color photos and in-depth architectural commentary. Floor plans and construction details provide the background information architects and designers need to create top shops of their own.
Sustainability is at the core of LPA's work and company culture. Sustainable design practised at LPA is an integrated 'holistic' process that is treated no different than any other program element. This book documents a process of planning, design, construction and operations of K-12 schools where appropriate sustainable solutions can be a part of every school regardless of budget or program. Through an extensive step-by-step planning and design process and a series of built case studies, all stakeholders in the school planning process will see how an integrated holistic process can achieve sustainable goals that are in balance with budget and other constraints. Case studies in this title cover renovations and new construction that are at the forefront of a considerable change in the culture of school planning - a change from added cost to added value. Sharing the success of these schools will ensure that there are thousands of sustainable schools in our future for the next generation of students.
ArchiCAD has been on the market since 1984 and has firmly established itself among the available CAD software packages. The number of ArchiCAD users continues to increase and has already exceeded 100.000 by far. Continuous product development has broadene
This volume explores the work of 12 artists in the fields of landscape architecture and land art. Included are places of commemoration, such as Dani Karavan's memorial for Walter Benjamin, in Port Bou at the French-Spanish border; and Hannsjorg Voth's "Stairway to the Sky" in the Moroccan desert. The works of Ian Hamilton Finlay, Peter Walker, Sven-Ingvar Andersson, Adriaah Geuze, Bernard Lassus and Martha Schwartz are also presented in this work.
Introducing the basics of architectural science, this book is an ideal reference, providing an understanding of the physical basis of architectural design. The knowledge gained from this book equips the reader with the tools to realize the full potential
Introducing a basis for design that transcends fixed notions of style and emerging technologies, this book emphasizes feeling, moving and the experiential. Since the book's initial publication in 2000, architects and writers have been drawn to a more sens
In Great Glass Buildings, Peter and Jennifer Hyatt present fifty exemplary modern projects that explore a number of theories about the nature, mystique and attraction of glass in the architecture of recent years. Variously performing roles that include gi
The first edition (Spanish only version) of this book was a great success, first printed seven years ago, and its second edition in 2004 was a confirmation not only of that earlier success, but also of a renewed interest in library architecture. This firs
Our visual world is made of light. We light to see and to communicate. We light for security, to create mood and atmosphere, to enhance and entertain. Where natural light fails man has learned to improvise, constantly developing new technologies to illumi
The diversity among Europe's cultures is reflected nowhere better than in the way the contingent's top hotels are presented. Whether the glamorous luxury of legendary grand hotels that have been rejuvenated by contemporary interiors or the avant-garde hot
Theaters, concert halls and opera houses are among the most fascinating architectural tasks of today. Large metropolises as well as medium-sized and smaller communities are enhancing their cultural infrastructure with spectacular new buildings and renovat
The inclusion of architecture and design concepts has become an integral component of the contemporary approaches to treatment and recovery. This current development concerns the building of hospitals and health care facilities as well as the conception o
Libraries are no longer simply storage facilities for books. In the last decade they have expanded beyond their physical structures to become multimedia portals, through which entire communities gain access to new methods of research, communication and en
Following the overwhelming success of Material World, European material experts MatériO have compiled and described innovative materials for architecture and design in the sequel: Material World 2. Once again architects, interior architects and desig
This updated revision of the best-selling resource for interior designers offers comprehensive coverage of all of the visual design and presentation skills that interior designers need to know, from initial sketches and drawings to final rendering and presentation models.
Interior design for restaurants is ever-changing, as one trend replaces another in attempt to seduce sophisticated diners the world over. This book is a celebration of the most inspirational and beautiful restaurant spaces on the contemporary scene.
Timber housing has always been found in areas that have forests, but as a material, wood is no longer the reserve of log cabins or other vernacular dwellings. Todays wood houses are found not only in the woods but in the city, and housing types range from
The first comprehensive historical and technical overview of the art and science of glass in architecture.
Includes five detailed appendices on the science of glass, making this an essential manual for architects and constructors worldwide.
As consumers become spoilt for choice, retail design is embracing new ways of attracting purchasing power. From the use of interactive technology to the commissioning of art in shops, retail spaces are fast becoming destination places in which the custome
For a long time now, the emphasis of radical architecture has rested on the challenge of designing homes in towns and cities and the focus of building in the coutryside has been the conservation, conversion and renovation of existing structures. But now,
In the seventeen years since Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos established their studio in Amsterdam, they have continually pushed the boundaries of contemporary architecture, seeking new design practices and building solutions.
