Thermal Delight in Architecture The MIT Press

The MIT Press #ad - This book for the solar age could help change all that and open up for us a new dimension of architectural experience. This book explores the potential for using thermal qualities as an expressive element in building design. A major alternative is the use of passive solar energy, and the book will provide those interested in solar design with a reservoir of ideas.

. As the cost of energy continues to skyrocket, alternatives to the use of mechanical force must be developed to meet our thermal needs. The hearth fire, the roman and japanese baths, the sauna, and the Islamic garden are discussed as archetypes of thermal delight about which rituals have developed―reinforcing bonds of affection and ceremony forged in the thermal experience.

Thermal Delight in Architecture The MIT Press #ad - Not only is thermal symbolism now obsolete but the modern emphasis on central heating systems and air conditioning and hermetically sealed buildings has actually damaged our thermal coping and sensing mechanisms. Until quite recently, building technology and design has favored high-energy-consuming mechanical methods of neutralizing the thermal environment.

Our thermal environment is as rich in cultural associations as our visual, olfactory, acoustic, and tactile environments. It has not responded to the various ways that people use, remember, and care about the thermal environment and how they associate their thermal sense with their other senses.


The Place of Houses

University of California Press #ad - These examples demonstrate how individual houses can express the care, energies, and dreams of the people who live in them, and can contribute to a larger sense of place. University of California Press. With a new epilogue richly illustrated with houses large and small, and cutaway drawings, old and new, this is a book for people who want a house but who may not know what they really need, with photographs, plans, or what they have a right to expect.

The authors establish the basis for good building by examining houses in the small Massachusetts town of Edgartown; in Santa Barbara, where a commitment was made to re-create an imaginary Spanish past; and in Sea Ranch, on the northern California coast, California, where the authors attempt to create a community.


Experiencing Architecture

The MIT Press #ad - A classic examination of superb design through the centuries. Widely regarded as a classic in the field, Experiencing Architecture explores the history and promise of good design. Experiencing architecture reminds us of what good architectural design has accomplished over time, what it can accomplish still, and why it is worth pursuing.

Dwellings were built with a natural feeling for place, materials and use, resulting in “a remarkably suitable comeliness. While we cannot return to a former age, Rasmussen notes, we can still design spaces that are beautiful and useful by seeking to understand architecture as an art form that must be experienced.

Mit Press. An understanding of good design comes not only from one's professional experience of architecture as an abstract, shape, scale, texture, color, individual pursuit, but also from one's shared, everyday experience of architecture in real time―its particular use of light, rhythm and sound. Wide-ranging and approachable, it is for anyone who has ever wondered “what instrument the architect plays on.

Experiencing Architecture #ad - University of California Press. Generously illustrated with historical examples of designing excellence―ranging from teacups, and golf balls to the villas of Palladio and the fish-feeding pavilion of Beijing's Winter Palace―Rasmussen's accessible guide invites us to appreciate architecture not only as a profession, riding boots, but as an art that shapes everyday experience.

In the past, rasmussen argues, architecture was not just an individual pursuit, but a community undertaking.


Towards a New Architecture Dover Architecture

Dover Publications #ad - For the swiss-born architect and city planner le corbusier charles-Édouard jeanneret, an exalted calling in which the architect combined plastic invention, 1887–1965, intellectual speculation, beyond "style, architecture constituted a noble art, and higher mathematics to go beyond mere utilitarian needs, " to achieve a pure creation of the spirit which established "emotional relationships by means of raw materials.

The first major exposition of his ideas appeared in Vers une Architecture 1923, a compilation of articles originally written by Le Corbusier for his own avant-garde magazine, L'Esprit Nouveau. University of California Press. It is the only profession in which progress is not considered necessary. A cathedral is not very beautiful.

Towards a New Architecture Dover Architecture #ad - . And "rome is the damnation of the half-educated. The present volume is an unabridged english translation of the 13th French edition of that historic manifesto, views on industry, economics, the "mass-production spirit, relation of form to function, in which Le Corbusier expounded his technical and aesthetic theories, " and much else.

