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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...

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Architectural and ornament drawings

From about 1900 to 1960 American museums collected at the fastest rate and with the widest interests that the world has ever seen. This sweepstake ingurgitation has now pumped the sources dry and has sent prices skyrocketing for what remains, just at a time when American museum funds are falling behind the rate of general inflation. But the result is not entirely disastrous, for it forces us to take stock of what we raked together bi...

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Icons of American Architecture

What turns a building into an icon? What is it about some structures that makes their history and legend even more important than their original intended use, making them a part of American, and world, popular culture? Twenty four buildings and structures, including the Brooklyn Bridge, the White House, the Hotel del Coronado, and the Washington Monument are presented here, along with their roles in fiction, film, music, and the imag...

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Traditional Buildings

Traditional Buildings: A Global Survey of Structural Forms and Cultural Functions/by Allen G. Noble (Author) .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...

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Urban Park Landscapes

Urbanization around the world is happening at unprecedented levels. Urban parks are a precious natural environment within our urban setting. Designing them well, to accommodate both the life and development demands of the present while also looking forward to the needs of our future generations and landscapes, requires a comprehensive look at creating healthy ecosystems and prosperous mega cities and how the two can coexist in the tw...

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Splendors of the East

In this lavishly illustrated book are depicted some of the finest examples of the architecture and decorative arts of all Asia. The tiled opulence of Isfahan, ancient capital of Persia, the fantastic exuberance of the Great Hindu Temple of Madura in South India, the gleaming white geometry of the Taj Mahal — all are witness to the vigorous, proud civilizations that built them. Whole cities are described, as well as individual buildin...