Constructing Architecture

Constructing Architecture
Author: Andrea Deplazes
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2005-07-25
ISBN: 3764371900
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constructing Architecture Book Excerpt:

Now in its second edition: the trailblazing introduction and textbook on construction includes a new section on translucent materials and an article on the use of glass.

Constructing Architecture

Constructing Architecture
Author: Andrea Deplazes
Publsiher: Birkhauser Architecture
Total Pages: 555
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9783764386313
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constructing Architecture Book Excerpt:

A revised and expanded edition of an internationally prize-winning volume is an academic study of the aesthetic properties of buildings that considers topics ranging from building materials and methods to space creation and leading architectural examples, in a volume that also adds new coverage of glass and other translucent materials.

Materiality and Interior Construction

Materiality and Interior Construction
Author: Jim Postell,Nancy Gesimondo
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-06-15
ISBN: 0470445440
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materiality and Interior Construction Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive reference of materials for interior designers and architects Choosing the right material for the right purpose is a critical—and often overlooked—aspect in the larger context of designing buildings and interior spaces. When specified and executed properly, materials support and enhance a project's overall theme, and infuse interior space with a solid foundation that balances visual poetry and functionality. Materiality and Interior Construction imparts essential knowledge on how materials contribute to the construction and fabrication of floors, partitions, ceilings, and millwork, with thorough coverage of the important characteristics and properties of building materials and finishes. Individual coverage of the key characteristics of each material explores the advantages and disadvantages of using specific materials and construction assemblies, while helping readers discover how to make every building element count. In addition, Materiality and Interior Construction: Is highly illustrated throughout to show material properties and building assemblies Supplies rankings and information on the "green" attributes of each material so that designers can make informed decisions for specifications Is organized by application for easy and quick access to information Includes a companion website, featuring an extensive online image bank of materials and assemblies Rather than a typical catalog of materials, Materiality and Interior Construction is efficiently organized so that the reader is guided directly to the options for the location or assembly they are considering. Reliable and easy to use, Materiality and Interior Construction is a one-stop, comprehensive reference for hundreds of commonly used materials and their integration as building components—and an invaluable resource that every interior designer or architect should add to their set of tools.

Green and Ecological Technologies for Urban Planning Creating Smart Cities

Green and Ecological Technologies for Urban Planning  Creating Smart Cities
Author: Ercoskun, Ozge Yalciner
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2011-12-31
ISBN: 1613504543
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green and Ecological Technologies for Urban Planning Creating Smart Cities Book Excerpt:

Ecological and technological (eco-tech) planning provides a possible response to the essential issues of sustainability and rehabilitation in rapidly growing urban spaces. Green and Ecological Technologies for Urban Planning: Creating Smart Cities addresses the ecological, technological, and social challenges faced in the smart urban planning and design of settlements when using eco-technologies – from sustainable land use to transportation, and from green areas to municipal applications – with a focus on resilience. Containing research from leading international experts, this book provides comprehensive coverage and definitions of the most important issues, concepts, trends, and technologies within the planning field.

Architecture

Architecture
Author: Geoffrey Makstutis
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2010-02-12
ISBN: 1780674945
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architecture Book Excerpt:

This book offers a thorough introduction to the entire field of architecture, outlining the steps that are normally taken in becoming a qualified architect, from initial education right through to professional practice, as well as how to apply this architectural training in other fields. Complete with feature spreads on individual projects, Architecture: An Introduction's broad, up-to-date approach unites history, theory and practice. Subjects covered include how to develop a brief with a client; taking an idea from brief to project; types of visual presentation including drawings, models and computer renderings; project planning and management; the diverse roles within a company; and the future of architectural practice. This book is a must for anyone considering taking an architecture course or just beginning one.

Sustainable Practices Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Sustainable Practices  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1872
Release: 2013-12-31
ISBN: 1466648538
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Practices Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Excerpt:

"This reference explores some of the most recent developments in sustainability, delving into topics beyond environmental science to cover issues of sustainable economic, political, and social development"--Provided by publisher.

