- This book is aimed at helping budding interior designers learn how to draw professional looking interior designs. It is accessible, beautifully illustrated and practical. Guidance is given on drawing perspective, floor plans, drawing furniture and renditions of rooms. Filled with sketches and drawings, this is the ideal guide to producing successful drawings of interior designs.
Wood Finishing 101: The Step-by-Step Guide by Bob Flexner
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1440308454 | 128 pages | PDF | 10 MB
Wood finishing doesn't have to be complicated or confusing. It can be "boiled down" to simple step-by-step instructions. And that's what this book offers; no science, no art, just easily-to-follow directions with lots of pictures to show you every step of the process.
Structure As Architecture: A Source Book for Architects and Structural Engineers, 2 edition by Andrew Charleson
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0415644593 | ISBN-13: 9780415644594 | 260 pages | PDF | 52,7 MB
Structure as Architecture presents a comprehensive analysis of the indispensable role of structure in architecture. An exploration, as well as a celebration, of structure, the book draws on a series of design studies and case study examples to illustrate how structure can be employed to realize a wide range of concepts in contemporary architecture.
Yenna Chan - Contemporary Design in Detail: Sustainable Environments
2008 | SBN: 1592535046 | 195 pages | PDF | 115 MB
A visual look at the architectural details of sustainable residential spaces
The Contemporary Design in Detail series takes a highly visual look at architectural design details that are more often dealt with in a technical textbook format. The books take readers on a tour of the best details designed by great architects around the world. The series provides a powerful presentation of the most challenging and evolving architectural and design categories.
Good Design in China
Design Media Publishing | 2011 | ISBN: 9881950880 | English | 167 pages | PDF | 41.3 MB
The book is an attempt to introduce Chinese gardens in various cities from unique professional perspectives, demonstrating the exquisiteness of traditional gardens in an effort to present the skilful and elaborate designs. The Chinese gardens presented here are classified in three categories: Traditional Chinese private gardens, Historic Chinese gardens in modern time, and Newly-built Chinese gardens. Traditional Chinese private gardens value harmony between man and nature. They are characterized by delicacy, freedom, exquisiteness, grace and an impressionistic style. Historic Chinese gardens in modern time are mostly set in historical sites or used to be the estate of rich families; now they are renovated to serve contemporary needs, such as clubs, parks, exhibition halls, and restaurants. Newly-built Chinese gardens are actually Chinese gardens built in conformity with the traditional styles. Moreover, they are an innovation of tradition, based on available materials and current technologies to restore the essence of Chinese gardens.
Design Media Publishing Ltd. | 2011 | ISBN: N/A | English | 287 pages | PDF | 41 MB
With their unity of technology and construction, few architectural projects are as interesting or complex as that of hospital design.This book presents a series of case studies from the last five years, which both illustrate the functional importance of such purpose-built edifices while giving consideration to the aesthetic criteria of the architecture. In this way book explains the essence of hospital design.
Design Media Publishing Ltd. | 2011 | ISBN: N/A | English | 271 pages | PDF | 40 MB
This book presents recently completed libraries from around the world. Readers will experience how the architects deal with the special functions of the library setting, how they combine architecture and books, and how they reflect local architecture styles. Both architecture and interior design are covered, making this a practical reference for professional architects and interior designers.
Apartment Buildings Today
Links International | 2011 | ISBN: 8492796847 | English | 294 pages | PDF | 76.6 MB
Alvaro Siza, Neutelings & Riedijk, Bevk Perovi, Delugan Meissl and Eduardo Souto de Moura are among the distinguished archiects whose work is featured in this dynamic collection. Centring on residential architecture it considers the finest achievements of the worlds most prestigious architects in recent times. From supremely innovative and avant-garde proposals for new apartment buildings, to those that aim to create residential spaces which adapt to their contents and use we gain valuable understanding of how ideas mutate. Supported by explanatory commentory and accompanied by full colour photographs and floor plans this volume is sure to delight and inspire all those with an interest, lay or professional, in this field of architecture.
Specifics: Discussing Landscape Architecture By Christiane Sorensen, Karoline Liedtke
2014 | 512 Pages | ISBN: 3868592997 | PDF | 68 MB
Landscape architecture's fundamental task is to uncover and develop the specificity of a site. SPECIFICS emphasizes the differences of qualities of a location and invites to focus and concentrate on significant strategies for research and teaching in view of recent insights and global developments. In this book, scientists, planners, landscape architects, architects, artists, engineers, officials and students from around the world present and discuss innovative approaches and future developments in thinking and designing Landscape within research, teaching, planning and construction.
Ryan Mitchell, "Tiny House Living: Ideas For Building and Living Well In Less than 400 Square Feet"
ISBN: 1440333165 | 2014 | EPUB, MOBI, PDF | 176 pages | 51 MB
Tiny homes are popping up across America, captivating people with their novel approach not only to housing, but to life. Once considered little more than a charming oddity, the tiny house movement continues to gain momentum among those who thirst for a simpler, "greener," more meaningful life in the face of society's "more is better" mindset.
This book explores the philosophies behind the tiny house lifestyle, helps you determine whether it's a good fit for you, and guides you through the transition to a smaller space. For inspiration, you'll meet tiny house pioneers and hear how they built their dwellings (and their lives) in unconventional, creative and purposeful ways. They'll invite you in, show you around their cozy abodes, and share lessons they learned along the way.
Vernacular Heritage and Earthen Architecture By Mariana Correia
2013 | 896 Pages | ISBN: 1138000833 | PDF | 314 MB
In a continuously changing world, there has been a growing interest in the protection of vernacular heritage and earthen architecture. The need to protect and enhance this fragile heritage via intelligent responses to threats from nature and the environment has become evident.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
100 Houses for 100 European Architects of the 20th Century
English | 2004 | PDF | ISBN 3822863122 | 363 MB
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.