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Evolo Skyscrapers 3: Visionary Architecture and Urban Design
Evolo Skyscrapers 3
Visionary Architecture and Urban Design
Hardcover      ISBN: 193874022x

The future of architecture and urban design unveiled by 150 innovative projects submitted to the world-renowned eVolo Skyscraper Competition.

The third book in the Skyscraper Competition series showcases visionary designs that utilize the latest technological advances, offer sustainable architectural solutions, explore new territories, propose social change, and examine radical urban strategies.

Since 2006 the annual Skyscraper Competition receives thousands of entries from more than 80 different countries. The projects presented in this edition represent the top entries selected by an expert international jury.
Masterclass: Product Design: Guide to the World's Leading Graduate Schools
Masterclass: Product Design
Guide to the World's Leading Graduate Schools
Paperback      ISBN: 9077174710

Aimed at current bachelor students, recent graduates, and professionals looking for a specialization, Masterclass Product Design provides an in-depth overview of 30 leading design schools from all over the world that offer a master's degree in product design.

The featured schools are selected based on a list of criteria including the quality of the graduation work, the employability and success of former students, the list of faculty, and their reputation in the design industry. Each school is explored extensively on ten pages that contain an introduction by the dean, photographs of the school's interior and exterior, a description of the course, application details and requirements, recent graduation work photography, student demographics, faculty and alumni lists, an interview with a successful alumnus, information about the school's location regarding housing, transportation, and the cultural scene, and more.

All this information results in a very clear impression of what the selected schools have to offer on every thinkable front that is relevant to the potential student. A world map, indicating the demographic spread of included schools, a comparison table, and a notebook section for the students' own research complete this guide.


Naked: The Architecture of Guy Peterson
Naked
The Architecture of Guy Peterson
Hardcover      ISBN: 1941806554

This landmark volume documents the stunning work of Guy Peterson, who has spent his life pursuing and developing a rich architectural vision carefully tuned to the demands and opportunities afforded by the unique features of Florida and his design-by-removal process that has produced some of America's greatest coastal architecture. The landscape of Florida and its subtropical climate presents any architect with many challenges to overcome while maintaining its rich building traditions. Guy Peterson, by his own example, has recaptured and redirected efforts toward an authentic Florida architecture. This book details the unique process by which Guy Peterson begins with the basics of climate, program, volume, and proportion and creates buildings of simplicity and power. The architecture showcased here is made from simple materials carefully employed to accomodate function, sculp space, and capture light. Architecture that proves again and again that simplicity is the most powerful generator of architectural form. His is a naked architecture.

David Lea: An Architect of Principle
David Lea
An Architect of Principle
Paperback      ISBN: 1908967749

One of the most principled architects of his generation, and peer of Edward Cullinan and Richard MacCormac, Lea's quiet but substantial influence has reached a number of similarly thoughtful and sensitive architects, including MJ Long, Anthony Hudson and Adam Voelcker. David Lea studied under Sir Colin St John (Sandy) Wilson at the School of Architecture at the University of Cambridge in the 1950s. Like Lea, all of these architects reveal in their work a concern with accountability in architectural practice--the use of local materials and accountable building technologies, and a deeply-rooted environmental sensibility. The design of the landscape for each building is key to Lea's practice and, with this in mind, the book sets out his work in the context of twentieth- and twenty-first-century architectural practice. Profiled projects include the Centre for Alternative Technology in mid-Wales and selected competition schemes such as Pembroke College, Oxford and a new library at Darwin College, Cambridge. With texts by Peter Blundell Jones and Adam Voelcker, David Lea: An Architect of Principle presents photographic imagery and David Lea's own exquisite drawings for each scheme. uK october 2015

Best Tall Buildings: A Global Overview of 2015 Skyscrapers: CTBUH Awards
Best Tall Buildings
A Global Overview of 2015 Skyscrapers: CTBUH Awards
Hardcover      ISBN: 186470652x

- The CTBUH is the primary clearinghouse for data in the field of tall buildings, putting its tremendous resources to work in order to make this more than just an awards book, but a comprehensive survey of the activity in skyscrapers the world over, each year- Readers will gain a better and more varied understanding of the skyscraper typology, why it's important, and where it is innovativeMore than a description of the best tall buildings from around the world, this volume serves as a global overview of tall building construction and activity in a given year, highlighting some of the big achievements in the tall building field, particularly showing where innovation is happening.Tall buildings are oftentimes the subject of admiration only for their sheer height or skyline silhouette, and oftentimes criticized for their poor environmental performance (and not without justification). This book aims to change that impression by showing innovations that are particular to tall buildings, in addition to generally good architectural design and engineering prowess. This ambitious and comprehensive text provides in-depth descriptions of the buildings' design and significance, accompanied by stunning images, detailed drawings, and plans.The CTBUH's Awards series draws from the multi-disciplinary expertise of the practitioners directly involved in bringing these buildings to life. This guide is intended for anyone working on the design and operation of tall buildings at both the building and urban scales.Also available: 100 of the World's Tallest Buildings ISBN 978186470651022 $75.00 Tall Buildings of China ISBN 9781864704129 $80.00Antony Wood has been Executive Director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat since 2006. Based at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Antony is a Research Professor in the College of Architecture and is also a Visiting Professor of Tall Buildings at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University, Shanghai. He is the author and editor of numerous books and papers in the field, and his PhD explored the multi-disciplinary aspects of skybridge connections between tall buildings. Californian-born Steven Henry received his degree in architecture in May 2008 from the College of Architecture of the Illinois Institute of Technology. In his final years he studied new programmatic uses for high-rise buildings as well as research on how to incorporate sustainable features as an inherent part of the design. Involved with the CTBUH since January 2008, he designed and produced the Council's inaugural awards book titled, Best Tall Buildings 2008: CTBUH International Awards Winning Projects.Among other tasks, he continues to coordinate the council's book publications.

