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Problem Seeking - An Architectural Programming Primer (Paperback, 5th Edition): William M. Pena, Steven A. Parshall Problem Seeking - An Architectural Programming Primer (Paperback, 5th Edition)
William M. Pena, Steven A. Parshall
R1,166 R837 Discovery Miles 8 370 Save R329 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The classic programming guide for architects and clients--fully updated and revised

Architectural programming is a team effort that requires close cooperation between architects and their clients. "Problem Seeking, Fifth Edition" lays out a five-step procedure that teams can follow when programming any building or series of buildings, from a small house to a hospital complex. This simple yet comprehensive process encompasses the entire range of factors that influence the design of buildings.

This "Fifth Edition" of the only programming guide appropriate for both architect and client features new information related to BIM, integrated practice, and sustainable design when programming. Supplemented with more than 120 illustrations and diagrams updated for this edition, this indispensable resource provides revised technical information and faster, easier access to explanations, examples, and tools, including:

Guidance on incorporating the latest technological tools when programming

A primer on discounted cash flow analysis and net present value analysis

Project statement examples organized by project phase and building type

Useful techniques for data management, functional relationship analysis, and more

Tiltwallism - A Treatise of the Architectural Potential of Tilt Wall Construction (Hardcover): Jeffrey Brown Tiltwallism - A Treatise of the Architectural Potential of Tilt Wall Construction (Hardcover)
Jeffrey Brown
R846 R650 Discovery Miles 6 500 Save R196 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An introductory resource to architects and an inspiration to contractors, developers and structural consultants who have encountered Tilt Wall construction. An introductory resource to architects and an inspiration to contractors, developers and structural consultants who have encountered Tilt Wall construction. Brown provides a full synthetic treatment of Tilt Wall construction, explaining its history, methodology, and relationship to the current architectural approaches to meaning. Inclusion of practical reference and resource sections in the book will appeal to a cross-disciplinary audience. SELLING POINTS: - A richly illustrated, timely insight into low-cost building methodology 400 col.

Concrete Lines - The model as a way to see (English, Italian, Paperback): Kuno Mayr Concrete Lines - The model as a way to see (English, Italian, Paperback)
Kuno Mayr; Edited by Michele Drascek
R389 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Save R95 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Architect Kuno Mayr has developed a rigorous way of working. Through a long and laborious procedure, things otherwise overlooked are saved from abandonment and neglect so as to reappear transfigured and ennobled as works of architecture.

The Story of Post-Modernism - Five Decades of the Ironic, Iconic and Critical in Architecture (Paperback, New): Charles Jencks The Story of Post-Modernism - Five Decades of the Ironic, Iconic and Critical in Architecture (Paperback, New)
Charles Jencks
R709 R496 Discovery Miles 4 960 Save R213 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In The Story of Post-Modernism, Charles Jencks, the authority on Post-Modern architecture and culture, provides the defining account of Post-Modern architecture from its earliest roots in the early 60s to the present day. By breaking the narrative into seven distinct chapters, which are both chronological and overlapping, Jencks charts the ebb and flow of the movement, the peaks and troughs of different ideas and themes. * The book is highly visual. As well as providing a chronological account of the movement, each chapter also has a special feature on the major works of a given period. * The first up-to-date narrative of Post-Modern Architecture - other major books on the subject were written 20 years ago. * An accessible narrative that will appeal to students who are new to the subject, as well as those who can remember its heyday in the 70s and 80s.

Lost Edinburgh (Paperback): Liz Hanson Lost Edinburgh (Paperback)
Liz Hanson
R340 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R65 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Like many towns and cities in the UK, Edinburgh has changed over the years and continues to do so. Parts of Scotland's capital have been transformed, especially on Princes Street, where several landmark buildings from the Georgian and Victorian eras were demolished during the 1960s. At St James Square the removal of original Georgian tenements to make way for the St James Centre altered the appearance of the district forever, and it's all set to change again with the demolition of the shopping centre in full swing. The demolition of the Caledonian Railway Company's Princes Street station terminal in 1965 left a giant gap-site close to Lothian Road which would take thirty years to fill. Elsewhere, the former heavily populated residential areas in the Old Town have undergone extensive surgery and Bristo Street and the iconic Parkers department store with its handsome Tudor frontage were swept away for the expansion of Edinburgh University in the 1960s and 70s. 'Lost Edinburgh' describes in words and pictures the many well-known buildings that are no longer part of the city's landscape and will appeal not only to the city's residents but also the many visitors who come here every year to explore its most remarkable streets.

