Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, 4th Edition
Architecture: Form, Space, and Order by Francis D. K. Ching
2014 | ISBN: 1118745086 | English | 464 pages | PDF | 57 MB


The revered architectural reference, updated with contemporary examples and interactive 3D models
An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately. The Interactive Resource Center includes an expanded library of images that provide ample visual confirmation of the interplay between theory and practice, and readers are encouraged throughout the book to look critically at the built environment to promote a more evocative understanding of architecture. By encouraging critical thought, simplifying timeless design principles, and providing flawless visual reference, Architecture has become a classic resource for both students and professionals. The online Interactive Resource Center, also contains animations, interactive exercises, and other learning resources tied to the book.

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Jan Ruhtenberg - Come Here Architekt
Jan Ruhtenberg - Come Here Architekt
Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art | 2013 | ISBN: N/A | English | 58 pages | PDF | 23.7 MB


Simply put, Jan Ruhtenberg is the greatest architect you've never heard of. His accomplishments are astonishing: an apprentice and colleague of Mies van der Rohe during his most significant projects; a close confidant of Philip Johnson who helped introduce modernism to America; a man who escaped Nazi Germany to design projects for Herman Miller, Greta Garbo, Nelson Rockefeller and the Swedish Royal Family. However, as Jan approached the pinnacle of his profession, he was outed as a gay man in conservative 1950's America. Jan's commissions disappeared and he all but vanished from the history of modern architecture. This exhibition begins a process of reintroducing the world to one of its great architects and designers. Curated by Vess von Ruhtenberg and Jeremy Efroymson.

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Autodesk Roadway Design for InfraWorks 360 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press
Autodesk Roadway Design for InfraWorks 360 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press by Eric Chappell
2014 | ISBN: 111891595X | English | 172 pages | PDF | 3 MB


Learn the fundamentals of Roadway Design for InfraWorks and InfraWorks 360
Autodesk Roadway Design for InfraWorks 360 Essentials offers engineers a hands-on guide that includes straightforward explanations and real-world exercises to demonstrate the software's features and functions. This indispensible book is filled with compelling screenshots that illustrate the steps needed to get up to speed with InfraWorks and InfraWorks 360, both of which give users the power to accelerate the roadway design process and streamline decision making. The book offers specific guidance for creating new designs, and includes information on how to best use the powerful module-specific tools and functions, such as intersection optimization and sightline analysis for safety.

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Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture
Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture By Chandler Casey Reas
2010 | 176 Pages | ISBN: 1568989377 | PDF | 58 MB


The last decade has witnessed a proliferation of artists whose primary medium is software. Algorithmic processes, harnessed through the medium of computer code, allow artists to generate increasingly complex visual forms that they otherwise might not have been able to imagine, let alone delineate. The newest volume in our Design Brief series Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture is a non-technical introduction to the history, theory, and practice of software in the arts. Organized into themes linked to aspects of code—repetition, transformation,parameters, visualization, and simulation—each of the book's sections contains an essay, code samples, and numerous illustrations. An accompanying website (www.formandcode.com) features code samples in various programming languages for the examples in the book. An ideal introductory text for digital design and media arts courses, this unique primer will also appeal to students and professionals looking for a survey of this exciting new area of artistic production.

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An Architectural Approach to Level Design
An Architectural Approach to Level Design by Christopher W. Totten
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1466585412 | 469 pages | PDF | 16 MB


Explore Level Design through the Lens of Architectural and Spatial Experience Theory
Written by a game developer and professor trained in architecture, An Architectural Approach to Level Design is one of the first books to integrate architectural and spatial design theory with the field of level design.

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Modern Architecture (Oxford History of Art)
Modern Architecture (Oxford History of Art)
Oxford University Press | 2002 | ISBN: 0192842269 | English | 288 pages | PDF | 26.9 MB


Colquhoun, an eminent scholar in the field of architecture, offers here a new account of international modernism that explores the complex motivations behind this revolutionary movement and assesses its triumphs and failures. The book focuses on the work of the main architects of the movement such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe, re-examining their work and shedding new light on their roles as acknowledged masters. The author presents a fascinating analysis of architecture with regard to politics, technology, and ideology, all while offering clear descriptions of the key elements of the Modern movement. Colquhoun shows clearly the evolution of the movement from Art Nouveau in the 1890s to the mega-structures of the 1960s, revealing the often-contradictory demands of form, function, social engagement, modernity and tradition.

