Architecture Books

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    PLUS: Jestico + Whiles

    PLUS: Jestico + Whiles charts the happenstance of events that has guided the practice's award winning design approach against the changing political and economic events of the last 30 years. Their portfolio of work ranges from mainstream, residential, education, hotel and transport developments to more unusual cultural and social projects around the world.

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    Architect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary

    Architect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary is illustrated with stunning drawings that provide a visual as well as a textual definition of both key concepts and subtle differences in meaning.

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    Clyfford Still Museum: Allied Works Architecture

    Designed by the leading architectural practice Allied Works and its founder, Brad Cloepfil, the Clyfford Still Museum draws inspiration from the work of Still and from its monumental surroundings: an intersection of prairie and mountains within an urban district of major cultural buildings, vacant lots, historic housing and new development. The book is a rich collection of stories, artifacts, documents and conversations trace the evolution of the building and Allied Works' unique creative process, with new essays and photographs that examine its particular significance within contemporary architectural discourse.

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    Constitutional Modernism

    How does architecture make its appearance in civil society? Constitutional Modernism: Architecture and Civil Society in Cuba, 1933-1959 pursues this challenging question by exploring architecture, planning, and law as cultural forces. Analyzing the complex entanglements between these disciplines in the Cuban Republic, Timothy Hyde reveals how architects joined with other professionals and intellectuals in efforts to establish a stable civil society, from the promulgation of a new Cuban Constitution in 1940 up until the Cuban Revolution.

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    Fabricate: Making Digital Architecture brings together the work of designers, engineers and makers within architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, and computation. Covering a cross section of scales and typologies, the publication features 32 illustrated case studies of completed buildings, new works in progress, and the latest research in design and digital manufacturing.

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    San Antonio Architecture

    With a history more than 290 years old, San Antonio boasts a diverse, eclectic, and important architectural inventory. San Antonio Architecture: Traditions and Visions is the comprehensive catalog of the architecture inventory of the city.

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    Architecture Principia

    Architecture Principia: Architectural Principles of Material Form provides a comprehensive look at the foundational themes of architecture. Simultaneously fundamental and advanced, the text employs comparative precedents, case studies from across the history of architecture, consistent and clear graphic language, and a parallel visual and textual presentation of each architectural principle.

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    Buildings of the Year 2012

    Showcasing new projects of all types worldwide by both established and emerging practices, Buildings of the Year 2012 is essential reading for anyone interested in recent developments in contemporary architecture. This authoritative book is the official guide to the work of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and all the RIBA's awards presented in 2012.

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    Today's Iconic Architecture

    Today's Iconic Architecture features projects representing the very best in today's contemporary architecture. Full color photographs and floor plans beautifully illustrate the selected works and are accompanied by in-depth explanations from the architects themselves, offering readers valuable insights into this fine selection.

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    Narrative Architecture

    Narrative Architecture explores the potential for narrative as a way of interpreting buildings from ancient history through to the present, deals with architectural background, analysis and practice as well as its future development.

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    Translucent Building Skins

    Exploring the design of innovative building enclosure systems (or skins) in contemporary architecture and their precedents in earlier twentieth century modern architecture, Translucent Building Skins: Material Innovations in Modern and Contemporary Architecture examines the tectonics, the history and the influence of translucency as a defining characteristic in architecture. Highly illustrated throughout with drawings and full colour photographs, the book shows that translucency has been and continues to be a fertile ground for architectural experimentation.

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    Travel, Space, Architecture

    Travel, Space, Architecture brings architectural thinking in line with the cultural theory debates and argues that, rather than architecture being 'rooted' to place as has traditionally been asserted, border crossing and cross-cultural encounters have always been a prevailing paradigm of the spatial conceptualisation, representation and production of space. It brings together case studies ranging from those between Japan and Europe in the period of early modernity, to central Europe and the Mediterranean within the framework of modern architecture, and to the USA and the European East in the cold-war era, unveiling (mis)readings and exchanges that are embedded in subsequent cultural productions.

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    Hospital Architecture

    The idea that patients benefit from their surroundings has been acknowledged for some time, but it is only recently that this concept has become the key to architectural solutions when building or redesigning hospitals and health care facilities. Drawing on over 60 examples from across the world, this volume illustrates the contemporary approach to hospital architecture.

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    Wood: Architecture & Design

    To build with wood has been for years and is still a trend topic, this volume is a road tour of contemporary wood architecture. The many possibilities for use of this natural building material are shown with texts, photos, facts and drawings, as well as the innovative construction techniques which have extended these possibilities.

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    Detail in Contemporary Concrete Architecture

    Detail in Contemporary Concrete Architecture provides analysis of both the technical and the aesthetic importance of details in modern concrete architecture. Featuring the work of renowned architects from around the world, this book presents 49 of the most recently completed and influential concrete designs for both residential and commercial architecture.