Analysing Architecture

Analysing Architecture
Author: Simon Unwin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-12-30
ISBN: 1000334341
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analysing Architecture Book Excerpt:

Now in its fifth edition, Analysing Architecture has become internationally established as the best introduction to architecture. Aimed primarily at those studying architecture, it offers a clear and accessible insight into the workings of this rich and fascinating subject. With copious illustrations from his own notebooks, the author dissects examples from around the world and all periods of history to explain the underlying strategies in architectural design and show how drawing may be used as a medium for analysis. In this new edition Analysing Architecture has been revised and expanded. Notably, the chapter on ‘How Analysis Can Help Design’ has been redeveloped to clearly explain this crucially important aspect of study to a beginner readership. Four new chapters have been added to the section dealing with Themes in Spatial Organisation, on ‘Axis’, ‘Grid’, ‘Datum Place’ and ‘Hidden’. Material from the 'Case Studies' in previous editions has been redistributed amongst earlier chapters. The ‘Introduction' has been completely rewritten; and the format of the whole book has been adjusted to allow for the inclusion of more and better illustrative examples. Works of architecture are instruments for managing, orchestrating, modifying our relationship with the world around us. They frame just about everything we do. Architecture is complex, subtle, frustrating... but ultimately extremely rewarding. It can be a difficult discipline to get to grips with; nothing in school quite prepares anyone for the particular demands of an architecture course. But this book will help.

Studio Craft Technique for Architects Second Edition

Studio Craft   Technique for Architects Second Edition
Author: Anne Gorman,Miriam Delaney
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2022-03-31
ISBN: 1529421047
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studio Craft Technique for Architects Second Edition Book Excerpt:

This one-stop handbook for architecture students provides step-by-step techniques for perfecting the vital skills of drawing, model making and surveying. It is a primer on the conventions of architectural representation and the use of materials. It also explains the primary elements of construction and structure from first principles, using clear diagrams and drawings. Recommended in the first year at numerous architecture schools, this second edition has been updated to include a new section on sustainability, more on types of drawing and when to use them, and more on structural principles and materials.

Integral Facade Construction

Integral Facade Construction
Author: Tillmann Klein, TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
Publsiher: TU Delft
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2013-06-03
ISBN: 9461861613
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integral Facade Construction Book Excerpt:

Integral Facade Construction focuses on the future development of the curtain wall. While the requirements on facades have slowly increased over the last decades, the curtain wall has evolved from craftsmanship oriented constructions to highly developed facade systems. But its constructional principle is still the same. Simplified, it can be described as a two-dimensional stick system with infill. With the latest requirements of almost energy neutral buildings, faster building processes and increasing technicalisation of the building envelope this constructional principle is reaching its limits. The curtain wall system has reached a state of maturity; and it needs a new approach to guaranty that this successful product will meet the challenges of the future.

Introducing Architectural Tectonics

Introducing Architectural Tectonics
Author: Chad Schwartz
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 1317564057
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introducing Architectural Tectonics Book Excerpt:

Introducing Architectural Tectonics is an exploration of the poetics of construction. Tectonic theory is an integrative philosophy examining the relationships formed between design, construction, and space while creating or experiencing a work of architecture. In this text, author Chad Schwartz presents an introductory investigation into tectonic theory, subdividing it into distinct concepts in order to make it accessible to beginning and advanced students alike. The book centers on the tectonic analysis of twenty contemporary works of architecture located in eleven countries including Germany, Italy, United States, Chile, Japan, Bangladesh, Spain, and Australia and designed by such notable architects as Tadao Ando, Herzog & de Meuron, Kengo Kuma, Olson Kundig, and Peter Zumthor. Although similarities do exist between the projects, their distinctly different characteristics – location and climate, context, size, program, construction methods – and range of interpretations of tectonic expression provide the most significant lessons of the book, helping you to understand tectonic theory. Written in clear, accessible language, these investigations examine the poetic creation of architecture, showing you lessons and concepts that you can integrate into your own work, whether studying in a university classroom or practicing in a professional office.

Comparison

Comparison
Author: Fabrizia Berlingieri,Francesca Zanotto
Publsiher: LetteraVentidue Edizioni
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2022
ISBN: 8862424817
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparison Book Excerpt:

Design-Driven Research encompasses many different forms of research in which architectural, design, and artistic practices and the results thereof, are implemented as a means to generate and disseminate new knowledge. This includes contemporary alternative formulations of the field, like Artistic Research, Research by Design, Practice-Based/Led Research, Creative Practice Research. CA2RE+ is a joint Erasmus+ strategic partnership of nine European universities in association with EAAE, ELIA and ARENA, and it supports early-career researchers and Ph.D. students to improve the quality of their research. CA²RE+ explicates the transformative and innovative power of highly individual strategies in artistic research, the diversity of research traditions, and the integrative nature of architectural design research, able to face the contemporary knowledge fragmentation from humanities, social sciences, and technology. Along with the CA2RE+ timeline project, the focus of Milano conference narrows by comparing design strategies and tactics applied to highlight common approaches and methodological specificities within the consortium and the broader community involved.

