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Mies van der Rohe - The Built Work (Hardcover): Carsten Krohn Mies van der Rohe - The Built Work (Hardcover)
Carsten Krohn
R1,728 R1,550 Discovery Miles 15 500 Save R178 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This essential and comprehensive Mies monograph focuses in its analysis on Mies' design intentions: it reconstructs the buildings in their orginal state, examines them from the present day persepctive and rediscovers the inspiring architecture of a great modern master. The book presents eighty of Mies' works in chronological order. Approximately thirty of these works are analyzed in detail in three parts. In the first part, the construction is documented in its built state; for this all the ground plans were redrawn by the author. The second part outlines the changes to the buildings and the third part develops the results of this investigation with regard to their relevance to the contemporaryview of Mies' work.

Signal Boxes of the London and South Western Railway - A Study of Architectural Style (Paperback): G.A. Pryer Signal Boxes of the London and South Western Railway - A Study of Architectural Style (Paperback)
G.A. Pryer
R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
A Little Bit of Beijing: Nanluoguxiang (Paperback): Li Han, Hu Yan A Little Bit of Beijing: Nanluoguxiang (Paperback)
Li Han, Hu Yan
R418 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R57 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Little Bit of Beijing is an architectural graphic novel focused on contemporary Beijing and contains three volumes: Sanlitun, 798 Art District and Nanluoguxiang. It can be best described as a record of a moment in time in the lives of the three areas. The life of each area is documented through the use of architectural-style drawings featuring cut away rooftops, comic book stylized drawings that explore the details inside the buildings, and stories showcasing how people live, work, and visit these spaces. It was awarded the title of "the most beautiful book of China."

Cairo - Histories of a City (Paperback): Nezar AlSayyad Cairo - Histories of a City (Paperback)
Nezar AlSayyad
R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From its earliest days as a royal settlement fronting the pyramids of Giza to its current manifestation as the largest metropolis in Africa, Cairo has forever captured the urban pulse of the Middle East. In Cairo: Histories of a City, Nezar AlSayyad narrates the many Cairos that have existed throughout time, offering a panoramic view of the city's history unmatched in temporal and geographic scope, through an in-depth examination of its architecture and urban form. In twelve vignettes, accompanied by drawings, photographs, and maps, AlSayyad details the shifts in Cairo's built environment through stories of important figures who marked the cityscape with their personal ambitions and their political ideologies. The city is visually reconstructed and brought to life not only as a physical fabric but also as a social and political order-a city built within, upon, and over, resulting in a present-day richly layered urban environment. Each chapter attempts to capture a defining moment in the life trajectory of a city loved for all of its evocations and contradictions. Throughout, AlSayyad illuminates not only the spaces that make up Cairo but also the figures that shaped them, including its chroniclers, from Herodotus to Mahfouz, who recorded the deeds of great and ordinary Cairenes alike. He pays particular attention to how the imperatives of Egypt's various rulers and regimes-from the pharaohs to Sadat and beyond-have inscribed themselves in the city that residents navigate today.

Michelangelo - The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture (Hardcover): William E. Wallace Michelangelo - The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture (Hardcover)
William E. Wallace
R928 R763 Discovery Miles 7 630 Save R165 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With an engaging text by renowned Michelangelo scholar William E. Wallace, "Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture" brings together in one exquisite volume the powerful sculptures, the awe-inspiring paintings, and the classical architectural works of one of the greatest artists of all time. Including everything from his sculptures Pietas and David to his beautiful paintings of the Sistine Chapel and the Doni Tondo, the book provides an opportunity to view Michelangelo's work as never before, and to more fully understand the artist who, through his work, spoke of his life and times. The frescoes are specially printed on onion skin paper to recreate the actual appearance of light reflecting off of the plaster walls. The stunning black-and-white photography of the sculptures is printed in four colors to bring out the rich details of the marble.

