Architecture Books

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  1. Structure As Architecture - A Source Book for Architects and Structural Engineers

    Structure As Architecture: A Source Book for Architects and Structural Engineers

    Structure as Architecture presents a comprehensive analysis of the indispensable role of structure in architecture. An exploration, as well as a celebration, of structure, the book draws on a series of design studies and case study examples to illustrate how structure can be employed to realize a wide range of concepts in contemporary architecture. By examining design principles that relate to both architecture and structural engineering, Andrew Charleson provides new insights into the relationship between both the technical and aesthetic aspects of architecture.

  2. A New History of Modern Architecture

    A New History of Modern Architecture

    Combining a fascinating, thought-provoking and - above all - readable text with over 800 photographs, plans, and sections, this exciting new reading of modern architecture is a must for students and architecture enthusiasts alike. Organized largely as a chronology, chapters necessarily overlap to allow for the discrete examination of key themes including typologies, movements, and biographical studies, as well as the impact of evolving technology and country-specific influences.

  3. The Modern A-Frame

    The Modern A-Frame

    The A-Frame home surged in popularity in the 1950s, and has captured the public's imagination with its playfully modern, steep-sloping roofline ever since. The Modern A-Frame celebrates seventeen diverse accounts of these minimalists cabins reinvented for the twenty-first century. Nostalgic escapes, heritage homes, full-time simplicity, and artists at work categorize the A-frames whose engaging stories are shared.

  4. The Complete Zaha Hadid

    The Complete Zaha Hadid

    Zaha Hadid (1950- 2016) was one of the most innovative and celebrated architects of our time. This comprehensive survey of over two hundred projects―from her earliest experimentations to product design, from speculative follies to large-scale built works―is a testament to the depth, range, and inventiveness of her vision.

  5. The Architecture Reference and Specification Book

    The Architecture Reference & Specification Book

    The updated and revised edition of Architecture Reference & Specification contains vital information that's essential to planning and executing architectural projects of all shapes and sizes, all in a format that is small enough to carry anywhere. It distills the data provided in standard architectural volumes and is an easy-to-use reference for the most indispensable--and most requested--types of architectural information.

  6. Modern to Classic II - Residential Estates

    Modern to Classic II: Residential Estates

    This book explores Landry Design Group's recent work, defined by an eclectic range of references and styles. Emphasizing the unique stories that inform the projects, the monograph's 15 chapters-each dedicated to a single completed residence and opening with a conceptual sketch by principal Richard Landry-demystify the process behind creating the grand estates for which the firm has become known. From a modern steel and glass aerie perched above L.A.'s Sunset Boulevard to a lakeside stone villa in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, the houses selected embody the spirit of those who inhabit them.

  7. An Architect's Cookbook - A Culinary Journey Through Design

    An Architect's Cookbook: A Culinary Journey Through Design

    Half design journal and half cookbook, An Architect's Cookbook: A Culinary Journey Through Design peeks behind the curtain into the process of creating magical culinary experiences both inside and outside the kitchen. In his first book, New York-based architect and designer Glen Coben brings us on a journey throughout New York City and beyond, delving into his architectural process and collaboration with some of the world's greatest chefs, including Mario Batali, Mary Dumont, Alex Stupak, Gabriel Kreuther, and more.

  8. Hudson Modern - Residential Landscapes

    Hudson Modern: Residential Landscapes

    Hudson Modern showcases the stunning new houses in the Hudson River Valley that embrace their dramatic settings in this popular and culturally bountiful region. In this book the author has chosen 17 homes that exemplify a uniquely contemporary aesthetic unlike other New York area second home enclaves like the Hamptons and Connecticut. The book also looks to art and architectural experts such as Barlis & Wedlick, Drew Lang and Andrew Zuckerman for commentary on such far flung topics as affordable housing, subdivisions uneasy reconciliation with ecology and the area's expansiveness of nature juxtaposed with its proximity to New York City.

  9. The Design-Build Studio - Crafting Meaningful Work in Architecture Education

    The Design-Build Studio: Crafting Meaningful Work in Architecture Education

    The Design-Build Studio examines sixteen international community driven design-build case studies through process and product, with preceding chapters on community involvement, digital and handcraft methodologies and a graphic Time Map. Together these projects serve as a field guide to the current trends in academic design-build studios, a window into the different processes and methodologies being taught and realized today.

  10. Adaptive Architecture - Changing Parameters and Practice

    Adaptive Architecture: Changing Parameters and Practice

    Adaptive Architecture explores structures, or environments that accommodate multiple functions at the same time, sequentially, or at periodically recurring events. It demonstrates how changing technological, economic, ecological and social conditions have altered the playing field for architecture from the design of single purpose structures to the design of interacting systems of synergistically interdependent, distributed buildings.

  11. Innovative Architecture Strategies

    Innovative Architecture Strategies

    This book presents a series of contemporary, diverse and innovative design strategies that vary in form, function and design intent. The common denominator of all projects is the alternative and/or experimental approach of combining both private and public spaces.