Bauhaus Tel Aviv - An Architectural Guide (Paperback): Nahoum Cohen Bauhaus Tel Aviv - An Architectural Guide (Paperback)
Nahoum Cohen
R357 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R65 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Israeli architecture was and is still influenced by the International Style, and specifically by the Bauhaus school, with some local modifications. The Bauhaus approach to design began permeating into what was then Palestine under the British Mandate, and developed quickly and strongly in the emerging state of Israel. The International Style was introduced into the country by young architects, many of German extraction, some of whom had trained or taught at the Bauhaus, most of whom came with their families to to escape Nazism. Others came from Russia and Poland, competing their studies in Europe, absorbing the then emerging ideas of the International Style. The will to build a new society, uninfluenced by older European traditions caught on readily, and the simple forms of the Bauhaus were applied. Tel Aviv contains up to 1000 buildings in the Bauhaus idiom, designed using simple geometry, usually inexpensive buildings on small, regular, parcels of land. The technologwas also simple, using plastered and stuccoed block and concrete construction in a country lacking the elaboration of more traditional and expensive materials.This book describes a heritage that is only now being co

Art and Architecture in Italy, 1600-1750 - Volume 2: The High Baroque, 1625-1675 (Paperback, 4th Ed): Rudolf Wittkower Art and Architecture in Italy, 1600-1750 - Volume 2: The High Baroque, 1625-1675 (Paperback, 4th Ed)
Rudolf Wittkower
R710 R656 Discovery Miles 6 560 Save R54 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This classic survey of Italian Baroque art and architecture focuses on the arts in every center between Venice and Sicily in the early, high, and late Baroque periods. The heart of the study, however, lies in the architecture and sculpture of the exhilarating years of Roman High Baroque, when Bernini, Borromini, and Cortona were all at work under a series of enlightened popes. Wittkower's text is now accompanied by a critical introduction and substantial new bibliography. This edition will also include color illustrations for the first time. This is the second book in the three volume survey.

Stirling and Central Scotland (Hardcover, New Ed): John Gifford, Frank Arneil Walker Stirling and Central Scotland (Hardcover, New Ed)
John Gifford, Frank Arneil Walker
R824 R758 Discovery Miles 7 580 Save R66 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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

Architecture and the Virtual (Paperback): Marta Jecu Architecture and the Virtual (Paperback)
Marta Jecu
R844 Discovery Miles 8 440 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Architecture and the Virtual is a study of architecture as it is reflected in the work of seven contemporary artists, working with the tools of our post-digital age. The book maps the convergence of virtual space and contemporary conceptual art and is an anthropological exploration of artists who deal with transformable space and work through analog means of image production. Marta Jecu builds her inquiry around interviews with artists and curators in order to explore how these works create the experience of the virtual in architecture. Performativity and neo-conceptualism play important roles in this process and in the efficiency with which these works act in the social space.

Toward a Concrete Utopia - Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980 (Hardcover): Martino Stierli, Vladimir Kulic Toward a Concrete Utopia - Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980 (Hardcover)
Martino Stierli, Vladimir Kulic; Text written by Tamara Bjazic Klarin, Vladimir Deskov, Andrew Herscher, …
R1,144 R859 Discovery Miles 8 590 Save R285 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Maintenance Architecture (Paperback): Hilary Sample Maintenance Architecture (Paperback)
Hilary Sample
R351 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R67 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An inventive examination of a crucial but neglected aspect of architecture, by an architect writing to architects. Maintenance plays a crucial role in the production and endurance of architecture, yet architects for the most part treat maintenance with indifference. The discipline of architecture values the image of the new over the lived-in, the photogenic empty and stark building over a messy and labored one. But the fact is: homes need to be cleaned and buildings and cities need to be maintained, and architecture no matter its form cannot escape from such realities. In Maintenance Architecture, Hilary Sample offers an inventive examination of the architectural significance of maintenance through a series of short texts and images about specific buildings, materials, and projects. Although architects have seldom choose to represent maintenance-imagining their work only from conception to realization-artists have long explored subjects of endurance and permanence in iconic architecture. Sample explores a range of art projects-by artists including Gordon Matta-Clark, Jeff Wall, and Mierle Laderman Ukeles-to recast the problem of maintenance for architecture. How might architectural design and discourse change as a building cycle expands to include "post-occupancy"? Sample looks particularly at the private home, exhibition pavilion, and high-rise urban building, giving special attention to buildings constructed with novel and developing materials, technologies, and precise detailing in relation to endurance. These include Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion House (1929), the Lever House (1952), the U.S. Steel Building (1971), and the O-14 (2010). She considers the iconography of skyscrapers; maintenance workforces, both public and private; labor-saving technology and devices; and contemporary architectural projects and preservation techniques that encompass the afterlife of buildings. A selection of artworks make the usually invisible aspects of maintenance visible, from Martha Rosler's Cleaning the Drapes to Inigo Manglano-Ovalle's The Kiss.