Art in Red Wing (Paperback, Minne Ed.): Lawrence Schmeckebier Art in Red Wing (Paperback, Minne Ed.)
Lawrence Schmeckebier
R629 Discovery Miles 6 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Art in Red Wing was first published in 1946. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.What happens to the American small community in periods of war and challenge, change and uncertainty? In an age of planning, why not look at the community basis for planning?With these two questions as a basis, the University of Minnesota, in 1943, began one of the most exhaustive studies of an American community undertaken in recent times. Red Wing, Minnesota, on the banks of the Mississippi River in Goodhue County was chosen as the "typical small American city."Professors of education, economics, sociology, art, home economics, journalism, and public health joined with city officials and civic leaders in studying every aspect of the city and its people. Their findings are published in eleven bulletins, each devoted to an individual topic. The entire survey, entitled The Community Basis for Postwar Planning, was coordinated by Roland S. Vaile, professor of economics and marketing at the University of Minnesota, and made possible by a grant from the Graduate School.The present study, Art in Red Wing, considers the public role of art and architecture in the reconstruction of the postwar Red Wing community; examining a variety of artistic expression including housing style, civic architecture, window displays, public sculpture, and pottery.

Producing Non-Simultaneity - Construction Sites as Places of Progressiveness and Continuity (Hardcover): Eike-Christian Heine,... Producing Non-Simultaneity - Construction Sites as Places of Progressiveness and Continuity (Hardcover)
Eike-Christian Heine, Christoph Rauhut
R2,986 Discovery Miles 29 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Producing Non-Simultaneity discusses how the processes of modernisation, driven by globalisation and market forces, change the political, economic and technological conditions under which architecture is realised. The book looks beyond the rhetoric of revolutionary innovation, often put forward by architects and engineers. It shows how technological change during the last 200 years was only possible because traditional skills and older materials persisted. The volume argues that building sites have long been showcases of non-simultaneities. Shedding light on construction of the past and exploring what may impact construction in the future, this book would be a valuable addition for students, researchers and academics in architecture, architectural history and theory.

Barcelona Regional. Ring Roads Barcelona - Past, Present, Future. (Paperback): Barcelona Regional Agency Barcelona Regional. Ring Roads Barcelona - Past, Present, Future. (Paperback)
Barcelona Regional Agency
R878 R701 Discovery Miles 7 010 Save R177 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Manmade Wonders of the World (Hardcover): Dk Manmade Wonders of the World (Hardcover)
Dk; Foreword by Dan Cruickshank; Contributions by Smithsonian Institution 1
R991 R697 Discovery Miles 6 970 Save R294 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Discover and explore the most incredible statues, monuments, temples, bridges, and ancient cities with this unparalleled survey of the most famous buildings and structures created by humans. From Stonehenge to the Sagrada Familia, from the Great Wall of China to the Burj Khalifa, Manmade Wonders of the Worldplots a continent-by-continent journey around the world, exploring and charting the ingenuity and imagination used by different cultures to create iconic buildings. This truly global approach reveals how humans have tackled similar challenges - such as keeping the enemy out or venerating their gods - in vastly different parts of the world. As writer, historian, and broadcaster Dan Cruickshank writes in his foreword, "reading this book is like taking a journey through the world not only of the present but also of the past, because the roots of many wonders lie in antiquity." By combining breathtaking photography with 3D cutaway artworks, floorplans, and other illustrations, the hidden details and engineering innovations that make each building remarkable are revealed. Featuring the most visited monuments in the world - such as the Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, and Machu Picchu - as well as some hidden gems, Manmade Wonders of the World can help you to map out the trip of a lifetime or simply be enjoyed as a celebration of the world that humans have built over thousands of years.

Elemental - Incremental Housing and Participatory Design Manual (Paperback): Alejandro Aravena, Andres Iacobelli Elemental - Incremental Housing and Participatory Design Manual (Paperback)
Alejandro Aravena, Andres Iacobelli 1
R1,008 R751 Discovery Miles 7 510 Save R257 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What began as an academic initiative to improve the quality of life of poor strata of the population has meanwhile become a professional "do tank" offering services that cover the entire spectrum of urban development. Alejandro Aravena (*1967 in Santiago de Chile) founded Elemental in 2001 in his hometown with the goal of alleviating social deprivation directly instead of hoping for a balance of income relations. Besides building public facilities and public housing, Elemental also develops new approaches for the reorganization of resources and the potential of cities by means of projects devoted to infrastructure and transportation. This publication documents the social activity and history of the international architectural team and sheds light on its financing strategies, for example through participative building. 15th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice, May 28-November 27, 2016 Bilingual: English and Spanish

From Bauhaus to Our House (Paperback): Tom Wolfe From Bauhaus to Our House (Paperback)
Tom Wolfe 1
R344 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Tom Wolfe, "America's most skillful satirist" ("The Atlantic Monthly"), examines the strange saga of American architecture in this sequel to "The Painted Word."

