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The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability (Paperback, 2nd None Ed.): Ann Thorpe The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability (Paperback, 2nd None Ed.)
Ann Thorpe
R1,245 R1,002 Discovery Miles 10 020 Save R243 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Designing for sustainability is an innovation shaping both the design industry and design education today.Yet architects, product designers, and other key professionals in this new field have so far lacked a resource that addresses their sensibilities and concerns. "The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability" now explores the basic principles, concepts, and practice of sustainable design in a visually sophisticated and engaging style. The book tackles not only the ecological aspects of sustainable design-designers' choice of materials and manufacturing processes have a tremendous impact on the natural world-but also the economic and cultural elements involved.
The Atlas is neither a how-to manual nor collection of recipes for sustainable design, but a compendium of fresh approaches to sustainability that designers can incorporate into daily thinking and practice. Illuminating many facets of this exciting field, the book offers ideas on how to harmonize human and natural systems, and then explores practical options for making the business of design more supportive of long-term sustainability. An examination of the ethical dimensions of sustainable development in our public and private lives is the theme present throughout. Like other kinds of atlases, "The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability" illustrates its subject, but it goes far beyond its visual appeal, stimulating design solutions for "development that cultivates environmental and social conditions that will support human well-being indefinitely."

Solutions for a Modern City - Arup in Beijing (Hardcover): Duncan McCorquodale Solutions for a Modern City - Arup in Beijing (Hardcover)
Duncan McCorquodale
R874 R809 Discovery Miles 8 090 Save R65 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Solutions for a Modern City: Arup in Beijing explores the major projects undertaken for the 2008 Olympic Games by this influential firm of designers, engineers and planners. Founded in 1946 by Sir Ove Nyquist Arup and with offices in 37 countries worldwide, Arup has become one of the most progressive creative forces behind many of today's most innovative deisgns in the built environment, including the Sydney Opera House, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, London's 'Gherkin' and Millenium Bridge and the Manchester Aquatic Centre. Solutions for a Modern City: Arup in Beijing takes a close look at Arup's collaborative involvement in some of the key venues for the 2008 Olympics: the National Stadium known as the "Bird's Nest"; the National Aquatics Centre known as the "Water Cube" and the National Convention Centre/Fencing Hall. The book also features an in-depth look at other iconic projects including China Central Television (CCTV) Headquarters; China World Trade Centre Phase 3; Beijing South Station and the Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3. With texts by Steve Rose from The Guardian, Dan Hewitt and Vesna Petresin Robert, Solutions for a Modern City provides a beautiful and informative insight into the built and cultural transformations currently underway in China.

Offsite Architecture - Constructing the future (Paperback): Ryan E. Smith, John D. Quale Offsite Architecture - Constructing the future (Paperback)
Ryan E. Smith, John D. Quale
R1,116 Discovery Miles 11 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Architects have been intrigued by prefabricated construction since the early twentieth century. Recent advances in design, engineering and manufacturing processes have led to a significant expansion in the use of pre-assembled components, which are fitted to finished structures on site. Collectively, such processes are becoming known as "offsite construction." A ground-breaking text, Offsite Architecture establishes the current - and future - state of thinking in this field. A range of the most highly regarded thinkers and practitioners from around the globe share their ideas and practical findings on offsite prefabrication, examining theory and practice, opportunities and challenges, successes and failures. A timely response to the growing interest in this method, the book provides the fundamental basis for a critical, reflective approach to offsite architecture. Contributions from both academics and professionals make Offsite Architecture required reading for practitioners as well as students taking courses in architecture, prefabrication, construction and engineering.

Verb Connection (Paperback): Jaime Salazar, Albert Ferre, Manuel Gausa Verb Connection (Paperback)
Jaime Salazar, Albert Ferre, Manuel Gausa
R412 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R60 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The third issue of Verb boogazine is about the changing status of the city in the electronic era. Connection looks at the impact of electronic technology on new forms of urban reality, which are generated by new phenomena that affect all aspects of space and the experience of living in these new urbanisms. Faced with an increased blurring of the distinctions between the physical and the informational dimension of cities, we explore the relation between virtual connections - the effect of digital networks on the spaces and uses of the city - and the persistent role of architecture in creating physical connections between people, programs and uses. Featured works and texts: OMA, Atelier Bow-Wow, AUDC, PLOT. Featuring the Palast der Republik story in Berlin, Chip City by Shinobu Hashimoto and Rients Dijkstra, and Sim City, which contrasts the real city (the product of virtual processes) with virtual cities (created by real people, via computer-based simulations).

