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Buildings That Revolutionized Architecture

Buildings That Revolutionized Architecture

DKK 285.00

Florian Heine, Isabel Kuhl
Prestel
9783791381268
In stock: In stock

Why do some buildings stand the test of time? What makes a building unique, or groundbreaking? How do function, environment, and technology impact an architect''s vision? These questions and more are succinctly addressed in this wide-ranging tour of 100 of the world''s most important man-made structures. This compilation spans the ancient to the modern eras and represents nearly every continent. Gorgeous photographs of each building are featured in double-page spreads, which include concise texts offering fascinating histories and contextual information, as well as biographies of the architects. The book also includes a glossary at the back of the book that explains important terms. An invaluable introduction to the world of architecture, this book guides readers through every milestone of architectural triumph - be it an ancient city, modern sports arena, cathedral, or office building.

Semi-Detached: Writing, Representation and Criticism in Architecture

Semi-Detached: Writing, Representation and Criticism in Architecture

DKK 249.00

Naomi Stead
ORO Editions
9780987228130
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This book is about the role of words and images in architecture. A documentation of the conventions of architectural representation, it is also an exploration of the many ways in which those conventions can be productively challenged, subverted, or ignored to broaden the conversation about architecture and what it means. The book assembles a series of essays and interviews from practicing architects on the role of representation in their work, alongside contributions from some of AustraliaÆs most highly regarded contemporary architectural photographers. Contributors include John Macarthur, Naomi Stead, Marcus Trimble, Justine Clark, Gavin Hipkins, Katja Grillner, Philip Goad, Brett Boardman, Peter Bennetts, Jan van Schaik and Elizabeth Watson-Brown, amongst many others.

The Architecture School Survival Kit

The Architecture School Survival Kit

DKK 139.00

Iain Jackson
Laurence King Publishing
9781780675794
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Oops! Forgot to include a door! Every year new architecture students make the same mistakes, forgetting the same essential elements in their studio work. This handy guide provides basic tips and hints to help students make the most of their work, all accompanied by the author''s witty and beautiful illustrations. The Architecture School Survival Guide is a life-saving and entertaining resource for any first-year student.

Architecture Visionaries

Architecture Visionaries

DKK 299.00

Richard Weston
Laurence King Publishing
9781780675725
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Featuring 75 of the world''s most influential architects, this book presents the story of 20th-century architecture through the fascinating personal stories and significant works that have shaped the field. Arranged in a broadly chronological order, the book gives the reader a sense of the impact that inventive individuals have had on the development of architecture and our built environment. Key dates in the architects'' careers are listed in timeline features, thereby allowing the author freedom to move beyond well-known biographies to analyze the buildings and map out the exciting visions behind them. With insightful text describing carefully selected examples, this is a dynamic and unique guide to the architects whose visions have created the buildings around us.

What is Architecture?: And 100 Other Questions

What is Architecture?: And 100 Other Questions

DKK 125.00

Rasmus Waern, Gert Windgardh
Laurence King Publishing
9781780676029
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This entertaining and informative book explores the world of architecture through a series of 101 questions and answers that cover a wide range of issues on its practice and theory. There are historical questions, such as ''Who was the first architect?'' and ''Are all churches architecture?'' as well as ones that relate to contemporary activity, such as "Have computers changed architecture?" and "How small can a home get?." There are also many that are intriguing and irreverent, such as ''Why do architects want to paint the world white?'' and ''Is Dubai a city?''. For each of the questions there is a brief, one-line answer and then a more extended discussion. Aimed at both general readers as well as those in the field, this book will make a perfect purchase or gift for anyone interested in architecture.

