ARCHITECTURE DESIGN 2010
Architecture and Design 2010 Welcome to Wiley’s new Architecture and Design catalogue. This year’s catalogue offers our characteristically broad range of books – everything from professional guidance to creative inspiration. This year we’re also celebrating the 80th birthday of one of our leading brands – Architectural Design (AD). Founded in 1930, AD remains an influential and prestigious publication, and this year’s issues continue the tradition of being at the cutting edge of architectural thought and design. The Architecture Team
Highlights for the year: • The Architecture of Emergence: The Evolution of Form in Nature and Civilisation • I Wish I Worked There! A Look Inside the Most Creative Spaces in Business • Architecture and Beauty: Conversations with Architects about a Troubled Relationship •Autopoiesis of Architecture: A Conceptual Framework for Architecture • Exuberance: New Virtuosity in Contemporary Architecture
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Architectural Design (AD)
Drawing, Drafting and Rendering
Graphic Standards Field Guide
Building Type Basics
I Wish I Worked There! A Look Inside the Most Creative Spaces in Business Kursty Groves with Will Knight, photography by Edward Denison 978-0-470-71383-9 Hardback 256pp $65.00 Feb 10 Revealing some of the world’s most inspiring workplaces, I Wish I Worked There! investigates the way 20 famous brands have put innovation at the heart of their culture. Photographs and illustrations detail the way in which companies accommodate creative activity through spaces that stimulate, enable reflection, promote collaboration and encourage play. Easy-to-adopt principles assist the design, creation or selection of spaces that support creative endeavour. Never before has a title looked specifically at how the working environment fosters the flow of ideas from both practical and emotional perspectives – with business results. • Each case study is extensively illustrated with new photography by Edward Denison and diagrams by Will Knight that detail activity • Behind-the-scenes interviews reveal insights that show what makes a space really work, while business metrics evidence the birth of ideas, breakthroughs and successes • Includes foreword by Ivy Ross, Executive Vice President of marketing for The Gap Brand at Gap, Inc
About the authors: Kursty Groves is a design and innovation consultant, presenter and co-founder of Headspace, a consultancy specialising in creative spaces for business Will Knight is a freelance designer and illustrator
Featured companies: Aardman Animations, Ltd • Bloomberg LLC • DreamWorks Animation • Dyson • Electronic Arts • Google Inc • Hasbro • Innocent Drinks • Johnson & Johnson • The LEGO Group • Nike Inc • Oakley • Philips Design • Procter & Gamble • Sony Design • Sony Music • T-Mobile • Urban Outfitters • Virgin • Walt Disney Imagineering
Did you know ... ? ... that Fruit Towers, Innocent’s head office, s six actually comprise that single-storey sheds have been knocked l together on an industria estate in West London?
FRUIT TOWERS, SHEPHERD’S BUSH, LONDON, UK DESIGN: IN- HOUSE DESIGN TEAM, 2000 MEZZANINE AND FINAL EXTENSION: IN- HOUSE TEAM WITH HELP FROM JUMP STUDIOS, 2007
NNOCENT Drinks is a UK-based fruit smoothie company, founded in 1999
by three college friends, Adam Balon, Richard Reed and Jon Wright. These
Cambridge graduates were only a few years out of college, working for other firms and with no previous experience of running their own company. Their business idea was conceived on a weekend snowboarding trip, based on their perception that most people find it difficult to get their daily intake of vitamins and minerals from natural ingredients. The trio set out to create honest drinks with fresh fruit and ‘no nasties’ and spent their evenings and weekends developing a plan and product, before ‘test marketing’ with £500 worth of fruit. Innocent now employs around 240 people, with offices in London, Paris, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Dublin, Stockholm and Salzburg.
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ABOVE Innocent smoothies are made with
fresh fruit and ‘no nasties’. OPPOSITE Innocent enjoys a relaxed yet buzzy atmosphere. Picnic benches and AstroTurf flooring encourage employees to kick off their shoes.
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C A distinct aspect of Innocent’s brand is its tongue-in-cheek sense of humour and nononsense approach to business that has not only helped to create a unique product in the marketplace, but also supports a creative culture where employees are free to have fun and share ideas, no matter how crazy they may seem. ‘We add little touches to our products and our packaging to show drinkers there’s a human being behind them,’ says Germain. Refreshing, natural and straight-talking, with nice, cheeky little surprises. As a consumer, that’s what you experience with the Innocent product and brand. This is reflected so well in the physical environment, through some of the fun choices for the materials and details, the use of fun language in communications, and the continuous contribution from the people who work at Fruit Towers to keep things ‘Innocent’.
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ABOVE Innocent’s main space and the ‘hub’ of the building: A. Shed-like rooms provide private meeting areas that are visually connected to the main space with glass doors and windows. B. Diner-style booths allow for impromptu or casual meetings. C. Skylights throughout the buildings provide ample natural light. D. A large drop-down screen for company meetings or watching big events. E. Potted trees are dotted throughout the space. F. A red telephone box doubles up as an Internet station for guests and a quiet place for private calls. G. The mezzanine level provides additional desk space without compromising the open-plan feel. H. The large, accessible family-style kitchen at the heart of the building is always alive with conversation.
TOP The human tone of language employed by Innocent on its packaging and external communications is reflected internally. Baby pictures of employees surround Innocent values. ABOVE ‘The Big Knit’: a portion of profits from every drink sold with a hand-knitted smoothie hat is donated to Age Concern to support older people in the winter months.
The Architecture of Emergence: The Evolution of Form in Nature and Civilisation Michael Weinstock
978-0-470-06632-4 Hardback 280pp $145.00 Feb 10 978-0-470-06633-1 Paperback $50.00 This scholarly and radical book expands the conventional worldview by placing human development alongside ecological development: the history of cultural evolution and the production of cities are set in the context of processes and forms of the natural world. The emergence of the human species and the evolution of culture are shown to be closely coupled to the changes in climate and ecology, while it is described how humans have extensively modified the surface of the earth, the ecological systems that exist upon it, and the climate. • The first half of the book is focused on the complex systems of the physical world – the forms and processes of the climate, the land surface of the earth, the emergence and evolution of all living species and of genetics, followed by the dynamics of individual and collective metabolisms from which intelligence, social and spatial orders emerge.
• The second half of the book is focused on the evolution of human culture in relation to climate and ecology and the episodic collapse and reorganisation of cultural and ecological systems.
• Drawing from the life sciences, anthropology, archaeology and the evolution of human culture, The Architecture of Emergence is as expansive in its thinking as its reach. Michael Weinstock is an architect and a distinguished academic. He now teaches at the Architectural Association, and has published, taught and lectured across the world for many years.
