Unearthed: The Landscapes of Hargreaves Associates
Karen M'Closkey, "Unearthed: The Landscapes of Hargreaves Associates"
ISBN: 081224480X | 2013 | PDF | 256 pages | 77 MB


The work of landscape architecture firm Hargreaves Associates is globally renowned, from the 21st Century Waterfront in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to London's 2012 Olympic Park. Founded by George Hargreaves in 1983, this team of designers has transformed numerous abandoned sites into topographically and functionally diverse landscapes. Hargreaves Associates' body of work reflects the socioeconomic and legislative changes that have impacted landscape architecture over the past three decades, particularly the availability of former industrial sites and their subsequent redevelopment into parks. The firm's longstanding interest in such projects brings it into frequent contact with the communities and local authorities who use and live in these built environments, which tend to be contested grounds owing to the conflicting claims of the populations and municipalities that use and manage them. As microcosms of contemporary political, social, and economic terrains, these designed spaces signify larger issues in urban redevelopment and landscape design.

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Manhattan Classic: New York\'s Finest Prewar Apartments
Geoffrey Lynch, "Manhattan Classic: New York's Finest Prewar Apartments"
ISBN: 161689167X | 2014 | PDF | 224 pages | 348 MB


The Dakota. The Apthorp. The San Remo. The names of these legendary New York apartment buildings evoke images of marble-lined lobbies, uniformed doormen, and sunlit penthouses with sweeping Central Park views. Built from the 1880s through 1930s, classic prewar apartments were designed to lure townhouse dwellers reluctant to share a roof with other families. Billed as private mansions in the sky, they promised a charmed Manhattan lifestyle of elegance and luxury. Manhattan Classic takes readers on a lavishly illustrated guided tour of eighty-five of the most coveted buildings in New York. Author Geoffrey Lynch provides capsule histories—equal parts architectural and social history— of the most celebrated examples, with anecdotes about well-known residents and essential information about notable features. This gorgeous coffee table book is an indispensible resource for apartment hunters, real estate and design professionals, and anyone fascinated by the grace and glamour of prewar style.

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Museum Display Design
Museum Display Design By Jasmine Yu
2012 | 269 Pages | ISBN: 753817222X | PDF | 26 MB


The book introduces 45 display designs in the museums. It reflects the achievements of current museum in terms of space division and decorative elements. It has high reference value for museum designers.

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Landscape Competition
Landscape Competition By Hanlin Liu
2012 | 272 Pages | ISBN: 9881507073 | PDF | 48 MB


Landscape Design Competition contains an overview of design principles and the latest trends in urban landscape development. The book is divided into five sections: landscape of plazas, parks, waterfront landscapes, public landscapes and, residential landscapes. This is not merely a collection of recent design proposals for landscape worldwide but also addresses concepts such as the relationship between living space and ecological environment. What designers are pursuing is a better living environment and improved quality of life for residents. Moreover, landscape design is related to the development of human beings and sustainability.

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Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016: Autodesk Official Press
Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016: Autodesk Official Press by Brendan Dillon
English | 14 July 2015 | ISBN: 1119044618 | 1008 Pages | PDF/EPUB/MOBI (True) | 49.07 MB/51.3 MB/117.45 MB


The Autodesk–endorsed guide to real–world Revit Architecture mastery. Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 provides focused discussions, detailed exercises, and compelling, real–world examples to help you get the most out of the Revit Architecture 2016 software. Information is organized to reflect the way you learn and implement Revit, featuring real–world workflows, in–depth explanations, and practical tutorials that help you understand Revit and BIM concepts so you can quickly start accomplishing vital tasks. The thorough coverage makes this book an ideal study guide for those preparing for Autodesk′s certification exam. The companion website features before–and–after tutorials, additional advanced content, and video on crucial techniques to help you quickly master important tasks.

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The Architecture of Light: Recent Approaches to Designing with Natural Light
The Architecture of Light: Recent Approaches to Designing with Natural Light by Mary Ann Steane
2011 | ISBN: 0415394791, 0415394783 | English | 256 pages | PDF + EPUB | 8 MB + 21 MB


Reviewing the use of natural light by architects in the era of electricity, this book aims to show that natural light not only remains a potential source of order in architecture, but that natural lighting strategies impose a usefully creative discipline on design.

