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Brick architecture is more vibrant than ever. As a building material, brick has been in use constantly for more than nine millennia. Today, the appreciation of its versatile application, construction qualities, and its energy efficiency remains unbroken. Since 2004, Wienerberger, the world's largest manufacturer of bricks and other clay building materials, biannually presents the international Brick Award as a scene for outstanding achievements in brick architecture. The 2018 edition of this master class saw more than 600 submissions from forty-four countries. This book features the fifty nominees and the seven winning designs, which are located in Argentina, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Vietnam. All projects are presented in texts and richly illustrated with atmospheric images, site and floor plans, views, elevations and sections. Five topical essays by international authors round out this celebration of contemporary brick architecture.
As the first Gulf city to experience oil urbanization, Kuwait City's transformation in the mid-twentieth century inaugurated a now-familiar regional narrative: a small traditional town of mudbrick courtyard houses and plentiful foot traffic transformed into a modern city with marble-fronted buildings, vast suburbs, and wide highways. In Kuwait Transformed, Farah Al-Nakib connects the city's past and present, from its settlement in 1716 to the twenty-first century, through the bridge of oil discovery. She traces the relationships between the urban landscape, patterns and practices of everyday life, and social behaviors and relations in Kuwait. The history that emerges reveals how decades of urban planning, suburbanization, and privatization have eroded an open, tolerant society and given rise to the insularity, xenophobia, and divisiveness that characterize Kuwaiti social relations today. The book makes a call for a restoration of the city that modern planning eliminated. But this is not simply a case of nostalgia for a lost landscape, lifestyle, or community. It is a claim for a "right to the city"-the right of all inhabitants to shape and use the spaces of their city to meet their own needs and desires.
An illuminating collection of essays from the preeminent scholar of architectural history and theory One of the most distinguished scholars in the fields of architectural history and theory today, James Sloss Ackerman is best known for his work on Italian masters such as Palladio and Michelangelo. In this collection of essays, Ackerman offers insight into his formation and development as a scholar, as well as reflections on a range of topics. Concise, lucid, and original, this book presents deep syntheses alongside innovative approaches and a broadening geographical and chronological reach. Ackerman's enduring fascination with architecture was one unforeseen consequence of his military service in World War II, and the collection includes a revealing account of his part in the liberation of Milan as a soldier in the Fifth American Regiment. These essays represent a unique, personal journey-from the Italian Renaissance to the classical architecture of India and the work of Frank Gehry at the new museum of the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.
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.
Hadiprana is known as the only Indonesian design consultant to pay respect to Indonesian tradition and locality by infusing its culturally identifying aesthetics into all of its projects, hospitality projects that include hotels, villas, and private residences. Signature projects include the Intercontinental Hotel Bali, Anvaya Beach Resort Bali, Royal Tulip Gunung Geulis Golf Resort Bogor, Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali, Rumah Luwih Resort & Spa Bali, the Chedi Club Tanah Gajah Bali, Villa at Uluwatu Bali, and Villa at Cemagi Bali. The Aesthetic Journey of Hadiprana is the first of a series of Hadiprana publications, intended to introduce Hadiprana's design values development throughout the years by focusing on two elements: the first hand experience of a visitor's journey through these spaces, and the root appreciation of the beautiful legacy of Indonesian tradition, all while welcoming the dynamics of the present and the fascination of the future. Exemplified by romance, elegance, and luxury space, a commitment to the local context directs the creative minds of Hadiprana Design Consultant and provides a unique language for transforming space.
This expert guide to Japanese architecture is of enormous historical importance to the understanding of Japanese design and culture. Pioneering Japanologist A. L. Sadler's invaluable study of Japanese architecture first appeared in 1941. Considered a classic in its field, unequaled in clarity and insight, Japanese Architecture A Short History is a lucid and uncomplicated introduction to this important aspect of Japanese culture. Beginning with the earliest evidence from prehistory and ending with the Edo period, when Japan attained stature as a modern state, Japanese Architecture is as relevant today as it was in 1941. The book includes an overview of Japanese domestic architecture as it evolved through successive periods of history and perfected the forms so widely admired in the West. Of particular importance in this respect are the four concluding chapters, in which the distinctive features of the Japanese house are presented in clear detail. The architecture book also contains excellent illustrations, which show details of planning and construction.
Ever wondered why your ceiling is shaped like the arches in a gothic cathedral? Or why your office building looks so different from its neighboring counterparts?Universe of Style invites you to explore the many different architectural and decorative interior styles from their ancient origins to the 1940s. Take a journey through history to see how the French aristocracy styled their palaces and castles to the simple designs of the Dominican monastic churches during the middle ages.Often, political changes implicate a stylistic transformation. Thus, the different European styles were frequently named after a sovereign or a historical period (Renaissance style, medieval style). Until the end of the nineteenth century, the stylistic mutations of the time were generally based on the tastes of the royalty. Stylistic expression was, therefore, an affirmation of power.