Nature and Civilisation Humans and all other living beings emerge from, and exist within, the dynamic processes and phenomena of the natural world, and they have had and continue to have a profound effect upon it. All forms of nature and all forms of civilisation have ‘architecture’, an arrangement of material in space and over time that determines their shape, size, behaviour and duration, and how they come into being. Energy, information and material flow through all the forms of the world, and human forms and culture have coevolved and developed within those flows.
virgin nature and the depredations of technology. An alternative but equally persistent concept is that mankind was created for the perfection of nature; and that the natural world is there for the benefit of man, and in dominating the
The understanding that human beings, together with their artefacts, are part of nature, has a much shorter history of only 400 years or so. The construction of a systematic study of a ‘natural history’ was first proposed by Francis Bacon in 1620, and is one of the earliest projects of science. His proposed study of nature included ‘things artificial’, the works of mankind as a manipulation of nature. ‘Natural History’ should be split into three interrelated domains; the study of ordinary or usual nature, of deviant nature, and of nature manipulated by man. Nature produces the ‘history of generations’ or species that develop in the ordinary course, or nature is forced from the ordinary course by the perversity of matter and produces monsters, or nature is constrained and moulded by mankind to produce the artificial. Furthermore, the three regimes were not to be
mathematical data, by mapping points in three-dimensional coordinate space, by dimensions, angles and curvature radii. D’Arcy Thompson’s comparison of
The evolution of the species is constrained by the dynamics of information passing from one generation to the next, the relations of living forms to other
related forms within a genus proceeds by recognising in one form a deformation of another. Forms are related if one can be deformed into another by Cartesian transformation of coordinates. Comparative analysis reveals what
living forms, to differing climatic regimes and to the topography of the surface of the earth. In turn, living forms also affect the processes of the atmosphere and oceans and the geomorphic systems of the surface of the earth. Chapter 5
view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful
is missing in any singular description of a form, no matter how precise, and that is the morphogenetic tendency between forms. In this argument genetic information does not need to fully specify the geometry of a form, as the
examines the dynamics of plant and animal metabolisms and their relations to the morphology and scale of living forms. The relationships between living organisms and their environment are analysed in terms of the vectors of
natural forces of the environment and mathematical principles will determine the specific geometry during growth and development.
information, energy and material flows in populations, habitats and ecological systems. An examination is made of how intelligence, social and spatial organisation, and material artefacts emerge from the collective extension of
metabolism, reinforced and developed by positive feedbacks acting to modify the regime of natural selection. Collectives continually modify and regulate their
1.5 Mutation The head of a mutant fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. This mutant has two small perfectly formed eyes in place of antennae, seen here between the large red compound eyes. The mutation is produced by modifying the expression of a single gene during the early development of the fly embryo.
exterior environment and over time change their own ecological niche, and so enhance their ‘fitness’ in that environment. Chapter 6 traces the coevolution of the anatomically modern human form and material culture, and the migration and flow of humans out of Africa to cover the surface of the earth. An account is presented of the emergence of anatomical
industry remains consistent today.
the land, the biosphere and the atmosphere are traced; and the processes that produce the forms of the atmosphere are presented. The global climate is the
The convergent lines of thought between biology and mathematics were
metasystem, a system of systems, with an intricate choreography of forms and behaviour that modulates the exchange of energy and material of all other systems, and in turn is affected by their processes. The geomorphic processes
initiated early in the 20th century, particularly by the work of Alfred North Whitehead and Wentworth D’Arcy Thompson. D’Arcy Thompson, zoologist and mathematician, regarded the material forms of living things as a diagram 11 of the forces that have acted on them. Living things are made of physical material and are subject to the same forces as non-living material, and so
natural world so it is sanctified.
generations. The ‘higher animals’ or most complex biological forms developed from very simple beginnings, and natural selection was the means by which each species became more perfectly fitted to its environment. ‘There is grandeur in this
and over time, are now inextricably entwined with the mathematics of information theory, with physics and chemistry, and with organisation and geometry. The alignment with concepts and technologies of economics and
worst dangers of the wild. Nature, created by God, was innocent, beautiful and divine, and sin entered the world only through human corruption. That concept persists today in the distinction that is commonly made between the purity of
organisms survive the fierce competition and have greater breeding success. Their offspring in turn have even greater reproductive success, and so on down the
Darwin’s arguments had an alignment with the then current theory of 10 competitive struggle in capitalism and the concepts of mechanisms in industry. Theories of morphogenesis, the creation of forms that evolve in space
image is ancient, a cultural legacy that derives from creation myths and religious concepts of paradise. Paradise was conceived as a walled orchard garden or an enclosed hunting park, an enclosure of wild nature, but protected from the
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and over time, of their components. The dynamics of the development of biological forms, the accounts of growth and form, of morphogenesis, have become much more central to evolutionary theory than in Darwin’s thesis.
unsullied by, the activities of mankind. In this enduring image the world turns, the seasons come and go, and life is abundant. Man is different, set apart from the wild, with a life that is ordered by culture and technology. This inherited
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Living organisms can be regarded as systems, and these systems acquire their complex forms and patterns of behaviour through the interactions, in space
and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.’
We are accustomed to think of ‘nature’ as all that is wild and untouched, landscapes of forests, grasslands, shorelines and seas, separate from, and
1.1 Boiling Water The rising bubbles of steam in boiling water exhibit some of the characteristics of emergence – a large number of simple components, in this case water molecules, and heat energy from the environment. It is possible to predict exactly when pure water will boil (at 100º Celsius at the standard atmospheric pressure of 101325 pascals) but it is not possible to predict the position or form of any individual bubble of steam.
from which the forms of the land emerge are examined in Chapter 3. The processes of weathering, erosion and deposition are produced by the climate, and variations and changes to the climate change the behaviour, duration and
physics and geometry are as significant as natural selection. His observations of the homologies between skulls, pelvises and the body plans of different species suggested a new mode of analysis, a mathematisation of biology.
force of each process. In turn, geomorphic processes also contribute to the generation of feedbacks to the climate metasystem through positive and negative feedbacks including changes in the reflectivity of surfaces, the
Morphological measurements are specific to species, and at times to individuals within a species, and so are various, but there are underlying relations that do not vary – the ‘homologies’. Homology has two distinct but related meanings:
production of ‘greenhouse’ gases that change the chemical composition of the atmosphere, and the aerosols from desiccated soils and deserts. Chapter 4 explores the emergence of living forms from two strongly coupled processes,
to biologists it means organs or body parts that have the same evolutionary origin but quite different functions, and to mathematicians it is a classification of geometric figures according to their properties. Form can be described by
operating over maximally differentiated time spans; the rapid process of embryological development from a single cell to an adult form, and the long slow process of the evolution of diverse species of forms over extended time.
