Thứ Sáu, 31 tháng 12, 2010


Capturing space: dramatic ideas for renovating your home
Marta Serrats
Contemplating the relationship between interior design and architectural structure, Capturing Space showcases split-level floor plans, attic apartments that rise up to capture light, penthouse loft spaces whose structure adapts to irregular roof shapes, and even transportable buildings that hint at the mobile residence of the future.Sumptuous photography presents these innovative projects that reflect the new urbaneness of interior design and demonstrate how thoughtful design is able to capture space so as to grant a personalized, functional, and aesthetically pleasing space.


Details in Architecture 5

Details in Architecture:
Architectural detailing makes a design stand apart from all other buildings, and also makes an architect truly outstanding. Each volume has become a study of the emerging trends in architectural detailing, with a strong focus on sustaining the environment, green architecture and many aspects of cross-cultural design. Featuring the world's most highly acclaimed architects, this book presents many the world's most recently completed and influential building designs for corporate, government, transport and infrastructure, public spaces, landscape architecture, hospitality, residential, sports and leisure, convention and conference, art and exhibition. Architects featured are from Europe, the United States, Australia, Asia and South America.

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Thứ Ba, 28 tháng 12, 2010

The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment: Volume 1: Non-Domestic Buildings

Nick V. Baker, "The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment: Volume 1: Non-Domestic Buildings"
Earthscan | 2009 | ISBN: 1844074862 | 190 pages

The refurbishment of existing buildings is a neglected subject within sustainable architecture; attention is usually focused on new buildings. Old buildings can use large amounts of energy and provide poor internal conditions for occupants. They may have high heating demand, poor lighting, poor ventilation, solar penetration and glare, and poor control of heating and cooling. Demolition is an option but the alternative of refurbishment is starting to be seen as more sustainable in terms of architectural value, materials use, neighborhood disruption and waste disposal. Building new is more carbon intensive and carries many wider environmental impacts. In addition, the potential impact of low energy refurbishment is much greater than that for new build since there are many more existing buildings than will be built in the next 10 - 20 years, the period over which many CO2 emission targets apply.

The Handbook of Sustainable Refurbishment: Volume 1: Non-Domestic Buildings offers architects, engineers and a wide range of building professionals practical advice, illustrated by real examples. It moves from principles of sustainable refurbishment to specific design and engineering guidance. It emphasizes the need for an integrated approach by showing how refurbishment measures interact with one and other, and with the occupants, and how performance is ultimately influenced by this interaction.

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Detail Annual v.1: Culture, business, residence, public facilities

J.Kwang, "Detail Annual (vol. 1) Culture, business, residence, public facilities"
ARCHIWORLD | 2005 | English, Korean | ISBN: 895700862 | 265 pages | PDF | 105,5 MB


Detail Annual v. 2: Medical & Welfare, Education, Hotel & Commerce, Physical facilities

J.Kwang, "Detail Annual (vol. 2) Medical & Welfare, Education, Hotel & Commerce, Physical facilities"
ARCHIWORLD | 2005 | English, Korean | ISBN: 8957700862 | 271 pages | PDF | 105,7 MB


Thứ Hai, 27 tháng 12, 2010

Landscape Design (Park)

J.Kwang, "Landscape Design (Park)"
ARCHIWORLD | 2005 | English, Korean | ISBN: 8957701516 | 291 pages | PDF | 35,9 MB


The Land Has Memory

Duane Blue Spruce, Tanya Thrasher, "The Land Has Memory"
The University of North Carolina Press | 184 pages | 2009-02-01 | ISBN: 0807832642 | English | PDF | 23,4 MB

In the heart of Washington, D.C., a centuries-old landscape has come alive in the twenty-first century through a re-creation of the natural environment as the region's original peoples might have known it. Unlike most plantings that surround other museums on the National Mall, the landscape around the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is itself a living exhibit, carefully created to reflect indigenous ways of thinking about the land and its uses.

Abundantly illustrated,The Land Has Memory offers beautiful images of the museum's natural environment in every season as well as the uniquely designed building itself. Essays by museum staff and others involved in the museum's creation provide an examination of indigenous peoples' long and varied relationship to the land in the Americas, an account of the museum designers' efforts to reflect traditional knowledge in the design of individual landscape elements, detailed descriptions of the 150 native plant species used, and an exploration of how the landscape changes seasonally. The Land Has Memory serves not only as an attractive and informative keepsake for museum visitors, but also as a thoughtful representation of how traditional indigenous ways of knowing can be put into practice.


