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Design Engineering Refocused (Hardcover): Hanif Kara Design Engineering Refocused (Hardcover)
Hanif Kara
R870 R639 Discovery Miles 6 390 Save R231 (27%) In stock

The contents of the book will highlight the differences between the design and engineering disciplines - strengths and flaws. It will also illustrate examples of interdisciplinary interactions. Any false dichotomies will be revealed and the many non-linear processes borne out of challenging conventions between traditional and new modes of practice will be revealed. Projects based on a body of experience spanning many years will be selected to support experimentation that goes beyond an undisciplined search for originality, innovation and creativity. In addition to writings from Hanif Kara and Daniel Bosia contributions will be sought from specialists in the field who have played a role in the operations of P.art(R) at AKT II - past and present - qualifying them to disseminate and distribute a particular form of 'knowledge'. Features work of architectural practices: Adjaye Associates, Foster + Partners, Heatherwick Studio, HOK, Serie Architects, Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Zaha Hadid Architects. In addition to AKT II, it will encompass the work of engineers and engineering consultants such as: Arup, Cecil Balmond, Buckminster Fuller, Buro Happold, Pier Luigi Nervi and Peter Rice.

Remarkable Buildings of the World (Paperback): Studio Esinam Remarkable Buildings of the World (Paperback)
Studio Esinam 1
R374 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Save R80 (21%) Within 8 - 15 working days
Integrating Innovation in Architecture - Design,  Methods and Technology for Progressive Practice   and Research (Hardcover):... Integrating Innovation in Architecture - Design, Methods and Technology for Progressive Practice and Research (Hardcover)
Ajla Aksamija
R874 R642 Discovery Miles 6 420 Save R232 (27%) In stock

Today s design professionals are faced with challenges on all fronts. They need not only to keep in step with rapid technological changes and the current revolution in design and construction processes, but to lead the industry. This means actively seeking to innovate through design research, raising the bar in building performance and adopting advanced technologies in their practice. In a constant drive to improve design processes and services, how is it possible to implement innovations? And, moreover, to assimilate them in such a way that design, methods and technologies remain fully integrated? Focusing on innovations in architecture, this book covers new materials and design methods, advances in computational design practices, innovations in building technologies and construction techniques, and the integration of research with design. Moreover, it discusses strategies for integrating innovation into design practices, risks and economic impacts. Through numerous case studies, it illustrates how innovations have been implemented on actual architectural projects, and how design and technical innovations are used to improve building performance, as well as design practices in cutting-edge architectural and engineering firms. Projects of all scales and building types are discussed in the book, ranging from small-scale installations, academic and commercial buildings to large-scale mixed-use, healthcare, civic, academic, scientific research and sports facilities. Work from design firms around the globe and of various scales is discussed in the book, including for example Asymptote Architecture, cepezed, CO Architects, Consarc Architects, FAAB Architektura, Gerber Architekten, HOK, IDOM-ACXT, MAD Architects, Morphosis Architects, SDA | Synthesis Design + Architecture, Studiotrope, Perkins+Will, Richter Dahl Rocha & Associes, Snohetta, Rob Ley Studio, Trahan Architects, UNStudio and Zaha Hadid Architects, among many others.

Design for Health - Sustainable Approaches to Therapeutic Architecture (Paperback): Terri Peters Design for Health - Sustainable Approaches to Therapeutic Architecture (Paperback)
Terri Peters
R564 R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Save R141 (25%) In stock

Design for Health: Sustainable Approaches to Therapeutic Architecture Guest-Edited by Terri Peters This issue of AD seeks out innovative and varied sustainable architectural responses to designing for health, such as: integrating sensory gardens and landscapes into the care environment; specifying local materials and passive technologies; and reinvigorating aging postwar facilities. Contributors include: Anne-Marie Adams, Sean Ahlquist, Giuseppe Boscherini, Robin Guenther, Charles Jencks, Richard Mazuch, Stephen Verderber, Featured architects: 100% Interior, Arup, C.F. Moller, Lyons, MASS Design Group, Mongomery Sisam Architects, Penoyre & Prasad

