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English Cathedral

Among the most magnificent buildings of England are its Anglican cathedrals, great symbols of spiritual and architectural power. No one can fail to marvel at Durham’s incomparable Romanesque masterpiece, the elegant stylistic unity of Salisbury, the world-famous stained glass of Canterbury or the striking Gothic scissor arch at Wells. In this breathtaking new book, award-winning [&hellip

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Mosque: Political, Architectural and Social Transformations

The Netherlands’ approximately 800,000 Muslims have access to almost 500 mosques. While mosques were once quietly accommodated in old school buildings, factories or churches, today the construction of new mosques is up–one of the factors literally increasing the visibility of Islam in Dutch society. The current debate about the religious, social, political and cultural position [&hellip

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Architecture for the Gods Vol 2

This new edition of one of Images’ best-selling books, written by the original author, presents all-new projects that reflect the latest trends in the architecture of religious buildings. More than fifty projects are presented in full colour, sumptuous photographs and drawings, with text that explains the design challenges of the projects and how they were [&hellip

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Sacred Buildings: A Design Manual

The building of religious structures represents a rare opportunity for the architect to concentrate on the creation of volume, space, and form. Sacred architecture is far less determined than other building tasks by functional requirements, norms, and standards. As a rule, it is free to unfold as pure architecture. Thus in design terms this building [&hellip

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American Country Churches

Now more than ever, vacationing Americans are choosing to stay right here in the U.S., to look inward at our own rich national heritage. Thus, there has never been a more appropriate time for this sweeping, gorgeously photographed look at rural America’s most enchanting houses of worship. The country church tells us who we are. [&hellip

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How to Read Churches: A Crash Course in Ecclesiastical Architecture

Small enough to fit in a pocket yet serious enough to provide real answers, this primer is a must-have for architecture and history buffs, tourists, and churchgoers interested in decoding the styles and symbols of religious buildings. Every building contains clues embedded in its design that identify not only its architectural style but also who [&hellip

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Rematerial: From Waste to Architecture

Everyday, millions of tons of garbage are dumped into landfills and consigned to perpetual disuse. But when creativity meets resourcefulness, waste can become the material for building.Never before in history has the impact of man on this planet been so important. The construction industry is one of the most polluting in the world, so contemporary [&hellip

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Radical Renovations: Inspiring Architectural Makeovers

Radical Renovations presents a range of beautifully transformed homes from around the world with full-color ‘before and after’ photography, and detailed ‘before and after’ plans The book showcases architectural transformations from around the world, including a variety of design styles, building types, briefs and budgets. Radical Renovations presents more than fifty outstanding examples of adaptive [&hellip

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Stewardship of the Built Environment: Sustainability, Preservation, and Reuse

When we think of green building, we tend to picture new construction. But Robert A. Young argues that the greenest building is often the one that has already been built. In ‘Stewardship of the Built Environment,’ he shows how rehabilitating and reusing existing structures holds untapped potential for achieving sustainable communities. Students and professionals alike [&hellip

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Transformer: Reuse, Renewal, and Renovation in Contemporary Architecture

This visually stunning new title is dedicated to the seemingly magical transformation of spaces and structures. It covers an amazing range of residential and commercial architecture as well as large-scale urban renewal, showcasing projects that frequently cross functional boundaries. The dramatic scope of the renovations included in this title give the reader a visceral shock [&hellip

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Old Buildings, New Designs

Increasingly, architects are hired to design new work for existing structures. Whether for reasons of preservation, sustainability, or cost-effectiveness, the movement to reuse buildings presents a variety of design challenges and opportunities. Old Buildings, New Designs is an Architecture Brief devoted to working within a given architectural fabric from the technical issues that arise from [&hellip

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A+t 39-40 Reclaim – Remediate Reuse Recycle (English and Spanish Edition)

Reclaim. Remediate Reuse Recycle interprets and compares actions extracted from the projects and classifies them into three Re- processes: Remediate: acting on the territory, Reuse: acting on the building. Recycle: acting on the material. With this start to the Reclaim series, a+t interprets the works analysed and organizes its discourse on the basis of Re- [&hellip

