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Since 1972, Patterson?s Allergic Diseases has been the go-to reference for healthcare practitioners looking for a comprehensive and practical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disorders. This eighth edition focuses on patient evaluation and management, and covers immunologic mechanisms, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and diagnostic techniques. Many contributors hail from outside the field of allergy-immunology, providing an invaluable non-specialist perspective on essential clinical practices. Discusses the evaluation, treatment, and physiology of common allergies and allergic reactions: insect stings, asthma, food allergies, as well as pulmonary, respiratory, and skin reactions. Designed to help primary care providers, internists, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants identify an allergy-such as anaphylaxis, urticaria and angioedema-confirm a diagnosis, find effective therapies, or prepare for board review exams. -Includes new chapters on laboratory tests and personalized medicine, discussions on new allergy & immunology practice parameters, and the latest information on biologic therapies, drug allergy pathogenesis, environmental controls, and diagnostic testing. Incorporates recent evidence-based guidelines, including the Practice Parameters from The Joint Task Force (JTF) on Practice Parameters. Now in color to add clarity and depth to tables, figures, and illustrations.
The book is concerned with a relatively new design discipline at the intersection of graphic design and architecture - wayfinding. It includes the best design solutions from around the world. The publication showcases 245 state-of-the-art wayfinding projects grouped by category; parks, education facilities, corporate environments, commercial spaces, hospitality, transportation, health-care, and so on. The book includes descriptions of the various contexts that influence the design and create identity.
After decades of being banished from urban areas, water is now becoming an increasingly significant feature in cities, whether it is the integration of natural water courses into the built environment or rainwater management and the incorporation of design features in urban design. In the light of climate change with all challenges for small and large cities, the integration of sustainable waterscapes rise more and more attention of all professions, related to city design. Looking beyond just bold concepts it's shown that there are many real built examples how Eco city concepts are applied in reality. This book reveals the wide variety of possibilities for using water as a creative element in the city, in art, in the landscape and architecture. The works are organized in seven categories and include large-scale master plans, eco districts, river restorations, urban plazas and parks, residential schemes, art and fountains. The project featured are: the design for Culture Park Tianjin in China, the river restoration of Kallang River as Bishan Park in Singapore, bold design solutions for Queens Botanical Garden in New York, the schemes for Telecom Park, Taipei, the Mixed-Lifestyle Development of Changchun Vanke and the design for the new Harbour in Offenbach, Germany.
School buildings, whether new build, refurbishment, renovation or expansion raise issues with the natural environment, urbanisation and urban life, which in turn mean new priorities and responsibilities for professionals designing schools. Modern schools are no longer isolated from their neighbours in a city, but must be an organic part of urban life. Modern school designs showcase new priorities, quality-control is always first, sustainability is in and schools are the new centre of community residents' life. We selected 42 school designs by world architects and interior designers, including primary and secondary schools and professional training schools.
Urbanization around the world is happening at unprecedented levels. Urban parks are a precious natural environment within our urban setting. Designing them well to accommodate both the life and development demands of the present, while also looking to the needs of our future generations requires a comprehensive look at creating healthy ecosystems and prosperous mega-cities, and how the two can co-exist in the 21st century. This book includes urban park landscapes from around the world and, through a series of highly illustrative drawings, pictures and detailed technical drawings and descriptions, will be an invaluable tool for designers to gain inspiration.
Stations are places of great significance for passengers and no-travelling users. They serve the growing needs of an increasingly mobile population and are enjoyed by a wide range of users. With millions of journeys made via the urban rail each day, designers should acknowledge the importance of rail passengers. The design guidelines in this book place passengers as the first priority of the design process, bearing in mind that all the elements of station design should be so arrange as to meet their expectations. This book also provides an overview of what established designers consider to be important in the planning and design of metro stations, with considerable number of selected new an extension projects, as well as major reconstruction and maintenance programmes. This book is intended to assist sponsors and project managers through the design and development process. It is hoped that all parties involved in station design and operation can find it informative and inspirational.