Mit Press. To send architectural students to Rome is to cripple them for life. Profusely illustrated with over 200 line drawings and photographs of his own works and other structures he considered important, city planners, unvarnished opinions, Towards a New Architecture is indispensable reading for architects, and cultural historians―but will intrigue anyone fascinated by the wide-ranging ideas, and innovative theories of one of this century's master builders.


Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings

Wiley #ad - The online interactive resource center contains resources tied to the book, such as: interactive animations interactive Self-tests Interactive Flashcards Case Studies Respondus Testbank instructors only Instructor’s Manual over 200 pages including additional resources Instructors only Roadmap to the 12th Edition Instructors only Student Guide to the Textbook Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, Twelfth Edition is the industry standard reference that comprehensively covers all aspects of building systems.

Wiley. As the definitive guide to environmental control systems for over 75 years, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings is a complete resource for students and professionals alike. Mechanical and electrical equipment for Buildings covers both active controls, like air conditioners and heaters, as well as passive controls like daylighting and natural ventilation.

Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings #ad - The definitive guide to environmental control systems, updated with emerging technology and trends The Interactive Resource Center is an online learning environment where instructors and students can access the tools they need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcing and assessing their understanding of key concepts for successful understanding of the course.

The updated twelfth edition includes over 300 new illustrations, while the companion website offers new interactive features including animations, plus information on the latest design trends, and technologies, additional case studies, quizzes, codes, and more. If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code ISBN: 978111899616-4.

University of California Press. An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately.


Key Buildings of the 20th Century: Plans, Sections and Elevations Second Edition Key Architecture Series

W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Mit Press. A concise text supplemented by full-color images explains the significant architectural features of each building and the influences it shows or had generated. An analysis of influential work by seminal architects, Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, including Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and Rem Koolhaas.

Featuring more than one hundred of the most significant and influential buildings of the twentieth century, this second edition has been expanded and updated to include new buildings from the early part of the twenty-first century and work by architects who have risen to increasing international prominence.

Wiley. 650 illustrations, including 150 four-color illustrations University of California Press. All of these have been specially commissioned for the book and are based on the most reliable information and sources. As an added bonus for readers, a free CD-ROM containing digital files of all the drawings is included inside the book.

Key Buildings of the 20th Century: Plans, Sections and Elevations Second Edition Key Architecture Series #ad - Richly illustrated with hundreds of architectural drawings and photographs, this book includes classic works by such seminal architects as Le Corbusier, and Alvar Aalto, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as masterpieces by more recent masters such as Norman Foster and Frank Gehry. For each building there are numerous, together with elevations, sections, accurate scale plans showing typical floors, and site plans where appropriate.

. Cross-references to other buildings in the book highlight the various connections between these key structures.


The Architecture of Happiness

Vintage #ad - Vintage International. And yet a concern for architecture is too often described as frivolous, even self-indulgent. The achitecture of happiness is a dazzling and generously illustrated journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our locations.

One of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kinds of walls, buildings, chairs, and streets that surround us. Mit Press. Alain de botton starts from the idea that where we are heavily influences who we can be, and argues that it is architecture's task to stand as an eloquent reminder of our full potential.

The Architecture of Happiness #ad - University of California Press. Wiley.


Revised Edition: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form - Learning from Las Vegas

The MIT Press #ad - There are an added preface by Scott Brown and a bibliography of writings by the members of Venturi and Rauch and about the firm's work. Mit Press. Soft cover. Wiley. Revised edition. Learning from las vegas created a healthy controversy on its appearance in 1972, calling for architects to be more receptive to the tastes and values of "common" people and less immodest in their erections of "heroic, " self-aggrandizing monuments.

This revision includes the full texts of part i of the original, and Part II, "Ugly and Ordinary Architecture, or the Decorated Shed, on the Las Vegas strip, " a generalization from the findings of the first part on symbolism in architecture and the iconography of urban sprawl. Vintage International. The final part of the first edition, on the architectural work of the firm Venturi and Rauch, is not included in the revision.

