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Kunst und Architektur in St. Petersburg

Dem Wesen nach war St. Petersburg schon immer eine Kulturmetropole. Dostojewski, Puschkin, Tschaikowski oder Schostakowitsch stehen nur stellvertretend für die erlesene Liste von Persönlichkeiten, die sich hier auf kulturellem Gebiet hervorgetan und es dabei nicht selten zu Weltruhm gebracht haben. Im Gegensatz zu vielen selbst ernannten kulturellen Hochburgen des Westens wird Kunst an der Newa noch immer gelebt und bleibt dank zahlr...

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Concurrent Urbanities : Designing Infrastructures of Inclusion

Design has been employed as an agent of social and political change, and a catalyst for spatial and urban transformations in cities across the world. Concurrent Urbanities argues for the centrality of designing in the conceptualization and production of inclusive and participatory urban space, by bringing together civic and urban activists, urbanists, designers and architects committed to exploring designing as a socio-spatial praxis...

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Algarve Building: Modernism, Regionalism and Architecture in the South of Portugal, 1925-1965

Foreword by Adrian Forty. The Algarve is not only Portugal’s foremost tourism region. Uniquely Mediterranean in an Atlantic country, its building customs have long been markers of historical and cultural specificity, attracting both picturesque driven conservatives and modernists seeking their lineage. Modernism, regionalism and the ‘vernacular’ – three essential tropes of twentieth-century architecture culture – converged in the reg...

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Wrightscapes: Frank Lloyd Wright's Landscape Designs

The first in-depth look at the environmental designs of "America's favourite architect", Frank Lloyd Wright. It contains many never before published photographs and site plans. "...a comprehensive and intriguing look at the work of Frank Lloyd Wright from the outside. It provides a view from the perspective of his designs in settings or landscapes ...the point of view is to see how the designs of the outside flow into, out of, around...

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Judicial Administration and Space Management

"An invaluable addition to the library of all who in any way are involved in court services or courthouse design and construction. It will be a definitive reference on current and future bridging between judicial administration and space management of court facilities."-- Leonard S. Parker, chairman, The Leonard Parker Associates, Architects, Inc., Minneapolis "A book that every court administrator in the country should read and stud...

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The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home

Save 30% on home construction! Whether you want to take on all the responsibility of contracting your home or simply want to intelligently communicate with your homebuilder, The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home can help you save 30% or more on the cost of home construction by teaching you the ins and outs of managing your construction project. Learn how to get your project off to a solid start. Get financial and legal details ...

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Permakultur kurz und bündig

Permakultur ist ökologische Lebensraumgestaltung im weitesten Sinne – von der Auswahl der Permakulturprinzipien als Planungsgrundlage für die gestalterische Beschäftigung z.B. im Garten oder in der Architektur bis zum Aufbau von (alternativen) menschlichen Gemeinschaften. Das grundlegende Prinzip von Permakultur ist, nützliche Verbindungen zwischen verschiedenen Elementen eines Systems herzustellen, damit möglichst viele Bedürfnisse ...

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Hill-Stead: The Country Place of Theodate Pope Riddle

Nestled in the bucolic village of Farmington, Connecticut, at the summit of 152 hilltop acres, sits what many architectural historians consider to be the finest Colonial Revival house in the United States. The 33,000-square-foot Hill-Stead was built for Alfred Pope, a wealthy Cleveland industrialist looking for an East Coast country estate to house his world-class collection of French impressionist art. The house was designed by his ...

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A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Toronto

A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Toronto provides a comprehensive look at the resurgence of city-building in Toronto over the past 20 years. Each project is featured on a two-page spread with a concise descriptive text, project information, photographs, and drawings. The projects are organized by neighborhood and allow the reader to take a self-guided tour. Maps at the introduction of each neighborhood provide context, and...

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Gründungen (Baukonstruktionen) (German Edition)

Das Buch bietet in einfacher Darstellung grundbautechnisches Know-how, das die Voraussetzung für die wirtschaftlich und konstruktiv effiziente Planung ist. Es beginnt bei der Bodenerkundung und der Darstellung von Bodenverbesserungsmethoden. In weiterer Folge werden Möglichkeiten von Flach- und Tiefgründungen erläutert, sowie Bauweisen und Baumethoden beschrieben. Besonders im städtischen Bereich ist für die fachgerechte Gründung die...