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My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence ...
My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence and upgrade its status from a regional economic centre into an international hub. It is striving to excel in services, tourism, the knowledge economy and creative human resources in order to reach its ambitious development goals.

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My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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New Frontiers in Architecture: The United Arab Emirates Between Vision and Reality
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New Frontiers in Architecture: The United Arab Emirates Between Vision and Reality

by Laura Daglio, Oscar Eugenio Bellini
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This book is a practical guide for students or those already running or thinking of running a small practice on how to set up and run a small architectural practice and how to run multiple small projects efficiently. It is split into three distinct sections: Part 1 begins with the ...
Small Practice and the Sole Practitioner
This book is a practical guide for students or those already running or thinking of running a small practice on how to set up and run a small architectural practice and how to run multiple small projects efficiently. It is split into three distinct sections: Part 1 begins with the practicalities of setting up a small architectural business; Part 2 goes into detail on how to run your small practice, including valuable advice on business planning and cash flow; and Part 3 follows with guidance on running multiple small projects. Structured around the RIBA Plan of Work, this section has plenty of examples of the kinds of projects - both domestic and non-domestic - that the small practice might take on, and finishing with 10 illustrated case studies of domestic and commercial projects from GBP50,000-GBP750,000.
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53.09 USD

Small Practice and the Sole Practitioner

by Marianne Davys Architects Ltd
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With increases in global temperatures, the risk of overheating is expected to rise around the world. This results in a much higher dependency upon energy intensive cooling systems and air-conditioners to provide thermal comforts, but how sustainable is this in a world where problems with the production of electricity are ...
Thermal Comfort in Hot Dry Climates: Traditional Dwellings in Iran
With increases in global temperatures, the risk of overheating is expected to rise around the world. This results in a much higher dependency upon energy intensive cooling systems and air-conditioners to provide thermal comforts, but how sustainable is this in a world where problems with the production of electricity are predicted? Vernacular houses in hot-dry central Iran have been able to adapt to the climate through passive cooling techniques and this book provides a valuable assessment of the thermal performance of this housing. Shedding new light onto the ability of traditional housing forms to provide thermal comfort,ã Thermal Comfort in Hot-Dry Climatesã identifies the main cooling systems and methods in traditional houses in central Iran, and examines how architectural elements such as central courtyards, distinct seasonal rooms, loggias, basements, and wind-catchers can contribute to the provision of thermal comfort in vernacular houses.
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Thermal Comfort in Hot Dry Climates: Traditional Dwellings in Iran

by Ahmadreza Foruzanmehr
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This book develops new and innovative methods for understanding the cultural significance of places such as the World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House. By connecting participatory media, visual culture and social value, Cristina Garduno Freeman contributes to a fast-growing body of scholarship on digital heritage and the popular reception of ...
Participatory Culture and the Social Value of an Architectural Icon: Sydney Opera House
This book develops new and innovative methods for understanding the cultural significance of places such as the World Heritage listed Sydney Opera House. By connecting participatory media, visual culture and social value, Cristina Garduno Freeman contributes to a fast-growing body of scholarship on digital heritage and the popular reception of architecture. In this, her first book, she opens up a fresh perspective on heritage, as well as the ways in which people relate to architecture via participation on social media. Social media sites such as YouTube, Pinterest, Wikipedia, Facebook and Flickr, as well as others become places for people to express their connections with places, for example, the Sydney Opera House. Garduno Freeman analyses real world examples, from souvenirs to opera house-shaped cakes, and untangles the tangible and intangible ways in which the significance of heritage is created, disseminated and maintained. As people's encounters with World Heritage become increasingly mediated by the digital sphere there is a growing imperative for academics, professionals and policy-makers to understand the social value of significant places. This book would be beneficial to academics, students and professionals of architecture.
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Participatory Culture and the Social Value of an Architectural Icon: Sydney Opera House

