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New Portable Architecture: Designing Mobile And Temporary StructuresNew Portable Architecture: Designing Mobile And Temporary Structures by

This title deals with the challenges that architects and designers face in creating spaces that can be rapidly constructed, taken down and even relocated. In revealing the cutting-edge techniques that are allowing static architectural forms to go mobile, the diverse examples provided in this book will capture readers' attention and imagination.

Young-Old: Urban Utopias Of An Aging SocietyYoung-Old: Urban Utopias Of An Aging Society by Simpson, Deane

Young-Old examines contemporary architectural and urban mutations that have emerged as a consequence of one of the key demographic transformations of our time: population aging. Distinguishing between different phases of old age, it identifies the group known as the Young-Old as a remarkable petri dish for experimental forms of subjectivity, collectivity, and environment. In investigating this field of latent urban and architectural novelty, Young-Old asserts both the escapist and emancipatory dimensions of these practices.

Kyoto Gardens: Masterworks Of The Japanese Gardener's ArtKyoto Gardens: Masterworks Of The Japanese Gardener's Art by Clancy, Judith

"Kyoto Gardens" is a labour of love from master photographer Ben Simmons and Kyoto-based writer Judith Clancy. Simmons' photographs present a fresh and contemporary look at Kyoto's most important gardens. Their beauty is enhanced and humanized by gardeners tending the grounds using the tools of their art. Clancy's graceful text provides historic, aesthetic and cultural context to the gardens. Combining wonder and rigor, she describes how Kyoto's most beloved gardens remain faithful to their founders' creative spirit and conception. Journey to Kyoto's thirty gardens with just a turn of a page, or use the handy maps to plan your trip.

Hanok: The Korean HouseHanok: The Korean House by Park, Nani; Robert J. Fouser

In recent decades, few nations have transformed themselves as radically as Korea. Amid Seoul's glass-and-steel skyscrapers and luxury apartments, however, the traditional Korean home or Hanok is experiencing a surprising renaissance. This book showcases twelve very special Hanok that reflect today's Korea - a country that's putting a modern twist on traditional values. While the exteriors of these houses are indistinguishable from Hanok built decades ago, the interior designs have been completely updated.

Religious Monuments Of Singapore, The: Faiths Of Our ForefathersReligious Monuments Of Singapore, The: Faiths Of Our Forefathers by Lee Geok Boi

This book takes a fascinating look into the architecture and history of twenty of Singapore's treasured religious monuments.

Vertical Cities Asia: International Design Competition And Symposium 2013. Volume 3 - Everyone HarvestsVertical Cities Asia: International Design Competition And Symposium 2013. Volume 3 - Everyone Harvests by Ng Wai Keen, Miyauchi Tomohisa Et Al (Eds.)

The scale and speed at which Asian cities are growing and densifying is without historical precedent. Continued recycling of existing urban planning and architectural models will lead to devastating effects on land, infrastructure, and the environment. The Vertical Cities Asia International Design Competition and Symposium were created to encourage design explorations and research into the prospects of new models for the increasingly vertical, dense, and intense urban environments in Asia. This book - fully illustrated in colour and beautifully presented with special Swiss-style cut-flush binding - presents the spectrum of innovative design and theoretical approaches proposed in the competition entry schemes and symposium.

High-Rise City Frankfurt: Buildings And Visions Since 1945High-Rise City Frankfurt: Buildings And Visions Since 1945 by Schmal, Peter Cachola; Philipp Sturm (Eds.)

There are more than 100 buildings in Frankfurt that stand over 50 metres tall. This book examines the most historically and architecturally significant of them, placing them in the socio-political, economic and cultural contexts of their respective periods. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs, drawings, plans and building models, the volume examines not only existing buildings but also those that were either never developed, or that have been demolished.