These dining hotspots are distinguished by fine culinary craft and their unique conceptions of the dining experience. Lighting, materials, and space all play a part. Most of all, such cool eateries create a sense of occasion—making diners feel speci
Since 1970, the architect Barton Myers has constructed three custom-designed steel residences in addition to developing a flexible prototype for standardised, mass-produced housing. Each project represents a unique approach to a radically different set of
This monograph is one of the most complete and visually attractive publications on world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, presenting 243 of his buildings and projects.
Gehry's provocative works of architecture are constructed through a unique proces
The work of 19 of Latin America's most innovative contemporary architects.
Generous landscape format captures expansive horizontal nature of houses.
Introductory text traces development of Latin-American modernism from early twentieth century
While The Images Publishing Group has established a reputation over the past two decades for publishing work of the world's most revered and eminent architects, the dawn of the twenty-first century has brought a new generation of architects whose work is
Manuelle Gautrand established her architectural practice in 1991, and has since produced a significant body of work. The firm spans a range of commission types, from domestic housing through to institutional, cultural, industrial and infrastructure projec
It is a global challenge to develop, produce and deploy technologies, systems and products for sustainable water consumption. The model for this approach is the world leader GROHE, which has been working for some time in the field of ecological solutions
Barely five weeks after the opening of the Rolex Learning Center, the verdict fell - the building's architects, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa (SAANA) were announced the winners of the 2010 Pritzker Prize, the most prestigious prize in architecture. The jury celebrated an " architecture that is simultaneously delicate and powerful, precise and fluid, ingenious but not overly or overtly clever; for the creation of buildings that successfully interact with their contexts and the activities they contain, creating a sense of fullness and experiential richness". At the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), the Japanese architects' unique procedure allowed for a dream to become a reality by creating what one might call the first enhanced libraryA". A building, a new heart for the campus, that gathers together all the different forms of knowledge access and exchange in one open space. A place for life as well, where a new rapport between the exterior and the interior is established.
Hotels around the world will offer a 'Presidential Suite' or 'Royal Suite' for the use of VIP guests. Some of these suites are larger than 1000 square metres, and some provide special security measures. In London, the famous Claridge's Hotel has a Royal S
Shows how various forms of expert knowledge have been combined and interwoven to finally generate an unconventional, breakthrough museum design. Providing insight into the various ideas, experiences and ambitions behind the project, this book explains the
Contemporary World Architecture is a comprehensive survey of international architecture from the late 1960s to the end of the twentieth century, offering a critical study of the social, cultural and political changes that have shaped the built environment. Continual advances in building technology, shifting demographics and increasing levels of global communications have a continuing impact on architectural ideology and building types.
This extensive volume is divided into 13 chapters, each organized typologically by building function: Visual Arts, Performance, Learning, Religion, Consumerism, Living, Workplace, Industry, Leisure, Transport, Sport, Civic Realm and Towers. It presents over 660 recent public and private buildings by many of the world's key protagonists, examining the evolution of new architectural solutions from the late 1960s to the end of the century. Now available for the first time in paperback, this intricately illustrated and rigorous critique will provide a stimulating and invaluable reference book for a wide audience.
The Architekten Profile presents 150 selected architects from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland together with their current works and trailblazing projects in architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design.
This book celebrates the holiday home, traditionally a place of rest, relaxation and escape from the pressures of the "real" world. Its many incarnations include beach shacks, mountain-top chalets, country estates, ranches and hobby farms, lakeside villas
There will never be a shortage in demand for social meeting places and the burgeoning bar industry reflects this need. Today the original pub or saloon bar has come a long way from its humble origins. People now require more tailored spaces with their own
Popular demand has led Images team of researchers to scour the world for yet another stunning collection of homes. The 100 fabulous homes carefully selected for this volume represent contemporary residential architecture in all its myriad forms. Vast diff
Following the success of the earlier titles in this series, Detail in Contemporary Glass Architecture provides analysis of both the technical and the aesthetic importance of details in modern glass architecture. Featuring the work of renowned architects f
Following the success of IMAGES' first 100 of the World's Best Houses book, we searched the globe for another collection of amazing houses. The result of this search is Another 100 of the World's Best Houses. Each house in this new volume has been selecte
This is the first volume to consider comprehensively the role of architectural education in the 21st century. Many students come to architecture relatively late in their education, so it is in college where they come into contact with those who will influence their entire careers. Many top schools are run by leading global practitioners, who, some might argue, have more lasting influence as educators than as architects. The wide range of pedagogical philosophies and practical lessons, set out in specially commissioned essays, creates a fascinating picture of how our ideas and practices of architecture are formed, nurtured and ultimately built for the world to see. Through both the professional and educational experience of the contributors, we discover many unexpected and unorthodox methods for teaching those who will build our world.
