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Hidden Cape Town (Hardcover): Paul Duncan Hidden Cape Town (Hardcover)
Paul Duncan; Photographs by Alain Proust
R395 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R61 (15%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Now revised, this book takes a unique look ‘inside’ 29 of Cape Town’s most notable buildings. If you have ever wondered what lies behind an interesting facade, or wished you could peek behind a closed door, Hidden Cape Town is the book for you. The author and photographer have collaborated to reveal the artworks and architectural secrets that lie behind the doors of some wellknown, and lesser known, landmark buildings in and around the ‘Mother City’. These buildings are part of our collective heritage, reflecting the myriad cultural influences that have shaped our country. These ‘hidden’ interiors include the Sendinggestig Museum, South African National Library, City Hall, Palm Tree Mosque, Welgelegen, the Royal Observatory, Bertram House, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St George, Groote Schuur, the Old Synagogue and the officer’s mess of the Cape Town Rifles (‘The Dukes’).

Remarkable Buildings of the World (Paperback): Studio Esinam Remarkable Buildings of the World (Paperback)
Studio Esinam 1
R337 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R70 (21%) Within 8 - 15 working days
Design Engineering Refocused (Hardcover): Hanif Kara Design Engineering Refocused (Hardcover)
Hanif Kara
R840 R618 Discovery Miles 6 180 Save R222 (26%) 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.

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
R844 R621 Discovery Miles 6 210 Save R223 (26%) 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
R545 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R136 (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

Cottages ornes - The Charms of the Simple Life (Hardcover): Roger White Cottages ornes - The Charms of the Simple Life (Hardcover)
Roger White
R857 R681 Discovery Miles 6 810 Save R176 (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.

Doorways of Paris (Hardcover): Raquel Puig Doorways of Paris (Hardcover)
Raquel Puig
R337 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R80 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Beautiful photography detailing the diverse, colorful, and historic range of Parisian doorwaysParis is one of the most romanticized cities in the world, already has location-based appealAuthor has a growing social media presence, with more than 4,800 Instagram followers (and counting)A small size, gorgeous package, and low price point make it a perfect impulse purchase, coffee-table book, or giftRecent popularity increase in global doorways-the New York Times has multiple articles about location-specific door photography, and the Instagram accounts about doors have explodedOrganized by arrondissement, appealing to travelers and locals for walking tour potentialPhotos paired with fun facts about buildings, history, neighborhoods, people, and more

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
R624 R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Save R114 (18%) 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.

Autonomous Assembly - Designing for a New Era of Collective Construction (Paperback): Skylar Tibbits Autonomous Assembly - Designing for a New Era of Collective Construction (Paperback)
Skylar Tibbits
R545 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R136 (25%) Within 7 - 13 working days

We are now on the brink of a new era in construction that of autonomous assembly. For some time, the widespread adoption of robotic and digital fabrication technologies has made it possible for architects and academic researchers to design non-standard, highly customised structures. These technologies have largely been limited by scalability, focusing mainly on top-down, bespoke fabrication projects, such as experimental pavilions and structures. Autonomous assembly and bottom-up construction techniques hold the promise of greater scalability, adaptability and potentially evolved design possibilities. By capitalising on the advances made in swarm robotics, the collective construction of the animal/insect kingdom, and advances in physical computational, programmable materials or self-assembly, architects and designers are now able to build from the bottom up. This issue presents future scenarios of autonomous assembly by highlighting the viability of decentralised, collective assembly systems, demonstrating the potential to deliver reconfigurable and adaptive solutions. Contributors include: Marcelo Coelho, Andong Liu, Robin Meier, Kieran Murphy and Heinrich Jaeger, Radhika Nagpal and Kirstin Petersen, and Zorana Zeravcic. Featured architects: Aranda\Lasch, Arup, Philippe Block, Gramazio Kohler Architects, Ibanez Kim, Achim Menges, Caitlin Mueller, Jose Sanchez, Athina Papadopoulou and Jared Laucks, and Skylar Tibbits.

The Shard - The Vision of Irvine Sellar (Hardcover): Howard Watson The Shard - The Vision of Irvine Sellar (Hardcover)
Howard Watson 1
R691 R528 Discovery Miles 5 280 Save R163 (24%) Within 8 - 15 working days

'We were told we would never get planning consent and we did. We were told we would never be able to fund it and we did. Then we were told we would never be able to build it and we did.' Irvine SellarIn 2000, Irvine Sellar, a former market trader famous for helping to create the look of the Swinging Sixties on Carnaby Street, stood on a rooftop in Southwark, London, and decided to build the tallest building in western Europe. He had virtually no experience, and he wanted to build at the wrong height, in the wrong place, on the wrong side of the river and at the wrong time.Twelve years later, the Shard, a 'vertical city' designed by one of the world's leading architects, Renzo Piano, changed the skyline of London. It immediately became one of the most instantly recognizable and admired contemporary buildings in the world.This is the story of one man's vision for London and his determination to redefine an ancient but maligned part of the city despite seemingly insurmountable challenges including mass opposition, a huge planning inquiry, the financial crash, and major construction issues that required radical improvisation at every turn. At every twist in the tale, Sellar refused to give up.The Shard is a tale of extreme ambition, innovation and a relentless desire to recast the skyscraper as a force for good.

