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Albuquerque - A City at the End of the World (Paperback, Second Edition): V.B. Price Albuquerque - A City at the End of the World (Paperback, Second Edition)
V.B. Price
R387 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R75 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This impassioned book, both a loving description and a critique, defines urban values in a milieu that is rarely recognized as a city. Updated more than ten years after its initial publication, it is more relevant than ever to Albuquerque's future. A new chapter describes Albuquerque's recent development, placing it in the context of urban growth in the West.

Bangkok - Sketches of the City's Architectural Treasures (Paperback, 2nd ed.): G. Byrne Bracken Bangkok - Sketches of the City's Architectural Treasures (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
G. Byrne Bracken
R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Habitats (Paperback): Studio Julia Habitats (Paperback)
Studio Julia
R389 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R65 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Short Stories: London in Two-and-a-half Dimensions (Hardcover): C.J. Lim, E.D. Liu Short Stories: London in Two-and-a-half Dimensions (Hardcover)
C.J. Lim, E.D. Liu
R2,952 Discovery Miles 29 520 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Combining place and fiction in an imaginative interpretation of ten sites in the city of London, CJ Lim and Ed Liu take well-known institutions, epochs and lifestyles in the British capital and renders them fantastic in a string of architectural short stories. The medium is an intersection of paper assemblages with short stories. The stories have been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts and the Victoria and Albert Museum but are collected for the first time in a single volume, laid out as they were designed to be seen as one phantasmogoric city vision. Painstakingly constructed, the stories assemble a sequence of improbable marriages between architecture and story, encompassing a retelling of the Three Little Pigs at Smithfield, a dating agency at Battersea, and a ringed transport system manifesting as a celestial river over the great metropolis. Drawing on a wealth of literary symbolism from Carroll's Alice in Wonderland to Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities and imbued with humour and irony, the book builds on London's rich mix of extravagance and fictive tradition. Enthralling, inspirational and entertaining, this cabinet of curiosity and wonder depicts a vision of the city that is immoral, anarchic, and unscientific, and at the same time, glorious, ravishing and a pleasure to behold.

Abandoned - The most beautiful and forgotten places from around the world (Hardcover): Abandoned - The most beautiful and forgotten places from around the world (Hardcover)
R318 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R80 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The places time forgot From the magical empty theatres of Detroit to the lost playgrounds of Chernobyl, there are places across the globe that were once a hub of activity, but are now abandoned and in decay. With nature creeping in and reclaiming these spots, we are left with eerie crumbling ruins and breathtaking views that offer us a window into the past and capture our imagination. Abandoned showcases the very best photographs from around the world documenting this phenomenon. More immersive than a museum and more human that a lecture, abandoned photography has given the world an exciting way to look at our history and the places we have long neglected. Compiled and curated by photographer and former urban explorer, Mathew Growcoot.

Building Information Modeling - Technology Foundations and Industry Practice (Paperback): Andre Borrmann, Markus Konig,... Building Information Modeling - Technology Foundations and Industry Practice (Paperback)
Andre Borrmann, Markus Konig, Christian Koch
R1,580 R1,423 Discovery Miles 14 230 Save R157 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
New Directions in Contemporary Architecture - Evolutions and Revolutions in Building Design Since 1988 (Hardcover): Luigi... New Directions in Contemporary Architecture - Evolutions and Revolutions in Building Design Since 1988 (Hardcover)
Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi
R2,088 R1,478 Discovery Miles 14 780 Save R610 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Rem Koolhaas has defined architecture as a chaotic adventure. Nothing could be more true than that of the last two decades. Never has architecture been so unbridled and so extraordinary: the architectural cast has never been so wide and their works so diverse. What though if you are new to the subject? How is it possible to make sense of this seemingly unruly architectural landscape? There are so many different types of architecture, so many designers with such varying and even contradictory approaches. This book is a much needed navigation guide for anyone interested in modern architecture. Organised chronologically, it enables you to find your way through one of the most prolific periods of building design. It looks at buildings in often contrasting styles that have been built almost simultaneously across the world with their roots in very different tendencies and schools of thought. A loose but effective framework is provided, which pulls all these multiple threads together, while key buildings are described individually with a unique clarity and precision.* Covers seminal works, such as Guggenheim Bilbao and the Jewish Museum in Berlin.* Features key architects: Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, Toyo Ito, Rem Koolhaas, Jean Nouvel and Renzo Piano* Illustrated with more than 220 colour images Order your copy today.

