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How Architecture Works by Witold Rybczynski

Title How Architecture Works
Author Witold Rybczynski
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date 2014-10-07
Category Architecture
Total Pages 368
ISBN 0374534829
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An essential toolkit for understanding architecture as both art form and the setting for our everyday lives We spend most of our days and nights in buildings, living and working and sometimes playing. Architecture is both the setting for our everyday lives and a public art form--but it remains mysterious to most of us. In How Architecture Works, Witold Rybczynski, one of our best, most stylish critics and the winner of the Vincent Scully Prize for his writing on architecture, answers our most fundamental questions about how good--and not so good--buildings are designed and constructed. Introducing the reader to the rich and varied world of modern architecture, he reveals how architects as diverse as Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, and Robert A. M. Stern envision and create their designs. He teaches us how to "read" plans, how buildings respond to their settings, and how the smallest detail--of a stair balustrade, for instance--can convey an architect's vision. How Architecture Works explains the central elements that make up good building design, ranging from a war memorial in London to an opera house in Saint Petersburg, from the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., to a famous architect's private retreat in Princeton, New Jersey. It is an enlightening humanist's toolkit for thinking about the built environment and seeing it afresh. "Architecture, if it is any good, speaks to all of us," Rybczynski writes. This revelatory book is his grand tour of architecture today.

How Architecture Works by Witold Rybczynski

Title How Architecture Works
Author Witold Rybczynski
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date 2013-10-08
Category Architecture
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781429953320
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An essential toolkit for understanding architecture as both art form and the setting for our everyday lives We spend most of our days and nights in buildings, living and working and sometimes playing. Buildings often overawe us with their beauty. Architecture is both setting for our everyday lives and public art form—but it remains mysterious to most of us. In How Architecture Works, Witold Rybczynski, one of our best, most stylish critics and winner of the Vincent Scully Prize for his architectural writing, answers our most fundamental questions about how good—and not-so-good—buildings are designed and constructed. Introducing the reader to the rich and varied world of modern architecture, he takes us behind the scenes, revealing how architects as different as Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, and Robert A. M. Stern envision and create their designs. He teaches us how to "read" plans, how buildings respond to their settings, and how the smallest detail—of a stair balustrade, for instance—can convey an architect's vision. Ranging widely from a war memorial in London to an opera house in St. Petersburg, from the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., to a famous architect's private retreat in downtown Princeton, How Architecture Works, explains the central elements that make up good building design. It is an enlightening humanist's toolkit for thinking about the built environment and seeing it afresh. "Architecture, if it is any good, speaks to all of us," Rybczynski writes. This revelatory book is his grand tour of architecture today.

How Architecture Works by Witold Rybczynski

Title How Architecture Works
Author Witold Rybczynski
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 2013-10-08
Category Architecture
Total Pages 355
ISBN 9780374211745
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Provides tools to understanding the beauty, art, and function in architecture through descriptive visits to opera houses, museums, war memorials, and a private retreat.

How Buildings Work by Edward Allen

Title How Buildings Work
Author Edward Allen
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2005-09-01
Category Architecture
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780190289904
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Illustrated with hundreds of illuminating line drawings, this classic guide reveals virtually every secret of a building's function: how it stands up, keeps its occupants safe and comfortable, gets built, grows old, and dies--and why some buildings do this so much better than others. Drawing on things he's learned from the many buildings he himself designed (and in some cases built with his own hands), Edward Allen explains complex phenomena such as the role of the sun in heating buildings and the range of structural devices that are used for support, from trusses and bearing walls to post-tensioned concrete beams and corbeled vaults. He stresses the importance of intelligent design in dealing with such problems as overheating and overcooling, excessive energy use, leaky roofs and windows, fire safety, and noisy interiors. He serves up some surprises: thermal insulation is generally a better investment than solar collectors; board fences are not effective noise barriers; there's one type of window that can be left open during a rainstorm. The new edition emphasizes "green" architecture and eco-conscious design and construction. It features a prologue on sustainable construction, and includes new information on topics such as the collapse of the World Trade Center, sick building syndrome, and EIFS failures and how they could have been prevented. Allen also highlights the array of amazing new building materials now available, such as self-cleaning glass, photovoltaics, transparent ceramics, cloud gel, and super-high-strength concrete and structural fibers. Edward Allen makes it easy for everyone--from armchair architects and sidewalk superintendents to students of architecture and construction--to understand the mysteries and complexities of even the largest building, from how it recycles waste and controls the movement of air, to how it is kept alive and growing.