Revised Edition: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form - Learning from Las Vegas #ad - The new paperback edition has a smaller format, fewer pictures, and a considerably lower price than the original. University of California Press.


Earth Pledge White Papers Set: Sustainable Architecture White Papers: Essays on Design and Building for a Sustainable Future Earth Pledge Series on Sustainable Development

Earth Pledge Foundation #ad - Soft cover. Wiley. A remarkable collection of vibrant and diverse readings, Sustainable Architecture White Papers explores the critical link between our built and natural environments. With a preface by paul hawken, this is a star-studded collection of essays on sustainable architecture that speaks to professionals and nonprofessionals alike.

A perfect read for anyone interested in how the architecture and design aesthetic connects with environmental sustainability. Used book in Good Condition. Revised edition. Cutting-edge architecture, design, public works, planning, and education leaders illustrate the value of a new architectural strategy. Vintage International.

Earth Pledge White Papers Set: Sustainable Architecture White Papers: Essays on Design and Building for a Sustainable Future Earth Pledge Series on Sustainable Development #ad - Sustainable architecture teaches us that when creative processes are used in conjunction with social, and environmental systems, cultural, architecture can meet the aesthetic and practical requirements of today without compromising the needs of future generations. A sample of the contents reveals a top-notch team of forward-thinkers: william mcdonough: "eco-effectiveness: a new design strategy" croxton collaborative architects: "human-centered Sustainable Design" Architectural Record: "Taking the Elective Out of Environmental Education" Karl Linn: "Reclaiming the Commons" Pliny Fisk: "Advanced Green Building" James Wines: "The Art of Architecture in the Age of Ecology" Emilio Ambasz: "Green Towns" This beautifully assembled compilation, follows on the success of Sustainable Cuisine White Papers and reflects the organization's mission to promote sustainability, published by the Earth Pledge Foundation, primarily in the areas of architecture and cuisine.

Mit Press. University of California Press. Working with architects, builders and designers, and restaurateurs, chefs, and farmers, Earth Pledge creates nonprofit media projects that promote "green living" in these respective areas.


Architectural Regionalism: Collected Writings on Place, Identity, Modernity, and Tradition

Princeton Architectural Press #ad - Mit Press. Taken as a whole, embody and express local cultural processes, the collection underscores the continuing relevance of the concept as it fosters thoughtful works that engage the senses, promote environmental sustainability, and enhance people's awareness of the world around them. But despite its omnipresence in contemporary practice and theory, architectural regionalism remains a fluid concept, its historical development and current influence largely undocumented.

Used book in Good Condition. Revised edition. Editor vincent canizaro's insightful introduction and his brief analysis of each essay guides readers through the lively debate surrounding this topic, making this the definitive reference on architectural regionalism for faculty, students, and practitioners in design and design-related fields.

Architectural Regionalism: Collected Writings on Place, Identity, Modernity, and Tradition #ad - University of California Press. In this rapidly globalizing world, any investigation of architecture inevitably leads to considerations of regionalism. Vintage International. This comprehensive reader brings together over 40 key essays illustrating the full range of ideas embodied by the term. Wiley. Authored by important critics, lewis mumford, and alan Colquhoun, and architects such as Kenneth Frampton, historians, Sigfried Giedion, Architectural Regionalism represents the history of regionalist thinking in architecture from the early twentieth century to today.

These seminal textsmany of which are out of print and hard to locateare organized around themes that include regionalism and rapid modernization, bioregionalism, regional planning, historicism, modernism, and critical regionalism.


In Praise of Shadows

Leete's Island Books #ad - Wiley. Mit Press. An essay on aesthetics by the japanese novelist, and even toilets, food, jade, this book explores architecture, combining an acute sense of the use of space in buildings. Vintage International. University of California Press. The book also includes descriptions of laquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure.

Used book in Good Condition. Soft cover. Independent Pub Group. Revised edition.