February New Architecture books
Architecture and Fire: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Conservation
Architecture and Fire: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Conservation: NA105 .Z64 2019
Author(s): Stamatis Zografos
London : UCL Press 2019.
Fire is at the center of human civilization. The first primitive hut was built around fire, deeply imprinting it on the collective memory of architecture. As we reassess architectural conservation, we would therefore do well to explore the intimate relationship between architecture and fire. Founded in inventive interdisciplinary research that ranges across architecture and conservation, archival theory, classical mythology, evolutionary theory, philosophy, and psychoanalysis, Architecture and Fire draws on the insights of psychoanalysis to offer such a reassessment. Among the topics discussed are the ambivalent nature of fire, seen through the conflicting philosophies of Gaston Bachelard and Henri Bergson; the ways in which architecture evolves by absorbing and accommodating fire; and the destruction of buildings by fire as a critical moment of architectural evolution, with a focus on the tragic disaster at London's Grenfell Tower in 2017. Stamatis Zografos concludes with thoughts on Freud's drive theory. He argues that the practice of architectural conservation is an expression of the life drive and a simultaneous repression of the death drive, which suggests controlled destruction should be an integral part of the conservation agenda.
Bauhaus 100: Orte der Moderne
Bauhaus 100: Orte der Moderne: NA1068.5.M63 B37 2019
Author(s): Werner Durth, Wolfgang Pehnt
Berlin : Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH 
Can the Bauhaus only be found in Berlin, Dessau, or Weimar? No way! There are outstanding Bauhaus and modernist sites all over Germany--trailblazing architecture that has left a lasting mark on our understanding of life, work, education, and living. Through more than 100 structures, most of which are open to tourism, this volume makes it possible to experience the historical and architectural vestiges of the "New Architecture" movement. Besides the famous buildings, the book presents insider tips for sites to visit throughout Germany, along with a wealth of visual material, essays, and practical advice. This book is an invitation to rediscover twentieth-century architecture and track its enduring developments. The leading Bauhaus institutions in Germany have been working together as BAUHAUS KOOPERATION BERLIN DESSAU WEIMAR. They include the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin; the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau; and the Klassik Stiftung Weimar.
I Have a Weakness for a Touch of Red: Essays on Architecture and Portugal
I Have a Weakness for a Touch of Red: Essays on Architecture and Portugal: NA1333 .S24 2019
Author(s): Yehuda Safran
Zürich, Switzerland : Lars Müller Publishers 
I Have a Weakness for a Touch of Red is a selection of essays on the art and architecture of Portugal by Yehuda Safran, who has been a professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and Pratt Institute, as well as the director of Potlach journal. Safran, who has previously written books on Adolf Loos, Mies van der Rohe, Anthony Gormley and Anish Kapoor, is not himself Portuguese; he writes here from the perspective of a traveler, enamored with the work of major architects Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura and artist Pedro Cabrita Reis, among others. In an interview with the Portuguese website Virose, Safran said of Siza: "there is always a Portuguese accent to it, but he is really addressing universal architectural issues. The great poet writes normally in his own language."
Souto de Moura: Memory, Projects, Works
Souto de Moura: Memory, Projects, Works: NA1333.M68 A4 2019
Author(s): Francesco Dal Co, Nuno Graça Moura, Jorge Figueira, Giovanni Leoni
Matosinhos : Yale University Press; Casa da Arquitectura 2019.
"I look beyond solution; I look for an expression."--Eduardo Souto de Moura The architect Eduardo Souto de Moura (b. 1952) has won many accolades, including the 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize. Based in Porto, Souto de Moura studied under Fernando Távora and worked under fellow Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza, with whom he continues to collaborate. Souto de Moura established his own practice in 1980, and his wide-ranging influences, including Mies van der Rohe and Donald Judd, can be seen in the stunning variety of his work, from his acclaimed private houses, to the striking Paula Rego Museum in Cascais and the Braga Municipal Stadium, to his work in historical contexts such as the Convento das Bernardas in Tavira. This beautifully illustrated retrospective provides the most comprehensive account of Souto de Moura's career to date. Drawings, notes and sketches from his archive, and newly commissioned photographs complement essays by scholars and prominent architects that trace Souto de Moura's career, contextualize his work within the larger trends of contemporary international architectural culture, and highlight the originality of his design strategy.