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1.11 Urbanisation of the World The world at night indicates the density of urban concentrations, and changes in illumination from 1993 to 2003. The lights are colour-coded. Red lights appeared during that 10 years. Orange and yellow areas are regions of high and low intensity lighting respectively that increased in brightness over the 10 years. Grey areas are unchanged. Pale blue and dark blue areas are of low and high intensity lighting that decreased in brightness. Very dark blue areas present in 1993 had disappeared by 2003. The abundance of red and yellow on the map indicates the pace of recent urbanisation and suggests the overall pattern of high energy flow across the world.
and cultural forms of humans in relation to changes in climate and ecological systems, and to the subsequent modifications of local and regional ecologies by human occupation. The development of language, art and calendars, and their integration into complex informational systems for the transmission of ecologically contextualised knowledge over time is examined. The spatial patterning of territories is analysed in terms of the vectors of energy and material flows, and the emergence and proliferation of pit dwellings, settlements and mobility strategies is unfolded. In Chapter 7 an account is presented of the emergence of the dynamic forms of cities and systems of cities, together with an outline of their relations to culture and ecology. The irregular development of the forms of cities and systems of cities, their constant rebuilding over time, and their expansion, decay and collapse is examined in relation to their informational complexity, population, climate and ecology. Chapter 8 traces the evolutionary development of complexity in the flow of information and energy through the extended metabolisms of settlements, cities and systems of cities, and the global system of the contemporary world. The consequences of the increasing acceleration over time of human ‘metabolic’ activities on the intricate dynamics of ecological systems are related to the evolution of complexity, and to the episodic collapse and reorganisation of cultural and ecological systems.
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Architecture and Beauty: Conversations with Architects about a Troubled Relationship Yael Reisner with Fleur Watson 978-0-470-99784-0 Hardback 264pp $80.00 Apr 10 What makes the worldâ€™s top architects tick? Through discussions with five leading architects, including Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Greg Lynn and Wolf Prix, unrivalled access is provided to the formative experiences, creative processes and motivations of some of the most influential design figures today. Through personal interviews with Yael Reisner, written up by Fleur Watson, the authors capture the voices, thoughts and personalities of their subjects. So rare and intimate are the insights that it is often akin to being a party to the very conversations themselves. The articles bring us up close to these creative minds with such widely differing positions and opinions, each expressing a very different point of view on aesthetics: whether they think beauty is integral or non-essential to architecture. Fascinating in what it tells us about individual architects and their work, most significantly Architecture and Beauty raises poignant issues regarding the place of beauty, aesthetics and self-expression within the psychology and the design process of the architectural avant-garde.
Yael Reisner has a Diploma in Architecture from the Architectural Association in London. Born in Tel Aviv, she now lives in London where she has her own practice and teaches internationally. Fleur Watson is a design journalist, curator and former Editor-in-Chief of the Australian architecture journal MONUMENT.
Architectural Association: ‘I only wanted to go to the AA so I never applied for anywhere else. I began studying there in 1968 and, at that time, it was almost completely dominated by Archigram members. I’d seen the absurd magazines Archigram produced which genuinely excited me and it was one of the reasons I wanted to go there – there was a genuine sense that you could do anything.’
can see that there is something that could be described as “Alsopesque”. But if I said “draw me an Alsop building”, you couldn’t really do it. You could draw a building I’ve done, but you couldn’t draw my next building. I like that because I don’t know what my next building will be and it continues to challenge me.’5 Alsop’s architecture is colourful with a great diversity of materials and a rich palette of forms and colour, yet he resists any notion of an underlying conceptual ideology apart from a desire to do things differently with each new project: ‘Why do architects or artists want to write a manifesto? I think there’s only one answer to that question – they believe they are right and they want everyone else to do it the same way. I don’t want to do that and it is evident in the difference between the way that I teach and the way an architect like David Chipperfield teaches; if you see the work of his students at Düsseldorf, there are 30 David Chipperfield clones – it’s like chip shops! That’s not very interesting – why would you do that as a teacher? At the Technical University in Vienna I receive a lot
Through the 1960s and 1970s, initially under the direction of John Lloyd and then Alvin Boyarsky, the AA encouraged students to pursue their individual talents and take time to pursue a personalised expression through their studies. As Alsop recalls: ‘There was a genuine feeling that as an architect you could change the way people lived, or more importantly that you could change the way people thought about how they could live; that was interesting to me and it still is today.’ ABOVE HÔTEL DU DÉPARTEMENT DES BOUCHES-DURHÔNE, MARSEILLES, FRANCE, 1994 Alsop is well known for the large-scale paintings that inform his work, however he is adamant that they are not an integral part of his process, claiming instead that they influence his work in a more oblique way. ‘Painting is a release,’ he explains, ‘I’m actually making marks on a piece of paper or piece of canvas in order to take myself somewhere new. I’m not trying to confirm anything; I’m trying to open the situation up.’
After graduating, Alsop went to work for Cedric Price2 – an experience that he remembers as concurrently bewildering and rewarding: ‘I found Cedric very confusing and it became clear to me early on that he wasn’t interested in buildings at all. He was much more engaged in projects that he had invented and so I spent a long time researching such things as how to provide a truck park with security, facilities for the drivers to have a decent night’s sleep, and where they could wash and have a good breakfast. But if you were in the right mood you could make a very beautiful truck park!’ While Alsop appreciated Price’s ethical approach, he felt he lacked a direct engagement with designing buildings. Looking to his other great passion of art to fill the void, he began teaching sculpture after-hours at St Martins College. Eventually, however, it became clear to Alsop that his desire to build architecture meant he needed to move on: ‘There was a lot going on in Price’s office at the time, but I became frustrated because although the work was interesting I knew that, within myself, there was something deeply missing.’ After establishing his own practice in 1981, Alsop discovered that – like many emerging architects from the UK – it was much easier to gain commissions to build his architecture abroad, and over time he gained a reputation as an internationally significant architect for his vibrant and expressive buildings constructed all over the world. Examples include his first major international commission, Le Grand Bleu, the seat of the regional government of Bouches-du-Rhône in Marseille (1994); the Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre in Wales (1990); Peckham Library, London (1999); the Almere Urban Entertainment Centre, Amsterdam (2004); Alsop Toronto Sales Centre, Toronto (2006); Zhang Jia Bang: Street of Culture, Shanghai (2006) and the Trubnaya office building in Moscow (2007). Although Alsop embraces technology, he departs from his ‘High-Tech’ contemporaries3 with his belief that technology ‘helps to get things done’ rather than generating the
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process, such as his ongoing collaboration with artist Bruce McLean:7 When I’m working with Bruce on large 3-D paintings such as Malagarba Works,8 we’re not thinking about a project at all, we’re just working on the painting and that process can feed elements of the architecture. We might have done something for one reason, but then say to each other: “See the way that shadow falls? Now that’s interesting”, and then translate that into the architectural work.’
BELOW FOURTH GRACE, LIVERPOOL, 2002 Alsop promotes a collaborative design strategy that removes the process from a personal vision and places design decisions in the public realm, empowering the architect’s role as facilitator. He says: ‘If I want to broaden the conversation then I actually make more noise by talking to more people and then bring it back to the studio, look at it and think about what I can do with that information. So it goes from the very public to the very personal.’