Dorset (Hardcover): Michael Hill, John Newman, Nikolaus Pevsner Dorset (Hardcover)
Michael Hill, John Newman, Nikolaus Pevsner
R1,037 R804 Discovery Miles 8 040 Save R233 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Fully revised, updated, and expanded, this book offers a fresh and comprehensive account of the buildings of Dorset, one of England's best-loved and most beautiful counties. With its wonderful variety of building stones, Dorset offers visual pleasures which few English counties can match. Its country houses are exceptionally rich and varied, from medieval Woodsford and Athelhampton to the late Victorian splendors of Norman Shaw's Bryanston. Highlights among the churches include the former abbeys of Sherborne, Wimborne, and Milton. Towns include the mid-Georgian showpiece of Blandford Forum, the seaside resort of Weymouth, and ports large and small, from busy Poole to charming Lyme Regis. Featuring all new color photography, this volume is the ideal guide to one of the most architecturally rewarding regions in England.

Empathic Space - The Computation of Human-Centric Architecture (Paperback): Christian Derix, Asmund Izaki Empathic Space - The Computation of Human-Centric Architecture (Paperback)
Christian Derix, Asmund Izaki
R582 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R173 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In recent years, questions of space have gained renewed momentum in architecture and urban design, as adaptation, densification and sustainable regeneration have become an increasing priority. While most computing-based design tends to emphasise the formal aspects of architecture, overlooking space and its users, the original computational design approaches first spearheaded in the UK in the 1960s and 1970s tended to be focused on behavioural and occupational patterns. Over the last decade, a new generation of design research has emerged that has started to implement and validate previous investigations into spatial computation, aiming to understand how to design spatial configurations based on user experiences. This revives an interest in the experiential that was first explored in the early 20th century by German and Nordic organic architects, who invented design methods that correlated cognitive responses of buildings' occupants to spatial structure. The current revival of human-centric design, however, represents the first design approach that synthesises spatial design and algorithmic techniques with organic design thinking, which could also be regarded as a return to the first principles' of architectural design. Contributors include: Paul Coates, Christian Derix, Olafur Eliasson, Lucy Helme, Bill Hillier, Asmund Izaki, Prarthana Jagannath, Dan Montello, Juhani Pallasmaa, Philip Steadman and Guy Theraulaz. Featured Architects/Designers: Jussi Angesleva (Art+Com), Stan Allen, Aedas|R&D, Markus Braach (Kaisersrot), Hermann Hertzberger, Kazuhiro Kojima (Cat), Pablo Miranda and Rafi Segal.

Bauhaus Dream-house - Modernity and Globalization (Hardcover): Katerina Ruedi Ray Bauhaus Dream-house - Modernity and Globalization (Hardcover)
Katerina Ruedi Ray
R2,861 Discovery Miles 28 610 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A highly original and innovative study that brings critical social theory to bear on the ideas of architectural and design education at the Bauhaus ? tracing the spread and influence of these ideas worldwide.

Developed in post WW1 Germany, the principles of Bauhaus architecture and design were transferred by some of its leading figures to architecture schools at Harvard, Chicago and the IIT. Yet in the postwar era, they also became increasingly influential in architecture schools in Western and Central Europe, Japan, South America, Africa and the Middle East. This book provides a critical examination of the profound social, cultural and spatial consequences of these developments and the erasure of class, race, gender and culture which the ?modernisation? of design embodied.

Written to appeal to an extensive readership, not only in the fields of architectural and design education, but in architectural history and in critical pedagogy more generally, it is also for teachers and students in German art and cultural history and the many architects worldwide who continue to be fascinated by the ideas of the Bauhaus.

