Download or read Building Types and Built Forms PDF, written by Philip Steadman and published by Troubador Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2014-02-28 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Building Types and Built Forms weaves two books together in alternating chapters: one about the history of building types, the other about their geometry. The first book follows the histories of some common types of building: houses, hospitals, schools, offices and prisons. Examples are drawn from the 19th and early 20th centuries in France, America and Britain, with the central focus on London. They include the 'pavilion hospitals' associated with the name of Florence Nightingale, English Board and Modernist schools of the 1920s and 30s, tall office buildings in Chicago and New York, Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon penitentiary, and 'radial prisons' on the model of Cherry Hill and Pentonville. The second book takes these histories and uses them to explore how the forms of these buildings are constrained by some of the basic functions of architecture: to provide daylight and ventilation to the interior, to provide access to all rooms, or to allow occupants to see from one part of a building to another. A new way of thinking about these 'worlds of geometrical possibility' is introduced, in which the forms of many buildings can be catalogued and laid out systematically in 'morphospaces', or theoretical spaces of forms. As building types change over time, they come to occupy different positions within the worlds of possible forms. Building Types and Built Forms is filled with over 400 illustrations, many drawn especially for the book. It offers a new theoretical approach, combined with a series of historical accounts of building types, some well known, some less familiar. It should appeal to academics, practitioners, historians and students of architecture.
Download or read Traditional Malaysian Built Forms PDF, written by Esmawee Haji Endut and published by . This book was released on 1993 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download or read Forms and Functions of Twentieth century Architecture Building types buildings for residence for popular gatherings for education and for government PDF, written by Talbot Hamlin and published by . This book was released on 1952 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vol. I The elements of building Vol. II The principles of composition Vol. III Building Types Vol. IV Building Types.
Download or read Buildings and Society PDF, written by Anthony D. King and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2003-10-04 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Download or read Empathic Space PDF, written by and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2014-11-19 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In recent years, questions of space have gained renewed momentum inarchitecture and urban design, as adaptation, densification andsustainable regeneration have become an increasing priority. Whilemost computing-based design tends to emphasise the formal aspectsof architecture, overlooking space and its users, the‘original’ computational design approaches firstspearheaded in the UK in the 1960s and 1970s tended to be focusedon behavioural and occupational patterns. Over the last decade, anew generation of design research has emerged that has started toimplement and validate previous investigations into spatialcomputation, aiming to understand how to design spatialconfigurations based on user experiences. This revives an interestin the experiential that was first explored in the early 20thcentury by German and Nordic organic architects, who inventeddesign methods that correlated cognitive responses of buildings'occupants to spatial structure. The current revival ofhuman-centric design, however, represents the first design approachthat synthesises spatial design and algorithmic techniques withorganic design thinking, which could also be regarded as a returnto the ‘first principles' of architectural design. Contributors include: Paul Coates, Christian Derix, Olafur Eliasson, Lucy Helme, BillHillier, Åsmund Izaki, Prarthana Jagannath, Dan Montello,Juhani Pallasmaa, Philip Steadman and Guy Theraulaz. Featured Architects/Designers: Jussi Ängeslevä (Art+Com), Stan Allen, Aedas|R&D,Markus Braach (Kaisersrot), Hermann Hertzberger, Kazuhiro Kojima(Cat), Pablo Miranda and Rafi Segal.
Download or read Conversations With Form PDF, written by N. John Habraken and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-06-20 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through a progressive series of exercises - accompanied by observational studies, examples and applied theory - Conversations with Form: A Workbook for Students of Architecture improves designers’ understanding, dexterity and resilience in making form. It specifically focuses on the skills needed to succeed in the everyday context in which the vast majority of architects will ultimately design and build, wherein no one designs in isolation and existing conditions never represent a tabula rasa. The text begins by familiarizing readers with utilizing step-by-step sequences of moves to steer the development of built form and rapidly moves to designs of increasing complexity. These design plays treat a wide-ranging series of topics including structures, patterns, types, systems and other kinds of shared form principles. Conversations with Form is a workbook for honing hands-on skills and tools of the architect’s trade. Beautifully illustrated and focused on practical, usable information, the book provides architectural students with an accessible and useable handbook for their design practice.
Download or read Buildings and Power PDF, written by Thomas A. Markus and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-06-17 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The material and cultural world in which we now live perhaps represents the end of a process created out of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. The battles fought over class, ideology and language are represented most clearly in the explosion of new building types during the Century of Revolutions. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps and plans, Buildings and Power analyses architectural form, function and space to explore the reproduction and the subversion of power in the modern city.