Title The Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adam
Author Robert Adam
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 2013-02-20
Category Architecture
Total Pages 144
ISBN 9780486156972
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

One of the most celebrated books in architectural history, this volume consists of 106 illustrated plates that influenced generations of British and American architectural and furniture designs.

Analysing Architecture by Simon Unwin

Title Analysing Architecture
Author Simon Unwin
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-03-01
Category Architecture
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781134399673
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Analysing Architecture offers a unique 'notebook' of architectural strategies to present an engaging introduction to elements and concepts in architectural design. Beautifully illustrated throughout with the author's original drawings.

The Look Of Architecture by Witold Rybczynski

Title The Look of Architecture
Author Witold Rybczynski
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2001
Category Architecture
Total Pages 130
ISBN 0195156331
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

One of the nation's foremost experts on architecture discusses the role of style in the "language" of the discipline, and shows how Frank Gehry, Mies van der Rohe, Allan Greenberg, and others are influenced by it.

Mad Works by Ma Yansong

Title MAD Works
Author Ma Yansong
Publisher Phaidon Press
Release Date 2016-09-26
Category Architecture
Total Pages 240
ISBN 0714871966
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The first complete overview of the most important contemporary architecture practice ever to have emerged from China The skylines of modern China are punctuated by architecture that amazes, inspires, and awes. Many of these structures are the work of new, experimental practices like China-based MAD Architects. MAD Works not only documents the buildings of this group of avant-garde architects but also traces the development of their ideas through associated practice including art, research, and exhibition projects. Organized thematically, the book explores the underlying concepts of MAD Architects' work. MAD Works is illustrated with photographs, architectural drawings, and 3D visualizations to provide a thorough exploration of MAD Architect's international portfolio of completed works, unbuilt projects, and future ideas.

Discovering Architecture by Philip Jodidio

Title Discovering Architecture
Author Philip Jodidio
Publisher Universe Pub
Release Date 2013
Category Architecture
Total Pages 260
ISBN 9780789327079
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Introduces some of the world's most impressive architectural feats, discussing for each structure specific design elements, building materials, historical context, and the architect's social, political, and cultural considerations.

Architectural Detailing by Edward Allen

Title Architectural Detailing
Author Edward Allen
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2016-03-14
Category Architecture
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781118881996
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The industry-standard guide to designing well-performing buildings Architectural Detailing systematically describes the principles by which good architectural details are designed. Principles are explained in brief, and backed by extensive illustrations that show you how to design details that will not leak water or air, will control the flow of heat and water vapor, will adjust to all kinds of movement, and will be easy to construct. This new third edition has been updated to conform to International Building Code 2012, and incorporates current knowledge about new material and construction technology. Sustainable design issues are integrated where relevant, and the discussion includes reviews of recent built works that extract underlying principles that can be the basis for new patterns or the alteration and addition to existing patterns. Regulatory topics are primarily focused on the US, but touch on other jurisdictions and geographic settings to give you a well-rounded perspective of the art and science of architectural detailing. In guiding a design from idea to reality, architects design a set of details that show how a structure will be put together. Good details are correct, complete, and provide accurate information to a wide variety of users. By demonstrating the use of detail patterns, this book teaches you how to design a building that will perform as well as you intend. Integrate appropriate detailing into your designs Learn the latest in materials, assemblies, and construction methods Incorporate sustainable design principles and current building codes Design buildings that perform well, age gracefully, and look great Architects understand that aesthetics are only a small fraction of good design, and that stability and functionality require a deep understanding of how things come together. Architectural Detailing helps you bring it all together with a well fleshed-out design that communicates accurately at all levels of the construction process.

Labour Work And Architecture by Kenneth Frampton

Title Labour Work and Architecture
Author Kenneth Frampton
Publisher Phaidon Press
Release Date 2002-06-24
Category Architecture
Total Pages 352
ISBN 0714840807
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An anthology of writings by esteemed architectural critic Kenneth Frampton.

How Buildings Work by Edward Allen

Title How Buildings Work
Author Edward Allen
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2005-09-01
Category Architecture
Total Pages 270
ISBN 9780195161984
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Illustrated with hundreds of illuminating line drawings, this classic guide reveals virtually every secret of a building's function. The new edition emphasizes "green" architecture and eco-conscious design and construction. It features a prologue on sustainable construction, and includes new information on topics such as the collapse of the World Trade Centre, and examines the array of amazing new building materials now available. Edward Allen makes it easy for everyon-from armchair architects and sidewalk superintendents to students of architecture and construction-to understand the mysteries and complexities of even the largest building.