Andrea Bassi, Roberto Carella: Präsenz/Prèsence/Presence
Andrea Bassi, Roberto Carella: Präsenz/Prèsence/Presence: NA1353.B377 A4 2019
Author(s): Heinz Wirz
Luzern : Quart Verlag 
In their office Bassi Carella Marello, the two Geneva architects focus on a few fundamental themes of architectural research: material, presence, construction, prefabrication and the interior figure. The architects reflect on those themes in a sequence of volumes within the Bibliotheca series. This second volume analyses the appearance and expression of their high-quality buildings in the Geneva region. 60 colour, 40 b/w images Text in English, French, and German.
Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel - Body of work
Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel - Body of work: NA1559.I75 A4 2019
London : Koenig Books 
Multi-layered, interwoven, constructed, worn down, humorous, sometimes irritating and unsettling, sleek, and often massive. These are only a few of the possible ways of capturing the work of Daniel Dewar and Grégory Gicquel in words, after their twenty years together as an artistic duo.This monograph looks back, and at the same time takes stock of what is situated in the present. It is a chronological inventory of the oeuvre and thus reveals its development, showing how the work has changed over two decades.The idea for this book first arose in a conversation with the artists when preparing an exhibition at Portikus in 2017. It was made possible through a collaboration with several additional art institutions, where the artists had solo exhibitions in 2016, 2017, and 2019 respectively.Working with ceramics, wood and wool, the artists employ traditional decorative arts and crafts techniques to devise a series of sculptures that, despite their manual means of production, are entirely innovative. -- Julian Elias Bronner, Frieze magazineCo-published with Portikus.
Ryue Nishizawa / Sanaa
Ryue Nishizawa / Sanaa: NA1559.N578 A2 2019
Author(s): Benjamin Wilke
[Novato, California] : Applied Research + Design Publishing an imprint of ORO Editions 
Following the example of music publication, Source Books in Architecture offers an alternative to the traditional architectural monograph. If one is interested in hearing music, he or she simply buys the desired recording. If, however, one wishes to study a particular piece in greater depth, it is possible to purchase the score--the written code that more clearly elucidates the structure, organization, and creative process that brings the work into being. This series is offered in the same spirit. Each Source Book focuses on the work of a particular architect or on a special topic in contemporary architecture and is meant to expose the foundations and details of the work in question. The work is documented through early studies, models, renderings, working drawings, writings, and photographs at a level of detail that allows complete and careful study of a project from conception to completion. The graphic component is accompanied by commentary from the architect and critics that further explore the technical and cultural content of the work.
Speaking of Buildings: Oral History in Architectural Research (collected essays by architectural scholars, architectural theory through oral history and spoken testimony)
Speaking of Buildings: Oral History in Architectural Research (collected essays by architectural scholars, architectural theory through oral history and spoken testimony): NA2005 .S64 2019
Author(s): Naomi Stead, Janina Gosseye, Deborah van der Plaat
New York : Princeton Architectural Press 2019.
By and large, architectural historians use texts, drawings, and photographs to craft their narratives. Oral testimony from those who actually occupy or construct buildings is rarely taken as seriously. Speaking of Buildings offers a rebuttal, theorizing the radical potential of a methodology that has historically been cast as unreliable. Essays by an international group of scholars look at varied topics, from the role of gossip in undermining masculine narratives in architecture to workers' accounts of building with cement in midcentury London to a sound art piece created by oral testimonies from Los Angeles public housing residents. In sum, the authors call for a renewed form of listening to enrich our understanding of what buildings are, what they do, and what they mean to people.
Julia Watson. Lo--TEK. Design by Radical Indigenism
Julia Watson. Lo--TEK. Design by Radical Indigenism: NA208 .W38 2019
Author(s): Julia Watson
Cologne : Taschen 
In an era of high-tech and climate extremes, we are drowning in information while starving for wisdom. Enter Lo--TEK, a design movement building on indigenous philosophy and vernacular infrastructure to generate sustainable, resilient, nature-based technology. With a foreword by anthropologist Wade Davis and spanning 20 countries including Peru, the Philippines, Tanzania, Kenya, Iran, Iraq, India, and Indonesia. We rediscover an ancient mythology in a contemporary context, radicalizing the spirit of human nature.
