In the making of the city only an orchestra of voices and thoughts played out by a large variety of citizens, policy-makers, professionals and researchers could lead towards a balanced and sustainable living and working city, that is why the research seized upon the objectivity of foreign researchers, complemented with the knowledge of local teams, and worked to turn it into a productive exchange.
The research has counted with the support of governmental institutions, private companies, universities, urban planners, conservationists, architects, editors, film-makers, graphic designers, artists and a large number of enthusiasts and citizens who embrace the idea of an urban evolution for better cities.
Sara Fontana (Politecnico di Milano) Tutors: Davide Fassi, Agnese Rebaglio, Lucilla Zanolari.
Density vs Dencity
Davide Giauna, Federica Zunino, Sara Amielli (University of Genoa) Tutor: Massimiliano Giberti.
Veronica Maggini, Eleonora Bertolotto (University of Genoa) Tutor: Valter Scelsi.
Fractal to complexity
Ana María Robles, Ángel Martín, Enrique Rollón, Eva Otobalea (University of Valladolid) Tutor: Pedro Luis Gallego.
Green in between
Linda Pinardi Feletti (Politecnico di Milano) Tutors: Davide Fassi, Agnese Rebaglio, Lucilla Zanolari.
Identities in comparison
Alexandra Kostenchuck, Anastasia Vasilyeva, Artem Kalashyan, Ekaterina Levitskaya, Elena Litovinskaya, Evgenia Novgorodova, Nuriya Gabdulkhakova, Tatyana Manchenko (Strelka Institute) Tutors: Giannatonio Bongiorno, Eugenia Murialdo, Luis Aguirre Manso, prof. Luisa Collina, prof. Frans Vogelaar, prof. Elizabeth Sikiaridi.
Anni Lei, Li Lin, Michele Galeotto, Yan Han (Tsinghua University) Tutor: Tu Shan.
Living in a Pixel
Ana Castaño, Gema Álvarez, Luis Gutiérrez, Mario Díez (University of Valladolid) Tutor: Pedro Luis Gallego.
Anna Laura Urbani (Politecnico di Milano) Tutors: Davide Fassi, Agnese Rebaglio, Lucilla Zanolari.
Diego Laguía (University of Valencia) Tutor: Jose María Lozano.
Giulia Cattaruzza (Politecnico di Milano) Tutors: Davide Fassi, Agnese Rebaglio, Lucilla Zanolari.
Architectural Detailing systematically describes the principles by which good architectural details are designed. Principles are explained in brief, and backed by extensive illustrations that show you how to design details that will not leak water or air, will control the flow of heat and water vapor, will adjust to all kinds of movement, and will be easy to construct. This new third edition has been updated to conform to International Building Code 2012, and incorporates current knowledge about new material and construction technology. Sustainable design issues are integrated where relevant, and the discussion includes reviews of recent built works that extract underlying principles that can be the basis for new patterns or the alteration and addition to existing patterns. Regulatory topics are primarily focused on the US, but touch on other jurisdictions and geographic settings to give you a well-rounded perspective of the art and science of architectural detailing.
In guiding a design from idea to reality, architects design a set of details that show how a structure will be put together. Good details are correct, complete, and provide accurate information to a wide variety of users. By demonstrating the use of detail patterns, this book teaches you how to design a building that will perform as well as you intend.Integrate appropriate detailing into your designs Learn the latest in materials, assemblies, and construction methods Incorporate sustainable design principles and current building codes Design buildings that perform well, age gracefully, and look great
Architects understand that aesthetics are only a small fraction of good design, and that stability and functionality require a deep understanding of how things come together. Architectural Detailing helps you bring it all together with a well fleshed-out design that communicates accurately at all levels of the construction process.
This in-depth study of roof design helps you to: Model sixteen basic roof shapes in Autodesk Revit, the most advanced building design software available Complete step-by-step exercises with Revits powerful modeling tools Create and combine basic, intermediate, and complex roof shapes Prepare visually compelling 3-D presentations and accurately buildable construction drawings.
Richly illustrated with photographs of real-world houses, Residential Roof Design Using Autodesk Revit helps you model diverse roofs from jerkinheads to witchs hats. Read on to master one of the most challenging skills in residential design and begin creating fine residential works of architecture.
