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Interactive Architecture by
Call Number: NA2543.T43 I59 2015
Publication Date: 2016-05-31
Recent technological developments in biology, computation, cybernetics, engineering, industrial design, materials, and robotics allow architecture to evolve beyond static functionality and become an active participant--with the capacity to perceive, react to, and connect--with humans and the natural world. The first process-based guide by Michael Fox and Miles Kemp introduced interactive architecture in 2009, and the past few years have seen its prototypical potential unleashed, manifest in the eighteen inventive projects featured in this follow-up,
Frank Lloyd Wright's Sacred Architecture by
Call Number: NA737.W7 G48 2012
Publication Date: 2011-11-15
A comprehensive study of the sacred buildings built and designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this book offers scholarly discussion with analytical drawings and photographs. These projects represent different periods of Wright's career (from 1886 to 1958), new building technologies, and application of his design concepts as demonstrated in his sacred architecture. This unique contribution will be useful to all those interested in Wright's architecture and theory as well as in sacred architecture.
Design Technics by
Call Number: NA2750 .D4166 2020
Publication Date: 2020-01-21
Leading scholars historicize and theorize technology's role in architectural design Although the question of technics pervades the contemporary discipline of architecture, there are few critical analyses on the topic. Design Techniques fills this gap, arguing that the technical dimension of design has often been flattened into the broader celebratory rhetoric of innovation. Bringing together leading scholars in architectural and design history, the volume's contributors situate these tools on a broader epistemological and chronological canvas. The essays here construct histories--some panoramic and others unfolding around a specific episode--of seven techniques regularly used by the designer in the architectural studio today: rendering, modeling, scanning, equipping, specifying, positioning, and repeating.
Building Integrated Solar Technology by
Call Number: TH880 .B88 2017
Publication Date: 2017-06-26
It's already impossible to imagine energy-efficient construction without photovoltaics and solar thermal. Yet, the EU-wide introduction of low energy standards for new buildings stipulates that buildings must meet their energy needs in whole or in part from the sun by 2021 at the latest. The integration of solar systems into buildings is no longer just a technical matter, but also a structural and aesthetic challenge. This book provides the necessary expertise for this purpose.
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