Incubations: A Guidebook To Procuring Innovative Architecture by Lee, Andrew; Jeremy Chia
As Australia celebrates the blossoming of its architectural and design culture in recent years, AA Asia embarked on a journey to discover and investigate some of the factors behind this success in the cities of Melbourne and Hobart. Incubations is a compilation of spontaneous impressions during the journey - expressed in essays, maps, images and conversations - as well as a visual celebration of original, inventive architectural manifestations.
Urban Growth Strategies: Mumbai Lessons by Apte, Prakash Madhusudan
What should be a city's Vision Plan? How should a Region and City development plan be prepared? What is the impact of liberalization and policies like the establishment of Special Economic Zones? How can urban floods be contained in cities closer to the sea coast? The author has answered these questions by drawing lessons from his Mumbai experience as an urban development specialist.
Public Space In Urban Asia by Lim, William S.W.
These 20 papers by architects, designers, historians and planners drawn together in Asian Urban Lab offer forward-looking views of public space needs and usages in today's ever-developing Asia. They include ten case studies on: Singapore's Bukit Brown graveyards, the Railway Corridor, void decks and hawker centres; on carnivalism in Chongqing; public space policy in Hong Kong, in Jakarta, in the historical diversity of Kuala Lumpur and in relation to illegal architecture in Taiwan. Three commentaries on underlying political public issues follow. In the five papers in Part 2, doyen William Lim and others look at many necessities for future change and power rebalance in Asia and at spatial justice issues. With bibliography, black-and-white photographs, graphics and index.
Balinese Architecture by Davison, Julian; Bruce Granquist
Traditional Balinese houses, temples and pavilions are designed to allow man to exist in harmony with the natural forces of the universe-reflecting core Balinese beliefs about man's place in relation to the cosmos, the gods, the ancestors, and the world around him. In this one-of-a-kind book, author Julian Davison provides a comprehensive guide to Balinese architectural forms, the Balinese belief system, the rituals associated with building, the materials and construction techniques, and the intricate ornamentation used.
Decoration & Symbolism In Chinese Architecture Understanding Singapore's Historic Chinese Buildings by Kang Ger-Wen
Decoration and Symbolism in Chinese Architecture provides the specialist knowledge to unlock the hidden meanings behind the decorative symbols and architectural designs found in historic Chinese buildings in Singapore. Written by experts in the field and accompanied by beautiful photographs, this book brings to light the beliefs, values, aspirations and world views of the pioneers who constructed the landmark buildings that nestle below Singapore’s modern skyline today.
Probing Hydrological Urbanism Cambodia / Singapore by L'heureux, Erik G.; Baek So Mang Et Al
The hydrological foundations that underpin the success of Singapore today and Cambodia of the 15th Century are made visible through a series of beautifully illustrated drawings, photographs and graphical diagrams. Through comparing the countries' hydrologic architecture, water distribution infrastructure, and water based economies a new understanding of Singapore and Cambodia comes into focus. This book is a breakdown and study of hydrology in every aspect - geographical, historical, economical, political, urban and architectural. Probing Hydrological Urbanism offers a timely look into Singapore's future by looking into Cambodia's past offering lessons and warnings of two very different yet parallel civilizations in South East Asia.
Singles & Multiples by L'heureux, Erik G.
Singles and Multiples is a compact collection of research into the core of architecture and urban form. Represented in orthographic drawings, axonometric projections, and black and white photographs, the elemental methods of architectural operations are explored and documented as a means to illustrate operative logics and formal understanding. Operations to the singular body are equated with the architectural object while deployment and modification of the multiple are understood as imminently urban; i.e. collection and aggregation of objects. Traced through the discourses of Fumihiko Maki's Investigations of Collective Form, Colin Rowe and Robert Slutzky's Transparency: Literal and Phenomenal, and Paul Rudolph's projects in the tropical local of Southeast Asia, Singles and Multiples provides impressive examples of architectural and urban figuration aligned to its operative foundations.
Architectural Guide: Hong Kong by Meyer, Ulf
Hong Kong is the site of the world's most dense cluster of highrise buildings - 2300 structures over 100 metres high - and also buildings in different styles by local and foreign architects. This architectural guide presents 100 of Hong Kong's buildings with colour photographs, location details, architectural plans or diagrams, descriptions and names of architects. Street maps show the location of the selected buildings and are followed by details of housing and property changes 2007-2012 and notes on property projects currently in progress. With index of major buildings.
Chinese Garden Pleasures: An Appreciation by Hardie, Alison
Gardens have of course always been a source of human pleasure as well as usefulness. This small illustrated hardback forms an anthology which brings to mind some of the many physical, verbal, and visual pleasures offered by Chinese pleasure gardens down the ages. Timeline.
Story Of Renaissance Architecture, The by Servida, Sonia
Part of an accessibly written and generously illustrated series on architecture through the ages, this book features the Renaissance period's most important architects, buildings and cities, interior and exterior photographs, detailed images, and drawings and plans. The book offers a general introduction to the period and discusses the primary characteristics of the style, along with commonly used techniques and materials.
