Architecture Books

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    Studio Olafur Eliasson: An Encyclopedia

    Studio Olafur Eliasson is an experimental laboratory located in Berlin. Led by renowned Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, it functions as an interdisciplinary space, generating fresh dialogues between art and its surroundings. This rich sourcebook enables the reader to delve into the corners and crevices of the Studio's diverse projects.

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    Richard Meier & Partners: Complete Works 1963-2008

    From the early days as a member of the New York Five, Richard Meier has been a central figure in contemporary architecture in the United States. The entire span of Meier's career, right up to his most recent designs for New York and Shenzhen, is included in this exceptional volume, created in close collaboration between the architect, the author, and the eminent graphic designer Massimo Vignelli. This spectacular monograph displays Meier's work in unprecedented size and brilliance, and features a preface by the noted Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza.

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    Architecture: Celebrating the Past, Designing the Future

    Architecture: Celebrating the Past, Designing the Future is a collection of essays, vignettes and profiles from 70 of most the influential architects, journalists and scholars from around the world. Offering a candid look at the profession's past 150 years, the book also provides an in-depth analysis about the role of the AIA architect in creating the vibrant, sustainable communities of the future.

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    Beachlife: Architecture and Interior Design on the Seaside

    Beachlife presents a selection of the best concepts in architecture, interiors and product design that deliver new and unusual insights into how the beach can be presented and utilised creatively. The book features structures such as beach clubs, hotels, and vacation homes that can be found on ocean coasts and riverbanks. But, more than that, Beachlife also includes furniture and products made for the seaside as well as original products by creatives from around the world, who have discovered the beach as a location for experimental art, temporary installations and events.

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    Architecture of Change

    Architecture of Change features recently built and realised work that - in addition to its exceptional architectural quality - makes a notable contribution to a liveable and sustainable future. The book also covers current initiatives that promote innovative research in this sector and thus encourage an emerging generation of environmentally aware architects and urban planners. Presenting over forty impressive examples of pioneering international projects that are improving our environment in real ways, the publication is a relevant reference for both a professional and general audience.

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    4dspace: Interactive Architecture

    In the next few years, emerging practices in interactive architecture are set to transform the built environment. "Smart" design was once regarded as the preserve of museum exhibits or Jumbotrom advertising screens, but "multi-mediated" interactive design has started entering into every domain of public and private life as a spatial medium, interactive architecture is revolutionising and reinventing our work, leisure and domestic spaces. This title features essays and interviews by international commentators - Ole Bouman, Antonino Saggio, Stefano Mirti and Walter Aprile, and Mike Weinstock, as well as guest-editor Lucy Bullivant - on the cultural issues raised by the emergence of interactive architecture.

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    Smart Materials in Architecture, Interior Architecture and Design

    The use of smart materials in architecture is a dynamic and innovative area merging research, development, and use. Smart materials, with their reversible characteristics, respond to stimuli such as light, temperature, and electrical field by changing their form, color, viscosity, etc. One of the most fascinating developments is the advent of Phase Change Materials. These materials make it possible, for example, to develop self-acting, kinetic facades and wallpaper that changes its color and pattern based on temperature and light. The book presents the development of these materials and also describes their use in the contexts of architecture, design, and art.

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    Contemporary Design in Detail: Small Environments

    Small Environments focuses on the type of architectural details that make up distinctive residential spaces under 1,200 square feet. It presents recent work by architects from around the globe in color photographs and architectural drawings. Rather than simply another compendium of small projects, the book is structured according to categories of architectural detail.

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    Cities of Dispersal

    This issue of Architectural Design focuses on ways in which urban sprawl - areas of unstructured development with constantly expanding low-density housing - can be redesigned and rethought by interventions from architects and urban designers. Looking particularly at the issue of public place and the way that collective space can be redefined and articulated, this highly topical issue responds to the need for architectural design to engage in social issues and existing urban forms rather than attempting to create idealized conditions or merely iconic buildings.

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    A Visual Dictionary of Architecture & Construction

    More than 6,000 architectural terms are explained in over 500 detailed illustrations plus captions in English, Spanish, French, and German. The book is organized thematically, with complete indexing for easy reference.

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    Eye: The Story Behind the London Eye

    Sweeping one of the world's most famous skylines at 135 meters in height, the London Eye is the largest observational wheel in the world, and provides a spectacular 30 minute 'flight' over England's capital. But if it had not been for the vision, commitment and sheer persistence of David Marks and Julia Barfield, the husband and wife team of architects behind the project, the London Eye might never have been built.

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    Glass Design

    On the basis of about 50 projects it is shown, how multifariously glass can be leveraged. Plans will be shown if available.

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    Wood Design

    This book present remarkable object from the realm of private living space, public buildings and religious structures. Along with well-designed hotels, restaurants and bars, they form the latest currents of a modern international wood-building culture. Plans will be included.

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    Bmw Welt Munich

    Stunning and innovative architecture is the hallmark of the firm Coop Himmelb(l)au, and their exciting new project, the BMW complex in Munich, Germany, known as BMW Welt, exhibits the same characteristics. Combining the latest technical and environmentally conscious elements, the new building will serve as a conference center, cultural venue and delivery outpost for custom made cars.