Nowness Files: 2012-2018 IIT Architecture Chicago
Nowness Files: 2012-2018 IIT Architecture Chicago: NA2300.I3 N69 2019
Author(s): Wiel Arets, Vedran Mimica, Lluis Ortega
Chicago, IL : Actar Publishers; IITAC Press/Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture 
NOWNESS FILES charts the evolution of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, under the deanship of distinguished architect Wiel Arets, from 2012-2018. NOWNESS FILES is the second publication in the NOWNESS series from Illinois Institute of Technology's College of Architecture-announcing and documenting the college's activities. Whereas NOWNESS set the college's new educational, and urban-centric theme-"Rethinking Metropolis"-and sought to announce new initiatives instituted under then new dean Wiel Arets; NOWNESS FILES documents the effect of those changes on the college's curriculum. Its pages chart the evolution of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP), first awarded in 2014, expound on the numerous publications produced at the college from 2012-2018, reflects on lectures and lecturers, and highlights the college's new digital media outlets, as the website, and archiving system PROTOCOL. Special attention is given to the revised and expanded degrees the college offers, and to the activities of its faculty, staff, and students- who compose the college's community. Like the original publication; NOWNESS FILES closes with a visual essay by the late photographer Michael Wolf-with a selection of images from his "Transparent City" series-documenting Chicago's glass skyscrapers, and life within them.
Retrofitting for Flood Resilience: A Guide to Building & Community Design
Retrofitting for Flood Resilience: A Guide to Building & Community Design: NA2541 .B377 2020
Author(s): Edward Barsley
London : RIBA Publishing 
This book aims to educate and introduce readers to the ways in which we can adapt to the threat of flooding throughout the built and natural environment. It offers advice on how to better understand the nature of flood risk, whilst highlighting the key approaches and principles necessary for developing community and property-level flood resilience. As a comprehensive and practical manual, this book includes richly illustrated diagrams on a variety of concepts and strategies to use when designing for flood resilience. It is vital resource for anyone looking to adapt to the threat of flood risk. Highly practical handbook for architects, students, engineers, urban planners and other built environment professionals Richly illustrated with practical examples and case studies Draws on research with the Cabinet Office, Environment Agency & Local Community as well as input from academic and industry experts, homeowners and residents of communities at risk of flooding.
Design with Life: Biotech Architecture and Resilient Cities
Design with Life: Biotech Architecture and Resilient Cities: NA2542.35 .J53 2019
Author(s): Mitchell Joachim, Maria Aiolova, Terreform One
New York ; ACTAR Publishers July 2019
In the challenging context of accelerating climate dynamics, the core discipline of architectural design is evolving and embracing new forms of action. New York-based nonprofit Terreform ONE has established a distinctive design tactic that investigates projects through the regenerative use of natural materials, science, and the emergent field of socio-ecological design.
Architecture and the Smart City
Architecture and the Smart City: NA2543.T43 A719 2020
Author(s): Sergio M. Figueiredo
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group 2020.
Increasingly the world around us is becoming 'smart.' From smart meters to smart production, from smart surfaces to smart grids, from smart phones to smart citizens. 'Smart' has become the catch-all term to indicate the advent of a charged technological shift that has been propelled by the promise of safer, more convenient and more efficient forms of living. Most architects, designers, planners and politicians seem to agree that the smart transition of cities and buildings is in full swing and inevitable. However, beyond comfort, safety and efficiency, how can 'smart design and technologies' assist to address current and future challenges of architecture and urbanism? Architecture and the Smart City provides an architectural perspective on the emergence of the smart city and offers a wide collection of resources for developing a better understanding of how smart architecture, smart cities and smart systems in the built environment are discussed, designed and materialized. It brings together a range of international thinkers and practitioners to discuss smart systems through four thematic sections: 'Histories and Futures', 'Agency and Control', 'Materialities and Spaces' and 'Networks and Nodes'. Combined, these four thematic sections provide different perspectives into some of the most pressing issues with smart systems in the built environment. The book tackles questions related to the future of architecture and urbanism, lessons learned from global case studies and challenges related to interdisciplinary research, and critically examines what the future of buildings and cities will look like.
