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Media Architecture

The augmentation of urban spaces with technology, commonly referred to as Media Architecture, has found increasing interest in the scientific community within the last few years. At the same time architects began to use digital media as a new material apart from concrete, glass or wood to create buildings and urban structures. Simultaneously, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researchers began to exploit the interaction opportunities ...

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Expansive Discourses

A groundbreading study of urban sprawl in Calgary, Expansive Discourses looks at the city's development after the Second World War. The interactions of land developers and the local government influenced how the pattern grew; developers met market demands and optimized profits by building houses as efficiently as possible, while the city had to consider wider planning constraints and infrastructure costs. Max Foran examines the compl...

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American Architecture, Second Edition

America has always presented a unique challenge to architects: should they emulate the Old World or respond to the demands of the New? David Handlin tells the complex story with lucidity and insight. Almost from its seventeenth-century beginnings, American architecture was subject to two apparently contradictory processesthe practical and the grandiose. The first comes through in the vernacular buildings of rural America, the innovat...

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Mockingbird Song: Ecological Landscapes of the South

The American South is generally warmer, wetter, weedier, snakier, and more insect infested and disease prone than other regions of the country. It is alluring to the scientifically and poetically minded alike. With Mockingbird Song, Jack Temple Kirby offers a personal and passionate recounting of the centuries-old human-nature relationship in the South. Exhibiting violent cycles of growth, abandonment, dereliction, resettlement, and ...

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Steel-Reinforced Concrete Structures, 2nd Edition

This book examines the corrosion of reinforced concrete from a practical point of view, highlights protective design and repair procedures, and presents ongoing maintenance protocols. Updated throughout, this new edition adds additional information on concrete repair using Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers (CFRP), and reviews new examples of the effects of corrosion on both prestressed and reinforced concrete structures. It also exami...

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Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places

The suburban dream of a single-family house with a white picket fence no longer describes how most North Americans want to live. The dynamics that powered sprawl have all but disappeared. Instead, new forces are transforming real estate markets, reinforced by new ideas of what constitutes healthy and environmentally responsible living. Investment has flooded back to cities because dense, walkable, mixed-use urban environments offer c...

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Nondestructive Techniques for the Assessment and Preservation of Historic Structures

New technologies play an increasingly important role in the analysis, monitoring, restoration, and preservation of historic structures. These technological systems continue to get more advanced and complex, for example: 3D digital construction and documentation programming, 3D imaging data (including laser scanning and photogrammetry), multispectral and thermographic imaging, geophysical data, etc. This book will present the latest n...

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Automatismen und Architektur

Der Autor geht der Entwicklung technischer Innovationen in der Architektur des 20. Jahrhunderts anhand der Ikonen des technischen Fortschritts nach. Beginnend bei Le Corbusier und dem Maschinenkult, dehnt er seine Beobachtungen u. a. bis zu Werner Sobeks weltbekannten Projekten aus. Automation, ein Schlüsselwort für die moderne Planung, ist im Bereich der energetischen Versorgung unserer Häuser schon nicht mehr wegzudenken. Der Blick...

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Good Green Homes

Green. It conjures images of a meadow in spring for some, and the color of money for others. What does "green" have to do with our homes? In essence, green building-or sustainable building-means being smart about how we use energy, water, and building materials so that we can live well without needlessly damaging the environment. Creating a good green home isn't just about conservation, about using less or saving more-although that's...

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La photographie urbaine

Thème inépuisable et accessible à tous, la photographie urbaine et d'architecture offre mille sujets aux photographes débutants comme expérimentés. Cet ouvrage propose les conseils d'un expert de la photographie d'architecture depuis le choix du matériel et la maîtrise des notions d'angle de vue, de volume, de composition, et de lumière, jusqu'aux corrections de perspective et d'exposition apportées lors du post-traitement afin de bi...