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    Education, Architecture, Urbanism: Three University Projects

    Education, Architecture, Urbanism places three of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios' (FCBS) recent university projects in the context of their work as a whole, offering a critical review of the three buildings, and considering the future of learning environments and the university sector. Connecting these three projects is a new appreciation of the role of the university in the urban environment, and the ability of higher education buildings to fulfil a crucial role in the social, economic and environmental aspects of urban regeneration.

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    Interdisciplinary Design: New Lessons from Architecture and Engineering

    Architects and engineers both claim to be designers, though how they define design and the approaches they use to realize it, vary widely. However their interaction has also created some of the world's most memorable, enduring and impressive buildings. The unprecedented impact of digital technologies illuminates the complexity and non-linearity of the process that these designers go through while massively expanding both the ability to visualize and represent forms, and to analyze their structural behavior.

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    Zaha Hadid: Pierres Vives

    A monographic look at Pierres Vives, Zaha Hadid's latest major work, and its innovative approach to spatial design and urban planning. This book documents the ten-year creation of Pierres Vives, an imposing new public building by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid.

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    Understanding Architecture

    Understanding Architecture is organized in 12 series of chapters based on a key architectural themes - including space, time, matter, gravity, light, silence, dwelling, ritual, memory, landscape, and place. Each chapter begins with an introductory essay, and includes a wide variety of historical examples from around the world, followed by in-depth analysis of 6 key buildings that further exemplify the theme of that chapter.

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    Lincoln Center Inside Out

    A cross between art book, scholarly record, and architectural diary, Diller, Scofidio + Renfro: Lincoln Center Inside Out is the first to consider the Lincoln Center redevelopment in its entirety. Composed almost entirely of double gatefolds, the book reveals the process and strategies behind this civic project through drawings, renderings, texts and photographs from Iwan Baan and Matthew Monteith.

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    Patterns and Layering

    The book Patterns and Layering presents innovative structures that are created by stacking fragile, patterned layers.

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    Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

    Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies looks at Lafayette Park, a middle-class residential complex in downtown Detroit that boasts the largest collection of buildings designed by Mies van der Rohe in the world. The book brings together interviews with and essays by residents of Lafayette Park, archival material, and recent photography to create a thoughtful and often humorous portrayal of daily life in this modernist neighborhood, in many ways turning the conventional architecture monograph on its head.

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    New Arcadians

    In New Arcadians, Lucy Bullivant profiles 18 cutting-edge UK-based practices, presenting recent key projects as well as interviews with the architects.

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    Airport Architecture

    Drawing on 60 examples, Airport Architecture shows the exciting multiplicity of contemporary airport construction and design. The projects presented in this volume include the newest large scale airports, as well as long term building projects, smaller airports at more remote locations as well as expansions and individual new functional areas like air traffic control centers, hangars or lounges.

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    Structure & Form in Design

    The Structure & Form in Design provides a critical examination of structure and form in design, covering a range of topics of great value to students and practitioners engaged in any of the specialist decorative arts and design disciplines.

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    The Architectural Model

    Drawing on the Deutsches Architekturmuseum's (DAM) vast collection of models, comprised of more than 1,200 objects created by over four hundred architects from around the world, researchers created both this book and a corresponding exhibit set to open in May 2012. The Architectural Model covers a variety of topics, from the rise of specialized workshops after 1945 to the way in which more sophisticated machinery led to a "Miniature Boom" in the 1950s and '60s.

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    The New Modern House: Redefining Functionalism

    The New Modern House: Redefining Functionalism is a comprehensive look at the emerging trend of architecture that favors substanceover style, combining functional design and sustainable processes with a straightforward, honest aesthetic. The book features 50 of the best recent residential case studies, from single family houses to self-builds, eco-friendly structures, recycled projects, and creative re-uses.

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    Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction

    With more than 20,000 words and terms individually defined, the Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction offers huge coverage for anyone studying or working in architecture, construction or any of the built environment fields. The book is illustrated with stunning drawings that provide a visual as well as a textual definition of both key concepts and subtle differences in meaning.

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    Britain's Best Architecture

    A highly illustrative account of what is now in British Architecture, this new publication walks the reader through some of Britain's finest houses. Filled with the best architectural projects from around the United Kingdom, the reader will be instructed on how they can achieve a result that says 'wow' and be introduced to the firms producing the work.

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    Like once the main towers of the cathedrals, skyscrapers are the dominant landmarks in the cityscape of today and thereby one of the most prestigious building assignments of creative architects. The design freedom of the contour and the plastic volume of the blob have long since superseded the purely orthogonal towers of the past. A global view to the most significant projects of recent years and the most spectacular towers still under construction as well as path breaking experimental sketches are presented by means of texts, planning material and illustrations.