Simplified Engineering For Architects And Builders. Ninth Edition

James Ambrose

Hardcover: 720 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 9 edition (January 21, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0471321915
ISBN-13: 978-0471321910
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.7 x 2.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds

For more than 60 years, a must-have Reference for the Design and Construction Trades This Ninth Edition of one of the all-time bestselling books on architecture provides a clear, accessible presentation of the engineering information that is essential for architects and builders. It offers a concise understanding of the structural design process, including information on structural analysis, materials, and systems.

On And By Frank Lloyd Wright: A Primer Of Architectural Principles (Hardcover)

Robert McCarter

Hardcover: 372 pages
Publisher: Phaidon Press (November 1, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0714844705
ISBN-13: 978-0714844701
Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.1 x 1.7 inches

This volume contains a collection of the key essays on and by Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), one of the most influential and prolific architects of the 20th century. The individual essays focus on specific aspects of Wright's work, analyzing buildings and projects in order to explain the general principles of Wright's much-debated design methods. Included are previously published contributions from well-known historians and Wright scholars such as Kenneth Frampton, Colin Rowe, and Gwendolyn Wright, as well as new commentary from the book's editor, Robert McCarter, an acknowledged Wright expert and author of Phaidon's Frank Lloyd Wright monograph. Overall, this volume brings together in one place decades of important scholarship on key architectural principles, making it an essential reader for students of architecture.

Structural Basis Of Architecture

Bjorn N. Sandaker

Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill (November 1, 1992)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0823049361
ISBN-13: 978-0823049363
Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.6 x 0.8 inches

Aimed specifically at architects, this book analyzes various structural principles and illustrates their use in some of the world's best-known buildings, including work by Alvar Aalto, Louis Kahn, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Concrete Thoughts: Modern Architecture And Contemporary Art

Steven Gartside, Sam Gathercole

Paperback: 88 pages
Publisher: Whitworth Art Gallery (October 15, 2006)
ISBN-10: 0903261596
ISBN-13: 978-0903261593
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.7 x 0.5 inches

Material World 2: Innovative Materials For Architecture And Design

Matério (Compiler)

Turtleback: 400 pages
Publisher: Birkhäuser Basel; 1 edition (January 3, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3764372796
ISBN-13: 978-3764372798
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.8 x 1.2 inches

Following the overwhelming success of Material World, European material experts MatériO have compiled and described innovative materials for architecture and design in the sequel: Material World 2. Once again architects, interior architects and designers can look up the ideal manufacturer, and gain inspiration for their building exteriors, interiors, and innovative products. Material World 2 is as comprehensive as the first volume: here architects and designers will find detailed product information, addresses, and contact details of manufacturers for every material featured. In addition, each material entry is accompanied by case studies, which show the material in specific applications.

New Look Of Environmental Design

Azur Corporation

Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Azur Corporation (February 25, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 4766116291
ISBN-13: 978-4766116298
Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 8.4 x 1 inches

Provides a new look at environmental design in order to promote a sustainable environment and society.

Materials,Form And Architecture

Richard Weston

Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press (September 1, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0300095791
ISBN-13: 978-0300095791
Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 10 x 1.2 inches

After a century largely dominated by discussions of space and form, there is now renewed interest in the material and tectonic aspects of architecture. This richly illustrated and handsomely designed book takes a detailed and timely look at the importance of materials in architecture, focusing particularly on modern and contemporary buildings. Noted architecture expert Richard Weston begins with a brief cultural history of major building materials-such as timber, earth, stone, steel, and glass-exploring how they have been produced, considered, worked, and used in a variety of buildings and cultures. He then explores the ways that architects, theorists, and critics have articulated the relationship between materials and architectural forms and spaces throughout modern history. Other featured topics include the importance of place, time, junctions, finish, and meaning; the proposition that in an increasingly global and virtual world, many architects emphasize the material qualities of buildings to ensure a heightened sense of reality; and a comprehensive survey of current and prospective developments in materials, from refinements of such familiar materials as fiber-reinforced concrete and "intelligent" glass to new synthetic compounds and working methods. Together, these varied perspectives on the material art of building offer fascinating insights into the impact that the type and treatment of materials has on how buildings can be constructed and designed, how they function, and how they fare over time.

