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Architectural Vocabulary Knowledge (Diary): Gwyn Headley Architectural Vocabulary Knowledge (Diary)
Gwyn Headley
R233 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R41 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 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.

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.

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.

Solving Complex Problems a Handbook (Paperback): Prof Dr Schonwandt Solving Complex Problems a Handbook (Paperback)
Prof Dr Schonwandt
R680 R599 Discovery Miles 5 990 Save R81 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Lost Edinburgh (Paperback): Hamish Coghill Lost Edinburgh (Paperback)
Hamish Coghill
R363 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R70 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What happened to Edinburgh's once notorious but picturesque Tolbooth Prison? Where was the Black Turnpike, once a dominant building in the town? Why has one of the New Town designer's major layouts been all but obliterated? What else has been lost in Edinburgh? From Edinburgh's mean beginnings - 'wretched accommodation, no comfortable houses, no soft beds', visiting French knights complained in 1341 - it went on to attract some of the world's greatest architects to design and build and shape a unique city. But over the centuries many of those fine buildings have gone. Some were destroyed by invasion and civil strife, some simply collapsed with old age and neglect, and others were swept away in the 'improvements' of the nineteenth century. Yet more fell to the developers' swathe of destruction in the twentieth century.Much of the medieval architecture vanished in the Old Town, Georgian Squares were attacked, Princes Street ruined, old tenements razed in huge slum clearance drives, and once familiar and much loved buildings vanished. The changing pattern of industry, social habits, health service, housing and road systems all took their toll; not even the city wall was immune. The buildings which stood in the way of what was deemed progress are the heritage of Lost Edinburgh. In this informative and stimulating book. Hamish Coghill sets out to trace many of the lost buildings and find out why they were doomed. Lavishly illustrated, "Lost Edinburgh" is a fascinating insight into an ever-changing cityscape.

Domesticating the Invisible - Form and Environmental Anxiety in Postwar America (Hardcover): Melissa S. Ragain Domesticating the Invisible - Form and Environmental Anxiety in Postwar America (Hardcover)
Melissa S. Ragain
R1,372 R1,233 Discovery Miles 12 330 Save R139 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Domesticating the Invisible examines how postwar notions of form developed in response to newly perceived environmental threats, in turn inspiring artists to model plastic composition on natural systems often invisible to the human eye. Melissa S. Ragain focuses on the history of art education in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to understand how an environmental approach to form inspired new art programs at Harvard and MIT. As they embraced scientistic theories of composition, these institutions also cultivated young artists as environmental agents who could influence urban design and contribute to an ecologically sensitive public sphere. Ragain combines institutional and intellectual histories to map how the emergency of environmental crisis altered foundational modernist assumptions about form, transforming questions about aesthetic judgment into questions about an ethical relationship to the environment.

Envisioning Better Cities - A Global Tour of Good Ideas (Paperback): Nancy RivenburgH, Patricia Chase Envisioning Better Cities - A Global Tour of Good Ideas (Paperback)
Nancy RivenburgH, Patricia Chase
R534 R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Save R80 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Envisioning Better Cities: A Global Tour of Good Ideas takes readers on a world tour of useful, feasible, and novel ideas for making cities more livable and sustainable. The book visits cities of all sizes, on all continents, to share what people are doing - now - to tackle the economic, social and environmental challenges their communities face. The book travels to Denmark, Australia, Cuba, China, Canada, Germany, Israel, Brazil, the United States, and more for good ideas that will engage and empower people to take part in the future of their city. Whether describing the benefits of yarn bombs in Madrid, the creation of pollinator pathways in Seattle, or the transformative power of garbage-for-food programs in Curitiba, Brazil this book brings together a compelling collection of examples to shift how we think about improving cities. To do this, the chapters are organised around the essential ingredients for improving our cities: Inviting People, Inspiring People, Connecting People, Communicating with People, Moving People and Supporting People. The hope is that by taking readers on a tour of diverse cities - large and small, wealthy and struggling - that their imaginations will be triggered about what they can do to improve their own cities.

Theatre and Architecture (Paperback): Juliet Rufford Theatre and Architecture (Paperback)
Juliet Rufford
R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Theatre and architecture are seeming opposites: one a time-based art-form experienced in space, the other a spacial art experienced over time. This book will explore and disprove these assumptions, demonstrating ways in which theatre and architecture are co-constitutive and contextualizing their dynamic and complex inter-relationship historically and culturally.

