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Anglepoise 90 Mini Mini Anglepoise 90 Mini Mini

Anglepoise 90 Mini Mini

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The Anglepoise 90 Mini Mini is the offspring of the ever-popular 1970’s Model 90 Powered by USB for enhanced portability and has a dimmable integrated LED for focused light for up to 20,000 hours At half the size of a standard desk lamp, it has all the versatility and personality of a classic Anglepoise® lamp, with the ability to fit just about anywhere - perfect for working on the go The lamp has a micro-USB port that can be powered by a standard Micro-USB to USB-A cable (included). This can be plugged in to a mains adaptor with a USB-A port (included) or via any USB power source such as a portable battery. Assembly is simple and takes a few minutes. There are four parts: a shade, an arm, a base and 2 springs to fit. These all clip together. No tools are needed. Hex keys are supplied for fine tuning the tension The lamp will remember your dimmed setting when it's turned on/off. Disconnecting the cable will reset to factory settings.
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Zaha Hadid Architects: Redefining Architecture and Design Zaha Hadid Architects: Redefining Architecture and Design

Zaha Hadid Architects: Redefining Architecture and Design

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Zaha Hadid's gift to the world was a creative genius that captured the collective imagination and influenced designers to challenge the perceived limits that were once imposed by both aesthetics and engineering. Her sudden death in 2016 shocked the global architecture community and the public alike, inspiring a commitment to maintain her passion to create built spaces and works that are as unique as they are endearing to a fascinated global following Zaha Hadid Architects maintains its commitment to her ideals of fluidity, innovation, originality and organic progression. This practice is driven by the development of rigorous interfaces between natural topographies, human-made systems and innovative technologies that have resulted in almost 1,000 landmark projects across the globe With signature sophistication in the design, and superbly creative structures, Zaha Hadid led her firm to create transformative, cultural, corporate and residential spaces that entered into complete synchronicity with their surrounding environment Inspired by the shared ideas and prominent for its breadth of practice, and beautifully packaged with detailed drawings, rich photography and insightful commentary, this exquisite book showcases and celebrates the intelligent design approach of the firm under the direction of one of the world's most extraordinary and iconic leaders in the fields of architecture, design and urbanism
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Bogdanovic by Bogdanovic : Yugoslav Memorials through the Eyes of their Architect

Bogdanovic by Bogdanovic : Yugoslav Memorials through the Eyes of their Architect

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Bogdan Bogdanovic (1922-2010) was a Yugoslav architect, theorist, professor and a one-time mayor of Belgrade. His idiosyncratic memorials to the victims and heroes of World War II, scattered around the former Yugoslavia, continue to attract attention today, more than 25 years after the country's collapse. The monuments, cemeteries, mausoleums, memorial parks, necropolises, cenotaphs and other sites of memory Bogdanovic designed between the early 1950s and late 1970s occupy a unique place in the history of modern architecture, redrawing the boundaries between architecture, landscape and sculpture in varied and unexpected ways This book presents Bogdanovic's built oeuvre through his own eyes, in a selection of nearly 50 colour photographs of his memorials, which the architect took soon after the completion of each project. Carefully staged and taken with professional medium-format cameras, these photos, many of them previously unpublished, are in themselves works of art that bespeak their author's surrealist sensibility The publication includes an introduction by the architectural historian Vladimir Kulic, a preface by curator Martino Stierli and a selection of Bogdanovic's own thoughts on photography, excerpted from an unpublished interview that Kulic conducted in 2005
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Spomenik Monument Database Spomenik Monument Database

