Sunday, January 25, 2009

Architectural Detailing: Function - Constructibility - Aesthetics, 2nd Edition


Architectural Detailing: Function - Constructibility - Aesthetics, 2nd Edition
Edward Allen, South Natick, Massachusetts
Patrick Rand
ISBN: 978-0-471-48817-0
©2007
336 pages

Architectural Detailing, Second Edition is the revised and expanded industry standard on architectural detailing. This Second Edition is revised to address sustainability and updated to reflect the International Building Code®. It maintains its reputation for delivering reliable, insightful information on such topics as how to design details that will be water- and airtight, control the flows of heat and water vapor, adjust to all kinds of movement, age gracefully, be easy to construct, and still look good.

Conveniently organized by the three major concerns of the detailer—function, constructibility, and aesthetics—Architectural Detailing, Second Edition features:

  • Richly illustrated examples of detail design, case studies, and practical exercises
  • Many new and revised patterns showing form, constructibility, and aesthetics
  • Everything a student or professional needs to design details that work
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Portable Architecture by Robert Kronenburg


yet because of their impermanent nature it is only recently that they have begun to be perceived as architecture. Familiar traditional building forms such as the tent,tipi and yurt utilise sophisticated constructional techniques and complex habitation patterns that have not only retained their relevance for thousands of years but are linked to some of the most sophisticated building patterns of the present day.

The Bedouin tent incorporates compressive struts and tensile membranes that utilise the same principles as modern tensile engineering systems. The North American tipi can be compared to a single cell of a space frame, adapted to use membranes without inherent strength (animal hides) and incorporating twin skin systems and natural air movement patterns for environmental modification. The Asian yurt uses modular manufacturing techniques and a geodesic-based wall structure that are familiar twentieth century constructional strategies. Contemporary portable buildings have a long and interesting pedigree, which includes principles that have been adapted into permanent construction.

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Modern Design Magazine #1

Modern Design Magazine #1


Modern Design Magazine #1
Modern Design: Architecture & Art Magazine #1, July 2007
Language: English
PDF | 100 pages | 16 Mb


Modern Design Magazine #2




Modern Design Magazine #2


Modern Design Magazine #2
Modern Design: Architecture & Art Magazine #2, August 2007
Language: English
PDF | 100 pages | 13 Mb


Modern Design | #9

Modern Design #9

he Master Architect series II KPF


The Master Architect series II KPF

Architectural Record July 2008


English / ZUB / 236 pages / RS / 43MB

The 7th issue of AR this year.

Link:
AR 2008 07

Zubu reader:
ZubuReader 2.0

http://rapidshare.com/files/92104762/ArchRecord_2008_Feb.rar

Inside MNM: Minimalist Interiors



Collins Design (January 20, 2004) / 006053611X / 176 pages / PDF / RS / 4MB

Minimalism continues to be among the most popular themes in interior design. Inside MNM: Minimalist Interiors explains minimalist concepts and concentrates on private interiors. This guide includes dozens of sophisticated photographs and introductions to each chapter written by leaders of this extraordinary, contemporary design movement. All the examples featured in the book have one thing in common: they feature the essential, but use the minimal.

Link:
Inside MNM interior

Modern Design no.13


Modern Design no.13

100 Page | PDF


magazine for artists and designers of various profiles. The magazine presents different trends in interior decoration, graphics and applied arts, as well as the work of famous artists and beginners

The Master Architecture Series NBBJ-I

The Master Architecture Series NBJJ-I
The Master Architecture Series NBBJ-I
Size: 51MBĂ‚ | Pages: 214 | RS

Modern Architecture & Art Design August 2007


Information:
Name: Modern Architecture & Art Design August 2007
Publishing house: Diseno Earle
Pages: 100
file: PDF
Language: English
PDF Size:13.1 mb

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The Complete Book Of Underground Houses


The Complete Book Of Underground Houses:
How To Build A Low Cost Home
Author: Rob Roy
Language: English
Sterling | ISBN: 0806907282 | December 1994
PDF | 148 pages | 38 Mb

According to Roy, underground or `earth-sheltered' houses are unexpectedly livable. Judging by his book's attractive pictures, that's easy to believe. The house he bases his point-by-point guide on is indeed a showplace. Its homey touches are just that, though, and Roy's main concern is creating such a house, from drawing up the plans to surveying the site to the actual building. Roy's instruction is insightful and comprehensive....Throughout, he covers construction and installation details that are extremely important for nonprofessionals brave enough to undertake building their own homes.

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