How to Build a Skyscraper (Hardcover): John Hill How to Build a Skyscraper (Hardcover)
John Hill 1
R327 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R62 (19%) Within 8 - 15 working days
Writing the City into Being - Essays on Johannesburg 1998-2008 (Paperback): Lindsay Bremner Writing the City into Being - Essays on Johannesburg 1998-2008 (Paperback)
Lindsay Bremner
R313 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R25 (8%) Within 4 - 10 working days

Writing the City into Being is Bremner’s long-awaited collection of essays, spanning more than a decade of work on Johannesburg. It is both an unflinching analysis of the characteristics of an extraordinary city and a work of imagination – a bringing of the evasive city into being through writing. Johannesburg has become a touchstone in critical thinking on the development of the twenty-first-century city, attracting scholars from around the world who seek to understand how cities are changing in the face of urban migration in all its myriad forms and the inflow of foreign capital and interest. Bremner is at the forefront of this scholarship. Her intimate knowledge of the city makes this a deeply personal but authoritative collection of essays.

Superlight - Rethinking How Our Homes Impact the Earth (Hardcover): Phyllis Richardson Superlight - Rethinking How Our Homes Impact the Earth (Hardcover)
Phyllis Richardson
R647 R527 Discovery Miles 5 270 Save R120 (19%) Within 7 - 15 working days

One of the most powerful design philosophies of recent years has been architect Glenn Murcutt's dictum that buildings should "touch the earth lightly." Ever since the Industrial Revolution, architects have sought to liberate our houses from their solid foundations, but now climate change, new materials and restricted land use have given fresh impetus to finding lightweight solutions for our dwellings. The projects here combine two strands of thinking: that buildings can weigh less and have minimal impact on their environments, and that this lightness--visual, material, ecological--can create beautiful, ethereal houses that offer new, natural modes of habitation and greater communion with our surroundings. Each of the 40 houses selected by Phyllis Richardson--author of the widely successful "XS" series and "Nano House"--is presented through photographs, plans and lucid explanations. Residences that float on air or water, ingenious constructions using local materials, innovative structures, inflatable spaces, high-tech hyper-intelligent houses--"superlight" takes many forms. From the desert landscape of Arizona to the urban jungle of Tokyo, from rural China to mountainous Chile, this book brings new solutions for architects and designers everywhere.

Cabin Porn - Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere (Paperback): Zach Klein, Steven Leckart Cabin Porn - Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere (Paperback)
Zach Klein, Steven Leckart 1
R279 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R42 (15%) Within 7 - 11 working days

'Addictive ... a charter for wistfulness' Observer'An enchanting rabbit hole of handmade houses' The New York Times'The Bible of pared back, natural living' Der Spiegel'Take a deep breath and let the inspiration sink in' GQCabin Porn began as an on-line project created by a group of friends to inspire their own home building. As they collected more photos, their site attracted thousands of submissions from other cabin builders and a passionate audience of more than ten million people. This book is an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty and serenity that happens when nature meets simple craft.

Architecture Workbook - Design Through Motive (Hardcover): Peter Cook Architecture Workbook - Design Through Motive (Hardcover)
Peter Cook
R667 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R167 (25%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Organised into 9 parts that highlight a wide range of architectural motives, such as 'Architecture as Theatre', 'Stretching the Vocabulary' and 'The City of Large and Small', the workbook provides inspiring key themes for readers to take their cue from when initiating a design. Motives cover a wide-range of work that epitomise the theme. These include historical and Modernist examples, things observed in the street, work by current innovative architects and from Cook's own rich archive, weaving together a rich and vibrant visual scrapbook of the everyday and the architectural, and past and present.