Multisensory Living in Ancient Rome: Power and Space in Roman Houses
Multisensory Living in Ancient Rome: Power and Space in Roman Houses: NA324 .P59 2020
Author(s): Hannah Platts
London, UK ; Bloomsbury Academic 2020.
Classicists have long wondered what everyday life was like in ancient Greece and Rome. How, for example, did the slaves, visitors, inhabitants or owners experience the same home differently? And how did owners manipulate the spaces of their homes to demonstrate control or social hierarchy? To answer these questions, Hannah Platts draws on a diverse range of evidence and an innovative amalgamation of methodological approaches to explore multisensory experience – auditory, olfactory, tactile, gustatory and visual – in domestic environments in Rome, Pompeii and Herculaneum for the first time, from the first century BCE to the second century CE. Moving between social registers and locations, from non-elite urban dwellings to lavish country villas, each chapter takes the reader through a different type of room and offers insights into the reasons, emotions and cultural factors behind perception, recording and control of bodily senses in the home, as well as their sociological implications. Multisensory Living in Ancient Rome will appeal to all students and researchers interested in Roman daily life and domestic architecture.
The Bisazza Foundation: Design, Architecture, Photography
The Bisazza Foundation: Design, Architecture, Photography: NA3755.M66 F67 2019
Author(s): Ian Phillips
New York : Rizzoli 2019.
This volume, aimed at art and design enthusiasts, is the first in-depth publication on the Bisazza Foundation's collection, giving readers a chance to appreciate its mosaic sculptures and artworks. The book documents the exhibition spaces and collection of artworks on display at the Bisazza Foundation. This is one of the most important luxury brands in the design sector and a leading manufacturer of glass mosaics for interior and exterior decoration. The volume presents a structured path through images in a lively photographic sequence devoted to the various artists who have worked with Bisazza to create the works on display, which have been rigorously handcrafted with refined mosaic tesserae. This varied collection of works, realized by Tord Boontje, Aldo Cibic, Sandro Chia, Jaime Hayon, Arik Levy, Alessandro Mendini, Fabio Novembre, Mimmo Paladino, John Pawson, Andrée Putman, Ettore Sottsass, Studio Job, Patricia Urquiola, Marcel Wanders, and Richard Meier, gives a new voice and expression to the skill shown by Bisazza in rising to the challenge of art. Previously reserved for company production, over 80,000 square feet of exhibition space has been recovered and used for display thanks to the conversion project by the architect Carlo Dal Bianco. The volume closes with the spaces devoted to the photography of architecture, which host works by authoritative figures from the world of photography.
Flamboyant Architecture and Medieval Technicality (c. 1400-c. 1530): A Micro-History of the Rise of Artistic Consciousness at the End of Middle Ages
Flamboyant Architecture and Medieval Technicality (c. 1400-c. 1530): A Micro-History of the Rise of Artistic Consciousness at the End of Middle Ages: NA480 .G8513 2019
Author(s): Jean-Marie Guillouet
Turnhout, Belgium : Brepols Publishers nv 
This book seeks to further our understanding of the socio-genesis of artistic modernity by turning to micro-history. It explores a late-medieval decorative procedure that emerged and spread in northern and central France from the early fifteenth century to the start of the following century. Using the well-known miniature, the Building of Solomon's temple in Jerusalem from the fifteenth-century codex of Les Antiquites judaiques as a starting point, this study deals with architecture and technical knowledge of builders. This investigation unpacks and reveals many aspects of the technical and visual culture of late medieval craftsmen and artists. The virtuosic skills these artisans displayed are worthy of inclusion in the development of technical practices of Flamboyant Gothic architecture. They also reflect broader cultural and social configurations, which go far beyond the history of building. This micro-historical perspective on what can be called hyper-technical Gothic contributes to our appreciation of the role of technical mastery in establishing social hierarchies and artistic individuation processes during the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern period.