by Cristina Garduno Freeman
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Designing with Smell aims to inspire readers to actively consider smell in their work through the inclusion of case studies from around the world, highlighting the current use of smell in different cutting-edge design and artistic practices. This book provides practical guidance regarding different equipment, techniques, stages and challenges which ...
Designing with Smell: Practices, Techniques and Challenges
Designing with Smell aims to inspire readers to actively consider smell in their work through the inclusion of case studies from around the world, highlighting the current use of smell in different cutting-edge design and artistic practices. This book provides practical guidance regarding different equipment, techniques, stages and challenges which might be encountered as part of this process. This book emphasizes spatial design in numerous forms and interpretations - in the street, the studio, the theatre or exhibition space, as well as the representation of spatial relationships with smell. This book includes some of the leading academics in the field, working with, or thinking about, smell in spatial design in some way, originating across different geographical areas, academic disciplines and professions. This is crucial reading for students, academics and practitioners working in olfactory design.
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72.54 USD

Designing with Smell: Practices, Techniques and Challenges

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Chevening stands in a magnifi cent park below the wooded escarpment of the North Downs in Kent. It has a history dating back around 800 years, but the house we see today is almost entirely the creation of seven generations of the Stanhope family, building on the original Inigo Jones ...
Chevening: A Seat of Diplomacy
Chevening stands in a magnifi cent park below the wooded escarpment of the North Downs in Kent. It has a history dating back around 800 years, but the house we see today is almost entirely the creation of seven generations of the Stanhope family, building on the original Inigo Jones house of 1630. For 250 years the Stanhopes served their country as soldiers and statesmen, and at Chevening as patrons of architecture and art. This new guide highlights the contributions of the Earls and Countesses Stanhope to the building, furniture, pictures, gardens and landscape of Chevening. It also gives a short account of the family in the wider world in order to set their creations in context. The decoration and architectural features of each of the rooms - from the Entrance Hall with its spectacular swirling staircase of c. 1721 to the sumptuous Tapestry Room with its rare Berlin tapestries woven by Huguenot craftsmen in 1708 - are described and illustrated, and signifi cant and unusual works of art highlighted, such as important portraits by Allan Ramsay, Thomas Gainsborough, and Sir Thomas Lawrence. The Estate consists of some 3,000 acres, and the gardens include a lake, maze, parterre and a double hexagonal walled kitchen garden. The history of the garden is explored, from the extensive landscaping in the formal style by the 1st and 2nd Earls in the early 18th century, to the naturalistic style created in 1775-78 - much of the character of which survives today - to the re-formalizing in the 19th century, with the creation of the 'Italian' gardens, a maze and hedged allees. The wonderful restoration of recent decades and the replanting to the designs of Elizabeth Banks is celebrated with new photography. Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Chevening Act coming into eff ect with the death of the last Earl Stanhop and the 300th anniversary of his family's acquisition of Chevening Estate.
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53.09 USD

Chevening: A Seat of Diplomacy

by Julius Bryant
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The housing projects built in Camden in the 1960s and 1970s when Sydney Cook was borough architect are widely regarded as the most important urban housing built in the UK in the past 100 years. The schemes - which included Alexandra Road, Branch Hill, Fleet Road, Highgate New Town and ...
Cook's Camden: The Making of Modern Housing: 2018
The housing projects built in Camden in the 1960s and 1970s when Sydney Cook was borough architect are widely regarded as the most important urban housing built in the UK in the past 100 years. The schemes - which included Alexandra Road, Branch Hill, Fleet Road, Highgate New Town and Maiden Lane - set out a model of street-based housing that continues to command interest and admiration from architects to this day. Cook recruited some of the brightest talent available in London at the time, including Neave Brown, Benson & Forsyth and Peter Tabori, and also commissioned up-andcoming practices such as Colquhoun & Miller, Edward Cullinan and Farrell Grimshaw. The Camden projects represented a new type of urban housing based on a return to streets with front doors. In place of tower blocks, the Camden architects showed how the required densities could be achieved without building high, creating a new kind of urbanism that integrated with, rather than broke from, its cultural and physical context. This book examines how Cook and his team created this new kind of street-based housing, what it comprised, and what lessons it offers for today.New colour photographs by Tim Crocker combine with the original black and white photography by Martin Charles to give a fascinating 'then and now' portrayal not just of the buildings but also of the homes within and the people who live there.
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79.64 USD