Ruin and Redemption in Architecture (Hardcover): Dan Barasch Ruin and Redemption in Architecture (Hardcover)
Dan Barasch; Contributions by Dylan Thuras
R1,231 R826 Discovery Miles 8 260 Save R405 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lost, forgotten, reimagined, and transformed: the compelling beauty of abandoned, reinvented, and rescued architecture This book captures the awe-inspiring drama of abandoned, forgotten, and ruined spaces, as well as the extraordinary designs that can bring them back to life - demonstrating that reimagined, repurposed, and abandoned architecture has the beauty and power to change lives, communities, and cities the world over. The scale and diversity of abandoned buildings is shown through examples from all around the world, demonstrating the extraordinary ingenuity of their transformation by some of the greatest architectural designers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Case Study Houses - Digitally Remastered (Hardcover): Marco Hemmerling Case Study Houses - Digitally Remastered (Hardcover)
Marco Hemmerling
R425 R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Save R38 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Islamic Architecture - Form, Function and Meaning (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Robert Hillenbrand Islamic Architecture - Form, Function and Meaning (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Robert Hillenbrand
R1,607 R1,482 Discovery Miles 14 820 Save R125 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Winner of the American Publishers Association's Award for an outstanding Professional and Scholarly title and the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion 1996 from the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain. In a dazzling display of erudition, Robert Hillenbrand surveys the major building-types of the Islamic World: religious architecture (the mosque, the minaret, the madrasa), the mausoleum 'between Heaven and Earth', and the caravansarai and the palace representing the secular side. All the building-types are discussed in art-historical terms, with the interplay of form and function taken as the underlying theme of the analysis. All are comprehensively illustrated with a full range of colour and black-and-white photographs, analytical drawings, thumbnail comparative assemblies and ground plans. This major reference work, covering from Spain to Afghanistan and c. 700 to c. 1700, is a source of fascination for all seeking to appreciate the rich heritage of the Islamic World. Recurrent themes and patterns take on a wider significance - a persistent reminder that the Islamic faith and the particular type of society which it engendered makes light of vast gulfs of time and space. Features: *24 colour plates *300 black-and-white photographs *1246 line drawings *Section of composite drawings and ground plans Available in Hardback (originally published in 1994) and a revised paperback edition published in 2000. This new paperback edition includes a previously unpublished index, designed to make the book more user-friendly.

The Crystal Palace (Paperback, New edition): Patrick Beaver The Crystal Palace (Paperback, New edition)
Patrick Beaver
R459 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R76 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Crystal Palace was built in Hyde Park to house the treasures of the world for the Great Exhibition of 1851. It became a microcosm of Victorian life, industry and leisure, reflecting every aspect of its age. Designed by Joseph Paxton as a temporary structure its success meant that when it closed it was moved to Sydenham and rebuilt. "... widely regarded as the most authoritative book written about the history of the famous glass Crystal Palace ... " Kentish Times

Recording a Vanishing Legacy - The Historic American Building Survey in New Mexico, 1933-Today (Paperback): James C. Massey Recording a Vanishing Legacy - The Historic American Building Survey in New Mexico, 1933-Today (Paperback)
James C. Massey
R769 R659 Discovery Miles 6 590 Save R110 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Created in 1933, the Historic American Buildings Society (HABS) federal programme established the first systematic identification and documentation of historic buildings throughout the US. This is a complete history of HABS in New Mexico, an on-going project dedicated to the preservation of four centuries of architecture. The starting point for a more profound understanding of New Mexico legacy of historic architecture and a renewed effort to preserve what remains.

