Why Buildings Stand Up

Why Buildings Stand Up
Author: Mario Salvadori
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Total Pages: 311
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ingeniería de estructuras
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Buildings Stand Up Book Excerpt:

An informed exploration of the revolutionary alliance between architecture and structure and the artist-scientists who forged it ranges from the nomad's simple tent to the awesome Sears Tower

Building Structures Illustrated

Building Structures Illustrated
Author: Francis D. K. Ching
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN: 1118458354
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Structures Illustrated Book Excerpt:

A new edition of Francis D.K. Ching's illustrated guide to structural design Structures are an essential element of the building process, yet one of the most difficult concepts for architects to grasp. While structural engineers do the detailed consulting work for a project, architects should have enough knowledge of structural theory and analysis to design a building. Building Structures Illustrated takes a new approach to structural design, showing how structural systems of a building—such as an integrated assembly of elements with pattern, proportions, and scale—are related to the fundamental aspects of architectural design. The book features a one-stop guide to structural design in practice, a thorough treatment of structural design as part of the entire building process, and an overview of the historical development of architectural materails and structure. Illustrated throughout with Ching's signature line drawings, this new Second Edition is an ideal guide to structures for designers, builders, and students. Updated to include new information on building code compliance, additional learning resources, and a new glossary of terms Offers thorough coverage of formal and spatial composition, program fit, coordination with other building systems, code compliance, and much more Beautifully illustrated by the renowned Francis D.K. Ching Building Structures Illustrated, Second Edition is the ideal resource for students and professionals who want to make informed decisions on architectural design.

Design Technology and the Development Process in the Built Environment

Design  Technology and the Development Process in the Built Environment
Author: Tom Collier
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN: 1135822727
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design Technology and the Development Process in the Built Environment Book Excerpt:

This second book in the BEST series explores the fundamental generators and contextual issues - philosophical, physical and political - that influence built environments. It draws on international examples to show how societies and cultures in different parts of the world react to similar problems. It contrasts dramatically different types of buildings and enclosures from primitive shelters to space laboratories. They show how mankind endeavours to control the environment - whatever it is.

Historical Dictionary of Architecture

Historical Dictionary of Architecture
Author: Allison Lee Palmer
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2016-05-26
ISBN: 1442263091
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Architecture Book Excerpt:

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Architecture contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on architects, famous structures, types of materials, and the different architectural styles.

The A to Z of Architecture

The A to Z of Architecture
Author: Allison Lee Palmer
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2009-10-12
ISBN: 9780810870581
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The A to Z of Architecture Book Excerpt:

Architecture, which can be understood in its most basic sense as a form of enclosure created with an aesthetic intent, first made its appearance in the Prehistoric Age. From its earliest developments, architecture changed over time and in different cultures in response to changing cultural needs, aesthetic interests, materials, and techniques. The A to Z of Architecture provides information on architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Tadao Ando, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, and Konstantin Stepanovich Melnikov, as well as on famous structures like the Acropolis, the Colosseum, the Forbidden City, Machu Pichu, Notre Dame, the Pyramids of Giza, Stonehenge, and the World Trade Center. The dictionary examines the development of architecture over the centuries through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the major architects, well-known buildings, time periods, styles, building types, and materials in world architecture.

Using the Engineering Literature

Using the Engineering Literature
Author: Bonnie A. Osif
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2006-08-23
ISBN: 0203966163
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using the Engineering Literature Book Excerpt:

The field of engineering is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary, and there is an ever-growing need for engineers to investigate engineering and scientific resources outside their own area of expertise. However, studies have shown that quality information-finding skills often tend to be lacking in the engineering profession. Using the Engineerin

Architecture s New Media

Architecture s New Media
Author: Yehuda E. Kalay
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780262112840
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architecture s New Media Book Excerpt:

Yehuda Kalay offers a comprehensive exposition of the principles, methods, & practices that underlie architectural computing. He discusses pertinent aspects of information technology, analyses the benefits & drawbacks of particular computational methods, & looks into the future.