UnDoing Buildings

UnDoing Buildings
Author: Sally Stone
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2019-06-18
ISBN: 131539720X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

UnDoing Buildings Book Excerpt:

UnDoing Buildings: Adaptive Reuse and Cultural Memory discusses one of the greatest challenges for twenty-first-century society: what is to be done with the huge stock of existing buildings that have outlived the function for which they were built? Their worth is well recognised and the importance of retaining them has been long debated, but if they are to be saved, what is to be done with these redundant buildings? This book argues that remodelling is a healthy and environmentally friendly approach. Issues of heritage, conservation, sustainability and smartness are at the forefront of many discussions about architecture today and adaptive reuse offers the opportunity to reinforce the particular character of an area using up-to-date digital and construction techniques for a contemporary population. Issues of collective memory and identity combined with ideas of tradition, history and culture mean that it is possible to retain a sense of continuity with the past as a way of creating the future. UnDoing Buildings: Adaptive Reuse and Cultural Memory has an international perspective and will be of interest to upper level students and professionals working on the fields of Interior Design, Interior Architecture, Architecture, Conservation, Urban Design and Development.

Structures and Architecture Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders

Structures and Architecture   Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders
Author: Paulo J.S. Cruz
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2019-07-08
ISBN: 1351858157
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structures and Architecture Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders Book Excerpt:

Structures and Architecture – Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders contains the lectures and papers presented at the Fourth International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA2019) that was held in Lisbon, Portugal, in July 2019. It also contains a multimedia device with the full texts of the lectures presented at the conference, including the 5 keynote lectures, and almost 150 selected contributions. The contributions on creative and scientific aspects in the conception and construction of structures, on advanced technologies and on complex architectural and structural applications represent a fine blend of scientific, technical and practical novelties in both fields. ICSA2019 covered all major aspects of structures and architecture, including: building envelopes/façades; comprehension of complex forms; computer and experimental methods; futuristic structures; concrete and masonry structures; educating architects and structural engineers; emerging technologies; glass structures; innovative architectural and structural design; lightweight and membrane structures; special structures; steel and composite structures; structural design challenges; tall buildings; the borderline between architecture and structural engineering; the history of the relationship between architects and structural engineers; the tectonic of architectural solutions; the use of new materials; timber structures, among others. This set of book and multimedia device is intended for a global readership of researchers and practitioners, including architects, structural and construction engineers, builders and building consultants, constructors, material suppliers and product manufacturers, and other professionals involved in the design and realization of architectural, structural and infrastructural projects.

Matter Material Processes in Architectural Production

Matter  Material Processes in Architectural Production
Author: Gail Peter Borden,Michael Meredith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN: 1136798439
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Matter Material Processes in Architectural Production Book Excerpt:

Combining essays from both practice and academia, this book includes some of the most significant projects and thoughts on materiality from the last decade. Beautifully illustrated with a great deal of technical information throughout, it is not a coffee-table book with no explanation of how, nor a theory book without the description of the projects.

Structures and Architecture

Structures and Architecture
Author: Paulo J. da Sousa Cruz
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-10-14
ISBN: 1317549953
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structures and Architecture Book Excerpt:

Although the disciplines of architecture and structural engineering have both experienced their own historical development, their interaction has resulted in many fascinating and delightful structures. To take this interaction to a higher level, there is a need to stimulate the inventive and creative design of architectural structures and to persuade architects and structural engineers to further collaborate in this process, exploiting together new concepts, applications and challenges. This set of book of abstracts and full paper searchable CD-ROM presents selected papers presented at the 3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture Conference (ICSA2016), organized by the School of Architecture of the University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal (July 2016), to promote the synergy in the collaboration between the disciplines of architecture and structural engineering. The set addresses all major aspects of structures and architecture, including building envelopes, comprehension of complex forms, computer and experimental methods, concrete and masonry structures, educating architects and structural engineers, emerging technologies, glass structures, innovative architectural and structural design, lightweight and membrane structures, special structures, steel and composite structures, the borderline between architecture and structural engineering, the history of the relationship between architects and structural engineers, the tectonics of architectural solutions, the use of new materials, timber structures and more. The contributions on creative and scientific aspects of the conception and construction of structures, on advanced technologies and on complex architectural and structural applications represent a fine blend of scientific, technical and practical novelties in both fields. This set is intended for both researchers and practitioners, including architects, structural and construction engineers, builders and building consultants, constructors, material suppliers and product manufacturers, and other experts and professionals involved in the design and realization of architectural, structural and infrastructural projects.