Table of Contents
Paradoxical simultaneities: architectural education at the edge of the 21st century
Neil Spiller, University of Greenwich
Timings everything . . . or is it?
Sir Peter Cook, CRAB Studio
250 things an architect should know
Michael Sorkin, City College of New York
Alvins AA: a panorama
Peter L. Wilson, Bolles + Wilson
Architectural anti-realism: the AA school in 2013
Brett Steele, Architectural Association
A prime meridian
Nic Clear, University of Greenwich
Diagramming an architecture and landscape department
Mike Aling and Mark Garcia, University of Greenwich
BUILDING ARCHITECTURE LEARNING
Library and School of Architecture, Design and Construction, University of Greenwich
Heneghan Peng Architects
The architectural mixing desk of the surrealist city
Neil Spiller, University of Greenwich
Defining your own horizons
Neil Spiller, University of Greenwich
Convergence: architecture as integrated spatial design
Nic Clear, University of Greenwich
Nic Clear, University of Greenwich
A users guide to the anthropocene: a short passage through a brief moment in time
Simon Herron, University of Greenwich
The salon of lost content (the refuge of misfits)
Simon Herron and Susanne Isa, University of Greenwich
Working the realities of landscape
Ed Wall, University of Greenwich
The digital generation
Bob Sheil, University College London
The imaginarium of urban futures
C. J. Lim, University College London
School of thought
Mark Morris, Cornell University
BUILDING ARCHITECTURE LEARNING
Milstein Hall, Cornell University
BLENDscapes: a new era of transdisciplinary exchange in architecture
Evan Douglis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Instigations: reimagining better futures
Mohsen Mostafavi, Harvard Graduate School of Design
McCormick Tribune Campus Centre, Illinois Institute of Technology
Just about enough
Perry Kulper, University of Michigan
Some thoughts on pedagogy
Nanako Umemoto and Jesse Reiser, RUR Architecture
The education of breathing
Mark Wigley, Columbia University
The art and science of design at the Cooper Union
Anthony Vidler, Cooper Union
Wot got left out
Ben Nicholson, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
An experimental history, a history of the experiment: 19642013
Neil Denari, UCLA
Robotics in architecture
Greg Lynn, UCLA
What is SCI-Arc?
Eric Owen Moss, SCI-Arc
Pretentious and incoherent thoughts on architecture right now
Hernan Diaz Alonso, SCI-Arc
Building the Berlage: notes on a continuing educational project
Salomon Frausto, The Berlage
Klaus Bollinger and Reiner Zettl, University of Applied Arts Vienna
The question of questioning
Hani Rashid, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Hadid masterclass: a laboratory of design innovation
Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Kings, Queens and Broadways: two projects for a new University of Applied Arts Vienna
Towards new aesthetics and new culture
Kongjian Yu, Peking University
Yesterday, today and tomorrow: implications of architectural education at Tsinghua
Li Xiaodong, Tsinghua University
Sharp Centre for Design, Ontario College of Art and Design
Will Alsop, ALL Design
Making a difference: embedding academic research in practice
Mark Burry, RMIT University
Europeans no longer develop their towns on unspoiled terrain but rather on former agricultural land. European landscape architectures response to the question how to address progressive urbanization of the landscape is thus: working not only on site but also with the geographic and historical characteristics of the site.The European landscape is a narrowly enclosed, diverse, densely built, and domesticated space that is rich in brilliant landscape architecture.On site presents pioneering projects and strategies in landscape architecture from Berlin to Bordeaux, from Akkarvikoden in Norway to Evora in Portugal. The projects are supplemented by essays on European cartography, the cultural landscape, the history of ideas in landscape architecture, the role of ideal landscapes, urban policies, and the pioneers from Portugal such as Francisco Caldeira Cabral and Gon�alo Ribeiro Telles.
