Architecture

Riepl Riepl Architekten: Sites (German and English Edition)

By Peter Riepl, Gabriele Riepl

Die anspruchsvollen Aufgaben von "Riepl Riepl Architekten" reichen vom öffentlichen Bau über Kultur-, Industrie- und Wohnbauten bis hin zu Kirchen. Das Hauptanliegen von Peter Riepl und Gabriele Riepl besteht darin, Raum zu modifizieren, differenzieren und Orte neu zu konditionieren. Nur sekundär wollen sie neuartige Konstrukte schaffen. "Raum" ist für sie mehr als der geschlossene Raum; er kann unbegrenzt, weitläufig und offen sein. Großformatige Bilder stellen hier eine Auswahl ausgezeichneter Bauten vor. Sie sind um Plan, textual content und Projektübersicht ergänzt. Friedrich Achleitner charakterisiert in seinem Essay das Werk der Architekten.

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Yurts: Living in the Round

By Becky Kemery

Yurts: dwelling within the around trips from primary Asia to fashionable the USA and divulges the background, evolution, and modern advantages of yurt residing. one of many oldest types of indigenous guard nonetheless in use this day, yurts have exploded into the twenty-first century as a multi-faceted, completely sleek, totally flexible, and immensely well known sleek constitution whose chances are nonetheless being explored. Kemery introduces the innovators who redesigned the yurt and took it from again nation hiking and campground makes use of to fashionable everlasting houses and places of work. Yurts: dwelling within the Round indicates how you can construct, insulate, ventilate, and shipping a yurt, plus stocks important details on every little thing from foundations and heating to development codes and flooring plans. Inspiring and ingenious pictures plus an intensive source part provide all of the details had to take your next step. discover some great benefits of round residing, in destinations as different because the mountains of France, a retreat middle in Chile, a mattress and breakfast in Georgia, and lots of more!

Yurts reveals:

Which type of yurt to shop for

Where to discover a yurt, discover a builder, or get plans to do it your self

Floor plans for a number of yurts

Case reviews and private tales of yurt dwellers

Ideas on combining yurts with outbuildings or satellite tv for pc yurts

Plus, an in depth source part and index!

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Courtyard Houses: A Housing Typology

By Günter Pfeifer, Per Brauneck

To proceed constructing present construction forms in an clever approach is a vital job within the box of residential development. A deeper figuring out of the underlying kinds is crucial for the luck of the person layout, in addition to for making sure that attempted and proven buildings can be used, repeated, and sundry in a large choice of situations.

For this typology of residential constructions, the authors have constructed systematic new displays of the main cutting edge forms. every one person quantity lays out the probabilities for utilizing and reworking a specific type of residential structure.

The first quantity offers with a few of the sorts of the courtyard condo, which makes use of the courtyard as an intimate outdoors residing area. A presentation of the courtyard as a development block of the town is through assurance of the whole spectrum of sorts - cluster, community, carpet, terraces, etc.

The moment quantity is dedicated to some of the kinds of row condo, a very frequent type of residential constitution. A basic dialogue of the row as organizing precept - the row as city development block, linear house, methods of dealing with corners - is via the systematic presentation of the various types.

Within every one kind, editions are exclusive based on how they manage house, their variety of flooring, and so on. the variety of attainable ideas is gifted in uniform flooring plans newly interested in scale.

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Open Source Architecture

By Carlo Ratti, Matthew Claudel

A provocative examine the structure of the longer term and the demanding situations of studying from the past

Open resource Architecture is a visionary manifesto for the structure of day after today that argues for a paradigm shift from structure as a method of helping the ego-fueled grand visions of “starchitects” to a collaborative, inclusive, network-driven method encouraged by means of twenty-first-century traits akin to crowd-sourcing, open entry, and mass customization. The query is how collaborative layout can steer clear of turning into design-by-committee. Authors Carlo Ratti and Matthew Claudel
navigate this subject nimbly in chapters akin to “Why It didn't paintings” and “Learning from the Network.”

additionally they meet the basic requirement of any manifesto, contemplating the functions of open-source structure not just conceptually but additionally in perform, in chapters equivalent to “Open resource will get actual” and “Building Harmonies.” Open resource Architecture is a vital new paintings at the frontlines of architectural proposal and perform.

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Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture

By Robert Venturi

First released in 1966, and because translated into sixteen languages, this amazing ebook has develop into an important record of architectural literature. A "gentle manifesto for a nonstraightforward architecture," Venturi’s Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture expresses within the so much compelling and unique phrases the postmodern uprising opposed to the purism of modernism. 300 and fifty architectural pictures function old comparisons and remove darkness from the author's rules on growing and experiencing structure. Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture used to be the winner of the vintage e-book Award on the AIA's 7th Annual foreign structure booklet Awards.

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Underground

David Macaulay takes us on a visible trip via a city's quite a few help platforms by way of exposing a standard portion of the underground community and explaining the way it works. We see a community of partitions, columns, cables, pipes and tunnels required to fulfill the fundamental wishes of a city's inhabitants.

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Architectural Rendering with 3ds Max and V-Ray: Photorealistic Visualization

By Markus Kuhlo

Create top of the range photorealistic renders of architectural visualizations utilizing 3ds Max and Vray with the project-based tutorials during this ebook. easy methods to mix lights and rendering ideas to end-up with the main practical ultimate renders attainable at a certified point. The tutorials during this publication are choked with appealing full-color pictures they usually train you the way to mild either interiors and exteriors and daylight hours and evening scenes. the way to shop time with no sacrificing the standard of your ultimate renders with information and methods on rendering with Vray - the main exact rendering program for 3ds Max. The spouse CD contains the entire venture documents it's good to recreate all of the initiatives provided in the ebook. Please word that this booklet doesn't aid the present types of 3ds Max and V-Ray. 

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Manhattan Classic: New York's Finest Prewar Apartments

By Geoffrey Lynch

The Dakota. The Apthorp. The San Remo. The names of those mythical long island condominium constructions evoke photos of marble-lined lobbies, uniformed doormen, and sunlit penthouses with sweeping important Park perspectives. equipped from the Eighties via Thirties, vintage prewar residences have been designed to entice townhouse dwellers reluctant to proportion a roof with different households. Billed as inner most mansions within the sky, they promised a charmed long island way of life of attractiveness and comfort. Manhattan Classic takes readers on a lavishly illustrated guided travel of eighty-five of the main coveted structures in big apple. writer Geoffrey Lynch presents tablet histories—equal elements architectural and social background— of the main celebrated examples, with anecdotes approximately recognized citizens and crucial information regarding amazing positive factors. this beautiful espresso desk publication is an indispensible source for house hunters, actual property and layout execs, and a person excited about the grace and glamour of prewar sort.

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The Architecture of Happiness

The Achitecture of Happiness is a stunning and generously illustrated trip throughout the philosophy and psychology of structure and the indelible connection among our identities and our locations.One of the nice yet frequently unmentioned reasons of either happiness and distress is the standard of our surroundings: the types of partitions, chairs, constructions, and streets that encompass us. And but a priority for structure is just too usually defined as frivolous, even self-indulgent. Alain de Botton starts off from the concept that the place we're seriously affects who we will be, and argues that it's architecture's job to face as an eloquent reminder of our complete power.

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