  12. Houses for Aging Socially - Developing Third Place Ecologies

    Houses for Aging Socially: Developing Third Place Ecologies

    Many who now age in place often experience greater social isolation and loss of purpose than residents of nursing homes. What is the shape of housing that accommodates retirement lifestyles for the 85 percent who do not live in the nation's top 50 urban cores yet desire greater cooperative structures of living in low-density housing? The book reworks components of the familiar single-family home to promote new levels of connectivity in neighborhoods once resistant to sharing. The traditional individual porch is rescaled to serve multiple units as a hyper-porch; garage galleries hydridize car parking to become mixed-use neighborhood work and maker spaces; and patio mats o er live-work venues within a compact footprint. All three strategies revitalize neighborhoods through return of informal economies and social networks.

  13. Binning House

    Binning House

    Canada's BC Binning House is arguably the first significant piece of modern residential architecture in Western Canada. Still standing in Western Vancouver as National Historic Site, the house has influenced generations of architects and continues to do so today. While the house is beloved by a select group of architects, academics, and local heritage buffs, its subtle splendours remain largely hidden in wider audience. This book, devoted to this exceptional house, sheds new light on Binning's ingenuity. Orignial photographs and drawings are presented along with writing that analyzes in detail, the architectural character of the house that makes it so special.

  14. Upgrade - Home Extensions, Alterations and Refurbishments

    Upgrade: Home Extensions, Alterations and Refurbishments

    Upgrade explores architectural and design concepts that seek to enhance and repurpose our surroundings. From slight changes to complete renovations, the spectrum of possibilities is vast. Extensions upon a rooftop. Factories turned into relaxing retreats. Wood additions contrast with antique brick exteriors. Through engaging anecdotes and inspiriting images, Upgrade provides vibrant exemplars and enthusiasm for revamping existing spaces.

  15. Re-humanizing Architecture - New Forms of Community, 1950-1970

    Re-humanizing Architecture: New Forms of Community, 1950-1970

    After the Second World War, a divided Europe was much affected by a period of reconstruction. This was influenced by the different political systems in the socialist East and in the capitalist West, the focus was on cohesion in society and its cultural and architectural expression. In parallel to the rapidly progressing industrialization of the building industry, debates on the humanization of the built environment were led on both sides with great intensity. The volume shows how, on the back of existentialism, new monumentality, and socialist realism, quite similar concepts and strategies were developed in order to find answers to questions relating to adequate structures for new forms of community and identity.

  16. Evoking through Design - Contemporary Moods in Architecture

    Evoking through Design: Contemporary Moods in Architecture

    Evoking Through Design: Contemporary Moods in Architecture is visually stunning, featuring built work and speculative projects, which highlight how contemporary practices are using devices such as spatial compositing, surface articulation and novel manipulations of materials in order to constitute spatial conditions radiating in delicate and sophisticated atmospheres.

  17. Offsite Architecture - Constructing the Future

    Offsite Architecture: Constructing the Future

    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.

  18. The New Old House - Historic and Modern Architecture Combined

    The New Old House: Historic & Modern Architecture Combined

    The New Old House presents 18 private historic homes, from North America to Europe, and traces the ingenious ways architects have revitalized and refreshed them for a new generation. Most of the renovations occurred in the last decade, but all of the homes have origins reaching back into the past, in some cases hundreds of years. Projects and firms featured include Greenwich House, Allan Greenberg; Longbranch, Jim Olson; Astley Castle, Witherford Watson Mann; Hunsett Mill, Acme; Cotswolds House, Richard Found; plus more than a dozen others. These projects address such timely factors as sustainability, multiculturalism, preservation, and style, and demonstrate the unique beauty and elegance that comes from the interweaving of modernity and history.

  19. Building Community - New Apartment Architecture

    Building Community: New Apartment Architecture

    Cities around the world are growing at unprecedented speed. From Los Angeles to Shanghai, an ever greater proportion of people live in apartments, enjoying the benefits of urban density, superior services, public transportation, and easy access to the city center and countryside. Unfortunately, many apartment buildings lack quality and character, or are ill-suited to today's needs and lifestyles. This is the first survey in many years to explore contemporary apartments not as raw canvases for interior decoration but as a building type of growing significance.

  20. Craft Material Detail - Knox Bhavan

    Craft Material Detail: Knox Bhavan

    Coinciding with the twentieth anniversary of the practice, Craft Material Detail commemorates the innovative architectural firm Knox Bhavan. Included within the publication is an overview of projects that highlight the practice's considered approach to form, sensitivity to the environment, construction expertise, innovative use of materials and high quality of detail and workmanship.

  21. Transparent Architecture

    Transparent Architecture

    Transparent Architecture points to an architecture that seemingly suggests a multiplicity of qualities. Paradoxically, it also illustrates an architecture that reveals itself and its own singular nature clearly. The experimental drawings, texts, and built projects in Transparent Architecture are visual and spatial explorations aiming toward architecture that provokes thought, refines one's abilities to see, and embraces the ongoing confluence and mutability of things.