Design Integration Using Autodesk Revit 2016 (Paperback): Daniel Stine Design Integration Using Autodesk Revit 2016 (Paperback)
Daniel Stine
R1,573 Discovery Miles 15 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2016 (Paperback): Daniel Stine Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2016 (Paperback)
Daniel Stine
R1,582 Discovery Miles 15 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Residential Design Using AutoCAD 2016 (Paperback): Daniel Stine Residential Design Using AutoCAD 2016 (Paperback)
Daniel Stine
R1,551 Discovery Miles 15 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Architectural Commercial Design Using Autodesk Revit 2016 (Paperback): Daniel Stine Architectural Commercial Design Using Autodesk Revit 2016 (Paperback)
Daniel Stine
R1,548 Discovery Miles 15 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
3D-Printed Body Architecture (Paperback): Neil Leach, Behnaz Farahi 3D-Printed Body Architecture (Paperback)
Neil Leach, Behnaz Farahi
R658 R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Save R159 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Some architects dream of 3D-printing houses. Some even fantasise about 3D-printing entire cities. But what is the real potential of 3D printing for architects? This issue focuses on another strand of 3D-printing practice emerging among architects operating at a much smaller scale that is potentially more significant. Several architects have been working with the fashion industry to produce some exquisitely designed 3D-printed wearables. Other architects have been 3D-printing food, jewellery and other items at the scale of the human body. But what is the significance of this work? And how do these 3D-printed body-scale items relate to the discipline of architecture? Are they merely a distraction from the real business of the architect? Or do they point towards a new form of proto-architecture - like furniture, espresso makers and pavilions before them - that tests out architectural ideas and explores tectonic properties at a smaller scale? Or does this work constitute an entirely new arena of design? In other words, is 3D printing at the human scale to be seen as a new genre of 'body architecture'? This issue contains some of the most exciting work in this field today, and seeks to chart and analyse its significance. Contributors include: Paola Antonelli/MoMA, Francis Bitonti, Niccolo Casas, Behnaz Farahi, Madeline Gannon, Eric Goldemberg/MONAD Studio, Kyle von Hasseln/3D Systems Culinary Lab, Rem D Koolhaas, Julia K rner, Neil Leach, Steven Ma/Xuberance, Neri Oxman/MIT Media Lab, Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, Gilles Retsin, Jessica Rosenkrantz/Nervous System, and Patrik Schumacher/Zaha Hadid Architects.

Buildings of New Orleans (Hardcover): Karen Kingsley, Lake Douglas Buildings of New Orleans (Hardcover)
Karen Kingsley, Lake Douglas
R2,058 R1,452 Discovery Miles 14 520 Save R606 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cradled in the crescent of the Mississippi River and circumscribed by wetlands, New Orleans has faced numerous challenges since its founding as a French colonial outpost in 1718. For three centuries, the city has proved resilient in the face of natural disasters and human activities, and its resulting urban fabric is the product of social, political, commercial, economic, and cultural circumstances that have defined how local residents have interacted with their surroundings. This detailed survey of the built environment-an authoritative, comprehensive, post-Hurricane Katrina overview of buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes-tells the city's compelling and fascinating story though concise discussions of nearly 300 architecturally significant structures, open spaces, and lesser-known places, enhanced by 175 photographs and 23 maps. Conveniently organized into thirteen neighborhood tours, two road trips into nearby parishes, and three excursions up and down the Mississippi River along the historic Great River Road, the volume clearly shows how various architectural styles, land uses, economic conditions, social customs, and cultural factors merge to create the community's unique flavor. Enlivened by nine topical essays highlighting everything from renowned authors, cuisine, and jazz to public markets, green spaces, and historic preservation, this handy insider's guidebook to the broad sweep of New Orleans's unique built and natural environments will appeal to all who are interested in the design history of one of America's most interesting places.

Writing Built Environment Dissertations and Projects - Practical Guidance and Examples (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Peter Farrell,... Writing Built Environment Dissertations and Projects - Practical Guidance and Examples (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Peter Farrell, Fred Sherratt, Alan Richardson
R807 Discovery Miles 8 070 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Writing Built Environment Dissertations and Projects will help you to write a good dissertation or project by giving you a good understanding of what should be included, and showing you how to use data collection and analysis tools in the course of your research. * Addresses prominent weaknesses in under-graduate dissertations including weak data collection; superficial analysis and poor reliability and validity * Includes many more in-depth examples making it easy to understand and assimilate the concepts presented * Issues around study skills and ethics are embedded throughout the book and the many examples encourage you to consider the concepts of reliability and validity * Second edition includes a new chapter on laboratory based research projects * Supporting website with sample statistical calculations and additional examples from a wider range of built environment subjects

Unfinished - Ideas, Images, and Projects from the Spanish Pavilion at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale (Paperback, English... Unfinished - Ideas, Images, and Projects from the Spanish Pavilion at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale (Paperback, English ed.)
Inaqui Carnicero, Carlos Quintans Eiras
R965 R788 Discovery Miles 7 880 Save R177 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Montage and the Metropolis - Architecture, Modernity, and the Representation of Space (Paperback): Martino Stierli Montage and the Metropolis - Architecture, Modernity, and the Representation of Space (Paperback)
Martino Stierli
R800 Discovery Miles 8 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Montage has been hailed as one of the key structural principles of modernity, yet its importance to the history of modern thought about cities and their architecture has never been adequately explored. In this groundbreaking new work, Martino Stierli charts the history of montage in late 19th-century urban and architectural contexts, its application by the early 20th-century avant-gardes, and its eventual appropriation in the postmodern period. With chapters focusing on photomontage, the film theories of Sergei Eisenstein, Mies van der Rohe's spatial experiments, and Rem Koolhaas's use of literary montage in his seminal manifesto Delirious New York (1978), Stierli demonstrates the centrality of montage in modern explorations of space, and in conceiving and representing the contemporary city. Beautifully illustrated, this interdisciplinary book looks at architecture, photography, film, literature, and visual culture, featuring works by artists and architects including Mies, Koolhaas, Paul Citroen, George Grosz, Hannah Hoech, El Lissitzky, and Le Corbusier.

