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  • 290.00 lei

     The publication investigates the opportunities for upgrading the spatial structure of apartments created during the post-war building boom between 1960 and 1970. The authors analyze typical existing layouts in the context of social developments which, in recent decades, have led to significant changes in the form of living and in the structure of households.

  • 290.00 lei

     Das Buch zeigt wie Grundrisse aus den 1960er- und 1970er-Jahren durch kleine, intelligente Eingriffe an die heutigen Anforderungen der Bewohner angepasst werden können. Im Forschungsprojekt ‚PixelPlan' des KIT wurde hierzu der Wohnungsbestand analysiert, um konstruktive, typologische und energetische Potenziale aufzuzeigen. Die Minimaleingriffe sind typologisch geordnet, hinsichtlich einer generellen Anwendbarkeit dargestellt und kommentiert.

  • 108.00 lei

    Giving this versatile material new respect, the timeless and enduring qualities of wood are brought into focus through this full-colour, illustrated volume. Sutainable French Timber Houses provides a deep insight into the amazing properties of this much misunderstood material. Of all building materials, wood is not only the most renewable, but also contributes to preserving the environment; the shorter construction time for timber houses, the freedom associated with designing with wood and its inherent organic qualities also make it an ideal choice for architects. From whimsical long cabin-like structures to sleek 21st-century dwellings with contemporary linear styles, this book explores the cosy ambience of building with wood in extensive and engrossing detail.

  • 250.00 lei

    This is a comprehensive presentation of technical textiles.

  • 150.00 lei

    The approach of Informing Architecture by Materiality opens the way to an innovative use of materials in the design professions. Taking material qualities and properties such as texture, elasticity, transparency and fluidity as a point of departure, the concept described and employed here transcends the conventional definitions of building materials. Instead, the focus is on a multitude of material operations, like folding and bending, carving and cutting, weaving and knitting, mirroring and screening.The featured design strategies and methods address established and new materials alike. They are applied both to the scale of the detail and the entire building. The examples comprise prototype structures as well as large building projects.Eight chapters deal with surfaces and layers, joints and juctions, weaving and texturing, nanoscale transformations, responsiveness, the integration of ephemeral factors like wind and light as well as material collections providing professional resources. Written by reknowned experts in this field, the book features many examples from international contemporary architecture.The introductory part provides the conceptual background, while a final chapter describes consequences for pressing issues of today, like sustainability or life .

  • 326.00 lei

    Fiber cementprimarily known by the brand name Eternit in many countrieshas been enjoying a renaissance for a decade. Structures by Günter Behnisch, Bearth & Deplazes, Coop Himmelblau, MVRDV, Morphosis, and many others exploit its tremendous formal and chromatic versatility at a time when elegant minimalism and flexible practicality are highly prized commodities in architecture. Also, the new generation of fiber cement slabs has air and water permeability characteristics that make it unrivaled for certain purposes. In ever expanding realms of home and workplace, it is also used for individual aesthetic design (e.g. interior house walls, exhibition architecture, and functional and industrial structures).This book introduces the technology of fiber cement and its material and architectural history and presents some thirky outstanding new and recent projects from Europe and the United States, practically organized by principal applicationsfacade, roof, interior architecture.

  • 190.00 lei

    Exposed concrete is one of the most fascinating and demanding building materials. To work with it calls for technical precision of the highest order, especially where the architectures character is determined by the materials special qualities. Architects such as Tadao Ando, Frank Gehry, Daniel Libeskind, Gigon-Guyer, and Diener & Diener have defined the highest standard for the use of exposed concrete with their buildings. In its first part, this book presents groundbreaking examples of exposed concrete architecture by ten international architects and analyzes their treatment of the material. In its second part, it describes the key aspects of exposed concrete (surface, color, sheeting, framework, seams, composition, etc.); discusses the concreting process in detail; and gives advice on avoiding defects and writing successful

  • 175.00 lei

    20 exemplary facades by Cesar Pelli & Associates are presented in this book, arranged by material glass, metal, stone. The conception and development of each individual facade solution is unfolded and construction details comprehensively documented in numerous...

  • 175.00 lei

    Every building is composed of parts, or components, that may be organized in various ways. For example, there are different ways to configure walls so that they perform their primary functions bearing, dividing, and sheltering in an optimal manner.This book presents the most common load-bearing systems, such as plate, massive, and skeleton construction, and describes their impact on the structure as a whole. It explains how spaces can be vertically or horizontally connected and assembled into larger wholes. The individual elements, such as floor slabs, roofs, openings, and foundations, are described together with their functions and the various possibilities for connecting them.The book goes beyond the wealth of possible detail to demonstrate the basic principles of detailing.