Cook's Camden: The Making of Modern Housing: 2018

by Mark Swenarton
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Making House features the houses and apartments of leading interior, furniture, and product designers homes by designers, as designed for themselves including the abodes of well-known figures such as Jonathan Adler, Marc Newson, Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci of Dimore Studio, and Stephen Sills. A great degree of inspiration is ...
Making House: Designers at Home
Making House features the houses and apartments of leading interior, furniture, and product designers homes by designers, as designed for themselves including the abodes of well-known figures such as Jonathan Adler, Marc Newson, Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci of Dimore Studio, and Stephen Sills. A great degree of inspiration is to be found among the personal homes and interiors of the masters. Designers, architects, and artists are free to experiment in a way that is unique, without any of the traditional limitations of a client-commissioned project. These are laboratories of invention. They are also private retreats, which offer a range of design solutions for common challenges from which the reader may glean new ideas and the motivation to make such ideas real. Beautifully illustrated, this volume is at once a document and a celebration of some of the most inspiring homes from around the world and the creative minds and personalities behind them, photographed specifically for this book.
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70.79 USD

Making House: Designers at Home

by Richard Powers, Dominic Bradbury
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The glorious fifteenth-century Rosslyn Chapel is one of Scotland's most extraordinary architectural masterpieces. Founded by Sir William St Clair, third Prince of Orkney, and inspired by the great Gothic cathedrals he had seen in France, the chapel has remained in the ownership of the St Clair family for over 550 ...
Rosslyn Chapel
The glorious fifteenth-century Rosslyn Chapel is one of Scotland's most extraordinary architectural masterpieces. Founded by Sir William St Clair, third Prince of Orkney, and inspired by the great Gothic cathedrals he had seen in France, the chapel has remained in the ownership of the St Clair family for over 550 years. Built entirely in stone, its many carvings include Christian imagery, representations of the pagan Green Man and the earliest recorded stone carving of the medieval Dance of Death, the 'Danse Macabre'. Rosslyn Chapel also looks into the myths and legends associated with the building and the family, who have been connected at various points in history to mysterious groups, such as the Knights Templar and the Freemasons. The authors explore the fascinating and intertwined histories of the St Clair family and their chapel. They focus on more than the building's ancient past, noting the impact of Hollywood and the chapel's newfound publicity after it was shot as a location in The da Vinci Code, as well as the recent major conservation project it has undergone. Beautifully illustrated with new and specially-commissioned photography, Rosslyn Chapel will be the ultimate souvenir of a visit, and essential reading for those who wish to explore this intriguing Chapel further.
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44.24 USD

Rosslyn Chapel

by The Earl and Countess of Rosslyn
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Home is where the glam is. A sexy interior design book with glamorous, cinematic houses from the seventies, eighties, nineties and nillies. Houses with an erotic tension that make you fantasise. Houses that could just as well be a movie set. Houses that make you dream of a wild party ...
Erotique Chique: Interiors of Seduction
Home is where the glam is. A sexy interior design book with glamorous, cinematic houses from the seventies, eighties, nineties and nillies. Houses with an erotic tension that make you fantasise. Houses that could just as well be a movie set. Houses that make you dream of a wild party rather than a cosy family breakfast. Houses where the shade of Hamilton still wanders around. All of them characteristic and iconic, and top of their architectural class, selected by Thijs Demeulemeester.
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79.64 USD

