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Desert Star
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Verity
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Libraries and Learning Resource Centres

Libraries and Learning Resource Centres


by Biddy Fisher
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • Genre: Architecture

This comprehensive reference examines the changing role and design of library buildings, using a critical examination of recent examples from around the world. The authors, who represent the views of the architect and the client, outline the history and changing typology of the library. They examine the new national, public, academic and specialist libraries using numerous international examples including Sri Lanka, Vancouver, Johannesburg, Paris and London. New design advice and technical data is presented to illustrate the many approaches that designers have taken in creating a building with many diverse functions. The b...

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Design Review

Design Review


by Brenda C. Scheer
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Political Science

That the topic ofdesign review is somehow trou My biases are clearfrom the start: I am among blesome is probably one thing all readers can those who believe that, despite all signals to the contrary, the physical structure of our environ agree on. Beyond this, however, I suspect pros pects of consensus are dim. Differing opinions ment can be managed, and that controlling it is on the subject likely range from those desiring the key to the ameliorationofnumerous problems control tothosedesiringfreedom. Saysonecamp: confronting society today. I believe that design our physical and natural environments are going can solve a h...

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Minka
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Minka


by John Roderick
  • Release Date : 2012-03-20
  • Genre: Architecture

In 1959 journalist John Roderick joined the Tokyo bureau of the Associated Press. There, he befriended a Japanese family, the Takishitas. After musing offhandedly that he would like to one day have his own house in Japan, the family—unbeknownst to John—set out to grant his wish. They found Roderick a 250-year-old minka, or hand-built farmhouse, with a thatched roof and held together entirely by wooden pegs and joinery. It was about to be washed away by flooding and was being offered for only fourteen dollars. Roderick graciously bought the house, but was privately dismayed at the prospect of living in this enormous old...

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Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders


by Kristi Gaines
  • Release Date : 2016-05-20
  • Genre: Architecture

Winner of the 2017 IDEC Book Award, 2017 EDRA Great Places Award (Book Category), 2017 American Society of Interior Designers Joel Polsky Prize and the 2016 International Interior Design Association TXOK Research Award Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders explains the influence of the natural and man-made environment on individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other forms of intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). Drawing on the latest research in the fields of environmental psychology and education, the authors show you how architecture and interior spaces can positively influence individuals with ne...

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The Routledge Companion to Italian Fascist Architecture

The Routledge Companion to Italian Fascist Architecture


by Kay Bea Jones
  • Release Date : 2020-05-26
  • Genre: Architecture

Today, nearly a century after the National Fascist Party came to power in Italy, questions about the built legacy of the regime provoke polemics among architects and scholars. Mussolini’s government constructed thousands of new buildings across the Italian Peninsula and islands and in colonial territories. From hospitals, post offices and stadia to housing, summer camps, Fascist Party Headquarters, ceremonial spaces, roads, railways and bridges, the physical traces of the regime have a presence in nearly every Italian town. The Routledge Companion to Italian Fascist Architecture investigates what has become of the archit...

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Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders


by Kristi Gaines
  • Release Date : 2016-05-20
  • Genre: Architecture

Winner of the 2017 IDEC Book Award, 2017 EDRA Great Places Award (Book Category), 2017 American Society of Interior Designers Joel Polsky Prize and the 2016 International Interior Design Association TXOK Research Award Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders explains the influence of the natural and man-made environment on individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other forms of intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). Drawing on the latest research in the fields of environmental psychology and education, the authors show you how architecture and interior spaces can positively influence individuals with ne...

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Patios and Gardens of Mexico

Patios and Gardens of Mexico


by Patricia W. O'Gorman
  • Release Date : 2012-12-19
  • Genre: Architecture

An arched stone gate, a millstone path, a blue-and-white tiled pool with a quiet fountain, brilliant marigolds, stone sculptures of playful angels, and stately lions—the Mexican garden is a serene oasis that displays a diversity and ingenuity that is truly astonishing. Mexico’s temperate climate, conducive to outdoor living, combined with its Indian and Spanish heritage have resulted in a unique style of design and architecture. Through more than four hundred magnificent photographs and detailed text, Patios and Gardens of Mexico displays the amazing sense of variety and originality characteristic of the Mexican garden...

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BIM for Landscape

BIM for Landscape


by Landscape Institute
  • Release Date : 2016-05-05
  • Genre: Architecture

BIM (Building Information Modelling) is transforming working practices across the built environment sector, as clients, professionals, contractors and manufacturers throughout the supply chain grasp the opportunities that BIM presents. The first book ever to focus on the implementation of BIM processes in landscape and external works, BIM for Landscape will help landscape professionals understand what BIM means for them. This book is intended to equip landscape practitioners and practices to meet the challenges and reap the rewards of working in a BIM environment - and to help professionals in related fields to understand ...

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The Human City

The Human City


by Joel Kotkin
  • Release Date : 2016-04-12
  • Genre: Social Science

The author of The Coming of Neo-Feudalism and The New Class Conflict challenges conventions of urban planning. Around the globe, most new urban development has adhered to similar tenets: tall structures, small units, and high density. In The Human City, Joel Kotkin―called “America’s uber-geographer” by David Brooks of the New York Times―questions these nearly ubiquitous practices, suggesting that they do not consider the needs and desires of the vast majority of people. Built environments, Kotkin argues, must reflect the preferences of most people―even if that means lower-density development. The Human City pon...

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Foundations of Landscape Architecture

Foundations of Landscape Architecture


by Norman Booth
  • Release Date : 2011-11-30
  • Genre: Architecture

A visually engaging introduction to landscape architecturaldesign Landscape architectural design seeks to create environments thataccommodate users' varying lifestyles and needs, incorporatecultural heritage, promote sustainability, and integrate functionalrequirements for optimal enjoyment. Foundations of LandscapeArchitecture introduces the foundational concepts needed toeffectively integrate space and form in landscape design. With over five hundred hand-rendered and digital drawings, aswell as photographs, Foundations of Landscape Architectureillustrates the importance of spatial language. It introducesconcepts, typolo...

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Cladding of Buildings

Cladding of Buildings


by Alan J. Brookes
  • Release Date : 2008-05-07
  • Genre: Architecture

This key text addresses the topic of lightweight claddings in buildings and is a useful guide and reference resource. Written by well-known specialists in the field, this fourth edition of an established text has been revised throughout to incorporate the latest environmental issues, the use of wood and terracotta in cladding, and use of new materials, particularly the new moulded materials. Two new chapters cover wood and terracotta in cladding. The main types of cladding systems are described in detail and methods of production, performance characteristics, applications and methods of assembly are explained clearly. Illu...

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Moshe Safdie Two

Moshe Safdie Two


by Moshe Safdie
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Architecture

Since Habitat, his seminal experimental housing project constructed for Montreal's Expo 67, Safdie has continued to contribute meaningfully to the development of many building types. Moshe Safdie: Volume Two features an essay by Safdie presenting his tho...

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