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Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-30 - Publisher: Marshall & Brainerd
This is a practical guide for software developers, and different than other software architecture books. Here's why: It teaches risk-driven architecting. There is no need for meticulous designs when risks are small, nor any excuse for sloppy designs when risks threaten your success. This book describes a way to do just enough architecture. It avoids the one-size-fits-all process tar pit with advice on how to tune your design effort based on the risks you face. It democratizes architecture. This book seeks to make architecture relevant to all software developers. Developers need to understand how to use constraints as guiderails that ensure desired outcomes, and how seemingly small changes can affect a system's properties. It cultivates declarative knowledge. There is a difference between being able to hit a ball and knowing why you are able to hit it, what psychologists refer to as procedural knowledge versus declarative knowledge. This book will make you more aware of what you have been doing and provide names for the concepts. It emphasizes the engineering. This book focuses on the technical parts of software development and what developers do to ensure the system works not job titles or processes. It shows you how to build models and analyze architectures so that you can make principled design tradeoffs. It describes the techniques software designers use to reason about medium to large sized problems and points out where you can learn specialized techniques in more detail. It provides practical advice. Software design decisions influence the architecture and vice versa. The approach in this book embraces drill-down/pop-up behavior by describing models that have various levels of abstraction, from architecture to data structure design.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-07 - Publisher: Princeton University Press
How climate influenced the design strategies of modernist architects Modern Architecture and Climate explores how leading architects of the twentieth century incorporated climate-mediating strategies into their designs, and shows how regional approaches to climate adaptability were essential to the development of modern architecture. Focusing on the period surrounding World War II—before fossil-fuel powered air-conditioning became widely available—Daniel Barber brings to light a vibrant and dynamic architectural discussion involving design, materials, and shading systems as means of interior climate control. He looks at projects by well-known architects such as Richard Neutra, Le Corbusier, Lúcio Costa, Mies van der Rohe, and Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, and the work of climate-focused architects such as MMM Roberto, Olgyay and Olgyay, and Cliff May. Drawing on the editorial projects of James Marston Fitch, Elizabeth Gordon, and others, he demonstrates how images and diagrams produced by architects helped conceptualize climate knowledge, alongside the work of meteorologists, physicists, engineers, and social scientists. Barber describes how this novel type of environmental media catalyzed new ways of thinking about climate and architectural design. Extensively illustrated with archival material, Modern Architecture and Climate provides global perspectives on modern architecture and its evolving relationship with a changing climate, showcasing designs from Latin America, Europe, the United States, the Middle East, and Africa. This timely and important book reconciles the cultural dynamism of architecture with the material realities of ever-increasing carbon emissions from the mechanical cooling systems of buildings, and offers a historical foundation for today’s zero-carbon design.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Birkhauser
Here, Peter Zumthor articulates what motivates him to design his buildings, which appeal to the visitor's heart and mind in so many different ways and possess a compelling and unmistakable presence and aura.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-09 - Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Most architectural standards references contain thousands of pages of details, overwhelmingly more than architects need to know to know on any given day. The updated and revised edition of Architecture Reference & Specification contains vital information that's essential to planning and executing architectural projects of all shapes and sizes, all in a format that is small enough to carry anywhere. It distills the data provided in standard architectural volumes and is an easy-to-use reference for the most indispensable--and most requested--types of architectural information.
