Download E-books Drawings and Plans of Frank Lloyd Wright: The Early Period (1893-1909) (Dover Architecture) PDF

By Frank Lloyd Wright

One of the famed architect's earliest released works, the Wasmuth drawings catch Wright's first nice experiments in natural layout and proposal. those a hundred plates have been reproduced from a unprecedented 1910 first variation. The full-page illustrations depict plans for houses, banks, cottages, workplaces, temples, and Wright's personal studio. advent and annotations via Wright.

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Download E-books House: Black Swan Theory PDF

By Steven Holl

In 1989, Princeton Architectural Press released Anchoring, the 1st e-book at the paintings of the then up-and-coming architect Steven Holl. on the grounds that then, Holl has develop into the most recognized and very hot architects on this planet via his award-winning residential and institutional paintings; his instructing, writings, and drawings; and his continual imaginative and prescient of an structure that takes into account its position, time, and all of the senses of the viewer. This philosophy helped to create the various richest and so much celebrated constructions of the previous a number of a long time. certainly, in 2001, Time journal known as Holl "America's most sensible Architect for 'buildings that fulfill the spirit in addition to the eye.'"

Sequels to AnchoringIntertwining and Parallaxchronicled Holl's paintings from the interval 1988 to 1995. House brings us updated on Holl's latest flats and collects his best-known tasks from the previous together with a complete of fifteen of Holl's residential works. instead of having an unvarying variety, those homes target on the occasionally elusive perfect of the explicit. every one condo tackles a unique layout problem, utilizing website because the actual and metaphysical beginning upon which to construct. Fusing construction and scenario, Holl creates a special expression in every one domestic. attractive andinnovative, the homes span the globe, starting from a secluded position in Hawaii, to the Catskill Mountains of latest York, to Martha's winery, to the Hague within the Netherlands. each one undertaking is followed via Holl's captivating watercolor construction experiences in addition to an insightful rationalization of the way he was once encouraged by way of the land upon which the home sits and the way the splendid fabrics applied mirror the spirit of the location.

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Download E-books Sex and Buildings: Modern Architecture and the Sexual Revolution PDF

By Richard J. Williams

Massive smooth skyscrapers, obelisks, towers—all are constructions that, due to their phallic form, are usually linked to intercourse. yet different structures are extra subtly hooked up, as they supply the frameworks for our sexual lives and act as reminders of our sexual stories. This courting among intercourse and constructions mattered greater than ever within the usa and Europe in the course of the turbulent 20th century, whilst a tradition of remarkable sexual frankness and tolerance emerged and got here to dominate many points of public life.
Part architectural background, half cultural historical past, and half travelogue, Sex and Buildings explores how revolutionary sexual attitudes happen themselves in structure, asking what revolutionary sexuality may well appear like architecturally and exploring the successes and screw ups of constructions' attempts to replicate it. looking for buildings that replicate the sexual mores in their population, Richard J. Williams visits modernist constructions in Southern California, the Westin Bonaventure inn, the Playboy Mansion in Chicago, the Seagram in ny, communes from the Sixties, and extra. a desirable and sometimes humorous examine a interval of impressive social switch coupled with aesthetic invention, Sex and Buildings will switch the best way we glance on the structures round us.

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Download E-books Housing Reclaimed: Sustainable Homes for Next to Nothing PDF

By Jessica Kellner

Housing is a primary human correct. for many of human historical past, our houses have been outfitted via hand from no matter what neighborhood fabrics have been to be had. even if, because the commercial Revolution, such a lot housing has develop into little greater than speedy developed, industrially produced, uniform packing containers. whilst, the discovery and standardization of the thirty-year personal loan and our ever-increasing reliance on credits has come to intend that almost all people by no means personal our houses outright.

Housing Reclaimed is a decision to hands for nonconventional domestic developers. It examines how technological advances, layout evolution, and imaginative, out-of-the-box brooding about fabrics and potency will help us meet the problem of establishing cheap, environmentally pleasant, attractive, and targeted houses. concentrating on using salvaged and reclaimed fabrics, this inspirational quantity is jam-packed with case stories of cutting edge tasks including:

  • Phoenix Commotion—working jointly in the direction of low-income domestic possession via sweat fairness and one hundred pc recycled materials
  • HabeRae—revitalizing neighborhoods via growing city infill utilizing smooth know-how and sustainable and reclaimed materials
  • Builders of Hope—rescuing and rehabilitating complete homes slated for demolition

These initiatives and others like them display that development one's own residence doesn't must be an unimaginable dream. This superbly illustrated consultant is a must-read for somebody attracted to growing caliber 0- or low-debt housing, decreasing landfill waste, and growing superior communities.

Jessica Kellner is the editor of Natural domestic and backyard magazine and a passionate recommend of utilizing architectural salvage to create aesthetically appealing, inexpensive housing.

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Download E-books Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns PDF

By John Massengale, Victor Dover

"The top streets within the world's villages, cities, and cities—whether modest or grand—continually remind person who simplicity is a part of the recipe for fulfillment during this artwork. the recommendation of Victor Dover and John Massengale, their ancient examples and their very own designs, replicate that simplicity."
—From the Foreword via HRH The Prince of Wales

“Street Design is a lucid, useful and altogether indispensable guide for envisioning and developing vivid twenty first century cities and towns. it may be required examining for each neighborhood political chief, planner, architect, actual property developer and engaged city citizen in America."
—Kurt Andersen, host of Studio 360 and writer of True Believers  

"We are going to begin jogging round the areas we are living back, and as that happens and turns into general, we are going to speedily redevelop a requirement for greater caliber in development on the human scale."
—From the Afterword by means of James Howard Kunstler

“Your charrette touring library needs to contain the $64000 highway layout ebook via Victor Dover and John Massengale.”—Bill Lennertz, Executive Director,  nationwide Charrette Institute

“What an grand source!  For those that want that my publication, Walkable City, had photos, this can be the publication for you.  If both your paintings or your play contains the making of locations, you can find Street Design to be a useful tool.” Jeff Speck, AICP, CNU-A, LEED-AP, Hon. ASLA

Written by means of complete architects and concrete designers, this easy road layout handbook indicates either how one can layout new streets and improve current ones. It deals step by step guide and stocks examples of good streets, studying the weather that lead them to winning in addition to how they have been designed and created. subject matters additionally contain techniques for shaping area within the public right-of-way via right development top to road width ratios, terminated vistas, landscaping, and highway geometry. This e-book is a worthwhile source for city designers, planners, architects, and engineers.

