For a number of years, the healthy and environment-friendly building material clay, in common use for thousands of years, has been enjoying increasing popularity, including in industrialized nations. In hot dry and temperate climate zones, clay offers numerous advantages over other materials. Its particular texture and composition also holds great aesthetic appeal.
This handbook offers a practical systematic overview of the many uses of clay and techniques for processing it. Its properties and physical characteristics are described in informed and knowledgeable detail. The authors presentation reflects the rich and varied experiences gained over thirty years of building earth structures in Germany and abroad. Numerous photographs of construction sites and drawings show the concrete execution of clay architecture.
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Architect's Drawings: A selection of sketches by world famous architects through history
Publisher: Architectural Press
Number Of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 2005-09-20
Sales Rank: 690655
ISBN / ASIN: 0750657197
Manufacturer: Architectural Press
Studio: Architectural Press
The sketch is a window into the architects mind. As creative designers, architects are interested in how other architects, particularly successful ones, think through the use of drawings to approach their work. Historically designers have sought inspiration for their own work through an insight into the minds and workings of people they often regard as geniuses. This collection of sketches aims to provide this insight. Here for the first time, a wide range of world famous architects' sketches from the Renaissance to the present day can be seen in a single volume. The sketches have been selected to represent the concepts or philosophies of the key movements in architecture in order to develop an overall picture of the role of the sketch in the development of architecture. The book illustrates the work of designers as diverse as Andrea Palladio, Erich Mendelsohn, Sir Edwin Lutyens, Gianlorenzo Bernini, Le Corbusier, Michelangelo, Alvar Aalto, Sir John Soane, Francesco Borromini, Walter Gropius, and contemporary architects Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid and Frank Gehry to name but a few. Each chronologically placed sketch is accompanied by text providing details about the architects life, a look at the sketch in context, and the connection to specific buildings where appropriate. Style, media and meaning are also discussed, developing an explanation of the architects thinking and intentions.
As creative designers themselves, architects are interested in how other architects, particularly successful ones, think and draw and approach their work. Historically designers have sought inspiration for their own work through an insight into the minds and workings of people they often regard as geniuses. This collection of sketches aims to provide this insight.
Listed chronologically each sketch will be accompanied by a text which provides: A short synopsis/history of the architect's life; a look at the sketch in this context; the connection to a specific building (where appropriate); techniques of the sketch: style and media; meaning - what the sketch shows about the architect's thinking and intentions followed by a select bibliography for each section.
· Sketches from prominent architects, drawn from an international selection
· A unique insight into how architects use sketches to develop and transfer complex concepts into physical form, enabling readers to improve the connection between their own ideas and designs
· Reveals the secrets of the most successful sketching techniques used by architects for today's designers
Design Hotels: Architectural Design
Number Of Pages: 238
Publication Date: 1998-06
Sales Rank: 2783147
ISBN / ASIN: 8489861013
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Architectural Detailing: Function - Constructibility - Aesthetics
Number Of Pages: 336
Publication Date: 2006-11-10
Sales Rank: 166948
ISBN / ASIN: 0471488178
Average Rating: 4
Total Reviews: 4
This edition of the industry standard on architectural detailing includes new sections covering analysis and modification of existing details and design of new details, both basic and advanced. Revised to address sustainability and to reflect the International Building Code®, Architectural Detailing continues to deliver reliable, insightful information on how to design details that will be water- and airtight, control the flows of heat and water vapor, adjust to all kinds of movement, age gracefully, be easy to construct, and still look good.
Andreas von Einsiedel, Johanna Thornycroft , 2005 | ISBN: 1-85894-297-7
| DJVU format | 352 pages | 29.5 MB
Publisher: Collins Design
Number Of Pages: 330
Publication Date: 2003-08-01
Sales Rank: 1500147
ISBN / ASIN: 0060544694
Manufacturer: Collins Design
Studio: Collins Design
New Hotels includes more than 40 recent case studies of truly world class hotels showcasing the most innovative and creative projects ever designed.This incredible collection of hotels includes designs both quirky (Ice Hotel in Iceland) and classic (The Standard in Los Angeles) from worldwide locations in Australia, Asia, North America, and Europe.
