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Building Type Basics for Elementary and Secondary Schools

Essential information for the design of elementary and secondary schools Building Type Basics for Elementary and Secondary Schools, Second Edition is your one-stop reference for the essential information you need to confidently begin the design process and successfully complete the design for elementary and secondary schools, large or small, on time and within budget. Bradford [&hellip

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Schools – Educational Spaces

School building architecture has greatly gained in pedagogical significance during the last years. Students of the 21st century have access to increasingly more workspaces customized for various studies, rooms for teamwork and cafeterias. Multi-functional communal spaces, exhibition spaces and sports facilities also play an important role in education if you happen to be hitting the [&hellip

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Designing the Sustainable School

This book presents a survey of K-12 schools from around the world that combine the best in aesthetics, sustainability, and high-performance design. K-12 school construction currently represents one of the largest sectors of new construction of any building type. Considering rising energy costs and concerns for the environment, there has never been more attention focused [&hellip

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Kindergarten Architectures

Because the sensory stimuli a child receives from the environment are vital to the child’s development many studies have been carried out to determine the effects of architecture on the behavior of young children. Kindergarten Architecture presents 22 preschools from around the world, all of which strive to be ideal: safe places where there are [&hellip

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The Design of Learning Spaces

Learning can take place anywhere. So does the detail of the physical surroundings provided by schools matter? After many years of minimal investment in school premises, schools in the UK are in the midst of a wave of planning, building and using new schools. This includes all English secondary schools, being renewed through Building Schools [&hellip

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Joined Up Design for Schools

Features over sixty remarkable projects in which school children thoughout Britain have commissioned pioneering concepts from a dazzling array of international designers and architects, including Richard Rogers Partnership, Paul Smith, Will Allsop, Marks Barfield,Thomas Heatherwick,Wolff Olins, Conran & Partners, Priestman Goode and Kevin McCloud The first scheme worldwide in which client teams of children have [&hellip

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Architectural Acoustics: Principles and Practice

Get the leading guide to acoustics for architects, engineers, and interior designers. A widely recognized, comprehensive reference to acoustic principles for all concerned with the built environment, Architectural Acoustics, Second Edition provides design professionals with up-to-date information on basic concepts, acoustical materials, and technologies for controlling wanted or unwanted sound within and around buildings. Written [&hellip

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Theater Design

This text is a comprehensive reference to all aspects of theatre planning and construction and a history of theatre design from ancient times to the present. Drawing on examples from Greek and Roman models to Renaissance and baroque theatres to contemporary buildings around the world, it discusses such requirements as structural systems, seating, acoustics and [&hellip

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Theatres and Concert Halls

This new volume in our series Construction and Design Manual introduces the building typologies Theatres and Concert Halls. Expert contributors provide a brief summary of the history of theatre architecture in Europe, an overview of theatre interiors and of theatre design in general. Featured are 32 projects, each illustrated with full colour photographs, scale plans [&hellip

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Theaters (A Norton/Library of Congress Visual Sourcebook)

The latest title in the Norton/Library of Congress Visual Sourcebooks series, Theaters offers a richly illustrated history of a revered cultural artifact and a technological challenge, following its progression from the eighteenth-century opera house to the modern movie multiplex. This visual sourcebook traces the development of its colorful and varied forms as they developed in [&hellip

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Architecture, Actor and Audience

Understanding the theatre space on both the practical and theoretical level is becoming increasingly important to people working in drama, in whatever capacity. Theatre architecture is one of the most vital ingredients of the theatrical experience and one of the least discussed or understood. In Architecture, Actor and Audience Mackintosh explores the contribution the design [&hellip

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Snohetta Works

Snoehetta is a leading team of architects in Norway with offices in Oslo and New York. This first-ever publication to document their work presents and illustrates the most important current and completed projects of these architects, who have been active internationally for fifteen years, and contains texts by various authors. Projects include the Library of [&hellip

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Building Type Basics for Performing Arts Facilities

This Building Type Basics book provides an accessible guide to the essentials of designing these specialized environments—including the underlying issues of financing, feasibility, and the diverse roles of the design and construction team, sponsor, banks, impresario, and manager. Complete with a wealth of descriptive floor plans, diagrams, photographs, and case studies, it features need-to-know information [&hellip

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Performing Architecture: Opera Houses, Theatres and Concert Halls for the Twenty-first Century