Alsop gestures to a series of large paintings hanging in his studio as an example of how his artwork can inform a project – in this case his scheme for the Thames Gateway masterplan project (2004). He explains: ‘It’s another form of sketching, to see things in another way. By simply saying, “OK, to try and work out what Thames Gateway could be, let’s give ourselves 10 days to think about 14 square kilometres and each square kilometre should be different”. It’s an absurd thing to set yourself as a task, yet wonderful! And out of it we discovered some things which allowed us to tell a different story about that part of London.’
ABOVE THAMES GATEWAY MASTERPLAN, LONDON, 2003 Referring to his painting for the Thames Gateway masterplan project, Alsop states: ‘It’s another form of sketching, to see things in another way. By simply saying, “OK, to try and work out what Thames Gateway could be, let’s give ourselves 10 days to think about 14 square kilometres and each square kilometre should be different”. It’s an absurd thing to set yourself as a task, yet wonderful!’
of bad work from the students, but I think that’s great because while they might be failing, at least they’re trying something new.’
RIGHT HÔTEL DU DÉPARTEMENT DES BOUCHES-DURHÔNE, MARSEILLES, FRANCE, 1994
A legacy of being a graduate of the AA lies in the philosophy that architectural design evolves through free thinking with no need for rules or rigid frameworks. Alsop is also quick to reject the need to establish an overriding set of ‘rules’ within his architecture, explaining that ‘the parameters of a project are very ill-defined at the beginning and they become more established as you work through the process, as you involve more people in the conversation and, eventually, it develops its own sort of sensibility’. He continues: ‘I think an architect has to have the courage to go with wherever it seems to be going – rather than trying to put it back to something familiar. So I always return to this notion that the unfamiliar6 is more interesting to me than the familiar. I feel happy not knowing quite where a project is heading.’
Alsop studied at the Architectural Association (AA) in London through the 1960s and 1970s, initially under the direction of John Lloyd and then Alvin Boyarsky. The AA encouraged students to pursue their individual talents and take time to craft their personal architectural expression through their studies. As Alsop recalls: ‘There was a genuine feeling that as an architect you could change the way people lived, or more importantly that you could change the way people thought about how they could live; that was interesting to me and it still is today.’
Art also continues to provide an important framework for Alsop, and the architect is well known for the large-scale paintings that inform his work. However, he is adamant that they are not an integral part of his process, instead influencing his work in a more oblique way. ‘Painting is a release,’ he says, ‘I’m actually making marks on a piece of paper or a canvas in order to take myself somewhere new. I’m not trying to confirm anything; I’m trying to open the situation up.’ He suggests that rather than a methodology, his painting allows him to gain a new perspective and to include other creative influences in his
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From large public projects such as the Thames Gateway or Bradford masterplans to commissions for small objects such as his tea set for Alessi, Alsop finds little difficulty in adjusting his process for dramatic changes of scale. ‘To me it’s all the same work. I didn’t design the table in my studio, but I’d be very happy to design a place to sit because I think you need the right things to support the act of talking. Conversely, a beautiful spoon that’s very nice to use isn’t an aid to conversation. You might notice the spoon, but you don’t have to say anything – it’s there nonetheless and it makes you feel comfortable or excited or calm. And I think buildings are formed the same way, so it doesn’t matter what the scale of the project is.’
RIGHT BLIZARD BUILDING, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY FOR QUEEN MARY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, WHITECHAPEL, LONDON, 2005 Despite his generosity of spirit, Alsop is also a man with strong convictions who is prepared to fight arduous battles for the acceptance of his architecture. He pursues a strong sense of justice and is not afraid to confront his contemporaries if he feels they are politically conservative and in breach of their positions of power and the potential influence of the architect in politics – such is his passion for a diverse and inspiring architectural culture.
BELOW VERTICAL CUTLERY FOR ALESSI, 2004 Alsop believes that the content and form of his projects are embedded in a process of speculation rather than in visual considerations: ‘Whatever the project I like to start off from somewhere else rather than it being generated by what it looks like. For example, I’ve recently designed a set of cutlery for Alessi ... but the idea started from my observation that people in London live in increasingly smaller apartments ... and was not generated from an idea about what it should look like.’
Although Alsop easily embraces the notion of beauty within his work, he is less comfortable with the proposition that the development of his ideas might evolve directly from a consideration of aesthetics. He believes that the content and form of his projects are embedded in a process of speculation rather than visual considerations: ‘Whatever the project, I like to start off from somewhere else rather than it being generated by what it looks like. For example, I’ve recently designed a set of cutlery for Alessi called ‘Vertical Cutlery’, but the idea started with my observation that people in London live in increasingly smaller apartments. So if you have guests for supper then you don’t want all this crap on the table; you want to make it simple so that you’ve got some space to sit and have a drink and the cutlery can be easily added when it’s time to eat. So it was an idea derived from my observations and not generated from an idea about what it should look like.’
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The Autopoiesis of Architecture: A Conceptual Framework for Architecture VOL I Patrik S. Schumacher 978-0-470-77298-0 Paperback 400pp $45.00 Oct 10 978-0-470-77299-7 Hardback $120.00 This is the first volume of a major theoretical work outlining how the discipline of architecture should be understood as its own distinct system of communication. This approach allows architecture to be analysed in elaborate detail while at the same time offering insightful comparisons with other subject areas, such as art, science and political discourse. On the basis of such comparisons the book insists on the necessity of disciplinary autonomy and argues for a sharp demarcation from both art and engineering. Schumacher accordingly argues controversially that design intelligence and architecture as a discipline has its own internal logic.
• Volume I contains five of the 12 parts, with Volume II publishing in Feb 2011
Volume II Paperback $50.00 978-0-470-66616-6
• Written by a key architectural practitioner, that is sure to provoke controversy
Hardback $140.00 978-0-470-66615-9
• Written with the mission of impacting practise as well as providing theory for contemplation
About the author:
• A major theoretical work that challenges how we analyse and perceive architecture
• Set to become a key text for architectural students and practitioners
• It provides students and architects with a conceptual framework for architecture
Patrik Schumacher is a leading international figure in architectural practice and academia: he is a partner in Zaha Hadid Architects and a co-director of the prestigious Design Research Laboratory at the AA and Professor at the Institute for Experimental Architecture at Innsbruck University.