Download or read Environment and Planning PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read The Town House in Georgian London PDF, written by Rachel Stewart and published by Paul Mellon Centre. This book was released on 2009 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This title takes a fresh look at a familiar building type - the town house in 18th century London - and investigates the circumstances in which individuals made decisions about living in London, and particularly about their West End house.
Download or read Urban Transformations PDF, written by Ian Bentley and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-08-02 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cities affect every person's life, yet across the traditional divides of class, age, gender and political affiliation, armies of people are united in their dislike of the transformations that cities have undergone in recent times. The physical form of the urban environment is not a designer add-on to 'real' social issues; it is a central aspect of the social world. Yet in many people's experience, the cumulative impacts of recent urban development have created widely un-loved urban places. To work towards better-loved urban environments, we need to understand how current problems have arisen and identify practical action to address them. Urban Transformations examines the crucial issues relating to how cities are formed, how people use these urban environments and how cities can be transformed into better places. Exploring the links between the concrete physicality of the built environment and the complex social, economic, political and cultural processes through which the physical urban form is produced and consumed, Ian Bentley proposes a framework of ideas to provoke and develop current debate and new forms of practice.
Download or read Why are Most Buildings Rectangular PDF, written by Philip Steadman and published by . This book was released on 2018 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Plan geometry, rectangular and circular -- The geometry and 'evolution' of building types -- Built form and urban form : geometry, energy and density -- Theoretical approaches to possibility in built form
Download or read Master Planning for Architecture PDF, written by Keith H. Billings and published by Van Nostrand Reinhold Company. This book was released on 1993 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Urban Design Futures PDF, written by Malcolm Moor and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2006-09-27 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The last decade has seen the rise of urban design which has taken a central position in the new agendas for urban regeneration and renaissance. Urban design has moved from marginality to mainstream. The principles espoused by urban designers over the past thirty years are now accepted as key to a better urban environment and as we move towards greater sustainability, different ideas are emerging that are challenging some of the accepted urban design norms; urban design is at a watershed. Urban Design Futures presents essays from an international cast of authors to review progress and explore emerging ideas: should urban design reflect the future rather than recreate the past? What are the new driving forces that will shape urban living and hence urban design in the future? This book explores new concepts and points the way towards a series of urban design paradigms for the twenty-first century.
Download or read Traditional Domestic Architecture of the Arab Region PDF, written by Friedrich Ragette and published by Edition Axel Menges. This book was released on 2003 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Probably for the first time the domestic architecture of the whole Arab region, from the Atlantic to the Gulf, is being considered. In a systematic fashion the factors influencing architecture are analysed and the extent and character of the Arab region are determined. Construction materials and building techniques are reviewed and the evolution of settlement from the nomad's tent to the tightly packed town is discussed. The domestic planning elements are identified, from roof to basement and from the closed cell to systems of courtyards with loggias and galleries. Water and waste management also receive proper attention. From this information traditional design strategies concerning privacy, variable space needs, environmental control and a specific concept of beauty are derived. Exceptions to the rule are identified as related to special geographic or climatic conditions, or the need for defence. The analytical part is supported by a collection of more than 200 domestic examples from all thirteen countries comprising the Arab region. Each building is briefly described and documented by means of plans, sections and elevations arranged for easy reading at uniform scales and with uniform reference numbers. Having treated the traditional architecture, the author turns to present times and the impact of the West on Arab architecture. He contrasts Eastern and Western ways of planning and design, again largely based upon environmental differences. Old restrictions are compared with new freedoms, the Industrial Revolution and globalisation are considered. The challenge of adaptation and integration is discussed through an exchange of views between an Iranian traditionalist and a Turkish modernist. In an appendix brief appreciation of Hassan Fathy and the Aga Khan Program for Architecture are added, as well as two contemporary projects and planning guidelines for the region. A glossary with about 600 Arabic terms and a bibliography with credit references complete the work.
Download or read Approaching Urban Design PDF, written by Marion Roberts and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-06-06 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This companion to Introducing Urban Design: Interventions and Responses shows how the principles and concepts of urban design can be applied and implemented in a range of real-world settings.
Download or read Retailising Space PDF, written by Mattias Kärrholm and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2012 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over the past few years there has been a proliferation of new kinds of retail space, such as in libraries, workplaces, churches and museums. This book describes how the retailisation of public domains affects our everyday life and our use of the built environment. Taking an architectural and territorial perspective on this issue, it looks at how retail and consumption spaces have changed and territorialised urban life in different ways. It then develops a methodology and a set of concepts to describe and understand the role of architecture in these territorial transformations.
Download or read Faber Kell s Heating Air conditioning of Buildings PDF, written by Doug Oughton and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2008-02-29 with total page 796 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.