The Barefoot Architect
The Barefoot Architect
Paperback      ISBN: 0936070420

A former UN worker and prominent architect, Johan van Lengen has seen firsthand the desperate need for a greener approach to housing in impoverished tropical climates. This comprehensive book clearly explains every aspect of this endeavor, including design (siting, orientation, climate consideration), materials (sisal, cactus, bamboo, earth), and implementation. The author emphasizes throughout the book what is inexpensive and sustainable. Included are sections discussing urban planning, small-scale energy production, cleaning and storing drinking water, and dealing with septic waste, and all information is applied to three distinct tropical regions: humid areas, temporate areas, and desert climates. Hundreds of explanatory drawings by van Lengen allow even novice builders to get started.

1000x Architecture of the Americas
1000x Architecture of the Americas
Hardcover      ISBN: 3938780568

Outstanding buildings have been constructed in the Western Hemisphere; acclaimed as well as emerging architects are contributing today with their work in North, South, Central America and the Carribbean to the definition of tomorrow?s architecture. This c

W+: The Future (Life) of a Historical Building
W+
The Future (Life) of a Historical Building
Paperback      ISBN: 1941806856

In the spring of 2012, the Department of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong conducted a series of Research and Design (R&D) studios within its Master of Architecture Program. One of the R&D topics, led by Mr. Anderson Lee, was to study and examine the potential role and development of a historical building in the heart of Hong Kong: The Old Wan Chai Police Station and Married Quarters. The students were asked to address issues ranging from public space in contemporary cities to heritage conservation, from design and building technology to sustainable planning. This book presents the recorded research and subsequent design proposals; however, they are by no means the final conclusion on such a complex topic. In the studio, which lasted only 12 weeks, the students tried to identify: issues of scales that inform and affect architectural decision-making; the role of stakeholders pertaining to development; the urban and economic forces that shape the morphology of the urban fabrics; a way to integrate new programmatic elements within the existing urban fabrics; and to design a mixed-used project on a constrained site with a given formal and tectonic logic. The Old Wan Chai Police Station and Married Quarters remains largely uninhabited and its future is yet to be determined. Under the current political climate in Hong Kong, it is almost certain that this piece of colonial past will sit idle for a few more years...

Fire Spaces: Design Inspirations for Fireplaces and Stoves
Fire Spaces
Design Inspirations for Fireplaces and Stoves
Hardcover      ISBN: 076431694x

Warning: This book will make you want to include a fireplace or stove in almost every room in your home, and the yard too The beauty, alluring warmth, and technological ease and cleanliness of today's hearth products make having a fire faster, easier, safer, and more enticing than ever. This book illustrates the allure, with more than 400 gorgeous color images. It's easy to find your style, visiting hundreds of homes and experiencing the way that they have incorporated fire spaces into their living spaces. There has never been a book like this, with so many wonderful images of fireplaces and stoves. Most are shown within room settings, helping you to envision a fireplace as part of your overall decor. Plus, there's an enormous gallery of close-up images showing fireplace and stove details. You'll have trouble choosing just one

Source Book of American Architecture: 500 Notable Buildings from the 10th Century to Present
Source Book of American Architecture
500 Notable Buildings from the 10th Century to Present
Paperback      ISBN: 1568980256

The Architecture of the United States, GE Kidder Smith's 1981 three-volume masterwork, was hailed as the most comprehensive and insightful overview of the architectural heritage of this country. Princeton Architectural Press is proud to introduce an updated version of this extraordinary resource-long out of print-in a single volume, the Source Book of American Architecture. No similar encyclopedia of American architecture exists. Kidder Smith examines our nation's architecture from its earliest days to the present, ranging from cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde to Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House in Chicago to James Ingo Freed's Holocaust Museum in Washington. This critical, chronological survey of 500 of America's most distinguished buildings provides a unique overview of the thousand-year architectural development of the United States. Indispensable in the library, it also serves as a splendid guide for the tourist.