Spomenik Monument Database

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The first ever spomenik guidebook, with over 75 examples alongside map references and information on why they exist and who built them Spomenik' the Serbo-Croat/Slovenian word for `monument' - refers to a series of memorials built in Tito's Republic of Yugoslavia from the 1960s-1990s, marking the horror of the occupation and the defeat of Axis forces during World War II. Hundreds were built across the country, from coastal resorts to remote mountains. Through these imaginative forms of concrete and steel, a classless, forward-looking, socialist society, free of ethnic tensions, was envisaged Instead of looking to the ideologically aligned Soviet Union for artistic inspiration, Tito turned to the west and works of abstract expressionism and minimalism. As a result, Yugoslavia was able to develop its own distinct identity through these brutal monuments, which were used as political tools to articulate Tito's personal vision of a new tomorrow. Today, following the breakup of the country and the subsequent Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s, some have been destroyed or abandoned. Many have suffered the consequences of ethnic tensions - once viewed as symbols of hope they are now the focus of resentment and anger This book brings together the largest collection of spomeniks published to date. Each has been extensively photographed and researched by the author, to make this book the most comprehensive survey of this obscure and fascinating architectural phenomenon A fold-out map on the reverse of the dust jacket shows the exact location of each spomenik using GPS coordinates
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The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900 The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900

The Iconic House: Architectural Masterworks Since 1900

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The Iconic House features over 100 of the most important and influential houses designed and built since 1900. International in scope and wide-ranging in style, the houses share a remarkable sensitivity to site and context, appreciation of local materials and building traditions, and careful understanding of clients' needs. Each, however, has a unique approach that makes it groundbreaking and radical for its time. Concise, informative texts and fresh, vibrant illustrations, including specially commissioned photographs, floor plans and drawings, offer detailed documentation, while a bibliography, gazetteer and list of houses by type provide further information Whether Arts and Crafts or Art Nouveau, Modernist or Minimalist, High-Tech or new vernacular, these unforgettable buildings from around the world will inspire and delight students and professionals, design aficionados and anyone who dreams of building a house of their own
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Scribble & Play Boogie Board Scribble & Play Boogie Board

Scribble & Play Boogie Board

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Unleash your child's creativity with smart ink Scribble & Play Boogie Board notepad Lets your child draw, scribble, doodle, and erase with ease The Scribble & Play Boogie Board is paperless device that never needs to charge or plug-in - it could be magic Use on the go in the car to keep your child's creative juices flowing and prevent boredom Fits easily in a purse or backpack without the mess of crayons, markers, or chalk
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Brutal Bloc Post Cards Brutal Bloc Post Cards

Brutal Bloc Post Cards

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A collection of previously unpublished postcards from the former Eastern Bloc - sinister, funny, poignant and surreal, they depict the social and architectural values of the period Brutal concrete hotels, futurist TV towers, heroic worker statues - this collection of Soviet era postcards documents the uncompromising landscape of the Eastern Bloc through its buildings and monuments. They are interspersed with quotes from prominent figures of the time, that both support and confound the ideologies presented in the images In contrast to the photographs of a ruined and abandoned Soviet empire we are accustomed to seeing today, the scenes depicted here publicise the bright future of communism: social housing blocks, Palaces of Culture and monuments to Comradeship. Dating from the 1960s to the 1980s, they offer a nostalgic yet revealing insight into social and architectural values of the time, acting as a window through which we can examine cars, people, and of course, buildings. These postcards, sanctioned by the authorities, intended to show the world what living in communism looked like Instead, this postcard propaganda inadvertently communicates other messages: outside the House of Political Enlightenment in Yerevan, the flowerbed reads `Glory to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union'; in Novopolotsk, art school pupils paint plein air, their subject is a housing estate; at the Irkutsk Polytechnic Institute students stroll past a five metre tall concrete hammer and sickle
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Architect's Scale Ruler Architect's Scale Ruler

Architect's Scale Ruler

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A brass architect's scale ruler branded exclusively for the Design Museum Packaged in a dark grey cardboard box with gold foiled, debossed Design Museum logo
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Architect's Magnets Architect's Magnets

Architect's Magnets

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A set of 6 brass architect's magnets branded exclusively for the Design Museum Packaged in a dark grey cardboard box with gold foiled, debossed Design Museum logo
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Architect's Paperclips Architect's Paperclips

Architect's Paperclips

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A set of 6 brass architect's paperclips branded exclusively for the Design Museum Packaged in a dark grey cardboard box with gold foiled, debossed Design Museum logo
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Tom Pigeon 'Plane' Series Print - Mustard Tom Pigeon 'Plane' Series Print - Mustard

