Main Category: Engineering & Technology >> Sub Category: Architecture
Transparent Plastics

In recent years the construction of buildings made of plastic has increased dramatically. Originally used for temporary structures like the BMW Pavilion in Frankfurt, plastic is now employed in many permanent buildings as well, including the recent Catholic church in Radebeul by Staib/Behnisch. Prominent international avant-garde architects such as Shigeru Ban and Herzog&de Meuron frequently use transparent plastic for their structures. Transparent Plastics is a fascinating guide to building with this material whose formal qualities make it possible to achieve effects with light and color.     

Author Name :Simone Jeska

No Of Visit :572      Posted Comments :

Brickwork

Brickworkismasonryproduced by abricklayer, usingbricksandmortarto build up brick structures such aswalls. Brickwork is also used to finish corners,doorandwindowopenings etc. in buildings made of other materials.     

Author Name :J. C. Hodge

No Of Visit :609      Posted Comments :

Spatial Planning and Climate Change

Spatial planning has a vital role to play in the move to a low carbon energy future and in adapting to climate change. To do this, spatial planning must develop and implement new approaches.Elizabeth Wilson and Jake Piper explore a wide range of issues in this comprehensive book on the relationship between our changing climate and spatial planning, and suggest ways of addressing the challenges by taking a longer-sighted approach to our preparation for the future.The authors take an evidence-based look at this hugely important topic, providing a well-illustrated text for spatial planning professionals, politicians and the interested public, as well as a useful reference for postgraduate planning, geography, urban studies, urban design and environmental studies students.     

Author Name :Elizabeth Wilson, Jake Piper

No Of Visit :592      Posted Comments :

Garden History

Tom Turner, well-known teacher and writer in landscape architecture, garden design and garden history here explores more than 150 gardens over four millennia of Western garden design. He considers the why, the what, the how and the where of garden design by tracing the development of gardens through history and across social, political and philosophical boundaries. Fully illustrated throughout, each chapter critically examines a particular type of garden both as part of a wider socio-political context and as an aesthetic entity, asking how the design of each garden reflects the philosophical approach of its creator. Inspirational, reflective and informative, this book brings together knowledge and understanding from a diverse range of related interests to add depth and breadth to a fascinating subject.     

Author Name :Tom Turner

No Of Visit :257      Posted Comments :

Materials for Architects and Builders, Third Edition

Materials for Architects and Builders provides an introduction to a wide range of building materials. It explains in detail the manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses of the standard building products, everything a student would need to know. The book also describes many recent technological innovations and rediscovered materials, reflecting an increased concern for environmental issues within the Industry.This new edition has been completely updated to reflect the amended Building Regulations, the latest British and European Standards as well as incorporating current advice and information from the Building Research Establishment.     

Author Name :Arthur Lyons

No Of Visit :596      Posted Comments :

SEARCH BY CATEGORIES

Arts & Humanities

Science

Social Science

Mathematics

Engineering & Technology

Business & Finance

Media & Entertainment

Sports & Games

General Knowledge

Business Admin and Management

Medical

Travel & Adventure

Society, Entertainment & Lifestyle

MAGAZINES