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The Greening of Architecture

Contemporary architecture, and the culture it reflects dependent as it is on fossil fuels, has contributed to the cause and necessity of a burgeoning green process that emerged over the past half century. This text is the first to offer a comprehensive critical history and analysis of the greening of architecture through accumulative reduction of negative environmental effects caused by buildings, urban designs and settlements. Descr...

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Cultural Quarters: Principles and Practice

This definitive book provides a conceptual context for cultural quarters through a detailed discussion concerning the principles of urban design and planning. To examine these issues, the book presents several case studies drawn from Northern England, Ireland and Vienna to position the emergence of specific cultural areas within a historical and social context and the economics of maintaining the respective districts. Extending this ...

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Design for the Changing Educational Landscape

The whole landscape of space use is undergoing a radical transformation. In the workplace a period of unprecedented change has created a mix of responses with one overriding outcome observable worldwide: the rise of distributed space. In the learning environment the social, political, economic and technological changes responsible for this shift have been further compounded by constantly developing theories of learning and teaching, ...

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Technopoles of the World

Technopoles - planned centres for the promotion of high-technology industry - have become a key feature of national economic development worldwide. Created out of a technological revolution, the formation of the global economy and the emergence of a new form of economic production and management, they constitute the mines and foundries of the information age, redefining the conditions and processes of local and regional development. ...

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Entwurf und Bemessung von Tragwandgebäuden unter Erdbebeneinwirkung

Diese Arbeit schliesst an zyklisch-statische Crossversuche an, die der Verfasser an- stockigen Stahlbetontragwanden im Massstab 1:2 durchgefuhrt hat, und die in einem separaten Bericht beschrieben wurden. Diese Versuche brachten wichtige Erkenntnisse vor allem zur Kapazitatsbemessung und zur Problematik der ungunstigen Duktilitats eigenschatten europaischer Bewehrungsstahle. In der vorliegenden Dissertation schlagt nun Herr Dazio ein...

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Start-Up City: Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun

There has been a revolution in urban transportation over the past five years—set off by start-ups across the US and internationally. Sleek, legible mobility platforms are connecting people to cars, trains, buses, and bikes as never before, opening up a range of new transportation options while improving existing ones. While many large city governments, such as Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C., have begun to embrace creative fo...

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Olympic Realities: Sechs Städte nach dem Großanlass / Six Cities after the Games

The photographer offers the viewer an objective yet aesthetically captivating look at what now awaits visitors to the elaborately planned and expensive sports venues. The variety of possible subsequent uses shown here is both insightful and educational. It also demonstrates the effectiveness of architecture in an environment that is beyond the reaches of planning control. A book that is both poetic and inspiring.

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Modern Architecture in Historic Cities

Modern Architecture in Historic Cities illustrates why France has been so successful in combining conservation and modernity, and points to important lessons for other countries which can be drawn from the French experience. Beginning with an empirical review of particular events which have affected attitudes towards heritage in France, this book highlights the continuity in French thinking and the longstanding role of the French gov...

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On Altering Architecture

  Bringing together interior design and architectural theory, this exciting text looks at the common practices of building alteration, reconsidering established ideas and methods, to initiate the creation of a theory of the interior or interventional design. Fred Scott examines in-depth case studies of interventional design from architectural history across the world – examples discussed are taken from the States, Europe and Jap...

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Generative Design: Form-finding Techniques in Architecture

Generating form is one of the most fundamental aspects of architectural education and practice. While new computational tools are enabling ever more unpredictable forms, critics argue that this leads to a disconnection between architectural output and its context. This attractive, pocket-sized book uses 12 different architectural projects to explore how generative design processes can integrate digital as well as physical design tool...