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Sustainable Architectures - Critical Explorations of Green Building Practice in Europe and North America (Paperback): Simon... Sustainable Architectures - Critical Explorations of Green Building Practice in Europe and North America (Paperback)
Simon Guy, Steven A. Moore
R908 Discovery Miles 9 080 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As buildings are responsible for fifty per cent of CO2 emissions, their design has become the focus of intense technical scrutiny. Knowing how to build more technically efficient, or ecologically responsible, buildings, and being able to assemble the social resources to do so, requires different forms of knowledge and practice. There is wide contestation over the optimal pathways to greener buildings design and great diversity in practices of sustainable architecture. This volume brings together leading researchers from across the European Union and North America both to illustrate the diversity of practice and to provide a critical commentary on this key debate. The reader is provided with an introduction to competing perspectives on the sustainable architecture debate, international exemplars of differing practice and an overview of new theoretical and methodological resources for understanding and meeting the conceptual, social and technical challenges of sustainable architecture.

The Transparent State - Architecture and Politics in Postwar Germany (Paperback): Deborah Ascher Barnstone The Transparent State - Architecture and Politics in Postwar Germany (Paperback)
Deborah Ascher Barnstone
R1,025 Discovery Miles 10 250 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book examines the transformation of transparency as a metaphor in West German political thought to an analogy for democratic architecture, questioning the prevailing assumption in German architectural circles that transparency in governmental buildings can be equated with openness, accessibility and greater democracy.
The book traces the development of transparency in German political and architectural culture, tying this lineage to the relationship between culture and national identity, a connection that began before unification of the German state in the 18th century and continues today. The Weimar Republic and Third Reich periods are examined although the book focuses on the postwar period, looking at the use of transparency in the three projects for a national parliament, the 1949 Bundestag project by Hans Schwippert, the 1992 Bundestag building by Gunter Behnisch and the 1999 Reichstag renovation by Norman Foster.
Transparency is an IMPORTANT issue in CONTEMPORARY architectural practice; this book will appeal to both the practicing architect and the architectural historian.

Understanding Architecture - An Introduction to Architecture and Architectural History (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Hazel... Understanding Architecture - An Introduction to Architecture and Architectural History (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Hazel Conway, Rowan Roenisch
R1,905 Discovery Miles 19 050 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A comprehensive introduction to architecture and architectural history and exceptional in its approach, this book explores architecture as a current practice in relation to history and in relation to the wider context of cultures, conservation and the environment. This new edition brings in the new emphasis on sustainability, urbanism, urban regeneration and cultural identity, in order to take a holistic approach to the subject of architecture.
Highly illustrated, this book enables the reader to make sense of the experience of architecture and the built environment by understanding more about the form, construction, meaning and history of the subject.

Sustainable Architectures - Critical Explorations of Green Building Practice in Europe and North America (Hardcover): Simon... Sustainable Architectures - Critical Explorations of Green Building Practice in Europe and North America (Hardcover)
Simon Guy, Steven A. Moore
R2,556 Discovery Miles 25 560 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As buildings are responsible for fifty per cent of CO2 emissions, their design has become the focus of intense technical scrutiny. Knowing how to build more technically efficient, or ecologically responsible, buildings, and being able to assemble the social resources to do so, requires different forms of knowledge and practice. There is wide contestation over the optimal pathways to greener buildings design and great diversity in practices of sustainable architecture. This volume brings together leading researchers from across the European Union and North America both to illustrate the diversity of practice and to provide a critical commentary on this key debate. The reader is provided with an introduction to competing perspectives on the sustainable architecture debate, international exemplars of differing practice and an overview of new theoretical and methodological resources for understanding and meeting the conceptual, social and technical challenges of sustainable architecture.

