Other Nations Architecture
New Spaces for Japanese Residential Architecture
Hardcover ISBN: 1864706325
Provides a definitive statement of contemporary residential architectural trends in Japan, and showcases a collection that is inspirational and is a strong reference for architects, planners, preservationists, landscape and interior designers, and all who are directly involved in residential architecture.
How to Make a Japanese House
Paperback ISBN: 905662850x
Nowhere in the world have architects built homes as small as in Japan, and nowhere with such success. This title presents the designs of the latest generation of architects and situates them in the historical evolution of Japanese housing. The extremely small Japanese dwelling, by Western standards, can barely be considered a comfortable place. This requires knowledge of the traditional Japanese home, the family culture and the limitations of building in densely populated areas. The strength of the Japanese dwelling turns out not to lie in a rational quantity of square metres, but to be of a spiritual nature. Using critical research, interviews and projects, This book presents the state of the art of the individual house in Japan. In addition, it provides insight into the unique design approach of different generations of Japanese architects. The 21 completed homes in this reference book are richly illustrated with drawings and photographs. In this way, this book offers inspiration for the construction of unique small dwellings.
In the Same Place: Nine Lessons and Six Possibilities About on-Site Resilient Revitalisation Strategies for Informal Neighbourhoods
Paperback ISBN: 9810993161
Ibid. (Ibidem), the latin acceptation for In the same place, is the metaphor that the book uses to explain the paradigm shift from the eviction and relocation approach towards 'on-site' or 'in-the-same-place' urban renewal and regeneration processes applied to the informal and low-income settlements. In the current scenario of economic and housing production crisis, greater social involvement, and where it is anticipated that urban development will mainly happen in cities, we confront a number of challenges concerning human settlements and their planning. Based on these arguments, the sole provision of housing by urban programs becomes inappropriate and insu cient. This book addresses the systemic approach to 'on-site' strategies as one of the essential changes?in the urban renewal policies towards more resilient, sustainable, and integrated neighborhoods.
Australian National Architecture Awards 2014
Hardcover ISBN: 0980612381
What is it to be inspired? It is the state of being compelled to do something—something creative. The projects you will discover in these pages certainly inspire. The book is rich in ideas and possibility that show architectural creativity at its very best. But more than that, these projects represent the work that is being designed and built now; and that fills me with hope, and immense pride in the profession of architecture. I welcome you to Inspire, a celebration of print for the 2013 Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards winners. This is the fourth in a 10 volume series that presents an inspirational visual survey of the Awards from 2010 to 2019, charting the very best in Australian architecture through the course of a decade. The National Architecture Awards bring together outstanding designs from all around the country. Geographically, the projects are very evenly dispersed this year and the National Jury travelled widely across the country in its quest for excellence. If I was to point to any trends this year, there is certainly strength in the notion of community. By this I mean the exceptional quality of work that is evident in public buildings, but also the fact that architects are fundamentally designing for communities. They are increasingly sensitive to the place their work, whether residential, commercial or other uses, will have in the community—and, beyond that, what its legacy might be to the community. Australia’s ultimate public building is unquestionably Parliament House in Canberra. A symbol of Australian democracy, home to the Parliament of Australia and meeting place of the nation, Parliament House is one of Australia’s most iconic buildings. To all readers, we hope you will enjoy this publication—and the wonderful Australian architecture within these pages.
Art and Architecture
Hardcover ISBN: 3848008386
Islam, the second largest and the youngest of the major world religions, has changed the world and left its mark on human history since the appearance of the prophet Mohammed in the seventh century. This book follows the historical development of the Islamic dynasties and regions, showing the variety of their forms of artistic expression from the beginning until today. From decorative elements of buildings to calligraphy and the embellishment of everyday objects, ornamentation, that most characteristic Islamic art form, is displayed in an extraordinary rich range of ways. The contributions of important scholars bring to life before our very eyes this culture, which belongs next to Greek and Roman antiquity as one of the pillars of our modern society.
A Short History
Paperback ISBN: 480531043x
A. L. SadlerÆs invaluable study of Japanese architecture first appeared in 1941. Considered a classic in its field, unequaled in clarity and insight, Japanese Architecture A Short History is a lucid and uncomplicated introduction to this important aspect of Japanese culture. Beginning with the earliest evidences from prehistory and ending with the Edo period, when Japan attained stature as a modern state, Japanese Architecture is as relevant today as it was in 1941.
An Exploration of Elements & Forms
Paperback ISBN: 4805313285
Thick thatched roofs and rough mud plaster walls. An intricate carved wood transom and a precisely woven tatami mat—each element of traditional Japanese architecture tells a story. In Japanese Architecture, author Mira Locher explores how each of these stories encompasses the particular development, construction, function and symbolism inherent in historic architectural elements. From roofs, walls and floors to door pulls and kettle hangers, Japanese Architecture situates these elements firmly within the natural environment and traditional Japanese culture. Japanese architecture developed with influences from abroad and particular socio-political situations at home. The resulting forms and construction materials—soaring roofs with long eaves, heavy timber structures of stout columns supporting thick beams, mud plaster walls flecked with straw and sand and the refined paper-covered lattice shoji screen—are recognizable as being of distinctly Japanese design. Designed with strong connections to the surrounding environment, these built forms utilize natural construction materials in ways that are both practical and inventive. This book provides a comprehensive perspective of traditional Japanese architecture, relating the historical development and context of buildings and the Japanese garden, while examining the stories of the individual architectural elements, from foundation to roof.
Japanese Gardens and Landscapes, 1650-1950
Hardcover ISBN: 0812244745
In Japanese Landscapes and Gardens, 1650-1950 Wybe Kuitert presents a richly illustrated survey of the gardens and the people who commissioned, created, and used them and chronicles the modernization of traditional aesthetics in the context of economic, political, and environmental transformation.