Cornwall is a land apart, one which has had a strong sense of its separate identity throughout history. Here are some of the richest and best preserved prehistoric and medieval landscapes in Britain, medieval castles and later coastal defences, and a land of inscribed stones, holy wells, wayside crosses and small churchtowns, scattered throughout its diverse countryside and along its beautiful coastline. Its medieval churches show monumental Norman fonts, accomplished C14 sculpture, striking C15 west towers and generously proportioned C15 and C16 aisles, with a wealth of medieval and Renaissance bench ends. Major houses can be found from all periods ranging from the spectacular mansions of the mining magnates like Tregothnan and Lanhydrock, through the supremely picturesque as at St Michael's Mount, to the exquisite Elizabethan of Trerice. The smaller houses of the Cornish gentry survive in significant numbers from the medieval period, many refashioned in the C18 and C19. Threaded through almost every landscape is evidence of Cornwall's distinguished mining history, and its towns, remarkably well preserved, offer fine public buildings of the C18 and C19, and at Truro the greatest English cathedral of the Victorian age. Among the architectural highlights of the last century are Lutyen's dramatic extension to Penheale, Modernist seaside houses, Barbara Hepworth's sculpture garden and the vast biomes of the Eden Project.f
Prefabricated construction is a hot topic in architecture these days, and for good reason. Prospective homebuilders around the world are gravitating to prefab as an environ-mentally responsible and cost-effective way to achieve that holiest of grails: an
Explores the design and engineering ideas, large and small, that make the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC outstanding. This book is of interest to owners and architects who aspire to design excellence.
The projects featured in this exciting new publication areas inspiring as their locations - from a remote hotel in Chile to spacious residences in North America, from corporate structures in Scandinavia to mountain accommodation in Europe and Australia. Despite such a diversity, all the projects shown share one important theme. They have been designed to withstand various cold-climate conditions including sub-zero temperatures, frequent freeze-thaw cycles, heavy snowfalls and the long dark days of arctic winters. Each project is accompanied by the description outlining some of its cold-climate design features. Projects are illustrated with full colour photographs, and plans and drawings to showcase innovative building interiors and exteriors, set in stunning winter landscapes.
This is the long-awaited single-volume reprint of a seminal and influential architecture manifesto that was first released in 1998 by the founders of UNStudio. The book examines the architect's new role in an environment of technological, public and econo
Often found at the heart of a building, stairs still represent fundamental circulation spaces despite the prevalence of and necessity for lifts in more recent building designs. This new publication takes a detailed look at an incredible range of stair designs and reveals that stairs can provide more than just the transition from one level to another. For example, they may also be the focal point in a home, a decorative feature in a public building or a practical circulation space in an office block.
Acoustics and protection against noise do not perhaps number among the primary parameters that normally influence the design of a building. Nevertheless, at the very latest when the lecturer in the seminar room cannot be heard, when the noise level in an open-plan office reaches unbearable levels, or when a neighbors noise deprives you of sleep, it becomes clear just how essential acoustic can be to everyday well-being. it is not just concert halls or the amphitheaters of antiquity that call for acoustic quality; rather, every building, indeed every room, has an acoustic dimension that changes according to the nature of its particular requirements.This practice-oriented volume provides expert planners and architects but also interested developers with practical knowledge on the subject of acoustics in high-rise architecture, beginning with standards on methods of planning and prognosis and moving on to the areas of acoustics of rooms and architecture and noise protection in urban planning.Typologically organized chapters comment on proper approaches to the subject with examples of different types of building such as residential and office buildings, schools, kindergartens, lecture halls, event spaces, and so on, because appropriate acoustic conditions make an essential contribution to the success of a project.
As a critical component in the mix of regenerative energies, photovoltaics help slow the progress of climate change and furnish the earth with a long-term and affordable supply of energy. They are fascinating, with their ability to produce electricity seemingly from nothing, silently, cleanly, and virtually maintenance-free. As a building-integrated technology, photovoltaics have their ideal point of use precisely where electricity is needed and utilize existing spaces and wiring. Yet the scale of current applications of photovoltaics still lags far behind their potential, despite the fact that manufacturers already offer a wide range of different technologies and products. The principal culprits are design and constructional problems as well as issues related to planning law and building regulations. This volume in the DETAIL Practice series is an illustrated guide to the technical, design, and constructional aspects of integrating solar plants into buildings. The chapter on building law, a glossary, and additional sources and directories point the way for further study.
