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Resources are what the future will be made from. And the city is a resource too, one that opens up a wealth of whole new possibilities to every individual and to society as a whole. However, the city is not an inexhaustible resource. It will only be able to meet ...
The City as a Resource: Concepts and Methods for Urban Design
Resources are what the future will be made from. And the city is a resource too, one that opens up a wealth of whole new possibilities to every individual and to society as a whole. However, the city is not an inexhaustible resource. It will only be able to meet the needs of future generations if it is handled sustainably and not with an eye to short-term, partisan interests. Hence the greatest challenge will surely be to conceive the city as a regenerative circuit, that is not only the design of spatial and aesthetic qualities, but also its development over time. This book uses texts, projects and typical examples to present urban planning methods and strategies for handling cities as a resource. In doing so, it gives the idea of sustainable urban design a new meaning.
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The City as a Resource: Concepts and Methods for Urban Design

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In 2012 Luster published Belgium's Best Buildings, an elegant and easy-to-use pocket guide for architecture fans and for everyone who is curious about architecture in Belgium. That same year, the book was nominated as 'One of the most inspiring architecture books of 2012' by Architectura.be and The Word Magazine presented ...
Best Buildings - Belgium
In 2012 Luster published Belgium's Best Buildings, an elegant and easy-to-use pocket guide for architecture fans and for everyone who is curious about architecture in Belgium. That same year, the book was nominated as 'One of the most inspiring architecture books of 2012' by Architectura.be and The Word Magazine presented it as one of 'Six of Belgium's Best Travel Guides'. The concept of the book hasn't changed for this new edition: starting from the Top Ten lists of renowned Belgian architects and architecture critics, it presents the best Belgian buildings (completed after 1900) with a photo and a short text in English and Dutch. Also the lists of the architects are included the book. This new edition contains over 20 new lists, 15 extra buildings, and of course a slightly different selection. The result is an interesting mix of well-known contemporary buildings such as the MAS museum in Antwerp, historical must-sees and less obvious buildings, such as a modernist chapel or an architect's house. Text in English and Dutch.
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Best Buildings - Belgium

by Hadewijch Ceulemans
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Barrow-in-Furness has a proud and distinctive identity, embodied in the many fine buildings that have shaped this Cumbrian town. At first glance it appears to be seated firmly in the nineteenth century, but a closer inspection reveals an architectural heritage that reaches back much further than the Victorian era. Barrow-in-Furness ...
Barrow-in-Furness in 50 Buildings
Barrow-in-Furness has a proud and distinctive identity, embodied in the many fine buildings that have shaped this Cumbrian town. At first glance it appears to be seated firmly in the nineteenth century, but a closer inspection reveals an architectural heritage that reaches back much further than the Victorian era. Barrow-in-Furness in 50 Buildings explores the history of this rich and vibrant community through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures. From the Perpendicular-style Furness Abbey to the Gothic Town Hall, and from the Beaux Arts Public Library to newer buildings that have attracted disdain from local residents, this study celebrates Barrow's architectural heritage in a new and accessible way. Local historian Gill Jepson guides the reader on a tour of the town's finest old buildings and modern architectural developments.
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Barrow-in-Furness in 50 Buildings

by Gill Jepson
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The city of Cork is a place of tradition, continuity, change and legacy. It is a place of direction and experiment by people of ambition and determination, experiences and learning, of ingenuity and innovation, and of nostalgia and memory. Its extraordinary history is embodied in the buildings that have shaped ...
Cork in 50 Buildings
The city of Cork is a place of tradition, continuity, change and legacy. It is a place of direction and experiment by people of ambition and determination, experiences and learning, of ingenuity and innovation, and of nostalgia and memory. Its extraordinary history is embodied in the buildings that have shaped Ireland's southern capital. Cork in 50 Buildings explores the history of this venerable old city through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures, from the Church of St Anne, Shandon, regarded as a symbol of the city, to more recent additions such as the tower of the County Hall, once the tallest building in Ireland. Local author and historian Kieran McCarthy celebrates Cork's architectural heritage in a new and accessible way as they guide the reader around the city's historic and modern buildings.
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Cork in 50 Buildings