Cottages ornes - The Charms of the Simple Life (Hardcover): Roger White Cottages ornes - The Charms of the Simple Life (Hardcover)
Roger White
R888 R704 Discovery Miles 7 040 Save R184 (21%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Tracing the history of cottages ornes (ornamental cottages), this copiously illustrated volume offers an engaging survey of an often-overlooked architectural genre. An invention of mid-18th-century England, these cottages were designed to facilitate a more informal way of living and were built in different guises that range from royal and imperial cottages to the working-class lodges that still dot the English countryside. Analyzing cottage designs by some of the leading architects of late-Georgian England-including Robert Adam, John Soane, and John Nash-Roger White explores the aesthetic values that made the form so appealing. As he follows the development of cottages ornes from the Celtic fringes to the Continent and the British colonies, White reveals the significant impact of the genre on social, cultural, and political history and examines the influence of cottage design on the architectural developments of the Victorian period and even the 20th century.

Touching the City - Thoughts on Urban Scale (Paperback): Timothy Makower Touching the City - Thoughts on Urban Scale (Paperback)
Timothy Makower
R646 R479 Discovery Miles 4 790 Save R167 (26%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Scale in cities is relative and absolute. It has the ability to make us feel at home in the world or alien from it; connected or disconnected. Both large and small scale in cities can be beautiful; both are right, neither is wrong. Whilst accepting that prescription is no answer, 'getting the scale right' - at an intuitive and sensual level - is a fundamental part of the magic of architecture and urban design. Touching the City explores how scale is manifested in cities, exploring scale in buildings, in the space between them and in their details. It asks how scale makes a difference.

Travelling from Detroit to Chandigarh, via New York, London, Paris, Rome and Doha, Tim Makower explores cities with the analytical eye of a designer and with the experiential eye of the urban dweller. Looking at historic cities, he asks what is good about them: what can we learn from the old to inform the new? The book zooms in from the macro scale of surfing Google Earth to micro moments such as finding fossils in a weathered wall. It examines the dynamics and movement patterns of cities, the making of streets and skylines, the formation of thresholds and facades, and it also touches on the process of design and the importance of drawing. As the book's title, "Touching the City," suggests, it also emphasises the tactile - that the city is indeed something physical, something we can touch and be touched by, alive and ever changing.

Parametricism 2.0 - Rethinking Architecture's     Agenda for the 21st Century Ad (Paperback): Patrik Schumacher Parametricism 2.0 - Rethinking Architecture's Agenda for the 21st Century Ad (Paperback)
Patrik Schumacher
R564 R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Save R141 (25%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Parametricism is an avant-garde architecture and design movement that has been growing and maturing over the last 15 years, emerging as a remarkable global force. The tendency started in architecture but now encompasses all design disciplines, from urban design to fashion. In architecture, the style has an international following and is currently progressing beyond its experimental roots to make an impact on a broader scale, with practices like Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) winning and completing large-scale architectural projects worldwide. Parametricism implies that all elements and aspects of an architectural composition or product are parametrically malleable; and the style owes its original, unmistakable physiognomy to its unprecedented use of computational design tools and fabrication methods. All design parameters are conceived as variables that allow the design to vary and adapt to the diverse, complex and dynamic requirements of contemporary society. Although Parametricism has been talked about and hotly debated for a number of years, so far there has been no publication dedicated to Parametricism. The issue is guest-edited by Patrik Schumacher, partner at ZHA, and one of the world s most highly renowned advocates of Parametricism. Contributors: Philippe Block, Shajay Bhooshan, Mark Burry, Mario Carpo, Manuel DeLanda, John Frazer, Mark Foster Gage, Enriqueta Llabres and Eduardo Rico, Achim Menges, Theo Spyropoulos, Robert Stuart-Smith, Philip F Yuan. Featured architects and designers: Arup, MARC FORNES/THEVERYMANY, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) and Ross Lovegrove.