The Urban Towers Handbook: High-Rise and the City Eric Firley 978-0-470-68474-0 Hardback 240pp $80.00 Feb 11 For well over a century, the skyscraper has provided an ingenious solution to high-density urban living – housing the greatest number of people in buildings with a minimal footprint. What is the right high-rise solution for a particular urban context? The Urban Towers Handbook provides the answer to this question for architects, planners and developers by organising iconic examples of towers into distinct typological groups and providing an essential reference book and design tool. • Provides a comprehensive comparative analysis of high-rise towers in their urban context • Includes newly commissioned photography and drawings, drawn to scale: urban plans, floor plans, sections and elevations • Presents 30 in-depth case studies of iconic towers, such as the Eiffel Tower, Chrysler Building and Rockefeller Tower • It illustrates some 40 further contemporary and future towers
About the author: Eric Firley is the author of The Urban Housing Handbook. An architect and urban designer, he is currently based in Paris. Since studying in Lausanne, Weimar and London, he has worked in several practices and design consultancies in France and the UK.
Shaping London: The Patterns and Forms that Make the Metropolis Terry Farrell 978-0-470-69996-6 Hardback 288pp $65.00 Oct 09 Illustrated with maps, archive photographs and paintings, as well as original sketches by Farrell, the book provides a vibrant and intriguing collage of London’s patterns and its history – a wholly new and dynamic view of London by renowned architect Sir Terry Farrell.
“When the subject is London, there is no one I admire more than Terry Farrell.”
Bill Bryson “The most important and inspirational London book of the decade. It offers a physical description of the city that is both a perceptive analysis of its past and a vision for its future”
Dan Cruickshank “Rare among today’s architects and planners, Terry Farrell really understands the texture of London. His eye misses nothing, from kerbstones, traffic islands, walls and trees to a realistic vision of the city as a whole.”
“Terry Farrell has produced a first-class combination of historical insight, geographical observation and infrastructure analysis – the distilled thoughts of a true urbanist. Essential reading for anyone engaged in adding to London’s built environment, and a wonderfully illustrated story for more general readers.”
Paul Finch, Chair, Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)
Wine by Design 2nd Edition Sean Stanwick, Loraine Dearstyne Fowlow 978-0-470-72141-4 Hardback 232pp $65.00 Apr 10 The pressure is on for wine producers to commission the most interesting spaces to promote their wines and celebrate the culture of wine and its production. Frank Gehry, Herzog and de Meuron and Santiago Calatrava amongst many others have all recently designed wineries that focus on the tour as well as the production, making wineries one of the most exciting areas of architecture today. This new edition of Wine by Design adds a further nine wineries to those in the original book, from Austria, Canada, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the USA and are by such wellknown architects as Alvaro Siza and Renzo Piano.
About the authors: Loraine Fowlow is Interim Dean and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary. Sean Stanwick is an associate at Farrow Partnership Architects Inc and a partner at CreativeWorks Consulting in Toronto, Canada.
b Launched in 1930, Architectural Design is an influential and prestigious architectural publication. With an almost unrivalled reputation worldwide, it is consistently at the forefront of cultural thought and design. AD is 80 this year! And to celebrate we have given AD a complete redesign and will shortly be launching our new website where you can have your say on the topics covered in the issues themselves. Keep your eye on www.architectural-design-magazine.com for launch information.
ABOUT THE GUEST-EDITOR
Dr Marjan Colletti is co-founder of the studio marcosandmarjan in London, and currently a lecturer in architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (Unit Master, Unit 20), and the University of Westminster (Unit Master, DS10) with Marcos Cruz. He has been a guest professor at UCLA and Innsbruck University, Austria and design instructor at various institutions in Europe and Asia. His projects and texts attempt to bridge the gap between architectural theory and the built environment by expanding the vocabulary of digital architecture. On various platforms – research, education and practice – he endeavours to establish a debate in which experimentation, technology and innovation do not exclude personal emotions, local traditions and cultural identity. His work has been widely published and shown in more than 50 exhibitions in Europe, Brazil and Asia. marcosandmarjan’s portfolio includes the competition-winning entry for a 180,000-square-metre (1.9 million-square-foot) entertainment complex in front of the gates of the Summer Palace in Beijing, the built pavilions and general layout for the 2005 Lisbon Book Fair, as well as the ongoing NURBSTERS series and the runnerup project for an estate Sales Centre and model homes display in Cairo. Marjan’s PhD on ‘Digital Poetics’ (Bartlett, UCL), the co-authored book marcosandmarjan: Interfaces/Intrafaces (SpringerWienNewYork, 2005) and the print collection 2&1/2D Twoandahalf Dimensionality (Bucher Hohenems, 2006) favour a poetic digital avant-garde developed through 2-D, 3-D software and computer numerically controlled (CNC), rapid protoyping (RP), and computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technologies. Parallel strands of research are developing novel morphologies (Convoluted Tectonics), new urban strategies (InterPolis), higher education syllaba in digital design, computation and technology (AC_DC Architectural Curriculum for Design Computing), as well as sustainable manufacturing strategies (InterTech). 1
Marjan Colletti, 2&1/2D Fluffy Blue One: ‘Let us overcome virtual aloofness and disembodiment’, 2006 The infinite digital space formed in computer-aided design can most precisely be described by splinear, 2&½D drawings that convey more intricate spatial attributes than simple 2-D line drawings, yet less than 3-D renderings. Such drawings remain geometrically infinitely flat, yet they appear spatial in the manifestation of surfaces, volumes and shadows.
Marjan Colletti, 3&1/2D Shiny One, 2009 Unforeseen behaviours of circles-lofts are developed as part of an ‘anexact’ design process that employs otherwise exact and precise CAD commands. The results are abstract and symbolic; digital constructs – fictional metareproductions – of something between nature and technology, between the known and the unknown, the imaginary and the real. The digital architect is understood as being capable of acting and (meta)producing artistically since engagement with the model demands aesthetic consideration of its properties.
Marjan Colletti, Bartsters installation, Prague-Bratislava-Kosice, 2004–05 marcosandmarjan’s NURBSTERs are a series of models and 1:1 prototypes, conceived for exhibitions and installations. The design and manufacturing processes are completely computerised. The Bartsters (Bartlett Nurbsters), designed as exhibition islands especially for the Bartlett/ British Council exhibitions in Prague, Bratislava and Kosice in 2004 and 2005, challenge the dichotomy of style/structure. Building up a complex object, and fitting programmatic, structural, ergonomic requisites expressed through curvilinear and arabesque geometries, the assemblage technique reinterprets the traditional Chinese wooden cut-joint fitting ideal for quick assembly and disassembly.
Text © 2010 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Images © Marjan Colletti
Wolf D Prix
Hernan Diaz Alonso
LET’S ROCK OVER BAROCK Ali Rahim emphasises the importance for design of overlaying a mastery of digital techniques with a nuanced and developed aesthetic sensibility. Here he illustrates his fascination with the formal with his exploration of ‘interiorities’, or internal logics of tectonic structures, in his design research at the University of Pennsylvania. The strive to create variation and atmosphere in buildings effectively places a stress on different part-to-whole relationships, organisations, material qualities and colours and their various rates of transformation.