  22. Shaping Intuition - Architecture and Interior Design by HofmanDujardin

    Shaping Intuition: Architecture and Interior Design by HofmanDujardin

    Shaping Intuition showcases the design philosophy of HofmanDujardin and contains photos, sketches and plans. HofmanDujardin designs inspiring spaces with an astonishing simplicity, always focusing on quality and a personal approach. This book, for the first time, features 25 of their best designs: private homes, interiors and offshore ships.

  23. Identity Architects - Ippolito Fleitz Group

    Identity Architects: Ippolito Fleitz Group

    Over the last decade, Ippolito Fleitz Group has evolved into an international design player with headquarters in Stuttgart and studios in Berlin and Shanghai. Peter Ippolito and Gunter Fleitz are 'Identity Architects,' crafting elaborate designs, unconventional responses and often surprising solutions for their clients. Within its unique process, the firm transforms the most routine job into a real mission. This illuminating publication is the first comprehensive overview of IFG's work, offering an exclusive look at the inner workings of the firm and providing insight into the thought processes of one of today's most progressive interior architecture studios.

  24. eVolo Skyscrapers 3

    eVolo Skyscrapers 3

    The third book in the eVolo's Skyscraper Competition series showcases 150 innovative projects that utilize the latest technological advances, offer sustainable architectural solutions, explore new territories, propose social change, and examine radical urban strategies.

  25. Kunstmuseum Basel - New Building

    Kunstmuseum Basel: New Building

    In 2016, the Kunstmuseum Basel opened its new building, designed by Christ & Gantenbein, increasing its exhibition space by approximately two-thirds. This publication introduces the building in all of its facets for the first time, with texts, layouts and illustrations.

  26. Prototyping for Architects - Real Building for the Next Generation of Digital Designers

    Prototyping for Architects: Real Building for the Next Generation of Digital Designers

    The first overview of how new digital design and fabrication techniques offer new possibilities for prototyping in architecture. Beginning with an introduction charting the rise of prototyping in design history, this cutting-edge volume for students and professionals presents an extensive range of prototyping techniques, followed by a selection of 30 projects by leading contemporary international architects.

  27. Vital Architecture - Tools for Durability

    Vital Architecture: Tools for Durability

    From the Pantheon in Rome to the Zollverein in Essen, "vital architecture" describes buildings with a future value, buildings whose architecture determines and guarantees their lifespan. Vital Architecture focuses on the clients, users, architects and designers of such buildings. Written by Ruurd Roorda and Bas Kegge, the book documents and interprets 20 of these vital buildings with plans, sections, diagrams and photographs by Roel Backaert.

  28. Never Built New York

    Never Built New York

    Following on the success of Never Built Los Angeles, authors Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell now turn their eye to New York City. New York towers among world capitals, but the city we know might have reached even more stellar heights, or burrowed into more destructive depths, had the ideas of its greatest dreamers progressed beyond the drawing board. What is wonderfully grand might easily have been ingloriously grandiose; equally, what is blandly unremarkable might have become delightfully provocative. Nearly 200 proposals spanning 200 years encompass bridges, skyscrapers, master plans, parks, transit schemes, amusements, airports, plans to fill in rivers and extend Manhattan, and much, much more.

  29. Architecture in Wood - A World History

    Architecture in Wood: A World History

    Many of the world's greatest buildings are made of wood, yet it is undervalued or ignored in histories of architecture. However, leading designers around the world are increasingly drawn to it to satisfy social and environmental needs. In this book Will Pryce shows how the wooden heritage of Japan grew from its Buddhist history; how Russia's carpenters determined its iconic domes; how Norway's stave churches contain clues to her pagan past; how Turkic tribes brought the yali from Asia; how the settlers of New England employed a provincial English tradition on the new continent; and how, today, sophisticated architects such as Peter Zumthor and Renzo Piano are inventing an eloquent new wooden architecture.

  30. Art in Architecture - Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

    Art in Architecture: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

    Nestled in a natural ravine in the Ozark hills, and designed by internationally renowned architect Moshe Safdie, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas is an architectural masterpiece. Featuring arched copper roofs and glass-walled bridges over ponds created from the inflow of a natural stream, the museum complements the distinctive landscape of northwest Arkansas. With the addition of a stunning collection of American art masterworks, and extensive grounds comprising 120 acres of native hardwood forest, Crystal Bridges seamlessly blends art, architecture, and nature to create a visitor experience unlike any other. This book tells the story of the creation of Crystal Bridges: from concept and an early napkin sketch to the engineering feats required to construct an art museum of international stature in the path of a natural waterway. Featuring new color photography of the museum's striking architecture paired with quotes from Moshe Safdie, Building Crystal Bridges showcases a fabulous new museum.