In the recent ten years in China, with the nationwide strategy of 'invigorating the country through science, technology and education', the implementation of compulsory education, and the rapid development of economy, educational architecture including universities, colleges, middle schools and primary schools has been growing at an unprecedented pace. Projects included in 'School Buildings' are accompanied with colour photographs, plans, sections and elevations, as well as numerous construction details. There is also a descriptive text and in-depth information for each project.
Museums have long been used for research and education, and now, with more spaces for leisure, social and commercial events due to the intervention of cultural industries, traditional 'sacred temples' have become 'urban halls' that have been integrated into everyday life of the public. Featuring the work of renowned architects from China, this book presents 26 of the contemporary designs for museums. Each project is presented with colour photographs, plans, sections and elevations, as well as numerous construction details. There is also a descriptive text, detailed captions and in-depth information for each project.
When embarking on the design of architecture, interiors or both of any resort, starting with a blank canvas and an integrative approach, emphasising the local context, client brief, environmental concerns, cultural sensitivities and desired end-user experience are the key. 'Seaside Resorts' showcases 37 glamorous resorts from Asia, Africa, Europe, America and Oceania. Each resort has been beautifully photographed and includes a detailed plan of the main facilities alongside the designer's introduction.
The image of a hotel covers more than just the Architecture of Interior Design and Layout When we speak about the image of a hotel we instantly think about architecture or interior design.Hotel Brand Image Design looks at design concepts used across the world to achieve that final touch that will distinguish one brand from another. Looking at everything from stationery, signage, toiletries and welcome gifts the work of 39 design agencies is featured accompanied by full colour images and photographs using examples from across the world.
The book has introduced a great deal of experience on the book layout and typographic design, which combines practicality, artistic quality and aesthetics in one. It also describes the whole design process in detail, and sums up the ways and means of book design. What's more, it detailedly illustrates the compositions of book design, the basic principles and design process, as well as layout design, component design and the visual communication design of cover and content. It includes a number of masterpieces of world-renowned graphic designers and book designers from all over the world.
Concentrating on office interior design particularly those offices in the financial andadvertising sectors, this collection considers the designs of some 70 interiors from small studios to convention towers. In providing an account of contemporary interior design for commercial environments this study offers designers a useful, up-to-date reference for designers in the same field.
David Black terms his large scale sculptures 'Proto-Architecture' .. a combining of architectural forms: columns, arch-like units, canopies, benches.. with sculptural elements: imagery, a mix of stable forms with high energy, projecting movement. Black, in fact, began his college career as a physics major. His highly imaginative constructions are carefully engineered. He's what the Russian constructivists called an 'artist-engineer'. Urban Sculpture as Proto-Architecture documents David Black s public sculptures, with essay by Donald Kuspit, interview by Frauke Sandig of Umbrella Films, and notes by the artist.
The lobby and lounge of a hotel give visitors their first impression of what will follow. The design statement they make should be a taste of what can be expected as they present, on arrival, the image of the hotel and provide a public space for guests and visitors. The Chiswick Moran and Haymarket hotels in London are part of some 83 top class hotels, from 30 international locations, selected for the designs of their amazing reception areas. Individual floor plans, descriptions and fine photography are also provided.
Atelier Villes & Paysages, which grew out of the agency created in 1989 by the landscape architect Jean-Marc Bouillon, was formed by bringing together there disciples: landscape design, town planning and engineering. Today Atelier Villes & Paysages is a dedicated multidisciplinary team of 120 landscape architects, town planners, architects and geographers. They are united by a common ambition: to have an impact on the development and transformation of cities and landscape through meaningful designs and significant spaces where the identity of places is the keystone of the design process. Far from being technical, this team prioritises collective knowledge and shared experience. This book brings together twenty three projects that are the product of these shared viewpoints. It offers a chance to wander 'Between the lines' of landscapes and cities with a diversity of contexts, sites and programmes; and so it reveals the world of Atelier Villes & Paysages, which mixes sensitivity and pragmatism, creativity and attention to detail.