Since the 17th century, Austria has been a stronghold of the Baroque. Here Wolf D Prix of Coop Himmelb(l)au recognises the deep pull of this cultural tradition in contemporary Austrian architecture, as it continues to endow its designers with an aptitude for spatial sequence and a tendency to prefer to design complex spaces over simplified boxes.
Julian Fors, Jan Gronkiewicz and Dominik Strzelec (Studio Prix, University of Applied Arts, Vienna), Chardach, New Levent Subcentre, Istanbul, 2008 Taking the ancient Grand Bazaar and Istanbul’s gecekondular (informal urban dwellings) as its reference, the main goal of this student project was to create a building that could function as a new subcentre for the city’s Central Business District, animated by a shopping mall designed according to the traditional way of trading and living in Istanbul and answering global networking tendencies. The complexity of the programme, its location in a highly dense area, and the very large total surface presented a number of challenges. Three different typical strategies were thus set up: one experimental concerning spatial geometry, one based on virtual social space networking, and one conventional urban strategy. The result is a new architectural typology.
Jisuk Lee (Rahim Research Studio, University of Pennsylvania), Migrating Formations: Mixed-Use Complex, Moscow, 2008
EXUBERANCE, I DON’T KNOW; EXCESS, I LIKE
Xefirotarch, Patagonia Museum Pavilion, Patagonia, Argentina, 2008– Operates with the terrritory of affective arousement.
Hernan Diaz Alonso redefines ‘excess’ and ‘exuberance’ on his own terms. Fully au fait and comfortable with the excessive, he describes how in relation to his own work he views excess as more of a tendency or a logic, which sums up his approach; whereas he perceives the exuberant as removed from the design process and more like an ‘adjective’, an ‘emerging quality’ observed by others.
At the Threshold
New Virtuosity in Contemporary Architecture
Guest edited by Hülya Ertas¸, Defne Sungurog˘ lu Hensel and Michael Hensel 978-0-470-74319-5 Paperback 144pp $37.50 Jan 10 All eyes are currently on Turkey with Istanbul’s status as European Capital of Culture 2010. It makes it a pertinent moment to take stock and to look at Turkey’s past, present and future, bringing the nation’s cultural renaissance and evolution to the fore internationally. • Tackles aspects of globalisation and the potential threat that a rapid rolling out of an overly homogenised built environment poses to rich local building traditions that are founded on specific climatic knowledge and cultural diversity
Guest edited by Marjan Colletti 978-0-470-71714-1 Paperback 144pp $37.50 Mar 10 This title of AD heralds a new era of exuberance in digital design. Having overcome the alienation and otherness of the cyber, having mastered the virtual qualities and protocols of the parametric, having achieved the intricacy and elegance of the digital, and having fully embraced the potential of 3d computer software and cad/cam manufacturing technologies, it is now time for architects to show off! • Debates a plethora of joyful and intelligent ways in which experimental architecture manages to cope with the contemporary turmoil in global politics, economics and ecology
• Provides an analytical approach that highlights specific aspects of Turkey’s rich heritage and current design culture
• Includes the work of seminal figures such as Peter Cook and Wolf D Prix
• Contributors include Tevfik BalcIog˘lu, Gülsüm Baydar, Edhem Eldem, Tolga islam, Zeynep Kezer, Ug˘ur Tanyeli, ilhan Tekeli and Banu Tomruk
• Features cutting-edge designers: Hernan Diaz Alonso, Marjan Colletti, CJ Lim, Ali Rahim, Neil Spiller, Kjetil Thorsen and Tom Wiscombe
Territory Architecture Beyond Environment Guest edited by David Gissen 978-0-470-72165-0
Paperback 136pp $37.50 Apr 10 Advancing a new relationship between architecture and nature, Territory emphasises the simultaneous production of architectural objects and the environment surrounding them. Ultimately, it advocates architecture as a strategy of environmental tinkering versus one of accommodation or balance with an external natural world. • Territory moves beyond naturalistic concepts – biomimetic, morphogenetic or green architecture – by demonstrating architecture’s role in producing nature and our interpretations of nature • Territory uncovers the numerous permutations and possibilities of emerging “geographical” thought in contemporary architecture with cutting edge geographers and historians discussing contemporary work • Features a diverse group, including architects Nicholas de Monchaux, Future Cities Lab, Omar Khan, SeARCH, and WEATHERS, and artists, scientists, and explorers Patric Blanc, Fritz Haeg, and Gilles Ebersolt
The New Structuralism:
Design, Engineering and Architectural Technologies
Guest edited by Charles Rice, Adrian Lahoud, Anthony Burke
Guest edited by Rivka Oxman
978-0-470-74498-7 Paperback 136pp $37.50 Sep 10
978-0-470-74227-3 Paperback 136pp $37.50 Jul 10 Today the convergence of design, engineering and architectural technologies are breeding a new material practice in experimental architecture. In this pioneering publication, this important shift is fully defined as a highly dynamic synthesis of emerging principles of spatial, structural and material ordering integrated through the application of materialisation and fabrication technologies. • Features exemplary work by research and experimental design-oriented structural engineering practices: Hanif Kara (AKT), Werner Sobek and Bollinger + Grohmann • Contributors include: Holzer and Downing, Neri Oxman, Helmut Pottmann, Nina Rappaport and David Chilton • Focuses on new design and fabrication technologies in the recent work of Gramazio and Kohler, Barkow and Leibinger, EMBT and Fabian Scheurer (Designtoproduction)
Urban trauma describes a condition where conflict or catastrophe has disrupted and damaged not only the physical environment and infrastructure of a city, but also the social and cultural networks. Cities experiencing trauma dominate the daily news. Images of blasted buildings, or events such as Cyclone Katrina or the earthquake in Haiti exemplify the sense of ‘immediate impact’. But how is this trauma to be understood in its aftermath, and in urban terms? What is the response of the discipline to the posttraumatic condition? • Contributors include: Andrew Benjamin, Ole Bouman, Brian Massumi and Eyal Weizman • Featured cities: Beirut, Shenzhen, Beelin and Caracas • Encompasses: urban conflict reconstruction, infrastructure development, climate change, public relations, population growth and film
EcoRedux: Design Remedies for an Ailing Planet Guest edited by Lydia Kallipoliti 978-0-470-74662-2 Paperback 136pp $37.50 Nov 10 This issue of AD explores the remarkable resurgence of ecological strategies in architectural imagination now that we’re faced with the urgency to heal an ill-managed planet that is headed towards evolutionary bankruptcy. EcoRedux differs from a utopian vision in that it does not explicitly seek to be right; it recognises pollution and waste as generative potential for design. • Injects creativity into ecological design • The issue brings to the fore a whole new group of designers that are producing inspired, ecological design solutions • It features a visual encyclopaedia as a resource of ecological ideas and strategies; a database and a timeline of ecological design will accompany this resource of past and present work in the field
Narrative Architecture b Primers series Nigel Coates 978-0-470-05744-5 Paperback 160pp $40.00 Dec 10
978-0-470-05745-2 Hardback $100.00
To architects the enduring attraction of narrative is that it offers a way of engaging with the way a city feels and works. Rather than reducing architecture to mere style or an overt emphasis on technology, it foregrounds the experiential dimension of architecture. In practice it is just as easy to be minimalist as maximalist in its execution. • The first publication to look the subject of narrative architecture in the eye – it deals with its background, analysis, practice as well as its implications for the future • In addition to Coates’ own work, the book features projects by Will Alsop, Jean Nouvel, Atelier van Lieshout, Bernard Tschumi, Diller & Scofidio , FAT, AOC, Enric Miralles, Charles Jencks, NL architects, Daniel Libeskind, Jon Jerde and Mark Fisher • The book is organised into four chapters; Abject narrative, NATO and the formulation of narrative, Narrative as practice; Can narrative contribute to expanding architecture in new ways?
