Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture

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Routledge #ad - It makes essential reading for any architect, aspiring or practicing. This book offers the first comprehensive overview of alternative approaches to architectural practice. Routledge. Particularly pertinent in the current economic climate, this book offers the reader new approaches to architectural practice in a changing world.

At a time when many commentators are noting that alternative and richer approaches to architectural practice are required if the profession is to flourish, this book provides multiple examples from across the globe of how this has been achieved and how it might be achieved in the future.

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Archispeak: An Illustrated Guide to Architectural Terms

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Routledge #ad - If we explore the vocabulary of this language we gain insight into good design practice and into collective understanding of what constitutes a refined architecture. Commonly found in architectural literature and journalism, in critical design debate and especially in student project reviews, Archispeak can seem insular and perplexing to others and -- particularly to the new architectural student -- often incomprehensible.

There is a need to translate architectural design concepts into spoken and written commentary -- each word in use embodying a precise and universally accepted architectural meaning. Routledge. Widely used in architectural circles in the heat of discussion, the recurrent use of particular words and terms has evolved into a language of design jargon.

Archispeak: An Illustrated Guide to Architectural Terms #ad - This unique illustrated guide will help students understand the nuances of this specialized language and help them in communicating their own design ideas.

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Research Methods for Architecture

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Laurence King Publishing #ad - The range of methods explored illustrates the variety of possible approaches, with authoritative guidance on how best to deploy a research framework. The second section presents a selection of case studies dealing with such topics as environmental psychology, ethnographic research, the politics of space, and mapping.

This practical handbook provides the necessary grounding in this subject, addressing essential questions about what research in architecture can be. The first part of the book is a general guide to the fundamentals of how to do research, from assembling a literature review to conducting an interview. Routledge.

Research Methods for Architecture #ad - Laurence King Pub. While fundamentally a design discipline, architectural education requires an element of history and theory, grouped under the term "research. However, many students struggle with this part of their course.

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Decoding Theoryspeak

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Routledge #ad - It includes: definitions of over 200 terms clear cross-references illustrations throughout. Existentialism; urbanism; aporia; deontic; tabula rasa; hyperspace; heterotopia; Metareality; Structuralism… What does it all mean? The unique language used in architectural theory – both in speech and writing – can appear daunting and confusing, particularly to new architectural students.

. Routledge. Laurence King Pub. Decoding theoryspeak provides an accessible guide to the specialized language of contemporary design for the next generation of thinkers, architects and design leaders. It is an essential pocket-sized resource for students and practitioners alike.

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Architecture Depends The MIT Press

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The MIT Press #ad - Architecture, sometimes pugnacious book, Jeremy Till argues with conviction in this engaging, cannot help itself; it is dependent for its very existence on things outside itself. Circumstances invariably intervene to upset the architect's best-laid plans―at every stage in the process, from design through construction to occupancy.

Laurence King Pub. Architects, tend to deny this, however, fearing contingency and preferring to pursue perfection. Polemics and reflections on how to bridge the gap between what architecture actually is and what architects want it to be. Architecture depends―on what? On people, ethics, politics, time, mess: the real world.

Architecture Depends The MIT Press #ad - With architecture depends, architect and critic Jeremy Till offers a proposal for rescuing architects from themselves: a way to bridge the gap between what architecture actually is and what architects want it to be. Despite the claims of autonomy, purity, and control that architects like to make about their practice, architecture is buffeted by uncertainty and contingency.

Routledge. Mixing anecdote, social theory, design, moving freely between high and low registers, Till's writing is always accessible, and personal experience, much like his suggestions for architecture itself.

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Bee Paper White Sketch and Trace Roll, 24-Inch by 50-Yards

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Bee Paper Company 515R-5024 #ad - High transparency, 8-pound 30 grams per square meter paper has exceptional qualities for detail or rough sketches. High transparency. Perfect for detail work or rough sketches. For use with all dry media. Routledge. Accepts pencil, ink, charcoal and felt tip pens without bleed through. Available in rolls only. Laurence King Pub.

. White sketch and trace rolls. Comes in 24-inch by 50 yard roll.

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Rem Koolhaas. Elements of Architecture

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TASCHEN #ad - For use with all dry media. Designed by irma boom and based on research from the harvard graduate school of design, 600-page monograph contains essays from Rem Koolhaas, the 2, Stephan Trueby, Manfredo di Robilant, and Jeffrey Inaba; interviews with Werner Sobek and Tony Fadell of Nest; and an exclusive photo essay by Wolfgang Tillmans.

In addition to comprehensively updated texts and new images, and an index, eight-centimeter thick spinecontains a new introductory chapter with forewords, allowing for the ideal level of opacity needed to realize Boom’s palimpsest-like designTranslucent overlays and personal annotations by Koolhaas and Boom are woven in each chapter to create an alternative, located in the middle of the book where it naturally opens due to its unique spinePrinted on 50g Opakal paper, this edition is designed and produced to visually and physically embody the immense scope of its subject matter: Custom split-spine binding: our printer modified their industrial binding machine to allow for the flexible, table of contents, faster route through the bookPrinted at the originally intended 100% size for full readability Routledge.