Concrete Spirit: The Architecture Of Ralph Allen (Hardcover)

Ralph Allen

Hardcover: 127 pages
Publisher: Rockport Publishers (December 1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1564962199
ISBN-13: 978-1564962195
Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 10.5 x 0.5 inches

Dictionary Of Architecture & Construction. Fourth Edition

Cyril Harris

Hardcover: 1040 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 4 edition (August 15, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0071452370
ISBN-13: 978-0071452373
Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.5 x 2.5 inches

Updated and expanded, this Fourth Edition of the most trusted reference in architecture offers the most comprehensive coverage of architectural and construction terms available. This classic dictionary now features nearly 25,000 definitions (including 2,800 new terms), 2,500 illustrations (including 200 new illustrations), and maintains its extraordinary visual appeal and easy-to-read page design. Prepared by a renowned architectural editor in association with expert contributors and incorporating the work of many standards groups, the book presents clear, concise definitions of terms in nearly 80 working areas. The Fourth Edition covers new industry terms which have emerged due to changes in engineering and building technologies, organizations, materials, and legal developments, and has been expanded to include more historic architectural styles. New terms include: Legal Architectural Barriers Act Wheelchair Accessible Materials Fibrous Concrete Latex Mortar Polymer-Based Stucco Concrete Compliance Conformity Refractory Mortar Organizations Building Research Establishment (formerly Building Research Station) of Great Britain ASTM Historic Architectural Styles Anglo-Palladianism French Victorian Isabellino Mudajar Mozarabic Neo-Rococo

Earthquake Architecture: New Construction Techniques For Earthquake

Belen Garcia

Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Paco Asensio (February 1, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0060198907
ISBN-13: 978-0060198909
Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 9.3 x 0.8 inches

A crucial tool for professionals, teachers, and student architects and engineers, this important volume belongs on the desk of anyone involved in the construction of buildings in areas that are vulnerable to earthquakes. The world's most seismically active locales are represented in the projects profiled, where techniques for resisting catastrophic earthquake damage have been applied to many different types of buildings. Sites studied are in countries along the Pacific Rim-the west coasts of North, Central, and South America; Australasia and the east coast of Asia and all its islands, known as the "Ring of Fire"; and less-affected areas in Eastern Europe, Greece, and Turkey. Some projects show the latest techniques in earthquake resistance conceived by architects such as Rafael Mono and Arata Isozaki. Others deal with post-disaster situations; for example, a Polshek & Partners project to retrofit and add a new wing to a museum that suffered great damage in California's 1989 earthquake. Many sizes of buildings are viewed, from very small projects, like a house by Shigeru Ban designed for the homeless after the Kobe disaster of 1995, to huge buildings such as the San Francisco Main Library by I. M. Pei. Categories of construction are wide-ranging: residential, commercial, religious, medical, and cultural facilities are all considered in this comprehensive report on life-saving construction strategies.

Architecture Materials: Concrete

Angelika Taschen

Paperback: 255 pages
Publisher: Taschen; Mul edition (December 1, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3836504510
ISBN-13: 978-3836504515
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.6 x 0.6 inches

Concrete is the most widely-used building material in the world today. Some seven billion cubic meters of concrete are used in construction each year, more than one cubic meter per person. Concrete is stone created by human hands in which the human creative spirit is reflected together with the timelessness and serene appeal of an 'everlasting' material. This volume presents 25 contemporary buildings from all over the world in more than 300 illustrations and architectural drawings: particularly interesting examples of the interior and exterior use of concrete in construction.

Concrete Design

C. K Smoley

Unknown Binding
Publisher: International Textbook Co (1928)
Language: English

Concrete (Architecture Compact)

Joachim Fischer

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: h. f. ullmann; Mul edition (May 7, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0841602913
ISBN-13: 978-0841602915
Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.1 x 0.8 inches

This book presents an extensive look into developments in concrete architecture in the twenty-first century. International examples testify to the creative possibilities of this fascinating building material.

