Building Materials
Iron History and Technique
Iron History and Technique
Hardcover      ISBN: 9881997399
The Generic Sublime: Organizational Models for Global Architecture
The Generic Sublime
Organizational Models for Global Architecture
Hardcover      ISBN: 1940291755
This book stems from a series of studios conducted at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in the departments of architecture, urban planning and design, and landscape architecture. International contributors analyze architectural models for large-scale architecture such as airport hubs, entertainment venues, theme parks, gated communities, and satellite cities. Part 1 explores describing, advocating, and challenging the theory of the generic sublime. Part 2 presents three taxonomies of forms and organizational models, with case studies. Part 3 presents an interview, a glossary, and a set of principles. The book
New Essentialism: Material Architecture
New Essentialism
Material Architecture
Hardcover      ISBN: 1939621801
New Essentialism: Material Architecture examines how architecture engages material to create effect through five critical historical thresholds represented by analytical precedents coupled with projective experimental design project families. Unpacking the fundamental methodologies of their geometric, material, spatial, and effectual sensibilities, each threshold builds an examination that reveals the essential methods and processes of design, illustrating the basis for the argument for a New Essentialism: its characteristics, methods and the sensibilities that mark its definition.
1001 Ideas for Stonework: The Ultimate Sourcebook
1001 Ideas for Stonework
The Ultimate Sourcebook
Paperback      ISBN: 1589234596
The natural look and feel of stone is unmatched by any other building or decorating medium. It provides a professional and elegant appearance that is also practical and durable for home interiors and exteriors. Thousands of inspirational photographs inthis book show you how to integrate this prized material into your home. Packed with expert advice on design, materials, budgets, maintenance, and installation, 1001 Ideas for Stone Work is your professional guide to working with stone.
Adobe Houses: Homes of Sun and Earth
Adobe Houses
Homes of Sun and Earth
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789335735
Alluring adobe-brick houses of California here hint at the charms of a bygone age while offering, at the same time, a vision for home today. Adobe residences from the Spanish and Mexican eras were the original California houses. Architects, designers, builders, and homeowners today, as in the past, look to their simple, utilitarian features—such as plain, whitewashed walls, beamed ceilings, and intimate open-air courtyards—and try to emulate their forms to capture the charm of a romanticized past. Leading architects of style movements such as the Spanish Colonial Revival traveled to California and studied its extensive eighteenth and nineteenth century adobes firsthand as the foundation of their education in California architecture. Made of earth and organic matter, such as straw, adobe is among the oldest of building materials and has been used throughout the world. From the 1770s to the present, adobe buildings such as churches, forts (presidios), mills, residences, warehouses, and stores have been a most important and informative part of California’s architectural heritage. Adobe Houses presents twenty-three homes, made from adobe, showing interiors and gardens from these often quiet masterworks, ranging from Casa Boronda of 1817 in Monterey to Casa del Oso, a contemporary manifestation, built in Santa Barbara in 2000 that reveals the intriguing range of possibilities available to us when building in this traditional form today.

Aluminum Surfaces: A Guide to Alloys, Finishes, Fabrication and Maintenance in Architecture and Art
Aluminum Surfaces
A Guide to Alloys, Finishes, Fabrication and Maintenance in Architecture and Art
Paperback      ISBN: 111954176x
A full-color guide for architects and design professionals to the selection and application of aluminum Aluminum Surfaces, second in William Zahner's Architectural Metals Series, provides a comprehensive and authoritative treatment of aluminum applications in architecture and art. It offers architecture and design professionals the information they need to ensure proper maintenance and fabrication techniques through detailed information and full color images. It covers everything from the history of the metal and choosing the right alloy, to detailed information on a variety of surface and chemical finishes and corrosion resistance. The book also features case studies offering architecture and design professionals strategies for designing and executing successful projects using aluminum. Aluminum Surfaces is filled with illustrative case studies that offer strategies for designing and executing successful projects using aluminum. All the books in Zahner’s Architectural Metals Series offer in-depth coverage of today’s most commonly used metals in architecture and art. This important book: - Contains a comprehensive guide to the use and maintenance of aluminum surfaces in architecture and art - Features full-color images of a variety of aluminum finishes, colors, textures, and forms - Includes case studies with performance data that feature strategies on how to design and execute successful projects using aluminum - Offers methods to address corrosion, before and after it occurs - Discusses the environmental impact of aluminum from the creation process through application - Explains the significance of the different alloys and the forms available to the designer - Discusses expectations when using aluminum in various exposures For architecture professionals, metal fabricators, developers, architecture students and instructors, designers, and artists working with metals, Aluminum Surfaces offers a logical framework for the selection and application of aluminum in all aspects of architecture.

Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology
Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology
Hardcover      ISBN: 0521452570
Aimed primarily at Egyptologists and archaeologists, this book covers all aspects of craftwork in ancient Egypt, from the construction of the pyramids and the carving of statues to techniques of mummification, boat-building, jewelery making, ancient brewing, carpentry, hairstyling, tailoring and basket weaving. Drawing on archaeological, experimental, ethnographic and laboratory work, it is the first book since the 1920s to describe current research into the actual basics of life in Pharaonic Egypt. The twenty-five chapters, by well-regarded scholars, present up-to-date and accessible information on a wide array of techniques.
Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology
Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology
Paperback      ISBN: 0521120985
Aimed primarily at Egyptologists and archaeologists, this book covers all aspects of craftwork in ancient Egypt, from the construction of the pyramids and the carving of statues to techniques of mummification, boat-building, jewelery making, ancient brewing, carpentry, hairstyling, tailoring and basket weaving. Drawing on archaeological, experimental, ethnographic and laboratory work, it is the first book since the 1920s to describe current research into the actual basics of life in Pharaonic Egypt. The twenty-five chapters, by well-regarded scholars, present up-to-date and accessible information on a wide array of techniques.
Architecture
Architecture
Paperback      ISBN: 0500291284
A first title in the ambitious new series that identifies and examines the innovative materials that are transforming art, design, and technology practice
Architecture in Wood: A World History
Architecture in Wood
A World History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0500343187
"Some books are so beautifully produced and contain such superb images that even before one starts reading they have an entrancing quality that makes ownership essential. For anyone interested in design, architecture, cultures or travel [this book] is just such a volume . . . captivating.