Erotique Chique: Interiors of Seduction

by Thijs Demeulemeester
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Affect, Emotion and Subjectivity in Early Modern Muslim Empires presents new approaches to Ottoman Safavid and Mughal art and culture. Taking artistic agency as a starting point, the authors consider the rise in status of architects, the self-fashioning of artists, the development of public spaces, as well as new literary ...
Affect, Emotion, and Subjectivity in Early Modern Muslim Empires: New Studies in Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Art and Culture
Affect, Emotion and Subjectivity in Early Modern Muslim Empires presents new approaches to Ottoman Safavid and Mughal art and culture. Taking artistic agency as a starting point, the authors consider the rise in status of architects, the self-fashioning of artists, the development of public spaces, as well as new literary genres that focus on the individual subject and his or her place in the world. They consider the issue of affect as performative and responsive to certain emotions and actions, thus allowing insights into the motivations behind the making and, in some cases, the destruction of works of art. The interconnected histories of Iran,Turkey and India thus highlight the urban and intellectual changes that defined the early modern period. Contributors are: Sussan Babaie, Chanchal Dadlani, Jamal Elias, Emine Fetvaci, Christiane Gruber Sylvia Hougteling, Kishwar Rizvi, Sunil Sharma, Marianna Shreve Simpson.
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140.000000 USD
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This comprehensive volume documents Meier s work since 2011, featuring thirty residential, commercial, and civic projects in a variety of locales, including Manhattan, Beverly Hills, the Hamptons, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Mexico City, Tel Aviv, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo, among others. Extensively illustrated and was designed by the late renowned ...
Richard Meier, Architect: Volume 7
This comprehensive volume documents Meier s work since 2011, featuring thirty residential, commercial, and civic projects in a variety of locales, including Manhattan, Beverly Hills, the Hamptons, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Mexico City, Tel Aviv, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo, among others. Extensively illustrated and was designed by the late renowned graphic designer Massimo Vignelli, it vividly conveys the purity and power of Meier s unique and celebrated vision. The development and significance of Meier s work is discussed in an authoritative introduction by the architectural historian Kenneth Frampton. The architect himself contributes a preface that offers firsthand insight into his thought processes and working methods. A biographical chronology and selected bibliography complete this exhaustive and lavish monograph on a modern American master.
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95.000000 USD

Richard Meier, Architect: Volume 7

by Kenneth Frampton, Richard Meier
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The residential interiors included here range from fabric designer Mirella Spinella s house, full of Asian influences and the blue-and-white harmonies of the Palazzo Pisani Rubelli, to the cutting-edge geometrics of London-based architect Michael Carapetian and the home of DJ Spiller, who combines high-tech electronics with frescoed ceilings and rocaille ...
Venetian Interiors
The residential interiors included here range from fabric designer Mirella Spinella s house, full of Asian influences and the blue-and-white harmonies of the Palazzo Pisani Rubelli, to the cutting-edge geometrics of London-based architect Michael Carapetian and the home of DJ Spiller, who combines high-tech electronics with frescoed ceilings and rocaille wood panelling in an ancient noble mansion. Featuring a lively anecdotal text and stunning colour photographs of private interiors otherwise not open to the public, this beautifully illustrated volume is essential for anyone who has fantasized about living in one of the most romantic cities in Europe. This is an enchanting volume for browsers, armchair tourists, and anyone interested in interior design.
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26.53 USD

Venetian Interiors

by Andre Aciman
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For this volume, over forty internationally renowned architects and educators from Peter Eisenman and the late Zaha Hadid to Rafael Moneo and Cesar Pelli were asked to list the top 100 twentieth-century architectural projects they would teach to students. The contributors were encouraged to select built projects where formal, spatial, ...
100 Buildings
For this volume, over forty internationally renowned architects and educators from Peter Eisenman and the late Zaha Hadid to Rafael Moneo and Cesar Pelli were asked to list the top 100 twentieth-century architectural projects they would teach to students. The contributors were encouraged to select built projects where formal, spatial, technological, and organizational concepts responded to dynamic historical, cultural, social, and political circumstances. The capacity of these buildings to resist, adapt, and invent new typologies solidifies their timeless relevance to future challenges. The result is presented here in this unique volume: a master list of the top 100 must-know built works of architecture designed and completed between 1900 and 2000. Ranging from houses and apartment buildings to museums and buildings for education and government, the book offers a wealth of extraordinary works of design and construction and is an essential edition for anyone with an interest in architecture and design.
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35.31 USD

100 Buildings

by Eui-Sung Yi, Thom Mayne
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A stunning exploration of the beauty and drama of 150 black structures built by the world's leading architects over 1,000 years. A visually rich book, Black: Architecture in Monochrome casts a new eye on the beauty - and the drama - of black in the built world. Spotlighting more than ...
Black: Architecture in Monochrome
A stunning exploration of the beauty and drama of 150 black structures built by the world's leading architects over 1,000 years. A visually rich book, Black: Architecture in Monochrome casts a new eye on the beauty - and the drama - of black in the built world. Spotlighting more than 150 structures from the last 1,000 years, Black pairs engaging text with fascinating photographs of houses, churches, libraries, skyscrapers, and other buildings from some of the world's leading architects, including Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, and Eero Saarinen, David Adjaye, Jean Nouvel, Peter Marino, and Steven Holl.
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53.00 USD