Tom Pigeon 'Plane' Series Print - Mustard

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Exclusively designed and produced for the David Adjaye Making Memory exhibition at the Design Museum, Plane is a series of three prints by design studio Tom Pigeon which celebrate the outstanding architecture of the Design Museum The series reflects interior lines and angles as well as explores the different shades and colours created by changing weather and the passing of time
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Tom Pigeon 'Plane' Series Print - Blush Tom Pigeon 'Plane' Series Print - Blush

Tom Pigeon 'Plane' Series Print - Blush

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Exclusively designed and produced for the David Adjaye Making Memory exhibition at the Design Museum, Plane is a series of three prints by design studio Tom Pigeon which celebrate the outstanding architecture of the Design Museum The series reflects interior lines and angles as well as explores the different shades and colours created by changing weather and the passing of time
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Tom Pigeon 'Plane' Series Print - Grey Tom Pigeon 'Plane' Series Print - Grey

Tom Pigeon 'Plane' Series Print - Grey

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Exclusively designed and produced for the David Adjaye Making Memory exhibition at the Design Museum, Plane is a series of three prints by design studio Tom Pigeon which celebrate the outstanding architecture of the Design Museum The series reflects interior lines and angles as well as explores the different shades and colours created by changing weather and the passing of time
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Design Process in Architecture: From Concept to Completion Design Process in Architecture: From Concept to Completion

Design Process in Architecture: From Concept to Completion

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Every building starts with an idea. But how do you get from a concept to a piece of architecture? Why do some ideas work better than others? What is a 'good' design?  This approachable guidebook will help students find their own answers to these questions. It covers every aspect of the design process with examples drawn from all types of architecture, giving students the tools to develop their own unique ways of working With accessible text and hundreds of images, this is an indispensable and illuminating guide for beginning architecture students as well as anyone who is curious about how design works
Olafur Eliasson: Experience - signed Olafur Eliasson: Experience - signed

Olafur Eliasson: Experience - signed

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Experience spans Eliasson's career to date via images of his installations, sculptures, paintings, photographs, films, architectural projects, and interventions in public space - each with an extended caption to guide readers through the work Conceived in close collaboration with the artist, this survey tracks almost three decades of Eliasson's artistic practice - including works completed in 2018. Hundreds of illustrations are introduced by a perceptive essay by art historian Michelle Kuo and an interview with Eliasson. The book provides an unparalleled overview of his creative output, which speaks to an astonishingly varied audience, from large-scale installations such as The weather project, which drew over two million visitors to London's Tate Modern in 2003-4, to smaller, more delicate works, such as watercolours, compasses, and glass works. Views of his dynamic studio in Berlin round out the picture An inspiring guide to the work of one of today's most multi-faceted and influential artists, Experience includes such pivotal artworks as Green river (1998), Ice Watch (2014), and Waterfall at the Palace of Versailles in Paris (2016), and gives an invaluable glimpse into many of his lesser-known works. It also features brand-new projects A view of things to come, Reality projector, and The unspeakable openness of things, which was installed in Beijing in March 2018 Signed by the author
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Bauhaus Dessau

Bauhaus Dessau

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Comprehensive guide to one of the most important Bauhaus schools, published to coincide with the Bauhaus Centenary. 80 unique photographs of the Bauhaus Dessau - a popular tourist attraction with 80,000 visitors per year. Text includes biographies of famous Bauhaus associates and the history of the Bauhaus Dessau The Bauhaus Dessau, designed by Walter Gropius, was home to the Bauhaus Dessau School of Design from 1925 to 1932. The epitome of 20th-century modern design worldwide, it attracts some 80,000 visitors annually from Germany and abroad. In 1996, the building was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. This volume shows, in over 80 unique photographs taken in the empty rooms immediately after the general renovation of 1996-2006, the transparency and lightness of an exceptionally sensate modern architecture, whose surprising and bold colouration debunks the myth of a white Modernism Alongside the history and architecture of the building, this book also describes the work carried out in the Bauhaus Dessau's former workshops, and the most important products made there, illustrating how the Bauhaus architecture, design and concept are inseparably intertwined. Biographies of the most important Bauhaus associates complete the picture. Bauhaus Dessau offers aesthetic pleasure, ageless inspiration and a lively point of view, and brings this legendary building within the reader's grasp
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Nomadic Homes: Architecture on the move Nomadic Homes: Architecture on the move

