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A celebration of outdoor swimming - looking at the history, design and social aspect of pools. Few experiences can beat diving into a pool in the fresh air, swimming with blue skies above you. Whether it's a dip into a busy and bustling city pool on a sweltering summer day, or taking the plunge in icy waters, the lido provides a place of peace in a frenetic world. The book begins with a history of outdoor pools - their grand beginnings after the buttoned-up Victorian era, their falling popularity in the 20th century, and the newfound appreciation for the outdoor pool, or lido, and outdoor swimming in the 21st century. Journalist and architectural historian Christopher Beanland picks the very best of the outdoor pools around the world, including the Icebergs Pool on Bondi Beach, Australia; the 137m seawater pool in Vancouver, Canada; Siza's concrete sea pools in Porto, Portugal; the restored art deco pool in Saltdean, UK, and the pool at the Zollverein Coal Mines in Essen, Germany. The book also features lost lidos and the fascinating history behind the architecture of the pools, along with essays on swimming pools in art, and the importance of pools in Australia. In addition there are interviews with pool users around the globe about why they swim. The book is illustrated throughout with beautiful colour photography, as well as archive photography and advertising.
This volume explores the importance of Norwich as the second city of England for 500 years. It addresses two of the most ambitious Romanesque buildings in Europe: cathedral and castle, and illuminates the role of Norwich-based designers and makers in the region.
The first European edition of Francis DK Ching's classic visual guide to the basics of building construction.
For nearly four decades, the US publication Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new European edition focuses on the construction methods most commonly used in Europe, referring largely to UK Building Regulations overlaid with British and European, while applying Francis DK Ching's clear graphic signature style. It provides a coherent and essential primer, presenting all of the basic concepts underlying building construction and equipping readers with useful guidelines for approaching any new materials or techniques they may encounter.
European Building Construction Illustrated provides a comprehensive and lucid presentation of everything from foundations and floor systems to finish work. Laying out the material and structural choices available, it provides a full understanding of how these choices affect a building′s form and dimensions. Complete with more than 1000 illustrations, the book moves through each of the key stages of the design process, from site selection to building components, mechanical systems and finishes.Illustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings that effectively communicate construction processes and materialsProvides an overview of the mainstream construction methods used in EuropeBased around the UK regulatory framework, the book refers to European level regulations where appropriate.References leading environmental assessment methods of BREEAM and LEED, while outlining the Passive House StandardIncludes emerging construction methods driven by the sustainability agenda, such as structural insulated panels and insulating concrete formworkFeatures a chapter dedicated to construction in the Middle East, focusing on the Gulf States
Contemporary architectural criticism tends to focus on the theories and concepts behind buildings. Yet there is much to be learned by venturing beyond the library walls to contemplate the real buildings - the things themselves. This urge for 'real living contact' is the impetus behind this new and exhilarating collection of essays by renowned British architectural critic and scholar Irenee Scalbert. This new book selects nine essays written throughout Scalbert's career from the early 1990s to the present. They comprise detailed studies of major buildings and pieces that represent broader studies of historical movements and ideas. All texts are based on direct experience, whether through quiet contemplation or candid interviews with architects, builders, or inhabitants. An architect by training, Scalbert writes with the purpose of illuminating the design efforts made and enriching the form of the architecture he describes, and his essays thus contribute to many key moments in the architectural history of the past three decades. Scalbert's incisive and boldly original criticism - together with a wealth of illustrations - make this a book an enlightening read for architects and architectural students or anyone with an appreciation of this important voice in architectural criticism.
Rich and immensely practical source of design inspiration for use-permission-free-by artists and craftworkers. Includes 132 characteristic motifs: crosses, churches, fleur-de-lis, stylized plant forms, mythological creatures, stars, abstract and geometric figures, other authentic elements. Ideal for use in woodburning, leathercraft, stained glass work, fabric painting, ceramics, more.
Corporate Architecture is a new challenge to designers of buildings, interiors, and temporary corporate exhibitions. This book is the first to present the entire development of corporate architecture to date, showing the strategies available and the best architectural and design concepts. This book presents milestones of 20th century corporate architecture and provides a wealth of photos illustrating the latest trends in this field. It gives both designers and corporations a point of reference for integrating and transforming the architectural aspect of corporate design in their own work, and will appeal not only to an audience interested in architecture for its own sake, but also to corporations with designs on their own buildings, as well as developers, architects, and designers in related fields such as advertising, marketing and visual communication. Architects featured include: Michael Wilford and Partners; Murphy/Jahn; Renzo Piano Building Workshop; Herzog & de Meuron; BRT Architekten; Ingenhoven, Overdiek and Partners; Wilford Schupp Architekten; Querkraft Arkitekten; Barkow Leibinger Architekten; Henn Architekten; Frei Otto; OMA Office for Metropolitan Architecture; Jun Aoki & Associates; Frank O. Gehry Associates; Schwitzke & Partner; HPP Laage und Partner; Franken Architekten; Rainer Koberl and Astrid Tschapeller; Deutsche Post Bauen GmbH.