Black: Architecture in Monochrome

by Phaidon Editors
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The Pritzker Prize is the most prestigious international prize for architecture. Architect includes all 42 recipients of the Pritzker Prize, and captures in pictures and their own words their awe-inspiring achievements. Organized in reverse chronological order by laureate each chapter features four to six of the architect's major works, including ...
Architect (New edition): The Pritzker Prize Laureates in Their Own Words
The Pritzker Prize is the most prestigious international prize for architecture. Architect includes all 42 recipients of the Pritzker Prize, and captures in pictures and their own words their awe-inspiring achievements. Organized in reverse chronological order by laureate each chapter features four to six of the architect's major works, including museums, libraries, hotels, places of worship, and more. The text, culled from notebooks, interviews, articles, and speeches illuminates the architects' influences and inspirations, personal philosophy, and aspirations for his own work and the future of architecture. The book includes More than 1000 stunning photographs, blueprints, sketches, and CAD drawings.Architect offers an unprecedented view into the minds of some of the most creative thinkers, dreamers, and builders of the last three decades and reveals that buildings are political, emotional, and spiritual.
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60.000000 USD

Architect (New edition): The Pritzker Prize Laureates in Their Own Words

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Beth Webb believes that regardless of who we are or what kind of style we prefer, beauty and comfort are paramount for any home. Because each room is an environment, her design elevates the everyday by speaking to the five senses. In this lavishly illustrated book, Webb explores the fundamentals ...
Beth Webb: an Eye for Beauty: Rooms That Speak to the Senses
Beth Webb believes that regardless of who we are or what kind of style we prefer, beauty and comfort are paramount for any home. Because each room is an environment, her design elevates the everyday by speaking to the five senses. In this lavishly illustrated book, Webb explores the fundamentals of creating a home in which every element we see and touch, and how the room makes us feel, enhance our ability to live well. Drawing from her background in the fine arts, Webb offers insight into how form, line, and scale render a space timeless and promote a sense of well-being. There should be texture, calm colors, and plenty of visual moments to keep the eye moving. There should be impeccable tailoring and polished details. And most important, there should be soul, meaning that the house must reflect its owners and their evolving lifestyle. Webb gracefully shares ideas, images, and stories illustrating these principles throughout this rich visual resource and design reference.
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70.79 USD

Beth Webb: an Eye for Beauty: Rooms That Speak to the Senses

by Judith Nasatir, Beth Webb
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Richard Keith Langham s all-American interiors unite a traditional approach with dashes of whimsy, beautiful tailoring, and an exuberant colour palette. In this book, Langham charms and inspires with a selection of city and country projects waterside estates on Maryland s Eastern Shore and Florida s Jupiter Island, gracious country ...
About Decorating: The Remarkable Rooms of Richard Keith Langham
Richard Keith Langham s all-American interiors unite a traditional approach with dashes of whimsy, beautiful tailoring, and an exuberant colour palette. In this book, Langham charms and inspires with a selection of city and country projects waterside estates on Maryland s Eastern Shore and Florida s Jupiter Island, gracious country houses in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, a grand townhouse in New Orleans, and city residences in New York, Washington, D.C., and Memphis. Langham conjures his own brand of design magic by approaching his clients rooms with the rigors of classicism, paired with an innate Southern predilection for pared-down elegance. Signature touches include custom-painted murals, curious antiques, and couture fabrics motifs that are uniquely Langham s but that also echo his early influences from working with design legends Mark Hampton and Keith Irvine. Langham has decorated for a glamorous clientele, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Pat Buckley, and Hilary Swank. This volume presents his captivating, lush interiors classic American with a vibrant and pattern-friendly flair that will inspire design aficionados and fellow interior designers.
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79.64 USD