Where Today Meets Tomorrow: Eero Saarinen and the General Motors Technical Center
Where Today Meets Tomorrow: Eero Saarinen and the General Motors Technical Center: NA6233.W37 G467 2019
Author(s): Susan Skarsgard
Hudson, New York : Princeton Architectural Press 
Long before Microsoft or Apple occupied their legendary corporate campuses, there was the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. Completed in 1956 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 2014, this icon of midcentury design was celebrated modern architect Eero Saarinen's (1910 – 1961) first major commission completed independent of his father, Eliel Saarinen, and its story offers a unique perspective on his work. Longtime GM designer Susan Skarsgard weaves a detailed insider's account of the early days of General Motors, the initiation of the technical center project under Eliel Saarinen, its design and construction under Eero Saarinen, and the enthusiastic acclaim the campus received upon its opening. Many leading lights of midcentury modernism were involved in the project as design consultants or artists, including Harry Bertoia, Alexander Girard, Florence Knoll, and Alexander Calder. This lavishly illustrated account is a unique document of a landmark project, presented in photographs and architectural drawings, interviews, documents, and ephemera, many never before seen.
Gehry in Sydney: The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, UTS
Gehry in Sydney: The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, UTS: NA6605.A8 G44 2015
Author(s): The Images Publishing Group
Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia : The Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd 2015.
Frank O Gehry, one of the most influential architects of his generation, is famous for many iconic buildings. Works to date include the Dancing Building, Prague, Czech Republic (1996); the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain (1997) and, in the United States, the Weatherhead School of Management, Ohio (2002), the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles (2003), and the Peter B. Lewis Library at Princeton University (2008). The distinctive nature of Gehry’s design for his first building in Australia, the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology Sydney, is showcased in this richly illustrated monograph. The design is unlike anything Gehry has previously constructed. In creating the building skin Gehry designed an undulating and corbelled brick veneer for the eastern façade facing the city, which was laid entirely by hand, while for the western façade he created a chevron pattern in large sheets of glass. The book provides a fresh analysis of Gehry’s working process and offers insightful perspectives on the context, negotiation, commission, design and construction of the building. It is illuminated by many of the Gehry Partners’ models for the building and rich photographic essays, as well as the architect’s unique sketches.
Healthy Homes: Designing with Light and Air for Sustainability and Wellbeing
Healthy Homes: Designing with Light and Air for Sustainability and Wellbeing: NA7105 .B35 2019
Author(s): Nick Baker, Koen Steemers
London : RIBA Publishing 
It is widely acknowledged that there is an urgent need to transform our housing stock to a better energy performance level. However, improving energy performance should not result in a negative impact on the health, wellbeing and the comfort of building occupants. There are many energy-neutral features that can be incorporated at small or zero cost which have a positive effect on wellbeing. This book aims to outline and discuss these aspects of building design. The issue of health and wellbeing has already entered into design advice for the workplace, where productivity and absenteeism are often used as indicators. This book concentrates on residential buildings, notably mass housing and affordable strategies, for which new, more socially and health-oriented indicators are being developed. Provides practical design guidance based on scientific evidence Explores both physical and psychological wellbeing Focuses on the home and immediate domestic environment Structured in an accessible way for architects and designers.
Housing Fit for Purpose: Performance, Feedback and Learning
Housing Fit for Purpose: Performance, Feedback and Learning: NA7117.5 .S74 2019
Author(s): Fionn Stevenson
London : RIBA Publishing 
Housing Fit for Purpose sets out a research-focused approach to looking at the challenges facing the built environment in approaching the design, construction and management of housing. This book uses original research by the author on housing performance evaluation and distils it for built environment professionals, arguing that learning from feedback should be taking place at every stage of the housing project lifecycle, improving outcomes for end users. Drawing on active research, this book shows why and how the design, construction and management of housing can be linked to feedback and actual evidence of how people choose, and learn, to use their homes. It examines the key concepts which underlie participatory design, occupancy feedback and learning, and includes a practical primer on how to undertake housing occupancy feedback.