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company
Number Of Pages: 528
Publication Date: 2004-11-15
Sales Rank: 53637
ISBN / ASIN: 3823845950
Manufacturer: Te Neues Publishing Company
Studio: Te Neues Publishing Company
Each of the more than sixty restaurants and bars featured in this compendium was carefully chosen for its remarkable interior design. Hundreds of color photographs highlight the groundbreaking work of the world's most distinguished architects and designers - their use of startlingly new combinations of color and texture to create unique, often otherworldly environments. Destinations covered are located throughout North and South America, Europe, and Australia
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Architectural Press; 2 edition (December 23, 2005)
File type : PDF
file size : 4 MB
The Dissertation is one of the most demanding yet potentially most stimulating components of an architectural course. Properly done, it can be a valuable contribution not only to the students own learning development but also to the field of architecture as a whole. This book provides a complete guide to what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and the major pitfalls involved.
This is a comprehensive guide to all that an architecture student might need to know about undertaking the dissertation, including new material on CD-ROM and online sources, web based research techniques, digital images, alternative imaging strategies, key architecture links, referencing and new dissertation extracts. It clearly navigates the student through the whole process of writing, preparing and submitting a dissertation, as well as suggesting what to do after the dissertation has been completed. Subjects covered include how to write a proposal, which research methodologies and techniques to adopt, which libraries and archives to utilize (including special architectural resources on the net), as well as how to structure, reference and illustrate the final submission.
The authors also take architecture students into new terrain, suggesting alternative methods of undertaking dissertations, whether as video, prose writing, multimedia or other forms of expression. Furthermore, this guide includes new examples of exemplary dissertations of all kinds, as completed by students in Europe and North America so that the reader can clearly see the kinds of work which they themselves might choose to pursue.
Also in the Seriously Useful Guides Series:
* The Crit
* The The Portfolio
* Practical Experience
* Includes new extracts from first class UK and US dissertations
* Offers advice on ways to organize and direct studies
* Will help architecture students get better marks
Realistic Architectural Visualization with 3ds Max and menta
TITLE : Realistic Architectural Visualization with 3ds Max and mental ray
AUTHOR : by Roger Cusson (Author), Jamie Cardoso (Author)
PUBLISHER : Focal Press publisher
ISBN : 0240809122
EDITION : 1st
PUB DATE : April 15, 2007
LANGUAGE : English
RLS DATE : 09/21/2007
[ R e l e a s e N o t e s ]
Bring new realism to your visualizations with a command of the 3ds Max
toolset. Three step-by-step tutorials demonstrate exterior and interior,
day and night lighting scenes. You learn the nuts and bolts of importing
models from CAD programs, lighting, applying mr shaders and materials,
and optimizing your renders. Mental ray is made simple with an
accessible description of its tools.
* Color reproductions illustrate a wide array of subtle techniques.
* mental ray is made easy with accesible demonstations.
Architecture Sustainable Building Design
•Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
•Number Of Pages: 288
•Publication Date: 2005-07-13
•Sales Rank: 56972
•ISBN / ASIN: 019516198X
•Manufacturer: Oxford University Press, USA
•Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
•Average Rating: 5
•Total Reviews: 9
Illustrated with hundreds of illuminating line drawings, this classic guide reveals virtually every secret of a building's function: how it stands up, keeps its occupants safe and comfortable, gets built, grows old, and dies--and why some buildings do this so much better than others. Drawing on things he's learned from the many buildings he himself designed (and in some cases built with his own hands), Edward Allen explains complex phenomena such as the role of the sun in heating buildings and the range of structural devices that are used for support, from trusses and bearing walls to post-tensioned concrete beams and corbeled vaults. He stresses the importance of intelligent design in dealing with such problems as overheating and overcooling, excessive energy use, leaky roofs and windows, fire safety, and noisy interiors. He serves up some surprises: thermal insulation is generally a better investment than solar collectors; board fences are not effective noise barriers; there's one type of window that can be left open during a rainstorm. The new edition emphasizes "green" architecture and eco-conscious design and construction. It features a prologue on sustainable construction, and includes new information on topics such as the collapse of the World Trade Center, sick building syndrome, and EIFS failures and how they could have been prevented. Allen also highlights the array of amazing new building materials now available, such as self-cleaning glass, photovoltaics, transparent ceramics, cloud gel, and super-high-strength concrete and structural fibers. Edward Allen makes it easy for everyone--from armchair architects and sidewalk superintendents to students of architecture and construction--to understand the mysteries and complexities of even the largest building, from how it recycles waste and controls the movement of air, to how it is kept alive and growing.
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