Drawing on his own and others' experiences across three continents, Frederick Steiner advocates design practice grounded in ecology and democracy and informed by critical regionalism and reflection. He begins by establishing the foundation for a more ecological approach to planning and design, adopting a broad view of ecology as encompassing human and natural, urban and wild environments. Steiner explores precedents for human ecological design provided by architect Paul Cret, landscape architect Ian McHarg, and developer George Mitchell while discussing their planning for the University of Texas campus, the Lake Austin watershed, and The Woodlands. Steiner then focuses on emerging Texas urbanism and extends his discussion to broader considerations beyond the Lone Star State, including regionalism, urbanism, and landscape in China and Italy. He also examines the lessons to be learned from human and natural disasters such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the BP oil spill. Finally, Steiner offers a blueprint for designing with nature to help heal the planet's vulnerabilities.
With environmental concerns so high on designers' agendas, the answer to this third question has to be 'no'. Collectively architects, engineers and specifiers need to revisit how they detail the built environment, and address the most important and potentially difficult area of the joint between materials and components.
In Principles of Architectural Detailing the authors question the way in which buildings are detailed and in particular challenge familiar joint solutions. They offer practical guidance and a number of tools to help the student of architectural detailing in the decision-making process. The emphasis throughout is on using knowledge of construction in a creative and productive way to contribute towards a built environment that enhances our well-being and which is also sustainable.
This global consciousness inspires space travellers who then provide emotional and spiritual observations. Their views from outer space awaken them to a grand realization that all who share our planet make up a single community. They think this viewpoint will help unite the nations of the world in order to build a peaceful future for the present generation and the ones that follow.
Many poets, philosophers, and writers have criticized the artificial borders that separate people preoccupied with the notion of nationhood. Despite the visions and hopes of astronauts, poets, writers, and visionaries, the reality is that nations are continuously at war with one another, and poverty and hunger prevail in many places throughout the world, including the United States.
So far, no astronaut arriving back on Earth with this new social consciousness has pro- posed to transcend the world's limitations with a world where no national boundaries exist. Each remains loyal to his/her particular nation-state, and doesn’t venture beyond patriotism - "my country, right or wrong" – because doing so may risk their positions.
Most problems we face in the world today are of our own making. We must accept that the future depends upon us. Interventions by mythical or divine characters in white robes descending from the clouds, or by visitors from other worlds, are illusions that cannot solve the problems of our modern world. The future of the world is our responsibility and depends upon decisions we make today. We are our own salvation or damnation. The shape and solutions of the future depend totally on the collective effort of all people working together.
Bursting with ideas for designing, building, and decorating, this outstanding compendium features an extensive collection of cottages and cabins from around the world. Adapted to the specific needs and particular tastes of individual clients, these idyllic getaway homes and country hideaways incorporate practical, innovative, and stunning solutions for a variety of design needs.
150 Best Cottage and Cabin Ideas embodies the diversity of current trends in house design and provides an inspirational source of ideas—whether you’re looking to design and build a new home or renovate and redecorate an existing structure.
150 Best New Kitchen Ideas offers an in-depth look at exemplary new kitchen designs from today’s most renowned architects and designers. Packed with 500 pages of gorgeous full-color photographs, it features the most attractive, functional, and cost-effective kitchen designs from around the world. Here are hundreds of ideas for lighting, floor, wall, and window treatments to create kitchens that are attractive, inviting, and highly functional, as well as a wealth of notions for cabinetry, countertops, sinks, and more.
Covering a diversity of current trends, 150 Best New Kitchen Ideas is an indispensable design and decorating resource filled with inspirational ideas for the homeowner, designer, interior decorator, and architect.
For over three decades, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new edition of the revered classic remains as relevant as ever, providing the latest information in Francis D.K. Ching's signature style. Its rich and comprehensive approach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlying building construction.
New to this edition are digital enhancements delivered as an online companion to the print edition and also embedded in e-book editions. Features include a 3D model showing how building components come together in a final project.llustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings that present the state of the art in construction processes and materials Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge on sustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of new materials Contains archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration for designers and drafters Reflects the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEED system
This new edition of Building Construction Illustrated remains as relevant as ever, with the most current knowledge presented in a rich and comprehensive manner that does not disappoint.