Nomadic Homes: Architecture on the move

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Nomadic homes come in all shapes and sizes. They are for the wealthy and the poor, the trendy and the out-of-luck. Changing one's place of residence is an endeavour that is as old as humanity, for reasons of season, or, more recently, to better occupy leisure time This volume contains some of the most remarkable examples of homes on the move. Starting with totally revamped Airstream mobile homes, and going on to spectacular movable vacation houses of the Epic Retreats "pop-up boutique hotel" in Wales, this book doesn't stop moving, surveying the best in campers and tents, and going on to extravagant marine dwellings like BIG's Urban Rigger, or the Manta Underwater Room in Zanzibar At the other end of the spectrum, we find refugee housing for those forced into a life on the move, including shelters designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban.What we discover throughout is that the nomadic spirit of our hunter-gatherer ancestors is very much alive in the modern world
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A+U 569 2018:02: David Adjaye 2007-2018 A+U 569 2018:02: David Adjaye 2007-2018

A+U 569 2018:02: David Adjaye 2007-2018

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Featuring more than 25 designs by the Ghanaian-British architect, this instalment offers an in-depth look at the direction his practice has taken over the past decade, and includes an essay by the architect on his approach to light and density “The light determines how the building will be seen and understood, and influences how I decide to format the construction,” explains Adjaye. It is a formidable list of projects from around the globe, such as the Moscow School of Management in Skolkovo, IBA Hamburg, Beirut’s Aishti Foundation, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Wakefied Market Hall in West Yorkshire, and Sugar Hill mixed-use development in New York City
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a.mag 14. Adjaye Associates

a.mag 14. Adjaye Associates

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Through a selection of 21 projects that includes pavilions with different uses, realities, programmes, and materials, this issue of a.mag gives special insight into the work of Adjaye Associates, a global practice founded by Sir David Adjaye in 2000, with offices in London and New York Renowned for an eclectic material and colour palette and a capacity to offer a rich civic experience, the buildings the firm produces differ in form and style, yet are unified by their ability to generate new typologies and reference a wide cultural discourse
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David Adjaye : Output David Adjaye : Output

David Adjaye : Output

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A graduate of London's Royal College of Art, David Adjaye formed Adjaye Associates in 2000, with a multicultural design team dedicated to an international perspective Adjaye's early residential designs critiqued the Victorian streets around them, and also focused on the society-building aspects of city life – public buildings, commemorative spaces and urban gathering places for children More recently Adjaye has conducted important research into African architecture, and collaborated with Chris Ofili on installations that unite Ofili's paintings with Adjaye's explorations of light and space ‘Output’ showcases some 25 designs and includes revealing interviews with Adjaye and Aureliusz Kowalczyk
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Aristo Burmester Curve Set

Aristo Burmester Curve Set

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Draw smooth curves of varying radii with the Aristo 1mm thick French curves stencil template Set of three Burmester curves for drawing hyperbolas, ellipses and parabolas
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Adjaye Africa Architecture: A Photographic Survey of Metropolitan Architecture Adjaye Africa Architecture: A Photographic Survey of Metropolitan Architecture

Adjaye Africa Architecture: A Photographic Survey of Metropolitan Architecture

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The African continent contains some of the world's most vibrant culture and creativity, and yet its buildings - vernacular, colonial or contemporary - have rarely engaged the interest of Western architects. David Adjaye, the first black architect to establish a truly global reputation in his field, has found endless sources of inspiration for his designs in the rich - and chequered - heritage of Africa's teeming metropolises. His life dream was to return to the continent as an architect to document Africa's built environment. Over a long decade, he tirelessly documented these dynamic, colourful cities, photographing thousands of buildings, sites and places, and letting each building speak for itself in telling contrast to a design world obsessed with photorealistic slickness The result was a stunning seven-volume work that has become an essential resource for all those interested in the burgeoning continent. This compact edition will make the fruits of this once-in-a-generation record available to a much wider audience. The result is one of the most original, ambitious and important architectural publications of our time, now available to everyone wishing to gain an understanding of a unique architectural heritage overlooked for too long
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Archi-Doodle: An Architect's Activity Book Archi-Doodle: An Architect's Activity Book