Compression: NA737.H56 A4 2019
Author(s): Steven Holl
Hudson, NY : Princeton Architectural Press 
Steven Holl celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of his landmark book Anchoring with Compression, a collection of thirty-five major projects from the past decade. Holl applies concepts from neuroscience, literature, social science, and philosophy to develop the idea of compression: the condensation of material and social forces to create meaningful and sustainable architecture. A diverse roster of international works includes an expansion of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston ; academic facilities for Columbia University, Princeton University, and the Glasgow School of Art; urban plans; a harbor gateway for Copenhagen; and an extension of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. All demonstrate Holl's poetic attention to light, space, and water; a subtle and tactile employment of material and color; and an awareness of architecture's potential to connect people through inspiring public spaces.
KieranTimberlake - Fullness
KieranTimberlake - Fullness: NA737.K49 A4 2019
Author(s): Stephen Kieran, James Timberlake
New York, New York : The Monacelli Press 
The third monograph by the firm KieranTimberlake, demonstrating its exacting, sophisticated, and elegant projects of the past decade. KieranTimberlake: Fullness demonstrates the holistic impact of the work of the Philadelphia-based architecture firm. This monograph provides the concepts and contexts for seventeen recent projects in a range of scales and types, from houses to campus buildings to a transit hub and an embassy. KieranTimberlake: Fullness demonstrates how the firm's formative values have combined with innovative design methodologies, a commitment to full-scale, in-house prototyping, and a collaborative ethos to create and realize works of ambitious scope and complexity. Organized in two volumes, this book illustrated the comprehensive range of architectural beauty present in KieranTimberlake's buildings and the evidence for their mastery of design at all scales and orientations. The first volume presents photographs of each project, depicting the visual whole of the architecture as a fully resolved work. The companion volume reveals the sum of its parts--the pivotal junctures that give rise to final form, including both the moments of discovery and the pragmatic tools of analysis and prototyping that the firm uses. Narratives, drawings, diagrams, details, and anecdotes capture the design process and reveal the varied approaches that give form to the art and science of KieranTimberlake's architecture. Projects in this book include a house made from prefabricated modules in rural California that minimally disturbed its picturesque site; a major renovation of Philadelphia's Dilworth Park in front of City Hall; Cellophane House (TM), a fully recyclable, energy-gathering dwelling; and the new US Embassy in London, designed to signify democratic ideals and exceptional environmental leadership with systems to reduce energy consumption.
Canadian Modern Architecture: A Fifty Year Retrospective, from 1967 to the Present
Canadian Modern Architecture: A Fifty Year Retrospective, from 1967 to the Present: NA745 .C27 2019
Author(s): Elsa Lam, Graham Livesey
Hudson, NY : Princeton Architectural 2019.
Canada's most distinguished architectural critics and scholars offer fresh insights into the country's unique modern and contemporary architecture. Beginning with the nation's centennial and Expo 67 in Montreal, this fifty-year retrospective covers the defining of national institutions and movements, how Canadian architects interpreted major external trends, regional and indigenous architectural tendencies, and the influence of architects in Canada's three largest cities — Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Co-published with Canadian Architect, this comprehensive reference book is extensively illustrated and includes fifteen specially commissioned essays.
The Box: Architectural Solutions with Containers
The Box: Architectural Solutions with Containers: NA8480 .B65 2015
Author(s): Sibylle Kramer
[Salenstein] : Braun 2015.
Shipping containers are the most conspicuous symbol of the globalized world economy 20 or 40 feet of pure steel reduced to the essentials. They are robust, standardized, inexpensive, universally available, and quickly assembled. Whether as single units, piled on top of each other, or placed in a row, covered or cut open contemporary architecture uses containers as extremely versatile elements for a great variety of contexts. Their aesthetic of practicality accommodates minimalistic temporary solutions, experimental design concepts, as well as highly demanding and complex building structures. The contemporary projects presented in this volume showcase the many functional and creative faces of the utilization of containers. Almost everything seems possible in the developing field of container architecture.
The Urban Design Process
The Urban Design Process: NA9031 .B545 2019
Author(s): Philip Black, Taki Sonbli, Taki Eddin Sonbli
London : Lund Humphries 2019.