It’s a guide that is long overdue―in koolhaas’s own words, “Never was a book more relevant―at a moment where architecture as we know it is changing beyond recognition. Derived, updated, and expanded from koolhaas’s exhaustive and much-lauded exhibition at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, this is an essential toolkit to understanding the fundamentals that comprise structure around the globe.

Rem Koolhaas. Elements of Architecture #ad - Laurence King Pub. Window, escalator, façade, balcony, fireplace, stair, corridor, elevator: the book seeks to excavate the micro-narratives of building detail. The result is no single history, contaminations, including the influence of technological advances, similarities, but rather the web of origins, economic contexts, climatic adaptation, political calculation, and differences in architectural evolution, regulatory requirements, and new digital opportunities.

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Future Practice

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Routledge #ad - For use with all dry media. White sketch and trace rolls. High transparency. Available in rolls only. Used book in Good Condition. Designers around the world are carving out opportunities for new kinds of engagement, new kinds of collaboration, new kinds of design outcomes, and new kinds of practice; overturning the inherited assumptions of the design professions.

Perfect for detail work or rough sketches. Whether the "civic entrepreneur, " the "double agent, " this book offers a diverse spectrum of approaches to design, " or the "strategic designer, each offering a potential future for architectural practice. Seventeen conversations with practitioners from the fields of architecture, research, community engagement and more, design, activism, policy, history, education, each representing an emergent role for designers to occupy.

Future Practice #ad - With a foreword by dan hill and interviews with steve ashton, renew newcastle; and liam young, xclinic; indy johar, volume; todd reisz; wouter vanstiphout, crimson; matt Webb, muf_aus; DUS Architects; Jeanne Gang, 00:/;Bruce Mau; Arjen Oosterman and Lilet Breddels, Studio Gang; Reinier de Graaf and Laura Baird, ARM; Bryan Boyer, AMO; Conrad Hamann; Natalie Jeremijenko, Helsinki Design Lab; Camila Bustamante; Mel Dodd, BERG; Marcus Westbury, Unknown Fields Routledge.

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How to Study Public Life

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Island Press #ad - Jan gehl has been examining this question since the 1960s, when few urban designers or planners were thinking about designing cities for people. Available in rolls only. Perfect for detail work or rough sketches. Anyone interested in improving city life will find inspiration, tools, and examples in this invaluable guide.

Used book in Good Condition. High transparency. Laurence King Pub. Routledge. The original goal is still the goal today: to recapture city life as an important planning dimension. White sketch and trace rolls. For use with all dry media. How do we accommodate a growing urban population in a way that is sustainable, knowledge, and inviting? This question is becoming increasingly urgent to answer as we face diminishing fossil-fuel resources and the effects of a changing climate while global cities continue to compete to be the most vibrant centers of culture, equitable, and finance.

How to Study Public Life #ad - Island Press. Studies can be used as input in the decision-making process, or in designing individual projects such as streets,   as part of overall planning, squares or parks. But given the unpredictable, complex and ephemeral nature of life in cities, how can we best design public infrastructure—vital to cities for getting from place to place, or staying in place—for human use? Studying city life and understanding the factors that encourage or discourage use is the key to designing inviting public space.

City life studies provide knowledge about human behavior in the built environment in an attempt to put it on an equal footing with knowledge about urban elements such as buildings and transport systems.

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Justice in Love Emory University Studies in Law and Religion

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Eerdmans #ad - Routledge. Perfect for detail work or rough sketches. True benevolent love, he says, is always attentive to justice, and love that wreaks injustice can only ever be "malformed love. Wolterstorff's justice in love is a welcome companion and follow-up volume to his magnificentJustice: Rights and Wrongs Princeton, 2010

An eminent christian philosopher's take on justice, rights, wrongs -- and what love has to do with it allLove and justice have long been prominent themes in the moral culture of the West, yet they are often considered to be almost hopelessly at odds with one another. For use with all dry media. Laurence King Pub.

Justice in Love Emory University Studies in Law and Religion #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Available in rolls only. High transparency. Building upon his expansive discussion of justice in that earlier work and charitably engaging alternative views, this book focuses in profound new ways on the complex yet ultimately harmonious relation between justice and love. In this book acclaimed christian philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff shows that justice and love are at heart perfectly compatible, and he argues that the commonly perceived tension between them reveals something faulty in our understanding of each.

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Justice: Rights and Wrongs

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Princeton University Press #ad - He demonstrates that the idea of natural rights originated neither in the Enlightenment nor in the individualistic philosophy of the late Middle Ages, but was already employed by the canon lawyers of the twelfth century. Used book in Good Condition. For use with all dry media. Wolterstorff prefaces his systematic account of justice as grounded in rights with an exploration of the common claim that rights-talk is inherently individualistic and possessive.

After extensively discussing justice in the Old Testament and the New, he goes on to show why ancient Greek and Roman philosophy could not serve as a framework for a theory of rights. Perfect for detail work or rough sketches. Routledge. White sketch and trace rolls. Used book in Good Condition. Nicholas wolterstorff discusses what it is to have a right, and he locates rights in the respect due the worth of the rights-holder.

Justice: Rights and Wrongs #ad - High transparency. Connecting rights and wrongs to god's relationship with humankind, Justice not only offers a rich and compelling philosophical account of justice, but also makes an important contribution to overcoming the present-day divide between religious discourse and human rights. Available in rolls only.

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