The Art of Architecture

The Art of Architecture
Author: Tanya Dellaccio
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2017-07-15
ISBN: 1534560955
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Architecture Book Excerpt:

Buildings are not often thought of as works of art, but the process of designing them can become an art form. Architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Zaha Hadid have been internationally recognized for their innovative designs. Through engaging text and full-color photographs, readers learn about the artistic challenges these and other architects face as they attempt to blend form and function in new and exciting ways. Readers are sure to love this detailed look at a kind of art they see around them every day and a career path they can pursue if they are interested in architecture.

High Rise Security and Fire Life Safety

High Rise Security and Fire Life Safety
Author: Geoff Craighead
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2003-04-15
ISBN: 0080491464
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Rise Security and Fire Life Safety Book Excerpt:

High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety servers as an essential took for building architects, building owners and property managers, security and fire safety directors, security consultants, and contract security firms. * Provides the reader with complete coverage of high-rise security and safety issues * Includes comprehensive sample documentation, diagrams, photographs to aid in developing security and fire life safety programs * Serves as an essential tool for building owners and managers, security and fire safety directors, security consultants and contract security firms

Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future

Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future
Author: Kim Williams,Michael J. Ostwald
Publsiher: Birkhäuser
Total Pages: 735
Release: 2015-02-09
ISBN: 331900137X
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future Book Excerpt:

Every age and every culture has relied on the incorporation of mathematics in their works of architecture to imbue the built environment with meaning and order. Mathematics is also central to the production of architecture, to its methods of measurement, fabrication and analysis. This two-volume edited collection presents a detailed portrait of the ways in which two seemingly different disciplines are interconnected. Over almost 100 chapters it illustrates and examines the relationship between architecture and mathematics. Contributors of these chapters come from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds: architects, mathematicians, historians, theoreticians, scientists and educators. Through this work, architecture may be seen and understood in a new light, by professionals as well as non-professionals. Volume I covers architecture from antiquity through Egyptian, Mayan, Greek, Roman, Medieval, Inkan, Gothic and early Renaissance eras and styles. The themes that are covered range from symbolism and proportion to measurement and structural stability. From Europe to Africa, Asia and South America, the chapters span different countries, cultures and practices.

The Fundamentals of Interior Architecture

The Fundamentals of Interior Architecture
Author: John Coles,Naomi House
Publsiher: AVA Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2007-12-10
ISBN: 2940373388
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fundamentals of Interior Architecture Book Excerpt:

This book offers an introduction to the key elements involved in the creation of aesthetically appealing and practically appropriate interior architecture. Each element, or fundamental, uses theory and contemporary and historical references to illustrate the richness and diversity of design practice. Using examples taken from work created by contemporary practitioners, "The Fundamentals of Interior Architecture" offers a unique insight into the principles and processes that underpin the work of the professional interior designer. The book contains five sections which together encapsulate the principle ideas, skills and knowledge that are employed in the creation of spatial solutions that support the needs of the client and which recognize the qualities of the building and its situation. Using illustrations and photographs these elements are identified and described in a way that makes them accessible to the reader.

Everyday Architecture of the Mid Atlantic

Everyday Architecture of the Mid Atlantic
Author: Gabrielle M. Lanier,Bernard L. Herman
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 407
Release: 1997-07-15
ISBN: 9780801853258
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Architecture of the Mid Atlantic Book Excerpt:

Everyday Architecture of the Mid-Atlantic gives proof to the insights architecture offers into who we are culturally as a community, a region, and a nation.