Beginning with a brief history of contemporary urban design, the book tracks urban design's roots in architecture and planning and identifies how and why it has emerged as a separate discipline. It then sets out the principles and key criteria that underpin urban design and explains how urban designers interpret policy, baseline data, and graphical analysis to present an understanding of place and space. The book concludes by highlighting a number of growing urban challenges facing cities today, discussing how urban design can play a leading role in tackling issues connected with climate change, globalisation, and technological advancements, and positively respond to the current and future needs of society.
The Art of Classic Planning: Building Beautiful and Enduring Communities
The Art of Classic Planning: Building Beautiful and Enduring Communities: NA9031 .B875 2019
Author(s): Nir H. Buras
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2019.
Nearly everything we treasure in the world's most beautiful cities was built over a century ago. Yet the ideas and practices underlying these achievements have been abandoned. Nir Buras documents the humane design methods that held sway before the reign of Modernism and encourages us to relearn the time-tested principles of classic urban planning.
Children and Planning
Children and Planning: NA9031 .F72 2019
Author(s): Claire Freeman, Andrea Cook
London : Lund Humphries 2019.
Planning is central to ensuring children and young people live in safe, secure places, that they are included and can be active. There can be few aspects of planners' work that do not directly impact on children, from designing city centres, to implementing policies that will minimise the environmental effects of industrial practices. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) requires planners to consider children in matters affecting them and affirms that they have the right to be heard on such matters, and there is a consensus that it is important to try and engage children and young people in the planning process. The main question is how? This book provides a range of international case studies illustrating good practice. It offers a variety of tools and techniques which have proved to be successful and discusses the work that needs to be done to enable planners to respond more effectively. It identifies key areas of concern generally with reference to the built environment and more precisely to planning theory and practice.
Why Plan?: Theory for Practitioners
Why Plan?: Theory for Practitioners: NA9040 .H284 2019
Author(s): Graham Houghton, Iain White
London : Lund Humphries 2019.
Why do we plan? Who decides how and where we plan and what we should value? How do theories and ideologies filter down into real policies and plans which affect our lives? Written in a deliberately practitioner-friendly manner, this useful guide answers these questions and reveals planning theories to be simply new ideas that can help one see the world differently. Thinking about them enables us to take a step back to appreciate the wider context. The guide discusses the value of planning, how rationales for planning have changed, and whether we have too much, too little, or just the wrong kind of planning.
The Grand Projet: Towards Adaptable and Liveable Urban Megaprojects
The Grand Projet: Towards Adaptable and Liveable Urban Megaprojects: NA9094 .G73 2019
Author(s): Kees Christiaanse
Rotterdam : nai010 publishers 
The Grand Projet looks into the adaptive and inclusive capacities that urban megaprojects can offer by focusing on sites in Paris, London, Hamburg, Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Barcelona, and Singapore.
Eco China: Roof Garden and Green Walls
Eco China: Roof Garden and Green Walls: SB470.55.C6 T65 2019
Author(s): Jialin Tong
London : Design Media Publishing (UK) 2019.
Vertical greening and roof gardening is an important element of sustainable urban planning, and also a significant aspect in the construction of an 'eco-friendly China'. Especially now, when the greening area available to citizens is becoming less and less, vertical greening can give some compensations. It is also an important means to alleviate the urban heat island effect and deal with heavy storms. It also plays a key role in achieving the goal of sustainable development. This book aims to review developments of eco-cities in China in recent years. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 introduces basic knowledge and technical know-how about vertical greening, including a general introduction and suggestions about site analysis, planning and design, green wall and roof construction techniques and maintenance. Part 2 is a collection of 32 projects, showing the latest achievements in vertical greening and roof gardens in China. All these projects are selected carefully and presented with photos, drawings and narratives to demonstrate the design process, conception, and installation/realisation in a professional way. Besides, important elements and factors that will have an impact on vertical landscaping are discussed in detail. It will be helpful to vertical greening practitioners around the world to learn from experiences and lessons in China.