Architectural Robotics - Ecosystems of Bits, Bytes, and Biology (Hardcover): Keith Evan Green Architectural Robotics - Ecosystems of Bits, Bytes, and Biology (Hardcover)
Keith Evan Green
R653 R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Save R148 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How a built environment that is robotic and interactive becomes an apt home to our restless, dynamic, and increasingly digital society. The relationship of humans to computers can no longer be represented as one person in a chair and one computer on a desk. Today computing finds its way into our pockets, our cars, our appliances; it is ubiquitous-an inescapable part of our everyday lives. Computing is even expanding beyond our devices; sensors, microcontrollers, and actuators are increasingly embedded into the built environment. In Architectural Robotics, Keith Evan Green looks toward the next frontier in computing: interactive, partly intelligent, meticulously designed physical environments. Green examines how these "architectural robotic" systems will support and augment us at work, school, and home, as we roam, interconnect, and age. Green tells the stories of three projects from his research lab that exemplify the reconfigurable, distributed, and transfigurable environments of architectural robotics. The Animated Work Environment is a robotic work environment of shape-shifting physical space that responds dynamically to the working life of the people within it; home+ is a suite of networked, distributed "robotic furnishings" integrated into existing domestic and healthcare environments; and LIT ROOM offers a simulated environment in which the physical space of a room merges with the imaginary space of a book, becoming "a portal to elsewhere." How far beyond workstations, furniture, and rooms can the environments of architectural robotics stretch? Green imagines scaled-up neighborhoods, villages, and metropolises composed of physical bits, digital bytes, living things, and their hybrids. Not global but local, architectural robotics grounds computing in a capacious cyber-physical home.

Engineers - A History of Engineering and Structural Design (Hardcover): Matthew Wells Engineers - A History of Engineering and Structural Design (Hardcover)
Matthew Wells
R2,863 Discovery Miles 28 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This innovative new book presents the vast historical sweep of engineering innovation and technological change to describe and illustrate engineering design and what conditions, events, cultural climates and personalities have brought it to its present state.

Matthew Wells covers topics based on an examination of paradigm shifts, the contribution of individuals, important structures and influential disasters to show approaches to the modern concept of structure. By demonstrating the historical context of engineering, Wells has created a guide to design like no other, inspirational for both students and practitioners working in the fields of architecture and engineering.

Architectural Drafting and Design (Hardcover, 7th edition): Alan Jefferis Architectural Drafting and Design (Hardcover, 7th edition)
Alan Jefferis
R1,578 R1,326 Discovery Miles 13 260 Save R252 (16%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN, Seventh Edition, is the definitive text for beginning, intermediate, or advanced architectural CAD operators. This full-color, comprehensive edition covers the basics of residential design while exploring numerous types of projects that a designer or architect is likely to complete during the design process. The Seventh Edition is up-to-date with content based on the most recent editions of relevant codes, including the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The text opens with information on architectural styles that have dominated the field over the last four centuries, followed by basic design components related to site and structure. Commercial drafting, basic construction materials, common construction methods, and drawings typically associated with commercial construction are also covered. This bestseller complements informational content with practical, hands-on material, including step-by-step instructions for the design and layout of each type of drawing associated with a complete set of architectural plans--all presented via projects that can be completed using CAD drawing methods. This proven text equips readers with the knowledge and skills needed to complete the drawings that most municipalities require to obtain a building permit for a single-family residence.

Programming.Architecture (Hardcover): Paul Coates Programming.Architecture (Hardcover)
Paul Coates
R2,867 Discovery Miles 28 670 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Programming.Architecture is a simple and concise introduction to the history of computing and computational design, explaining the basics of algorithmic thinking and the use of the computer as a tool for design and architecture.

Paul Coates, a pioneer of CAAD, demonstrates algorithmic thinking through projects and student work collated through his years of teaching students of computing and design. The book takes a detailed and practical look at what the techniques and philosophy of coding entail, and gives the reader many "glimpses under the hood" in the form of code snippets and examples of algorithms.

This is essential reading for student and professional architects and designers interested in how the development of computers has influenced the way we think about, and design for, the built environment.