100 Buildings (Paperback): Thom Mayne 100 Buildings (Paperback)
Thom Mayne 1
R455 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R110 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

For this volume, over forty internationally renowned architects and educators from Peter Eisenman and the late Zaha Hadid to Rafael Moneo and Cesar Pelli were asked to list the top 100 twentieth-century architectural projects they would teach to students. The contributors were encouraged to select built projects where formal, spatial, technological, and organizational concepts responded to dynamic historical, cultural, social, and political circumstances. The capacity of these buildings to resist, adapt, and invent new typologies solidifies their timeless relevance to future challenges. The result is presented here in this unique volume: a master list of the top 100 must-know built works of architecture designed and completed between 1900 and 2000. Ranging from houses and apartment buildings to museums and buildings for education and government, the book offers a wealth of extraordinary works of design and construction and is an essential edition for anyone with an interest in architecture and design.

Loose-Fit Architecture - Designing Buildings for Change (Paperback): Alex Lifschutz Loose-Fit Architecture - Designing Buildings for Change (Paperback)
Alex Lifschutz
R566 R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Save R141 (25%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Loose-Fit Architecture: Designing Buildings for Change September/October 2017 Profile 249 Volume 87 No 5 ISBN 978 1119 152644 Guest-Edited by Alex Lifschutz The idea that a building is finished or complete on the day it opens its doors is hardwired into existing thinking about design, planning and construction. But this ignores the unprecedented rate of social and technological change. A building only begins its life when the contractors leave. With resources at a premium and a greater need for a sustainable use of building materials, can we still afford to construct new housing or indeed any buildings that ignore the need for flexibility or the ability to evolve over time? Our design culture needs to move beyond the idealisation of a creative individual designer generating highly specific forms with fixed uses. The possibilities of adaptation and flexibility have often been overlooked, but they create hugely exciting loose-fit architectures that emancipate users to create their own versatile and vibrant environments. Contributors include: Stewart Brand, Renee Chow, Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson, John Habraken, Edwin Heathcote, Despina Katsakakis, Stephen Kendall, Ian Lambot, Giorgio Macchi, Alexi Marmot, Andrea Martin, Kazunobo Minami, Peter Murray, Brett Steele, and Simon Sturgis.

Design for Good - A New Era of Architecture for Everyone (Paperback): John Cary Design for Good - A New Era of Architecture for Everyone (Paperback)
John Cary
R541 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R136 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

"That's what we do really: we do miracles," said Anne-Marie Nyiranshimiyimana, who learned masonry in helping to build the Butaro Hospital, a project designed for and with the people of Rwanda using local materials. This, and other projects designed with dignity, show the power of good design. Almost nothing influences the quality of our lives more than the design of our homes, our schools, our workplaces, and our public spaces. Yet, design is often taken for granted and people don't realize that they deserve better, or that better is even possible. In Design for Good, John Cary offers character-driven, real-world stories about projects around the globe that offer more--buildings that are designed and created with and for the people who will use them. The book reveals a new understanding of the ways that design shapes our lives and gives professionals and interested citizens the tools to seek out and demand designs that dignify. For too long, design has been seen as a luxury, the province of the rich, not the poor. That can no longer be acceptable to those of us in the design fields, nor to those affected by design that doesn't consider human aspects. From the Mulan Primary School in Guangdong, China to Kalamazoo College's Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, the examples in the book show what is possible when design is a collaborative, dignified, empathic process. Building on a powerful foreword by philanthropist Melinda Gates, Cary draws from his own experience as well as dozens of interviews to show not only that everyone deserves good design, but how it can be achieved. This isn't just another book for and about designers. It's a book about the lives we lead, inextricably shaped by the spaces and places we inhabit.