A Geneaology of Modern Architecture: A Comparitive Critical Analysis of Built Form

A Geneaology of Modern Architecture: A Comparitive Critical Analysis of Built Form

DKK 475.00

Kenneth Frampton
Lars Müller
9783037783696
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''A Genealogy of Modern Architecture'' is a reference work on modern architecture by Kenneth Frampton, one of todays leading architectural theorists. Conceived as a genealogy of twentieth century architecture from 1924 to 2000, it compiles some sixteen comparative analyses of canonical modern buildings ranging from exhibition pavilions and private houses to office buildings and various kinds of public institutions. The buildings are compared in terms of their hierarchical spatial order, circulation structure and referential details. The analyses are organized so as to show what is similar and different between two paired types, thus revealing how modern tradition has been diversely inflected. Richly illustrated, ''A Genealogy of Modern Architecture'' is a new standard work in architectural education.

Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings

Architectural Agents: The Delusional, Abusive, Addictive Lives of Buildings

DKK 355.00

Annabel Jane Wharton
Univ Of Minnesota Press
9780816693399
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Buildings are not benign; rather, they commonly manipulate and abuse their human users. Architectural Agents makes the case that buildings act in the world independently of their makers, patrons, owners, or occupants. And often they act badly. Treating buildings as bodies, Annabel Jane Wharton writes biographies of symptomatic structures in order to diagnose their pathologies. The violence of some sites is rooted in historical trauma; the unhealthy spatial behaviors of other spaces stem from political and economic ruthlessness. The places examined range from the Cloisters Museum in New York City and the Palestine Archaeological Museum (renamed the Rockefeller Museum) in Jerusalem to the grand Hostal de los Reyes Católicos in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and Las Vegas casino resorts. Recognizing that a study of pathological spaces would not be complete without an investigation of digital structures, Wharton integrates into her argument an original consideration of the of architecture. machines.

Public Housing Myths: Perception, Reality, and Social Policy

Public Housing Myths: Perception, Reality, and Social Policy

DKK 215.00

Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Fritz Umbach
Cornell University Press
9780801478741
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Popular opinion holds that public housing is a failure; so what more needs to be said about seventy-five years of dashed hopes and destructive policies? Over the past decade, however, historians and social scientists have quietly exploded the common wisdom about public housing. Public Housing Myths pulls together these fresh perspectives and unexpected findings into a single volume to provide an updated, panoramic view of public housing. With eleven chapters by prominent scholars, the collection not only covers a groundbreaking range of public housing issues transnationally but also does so in a revisionist and provocative manner. With students in mind, Public Housing Myths is organized thematically around popular preconceptions and myths about the policies surrounding big city public housing, the places themselves, and the people who call them home.

Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of Twenty Lost Buildings from the Tower of Babel to the Twin Towers

Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of Twenty Lost Buildings from the Tower of Babel to the Twin Towers

DKK 299.00

James Crawford
Old Street Publishing
9781908699930
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The lives and deaths of twenty lost buildings from the Tower of Babel to the Twin Towers. Buildings are just like us. They can be born into wealth or poverty; enjoying every privilege or struggling to make ends meet. They have parents gods, kings, emperors, governments, visionaries and madmen and friends and enemies. They have jobs, duties and responsibilities. They can endure crises of faith and purpose. They can succeed and fail. They can live. And they can die. Moving from the very beginnings of civilisation, right up to the digital horizons of cyberspace, Jamie Crawford pieces together the biographies of twenty of the world''s most fascinating lost and ruined structures. The lives of these buildings are packed with drama and intrigue, soap operas combining war and religion, politics and art, love and betrayal, catastrophe and hope. They are also the stage for a startling array of characters including Gilgamesh, the Cretan Minotaur, Agamemnon, Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, even Bruce Springsteen.

Fifty Under Fifty: Innovators of the 21st Century

Fifty Under Fifty: Innovators of the 21st Century

DKK 445.00

Beverly Russell, Eva Maddox
Images Publishing
9781864706000
In stock: In stock

The architects, designers, artists and others represented in 50 Under 50 are innovators of our time. After a world-wide search of 50 top architecture and design firms by the editors, lead author Beverly Russell along with Eva Maddox and Farooq Ameen help bring together a unique body of work; all partners in these firms will be 50 years old or under at the time of publication, and represent a forward-thinking generation of creative people, aware of global issues that urgently need solutions through imaginative design. A distinguished five-person jury presided over the final selection: Stanley Tigerman, founding partner, Tiger McCurry, Chicago; Ralph Johnson, design principal, Perkins+Will, Chicago; Jeanne Gang, founder Gang Studio, Chicago; Marion Weiss, founding partner, Weiss Manfredi, New York; and Qingyun Ma, Dean of Architecture, University of Southern California, and founder MADAs.p.a.m., Shanghai and Beijing.