The coast has always been a source of inspiration for architects. Far removed from the hectic pace of city life, coastal retreats offer a chance to reflect on the natural elements, the sea, the sand and the bushland. Away from the constraints placed by local councils, neighbours and the community, the beach house offers both the architect and the client the opportunity to realise their visions. Many of the beach houses shown here hang precariously over their bushland escarpments. Others are deeply entrenched in the native scrub, only making their presence felt once one is past the front door. In impressive coastal surroundings, these beach houses offer unique glimpses of some of our finest contemporary architecture. Nestled into the gnarled scrub or exposed to the wind and surf, beach houses are about environmental extremes. When the suburbs are left behind, it's these extremes that excite the senses. Whether it's a simple timber shack or a sophisticated architectural statement, beach houses are about fantasy and escape. This book, the second in the series, illustrates some of Australia and New Zealand's most stunning beach-side residences.
Reputed architects and top designers use natural and artificial light to transform a room and make it more beautiful, warm, functional or spacious. Light generates colour and contrast, and brings a house to life. 'Light up your Home' showcases homes that have been built or renovated with special attention to light and lighting. Using photography by Eugeen and Herman Verne, the book illustrates varying ideas and practical applications surrounding light and interior design.
American architecture has played a major role in the development of modernity in the second half of the twentieth century. Political conflict and war in Europe led many leading architects to move to America, where they found a fertile ground for developin
Product packaging has first of all to fulfill functional demands such as structural stability, air-tightness or air-permeability, information requirements and cost effectiveness. However, it is much more than just a kind of container made of glass, wood oder plastic protecting its contents: it is also the face of the product. Like the façade of a building, the package gives an impression of what lies behind it. Packaging is a crucial means to induce a consumer to try a product. Studies show that it has less than three seconds to grab the attention of the customer. Along with the classics of the age of mass-consumption, this title presents many examples of innovative contemporary solutions that are on a par with some of the packaging legends like the sculptural shape of a Coca-Cola bottle.
Fondement de toute construction, la structure ne doit pas être une contrainte, mais un support de créativité. Pour cela, les principes et les enjeux de la résistance des matériaux et la connaissance des grandes familles de syst
These former factories and workshops, sought after for their generous dimensions and aptness for open plan layouts, make a stunning collection of loft and penthouse studio dwellings. Most have been personally designed by their owner artists/architects who have successfully combined the spirit of the original construction and materials with the modern and the artistic. Brick and concrete blend beautifully with stainless steel and glass to create the ideal microcosmos in which to live and work. High ceilings under pitched roofs, translucent room dividers, spacious and sunny roof terraces, polished concrete floors and undulating PVC panels have been utilized with great creative flair.
In October 2007, BMW Welt opened next to the BMW Group HQ. This architectural landmark is a gateway to all aspects of the brand: tradition and innovation; emotion and precision; dynamics and aesthetics. It is here that new cars are handed over. The stunni
It has taken a very long time for sustainable development to be recognised as a justified restraint on inappropriate development and a primary driver of improving quality of life for all. For designers, clients and project managers this means we have to c
This collection of outstanding public space projects is an excellent overview of current trends in urban planning. Good urban developments demand equally good public space plans. Urban Spaces: Squares and Plazas contains twenty of themost innovative and exciting examples, including a floating pool in the Spree River, Berlin; Capitol Plaza in New York;Place de la Bourse in Bordeauxand the Eco-Bulevard in Vallecas, just outside of Madrid. Thoroughly documented and illustrated, with full colour photographs and drawings, to capture the full scale of each project's complexities, technical assets and aesthetic innovations, this book will undoubtedly be of great value to architects, urban planners and students seeking the latest tendencies in public space design.
Le Grand livre de l'habitat solaire présente un florilège de 110 réalisations en France métropolitaine et dans les départements d'outre-mer. Il montre, preuves à l'appui, que les grands principes de l'architecture bioclimatiq
This text showcases superlative architecture in some of the most stunning and remote areas of the South American coastline. A number of renowned Latin American architects have chosen the continent's breathtakingly diverse coastline as a backdrop for their work, and their canvases range from the stark, arid locations to lusciously tropical settings. Within these beautiful landscapes each project displays the architect's ability to strike a balance between nature and dwelling place, as well as their innate sense of what makes South American beach houses culturally unique. Many houses offer a new slant on an age-old culture, or are deeply influenced by their natural surrounds. There are simple, practical homes for families and friends and lavish seaside weekenders, all of which share one thing in common - as beach houses they are also a sanctuary in which to relax and unwind.