About Decorating: The Remarkable Rooms of Richard Keith Langham

by Sara Ruffin Costello
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The sustainability challenges of yesterday have become today's resilience crises. National and global efforts have failed to stop climate change, transition from fossil fuels, and reduce inequality. We must now confront these and other increasingly complex problems by building resilience at the community level. But what does that mean in ...
The Community Resilience Reader: Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval
The sustainability challenges of yesterday have become today's resilience crises. National and global efforts have failed to stop climate change, transition from fossil fuels, and reduce inequality. We must now confront these and other increasingly complex problems by building resilience at the community level. But what does that mean in practice, and how can it be done in a way that's effective and equitable? The Community Resilience Reader offers a new vision for creating resilience, through essays by leaders in such varied fields as science, policy, community building, and urban design. The Community Resilience Reader combines a fresh look at the challenges humanity faces in the 21st century, the essential tools of resilience science, and the wisdom of activists, scholars, and analysts working with community issues on the ground. It shows that resilience is a process, not a goal; how resilience requires learning to adapt but also preparing to transform; and that resilience starts and ends with the people living in a community. Despite the formidable challenges we face, The Community Resilience Reader shows that building strength and resilience at the community level is not only crucial, but possible. From Post Carbon Institute, the producers of the award-winning The Post Carbon Reader, The Community Resilience Reader is a valuable resource for students, community leaders, and concerned citizens.
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The Community Resilience Reader: Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval

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Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places provides an overview and a critical analysis of the ways in which the concept `resilience' has been addressed in social sciences research.ã In doing so, this edited book draws together state of the art research from a variety of disciplines (i.e. spatial planning, economic ...
Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places
Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places provides an overview and a critical analysis of the ways in which the concept `resilience' has been addressed in social sciences research.ã In doing so, this edited book draws together state of the art research from a variety of disciplines (i.e. spatial planning, economic and cultural geography, environmental and political sciences, sociology and architecture) as well as cases and examples across different spatial and geographical contexts (e.g. urban slums in India; flood-prone communities in the UK; coastal Japan). The cases present and explore challenges and potentials of resilience-thinking for practitioners and academics. As such, `Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places' aims to provide a scientifically robust overview and to generate some conceptual clarity for researchers, students as well as practitioners interested in the potential of resilience thinking as well as the application of resilience in practice.
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185.82 USD

Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places

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As part of the PocketArchitecture Series, this volume focuses on inclusive design and its allied fields-ergonomics, accessibility, and participatory design. This book aims for the direct application of inclusive design concepts and technical information into architectural and interior design practices, construction, facilities management, and property development. A central goal is ...
Inclusive Design: Implementation and Evaluation
As part of the PocketArchitecture Series, this volume focuses on inclusive design and its allied fields-ergonomics, accessibility, and participatory design. This book aims for the direct application of inclusive design concepts and technical information into architectural and interior design practices, construction, facilities management, and property development. A central goal is to illustrate the aesthetic, experiential, qualitative, and economic consequences of design decisions and methods. The book is intended to be a `first-source' reference-at the desk or in the field-for design professionals, contractors and builders, developers, and building owners.
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44.23 USD

Inclusive Design: Implementation and Evaluation

by Jordana Maisel
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Sustainable Construction Materials: Bottom Ash discusses the global use of virgin aggregates and CO2 polluter Portland cement. Given the global sustainability agenda, much of the demand for these two sets of materials can be substantially reduced through the appropriate use of waste materials, thereby conserving natural resources, energy and CO2 ...
Municipal Solid Waste Incinerated Bottom ASH: Characteristics and Potential Use
Sustainable Construction Materials: Bottom Ash discusses the global use of virgin aggregates and CO2 polluter Portland cement. Given the global sustainability agenda, much of the demand for these two sets of materials can be substantially reduced through the appropriate use of waste materials, thereby conserving natural resources, energy and CO2 emissions. Realistically, this change can only be realized and sustained through engineering ingenuity and new concepts in design. Although a great deal of research has been published over the last 50 years, it remains fragmented and ineffective. This book develops a single global knowledge-base, encouraging greater use of selected waste streams. The focus of massive systematic reviews is to encourage the uptake of recycled secondary materials (RSM) by the construction industry and guide researchers to recognize what is already known regarding waste.
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318.54 USD

