Cool Architecture

Cool Architecture Author The Images Publishing Group
ISBN-10 1920744274
Release 2003
Pages 191
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Introduces a range of international architectural projects, from residential and municipal to commercial and industrial, each designed to withstand cold-climate conditions including sub-zero temperatures, freeze-thaw cycles, heavy snowfalls and the long,dark days of arctic winters



Cool Architecture

Cool Architecture Author Simon Armstrong
ISBN-10 1909396796
Release 2015-08-06
Pages 112
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Want to know more about the buildings around you? Can’t tell a Doric from a Corinthian column? Interested in how the Egyptians built the pyramids, and how on earth a dome stays up? Then this book is for you. Packed with absorbing facts and quirky illustrations, Cool Architecture tells you everything you need to know about architecture around the world, from the simple dwellings created by the earliest humans to today’s most innovative buildings, via forbidding medieval strongholds, great 18th-Century palaces and the classic Art Deco skyscrapers of New York. Learn about the great architectural movements and the personalities that created them, and explore the most iconic buildings in the world, from the Parthenon in Greece to the (current) world’s tallest skyscraper, the Khalifa Tower in Dubai. This book is a perfect introduction to what’s cool about the fascinating world of architecture. Word count: 20,000



Solar Architecture in Cool Climates

Solar Architecture in Cool Climates Author Colin Porteous
ISBN-10 9781136557002
Release 2012-04-27
Pages 288
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'A must-read for practitioners, teachers and others interested in or working with energy use in the built environment, including a delightful set of examples' Ann Grete Hestnes, former President of the International Solar Energy Society Solar Architecture in Cool Climates is an invaluable primer on low energy building design, combining accessible information with convincing arguments enabling new techniques to be implemented in daily practice. Approaching the topic in a thematic manner, the book provides inspiration, an understanding of key principles and technical data on the design of solar buildings in higher latitudes. The text is enlivened through direct experience of case studies from Europe and North America dealing with new-build, retrofitting and conceptual projects that outline future potential (the principles being equally applicable to equivalent southern latitude locations. The authors examine the dilution of additional costs through different strategies, the tensions between energy efficiency and environmental quality, and the proactive control of energy in building design. Promoting flexibility and opportunity to a diverse audience, including those who use, procure and finance buildings, the book aims to bring the design of 'green' solar buildings in cool climates from special interest status into the mainstream. Broader environmental issues relating to solar architecture are addressed in the final chapter, again drawing on case studies from the authors' own wide experience. Solar Architecture in Cool Climates is written for architects and other building designers, students of architecture and other professionals interested in sustainable architecture, renewable energy and engineering.



New Carbon Architecture

New Carbon Architecture Author Bruce King
ISBN-10 9781550926613
Release 2017-11-27
Pages 160
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“Green buildings” that slash energy use and carbon emissions are all the rage, but they aren’t enough. The hidden culprit is embodied carbon—the carbon emitted when materials are mined, manufactured, and transported—comprising some ten percent of global emissions. With the built environment doubling by 2030, buildings are a carbon juggernaut threatening to overwhelm the climate. It doesn’t have to be this way. Like never before in history, buildings can become part of the climate solution. With biomimicry and innovation, we can pull huge amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere and lock it up as walls, roofs, foundations, and insulation. We can literally make buildings out of the sky with a massive positive impact. The New Carbon Architecture is a paradigm-shifting tour of the innovations in architecture and construction that are making this happen. Office towers built from advanced wood products; affordable, low-carbon concrete alternatives; plastic cleaned from the oceans and turned into building blocks. We can even grow insulation from mycelium. A tour de force by the leaders in the field, The New Carbon Architecture will fire the imagination of architects, engineers, builders, policy makers, and everyone else captivated by the possibility of architecture to heal the climate and produce safer, healthier, and more beautiful buildings. Bruce King, a structural engineer for thirty-five years, is Founder and Director of the Ecological Building Network (EBNet) and author of Buildings of Earth and Straw, Making Better Concrete, and Design of Straw Bale Buildings. He lives in San Rafael, California.