Des rivages de la Méditerranée à ceux de l'Atlantique et du Pacifique, la conception de villas de vacances a suscité une véritable modernité architecturale. En effet, la mythique villa de Curzio Malaparte à Capri, les be
The re-use of buildings is not only natural and necessary, it's amazing. This book offers a selection of churches, convents and monasteries converted for new uses. Preserving their old structure and very special rooms, these buildings have become modern a
Colors are an integral part of our natural or designed environment. They convey all forms of messages and fulfill different functions: they inform, structure, and warn. Colors also fulfill aesthetic means, influence the statement, effect, and acceptance o
The world is filled with successful examples of urban spaces that retain the vitality for which they were designed. The author's illustrations serve as a portrait of the dynamic changes that have occurred in urban renewal, and of the myriad ways in which successful design projects have been realised.
Lighting design, long regarded as a pragmatic and purely technical aspect of construction planning, has increasingly developed into a discipline of its own over the past years. This publication recognises recent developments by combining the technical sph
Brick is a patient and unobtrusive material that lends itself to a variety of uses and tends to outlast the periodic styles in which it becomes incorporated. It is characterised by a basic dignity, no doubt borne of its millennia-long existence and re-invention in architecture within an array of cultures worldwide. This anthology of brick and the many applications of masonry in practice today presents a detailed, case-by-case analysis of the material and structure, its role in contemporary architecture and its evolution from traditional patterns to modern, flexible bonds that highlight the structure and texture of buildings. More than 30 projects are presented in texts, technical drawings and photos.
In 1936, the founder of Herman Miller Inc, D. J. De Pree, committed Herman Miller to 'modern' furniture, partly because he saw a moral dimension to Gilbert Rohde's clean designs, honest materials and lack of ornamentation. In 1984, a major impetus behind Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick's Equa chair was a desire to give a reasonably priced, comfortable, good-looking chair to everybody in offices - not just the top bosses. These are just two examples of the best work done at Herman Miller. The company is concerned with larger issues of humanity, equality and bettering the world by creating great places to work through design, and has, perhaps more than any other company, revolutionized office systems and furniture in the workplace. This book is the most up-to-date compilation available of the design efforts and results from Herman Miller since its foundation, reflecting its most recent work, activities and products. But it goes beyond simply cataloguing the work of the famous design team; it shows design-related attitudes of HMI and provides examples of the benefits of creative thinking and problem-solving. Written in clear, engaging prose, Herman Miller is a must-read for anyone interested in design.
"Detail in Contemporary Timber Architecture" provides analysis of both the technical and the aesthetic importance of details in modern timber architecture. Featuring the work of renowned architects from around the world, this book presents 50 of the most recently completed and influential timber designs for both residential and commercial architecture. Each project is presented with colour photographs, site plans and sections and elevations, as well as numerous construction details. There is also a descriptive text, detailed captions and in-depth information for each project, including the location, client, architectural project team, main consultants and contractors. The projects are presented in clear and concise layouts over four pages. All of the drawings are styled in the same consistent way and presented at standard architectural scales to allow for easy comparison. There is also a CD-ROM which contains all the drawings as printed in the book, in both EPS and DWG (generic CAD) formats. In addition the book features an index of architects that includes the name, address and all contact details for each architect included.
The Maison de Verre, a rarely seen modernist masterpiece, is the most celebrated work of French architect and designer Pierre Chareau. This book tells the story of the author's grandmother's relationship with the architect and this inventive house.
Underscoring one of the new generation's highly regarded architects, this record showcases Mario Cucinella and 21 of his projects, highlighting both his work and his firm, MCA Architects. Including all his completed works--those under construction and a selection of ongoing ventures--this monograph demonstrates why his work stands out for both its quantity and quality. By presenting Cucinella's projects as a work in progress rather than a list of individual buildings, the volume emphasizes his experimental approach, focusing on the technical features of his architecture.
Lighting is a key feature of almost all interiors but it is often treated in a rather superficial manner in most books. It is, however, a complex, fast-moving field where the technology is always changing. For large schemes, a professional lighting designer is usually employed, but for smaller projects it will often fall to the architect or interior designer to specify the lighting. In either case, it is crucial that the architect or interior designer understands what lighting is available, how it can be used and controlled and how it can be fitted. This book features 40 recent international projects. Each project features detailed plans, diagrams, sketches and CAD visuals to demonstrate the lighting techniques involved. This is accompanied by an explanatory text (how the lighting fulfilled the brief, how the lighting concept was arrived at, why particular light fittings/lamps were specified and so on). A bonus CD includes technical drawings from the book.