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    The A-Z of Modern Architecture

    Unlike most architecture encyclopedias, which tend to concentrate more on buildings and floor plans than their designers, this tome puts the architects in the spotlight, profiling individuals so that readers can get a clear overview of their bodies of work. Each architect's entry features a portrait, quote, and short biography as well as a description of important works, historical context, and general approach; illustrations include numerous drawings, photographs, and floor plans.

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    Un Studio

    UN Studio, led by Dutch architects Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos, creates spaces that are surprisingly innovative. This book presents an overview of UN Studio's work to date.

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    Architecture in Spain

    From a modern interpretation of a bullring to cutting-edge green architecture, the book covers a dizzying variety of architectural innovation.

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    Architecture Now 5

    Volume 5 features famous names and newcomers alike, and this time around a number of designers are also included, reflecting the new ways in which design and architecture are coming together.

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    Materials, Structures, and Standards

    Materials, Structures, and Standards distills the data provided in standard architectural volumes and offers and easy-to-use reference for the most indispensable and most requested types of architectural information.

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    West Coast Residential: The Modern and the Contemporary

    West Coast Residential demonstrates how modernist traditions are being integrated into contemporary design. It also explains what were the defining features of the West Coast mid-century vernacular and asks whether it still exists today.

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    Everything by Design: My Life as an Architect

    In his new book Lapidus takes readers behind-the-scenes for an insider's look at how great buildings are created. He introduces us to his famous clients including Donald Trump, Michael Eisner, John Tishman, Aristole Onassis, and Bob Guccione as well as assorted pit bosses, business moguls, and even CIA operatives.

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    Ando has designed award-winning private homes, churches, museums, apartment complexes, and cultural spaces throughout Japan, as well as in France, Italy, Spain, and the USA. This book, created at the height of Ando's illustrious career, presents his complete works to date.

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    Hans Van Heeswijk Architecture: 1995-2005

    The Hans van Heeswijk architecture firm was founded in Amsterdam in 1985, and it has designed and realized a great variety of projects, among them offices, public buildings, museums, bridges, renovations, refurbishments, interiors and product design. Those projects are without exception matchlessly lucid and crafted to a standard rarely seen, particularly in an economy where tight budgets are the rule. Their forms, reticent at first, become articulate at close range. Each encounter with them seems right--thus the aura of tranquility, typical for buildings composed with great care and attention. This monograph deals with the works and ideas of Hans van Heeswijk architects over the last decade, including the recent commission for the refurbishment of the Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam.

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    Materials for Design

    Materials for Design provides the foundation for a strong design sensibility intertwined with material knowledge. Divided into five sections - glass, concrete, wood, metal, and plastic - Materials for Design makes a thorough study of each material's properties, history, permutations, and production techniques.

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    HOK Guidebook to Sustainable Design

    The practical reference guide on the integration of sustainable, high performance design covers major sustainability issues on an introductory level. Newly updated, this edition emphasizes the project process, cost implications, case studies, and lessons learned from HOK's wide range of project experiences.

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    Redux: Designs That Reuse, Recycle, and Reveal

    Redux offers a host of solutions for creating a green home with recycled, reused, and environmentally healthy materials, whether remodeling, redecorating, or building from the ground up. This book combines extensive salvage use with the larger goal of efficiency and environmentalism--and the results are simply stunning.

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    Architecture Now! 4

    Architecture Now Volume 3 was the winner of the prestigious Saint-Etienne Prize for the Best Architecture and Design Book of 2004. Volume 4 proves that the best keeps getting better, with new names from all over the world and the most exciting and unique buildings and designs. As always, easy-to-navigate illustrated A-Z entries include current and recent projects, biographies, contact information, and website addresses.

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    Philippe Starck: Universe Architecture Series

    From New York's famous Paramount Hotel to the official apartments of former French president Francios Mitterand, Philippe Starck's designs are as popular and as well-known as they are ubiquitous. You can stay in a Starck hotel in New York, Miami or London; you can mail-order a Starck design for a rural cottage; and you can buy a Starck motorcycle, a Starck lamp, or a Starck toothbrush. Filled with photographs, descriptions, and Starck's own commentary, this book features his recent and current work in architectural and industrial design, including the forthcoming Covent Garden Hotel in London.

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    Tadao Ando

    Philippe Starck describes him as a "mystic in a country which is no longer mystic." Drew Philip calls his buildings "land art" that "struggle to emerge from the earth." He is the only architect to have won the discipline's four most prestigious prizes: the Pritzker, Carlsberg, Praemium Imperiale, and Kyoto Prize. His name is Tadao Ando, and he is the world's greatest living architect. Combining influences from Japanese tradition with the best of Modernism, Ando has developed a completely unique building aesthetic that makes use of concrete, wood, water, light, space, and nature in a way that has never been witnessed in architecture.

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    Airport Engineering

    At a time when airport construction is poised for a boom, this Third Edition provides the most up-to-date engineering and design methods on the topic.