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xi, 229 pages : chiefly color illustrations, plans (some color) ; 26 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Knud Loenberg-Holm: A Productivist Architect in America 2. Monuments and Instruments: The SSA and the International Style 3. Industrial Emancipation and Technocracy in the 1930's 4. Sweets Catalog and Repro-Shelter 5. Information Architectures 6. The Archetype of the Invisible Architects of Invisible Architectures Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138703353 20180213
This book traces the ideal of total environmental control through the intellectual and geographic journey of Knud Loenberg- Holm, a forgotten Danish architect who promoted a unique systemic, cybernetic, and ecological vision of architecture in the 1930s. A pioneering figure of the new objectivity and international constructivism in Germany in 1922 and a celebrated peer of radical figures in De Stijl, the Bauhaus, and Russian constructivism, when he emigrated to Detroit in 1923 he introduced the vanguard theory of productivism through his photography, essays, designs, and pedagogy. By following Loenberg- Holm's ongoing matrix of relations until the postwar era with the European vanguards in CIAM and former members of the Structural Study Associates (SSA), especially Fuller, Frederick Kiesler, and C. Theodore Larson, this study shows how their definition of building as a form of environmental control anticipated the contemporary disciplines of industrial ecology, industrial metabolism, and energy accounting.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138703353 20180213
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
304 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 28 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
152 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, plans ; 29 cm
It is understood that Mies van der Rohe is one of the most important architects of the Modern movement. But how do Mies' ideas on architecture and on the logic of construction relate to his built - and sometimes unbuilt - oeuvre? This book investigates this question based on 14 projects, with a focus on the choice of detail and material. Specially produced three-dimensional drawings provide an easy-to-understand analysis of Mies' construction concepts. The projects include Lange and Esters Houses (1927-30), Tugendhat House (1928-30), the Barcelona Pavilion (1928-29), Farnsworth House (1946-51), Lake Shore Drive (1948-51) and the New National Gallery (1962-68). The investigation covers several decades of Mies' work, and hence his German and American creative periods.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783035611564 20180319
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
260 pages : illustrations, map, plans ; 26 x 11 cm
For this volume, over forty internationally renowned architects and educators from Peter Eisenman and the late Zaha Hadid to Rafael Moneo and Cesar Pelli were asked to list the top 100 twentieth-century architectural projects they would teach to students. The contributors were encouraged to select built projects where formal, spatial, technological, and organizational concepts responded to dynamic historical, cultural, social, and political circumstances. The capacity of these buildings to resist, adapt, and invent new typologies solidifies their timeless relevance to future challenges. The result is presented here in this unique volume: a master list of the top 100 must-know built works of architecture designed and completed between 1900 and 2000. Ranging from houses and apartment buildings to museums and buildings for education and government, the book offers a wealth of extraordinary works of design and construction and is an essential edition for anyone with an interest in architecture and design.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780847859504 20171204
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
191 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves (folded) : illustrations (some color), color map ; 31 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
187 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
  • The new kick in the stomach esthetic / Alessandro Biamonti
  • A different world tour / Silvia Maria Gramegna, Oxana Nosova
  • They thought they would be so many: Kangbashi New Area, Ordos, China, Asia ; City of Tianducheng, China, Asia ; Nova Cidade de Kilamba (Kilamba New City), Angola, Africa ; Gibellina Nuova, Italy, Europe ; Sanzhi Pod City, Taiwan, Asia ; Châtelet line of the Charleroi Métro, Belgium, Europe
  • They thought they would become so rich. Principality of Sealand, Rough Sands, North Sea, Europe ; Kolmanskop, Namibia, Africa ; Cinderella City Mall, Englewood, America ; Hashima Island, Japan, Asia ; Torre Abraham Lincoln, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America ; Neft Daşlari Settlement, Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan, Asia
  • They thought no one would realize. Hotel di Alimuri, Vico Equense, Italy, Europe ; Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, North Korea, Asia ; Communist Party Headquarters, Buzludzha, Bulgaria, Europe ; Crimean Atomic Energy Station, Kazantip, Crimea, Asia ; Torre David, Caracas, Venezuela, South America ; Kowloon Walled City, Hong Kong, China, Aisa
  • They thought they would have so much fun. Nara Dreamland, Nara, Japan, Asia ; Consonno, Italy, Europe ; Gulliver's Kingdom, Kamikuishiki, Japan, Asia ; Spreepark, Berlin, Germany, Europe ; Repubblica delle Rose, Adriatic Sea, Europe ; Wonderland, Chenzhuang Village, China, Asia
  • Now we'll take care of it! Turning problems into opportunities / Franco Bolelli ; Torre Galfa, Milan, Italy, Europe / Anna Anzani ; A vertical urban park / Alessandro Biamonti
  • A half-serious glossary
  • Things to know / Ruggero Biamonti.
