by Peggy Landers Rao, Building The Japanese House Today Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Building The Japanese House Today books, Describes in detail the design and construction of a traditional Japanese house in California, revealing how the aesthetic principles of Japanese architecture--including clean lines, intricate joinery, and expert woodworking--can be adapted to such Western needs as central heating, computerized lighting systems, furnishings, insulation, and electronics. Architects & Designers Book Club.
by Sunamita Lim, Japanese Style Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Japanese Style books, Explains how to incorporate the aesthetic ideals and cultural principles of Japanese design traditions in the home in a richly illustrated guide that reveals how designing with nature's beauty can create a simple and beautiful home that emphasizes the idea of doing more with less.
by Allison Lee Palmer, Historical Dictionary Of Architecture Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Historical Dictionary Of Architecture books, This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Architecture contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on architects, famous structures, types of materials, and the different architectural styles.
by Kendra Langeteig, The New Asian Home Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The New Asian Home books, The New Asian Homeby Kendra Langeteig profiles 23 fascinating and original American homes inspired by the ancient architectural traditions of Asia. Designed by some of today's foremost architects and designers, principles fundamental to the serene aesthetics of classic Asian design - balance, harmony, connection with nature - are reinterpreted for the Western home.
by Thomas Schröpfer, Material Design Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Material Design books, The approach of "Informing Architecture by Materiality" opens the way to an innovative use of materials in the design professions. Taking material qualities and properties such as texture, elasticity, transparency and fluidity as a point of departure, the concept described and employed here transcends the conventional definitions of building materials. Instead, the focus is on a multitude of material operations, like folding and bending, carving and cutting, weaving and knitting, mirroring and screening. The featured design strategies and methods address established and "new" materials alike. They are applied both to the scale of the detail and the entire building. The examples comprise prototype structures as well as large building projects. Eightchapters deal with surfaces and layers, joints and juctions, weaving and texturing, nanoscale transformations, responsiveness, the integration of ephemeral factors like wind and light as well as material collections providing professional resources. Written by reknowned experts in this field, the book features many examples from international contemporary architecture. The introductory part provides the conceptual background, while a final chapter describes consequences for pressing issues of today, like sustainability or life cycle assessment.
by Philip Jodidio, The Japanese House Reinvented Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Japanese House Reinvented books, Japanese houses today have to contend with unique factors that condition their design, from tiny lots in crowded urban contexts to ever-present seismic threats. But their formal innovation and attention to materials, technology, and measures to coax in light and air while maintaining domestic privacy make them cutting-edge residences that suggest new ways of being at home. In these 50 residences in the most dense urban milieu - Japan's 127 million people live in an area slightly smaller than California - architects explore alternating ideas of stability and ephemerality in various ways, resulting in spaces that are as fascinating as they are idiosyncratic. It is no surprise that Japan is where this progressive residential design activity is concentrated today. If international awards such as the coveted Pritzker Prize are any indication, contemporary Japanese architecture has emerged as a substantial force on the international scene ever since Kenzo Tange won it in 1987. Since then, Japanese winners of the Pritzker are Fumihiko Maki (1993), Tadao Ando (1995), Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa SANAA (2010), Toyo Ito (2013) and Shigeru Ban (2014)--most of whom are still actively building houses. Though each of these architects has worked with Japanese tradition in different ways, sometimes even denying its significance, it is clear that the particular conditions of contemporary Japanese architecture are nourished by a rich tradition that seems to have many similarities with the "simplicity" of modern architecture in general.
by Patrick Hein, How The Japanese Became Foreign To Themselves Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download How The Japanese Became Foreign To Themselves books, The question of whether Arendt's distinction of the private, public and society can be applied to the Japanese cultural context will be examined. It will be argued that repressed needs for equality, plurality and independence have made their way back through increased civil political participation and that this process is driven by the renaissance of the pre-Meiji Samurai principle of ethical individualism.
by Jeff Kinney, Mudhakarat Talib Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Mudhakarat Talib books, aGreg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.