by Kieran McCarthy
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The architectural idea for the State Ballet School Berlin reflects the distinctive feature of the school: the constant fluctuation of students between the creative world of dance and the traditional operation of an all-day school. A curvate multilevel hall, between the four-storey school and the ballet rooms that lie opposite ...
The State Ballet School Berlin
The architectural idea for the State Ballet School Berlin reflects the distinctive feature of the school: the constant fluctuation of students between the creative world of dance and the traditional operation of an all-day school. A curvate multilevel hall, between the four-storey school and the ballet rooms that lie opposite each other, runs through the new building. This hall provides a link between the different areas of the ensemble and connects them via a bridge on the second floor. Large openings, like display windows in the facade, create transparency and afford views out to the outdoor space for the dancers, as well as allowing passers-by to look into the ballet rooms and the dance lessons.
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The State Ballet School Berlin

by Falk Jaeger
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Cities such as Berlin are faced with new architectural and urban planning challenges, not only on account of their constant growth, but also because of changing ways of life. Urban Living seeks to discuss future forms of urban living and to consider their design and social influences. How can residential ...
Urban Living: Strategies for the Future
Cities such as Berlin are faced with new architectural and urban planning challenges, not only on account of their constant growth, but also because of changing ways of life. Urban Living seeks to discuss future forms of urban living and to consider their design and social influences. How can residential building strengthen urban structures and provide new opportunities through densification? How can monostructures be broken up and open spaces be upgraded? And how can architecture meet the requirements of new forms of cohabitation, either owing to a broader social mix or to the combination of living and working? This book presents convincing concepts which show that affordable residential space can also have a high structural quality. Exemplary designs and solutions from the international Urban Living Workshop, which more than thirty international architecture offices took part in, provide excellent examples of the potential qualities of future residential construction.
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Urban Living: Strategies for the Future

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Following up the wide interest in the wake of Takaharu Tezukas TEDtalk The best kindergarten you've ever seen which is among the ten most popular TEDtalks of 2015, this monograph is conceived as the first text-focused publication on Tezuka Architects and provides further introduction to the design philosophy behind the ...
Tezuka Architects: The Yellow Book
Following up the wide interest in the wake of Takaharu Tezukas TEDtalk The best kindergarten you've ever seen which is among the ten most popular TEDtalks of 2015, this monograph is conceived as the first text-focused publication on Tezuka Architects and provides further introduction to the design philosophy behind the studio's built work. Envisioned as a pocket guide in scale and feel, Tezuka Architects: Yellow Book primarily focuses on the lecture Beyond Architecture which Takaharu Tezuka gave in October of 2013 at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). Introducing Tezuka Architects seminal projects spanning the past 12 years, Takaharu explores a trajectory from the Roof House in (2001) up through the recently completed Child Chemo House in (2013). Touching on the theme of Nostalgic Future , Tezuka questions our relationship to technology, suggesting that now in the 21st century, technology is so integral to our existence as humans we don't have to adjust ourselves anymore .Reinforcing Takaharu and Yui's sense that architecture still has the capacity to positively affect humanity, this book illustrates the powerful impact of design and its values on society. Examples such as the Asahi Kindergarten, which was designed to uplift the human spirit in post-Earthquake, Miyagi Prefecture, and the Child Chemo House, which enhanced the visitation and cancer healing process of children and their families - employed these principles.
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Tezuka Architects: The Yellow Book

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Published to coincide with the centennial of the end of the First World War, this informative book is an essential guide to the memorials of the Great War on the Western Front, describing their history and meaning. Graveyards, memorials and monuments have been erected since the beginning of the Great ...
Memorials of the Western Front: Places of Remembrance
Published to coincide with the centennial of the end of the First World War, this informative book is an essential guide to the memorials of the Great War on the Western Front, describing their history and meaning. Graveyards, memorials and monuments have been erected since the beginning of the Great War from Brandhoek Military Cemetery in early 1915 to the Welsh Memorial Park outside Ypres in 2014. Their presence has changed a bucolic landscape into a field of remembrance, where farms stand next to cemeteries and every village and town has its memorials to the missing. The hills of Picardie, the pastures along the river Somme, the fields of Flanders: the many battles fought here have become part of our collective memory. Cemeteries, memorials to the missing and monuments of remembrance define this part of the continent, that also has become forever a piece of England. This book is a guide to the memorials of the Great War along the Western Front, describing their history and meaning. Including designs by notable architects such as Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Reginald Blomfield, the coverage ranges from The Menin Gate and Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial in Flanders, through the Arras Memorial to the Missing in French Flanders and Artois to the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing on the Somme and Aisne Battlefields. Including an insight into the function and history of the war memorials, this book is an invaluable historical and practical guide.
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Memorials of the Western Front: Places of Remembrance

