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The Sustainable Building Bible: An Insiders' Guide to Eco-Renovation & Newbuilding, Includes How to Heat and Power Your Home for Free!
The Sustainable Building Bible
An Insiders' Guide to Eco-Renovation & Newbuilding, Includes How to Heat and Power Your Home for Free!
Paperback      ISBN: 1905959141
This is an accessible and authoritative guide to sustainable building. It explains the technologies involved, from air pumps to wind generators and solar panels, helping you to achieve a zero carbon home.
Fire Spaces: Design Inspirations for Fireplaces and Stoves
Fire Spaces
Design Inspirations for Fireplaces and Stoves
Hardcover      ISBN: 076431694x
Photos of interior designs drawn from the fireplace manufacturing industry are gathered to form a catalog of fireplace options. There is little text beyond the short captions featuring the company's name, a brief section on fireplaces and fireplace safety. A resource guide concludes the volume. There is no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Log Houses of the World
Log Houses of the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810957469
A richly illustrated, chronological survey of of the world's finest examples of log homes ranges from 1890 to the present day and includes houses from both the United States and Europe, accompanied by detailed plans, photographs, drawings, and descriptions of these remarkable dwellings.
Expanded Field: Installation Architecture Beyond Art
Expanded Field
Installation Architecture Beyond Art
Hardcover      ISBN: 1940743028
At the end of the late 1970s, art theorist and critic Rosalind Krauss had written a seminal text entitled "Sculpture in the Expanded Field," in an attempt to both locate and analyze vanguard sculptural practices of the time such as the work of Richard Serra, Robert Smithson, Mary Miss, and Donald Judd whose practices crossed outside of the limits of traditional sculpture and entered into the realms of architecture and landscape through the production of works that she classified as site constructions, marked sites, earthworks and axiomatic structures. Over the past three decades, the boundaries between art and architecture have continued to blur, giving rise to a series of works known as installations whose conceptual, spatial and material trajectories have generated a new and expanding network of relations between the domains of architecture, interiors, sculpture and landscape. At the same time, the range of institutional venues advancing architectural installation practices, such as the PS1 program spawned by the MoMA in New York, the Serpentine Gallery's annual architectural pavilion in London and the Art and Architectural Biennale's in Venice, have provided platforms to intensify the production and reach of contemporary installations. Installations have not only contributed to the advancement of architectural research but have also enabled the redefinition and progressive development of architecture's disciplinary territory allowing architects to explore spatial and tectonic ideas, experiment with emerging technological strategies, and distill perceptual and experiential conditions without the limitations traditionally imposed by the permanence and utility of building. Following the legacy of Rosalind Krauss, EXPANDED FIELD: Installation Architecture Beyond Art by Ila Berman and Douglas Burnham explores the realm of art and architecture across a broad terrain of installation practices, revealing a critical territory that, despite its exuberant proliferation, has been historically defined as a negativity: the progeny of that which is both not-architecture and not-art. Within this book, a wide range of art and architectural works are positioned and mapped as constellations within a newly expanded field suspended between Architecture, Interiors, Sculpture, and Landscape. These four terms are the initial reference points used to elaborate a more extensive taxonomical framework defining twelve distinct territories where the analytical drawings and photographic indexes of seventy-five installation projects are situated. The expanded field diagram is a conceptual framework that operates on many levels. It acts as a lens through which to theorize and classify the trajectories of current installation practices and serves as an infrastructure to organize the content of the book. Along the trajectory from interiors to sculpture, for example, one finds the immersive chromatic environments of Carlos Cruz-Diez, the thermal and radiant atmospheres of Philippe Rahm, the intensely graphic patterned surfaces of Jürgen Mayer and Yayoi Kusama, and the interactive mediated light landscapes of Ryoji Ikeda and Julio Le Parc. These are installations intent on foregrounding immersive atmospheric spaces rather than sculptural objects and that collectively define Chromatic/Graphic Immersion, one of the twelve typologies through which the book is organized. Along the path from interiors toward landscape, are situated a different series of installation projects including the undulating orange strata of Bamscape and the pink spongy terrain of Mute Room, two works by Thom Faulders both of which redefine ground as a programmed surface and occupiable topography. These qualities of landscape then merge with the architectonic in the thickened geology of Rip Curl Canyon by Ball-Nogues, the artificial Dunescape by SHoP and the cellular topography of Voromuro developed for the ICA in Boston by Office dA. Based on an exhibition at the Wattis Institute of Cont