Profusely illustrated with photographs, computer renderings and architectural drawings, “Performing Architecture” explores fifty of today’s finest performance spaces, as well as recently refurbished, restored and transformed buildings. A brief introduction traces the post-war development of theatre and concert hall design, and sets out the circumstances today that have led to such a rich provision for [&hellip

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Buildings for the Performing Arts, Second Edition: A Design and Development Guide

This Design and Development Guide is an essential book for those who are involved in the initiation, planning, design and building of facilities for the various performing arts, from local to metropolitan locations. It includes the stages in the development, decisions to be taken, information requirements, feasibility and advice necessary in the design and development [&hellip

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The Dimensions of Parking

Get the latest information on parking development and operations. Whether you plan to offer free or pay parking, you will learn best practices for how to plan, design, finance, build, and operate a parking facility. Updated throughout, this edition covers the impact of sport utility vehicles and lights trucks, and best practices in financing, parking [&hellip

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Shared Parking

Based on all new data, this book contains information to accurately estimate parking requirements, a chapter on management, and case studies that describe how shared parking has been implemented.   RECEIVE 10% OFF THIS TITLE WITH DISCOUNT CODE:

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Traffic Design

  Since the last century, most of the public space has been designed for and around the automobile. Gradually, a mostly undifferentiated infrastructure developed into landmark architecture, with buildings and constructions of all kinds that interpret and mark the contemporary’s “automobile way of life”. Be it parking garages, gas stations, wash-cafés, bridges or motor hotels: [&hellip

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Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities: Issues, Examples, Solutions

Colleges and universities across North America are facing difficult questions about automobile use and transportation. Lack of land for new parking lots and the desire to preserve air quality are but a few of the factors leading institutions toward a new vision based upon expanded transit access, better bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and incentives that [&hellip

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The Architecture of Parking

The first comprehensive international survey of one of the most important building types of the modern era: the parking garage. Since the invention of the car, the buildings that house them have been a source of inspiration and consternation to architects. Although many dreary car parks and garages do exist, the challenge of efficiently housing [&hellip

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The Parking Garage: Design and Evolution of a Modern Urban Form

Examining the parking garage from an architect’s perspective, this book chronicles the evolution and future of parking garage innovations—from early elevator and ramp designs through the modern, sustainable structures of today.   RECEIVE 10% OFF THIS TITLE WITH DISCOUNT CODE:

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Parking Structures: Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Repair

Parking Structures provides a single-source reference for parking structure designers, builders, and owners. This third edition is still the only such book. It addresses how to select the best functional and structural designs for a given situation, ensure long-term durability, design for easy maintenance, decide on the number and placement of entrances and exits, design [&hellip

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Lots of Parking: Land Use in a Car Culture

When the automobile was first introduced, few Americans predicted its fundamental impact, not only on how people would travel, but on the American landscape itself. Instead of reducing the amount of wheeled transport on public roads, the advent of mass-produced cars caused congestion, at the curb and in the right-of-way, from small midwestern farm towns [&hellip

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Housing/Single-Family Housing

As cities evolve architects are constantly searching for appropriate architectonic solutions, and in this book the authors present a systematic examination of innovative single-family houses and residential buildings in the context of presentday cities. The latest developments are reviewed in essays and thematic chapters discuss such topics as lowenergy building, the use of prefabricated materials, [&hellip

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New Urban Housing

The design of high-density housing is inextricably linked to the growth of towns and cities: as urban centers have increased in both geographical size and density, housing has had to be provided to accommodate the numbers and needs of the population. Whether highly visible or merged with the existing cityscape, a vast proportion of the fabric [&hellip

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Praxis: Journal of Writing + Building, Issue 3: Housing Tactics by Amanda Reeser Praxis: Journal of Writing + Building, Issue 3: Housing Tactics

Issue 3, Housing Tactics, provides an in-depth look at innovative housing strategies across the Americas. Feature articles investigate a diverse range of subtopics: etekt.com and house_n, innovations which strive to use technology in the design and production of the single-family home; results of the Chicago Housing Competition; and recent housing projects by architects Stanley Saitowitz, [&hellip

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Sustainable Housing: Principles and Practice

Written by experts, Sustainable Housing brings new perspectives on residential sustainability, using case studies of latest practice. This book is based upon the ‘Housing and Sustainability’ conference at the RIBA in 1998, which intended to guide action into the next century, setting down key principles, providing important new technical information and setting UK practices in [&hellip