With visitor essays from: Kaid Benfield, David Brussat, Javier Cenicacelaya, Hank Dittmar, Andres Duany, Douglas Duany, Emily Glavey, Chip Kaufman, Ethan Kent, Marieanne Khoury-Vogt, Léon Krier, Gianni Longo, Thomas Low, Laura Lyon, Chuck Marohn, Paul Murrain, John Norquist, Stefanos Polyzoides, Gabriele Tagliaventi and Erik Vogt.

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Download E-books The Pritzker Architecture Prize: The First Twenty Years PDF

By Martha Thorne, Colin Amery, J. Carter Brown, William J. R. Curtis, Bill N. Lacy

Great complete colour experiment. distinction distinction round edges of a few pages, yet i don't imagine somebody will flip one's nostril up.

The world's so much very popular structure award is well known during this generously illustrated version, which celebrates chosen structures and tasks by means of all of the 21 winners. 370 illustrations, 2 hundred in complete color. Review
There isn't any Nobel Prize for structure, yet ever in view that 1979 the Pritzker structure Prize has stuffed that hole. notwithstanding simply over twenty years previous, it's the most sensible identified and so much glamorous of 5 significant overseas architectural awards. The prize takes its identify from the Pritzker kinfolk of Chicago--hoteliers whose dramatic, atrium-centered homes revolutionized lodge architecture--who fund the prize, that is presented every year to a residing architect for a physique of labor instead of to or for a unmarried construction. through the years, the high-powered Pritzker jury has been catholic in its tastes, honoring well-established applicants comparable to Philip Johnson, James Stirling, I.M. Pei, Luis Barragan, Kenzo Tange, Renzo Piano, Fumihiko Maki, and Richard Meier; talented boat-rockers equivalent to Robert Venturi and Frank Gehry; and a few lesser-known practitioners. the result is a quite often full of life mixture of 21 winners from 12 international locations and 4 continents.
This booklet is a pleasant advent to the paintings of a few of the most sensible designers of the final iteration or . it's a handsomely designed large-format quantity that includes 370 well-reproduced illustrations, two hundred of them in colour. it is also essays through 5 writers: editor Martha Thorne, Pritzker officers J. Carter Brown and invoice Lacy, architectural historian William Curtis, and critic Colin Amery. And so much of its pages comprise brief portfolios that includes 3 of every honoree's buildings--just adequate to whet one's urge for food. should you discover a clothier of curiosity the following, you could choose to search out a extra finished publication on his paintings. (Yes, all of the honorees to this point were men.) --John Pastier

From Library Journal
The annual Pritzker structure Prize, frequently defined because the Nobel prize of structure, was once demonstrated by means of the Hyatt beginning in 1979. The checklist of prior Pritzker winners reads like an architectural who's who: Philip Johnson, James Stirling, Kenzo Tange, Frank O. Gehry, I.M. Pei, and, such a lot lately, Renzo Piano have all received. This booklet, released via the artwork Institute of Chicago at the get together of an convey surveying the prize's 21-year background, is the single compilation of its style. The ancillary info (introductory essays, a heritage of the prize, short biographies of the architects, bibliographies, etc.) comes in handy, however the great thing about this quantity is in its presentation of the "portfolios" of every winner's paintings (there are 370 illustrations, two hundred in color). those nice landmarks of recent structure were captured by means of the best quality architectural images, making this quantity either informative and inspirational. hugely prompt for public and educational libraries.AJay Schafer, Bay direction Coll. Lib., Longmeadow, MA
Copyright 1999 Reed company info, Inc.

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Download E-books The Pantheon: From Antiquity to the Present PDF

The Pantheon is among the most crucial architectural monuments of all time. idea to were equipped via Emperor Hadrian in nearly a hundred twenty five advert at the web site of an prior, Agrippan-era monument, it brilliantly screens the spatial pyrotechnics emblematic of Roman structure and engineering. The Pantheon offers an up to date account of modern study at the most sensible preserved development within the corpus of historic Roman structure from the time of its building to the twenty-first century. each one bankruptcy addresses a selected basic factor or interval bearing on the development; jointly, the essays during this quantity make clear all features of the Pantheon's construction, and determine the significance of the background of the development to an realizing of its old cloth and background, its current country, and its unique function within the survival and evolution of historic structure in sleek Rome.

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Download E-books Best of Detail: Glas/Glass: Transparenz Versus Transluzenz / Transparency Versus Translucence (Bilingual Edition) PDF

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Best of element: Glass combines highlights from aspect and element eco-friendly with regards to 'Glass, Transparency and Translucence'.

Starting with basic questions, the publication deals a theoretical foundation, info on many virtually applied initiatives, and many concept and examples of winning structural solutions.

• Integrative paintings methods for profitable glass architecture
• obvious experiments
• fabric developments
• Glass - mediating among inside and out, among humans and nature.

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