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Caracas - Architectural Guide (Paperback): Ivan Gonzalez Viso, Jose Rosas Vera Caracas - Architectural Guide (Paperback)
Ivan Gonzalez Viso, Jose Rosas Vera
R912 R813 Discovery Miles 8 130 Save R99 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This title illustrates the complexity of a South American city founded in 1567 which forges a coherent identity with El Avila and the coastline, where different scales, geographies, architectural styles and natural and urban landscapes converge. This guide outlines the city's history with reference to its most striking architecture dating from approximately 1600 up to the present day. Architecture and urban spaces found in ten zones throughout Caracas are delineated, as well as conceptions held by urban planning experts regarding future initiatives that could transform and enhance the city.

Architectural Design with SketchUp - 3D Modeling, Extensions, BIM, Rendering, Making, and Scripting (Paperback, 2nd Edition):... Architectural Design with SketchUp - 3D Modeling, Extensions, BIM, Rendering, Making, and Scripting (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Alexander C. Schreyer
R1,140 Discovery Miles 11 400 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Go beyond the basics: making SketchUp work for you Architectural Design with SketchUp, Second Edition, is the leading guide to this incredibly useful tool for architects, interior designers, construction professionals, and makers. With easy to follow tutorials that first brush up on the basics of the program and then cover many advanced processes, this resource offers both informative text and full-color illustrations to clearly convey the techniques and features you need to excel. The updated second edition has a new chapter that explains how to make things with SketchUp, and covers 3D printing, design to fabrication, CNC milling, and laser cutting. Other chapters also now cover Building Information Modeling (BIM) and 3D web content generation. Additionally, the revised text offers insight into the latest products and plugin extensions, navigation methods, import/export options, and 3D model creation features to ensure you have an up to date understanding of how to make SketchUp help you meet your project goals. A leading 3D modeling application, SketchUp features documentation capabilities through photorealistic renderings and construction drawings. Because of its ease of use and ability to be enhanced with many plugin extensions for project-specific applications, SketchUp is considered the tool of choice for professionals in the architecture, interior design, construction, and fabrication fields. * Access thoroughly updated information in an easy to understand writing style * Increase your efficiency and accuracy when using SketchUp and refresh and supplement your understanding of SketchUp's basics * Explore component-based modeling for assembly, scheduling, collaborative design, and modeling with a BIM approach * Find the right plugin extensions and understand how to best work with them * See how easy it is to generate presentation-ready renderings from your 3D models * Learn how you can use 3D printing, CNC milling, and laser cutting to make things with SketchUp * Use cookbook-style Ruby coding to create amazing 3D objects * Supplement your knowledge with video tutorials, sample files, and Ruby scripts via a robust companion website Architectural Design with SketchUp, Second Edition, is an integral resource for both students and professionals working in the architecture, interior design, construction, and fabrication industries.

Portillo's Hidden History of Britain (Paperback): Michael Portillo Portillo's Hidden History of Britain (Paperback)
Michael Portillo 1
R225 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R45 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Discover the hidden history of Britain through the stories of its 'lost' or abandoned places and buildings.

Portillo's Secret History of Britain presents a compelling and wonderfully evocative history of Britain through the stories of its 'lost' or abandoned places and buildings. The chapters cover a variety of historical themes: Crime and Punishment, Health and Medicine, Defence and Warfare, and Entertainment and Leisure. Using a combination of his own investigations and archive research, plus memories and quotations from the contributors he interviewed for the series, Michael Portillo explains what the buildings were used for and by whom, why they were abandoned, and what they can tell us about our past. For example:

* Learn what the ruins of London Road Fire and Police Station in Manchester reveal about the history of the emergency services in the last 100 years

* How Bradford's art deco Odeon cinema encapsulates a century of film-making and movie-going

With evocative text that brings each location vividly to life, Michael Portillo describes the building and its activities in its heyday and compares this past life with its faded grandeur or melancholic abandonment seen today. Filled with fascinating insights and observations, his narrative provides a compelling and original perspective on Britain's social and military history.

Portillo's Hidden History of Britain features deserted villages, abandoned prisons, closed-down cinemas, empty hospitals, derelict military bases, sewers and much more. Complementing the text are 16 pages of atmospheric and informative photographs.

