Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes
Автор: Hodge Brooke Название: A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living ISBN: 3791352652 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783791352657 Издательство: Prestel Publishing Limited Рейтинг: Цена: 5445 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: While A. Quincy Jones is most recognised as an architect of glamorous homes owned by Los Angeles' cultural elite, he was equally dedicated to less prosperous clients - middle-class families who were quickly populating the postwar Southern California landscape. As this fascinating book reveals, Jones and his collaborators were truly ahead of their time. Their vision of creating affordable, sophisticated and aesthetically pleasing structures prefigured the advent of several important architectural trends such as innovative and sustainable building designs, maximization of available space, careful detailing, and sensitive site planning. Filled with images from noted photographer Jason Schmidt, as well as with period photographs by Julius Shulman and others, this volume looks at every aspect of Jones' career. Original drawings, models, and furniture designs from the architect's personal archives illustrate a wide variety of projects featuring the hallmarks of Jones' style: soaring interior spaces, the blurring of indoor and outdoor spaces, laminated timber construction, angled walls, and innovate use of concrete, redwood, and glass. Essays explore Jones' quintessentially collaborative nature as he consulted with other noted architects, landscapers, interior designers, developers and city planners to create buildings of lasting beauty and importance.
Описание: Prefabrication offers a simple way to construct incredibly energy-efficient, green homes. Showcasing the unlimited possibilities offered by prefabrication, Prefabulous World includes homes from Auckland, Copenhagen, Tokyo, Toronto, Los Angeles and elsewhere. The book specifically highlights the energy-saving elements of each home featured, covering a wide range of new technologies. With floor plans, multiple images of the exterior and interior of each home, and an extensive resource section that lists the architects, builders, designers and suppliers that worked on each home.
Описание: Now available in paperback, The Green House vividly illustrates the emerging collaboration between stylish architecture, interior design, and environmental responsibility. This groundbreaking book features more than thirty-five residences in fifteen countries-and nearly every conceivable natural environment-designed by a combination of star architects and lesser-known practitioners, all of whom put 'greenness' in the service of quality design, and not the other way around.
Описание: A new generation of homeowners and architects is finding original solutions and unusual locations for contemporary single-family homes in urban areas. Cities are bustling metropolises, melting pots, where the action is, and where history is written.
Описание: Written by a world expert in the field, Innovative Homes offers information on contemporary design concepts and illustrates them with examples of truly outstanding designs. Current modes of dwelling design are facing challenges of both philosophy and form. Approaches that have prevailed in past decades no longer sustain new demands and require innovative rethinking. The need for a new outlook is propelled by fundamental changes to the environment, economy, and society. Design for passive solar gain, solar-powered homes, minimising a dwelling's physical footprint, Net-Zero residences, and preserving a site's natural assets are some of the strategies that the architects and builders featured in this book are integrating into their thought processes and design practices. Locations include: Santiago, Chile; Maleny, Queensland, Australia; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; West Hollywood, California, USA; Matosinhos, Portugal; Lumino, Switzerland; Venice, California, USA; Devin, Slovakia; Curacavi, Chile; Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada; Middlebury, Vermont, USA; Toronto, Canada; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Sisga, Cundinamarca, Colombia; Sag Harbour, New York, USA; Burgundy, France; Bariloche, Argentina; Pittwater, New South Wales, Australia; Colina, Chile; Greater Asheville, North Carolina, USA; Jermanice, Czech Republic; Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan; Orleans, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA; Truro, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA.
Описание: Authoritatively written by a leading scholar on urbanization and lavishly illustrated throughout, this profiles the development of 27 distinctive districts, featuring socially important as well as iconic buildings and developments. This is an essential reference for architectural students, urban planners, historians and those interested in London.
Описание: Founded in 2006, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has quickly positioned itself at the forefront of international architecture. This initial volume of the firm's work showcases their innovative approach to architecture, an approach that examines the synergies between the natural and built environments and places performance at the core of every design. In its short history, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill's work has included myriad typologies and pioneering firsts, including some of the earth's tallest skyscrapers, the highest performing and most efficient buildings, along with master plans and energy platforms for 21st century cities. With each project, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill seek to elevate both the artistic and scientific parameters of architecture, resulting in groundbreaking design language in which 'form follows performance'
Описание: Published in conjunction with an exhibit of the same title being shown at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, January 17-June 2003, this volume showcases 50 projects by leading international architects balancing demand for new buildings with respect for nature as reflected in energy conservation. A foreword by the museum's president, co
Автор: Kelly Liz Campell Название: Core: Sustainable Architecture by Fxfowle ISBN: 1935935631 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781935935636 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 3438 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Core Is A Four Volume Set That Examines In Depth Key Concepts In Architectural Thinking And Practice For Fx Fowle. Deeply Committed To Environmental Architecture, These Concepts And The Work They Produce Explore The Finer Points Of Sustainability, How They Guide Not Only Building Systems, But Also Form And Interior Layout And Circulation. The Volumes Explore Methodology And Process, Form Finding And All Aspects Of Building Performance.