Municipal Solid Waste Incinerated Bottom ASH: Characteristics and Potential Use

by Ravindra Dhir
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This book gives, for the first time, a comprehensive account of the works of architect, town planner and landscape architect, Sir Frederick Gibberd. At the beginning of his diverse and far-reaching career, Gibberd was a pioneer of modern architecture in Britain - he designed Pullman Court in 1933, one of ...
Frederick Gibberd
This book gives, for the first time, a comprehensive account of the works of architect, town planner and landscape architect, Sir Frederick Gibberd. At the beginning of his diverse and far-reaching career, Gibberd was a pioneer of modern architecture in Britain - he designed Pullman Court in 1933, one of the first International Style buildings in the country. His association with the Modern Architectural Research (MARS) Group and his influential publications put him at the forefront of the establishment of modern architecture in Britain. During the 1940s, however, Gibberd's interest shifted to the aesthetics of English market towns and Georgian streets; his diaries reveal a belief that the Modern Movement had 'done its job', allowing architects to consider the visual, rather than functional qualities of materials, colour and texture. After the Second World War, his master plan for Harlow New Town and his influential book Town Design conveyed his growing interest in 'visual planning'; he had become an international authority on the subject. His later projects, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral (1967) and Regent's Park Mosque (1977) for example, also reflected his aesthetic approach, prompting many to question his role as a key figure in the history of modern British architecture. This reassessment of Gibberd's work demonstrates, that with his visual approach to the design of buildings, spaces, townscapes and landscapes, Gibberd was at the forefront of the development of a softer, distinctly English form of modern architecture and town planning, thus, reaffirming his role as a significant architect of the twentieth century.
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53.09 USD

Frederick Gibberd

by Christine Manley
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This book investigates the architectural, product design and urban typology of the capsule which, beginning in the 1960s, broadened the concept of the basic building blocks of architecture to include a minimal living unit, called the capsule. Here it is presented with regard to the continuity of the development of ...
Capsules: Typology of Other Architecture
This book investigates the architectural, product design and urban typology of the capsule which, beginning in the 1960s, broadened the concept of the basic building blocks of architecture to include a minimal living unit, called the capsule. Here it is presented with regard to the continuity of the development of the Modern Movement, its revisionist criticism, pioneering examples, as well as contemporary examples and uses. The typology of the capsule allows us to consider this theme in terms of the architecture of resistance, with the potential to search for an other architecture that is embedded in our contemporaneity (manifested in small dwellings, composite structures and container units; shelters and mobile homes in nature and the urban environment; technology transfer in high-tech designs; devices, additions and extensions etc.). The concept of the capsule as a building element of architecture, as well as a spatial element, can therefore be regarded as having a generative potential for an architecture of personal space for the individual, forcing us to reflect on our existing living and dwelling conditions.
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53.07 USD

Capsules: Typology of Other Architecture

by Peter Senk
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The culmination of a three-year-long project by three Japanese art and architecture professionals living in Singapore, HDB: Homes of Singapore showcases how Singapore's diverse population lives and celebrates their varied cultures through photographs of the interiors of their HDBs - flats purchased from Singapore's Housing and Development Board, which are ...
HDB Homes of Singapore
The culmination of a three-year-long project by three Japanese art and architecture professionals living in Singapore, HDB: Homes of Singapore showcases how Singapore's diverse population lives and celebrates their varied cultures through photographs of the interiors of their HDBs - flats purchased from Singapore's Housing and Development Board, which are affordable, popular housing option for most Singaporeans. In addition to a behind-the-door look into people's households, the book provides insight not just into the lives of Singaporeans, but also into the reality of living in a distinctive HDB flat and how real people have put their personal marks on them and turned them into homes, providing inspiration for anyone looking for home decor and storage solutions.
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53.09 USD