Radical Office Design (Hardcover): Jeremy Myerson, Philip Ross Radical Office Design (Hardcover)
Jeremy Myerson, Philip Ross
R1,177 R933 Discovery Miles 9 330 Save R244 (21%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Traditional office work, characterized by repetitive clerical tasks, is rapidly giving way to GCknowledge work, GC characterized by the creative application and exchange of information. In response, architects around the world are leaving aside the old cubicle grid to design imaginative, high-tech offices that foster knowledge work and, at the same time, help workers balance the competing demands of colleagues, customers, and family. The forty-three exceptional workplaces profiled in this timely volume have all been completed within the last six years and serve a wide variety of organizations, both private and public, small and large. Examples range from the headquarters of an advertising firm where one enormous table seats all two hundred employees, facilitating communication, to a BMW plant where the factory production line runs through and above the administrative offices, unifying the corporate community.
The authors skillfully distinguish the primary trends in contemporary office design by dividing their engagingly written case studies among four chapters, each dedicated to a particular type of workplace. GCAcademiesGC encourage the sharing of knowledge within a corporate structure; GCGuildsGC allow the members of a profession to interact as peers; GCAgorasGC bring the workplace closer to the marketplace and to civic life; and GCLodgesGC combine the home and the office. Two hundred extraordinary color photographs and fifty architectural drawings show how the featured architects have configured public areas, meeting rooms, and private work spaces to meet the needs of todayGCOs increasingly versatile and mobile workers. The inclusion of an informative introduction, which outlines the economic and technological factors driving the rapid evolution of contemporary workplace architecture, further ensures that this attractive book will be an essential reference for everybody who has a hand in designing offices, and a thought-provoking read for everybody who works in one.

Space Architecture - The New Frontier for Design Research (Paperback): Neil Leach Space Architecture - The New Frontier for Design Research (Paperback)
Neil Leach
R564 R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Save R142 (25%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Forty years on from the first moon landing, architecture in Space is entering a new era. Over the last decade, there has been a fundamental shift in the Space industry from short-term pioneering expeditions to long-term planning for colonisation, and new ventures such as Space tourism. Architects are now involved in designing the interiors of long-term habitable structures in Space, such as the International Space Station, researching advanced robotic fabrication technologies for building structures on the Moon and Mars, envisioning new 'space yachts' for the super-rich, and building new facilities, such as the Virgin Galactic 'Spaceport America' in New Mexico designed by Foster + Partners. Meanwhile the mystique of Space remains as alluring as ever, as high-profile designers and educators - such as Greg Lynn - are running designs studios drawing upon ever more inventive computational design techniques. This issue of AD features the most significant current projects underway and highlights key areas of research in Space, such as energy, materials, manufacture and robotics. It also looks at how this research and investment in new technologies might transfer to terrestrial design and construction.

Contributors include: Anders Carlson, Anita Genupta, Behrokh Khoshnevis.

Space architects: Constance Adams, Marc Cohen, Ondrej Doule, Scott Howe, Brent Sherwood, John Spencer, Madhu Thangavelu, Andreas Vogler.

Architects: Bevk Perovic Arhitekti, Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti, Foster + Partners, Neil Leach, Greg Lynn, OFIS architects, SADAR + VUGA.

Construction Primer (Paperback, 2nd ed): Hans Wegelin Construction Primer (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Hans Wegelin 1
R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 In stock

Wegelin presents an introduction to everyday building construction as practiced in southern Africa, from drawing practice, contours and stormwater, materials science and properties, energy conscious construction, masonry house construction, foundations, construction in reinforced concrete, steel and timber, roofs, joinery and external elements. Topics are introduced with a historical review and are lavishly illustrated with photos, maps and drawings. This book introduces the relationship between construction technology and design, essential knowledge for architects, building designers, builders and even building clients.

Reconnecting Cultures - The Architecture of Rocco Design (Hardcover): Fumihko Maki, Rocco S. K. Yim Reconnecting Cultures - The Architecture of Rocco Design (Hardcover)
Fumihko Maki, Rocco S. K. Yim
R683 Discovery Miles 6 830 Within 8 - 15 working days