Blank State - An Architectural Coloring Book (Paperback): Fundamental Berlin Blank State - An Architectural Coloring Book (Paperback)
Fundamental Berlin
R311 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R52 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Avery Review - Chicago (Paperback): The Avery Review The Avery Review - Chicago (Paperback)
The Avery Review
R209 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R40 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Avery Review, a digital journal about books, buildings, and other architectural media, makes its print debut with a thematic broadsheet edition about the city of Chicago. Coinciding with the inaugural Chicago Architectural Biennial, this issue addresses the historic imagination of the city (including figures of myth like Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and even John Dillinger) and possibilities for the contemporary urban landscape (including discussions of placemaking, contemporary cultural monuments, and infrastructural parks). Selected pieces from the Avery Review's first year are republished alongside these commissioned essays on Chicago. Together these texts claim the critical essay as a space in which to test one's own intellectual commitments, to enter into and advance a conversation about the pasts and futures of urban architectural thought.

Italomodern 1 - Architecture in Northern Italy 1946-1976 (Paperback): Martin Feiersinger, Werner Feiersinger Italomodern 1 - Architecture in Northern Italy 1946-1976 (Paperback)
Martin Feiersinger, Werner Feiersinger
R739 R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Save R177 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Martin Feiersinger, Vienna-based architect, and his brother Werner Feiersinger, artist and photographer, have travelled extensively around Northern Italy to document the region's modern architecture from the three decades immediately following World War II. Their view focused on individual buildings rather than entire urban structures, the Feiersingers have selected projects by representatives of neo-realist and rationalist, brutalist, or organic architectural schools. Italomodern 1 features 84 buildings with photographs, a brief descriptive text also giving the exact address, as well as with selected floor plans, sections, or elevations. The images present a subjective point of view, showing each building in its present state. A map of Northern Italy and an appendix, providing rich information on the architects and listing also selected other buildings and further reading for each firm, complement the architectural portraits. The two volumes, Italomodern 1 and 2, each an entirely self-contained book, make handy and smartly structured guides for architecture lovers and professionals alike.

Digital Infrastructures - Enabling Civil and Environmental Systems through Information Technology (Paperback): Thomas Horan,... Digital Infrastructures - Enabling Civil and Environmental Systems through Information Technology (Paperback)
Thomas Horan, Rae Zimmerman
R1,127 Discovery Miles 11 270 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An invisible network of digital technology systems underlies the highly visible networks of roads, waterways, satellites, and power-lines. Increasingly, these systems are becoming the "infrastructure's infrastructure," providing a crucial array of data on network demand, performance, reliability, and security. Digital Infrastructures presents an interdisciplinary analysis of the technological systems that envelop these networks. The book balances analyses of specific civil and environmental infrastructures with broader policy and management issues, including the challenges of using IT to manage these critical systems under crises conditions.

Spaces of Global Cultures - Architecture, Urbanism, Identity (Paperback): Anthony D King Spaces of Global Cultures - Architecture, Urbanism, Identity (Paperback)
Anthony D King
R1,030 Discovery Miles 10 300 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book brings together a series of new and historical case studies to show how different phases of globalization are transforming the built environment. Taking a broad interdisciplinary approach, the author draws on sociological, geographical, cultural and postcolonial studies to provide a critical account of the development of three key concepts: global culture, post colonialism, and modernity. Subsequent case studies examine how global economic, political and cultural forces shape the forms of architectural and urban modernity in globalized suburbs and spaces in major cities worldwide.


The first book to combine global and postcolonial theoretical approaches to the built environment and to illustrate these with examples, Spaces of Global Cultures argues for a more historical and interdisciplinary understanding of globalization: one that places material space and the built environment at the centre and calls for new theories to address new conditions.

American Architectural History - A Contemporary Reader (Hardcover, New edition): Keith Eggener American Architectural History - A Contemporary Reader (Hardcover, New edition)
Keith Eggener
R2,590 Discovery Miles 25 900 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This major new text presents a collection of recent writings on architecture and urbanism in the United States, with topics ranging from colonial to contemporary times. In terms of content and scope, there is no collection, in or out of print, directly comparable to this one. The essays are drawn from the past twenty years' of publishing in the field, arranged chronologically from colonial to contemporary and accessible in thematic groupings, contextualized and introduced by Keith Eggener.