.".. it gives me great pleasure to support the first ever publication to specifically address the area of research, and in particular its relationship with practice, in the discipline of architectural technology...not only ground breaking because it is the first book of its kind, but also because it provides at long last one of the accepted foundations needed to underpin the emerging academic discipline, namely a recognised research base.""CIAT, in supporting this publication, is aware of the need for books such as this to sustain the process of research informed practice, as an aid for both students and those practising within the discipline of architectural technology.""Norman Wienand MCIAT, Vice President Education, Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists"
Architectural technology is the realisation of architecture through the application of building science, forming the constructive link between the abstract and the physical."Architectural Technology: research and practice" demonstrates the importance of research in architectural technology and aims to stimulate further research and debate by enlightening, informing and challenging readers.
Chapter authors address the interplay between research and practice in the field of architectural technology, examining the influence of political, economic, social, environmental and technological issues. The focus throughout is on creating sustainable buildings that are constructed economically and function effectively and efficiently within their service life cycle.
The book's mix of chapters and case studies bring together a number of different themes and provides invaluable insights into the world of research from the perspective of those working within the architectural technology field - practitioners, academics and students. The underlying message is that architectural technology is not just a profession; it is a way of thinking and a way of acting. This is highlighted by contributions from architects and architectural technologists passionate about architectural technology as a field of knowledge. Contributions range from the theoretical and polemic to the pragmatic and applied, further helping to demonstrate the richness of the field.
About the Editor Stephen Emmitt is Professor of Architectural Technology at Loughborough University UK and Visiting Professor of Innovation Sciences at Halmstad University, Sweden and a member of CIAT's Research Group.
To photograph avant-garde architecture is its own particular art, requiring careful attention to geometry, composition, lighting, and the ineluctable feel of a created space. In his famous photographs of modern architectural marvels, Marcel Chassot doesn't merely capture a building's appearance; he transports us to the space, recreating both its ambience and its grandeur. This volume assembles buildings designed by the giants of modern architecture--from Frank Gehry's surrealist twists and stacks to Zaha Hadid's formal speed and fluidity, from Beijing National Stadium to the Sony Center in Berlin and the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York--offering a wealth of scenes from international contemporary architecture. Wolfgang Meisenheimer sheds light on the fundamental principles of Chassot's photographic worldview and distinguishes between three layers of thought in which the work is rooted: the Euclidean orders, echoes of the modern philosophy of the lived body, and the legacy of Cubism from the beginnings of modern painting. With its felicitous interplay of brilliant architectural photography, exquisite design, and thoughtfully researched essays, this book is a total work of art.
Architects write a lot, especially now that conceptual aspects have become central in advanced reflections and narrative forms increasingly intersect the quest of design practices for an ultimate legitimation. In the growing mass of publications, these keywords turn the genre of annotated bibliography into a hypertextual device by highlighting recurrent issues and tracking synthetic paths of orientation among different critical positions, with particular attention to what happens in the neighbouring fields of the arts and sciences.
Otl Aicher (1922 1991) war einer der herausragenden Vertreter des modernen Designs, er war Mitbegrunder der legendaren Hochschule fur Gestaltung Ulm (HfG). Der heute gelau- ge Begriff der visuellen Kommunikation ist auf ihn zuruckzufuhren. Was er seit den 1950er Jahren geschaffen hat, erinnert sei z. B. an die Piktogramme fur die Olympischen Sommerspiele Munchen 1972, gehort zu den ganz grossen Leistungen der visuellen Kultur unserer Zeit. Ein wesentlicher Aspekt der Arbeiten von Aicher ist deren Verankerung in einer von Denkern wie Ockham, Kant oder Wittgenstein inspirierten Philosophie des Machens , die die Voraussetzungen und Ziele sowie die Gegenstande und Anspruche von Gestaltung zum Thema hat. Aichers Schriften zu Fragen des Designs von der visuellen Gestaltung bis hin zur Architektur liegen in diesem Band in geschlossener Form vor. Wenn Aicher das Analoge und Konkrete dem Digitalen und Abstrakten vorzieht, tut er dies mit philosophischer Absicht. Er relativiert die Rolle der reinen Vernunft. Er kritisiert den Rationalismus der Moderne als Ergebnis der Vorherrschaft des bloss abstrakten Denkens. Wer das Abstrakte dem Konkreten vorzieht, missversteht nicht nur die wechselseitige Abhangigkeit von Begriff und Anschauung. Er schafft nach Aichers Urteil auch eine falsche Hierarchie, eine Rangordnung, die kulturell verhangnisvoll ist. Das digitale, Abstrakte ist nicht hoher, grosser und wichtiger als das Analoge, Konkrete. Wilhelm Vossenkuhl
Established as one of the leading books on the materials and methods of construction, the "Ninth Edition" of "Construction" was renamed "Olin's Construction" to reflect the brand identity that Harold Olin brought to this standard text. The most comprehensive text on the subject, "Olin's Construction" cover not only the materials and methods of building construction, but also building systems and equipment, utilities, properties of materials, and current design and contracting requirements. Whether a builder, designer, contractor, or manager, readers have for over two generations mastered the principles of construction operations with "Olin's Construction."