Swindon in 50 Buildings (Paperback): Angela Atkinson Swindon in 50 Buildings (Paperback)
Angela Atkinson
R344 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R65 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Swindon's unusual history as a large industrial town in the heart of Wiltshire has defined its townscape for the last two hundred years. The town is largely the creation of the 19th century, built around the Great Western Railway's Works, but it nonetheless has over 600 listed buildings, not to mention scheduled monuments and three registered parks and gardens. In Swindon in 50 Buildings local author Angela Atkinson examines not just the well-known landmark buildings of Swindon such as the Railway Village Conservation area and the Old Town but also more everyday buildings which reveal an aspect of Swindon's always fascinating and surprising story. Many of the buildings, inevitably, reflect Swindon's railway heritage but some of them are small stories in brick, that tell of a time before the railway came and changed everything. Others include farmhouses now engulfed by houses and more grand buildings such as Lydiard House which was rebuilt in the 18th century with a formal park and later served as an American army camp and prisoner of war camp during World War 2. The story goes up to the present day and includes buildings designed by well-known architects such as Hugh Casson, the creator of the Wyvern Theatre, and Norman Foster, the designer of the landmark, award-winning Spectrum Building. Swindon in 50 Buildings covers a broad sweep of this Wiltshire town through time and geography and will appeal to all those who live in Swindon as well as visitors to the town.

GA Houses 157 - Project 2018 (Paperback): GA Houses 157 - Project 2018 (Paperback)
R799 R706 Discovery Miles 7 060 Save R93 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Curated Home - A Fresh Take on Tradition (Hardcover): Grant Gibson The Curated Home - A Fresh Take on Tradition (Hardcover)
Grant Gibson
R610 R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Save R188 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Adventures of Owen Hatherley in the Post-Soviet Space (Paperback, New edition): Owen Hatherley The Adventures of Owen Hatherley in the Post-Soviet Space (Paperback, New edition)
Owen Hatherley 1
R361 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R65 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was a place that really existed, but it is long dead. By now, the word "Soviet" should be as meaningless as "Hapsburg". Yet it endures, as in the wave of "de-communisation" in Ukraine or the strange idea that the capitalist government in Russia is "Communist". But does the Soviet experience have anything to teach us today, or was it just an enormous cul-de-sac, a nuclear-armed reincarnation of the Russian Empire? This book tries to find out, through walking the towns and great cities of the USSR, in an itinerary that goes from the Baltic to Belarus, from Ukraine to the Urals, from the Caucasus to Central Asia, in places ranging from utopian colonies of the Twenties, to nuclear new towns of the Fifties, to gleaming new capitals of the 21st century.Ranging across eleven of the fifteen countries that once made up the Soviet Union, this book searches for the remnants of revolutions both distant and recent. and for the continuities with the Communist idea. Instead of a wistful journey through ruins, this is a Marxist Humanist account of how cities and their inhabitants have tried to cope both with the end of a socialist dream and the failure of capitalism to fulfill its own promises. In this patchwork of EU democracies, neoliberal dictatorships and Soviet nostalgic enclaves (often found in the same countries) we might just find the outlines of a way of building and living in cities that is a powerful alternative, both in the past and present.

Architecture and Narrative - The Formation of Space and Cultural Meaning (Hardcover): Sophia Psarra Architecture and Narrative - The Formation of Space and Cultural Meaning (Hardcover)
Sophia Psarra
R2,871 Discovery Miles 28 710 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Architecture is often seen as the art of a thinking mind that arranges, organizes and establishes relationships between the parts and the whole. It is also seen as the art of designing spaces, which we experience through movement and use. Conceptual ordering, spatial and social narrative are fundamental to the ways in which buildings are shaped, used and perceived. Examining and exploring the ways in which these three dimensions interact in the design and life of buildings, this intriguing book will be of use to anyone with an interest in the theory of architecture and architecture's relationship to the cultural human environment.

Sustainable Urban Development Volume 3 - The Toolkit for Assessment (Hardcover): Ron Vreeker, Mark Deakin, Stephen Curwell Sustainable Urban Development Volume 3 - The Toolkit for Assessment (Hardcover)
Ron Vreeker, Mark Deakin, Stephen Curwell
R2,859 Discovery Miles 28 590 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The third volume of the Sustainable Urban Development Series outlines the BEQUEST toolkit that helps link protocol with the assessment methods currently available for evaluating the sustainability of urban development. It details the decision support mechanisms developed for users of the system to guide them in selecting the appropriate assessment methods for a variety of evaluations.
This book provides case studies drawn from locations across Europe, and also provides best practice examples demonstrating those protocols that planners, property developers and design and construction professionals have followed, and how they have selected the assessment methods they need to best evaluate the sustainability of cities, districts, neighbourhoods and buildings.