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Innovation in Sustainable Housing: Tango

Product Details Paperback: 96 pages Publisher: Edizioni Press (October 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 1931536384 ISBN-13: 978-1931536387 Product Dimensions: 9 x 8.8 x 0.3 inches Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces Average Customer Review:Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,499,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) RECEIVE 10% OFF THIS TITLE WITH [&hellip

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Floor Plan Manual: Housing: Third Revised and Expanded Edition

The Housing Floor Plan Atlas, for 10 years the bestseller among our reference works, has lost none of its actuality. Ground floor planning and living space requirements have changed little over the past decade, but the selected case-studies and their graphic presentation have been updated to satisfy the demands of today’s audience. This new edition [&hellip

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New Supermarket Design

Supermarkets are changing. Gone are the days of boxy, frozen warehouses stacked high with package goods. Today’s supermarkets can be inviting or theatrical, artfully urban or charmingly rural. An informative guide to the fast-changing world of modern supermarket architecture, New Supermarket Design is a sumptuous, visual tour of the most groundbreaking innovations in the field. [&hellip

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New Shopping Malls

Creating an appealing overall look as well as a distinctive image for each shop…integrating communal areas…handling parking and public facilities…these are just some of the challenges facing the designers of modern shopping malls. Shop and Malls features dozens of remarkable examples of successful malls, each one showcased with floor plans, insightful text, sketches, and full-color [&hellip

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Shopping Environments: Evolution, Planning and Design

Shopping centers have become the most common of shopping environments and have influenced the make-up of cities around the world. However, in recent years, the enclosed “mall” has evolved and diversified with new types of retail environments that were developed to better suit their locale and meet public expectation. This design guide has over 600 [&hellip

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Stores of the Year No. 16

Today’s challenging retail market demands new solutions in visual marketing. In its sixteenth edition, Stores of the Year presents more than 250 full-color photos revealing how top professionals in design, architecture, lighting, and fixtures turn spaces into marketplaces. Interior designers, architects, visual merchandisers, and retail executives will refer to this book time and time again [&hellip

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Store Presentation and Design No. 2

Turn selling space into sales!   * Creative, cutting-edge visual merchandising * More than 250 color photographs show how to make the store sell Here are the finest examples of in-store visual merchandising–displays that show how creative design, architecture, lighting, fixture choice, and merchandise presentation can turn selling space into sales. Store Presentation and Design [&hellip

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New Retail

In the decades since the advent of the shopping mall, shopping has become synonymous with entertainment and the retail store a key player in establishing brand identity. In a growing trend, high-profile architects are designing provocative storefronts and interiors that create an aura of exclusivity, draw in customers, and attract media attention rivaling the goods [&hellip

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ecoDesign: The Sourcebook

For the growing number of people looking to embrace an eco-friendly lifestyle without sacrificing high style, ecoDesignnow fully revised and updatedis the ultimate one-stop shopping resource. The latest edition of this definitive sourcebook includes up-to-the-minute listings for more than seven hundred consumer productsfrom clothing to kitchenware, electronics to furniturethat have a minimal impact on the [&hellip

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Stores and Retail Spaces 9

The ninth edition of this popular series, with 300 full-color photos, features 41 award-winning new specialty shops, department stores, shop-in-shops, shopping center kiosks, food courts, counter-service and sit-down restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, specialty food shops, service retailers, exhibits, manufacturer showrooms and auto dealerships. Also includes intimates, shoes, electronics, airport newsstands, college campus stores and big [&hellip

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Cool Shops Tokyo

A rich heritage of Japanese tradition meets the best of international trends in Tokyo’s cutting-edge boutiques and stores. As you?d expect from a dynamic and forwarding-looking city, the shops in Tokyo have an innovative flair unequaled anywhere else. If you?re looking for the quirkiness of Tokyo’s youth culture, or the understated elegance of Asia’s business [&hellip

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Best Designed Flagship Stores

In recent times, global players and international brands from almost all industries have chosen excellent architecture at first-class addresses as a way of concentrating their presence in a distinctive location. In most cases, innovative and avantgarde flagship stores lend a unique architectural frame to the whole product range of a single manufacturer. Dramaturgically designed rooms [&hellip

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