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Light in Nature: North Carolina Museum of Art / Fisher sIsland House
Light in Nature
North Carolina Museum of Art / Fisher sIsland House
Paperback      ISBN: 1935935097
Inside the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA), the light of day and lush surrounding fields have a presence unusual in institutional galleries for art. Overhead, hundreds of elliptical oculi in long parallel vaults bathe the museum interior in even, full-spectrum daylight, modulated by layers that filter out damaging rays. In this gently luminous setting, against pure white walls, the art?including a masterful Giotto altarpiece?takes on heightened immediacy and vividness. A departure from traditional hierarchies, the museum is, in some respects, a single 65,000-square-foot room. Within this spatial continuum, a succession of wall planes, many freestanding without reaching the ceiling, delineate separate galleries. Instead of fully enclosed rooms, each gallery has at least one open corner, inviting fluid movement. Museumgoers also float freely from indoor galleries to outdoor sculpture courts or gardens and back in again. Because NCMA has no entry fee, it could forego formal checkpoints?transcending any need for a grand and controlling front hall.
Tschumi Parc De La Villette
Tschumi Parc De La Villette
French    Paperback      ISBN: 1908967447
Tschumi Parc de la Villette is the first publication to document comprehensively Bernard Tschumi's first, and arguably still most celebrated project. With new and republished writing including a text by Bernard Tschumi and Anthony Vidler's "Trick-Track" originally published in 1986, alongside a newly-commissioned essay assesing the Parc from a contemporary and historical perspective, this book documents Parc de la Villette from its conception, through the 30 years of its existence, to the present. Tschumi Parc de la Villette includes drawings, concept sketches, models and photographs showing the development of the Parc over three decades, brought together in a single volume for the first time since the 1980s. One of the "Grands Projets" commissioned by the French Government in the 1980s, Parc de la Villette set a benchmark for urban parks in the latter part of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Tschumi constructed a series of follies across the site, creating what he called "the largest discontinuous building in the world". Published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Parc, Tschumi Parc de la Villette broadly celebrates the project, and articularly the way in which it has been embraced by generations of Parisians and a diverse international public.
Ecological Design And Building Schools: Green Guide to Educational Opportunities in the United States And Canada
Ecological Design And Building Schools
Green Guide to Educational Opportunities in the United States And Canada
Paperback      ISBN: 0976605414
The only directory of its kind in North America, this comprehensive guide features an annotated listing of schools and educational centers offering programs in ecological architecture and construction. Included also are a 10-year overview of sustainable design education, tables comparing school programs, and listings of instructors, green building organizations, selected textbooks, and publicly available curricula. Sandra Leibowitz Earley is a registered LEED
Holdouts!: The Buildings That Got in the Way
Holdouts!
The Buildings That Got in the Way
Hardcover      ISBN: 1567924433
Ends Middles Beginnings: Edward Culligan Architects
Ends Middles Beginnings
Edward Culligan Architects
Hardcover      ISBN: 190477217x
From the bright, clean lines of the Uplands Conference Centre, to the sweeping roofs of the Cambridge Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edward Cullinan Architects' style is fluid and unpredictable, morphing with each project to suit the individual requirements of the people that will inhabit the space. In an attempt to understand present circumstances for the benefit of an unknown future, the practice renounces ego for warmth, and individual glory for an architecture that integrates into the space and context of its environments. It is this singular generosity that unites all their projects to date and that has earned Cullinans the reputation of being one of the most significant British architecture practices of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Edward Cullinan Architects have on occasion been said to represent the 'touchy-feely' side of British architecture. This is an oversimplification, but there is some truth behind this statement. Cullinans stands for unembarrassed humanism. An architecture that serves the real clients of a building - not just the ones footing the bill. Ends Middles Beginnings is a celebration of their work.
Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form
Learning from Las Vegas
The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form
Paperback      ISBN: 026272006x
Surveys the architecture of the Las Vegas Strip and examines the role of urban sprawl, advertising, and commercial iconography in contemporary building design
Top 100 Resorts
Top 100 Resorts
Hardcover      ISBN: 9881668735
'Top 100 Resorts' takes you through 100 enchanting places around the world, each one carefully chosen to showcase the very best of what's on offer.
Tschumi Parc De La Villette
Tschumi Parc De La Villette
Paperback      ISBN: 1908967439
Tschumi Parc de la Villette is the first publication to document comprehensively Bernard Tschumi's first, and arguably still most celebrated project. With new and republished writing including a text by Bernard Tschumi and Anthony Vidler's "Trick-Track" originally published in 1986, alongside a newly-commissioned essay assesing the Parc from a contemporary and historical perspective, this book documents Parc de la Villette from its conception, through the 30 years of its existence, to the present. Tschumi Parc de la Villette includes drawings, concept sketches, models and photographs showing the development of the Parc over three decades, brought together in a single volume for the first time since the 1980s. One of the "Grands Projets" commissioned by the French Government in the 1980s, Parc de la Villette set a benchmark for urban parks in the latter part of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Tschumi constructed a series of follies across the site, creating what he called "the largest discontinuous building in the world". Published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Parc, Tschumi Parc de la Villette broadly celebrates the project, and articularly the way in which it has been embraced by generations of Parisians and a diverse international public.
Traces: LAN (Local Architecture Network)
Traces
LAN (Local Architecture Network)
Hardcover      ISBN: 194029102x
The city is the point of departure and arrival for the "architectural experience." It is, therefore, a palpable, external fact as well as a product of the mind, an abstraction. This book attempts to recreate this trajectory and to describe this exchange between the mind and the world through the traces it has produced. Two separate moments lie at the heart of this book's very structure and shape: one when the city is the site of an experience and of reflection and the other, when architects modify this site through a new project. The white notebooks contain writings, reflections, and observations collected over a ten-year period about our urban experiences. In fact, they hold the names of the cities that gave rise to them. These notes were often written during our travels, on the occasion of conferences or projects. Very importantly, though, they do not aspire to certainty; rather, they are a collection of questions and hypotheses. The black notebooks instead seek to delineate the scope of our research and to describe architecture as we practice it, namely as a collaborative effort, where each person's ideas and experiences form part of our shared vision and designs.
Citizen City: Vancouver’s Henriquez Partners Challenges Architects to Engage in Partnerships That Advance Cultural Sustainability
Citizen City
Vancouver’s Henriquez Partners Challenges Architects to Engage in Partnerships That Advance Cultural Sustainability
Paperback      ISBN: 1897476809
“Citizen City