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Citygami Berlin: Build Your Own Paper Skyline (Spiral bound): Clockwork Soldier Citygami Berlin: Build Your Own Paper Skyline (Spiral bound)
Clockwork Soldier
R543 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R238 (44%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Berlin's skyline springs to life in this ingeniously crafted book that lets you build your own paper city. Citygami Berlin is a craft project, a diorama, a study in architecture, and, when it's finished, a stand-alone piece of art. Inspired by one of the world's great architectural cities, Clockwork Soldier have created a unique experience that lets readers replicate Berlin's most famous buildings, while also gaining fascinating insight into their individual histories and significance. Here, scale models of the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag building, The Fernsehturm, and other structures are presented on die-cut, pre-folded, cardstock pages. Clear, easy-to-follow instructions show you how to assemble each building, with no glue or scissors required, and when every building has been constructed, the result is a fabulous displayready cityscape of Berlin. Accompanying the models are a set of 40 interlocking construction cards, featuring details from the city's architecture, allowing readers to get creative and make structures of different shapes and sizes. As fun as it is educational, this craft book promises hours of absorbing activity and a lasting keepsake for years to come.

Addison Mizner - Architect of Fantasy and Romance (Hardcover): Beth Dunlop, Steven Brooke Addison Mizner - Architect of Fantasy and Romance (Hardcover)
Beth Dunlop, Steven Brooke
R1,340 R978 Discovery Miles 9 780 Save R362 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The go-to architect for the Jazz Age elite of South Florida and beyond, Addison Mizner created a new architectural style and a new lifestyle for the wealthy and socially prominent of Palm Beach America s preeminent winter resort town of the time. Building mansions, clubs, hotels and apartment houses with a bent toward fantasy and romance, Mizner established a design vocabulary and tradition that to this day influences architects, designers, and builders. Evocative of old Spain, Venice, and the Moorish capitals of Granada and Seville, Mizner s work is a dream realized: courtyards with fountains, trellises with climbing bougainvillea, arched windows, glazed tile floors, spiraling marble columns, expansive interiors with grand proportions. This book explores Mizner s legacy through the extraordinary houses and other structures he built, including such storied homes as La Guerida, an 11-bedroom Spanish Revival mansion, best known now as the Kennedy Estate the place where JFK he composed his Inaugural Address. Known for their beauty, opulence, fantastic detail, as well as the stories of those individuals who have lived or played in them, the houses and buildings of Addison Mizner stand as monuments to grand living and romance made in stone and iron, stucco and tile.

The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice (Paperback, 15th Edition): American Institute of Architects The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice (Paperback, 15th Edition)
American Institute of Architects
R2,178 R1,549 Discovery Miles 15 490 Save R629 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The essential guide to beginning your career in architecture The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice opens the door to the vast body of knowledge required to effectively manage architectural projects and practice. A professional architect is responsible for much more than design; this book is specifically designed to help prepare you for the business and administrative challenges of working in the real-world whether you are a student or are just starting out in practice. It provides clear insight into the legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative tasks and issues that are integral to keeping a firm running. This new edition has been restructured to be a companion textbook for students undertaking architectural practice classes, while also fulfilling the specific knowledge needs of interns and emerging professionals. It supplements information from the professional handbook with new content aimed at those setting out in the architectural profession and starting to navigate their careers. New topics covered in this new edition include: path to licensure, firm identity, professional development, strategic planning, and integrated project delivery. Whether you want to work at a top firm, strike out on your own, or start the next up-and-coming team, the business of architecture is a critical factor in your success. This book brings the fundamentals together to give you a one-stop resource for learning the reality of architectural practice. * Learn the architect's legal and ethical responsibilities * Understand the processes of starting and running your own firm * Develop, manage, and deliver projects on time and on budget * Become familiar with standard industry agreements and contracts Few architects were drawn to the profession by dreams of writing agreements and negotiating contracts, but those who excel at these everyday essential tasks impact their practice in innumerable ways. The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice provides access to the "nuts and bolts" that keep a firm alive, stable, and financially sound.

Stories in Stone - A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography (Hardcover): Douglas Keister Stories in Stone - A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography (Hardcover)
Douglas Keister
R455 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R94 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Certain symbols abound in modern Western culture that are instantly recognizable: the cross signifies Christianity, the six-pointed Star of David is revered by Jews, the golden arches frequently means it's time for lunch. Other symbols, however, require a bit of decoding-particularly those found in cemeteries.