The Spiritual Rococo - Decor and Divinity from the Salons of Paris to the Missions of Patagonia (Hardcover, New edition):... The Spiritual Rococo - Decor and Divinity from the Salons of Paris to the Missions of Patagonia (Hardcover, New edition)
Gauvin Alexander Bailey
R3,099 Discovery Miles 30 990 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.

Narratives of Architectural Education - From Student to Architect (Hardcover): James Thompson Narratives of Architectural Education - From Student to Architect (Hardcover)
James Thompson
R3,327 Discovery Miles 33 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Narratives of Architectural Education provides an overview of life as an architecture student, detailing how a layperson may develop an architectural identity. This book proposes becoming an architect as a personal narrative of professional development structured around various stages and challenges associated with identity transformation. Using a case study of aspiring architects along multiple time points of their professional education, Thompson investigates the occupational identity of architects; how individuals construct a sense of themselves as future architects and position themselves within the architectural community. This book provides previously unexamined insights into not just the academic development of an architect, but also the holistic and experiential aspects of architectural education. It would be ideal for those in the educational field of architecture, to include students, educators, interns, and mentors.

Autodesk Revit 2016 MEP Fundamentals (ASCENT) (Paperback): Ascent Autodesk Revit 2016 MEP Fundamentals (ASCENT) (Paperback)
Ascent
R1,571 Discovery Miles 15 710 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Art Nouveau Architecture (Hardcover): Anne Anderson Art Nouveau Architecture (Hardcover)
Anne Anderson
R636 R571 Discovery Miles 5 710 Save R65 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Distinguished by their lavish sculpture, metalwork or tile facades, Art Nouveau buildings certainly stand out. Art Nouveau buildings are unique, audacious and inspirational. Rejecting historic styles, considered inappropriate for an era driven by progress, architects and designers sought a new vocabulary of architectural forms. Their vision was shaped by modern materials and innovative technologies, including iron, glass and ceramics. A truly democratic style, Art Nouveau transformed life on the eve of the twentieth century and still captivates our imaginations today. Beautifully illustrated, this book explains how the new style came into being, its rationale and why it is known by so many different names: French Art Nouveau, German Jugendstil, Viennese Secession, Catalan Modernisme, Italian Liberty and Portuguese Arte Nova. It covers the key architects and designers associated with the style; Victor Horta in Brussels, Hector Guimard in Paris, Antoni Gaudi on Barcelona, Otto Wagner in Vienna, Odon Lechner in Budapest and Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Glasgow. There are detailed descriptions and stunning photographs of buildings to be found in Brussels, Paris, Nancy, Darmstadt, Vienna, Budapest, Barcelona, Milan, Turin and Aveiro. Finally, it covers the decorative arts, stained glass, tiles and metalwork that make Art Nouveau buildings so distinctive.

Routes, Roads and Landscapes (Paperback): Brita Brenna, Janike Kampevold Larsen Routes, Roads and Landscapes (Paperback)
Brita Brenna, Janike Kampevold Larsen; Edited by Mari Hvattum
R1,205 Discovery Miles 12 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Routes and roads make their way into and across the landscape, defining it as landscape and making it accessible for many kinds of uses and perceptions. Bringing together outstanding scholars from cultural history, geography, philosophy, and a host of other disciplines, this collection examines the complex entanglement between routes and landscapes. It traces the changing conceptions of the landscape from the Enlightenment to the present day, looking at how movement has been facilitated, imagined and represented and how such movement, in turn, has conditioned understandings of the landscape. A particular focus is on the modern transportation landscape as it came into being with the canal, the railway, and the automobile. These modes of transport have had a profound impact on the perception and conceptualization of the modern landscape, a relationship investigated in detail by authors such as Gernot BAhme, Sarah Bonnemaison, Tim Cresswell, Finola O'Kane, Charlotte Klonk, Peter Merriman, Christine Macy, David Nye, Vittoria Di Palma, Charles Withers, and Thomas Zeller.

30 - 70. Architecture as a Balancing Act (Paperback): Sergei Tchoban, Wladimir Sedow 30 - 70. Architecture as a Balancing Act (Paperback)
Sergei Tchoban, Wladimir Sedow
R673 R620 Discovery Miles 6 200 Save R53 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Never before have so many buildings been constructed as they are today, and never has architecture had so many technolog-ical and design possibilities at its disposal. And yet there is a sense of unease about contemporary architecture. The authors of this book show how in modern times we have lost the balance between outstanding works of architecture and the back-ground structures that surround them, with every building striving to assert itself in relation to all others. Yet the modern age is certainly capable of developing a harmony of contrasts - it has everything it needs at its disposal. The authors show what contemporary architecture must take into account if it is to achieve a satisfactory overall architectural impression that is harmonious in an entirely new way.

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