Metamorphism

Metamorphism
Author: Ákos Moravánszky
Publsiher: Birkhäuser
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-11-20
ISBN: 3035608067
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metamorphism Book Excerpt:

Materiality is a recurring and central issue in architecture. This book explains how materials are "constructed", how they become cultural substances. Metamorphism investigates the complex relationship between natural materials and technology, science and sensuality. Gottfried Semper (1803–1879) made the notion of Stoffwechsel the key element of his theory. With this concept he intended to explain how a structural form originally bound to a method of processing is transferred from one material to another, liberated from its original function. For the first time, the book investigates the subject from a historic point of view whilst reflecting on current interdisciplinary research. Examples from Aalto to Zumthor illustrate the specific aspects of historic and contemporary material concepts.

Advances in Civil Engineering and Building Materials

Advances in Civil Engineering and Building Materials
Author: Shuenn-Yih Chang,Suad Khalid Al Bahar,Jingying Zhao
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 974
Release: 2012-10-31
ISBN: 0203388070
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Civil Engineering and Building Materials Book Excerpt:

Advances in Civil Engineering and Building Materials presents the state-of-the-art development in: - Structural Engineering - Road & Bridge Engineering- Geotechnical Engineering- Architecture & Urban Planning- Transportation Engineering- Hydraulic Engineering - Engineering Management- Computational Mechanics- Construction Technology- Buildi

Green Building Materials and Civil Engineering

Green Building  Materials and Civil Engineering
Author: Jimmy C.M. Kao,Wen-Pei Sung,Ran Chen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 952
Release: 2014-10-21
ISBN: 1315751984
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Building Materials and Civil Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book contains select green building, materials, and civil engineering papers from the 4th International Conference on Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering (GBMCE), which was held in Hong Kong, August 21-22, 2014. This volume of proceedings aims to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academics, and industry professionals f

Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Architecture Materials and Construction

Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Architecture  Materials and Construction
Author: Paulo Mendonça,Nuno Dinis Cortiços
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030945146
Category: Building materials
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Architecture Materials and Construction Book Excerpt:

This book gathers the proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Architecture, Materials and Construction (ICAMC), held in Lisbon, Portugal on October 27-29, 2021. ICAMC serves as an international forum for the presentation of the latest technological advances and research results in the fields of architecture and urban planning, civil and structural engineering, and materials manufacturing and processing. As such, it explores highly diverse topics, including innovative construction technologies (computer and digital manufacturing) and materials (polymers, composites, etc.); traditional materials (glass, wood, steel, concrete, stone, brick, etc.) and its harmonic combination which can be achieved by evaluating their structural and non-structural properties; the key concepts of efficiency and sustainability related to the architectural design and engineering of new buildings; analysis, rehabilitation and restoration of buildings. The contributions, which were selected by means of a rigorous international peer-review process, highlight numerous exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaborations.

Learning from Failure in the Design Process

Learning from Failure in the Design Process
Author: Lisa Huang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2020-04-23
ISBN: 131741974X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning from Failure in the Design Process Book Excerpt:

Learning from Failure in the Design Process shows you that design work builds on lessons learned from failures to help you relax your fear of making mistakes, so that you’re not paralyzed when faced with a task outside of your comfort zone. Working hands-on with building materials, such as concrete, sheet metal, and fabric, you will understand behaviors, processes, methods of assembly, and ways to evaluate your failures to achieve positive results. Through material and assembly strategies of stretching, casting, carving, and stacking, this book uncovers the issues, problems, and failures confronted in student material experiments and examines built projects that addressed these issues with innovative and intelligent strategies. Highlighting numerous professional practice case studies with over 250 color images, this book will be ideal for students interested in materials and methods, and students of architecture in design studios.