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            Why Architecture Matters
             

            Why Architecture Matters (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Goldberger, Paul

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            A guide to the styles or an architectural dictionary, though it contains elements of all three. It helps to 'come to grips with how things feel to us when we stand before them, with how architecture affects us emotionally as well as intellectually' - with its impact on our lives.

            ISBN 9780300168174
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2011
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Why X Matters
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            Living Architecture, Living Cities: Soul-Nourishing Sustainability

            Living Architecture, Living Cities: Soul-Nourishing Sustainability (Paperback)

            By Day, Christopher; Gwilliam, Julie

            • RRP: $70.99
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            It's widely accepted that our environment is in crisis. Less widely recognized is that three quarters of environmental damage is due to cities - the places where most of us live. As this powerful new book elucidates, global sustainability is therefore directly dependent on urban ...design. In Living Architecture, Living Cities Christopher Day moves beyond the current emphasis on technological change. He argues that eco-technology allows us to continue broadly as before and only defers the impending disaster. In reality, most negative environmental impacts are due to how we live and the things we buy. Such personal choices often result from dissatisfaction with our surroundings. As perceived environment has a direct effect on attitudes and motivations, improving this can achieve more sustainable lifestyles more effectively than drastic building-change - with its notorious performance-gap limitations. As it's in places that our inner feelings and material reality interact, perceived environment is place-based. Ultimately, however, as the root cause of unsustainability is attitude, real change requires moving from the current focus on buildings and technology to an emphasis on the non-material. Featuring over 400 high quality illustrations, this is essential reading for anyone who believes in the value and power of good design. Christopher Day's philosophy will continue to inspire students with an interest in sustainable architecture, urban planning, and related fields.
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            ISBN 9781138594821
            Released NZ 17 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Manmade Wonders of the World

            Manmade Wonders of the World (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Cruickshank, Dan; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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            Discover the most incredible man-made wonders, from Stonehenge to Burj Khalifa, with this unparalleled catalogue of the most amazing, famous, and intriguing buildings and monuments ever created by humans. Manmade Wonders of the World features a range of structures from buildings ...to monuments, statues, and bridges, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Hoover Dam. It opens with a foreword by Dan Cruickshank and then takes the reader on a continent-by-continent journey, exploring and charting the innovations, ingenuity, and imagination employed by different cultures to create iconic buildings such as the Great Pyramid of Giza. This truly global approach reveals how humans tackled similar challenges, such as keeping the enemy out, in vastly different parts of the world, from the Great Wall of China to the defensive walls of Central American cities. Illustrations show floorplans and cutaway views, while explanations cover the history, architecture, and unique stories behind their construction. Featuring breathtaking images, Manmade Wonders of the World is a complete celebration of the world humans have built over thousands of years.
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            ISBN 9780241340714
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Architects on Architects

            Architects on Architects (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fink, Dietrich; Graff, Uta; Rostek, Nils; Wagner, Julian

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            Architects on Architects is a collection of essays and interviews rooted in one fascinating premise: What do the architects of today have to say about their predecessors? Based on a series of lectures organized by the Department of Architecture at the Technical University of Muni...ch, this volume explores how architects from previous generations have influenced present-day professionals in the field. The essays touch on the relevance of historical concepts as they have been transmitted across generations and the ways in which today's architects have used--and at times reshaped--those concepts to suit contemporary needs. The stimulating discussions involve, among others, Arno Lederer on Sigurd Lewerentz, Hans Kollhoff on Oswald Mathias Ungers, Tom Emerson on Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Mario Botta on Louis I. Kahn and Carlo Scarpa, and Donatella Fioretti on Walter Gropius and L szl Maholy-Nagy. More than a celebration of the past and the outstanding architects of today, Architects on Architects asks us to take a fresh look at the culture of the discipline and the transfer of ideas that has shaped that culture across time and space.
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            ISBN 9783777433080
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2020
            Publisher Hirmer Verlag
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            Operative Design: A Catalog of Spatial Verbs
              

            Operative Design: A Catalog of Spatial Verbs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mari, Anthony Di; Yoo, Nora

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            Verbs can be metaphors for how a building should look.