Syracuse Landmarks - An AIA Guide to Downtown and Local Neighborhoods (Hardcover): Evamaria Hardin Syracuse Landmarks - An AIA Guide to Downtown and Local Neighborhoods (Hardcover)
Evamaria Hardin
R1,296 Discovery Miles 12 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Biennials/Triennials - Conversations on the Geography of Itinerant Display (Paperback): Lea-Catherine Szacka Biennials/Triennials - Conversations on the Geography of Itinerant Display (Paperback)
Lea-Catherine Szacka
R364 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R25 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the forty years since the first iteration of Venice Architecture Biennale, the field of architecture has seen a remarkable change in the role played by exhibition-making. While architecture and display have long been intertwined practices, a rapid proliferation of large-scale perennial exhibitions-particularly in the twenty-first century-has resulted in the biennial / triennial becoming an integral part of our discipline, a new geography of itinerant display that has profoundly altered the contours of architectural thought. Between format, space, and content, what are the various agencies and effects of these events? Biennials / Triennials asks these questions and others of a range of curatorial agents-including After Belonging Agency, Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley, Sarah Herda, Adrian Lahoud, Ippolito Pestellini, and Andre Tavares-and visits crucial sites of recent exhibitions that reveal what is at stake in the newfound ubiquity of the architectural -ennial.

London 6: Westminster (Hardcover, New Ed): Simon Bradley, Nikolaus Pevsner London 6: Westminster (Hardcover, New Ed)
Simon Bradley, Nikolaus Pevsner
R1,487 Discovery Miles 14 870 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This essential guide opens up the treasures of London's most alluring quarter. At its core are Westminster Abbey, Parliament, and the palatial Government buildings of Whitehall, together with the great band of Royal Parks stretching westward toward Kensington. It also includes London's West End (Covent Garden, Soho, Mayfair, and St. James's) and the less well-known Belgravia and Pimlico. For each area there is a detailed gazetteer and brief introduction. A general introduction provides a historical and artistic overview. Numerous maps and plans, over 100 new color photographs, full indexes, and an illustrated glossary help to make this book invaluable as both reference work and guide. This is the fifth of six Pevsner Architectural Guides volumes on London available in cloth.

Florence - A Walking Guide to Its Architecture (Paperback): Richard J Goy Florence - A Walking Guide to Its Architecture (Paperback)
Richard J Goy 1
R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Each year, millions of visitors travel to Florence to admire the architectural marvels of this famous Renaissance city. In this compact yet comprehensive volume, architect and architectural historian Richard J. Goy offers a convenient, accessible guide to the city's piazzas, palazzos, basilicas, and other architectural points of interest, as well as pertinent historical details regarding Florence's unique urban environment. Clearly laid out and fully illustrated, this handbook is designed around a series of expertly planned walking tours that encompass not only the city's most admired architectural sites, but also its lesser-known gems. Maps are tailored to each walking tour and provide additional references and insights, along with introductory chapters on the city's architectural history, urban design, and building materials and techniques. Featuring a complete bibliography, glossary of key terms, and other useful reference materials, Goy's guide will appeal both to travelers who desire a greater architectural context and analysis than that offered by a traditional guide and to return visitors looking to rediscover Florence's most enchanting sites.

Silent City on a Hill - Landscapes of Memory and Boston's Mount Auburn Cemetery (Paperback): Blanche Linden-Ward Silent City on a Hill - Landscapes of Memory and Boston's Mount Auburn Cemetery (Paperback)
Blanche Linden-Ward
R1,020 Discovery Miles 10 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Olympic Stadiums: People, Passion, Stories (Hardcover): Olympic Stadiums: People, Passion, Stories (Hardcover)
R544 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R97 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With a wealth of archival images, stadium stories, and reminiscences by athletes, supporters, and those who worked on the building and organisation, this new volume is a richly illustrated souvenir of the changing design and purpose of Olympic stadia over the past century.

Design Integration Using Autodesk Revit 2017 (Including unique access code) (Paperback): Daniel Stine Design Integration Using Autodesk Revit 2017 (Including unique access code) (Paperback)
Daniel Stine
R1,593 Discovery Miles 15 930 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Emergence - Morphogenetic Design Strategies (Paperback): Michael Hensel, Achim Menges, Michael Weinstock Emergence - Morphogenetic Design Strategies (Paperback)
Michael Hensel, Achim Menges, Michael Weinstock
R731 R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Save R183 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Emergence, or evolutionary optimisation, is an important new concept that in recent years has been applied to artificial intelligence, information theory, digital technology, economics, climate studies, material science and biometric engineering. In an architectural context it involves harnessing evolutionary processes for not only the design of buildings, but also the composition of new materials and structural design. In so doing, architecture is aspiring to a new level of complexity as it seeks to match the restless perfection of systems in the natural world.

This title is compiled by Michael Hensel, Achim Menges and Michael Weinstock, the directors of the Emergence and Design Group and the new Emergent Technologies and Design masters programme at the Architectural Association (aa) in London. At the aa the group is leading an international research-based unit that is at the very forefront in the tectonic application of emergence. As well as featuring the group' own work, this publication includes interviews with Frei Otto; Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera Polo of Foreign Office Architects (foa); and Charles Walker, leader of the Advanced Geometry Unit (agu) at Arup. It also features articles by Professor George Jeronimidis from the Centre for Biomimetics at Reading University, and Johann Sischka, managing director of Waagner Biro, the manufacturing contractor renowned for its complex geometry constructions.

Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2017 (Including unique access code) (Paperback): Daniel Stine Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2017 (Including unique access code) (Paperback)
Daniel Stine
R1,588 Discovery Miles 15 880 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Clwyd: Denbighshire and Flintshire (Hardcover, New Ed): Edward Hubbard Clwyd: Denbighshire and Flintshire (Hardcover, New Ed)
Edward Hubbard
R1,465 Discovery Miles 14 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Clwyd, covering the former counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire, is exceptionally rewarding in architecture. the medieval period has left a fine legacy, including castles of the time of Edward I as sophisticated as any in Europe, the monastic ruins of Basingwerk and Valle Crucis, and the distinctive local 'double-nave' type of Perpendicular church. Country houses range in size and ambition from Erddig, Kinmel and Chirk Castle to a host of lesser buildings, humbler but still of quality. Towns such as Denbigh and Ruthin, village groups and Victorian seaside resorts all add to the pattern of styles and materials, a pattern further enriched by relics of the Industrial revolution and the striking diversity of vernacular styles.

The Spiritual Rococo - Decor and Divinity from the Salons of Paris to the Missions of Patagonia (Paperback): Gauvin Alexander... The Spiritual Rococo - Decor and Divinity from the Salons of Paris to the Missions of Patagonia (Paperback)
Gauvin Alexander Bailey
R1,061 Discovery Miles 10 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A groundbreaking approach to Rococo religious decor and spirituality in Europe and South America, The Spiritual Rococo addresses three basic conundrums that impede our understanding of eighteenth-century aesthetics and culture. Why did the Rococo, ostensibly the least spiritual style in the pre-Modern canon, transform into one of the world's most important modes for adorning sacred spaces? And why is Rococo still treated as a decadent nemesis of the Enlightenment when the two had fundamental characteristics in common? This book seeks to answer these questions by treating Rococo as a global phenomenon for the first time and by exploring its moral and spiritual dimensions through the lens of populist French religious literature of the day-a body of work the author calls the 'Spiritual Rococo' and which has never been applied directly to the arts. The book traces Rococo's development from France through Central Europe, Portugal, Brazil, and South America by following a chain of interlocking case studies, whether artistic, literary, or ideological, and it also considers the parallel diffusion of the literature of the Spiritual Rococo in these same regions, placing particular emphasis on unpublished primary sources such as inventories. One of the ultimate goals of this study is to move beyond the cliche of Rococo's frivolity and acknowledge its essential modernity. Thoroughly interdisciplinary, The Spiritual Rococo not only integrates different art historical fields in novel ways but also interacts with church and social history, literary and post-colonial studies, and anthropology, opening up new horizons in these fields.

Autodesk AutoCAD 2017 Fundamentals (Paperback): Elise Moss Autodesk AutoCAD 2017 Fundamentals (Paperback)
Elise Moss
R1,559 Discovery Miles 15 590 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
20th Century Compulsions - Modern Indian Architecture from the Marg Archives (Paperback): Mustansir Dalvi 20th Century Compulsions - Modern Indian Architecture from the Marg Archives (Paperback)
Mustansir Dalvi
R220 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R26 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
In the Studio - Visual Creation and Its Material Environments (Paperback): Brian R. Jacobson In the Studio - Visual Creation and Its Material Environments (Paperback)
Brian R. Jacobson
R748 R690 Discovery Miles 6 900 Save R58 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Studios are, at once, material environments and symbolic forms, sites of artistic creation and physical labor, and nodes in networks of resource circulation. They are architectural places that generate virtual spaces-worlds built to build worlds. Yet, despite being icons of corporate identity, studios have faded into the background of critical discourse and into the margins of film and media history. In response, In the Studio demonstrates that when we foreground these worlds, we gain new insights into moving-image culture and the dynamics that quietly mark the worlds on our screens. Spanning the twentieth century and moving globally, this unique collection tells new stories about studio icons-Pinewood, Cinecitta, Churubusco, and CBS-as well as about the experimental workplaces of filmmakers and artists from Aleksandr Medvedkin to Charles and Ray Eames and Hollis Frampton.

Total Latin American Architecture - Libretto of Modern Reflections & Contemporary Works (Paperback, English ed.): Ana de Brea Total Latin American Architecture - Libretto of Modern Reflections & Contemporary Works (Paperback, English ed.)
Ana de Brea
R1,039 R835 Discovery Miles 8 350 Save R204 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Daylight Design of Buildings - A Handbook for Architects and Engineers (Hardcover): Nick Baker Daylight Design of Buildings - A Handbook for Architects and Engineers (Hardcover)
Nick Baker
R4,076 Discovery Miles 40 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

To complement the critical and objective view gleaned from the study of some sixty buildings, this design manual has been developed to provide a more synthetic approach to the principles which lie behind successful daylight design. These principles are illustrated with examples drawn from the case study buildings. The emphasis throughout has been on practical methods to improve design, rather than techniques studied for any intrinsic interest. The book provides the necessary tools to assist the designer to provide well daylit interiors, and shows that good daylight design is not a restriction on architectural expression but, on the contrary, acts as an inspiration and foundation for good architecture.

