The Autopoiesis of Architecture: A New Framework for Architecture

The Autopoiesis of Architecture: A New Framework for Architecture

The Autopoiesis of Architecture: A New Framework for Architecture by: Patrik S. Schumacher
Wiley; 1 edition (January 18, 2011) | ISBN: 0470772999 | 538 pages | PDF | 230 MB

Take a theoretical approach to architecture with The Autopoiesis of Architecture, which presents the topic as a discipline with its own unique logic. Architecture's conception of itself is addressed as well as its development within wider contemporary society.

The Autopoiesis of Architecture: A New Framework for Architecture (Repost)

The Autopoiesis of Architecture: A New Framework for Architecture (Repost)

Patrik S. Schumacher, "The Autopoiesis of Architecture: A New Framework for Architecture"
English | 2011-01-25 | ISBN: 0470772999 | 478 pages | PDF | 207.48 mb

The Autopoiesis of Architecture, Volume II: A New Agenda for Architecture

The Autopoiesis of Architecture, Volume II: A New Agenda for Architecture

The Autopoiesis of Architecture, Volume II: A New Agenda for Architecture by Patrik Schumacher
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0470666153, 0470666161 | 784 pages | PDF | 28,3 MB

The Autopoiesis of Architecture: A New Framework for Architecture (repost)

The Autopoiesis of Architecture: A New Framework for Architecture (repost)

Patrik S. Schumacher, "The Autopoiesis of Architecture: A New Framework for Architecture"
2011 | ISBN: 0470772999 | 478 pages | PDF | 207 MB

The Fundamentals of Architecture (repost)

The Fundamentals of Architecture (repost)

Lorraine Farrelly, "The Fundamentals of Architecture"
2007 | ISBN: 2940373485 | 176 pages | PDF | 71 MB

Explore the building blocks of modern architecture—from first idea to finished building
The Fundamentals of Architecture, like the other books in the successful Fundamentals series, gives a comprehensive introduction to the basics of its subject—the building-block ideas behind architecture, interior design, and the graphic language of planning space. From the first ideas on a new architectural project, to siting, context, and historical precedent, to development of the structure, materials, and the relationship of design concept to the building process, The Fundamentals of Architecture reveals and illuminates the thinking and planning that goes into great building design.
One-volume introduction for students and everyone who admires great architecture Written by leading scholars Readable and beautiful

The Fundamentals of Architecture (repost)

The Fundamentals of Architecture (repost)

The Fundamentals of Architecture by Lorraine Farrelly
English | 10 Sept. 2007 | ISBN: 2940373485 | 176 Pages | PDF | 71 MB

The Fundamentals of Architecture is reference for anyone who is interested in an introduction to the basic ideas that affect and inform architecture or interior design and the graphic techniques and language associated with presenting ideas concerned with spatial realisation and experimentation.

Vitruvius: Writing the Body of Architecture

Vitruvius: Writing the Body of Architecture

Vitruvius: Writing the Body of Architecture by Indra Kagis Mcewen
English | 11 Apr. 2003 | ISBN: 0262134152 | 512 Pages | PDF | 7 MB

Vitruvius's De architectura is the only major work on architecture to survive from classical antiquity, and until the eighteenth century it was the text to which all other architectural treatises referred. While European classicists have focused on the factual truth of the text itself, English-speaking architects and architectural theorists have viewed it as a timeless source of valuable metaphors.

A Hut of One's Own: Life Outside the Circle of Architecture

A Hut of One's Own: Life Outside the Circle of Architecture

A Hut of One's Own: Life Outside the Circle of Architecture by Ann Cline
English | Apr 10, 1998 | ISBN: 026253150X | 176 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

This small book on small dwellings explores some of the largest questions that can be posed about architecture. What begins where architecture ends? What was before architecture?The ostensible subject of Ann Cline's inquiry is the primitive hut, a one-room structure built of common or rustic materials. Does the proliferation of these structures in recent times represent escapist architectural fantasy, or deeper cultural impulses?

In the Scheme of Things: Alternative Thinking on the Practice of Architecture

In the Scheme of Things: Alternative Thinking on the Practice of Architecture

In the Scheme of Things: Alternative Thinking on the Practice of Architecture
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press | ISBN: 0816636532 | edition 2000 | PDF | 176 pages | 5,27 mb

The former editor of Progressive Architecture, now dean of the University of Minnesota College of Architecture, muses on the troubled state of contemporary architectural practice. In 12 loosely related essays, Fisher, long recognized as one of the profession's keenest critics, warns architects that they risk an increasingly marginalized role within the building industry if they continue business as usual. His sweeping vision calls for reforming professional education, revitalizing relationships among colleagues and with clients, and redefining the design process itself. This call to arms, however, is sounded on a muted instrument. These erudite and elegantly argued essays may appeal to an academic audience but are not likely to galvanize an entire profession. Still, this is a timely and thought-provoking addition to professional and academic collections.

In The Scheme Of Things: Alternative Thinking on the Practice of Architecture (Repost)

In The Scheme Of Things: Alternative Thinking on the Practice of Architecture (Repost)

In The Scheme Of Things: Alternative Thinking on the Practice of Architecture
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press | ISBN: 0816636532 | edition 2000 | PDF | 176 pages | 5,3 mb

The former editor of Progressive Architecture, now dean of the University of Minnesota College of Architecture, muses on the troubled state of contemporary architectural practice. In 12 loosely related essays, Fisher, long recognized as one of the profession's keenest critics, warns architects that they risk an increasingly marginalized role within the building industry if they continue business as usual. His sweeping vision calls for reforming professional education, revitalizing relationships among colleagues and with clients, and redefining the design process itself. This call to arms, however, is sounded on a muted instrument. These erudite and elegantly argued essays may appeal to an academic audience but are not likely to galvanize an entire profession. Still, this is a timely and thought-provoking addition to professional and academic collections.

