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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.