by Marcus Meulen
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Today, Loughborough is known for its university's sporting reputation and its industries, but the second-largest town in Leicestershire has a long and varied history. It is believed there is an Iron Age fort on the university campus, and Loughborough is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Loughborough's history is evident in ...
Loughborough in 50 Buildings
Today, Loughborough is known for its university's sporting reputation and its industries, but the second-largest town in Leicestershire has a long and varied history. It is believed there is an Iron Age fort on the university campus, and Loughborough is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Loughborough's history is evident in the buildings that stand today in the town. In this book local historian Lynne Dyer investigates these buildings to share the story of Loughborough. The buildings range from the oldest known in the town to some of the newest, and include those occupied by influential figures in Loughborough's history, showing not only who they were built by and the circumstances leading to their construction but also their significance in the social history of Loughborough. Medieval buildings can be found here such as the parish church, Old Rectory and Guildhall, ancient pubs and a manor house, as well as a wealth of buildings from its industrial past including John Taylor's bell foundry, the Great Central Railway and factories such as the Morris Works. The more recent history of Loughborough includes university buildings and a twenty-first-century mural to replace a partially demolished 1960s car park. Loughborough in 50 Buildings explores the history of this fascinating Leicestershire town through a selection of its most interesting buildings and structures, showing the changes that have taken place here over the years. This book will appeal to all those who live in Loughborough or who have an interest in the town.
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Loughborough in 50 Buildings

by Lynne Dyer
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Conflicts around urban development and planning issues represent an important dimension of urban politics. Issues of social cohesion and democratic representation are all the more relevant in times when cities are undergoing a severe economic crisis and when local politics tends to meet its challenges with 'post-political' responses. The relevance ...
Conflict in the City: Contested Urban Spaces and Local Democracy
Conflicts around urban development and planning issues represent an important dimension of urban politics. Issues of social cohesion and democratic representation are all the more relevant in times when cities are undergoing a severe economic crisis and when local politics tends to meet its challenges with 'post-political' responses. The relevance of local conflicts as moments of political mobilisation is particularly apparent as institutions and procedures of urban politics fall short of meeting the expectations of local communities. The case-studies from cities throughout the world explore the potential of planning conflicts to raise questions about urban democracy. They point at some of its key challenges: the multi-scalar nature of urban policies; the tension between 'policing' and 'politics', between institutional control and popular resistance; the spatial dimension of protest and social mobilisation; the limits to institutional practices of citizen participation and conflict resolution; the struggle for new democratic exercises and forms of citizenship. The volume is a contribution to rethinking conflicts in urban development and planning in a multidisciplinary perspective, raising questions about the role of planning theory and practice in turning conflict into a transformative resource for local policy.
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Conflict in the City: Contested Urban Spaces and Local Democracy

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The built environment and public health have a close history of association: from the earliest considerations by Hippocrates of the role of place for human health to the influence of the hygiene movement on architecture, landscape and urban planning. Today global developments such as chronic (or lifestyle) diseases, aging populations ...
Life-Styled: Health and Places
The built environment and public health have a close history of association: from the earliest considerations by Hippocrates of the role of place for human health to the influence of the hygiene movement on architecture, landscape and urban planning. Today global developments such as chronic (or lifestyle) diseases, aging populations and a heavily burdened environment have lent a new urgency to the question of the influence of architecture and urban planning on lifestyles and health. Life-Styled, created as part of the Health and Places Initiative at Harvard University, shows by means of detailed graphics how public health issues can be incorporated into the planning of the built environment and how lifestyles can be shaped accordingly. Taking greater account of health aspects when designing (public) space represents not simply an obligation, but also a means to rethink the disciplines of architecture and design.
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Life-Styled: Health and Places