Best Highrises 2014/15: The International Highrise AwardBest Highrises 2014/15: The International Highrise Award by Schmal, Peter Cachola

The latest volume in this annual series of outstanding architectural projects profiles the most innovative buildings in Germany and by German architects. This edition of the well-established DAM series of architecture annuals offers a close examination of the winning project--a primary school in Munich that ingeniously blends an urban housing development for the whole community with an optimal learning environment for students.

Golden Lands, The: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand & Vietnam - Architecture Of The Buddhist WorldGolden Lands, The: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand & Vietnam - Architecture Of The Buddhist World by Lall, Vikram

This is a groundbreaking survey of the Buddhist architecture of Southeast Asia, abundantly illustrated with new color photography and 3-D renderings. It is the first volume in a projected six-volume series that will take a new multidisciplinary approach in showing how Buddhist thought and ritual have interacted with local traditions across the Asian continent to produce masterpieces of religious architecture. The Golden Lands is devoted to Southeast Asia. Following a general introduction to the early history of Buddhism and its most characteristic architectural forms (the stupa, the temple, and the monastery), Lall examines the Buddhist architecture of Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos in turn. For each country, he provides both a historical overview and case studies of noteworthy structures.

Rail Ideas: Visions For The Rail CorridorRail Ideas: Visions For The Rail Corridor by Tan Beng Kiang (Ed.)

Never in the history of Singapore has the local community been presented with a piece of land encompassing the unique characteristics of the former KTM railway lands, now called the Rail Corridor. Its return to Singapore in 2011 generated a lot of public interest even as the last trains departed from Tanjong Pagar station. This land exhibits an exceptional combination of heritage, social, environmental, educational and spatial-physical functions. The Community Design Studio of the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore explores the multi-faceted nature of this contiguous linear space and investigates the role of this space in engendering the emergence of a new social compact between state and citizens. This book presents the research in a series of mappings, essays, photographs and design ideas.

Black And White: The Singapore House 1898-1941 (Updated)Black And White: The Singapore House 1898-1941 (Updated) by Davison, Julian

The unique Black and White house in Singapore is the most distinctive and imposing of the island's colonial architectural legacy. Surviving examples are testament to their physical and aesthetic durability - a unique tropical style with a colourful pedigree of architectural influences. In this updated edition, an additional chapter on residential life in these extraordinary homes adds depth and added information to an already comprehensive book. The colonials of yesteryear enjoyed a life of undisputed privilege - and even today, many of these beautiful houses continue to serve their original purpose as gracious family homes. Others have been adapted successfully as restaurants, offices and artisan's studios. Researched, written and photographed with flair, Black and White traces their evolution through the architects and practices that designed them - houses as relevant today as when they first appeared over 100 years ago.

Sthapatyakam: The Architecture Of CambodiaSthapatyakam: The Architecture Of Cambodia by

This magazine pamphlet features seven essays about Cambodian architecture, as well as a student response to what Cambodian architecture means to them. Featuring topics from low-cost housing in Phnom Penh to the relocation of citizens to Borei Keila, the guide is helpful for those studying the culture of this country, and for architects with a vested interest in heritage development.

Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee's: Shen Zhi Jia Shu And Hai Ji ZhanKapitan Chung Keng Kwee's: Shen Zhi Jia Shu And Hai Ji Zhan by Tan Yeow Wooi

One of the most remarkable personalities of nineteenth century Malaya, Chung Keng Kwee - millionaire philanthropist, tin mining pioneer, political leader, founder of Taiping - left an indelible contribution to Penang's cultural heritage. He commissioned two adjacent buildings, the magnificent ancestral hall Shen Zhi Jia Shu and the prestigious family mansion Hai Ji Zhan, that stand today as a lasting testimony to another age. This innovative and beautifully-illustrated book offers a unique insight into Chung's life and how it found expression in the splendour of his architectural creations.

Meeting In Malacca: Experiential GuidebookMeeting In Malacca: Experiential Guidebook by Widodo, Johannes

Just as how individuals and nations are shaped by their histories, the heritage of a place will develop in ways that are often unique. This book attempts to portray that first-hand experience of a city through its less tangible aspects: the relationship between people and a place, the more nuanced expressions of architecture, and the space itself. For the cultural tourist, this book provides a cogent overview of several historically significant areas in Malacca's historic core.

