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Architecture in Northern Landscapes

Todd Saunders (*1969) is one of the most important young contemporary Canadian architects working internationally. His architecture, simple yet powerful, incorporates elements of his country's architectural identity - including the use of wood and carefully picked Modernist influences - bringing it at the same time into the 21st century with excellent execution, carefully chosen materials and a hands-on approach. Saunders (he lives a...

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21st Century Residential Landscape Design

This beautifully illustrated book takes the reader on a journey through a number of outstanding gardens that have been landscaped by one of Australia's leading landscape designers, Dean Herald of 'Rolling Stone Landscapes'. 21st Century Residential Landscape Design showcases over 20 designs produced by Dean, who has achieved the pinnacle of the landscape design industry in winning a gold medal at the prestigious Royal Horticultural S...

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The Taylorized Beauty of the Mechanical

  The dream of scientific management was a rationalized machine world where life would approach the perfection of an assembly line. But since its early twentieth-century peak this dream has come to seem a dehumanizing nightmare. Henry Ford's assembly lines turned out a quarter of a million cars in 1914, but all of them were black. Forgotten has been the unparalleled new aesthetic beauty once seen in the ideas of Ford and scienti...

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The Dissertation: An Architecture Student's Handbook; 2 edition

The Dissertation is one of the most demanding yet potentially most stimulating components of an architectural course. Properly done, it can be a valuable contribution not only to the students own learning development but also to the field of architecture as a whole. This book provides a complete guide to what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and the major pitfalls involved.This is a comprehensive guide to all that an architecture ...

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Designing Interiors, 2nd Edition

After its publication in 1992, Designing Interiors became a hugely successful reference tool and designing textbook. In Designing Interiors, Second Edition, updates on trends in sustainability and green design, building codes, universal design, and building information models amplify the already invaluable interior design tricks of trade. Design professors Rosemary and Otie Kilmer provide a fuller design history that incorporates non...

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Project Control: Integrating Cost and Schedule in Construction

The key to successful project control is the fusing of cost to schedule whereby the management of one helps to manage the other. Project Control: Integrating Cost and Schedule in Construction explores the reasons behind and the methodologies for proper planning, monitoring, and controlling both project costs and schedule. Filling a current void the topic of project control applied to the construction industry, it is essential reading...

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The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice, 15th Edition

  Authored by The American Institute of Architects (AIA), this guide is the updated architecture profession's standard on practice issues. This indispensable resource covers all aspects of architectural practice, including legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative issues. Content is significantly revised to reflect the changing nature of the business of architecture related to the impact of integrated practice....

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SketchUp: Applicazioni per architettura e design

SketchUp non ha bisogno di presentazioni: è uno dei più famosi e utilizzati software di modellazione tridimensionale, può vantare centinaia di migliaia di utenti in tutto il mondo. Grazie al suo sistema di lavoro molto intuitivo è facile da apprendere sia per i professionisti sia per gli studenti; dopo poco tempo si possono produrre modelli di edifici molto dettagliati e rendering di livello professionale. Molti però non vanno oltre ...