big hot to cold an odyssey of architectural adaptation

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Hot To Cold

Author : Bjarke Ingels
ISBN : 3836557398
Genre : Architecture
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Architecture is the art and science of accommodating the lives we want to live. Our cities and buildings aren't givens; they are the way they are because that is as far as we have come to date. They are the best efforts of our ancestors and fellow planetizens, and if they have shortcomings, it is up to us to continue that effort, pick up where they left off. Bjarke Ingels Group's (BIG) grand mission is to find a pragmatic utopia, shaping not only a particular structural entity, but the kind of world we wish to inhabit. This book examines BIG's odyssey of architectural adaptation

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Author : Boris Brorman Jensen
ISBN : 8996450812
Genre : Architecture
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Mad Works

Author : Ma Yansong
ISBN : 0714871966
Genre : Architecture
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The first complete overview of the most important contemporary architecture practice ever to have emerged from China The skylines of modern China are punctuated by architecture that amazes, inspires, and awes. Many of these structures are the work of new, experimental practices like China-based MAD Architects. MAD Works not only documents the buildings of this group of avant-garde architects but also traces the development of their ideas through associated practice including art, research, and exhibition projects. Organized thematically, the book explores the underlying concepts of MAD Architects' work. MAD Works is illustrated with photographs, architectural drawings, and 3D visualizations to provide a thorough exploration of MAD Architect's international portfolio of completed works, unbuilt projects, and future ideas.

Green Architecture

Author : James Wines
ISBN : 3836503212
Genre : Architecture
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ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURE & DESIGN. When is a house ecological? Does the use of natural materials and solar cells on the roof make a building an example of "green" architecture? Perhaps even Antoni Gaudi and Frank Lloyd Wright designed "greener" buildings than most contemporary architects, whose low-energy houses scarcely differ outwardly from traditional ones.James Wines puts up the various - and often irreconcilable - concepts of environmentally-friendly architecture for discussion, making a case for an architecture that not only focuses on technological solutions, but also tries to reconcile man and nature in its formal idiom. Among the examples of contemporary ecological architecture presented are works by Emilio Ambasz, Gustav Peichl, Arthur Quarmby, Jean Nouvel, Sim Van der Ryn, Jourda and Perraudin, Log ID, James Cutler, Stanley Saitowitz, Francois Roche, Nigel Coates and Michael Sorkin.

Surface Subsurface

Author : Michael Manfredi
ISBN : 1568987331
Genre : Architecture
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For nearly two decades the architecture firm Weiss/Manfredi has practiced outside the traditional boundaries of architecture. Their work with complex sites and programs benefits from an interdisciplinary approach and a dynamic integration of architecture, art, infrastructure, and landscape design. Surface/Subsurface presents nine major projects that have been completed since their first monograph Site Specific, published in 2000. Their design processexemplary of the best contemporary architectural practicesreveals potential in subsurface conditions with the goal of generating an entirely new language for the surface. Projects include the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, which wanders over a highway and train lines; the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, New York, which manipulates the movement of water, cars, and visitors; and the Smith College Campus Center in Northampton, Massachusetts, whichtransforms the brick campus into a luminous terracotta surface. Each project is fully documented through project photographs, drawings, details, and texts.

Yes Is More

Author : Bjarke Ingels
ISBN : 8799298805
Genre : Architecture, Modern
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Med udstillingen "YES IS MORE" zoomer Dansk Arkitektur Center (DAC) ind på en af dansk arkitekturs mest succesfulde og nyskabende arkitektvirksomheder BIG - BJARKE INGELS GROUP

Thomas Heatherwick

Author : Thomas Heatherwick
ISBN : 9781580934503
Genre : Architecture
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"This is the definitive publication on one of the world's most exceptional designers."--Front cover flap.

The Robotic Touch

Author : Fabio Gramazio
ISBN : 3906027376
Genre : Architecture
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The synthesis of data and material, which decisively failed to develop in the early digital age, is being realized?enticingly, playfully, and sensually?in today's architecture. This becomes apparent in various medial, spatial and structural manifestations, whereby one premise persists: In the moment in which two seemingly separate worlds meet through the interaction between digital and material processes, data and material can no longer be interpreted as a mere complement but rather as an inherent condition and thus an essential expression of architecture in the ?second digital age”. Closely related to this development is the increasing use of robots in the building process. Only the robot enables the fundamental integration of data and material, programming and construction, where constructive operations can be developed based on fixed rules, analyzed, and transferred at an architectural scale. The use of robots in architecture has not been treated comprehensively so far. Most publications neglect the material and constructive aspects of robot-based building processes. Similarly, the specific implications of using robots to architectural design have rarely been dealt with. The Robotic Touch for the first time fully covers these issues and features previously unpublished concepts and technical details of robotic fabrication in architecture. The new book presents 30 research projects developed and realized by the Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication at ETH Zurich. It documents various methods and concepts of using robots in architecture, and thereby explores future developments in construction. Six topical essays (?Materiality”, ?Machine”, ?Assembly”, ?Design”, ?Scalability”, ?Architecture”), technical data-sheets and a glossary round out the book.

Climate Skin

Author : Gerhard Hausladen
ISBN : 3764377259
Genre : Architecture
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The facade plays a critical role in the conception of energy- and climate-optimized buildings: it is the buildingâs skin and functions as an interface between interior and exterior space. It provides thermal and sound insulation and ventilation, and controls and guides the entrance of daylight into the building. Climate Skin offers concrete planning advice for architects and engineers who wish to exploit not only the architectural potential of facades but also their energy and climate-control possibilities, treating the building envelope as an essential component within a complete climate-control and technology solution. It provides a solid foundation of knowledge that equips the reader to make competent technical and economic evaluations of building envelopes. For everyone concerned with facades, Climate Skin is a comprehensive planning handbook and reference work that covers all of the relevant technical and physical aspects of the design and detailed planning of energy-efficient facades.

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