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Global DesignGlobal Design by Anker, Peder; Louise Haroman; Mitchell Joachim

This book examines the possibilities for scaling design solutions to global warming. By placing human rational, emotional, technological, and social needs at the center of our environmental concerns, this book proposes a new global design initiative. The aim is to develop a language of design that can create proximity between individual responsibility and the current global environmental crisis.

Velo Architecture: Building For BikesVelo Architecture: Building For Bikes by Blyth, Gavin

From racetracks to commuter paths and from bike sharing to bridges, this comprehensive survey details every aspect of this brave new cycling world. Drawing on the latest trends in bike design and fashion it places each project in context to provide an eclectic visual record of the world built around cycling.

Incubations: A Guidebook To Procuring Innovative ArchitectureIncubations: 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 LessonsUrban 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.

Story Of Romanesque Architecture, TheStory Of Romanesque Architecture, The by Prina, Francesca

Part of a new, accessibly written, and generously illustrated series on architecture through the ages, this book features Romanesque architecture's most important architects, buildings and cities, interior and exterior photographs, detailed images, drawings, and plans. The book offers a general introduction to Romanesque architecture, discusses the characteristics of the style, and the commonly used techniques and materials.

Insular Sight: Where Art And Architecture Conspire With NatureInsular Sight: Where Art And Architecture Conspire With Nature by Muller, Lars; Akiko Muki (Eds.)

The islands of Naoshima, Teshima, and Inujima in Japan's Seto Inland Sea are places of pilgrimage for friends of contemporary art and architecture. Alongside works in public spaces as well as site-specific installations, the islands are also full of numerous museums and collections of contemporary art. This publication offers a comprehensive documentation of this unique cultural landscape surrounded by Japan's inland sea. The photographs by the Dutch photographer Iwan Baan, ranging from tiny details to giant panoramas, create a comprehensive portrait of the islands with their fluid transitions between nature, art, and architecture.

Public Space In Urban AsiaPublic 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 ArchitectureBalinese 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 BuildingsDecoration & 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 / SingaporeProbing 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 & MultiplesSingles & 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 KongArchitectural 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 AppreciationChinese 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, TheStory 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, TheStory 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, TheStory 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, TheStory 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 - 2010Tadao 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 3Hopkins 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 RankingBest 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.