Archi-Doodle: An Architect's Activity Book

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This innovative book provideS a fun, interactive way to learn about architecture Filled with an array of beautiful and elegant drawings, it poses all manner of architectural challenges for the user: from designing your own skyscraper, to drawing an island house or creating a Constructivist monument, plus many others more Aimed at at anyone who loves drawing buildings, it encourages the users to imagine their own creative solutions by sketching, drawing and painting in the pages of the book. In so doing, they will learn about a whole range of significant architectural issues, such as the importance of site and materials, how to furnish a space, how to read plans, how to create sustainable cities and so on The book also includes numerous examples of works and ideas by major architects to draw inspiration from and will appeal to everyone from children to students to architects
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Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City

Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City

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Asmara, the capital of the small East African country of Eritrea, bordering the Red Sea, is one of the most important and exciting architectural 'discoveries' of recent years. Built almost entirely in the 1930s by the Italians, who transformed it into a hotbed of radical architectural innovation, Asmara has one of the highest concentrations of Modernist architecture anywhere in the world This superb building-by-building survey, illustrated with previously unpublished archival material and specially commissioned photography, chronicles the colonial past and remarkable survival of a city that has evocatively been described as "the Miami of Africa"
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Architecture is Life: Aga Khan Award for Architecture Architecture is Life: Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Architecture is Life: Aga Khan Award for Architecture

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The Aga Khan Award for Architecture was established by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1977 to identify and encourage excellence in architecture and other forms of intervention in the built environment of societies with a Muslim presence The award is given every three years and recognises all types of building projects that affect today's built environment. Smaller projects are given equal consideration as large-scale buildings Richly illustrated and with explanatory texts, the book presents this the most recent shortlist and the award recipients. The latest topic is centred around the relationship between life and architecture Numerous essays examine how architecture interacts with the life of people who inhabit it
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Authoring: Re-Placing Art and Architecture Authoring: Re-Placing Art and Architecture

Authoring: Re-Placing Art and Architecture

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Authoring: Re-placing Art and Architecture challenges traditional assumptions about the relationship between art and architecture From 2008 through 2010, David Adjaye, along with Marc McQuade, taught three studios at the Princeton School of Architecture. Each studio focused on a collaboration with three distinguished artists - Matthew Ritchie, Teresita Fernandez, and Jorge Pardo - on interventions in three vastly different sites: the state of New Jersey, the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, and the city of Merida in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Through an exploratory process of questioning, developing, and testing, each architect and artist re-examines the expectations traditionally associated with the conventions of architectural design and representation The volume presents recent projects from David Adjaye, Matthew Ritchie, Teresita Fernandez, and Jorge Pardo, along with interviews, essays, and archival material that unpack the shared space of art and architecture
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The Architect Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom The Architect Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom

The Architect Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom

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A book of quotations by and about architects, and architecture There is one quotation per page, with the quote on the left and the one on the right side of the spread responding to each other in some way The Architect Says will resemble a dinner party, with an architect from the eighteenth century sitting next to one practicing today, or two contemporary architects talking to each other: complimenting, competing, disagreeing. Occasionally, a critic will add his or her two cents to the mix
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Planning Architecture: Dimensions and Typologies

Planning Architecture: Dimensions and Typologies

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In formulating a design concept into a viable plan, architects oscillate constantly between two planes of observation: the actual design task in the context of planning typologies such as residential buildings, office buildings, museum, or airport; and the individual room, meaning the kitchen, office, classroom, sanitary rooms, storage rooms, and so on Planning Architecture offers architects and students a thought-out planning tool, in which two main sections reciprocally complement one another: the "spaces" and the "typologies" between which the planner can flexibly oscillate depending on his or her plane of observation. All relevant planning information is presented in a detailed clear fashion, and in context An introductory chapter explains the basis and framework for typological design, and a "reference section" clearly lists general dimensions and units, regulations and standards
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Archigraphy: Lettering on Buildings