Reconnecting Cultures considers Rocco Design Architects' approach to the different contexts in which the practice works, by showcasing projects developed both in mainland China and Hong Kong, where different aesthetic and architectural strategies are employed to respond to disparate cultural and physical landscapes.
As a Chinese architectural practice based in Hong Kong, where oriental and Western, modern and traditional cultures are merging, Rocco Design's work is grounded in the belief that architecture is the embodiment of culture--embracing and reinterpreting the past, heritage and tradition, as well as addressing modernity--and the requirements of contemporary living, spatial relationships, materials, and the balance between the public and private realms. As such, Rocco Design is sensitive to the cultural context in which the practice works--their architecture is both an expression of form, and an interpretation of the culture at its heart.
This beautifully illustrated volume documents major projects such as the Distorted Courtyard House, which responds sensitively to its surrounding topography while remaining striking and provocative in terms of its contemporary architectural devices, the Jiu Jian Tang, Shanghai, and the Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou. At One Peking Road, Rocco Design's use of photovoltaic panels seamlessly integrates sustainability within iconic architecture. Other projects, such as the HKSAR Government Headquarters, Hong Kong, exemplify the practice's creation of significant and recognisable buildings that contribute to the development of 'place' and history.
Reconnecting Cultures offers the most substantial exploration of Rocco Design's work to date. Interviews with Rocco as well as contributions from eminent architectural commentators take the reader through the underlying theoretical and aesthetic preoccupations that shape the practice's work and make it resonate within both a Chinese and an increasingly global context.

Cabin Porn - Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere (Hardcover): Zach Klein, Steven Leckart Cabin Porn - Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere (Hardcover)
Zach Klein, Steven Leckart
R510 R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Save R91 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

From the creators of the hugely popular tumblr site, 'Cabin Porn', comes this collection of breath-taking photography of rural escapes and inspiring stories of people who've created their dream home. A simple shelter, somewhere peaceful, surrounded by nature ...wherever you dream of having your quiet place, these rural escapes are for anyone yearning for a different kind of existence. Cabin Porn began as an online project created by a group of friends to inspire their own homebuilding. As they collected more photos, their site attracted thousands of submissions from other cabin builders and a passionate audience of more than ten million people. This book is an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty and serenity that happens when nature meets simple craft.

Aaron G. Green - Organic Architecture Beyond Frank Lloyd Wright (Hardcover): Randolph C Henning Aaron G. Green - Organic Architecture Beyond Frank Lloyd Wright (Hardcover)
Randolph C Henning; Edited by Allan Wright Green, Jan Novie
R1,336 R958 Discovery Miles 9 580 Save R378 (28%) Within 8 - 13 working days

In the early 1940s, Aaron Green became a member of Frank Lloyd Wright's apprentice group, the Taliesin Fellowship. He maintained a close relationship with Frank Lloyd Wright over the next twenty years. At the request of Frank Lloyd Wright, Aaron Green established a San Francisco office in 1951, both for his own practice and as Mr. Wright's West Coast Representative. Aaron Green participated in over thirty Frank Lloyd Wright projects and was appointed by Frank Lloyd Wright as associated architect for the Marin County Civic Center Project. The highlight of his career occurred in 1999 when he won a national competition to design a visionary open-to-the-world private high school in Greensboro, North Carolina, on a 100-acre wooded site with a 25-acre lake. The project infrastructure includes the largest single loop geothermal system in the world. Shortly before his passing, Aaron Green was awarded the 1st gold medal by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in recognition of his career and accomplishments and dedication to organic architecture. When asked who Aaron Green was, Wright commented, "Aaron Green is my son."

IROJE KHM Architects - Leading Architects (Hardcover): HyoMan Kim IROJE KHM Architects - Leading Architects (Hardcover)
HyoMan Kim; Contributions by Philip Jodidio, JongGun Lee
R1,047 R826 Discovery Miles 8 260 Save R221 (21%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Founded by HyoMan Kim, IROJE KHM Architects are pioneers of Korean architectural innovation. The award-winning firm takes a truly virtuous approach to architecture, merging traditional Korean ideals with contemporary design, while endeavouring to understand and apply the true essence of the environments they work with. As part of the Leading Architects series this book showcases IROJE's jaw-dropping structures and truly unique concepts through an array of visually rich photography, while highlighting the firm's development over the course of 20 years. Featuring both residential and commercial projects that challenge western architectural conventions, IROJE's work is often a fantastical representation of natural, visual and spatial abstractions. Read acclaimed writer Philip Jodidio's account of HyoMan Kim's almost transcendental approach to the architectural process, as well as JongGun Lee's explorative essay on the status of Korean architecture and HyoMan Kim's impressive career, including time spent with master Korean architect, Su Geun Kim. This new title is an insightful journey through two decades of IROJE KHM Architects' unique architectural realm, and HyoMan Kim's vision for highlighting the value of Korean cultural themes in architecture around the world.