Authors: Mick Eekhout, Fons Verheijen, Ronald Visser
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-01-01 - Publisher: IOS Press
The Department of Building Technology at the Faculty of Architecture at TU Delft is studying and developing cardboard as a potential building material on a broad, systematic and where possible comprehensive basis. The guiding research question is: "How can cardboard be used in both architectural and structural terms as a fully fledged building material, making use of the material-specific properties?" An exploratory phase from 2003 to 2005 - including an outdoor pilot structure (multi-shed), a pilot pavilion accommodating, an exhibition, workshops on resistance to fire and to damp, a first patent (KCPK), the design of an interior wall (Besin) and the publication of this book - was concluded by an international symposium attended by both the paper industry and the building industry. This publication comprises the report on that symposium.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-12-15 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Architecture for the Poor describes Hassan Fathy's plan for building the village of New Gourna, near Luxor, Egypt, without the use of more modern and expensive materials such as steel and concrete. Using mud bricks, the native technique that Fathy learned in Nubia, and such traditional Egyptian architectural designs as enclosed courtyards and vaulted roofing, Fathy worked with the villagers to tailor his designs to their needs. He taught them how to work with the bricks, supervised the erection of the buildings, and encouraged the revival of such ancient crafts as claustra (lattice designs in the mudwork) to adorn the buildings.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-04-14 - Publisher: Academy Press
Architecture Inside Out is precisely what the title says - it tells us everything we need to know about the subject of 'Real Architecture'. For everyone (like me) who has been seeking the true explanation, this book is a must read. It should be required reading for all architecture and design students as well as for all those individuals who are responsible for making decisions that influence our built environment. Wayne Ruga, AIA, FIIDA, Hon. FASID, Founder, Symposium on Healthcare Design and The Center for Health Design Traditionally, men have been builders of the universe. This book gives a glimpse of what the world would be like if women took over more of this responsibility. Rather than thinking of architecture as an egotistical gesture involving form and facade, Franck and Lepori believe it should be more alive and take its character from the human body, which is a moving, animated structure that relies on its inner geography for optimum experience. When similarly designed from the inside out, rather than being austere and devoid of sensibilities, buildings would offer spatial sensations that connect with people, such as quality of light, comforting ambiance, joyful spirit and nurturing feelings of support. The new millennium deserves a dramatic revision in thinking away from convention into this new, emotionally-charged yet utterly convincing construct. Beverly Russell, Executive Director, Archeworks and author of Architecture & Design 1970-1990, Women of Design and 40 Under 40 Architecture Inside Out weaves together an impressive array of authors and architects - Paul Valéry and Gottfried Semper, Balkrishna Doshi, Juhani Pallasmaa and Steven Holl among them - in vivid description of architectural experience. Extending the long-neglected thread of S.E. Rasmussen's classic Experiencing Architecture, the authors use such contemporary lenses as phenomenology and feminism to guide us on our journey through buildings. They trace the haptic qualities of architecture back through the design process with both daring and documentation. Their case studies of architecture's generation will inform teacher and student alike. Deborah Gans, Architect and Associate Professor, Pratt Institute Architecture Inside Out celebrates what the design of places and objects often neglects: the needs, activities and emotions of people and the possibilities for transformation in our ways of thinking and living. With the contemporary interest in architecture as idea and image, there has been a loss of attention to its content in both its materiality and its inhabitation. With the current relentless creation of financially profitable products, there is little care or time for process. The authors describe an alternative approach that attends to content and process, that places human life and experience as well as materiality at the centre of design, that seeks out opportunities for discovery, growth and transformation. Design is seen not as a project, imposing preconceived ideas upon a situation, but as a process, evolving from inside out: from the desires and activities of people, from site and context, and from a dialogue between architect and client. Examples from art, literature, biology and history, cases from architectural education and practice, and individual life experiences complement the book's strong conceptual framework. Karen A. Franck is an environmental psychologist who has taught for many years in a school of architecture in the US. R. Bianca Lepori is a practising architect in Italy with many years of experience in designing houses and maternity health care facilities. Together they draw upon their diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, moving easily from concept to example, from a descriptive voice to an experiential one, from one field to another, to present a vision of architecture they share.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-12 - Publisher: Routledge
Ethics is one of the most important and least understood aspects of design practice. In his latest book, Thomas Fisher shows how ethics are inherent to the making of architecture – and how architecture offers an unusual and useful way of looking at ethics. The Architecture of Ethics helps students in architecture and other design disciplines to understand the major approaches to ethics and to apply them to the daily challenges they face in their work. The book covers each of the four dominant approaches to ethics: virtue ethics, social contract ethics, duty ethics, and utilitarian ethics. Each chapter examines the dilemmas designers face from the perspective of one of these categories. Written in an accessible, jargon-free style, the text also features 100 illustrations to help integrate these concepts into the design process and to support visual understanding. Ethics is now a required part of accredited architecture programs, making this book essential reading for all students in architecture and design.
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis
This is a unique and comprehensive study of the entire span of Finnish architecture in the 20th century. Using comparative critical analysis, the author weaves Aalto's contribution into his overview of the evolution of modern Finnish architecture and includes the work of a range of lesser published figures. It will be of considerable interest to architects, art historians and all those interested in modern Finnish architecture.