University Builders

The building of a university campus is an extremely challenging you an extensive study of a variety of styles of universities from around the world. This excellent reference portrays expert architects and their work in designing outstanding educational establishments. Full of impressive colour and black and white images Features the most influential architects of this century The range of styles and philosophies covered in this book ...

Implanter un jardin en bacs sur les toits imaginer et voir

Guide pour les milieux institutionnel et commercial. Les toitures existantes imposent toutes des contraintes techniques d’utilisation, et celles du Palais des congrès n’y font pas exception. Il faut tenir compte de leurs particularités, dont la capacité portante, les accès, les matériaux qui entrent dans la composition des toitures, l’approvisionnement en eau, l’ensoleillement et la sécurité. En 2011, avec la collaboration du Centre ...

Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price Book 2018

Construction prices rose over the last year by 5%, according to AECOM’s tender price index, with construction price inflation continuing to run above the long-run average. The main drivers are rising input costs. Producer price indices have moved up at a clip in recent quarters, with sharp increases in prices for materials and fuels consumed by UK manufacturers. Demand- and supply-side factors make the probability of short-term price...

Romanesque Cathedrals in Mediterranean Europe

During the 10th, 11th and 12th centuries, the exchange of artistic ideas and formulas between regions surrounding the Mediterranean Sea gave rise to the first genuine European art period in medieval Western Europe, which is generally called 'Romanesque'. Crucial to this integrative process was the mobility of artists, architects and patrons, as well as the ability to absorb new artistic formulas and integrate them into already existi...

Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places

Governing for Resilience in Vulnerable Places provides an overview and a critical analysis of the ways in which the concept ‘resilience’ has been addressed in social sciences research. In doing so, this edited book draws together state-of-the-art research from a variety of disciplines (i.e. spatial planning, economic and cultural geography, environmental and political sciences, sociology and architecture) as well as cases and example...

Essential Light Straw Clay Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

The first highly illustrated, comprehensive guide to light straw clay - a high performance, low-impact, durable building material Light straw clay - straw mixed with clay slip - is a versatile, easy-to-use wall building material. Also called "slip-straw", its durability has been proven in beautiful, centuries-old buildings across Northern Europe and in modern high-performance buildings in North America. Building code compliant in the...

Graphic Design for Architects

Graphic Design for Architects is a handbook of techniques, explanations and examples of graphic design most relevant to architects. The book covers a variety of scales of graphic design, everything from portfolio design and competition boards, to signage and building super-graphics – to address every phase of architectural production. This book combines and expands on information typically found in graphic design, information design,...

Housing the Future

Housing The Future – Alternative Approaches for Tomorrow offers three perspectives on the problems of housing today with an eye on tomorrow. It brings together world-leading practicing architects with academics from seven countries and teams of international students. World leaders in the field of residential design, such as UN Habitat Award winner Avi Friedman, present built projects whose design criteria and aims they lay out in te...

Automatic Architecture

In the 1960s and ’70s, architects, influenced by recent developments in computing and the rise of structuralist and poststructuralist thinking, began to radically rethink how architecture could be created. Though various new approaches gained favor, they had one thing in common: they advocated moving away from the traditional reliance on an individual architect’s knowledge and instincts and toward the use of external tools and proces...

Designing for the Museum Visitor Experience

Exhibition environments are enticingly complex spaces: as facilitators of experience; as free-choice learning contexts; as theaters of drama; as encyclopedic warehouses of cultural and natural heritage; as two-, three- and four-dimensional storytellers; as sites for self-actualizing leisure activity. But how much do we really know about the moment-by-moment transactions that comprise the intricate experiences of visitors? To strength...