Story Of Modern Architecture, The by Favole, Paolo
Part of an accessibly written and generously illustrated series on architecture through the ages, this book features modern architecture's most important architects and buildings, interior and exterior photographs, detailed images, drawings and plans. This volume helps readers sort through the numerous movements, schools of design, and architectural styles of Modernism.
Story Of Gothic Architecture, The by Prina, Francesca
Part of a new, accessibly written, and generously illustrated series on architecture through the ages, this book features the Gothic period's most important architects, buildings and cities, interior and exterior photographs, detailed images, and drawings and plans. The book offers a general introduction to the Gothic period and discusses the primary characteristics of the style, along with the commonly used techniques and materials. Some of the world's most famous castles, universities and churches, including Westminster Abbey in London, were designed according to Gothic principles.
Story Of Baroque Architecture, The by Zanlungo, Claudia; Daniela Tarabra
Part of a new, accessibly written, and generously illustrated series on architecture through the ages, this book features Baroque's most important architects, buildings and cities, interior and exterior photographs, detailed images, drawings, and plans. The book offers a general introduction to Baroque, discusses the characteristics of the style, and the commonly used techniques and materials.
Tadao Ando 1995 - 2010 by Dal Co, Francesco
Entirely self-educated, Tadao Ando is considered Japan's leading architect and his sublime buildings are located all over the world. This book profiles ninety of Ando's projects across the globe from the mid 1990s to today, including museums, convention centres, factories, shrines, residences, and corporate headquarters. Each building is beautifully photographed and is accompanied by drawings, sketches, plans, materials from the architect's own studio, and in-depth commentary. In addition, Ando has written an enlightening essay on his work. An up-to-date collection of Ando's works from the past fifteen years, this elegant book will please all fans of modern architecture.
Hopkins 3 by Gregory, Rob; Paul Finch
The British practice Hopkins Architects has been at the forefront of international architecture since its founding in 1976. This volume profiles projects that have been designed and built since 2001. A wide range of building types are featured with projects including Evelina Children's Hospital in London, a new International Cricket Centre in India, Manchester Art Gallery, and Environmental Studies at Yale University in the United States. Each project is placed within the context of past works and inspirations. An in-depth analysis explores the genesis and legacy of each project, while brief thematic texts draw connections between projects.
Best Creatifes 2012: International Designers And Companies In The If Ranking by
The iF product design award was introduced in 1954 and is annually conferred by iF Industrie Forum Design of Hanover, Germany. Each year the iF award attracts more than 2,000 entries from 37 countries, which are then judged by experts in the respective fields. The winner of each field receives a seal of outstanding design quality; the iF gold award is conferred on the best design object overall. The Best Creatives 2012 presents a compilation of the most creative individuals representing designers, companies, and universities.
Beijing International Airport by Foster, Norman; Chris Abel
Beijing's new international terminal is the world's largest and most advanced airport building - not only technologically, but also in terms of passenger experience, operational efficiency and sustainability. The terminal building is one of the world's most sustainable, incorporating a range of passive environmental design concepts. Remarkably, it was designed and built in just four years.
Bauhaus 1919 -1933 by Engels, Hans
Focusing on buildings designed by Bauhaus members from 1919 to 1933, this book features some 65 famous and lesser-known building projects in Germany, Vienna, Barcelona, Prague and Budapest by architects including Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Arranged chronologically, "Bauhaus" offers informative commentary and site plans along with photographs, taken especially for this book. Engels' photographs show many buildings in their newly restored conditions and reflect the full range of Bauhaus architecture, one of the most influential schools of architecture in the twentieth century.
Home + Bound: Narratives Of Domesticity In Singapore And Beyond by Chee, Lilian; Melany Sun-Min Park (Eds.)
HOME + BOUND is the inaugural volume in the Architectural Research Monograph series published by the Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture, National University of Singapore in January 2013. The essays engage with the notion of domesticity set within the geographical bounds of Southeast Asia - more specifically, Singapore and Malaysia. Theoretical frameworks, including those of Michel Foucault, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Derrida and Anthony Vidler, are surveyed against local sites interwoven with varying scales, tropes, (mis)conceptions and antinomies of domesticity: a Chinese cemetery, Singapore's public Housing Development Board flats, the older Singapore Improvement Trust flats, its National Day Parade sites, a haunted house, a rural kampong (village), some national monuments, and a Straits Chinese patriarch's mansion in Penang. This volume does not privilege the distinction between loss and recuperation of domestic sites and ideologies, or the ensuing difficulties of their reconciliation. Rather, it highlights the inseparable conditions between the recovery of domestic ideals and the agents who formulate such ideals.
Architecture Of Density by Wolf, Michael
Focused on the specific visual elements Michael Wolf has depicted high density living in one of the world's most crowded cities like nobody has before. For Architecture of Density, Wolf fashioned a distinctive style of photography. He removes any sky or horizon line from the frame and flattens the space until it becomes a relentless abstraction of urban expansion, with no escape for the viewer's eye. Wolf photographs crumbling buildings in need of repair, brand new buildings under construction covered in bamboo scaffolding, as well as fully occupied residential complexes. Wolf's disorienting vantage point gives the viewer the feeling that the buildings extend indefinitely, which perhaps is the spatial experience of Hong Kong's inhabitants. Alert observers can also spot many traces of life on the facades, caused by inhabitants and users.