A shift in the architecture industry’s focus in the last 20 years toward
ecological concerns, long-term value, and user comfort has coincided with
significant new developments in digital controls, actuators, shading
typologies, building physics simulation capability, and material performance.
This collision has afforded architects an expanded set of opportunities to create
architecture that can respond directly to environmental conditions, resulting
in innovative façade designs that quickly become landmarks for their cities.
Authors Russell Fortmeyer and Charles Linn trace the historical
development of active façades in modern architecture, and reveal how
contemporary architects and consultants design and test these systems.
This technical guide offers an extensive overview of the use of vertical vegetation in high-rise buildings, an indepth analysis of green walls, definitions and typology, including standards, policies and incentives. It features comprehensive case studies, along with architectural theories of the public and private benefits of green walls. The book delves into architect-design considerations and limitations, the effects of green walls on energy efficiencies and includes recommendations and future research.
The conceptualization was based upon Buckminster Fuller's principles of tensegrity.Its priority was to simultaneously resolve unusual physical challenges, such as navigational constraints and motorway spanning and embrace the spirit of a city which is relaxed, subtropical and seeking to prioritize walking, cycling and healthy lifestyle.
Equally, the design of the structure and its spaces is conceived to celebrate and engage with the river both viewed from its vantage points and viewed out from its primary and ancillary spaces. Lastly, on an international perspective, it is designed to embody and convey Brisbane's emergence as a contemporary design city.
available to help people write better. They include dictionaries, usage guides,
and various types of writers’ manuals – and professional writers ought to have
many of those books on their bookshelves. But most architects and other design
and construction professionals are not professional writers. Instead, they are people
who spend a large part of their professional lives writing. That’s a big
difference, and that’s where this book will help. The Architect’s Guide to Writing has been written not by an English
major, but by Bill Schmalz, an architect who knows the kinds of documents his
fellow professionals routinely have to write, and understands the kinds of
technical mistakes they often make in their writing. This book is designed to
meet the specific needs of design and construction professionals. It’s not
going to waste their time with the things that most educated professionals
know, but it will help them with the things they don’t know or are unsure of.
It’s not a Chicago Manual-sized
encyclopaedic reference that includes everything any writer would ever need to
know, because architects don’t need to know everything. But what they do need
to know – and what they use every day in their professional lives – has been
assembled in this book.
Thinking innovatively about university accommodation led to the idea to write Innovative Student Residences. The author offer a fascinating insight into contemporary design concepts and illustrates them with outstanding examples, showcased by full-color photography and detailed plans.