Touching the City - Thoughts on Urban Scale (Paperback): Timothy Makower Touching the City - Thoughts on Urban Scale (Paperback)
Timothy Makower
R624 R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Save R161 (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.

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.

Space Architecture - The New Frontier for Design Research (Paperback): Neil Leach Space Architecture - The New Frontier for Design Research (Paperback)
Neil Leach
R544 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R136 (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.

Drawing - the Motive Force of Architecture 2E (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Cook Drawing - the Motive Force of Architecture 2E (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Cook
R626 R466 Discovery Miles 4 660 Save R160 (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.

Assemble - How We Build (English, German, Paperback): Angelika Fitz, Ritter, Erchitekturzentrum Wien Az W Assemble - How We Build (English, German, Paperback)
Angelika Fitz, Ritter, Erchitekturzentrum Wien Az W
R577 Discovery Miles 5 770 Within 8 - 15 working days

Assemble: How We Build offers a first comprehensive insight into the work and projects of the London-based architecture collective Assemble. How we build, how things are made and materials are assembled, reflects the social, economic and political conditions of a society. Changing the status-quo by community action is a focal point in the work of Assemble, who have developed a signature blend of social activation, poetic spaces and ecological and economic sustainability. Assemble's 18 members started their collaboration in 2010, following their graduation from Cambridge University. Their portfolio comprises diverse projects such as a temporary cinema at a former petrol station, affordable workspaces for artists, the foundation of social enterprises, the revitalisation of a former working-class neighbourhood, or designing a new art gallery for Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2015, Assemble was awarded with Turner Prize, the first architects to win Europe's most prestigious distinction for contemporary art. Assemble: How We Build features ten selected projects to demonstrate the collective s working methods. Further essays provide background information and reflect on Assemble s objectives and philosophy. The book is published in conjunction with a major exhibition at Architekturzentrum Wien Az W in summer 2017.

Radical Office Design (Hardcover): Jeremy Myerson, Philip Ross Radical Office Design (Hardcover)
Jeremy Myerson, Philip Ross
R1,136 R902 Discovery Miles 9 020 Save R234 (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.

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
R522 R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Save R130 (25%) Within 8 - 13 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.

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
R677 Discovery Miles 6 770 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.

My 36 Years of Model Making in Hong Kong (Hardcover): King Y. Chung My 36 Years of Model Making in Hong Kong (Hardcover)
King Y. Chung
R745 R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Save R147 (20%) Within 7 - 15 working days

King Y. Chung is, as his colleagues have described him, probably the best architectural model maker in Hong Kong. This is not simply a look at how models are made, but rather his personal story of a lifetime's work, which has closely tracked Hong Kong's rapid development over the last thirty-six years. This volume captures the breadth of Hong Kong's recent architectural development, including design prototypes and study and architectural models of Hong Kong's most iconic buildings, including HSBC Headquarters and the Hong Kong International Airport. At the time of this book's publication, King has completed 2,162 models.

Compact Living - How to Design Small Interior Space (Paperback): Michael Guerra Compact Living - How to Design Small Interior Space (Paperback)
Michael Guerra
R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Within 8 - 15 working days

Compact Living opens our eyes to the possibilities of living a compact and low impact urban life. It is about learning how to live happily with less clutter and to embrace the joys in life. Most of our society is struggling to pay the bills, whilst chasing the ideal of a 'bigger' lifestyle. Compact Living is the perfect antidote to this; teaching us how to make the most of what we already have- through assessing and designing our spaces to suit our needs, as well as future proofing for changes. This is a book of design solutions for small spaces, ideally suited to the compact urban dwellings in which the majority of us live in the UK, with each chapter providing useful, basic tools for organising an entire house and garden no matter what kind of space you live in. In an insecure economy, smaller mortgages and less social mobility will be a reality, especially in premium areas of the cities. Compact Living is the perfect practical guide for people interested in the Voluntary Simplicity, Tiny Homes and Downsizing movements, and anyone who wants to rationalise the space in which they live in an ergonomic and aesthetic way.

