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The Buildings of Ancient Egypt
: The Buildings of Ancient Egypt
: Helen Leacroft, Richard Leacroft
: William R. Scott
: 1963
: PDF
: 48
: 10.8 MB
: English

The buildings and architecture are well-illustrated with colorful pictures and detailed black and white drawings. The interesting text details the form and function of buildings and relates these to the beliefs and culture of the people.
: bakerman 25-04-2016, 19:51 | : 0 |
Islamic Spain (Architectural Guides for Travelers)
: Islamic Spain (Architectural Guides for Travelers)
: Godfrey Goodwin
: Chronicle Books
: 1990
: PDF
: 162
: 25.8 MB
: English

Architectural Guides for Travelers are aimed at the discerning traveler and provide a lively and informative introduction to architectural styles in many different parts of the world. Each of these innovative guides focuses on the most distinctive architecture of a particular country or region, giving a detailed, well-illustrated survey of the buildings most likely to be visited. The introduction of each book sets the buildings in their historical context and explains the development and characteristics of the architecture, as well as giving an insight into the lives of its builders and inhabitants. Photographs, drawings, maps, and site plans, together with glossaries and chronologies, make the guides comprehensive and easy to use. Unique in their focus and fascinating in their subject matter, Architectural Guides for Travelers are an indispensable resource for today's traveler.
: bakerman 25-04-2016, 19:24 | : 0 |
An Introduction to Indian Architecture
: Charles Louis Fabri
: An Introduction to Indian Architecture
: Asia Publishing House
: 1963
: PDF
: 124
: English
: 14.2 MB

This book presents the fascinating picture of the changing pattern of Indian architecture from the earliest Buddhist structures to the magnificent caves, from the first attempts at temple building to the gigantic gopuras of the south and the masterpieces of Indo-Islamic building. Beautifully illustrated with thirty-four photographs, the book traces the grandeur of ancient Indian architecture, the influence on it of Islamic architecture and its meeting with Western architecture.
: bakerman 24-04-2016, 21:38 | : 0 |
The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture
: Collective
: The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture
: Phaidon Press
: 2008
: DjVu
: 800
: English
: 354 MB

The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture is a comprehensive portrayal of the finest built architecture from around the world completed since the year 2000. Divided into six world regions, the Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture provides an important overview of global and local trends in architecture for a wide range of users. The geographical contexts for twenty-first century architectural production are explored in a global framework presented in accessible graphic formats. Each of the six world regions is introduced by an in-depth look at their unique urban and architectural issues. This statistical data has been researched and analyzed by a team of from the London School of Economics. More than 1000 key buildings have been chosen through a rigorous selection process involving a panel of expert advisors and specialists from every region. Each building is fully illustrated with drawings and photographs, and each is described by a short essay. Further information includes key data such as construction cost, client name, area of the building, and geographical coordinates. Cross-referencing between projects helps the user to find other buildings by the same architect included in the book. In addition, a mass of useful information is provided, including details about the architects' practices, as well as extensive indices.
: bakerman 24-04-2016, 20:31 | : 0 |
Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects
: Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects
(): George Baird, Mark Kingwell, Thomas Fisher, Mirko Zardini
: Birkhauser Verlag GmbH
: 2013
ISBN: 9783034608282
: 280
: English
: True PDF
: 61 MB

Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (KPMB Architects) .
Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (KPMB Architects) is one of most innovative architectural offices in North America today. They have made a name for themselves both for their integrated design process embodying collaboration with experts, clients and future users as well as the diversity of their aesthetically refined and finely detailed designs.
: Gerza 19-04-2016, 12:04 | : 0 |
Operative Landscapes: Building Communities Through Public Space
: Operative Landscapes: Building Communities Through Public Space
(): Alissa North
: Birkhause
: 2012
ISBN: 978-3034608213
: 200
: English
: True PDF
: 129 MB

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There are infinite ways to build a community, yet the defining feature of any community is characteristically the landscape. Whether it is a park, a river corridor, community gardens, a plaza or a streetscape, the public spaces where people interact provide a shared sense of ownership, and the qualities of these spaces influence how the communities evolve.
In a systematic overview, following the workflow sequence of open space projects, the book explores the various types and levels of intervention: from masterplanning to guerilla gardening and from land reclamation to building in existing fabric. Case studies mostly from North America, Europe and Asia accompany the introductory essays. The emphasis is on strategies of interaction between landscape projects, building development and urban planning, resulting in neighborhoods and city quarters that offer a higher quality of life. Beyond trendy theories on landscape urbanism or landscape infrastructure, this book offers an unideological view on the pragmatic potentials of landscape design for enhancing the built environment.
: Gerza 19-04-2016, 10:04 | : 0 |

: Contemporary Architecture in China - Cultural Architecture
: Xiaofeng Zhu, Catherin Chang
: LST Publishing House
: 2013
: PDF
: 256
: 64.2 Mb
: English/Chinese

In this book, Chinese star architects/architectural design firms present their works completed since 2000. These buildings are created with innovative concepts and unique architectural languages for cultural events, such as museums, art galleries, and memorials. They are the windows created by Chinese leading architects for the world to know Chinese culture.
: bomboane 19-04-2016, 08:31 | : 0 |

: Modern Bank Designs
: Hanlin Liu
: Design Media Publishing Ltd
: 2014
: PDF
: 272
: 61.2 Mb
: English

Bank design has become an important method of promoting the overall image of banks and has played a significant role in the improvement of banks' professional skills and economic efficiency. Taking examples of typical bank architecture and interior design cases, this book inspires the readers with bank architectural forms and interior space creations. This book is divided into three parts: Building shape, Public space, and VIP space. Architecture projects have magnificent presentations in form shaping, facade management, and detailing, etc. Interior projects get rid of obsolete design, and replace it fresh modern styles.
: bomboane 19-04-2016, 08:11 | : 0 |

: PreFab Houses DesignSource
: Marta Serrats
: Harper Design
: 2012
: epub
: 640
: 124.4 Mb
: English

Prefab Houses is a handy, portable guide to the 21st centurys most stylish, affordable, innovative, and adorable prefabricated homes. Design editor and architectural expert Marta Serrats provides an eye-opening compendium of prefabricated living spaces that are miles above mobile homes and other less desirable home life optionsa valuable resource featuring breathtaking, cost-effective possibilities for anyone interested in building an attractive, affordable first or a second home.
: bomboane 18-04-2016, 10:37 | : 0 |
Bernard Tschumi (Architecture/Design)
: Bernard Tschumi
(): K. Michael Hays, Giovanni Damiani
: Thames & Hudson
: Architecture / Design
: 2003
ISBN: 0500284601
: 176
: English
: PDF
: 270 MB

Acclaimed as one of the world's foremost modern architects, Bernard Tschumi achieved early fame by winning the competition to design the Parc de la Villette on the north-east edge of Paris, featuring bright red "deconstructivist" pavilions. Tschumi is widely credited with leading the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at New York's Columbia University into the digital age and positioning the school at the forefront of the architectural vanguard. During his 15-year tenure, Tschumi has continued to build and the results are amply illustrated in this monograph, which documents Tschumi's full career.
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: Gerza 17-04-2016, 18:52 | : 0 |
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