Cemeteries are virtual encyclopedias of symbolism. Engravings on tombstones, mausoleums and memorials tell us just about everything there is to know about a person- date of birth and death as well as religion, ethnicity, occupation, community interests, and much more. In the fascinating new book Stories in Stone: The Complete Guide to Cemetery Symbolism by noted author Douglas Keister, the secrets of cemetery symbolism are finally revealed. For instance, did you know that it is quite rare to see a sunflower on a tombstone? Did you know that the human foot symbolizes humility and service since it consistently touches the earth? Or the humble sheaf of wheat-while it is often used to denote someone who has lived a long and fruitful life, do you know other meanings it might carry?

Stories in Stone provides history along with images of a wide variety of common and not-so-common cemetery symbols, and offers an in-depth examination of stone relics and the personal and intimate details they display-flora and fauna, religious icons, society symbols, and final impressions of how the deceased wished to be remembered. Douglas Keister has created a practical field guide that is compact and portable, perfect for those interested in family histories and genealogical research, and is the only book of its kind that unlocks the language of symbols in a comprehensive and easy-to-understand manner.

Douglas Keister has photographed fourteen award-winning, critically acclaimed books (including Red Tile Style: America's Spanish Revival Architecture, The Bungalow: America's Arts & Crafts Home, and Storybook Style: America's Whimsical Homes of the Twenties) earning him the title "America's most noted photographer of historic architecture." He also writes and illustrates magazine articles and contributes photographs and essays to other books, calendars, posters, and greeting cards. Doug lives in Chico, California, and travels frequently to photograph and lecture on historic architecture and photography.

Jewels on the Crescent - Masterpieces of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Hardcover): Kalpana Desai Jewels on the Crescent - Masterpieces of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Hardcover)
Kalpana Desai
R1,032 R761 Discovery Miles 7 610 Save R271 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Situated on the famous Crescent Site near the Gateway of India in Mumbai is the landmark heritage building that houses the Prince of Wales Museum. It is one of the most exquisite examples of the Indo-Saracenic architectural style for which the architect, George Wiltet, is well known. Designed in 1909, it filled the need for a quality museum in western India, particularly to house artefacts excavated by Henry Cousens, a famous archaeologist and Superintendent of Archaeological Survey at the time, who concentrated his work on sites in western India belonging to the early Gupta period. Today the collection includes decorative arts, textiles, jade, wood and ivory, among other mediums, which provide a glimpse of the inherent skills of the Indian craftsmen of the 18th and 19th centuries. The Nepal and Tibet collection showcases essential features of Tantric Buddhism, including the 16th century image of Sron-Tsan-Gampo, who is known to have established Buddhism in Tibet.

Dorset (Hardcover): Michael Hill, John Newman, Nikolaus Pevsner Dorset (Hardcover)
Michael Hill, John Newman, Nikolaus Pevsner
R818 R726 Discovery Miles 7 260 Save R92 (11%) 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.

How the French Live - Modern French Style (Hardcover): Siham Mazouz How the French Live - Modern French Style (Hardcover)
Siham Mazouz
R654 R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Save R205 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Iconic Buildings - An Illustrated Guide to the World's Most Remarkable Architecture (Paperback): Studio Esinam Iconic Buildings - An Illustrated Guide to the World's Most Remarkable Architecture (Paperback)
Studio Esinam
R240 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R53 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book presents unique visual profiles of the most iconic buildings in the world, from twenty-five of the most important and most visited cities. Featuring remarkably detailed line drawings elegantly rendered in black and white, these captivating artworks and the accompanying text help the reader learn each structure s history and understand what makes them so visually and culturally iconic. With the aim of exploring and communicating the deeper qualities of architecture by looking at it from new angles and presenting it in fresh and engaging ways, the illustrations are distinctive and elegant inspired by Studio Esinam s Landmarks and Elevations series of prints. Among the buildings included are such global icons as New York s Chrysler Building, London s St. Paul s Cathedral, and the Sydney Opera House, along with lesser-known yet equally outstanding structures like the Centre Pompidou in Paris or Mies van der Rohe s Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.