Bars and restaurants need to be assertive. Customers tend not to visit them to satisfy basic appetites for food or drink but for the social opportunities. Their interiors need to occupy the imagination of their customers and to whet the appetite for a return visit. The design that gets the formula right will do as much to prolong the life of the business as the products on offer. As this book demonstrates, the conventions and mechanics of eating and drinking influence how bars and restaurants are conceived in different regions of the world. Whatever the final result users are in sustained, intimate contact with the elements of the space they inhabit and detailing must be refined enough, and visually rich enough, to withstand prolonged scrutiny. This book includes a wide range of international projects and for each one there is a descriptive text, colour photographs, floor plans, sections and construction and decorative details. A bonus CD-ROM contains all the drawings as printed in the book, in both EPS and DWG (generic CAD) formats.
Creating an appealing overall look as well as a distinctive image for each shop...integrating communal areas...handling parking and public facilities...these are just some of the challenges facing the designers of modern shopping malls. Shop and Malls features dozens of remarkable examples of successful malls, each one showcased with floor plans, insightful text, sketches, and full-color photographs that show how the designers met the retail challenge. Shop and Malls is a one-stop shopping resource for design professionals, architects, and urban planners.
Every city site is a puzzle. How does a new house into the dizzying jigsaw of surrounding buildings? Urban Houses answers that question with almost 300 full-color photographs and full information on innovative city homes. Narrow sites, challenging locations, technical questionsthese houses confront the most difficult urban problems. Special attention is given to facades, the public face of a private home, and how each project was joined to the urban fabric of its area.
Detail in Contemporary Concrete Architecture provides analysis of both the technical and the aesthetic importance of details in modern concrete architecture. Featuring the work of renowned architects from around the world, this book presents 49 of the most recently completed and influential concrete designs for both residential and commercial architecture. The projects are presented in clear and concise layouts over four pages. All of the drawings are styled consistently and presented at standard architectural scales to allow for easy comparison. Each project is presented with colour photographs, site plans and sections and elevations, as well as numerous construction details. There is also descriptive text, detailed captions and in-depth information for each project. A bonus CD-ROM contains drawings from the book, in both EPS and DWG (generic CAD) formats.
Trans(ient) City is a program proposed by Hou Hanru in three parts: Urban Lab investigates urban reality and history to surmise the future of Luxembourg. Urban Landmarks looks at artistic architectonic projects on spaces that have been enclosed in Luxembo
An explosion of little architectural magazines in the 1960s and 1970s instigated a radical transformation in architectural culture, as the magazines acted as a site of innovation and debate. Clip/Stamp/Fold takes stock of seventy little magazines from thi
Mit dem 1921 gebauten Einsteinturm in Potsdam erlangte der junge Erich Mendelsohn fruhe Beruhmtheit. Die beiden Kaufhauser fur Schocken in Stuttgart und Chemnitz sowie der Kinokomplex am Kurfurstendamm in Berlin zeigten ihn bereits auf der Hohe seiner Mei
Written by the well-known architectural critic Kenneth Powell, this new monograph provides a richly illustrated overview and an ideal introduction to the works of Richard Rogers' internationally renowned office. Founded in 1977, with offices in London, Ba
Wellness and body care are gaining importance – and not only among the rich and famous. In today’s fast-paced world, people welcome a place to chill out, to release stress, to recharge. A huge number of wellness centres and related facilities
Interior Design Inspiration is a reflection of or time and of cultural changes in our society. The current book is a richly illustrated exploration of residential interior design from around the world that shows the multifarious ways in which occupants an
This standard work reveals the design processes behind the icons of modernism, like the Villa Stein-de Monzie or the Villa Savoye, from the first idea to the occupation of the homes, and sheds light on the steps and contexts of daily work. It measures the concept of modern architecture against the built reality, and enables us to rediscover the architect Le Corbusier behind the myth.
Recent years have seen the construction of buildings made of plastic, structures that are as attractive as they are unusual. After initial experiments in the 1970s, plastic is currently experiencing a tremendous boom. Originally used for temporary structures like the BMW Pavilion in Frankfurt, it is now employed in many permanent buildings as well, including the recent Catholic church in Radebeul by Staib/Behnisch. Prominent international avant-garde architects such as Shigeru Ban and Herzog & de Meuron frequently use transparent plastic for their structures. Transparent plastic seems ephemeral and thus captures the spirit of the times. Its various qualities between transparent and translucent make it possible to achieve fascinating effects with light and color. Projects presented include the Allianz Arena in Munich by Herzog & de Meuron, the Rocket Tower in Leicester by Grimshaw & Partners, the Paper Art Museum by Shigeru Ban in Shizuoka, Japan, and the public housing development Cité Manifeste in Mulhouse by Lacaton Vassal.