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Build-On: Converted Architecture and Transformed Buildings

Exceptional architectural transformations that bring new life and function to existing structures. In most parts of the world, developed areas are predominantly shaped by existent houses, buildings and constructions. One of the biggest challenges architects face today is creatively bringing new life and function to these existing structures. The transition from the industrial age to [&hellip

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Re-Use Architecture

Economic and societal transitions have left many buildings redundant and numerous structures are waiting to be put to new uses. Due in part to an increasing awareness of ecological issues, but mainly thanks to the esteem currently enjoyed by any sort of historic building fabric, unused structures are now examined to determine what kind of [&hellip

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The USA Pavilion Expo 2010 Shanghai: Rising to the Challenge

Capturing the thrilling experiences inside America’s great hall at the USA Pavilion of the Shanghai World Expo, this souvenir guidebook is packed with eye-catching images, facts, and first-person accounts. From early Pavilion drawings to images of Opening Day excitement to a tour of the Pavilion itself, this official commemorative book highlights the spirit of America [&hellip

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Coney Island: The Parachute Pavilion Competition

For almost 100 years, Coney Island was the most popular seaside destination in the United States. Eachyear, millions escaped the heat of New York City to savor the thrills of the Cyclone roller coaster and Wonder Wheel at the Astroland amusement park. They came to sample an original Nathan’s Famous hot dog, witness the first [&hellip

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Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape

An internationally renowned public garden designer, with 27 years experience and an artist s eye, Lynden Miller has changed the face of New York City s public places by providing a connection with nature for neighborhoods, rich and poor. Parks, Plants and People describes the elements of successful public space and tells how to design, [&hellip

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Egon Eiermann / Sep Ruf – German Pavilions, Brussel 1958

The German Pavilions were the actual event at the 1958 Brussels World Fair, because what appeared as an oasis of modesty among the typical exhibition fairground of bizarre sensationalism was precisely what would not have been expected of economic miracle Germany: no showing off or pomposity, just architecture distinguished by its reticence and the refined [&hellip

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Ten Years Serpentine Gallery Pavilions

Ten years of temporary pavilions by top architects Since 2000, the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens has called on some of the world’s top architects to design summer pavilions – temporary structures that are erected next to the Gallery itself for a three-month period. The Serpentine, which was built in 1934 as a tea [&hellip

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On the High Line: Exploring America’s Most Original Urban Park

Thirty feet in the air, rebuilt and planted on one-and-a-half miles of abandoned, elevated railroad track snaking through Manhattan’s West Side, the High Line has turned the dream of escape offered by most urban parks inside out. The High Line invites you deeper into the city than you’ve ever been before. Its stunning gardens wend [&hellip

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Wayfinding: Designing and Implementing Graphic Navigational Systems

As more spaces turn into public areas and become increasingly complicated, people, more than ever, need to know where they are and where they are going. To bring clarity to this confusion, graphic design is crucial, but the design of wayfinding systems is also a collaborative process. This is a stress-relieving handbook for designers working [&hellip

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Wayfinding Handbook: Information Design for Public Places

Where am I? What can I do here? Where can I go from here? How do I get out of here? Consciously or not, we ask such questions every day as we navigate the places and spaces of our lives. Whether we find ourselves in a museum, hospital, airport, mall, or street in an unfamiliar [&hellip

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Walk This Way: Sign Graphics Now

This publication is an in-depth study on sign design. The fifty-plus projects were carefully chosen to feature diverse aspects of the discipline, leaving virtually no terrain uncharted in the field of wayfinding and signage. Interviews with the world’s most prominent design firms and sign experts reveal candid comments on the inspiration behind their work, the [&hellip

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Wayfinding and Signage

The goal of this book is to communicate knowledge and information which help in the planning and application of effective orientation systems in the tourist industry. International examples from all areas of tourism create a valuable overview of the subject. Topics covered include: congress centres, hotels, museums, parking structures, and medical facilities. The goal of [&hellip

