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Interiors Now

Interiors Now is a collection of the world’s most up-to-date and inspiring interiors. Including the luxurious and the practical, corporate and residential, the work of the best and most influential architects and interior designers from Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, is showcased in this comprehensive, single-volume book. Divided into four categories, Corporate, Hospitality and [&hellip

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Office Interiors

New technology has created a revolution in the way we work–and in our surroundings at work. Office Interiors reveals how more pleasant working environments are evolving through intelligent construction, ergonomics, improved ventilation systems, new cladding methods, ecological efficiency, and lighting controls. Hundreds of full-color photographs of innovative workspaces, both new and rehabbed, plus detailed illustrations, [&hellip

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Radical Office Design

Traditional office work, characterized by repetitive clerical tasks, is rapidly giving way to “knowledge work,” characterized by the creative application and exchange of information. In response, architects around the world are leaving aside the old cubicle grid to design imaginative, high-tech offices that foster knowledge work and, at the same time, help workers balance the [&hellip

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Corporate Fields: Office Projects by the D[R]L Design Research Lab

What will the office look like in the future? How will it operate? These were the questions posed by the Architectural Association’s Design Research Lab three years ago. Corporate Fieldsis the response: a series of projects that propose new kinds of highly collaborative and responsive working environments evolved from an experimental use of technology. In [&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

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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Stanley Saitowitz: Buildings and Projects

rchitect Stanley Saitowitz, based in San Francisco, is known for a practice that unites the qualities of early modern architecture with the construction techniques, materials, and urban and social attributes of the twenty-first century. Recurring themes in his work include the careful connection to time and place; the construction of spaces that allow fields of [&hellip

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Planet Architecture

This three volume set features the first three volumes of the Planet Architecture Series – Recent Houses. “Volume One: Recent Houses” is the first in a series of compilations featuring contemporary houses by PlanetArchitecture.com. Will Bruder’s Townsend Residence is a highly expressive oasis which captures the beauty and serenity of the desert landscape. Eric Owen [&hellip

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Innovative Apartment Buildings

Includes hundreds of full-color photographs,floor plans,and sketches.Features thorourh documentation and commentary from contributing architects.Looking for some inspiration to get away from that old saltine box look?Here are the latest design trends in apartment buildings and how to make them chic,moderns and livalbe.Contributing architects have added their commentary and floor plans for each project, which include [&hellip

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Toward a New Regionalism: Environmental Architecture in the Pacific Northwest

Green design is the major architectural movement of our time. Throughout the world architects are producing sustainable buildings in an attempt to preserve the environment and our globe’s natural resources. However, current strategies for forming sustainable solutions are typically too general and fail to take advantage of critical geographical, environmental, and cultural factors particular to [&hellip

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Art Invention House

Art/Invention/House is an authoritative and handsomely illustrated presentation of forty new houses-many published here for the first time-exploring the creativity of top architects around the world, ranging from firms that specialize in residential work to those for whom a house is a rare indulgence. The houses shown here are understated or audacious, but never conventional. [&hellip

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Tom Kundig: Houses

The work of Seattle-based architect Tom Kundig has been called both raw and refined, as well as super-crafted and warm. Kundig’s projects, especially his houses, uniquely combine these two seemingly disparate sets of characteristics to produce some of the most inventive structures found in the architecture world today. Kundig’s internationally acclaimed work is inspired by [&hellip

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Ten Shades of Green: Architecture and the Natural World

Contemporary buildings, like contemporary forms of urban development, are major contributors to the environmental crisis. In this book documenting a major traveling exhibition organized by the Architectural League, curator and critic Peter Buchanan uses ten buildings that combine environmental responsibility and design excellence to argue that sustainability is not just good for the planet but [&hellip

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The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture

From the arid deserts of Tucson, Arizona to the icy forests of Poori, Finland to the tropical beaches of New South Wales, Australia to the urban jungle of downtown Manhattan, critics Alanna Stang and Christopher Hawthorne have traveled to the farthest reaches of the globe to find all that is new in the design of [&hellip

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Sustainable Residential Interiors

“This is a book that many in the design community have been waiting for–a volume that clearly and succinctly lays out the strategies and tools at our disposal for creating interiors that will serve not only our clients’ needs, but also those of the planet. Best of all, it’s an inspiration to read, allowing each [&hellip

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XS: Small Structures, Green Architecture

A follow-up to the highly successful XS: Big Ideas, Small Buildings, this book features contemporary solutions to two of today’s most challenging problems-how to conserve space and help save the environment. The design goals of the 40 houses included here are to build as small as possible, to harmonize with the site, to use natural [&hellip

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Arcadian Architecture: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson-12 Houses

The architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson believes that “the sensuality of place, the emotive qualities of materials, and the ability to give pleasure and insight, to comfort and to transport can produce humane and spirited architecture.” Whether designing corporate headquarters for Pixar Animation Studios, the Software Engineering Institute for Carnegie Mellon University, the new Apple [&hellip

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Educational Facilities Planning: Leadership, Architecture, and Management

A new direction is being created in the design and architecture of educational spaces. The programming, planning, and design of educational facilities including public and private primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, as well as libraries, corporate training facilities, convention centers, and daycare centers are featured. “Educational Environments No 3” illustrates how today’s best [&hellip

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Ecological Design and Building Schools: Green Guide to Educational Opportunities in the United States and Canada

The only directory of its kind in North America, this comprehensive guide features an annotated listing of schools and educational centers offering programs in ecological architecture and construction. Included also are a 10-year overview of sustainable design education, tables comparing school programs, and listings of instructors, green building organizations, selected textbooks, and publicly available curricula. [&hellip

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Schools and Kindergartens: A Design Manual

As a new generation of educational environments are designed and built, this design manual helps architects to grasp the underlying educational theories and how they can be realized in built form, so that the building fulfills its role as a 3-dimensional curriculum plan. It presents over 80 international case studies. RECEIVE 10% OFF THIS TITLE [&hellip

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Kindergartens, Schools and Playgrounds

Human development during childhood and adolescence is particularly important, and the quality of the spaces where it takes place can be highly influential in a delicate process. Numerous studies explore the effects of architecture on children’s behavior and have their effect on the design of educational establishments. This book gathers a selection of schools and [&hellip

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Joined Up Design for Schools

Features over sixty remarkable projects in which school children throughout 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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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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Kindergarten Architecture

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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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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Building Type Basics for 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 Perkins shares his firsthand knowledge in order to guide architects, [&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 [&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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Public Garden Management

The complete-and-ready reference for establishing, managing, and running a successful and sustainable, profitable public garden As unique museums with living collections of plants, public gardens offer visitors aesthetically beautiful landscapes combined with educational programming and scientific research that promote the value and understanding of plants. In the twenty-first century, public gardens are in the forefront [&hellip

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Large Parks

The discipline of landscape architecture encompasses many typologies, from domestic gardens and neighborhood playgrounds to urban designs and state parks. Most critical studies of the discipline tend to approach it from a historical or contemporary perspective organized around criteria such as built versus unbuilt, urban versus peripheral, or competition-sponsored versus commission-based. Very few analyses have [&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

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