Alfresco Living: 21st Century Architecture (Hardcover): Mandy Herbet Alfresco Living: 21st Century Architecture (Hardcover)
Mandy Herbet
R761 R613 Discovery Miles 6 130 Save R148 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Features gardens and terraces designed to become part of the interior spaces of the homes they adjoin. '21st Century Architecture: Alfresco Living' features courtyard gardens and terraces designed to become part of the interior spaces of the homes they adjoin. These courtyard spaces function as outdoor rooms and become extensions of everyday living spaces. Many of the outdoor spaces featured are architect-designed, while others are the work of landscape designers. Some outdoor spaces are expansive, featuring green roofs and swimming pools, while others claw back a bit of the urban landscape to provide a low-maintenance escape for homeowners. While each designer's approach to the outdoors is unique, all demonstrate a mindfulness of the need to bring the outdoors inside; to extend the sense of space to our everyday lives. Also available: '21st Century Residential Landscape Design' ISBN: 9781864704068 'Outdoor Living' ISBN: 9781876907556 SELLING POINTS: - Presents a variety of courtyard gardens, from densely planted to minimalist, from the ground floor up to the rooftops, all with a common theme of suitability for 21st-century living - Features projects from Australia and New Zealand, as well as Singapore, Brazil, Japan and the USA 400 col.

MCM Milan Capital of the Modern (Hardcover, English ed.): Lorenzo Degli Esposti MCM Milan Capital of the Modern (Hardcover, English ed.)
Lorenzo Degli Esposti
R1,292 R1,077 Discovery Miles 10 770 Save R215 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Architecture and Tourism in Italian Colonial Libya: An Ambivalent Modernism (Paperback): Brian L. McLaren Architecture and Tourism in Italian Colonial Libya: An Ambivalent Modernism (Paperback)
Brian L. McLaren
R828 R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Save R213 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

To be a tourist in Libya during the period of Italian colonization was to experience a complex negotiation of cultures. Against a sturdy backdrop of indigenous culture and architecture, modern metropolitan culture brought its systems of transportation and accommodation, as well as new hierarchies of political and social control. Architecture and Tourism in Italian Colonial Libya shows how Italian authorities used the contradictory forces of tradition and modernity to both legitimize their colonial enterprise and construct a vital tourist industry. Although most tourists sought to escape the trappings of the metropole in favor of experiencing "difference," that difference was almost always framed, contained, and even defined by Western culture. McLaren argues that the "modern" and the "traditional" were entirely constructed by colonial authorities, who balanced their need to project an image of a modern and efficient network of travel and accommodation with the necessity of preserving the characteristic qualities of the indigenous culture. What made the tourist experience in Libya distinct from that of other tourist destinations was the constant oscillation between modernizing and preservation tendencies. The movement between these forces is reflected in the structure of the book, which proceeds from the broadest level of inquiry into the Fascist colonial project in Libya to the tourist organization itself, and finally into the architecture of the tourist environment, offering a way of viewing state-driven modernization projects and notions of modernity from a historical and geographic perspective. This is an important book for architectural historians and for those interested in colonial and postcolonial studies, as well as Italian studies, African history, literature, and cultural studies more generally.

Palmyra 1885: The Wolfe Expedition and the Photographs of John Henry Haynes (Paperback): Benjamin Anderson, Robert G Ousterhout Palmyra 1885: The Wolfe Expedition and the Photographs of John Henry Haynes (Paperback)
Benjamin Anderson, Robert G Ousterhout
R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

European adventurers began exploring Palmyra's priceless Roman ruins in the 17th century, but it wasn't until the advent of photography that the public became aware of its scale and majesty. In 1885, the sight of Palmyra astounded members of the Wolfe Expedition as they journeyed home from Mesopotamia. The group's photographer, John Henry Haynes, documented the monumental temples, tombs and colonnades in more than a hundred invaluable images. Since then, Haynes and his work have largely been forgotten, and the forces of the self-styled Islamic State have destroyed the key monuments of this world-renowned site, including the glorious Temple of Bel. Haynes's images of Palmyra - published here for the first time - are all the more poignant. The Syrian city of Palmyra - known as 'the Pearl of the Desert' - was one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world. A key stop on the Silk Road, it was a vital link between the East and the West, and a prize fought over by successive conquering armies.

