Nexus Network Journal 12,3: Architecture and Mathematics
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Nexus Network Journal 12,3

The human tendency to interpret, and create, the environment through numbers is pervasive, with instances from literature and the visual arts too numerous to mention. This special issue of the Nexus Network Journal considers examples in architecture.

The Regeneration Imperative: Revitalization of Built and Natural Assets
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The Regeneration Imperative

This book on urban regeneration takes an approach that captures the increasing urbanization of modern living in all parts of the world. Revitalization of built and natural surroundings needs to take place to achieve resilient environmental, social, and economic success. The book looks at proactive natural and built regeneration strategies to increase biocapacity as well as contribute to quality urbanism. Adapting and coping approache...

The Grandest Madison Square Garden: Art, Scandal, and Architecture in Gilded Age New York (New York State)
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The Grandest Madison Square Garden: (New York State)

What a splendid book! This scholarly history of the second Madison Square Garden (1890-1925) provides an important addition to the story of New York City Gilded Age architecture, entertainment, and popular culture. This building, it must be noted, lasted only a few years. In a rapidly changing city, this Palace of Pleasure was torn down to make way for a great Cathedral of Insurance. Thus, this book is especially rich in expanding ou...

Planning and Design for Future Informal Settlements: Shaping the Self-Constructed City
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Planning and Design for Future Informal Settlements: Shaping the Self-Constructed City

The book analyses the strengths and weaknesses of informal urbanism and the challenges faced by the fast growing cities of the developing world. Through case studies, it demonstrates the contributions and limitations of different attempts to plan ahead for urban growth, from the creation of formal housing and urban infrastructures for self-built dwellings to the improvement of existing informal settlements. It provides a robust frame...

Dorf: Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch
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Dorf: Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch

“... Das Handbuch liefert so einen hervorragenden, kompakten Überblick über den Forschungsstand und über die aktuellen Ansätze zur Forschung des Dorfes. ... gehört in die Bibliothek aller an einer differenzierten Sichtweise auf diese Sozial-, Lebens- und Siedlungsform Interessierten, insbesondere in Lehrer-, Seminar-, Hochschul- sowie Gemeindebibliotheken.” (Dr. Marcel Remme, in: Lehrerbibliothek.de, lbib.de, 20. Mai 2019)

Sustainable Architecture in Vorarlberg
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Sustainable Architecture in Vorarlberg

The successful combination of a regional building style of sophisticated simplicity with sustainable construction methods has made the architecture of Vorarlberg (Austria) a model for the rest of the world. This book presents particularly successful projects from recent years involving various building types and portrays their development from design idea to built detail. The documented structures by Cukrowicz Nachbaur, Christian Len...

Building the State: Architecture, Politics, and State Formation in Postwar Central Europe
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Building the State: Architecture, Politics, and State Formation in Postwar Central Europe

"Molnar shows that whether material construction operates as a "cultural representation", a "cultural medium", or a set of strategies for change is not something that can be answered a priori. By focusing on the same general professional arena over a long period of time and across space, she shows how the "same" arena is transformed as it changes its relation to local and global power structures and histories–– how the material etchi...

Living for the Elderly : A Design Manual, Second and Revised Edition
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Living for the Elderly : A Design Manual, Second and Revised Edition

Quality living in old age is one of the key topics of our time. This book presents innovative forms of living, intelligent concepts and individual solutions for people with physical or cognitive limitations. Integrative forms of housing transcending the boundaries between individual, collective and assisted forms of living. The updated new edition includes new current international case studies on integrated housing and neighbourhood...

Crossing the Threshold : Architecture, Iconography and the Sacred Entrance
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Crossing the Threshold

Every day millions of people enter public buildings of many forms and functions: Notre-Dame in Paris, Grand Central Station in New York, the British Museum in London, that are decorated with recessed doorways. None of them is likely to be aware that this style of decoration has been continuously employed for 6500 years in temples, royal palaces, tombs, churches, synagogues, and modern public buildings, becoming a symbol of the divine...

The Material Imagination: Reveries on Architecture and Matter
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The Material Imagination: Reveries on Architecture and Matter

'This lively collection of chapters both validates and extends the tradition of Gaston Bachelard's psychoanalytics of fire, earth, air and water, extended through Marco Frascari's concept of the materiality of the imagination as an "imagination of and by materials". While there is no allegiance to a single philosophy or methodology, these authors seem to be of a common mind about architecture's future - there is one, to begin with .....