The Modern A-Frame (Hardcover): Ben Rahn, Chad Randl The Modern A-Frame (Hardcover)
Ben Rahn, Chad Randl
R502 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R145 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Language of Architecture - 26 Principles Every Architect Should Know (Paperback): Andrea Simitch, Val Warke The Language of Architecture - 26 Principles Every Architect Should Know (Paperback)
Andrea Simitch, Val Warke
R701 R471 Discovery Miles 4 710 Save R230 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In order to master the foundation of architecture, you must first master the basic building blocks of its language; the definitions, function, and usage. The L"anguage of Architecture "provides students and professional architects with the basic elements of architectural design, divided into twenty-six easy-to-comprehend chapters. This visual reference includes an introduction to architecture design, historical view of the elements, as well as an overview of how these elements can and have been used across multiple design disciplines. Whether you're new to the field or have been an architect for years, you'll want to flip through the pages of this book and use it as your go-to reference for inspiration and ideas. This comprehensive learning tool is the one book you'll want as a staple in your library.

Architecture For Dummies (Paperback): Deborah K. Dietsch Architecture For Dummies (Paperback)
Deborah K. Dietsch; Foreword by Robert A.M. Stern
R381 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R112 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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Design Through Digital Interaction (Paperback, New edition): Chengzhi Peng Design Through Digital Interaction (Paperback, New edition)
Chengzhi Peng
R507 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R31 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This work provides an introduction for architects, designers and software developers to the emerging field of Computer Supported Collaborative Design (CSCD), which is becoming the most effective way to develop new building projects.

Made in Tokyo - Guide Book (Paperback): Junzo Kuroda, Momoyo Kaijima Made in Tokyo - Guide Book (Paperback)
Junzo Kuroda, Momoyo Kaijima
R645 Discovery Miles 6 450 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Clwyd: Denbighshire and Flintshire (Hardcover, New Ed): Edward Hubbard Clwyd: Denbighshire and Flintshire (Hardcover, New Ed)
Edward Hubbard
R804 R738 Discovery Miles 7 380 Save R66 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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

The Arts and Crafts Houses of Massachusetts - A Style Rediscovered (Paperback): Heli Meltsner The Arts and Crafts Houses of Massachusetts - A Style Rediscovered (Paperback)
Heli Meltsner
R409 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R81 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Architecture of the Italian Renaissance (Hardcover): Christopher Luitpold Frommel The Architecture of the Italian Renaissance (Hardcover)
Christopher Luitpold Frommel
R1,075 R782 Discovery Miles 7 820 Save R293 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A landmark survey and analysis of Italian Renaissance architecture by an internationally renowned expert in the field.
The literature on Italian Renaissance architecture is vast, but every popular account is out-of-date almost before it is written. Once in a generation, however, there is a scholar who is a master of both the documentary evidence and the buildings themselves. In this new study, Christoph Luitpold Frommel, who has won a worldwide reputation through his contributions to specialist journals in Germany and Italy, distills his scholarship into a new synthesis that is both up-to-date and securely based on primary sources.
Avoiding the straitjacket of fashionable theory, he organizes the book traditionally by period and architect. Social context, technical innovation, and aesthetic judgment are all given due weight, with particular emphasis on the way in which each architect balanced individual inspiration with the accepted Vitruvian canon. Generously illustrated throughout with photographs, drawings, plans, and reconstructions, it brings into vivid relief the extraordinary flowering of architectural genius between the birth of Brunelleschi and the death of Michelangelo, a turning point in Western culture whose riches and pleasures prove themselves yet again to be literally inexhaustible. 290 illustrations.