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100 Houses for 100 European Architects of the 20th Century
100 Houses for 100 European Architects of the 20th Century
English | 2004 | PDF | ISBN 3822863122 | 363 MB
Genre: Architecture


The greatest challenge in designing homes is negotiating the delicate balance between aesthetics and the personal desires of the occupants. While it's important for the structure to reflect the vision and style of the architect, the client must ultimately feel at home beneath the roof. It is particularly interesting, therefore, to examine the homes that architects create for themselves. If houses reflect their owners' personalities, then architects' own homes are like autobiographies. Location, layout, style, lighting, artwork, furnishings, every detail adds color to the story. Each of these 100 dwellings, presented A-Z by architect, speaks more about its designer than any other building possibly could.

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Future Details of Architecture
Mark Garcia, "Future Details of Architecture"
2014 | ISBN-10: 1118522532 | 144 pages | PDF | 24 MB


Despite the exaggerated news of the untimely ′death of the detail′ by Greg Lynn, the architectural detail is now more lifelike and active than ever before. In this era of digital design and production technologies, new materials, parametrics, building information modeling (BIM), augmented realities and the nano–bio–information–computation consilience, the detail is now an increasingly vital force in architecture.

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Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability
Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability by Asif Syed
2012 | ISBN: 0470546034 | English | 256 pages | PDF | 34 MB


Practical solutions for sustainability

In this timely guide, one of the world's leaders in advanced building technology implementation shows architects and engineers proven and practical methods for implementing these technologies in sustainably-designed buildings. Because of the very limited time architects are given from being awarded a project to concept design, this book offers clear and workable solutions for implementing solar energy, radiant heating and cooling floors, displacement ventilation, net zero, and more.

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Romanesque - Architecture, Sculpture, Painting
Romanesque - Architecture, Sculpture, Painting
Konemann | 1997 | ISBN: 3895084476 | English | 484 pages | PDF | 80 MB


The Romanesque was the first period in medieval art to include all of Europe. It began around 1000 and did not end - with the Staufen late Romanesque in Germany and Italy - until about the middle of the thirteeth century. Some of the contributions in this volume also consider pre-Romanesque Carolingian and Ottonian art. The borrowing of particular formal elements from Roman architecture, including the round arch which is considered the hallmark of the Romanesque, led to the coining of the term "Romanesque." However, the Romanesque was a period in the high Middle Ages which was en-ly moulded by the spirit of Christianity, and it can even be said that Romanesque art essentially is Christian church art. The majority of the works of architecture, sculpture and painting discussed in this volume can be properly understood only in the context of a Christian view of the world and Christian ways of life. In addition, monastic culture, as discussed in the introduction, played its own important role.

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A Concise Dictionary of Architectural Terms
John Henry Parker, "A Concise Dictionary of Architectural Terms"
ISBN: 0486433021 | 2011 | EPUB | 352 pages | 24 MB


First published in 1846, this illustrated dictionary of architecture was so successful that the author revised it several times. It remains one of the best guides to hundreds of terms used in Greek, Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance architecture. "A relevant and practical aide." — Clem Labine's Traditional Building.

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Solar Energy: Technologies and Project Delivery for Buildings
Andy Walker, "Solar Energy: Technologies and Project Delivery for Buildings"
English | ISBN: 1118139240 | 2014 | 320 pages | PDF | 45 MB


Solar Energy is an authoritative reference on the design of solar energy systems in building projects, with applications, operating principles, and simple tools for the construction, engineering, and design professional. The book simplifies the solar design and engineering process, providing sample documentation and special tools that provide all the information needed for the complete design of a solar energy system for buildings to enable mainstream MEP and design firms, and not just solar energy specialists, to meet the growing demand for solar energy systems in building projects.