This book presents the design elements of fast food restaurants through a combination of completed projects and theoretical text, including brand positioning, site selection, architectural design, interior decoration and spatial planing. Projects in this book are of representative significance such as McDonald's, Burger King, and Yoshinoya. It is a valuable reference book for restaurant design. Includes Nando's Dublin and Ashford, new concepts for Pizza Hut in Solihill and Pizza Express in Richmond and Plymouth, Jamie's Italian in Stratford, Mangiare in Spitalfields and Costs Coffee in London.
Store Brand Image Design' features a selection of distinctive brand image designs from all over the world. The content has been divided into six sections; clothing store, shopping mall, grocery, stationery shop, sports shop and design store. The amount of inspirational designs makes it a perfect reference for designers and design students.
Landscape Design Competition contains an overview of design principles and the latest trends in urban landscape development. The book is divided into five sections: landscape of plazas, parks, waterfront landscapes, public landscapes and, residential landscapes. This is not merely a collection of recent design proposals for landscape worldwide but also addresses concepts such as the relationship between living space and ecological environment. What designers are pursuing is a better living environment and improved quality of life for residents. Moreover, landscape design is related to the development of human beings and sustainability.
Some 130 commercial interiors by designers from all over the world are assembled here to demonstrate the latest design ideas in this field. Various types of commercial spaces and functions are included: offices, restaurants, hotels, cultural events, fitness centres, exhibitions and retail stores. All are newly completed and show an imaginative manipulation and interpretation of design. Exceptionally fine photographs and brief introductions further contribute to a comprehensive reference for commercial interior designers.
Branding and Identity features the latest branding design projects from the best designers and design studios worldwide. This third edition highlighting design elements, types of brands, branding process and its use.
As interior design goes, the open kitchen is a relative youngster. It is a modern idea, and with it come challenges. Open-Kitchen Restaurant focuses on open-kitchen design in restaurants and aims to explore the characteristics as well as the relationship between it and the entire restaurant. Fully illustrated with theoretical text, floor diagrams and examples from around the world. A valuable reference for both interior designers and restaurant owners.
Arte Charpentier tries to understand the culture of another in the spirit of partnership and to build solutions together that are innovative for tomorrow's cities, sustainable and sensitive to the needs of man and his environment. It includes architects, urban designers, interior designers and landscape architects, with 130 people worldwide. Established in 1969, Arte Charpentier Architects has acquired an international reputation. Working for public and private clients, the firm participates in numerous competitions in Europe, the Middle East, the Asian Pacific, China and Africa. The firm is characterized by team spirit, innovation and a respect for local cultures, with particular attention given to the issues of the environment and sustainable development.
Every day we are constantly bombarded by information from newspapers, magazines, outdoor advertising, television and radio, mobile phones and the Internet. In order to stand out from the crowd Contemporary Designers have added graphs and charts as a simple was to convey complex information. Infographics and Data Visualisation looks at the classification, techniques and interpretation of Infographic Design and is full of full colour examples of their use in the Business, Lifestyle, Travel, Environmental and many other sectors.
Shopfronts are one of the most important elements in determining the character, quality and perception of retail streets. Traditional shopfronts and well-designed contemporary shopfronts complement the varied architectural character of the city's retail buildings. Included in this book are universal principles for shopfront design with examples of shop front projects ranging from boutiques, luggage shops, jewellery shops, optical and watch shops, cosmetic shops, restaurants, wine bars and cafes worldwide making it a perfect reference for designers.
This book aims to give an overview of contemporary French landscape architecture, to position it, and to offer an immediate and useful resource for policy-makers and professionals involved in this field,as well as for everyone who plays a part, consciously or not, in the history of today's landscape. With dedicated chapters on Public parks and Gardens, Urban Public Spaces and Private Gardens 69 detailed examples are featured.