  • Barrier-Free Design
    In stoc - 4 buc
    140.00 lei

    � Building for everyone � that is the best definition of what lies behind the unwieldy concept of � barrier - free design � : the complete and total usability of buildings, including for those with disabilities, for the integration of all of societys members can only succeed when their environment is made accessible to them. Demographic changes demand new qualities of private and public space, qualities that are also required by new legislation. The Detail Practice volume � Barrier - Free Design � provides all planners and architects, but also interested building sponsors, with basic practical information and a range of possible planning implementations in the domain of barrier freedom. It shows how corresponding requirements can be turned into aesthetically distinguished architecture. And it demonstrates that taking barrier freedom into account in the early planning stages of a project need not lead to additional costs compared to � classical � construction and design. In addition to an overview of planning fundamentals, the book also includes the associated body of rules and regulations as well as examples of how they are embodied in actual projects and perspectives on their development in the larger European context.

  • Glass in Building
    In stoc - 4 buc
    140.00 lei

    Glass in Building opens up a whole range of fascinating design possibilities for the planning architect. Glass has long served as a translucent room closing element, but its range of possible uses is actually much wider. It not only offers protection against the external world, for example, noise or fire; despite its apparent fragility, it can even take on load-bearing functions in supporting structures. In combination with various different finishing methods, materials, and coatings, it also satisfies exacting structural-physical standards. Glass in Building offers a clear, compact, and illustrated overview of the material-appropriate use of this varied and versatile material in building construction and provides information that goes far beyond the basics on designing with glass and producing and using specialized glass products, as well as on the building and planning regulations that must be taken into account when constructing with glass. A selection of exemplary realized projects rounds out the theoretical section.

  • MOVE
    In stoc - 5 buc
    308.00 lei

    Dynamic components and adaptive elements are becoming increasingly important in contemporary architecture, and not just because of their visual effect. If architects and engineers are engaging more and more with the issue of movement whether in the form of sun-tracking solar cells, lowerable walls, or intelligently programmed elevators its because they are busy exploring responses to three challenges: How can we control and reduce the energy requirement of buildings? How can we expand the range of possible uses? And how can we represent, illustrate, accommodate, and control dynamic movements in buildings? Designers and builders who seek to use kinetic components face technical and design challenges that arent covered by traditional structural theory. For these users, this book presents the technical tools and constructional solutions that will allow them to implement these movements concretely and deploy them functionally within the domains of of Energy, Change of Use, and Interaction. First it lays out the fundamentals and design principles of kinetics in architecture, technology, art, and nature in a structured manner. In a third section, forty movable elements are shown in action, each on a double page with specially prepared phase drawings and organized by type of movement, including rotation, sliding, folding, and transformation.

  • 135.00 lei

    The word “recycling” has been used in architecture for some years now and is always associated with sustainability; sustainable architecture usually incorporates recycled or reused materials to varying degrees. These recycled materials generally go unnoticed, being concealed in old, reused structures, used as fillers or very small or anecdotal applications.

  • 140.00 lei

    This international edition has been extended to incorporate a chapter on facade techniques in the construction section, and the charts now include a selection of the 80 most sought after European stone types. The uses of dressed stone are shown in detailed drawings on a scale of 1:10, and particular attention is paid to the joints and specific related problems.

  • 540.00 lei

    Shows the range of possibilities for using glass in construction, beginning with a historical overview of glass in architecture. This book explores the principles of construction, providing information on the physical properties of glass together with the practical aspects such as fixing systems. It also investigates different types of glass.

  • 540.00 lei

    Provides a survey of contemporary expertise in the application of new materials and energy-efficient technologies in facade design. This volume surveys the facade design requirements made by various types of buildings, as well as the important materials, from natural stone through to synthetics, and documents a diversity of construction forms.

  • 130.00 lei

    Translucent materials give architects far more possibilities to exploit the sensual interplay of light and the fascination of interior-exterior interaction than plain glass. Traditionally, stretched paper, finely-cut stone, or stained glass were used to create mood and atmosphere. These are giving way to a new generation of innovative materials.

  • 140.00 lei

    In modern masonry work it is customary to use large size blocks in building. Using two houses as examples, this work presents the details in a scale of 1:10. It elucidates on critical points, showing where care should be given to achieve sustainable results.

  • 220.00 lei

    "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.

  • 220.00 lei

    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.

  • 150.00 lei

    This new volume in the Material Innovation series focuses on architecture, and features buildings that showcase the innovative use of a particular material. The book explores specific categories of materials glass and ceramic, altered naturals, high-performance composites, digitally fabricated metals and polymer films applied to an extensive range of projects, from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision to the Ordos Art and City Museum in Mongolia. It also includes seven specially commissioned visual narratives by such architects as Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Kengo Kuma & Associates and UN Studio. George M. Beylerian, the founder of Material ConneXion, contributes a preface, and Gail Peter Borden, the head of Architecture at the University of Southern California, writes the introduction.

  • 360.00 lei

    This single-source reference offers an encyclopaedic and systematic approach to the broad palette of materials commonly used in landscape construction.

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