Detail Annual (v.3): Education, Business, Public & Commerce facilities

J.Kwang, "Detail Annual (vol. 3) Education, Business, Public & Commerce facilities"
ARCHIWORLD | 2005 | English, Korean | ISBN: 895700836 | 265 pages

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Detail Annual (v.4): Exhibit & Culture & Meeting, Education, Commerce, Public & Business facilities

J.Kwang, "Detail Annual (vol. 4) Exhibit & Culture & Meeting, Education, Commerce, Public & Business facilities"
ARCHIWORLD | 2005 | English, Korean | ISBN: 895700812 | 257 pages

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Chủ Nhật, 26 tháng 12, 2010

Making the Most of Small Spaces

Anoop Parikh, "Making the Most of Small Spaces"
Rizzoli International Publications | ISBN: 0847818012 | April 15, 1994 |

Here is much-needed information on how to use space efficiently in studio apartments and in every room of the full-size home. State-of-the-art kitchen equipmaent and storage solutions, ingenious space-saving ideas, and tips on using color, pattern, texture, and concealed and mirrored elements help make small spaces biggeron a sensible budget.

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Interiores No.130 – 12/2010

Interiores - December 2010

La revista Interiores te descubre nuevas soluciones para hacer de tu casa un espacio único y confortable. Una publicación de gama alta, pensada especialmente para mujeres urbanas y cosmopolitas que buscan en las últimas tendencias, elegancia y utilidad para su hogar.

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Thứ Năm, 23 tháng 12, 2010

Residential Architect - 11.12/2010

Residential Architect Magazine Nov/Dec 2010
English | 68 Pages | True PDF

Residential Architect is an award-winning national magazine focusing exclusively on the residential architecture profession. The magazine covers both business and design through a best-practices approach. By covering the best in the profession and why they're successful, we hope to lead by example. Our audience is a diverse group. Some are sole practitioners designing one house and a couple of renovations a year; others lead firms of 100 employees designing communities and towns. We write about all types of housing, including affordable, multifamily, single-family production, high-end custom, campus housing, adaptive re use, mixed-use, on the boards, and more.

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Structural Foundations Manual for Low-Rise Buildings

Michael F. Atkinson, "Structural Foundations Manual for Low-Rise Buildings"
Publisher: Spon Press; 1st ed edition | 1993 | ISBN: 0419179402 | PDF | 248 pages | 21 MB

This book is a practical guide to the design of foundations for housing and other low-rise buildings. Its emphasis is on practical, buildable solutions to foundation problems, especially on abnormal or poor ground. Builders, structural engineers and architects will find Structural Foundations Manual for Low-Rise Buildings an invaluable desk-side reference for foundation designs on these sites.


Contemporary Details

Nonie Niesewand, "Contemporary Details (Whitney Library of Design)"
Watson-Guptill | March 1, 1999 | ISBN: 0823009343 | 178 pages | PDF | 103,7 MB

This international guide to contemporary architectural fixtures and fittings is a sourcebook to the best products available for modern domestic interiors. More than 800 photographs are included to illustrate the fixtures, fittings and surface finishes for floors, doors, windows, stairs, walls, ceilings, heating, lighting, storage, kitchens and bathrooms.


Thứ Ba, 21 tháng 12, 2010

Visi English - No.52

Visi English - #52

Download: English | 156 pages | PDF | 27.10 Mb n52.rar

Architectural Review Australia - 01/2011

Architectural Review Australia - January 2011

Download: English | 132 pages | PDF | 23.90 M 2011-01.rar

Building Envelope and Interior Finishes Databook

Building Envelope and Interior Finishes Databook
by Sidney M. Levy
McGraw-Hill Professional | 2000 | ISBN: 0071360220 | Pages: 752 | PDF | Size: 32,5 MB

A one-stop resource for residential or commercial construction projects, Construction Building Envelope and Interior Finishes Databook gives you instant access to hundreds of tables, specifications, charts, diagrams, and illustrations covering materials and components most frequently used on a typical job.