Drawing together 24 illustrated essays by major and emerging scholars in the field, American Architectural History is a valuable resource for students of the history of American art, architecture, urbanism, and material culture.

Pugin's Gothic Ornament - The Classic Sourcebook of Decorative Motifs with 100 Plates (Paperback): Augustus C. Pugin Pugin's Gothic Ornament - The Classic Sourcebook of Decorative Motifs with 100 Plates (Paperback)
Augustus C. Pugin
R292 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R53 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This classic sourcebook of decorative motifs contains 100 plates of copyright-free Gothic designs, meticulously reproduced from rare 19th-century engravings. Many are floral and foliate designs rendered from panels, capitals, borders, brackets, friezes, grotesques and other decorative elements from such architectural landmarks as New College Chapel at Oxford, Rouen Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral, Kenilworth Castle, Eltham Palace and the tomb of the Earl of Warwick.

123 Places in Turkey - A Private Grand Tour (Paperback): Russell Francis 123 Places in Turkey - A Private Grand Tour (Paperback)
Russell Francis
R400 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R95 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This personal and well informed selection and description of the most interesting towns and individual buildings and archaeological sites in Turkey is the definitive guidebook for the discerning traveler. The author has been visiting Turkey for nearly fifty years and is the perfect companion for those who want to know about more than the obvious attractions. This book will immeasurably enhance any thoughtful traveler's visit, but can also be read at home as an aid to planning, or recalling, a trip, or simply as a guide to the astonishing and multi-faceted artistic and architectural riches of that most fascinating country.

Dictionary of Architectural and Building Technology (Hardcover, 4th New edition): Henry Cowan, Peter Smith Dictionary of Architectural and Building Technology (Hardcover, 4th New edition)
Henry Cowan, Peter Smith; Edited by Henry Cowan, Peter Smith
R2,553 Discovery Miles 25 530 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A comprehensive summary of the vocabulary used across the building industry, from the preparation of an architectural brief, through creative and technical design, to construction technology and facilities management. The latest edition has several substantially revised entries as well as many new additions, including new illustrations and terms. Covering a range of disciplines across architecture and building and including both SI metric and Imperial units, this dictionary and reference work will enable students and professionals to use and understand vocabulary from other areas of expertise, and contribute to better communication.

The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa and Other Essays (Paperback, 1st MIT Press Paperback Ed): Colin Rowe The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa and Other Essays (Paperback, 1st MIT Press Paperback Ed)
Colin Rowe
R729 R557 Discovery Miles 5 570 Save R172 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This collection of an important architectural theorist's essays considers and compares designs by Palladio and Le Corbusier, discusses mannerism and modern architecture, architectural vocabulary in the 19th century, the architecture of Chicago, neoclassicism and modern architecture, and the architecture of utopia.

Professional Practice - A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings (Paperback): Paul Segal Professional Practice - A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings (Paperback)
Paul Segal
R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Who are the parties in architecture, engineering, and construction? How do you market architectural services (get the project)? What are the basic project delivery methods? What are the forms of owner/architect and owner/contractor agreements and what services do they cover? How should you charge for your services? How do you set up an office? What insurance, legal, and accounting issues must you consider? What is project management and who should do it? What are zoning and building codes about?