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Wood Architecture Now!
Wood Architecture Now! Vol. 2 by Philip Jodidio
English | 2013 | ISBN: 3836535939 | 416 pages | PDF | 535 MB


As soon as our earliest ancestors first ventured out of their caves, they turned to wood for their protective structures. The ultimate renewable resource for architecture is also our oldest, rich with the evocation of bygone harmony between human beings and their environment.

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Building Type Basics for Senior Living, 2 edition
Building Type Basics for Senior Living, 2 edition by Perkins Eastman
English | 2013 | ISBN: 111800745X | 448 pages | PDF | 151 MB


Essential information for the design of senior living facilities
Building Type Basics for Senior Living, Second Edition is your one-stop reference for essential information you need to plan and successfully complete the design of residential care environments for seniors on time and within budget.

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AutoCAD 2016: Update for AutoCAD 2014 & 2015 Users
AutoCAD 2016: Update for AutoCAD 2014 & 2015 Users by Ascent - Center for Technical Knowledge
English | 26 Mar. 2015 | ISBN: 098636956X | 168 Pages | True AZW4 (Kindle)/PDF (True) | 23.57 MB


The AutoCAD® 2016 Update for AutoCAD® 2014 & 2015 Users training guide teaches the new and enhanced features introduced in the AutoCAD® 2015 and 2016 software. Topics covered range from general improvements and command enhancements to 3D modeling and collaboration enhancements.

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Egypt Visual Sourcebook: For Artists, Architects, and Designers
Egypt Visual Sourcebook: For Artists, Architects, and Designers by Jim Hewitt
English | 2011 | ISBN: 9774164334 | 392 pages | PDF | 247 MB


An essential reference to Egypt's architectural heritage.

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International Competition (Architecture Works)
International Competition (Architecture Works) By Hu Jiasi
2011 | 240 Pages | ISBN: 9881973848 | PDF | 58 MB


The focus of this title is some 100 international projects divided into six categories: Commercial & Office, Complex, Culture & Sports, Planning, Public Facilities, Residential. The innovative concepts and ideas revealed in the architects' works serve as an up-to-date account of the latest developments in building design and the use of materials. Among the featured architects are: 5_1AA. Atelier DATA/MOOV, Chris Dyson. Henning Larsen, Moore Ruble Yudell, UNStudio and many others equally exceptional architects. An interesting and useful resource for professional architects and students.

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Residential Landscape
Residential Landscape By Danan Song ed.
2011 | 272 Pages | ISBN: 9881973945 | PDF | 41 MB


This book assembles 47 residential landscape projects by the American Practice Hocker Design Group. It examines its response to challenging design issues and the provision of responsible and innovative solutions. The end results are designs in which landscape, architecture and site cohere both aesthetically and functionally. The featured project locations are: USA, Australia, Singapore, China, Thailand, Mexico, Lithuania, Spain, Ireland and The Netherlands. Site details and descriptions are also provided.

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American City Landscape Elements
American City Landscape Elements By Chen Ciliang
English | 276 Pages | ISBN: 7538147241 | PDF | 100 MB


Featuring over 400 interesting landscapes from over 6 major cities in the USA, this book highlights everything from city benches to fountains. Elements that we often took for granted till now. These elements are testaments to how cities progress with time and it depicts its economic and aesthetic growth over time. An invaluable collection to all town planners, designers, and researchers of city studies.

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House 101
House 101 By George Lam
2008 | 224 Pages | ISBN: 9627723517 | PDF | 79 MB


This title features 40 new and significant house designs submitted by 40 architectural practices around the world including ODBC-Paris, Tonkin, Swatt Architects, Saia Barbarese Topouzanov, Paul Morgan Architects, Mark Dziewulski, K. Fujimoto Architect, Elmslie Osler Architect and bgp arquitectura. Each of these inspirational designs is richly illustrated with photographs and detailed plans.

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The Aubin Academy Revit Architecture: 2016 and beyond
The Aubin Academy Revit® Architecture: 2016 and beyond by Paul Aubin
English | 6 July 2015 | ASIN: B011573WW4 | 1650 Pages | AZW4/PDF (conv) | 279.24 MB/89.64 MB


The Aubin Academy: Revit Architecture combines a straightforward, reader-friendly style with detailed project-focused exercises that encourage you to learn by doing. Readers will gain practical, firsthand experience with the powerful and popular Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software; purpose-built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), which industry leading architects and building design professionals are using to move beyond traditional Computer Aided Design (CAD) and drafting to manage complex projects, foster collaboration and boost productivity. With tools for early schematic design and planning, detailed design development studies and tools to create complete sets of deliverables including traditional construction document sets and modern digital output, Revit offers the modern architect everything they need to be successful in today’s competitive market.