From Bauhaus to Our House (Paperback): Tom Wolfe From Bauhaus to Our House (Paperback)
Tom Wolfe 1
R280 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R56 (20%) Shipped within 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."

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.

Architecture of Modern China - A Historical Critique (Hardcover): Jianfei Zhu Architecture of Modern China - A Historical Critique (Hardcover)
Jianfei Zhu
R2,873 Discovery Miles 28 730 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A collection of essays on architecture of modern China, arranged chronologically covering a period from 1729 to 2008, focusing mainly on the twentieth century. The distinctive feature of this book is a blending of ?critical? and ?historical? research, taking a long-range perspective transcending the current scene and the Maoist period. This is a short, elegant book that condenses the wide subject matter into key topics.

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.

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.

Verb Natures (Hardcover): Albert Ferre, Michael Kubo, Ramon Prat Verb Natures (Hardcover)
Albert Ferre, Michael Kubo, Ramon Prat
R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"What is fascinating is the inability to separate the real from the digital, because they already form part of the same nature." So we said in the last issue of Verb. Here we explore how this fusion takes place. Buildings and cities grow, are transformed, and dissolve. How can this evolution be generated, controlled, enhanced or imagined? Is our environment programmable? How does the fusion of natural and artificial matter produce new architectural organisms, new environments, new natures? How does technology animate space, and how do users and programs animate matter? The fifth volume of Actar's boogazine looks for a new definition of the organic.Projects by: Terraswarm, Aranda/Lasch, Shohei Matsukawa / 000studio, Kram/Weisshaar, Michael Meredith, mos, Foster + Partners, George L. Legendre, IJP Corporation, PTW Architects + Arup Australia + CSCEC, ON-A, Hitoshi Abe, Manuel Gausa Asociados, Vicente Guallart, Mick Pearce, Yusuke Obuchi, R&Sie(n), Cristina Diaz, AMID, INI, ONL...

Architectural Map - Delhi (Sheet map, folded): Malini Kochupillai, Anupam Bansal Architectural Map - Delhi (Sheet map, folded)
Malini Kochupillai, Anupam Bansal
R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 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.

Haboob (Hardcover): Leslie Leroux Haboob (Hardcover)
Leslie Leroux; Photographs by Andrew Phelps
R911 R699 Discovery Miles 6 990 Save R212 (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.

GSD 08 Platform (Hardcover): Lluis Ortega, Michael Kubo GSD 08 Platform (Hardcover)
Lluis Ortega, Michael Kubo
R477 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R93 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"GSD 08 Platform" formulates prevalent tendencies and coherences within the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Its content groupings are the site of relations between a diverse range of projects and research, developing affinities between projects, events, and writings, revealing a cross-section of ideas and interests. More than a mere recording of lectures, publications, and exhibitions, this book unravels a new order of experience and discovery.

Toward an Architecture (Paperback): Le Corbusier Toward an Architecture (Paperback)
Le Corbusier
R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Published in 1923, Toward an Architecture had an immediate impact on architects throughout Europe and remains a foundational text for students and professionals. Le Corbusier urges readers to cease thinking of architecture as a matter of historical styles and instead open their eyes to the modern world. Simultaneously a historian, critic, and prophet, he provocatively juxtaposes views of classical Greece and Renaissance Rome with images of airplanes, cars, and ocean liners. Le Corbusier's slogans--such as "the house is a machine for living in"--and philosophy changed how his contemporaries saw the relationship between architecture, technology, and history. This edition includes a new translation of the original text, a scholarly introduction, and background notes that illuminate the text and illustrations.

Walls - A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick (Hardcover): David Frye Walls - A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick (Hardcover)
David Frye 1
R522 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R182 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For thousands of years, humans have built walls and assaulted them, admired walls and reviled them. Great Walls have appeared on nearly every continent, the handiwork of people from Persia, Rome, China, Central America, and beyond. They have accompanied the rise of cities, nations, and empires. And yet they rarely appear in our history books.

Spanning centuries and millennia, drawing on archaeological digs to evidence from Berlin and Hollywood, David Frye uncovers the story of walls and asks questions that are both intriguing and profound. Did walls make civilization possible? Can we live without them?

This is more than a tale of bricks and stone: Frye reveals the startling link between what we build and how we live, who we are and how we came to be. It is nothing less than the story of civilization.