Serial Books Architecture & Urbanism, Serial Books Architecture & Urbanism - Armed Surfaces (Paperback): Dagmar Richter Serial Books Architecture & Urbanism, Serial Books Architecture & Urbanism - Armed Surfaces (Paperback)
Dagmar Richter
R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Armed Surfaces presents DRD Lab's investigations into contemporary reality and a new typology for living. An analysis of transitional moments in daily life initiates a re-examination of Functionalism as an ideology of standardisation and normalcy. The DRD lab uses theory, spatial and cultural analysis, dynamic measurement, temporal positioning and their collected data to develop a non-standard diagram which exposes the new role of architectural surfaces as 'performing surfaces'. This concept is explored through a series of research-oriented projects which include 'custom mass produced' contemporary housing and a performance induced landscape. In the diverse projects undertaken here, Richter seeks to radically reinvent urban design through a game of 'retracing' and 'restitution', founded in the notion the information is what qualifies space. The book explores new solutions to architecture and planning exposing an alternative view of architecture.

Bristol's Modern Buildings, v. c20/21 (Paperback, Revised edition): Tony Aldous Bristol's Modern Buildings, v. c20/21 (Paperback, Revised edition)
Tony Aldous
R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The viking age Buildings of Dublin (Part 1+2) (Paperback, illustrated edition): Patrick F. Wallace The viking age Buildings of Dublin (Part 1+2) (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Patrick F. Wallace
R836 R693 Discovery Miles 6 930 Save R143 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Modernism and the Spirit of the City (Paperback): Iain Boyd Whyte Modernism and the Spirit of the City (Paperback)
Iain Boyd Whyte
R1,034 Discovery Miles 10 340 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


This selection of groundbreaking essays offers a significant and long overdue reassessment of the aims and intentions of European architecture and urbanism over the period 1880-1960. It pursues those stimuli to human creativity - myth, history, spirituality - which have not been admitted to the standard histories of twentieth-century architecture and urbanism. Nine chapters by distinguished scholars focus on the city as the dominant generator of social, political and cultural institutions and structures in late nineteenth and twentieth-century Europe.

Driftwood Shacks - Anonymous Architecture Along the California Coast (Hardcover): Lloyd Kahn Driftwood Shacks - Anonymous Architecture Along the California Coast (Hardcover)
Lloyd Kahn
R368 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R104 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Villa Frankenstein: Close Looking/La Laguna Di Venezia, v. 1 & 2 - The Journal of the British Pavilion, 12th International... Villa Frankenstein: Close Looking/La Laguna Di Venezia, v. 1 & 2 - The Journal of the British Pavilion, 12th International Architecture Exhibition (English, Italian, Paperback)
Andrea Bonometto, Lorenzo Bonometto, Viola Carnelutti Leone; Edited by Adrian Dannatt
R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Buildings of Virginia - Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest (Hardcover): Anne Carter Lee Buildings of Virginia - Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest (Hardcover)
Anne Carter Lee
R1,732 Discovery Miles 17 320 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Virginia is as much a state of mind as a set of geographical boundaries. Its western terrain encompasses dramatically beautiful mountaintops and scrubby lowlands, luxuriantly rich terrain, and rocky, almost untillable land. The green forests, rich loam, red clay, and sandy soil attracted waves of immigrants, newcomers almost as varied as the landscape. They came first to explore and trade and then to work, often to overwork, the land. The result in architecture is one of conservatism and rebellion, a region supremely proud of its history and, all too often, neglectful of its preservation.This second of two volumes devoted to the Old Dominion encompasses five regions (Shenandoah Valley, Allegheny Highlands, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest Virginia), comprising 55 counties and 20 of the state's independent cities. More than 1,250 building entries document the commonwealth's history from prehistory to early settlement, through the Civil War, Reconstruction, Massive Resistance, and the civil rights movement, to the present day, surveying a range of building types and styles from log cabins to tobacco plantation houses, including the birthplaces of Booker T. Washington and Confederate general Jubal Early, set in close proximity in Franklin County, and the homes of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee in Lexington. The text, enhanced and enlivened by 300 photographs and 31 maps, canvasses everything from Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest and Woodrow Wilson's Presidential Library to Roanoke's modernist Taubman Museum of Art and the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley to Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway, highlighting along the way Virginia's contributions to literature (Willa Cather to the Waltons), music (the Carter Family and Ralph Stanley), cuisine (apple orchards, turkey farms, and whiskey distilleries), and tourism (Luray Caverns to Natural Bridge).