HDB Homes of Singapore

by Keyakismos, Tomohisa Miyauchi
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Founded in 2006, Rafael de Cardenas s firm Architecture at Large was created after a roundabout route to architecture. His experience as a menswear designer at Calvin Klein and a creative director at the special-effects production house Imaginary Forces led him to study architecture and blend his multidisciplinary background to ...
Rafael De Cardenas: Architecture at Large
Founded in 2006, Rafael de Cardenas s firm Architecture at Large was created after a roundabout route to architecture. His experience as a menswear designer at Calvin Klein and a creative director at the special-effects production house Imaginary Forces led him to study architecture and blend his multidisciplinary background to create spaces that are artful and highly conceptual. He is known for his bold and eye-popping projects spanning commercial and residential interiors, art objects and furniture, and pop-ups. With thematically organised chapters dedicated to his most inspirational projects and a decade of his work in vivid detail, this book is a must-have for those interested in modern spaces. From highly sculptural and geometric commercial interiors to the most sophisticated homes in Manhattan, de Cardenas and his firm infuse their work with an energetic spirit that is less about a particular style than about a mood. The book includes stunning photography alongside three insightful essays by some of the leading authorities on style and interior design.
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106.18 USD

Rafael De Cardenas: Architecture at Large

by Jesse Seegers, Rafael de Cardenas
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London has been undergoing a substantial urban transformation in the past 15 years with a big focus on improving public realm across its 32 boroughs. Extensive infrastructure and housing market investments are fuelling the need for a range of quality public spaces. Changes include the creation of new public spaces ...
Landscape Observer: London
London has been undergoing a substantial urban transformation in the past 15 years with a big focus on improving public realm across its 32 boroughs. Extensive infrastructure and housing market investments are fuelling the need for a range of quality public spaces. Changes include the creation of new public spaces and good quality housing, revitalization of brownfields, strengthening of communities, and upgrading of existing parklands and gardens. Landscape Observer: London provides an overview of around 90 projects that were implemented in the last years, ranging in scales, programme, and budget. Photographs capture the spaces in their everyday set up and operation and details of the hard and soft landscape elements are labelled to provide readers with essential information on key materials and plants used in each individual project. An index at the end of the book enables a quick search through the pages. * An atlas of contemporary landscape architecture in public spaces in London * A reference guide and source of inspiration for landscape architects, urban planners, garden designers, and political activists in the field of infrastructure and urban planning * Provides suggestions for city walks through the various districts of London * With an index for a quick overview of projects and design elements
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53.09 USD

Landscape Observer: London

by Vladimir Guculak
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?In commemoration of its 50th anniversary, the World Monuments Fund has commissioned some of today s most important writers to give voice to the organization s work around the world over the past 50 years. Curated by the International Center of Photography, the book features striking images from renowned photographers, ...
World Monuments: 50 Irreplaceable Sites to Discover, Explore, and Champion
?In commemoration of its 50th anniversary, the World Monuments Fund has commissioned some of today s most important writers to give voice to the organization s work around the world over the past 50 years. Curated by the International Center of Photography, the book features striking images from renowned photographers, including Edward Burtynsky, Tiina Itkonen, Erich Lessing, Gideon Mendel, and Sebastiao Salgado. In essence, this is a bucket list for the educated traveller armchair or otherwise. From Venice and Petra to New Orleans and Angkor, Easter Island to the Tempel Synagogue in Krakow, Poland, to the Mughal Gardens of Agra, India, to the Chancellerie d Orleans in Paris, World Monuments presents 50 of the world s most compelling destinations, cultural heritage sites, and significant architectural works that must be seen and preserved.
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17.980000 USD

World Monuments: 50 Irreplaceable Sites to Discover, Explore, and Champion

by Anne Applebaum, Andre Aciman
Hardback
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Far from the cliche images of dilapidated palazzos and 1950s-era cars, Havana Living Today presents a vibrant, creative, and forward-looking city through the lens of an eclectic collection of domestic interiors. Recent changes in Cuba such as the easing of restrictions on travel and commercial real estate enterprises have led ...
Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now
Far from the cliche images of dilapidated palazzos and 1950s-era cars, Havana Living Today presents a vibrant, creative, and forward-looking city through the lens of an eclectic collection of domestic interiors. Recent changes in Cuba such as the easing of restrictions on travel and commercial real estate enterprises have led to a flurry of world-class renovations, giving rise to a palpable hopefulness in the Cuban capital and innovative interiors for a tropical lifestyle.
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79.64 USD

Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now

by Hermes Mallea
Hardback
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