Convergence - The Redesign of Design (Hardcover): Randy Deutsch Convergence - The Redesign of Design (Hardcover)
Randy Deutsch
R840 R618 Discovery Miles 6 180 Save R222 (26%) Within 7 - 13 working days

"There is today a pronounced and accelerated convergence in architecture. This convergence is occurring by doers not thinkers; in practice not academia; in building design, fabrication, and construction. It is about solution-centric individuals engaged in real time problem solving, not in abstractions. The nature of this convergence, where things are converging and what that means for architecture, is the subject of this book." from the IntroductionThose working in architecture and engineering feel pressure to work faster, at lower cost, while maintaining a high level of innovation and quality. At the same time, emergent tools and processes make this possible. Convergence is about the firms, teams and people who thrive in this environment as a result of their ability to creatively combine and innovate. It seeks to answer several timely questions: What are the tools and work processes that are converging? How are individuals and organizations converging their tools and work processes? What challenges and benefits are they seeing? What is the ultimate endgame of this convergence? What skillsets and mindsets would someone need to develop to work effectively in this changing environment? What are the implications of convergence on the role of the designer, and on design? On how we design, build, fabricate, and construct? On how we work? The book explains how convergence relates to, but ultimately differs from integration, consolidation, multi-tasking, automation, and other forms of optimization. The practice-based research builds upon the author s research in BIM and in the collaborative leveraging of data in design and fabrication. As an investigation and meditation on the impact of technology on the education and making of design professionals Convergence explains what is happening in the world of design, and discusses the implications for the future of education, training and practice.

50 Architects 50 Buildings - The Buildings That Inspire Architects (Hardcover): Twentieth Century So 50 Architects 50 Buildings - The Buildings That Inspire Architects (Hardcover)
Twentieth Century So; Edited by Pamela Buxton
R707 R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Save R164 (23%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Leading architects explore the building that most inspired them and explain how it influenced their own work. Well-known contemporary architects choose the buildings from around the world that have inspired them and made a big impact on their own work. Architectural journalist Pamela Buxton interviewed each of the architects to create these outstanding portraits of the buildings that have influenced modern architecture. This diverse selection is introduced by Twentieth Century Society director Catherine Croft, and illustrated throughout with stunning architectural photography by Gareth Gardner and Edward Tyler. The book features a range of inspirational buildings from housing estates to castles, coal mines to cathedrals. Includes work by the giants of twentieth-century architecture including Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Alvar Aalto, as well as lesser-known gems. Examples include Richard Rogers (of RHSP) on Maison de Verre (Paris, France), Chris Williamson (of Weston Williamson) on the Eames House by Charles and Ray Eames (Los Angeles, USA), Takero Shimazaki (of TSA, UK) on Hexenhaus by Alison and Peter Smithson (Bad Karlshafen, Germany), Ted Cullinan (of Cullinan Studio) on Chapel of Notre Dame Du Haut by Le Corbusier (Ronchamp, France), Michael Squire (of Squire & Partners, UK) on Grundtvig's Church by Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint (Copenhagen, Denmark) and Jonathan Woolf (of Jonathan Woolf Architects) on Haus Esters and Haus Lange by Mies van der Rohe (Krefeld, Germany). A visually stunning book and a great insight into the power of existing architecture and its immense influence on the world we build today.

Brick and Clay Building in Britain (Hardcover): R.W. Brunskill Brick and Clay Building in Britain (Hardcover)
R.W. Brunskill
R721 Discovery Miles 7 210 Within 8 - 15 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.

Traditional Chinese Architecture - Twelve Essays (Hardcover): Fu Xinian Traditional Chinese Architecture - Twelve Essays (Hardcover)
Fu Xinian; Edited by Nancy S. Steinhardt; Translated by Alexandra Harrer
R842 R711 Discovery Miles 7 110 Save R131 (16%) Within 7 - 13 working days

A groundbreaking book by one of the world's leading historians of Chinese architectureTranslated by Alexandra Harrer.Fu Xinian is considered by many to be the world's leading historian of Chinese architecture. He is an expert on every type of Chinese architecture from every period through the nineteenth century, and his work is at the cutting edge of the field. Traditional Chinese Architecture gathers together, for the first time in English, twelve seminal essays by Fu Xinian. This wide-ranging book pays special attention to the technical aspects of the building tradition since the first millennium BC, and Fu Xinian's signature drawings abundantly illustrate its nuances.The essays delve into the modular basis for individual structures, complexes, and cities; lateral and longitudinal building frames; the unity of sculpture and building to create viewing angles; the influence of Chinese construction on Japanese architecture; and the reliability of images to inform us about architecture. Organized chronologically, the book also examines such topics as the representation of architecture on vessels in the Warring States period, early Buddhist architecture, and the evolution of imperial architecture from the Tang to Ming dynasty. A biography of Fu Xinian and a detailed Chinese-English glossary are included.Bringing together some of the most groundbreaking scholarship in Chinese architectural history, Traditional Chinese Architecture showcases an uncontested master of the discipline.

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