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Architectural Modelmaking (Portfolio Skills: Architecture)
Architectural Modelmaking (Portfolio Skills: Architecture) by Nick Dunn
English | 2010 | ISBN: 1856696707 | 192 pages | PDF | 57 MB


This book focuses on the inspiring possibilities for creating three-dimensional, physical models of the built environment with all the different media and techniques that are now available. Through description of the use of different models in different contexts, the book provides a practical and effective guide to how and why models are used, in addition to what they are used for, and how they relate to architecture education.

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Architectural Drawing (Portfolio Skills -  Architecture) by David Dernie
ISBN: 1856696790 | 208 pages | PDF | 51 MB


Architectural Drawing focuses on the exciting possibilities for representing the built environment using allthe techniquesboth traditional and digitalthat are now available. Packed with practical information thebook illustrates all the key types and media of drawingfrom sketches to working detailsand includes some of the best examples by practicing architects. This book will be an indispensable practical resource in architectural schools.

 

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Collaborations in Architecture and Engineering
Collaborations in Architecture and Engineering by Clare Olsen and Sinead Mac Namara
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0415840619 , 0415840627 | 224 pages | PDF | 12,9 MB


The fields of architecture and engineering are undergoing dramatic change. New technologies and methodologies are transforming the way that projects are designed and delivered. These technologies enable the integration of complex systems in the design of more holistic, performative buildings.

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Decorative and Innovative use of Concrete
Decorative and Innovative use of Concrete by Graham F. True
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1439876436 | 256 pages | PDF | 40,6 MB


This is a broadly chronological account of the decorative and innovative use of Portland cement-based concrete. Contrary to the oft-held belief that concrete is a dull material that is used unimaginatively, this book demonstrates that it can be used in an exciting and inspiring way while benefiting from being a highly durable building material.

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150 Best Sustainable House Ideas
Francesc Zamora Mola, "150 Best Sustainable House Ideas"
English | ISBN: 0062315498 | 2014 | EPUB | 504 pages | 92 MB


Highlighting the latest innovations in sustainable housing, this newest volume in the successful 150 Best series focuses on houses that have incorporated new methods of construction, layout, and design to create environmentally friendly homes.

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Software Architecture for Developers
Software Architecture for Developers By Simon Brown
2014 | 233 Pages | ISBN: n/a | EPUB, MOBI, PDF | 20 MB + 44 MB + 20 MB


A developer-friendly guide to software architecture, technical leadership and the balance with agility

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Modern Architecture
Modern Architecture By Alan Colquhoun
2002 | 288 Pages | ISBN: 0192842269 | PDF | 27 MB


This new account of international modernism explores the complex motivations behind this revolutionary movement and assesses its triumphs and failures. The work of the main architects of the movement such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe is re-examined shedding new light on their roles as acknowledged masters.

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Architectural Drawing: A Visual Compendium of Types and Methods, 4th Edition
Rendow Yee, "Architectural Drawing: A Visual Compendium of Types and Methods, 4th Edition"
English | ISBN: 1118012879 | 2012 | 608 pages | PDF | 67 MB


Architectural Drawing is the classic, comprehensive compendium of architectural drawing. Featuring examples from many high–profile architects and firms, the nearly one–thousand drawings and photos in this book illustrate all of the various types and methods of architectural drawing. The new Fourth Edition is fully updated throughout to cover all of the latest drawing methods and includes a new chapter on the convergence of digital and traditional drawing. Online instructor ancillaries will be offered.

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Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015 Essentials By Ryan Duell, Tobias Hathorn, Tessa Reist Hathorn
2014 | 384 Pages | ISBN: 1118870956 | PDF | 49 MB



Your step–by–step guide to learning Autodesk Revit Architecture This detailed introduction to Revit Architecture features straightforward explanations and real–world, hands–on tutorials to teach new users the software′s core features and functions. Presented in the context of real–world workflows, and using real–world projects, each chapter contains a discussion of the "why" and "how" that is reinforced with a step–by–step tutorial so you′ll gain practical and applicable experience with the core features of Revit Architecture. The new pedagogical approach emphasizes learning skills to help you prepare for the Revit certification exams. Learn at your pace with step–by–step exercises, illustrated with full–color screenshots and downloadable Revit tutorial files Work with floors, ceilings, walls, and curtain walls Use modeling and massing to explore design ideas Use the Family Editor to create and manage families Understand effective worksharing, BIM workflows, and file management Use rendering and visualization techniques to make your design come alive Prepare for Revit certification exams With Autodesk Revit Architecture Essentials , you are only a step away from better, faster building design.