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Since its founding in 1971, Paris-based SCAU architecture has grown to be one of the premier architectural firms in the world, with landmark projects like the Stade de France, Paris; the Quai des Savoirs, Toulouse; and the Pierre Zobda-Quitman teaching hospital, Fort-de-France, Martinique. The firm is known for innovative design ...
Creatures of the City
Since its founding in 1971, Paris-based SCAU architecture has grown to be one of the premier architectural firms in the world, with landmark projects like the Stade de France, Paris; the Quai des Savoirs, Toulouse; and the Pierre Zobda-Quitman teaching hospital, Fort-de-France, Martinique. The firm is known for innovative design across a wide variety of buildings and structures, from museums and office complexes to hospitals, housing developments, stores, and universities. SCAU has also been at the forefront of developments in the fields of infrastructure and urban planning. Creatures of the City provides a stunning look back over four decades of the prestigious firm's vast portfolio of work. For the book, award-winning French photographer Cyrille Weiner has created a 224-page photo essay that focuses on fourteen of SCAU architecture's key projects, showing them within the context of their surrounding urban setting and their reception by visitors, inhabitants, and passers-by. Together, the photographs form a striking testament to the firm's diverse, interdisciplinary approach that emphasises the riches of the places where it intervenes and eschews any preconceived notion about the outcome or overall image. Weiner's extensive imagery is complemented by a text by French novelist Aurelien Bellanger. Text in English and French.
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102.38 USD

Creatures of the City

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Enjoy stunning shots of the world's favourite buildings in this phenomenal spot-the-difference photographic collection. Each of the 40 challenging puzzles will boost your observation skills while the fun, fact-filled captions will take you on your own architectural guided tour. Travel the globe, from Venice to Beijing, from London to New ...
Spot-the-Difference Architecture: 40 Brain-Bending Photographic Puzzles
Enjoy stunning shots of the world's favourite buildings in this phenomenal spot-the-difference photographic collection. Each of the 40 challenging puzzles will boost your observation skills while the fun, fact-filled captions will take you on your own architectural guided tour. Travel the globe, from Venice to Beijing, from London to New York. Marvel at the magnitude of the Taj Mahal and be wowed by many more architectural treasures.
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Spot-the-Difference Architecture: 40 Brain-Bending Photographic Puzzles

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In 2011, Zurich-based architect Fawad Kazi submitted the winning proposal for the rebuilding and extension of a hospital complex in the Swiss city of St Gallen. Over a period of ten years, a number of existing structures will undergo vast rebuilding and new ones will be added, transforming a park ...
Fawad Kazi KSSG OKS: Volume I: Project Introduction and Pavilion KSSG
In 2011, Zurich-based architect Fawad Kazi submitted the winning proposal for the rebuilding and extension of a hospital complex in the Swiss city of St Gallen. Over a period of ten years, a number of existing structures will undergo vast rebuilding and new ones will be added, transforming a park with individual buildings into a single continuous complex. This new, eventually five-part monograph, documents this project in full detail. It highlights the significance of St Gallen's urban design as well as the specific demands on architectural design and construction and on the hospital's operations. Volume I features the project's genesis and the initial new building, a pavilion structure housing a restaurant and, in the basement, an electrical substation. Text in English and German.
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Fawad Kazi KSSG OKS: Volume I: Project Introduction and Pavilion KSSG

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Erased by bombing during the Korean War, North Korea's trophy capital of Pyongyang was entirely rebuilt from scratch from 1953, in line with the vision of the nation's founder, Kim Il-sung. Designed as an imposing stage set, it is a place of grand axial boulevards linking gargantuan monuments, lined with ...
Inside North Korea
Erased by bombing during the Korean War, North Korea's trophy capital of Pyongyang was entirely rebuilt from scratch from 1953, in line with the vision of the nation's founder, Kim Il-sung. Designed as an imposing stage set, it is a place of grand axial boulevards linking gargantuan monuments, lined with stately piles of distinctly Korean flavor, to be national in form and socialist in content. Under the present leader, Kim Jong-un, construction has ramped up apace- Let us turn the whole country into a socialist fairyland, declares one of his official patriotic slogans. He is rapidly transforming Pyongyang into a playground, conjuring a flimsy fantasy of prosperity and using architecture as a powerful anesthetic, numbing the population from the stark reality of his authoritarian regime.Guardian journalist and photographer Oliver Wainwright takes us on an eye-opening tour behind closed doors in the most secretive country in the world, revealing that past the grand stone facades lie lavish wonder-worlds of marble and mosaic, coffered ceilings, and crystal chandeliers, along with new interiors in dazzling color palettes. Discover the palatial reading rooms of the Grand People's Study House, and peer inside the locker rooms of the recently renovated Rungrado May Day Stadium, ready to host a FIFA World Cup that will never come.This collection features about 300 photographs with insightful captions, as well as an introductory essay where Wainwright charts the history and development of Pyongyang, explaining how the architecture and interiors embody the national Juche ideology and questioning what the future holds for the architectural ambitions of this enigmatic country.
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68.25 USD