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Chủ Nhật, 19 tháng 12, 2010

Practical Ideas for Small Spaces

Cristina Paredes, "Practical Ideas for Small Spaces"
Loft Publications | ISBN: 8496936309 | June 30, 2008 | PDF | 200 pages | 24 mb

The problems with housing today are common knowledge almost the world over. Small apartments, high prices, increasingly heterogeneous families, etc. These problems, which occur especially in urban environments, affect an increasingly high percentage of the population. The aim of Practical Ideas for Small Spaces is to provide readers with practical and manageable ideas to adapt their small homes to the different needs and paces of their lives. A host of images illustrate ideas and practical advice; from the use of color to the design of the furniture or lighting. All provide invaluable help when making the most of all corners of the house, giving diverse uses to a single room or better organizing storage space.

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Thứ Bảy, 18 tháng 12, 2010

Award Magazine - 12/2010

Award Magazine December 2010
English | 104 Pages | 34MB | True PDF

Award Magazine, the Magazine of Sustainable Architecture, Construction & Interior Design. For more than 20 years, Award magazine has been the definitive source of news and information on the issues, trends, projects, innovations and intriguing people driving Canada’s dynamic building and design industries. The readership consists of architects, consulting engineers, specification writers, interior designers, landscape architects, general contractors and developers.

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Canadian Architect - 12/2010

Canadian Architect - December 2010

True PDF | 53 pages | English | 15.9 MB 2010-12.rar

Thứ Sáu, 17 tháng 12, 2010

Architect Magazine - 12/2010

Architect Magazine - December 2010

ARCHITECT Magazine offers architecture news, market intelligence, business and technology solutions, continuing education, building products, and other resources for practicing architects.

Download: True PDF | 92 pages | English | 70.4 MB

Arquitetura & Urbanismo - 201 - 12/2010

Arquitetura & Urbanismo Magazine 2010-12 - No.201

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Alvar Aalto - The Community Center of Saeynaetsalo Finland

Architecture 17
Alvar Aalto - The Community Center of Saeynaetsalo Finland

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Thứ Ba, 14 tháng 12, 2010


architectural design - Apartment Buildings II

architectural design - Urbanism

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the japan architect

JA 34- Dimensions of the Urban House
JA, Japan, Summer 1999


Thứ Hai, 13 tháng 12, 2010

Hotel Design - 12/2010

Hotel Design Magazine, December 2010
True PDF | 24 pages | English | 12.5 MB

Hotel Design Magazine celebrates the design excellence of hotels, resorts, lodges and destination spas.
Vivid photography, creative layouts and descriptive writing help present to the reader a broad focus on the new styles and fashion trends emerging in furniture, fixtures and the lodging spaces that provide a foundation for creativity.

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Canadian Interiors - 11.12/2010

Canadian Interiors - November / December 2010
English | 53 pages | True PDF | 14.41 MB

Covers the business of interior design for professionals, including contract and residential interior design, facility management.

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interior design + construction 11


Chủ Nhật, 12 tháng 12, 2010

Interior design + construction 10

L' Architecture du XXe Siecle

Peter Gössel, "L' Architecture du XXe Siecle"
Taschen | French | 2001 | ISBN: 3822805238 | 431 pages

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Habitat - No.13 (Summer 2010)

Habitat - No.13 (Summer 2010)

Habitat looks at all the elements of our homes, both inside and out. It's coloured by Resene, but it's not just about painting. It covers the full spectrum of design, renovation and refurbishment - from the smallest to the largest projects to help you tackle your next decorating, refurbishment, renovation or new build project.

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Thứ Sáu, 10 tháng 12, 2010

Thứ Năm, 9 tháng 12, 2010

House Design

Daab, "House Design"
Daab | ISBN: 3937718060 | June 2005

In recent years the lines that define the characteristics of the modern house have lost the severity that distinguished them in the past. Although the uses that a home must fulfil - cooking, relaxation, personal hygiene, interaction with other people, etc. - remain the same as ever, the solutions for tackling them are now very different and diverse. As a result, no specific formula can be established to define how a home should be. This book shows crossfire of examples of international designers, which have drafted houses with many considerations in mind. Adaptation to the terrain and the climate, the budget and the needs of its future inhabitants has been born in mind. As well the home's three indispensable areas (the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom) have been focused. For example the bathroom is presented in multifarious variations: Either a functional space is apart or it can occupy a privileged spot alongside the garden, with large windows, spread itself out inside the house to such and extent that the bathtub turns into an indoor swimming pool.

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