Architecture

Architecture Author Elizabeth Schmermund
ISBN-10 9781619305441
Release 2017-08-15
Pages 106
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What style building do you live in? Is it a skyscraper, a Victorian home, or a modern building? In Architecture: Cool Women Who Design Structures, readers ages 9 to 12 examine the stories of women who are today designing the houses, schools, museums, and public spaces where we spend our time. Architecture is the planning, designing, and construction of buildings and other structures. It’s architects who figure out what style of building fits best in a certain space, what the structure should look like, how it needs to be built to withstand the environment, and what materials best suit the needs of the people who are using the structure. Art, engineering, science, technology—architecture involves all these disciplines, and more! Architecture: Cool Women Who Design Structures examines the history of architecture and the journey of three women who are working as architects today. Patricia Galván works in commercial and interior architecture and is the chairwoman for the American Institute of Architects’ Women in Architecture committee. Farida Abu-Bakare was born in Qatar and raised in Canada. Today, she is an architect who designs science labs for universities and other institutions. Maia Small works as an architect and urban designer at the City of San Francisco Planning Department. She has also taught architecture at Harvard University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sidebars on important female architects throughout history, quotes, and essential questions for readers are included throughout the text in order to encourage critical thinking and self-drawn conclusions. The book also includes a timeline, glossary, and further resources for readers to further investigate the topic.



101 Cool Buildings

101 Cool Buildings Author Richard McMillan
ISBN-10 1439243166
Release 2009
Pages 125
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An architectural guide to the 101 most exciting recent buildings in New York City, listed by location with descriptions, photos and directions, as well as a map guide and index.



Pattern Oriented Software Architecture On Patterns and Pattern Languages

Pattern Oriented Software Architecture  On Patterns and Pattern Languages Author Frank Buschmann
ISBN-10 0470512571
Release 2007-04-30
Pages 490
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Software patterns have revolutionized the way developers think about how software is designed, built, and documented, and this unique book offers an in-depth look of what patterns are, what they are not, and how to use them successfully The only book to attempt to develop a comprehensive language that integrates patterns from key literature, it also serves as a reference manual for all pattern-oriented software architecture (POSA) patterns Addresses the question of what a pattern language is and compares various pattern paradigms Developers and programmers operating in an object-oriented environment will find this book to be an invaluable resource



California Cool Revised Edition

California Cool  Revised Edition Author Russell Abraham ASMP
ISBN-10 9781864705676
Release 2013-10-25
Pages 240
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Thermal Delight in Architecture

Thermal Delight in Architecture Author Lisa Heschong
ISBN-10 026258039X
Release 1979-01-01
Pages 78
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Considerations given to thermal qualities in the design and construction of buildings worldwide and throughout history are examined in an attempt to show the importance of thermal qualities in effective building design



The Architecture of Reason

The Architecture of Reason Author Robert Audi
ISBN-10 0198032358
Release 2001-03-22
Pages 304
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The literature on theoretical reason has been dominated by epistemological concerns, treatments of practical reason by ethical concerns. This book overcomes the limitations of dealing with each separately. It sets out a comprehensive theory of rationality applicable to both practical and theoretical reason. In both domains, Audi explains how experience grounds rationality, delineates the structure of central elements, and attacks the egocentric conception of rationality. He establishes the rationality of altruism and thereby supports major moral principles. The concluding part describes the pluralism and relativity his conception of rationality accommodates and, taking the unified account of theoretical and practical rationality in that light, constructs a theory of global rationality--the overall rationality of persons. Rich in narrative examples, intriguing analogies, and intuitively appealing arguments, this beautifully crafted book will spur advances in ethics and epistemology as well in philosophy of mind and action and the theory of rationality itself.



The Symbian OS Architecture Sourcebook

The Symbian OS Architecture Sourcebook Author Ben Morris
ISBN-10 0470035757
Release 2007-04-30
Pages 630
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The current Symbian Press list focuses very much on the small scale features of Symbian OS in a programming context. The Architecture Sourcebook is different. It's not a how-to book, it's a 'what and why' book. And because it names names as it unwinds the design decisions which have shaped the OS, it is also a 'who' book. It will show where the OS came from, how it has evolved to be what it is, and provide a simple model for understanding what it is, how it is put together, and how to interface to it and work with it. It will also show why design decision were made, and will bring those decisions to life in the words of Symbian's key architects and developers, giving an insider feel to the book as it weaves the "inside story" around the architectural presentation. The book will describe the OS architecture in terms of the Symbian system model. It will show how the model breaks down the system into parts, what role the parts play in the system, how the parts are architected, what motivates their design, and how the design has evolved through the different releases of the system. Key system concepts will be described; design patterns will be explored and related to those from other operating systems. The unique features of Symbian OS will be highlighted and their motivation and evolution traced and described. The book will include a substantial reference section itemising the OS and its toolkit at component level and providing a reference entry for each component.