Inside North Korea

by Unknown, Oliver Wainwright
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In Seaside Shelters, Will Scott documents and celebrates the wide variety of shelters adorning the British seasides. A testament to the heyday of British summer holidays and the country's notorious fickle weather, the shelters now mostly stand deserted. Scott's talented eye captures the, at times faded, beauty of the buildings. ...
Seaside Shelters
In Seaside Shelters, Will Scott documents and celebrates the wide variety of shelters adorning the British seasides. A testament to the heyday of British summer holidays and the country's notorious fickle weather, the shelters now mostly stand deserted. Scott's talented eye captures the, at times faded, beauty of the buildings. Most of the shelters were built in the late-19th and early-20th century and cover a wealth of architectural styles, from Victorian to Art Deco to Bauhaus. Locations range from iconic seaside resorts to lesser-known gems along the coast, including Blackpool, Great Yarmouth, the Isle of Wight, Clacton- on-Sea, Portsmouth, Aberystwyth, Swanage and Cromer.
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Seaside Shelters

by Will Scott
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This is the eighth set in an ongoing series of books. Each of the titles tells the story of a single building. It is our hope that as these books accumulate alongside our body of work, they, in their aggregate, will form a profile of our design intentions.
Ennead Architects 8: Profile Series
This is the eighth set in an ongoing series of books. Each of the titles tells the story of a single building. It is our hope that as these books accumulate alongside our body of work, they, in their aggregate, will form a profile of our design intentions.
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Ennead Architects 8: Profile Series

by Architects Ennead
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Each issue of the international architectural magazine speech: focuses on a special theme, presenting it from a present and historical perspective and discussing it in depth by way of numerous international and Russian projects. With contributions by renowned international specialists. Bilingual (English and Russian), published twice a year, up from ...
Speech Architectural Magazine 13: Metro/Subway
Each issue of the international architectural magazine speech: focuses on a special theme, presenting it from a present and historical perspective and discussing it in depth by way of numerous international and Russian projects. With contributions by renowned international specialists. Bilingual (English and Russian), published twice a year, up from issue 13 in cooperation with JOVIS Verlag. Issues 1 - 12 are available on request. In the 21st century *metro* is increasingly perceived as synonymous with 'megalopolis'. However, in this issue of speech: we shall, above all, treat the metro as a distinctive architectural type and a unique public space whose importance is growing with every year. The modern metro has long since ceased to be simply a means of getting to where you need to be by the shortest route; more than any other kind of public transport, it today determines the architectural image of large cities and the comfort of their urban environment. The layout and design of modern stations and entrance halts, the possibility of incorporating the widest range of functions into transport infrastructure, and the use of innovative technologies and materials are just a few of the aspects which we shall be examining under the heading of 'metro architecture' in this issue of speech:. speech: subway looks at the best metro stations to have been built in various corners of the world over the last three years. The geography covered in this issue is extensive. Stretching from Rio de Janeiro and Chicago to Dubai and Singapore, with numerous stops in Europe along the way.
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Speech Architectural Magazine 13: Metro/Subway

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Recent history of mega-projects has largely been written as a record of disasters. Well-known examples have turned into icons of planning failures, costly overspending, and excessive delays. Despite these systemic risks inherent in top-down massive interventions into the urban fabric, mega-projects have always played a decisive role in the development ...
Self-Induced Shocks: Mega-Projects and Urban Development - Perspectives in Metropolitan Research 1: Volume I
Recent history of mega-projects has largely been written as a record of disasters. Well-known examples have turned into icons of planning failures, costly overspending, and excessive delays. Despite these systemic risks inherent in top-down massive interventions into the urban fabric, mega-projects have always played a decisive role in the development of cities. As 'self-induced shocks', they create a state of emergency that effectively leads to the pooling of finances, expertise, and public awareness. In this way objectives can be met that would have been unattainable in everyday practice. This publication explores, with an international focus, the inherent ambivalence of mega-projects as drivers of urban transformation on the one hand and potential catalysts for uncontrollable dynamics on the other. It elucidates various forms and facets of large-scale construction ventures: as vehicles of urban development, as temporary large-scale events, as management challenges, and as elements of a changing urban development within the context of 'eco-cities' and 'smart cities'.
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Self-Induced Shocks: Mega-Projects and Urban Development - Perspectives in Metropolitan Research 1: Volume I

