Constructing Architecture

Materials, Processes, Structures

Author: Andrea Deplazes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3764371900

Category: Architecture

Page: 508

View: 3443


Now in its second edition: the trailblazing introduction and textbook on construction includes a new section on translucent materials and an article on the use of glass.

Architektur konstruieren

vom Rohmaterial zum Bauwerk ; ein Handbuch

Author: Andrea Deplazes

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN: 9783764386290

Category: Architecture

Page: 559

View: 3891


This internationally prizewinning volume now appears in its fourth, revised and expanded edition. Since the first edition was published in 2005, it has been adopted as a textbook at many universities.

Introducing Architectural Tectonics

Exploring the Intersection of Design and Construction

Author: Chad Schwartz

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317564057

Category: Architecture

Page: 348

View: 8696


Introducing Architectural Tectonics is an exploration of the poetics of construction. Tectonic theory is an integrative philosophy examining the relationships formed between design, construction, and space while creating or experiencing a work of architecture. In this text, author Chad Schwartz presents an introductory investigation into tectonic theory, subdividing it into distinct concepts in order to make it accessible to beginning and advanced students alike. The book centers on the tectonic analysis of twenty contemporary works of architecture located in eleven countries including Germany, Italy, United States, Chile, Japan, Bangladesh, Spain, and Australia and designed by such notable architects as Tadao Ando, Herzog & de Meuron, Kengo Kuma, Olson Kundig, and Peter Zumthor. Although similarities do exist between the projects, their distinctly different characteristics – location and climate, context, size, program, construction methods – and range of interpretations of tectonic expression provide the most significant lessons of the book, helping you to understand tectonic theory. Written in clear, accessible language, these investigations examine the poetic creation of architecture, showing you lessons and concepts that you can integrate into your own work, whether studying in a university classroom or practicing in a professional office.

Construction of Architecture

From Design to Built

Author: Ralph W. Liebing

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118174526

Category: Architecture

Page: 312

View: 4002


Buildings don't just appear. While the aesthetics and theory ofarchitecture have their glamour, architecture would not existwithout the hands-on, nuts-and-bolts process of construction.Construction of Architecture gives architects, contractors,managers, trade workers, and anyone else involved in a buildingproject a thorough overview of the process of taking or convertinga fine design concept from a paper exercise to a finished,full-sized, occupiable and usable building. In an easy-to-read, conversational style, Ralph Liebing distillsthe often-complex procedures in the construction of architectureinto clear, understandable phases. Connecting each phase to thenext, he takes you step-by-step from project inception anddocumentation to code compliance to bidding and the contractthrough finalization of the project and occupancy of the completedbuilding. This book is enhanced with features such as: Drawings and photographs of the building process. Samples of documents used in construction. A concise narrative of the construction of a typical commercialbuilding, from start to finish. An Instructor Companion Site with an expanded glossary andadditional resources. With this primer in hand, every aspiring building professionalwill have the solid foundation in the concepts and skills needed tobring any building project to fruition, from inception tooccupancy.

Exercises and Solutions in Statistical Theory

Author: Lawrence L. Kupper,Brian. H Neelon,Sean M. O'Brien

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0415661951

Category: Mathematics

Page: 388

View: 5849


Exercises and Solutions in Statistical Theory helps students and scientists obtain an in-depth understanding of statistical theory by working on and reviewing solutions to interesting and challenging exercises of practical importance. Unlike similar books, this text incorporates many exercises that apply to real-world settings and provides much more thorough solutions. The exercises and selected detailed solutions cover from basic probability theory through to the theory of statistical inference. Many of the exercises deal with important, real-life scenarios in areas such as medicine, epidemiology, actuarial science, social science, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, environmental health, and sports. Several exercises illustrate the utility of study design strategies, sampling from finite populations, maximum likelihood, asymptotic theory, latent class analysis, conditional inference, regression analysis, generalized linear models, Bayesian analysis, and other statistical topics. The book also contains references to published books and articles that offer more information about the statistical concepts. Designed as a supplement for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, this text is a valuable source of classroom examples, homework problems, and examination questions. It is also useful for scientists interested in enhancing or refreshing their theoretical statistical skills. The book improves readers’ comprehension of the principles of statistical theory and helps them see how the principles can be used in practice. By mastering the theoretical statistical strategies necessary to solve the exercises, readers will be prepared to successfully study even higher-level statistical theory.

Landschaft konstruieren

Materialien, Techniken, Bauelemente

Author: Astrid Zimmermann

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN: 9783034607377


Page: 533

View: 1795


Landschaft konstruieren ist ein systematisch gegliedertes Grundlagenwerk zur technisch-konstruktiven Freiraumplanung mit allen relevanten Themen von den gangigen Materialien und Oberflachen uber die Konstruktion von Freiraumelementen bis hin zur Pflanzenverwendung. Ziel ist die fachgerechte Ausfuhrungsplanung durch Landschaftsarchitekten und Architekten sowie die fundierte Vorbereitung von Ausschreibungen."