Vivien Liu - Being There (Paperback): Vivien Liu Vivien Liu - Being There (Paperback)
Vivien Liu
R609 R535 Discovery Miles 5 350 Save R74 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Architects are trained to see a space before it's realised, so I think photography helps me with that. But I'd also say it's the other way around. My training helps me with the way I photograph. I look at space with a more symmetrical eye, and you see a lot of symmetry in my photos." ~ Vivien Liu Vivien Liu studied architecture at the University of Waterloo and then attended Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, where she was awarded the prestigious Clifford Wong Prize in Housing Design. As an architect, she has worked for nearly a decade in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, China and Hong Kong, where she now resides and first took up photography. As a photographer, she quickly developed a strong sensibility portraying space as seen through the first person, which now defines her style. What began as a weekend pastime has transformed Vivien into one of the most prolific urban photographers in Hong Kong, attracting over 240,000 followers on Instagram. Her first book, Being There explores the dialogue and tension between people and spaces through portraiture, landscapes, and street photography, from the urban density of Hong Kong and Tokyo to epic natural landscapes like Zhangjajie, China. With an architect's artful eye, Ms. Liu captures this juxtaposition in the most beautiful way, sharply highlighting her eye for patterns and symmetry across settings.

Ritual House - Drawing on Nature's Rhythms for Architecture and Urban Design (Hardcover, 2nd None ed.): Ralph Knowles Ritual House - Drawing on Nature's Rhythms for Architecture and Urban Design (Hardcover, 2nd None ed.)
Ralph Knowles
R631 R537 Discovery Miles 5 370 Save R94 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The houses we dwell in, the cities surrounding our houses, even the clothes we wear -- these are all shelters we erect against the elements. They are also the embodiment of intuitive rituals, individual and cultural responses to nature's rhythms. Life in the 21st century has separated us from those traditions -- now, Ritual House reawakens us to our lost natural heritage. Celebrated architect Ralph Knowles, Distinguished Emeritus at USC's School of Architecture, has carefully crafted a book for architects, designers, planners -- anyone who yearns to reconnect to the natural world through the built environment. He shows us how to re-examine a shadow, a wall, a window, a landscape, as they respond to the natural cycles of heat, light, wind, and rain. Analyzing methods of sheltering that range from a Berber tent to a Spanish courtyard to the cityscape of contemporary Los Angeles, Knowles shows us the future: by coining the concept of solar access zoning, he introduces a radical
yet increasingly viable solution for tomorrow's mega-cities. Understanding how the elements affect our lives is more vital than ever. High-energy enclosed building systems have cut us off from nature, but we can re-connect to our landscapes and to humanity through buildings that honor ecological balance, personal choice, and creativity. By engaging nature in our designs, we can create shelters that are unique to their climate, their region, and their relationship to the sun. Ritual House will take its rightful place among those classic works that become touchstones for the culture.

Origins of Classical Architecture - Temples, Orders, and Gifts to the Gods in Ancient Greece (Hardcover): Mark Wilson Jones Origins of Classical Architecture - Temples, Orders, and Gifts to the Gods in Ancient Greece (Hardcover)
Mark Wilson Jones
R1,424 R1,307 Discovery Miles 13 070 Save R117 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Greek architectural orders-Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian-lie at the heart of the classical traditions of building, and yet satisfying accounts for their origins have proved elusive. In contrast with conventional theories that would see the orders originating over the course of a long evolution, this book stresses the suddenness of the phenomenon and its dependence on historical context, human agency, and artistic inspiration. Casting new light on a subject that has preoccupied architects since the Renaissance, Mark Wilson Jones shows how construction, influence, appearance, and meaning found expression in complex and multifaceted designs. New emphasis is placed on the relationship between the orders and the temples of worship that they were created to adorn. Temples were exquisitely made offerings to the divinity, and they also contained valuable offerings. In revealing affinities between certain offerings and the orders, the author explains how these gave architectural expression to sensibilities of intense social and religious significance.

