"Buildings and rooms bearing traces of the past that are integrated into new concepts are arousing enthusiasm both within and beyond the design scene. This volume explores the functional and artistic possibilities emerging from revitalization that respects the inherited, often shabby and dilapidated building structures and its fabric. Whether through striking contrast with the new creation or reinterpretation of the existing architecture – or indeed both together – all featured projects are defined by their respectful and thoughtful stance towards the sites they occupy and establish an enthralling relationship between the old and the new."--Page 4 de la couverture.
Author: Charles Platt
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
"This is teaching at its best!" --Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 timer (the world's most successful integrated circuit), and author of Much Ado About Almost Nothing: Man's Encounter with the Electron (Booklocker.com) "A fabulous book: well written, well paced, fun, and informative. I also love the sense of humor. It's very good at disarming the fear. And it's gorgeous. I'll be recommending this book highly." --Tom Igoe, author of Physical Computing and Making Things Talk A "magnificent and rewarding book. ... Every step of this structured instruction is expertly illustrated with photos and crisp diagrams. . . . This really is the best way to learn." --Kevin Kelly, in Cool Tools The first edition of Make: Electronics established a new benchmark for introductory texts. This second edition enhances that learning experience. Here you will find unique, photographically precise diagrams of breadboarded components, to help you build circuits with speed and precision. A new shopping guide and a simplified range of components, will minimize your investment in parts for the projects. A completely new section on the Arduino shows you how to write properly structured programs instead of just downloading other people's code. Projects have been reworked to provide additional features, and the book has been restructured to offer a step-by-step learning process that is as clear and visually pleasing on handheld devices as it is on paper. Full color is used throughout. As before, Make: Electronics begins with the basics. You'll see for yourself how components work--and what happens when they don't. You'll short out a battery and overheat an LED. You'll also open up a potentiometer and a relay to see what's inside. No other book gives you such an opportunity to learn from real-life experiences. Ultimately, you will build gadgets that have lasting value, and you'll have a complete understanding of how they work. From capacitors to transistors to microcontrollers--it's all here. Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 Timer (the world's most successful integrated circuit chip), said that "This is teaching at its best!" when he reviewed the first edition. Now the second edition offers even more!
Housing Moves On
Author: LWW Stiftungslehrstuhl für Wohnungsbau und Wohnungswirtschaft, Peter Ebner, Frauke Gerstenberg, Roman Höllbacher
Die Herausgeber knüpfen an den 2006 erschienene Band „Housing Is Back" an und setzen die Diskussion über die Herausforderungen des Wohnbaus im 21. Jahrhunderts fort. In „Housing Moves" stellen sie Wohn- und Wohnbauprojekte von 26 international renommierten Architekten vor, die zeigen, dass Exklusivität kein Privileg der High Society und Sparsamkeit längst kein Thema mehr ist, das sich auf den sozialen Wohnbau beschränkt. Jedes Projekt wird mit einem kurzen Text, maßstabsgetreuen Plänen (1:200 und 1:500) und zahlreichen Abbildungen dokumentiert.
Structural Timber Design to Eurocode 5 provides practising engineers and specialist contractors with comprehensive, detailed information and in-depth guidance on the design of timber structures based on the common rules and rules for buildings in Eurocode 5 – Part 1-1. It will also be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil and structural engineering. It provides a step-by-step approach to the design of all of the commonly used timber elements and connections using solid timber, glued laminated timber or wood based structural products, and incorporates the requirements of the UK National Annex. It covers: strength and stiffness properties of timber and its reconstituted and engineered products key requirements of Eurocode 0, Eurocode 1 and Eurocode 5 – Part 1-1 design of beams and columns of solid timber, glued laminated, composite and thin-webbed sections lateral stability requirements of timber structures design of mechanical connections subjected to lateral and/or axial forces design of moment resisting rigid and semi-rigid connections racking design of multi-storey platform framed walls Featuring numerous detailed worked examples, the second edition has been thoroughly updated and includes information on the consequences of amendments and revisions to EC5 published since the first edition, and the significant additional requirements of BSI non contradictory, complimentary information document (PD 6693-1-1) relating to EC5. The new edition also includes a new section on axial stress conditions in composite sections, covering combined axial and bending stress conditions and reference to the major revisions to the design procedure for glued laminated timber.