Designing a Garden: Monk's Garden at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Designing a Garden: Monk's Garden at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: SB470.V34 V36 2019
Author(s): Michael Van Valkenburgh
New York, New York : The Monacelli Press 
The intimate Monk's Garden at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston embodies the design principles that inform the work of noted landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh. Designing a Garden presents Michael Van Valkenburgh's concept and execution of the Monk's Garden, an intimate, walled site immediately adjacent to Isabella Stewart Gardner's Venetian palazzo on the Fenway. Devoted to horticulture and music as well as Old Master paintings and sculpture, Mrs. Gardner planted multiple gardens on the site herself. Van Valkenburgh's design aims to interpret the museum's meandering gallery layout, and the rich colors and textures of its idiosyncratic collection, in a contemporary landscape context. A small-scale, dreamlike woodland, the garden is composed of approximately sixty trees including Stewartia, paperbark maple, and gray birch, that establish a detail-rich palette of colors and textures suitable for intimate appreciation. Winding paths, paved in a striking combination of black brick and reflective mica schist, meander through the trees in the Olmstedian tradition that invites a gentle pace and contemplation. Van Valkenburgh's text explores the origins of his love of landscape and plants in his family farm in Upstate New York and moves through the designing of the Monk's Garden, focusing on the experiential nature of the process and the challenges and satisfactions of the small scale and the historic and cultural context.
Planting Design: Connecting People and Place
Planting Design: Connecting People and Place: SB472.45 .M56 2020
Author(s): Patrick Mooney
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge 2020.
Landscape designers have long understood the use of plants to provide beauty, aesthetic pleasure and visual stimulation while supporting a broad range of functional goals. However, the potential for plants in the landscape to elicit human involvement and provide mental stimulation and restoration is much less well understood. This book meshes the art of planting design with an understanding of how humans respond to natural environments. Beginning with an understanding of human needs, preferences and responses to landscape, the author interprets the ways in which an understanding of the human-environment interaction can inform planting design. Many of the principles and techniques that may be used in planting design are beautifully illustrated in full colour with examples by leading landscape architects and designers from the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and Asia, including: Andrea Cochran, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, San Francisco, CA Design Workshop Inc. Richard Hartlage, Land Morphology, Seattle, WA Shunmyo Masuno, Japan Landscape Consultants Ltd., Yokohama Piet Oudolf, Hummelo, The Netherlands Melody Redekop, Vancouver Christine Ten Eyck, Ten Eyck Landscape Architects Inc., Austin, TX Kongjian Yu, Turenscape Ltd., Beijing. The book stimulates thought, provides new direction and assists the reader to find their own unique design voice. Because there are many valid processes and intentions for landscape design, the book is not intended to be overly prescriptive. Rather than presenting a strict design method and accompanying set of rules, Planting Design provides information, insight and inspiration as a basis for developing the individual designer's own expression in this most challenging of art forms.
Chasing Eden: Design Inspiration from the Gardens at Hortulus Farm
Chasing Eden: Design Inspiration from the Gardens at Hortulus Farm: SB472.45 .S727 2020
Author(s): Jack Staub, Renny Reynolds
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press; Timber Press Incorporated 2020.
“Vision, tenacity, and a perfectionist’s eye are the qualities that shine out from this account of a paradise garden created by two of America’s foremost stylists.” —Anna Pavord, author of The Curious Gardener and Landskipping One of the most spectacular private gardens in America, Hortulus Farm is the masterpiece of Renny Reynolds and Jack Staub, renowned experts in the fields of design, gardening, and entertaining. It is beautifully captured in Chasing Eden, a lavishly illustrated roadmap to creating a personal Eden. Hortulus Farm is a not only a model of classical tenets, but also a showcase of how traditions can be successfully broken. Gardeners will discover information on specific design principles, from vistas and allées to hardscaping and water features. They will also learn how to adapt these principles to less-than-optimal settings without sacrificing a site’s sense of place. Both aspirational and practical, Chasing Eden will inspire home gardeners to create their own earthly paradise.
Wooden Fences: TH4965 .N37 1997
Author(s): George Nash
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press ©1997.
More than 175 photographs taken by a former National Geographic photographer of fences from all over the country illustrate an instructional guide to designing, constructing, and maintaining a fence to meet the particular needs of any setting.
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