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Canadian Modern Architecture

Canadian Modern Architecture

Canada's most distinguished architectural critics and scholars offer fresh insights into the country's unique modern and contemporary architecture. Beginning with the nation's centennial and Expo 67 in Montreal, this fifty-year retrospective covers the defining of national institutions and movements, how Canadian architects interpreted major external trends, regional and indigenous architectural tendencies, and the influence of architects in Canada's three largest cities — Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Co-published with Canadian Architect, this comprehensive reference book is extensively illustrated and includes fifteen specially commissioned essays.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Elsa Lam
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release : 2019-11-19
Total Pages : 544 Pages
ISBN : 9781616898830


Complexity And Contradiction In Architecture

Complexity And Contradiction In Architecture

A practicing architect discusses the theoretical background of modern architecture

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Robert Venturi
Publisher : The Museum of Modern Art
Release : 1977
Total Pages : 132 Pages
ISBN : 0870702823


Just Enough Software Architecture

Just Enough Software Architecture

This is a practical guide for software developers, and different than other software architecture books. Here's why: It teaches risk-driven architecting. There is no need for meticulous designs when risks are small, nor any excuse for sloppy designs when risks threaten your success. This book describes a way to do just enough architecture. It avoids the one-size-fits-all process tar pit with advice on how to tune your design effort based on the risks you face. It democratizes architecture. This book seeks to make architecture relevant to all software developers. Developers need to understand how to use constraints as guiderails that ensure desired outcomes, and how seemingly small changes can affect a system's properties. It cultivates declarative knowledge. There is a difference between being able to hit a ball and knowing why you are able to hit it, what psychologists refer to as procedural knowledge versus declarative knowledge. This book will make you more aware of what you have been doing and provide names for the concepts. It emphasizes the engineering. This book focuses on the technical parts of software development and what developers do to ensure the system works not job titles or processes. It shows you how to build models and analyze architectures so that you can make principled design tradeoffs. It describes the techniques software designers use to reason about medium to large sized problems and points out where you can learn specialized techniques in more detail. It provides practical advice. Software design decisions influence the architecture and vice versa. The approach in this book embraces drill-down/pop-up behavior by describing models that have various levels of abstraction, from architecture to data structure design.

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Genre : Computers
Author : George Fairbanks
Publisher : Marshall & Brainerd
Release : 2010-08-30
Total Pages : 376 Pages
ISBN : 9780984618101


The Anatomy Of The Architectural Book

The Anatomy Of The Architectural Book

This book makes visible the axes along which architectural knowledge circulates through books into buildings and back.

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Author : André Tavares
Publisher :
Release : 2016-02
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 3037784733


Modern Architecture And Climate

Modern Architecture And Climate

How climate influenced the design strategies of modernist architects Modern Architecture and Climate explores how leading architects of the twentieth century incorporated climate-mediating strategies into their designs, and shows how regional approaches to climate adaptability were essential to the development of modern architecture. Focusing on the period surrounding World War II—before fossil-fuel powered air-conditioning became widely available—Daniel Barber brings to light a vibrant and dynamic architectural discussion involving design, materials, and shading systems as means of interior climate control. He looks at projects by well-known architects such as Richard Neutra, Le Corbusier, Lúcio Costa, Mies van der Rohe, and Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, and the work of climate-focused architects such as MMM Roberto, Olgyay and Olgyay, and Cliff May. Drawing on the editorial projects of James Marston Fitch, Elizabeth Gordon, and others, he demonstrates how images and diagrams produced by architects helped conceptualize climate knowledge, alongside the work of meteorologists, physicists, engineers, and social scientists. Barber describes how this novel type of environmental media catalyzed new ways of thinking about climate and architectural design. Extensively illustrated with archival material, Modern Architecture and Climate provides global perspectives on modern architecture and its evolving relationship with a changing climate, showcasing designs from Latin America, Europe, the United States, the Middle East, and Africa. This timely and important book reconciles the cultural dynamism of architecture with the material realities of ever-increasing carbon emissions from the mechanical cooling systems of buildings, and offers a historical foundation for today’s zero-carbon design.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Daniel A. Barber
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2020-07-07
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780691170039


Pervasive Information Architecture

Pervasive Information Architecture

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Genre : Computers
Author : Andrea Resmini
Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann Pub
Release : 2011
Total Pages : 250 Pages
ISBN : 0123820944


Architecture Of Spain

Architecture Of Spain

This title provides an entertaining look at the many regional styles of architecture in Spain, including such notable structures as Bilbao's Guggenheim and La Alhambra in Granada.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Alejandro Lapunzina
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 295 Pages
ISBN : 0313319634


Toronto Architecture

Toronto Architecture

"Toronto has been hailed as "the city that works," "the livable city," and a "world-class city." But just what does Toronto look like? And what can the changing image of the city tell us about Toronto's past--and its future? Twenty-two self-contained walking tours--each with an easy-to-follow map--range over 175 years of Toronto buildings. More than 900 buildings are catalogued: fanciful Victorian houses, graceful spired churches, lush Edwardian factories and warehouses, Art Deco apartments, and new landmarks. Illustrated with over 300 photographs, the guide examines well-known and important buildings as well as the more modest structures in between that form Toronto's cityscape. The original edition of Toronto Architecture: A City Guide by Patricia McHugh is fully revised and expanded by architecture critic Alex Bozikovic. Complete with an illustrated description of Toronto styles, a glossary of architectural terms, and a biographical index of architects, this is the definitive reference to Toronto's buildings--old and new."--

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Patricia McHugh
Publisher :
Release : 2017
Total Pages : 337 Pages
ISBN : 9780771059896


Gibbs Book Of Architecture

Gibbs Book Of Architecture

Gibbs's legendary 1728 folio includes perspectives and blueprints for such magnificent commissions as London's St. Martin in the Fields; the Senate House of the University of Cambridge; plus fine drawings of marble cisterns, iron gates, funeral monuments, and more.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : James Gibbs
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 150 Pages
ISBN : 9780486466019


Cardboard In Architecture

Cardboard In Architecture

The Department of Building Technology at the Faculty of Architecture at TU Delft is studying and developing cardboard as a potential building material on a broad, systematic and where possible comprehensive basis. The guiding research question is: "How can cardboard be used in both architectural and structural terms as a fully fledged building material, making use of the material-specific properties?" An exploratory phase from 2003 to 2005 - including an outdoor pilot structure (multi-shed), a pilot pavilion accommodating, an exhibition, workshops on resistance to fire and to damp, a first patent (KCPK), the design of an interior wall (Besin) and the publication of this book - was concluded by an international symposium attended by both the paper industry and the building industry. This publication comprises the report on that symposium.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Mick Eekhout
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 2008-01-01
Total Pages : 167 Pages
ISBN : 9781586038205