Using the Engineering Literature Second Edition

Using the Engineering Literature  Second Edition
Author: Bonnie A. Osif
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2011-08-09
ISBN: 143985002X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using the Engineering Literature Second Edition Book Excerpt:

With the encroachment of the Internet into nearly all aspects of work and life, it seems as though information is everywhere. However, there is information and then there is correct, appropriate, and timely information. While we might love being able to turn to Wikipedia® for encyclopedia-like information or search Google® for the thousands of links on a topic, engineers need the best information, information that is evaluated, up-to-date, and complete. Accurate, vetted information is necessary when building new skyscrapers or developing new prosthetics for returning military veterans While the award-winning first edition of Using the Engineering Literature used a roadmap analogy, we now need a three-dimensional analysis reflecting the complex and dynamic nature of research in the information age. Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition provides a guide to the wide range of resources available in all fields of engineering. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and features new sections on nanotechnology as well as green engineering. The information age has greatly impacted the way engineers find information. Engineers have an effect, directly and indirectly, on almost all aspects of our lives, and it is vital that they find the right information at the right time to create better products and processes. Comprehensive and up to date, with expert chapter authors, this book fills a gap in the literature, providing critical information in a user-friendly format.

History of the Development of Building Construction in Chicago

History of the Development of Building Construction in Chicago
Author: Frank Alfred Randall,Frank Hall Randall,John D. Randall
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 526
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780252024160
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of the Development of Building Construction in Chicago Book Excerpt:

Offers architectural and engineering information about buildings in Chicago's central business and residential districts.

Contemporary Architecture and the Digital Design Process

Contemporary Architecture and the Digital Design Process
Author: Peter Szalapaj
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-04-23
ISBN: 1135392218
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Architecture and the Digital Design Process Book Excerpt:

Contemporary Architecture and the Digital Design Process introduces the reader to new developments in the computer modelling of design form in contemporary architectural practice through a series of detailed case studies. The book illustrates how evolving design practices use and exploit the potential of new computing technologies in a wide range of areas and application. A central thesis of this book is that technology follows design demand, rather than design adjusting to available new technology. Designers are not merely passive recipients of prescribed computing tools and techniques. Instead, they are increasingly able to express their intuitive design ideas through the rational medium of computing. The book features several contemporary building projects, each of which introduces a range of CAD and computing issues based upon the work of creative architectural and engineering design practices. These include the offices of Frank O. Gehry, Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, Anthony Hunt Associates, Peter Hubner, Szyskowitz-Kowalski, and Faulkner Brown. All these examples show what architects need to know and the skills they need to acquire to use advanced CAD technology.

Why Architecture Matters

Why Architecture Matters
Author: Paul Goldberger
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-11-03
ISBN: 0300155778
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Architecture Matters Book Excerpt:

Why Architecture Matters is not a work of architectural history or a guide to the styles or an architectural dictionary, though it contains elements of all three. The purpose of Why Architecture Matters is to come to grips with how things feel to us when we stand before them, with how architecture affects us emotionally as well as intellectually--with its impact on our lives. Architecture begins to matter, writes Paul Goldberger, when it brings delight and sadness and perplexity and awe along with a roof over our heads. He shows us how that works in examples ranging from a small Cape Cod cottage to the vast, flowing Prairie houses of Frank Lloyd Wright, from the Lincoln Memorial to the highly sculptural Guggenheim Bilbao and the Church of Sant'Ivo in Rome, where simple geometries . . . create a work of architecture that embraces the deepest complexities of human imagination. Based on decades of looking at buildings and thinking about how we experience them, the distinguished critic raises our awareness of fundamental things like proportion, scale, space, texture, materials, shapes, light, and memory. Upon completing this remarkable architectural journey, readers will enjoy a wonderfully rewarding new way of seeing and experiencing every aspect of the built world.

The Skyscraper and the City

The Skyscraper and the City
Author: Gail Fenske
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2008-08-01
ISBN: 0226241416
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Skyscraper and the City Book Excerpt:

Once the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Woolworth Building is noted for its striking but incongruous synthesis of Beaux-Arts architecture, fanciful Gothic ornamentation, and audacious steel-framed engineering. Here, in the first history of this great urban landmark, Gail Fenske argues that its design serves as a compelling lens through which to view the distinctive urban culture of Progressive-era New York. Fenske shows here that the building’s multiplicity of meanings reflected the cultural contradictions that defined New York City’s modernity. For Frank Woolworth—founder of the famous five-and-dime store chain—the building served as a towering trademark, for advocates of the City Beautiful movement it suggested a majestic hotel de ville, for technological enthusiasts it represented the boldest of experiments in vertical construction, and for tenants it provided an evocative setting for high-style consumption. Tourists, meanwhile, experienced a spectacular sightseeing destination and avant-garde artists discovered a twentieth-century future. In emphasizing this faceted significance, Fenske illuminates the process of conceiving, financing, and constructing skyscrapers as well as the mass phenomena of consumerism, marketing, news media, and urban spectatorship that surround them. As the representative example of the skyscraper as a “cathedral of commerce,” the Woolworth Building remains a commanding presence in the skyline of lower Manhattan, and the generously illustrated Skyscraper and the City is a worthy testament to its importance in American culture.

Building the Skyline

Building the Skyline
Author: Jason M. Barr
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-05-12
ISBN: 0199344388
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building the Skyline Book Excerpt:

The Manhattan skyline is one of the great wonders of the modern world. But how and why did it form? Much has been written about the city's architecture and its general history, but little work has explored the economic forces that created the skyline. In Building the Skyline, Jason Barr chronicles the economic history of the Manhattan skyline. In the process, he debunks some widely held misconceptions about the city's history. Starting with Manhattan's natural and geological history, Barr moves on to how these formations influenced early land use and the development of neighborhoods, including the dense tenement neighborhoods of Five Points and the Lower East Side, and how these early decisions eventually impacted the location of skyscrapers built during the Skyscraper Revolution at the end of the 19th century. Barr then explores the economic history of skyscrapers and the skyline, investigating the reasons for their heights, frequencies, locations, and shapes. He discusses why skyscrapers emerged downtown and why they appeared three miles to the north in midtown-but not in between the two areas. Contrary to popular belief, this was not due to the depths of Manhattan's bedrock, nor the presence of Grand Central Station. Rather, midtown's emergence was a response to the economic and demographic forces that were taking place north of 14th Street after the Civil War. Building the Skyline also presents the first rigorous investigation of the causes of the building boom during the Roaring Twenties. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the boom was largely a rational response to the economic growth of the nation and city. The last chapter investigates the value of Manhattan Island and the relationship between skyscrapers and land prices. Finally, an Epilogue offers policy recommendations for a resilient and robust future skyline.

How to Write a Historic Structure Report

How to Write a Historic Structure Report
Author: David Arbogast
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-05-31
ISBN: 0393733602
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Write a Historic Structure Report Book Excerpt:

A one-of-a-kind, step-by-step guide to compiling an HSR—a document crucial to every professional working on a historic property. Any architect, engineer, or preservation professional renovating a historic property must be familiar with the historic structure report (HSR)—a document that evaluates all aspects of a property to minimize damage during restoration. The only book of its kind, this practical guide walks readers through the process of compiling an HSR. From gathering historical and archival data about the property to analyzing its structural, mechanical, and electrical components to assessing the state of its interior finish, including wood, masonry, and metals, this book covers all the nuts and bolts of an expertly written, informative HSR. Explaining what information should be included in each section and how investigators can work together effectively as a team to produce a comprehensive, coherent report, this handbook is one no professional should be without.

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up
Author: Douglas Frantz
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1993-12-22
ISBN: 9780520083998
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Ground Up Book Excerpt:

"From the Ground Up describes Rincon in detail, from the day the brainstorm to bid on the land took shape in the mide of a Perini Co. executive until its champagne-soaked opening party. . . . The book emerges as a helpful primer on what it takes to build a tiny, self-contained city. Engineering problems are cleanly explained, architectural cant is kept to a minimum and a bookshelf of financial detail is boiled down to essentials."--Marshall Kilduff, San Francisco Chronicle Book Review "This engrossing study, flavored with the appeal of San Francisco and written by Los Angeles Times national correspondent Frantz, examines the combination of dreaming and entrepreneurship required to succeed in the cyclical realty business."--Publishers Weekly "Frantz. . . .is a business reporter of real skill and sophistication. . . .The genius of [his] book is in the details."--Johnathan Kirsch, Los Angeles Times