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.
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.
Vertical Horizon: Gazing Up At The Hong Kong Heights by Romain Jacquet-Lagreze
Romain Jacquet-Lagreze landed in Hong Kong for the first time in 2009. While living in the Yau Tsim Mong area, he became fascinated by the heterogenous character of the city's urban spaces, with modern buildings side-by-side among traditional tong lau. Driven by an ever-stronger curiosity, he began an intensive exploration of the city, trying to capture its diverse atmospheres. Eventually, he realised that the sole common aspect of all these places was the awe one feels when gazing up at the sky between the huge buildings…
Sheltered: Two Visions Of Canopy Design by Choi, Johnny; Michael Lee
Usually placed outside the entrance of a building, canopies serve the practical purpose of protecting those entering and exiting from the elements. Just as importantly, as the first and last thing a person encounters in a building, canopies are an essential aesthetic element of architecture. In Sheltered: Two Visions of Canopy Design, fa?ade designers Johnny Choi and Michael Lee walk the reader under, over and through a selection of their most interesting canopy projects in Hong Kong, Macau and Shanghai. As well as showcasing the finished product, the authors recount the evolution of their designs through sketches, renderings, and succinct but informatively written project descriptions. In each case, a remarkable picture emerges of the sophisticated balance of material, form, engineering and proportion that constitute these outwardly simple structures.
Art Of Facades, The by Lee, Michael
Facade design is different from interior design. Apart from serving as an expression of the architect's creative mind, a facade must also be robust enough to withstand wind, rain, sunlight and vibration. Few universities teach the art of the facade, and architects must learn their trade by experience and instinct. The Art of Facades provides a multifaceted look at the anatomy of the modern facade using text, photography, and three-dimensional and CAD renderings. Readers will come away with a new appreciation of this most vital and public of architectural features - and the ability to understand the fascinating story behind 'the face of the house'.
Act Of Creative Sketching, The: My Architecture Sketching Blog by Hugh, Errol Patrick
Computer Aided Drawing software has changed the world of architecture dramatically. It now allows designers to create curvilinear buildings without hesitation. Consultants, builders and architects themselves are now pressured to seek innovative solutions and sketching techniques to compliment this new path. This book aims to teach designers on how to understand the procedures of complex sketching. It is not about how to sketch. It is to share Errol's approach, one which may seem difficult and one that oftentimes permeates subtle visions within the captured sketch.
Hands-On Urbanism 1850-2012: The Right To Green by Krasny, Elke (Ed.)
From the onset of industrialization, first in Europe and North America and then in the Southern hemisphere, to today's neoliberal, developer-driven global city, the history of urban transformation processes unfolds as a sequence of critical situations. Gardening and informal settling are indicative of these crises. Taking root from below, these self-organized, self-help practices are dynamic and inspiring agencies of change.
Presence: The Architecture Of Rocco Design by Saywell, James (Ed.)
No one has built more public buildings in Hong Kong than the architect Rocco Yim. A sequel to Being Chinese in Architecture published in 2004, Presence highlights Rocco Yim's 14 architectural projects across Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Boan, Yunnan, Shanghai and Hong Kong.