 

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Autodesk InfraWorks and Infraworks 360 Essentials By Eric Chappell
2014 | 336 Pages | ISBN: 1118862031 | PDF | 106 MB



Your guide to quickly learning InfraWorks Autodesk InfraWorks Essentials is a complete, hands–on tutorial for InfraWorks, the powerful design tool that lets you quickly generate 3D models to create infrastructure designs and proposals. This Autodesk Official Press book shows you the right way to take advantage of versatile InfraWorks features. From creating models in the context of the existing environment to crafting stunning proposals, you′ll become comfortable with every step of the design process. After working through this start–to–finish tutorial, you′ll be able to productively use InfraWorks for civil project design that′s fully integrated with existing real–world characteristics. In Autodesk InfraWorks Essentials , you′ll learn everything you need for everyday design projects. 360 full–color pages full of screenshots and illustrations Detailed step–by–steps on importing GIS and other data Create roadways, buildings, railways, and more Learn how to use the powerful Styles feature Download before and after files, so you can start anywhere This is the perfect tutorial for using InfraWorks to quickly create infrastructure designs, win project bids, speed up the approval process, and collaborate remotely across platforms.

 

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AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015: No Experience Required By Donnie Gladfelter
2014 | 1032 Pages | ISBN: 1118862295 | EPUB, MOBI, PDF | 40 MB + 36 MB + 40 MB



Learn AutoCAD by example with this tutorial–based guide from Autodesk Official Press Whether you are just starting out or an experienced user wanting to brush up on your skills, this Autodesk Official Press book provides you with concise explanations, focused examples, and step–by–step instructions through a hands–on tutorial project that runs throughout the book. As you progress through the project, the book introduces you to the Microsoft Windows–based AutoCAD interface and then guides you through basic commands and creating drawings. A downloadable file is available from the website so that you can compare your work to the author′s, and if necessary, start fresh with an intact drawing. Once you′ve completed the project, you will have proficiency in AutoCAD skills including: Grouping, elevations, and hatches Using text in drawings Dimensioning External references Layouts and printing Using 3D Author Donnie Gladfelter (aka "The CAD Geek"), is a top–rated trainer at CADD Microsystems and has worked with the Autodesk development team to help shape the product features. He is an AutoCAD Mentor All Star and has been a popular speaker at Autodesk University for more than seven years.

 

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Roberta Null, "Universal Design: Principles and Models"
2014 | ISBN-10: 146650529X | 394 pages | PDF | 130 MB



As the baby boom generation ages, it is crucial that designers understand all they can about bringing this group, as well as all others, design that will offer function, aesthetics, and quality of life. Full of examples and illustrated with pictures of good design, Universal Design: Principles and Models details how the principles of universal design (UD) can be used to evaluate all products and places. Universal design is ubiquitous; therefore good examples are essential to understanding.

 

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Kim Williams, "Nexus Network Journal 14,1: Architecture and Mathematics"
English | ISBN: 3034803923 | 2013 | 204 pages | PDF | 25 MB



The Winter 2012 (vol. 14 no. 1) issue of the Nexus Network Journal is dedicated to the theme "Architecture, Systems Research and Computational Sciences". This is an outgrowth of the session by the same name which took place during the eighth international, interdisciplinary conference "Nexus 2010: Relationships between Architecture and Mathematics, held in Porto, Portugal, in June 2010. Today computer science is an integral part of even strictly historical investigations, such as those concerning the construction of vaults, where the computer is used to survey the existing building, analyse the data and draw the ideal solution. What the papers in this issue make especially evident is that information technology has had an impact at a much deeper level as well: architecture itself can now be considered as a manifestation of information and as a complex system. The issue is completed with other research papers, conference reports and book reviews.

 

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