Brick and Clay Building in Britain (Hardcover): R.W. Brunskill Brick and Clay Building in Britain (Hardcover)
R.W. Brunskill
R871 R687 Discovery Miles 6 870 Save R184 (21%) Within 7 - 13 working days

This new edition includes a fascinating account of how bricks, brick files and terracotta have been made and used from medieval times to the present day, along with an illustrated glossary, a chronological photo survey, appendices, and bibliography.

Drawing - the Motive Force of Architecture 2E (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Cook Drawing - the Motive Force of Architecture 2E (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
R649 R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Save R168 (26%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Focusing on the creative and inventive significance of drawing for architecture, this book by one of its greatest proponents, Peter Cook, is an established classic. It exudes Cook's delight and catholic appetite for the architectural. Readers are provided with perceptive insights at every turn. The book features some of the greatest and most intriguing drawings by architects, ranging from Frank Lloyd Wright, Heath-Robinson, Le Corbusier, and Otto Wagner to Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Arata Isozaki, Eric Owen Moss, Bernard Tschumi, and Lebbeus Woods; as well as key works by Cook and other members of the original Archigram group. For this new edition, Cook provides a substantial new chapter that charts the speed at which the trajectory of drawing is moving. It reflects the increasing sophistication of available software and also the ways in which 'hand drawing' and the 'digital' are being eclipsed by new hybrids injecting a new momentum to drawing. These 'crossovers' provide a whole new territory as attempts are made to release drawing from the boundaries of a solitary moment, a single-viewing position, or a single referential language. Featuring the likes of Toyo Ito, Perry Culper, Izaskun Chinchilla, Kenny Tsui, Ali Rahim, John Berglund, and Lorene Faure, it leads to fascinating insights into the effect that medium has upon intention and definition of an idea or a place. Is a pencil drawing more attuned to a certain architecture than an ink drawing, or is a particular colour evocative of a certain atmosphere? In a world where a Mayer drawing is creatively contributing something different from a Rhino drawing, there is much to demand of future techniques.

Garden City - Supergreen Buildings, Urban Skyscapes and the New Planted Space (Hardcover): Anna Yudina Garden City - Supergreen Buildings, Urban Skyscapes and the New Planted Space (Hardcover)
Anna Yudina
R991 R785 Discovery Miles 7 850 Save R206 (21%) Within 7 - 11 working days

How can our urban jungles be transformed into skyscraper forests that help our cities provide new forms of sustenance, from urban farms to breathing buildings?The topic is increasingly in the public eye, and the answer is already cropping up on our streets. Garden City captures the growing global movement among contemporary architects for biodesigning buildings that are less structure and facade, more living entities, capable of being ecologically autonomous, horticulturally productive, and both pleasing to the eye and relevant to our day-to-day lifestyles.More than 100 (mostly completed) projects are presented here, a life-affirming range of design ideas that can be applied to new buildings and those needing rehabilitation. From offices that incorporate urban farms and exchange the CO2 produced by humans for food and oxygen produced by plants, to lightweight systems for growing gardens on vertical surfaces; from "tree houses" the size of city blocks to civic buildings that connect to existing water-management systems--there are rich and often unexpected ideas for every designer. The future of our urban architecture is biologically alert, naturally self-sustaining, and alive. Garden City is the visual resource charting this frontier of new urban architecture.

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