Traditional Buildings: A Global Survey of Structural Forms and Cultural Functions
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Traditional Buildings: A Global Survey of Structural Forms and Cultural Functions

Based on a lifelong professional and personal interest, Traditional Buildings presents a unique survey of vernacular architecture across the globe. The reader is taken on a fascinating tour of traditional building around the world, which includes the loess cave homes of central China, the stilt houses on the shores of Dahomey, the housebarns of Europe and North America, the wind towers of Iran, the Bohio houses of the Arawak indians ...

Fargrskinna, a Catalogue of the Kings of Norway: A Translation With Introduction and Notes
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Fargrskinna, a Catalogue of the Kings of Norway

This volume includes the first complete translation of a thirteenth-century vernacular history of Norway from the ninth to the twelfth centuries. An immediate source for the Heimskringla of Snorri Sturluson, it is a central text in the Old Norse genre of Kings' sagas. It includes extensive citation of skaldic verses, some of them preserved nowhere else. This translation preserves many of the metrical features of this complex verse fo...

Modern Kyoto: Building for Ceremony and Commemoration, 1868–1940
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Modern Kyoto: Building for Ceremony and Commemoration, 1868–1940

Modern Kyoto is a stellar work of research and an important contribution to a number of fields, including Japanese history, architecture, and urbanism. I know of no other English-language work that addresses Kyoto urbanism and its relationship to imperial presentation in the modern era. It is sui generis and has no comparands. -- Yukio Lippit, Harvard University Alice Tseng provides a lucid and visually vivid account of the Meiji, Ta...

Optimization of Design for Better Structural Capacity
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Optimization of Design for Better Structural Capacity

Despite the development of advanced methods, models, and algorithms, optimization within structural engineering remains a primary method for overcoming potential structural failures. With the overarching goal to improve capacity, limit structural damage, and assess the structural dynamic response, further improvements to these methods must be entertained. Optimization of Design for Better Structural Capacity is an essential reference...

Green Roofs And Living Walls For Architects
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Green Roofs And Living Walls For Architects

This book provides an introduction to Green Roof and Living Wall technologies employed in modern sustainable building projects around the world. It offers an understanding of green roof and wall types, landscape design considerations, architectural design considerations, and water management and maintenance considerations. Created for Landscape Architects, this book discusses the benefits and drivers for green roof and living wall sy...

Antonio SantElia
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Antonio SantElia

Antonio Sant’Elia (Como 1888-Monfalcone, 1916), a notable Italian futurist architect was, especially after his early death, an important influence on the evolution of modern architecture. He studied in Milan and Bologna. He undertook few commissions and those which were completed were either later demolished or transformed. His imaginative drawings for future cities were displayed in 1914. He wrote two theoretical essays: Messagio an...

if...then: Architectural Speculations
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if...then: Architectural Speculations

If...Then: Architectural Speculation is the sixth in an annual series of publications featuring work by talented architects selected by The Architectural League of New York's Young Architects Competition jury. This year, entrants were asked to explore the process of architectural speculation: the act of imagination that precedes every work, projecting future events in a space that does not yet exist. The winners of the competition—Fe...

Interior Design for Libraries: Drawing on Function & Appeal
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Interior Design for Libraries: Drawing on Function & Appeal

Focusing on functionality (for staff) and appeal (for customers), this illustrated how-to guide offers a comprehensive plan for designing new or renovated spaces. From furniture to lighting and signage to acoustics, this readable, beautifully illustrated book shows you how to plan for different phases of building, incorporate technology, design for different age groups and areas of the library, facilitate the work of researchers and ...

Lost Mansions of Mississippi, Volume II
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Lost Mansions of Mississippi, Volume II

"LOST MANSIONS OF MISSISSIPPI, VOLUME II" is a fantastic read for those who love the architecture of the Old South. For those of us who have already read Vol. I, this was a wonderful treat. Ms. Miller has done a lot of research and the photos are wonderful. Whether you have visited Natchez or were lucky enough to have lived there, this is a must-have book. We've heard stories of the grandeur of many of these homes, but were never abl...