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Guide Sign Design

A compendium of guide signs from around Asia to be used as reference by designers, marketers and town planners. Features signs in hotels, educational facilities, medical centres, museums, theatres, amusement facilities, corporate facilities, shops and public spaces. Clear photographs and accompanying illustrations provide a full range of approaches to design and communication. RECEIVE 10% OFF [&hellip

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Basic Sign

Basic is a series about the basic disciplines of graphic design. After Basic Logos, Packaging, Corporate Identity, Brochures and Promotions, the newest one is about Signage, and is classified according to the type of environment; urban, cultural, commercial, corporate, events, health-care. Basic Sign features different signage works and strategies developed by designers from around the [&hellip

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Stations

Serving as gateways to the cities, train stations were the most important urban building developments at the turn of the 20th century. One century later this building mission is experiencing a fascinating renaissance. On a world-wide basis new facilities are emerging that need to fulfill various functions ? so very often they have to serve [&hellip

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Building Type Basics for Transit Facilities

Building Type Basics for Transit Facilities covers the essentials of designing transit facilities. Features innovative transit station designs, including light and heavy rail, airports, and cruise terminals. Presents numerous illustratrations with descriptive floor plans, diagrams, and photographs. Provides need-to-know information for getting started in this complex area… RECEIVE 10% OFF THIS TITLE WITH DISCOUNT CODE: 

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Airports: A Century of Architecture

The airport terminal, the most important building type in the world of transportation, is also the site of the most ambitious and innovative achievements in 20th-century architecture. From the timber runway used during the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight to modern glass-and-steel structures, from military buildings housing fighter planes to public spaces for both travel [&hellip

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Naked Airport: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Revolutionary Structure

Although airports are now best known for interminable waits at check-in counters, liquid restrictions for carry-on luggage, and humiliating shoe-removal rituals at security, they were once the backdrops for jet-setters who strutted, martinis in hand, through curvilinear terminals designed by Eero Saarinen. In the critically acclaimed ‘Naked” Airport,’ Alastair Gordon traces the cultural history of [&hellip

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Airport Interiors: Design for Business

‘Airport Interiors’ provides essential background into the development of the airport business and the design of its interior spaces, whether it is through the masterplanning of circulation spaces or interior finishes. The book explains how the global airport market developed and why; who the main architectural influences are; and how interiors have made a commercial [&hellip

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Airport Architecture

Airports today are much more than gateways to cities, countries or continents. They have developed into city-like complexes and multifunctional systems, which while being set up to serve the needs of smoothly running air traffic, at the same time have taken on all the functions of a normal community: sleeping, shopping, work and leisure time [&hellip

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Sustainable School Architecture: Design for Elementary and Secondary Schools

Get the comprehensive guide to the sustainable design of schools. The elementary and secondary school buildings and campuses built today are the schools of the future. Sustainable School Architecture is a guide to the planning, architecture, and design of schools that are healthy, stimulating, and will conserve energy and resources. Written with the needs of [&hellip

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Educational Facilities

Education throughout the world is undergoing a process of transformation, and as it progresses the institutes dedicated to teaching–from schools through to universities and adult education centers? must reflect this change in order to maximize their ability to transmit knowledge and facilitate learning. Educational Facilities is an in-depth exploration of today’s most innovative and progressive [&hellip

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Educational Spaces: A Pictorial Review

In all probability the plannign of educational institutions is the most socially responsive design that an architect can pursue and doubtless the most difficult to perform well. The primary purpose of all featured buildings is education and this ranges from tertiary institutions, colleges, Biographies fo participating firms are provided. This brilliant resouce book contains a [&hellip

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Modern Schools: A Century of Design for Education

Modern Schools: A Century of Design for Education is a comprehensive survey of modern K-12 schools from Frank Lloyd Wright to Morphosis–an in-depth design study that explores the fundamental relationship between architecture, education, and the design of contemporary learning environments. Its focus is on the underlying design themes and characteristic features that support and enhance [&hellip

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Colleges & Universities: Educational Spaces

University buildings pose an interesting challenge for contemporary architecture. The seven liberal arts have long ago been joined by countless other faculties and departments. This branching out of knowledge requires a specialization of its structures which play a role in the transmission of learning and the creation of new knowledge. In addition, subjects of interconnectivity [&hellip

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