In The Scheme Of Things: Alternative Thinking on the Practice of Architecture (repost)

In The Scheme Of Things: Alternative Thinking on the Practice of Architecture (repost)

In The Scheme Of Things: Alternative Thinking on the Practice of Architecture by Thomas R. Fisher Fisher and Thomas R. Fisher
English | ISBN: 0816636532 | edition 2000 | PDF | 176 pages | 5,3 mb

The former editor of Progressive Architecture, now dean of the University of Minnesota College of Architecture, muses on the troubled state of contemporary architectural practice. In 12 loosely related essays, Fisher, long recognized as one of the profession's keenest critics, warns architects that they risk an increasingly marginalized role within the building industry if they continue business as usual.

The Sex of Architecture

The Sex of Architecture

The Sex of Architecture by Diana Agrest
English | 1 Oct. 1996 | ISBN: 0810926830 | 320 Pages | PDF | 6 MB

This book brings together 24 provocative texts that collectively express the power and diversity of women's views on architecture today. This volume presents a dialogue among women historians, practitioners, theorists, and others concerned with critical issues in architecture and urbanism.

The Discipline of Architecture

The Discipline of Architecture

The Discipline of Architecture
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press | ISBN: 0816636648 | edition 2000 | PDF | 344 pages | 2,89 mb

A polemical look at how architectural knowledge is produced, disseminated, and received. In the vast literature on architectural theory and practice, the ways in which architectural knowledge is actually taught, debated, and understood are too often ignored. The essays collected in this groundbreaking volume address the current state of architecture as an academic and professional discipline. The issues considered range from the form and content of architectural education to the architect's social and environmental obligations and the emergence of a new generation of architects. Often critical of the current paradigm, these essays offer a provocative challenge to accepted assumptions about the production, dissemination, and reception of architectural knowledge.

The Environments of Architecture: Environmental Design in Context (repost)

The Environments of Architecture: Environmental Design in Context (repost)

The Environments of Architecture: Environmental Design in Context by Randall Thomas
English | 21 Sept. 2007 | ISBN: 0415360897 | 256 Pages | PDF | 40 MB

This well-illustrated 'think piece' provides a much needed and topical philosophical introduction to the place of environmental design in architecture.

From Craft to Profession: The Practice of Architecture in Nineteenth-Century America

From Craft to Profession: The Practice of Architecture in Nineteenth-Century America

From Craft to Profession: The Practice of Architecture in Nineteenth-Century America
Publisher: University of California Press | ISBN: 0520214943 | edition 1999 | PDF | 281 pages | 13,8 mb

This is the first in-depth study of how the architectural profession emerged in early American history. Mary Woods dispels the prevailing notion that the profession developed under the leadership of men formally schooled in architecture as an art during the late nineteenth century. Instead, she cites several instances in the early 1800s of craftsmen-builders who shifted their identity to that of professional architects. While struggling to survive as designers and supervisors of construction projects, these men organized professional societies and worked for architectural education, appropriate compensation, and accreditation.

A Text-book of the History of Architecture

A Text-book of the History of Architecture

A Text-book of the History of Architecture
Publisher: Longmans, Green, & Co | ISBN: N\A | edition 1909 | PDF | 323 pages | 7,9 mb

The aim of this work has been to sketch the various periods and styles of architecture with the broadest possible strokes, and to mention, with such brief characterization as seemed permissible or necessary, the most important works of each period or style. Extreme condensation in presenting the leading facts of architectural history has been necessary, and much that would rightly claim place in a larger work has been omitted here.

Robert Harbison, "Travels in the History of Architecture" (repost)

Robert Harbison, "Travels in the History of Architecture" (repost)

Robert Harbison, "Travels in the History of Architecture"
ISBN: 186189435X | edition 2009 | PDF | 290 pages | 12,1 mb

The twentieth-century architect Mies van der Rohe once declared that 'Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together'. In Travels in the History of Architecture, renowned architectural writer Robert Harbison looks closely at these bricks, taking us on a journey through the great themes and movements of architecture, from antiquity to the present day.

Nicolas Le Camus de Mézières: The Genius of Architecture; or, The Analogy of That Art with Our Sensations"

Nicolas Le Camus de Mézières: The Genius of Architecture; or, The Analogy of That Art with Our Sensations"

Nicolas Le Camus de Mézières: The Genius of Architecture; or, The Analogy of That Art with Our Sensations"
Publisher: J. Paul Getty | 1992 | ISBN: 0892362359 | English | PDF | 224 pages | 36.1 Mb

Nicolas Le Camus de Mézières (1721–circa 1793) emerges today as one of the more fascinating and influential architects of the French Enlightenment. Much admired by his contemporaries for his large circular market, the Halle au Blé (1763–67), Le Camus made his very significant mark on French Neoclassical theory with his fanciful and quixotic study The Genius of Architecture; …

Travels in the History of Architecture [Repost]

Travels in the History of Architecture [Repost]

Travels in the History of Architecture by Robert Harbison
English | 1 May 2009 | ISBN: 186189435X | 288 Pages | PDF | 12 MB

The twentieth-century architect Mies van der Rohe once declared that 'Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together'. In Travels in the History of Architecture, renowned architectural writer Robert Harbison looks closely at these bricks, taking us on a journey through the great themes and movements of architecture, from antiquity to the present day.

Adolf Loos: The Art of Architecture

Adolf Loos: The Art of Architecture

Adolf Loos: The Art of Architecture By Joseph Masheck
2013 | 320 Pages | ISBN: 1780764235 , 1780764227 | EPUB + MOBI | 3 MB + 4 MB