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Over nearly three decades, Architectes Paczowski et Fritsch has established itself as an impressive studio that spectacularly fuses the complex mysteries of the art of building with technological rationality, contemporary culture, and the expressive requirements of the project's image. It has been consolidating its experience in the sectors of public ...
Paczowski and Fritsch Architects: Leading Architects
Over nearly three decades, Architectes Paczowski et Fritsch has established itself as an impressive studio that spectacularly fuses the complex mysteries of the art of building with technological rationality, contemporary culture, and the expressive requirements of the project's image. It has been consolidating its experience in the sectors of public buildings, service buildings, as well as collective and individual housing; it also specialises in logistics and transport, supermarkets, and high-end retail. The office has played an important role in carrying out important urban planning studies, and excels in the fields of sustainable development and BIM (Building Information Modeling). This beautifully presented book serves to highlight the incredible output of this world-leader in architecture and design. Internationally renowned architectural writer Philip Jodidio writes an insightful essay on the variety and intelligence that these architects bring to their work. Jodidio engages with the directorship directly, illuminating on their visionary practice, their unique ethos, and the plans for the future under the new generation at the helm. The pages within this latest compendium of IMAGES' Leading Architects series showcases full-colour photographs and detailed plans and diagrams detailing the firm's most compelling works, including the Luxembourg City airport terminals, the Hotel Grimentz in the Swiss Alps, the 1500-seat concert hall for the Philharmonie Luxembourg, and the extension for the European Court of Justice, among many others. While remaining true to its original philosophy, the office has been successful in numerous competitions and has won significant prizes and international acclaim.
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Paczowski and Fritsch Architects: Leading Architects

by Architectes Paczowski et Fritsch
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As the symbolists, constructivists and surrealists of the historical avant-garde began to abandon traditional theatre spaces and embrace the more contingent locations of the theatrical and political `event', the built environment of a performance became not only part of the event, but an event in and of itself. Event-Space radically ...
Event-Space: Theatre Architecture and the Historical Avant-Garde
As the symbolists, constructivists and surrealists of the historical avant-garde began to abandon traditional theatre spaces and embrace the more contingent locations of the theatrical and political `event', the built environment of a performance became not only part of the event, but an event in and of itself. Event-Space radically re-evaluates the avant garde's championing of nonrepresentational spaces, drawing on the specific fields of performance studies and architectural studies to establish a theory of `performative architecture'. `Event' was of immense significance to modernism's revolutionary agenda, resisting realism and naturalism - and, simultaneously, the monumentality of architecture itself. Event-Space analyzes a number of spatiotemporal models central to that revolution, both illuminating the history of avant-garde performance and inspiring contemporary approaches to performance space.
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Event-Space: Theatre Architecture and the Historical Avant-Garde

by Dorita Hannah
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outique hotels and B&Bs have become exceptionally popular among tourists and travellers in recent decades. B&Bs originated in the United Kingdom, but have spread across Europe and beyond. Fantastic Escapes: Architecture and Design for Stylish Stays features somewhere in the region of 200 boutique hotels and B&B projects from around ...
Fantastic Escapes: Architecture and Design for Stylish Stays
outique hotels and B&Bs have become exceptionally popular among tourists and travellers in recent decades. B&Bs originated in the United Kingdom, but have spread across Europe and beyond. Fantastic Escapes: Architecture and Design for Stylish Stays features somewhere in the region of 200 boutique hotels and B&B projects from around the world, including Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Europe, India, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Scandinavia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Each example is illustrated with multi-angle pictures of guest rooms, restaurants, leisure areas and other spaces. Accompanied by detailed descriptions to demonstrate how these institutions have evolved, this book is a valuable reference for hotel designers and B&B operators.
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Fantastic Escapes: Architecture and Design for Stylish Stays

