Thứ Bảy, ngày 25 tháng 10 năm 2014

Modern North: Architecture on the Frozen Edge

Modern North: Architecture on the Frozen Edge
PDF | 18MB | 240Pages

The geographic region around the North Pole is a raw and exotic area of untouched nature and inescapable beauty. Unique among the Earth's ecosystems, it includes both a vast, ice-covered ocean and a treeless region of tundra.
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Thứ Sáu, ngày 24 tháng 10 năm 2014

Tadao Ando Houses & Housing


Tadao Ando Houses & Housing 1

205MB | English 
Self educated as an architect, Ando has forged a distinct style which rests heavily on his preference for the use of concrete in his designs. This volume collates a selection of housing projects chosen by the architect himself which he considers to be significant turning points in his career. A total of 19 projects, some unrealized, are comprehensively surveyed through full page colour photographs and sketches, plans and details.

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Chủ Nhật, ngày 17 tháng 8 năm 2014

When Culture Meets Architecture

 
When Culture Meets Architecture
PDF | 19MB | 2013
As the most individualized civil architecture, buildings for cultural events are the best stage for architects to practise their dreams, to express their perceptions to architectural art and ambitions. When culture meets architecture, some memories, some scenes or an attitude will find its medium to exist as a real and touchable thing. Besides those architectures that record a history or provide information, such as museum, library, memorial, archives centre and the like, more and more multi-functions cultural centres were built in cities, where people gather together for social event, entertainment, or sports, and they are also the new plaza where people can impress their sense of the city's identification deeper.
 
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Landscape Design Competitions



Landscape Design Competitions
Sophia Song (Editor)
Design Media Publishing Ltd
2013 | PDF |  41.4 Mb 
Urbanization around the world is happening at unprecedented levels. Urban parks are a precious natural environment within our urban setting. Designing them well to accommodate both the life and development demands of the present while also looking forward to the needs of our future generations and landscapes, requires a comprehensive look at creating healthy ecosystems and prosperous mega cities and how the two can coexist in the twenty-first century. This book includes many world fabulous urban park landscapes. Through comprehensive presentation of pictures, explicit explanation of technical drawings, and detailed descriptions, the book can be a useful tool for designers to gain some inspiration and enlightenment.
 
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50 Awarded Architecture


50 Awarded Architecture
Arthur Gao | PDF | 38.4 Mb | English
With fifty distinctive award-winning projects carefully selected, the book covers seven categories of architecture: commercial, office, culture, religious, sports, science and technology, and industrial. Each featured project is shown with plenty of images, plans, drawings, diagrams, and an explicit description. The book looks into the current situation faced by international architects and inquires into the possibility of architecture implementation in different cultural contexts, providing a sensitive visual experience as well as sources of inspiration.
 
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A House on the Water: Inspiration for Living at the Water's Edge

 
A House on the Water: Inspiration for Living at the Water's Edge
Living in a house on the water is an almost universal desire. People are naturally drawn to the water -- both for recreation and relaxation -- and sites on the water sell quickly.
But what is it really like to live on the water? Maine architect Robert Knight explores 24 homes in this book that represent outstanding examples of the relationship of house to water -- seaside, lakeside, and riverside -- with clear explanation of the design and construction details necessary to create a beautiful house that can withstand the sometimes severe conditions at the water's edge. With the help of 300 color photos and site plans, A House on the Water deals with these issues successfully, and the solutions to these technical problems enhance the quality of the design rather than forcing compromises in it.
Whether you are actively creating a home at the water's edge or simply dreaming about it, A House on the Water provides both inspiration and valuable design advice for a home that respects the coastline, fits into the surroundings, and is built to withstand the unique conditions of the site for generations to come.
"Bob Knight is a sailor and an architect. His lifelong experience with boats, how they sit in the water, how they do the job for which they were intended, how gracefully they handle their environment are all reflected in Bob's approach to homes and their design. His work is informed, but not limited to, the sensibilities of traditional design. Like a good naval architect, the end result is a project that fits its harbor or site."
--John K. Hanson Jr., Maine Boats & Harbors Magazine
"A house on the water is the dream of many. Hearing the slap of waves. Enjoying the setting sun shimmering like red paint on the water. Watching birds skim over the surface. Bob Knight provides us with such extraordinary homes, lovely images, and the hope that someday we, too, can have a home on the water."
--Michael Carlton, Home & Garden Editor, Yankee Magazine
"Emphasizing the ways good architecture affects perception and mood, Robert Knight offers valuable lessons in how to create a waterside home that embraces both its site and its occupants."
--Jeff Book, Senior Editor, Coastal Living
About the author
Architect Robert Knight, AIA is the principal and founder of Knight Associates in Blue Hill, Maine. Knight's houses have appeared in a number of publications, including Taunton's Creating the Not So Big House
 
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Thứ Hai, ngày 07 tháng 4 năm 2014

The architecture design of apartment in the world

The architecture design of apartment in the world

The book has selected more than 60 cases of the latest works of apartment architectural design in the world. These cases are novel and not only meet the function of comfortable living, but also show the intelligent and new environment-friendly architectural technologies. The layout of each unit in the case not only meets the requirement of lighting and a field of view in the room, but also ensures privacy and permeability. These works around the world show the diversity and artistry of apartment architectural design from different climatic conditions, complex terrain features and cultural differences. The book comprehensively analysis the latest design concept of apartment architecture and reflects the trend of design to the new way of life for modern through study, description and display to these works. In addition to the photos with high quality, the book provides comprehensive information on the original architectural design, including floor plans, elevations, sections and diagrams and also provides architect with valuable and referenced information. Those energy-saving and environment-friendly design and application of energy-saving materials provide a reference and basis for architects to explore green design of apartment architecture.

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