The Language of Ornament
The Language of Ornament
Paperback      ISBN: 0500203431
Ornament, the art of decorative patterning, includes some of the most spectacular creations of human imagination and skill. Although the fashion for unadorned form pushed ornament to the margins of Western taste in the twentieth century, an ornamental revival is now under way. This book introduces the global panorama of ornament and will be of value to crafts people, collectors, and students of art history. Trilling's approach is both visual and historical. With over 200 illustrations, he presents the dazzling variety of ornament so that the reader can appreciate both its inherent form and the role it has played in everything from the monumental architecture of Mycenaean Greece to the inlaid vessels of Zhou Dynasty China, from the bronze mirrors of Early Celtic Britain to the carved and woven ornament of the Indians of Alaska and British Columbia. The characteristics of individual styles are balanced against their evolution and interaction from the Paleolithic Age to the present day. Special attention is paid to patterns that migrate across large stretches of space and time, showing how ornament becomes a record of cultural interaction through trade, conquest, and the spread of religions. Finally, Trilling explores the fate of ornament since the beginning of modernism in the early twentieth century. Modernism actually nurtured a vibrant and original ornamental style of its own, one so different from traditional ornament that its true nature went virtually unrecognized. Ornament in the postmodern era is open to any number of possible innovations, combining the modernist legacy with forms and principles from the world of traditional ornament. 50 color and 175 b/w illustrations.
Japan: The New Mix: Architecture, Interiors and More
Japan
The New Mix: Architecture, Interiors and More
Hardcover      ISBN: 1864702672
Insightful look at the many young interior designers and architects creating an impression in Japan today.
AIA Guide to the Twin Cities: The Essential Source on the Architecture of Minneapolis and St. Paul
AIA Guide to the Twin Cities
The Essential Source on the Architecture of Minneapolis and St. Paul
Paperback      ISBN: 0873515404
Get ready to discover the great architectural mecca that is Minneapolis and St. Paul. The first comprehensive, illustrated handbook of its kind, AIA Guide to the Twin Cities is the ultimate source to the architectural riches of the metropolitan area. Organized by neighborhood and featuring a wealth of sites—from the highest point on the Minneapolis skyline to the modest St. Paul bungalow vibrant with historical and architectural significance—this invaluable reference has it all: - Illuminating entries for more than 3,000 buildings - Behind-the-scenes details of the structures and their architects - Lively information about local history and regional styles - Highlights of important buildings nearly lost in time - Sixty easy-to-read maps that pinpoint the location of every structure - Dozens of planned walking and driving tours - Over 1,000 photos that illustrate significant buildings and features Retired Pioneer Press architecture critic Larry Millett has spent more than two decades researching and exploring the architectural heritage of the Twin Cities. Millett’s AIA Guide to the Twin Cities is your ticket to the best tour in town. Sponsored in part by the American Institute of Architects Minnesota. Larry Millett has written extensively about Twin Cities architecture. His books include Lost Twin Cities, Twin Cities Then and Now, and Strange Days, Dangerous Nights (all MHS Press), as well as a series of mystery novels featuring Sherlock Holmes.
Hotel Buildings: Construction and Design Manual
Hotel Buildings
Construction and Design Manual
Hardcover      ISBN: 3869223316
In this handbook on successful hotel planning, the authors present an in-depth planning aid for the design and construction of hotel property. In doing so, the requirements of both hotel operators and planners are considered simultaneously. Hotel Buildings is addressed to architects, interior designers, project managers, as well as project developers, property developers, and hotel operators. Having implemented their own hotel projects, the authors are experts on this building typology. On more than 300 pages they provide valuable advice on avoiding typical planning errors. Accompanied by detailed drawings and explanations, this book is a true asset. > Checklists for planning > Functional diagrams and floor space requirements > Approaches for cost optimisation > Requirements for safety and hazard management > Glossary and keyword index > Trilingual lexicon on hotel planning
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
Science Spaces Architecture & Design
Science Spaces Architecture & Design
Multilingual    Hardcover      ISBN: 3866540310