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Selling Architectural Ideas

As 'visual animals' architects continue to live and work in a pictorial age in which image-making remains the central activity of environmental design. Selling Architectural Ideas explores the promotional role of architectural graphics and drawing at the point of communication, i.e. at their point of sale. By substituting the words 'communication' and 'presentation' with the word 'selling' we confront the reality of a highly competit...

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Seven Wonders of Green Building Technology

This book examines seven amazing wonders of green technology: BedZED; Earthships, IBM Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Reichstag, the design of the new 7 World Trade Center in New York City, J. M. Tjibaou Cultural Centre Sams in Denmark.

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Measuring Public Space: The Star Model

In the rapidly expanding public space debate of the past few years, a recurring theme is the ’loss of publicness’ of contemporary urban public places. This book takes up the challenge to find an objective way to prove or disprove this phenomenon. By taking the reader through a systematic and multi-disciplinary literature review it asks the deceptively simple question: ’What is publicness?’ It answers this by first developing a new th...

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Basics: Architecture and Dynamics

What elements constitute space? What s a solitaire and what makes a solitaire a monument? Why is a building profane and what makes a space a sacred space? Why seem Zaha Hadid s buildings to be dynamic buildings? These and many other issues are addressed in "Basics". In a direct confrontation of text and pictures of international buildings, meaning and effect of basic architectural elements are studied both discretely and within compo...

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Bridge Design and Evaluation: LRFD and LRFR

A succinct, real-world approach to complete bridge system design and evaluation Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and Load and Resistance Factor Rating (LRFR) are design and evaluation methods that have replaced or offered alternatives to other traditional methods as the new standards for designing and load-rating U.S. highway bridges. Bridge Design and Evaluation covers complete bridge systems (substructure and superstructure...

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Fabrication: The Designers Guide

Packed with stunning images this is an indispensable visual guide illustrating and explaining current fabrication processes and material transformation. Providing a documentary of an eclectic range of fabrication techniques, this is the ideal reference for designers who wish to learn more about the materials and current technologies in material production available to them.Featuring the work of 12 fabricators based in the UK, the cas...

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Refabricating Architecture

This thought-provoking book presents a compelling argument for moving architecture from a part-by-part, linear approach to an integrated one that brings together technology, materials, and production methods. Using examples from several industries that have successfully made the change to an integrated component approach, these visionary authors lay the groundwork for a dramatic and much-needed change in the building industry. * Pack...

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Marketing and Selling Professional Services in Architecture and Construction

This practical book on selling and marketing will help architects, engineers, project managers, facilities managers, surveyors, and contractors ‘sell’ themselves to prospective clients. As clients become more sophisticated at both local and international level, and as competition in the construction industry increases, both contractors and consultants have to take a more professional approach to selling themselves. This is especially...

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Resort of 10 Luxury Brands

This book collects the high-end luxury Alila resorts in the Asia Pacific region; the romantic Banyan Tree resorts with Asian flavor; the leading luxury Shangri-La resorts in the Asian Pacific; the St. Regis resorts, which combine classic sophistication and modern luxury; the exquisite and elegant Le Meridien resorts with French background; the contemporary design-led W resorts; the Westin resorts, which combine their history and mode...