Facade Construction Manual
Author: Thomas Herzog, Roland Krippner, Werner Lang
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
«Facade Construction Manual» provides a systematic survey of contemporary expertise in the application of new materials and energy-efficient technologies in facade design. It surveys the facade design requirements made by various types of buildings, as well as the most important materials, from natural stone through to synthetics, and documents a diversity of construction forms for a wide range of building types.
'Upgrade' breathes new life into forgotten architecture. Past structures are consciously preserved and revamped, expanded and altered, to create something exciting and enticing. 'Upgrade' explores architectural and design concepts that seek to enhance and repurpose our surroundings from slight changes to complete renovations. Extensions upon a rooftop. Factories turned into relaxing retreats. Wood additions contrasting with antique brick exteriors. Through engaging anecdotes and inspiriting images, 'Upgrade' provides vibrant exemplars and enthusiasm for revamping existing spaces. Repurposing the unused: be it an empty chapel that becomes an inviting writer?s nook or a rotten barn converted into a cozy living space for a small family. The projects illustrate the possibility of adding a touch of the new to the old: farmhouses adorned with modern glass additions or churches whose traditional lines now frame an office. What are ruins to some become another's architectural playground.
Author: Arian Mostaedi, Watson-Guptill Publishing
Publisher: Links Internacional
Passive House Details
Author: Donald B. Corner, Jan C. Fillinger, Alison G. Kwok
Passive House Details introduces the concepts, principles, and design processes of building ultralow-energy buildings. The objective of this book is to provide design goals, research, analysis, systems, details, and inspiring images of some of the most energy-efficient, carbon-neutral, healthy, and satisfying buildings currently built in the region. Other topics included: heat transfer, moisture management, performance targets, and climatic zones. Illustrated with more than 375 color images, the book is a visual catalog of construction details, materials, and systems drawn from projects contributed from forty firms. Fourteen in-depth case studies demonstrate the most energy-efficient systems for foundations, walls, floors, roofs, windows, doors, and more.
Mrs Beeton has provided practical advice and inspiration to generations intheir first attempts at running their own homes. This collection bringstogether a selection of reliable, delicious, seasonal recipes, fully updatedfor the modern kitchen, that will encourage beginners and provideinspiration for more experienced cooks. Whether you need to coordinate an enormous family feast with all thetrimmings, or you just want to make some spicy, decorated biscuits asgifts, you'll find everything you need to make Christmas cookery a moreenjoyable experience.With helpful hints, freezing and microwave tips, menu plans and servingideas, the techniques are easy to follow. Here you will find all the familiarfavourites, with a wide range of accompaniments and extras includingsauces, confectionary and beverages, as well as tips for table laying,menu planning and the Christmas countdown.
Author: Chris van Uffelen
Publisher: Braun Pub Ag
Economic transitions have left many buildings redundant & many structures are waiting to be put to new uses. This book presents projects that see barns transformed into houses, churches into restaurants, and apartments into offices. It also presents large-scale conversions, such as the remodelling of a port into a city district.
The New Old House
Author: Marc Kristal
The New Old House presents 18 private historic homes, from North America to Europe, and traces the ingenious ways architects have revitalized and refreshed them for a new generation. Most of the renovations occurred in the last decade, but all of the homes have origins reaching back into the past, in some cases hundreds of years. Projects and firms featured include Greenwich House, Allan Greenberg; Longbranch, Jim Olson; Astley Castle, Witherford Watson Mann; Hunsett Mill, Acme; Cotswolds House, Richard Found; plus more than a dozen others. These projects address such timely factors as sustainability, multiculturalism, preservation, and style, and demonstrate the unique beauty and elegance that comes from the interweaving of modernity and history.
Author: James Silverman, Robert Klanten
This book presents a compilation of dream houses whose architecture deliberately breaks with their surroundings.
Schools Innovation & Design
Author: Carles Broto, Jacobo Krauel
Publisher: Links Internacional
The architecture used to create schools strongly influences how well both students and teachers perform. Spaces that stimulate while at the same time helping students to concentrate, in the long-run, will make a valuable contribution to shaping the societies we live in. This book presents a collection of schools, designed to encourage, stimulate and focus the minds of their users. Full-colour photos of the projects, together with plans and explanations from the architects themselves guide readers through this invaluable resource, and provide inspiration for architects, students of architecture and anyone involved in the immensely important field of education.