Architecture Reference and Instruction
Hardcover ISBN: 1780670052
Born out of the drawingbuilding.org online archive, Architectural Inventions presents a stunning visual study of impossible or speculative structures that exist only on paper. Soliciting the work of architects, designers, and artists of renown—as well as emerging talents from all over the world—Maximilian Goldfarb and Matt Bua have gathered an array of works that convey architectural alternatives, by products, expansions, or critiques of our inhabited environments. Highlighting visions that exist outside of established channels of production and conventions of design, Architectural Inventions showcases a multiplicity in concept and vision, fantasy and innovation.
Philip Johnson/Alan Ritchie Architects
Hardcover ISBN: 1580930840
Highlights structures, both in the planning and executed stages, designed in the 1990s by the firm of Philip Johnson/Alan Ritchie Architects, that demonstrate the firm's sculptural achievements, including Da Monsta and the Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, and its larger projects including the Cathedral of Hope in Dallas.
Rise Tectonic Machines!
Construct the Exigent City!
Hardcover ISBN: 194180604x
The book is a collection of drawings, models, and prototypes, which represent the author's progress in making a humanitarian building-making machine for use in [re]constructing environments of displacement. As an introduction to the project, the author assembles an architectural program (purpose) for such a device. Short text essays touch upon: - Conditions in IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) Camps that warrant automated building systems. - The need for emergency city-making as means of housing displaced urban peoples. - The lack of architecture/design in environments of displacement. - The advantages of systems-based approaches to emergency housing as compared to drop-in-place structure solutions. - A history of architectural instrumentation and tectonic machines which includes common devices such as the manual block press, and uncommon technologies such as Thomas Edison's Monolithic Pour formwork system. As an introduction to the machine specifically, the author demonstrates that formwork systems have evolved over centuries to become mobile/animated systems capable "climbing" and "flying". The writing makes a correlation between his digi-mechanical, formwork for humanitarian construction efforts, and the evolution of automated building systems in Japan - where building-making machines have evolved into animated tools developed to save and transmit cultural/ritual craft techniques. Ultimately, the goal of the author's Tectonic Machine work is an embodied mechanical synthesis of our sophisticated/precise building technologies, conjoined with our human building practices, which are essentially cultural/ritual in nature.
Portrait of a New Generation of Chinese Architects
Hardcover ISBN: 8496954501
This book presents over 40 finished works by Chinese architects, produced between 2003 and 2008. A compelling selection representing a new generation of architects in a country whose building rhythm over the last decade has been unstoppable, as China's architects are making their mark within the backdrop of an avalanche of world class architecture stars. Featuring works by China Architecture Design & Research Group, Jiakun Architects, Atelier Deshaus, Mada s.p.a.m, MAD, TM Studio, Urbanus, Studio Pei-Zhu, Amateur Architecture Studio, Atelier Feichang Jianzhu, Atelier Z+, Standardarchitecture and Architectural Design & Research Institute Nanjing University.
The Grand American Home
Hardcover ISBN: 1864701811
The subjects featured are an eclectic selection of individual style, material and form, reflecting the owners' aesthetic sensibilities and the regional vernacular of their respective surroundings.
Architectural Design and Ethics
Tools for Survival
Paperback ISBN: 0750669853
Architectural Design and Ethics offers both professional architects and architecture students a theoretical base and numerous suggestions as to how we might rethink our responsibilities to the natural world and design a more sustainable future for ourselves. As we find ourselves on the steep slope of several exponential growth curves – in global population, in heat-trapping atmospheric gases, in the gap between the rich and poor, and in the demand for finite resources, Fisher lays down a theory of architecture based on ethics and explores how buildings can and do provide both social and moral dimensions. The book also has practical goals, demonstrating how architects can make better and more beautiful buildings whilst nurturing more responsible, sustainable development. Architectural Design and Ethics will prove an invaluable text not only to those in the architecture field, but to anyone simply interested in the ethical issues surrounding our built environment. * Joins the dots between architectural form, ethics and professional practice * Uses the history of ethics to present relevant lessons for today’s practitioners * A wake up call to architects, advocating a greater focus on ethics over aesthetics
45 Building Plans for Housing Your Flock
Paperback ISBN: 1580176275
Build the Perfect Housing to Fit Your Flock Bring your chickens home to roost in comfort and style! Whether you're keeping one hen in a small backyard or 1,000 birds in a large free-range pasture, this delightful collection of hen hideaways will spark your imagination and inspire you to begin building. Author and farmer Judy Pangman combed the country to select these 45 coops for housing both laying hens and meat birds (chickens or turkeys). The coops range from fashionable backyard structures featured in the annual Seattle Tilth City Chickens Tour and the Mad City Chickens Tour in Madison, Wisconsin, to the large-scale, moveable shelters Joel Salatin has fashioned for Polyface Farm in Virginia. You'll also find ideas for converting trailer frames, greenhouses, and backyard sheds; low-budget alternatives for working with found and recycled materials; and simple ways to make waterers, feeders, and nestboxes. A gallery of color photographs provides other creative ideas to get you going. With basic building skills, a little elbow grease, and this book of conceptual plans and how-to drawings, you've got all you need to shelter your flock.