Archigraphy: Lettering on Buildings

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Lettering on buildings and in the public realm affects our environment. The core of this manual is formed by archigraphy projects that represent a strategy of how architecture can be enriched by graphic elements The structural, material or visual methods can be used as inspiration for the reader's own designs A compilation of lettering techniques, advice on project management, make this manual a tool for architects and graphic designers alike
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Atmospheres: Architectural Environments. Surrounding Objects

Atmospheres: Architectural Environments. Surrounding Objects

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What "really constitutes an architectural atmosphere"? Peter Zumthor says, is "this singular density and mood, this feeling of presence, well-being, harmony, beauty... under whose spell I experience what I otherwise would not experience in precisely this way." Zumthor's passion is the creation of buildings that produce this kind of effect, but how can one actually set out to achieve it? In nine short, illustrated chapters framed as a process of self-observation, Peter Zumthor describes what he has on his mind as he sets about creating the atmosphere of his houses Images of spaces and buildings that affect him are every bit as important as particular pieces of music or books that inspire him. From the composition and "presence" of the materials to the handling of proportions and the effect of light, this poetics of architecture enables the reader to recapitulate what really matters in the process of house design
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Why do architects wear black?

Why do architects wear black?

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"An industry manager who left his white-blue, silver-shimmering world of car bodywork and dove into the pitch-black, mysterious world of architecture for the first time during a competition asked me one day: "Ms Rau, why do architects actually wear black?" Although I was wearing black and I am an architect I didn’t have a spontaneous answer, so I responded: "Ask the other architects!" That was in 2001, and it is why this small book came to be. I have asked the question at an international level and whenever it seems appropriate ever since. The sometimes amusing and other times programmatic or hair-splitting answers I have received over the last seven years are listed chronologically in this little black volume. Read, and please, don’t ask me why architects wear black!" - Cordula Rau
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Grids & Guides (Blue): Tracebook Grids & Guides (Blue): Tracebook

Grids & Guides (Blue): Tracebook

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A tracing paper book for visual thinkers Each Tracebook set includes two books filled with tracing paper. The covers feature two distinct grids, classic on one side and isometric on the other Cover flaps fold inside the book, providing handy structure for your sketches, designs, or lists Remove the flaps, and your design remains, while the grid disappears Tracing sheets are perforated for easy tear out
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DC Journal - A5 DC Journal - A5

DC Journal - A5

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High quality fabric bound notebook with patterned lining and blank white pages Write, sketch, doodle or write lists Ribbon bookmark included Available in Rusty Red (Edit_01) or Petrol Blue (Edit_02)
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DC Folder - A4 DC Folder - A4

DC Folder - A4

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High quality fabric bound folder with patterned lining and elastic bands to keep contents secure Stores materials A4 size and smaller Available in Rusty Red (Edit_01) or Petrol Blue (Edit_02)
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Little House Erasers Little House Erasers

Little House Erasers

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Erase mistakes and bad ideas with this series of erasers shaped like an archetypal house 3 erasers (1 black, 1 grey and 1 white)
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Grids & Guides: 3 Notebooks for Visual Thinkers Grids & Guides: 3 Notebooks for Visual Thinkers

Grids & Guides: 3 Notebooks for Visual Thinkers

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Sketch, catalogue, plot, thumbnail, dream, and develop with these three distinctive, colourful tablets Each pad features handy scientific resources - from precise measurements to Pythagoras's constant to the golden ratio - to spark creative thinking or aid in the design process Whether used for list making, letter writing, imaginative doodling, or visualising designs, this collection of portable graph-paper pads is an essential tool for right-brainers'and left-brainers alike Notepad colours: green, blue and red
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Grids & Guides (Black): A Notebook for Visual Thinkers Grids & Guides (Black): A Notebook for Visual Thinkers