Architect and engraver Paul Letarouilly dedicated more than 30
years of his life to creating the most complete collection of
plans, elevations, and details of the buildings and monuments of
Renaissance Rome. This student's edition of his achievement
features highlights from five massive volumes, originally published
between 1825 and 1882. Its systematic overview illustrates the
principles of design behind the works of Michelangelo, Sangallo,
Peruzzi, Vignola, Bramante, Bernini, Fontana, dalla Porta, Maderno,
Borromini, and other great builders of the sixteenth and
This sharp, witty study of a book never written, a sequel to Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project, is dedicated to New York City, capital of the twentieth century. A sui generis work of experimental scholarship or fictional philosophy, it analyzes an imaginary manuscript composed by a ghost. Part sprawling literary montage, part fragmentary theory of modernity, part implosive manifesto on the urban revolution, The Manhattan Project offers readers New York as a landscape built of sheer life. It initiates them into a world of secret affinities between photography and graffiti, pragmatism and minimalism, Andy Warhol and Robert Moses, Hannah Arendt and Jane Jacobs, the flaneur and the homeless person, the collector and the hoarder, the glass-covered arcade and the bare, concrete street. These and many other threads can all be spooled back into one realization: for far too long, we have busied ourselves with thinking about ways to change the city; it is about time we let the city change the way we think.
Montage has been hailed as one of the key structural principles of modernity, yet its importance to the history of modern thought about cities and their architecture has never been adequately explored. In this groundbreaking new work, Martino Stierli charts the history of montage in late 19th-century urban and architectural contexts, its application by the early 20th-century avant-gardes, and its eventual appropriation in the postmodern period. With chapters focusing on photomontage, the film theories of Sergei Eisenstein, Mies van der Rohe's spatial experiments, and Rem Koolhaas's use of literary montage in his seminal manifesto Delirious New York (1978), Stierli demonstrates the centrality of montage in modern explorations of space, and in conceiving and representing the contemporary city. Beautifully illustrated, this interdisciplinary book looks at architecture, photography, film, literature, and visual culture, featuring works by artists and architects including Mies, Koolhaas, Paul Citroen, George Grosz, Hannah Hoech, El Lissitzky, and Le Corbusier.
Abstract is the yearly publication of work and research from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). Produced through the Office of the Dean Amale Andraos, the archive of student work contains documentation of exceptional projects, selected by faculty at the conclusion of each semester. The 2016 edition highlights research and projects from the School's programs including Architecture; Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices; Historic Preservation; Urban Planning; Urban Design; and Real Estate Development. This encyclopedic volume is conceived as both an organizational model for the school and a testament to the global distribution of the work included within.
This unique visual reference guide will be an invaluable resource to professional designers - from architects to illustrators, production designers, art directors, decorators, film concept artists, sculptors and painters. It uses colour photographs to illustrate a wide range of locations and styles of architecture throughout Egypt, particularly highlighting universal architectural elements that may be incorporated into a variety of designs and styles including arches, doorways, windows, balconies, wall finishes and more. Photographic plates of modern and ancient Egypt, showing markets, buildings, temples, tombs and daily life are cross-referenced with enlarged details and grouped for functional comparisons to cater to the various approaches a designer may take from conception to completion. With some 1,000 colour illustrations, thorough referencing and detailed observation, this book will serve a very specific need while also appealing to a wider audience as a visual celebration of many aspects of Egypt, familiar and unfamiliar. For ease of use for the designer, the book also includes a CD with all images and interactive referencing abilities.
Anthony Vidler, an internationally recognized scholar, theorist,
and critic of modern and contemporary architecture, is widely known
for his essays on the most pressing issues and debates in the
field. This volume brings together a collection of such
writings--including the iconic, long unavailable "Scenes of the
Street"--into one volume. "Scenes of the Street and Other Essays
"showcases Vidler's engaging and accessible expertise on both
contemporary and historic subjects that are relevant to today's
A new, larger format edition of Rice's Architectural Primer. This beautifully illustrated book covers the grammar and vocabulary of British buildings, explaining the evolution of styles from Norman castles to Norman Foster. Its aim is to enable the reader to recognise, understand and date any British building. As Matthew Rice says, `Once you can speak any language, conversation can begin, but without it communications can only be brief and brutish. The same is the case with Architecture: an inability to describe the component parts of a building leaves one tongue-tied and unable to begin to discuss what is or is not exciting, dull or peculiar about it.' With this book in your hand, buildings will break down beguilingly into their component parts, ready for inspection and discussion. There will be no more references to 'that curly bit on top of the thing with the square protrusions'. Fluent in the world of volutes, hood moulds, lobed architraves and bucrania, you will be able to leave a cathedral or country house with as much to talk about as a film or play. Complete with over 400 exquisite watercolour illustrations and hand-drawn annotations, this is a joyous celebration of British buildings and will allow you to observe and describe the world around you afresh.
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