As soon as it leaves the protective environment of drafting boards, specialized computer programs, and sophisticated 3-D models, every architectural project is inevitably forced to face the circumstances of real life. In most cases, it's a relatively painless experience, it nevertheless progresses without major problems - but sometimes things go wrong and it fails miserably! What remains are unfulfilled expectations and broken dreams of overly optimistic architects, owners, and clients. With a tongue in cheek approach, this book presents a selection of the most spectacular architectural flops from the 20th century to the present. Each project is described briefly and its circumstances analyzed and extensively documented via photos. The reader is taken to monumental ghost towns in Asia, grotesque remnants of amusement parks, for example in the USA, and a nuclear power plant in Crimea. The author is not aiming to uncover faults and condemn failed projects but rather to contemplate on how difficult and nearly impossible it is to predict the future for any type of endeavor.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783721209600 20180205
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
464 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
The Pritzker Prize is the most prestigious international prize for architecture. Architect includes all 42 recipients of the Pritzker Prize, and captures in pictures and their own words their awe-inspiring achievements. Organized in reverse chronological order by laureate each chapter features four to six of the architect's major works, including museums, libraries, hotels, places of worship, and more. The text, culled from notebooks, interviews, articles, and speeches illuminates the architects' influences and inspirations, personal philosophy, and aspirations for his own work and the future of architecture. The book includes More than 1000 stunning photographs, blueprints, sketches, and CAD drawings.Architect offers an unprecedented view into the minds of some of the most creative thinkers, dreamers, and builders of the last three decades and reveals that buildings are political, emotional, and spiritual.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780316505055 20180319
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
375 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
142 pages ; 21 cm
Architecture matters. To our cities, to our planet, to our personal lives. How we design and what we build has an impact that usually lasts for generations. The more we understand the importance of architecture, and the thinking and decisions behind the buildings we create, the better world we will construct. Who better to guide readers into the rich and complex world of contemporary architecture than Aaron Betsky, former architect, author, curator and museum director, and today dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Combining his early experiences working and meeting cutting-edge architects with his frequent role as jury member selecting the world's most prominent global architects to build icon for cities, Betsky possesses rare insight into the mechanisms, politics and personalities that play a role in how buildings in our societies and urban centres come to be. In some fifty themes and drawing from his own experiences and encounters with people and buildings around the world, he explores a broad spectrum of topics, from the meaning of domestic space to the spectacle of the urban realm. Accessible, instructive and hugely enjoyable, this book will open the eyes of anyone dreaming of becoming an architect, and bring a wry smile to anyone that already is.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500519080 20170605
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
179 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Introduction : into the automatic
  • Fenland tech : design methods at Cambridge
  • The logic of form : Peter Eisenman's early work
  • The politics of form finding : Frei Otto and postwar German architecture
  • Conclusion : from automatic architecture to architectural automatisms.
In the 1960s and '70s, architects, influenced by recent developments in computing and the rise of structuralist and poststructuralist thinking, began to radically rethink how architecture could be created. Though various new approaches gained favor, they had one thing in common: they advocated moving away from the traditional reliance on an individual architect's knowledge and instincts and toward the use of external tools and processes that were considered objective, logical, or natural. Automatic architecture was born. The quixotic attempts to formulate such design processes extended modernist principles and tried to draw architecture closer to mathematics and the sciences. By focusing on design methods, and by examining evidence at a range of scales from institutions to individual buildings Automatic Architecture offers an alternative to narratives of this period that have presented postmodernism as a question of style, as the methods and techniques traced here have been more deeply consequential than the many stylistic shifts of the past half century. Sean Keller closes the book with an analysis of the contemporary condition, suggesting future paths for architectural practice that work through, but also beyond, the merely automatic.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226496498 20180312
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
viii, 335 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
This book considers the effects of colonialism, travel, and globalization on the development of modern architecture in Germany from the 1850s until the 1930s. It argues that the rise of a new modern language of architecture within Germany during this period was shaped by the country's colonial and neo-colonial entanglements. Since architectural developments in nineteenth-century Germany are typically understood as crucial to the evolution of architecture worldwide in the twentieth century, this book globalizes the history of modern architecture at its founding moment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822945086 20170925
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
419 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 25 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
320 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