The new Scale series provides practical tools for architects and students of architecture.Each volume analyses the construction process from the first design idea to the call for bids, covering the fundamental design principles and concrete details. The series title, Scale, signifies that the perfect detail is the result of a process through various levels of conception and design, from the abstract to the particular.Although the focus is on communicating hands-on constructional know-how, Scales innovative presentation does not just simply show solutions, but demonstrates how to develop them.Each volume presents essential information for design and implementation, from the first sketches to details of connectors in a scale of 1:10. Consistency in the plans and drawings, clear hierarchies in the headings and structure, and a clear, easily readable layout with helpful captions simplify the search for specific information, and make Scale volumes ideal for quick, targeted consultation.Scale is conceived as a series of practical textbooks which can be used independently of each other, but also supplement and build on each other to constitute a reference work on construction design.Designing and Constructing openingsThe first volume of the SCALE series Open | close examines a simple but effective building element, the Opening, illuminating the path from idea to realization in its various facets.The concept of Open | Close includes not only elements such as windows, doors, gates, loggias and skylights, which communicate between exterior and interior space, but also the structure of the building itself. Because Openings define and determine the relationship of the building to public space, they also determine the character of the site. The analysis of conception, form and construction of opening elements is supplemented and illustrated by international examples of best applications.
Todays explosive developments in digital technology have also affected architecture and the urban landscape. The new possibilities opened up by digital simulation have led to an increasingly strategic approach to planning, an approach based on generating scenarios, which thus represents a radical departure from traditional planning. From the preliminary sketch all the way to the production of individual building components, digital tools offer new possibilities that were still inconceivable just a few years ago. This volume provides a profound introduction to the important role of digital technologies in design and execution. In four chapters, the author systematically examines the influence of digital culture on architecture but also on the urban landscape as well as product design. The relationship of digital architecture to the city is also an important focus.
Space, light and material: from the meditative ambiance of a chapel or synagogue to the colourful, organic forms of fashion boutiques, the design of an interior space - composed of lighting, the surfaces, textures and colours of materials, finishing and f
Latin America has been an important place for architecture for many decades. Masters like Barragán, Dieste, Lina Bo Bardi, and Niemeyer pointed the way for architectural design all over the world, and they continue to do so today. Their approach to colors, materials, and walls had a deep and lasting influence on architectural modernism. Since then, however and especially in the last fifteen years architecture on the continent has continued to evolve, and a lively and extremely creative architecture scene has developed. The work of Latin American architects and city planners is often guided by social issues, for example, the approach to informal settlements on the outskirts of big cities, the scarcity of housing and public space, the availability of affordable transportation, and the important role of cultural infrastructure such as schools, libraries, and sports facilities as a catalyst for neighborhoods. Within this context, the book considers numerous projects that have prompted discussion and provided fresh impetus all across Latin America. Outstanding projects like the Santo Domingo Library in Medellin, Colombia, by Giancarlo Mazzanti; Alberto Kalachs Liceo Franco-Mexicano in Mexico; and the works of Alejandro Aravena in Chile show that recent Latin American architecture is more than capable of holding its own beside the works of the founders.
Photovoltaics is one of the most promising technologies for global energy production in the context of the energy crisis and climate change.Photovoltaic modules are now available in such a wide range of forms that nearly all of the usual fl at parts of buildings can be provided with photovoltaic capabilities. In addition to producing energy, these modules offer a number of synergistic effects, since increasingly they are integrated as glazing elements and can perform such other functions as weather protection, solar control, and providing privacy. Special modules such as solar roofing tiles and solar membranes are available for particular applications.This book explains the technology, presents the available products, and communicates clearly how they are used in buildings, with a particular focus on large-scale buildings.It provides architects with all of the necessary know-how to provide a new or existing building with a photovoltaic system, covering both planning and implementation.
The book provides strategies for an energetically sensible and suitable approach to building conditioning as well as its design and constructional integration. How much the building itself can achieve in the context of the given climatic, topographical, and town?-?planning framework conditions and to what extent additional installations are required for conditioning - all of these topics are discussed on the basis of case studies.