At The End Of The Century One Hundred Years Of Architecture

Russell Ferguson, Elizabeth A. T. Smith

Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Museum of Contemporary Art (June 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0914357557
ISBN-13: 978-0914357551

This 330-page tome contains seven essays and more than 300 illustrations. The catalog of an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, it is not a history of 20th-century architecture, per se. But there is enough information, both visual and verbal, to ground any thoroughgoing reader in the architectural theory of the century. All the classics are covered: the Chrysler building; Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater; Bauhaus buildings; world's fair pavilions, including Moshe Safdie's Habitat '67; Saarinen's sweeping rooflines; Sutemi Horiguchi's measured modernism; the Sydney Opera House; Pompidou Center in Paris; and hundreds of other iconic images. Some of the written material lacks the crisp, clean style of the architecture, but the book is brainy and provocative, and some of the essays are brilliant. French architectural historian Jean-Louis Cohen, a specialist on the international impact of modernism and "Americanism," contributed a multifaceted chapter in which he analyses urban architecture, urban planning, political forces fomenting or forbidding change, new towns, the vertical city and its effects on individualism, and more.

How To Build A House

Robert C Reschke

Unknown Binding: 336 pages
Publisher: Coles Pub (1979)
Language: English

The Rhetoric Of Modernism Le Corbusier As A Lecturer


Hardcover: 247 pages
Publisher: Birkhäuser Basel; 1 edition (April 21, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3764389443
ISBN-13: 978-3764389444
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8 x 0.9 inches

Beginning in the "heroic" period of the 1920s, Le Corbusier presented his work to the world in his lectures: in Paris and Rome, Geneva and Zurich, Barcelona and Brussels, Prague and Moscow, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, as well as at Columbia University in New York.

Builder'S Guide To Cosmetic Remodeling

Chase M. Powers

Paperback: 348 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (April 7, 1997)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0070507171
ISBN-13: 978-0070507173
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches

Profit-boosting residential remodeling techniques! "Cosmetic remodeling" gives you a powerful way of offering cost-conscious clients fabulous home improvement at a fraction of the cost. The new Builder's Guide to Cosmetic Remodeling by Chase Powers helps you grab your share of this booming, lucrative market. From roofing and landscaping to refinishing any room in the house, you get a wealth of profitable, job-tested tips on performing every major type of cosmetic improvement, including: Foundations; Home exteriors; Roofing; Walls and Ceiling; Flooring; Electrical components; Plumbing; HVAC components; Woodwork; Windows, doors and skylights; Kitchens; Cabinets and countertops; Bathrooms; Living rooms; Family rooms; Bedrooms; Basements; Dining rooms; Laundry rooms; Sun rooms; Home offices; Decks and porches; Landscaping; And much more.

From Cement To Bridge

Ali Mitgutsch

Library Binding: 24 pages
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books (September 1981)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0876141483
ISBN-13: 978-0876141489
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 6.2 x 0.2 inches

Follows limestone from the quarry to the factory where it eventually is formed into cement and ultimately becomes concrete and is made into a bridge.

Exposed Concrete: Technology And Design

Günter Pfeifer, Antje M. Liebers, and Per Brauneck

Hardcover: 216 pages
Publisher: Birkhäuser Basel; 1 edition (November 25, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3764372699
ISBN-13: 978-3764372699
Product Dimensions: 12 x 9.2 x 0.7 inches

Exposed concrete is one of the most fascinating and demanding building materials. To work with it calls for technical precision of the highest order, especially where the architecture’s character is determined by the material’s special qualities. Architects such as Tadao Ando, Frank Gehry, Daniel Libeskind, Gigon-Guyer, and Diener & Diener have defined the highest standard for the use of exposed concrete with their buildings.

Outdoor Landscaping With Concrete;: How To Build Walks, Drives, Patios, And Steps

William C Panarese

Unknown Binding: 64 pages
Publisher: Portland Cement Association (1971)
Language: English