Grids & Guides (Black): A Notebook for Visual Thinkers

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Map out graphs, schematics, sketches, and dreams with this sleek and durable workbook Inspired by vintage laboratory notebooks, Grids & Guides features 144 pages of graph paper (eight designs repeating throughout) interspersed with a multitude of scientific charts, tables, and infographics featuring everything from the periodic table to alternative alphabets to Newton's Laws of Motion This journal is the perfect tool for right-brainers and left-brainers alike
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An Architect's Colouring Pencil Set An Architect's Colouring Pencil Set

An Architect's Colouring Pencil Set

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This striking coloured pencil set from legendary architect Michael Graves's firm contains twenty-four coloured pencils in his richly sophisticated palette The textured box has a lift-off lid and pulls out of a glossy die-cut sleeve showcasing a perfect grid of squares, a subtle nod to the designer's penchant for designing windows in a grid A folded enclosure features an inspiring essay on the use of colour in the design process Both minimal and elegant, the set reflects Graves's aesthetic and the architects and designers who will savour it as a gift and use it in their work
London Relief Cityscape London Relief Cityscape

London Relief Cityscape

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London is one of the world's oldest great cities. It grew from three centres: the Roman settlement in the 1st century on the northern banks of the Thames, now known as "the City"; Southwark on the southern banks; and Westminster upstream. London expanded rapidly. The Great Fire of 1666 led to the proposal of many radical rebuilding schemes but these came to little. Instead London was rebuilt piecemeal driven by capitalism and housing demands London's population passed one million by 1800 and had reached 6.5 million a century later. Its structure is immensely complicated and there is little discernible form. Unsurprisingly it is not characterised by any particular architectural style with its buildings having been amassed over such a long period of time This 3D map of London, at a scale of 1:5000, is of "the City" - London's hub of trade, commerce, and banking The model can be hung vertically or displayed on a desk or table top Each sculpture is handmade in Sussex, England
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Boogie Board

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Transform the way you take notes with the Boogie Board, an electronic writing tablet that uses unique liquid crystal display technology and needs virtually no power to operate Write grocery lists, jot down messages, or simply doodle, then with the push of a button the slate resets to a blank state The screen is intuitive and responds to varying degrees of pressure, the same way that a pen does on paper, allowing a level of detail that the other devices don't offer Lightweight, and small enough to carry around in a purse or suitcase
Solid Objectives: Order, Edge, Aura Solid Objectives: Order, Edge, Aura

Solid Objectives: Order, Edge, Aura

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Rather than a catalogue of works, Solid Objectives: Order, Edge, Aura is a visual and textual manifesto introducing an attitude towards the design and realisation of architecture in an interconnected and global environment. Taking the form of a radical monograph, the book curates SO-IL's content based on conceptual themes, allowing the reader to have a generous, multi-dimensional and immersive experience, similar to how one would experience the firm's architecture This book introduces an eclectic and playful attitude towards the design and realisation of architecture in a time of increased instability. Order, Edge, Aura is illustrated with many rarely seen images, mostly taken by photographer Iwan Baan, and punctuated with essays by SO-IL. The book is not a road map – it is a continuum of small and large spatial events. Moving through distinct conceptual themes, this trajectory is sequenced with moments of reflection and focus The exceptionally designed layout and the various paper qualities – from glossy to rough – underline the diversity of SO-IL's work. The internationally recognised studio is an aspiring New York-based architectural firm operating in the fields of architecture, urbanism and the arts. Founded in 2008 by Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu, SO-IL is currently run in partnership with Ilias Papageorgiou
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Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty

Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty

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Acclaimed designers Sagmeister & Walsh explore the essence of beauty and the transformative power of beautiful design In this groundbreaking highly visual book, world-renowned designers Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh set out on a mission: to find out what beauty is and the many ways that it impacts our lives. They turn to philosophy, history, and science to understand why we are drawn to beauty and how it influences the way we feel and behave. Determined to translate their findings into action, Sagmeister & Walsh show us how beauty can improve the world
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A major presence in contemporary German graphic design, Andreas Uebele trained as an architect, a thread that continues to present itself in much of his work. From the graphics of the Reichstag to the iconic signage of the Vitra campus, his experiments lead to dynamic solutions, while simultaneously maintaining lightness and clarity This new book presents 85 of büro uebele’s projects through two types of materials: the raw materials from which they emerged, and materials from creative collaborators who’ve accompanied the studio along the way. These include Matthew Carter, Adrian Frutiger, Massimo Vignelli and Hermann Zapf
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Supernew Supergraphics