Discover the city of Jaipur, Rajasthans capital. Founded on the XVIII century by the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh and planned according to Indian Vastu Shastra, in a grid system and uniformly rose pink buildings. Jaipur is a melting pot of Rajput, Mughal and several other cultures and is also the seat of a generous amount of vernacular tradition. Even also the Pink City has retained its unique flavor and old world charm; the visitor will also find a contemporary architecture infusing new forms with the legacy of the past and the spirit of place. The authors, Sanjeev Vidyarthi and Pratiksha Singh growing up in several different regions of India, studied together at the Sir JJ School of Architecture in Mumbai. They moved to the city of Jaipur in 1991 seeking work after graduation. Marrying shortly afterwards, they partied hard while working harder over the next decade or so. Between the two, they accomplished a lot including the foundational work around the establishment of Jaipur's leading design practice of the time, and the simultaneous conception and building of Rajasthan state's first school of architecture, even while finding the time to pursue the vocation of teaching.
Objects of Translation offers a nuanced approach to the entanglements of medieval elites in the regions that today comprise Afghanistan, Pakistan, and north India. The book--which ranges in time from the early eighth to the early thirteenth centuries--challenges existing narratives that cast the period as one of enduring hostility between monolithic "Hindu" and "Muslim" cultures. These narratives of conflict have generally depended upon premodern texts for their understanding of the past. By contrast, this book considers the role of material culture and highlights how objects such as coins, dress, monuments, paintings, and sculptures mediated diverse modes of encounter during a critical but neglected period in South Asian history. The book explores modes of circulation--among them looting, gifting, and trade--through which artisans and artifacts traveled, remapping cultural boundaries usually imagined as stable and static. It analyzes the relationship between mobility and practices of cultural translation, and the role of both in the emergence of complex transcultural identities. Among the subjects discussed are the rendering of Arabic sacred texts in Sanskrit on Indian coins, the adoption of Turko-Persian dress by Buddhist rulers, the work of Indian stone masons in Afghanistan, and the incorporation of carvings from Hindu and Jain temples in early Indian mosques. Objects of Translation draws upon contemporary theories of cosmopolitanism and globalization to argue for radically new approaches to the cultural geography of premodern South Asia and the Islamic world.
Over the past fifty years, preservation policy has evolved very little, despite escalating accusations that landmarking and historic districting can inhibit affordable housing, economic development, and socioeconomic diversity. The potential to understand these dynamics and effect positive change is hindered by a lack of data and evidence-based research to better understand these impacts. One of the biggest barriers to preservation research has been the lack of data sets that can be used for geospatial, evidence-based, and longitudinal analyses. This first book in the series Issues in Preservation Policy explores the ways that enhancing the collection, accuracy, and management of data can serve a critical role in identifying vulnerable neighborhoods, understanding the role of older buildings in economic vitality and community resilience, planning sustainable growth, and more. For preservation to play a dynamic role in sustainable development and social inclusion, policy must evolve beyond designation and design regulation and use evidence-based research to confront new realities in the management of urban environments and their communities.
Colour is everywhere in landscape design. It is also a fascinating aspect in the material and spiritual life of human beings. In the first section of this book, analysis is carried outfor colours' physiology and psychology influence on people. By comparing colours of differetn shades and tones, warm and cold colours, colours of contrast and similarites, gold & silver VS black & white and their visual effect in specific projects, the book studies the application of colours in landscape design. The second section discusses the colour of plants, paving, and furniture.
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While fundamentally a design discipline, architectural education requires an element of history and theory, grouped under the term 'research'. However, many students struggle with this part of their course. This practical handbook provides the necessary grounding in this subject, addressing essential questions about what research in architecture can be. The first part of the book is a general guide to the fundamentals of how to do research, from assembling a literature review to conducting an interview. The second section presents a selection of case studies dealing with such topics as environmental psychology, the politics of space, ethnographic research and mapping.
The historic city of Durham attracts many visitors each year. They are drawn to its iconic buildings, particularly the great Norman cathedral and castle as well as the surrounding and relatively unspoilt medieval town. In this tour of the famed city, fifty of these wonderful structures will be showcased. It features the most renowned buildings of course but then goes beyond the ancient town core to describe Durham's flourishing university campus as well as bridges, chapels, theatres and pubs and more recent (and more controversial) architectural adventures. All of them - ancient and modern - help to tell Durham's extraordinary story. Added together they make up what has aptly been called 'The Durham difference'. Durham City in 50 Buildings explores the history of this fascinating city through a selection of its most interesting buildings and structures, including lesser-known buildings tucked away, showing the changes that have taken place over the years. The book will appeal to all those who live in Durham or visit the city, or who have an interest in the area.