About the author: Nigel Coates is an architect, designer and educator, and Professor of Architectural Design at the Royal College of Art
Drawing: The Motive Force of Architecture Sir Peter Cook May 08 978-0-470-03480-4 Hardback $115.00 978-0-470-03481-1 Paperback $40.00
The Thinking Hand: Existential and Embodied Wisdom in Architecture Juhani Pallasmaa Mar 09 978-0-470-77928-6 Hardback $100.00 978-0-470-77929-3 Paperback $40.00
New Futures for Architecture Leon van Schaik Sep 08 978-0-470-72322-7 Hardback $115.00 978-0-470-72323-4 Paperback $40.00
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One Planet Communities: A Real-life Guide to Sustainable Living Pooran Desai
978-0-470-71546-8 Paperback 216pp $40.00 Nov 09 978-0-470-71557-4 Hardback $100.00 Nov 09 Amidst the threat of climate change and ever growing public interest in greener lifestyles, developers, local authorities and the government are now urging the creation of sustainable communities. Government legislation is starting to incentivise developers in this direction, yet with so many aspects to consider a project can easily go wrong. One Planet Communities cuts through the confusion, giving a clear and simple framework that will allow students, developers, surveyors, engineers, policymakers, architects and planners to structure their thinking towards developing sustainable communities effectively. This is without doubt the standard introductory text for design professionals and the development and planning industry.
About the author: Pooran Desai, OBE, is a co-founder of award-winning environmental organisation BioRegional Development Group, where he originated the term â€˜One Planet Livingâ€™ and leads the groupâ€™s One Planet Communities programme. Living and working at the BedZED eco-village in south London, he brings to bear on his work personal as well as professional experience.
Eco-Architecture: The Work of Ken Yeang Sara Hart with David Littlefield 978-0-470-72140-7
Hardback 272pp $75.00 Oct 10 Internationally recognised for leading ecological design in architecture, Ken Yeang has built over 200 buildings globally and published numerous books advocating an environmentally responsive approach to design. His ideas and architecture have been prolifically published worldwide – this book however, marks the first definitive overview and critical approach to the development of Yeang’s work. • Features Yeang’s entire career – detailing 30 projects drawn from over three decades of practice • Includes an extensive introduction by author Sara Hart, preface by Lord Foster, a further article by influential architect and academic John Frazer and commentary by Leon van Schaik, amongst essays by further contributors
About the author: Sara Hart is a New York-based writer and contributing editor at Architectural Record.
About the editor: David Littlefield is an architectural writer and a senior lecturer at the University of the West of England.
The Art of Eco-Engineering: Successful Collaborations in Sustainable Design Bry Sarte 978-0-470-45361-2 Hardback 384pp $80.00 Sep 10 As more factors, perspectives, and metrics are incorporated into the planning and building process, the roles of engineers and designers are increasingly being fused together. The Art of Eco-Engineering explores this trend with an in-depth look at sustainable engineering practices in an urban design context. • Includes coverage of watershed master-planning, green building, optimising water reuse, reclaiming urban spaces, green streets initiatives, and sustainable master-planning • Supplements the core reference material with international examples and case studies • Provides guidance on the role creative thinking and collaborative team-building play in developing the complex solutions needed to affect a sustainable transformation of the built environment
Environmental Issues for Architecture David L. Smith 978-0-470-49709-8 Hardback 464pp $80.00 Dec 10 With the advent of more complex technologies, engineers and other specialists, the architect’s role assumes an expansion to project and team management; Environmental Issues in Architecture gives the bigger picture without overwhelming on the details. • Gives an understanding of the principles of environmental controls without getting bogged down in engineering issues, covering the critical issues that architects need to influence and inform their designs • Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings, with emphasis on the historical perspective of building systems • Enables designers to effectively communicate and coordinate with specialists in HVAC, electrical, lighting, plumbing, and acoustics • Includes Companion Web site with PowerPoint presentations, exercises, and Instructor’s Manual
Sustainable Site Design: Criteria, Process, and Case Studies for Integrating Site and Region in Landscape Design Claudia Dinep, Kristin Schwab 978-0-470-18783-8 Hardback 288pp $75.00 Jan 10 From project inception through implementation, Sustainable Site Design sets forth a comprehensive approach to context-informed sustainable landscape design. This approach emphasises the need to understand each siteâ€™s unique potential for sustainability, especially in relation to the ecological, social, economic, and cultural conditions of its regional setting. The book aims to integrate the concerns of regenerative landscape function with the quest for memorable, meaningful form.
Sustainable Solutions for Water Resources: Policies, Planning, Design, and Implementation James L. Sipes 978-0-470-52962-1 Hardback 368pp $90.00 May 10 Sustainable Solutions for Water Resources provides a basic overview of water resources, hydrology, the current problems involving water resources, and the potential impact of global warming and climate change. This book emphasises solutions for addressing concerns about water resources, presented via real-world projects that look at different ways to integrate concepts for water resources with other design and planning decisions. With over twenty case studies of real-world projects of varying scale and complexity, this book is comprehensive reference to sustainable management of water resource.
Guide to Green Building Rating Systems:
Sustainable Laboratory Architecture:
Understanding LEED, Green Globes, Energy Star, the National Green Building Standard, and More
Planning, Design, and Operation
Linda Reeder 978-0-470-40194-1 Paperback 240pp $75.00 Apr 10 Guide to Green Building Rating Systems informs readers about the rating system selection process. Comparing essential issues such as cost, ease of use, and building performance, this book offers solid guidance that will help readers find the rating system that best fits their needs.
978-0-470-48564-4 Hardback 288pp $80.00 Aug 10 Intended for architects, lab planners, and engineers, this is a comprehensive book on the sustainable design of research laboratories. Written by a well-known firm, KlingStubbins, which has designed many laboratory buildings, this book has information on integrated design, site design, programming and planning, building materials, and the interiors of labs. Includes a number of case studies of the best contemporary sustainably designed labs.