The Living Stones of Cairo (Paperback, illustrated edition): Jaroslaw Dobrowolski The Living Stones of Cairo (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Jaroslaw Dobrowolski
R475 R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Save R27 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This work presents a series of pen and ink sketches of historic Cairene architecture, made by a single artist over a period of ten years. The accompanying text presents the monuments as part of a larger cultural, social and historical continuum, placing the buildings in human perspective. In Cairo, the reflection of human drama in architecture is particularly apparent; this book highlights such drama through character sketches of the rivalries, family relationships, intrigues and alliances between the patrons and builders of the medieval city. Cross-references to other sketches in the book draw the captions together into a narrative that reflects the intricate relationships between the buildings, their founders, and their neighbourhoods. The book is designed to enhance the enjoyment of the involved traveller who strives to make the encounter with another culture more meaningful and shift their perspective from the "exotic" to the familiar.

Architectural Map - Delhi (Sheet map, folded): Malini Kochupillai, Anupam Bansal Architectural Map - Delhi (Sheet map, folded)
Malini Kochupillai, Anupam Bansal
R460 Discovery Miles 4 600 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Architectural Map Delhi lists over 200 examples of Delhi's architecture particularly those built after India's independence in 1947. Map locations of Delhi metro included.

Understanding Architecture Through Drawing (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Brian Edwards Understanding Architecture Through Drawing (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Brian Edwards
R2,883 Discovery Miles 28 830 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This second edition is fully revised and updated and includes new chapters on sustainability, history and archaeology, designing through drawing and drawing in architectural practice. The book introduces design and graphic techniques aimed to help designers increase their understanding of buildings and places through drawing. For many, the camera has replaced the sketchbook, but here the author argues that freehand drawing as a means of analyzing and understanding buildings develops visual sensitivity and awareness of design.

By combining design theory with practical lessons in drawing, Understanding Architecture Through Drawing encourages the use of the sketchbook as a creative and critical tool. The book is highly illustrated and is an essential manual on freehand drawing techniques for students of architecture, landscape architecture, town and country planning and urban design.

Modern Architecture A-Z (Hardcover): Modern Architecture A-Z (Hardcover)
R400 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R71 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With more than 280 entries, this architectural A-Z, now part of our Bibliotheca Universalis series, offers an indispensable overview of the key players in the creation of modern space. From the period spanning the 19th to the 21st century, pioneering architects are featured with a portrait, concise biography, as well as a description of her or his important work. Like a bespoke global architecture tour, you'll travel from Manhattan skyscrapers to a Japanese concert hall, from Gaudi's Palau Guell in Barcelona to Lina Bo Bardi's sports and leisure center in a former factory site in Sao Paulo. You'll take in Gio Ponti's colored geometries, Zaha Hadid's free-flowing futurism, the luminous interiors of SANAA, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh's unique blend of Scottish tradition and elegant japonisme. The book's A to Z entries also cover groups, movements, and styles to position these leading individual architects within broader building trends across time and geography, including International Style, Bauhaus, De Stijl, and much more. With illustrations including some of the best architectural photography of the modern era, this is a comprehensive resource for any architecture professional, student, or devotee.

Haboob (Hardcover): Leslie Leroux Haboob (Hardcover)
Leslie Leroux; Photographs by Andrew Phelps
R960 R736 Discovery Miles 7 360 Save R224 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

With "Haboob" photographer Andrew Phelps picks up again where his photo series "Higley" (Kehrer Verlag, 2007) left off: the explosive growth of the metropolis of Phoenix gradually engulfing surrounding small towns. Rural structures dissolved, replaced by shopping malls and faceless developments of new detached houses; village roads became broad and showy boulevards.The financial and real estate crisis put an abrupt end to the building boom. The destructive sandstorms typical of Arizona's desert landscape, known as haboobs, now sweep through the deserted streets, a symbol of the fear and anxiety gripping today's American middle class.

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