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Making Things reviews the collective portfolio of Jay Baker Architects since its establishment in 1991, by presenting twenty projects from across varied design platforms. Sixteen of these projects feature houses, commissioned over a twenty-five year period, and are complemented by and contrasted with an additional four projects that were self-initiated, ...
Making Things: Jay Baker Architects
Making Things reviews the collective portfolio of Jay Baker Architects since its establishment in 1991, by presenting twenty projects from across varied design platforms. Sixteen of these projects feature houses, commissioned over a twenty-five year period, and are complemented by and contrasted with an additional four projects that were self-initiated, ranging from the design of a toy to a public park. Uniting these discernably diverse projects is a common denominator. Baker's work contributes to his belief that in order to make things well, it is necessary to serve the integrity of an idea, ensuring greater incisiveness in response to design challenges. The body of work presented in Making Things extols the virtue of creating fit, particularly when working in multifarious contexts. Opening the book is an appraisal of Baker's comprised life's work by esteemed historian, Stephen Fox.
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Making Things: Jay Baker Architects

by Jay Baker
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Our built environment raises new issues daily - whether from a cultural, technical, economic, social, political, or aesthetic point of view. However, all too often discussions about architecture and urban development are based on superficial images, or a master plan is demanded that provides a comprehensive solution. How can we ...
Architecture in Context: Developing Urban Living Environments Beyond the Master Plan & Facade Discussion
Our built environment raises new issues daily - whether from a cultural, technical, economic, social, political, or aesthetic point of view. However, all too often discussions about architecture and urban development are based on superficial images, or a master plan is demanded that provides a comprehensive solution. How can we really do justice to the complexity of the urban, and in what context should planning be presented today? In this book, international architects, planners, and cultural theorists describe and analyse alternative urban development strategies, the planning of the unplannable, the appropriation of urban spaces, and the activation of unexploited potential - from mobility to migration, from spatial interventions to social transformations. Text in English and German.
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Architecture in Context: Developing Urban Living Environments Beyond the Master Plan & Facade Discussion

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The 15th issue of speech: - a bilingual architectural magazine devoted to the most topical issues and ideas in contemporary architecture, comprehensively analyzing them in terms of theory and practice, history and modernity, global trends and local peculiarities - will cover sports architecture. It is difficult to find an equally ...
Speech: 15 Sports
The 15th issue of speech: - a bilingual architectural magazine devoted to the most topical issues and ideas in contemporary architecture, comprehensively analyzing them in terms of theory and practice, history and modernity, global trends and local peculiarities - will cover sports architecture. It is difficult to find an equally expressive typology, which includes striking architectural experiments such as stadiums, athletics complexes, and water sports centers. The issue will discuss how the form of these buildings reflects an irresistible desire to win and realize potential.
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Speech: 15 Sports

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The Tianjin Grand Theater occupies a key position in the new Tianjin Culture Park. The circular form of the roof construction corresponds to that of the existing Natural History Museum, creating an architectural dialog between the earthbound museum and the seemingly floating roof construction. The qualities of the elements Earth ...
The Tianjin Grand Theater in China
The Tianjin Grand Theater occupies a key position in the new Tianjin Culture Park. The circular form of the roof construction corresponds to that of the existing Natural History Museum, creating an architectural dialog between the earthbound museum and the seemingly floating roof construction. The qualities of the elements Earth (Natural History Museum) and Air (Grand Theater) reflect a fundamental theme in Chinese philosophy. The three event venues in the theater are conceived as freestanding volumes on a stone platform. Outside staircases lead from the waterside to the raised entrance level, forming a stage for urban life from which one can look out over the lake and the Culture Park.
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The Tianjin Grand Theater in China

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- A contemporary guide to the architecture of Florence, the purpose of which is to tell about the city through its architectural works - The book's jacket opens out into a map marking the locations of the architectural works and interesting sites to visit - Includes general information about Florence, ...
Florence: On the Road Architectural Guide
- A contemporary guide to the architecture of Florence, the purpose of which is to tell about the city through its architectural works - The book's jacket opens out into a map marking the locations of the architectural works and interesting sites to visit - Includes general information about Florence, and useful tips for travelers - Each entry includes a photo of the whole building, architectural drawings, a short description, and facts including architect, year of construction, address, website, and how to visit Florence is aimed at showing how one of the Italian cities most strongly linked with its past, the quintessential symbol of the Renaissance period, conceals a myriad of innovative architecture. Florence is not a static city. It has often been guilty of long delays and a certain lack of courage in assimilating new approaches, but its way of introducing contemporary architecture into a consolidated context, is unique. Changes with great impact began in Florence at the end of the 19th century with the urban planning transformations designed by Giuseppe Poggi. The strongly defined limits of the historic center became blurred with the demolition of the fortifications and the city was opened up to permit expansion. In the 1930s, the Rationalist design of the Santa Maria Novella Station introduced a new form of architectural expression into the historic center and outskirts of the city. This is the building that begins the itinerary proposed in this guide; a chronological, but also a physical beginning: a starting point for visitors to begin their architectural excursion.
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Florence: On the Road Architectural Guide