Monograph.it, v. 2 - Landscape Sensitive Design (Paperback): Pino Scaglione Monograph.it, v. 2 - Landscape Sensitive Design (Paperback)
Pino Scaglione
R684 Discovery Miles 6 840 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this issue of "monograph.it" we present five architecture, urbanism and landscape studios , Italians and foreigners working on contemporary design sensitive to context and landscape. Diller Scofidio + Renfro with James Corner, present the project and current status of the High Line in New York, with a photographic story of Alex MacLean.

Monograph.it, 3 - Citterio/Viel & Partners (Paperback): Pino Scaglione Monograph.it, 3 - Citterio/Viel & Partners (Paperback)
Pino Scaglione
R644 Discovery Miles 6 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Workshop of the Italian contemporary design" is the title of Monograph.it, number three, dedicated to Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel, an international architectural office based in Milan. A "workshop" for the craft of design, attentive to every step of the project whatever the scale, from industrial design to architecture, in a contemporary rendering of the tradition of the great Masters of Milan. In addition to many recent, previously unpublished projects and architectural designs, this issue is enriched by photographs of "Milano Vertical" by Olivo Barbieri.

Fragments of Metropolis East - The Expressionist Heritage in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Hardcover): Niels... Fragments of Metropolis East - The Expressionist Heritage in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Hardcover)
Niels Lehmann, Christoph Rauhut
R749 R597 Discovery Miles 5 970 Save R152 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Architecture of Expressionism is the upheaval of architecture in the roaring twenties - with regionally different emphases, schools and protagonists. The series' third volume documents all surviving buildings in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovak ia. The shared heritage of this important European region is presented in a fascinating rediscovery. The enthusiasm for the expressionist metropolis, an architecture of complexity, verticality and theatricality, in the 1920s captured also East - Central Euro pe. Despite regional differences, the surviving fragments bear witness to a determined will of form and a rich, skilful handling of colour, material and light. Joint together, the buildings tell the story of the expressionist vision of a new modern society . In contemporary photographs and plan drawings Fragment of Metropolis - East documents 170 buildings in Bratislava, Brno, Gdansk, Hradec Kralove, Katowice, Krakow, Legnica, Prague, Szczecin, Usti nad Labem, Warsaw, Wroclaw, as well as many other places. A detailed index and clearly arranged maps complete the reference work.

London Art Deco (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed): Arnold Schwartzman London Art Deco (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed)
Arnold Schwartzman 1
R323 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R65 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Art Deco style gained prominence at the 1925 Paris Exposition, after which each nation seemed to adapt its own distinct architectural style. Less florid than the French or that of the United States, Great Britain s buildings reflected the country s imperial status. From the imposing style of the Savoy Hotel, through the ornate detail of the West End theatres, to Art Deco factories like the Hoover Building, they also demonstrated Britain s love of detail. Remarkably, many of London's Art Deco buildings still survive their once grime-covered indigenous Portland stone now mostly scrubbed clean, beautifully displaying their many sculptural details. This richly illustrated book offers a fascinating and detailed look at the Art Deco style from building design to decorative detail.

Progressive Studio Pedagogy - Examples from Architecture and Allied Design Fields (Hardcover): Charlie Smith Progressive Studio Pedagogy - Examples from Architecture and Allied Design Fields (Hardcover)
Charlie Smith
R1,189 Discovery Miles 11 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Progressive Studio Pedagogy provides guidance to educators in all design fields by questioning processes and assumptions about teaching and learning, utilising examples from architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design. Through a series of case studies, this book presents innovative approaches to learning and teaching in design studio. Traditionally, design education is perceived to be a process for acquiring skills and a site for developing creative potential. However, contemporary higher education is embracing issues that include widening participation, managing transition, fostering independent learning and graduate employability. This book situates design learning within this varied context, and offers insights into how to confront the challenge of facilitating learning through divergent contexts by presenting projects and courses that use a range of approaches that require students to think and act critically and evaluatively. Progressive Studio Pedagogy presents new practices that readers can adapt into their own creative education, making it an ideal read for those interested in teaching design.

New England Modern (Hardcover): Jaci Conry, Michael Lee New England Modern (Hardcover)
Jaci Conry, Michael Lee
R969 R791 Discovery Miles 7 910 Save R178 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
European Building Construction Illustrated (Paperback): Francis D. K. Ching, Mark Mulville European Building Construction Illustrated (Paperback)
Francis D. K. Ching, Mark Mulville 2
R925 Discovery Miles 9 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first European edition of Francis DK Ching's classic visual guide to the basics of building construction.