Hitler's Berlin - Abused City (Hardcover): Thomas Friedrich Hitler's Berlin - Abused City (Hardcover)
Thomas Friedrich
R713 R660 Discovery Miles 6 600 Save R53 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From his first visit to Berlin in 1916, Hitler was preoccupied and fascinated by Germany's great capital city. In this vivid and entirely new account of Hitler's relationship with Berlin, Thomas Friedrich explores how Hitler identified with the city, how his political aspirations were reflected in architectural aspirations for the capital, and how Berlin surprisingly influenced the development of Hitler's political ideas. A leading expert on the twentieth-century history of Berlin, Friedrich employs new and little-known German sources to track Hitler's attitudes and plans for the city. Even while he despised both the cosmopolitan culture of the Weimar Republic and the profound Jewish influence on the city, Hitler was drawn to the grandiosity of its architecture and its imperial spirit. He dreamed of transforming Berlin into a capital that would reflect his autocracy, and he used the city for such varied purposes as testing his anti-Semitic policies and demonstrating the might of the Third Reich. Illuminating Berlin's burdened years under Nazi subjection, Friedrich offers new understandings of Hitler and his politics, architectural views, and artistic opinions.

Architectural Rhetoric and the Iconography of Authority in Colonial Mexico - The Casa de Montejo (Hardcover): C Cody Barteet Architectural Rhetoric and the Iconography of Authority in Colonial Mexico - The Casa de Montejo (Hardcover)
C Cody Barteet
R2,528 Discovery Miles 25 280 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book investigates the role of the architectural facade as an indicator of individual and communal cultural identities, focusing on a residence of a conquistador rather than religious and monarchial structures. Cody Barteet analyzes the Casa de Montejo within the visual culture that it belongs, including transatlantic networks of architectural exchange. Such a contextualization allows for consideration of the architectural rhetoric of the facade, the design of which visualizes the contestations of autonomy and authority occurring among the colonial peoples, including between the colonizers and colonized, among the colonizers and the Crown and its surrogate institutions, and among the colonized peoples as they attempted to situate themselves within the new societal realties of Yucatan.

Edge of Order (Hardcover): Daniel Libeskind, Rodrigo Corral Edge of Order (Hardcover)
Daniel Libeskind, Rodrigo Corral
R1,712 R974 Discovery Miles 9 740 Save R738 (43%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Morris Graves - His Houses, His Gardens (Hardcover): Richard Svare Morris Graves - His Houses, His Gardens (Hardcover)
Richard Svare
R843 R655 Discovery Miles 6 550 Save R188 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is the compelling story of the creation and renovation of residences that were home to Morris Graves, a leading figure in Northwest Art, co-founder of the Northwest School art movement and one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. The book concerns itself with four locations - The Rock, Careladen, Woodtown Manor and The Lake. Svare asserts that the world Morris Graves inhabited physically was the world he experienced transcendentally. Graves' path was that of a solitary romantic nourished by his surroundings.

A History of Architecture - International Second Edition (Paperback, 2 Ed): Spiro Kostof, Gregory Castillo, Richard Tobias A History of Architecture - International Second Edition (Paperback, 2 Ed)
Spiro Kostof, Gregory Castillo, Richard Tobias
R1,201 Discovery Miles 12 010 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When the late Spiro Kostof's A History of Architecture appeared in 1985, it was universally hailed as a masterpiece--one of the finest books on architecture ever written. Now, updated and expanded, this classic reference continues to bring to readers the full array of civilization's architectural achievements. Insightful, engagingly written, and graced with close to a thousand superb illustrations, the International Second Edition of this extraordinary volume offers a sweeping narrative that examines architecture as it reflects the social, economic, and technological aspects of human history. The scope of the book is astonishing. No mere survey of famous buildings, Kostof's History examines a surprisingly wide variety of man-made structures: prehistoric huts and the TVA, the pyramids of Giza and the Rome railway station, the ziggurat and the department store. Kostof considered every building worthy of attention, every structure a potential source of insight, whether it be prehistoric hunting camps at Terra Amata, or the caves at Lascaux with their magnificent paintings, or a twenty-story hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

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.

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