Spying on Moscow - A Winged Guide to Architecture (Hardcover): Karina Diemer Spying on Moscow - A Winged Guide to Architecture (Hardcover)
Karina Diemer; Photographs by Denis Esakov
R697 R645 Discovery Miles 6 450 Save R52 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This collector's album presents Moscow's architectural icons. With photographic precision, Denis Esakov captures the fifth facade of the largest European metropolis: roofs, domes, and cube-like buildings stacked on top of each other. By gazing through the drone's eye, the artist fosters a novel visual aesthetic that opens up new vistas, even for Moscow connoisseurs.

Stirling and Central Scotland (Hardcover, New Ed): John Gifford, Frank Arneil Walker Stirling and Central Scotland (Hardcover, New Ed)
John Gifford, Frank Arneil Walker
R1,488 Discovery Miles 14 880 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From Stirling Castle to the tower houses of Clackmannan, from the colleries and shipyards to the Millennium Wheel at Falkirk, the buildings of Stirling and Central Scotland reflect the divisions between Highland and Lowland, between rural and industrial Scotland.

Boston, Lincolnshire - Historic North Sea port and market town (Paperback): John Minnis, Katie Carmichael, Clive Fletcher, Mary... Boston, Lincolnshire - Historic North Sea port and market town (Paperback)
John Minnis, Katie Carmichael, Clive Fletcher, Mary Anderson
R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines the history of Boston in Lincolnshire as reflected in its buildings and townscape from medieval times to the present day. Boston has a position as an important market from medieval times and as a major port with links with Europe and America. The homes and warehouses of its citizens show the evidence of this. Boston's religious and public buildings are discussed, and its physical expansion throughout the 19th and into the 20th century are examined. Other important influences on the town's development include fen drainage, the role of agriculture and manufacturing, and transport links. Bringing the story up to date, problems created by the town's remoteness from large centres of population, a low-wage agricultural economy and the impact of 1970s redevelopment are discussed, where they have affected the physical appearance of the town. A final chapter looks at how successful regeneration projects have been in Boston and how these can be built upon to promote a more prosperous future for the town that recognises the important role heritage can play in achieving it.

Rehabilitation: Dealing With History (Hardcover): Octavio Mestre Rehabilitation: Dealing With History (Hardcover)
Octavio Mestre
R787 R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Save R411 (52%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In architectural terms, rehabilitation is all about breathing new life into an old building using modern materials and designs that both compliment and updated the existing features. This superbly illustrated volume, featuring full-colour photography and detailed architectural plans, brings together a number of "rehabilitation" projects that have successfully overcome the challenges of re-purposing old buildings for a modern setting.

Delhi Architectural Guide (Paperback): Anupam Bansal, Malini Kochupillai Delhi Architectural Guide (Paperback)
Anupam Bansal, Malini Kochupillai
R926 R827 Discovery Miles 8 270 Save R99 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The prolific architectural legacy of Delhi is remarkable not only for its antiquity but also its diversity. While the period of antiquity encompass various types of Hindu, Islamic and Colonial architecture, it is modern architecture that laid the foundation of post-independent development of the city. Today, the city has been engulfed by an explosion of the built environment. One has to search for the forgotten or obscure jewels of architecture.
Architectural Guide Delhi introduces over 200 of these known
or obscure examples of Delhi's architecture particularly those
built after india's independence in 1947. All projects presented
with over 450 photographs, texts and drawings have been
contributed by various architectural practitioners in Delhi.
Information about each entry is enhanced by geo-data in the
form of QR codes.

Space, Hope, and Brutalism - English Architecture, 1945?1975 (Hardcover): Elain Harwood Space, Hope, and Brutalism - English Architecture, 1945?1975 (Hardcover)
Elain Harwood
R1,701 Discovery Miles 17 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the first major book to study English architecture between 1945 and 1975 in its entirety. Challenging previous scholarship on the subject and uncovering vast amounts of new material at the boundaries between architectural and social history, Elain Harwood structures the book around building types to reveal why the architecture takes the form it does. Buildings of all budgets and styles are examined, from major universities to the modest cafe. The book is illustrated with stunning new photography that reveals the logic, aspirations, and beauty of hundreds of buildings throughout England, at the point where many are disappearing or are being mutilated. Space, Hope, and Brutalism offers a convincing and lively overview of a subject and period that fascinates younger scholars and appeals to those who were witnesses to this history.

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