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Sustainable Architectural Design: An Overview (PDF)
Sustainable Architectural Design: An Overview by Kuppaswamy Iyengar
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0415702348, 0415702356 | 294 pages | PDF | 13,5 MB


This book is a guide to a sustainable design process that moves from theory, to site and energy use, to building systems, and finally to evaluation and case studies, so you can integrate design and technology for effective sustainable building. Kuppaswamy Iyengar shows you how to get it right the first time, use free energy systems, and utilise technologies that minimize fossil fuel use. Each chapter has a sustainable design overview, technical details and strategies marked by clear sections, a summary, and further resources. Heavily illustrated with charts, tables, drawings, photographs, and case studies, the book shows technologies and concepts integrated into cohesive project types, from small and large office spaces to single and multiuse residences, hospitals, schools, restaurants, and warehouses to demonstrate implementing your designs to meet clients' needs now and for the future.

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Building Dynamics: Exploring Architecture of Change
Building Dynamics: Exploring Architecture of Change by Branko Kolarevic
English | 29 Jun. 2015 | ISBN: 1138791016, 1138791024 | 304 Pages | EPUB/MOBI/PDF/PDF (conv) | 22.95 MB/23.29 MB/17.89 MB


Buildings are increasingly ‘dynamic’: equipped with sensors, actuators and controllers, they ‘self-adjust’ in response to changes in the external and internal environments and patterns of use.

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AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press
AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press by Scott Onstott
English | June 29, 2015 | ISBN: 1119059186 | 432 Pages | EPUB/AZW3 | 31.46 MB/34.02 MB


Learn AutoCAD 2016 quickly and painlessly with this practical hands-on guide. AutoCAD 2016 Essentials gets you up to speed quickly, with hands-on instruction on the program's core features and functions. This new edition provides more manufacturing and landscape examples, a stronger emphasis on skills rather than tools, starting and ending files for every exercise, and a more clearly defined layout that separates the step-by-step instructions from the "why" discussion. Based on the real-world task of designing a house, the hands-on exercises help you quickly develop confidence and become productive with the software as you master the major 2D functions and move into 3D modeling. From layout to presentation, this in-depth guide takes you through the entire design process, and provides downloadable data so you can compare your work to the pros. If you're preparing for AutoCAD certification, this book is the ideal study guide — and the only one officially endorsed by Autodesk.

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Context: Architecture and the Genius of Place
Eric Parry, "Context: Architecture and the Genius of Place"
2015 | ISBN-10: 1119952719 | 192 pages | PDF | 12 MB


Demonstrates how a building's setting should inform and inspire rather than constrain architectural design.
Context-Architecture and the Genius of Place is a highly engaging, informative discussion of context in architectural theory and practice. Eric Parry, one of the UK's most highly regarded architects — whose work has been widely lauded for its innovative response to its setting — addresses the contemporary definition of context and its importance for sustainable everyday living and urban design. Looking beyond the formal agenda to explore the fundamentals that give new social and cultural perspective to this vital point of departure for designers, this book turns the urban statistician's telescopic focus on global trends inside out for a better understanding of the cultural and physical conditions that make archetypes like the Parisian Café, the London High Street, the Baltic City Square, and the Mumbai Market part of the architect's lexicon. From pavement to landscape, readers will examine how context must be taken into account at every stage in the design process.

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Out of the Loop: Vernacular Architecture Forum Chicago
Out of the Loop: Vernacular Architecture Forum Chicago by Virginia B. Price
English | June 9, 2015 | ISBN: 1572841796 | 220 Pages | EPUB/AZW3 | 16.52 MB/16.77 MB


In June 2015, the Vernacular Architecture Forum will meet in Chicago and get "Out of the Loop" to explore Chicago’s built environment through the lens of the conference's theme, Neighborhoods in Transition. Out of the Loop: Vernacular Architecture Forum Chicago is published in conjunction with the forum as a companion piece, able to expound on the forum's programs while also answering the question "Why Chicago?"

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