Katie Hutchison, "The New Small House"
English | ISBN: 1631864408 | 2015 | EPUB | 224 pages | 25 MB
Though the median size of a new single-family house is back on the rise--after a brief decline during the 2007-2009 U.S. recession--many are now choosing to live small deliberately. They're building smaller, more environmentally and economically friendly homes. The New Small House presents small-house design strategies as well as whole-house case studies from across the U.S. and Canada for homeowners eager to simplify, and remodelers, builders, architects, and designers looking for inspiration.
Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide by Owen Hopkins
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1780671636 | 240 pages | PDF | 41 MB
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Gothic and Gothic Revival, or how to distinguish between Baroque and Neoclassical? This guide makes extensive use of photographs to identify and explain the characteristic features of nearly 300 buildings. The result is a clear and easy-to-navigate guide to identifying the key styles of western architecture from the classical age to the present day.
Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawing of Buildings by Matt Bua and Max Goldfarb
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1780670052 | 336 pages | PDF | 211 MB
Born out of the drawingbuilding.org online archive, Architectural Inventions presents a stunning visual study of impossible or speculative structures that exist only on paper. Soliciting the work of architects, designers, and artists of renown—as well as emerging talents from all over the world—Maximilian Goldfarb and Matt Bua have gathered an array of works that convey architectural alternatives, by products, expansions, or critiques of our inhabited environments. Highlighting visions that exist outside of established channels of production and conventions of design, Architectural Inventions showcases a multiplicity in concept and vision, fantasy and innovation.
Eric Chappell, "Autodesk Bridge Design for InfraWorks 360 Essentials, 2nd Edition"
English | ISBN: 1119059259 | 2015 | PDF/EPUB | 96 pages | 49 MB/13 MB
Design safer, more efficient bridges with the newest InfraWorks add-on module
Eric Chappell, "Autodesk Roadway Design for InfraWorks 360 Essentials, 2nd Edition"
English | ISBN: 1119059577 | 2015 | EPUB | 120 pages | 15,7 MB
Quickly master InfraWorks Roadway Design with hands-on tutorials Autodesk Roadway Design for InfraWorks 360 Essentials, 2nd Edition allows you to begin designing immediately as you learn the ins and outs of the roadway-specific InfraWorks module.
Software Architecture for Developers by Simon Brown
English | 2015-09-12 | ISBN: N/A | 275 Pages | EPUB/MOBI/PDF (True) | 62 MB
This book is a practical and pragmatic guide to lightweight software architecture for developers.
Karen M'Closkey, "Unearthed: The Landscapes of Hargreaves Associates"
ISBN: 081224480X | 2013 | PDF | 256 pages | 77 MB
The work of landscape architecture firm Hargreaves Associates is globally renowned, from the 21st Century Waterfront in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to London's 2012 Olympic Park. Founded by George Hargreaves in 1983, this team of designers has transformed numerous abandoned sites into topographically and functionally diverse landscapes. Hargreaves Associates' body of work reflects the socioeconomic and legislative changes that have impacted landscape architecture over the past three decades, particularly the availability of former industrial sites and their subsequent redevelopment into parks. The firm's longstanding interest in such projects brings it into frequent contact with the communities and local authorities who use and live in these built environments, which tend to be contested grounds owing to the conflicting claims of the populations and municipalities that use and manage them. As microcosms of contemporary political, social, and economic terrains, these designed spaces signify larger issues in urban redevelopment and landscape design.
Geoffrey Lynch, "Manhattan Classic: New York's Finest Prewar Apartments"
ISBN: 161689167X | 2014 | PDF | 224 pages | 348 MB
The Dakota. The Apthorp. The San Remo. The names of these legendary New York apartment buildings evoke images of marble-lined lobbies, uniformed doormen, and sunlit penthouses with sweeping Central Park views. Built from the 1880s through 1930s, classic prewar apartments were designed to lure townhouse dwellers reluctant to share a roof with other families. Billed as private mansions in the sky, they promised a charmed Manhattan lifestyle of elegance and luxury. Manhattan Classic takes readers on a lavishly illustrated guided tour of eighty-five of the most coveted buildings in New York. Author Geoffrey Lynch provides capsule histories—equal parts architectural and social history— of the most celebrated examples, with anecdotes about well-known residents and essential information about notable features. This gorgeous coffee table book is an indispensible resource for apartment hunters, real estate and design professionals, and anyone fascinated by the grace and glamour of prewar style.
Museum Display Design By Jasmine Yu
2012 | 269 Pages | ISBN: 753817222X | PDF | 26 MB
The book introduces 45 display designs in the museums. It reflects the achievements of current museum in terms of space division and decorative elements. It has high reference value for museum designers.