As a decorative style, Neo-classicism emerged in the 18th Century. It presents different forms in different countries (Louis XVI in France, Regency Style in the UK and federal Style in the United States). 30 Neo-classically decorated hotels from America, Italy, France and the UK are presented in this book to reveal the authentic Neo-classical style. Some following the style completely others just elements. Examples include The Mandarin Oriental and Berkley Hotels in London, The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh, Hotel du Louvre in Paris and Plaza Hotel , New York all with full colour photography and accompanied by diagrams.
In these days of rapid globalisation, restaurants from different regions influence each other and merge with local cultures, creating a vigorous catering industry all over the world. A foreign restaurant style may not only become the local amusing enjoyment, but also promote the revolution in the theme of restaurants. This book offers readers a visual feast with the collection of world's most classic restaurant projects. It selects 500 projects from more than 50 countries of 6 continents all over the world. It is catergorised in 7 parts, including Restaurant, Bar, Cafe, Desert Shop, Fast food, Canteen and Chain Restaurant, revealing designers' innovative applications in restaurant design.
With the rapid development of economy and tremendous changes of technology in contemporary China, people are no longer satisfied with the existing living conditions and they raise higher demands towards comfort, variety, selectivity and adaptability. From that point, in addition to ensuring the supply efficiency of houses, it is increasingly important to improve the functional quality in residential space design. The 'human-oriented' concept pays more attention to building relationship between dwelling space and natural context, satisfying the basic functions of houses and the same time endowing them with a deeper sense. From the perspective of designers, the requirements of clients and developing trend of houses bring more opportunities and challenges for them. The book 'Houses' aims to investigate the relationship between dwelling space and natural context and to summarize the development trend of residential design in future China by collecting projects of renowned local designers. Each project is illustrated with beautiful images, delicate drawings and a detailed description to showcase the innovative ideas of the designer in a clear and systematic way.
With the onset of the computer and e-mail , it seems these days we are less likely to send a card by post. However there is something very personal about receiving personal mail. Card Design has chapters covering Invitation Cards, Promotional Cards as well as several types of Greeting Cards looking at the aspects of why people would want to keep your card rather than treat as junk mail. Over 150 detailed examples are included all in full colour.
This book presents award winning projects for the year 2010, 2011 and 2012 in four categories: architecture, interior architecture, regional and urban design. It is a snapshot of architectural production - a moment in time and a record of 'excellence' in that moment. It also talks more broadly about evolving design trends - from the first decade of the 21st century, to what we might expect in the following one.
More than 250 remarkable masterpieces from all over the world have been carefully selected to represent the trend of modern liquid packaging design. Each work has its specialty in choosing the font, material and pattern, etc. The book has been categorised into six sections, including beverages, food, dairy products, care products, cosmetics and alcohol products.
Highlighting 29 fashion and art forward hotels in 14 countries throughout the world, designed by world famous fashion designers or artists such as George Armani, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Rosita Missoni, Diane von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Frank Moschino, Martin Margiela, John Olsen, Christina Zeidler, The hotel projects in the book are distinctive and full of visual impact, showcasing the design essence of crossover design hotel. The design director of dwp(design worldwide partnership) Scott Whittaker and the famous designer in American Institute of Architects (AIA), Michael Suomi lead you to explore the hotel design essence created by non interior designers and find out how these fashion designers and artists combine these different design forms of fashion, art and interior design together and create hotels that can provide unique experience. It will become the first book that explores the transboundary hotel design. The hotel projects in the book will provide firsthand materials about this kind of hotels for designers worldwide.
Food courts originated in the United Stated in the 1970's and their popularity has spread across the world. They are especially popular in the Far East. Until recently most food courts looked like they might have taken style pointes from their counterparts at schools, prisons or military barracks leading to a stigma of cheap furniture and the same old tenants. Today there is much more emphasis on design elements whilst still ensuring functionality. This book looks at all aspects of design including 18 detailed examples in full colour with accompanying diagrams.
When planning and building Mountain Resorts full consideration needs to be given to protect the natural landscape and the ecological environment. This book looks in detail at the different approaches required in terms of site selection, general layout and design, landscape planning as well as the Architectural and Interior features of resorts by using detailed case studies focusing on a specific aspect. 25 case studies are included highlighting their unique design styles in full colour with diagrams.