The Modernist Architecture of Samuel G. and William B. Wiener - Shreveport, Louisiana, 1920-1960 (Hardcover): Karen Kingsley,... The Modernist Architecture of Samuel G. and William B. Wiener - Shreveport, Louisiana, 1920-1960 (Hardcover)
Karen Kingsley, Guy W Carwile
R832 R644 Discovery Miles 6 440 Save R188 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Active Matter (Hardcover): Skylar Tibbits Active Matter (Hardcover)
Skylar Tibbits
R854 R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Save R249 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The first book on active matter, an emerging field focused on programming physical materials to assemble themselves, transform autonomously, and react to information. The past few decades brought a revolution in computer software and hardware; today we are on the cusp of a materials revolution. If yesterday we programmed computers and other machines, today we program matter itself. This has created new capabilities in design, computing, and fabrication, which allow us to program proteins and bacteria, to generate self-transforming wood products and architectural details, and to create clothing from "intelligent textiles" that grow themselves. This book offers essays and sample projects from the front lines of the emerging field of active matter. Active matter and programmable materials are at the intersection of science, art, design, and engineering, with applications in fields from biology and computer science to architecture and fashion. These essays contextualize current work and explore recent research. Sample projects, generously illustrated in color, show the range of possibilities envisioned by their makers. Contributors explore the design of active material at scales from nano to micro, kilo, and even planetary. They investigate processes of self-assembly at a microscopic level; test new materials that can sense and actuate themselves; and examine the potential of active matter in the built environment and in living and artificial systems. Active Matter is an essential guide to a field that could shape the future of design.

On Altering Architecture (Hardcover): Fred Scott On Altering Architecture (Hardcover)
Fred Scott
R2,860 Discovery Miles 28 600 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Bringing together interior design and architectural theory, this exciting text looks at the common practices of building alteration, reconsidering established ideas and methods, to initiate the creation of a theory of the interior or interventional design.

Fred Scott examines in-depth case studies of interventional design from architectural history across the world examples discussed are taken from the States, Europe and Japan. Scott expands and builds on the ideas of Viollet-le-Duc, structuralism and other thoughts to layout criteria for an art of intervention and change. The book draws on the philosophy of conservation, preservation and restoration, as well as exploring related social and political issues.

For those in professions of architecture and interiors, town planners, and students in architecture and art schools, On Altering Architecture forms a body of thought that can be aligned and compared with architectural theory.

The LeFevre Fellowship - 2000-2017 (Paperback): Benjamin Wilke The LeFevre Fellowship - 2000-2017 (Paperback)
Benjamin Wilke
R491 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R108 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Howard E. LeFevre '29 Emerging Practitioner Fellowship provides an individual with a nine-month residency to investigate a specific project related to his or her overall development, to produce an exhibition and lecture concerning that work, and to develop their ideas within the context of teaching an architectural design studio. Since 2000, the LeFevre Fellowship has been occupied by architects and designers with a range of research interests within and around the practice of architecture. The scope of concerns has included history, theory, contemporary culture, media, technology, material assembly, and advanced techniques with respect to the design of the built environment. All of these topics have been addressed during a crucial period in which the discipline has seen the development of digital and technological processes and strategies, the consequences and potentials of which are part of the work of each fellow shown herein. This catalog is a record of the inquiries and proposals that were developed thanks to the LeFevre Fellowship.

The Environments of Architecture - Environmental Design in Context (Hardcover): Randall Thomas, Trevor Garnham The Environments of Architecture - Environmental Design in Context (Hardcover)
Randall Thomas, Trevor Garnham
R2,875 Discovery Miles 28 750 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This well-illustrated 'think piece' provides a much needed and topical philosophical introduction to the place of environmental design in architecture. The Environments of Architecture sets out a range of considerations necessary to produce appropriate internal environments in the context of a wider discussion on the effect of building decisions on the broader environment. The authors, from architecture and engineering, academia and practice, provide a rounded and well-balanced introduction to this important topic. Starting from a belief that the built environment can contribute more positively to the planet and the pleasure of places as well as answering the practical demands of comfort, they cover site planning, form, materials, construction and operation as well as looking at design on a city level. Presenting a thoughtful and stimulating approach to the built environment, this book forms an excellent guide for practitioners, students and academics concerned with our built environment.

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