Landscape Competition By Hanlin Liu
2012 | 272 Pages | ISBN: 9881507073 | PDF | 48 MB
Landscape Design Competition contains an overview of design principles and the latest trends in urban landscape development. The book is divided into five sections: landscape of plazas, parks, waterfront landscapes, public landscapes and, residential landscapes. This is not merely a collection of recent design proposals for landscape worldwide but also addresses concepts such as the relationship between living space and ecological environment. What designers are pursuing is a better living environment and improved quality of life for residents. Moreover, landscape design is related to the development of human beings and sustainability.
Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016: Autodesk Official Press by Brendan Dillon
English | 14 July 2015 | ISBN: 1119044618 | 1008 Pages | PDF/EPUB/MOBI (True) | 49.07 MB/51.3 MB/117.45 MB
The Autodesk–endorsed guide to real–world Revit Architecture mastery. Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 provides focused discussions, detailed exercises, and compelling, real–world examples to help you get the most out of the Revit Architecture 2016 software. Information is organized to reflect the way you learn and implement Revit, featuring real–world workflows, in–depth explanations, and practical tutorials that help you understand Revit and BIM concepts so you can quickly start accomplishing vital tasks. The thorough coverage makes this book an ideal study guide for those preparing for Autodesk′s certification exam. The companion website features before–and–after tutorials, additional advanced content, and video on crucial techniques to help you quickly master important tasks.
The Architecture of Light: Recent Approaches to Designing with Natural Light by Mary Ann Steane
2011 | ISBN: 0415394791, 0415394783 | English | 256 pages | PDF + EPUB | 8 MB + 21 MB
Reviewing the use of natural light by architects in the era of electricity, this book aims to show that natural light not only remains a potential source of order in architecture, but that natural lighting strategies impose a usefully creative discipline on design.
Wood Architecture Now! Vol. 2 by Philip Jodidio
English | 2013 | ISBN: 3836535939 | 416 pages | PDF | 535 MB
As soon as our earliest ancestors first ventured out of their caves, they turned to wood for their protective structures. The ultimate renewable resource for architecture is also our oldest, rich with the evocation of bygone harmony between human beings and their environment.
Building Type Basics for Senior Living, 2 edition by Perkins Eastman
English | 2013 | ISBN: 111800745X | 448 pages | PDF | 151 MB
Essential information for the design of senior living facilities
Building Type Basics for Senior Living, Second Edition is your one-stop reference for essential information you need to plan and successfully complete the design of residential care environments for seniors on time and within budget.
AutoCAD 2016: Update for AutoCAD 2014 & 2015 Users by Ascent - Center for Technical Knowledge
English | 26 Mar. 2015 | ISBN: 098636956X | 168 Pages | True AZW4 (Kindle)/PDF (True) | 23.57 MB
The AutoCAD® 2016 Update for AutoCAD® 2014 & 2015 Users training guide teaches the new and enhanced features introduced in the AutoCAD® 2015 and 2016 software. Topics covered range from general improvements and command enhancements to 3D modeling and collaboration enhancements.
Egypt Visual Sourcebook: For Artists, Architects, and Designers by Jim Hewitt
English | 2011 | ISBN: 9774164334 | 392 pages | PDF | 247 MB
An essential reference to Egypt's architectural heritage.
International Competition (Architecture Works) By Hu Jiasi
2011 | 240 Pages | ISBN: 9881973848 | PDF | 58 MB
The focus of this title is some 100 international projects divided into six categories: Commercial & Office, Complex, Culture & Sports, Planning, Public Facilities, Residential. The innovative concepts and ideas revealed in the architects' works serve as an up-to-date account of the latest developments in building design and the use of materials. Among the featured architects are: 5_1AA. Atelier DATA/MOOV, Chris Dyson. Henning Larsen, Moore Ruble Yudell, UNStudio and many others equally exceptional architects. An interesting and useful resource for professional architects and students.
Residential Landscape By Danan Song ed.
2011 | 272 Pages | ISBN: 9881973945 | PDF | 41 MB
This book assembles 47 residential landscape projects by the American Practice Hocker Design Group. It examines its response to challenging design issues and the provision of responsible and innovative solutions. The end results are designs in which landscape, architecture and site cohere both aesthetically and functionally. The featured project locations are: USA, Australia, Singapore, China, Thailand, Mexico, Lithuania, Spain, Ireland and The Netherlands. Site details and descriptions are also provided.
American City Landscape Elements By Chen Ciliang
English | 276 Pages | ISBN: 7538147241 | PDF | 100 MB
Featuring over 400 interesting landscapes from over 6 major cities in the USA, this book highlights everything from city benches to fountains. Elements that we often took for granted till now. These elements are testaments to how cities progress with time and it depicts its economic and aesthetic growth over time. An invaluable collection to all town planners, designers, and researchers of city studies.