Repair - Australian Pavilion, 16th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale Di Venezia 2018 (Hardcover, English ed.):... Repair - Australian Pavilion, 16th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale Di Venezia 2018 (Hardcover, English ed.)
Mauro Baracco, Louise Wright
R965 R756 Discovery Miles 7 560 Save R209 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Venice Borders - Re-interpreted (Paperback): Listlab Venice Borders - Re-interpreted (Paperback)
Listlab
R441 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R31 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Today Venice is facing major problems, an overload of tourists and a declining population as well as its precipitous tidal and structural dilemmas. It is to be hoped that it does not become a theme park dead city. The results of the UNSW workshops prove that appropriate housing is able to be successfully integrated into the existing Venetian topography, which proves to still be a dynamic alive city with modern buildings while still embracing its overpowering heritage.

Lettering Practice in Architecture - Basic Guides to Architectural Lettering - Example Alphabet and Numerals (Paperback):... Lettering Practice in Architecture - Basic Guides to Architectural Lettering - Example Alphabet and Numerals (Paperback)
Design Space
R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Lettering Practice in Architecture - Basic Guides to Architectural Lettering - Example Alphabet and Numerals (Paperback):... Lettering Practice in Architecture - Basic Guides to Architectural Lettering - Example Alphabet and Numerals (Paperback)
Design Space
R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Place to Call Home: Timeless Southern Charm (Hardcover): James T. Farmer Place to Call Home: Timeless Southern Charm (Hardcover)
James T. Farmer
R887 R620 Discovery Miles 6 200 Save R267 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Architecture In A Climate Of Change - A Guide To Sustainable Design (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Peter F Smith Architecture In A Climate Of Change - A Guide To Sustainable Design (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Peter F Smith
R1,019 Discovery Miles 10 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Revised to incorporate and reflect changes and advances since it was first published the new edition of Architecture in a Climate of Change provides the latest basic principals of sustainability and the future of sustainable technology.Including new material on wind generation, domestic water conservation, solar thermal electricity as well as international case studies Architecture in a Climate of Change encourages readers to consider new approaches to building making minimum demand on fossil based energy.

Skyscraper Gothic - Medieval Style and Modernist Buildings (Hardcover): Kevin D Murphy, Lisa Reilly Skyscraper Gothic - Medieval Style and Modernist Buildings (Hardcover)
Kevin D Murphy, Lisa Reilly
R1,120 Discovery Miles 11 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Of all building types, the skyscraper strikes observers as the most modern, in terms not only of height but also boldness, scale, ingenuity, and daring. As a phenomenon born in late-nineteenth-century America, it quickly became emblematic of New York, Chicago, and other major cities. Previous studies of these structures have tended to foreground more avowedly modernist approaches, while those with styles reminiscent of the great Gothic cathedrals of Europe were initially disparaged as being antimodernist or were simply unacknowledged. Skyscraper Gothic brings together renowned scholars to address the medievalist skyscraper, from the flying buttresses to the dizzying spires, and from the Chicago Tribune Tower to the Woolworth Building in Manhattan.

The Routledge Handbook of Planning History (Hardcover): Carola Hein The Routledge Handbook of Planning History (Hardcover)
Carola Hein
R4,909 Discovery Miles 49 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

2018 IPHS Special Book Prize Award Recipient The Routledge Handbook of Planning History offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary overview of planning history since its emergence in the late 19th century, investigating the history of the discipline, its core writings, key people, institutions, vehicles, education, and practice. Combining theoretical, methodological, historical, comparative, and global approaches to planning history, The Routledge Handbook of Planning History explores the state of the discipline, its achievements and shortcomings, and its future challenges. A foundation for the discipline and a springboard for scholarly research, The Routledge Handbook of Planning History explores planning history on an international scale in thirty-eight chapters, providing readers with unique opportunities for comparison. The diverse contributions open up new perspectives on the many ways in which contemporary events, changing research needs, and cutting-edge methodologies shape the writing of planning history.

Regenerating Chinese Cities (Paperback): Dong Wenli Regenerating Chinese Cities (Paperback)
Dong Wenli
R1,587 R1,204 Discovery Miles 12 040 Save R383 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
A Little Bit of Beijing: Nanluoguxiang (Paperback): Li Han, Hu Yan A Little Bit of Beijing: Nanluoguxiang (Paperback)
Li Han, Hu Yan
R447 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R80 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Little Bit of Beijing is an architectural graphic novel focused on contemporary Beijing and contains three volumes: Sanlitun, 798 Art District and Nanluoguxiang. It can be best described as a record of a moment in time in the lives of the three areas. The life of each area is documented through the use of architectural-style drawings featuring cut away rooftops, comic book stylized drawings that explore the details inside the buildings, and stories showcasing how people live, work, and visit these spaces. It was awarded the title of "the most beautiful book of China."

