One-on-one interviews and provocative case studies demonstrate how innovative design is reimagining community and uplifting lives. Studies in Tectonic Culture is nothing less than a rethinking of the entire modern architectural tradition. The notion of tectonics as employed by Frampton — the focus on architecture as a constructional craft — constitutes a direct challenge to current mainstream thinking on the artistic limits of postmodernism, and suggests a convincing alternative. Indeed, Frampton argues, modern architecture is invariably as much about structure and construction as it is about space and abstract form.
He clarifies the various turns that structural engineering and tectonic imagination have taken in the work of such architects as Perret, Wright, Kahn, Scarpa, and Mies, and shows how both constructional form and material character were integral to an evolving architectural expression of their work. Frampton also demonstrates that the way in which these elements are articulated from one work to the next provides a basis upon which to evaluate the works as a whole. This is especially evident in his consideration of the work of Perret, Mies, and Kahn and the continuities in their thought and attitudes that linked them to the past.
Architecture that is meant to have a sensuous connection to life calls for thinking that goes far beyond form and construction.
Now in its third edition, this book has been expanded to include two new essays: Architecture and Lanscape deals with the relationship between the structure and its surroundings, with the secret of the successful placement and topographical integration of architecture. The book is organised into three distinct sections that in turn highlight the significance of spatial intelligence for architecture: the first section provides an overview of spatial intelligence as a human capability; the second section argues how the acknowledgement of this capability in architectural education and the profession should enable the demystification of the practice of design, forming the basis of a more democratic interface between society and practice; the final section explores exciting new opportunities for practice in the linking of real and virtual environments in the information age.
The Dissertation is one of the most demanding yet potentially most stimulating components of an architectural course. This classic text provides a complete guide to what to do, how to do it, when to do it, and what the major pitfalls are. This is a comprehensive guide to all that an architecture student might need to know about undertaking the dissertation. The book provides a plain guide through the whole process of starting, writing, preparing and submitting a dissertation with minimum stress and frustration. The third edition has been revised throughout to bring the text completely up-to-date for a new generation of students.
Crucially, five new and complete dissertations demonstrate and exemplify all the advice and issues raised in the main text. The inventive collaboration between Koolhaas and designer Bruce Mau is a graphic overture that weaves together architectural projects, photos and sketches, diary excerpts, personal travelogues, fairy tales, and fables, as well as critical essays on contemporary architecture and society.
Architecture is more than what makes up our built environment; it is a way of thinking about the world-and beyond. This is the lesson author Geoff Manaugh, creator of the popular website BLDGBLOG, entertainingly communicates in this tour-de-force of architectural speculation and futuristic critique. This first book in the Basics Architecture series explores the concepts and techniques used to represent architecture.
A broad array of techniques employed to develop architectural ideas are described, ranging from the way in which sketches are used to develop conceptual ideas, through to the working drawings and details required for the construction of buildings. The book covers both two-dimensional and three-dimensional methods of representation and shows a variety of media, from those used in freehand sketching, through to cutting-edge computer modeling and drawing techniques. Using examples from leading international architects and designers along with more experimental student work, a broad range of interpretations, possibilities and applications are demonstrated.
Basics Architecture: Architectural Design explains the mysterious and little-discussed process of designing architectural projects. Through discussion and case studies, it allows the reader to develop a personal approach to architectural design, based on their own values, skills and preoccupations.
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This book sets architectural design education within its context by describing the design studio and explaining the activities that take place there. The realities of the design process, and the relationship between education and practice, are explored in detail.
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This user-friendly guide to English architecture up to the mid-twentieth century is divided into styles with examples highlighted e. The detailed 18th and 19th century and later prints enable the reader to understand just what makes these This user-friendly guide to English architecture up to the mid-twentieth century is divided into styles with examples highlighted e. The detailed 18th and 19th century and later prints enable the reader to understand just what makes these styles so important and have the advantage of being much clearer than much modern photography.
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