            ISBN 9789063692896
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2014
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Design Process in Architecture: From Concept to Completion

            Design Process in Architecture: From Concept to Completion (Paperback)

            By Makstutis, Geoffrey

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            Every building starts with an idea. But how do you get from a concept to a piece of architecture? Why do some ideas work better than others? What is a 'good' design? This approachable guidebook will help students find their own answers to these questions. It covers every aspect o...f the design process with examples drawn from all types of architecture, giving students the tools to develop their own unique ways of working. With accessible text and hundreds of images, this is an indispensable and illuminating guide for beginning architecture students as well as anyone who is curious about how design works.
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            ISBN 9781786271327
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2018
            Publisher Laurence King Publishing
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            T25 Architecture Theory, 2 Vol.

            T25 Architecture Theory, 2 Vol. (Hardback)

            By Evers, Bernd; Thoenes, Christof

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            Brings together essays about architecture written since the Renaissance. From Alberti and Palladio to Le Corbusier and Koolhaas, this title gathers together the best treatises by architecture's greatest masters, each accompanied by an essay discussing its historical context and s...ignificance. It is organized chronologically by country.
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            ISBN 9783836531986
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2012
            Publisher Taschen
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            The Designed World: Images, Objects, Environments

            The Designed World: Images, Objects, Environments (Hardback)

            Edited by Buchanan, Richard; Margolin, Victor; Doordan, Dennis P.

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            Brings together key essays from the preeminent journal, Design Issues. Essays are structured to cover the life of a designed object from conception and fabrication to evaluation. The essays are grouped into themed sections, with each section separately introduced and each conclud...ed with further reading
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            ISBN 9781847885869
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2010
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            refabricating ARCHITECTURE

            refabricating ARCHITECTURE (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

            By Kieran, Stephen; Timberlake, James; Edited by Sullivan, Cary

            • RRP: $59.00
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            Preoccupation with image and a failure to look at process has led entire generations of architects to overlook transfer technologies and transfer processes. This book argues that the time has come to re-evaluate the basic design and construction methods that have constrained the ...building industry throughout its history.
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            ISBN 9780071433211
            Released NZ 11 Nov 2003
            Publisher McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series P/L Custom Scoring Survey
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            Virilio for Architects
             

            Virilio for Architects (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Armitage, John

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            Currently regarded as one of the most interesting, relevant, and radical interpreters of architecture in the twenty-first century, contemporary French architect and critic of the art of technology Paul Virilio challenges and breaches the borders of the ever-burgeoning field of st...ructural design. Given the import of his work, its promise and problems, Virilio for Architects presents an innovative introduction to and overview of the contribution to theories and analyses provided by Virilio on architecture, including its specialized vocabularies, practices, professionalization, and modes of communication. Written by a leading contemporary cultural and media theorist, and Virilio specialist the book provides: a focused yet representative treatment of Virilio s key theoretical concepts and themes from across his work on architecture so far focused coverage of Virilio s unconventional architectural ideas and how they function within his highly idiosyncratic approach to the direction architecture should take a reliable introduction to and critical overview of Virilio s inspired and multi-disciplinary informed architectural theory through a concentrated engagement with his writings on architecture, urban space, and the relations between his architectural ideas and those of architecture s creators, contemporary architects a clear outline, exploration, and developmental narrative of the most important Virilian themes, written in a way that can be understood by undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, and non-academic readers alike. Virilio has a reputation as a demanding architectural theorist whose writings are difficult to decode and which use specialized theoretical concepts often far removed from the traditions of architectural theory. This book allows students, researchers, and non-academic readers to connect with Virilio s distinctive architectural theories, critical studies, and fresh ideas.
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            ISBN 9780415819039
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2015
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Thinkers for Architects
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