Ex-formation - Kenya Hara

Ex-formation - Kenya Hara

DKK 285.00

Kenya Hara
Lars Muller
9783037784662
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For Kenya Hara, design begins with comprehension of the unknown. In contrast to "information," "exformation" describes how little we really know and thus becomes the starting point for any type of design. Based on a range of projects the book describes what "exformation" can look like in design practice and how this concept alters our classic understanding of information design. Following the path embarked on in Designing Design (2007) and its successor, White (2010), Ex-formation continues to explore the void, absence, and indeterminacy in contemporary design.

Bleak Houses: Disappointment and Failure in Architecture

Bleak Houses: Disappointment and Failure in Architecture

DKK 259.00

Timothy J. Brittain-Catlin
MIT Press
9780262528856
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The usual history of architecture is a grand narrative of soaring monuments and heroic makers. But it is also a false narrative in many ways, rarely acknowledging the personal failures and disappointments of architects. In Bleak Houses, Timothy Brittain-Catlin investigates the underside of architecture, the stories of losers and unfulfillment often ignored by an architectural criticism that values novelty, fame, and virility over fallibility and rejection. As architectural criticism promotes increasingly narrow values, dismissing certain styles wholesale and subjecting buildings to a Victorian litmus test of "real" versus "fake," Brittain-Catlin explains the effect this superficial criticality has had not only on architectural discourse but on the quality of buildings. The fact that most buildings receive no critical scrutiny at all has resulted in vast stretches of ugly modern housing and a pervasive public illiteracy about architecture.

The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things

DKK 179.00

Samuel Greengard
The MIT Press
9780262527736
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We turn on the lights in our house from a desk in an office miles away. Our refrigerator alerts us to buy milk on the way home. A package of cookies on the supermarket shelf suggests that we buy it, based on past purchases. The cookies themselves are on the shelf because of a "smart" supply chain. When we get home, the thermostat has already adjusted the temperature so that it''s toasty or bracing, whichever we prefer. This is the Internet of Things -- a networked world of connected devices, objects, and people. In this book, Samuel Greengard offers a guided tour through this emerging world and how it will change the way we live and work.

Where Are the Women Architects?

Where Are the Women Architects?

DKK 225.00

Despina Stratigakos
Princeton University Press
9780691170138
In stock: In stock

For a century and a half, women have been proving their passion and talent for building and, in recent decades, their enrollment in architecture schools has soared. Yet the number of women working as architects remains stubbornly low, and the higher one looks in the profession, the scarcer women become. Law and medicine, two equally demanding and traditionally male professions, have been much more successful in retaining and integrating women. So why do women still struggle to keep a toehold in architecture? Where Are the Women Architects? tells the story of women''s stagnating numbers in a profession that remains a male citadel, and explores how a new generation of activists is fighting back, grabbing headlines, and building coalitions that promise to bring about change.

The Technological Singularity

The Technological Singularity

DKK 169.00

Murray Shanahan
The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series
9780262527804
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The idea that human history is approaching a "singularity" -- that ordinary humans will someday be overtaken by artificially intelligent machines or cognitively enhanced biological intelligence, or both -- has moved from the realm of science fiction to serious debate. Some singularity theorists predict that if the field of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to develop at its current dizzying rate, the singularity could come about in the middle of the present century. Murray Shanahan offers an introduction to the idea of the singularity and considers the ramifications of such a potentially seismic event. Shanahan''s aim is not to make predictions but rather to investigate a range of scenarios. Whether we believe that singularity is near or far, likely or impossible, apocalypse or utopia, the very idea raises crucial philosophical and pragmatic questions, forcing us to think seriously about what we want as a species.

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Updated 19. Oktober 2017