Innenräume entwerfen

Konzept, Typologie, Material, Konstruktion

Author: Sylvia Leydecker

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3034606818

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

View: 1992


Die Gestaltung von Innenräumen steht an der Seite von Architektur, Landschaftsarchitektur und Städtebau als gleichberechtigte Aufgabe für alle, die sich professionell mit der gebauten Umwelt befassen. Ein internationales und interdisziplinäres Autorenteam stellt in diesem umfangreichen Werk die gegenwärtig wichtigen Aspekte aus den verschiedenen Bereichen des innenarchitektonischen Entwerfens dar. Die in brillanten Fotos und Plänen gezeigten Projektbeispiele wurden einheitlich für alle Kapitel des Buches ausgewählt und repräsentieren sowohl alle wichtigen Bauaufgaben, einschließlich des Messebaus, wie auch die heute maßgeblichen Entwurfshaltungen. Immer steht die Zusammenarbeit zwischen den verschiedenen gestaltenden Disziplinen im Mittelpunkt der Darstellung. Der Anhang enthält weiterführende Informationen. So wird Innenräume entwerfen zu einem Grundlagenwerk für die gestaltende Arbeit in Interior Design und Innenarchitektur.

The Sociology of Architecture

Constructing Identities

Author: Paul Jones

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1846310768

Category: Architecture

Page: 195

View: 2922


Drawing on sociological theories to assist understanding of how political power operates in the cultural sphere, The Sociology of Architecture frames the discipline as a field of symbolic and material conflict over social identities. This volume contests the notion of architecture as an apolitical endeavor and suggests that major architectural projects can act as tangible expressions of the ultimately contested nature of collective identities, thus shedding light on how those with power both legitimate and mark their position in the world.

Constructing Identity in Contemporary Architecture

Case Studies from the South

Author: Peter Herrle,Stephanus Schmitz

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643102763

Category: Architecture

Page: 292

View: 7911


Who are the actors feeling compelled to "construct" new identities? How are these new identities in architecture created in various parts of the world? And, which are the ingredients borrowed from various historical and ethnic traditions and other sources? These and other questions are discussed in five case studies from different parts of the world, written by renowned scholars from Brazil (Ruth Verde Zein), Mexico (Susanne Dussel), Egypt (Khaled Asfour), India (Rahul Mehrotra), and Singapore (William Lim).

Digital And Parametric Architecture

Author: Carlo Aiello

Publisher: eVolo Press

ISBN: 1938740130

Category: Architecture

Page: 312

View: 4108


Digital And Parametric Architecture explores the development of the latest digital tools including advance modeling software and computer aided design in the production of architecture. It is a journey through the most fascinating projects, digitally designed and fabricated, during the second decade of the 21st century. The book highlights the use of these technologies to explore tectonic operations such as sectioning, folding, contouring, and tessellating. A wide variety of projects that range in scale and location offer an insight into the architecture of the future.


Valentin Bearth & Andrea Deplazes

Author: Valentin Bearth,Heinz Wirz,Andrea Deplazes,Ákos Moravánszky

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 66

View: 7857


Ben Jonson in Context

Author: Julie Sanders

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521895715

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 366

View: 8172


This collection highlights exciting new areas of research related to Ben Jonson, including book history, social history and cultural geography.

Graphics for Architecture

Author: Kevin Forseth,David Vaughan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471289425

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 4843


Graphics for Architecture Kevin Forseth with David Vaughan A thorough understanding of design drawing enhances the designer′s ability to reason out difficult graphic constructions and to select or create appropriate means for depicting buildings and environments. This fully illustrated guide presents the most effective methods for mechanically constructing architectural plans, elevations, sections, paralines, perspectives, and shadows. All methods are described in basic principles of perspective geometry. Throughout the volume many pictorial drawings illuminate the connection between step–by–step procedures for constructing design drawings and the abstract concepts underlying orthographic, oblique, and perspective projections. For formulating graphics work–book problems around paraline construction the guide includes a notation system for describing an unlimited range of paraline–oblique drawings. A shortcut method for casting shadows in plan and elevation is useful for modeling shadows in architectural site plans and for obtaining fast design results. In addition there are eight different step–by–step procedures for setting up and constructing one and two–point perspective. Common–method perspectives are presented in the context of a drafting–board surface, and perspectives without plan are discussed as interiors, exteriors, and sections. Combining carefully organized learning sequences with the quick reference qualities of a handbook, this volume is an excellent reference source for the architectural office or studio as well as an easy–to–follow manual for students.

A Software Architecture Primer

Author: John Reekie,Rohan McAdam,R. J. McAdam

Publisher: Software Architecture Primer

ISBN: 0646458418

Category: Computers

Page: 192

View: 2799


The authors present a fresh, pragmatic approach to the study of software architecture. This edition contains a series of chapters that introduce and develop an understanding of software architecture by means of careful explanation and elaboration of a range of key concepts. (Computer Books)