Dhaka - Memories or Lost (Hardcover): Kashef Chowdhury, Philipp Ursprung Dhaka - Memories or Lost (Hardcover)
Kashef Chowdhury, Philipp Ursprung
R965 R740 Discovery Miles 7 400 Save R225 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Upon setting foot in Dhaka, with its beautifully landscaped gardens adorning ancient mosques and monuments, it becomes clear that this is a city steeped in history. One of the oldest settlements in Bangladesh, it is today among the largest cities in the world, and rapid, often unplanned, urbanisation has vastly outpaced sustainability, threatening the historic buildings and communities that make up the city's cultural soul. But, despite bursting at the seams, Dhaka's six centuries of history are still visible if we look carefully in the shadows of the tall buildings, in the spaces between the speeding cars. Dhaka-based architect Kashef Chowdhury's camera captures a record of the capital city of the local character that may soon be lost due to urban development. In Chowdhury's photographs, a woman hangs sheets of polythene to dry and resell, a blind man sings mystic love songs. Other photographs reflect Dhaka's state of social and cultural flux, like an image of weary night-shift workers returning from a wholesale market in the late morning or of the barely visible lights of a pick-up truck concealed to prevent theft. Chowdhury is one of South Asia's most renowned architects, and Dhaka: Memories or Lost constitutes his deeply personal tribute to the city.

Bauhaus, Updated Edition (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Magdalena Droste Bauhaus, Updated Edition (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Magdalena Droste 1
R1,304 R1,083 Discovery Miles 10 830 Save R221 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In a fleeting 14-year period between two world wars, Germany's Bauhaus School of Art and Design changed the face of modernity. With utopian ideas for the future, the school developed a pioneering fusion of fine art, craftsmanship, and technology, which they applied across media and practices from film to theater, sculpture to ceramics. This book is made in collaboration with the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum fur Gestaltung in Berlin, the world's largest collection on the history of the Bauhaus. Some 550 illustrations including architectural plans, studies, photographs, sketches, and models record not only the realized works but also the leading principles and personalities of this idealistic creative community through its three successive locations in Weimar, Dessau, and Berlin. From informal shots of group gymnastics to drawings guided by Paul Klee, from extensive architectural plans to an infinitely sleek ashtray by Marianne Brandt, the collection brims with the colors, materials, and geometries that made up the Bauhaus vision of a "total" work of art. As we approach the Bauhaus centennial, this is a defining account of its energy and rigor, not only as a trailblazing movement in modernism but also as a paradigm of art education, where creative expression and cutting-edge ideas led to simultaneously functional and beautiful creations. Featured artists include Josef Albers, Marianne Brandt, Walter Gropius, Gertrud Grunow, Paul Klee, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Lilly Reich.

Hocker (Hardcover): Helen Thompson Hocker (Hardcover)
Helen Thompson
R1,036 R795 Discovery Miles 7 950 Save R241 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Frederico Forquet: A Life in Style - Fashion ? Interiors ? Gardens (Hardcover): Hamish Bowles, Guido Taroni Frederico Forquet: A Life in Style - Fashion ? Interiors ? Gardens (Hardcover)
Hamish Bowles, Guido Taroni
R1,910 R1,425 Discovery Miles 14 250 Save R485 (25%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Through his long and crowded life, polyglot designer Federico Forquet has been by turns a couturier who learned his craft at Balenciaga s side and whose creations for his eponymous house clothed the best-dressed women of the day; a decorator of interiors of singular style and charm; a discriminating collector of rare and beautiful objects, furnishings, and pictures; and a creator of magical gardens. For the first time, the many worlds of this creative visionary are brought together in a richly illustrated celebration of style: from imagery of his lavish haute-couture gowns featured in 1960s and 70s Vogue, Harper s Bazaar, and other fashionable publications and worn by trendsetters such as Marella Agnelli, Sophia Loren, and Diana Vreeland to picturesque scenes of verdant Tuscan gardens and opulent, old-world Roman villas and palazzos decorated by Forquet. Accompanied by insightful texts from the design world s authoritative voices, this inspiring and utterly enchanting tome will appeal to readers fascinated by fashion, social history, gardens, interior design, and Italian style.

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