Cool Hotels

Cool Hotels Author Ana Cristina G. Cañizares
ISBN-10 3823855565
Release 2001
Pages 399
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One of the most exciting developments in the field of architecture and design is taking place in the today's worldclass hotels. Where once hotels strove to replicate the comfort and convenience of their guests' homes, many are now offering the ultimate in ecapism: hotels so creatively conceived guests won't want to leave their rooms. Cool Hotels is a colorful tour through the rooms, lobbies and restaurants of more than seventy-five hotels that are destinations unto themselves.



Cool Spaces

Cool Spaces Author Stephen Chung
ISBN-10 1941806333
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 120
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A dynamic view of the most exciting, contemporary modern architecture in North America.



Subnature Architecture s Other Environments

Subnature  Architecture s Other Environments Author David Gissen
ISBN-10 1568987773
Release 2009-10-07
Pages 224
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This book examines experimental work by today's leading designers, scholars, philosophers, and biologists that rejects the idea that humans can somehow recreate a purely natural world, free of the untidy elements that actually constitute nature.



Supernature

Supernature Author Wilkinson Eyre Architects
ISBN-10 1935935879
Release 2013
Pages 90
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In 2006, Wilkinson Eyre was part of a British-led team that won the design competition for one of the most ambitious cultural projects of recent years?the masterplan for Singapore's Gardens by the Bay. One of the defining projects of this dynamic world city, the project set out to reinforce a vision of Singapore as a 'City in a Garden,' delivering a major visitor attraction and destination on the Marina Bay waterfront. The team?led by landscape architects Grant Associates?was subsequently commissioned to deliver the masterplan for the first phase of the gardens at Bay South, with Wilkinson Eyre leading the design of the key built element within them?the cooled conservatory complex. Supernature provides a unique insight into the design process behind one of the world's most distinctive and sustainable new buildings. It describes the six year personal journey of the architects behind the cooled conservatories at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore: how they approached the concept design, refined it, and finally delivered it to critical acclaim.



Architecture Follows Nature Biomimetic Principles for Innovative Design

Architecture Follows Nature Biomimetic Principles for Innovative Design Author Ilaria Mazzoleni
ISBN-10 1466506075
Release 2013-03-21
Pages 264
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Applying Properties of Animals Skins to Inspire Architectural Envelopes Biology influences design projects in many ways; the related discipline is known as biomimetics or biomimicry. Using the animal kingdom as a source of inspiration, Ilaria Mazzoleni seeks to instill a shift in thinking about the application of biological principles to design and architecture. She focuses on the analysis of how organisms have adapted to different environments and translates the learned principles into the built environment. To illustrate the methodology, Mazzoleni draws inspiration from the diversity of animal coverings, referred to broadly as skin, and applies them to the design of building envelopes through a series of twelve case studies. Skin is a complex organ that performs a multitude of functions; namely, it serves as a link between the body and the environment. Similarly, building envelopes act as interfaces between their inhabitants and external elements. The resulting architectural designs illustrate an integrative methodology that allows architecture to follow nature. "Ilaria Mazzoleni, in collaboration with biologist Shauna Price, has developed a profound methodology for architectural and design incentives that anticipates and proposes novel ways to explore undiscovered biological inspirations for various audiences." —Yoseph Bar-Cohen



Against Architecture

Against Architecture Author Franco La Cecla
ISBN-10 9781604866896
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 168
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With insight into the human side of architecture, this critical assessment displays the shortcomings of modern urban planning as an acclaimed architect issues a passionate charge against the celebrities of the current architectural world: the “archistars.” He argues that architecture has lost its way and its true function, as the archistars mold cityscapes to build their brand with no regard for the public good. More than a diatribe against the trade, La Cecla makes a call to rethink urban space and take the cities back from “casino capitalism” that has left a string of failed urban projects, such as the Sagrera of Barcelona and the expansion of Columbia University in New York City. Recounting his travels across the globe, La Cecla provides insights to aid in resisting the planners and to find the spirit of a place. These commentaries on the works of past and present masters of urban and landscape will take an important place in continued public discourse for years to come.