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Design and Construction in Romanesque Architecture

Edson Armi offers an original interpretation of Romanesque architecture by focusing on buildings in northern Italy, Switzerland, southern France, and Catalonia, the regions where Romanesque architecture first appeared around 1000 AD. He integrates the study of medieval structure with a knowledge of construction, decoration and articulation to determine the origins of medieval architecture and the High Romanesque style. Armi's in dept...

Sprawling Places

People often bemoan the spread of malls, suburban strips, subdivisions, and other sprawling places in contemporary America. But are these places as bad as critics claim? In Sprawling Places, David Kolb questions widely held assumptions about our built environments. Kolb agrees there is a lot not to like about many contemporary places, but to write them off simply as commodified “nonplaces” does not treat them critically. Too often, K...

Aa. Vv. - Fai da te. Enciclopedia completa. Muratura, tinteggiatura, elettricità, idraulica, falegnameria

Costruire, progettare, ristrutturare, fare manutenzione della casa, creare con le proprie mani piccoli mobili e scaffalature: d’ora in poi il mondo del fai da te non avrà più segreti. Dai lavori di muratura all’idraulica, dall’elettricità alla falegnameria alle varie tecniche per imbiancare le pareti: tanti progetti e tanti consigli alla portata di tutti, spiegati e illustrati step by step. Per prendersi cura della propria casa in to...

The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse

Fresh, local nutrient-dense fruits vegetables are hard to find in winter in cold climates. Growing warm-weather crops like tomatoes, bananas, avocados, and other perennials is nearly impossible using conventional structures. The solution for millions of backyard and small-scale commercial growers is self-heating solar greenhouses. The Year-round Solar Greenhouse is the one-stop guide to designing and building greenhouses that harness...

Gardens of the High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes

Before it was restored, the High Line was an untouched, abandoned landscape overgrown with wildflowers. Today it is much more than that; it’s a central plaza, a cultural center, a walkway, and a green retreat in a bustling city that is free for all to enjoy. But above all else, it is a beautiful, dynamic garden with plantings designed by Piet Oudolf, one of the world’s most extraordinary garden designers.Gardens of the High Line, by ...

Geographic Information System for Smart Cities

Geographic Information System for Smart Cities is the first book that advocates that smart cities can be planned, managed and developed using GIS. The book is a combined effort of 23 international experts, where they explore the possibility of developing smart cities from experiences of many countries. The book gives prime responsibility of city being self-aware to geographic information system and its future development. In order to...

The Second Digital Turn: Design Beyond Intelligence (Writing Architecture)

The first digital turn in architecture changed our ways of making; the second changes our ways of thinking. Almost a generation ago, the early software for computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) spawned a style of smooth and curving lines and surfaces that gave visible form to the first digital age, and left an indelible mark on contemporary architecture. But today's digitally intelligent architecture no longer looks that ...

Resilient Cities, Second Edition: Overcoming Fossil Fuel Dependence

What does it mean to be a resilient city in the age of a changing climate and growing inequity? As urban populations grow, how do we create efficient transportation systems, access to healthy green space, and lower-carbon buildings for all citizens? Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, and Heather Boyer respond to these questions in the revised and updated edition of Resilient Cities. Since the first edition was published in 2009, interest...

Reassessing the Roles of Women as 'Makers' of Medieval Art and Architecture (2 Vol. Set)

These volumes propose a renewed way of framing the debate around the history of medieval art and architecture to highlight the multiple roles played by women. Today's standard division of artist from patron is not seen in medieval inscriptions--on paintings, metalwork, embroideries, or buildings--where the most common verb is 'made' (fecit). At times this denotes the individual whose hands produced the work, but it can equally refer ...

Heritage Building Information Modelling

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is being debated, tested and implemented wherever you look across the built environment sector. This book is about Heritage Building Information Modelling (HBIM), which necessarily differs from the commonplace applications of BIM to new construction. Where BIM is being used, the focus is still very much on design and construction. However, its use as an operational and management tool for existing...