Different from ordinary residential or office buildings, hotels and clubs are the second, even the third living space for human. Therefore, the architecture of hotels and clubs should meet the specific groups, or general groups' specific needs. With exquisite and unique forms and styles, and culture and stories behind architecture, the architects are presenting their thoughts in23 projects. In the book, the architects move away from 'mass construction' for a while and create architecture for its own sake. Thus from a certain point of view, they add more original and experimental elements. Featuring project include Xun by ZHU Xiaodi, chief architect of Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD); Hongluo Clubhouse by MA Yansong, founder of MAD Architects; Placid River Club by Yung Ho Chang from Atelier FCJZ and representative work by other Chinese architects.
The rapid development of modern technology has brought us a convenient life, but also an unprecedented crisis and test for the environment. Green architecture helps to promote energy saving and emission reduction, and thus plays a significant role in sustainable social development. The book showcases the latest Chinese achievements in green architecture. Each project has been beautifully photographed and includes detailed plans on eco-technology alongside the architect's thoughts on green architecture in terms of environment protection, energy saving, resource utilisation and pollution control.
Coffee shop showcases the best coffee shops from around the world. Fully illustrated with detailed technical drawings and informative text provides an insight into the future development of coffee shops. A valuable reference for designers, coffee shop owners and enthusiasts alike.
Designing a museum involves not only conceiving the best way to reveal their collections, but also how to welcome and serve visitors, and how to incorporate the spaces needed for the behind-the-scenes work of curating, restoring, cataloguing and storing. The architects embarking on such a project must carry out in-depth studies and find innovative solutions, whether their mission is to inject new life into a historic museum, to integrate a modern museography, to combine an harmonise an old building with a contemporary space, or to create from scratch a museum that will be acclaimed by critics and the public alike. French Museum Architecture explores these different problematic through forty museum projects, ranging from the Orsay and Quai Branly museums in Paris, to the Lille Museum of Modern Art (LaM) and the Confluences Museum in Lyon, to name but a few. Each project is presented with the emphasis on the thought process behind the creation, exposing the main questions the architects had to address in order to come up with spaces that are efficient, intelligent, welcoming and dynamic, able to fulfil the expectations of a public ranging from academic researchers to the merely curious, and everyone in between.
Buildings for performing arts, including theatres, concert halls, opera houses that are featured in this book are actual endless live performance. Architecture is connected with music, opera and people by "director" - the architect, and then art is extended. New-built, renovated and innovative soundscaping, all architects are exploring and aiming to establish a new relationship between art, people and buildings for contemporary life. This book selects latest and different types of building for performing art from the world. Some of them are set up first, and others reborn with interesting stories, but all of them are cityscapes and endless live performance.
Since its creation in 1996 by Jean-Marc Gaulier, Urbicus has developed 'naturbanity' , a landscape practice as a pertinent means of tackling urban questions and which treats landscape architecture as an 'architecture of the land area' . Surrounded by a multi-disciplinary team, Jean -Marc Gaulier leads land-use planning strategies not to create a body of his own work, but to strive for the preservation, the enhancement and the balanced development of ordinary or iconic landscapes that are entrusted to him. Through prospective study missions and programmes, management plans and landscape plans, urban planning and development, and consulting and assistance to local authorities, the agency approaches the landscape projects in all its states: the rehabilitating of riverside or coastal sites preserving nature from urban or tourist pressure; the development of public spaces to regenerate the town of yesterday or equip the city of tomorrow; projects for towns in renewal or undergoing urban development structured by landscape; infrastructure projects thought of in terms of views landscape, natural and urban garden projects that are the foundation for positive environments. This book 'Landscape Transformations' is a review of projects chosen to illustrate that the landscape, itself at the crossroads of the viable, the liveable and the fair, offers an appropriate way to respond 'sustainably' to the challenges of land-use planning. The diversity of projects shown testifies to the fact that 'landscape architecture' is a pragmatic form of urban planning.