A volume in the Buildings of the United States series of the Society of Architectural Historians

Exporting American Architecture 1870-2000 (Paperback): Jeffrey W. Cody Exporting American Architecture 1870-2000 (Paperback)
Jeffrey W. Cody
R925 Discovery Miles 9 250 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


The export of American architecture began in the nineteenth century as a disjointed set of personal adventures and commercial initiatives. It continues today alongside the transfer of other aspects of American life and culture to most regions of the world. Jeffrey Cody explains how, why and where American architects, planners, building contractors and other actors have marketed American architecture overseas. In so doing he provides a historical perspective on the diffusion of American building technologies, architectural standards, construction methods and planning paradigms. Using previously undocumented examples and illustrations, he shows how steel-frame manufacturers shipped their products abroad enabling the erection of American-style skyscrapers worldwide by 1900 and how this phase was followed by similar initiatives by companies manufacturing concrete components.

The Peeps - Ancoats: the Presence of Absence (Hardcover): Dan Dubowitz The Peeps - Ancoats: the Presence of Absence (Hardcover)
Dan Dubowitz
R607 Discovery Miles 6 070 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ancoats, in Manchester, was once unimaginably different. One of the world's earliest industrial suburbs, it was dark and dense, noisy, frenetic, violent, and unhealthy. It was also vibrant and creative. It had a striking vapor, sound, and feel. The area today has undergone a striking regeneration. New streets, pavements, and civic spaces have been laid down. A series of installations, known as The Peeps, have been created for the area. Built into the fabric of the buildings, the brass peep holes offer a fleeting glimpse of a walled-in space, a tunnel, a disused toilet, a bell tower, a gauge. Dan Dubowitz, given the title of "cultural masterplanner," records through photographs, interviews, commentary, and contemporaneous texts, the recent past and the current regeneration of the suburb. It is a fascinating, beautifully illustrated and designed volume that eloquently depicts the common narrative of industrialization, slow decay, and rebirth.

Forensic Architecture - Violence at the Threshold of Detectability (Hardcover): Eyal Weizman Forensic Architecture - Violence at the Threshold of Detectability (Hardcover)
Eyal Weizman
R769 R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Save R199 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A new form of investigative practice that uses architecture as an optical device to investigate armed conflicts and environmental destruction. In recent years, the group Forensic Architecture began using novel research methods to undertake a series of investigations into human rights abuses. Today, the group provides crucial evidence for international courts and works with a wide range of activist groups, NGOs, Amnesty International, and the UN. Forensic Architecture has not only shed new light on human rights violations and state crimes across the globe, but has also created a new form of investigative practice that bears its name. The group uses architecture as an optical device to investigate armed conflicts and environmental destruction, as well as to cross-reference a variety of evidence sources, such as new media, remote sensing, material analysis, witness testimony, and crowd-sourcing. In Forensic Architecture, Eyal Weizman, the group's founder, provides, for the first time, an in-depthintroduction to the history, practice, assumptions, potentials, and double binds of this practice. The book includes an extensive array of images, maps, and detailed documentation that records the intricate work the group has performed. Traversing multiple scales and durations, the case studies in this volume include the analysis of the shrapnel fragments in a room struck by drones in Pakistan, the reconstruction of a contested shooting in the West Bank, the architectural recreation of a secret Syrian detention center from the memory of its survivors, a blow-by-blow account of a day-long battle in Gaza, and an investigation of environmental violence and climate change in the Guatemalan highlands and elsewhere. Weizman's Forensic Architecture,stunning and shocking in its critical narrative, powerful images,and daring investigations, presents a new form of public truth, technologically, architecturally, and aesthetically produced. The practice calls for a transformative politics in which architecture as a field of knowledge and a mode of interpretation exposes and confronts ever-new forms of state violence and secrecy.

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