Architecture Reference and Instruction
An Architect's Activity Book
Paperback ISBN: 1780673213
This innovative book is the first to provide a fun, interactive way to learn about architecture. Filled with an array of beautiful and elegant drawings, it poses all manner of architectural challenges for the user: from designing your own skyscraper, to drawing an island house or creating a Constructivist monument, plus many others more. Aimed at anyone who loves drawing buildings, it encourages the user to imagine their own creative solutions by sketching, drawing and painting in the pages of the book. In so doing, they will learn about a whole range of significant architectural issues, such as the importance of site and materials, how to furnish a space, how to read plans, how to create sustainable cities and so on. The book also includes numerous examples of works and ideas by major architects to draw inspiration from and will appeal to everyone from children to students to architects.
Office of Architecture in Barcelona
Paperback ISBN: 8492861231
With the publication of the book Synchronizing Geometry, in 2006 the baseline of a typical OAB theoretical discourse was established in which a series of projects under development or construction stressed the importance of a theoretical background in the professional practice of architecture. A few years later, this book arrives showing the work carried out and now going into more depth on the direction and approach of Ferrater / OAB. It also analyses and reflects on the career of Carlos Ferrater, as well as the results of the development of a new office involving a group of young architects, including family members. The book explains how from experience and the examination and manipulation of some complex geometries a critical and theoretical vision of reality is established, assuming at all times rigour, social roots, landscape and construction. For this reason, the book also reveals how the activity of OAB is not only developed in the execution of construction projects, but how it is also complemented and enriched by going into depth in other fields such as teaching and academic research. This book illustrates how, from over 35 years experience on Carlos Ferrater's part, and the emergence and participation of a group of young architects ( such as Xavier Martí Galí, Lucia and Borja Ferrater, Nuria Ayala, Alberto Peñín etc. ), a new concept of professional office has taken shape.
Your Green Home
A Guide to Planning a Healthy, Environmentally Friendly New Home
Paperback ISBN: 0865715556
Aimed at future homeowners as well as designers and builders, this accessible text explains how to plan a new home that is both environmentally friendly and a healthful place to live. Topics covered include (for example) energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy, landscaping, and cost considerations. Wilson is executive editor of Environmental Building News. Distributed in the U.S. by Consortium Books Sales and Distribution. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
What Is Architecture?
An Essay on Landscapes, Buildings, and Machines
Paperback ISBN: 0262691663
Discusses the meaning of architecture, describing its place in history, art and technology. Rather than saying that architecture is everything, the author sets limits to the subject. The text is a series of fables which meditate on the options, hopes and failures of shelter in society.
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.