Wild ConcreteWild Concrete by Jacquet-Lagreze, Romain

Wild Concrete is a series about resilience of nature in an urban environment. Focusing solely on the phenomena of trees sprouting from residential buildings in the busy districts of Hong Kong, Wild Concrete compares the living conditions between plants and humans both growing in a harsh surroundings. In pursuit of a small patch of blue sky in the vertical city of Hong Kong, Romain looked up to the skyscrapers and developed the Vertical Horizon series. Returning with Wild Concrete, Romain has continued with his fla nerie through the same concrete jungle.

Vertical Horizon (Second Edition)Vertical Horizon (Second Edition) by Jacquet-Lagreze, Romain

This is the second edition of Vertical Horizon. Vertical Horizon is a photographic journey between the buildings of a relentlessly growing city. It is a deep immersion into the city s thick atmospheres, and a visual record of clues in a search for the missing element that brings unity to its wildly diverse built environment. Both introverted and extroverted, Vertical Horizon is a contemplative dive into the raw nature of Hong Kong and an expression of its vertical elan.

Art Of Living, The: Residential Architecture In The Islamic WorldArt Of Living, The: Residential Architecture In The Islamic World by Guaita, Ovidio

A publication by Italian photographer and architecture historian Ovidio Guaita, "The Art of Living - Residential architecture of the Islamic World" is supplemented by a wealth of colour photographs, detailed architectural sketches and charming anecdotes. The far-reaching influence of Islamic culture is apparent in the images of the dwellings featured in this historical, geographical and cultural documentary. The areas covered in this publication are the Mediterranean, Africa, the Middle East and the Far East. It was produced in conjunction with the photo exhibition on 'The Art of Living'.

Norman Foster: Works 6Norman Foster: Works 6 by Jenkins, David

Norman Foster is one of the most innovative and forward-thinking architects at work today. This volume features more than 1,000 plans, sketches, and photographs of some of Foster's most renowned projects, including London's new Wembley Stadium, Germany's Dresden Station, and Beijing's new international airport. In addition to offering insights into individual projects, this volume contextualises Foster's work, identifying themes and connections, discussing influences and inspirations, and invoking a host of historical, cultural, and architectural references.

Myanmar Architecture: Cities Of GoldMyanmar Architecture: Cities Of Gold by Ma Thanegi

Spanning a period of more than a thousand years, Myanmar Architecture captures the historical essence of a rich culture influenced by trade, Buddhism and colonialism. From ruined temples that are all that remain of the long-lost Pyu to the magnificent richness of the bejewelled, golen form of the Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar is home to some of the most magnificent structures ever built. Splendid ruins dot the plains of Mrauk U and there is no other place quite like Bagan, the kingdom of the Four Thousand Temples. Behind the facades of the royal cities of Ratnapura, Amarapura and Yadanabon is a marvellous history of kings and ancient customs. Explore the traditions that dictate every fine detail in the design, contruction and decoration of palaces, places of worship and even ordinary homes. See how colonial influences have left their mark in the modern cities of Mandalay, Yangon and Mawlamyine. Myanmar Architecture represents a rare chance to gain an insight into the rich traditions, culture and history of a country long-hidden from the outside world. Full-colour photographs capture the ancient spirit of this beautiful land and an informative text reveals the secrets behind its architectural treasures. New in paperback.

Amanah: An Architect's JourneyAmanah: An Architect's Journey by Longuet, Christine Rohani

AMANAH: An Architect's Journey traces the works of Nik Mohamed Mahmood, a pioneer in Malaysian architecture. It showcase the works closer to his heart, the private residences and mosques, besides snapshots of his achievements. His journey provides a glimpse of a gracious man whose dedication to his craft is well known, garnering a professional reputation in South East Asia.