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Since its completion in 1811, the Bell Rock Lighthouse has been revered as an industrial wonder of the world. The iconic tower was built on the Inchcape Rock, a submerged reef some 12 miles off the coast of Arbroath, and now stands as the oldest sea-washed tower in the world, ...
Bell Rock Lighthouse: An Illustrated History
Since its completion in 1811, the Bell Rock Lighthouse has been revered as an industrial wonder of the world. The iconic tower was built on the Inchcape Rock, a submerged reef some 12 miles off the coast of Arbroath, and now stands as the oldest sea-washed tower in the world, surviving over 200 years of violent storms and crashing waves. The construction of the Bell Rock made the name of the Stevenson family, a dynasty of lighthouse engineers who dominated Scottish lighthouse engineering for 150 years. Robert Stevenson was the first man on the reef and the last man off, a personal commitment which saw the Bell Rock's actual Chief Engineer, John Rennie, almost deleted from the building's history. The Bell Rock is, however, more than just Stevenson and Rennie. Not only was it a remarkable feat of engineering, but one which played host to a remarkable way of life. The light-keepers undertook nightly vigils on the rock for 177 years, their often mundane and monotonous duties occasionally being punctuated by technological improvements and world events. The keepers are now all gone but the Bell Rock continues to show its familiar flash for the safety of all.
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Bell Rock Lighthouse: An Illustrated History

by Michael A. W. Strachan
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Greenwich's position on the south bank of the River Thames as the gateway to London means it has long been an important place of maritime trade and industry. The home of royal palaces and naval establishments, as Greenwich grew it brought in huge numbers of people to live and work ...
Greenwich in 50 Buildings
Greenwich's position on the south bank of the River Thames as the gateway to London means it has long been an important place of maritime trade and industry. The home of royal palaces and naval establishments, as Greenwich grew it brought in huge numbers of people to live and work in the town, and its rich wealth of historical buildings is testament to its importance as a place of shipbuilding, trade, industry, culture and scientific investigation. As well as the most well-known buildings, such as the Old Royal Naval College, Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory, the author reveals the diversity of the buildings of Greenwich. Places where the working population as well as the upper classes lived, worshipped, drank and were entertained are also included, as are iconic industrial structures - many of which have had a change of use since they were built - interesting properties with a story attached, and out-of-the-ordinary modern buildings, of which there are many in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Greenwich in 50 Buildings explores the history of this fascinating area of South East London through a selection of its most interesting buildings and structures, showing the changes that have taken place over the years. This book will appeal to all those who live in Greenwich or have an interest in the area.
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Greenwich in 50 Buildings

by David C. Ramzan
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Gateshead has often been portrayed as the 'poor relative' in comparison to its larger and more glamorous Tyneside neighbour, Newcastle, but Gateshead has a long and proud industrial and social history, much of which has sadly gone, but in recent years there has been a revival in Gateshead's social and ...
Gateshead in 50 Buildings
Gateshead has often been portrayed as the 'poor relative' in comparison to its larger and more glamorous Tyneside neighbour, Newcastle, but Gateshead has a long and proud industrial and social history, much of which has sadly gone, but in recent years there has been a revival in Gateshead's social and cultural infrastructure which has placed it firmly on the tourist map. This extraordinary history is embodied in the rich Victorian architecture that has shaped the town. Gateshead in 50 Buildings explores the town's history through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures. From the fairytale Saltwell Tower to the stunning new Millenium Bridge and Baltic Arts Centre, this unique study celebrates Gateshead's architectural heritage in a new and accessible way. Local author Rob Kirkup guides the reader on a tour of the town's historic buildings and modern architectural marvels.
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Gateshead in 50 Buildings

by Rob Kirkup
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