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Global Hotel Design
Global Hotel Design
Hardcover      ISBN: 9881973503

What makes a hotel one of the best in the world? The answers might include exquisite linens, museum-quality furniture, stunning surroundings and, of course, impeccable standards and exacting attention to detail. This collection of the world's very best lodgings profiles the ultimate in hotels across the globe.

After Metropolis: The Architecture and Design of Powell Tuck Associates
After Metropolis
The Architecture and Design of Powell Tuck Associates
Paperback      ISBN: 1908967498

After Metropolis features a selection of Powell Tuck Associates key projects, from their first ground breaking work--the Metropolis Recording Studios in London, which they won in 1989--to their most recent alterations and new buildings, including Bloomberg, Riverside One, Deepwater and Stamford Brook. Through the evaluation of these projects, the book will demonstrate the practice s approach to architecture and design, setting out their guiding principals, influences and attitudes, therefore emphasising their engagement with existing buildings, atTention to the interconnection of spaces and to circulation, to refined material, light and colour palettes, as well as their contemporary approach to housing and working environments.

Written by julian Powell Tuck, founder of the practice, the book also features contributions from the writer and critic Fred Scott, the architect David Connor and the investor/businessman Carey Taylor who will offer their comment on the work of Powell Tuck Associates respectively from the point of view of the academic, the colleague and the client.
Oferta publica/ Public Tender
Oferta publica/ Public Tender
Catalan    Paperback      ISBN: 8492505621

Rita McBride is a US-American artist whose installations explore cultural and sociological issues using the language of architecture. At first sight, the sculptures and installations are composed of recognizable daily objects - machines, steps, tubes, even water towers - that transport us to a standardized world, where repetition itself establishes a code that facilitates comprehension. However, the familiarity of form is disturbed by the materials used - a car made of raffia, tubes out of marble or ficus leaves modelled in Murano crystal - producing a sensation of unease and uncertain significance. This exhibition catalog includes a photographic essay by the artist and photographer Anne Pohlmann capturing the way in which the museum's activity changes the architecture of its space over the course of a year.

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

This first and only directory of ecological design and building schools in North America features an annotated listing of schools and educational centers offering top programs in green building design and construction. The guide also offers a comprehensive 20-year review of sustainable design education and discussion of current educational offerings, plus extensive tables comparing school programs, listings of curricular resources, related organizations, and individual instructors.

Ecological Design and Building Schools substantially updates and expands the author's 1996 publication, Eco-Building Schools.

Sustainable Architecture: Hi-Tech Housing
Sustainable Architecture
Hi-Tech Housing
Hardcover      ISBN: 848986179x
Architecture: Interaction with a Complex Content
Interaction with a Complex Content
Hardcover      ISBN: 1864704616

China Construction Design International (CCDI) is one of Asia's premier architectural firms. Among CCDI's completed projects are office towers, sports arenas, residential complexes and cultural centres, as well as many large-scale planning projects.

Archive Utopia: Project Brasalia by Lina Kim and Michael Wesely
Archive Utopia
Project Brasalia by Lina Kim and Michael Wesely
Hardcover      ISBN: 3868282211

Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, formally dedicated in 1960, seems more like an architectural myth, a fiction, than a real place. This book shows a unique juxtaposition of historic photographs from the "Arquivo Brasilia," many of them published for the first time, and new photographic works by the artists.

Modern Housing Prototypes
Modern Housing Prototypes
Hardcover      ISBN: 0674579410

be learned from the study of significant buildings of the recent past.

Skyscrapers: A History of the World's Most Extraordinary Buildings -- Revised and Updated
A History of the World's Most Extraordinary Buildings -- Revised and Updated
Hardcover      ISBN: 1579129420
A landmark bestseller that "captivates the eye, mind, and imagination," (The New York Times), Skyscrapers is a unique and colossal celebration of the world's most significant and striking super-structures.

Uniquely designed to showcase the full color images of the world's tallest buildings, Skyscrapers explores the architecture, engineering, and cultural impact of more than 60 skyline defining buildings including:
  • One World Trade Center
  • Burj Khalifa
  • The Empire State Building
  • The Shanghai World Financial Center
  • The Petronas Towers
  • Tribune Tower
  • The Shard
  • Shanghai Tower
Arranged chronologically by date of building construction, each informative profile includes stunning photos of the building's defining features along with building plans, diagrams, historical background, and technological information.

Beginning with a fascinating interview with Adrian Smith, the master architect responsible for Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the reigning tallest building in the world at 2,717 feet (828 meters), Skyscrapers also includes in-depth looks at compelling topics in skyscraper design, including next steps in creating visionary cities of the future, and information on cutting-edge sustainable materials that help make these structures environmentally friendly.
The Self-Sufficient City: Internet Has Changed Our Lives But It Hasn't Changed Our Cities, Yet.
The Self-Sufficient City
Internet Has Changed Our Lives But It Hasn't Changed Our Cities, Yet.
Hardcover      ISBN: 1940291038

Internet has changed our lives but it has not yet changed our cities. Any technological revolution takes paired radical transformations in the life styles. If the age of the car and the oil shaped the cities of the 20th century, the society of the information will form those of the 21st century. It is an unstoppable evolution that, nevertheless, it is necessary to be able to lead with criterion. It is a question of taking advantage of the urban experiences accumulated for centuries by the human beings and having present that the growth cannot be unlimited and the energetic resources that our planet offers have expiry date. Vicente Guallart exposes this fascinating process in a book loaded with ideas, information and proposals. As observer, thinker and pioneer of the architecture of the future, Guallart proposes the regeneration of the cities (from the housing to the metropolis) to stimulate a new economy of the urban innovation. A path with destined to the self-sufficiency local resources, and to the global connectivity as knowledge and information. Because the connected self-sufficiency get the cities and the persons who inhabit them been stronger, free and independent.