Toward An Architecture by Le Corbusier

Title Toward an Architecture
Author Le Corbusier
Publisher J Paul Getty Museum Publications
Release Date 2007
Category Architecture
Total Pages 341
ISBN 0892368993
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Published in 1923, Toward an Architecture had an immediate impact on architects throughout Europe and remains a foundational text for students and professionals. This edition includes a new translation of the original text, a scholarly introduction, and background notes that illuminate the text and illustrations.

New Public Works by Mark Robbins

Title New Public Works
Author Mark Robbins
Publisher Princeton Architectural Press
Release Date 2013-05-14
Category Architecture
Total Pages 160
ISBN 1616891157
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Between 1999 and 2002 the National Endowment for the Arts's New Public Works program sponsored design competitions in cities across the United States. The forward-thinking designs that emerged have influenced the physical form of major public works projects nationwide. New Public Works presents a history of the program, along with interviews with participants. Special attention is paid to the key role played by private, municipal, and other public funding sources. Case studies of three built projects by Allied Works Architecture, Koning Eizenberg, and Weiss/Manfredi Architecture describe the path of each from competition through construction.

Title An Architecture for People
Author James Steele
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1997-06-01
Category Architecture
Total Pages 208
ISBN 0756757967
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy's reputation for a modern & humane architecture has grown to cult status. Architects worldwide are recognizing that his revival of ancient mud-brick building techniques has begun to revolutionize modern thinking, not just in Egypt & in the 3rd World, but throughout the developed world -- where sustainability, energy conserv'n. & the responsible use of natural resources have all become vital concerns. Fathy's buildings are found all over the world. Steele's research in Cairo & in Greece uncovered many previously undocumented projects. New material -- photos, plans & Fathy's gouaches -- is included, along with a comprehensive illustrated chronology of his work.

Eat Live Work by Cass Calder Smith

Title Eat Live Work
Author Cass Calder Smith
Publisher Images Publishing
Release Date 2013-10-11
Category Architecture
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781864704884
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

CCS Architects specialise in the buildings where we eat, live and work: Eat - CCS' restaurants are magnetic, innovative and have enduring style. Live - CCS' residences focus on the notion of calm, retreat, intimacy and an owner's personal expression. Wo

The Design Build Studio by Tolya Stonorov

Title The Design Build Studio
Author Tolya Stonorov
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2017-09-20
Category Architecture
Total Pages 270
ISBN 9781317307952
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Design-Build Studio examines sixteen international community driven design-build case studies through process and product, with preceding chapters on community involvement, digital and handcraft methodologies and a graphic Time Map. Together these projects serve as a field guide to the current trends in academic design-build studios, a window into the different processes and methodologies being taught and realized today. Design-build supports the idea that building, making and designing are intrinsic to each other: knowledge of one strengthens and informs the expression of the other. Hands-on learning through the act of building what you design translates theories and ideas into real world experience. The work chronicled in this book reveals how this type of applied knowledge grounds us in the physicality of the world in which we live.

Title Allied Works Architecture Dwelling
Author Brad Cloepfil
Publisher Rizzoli Publications
Release Date 2017
Category Architecture
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780847860326
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A must-have for fans of architects such as Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Howard Backen, whose work was featured in From the Land, and for those who love the interior spaces featured in The Urban House and Brooklyn Modern. Drawing on examples of his own instantly recognizable user-friendly modern design, celebrated architect Brad Cloepfil - principal of celebrated firm Allied Works Architecture - demonstrates how to create a serene haven for modern living.

Looking Around by Witold Rybczynski

Title Looking Around
Author Witold Rybczynski
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Release Date 1993
Category Architecture
Total Pages 301
ISBN 0140168893
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An inspired, engaging look at what architecture is and how we live and work in it--by the acclaimed author of Home and The Most Beautiful House in the World. Rybczynski discusses buildings like the Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, demonstrates how architecture actually works, and more.

Breaking Ground by Jane Hall

Title Breaking Ground
Author Jane Hall
Publisher Phaidon Press
Release Date 2019-10-16
Category Architecture
Total Pages 224
ISBN 0714879274
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A ground-breaking visual survey of architecture designed by women from the early twentieth century to the present day 'Would you still call me a diva if I were a man?' asked Zaha Hadid, challenging as she did so, more than 100 years of stereotypes about female architects. A century in which women were refused entry to architecture schools, were denied degrees when they had completed courses, a century in which even now, women occupy just ten per cent of the highest-ranking jobs in architecture firms. In contrast, Breaking Ground is a pioneering, even essential, celebration of incredible architecture designed by women. Featuring more than 150 architects and buildings, and spanning the last 100 years, Breaking Ground is both a glorious visual manifesto and a timely record of the extraordinary contribution female architects have made to the profession.