For nearly four decades, the US publication Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new European edition focuses on the construction methods most commonly used in Europe, referring largely to UK Building Regulations overlaid with British and European, while applying Francis DK Ching's clear graphic signature style. It provides a coherent and essential primer, presenting all of the basic concepts underlying building construction and equipping readers with useful guidelines for approaching any new materials or techniques they may encounter.

European Building Construction Illustrated provides a comprehensive and lucid presentation of everything from foundations and floor systems to finish work. Laying out the material and structural choices available, it provides a full understanding of how these choices affect a building′s form and dimensions. Complete with more than 1000 illustrations, the book moves through each of the key stages of the design process, from site selection to building components, mechanical systems and finishes.Illustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings that effectively communicate construction processes and materialsProvides an overview of the mainstream construction methods used in EuropeBased around the UK regulatory framework, the book refers to European level regulations where appropriate.References leading environmental assessment methods of BREEAM and LEED, while outlining the Passive House StandardIncludes emerging construction methods driven by the sustainability agenda, such as structural insulated panels and insulating concrete formworkFeatures a chapter dedicated to construction in the Middle East, focusing on the Gulf States

Fragments of Metropolis - Rhein & Ruhr - Expressionist Heritage of the Rhine-Ruhr Region (Hardcover, 2nd ed.): Christoph... Fragments of Metropolis - Rhein & Ruhr - Expressionist Heritage of the Rhine-Ruhr Region (Hardcover, 2nd ed.)
Christoph Rauhut, Niels Lehmann; Foreword by Paul Kahlfeldt
R749 R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Save R223 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Expressionism powerfully heralded the onset of the twenties. Today, the buildings that remain demonstrate great creativity with form and skillfull use of light, colour, and material, highlighting verticality and drama--the essence of the modern metropolis. With Fragments of Metropolis: Berlin, researcher Christoph Rauhut and photographer Niels Lehmann set out to document all the remaining expressionist buildings in Berlin. With Fragments of Metropolis--Rhein Ruhr, Rauhut and Lehmann present the results of the next phase of this major undertaking, showing that the Rhine-Ruhr region had a similarly rich expressionist heritage. Lehmann's new photographs are here set alongside drawings, an illustrated index of buildings, and maps that help the reader group the buildings by area, including Bochum, Bottrop, Dortmund, Duisburg, Dusseldorf, Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Hagen, Cologne, Munster, Oberhausen, and more. Simultaneously a celebration of a lost period and a reminder of the riches it has left to us, Fragments of Metropolis--Rhein Ruhr is a stunning achievement of historical and artistic preservation.

HOK Tall Buildings (Paperback): Hok HOK Tall Buildings (Paperback)
R1,138 R934 Discovery Miles 9 340 Save R204 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

HOK Tall Buildings is a visually engaging, accessible reference guide highlighting some of the world's most innovative tall buildings. Written by global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm HOK, the book features creative conceptual designs, projects under construction and built high-rises worldwide. Throughout the book, central themes guiding the design of these tall buildings begin to emerge. These include a focus on creating high-performance, sustainable, iconic, efficient and mixed-use structures that increase the density of urban environments. The global teams at HOK excel at designing intelligent, high-performance tall buildings that become symbols of their time and place. HOK Tall Buildings chronicles the firm's best recent designs for high-rises around the world, including: - In Saudi Arabia, an iconic centerpiece that anchors a new office district. - In Azerbaijan, a flame-inspired trio of towers that transforms Baku's skyline. - In South Korea, an iconic residential gateway to the neighborhoods of Incheon's dynamic northern district. Each high-rise profiled in the book is designed to blend human need with environmental stewardship, value creation, sense of place, and science and art. Gain insight into the minds and approaches of HOK's global design teams as you peruse floor plans, sketches, renderings and photographs of dozens of dynamic tall buildings. Learn how an integrated design process enables teams to solve profound functional and technical challenges while igniting the imagination. Discover how designers of tall buildings can balance internal functions with the external demands of site, climate, and culture to create memorable, sustainable structures that enrich people's lives.

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