The Architecture Of Light

Written by a practicing professional lighting designer who is also an award winning design instructor, The Architecture of Light presents a perfect blend of visual design tools, and fundamental lighting knowledge. The most useful aspects of practicing lighting design are presented here. Visual examples of critical lighting theories A comprehensive approach to adding light in layers Rendering and drafting techniques for documenting co...

A Life In Architecture And Education: Mary Beaumont Medd

This book provides a detailed exploration of the relationships between individual architects, educators, artists and designers that laid the foundation and shaped the approach to designing new school buildings in post-war Britain. It explores the life and work of Mary Medd (née Crowley) (1907-2005) who was alongside her husband and professional partner, David Medd, one of the most important modernist architects of the 20th century. M...

Application-driven Architecture Synthesis

Application-Driven Architecture Synthesis describes the state of the art of architectural synthesis for complex real-time processing. In order to deal with the stringent timing requirements and the intricacies of complex real-time signal and data processing, target architecture styles and target application domains have been adopted to make the synthesis approach feasible. These approaches are also heavily application-driven, which i...

The World Trade Center (history’s Great Structures)

The worlds greatest structures were all built through some combination of human ingenuity, perseverance, vision, will power and, in many cases, physical might. Historys Great Structures examines the practical, technological, and political challenges encountered by the designers and builders; how these structures were used by the people of the time; and what has become of them today

Design With Microclimate: The Secret To Comfortable Outdoor Space By Robert D. Brown

Design with Microclimate is brilliant. It is the most important, easily readable text discussing microclimate ... The book gives excellent examples of collaboration between design professionals to achieve ‘the secret to comfortable outdoor space. (Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, Founder, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Landscape Architects, Vancouver, BC ) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Robert Brown he...

Modern Bank Designs

As society modernizes, the design of modern banks has become an important method to promote the overall image of banks and has played a significant role in the improvement of a bank's professional image and economic efficiency. Taking typical bank architecture and interior design cases as a starting point, this book inspires rader with bank architectural forms and interior space creations. This book is divided into three parts: build...

Why Buildings Stand Up: The Strength Of Architecture

Between a nomad's tent and the Sears Tower lies a revolution in technology, materials, and structures. Here is a clear and enthusiastic introduction to buildings methods from ancient times to the present day, including recent advances in science and technology that have had important effects on the planning and construction of buildings:...

The Autopoiesis Of Architecture, Volume Ii: A New Agenda For Architecture

It is well-known that the challenges of military combat can extend far beyond the battlefield. Beating Combat Stress is a one-stop handbook of 101 field-tested techniques and strategies designed to help service personnel and veterans deal with the psychological effects of combat and live life to the full. The book equips readers with helpful tools, coping mechanisms and techniques organized into six sections: Triggers; Flashbacks; Un...

Freehand Drawing And Discovery: Urban Sketching And Concept Drawing For Designers

Created by an urban designer and blog correspondent for Urban Sketchers, this resource-rich, user-friendly guide provides step-by-step instruction on drawing tools and techniques. Designed to help architects, planners, and landscape architects use freehand sketching to quickly and creatively generate design concepts, Freehand Drawing and Discovery uses an array of cross-disciplinary examples to help readers develop their drawing skil...