The Wirral Peninsula in north-west England, lying between the River Dee and the Welsh border to the west and the River Mersey to the east, has long had its own identity. The large towns of Birkenhead and Wallasey grew around their docks and industrialised rapidly, benefitting from their proximity to Liverpool across the River Mersey, and at the same time New Brighton was developed as a resort. The towns to the west of Wirral - Hoylake, West Kirby and Heswall - grew more slowly and many areas on the peninsula remain rural today. Much has changed on the Wirral in the last 100 years. Industries have declined, particularly in the once busy docks. Some areas suffered immense destruction from aerial bombardment during the Second World War and coastal resorts suffered as British holidaymakers moved abroad, but more recent years have seen the regeneration of many areas. Lost Wirral presents a portrait of this region of north-west England and a way of life that has radically changed or disappeared today, showing not just the buildings, streets and industries that have gone or changed, but also a way of life. This fascinating photographic history of lost Wirral will appeal to all those who live in the area or know it well, as well as those who remember it from previous decades.
Foundations, in both senses of the word, naturally play an important role in architecture. Histories and theories of architecture rely upon ideas of foundations and beginnings. On the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary, the ETH Zurich's Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) set out to address the problem of beginnings, looking at its own history and that of architecture in general while analyzing the role of founding myths in particular. As architecture's continual recourse to concepts such as the primitive hut or the three Vitruvian principles (firmness, utility and beauty) show, myths occupy an important place in professional discourse. The contributions to this issue of gta papers question the tradition of these myths, their potential for interpreting the past, and their role in the design of future projects.
Colonial Americans, if they could afford it, liked to emulate the fashions of London and the style and manners of English country society while at the same time thinking of themselves as distinctly American. The houses they built reflected this ongoing cultural tension. By the mid-eighteenth century, Americans had developed their own version of the bourgeois English countryseat, a class of estate equally distinct in social function and form from townhouses, rural plantations, and farms. The metropolis of Philadelphia was surrounded by a particularly extraordinary collection of country houses and landscapes. Taken together, these estates make up one of the most significant groups of homes in colonial America. In this masterly volume, Mark Reinberger, a senior architectural historian, and Elizabeth McLean, an accomplished scholar of landscape history, examine the country houses that the urban gentry built on the outskirts of Philadelphia in response to both local and international economic forces, social imperatives, and fashion. What do these structures and their gardens say about the taste of the people who conceived and executed them? How did their evolving forms demonstrate the persistence of European templates while embodying the spirit of American adaptation? The Philadelphia Country House explores the myriad ways in which these estates-which were located in the country but responded to the ideas and manners of the city-straddled the cultural divide between urban and rural. Moving from general trends and building principles to architectural interiors and landscape design, Reinberger and McLean take readers on an intimate tour of the fine, fashionable elements found in upstairs parlors and formal gardens. They also reveal the intricate working world of servants, cellars, and kitchen gardens. Highlighting an important aspect of American historic architecture, this handsome volume is illustrated with nearly 150 photographs, more than 60 line drawings, and two color galleries.
Includes tables of the Classical Orders, measured drawings of monuments, instruction on classical design. 304 illus.
From the ruins of Palmyra in the Syrian desert to the ghost town of Bodie, the painted churches of Sucevita in Romania, and a fire festival in a Japanese village: Michael Webb has ventured far afield in search of the rare and beautiful. He recalls memorable experiences of people and places over eight decades of travel around the world, and some of the buildings and landscapes that have left a lasting impression. It's getting harder to find places that have not been commercialised and overwhelmed by mass tourism, but they can still be found, even in the most popular destinations. Webb's recommendations should inspire you to get off the beaten track and make your own discoveries.
The eighteenth century was a golden age of public building. Governments constructed theaters, museums, hospices, asylums, and marketplaces to forge a new type of city, one that is recognizably modern. Yet the dawn of this urban development remains obscure. In Architecture and Statecraft, Robin Thomas seeks to explain the origins of the modern capital by examining one of the earliest of these transformed cities. In 1737 King Charles Bourbon of Spain embarked upon the most extensive architectural and urban program of the entire century. A comprehensive study of these Neapolitan buildings does not exist, and thus Caroline contributions to this new type of city remain undervalued. This book fills an important gap in the scholarship and connects Charles's urban improvements to his consolidation of the monarchy. By intertwining architecture and sovereignty, Thomas provides a framework for understanding how politics created the eighteenth-century capital.
What "really constitutes an architectural atmosphere," Peter Zumthor says, is "this singular density and mood, this feeling of presence, well-being, harmony, beauty ... under whose spell I experience what I otherwise would not experience in precisely this way." Zumthor's passion is the creation of buildings that produce this kind of effect, but how can one actually set out to achieve it?
In nine short, illustrated chapters framed as a process of self-observation, Peter Zumthor describes what he has on his mind as he sets about creating the atmosphere of his houses. Images of spaces and buildings that affect him are every bit as important as particular pieces of music or books that inspire him. From the composition and "presence" of the materials to the handling of proportions and the effect of light, this poetics of architecture enables the reader to recapitulate what really matters in the process of house design.
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