This expanded and up-to-date volume showcases Zaha Hadid's remarkable and inspiring work over the course of her career.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500343357 20171218
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
168 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Foreword Introduction: Stephen Hodder 1. The influence of Jacobsen, Hugh Pearman 2. On People Peter Walker 3. On Place Tony Chapman 4. Technology and Detail Rob Gregory.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859468265 20180115
Contexts: The Work of Hodder + Partners brings together contributions from architectural writers, academics and journalists to review the buildings, culture and philosophy of Hodder Associates (now Hodder + Partners), founded in 1992. Including high-quality colour images of both the practice's own work and the influences on it, this book will follow the themes of placemaking, humanisation, the influence of Arne Jacobsen and the essence of 'northerness' to place the practice's influence in context. A vital contribution to the history of one the UK's most important architectural practices, Hodder + Partners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859468265 20180115
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans, portraits ; 23 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
559 pages : maps, color illustrations ; 19 cm
The definitive architecture travel guide that lets you visit 1,000 of today's most must-see contemporary buildings - whether at home or on the road Featuring 1,000 of today's most compelling buildings by the world's finest architects, Destination: Architecture is an unparalleled and comprehensive resource for anyone wanting to get more out of their travels. No journey, from a long weekend to a long-haul trip, would be complete without this expertly curated 'who's who' of the most exciting architecture in the world. Each building is illustrated with a single image and accompanied by a brief description, with addresses, websites, and opening details. It's the best way to find and enjoy contemporary built culture on every continent.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780714875354 20180122
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

18. Fuksas [2017]

255 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
  • New Rome-EUR Convention Centre "La Nuvola" and hotel
  • Rhike Park - Music Theatre and Exhibition Hall
  • Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Terminal 3
  • Business Garden Warszawa Hotel
  • Refurbishment of the Ex "Unione Militare" building
  • New National Archives of France
  • Tbilisi Public Service Hall
  • Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management
  • Lyon Islands
  • Admirant Entrance Building
  • Armani Fifth Avenue
  • Myzeil Shopping Mall
  • San Paolo Parish Complex
  • Peres Peace House
  • Markthäuser 11-13
  • Zenith Music Hall (Strasbourg)
  • Zenith Music Hall (Amiens)
  • De Cecco Headquarters
  • Armani Ginza Tower
  • New Milan Trade Fair
  • Nardini Research Centre and Auditorium
  • Ferrari Headquarters and Research Centre
  • Armani Chater House
  • Twin Towers
  • Entrance to Graffiti Museum.
Studio Fuksas, led by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, is one of the most outstanding international architectural firms in the world. With offices in Rome, Paris and Shenzhen, the past 40 years have seen the company develop an innovative approach through a strikingly wide variety of projects, ranging from urban interventions, airports, museums, cultural centres, spaces for music, and convention centres to offices, private houses and interior design. Fuksas has an international reputation and has completed more than 600 projects across Europe, Africa, America, Asia and Australia, and has received numerous international awards. AUTHOR: Massimiliano Fuksas was born in Rome in 1944 and has been one of the leaders in contemporary architecture since the 1980s. He has been visiting professor at a number of universities, including those in New York, Paris, Wien and Stuttgart. He was the author of L'Espresso's architecture column, founded by Bruno Zevi, from 2000 to 2015. For many years, he has devoted special attention to addressing urban problems in large metropolitan areas. He now lives and works in Rome and Paris. Doriana Fuksas was born in Rome where she graduated in history of modern and contemporary architecture at the University of Rome's La Sapienza in 1979. She continued to study architecture at Ecole Speciale d Architecture in Paris, with didactic activities at the Institute of History of Arts at the Faculty of Letters and Arts and at Industrial Design Department ITACA at La Sapienza . She has curated four "Special Projects" at the 7th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. With husband Massimiliano Fuksas, she was co-author of the design column in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica in 2014 and 2015. She now lives and works in Rome and Paris. SELLING POINTS: * Showcases Fuksas' strong portfolio across architecture, interior design and urban planning projects * Fuksas awards include the Ignazio Silone International Prize for Culture (2011), an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects (2006) and the Grand Prix d Architecture Francaise (1999) * Harnesses the collaborative thinking and cultural philosophies at Fuksas that lead to both significant efficiencies, and compelling and engaging design 400 colour images.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781864707007 20180205
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm
  • La belle Genève en partage -- Palais Wilson. La mémoire de Genève -- Centre William Rappard. Le point de vue de l'arbre -- Concours d'architecture. Une école du possible dans la cité de la paix -- Palais des Nations. Pour la paix, un "monument" -- La Place des Nations ou la quête du sens -- Union internationale des télécommunications. "L'élément vertical" -- Organisation mondiale de la Santé. Le joyau des années 1960 -- Organisation internationale du Travail. Le clocher de la Genève internationale -- Comité international de la Croix-Rouge. Une architecture de l'urgence -- Organisation Mondiale de la Propriété Intellectuelle. Les moments de la création architecturale -- Organisation météorologique mondiale. C'est dans l'air ! -- Maison de la paix. L'art d'arrondir les angles -- CERN. La maison des bosons.