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Supernew Supergraphics reflects the numerous ways in which graphics are invading public spaces and disrupting the sometimes-staid world of public architecture It’s a compendium of graphic excess on a monumental scale. It features new work from around the globe, and interviews with leading practitioners Felice Varini, Sascha Lobe, Sara De Bondt and Boa Mistura The book’s design by Spin is a tour de force of graphic expression. The cover pays homage to the originators of Supergraphics in the 1960s – a group of radical architects who broke the unwritten rule that you never paint on architecture Not only did they apply paint to architecture, but they always made sure the graphics were too big for the surfaces they were applied to. This is echoed in the cover for Supernew Supergraphics
The Language of Cities

The Language of Cities

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We live in a world that is now predominantly urban. So how do we define the city as it evolves in the twenty-first century? Drawing examples from across the globe, Deyan Sudjic decodes the underlying forces that shape our cities, such as resources and land, to the ideas that shape conscious elements of design, whether of buildings or of space Erudite and entertaining, he considers the differences between capital cities and the rest to understand why it is that we often feel more comfortable in our identities as Londoners, Muscovites, or Mumbaikars than in our national identities Written by Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum
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Project Interrupted: Lectures by British Housing Architects Project Interrupted: Lectures by British Housing Architects

Project Interrupted: Lectures by British Housing Architects

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The election, in 1979, of a Conservative administration led by Margaret Thatcher effectively marked the end of Britain’s heroic era of social housing provision. Over the next four decades, successive governments put faith in the private sector’s capacity to build homes in the numbers Britain needed. Consistently, that faith proved unfounded. The resultant housing shortfall has sent property prices rocketing beyond the reach of younger people, and led to record levels of homelessness and rough sleeping Project Interrupted records a series of lectures by acclaimed British housing architects. Neave Brown and Kate Macintosh were responsible for some of the most innovative housing commissioned by local authorities in the 1960s and 1970s; Peter Barber, Farshid Moussavi and Witherford Watson Mann navigate the very different conditions of the early twenty-first century At a moment when Britain is finally beginning to confront the enormity of its housing crisis, Project Interrupted asks what we can learn from the experiences of a previous generation and hears from some of the most ambitious architects working in the field of housing today about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead
Archigram - The Book

Archigram - The Book

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Archigram comprised Warren Chalk (1927-88), Peter Cook (1936-), Dennis Crompton (1935-), David Greene (1937-), Ron Herron (1930-94), and Michael Webb (1937-). Together, in the 1960s and early 1970s, they envisioned the future of architecture in ways that enthralled a generation In an era defined by the space race, they developed a 'high-tech', lightweight, infra-structural approach that stretched far beyond known technologies or contemporary realities. They devised autonomous dwellings and focused on survival technology; they experimented with megastructures and modular construction systems; they explored mobility through the environment, and the use of portable living capsules: all through the medium of an incredible series of drawings and models Archigram's influence has been profound and enduring. They gave the High-tech movement its impetus; they inspired architects such as Renzo Piano and Norman Foster; and they laid the ground for the design of buildings such as the Pompidou Centre. This book catalogues Archigram's activities over fourteen years, together with commentaries by the architects and critics writing then and now. Edited and designed by Archigram member Dennis Crompton, it has been 40 years in the making
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Jan Kaplicky Drawings Jan Kaplicky Drawings

Jan Kaplicky Drawings

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Jan Kaplicky (1937-2009) was a visionary architect with a passion for drawing. It was his way of discovering, describing and  constructing; and through drawing he presented beguiling architectural imagery of the highest order Many of his sketches, cutaway drawings and photomontages are brought together and celebrated in this book. These drawings date from the early years of his independent practice, Future Systems, in the 1970s, to his final ink drawings, executed in the mid-1990s Featured projects range from design studies for the International Space Station, undertaken with NASA, to the Media Centre at Lord's Cricket Ground, in London, winner of the 1999 Stirling Prize

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