"Un siècle nous sépare de l'arrivée à Genève de la Société des Nations (SdN), l'instrument nouveau des relations politiques entre Etats après la catastrophe de la Première Guerre mondiale. La diplomatie internationale deviendrait démocratique et ses délibérations publiques. Elle aurait pour siège un palais, le "Palais des Nations". Et pour l'intendance, des bureaux par milliers. La vue sur le Mont-Blanc a été le cadeau de Genève à la SdN, accueillie sur les domaines enchanteurs de la rive droite. L'idylle du lac et de la montagne célébrée par les Romantiques au XIXe siècle allait devenir l'horizon quotidien des fonctionnaires qui refaisaient le monde du XXe. Ce livre raconte les étapes de la construction des bâtiments qui composent le domaine international de la ville. On lit sur l'espace réduit du canton l'histoire agitée de l'architecture de bureaux. Avec, dès le début, la querelle de la modernité lancée par Le Corbusier à propos du Palais des Nations. Entre l'austère édifice de pierre inauguré en 1926 pour l'Organisation internationale du Travail et les bulles de verre qui abritent la Maison de la paix depuis 2014, c'est une aventure architecturale genevoise qui trouve ici son premier récit."--Page 4 of cover.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
144 pages : color illustrations, color plans ; 29 cm.
  • About the guest-editor / Alex Lifschutz
  • Long life, Loose fit, low energy / Alex Lifschutz
  • Back to the future: the everyday built environment in a phase of transition / John Habraken
  • Learning from the West Coast: Long-Termism and Change: an interview with Stewart Brand / Peter Murray
  • NEUBAU: Flexible self-build cities in German / Anne-Julchen Bernhardt and Jörg Leeser
  • Japanese innovation in adaptable homes / Kazunobu Minami
  • Adaptability: a low-carbon strategy / Simon Sturgis
  • Four decades of open building implementation: realising individual agency in architectural infrastructures designed to last / Stephen Kendall
  • The fetish of flexibility: Farrell/Grimshaw Partnership, 125 Park Road, London / Edwin Heathcote
  • Flexible architecture for evolving work practices / Despina Katsikakis
  • System separation: a fitting strategy for future development / Giorgio Macchi
  • Dead and dying shopping malls, re-inhabited / Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson
  • Shaping Mexico City: evolutionary housing for low-income urban families / Andrea Martin and Jorge Andrade
  • Educational innovation through building adaptation / Alexi Marmot
  • Revolution and evolution: the Architectural Association / Clare Wright
  • Continuity and change: challenging the disposable Chinese city / Renee Y. Chow
  • Self-build and change: Kowloon Walled City, Hong Kong / Ian Lambot
  • Designing landscapes for change: Albertopolis / Kim Wilkie
  • Mixing up the Mediterranean model: architecture amid urban flux / Luca Molinari.
Loose-Fit Architecture: Designing Buildings for Change September/October 2017Profile 249 Volume 87 No 5ISBN 978 1119 152644 Guest-Edited by Alex Lifschutz The idea that a building is 'finished' or 'complete' on the day it opens its doors is hardwired into existing thinking about design, planning and construction. But this ignores the unprecedented rate of social and technological change. A building only begins its life when the contractors leave. With resources at a premium and a greater need for a sustainable use of building materials, can we still afford to construct new housing or indeed any buildings that ignore the need for flexibility or the ability to evolve over time? Our design culture needs to move beyond the idealisation of a creative individual designer generating highly specific forms with fixed uses. The possibilities of adaptation and flexibility have often been overlooked, but they create hugely exciting 'loose-fit' architectures that emancipate users to create their own versatile and vibrant environments. Contributors include: Stewart Brand, Renee Chow, Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson, John Habraken, Edwin Heathcote, Despina Katsakakis, Stephen Kendall, Ian Lambot, Giorgio Macchi, Alexi Marmot, Andrea Martin, Kazunobu Minami, Peter Murray, Brett Steele, and Simon Sturgis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119152644 20171030
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)