Sustainable School Architecture:
Greening Existing Buildings
Design for Elementary and Secondary Schools
Jean Carroon 978-0-470-16911-7 Hardback 320pp $75.00 Nov 10 Written by a noted expert on the subject, Sustainable Preservation is the first comprehensive book on sustainable and green historic preservation for architects and preservation professionals. This resource explores issues from building location and site to building materials, lighting, systems, and the building envelope.
Lisa Gelfand, Eric Corey Freed 978-0-470-44543-3 Hardback 352pp $80.00 Apr 10 With a practical overview of how sustainability can be achieved in new and existing schools, and how to maintain this momentum in the years ahead, this important book provides architects with detailed guidance for designing healthier learning environments to help usher in a more promising future.
Drawing, Drafting and Rendering
Architectural Renderings Fabio Schillaci 978-0-470-66410-0 Hardback 464pp $75.00 Apr 10 The rendering is the most potent means of communicating an architectural design. It provides a complete image of a building in its planned setting. Unlike a physical or computer model, an elevation or plan, it speaks in a direct and accessible visual language that will enable any viewer to immediately picture the architect’s vision. The potency of the rendering is clearly understood by architects and clients alike. Major architectural practices now commission specialist studios to produce finished renderings of their buildings in order to effectively sell their designs to their clients, while clients also invest in renderings to convince the wider public of their vision for large-scale architectural projects. Whereas traditionally the rendering was an architectural drawing enlivened by watercolour washes, contemporary renderings are produced in a wide range of media and formats with the explicit purpose of visualising and exciting.
A stunning visual survey of architectural rendering today that: • Provides in-depth profiles of 14 of the top international rendering studios • Features images of landmark buildings, such as Foster’s British Museum, IM Pei’s Pyramid for the Louvre and OMA/ Rem Koolhaas’ Central Library for Seattle
• Includes architectural designs by high-profile practices: Asymptote, Jean Nouvel, UN Studio and Zaha Hadid Architects • Supplies key insights into the working methods of specialist rendering studios and their application of manual and digital technologies • Features informative essays by Fabrizio Avella, Professor of Drawing and Measuring and Digital Drafting at the University of Palermo, and Augusto Romano Burelli, Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Venice
The real temple is the naos formed by large square pillars, enclosed by a large ambulatory, profoundly altering the traditional closed cell. So the light needs to penetrate from the roof of the unbuilt naos, just before the chryselephantine statue of Zeus. This light also illuminates the covered ambulatory, which remains somewhat in darkness, once enlightened by the double opening that surrounds the Atlases, which are more than 7 m tall. Despite the skill and the precautions taken to reinforce the stability of the temple, archaeologists are convinced that it was never finished because it fell on the heads of its builders.
Page 37: Yakov G. Chernikhov (1889 –1951) Composition No. 86 From Architectural Fantasies: 101 Compositions Gouache on paper, 24,2 cm × 30,3 cm, Collection Dmitry Y. Chernikhov (Russia)
Tullio Crali (1910 – 2000), Palazzo delle scienze, 1930 MART, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto (Italy)
Mario Chiattone (1891– 1957), Construzioni per una metropoli moderna, 1914 Università di Pisa, Dipartimento di Storia dell’Arte, Gabinetto di disegni e stampe, Pisa (Italy)
Antonio Sant’Elia (1888 – 1916), La città nuova. Casamento con ascensori esterni, galleria, passaggio coperto, su tre piani stradali, 1914 Museo Civico di Palazzo Volpi, Como (Italy)
Giuseppe Damiani Almeyda (1834 –1911), Progetto per il teatro Massimo di Palermo, prospetto principale, 1874 Archivio Damiani, Palermo (Italy) Photo: Fabrizio Avella, post-processing: Fabrizio Avella, Giuseppe Dalli Cardillo
Fabrizio Avella, Tensione, 2005 Giuseppe Damiani Almeyda (1834 –1911), Padiglione centrale del Gran Caffé, prospetto, 1890 From Istituzioni Architettoniche, Archivio Damiani, Palermo (Italy)
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Fabio Schillaci is a practicing architect in Palermo, Rome and Berlin, whose work has been published in international books about digital design techniques.
Basic Perspective Drawing: A Visual Approach, 5th Edition John Montague 978-0-470-28855-9 Paperback 320pp $60.00 Jan 10 Master the art of perspective drawing with this updated edition Basic Perspective Drawing, Fifth Edition gives artists, illustrators, designers, and architects an accessible visual guide for developing a firm and thorough grasp of the important principles and techniques for perspective drawing. With the same attractive, easy-to-follow style that made previous editions so popular, this Fifth Edition adds new chapters on freehand sketching and rapid visualisation, additional step-by-step examples, and new material demonstrating three-point views and methods of setting figures into perspective spaces.
Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Contemporary Techniques and Tools for Digital Representation in Site Design Bradley Cantrell, Wes Michaels 978-0-470-40397-6 Paperback 320pp $75.00 Mar 10 Building on the tried-and-true principles of analogue representation, Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture explores specific techniques for creating landscape representation digitally. It explains the similarities and differences between analogue and digital rendering, and then walks you through the steps of creating digitally rendered plans, perspectives, and diagrams.
Architectural Design, Drafting, and CAD
978-0-470-05363-8 Hardback 704pp $99.00 Nov 10 Introduction to manual and computer-aided architectural design drafting • Teaches architectural drafting within the context of design and construction, giving the reader practical tools for decision making • Reflects the current industry standards for design presentation, and adheres to latest building codes
Developing Quick Drawing Skills Using Today’s Technology, 2nd Edition 978-0-470-43548-9 Hardback 264pp $59.95 Jan 10 Create top-quality drawings faster and more effectively This book introduces you to the fundamentals of drawing – such as drawing types, media options, composition, colour, shading, hatching, and perspective – and then explains how to incorporate the most current digital technologies into your work.
• Appropriate for architectural drafters, CAD operators, and students in architectural technology and architectural engineering
Academic books 34
A Global History of Architecture,
Francis D. Ching
Francis D. Ching, Mark M. Jarzombek, Vikramaditya Prakash
978-0-470-39911-8 Paperback 256pp $45.00 Dec 09 Architectural Graphics offers the essential drawing tools, principles, and techniques designers use to communicate architectural ideas. In this Fifth Edition, Francis D.K. Ching expands upon the wealth of illustrations and instructions that have made this book a classic, and guides readers through the subtleties of translating architectural ideas into vivid visual representations.
978-0-470-40257-3 Hardback 832pp $95.00 Dec 10 The first edition of A Global History of Architecture changed the way architectural history is viewed and studied. This Second Edition surpasses the first with a lavish new design, illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs in full colour, and even more maps and diagrams detailing global interconnections. The signature drawings of Francis D.K. Ching are more informative than ever, updated with scale, annotation, and function added where needed.
Illustrated History of Landscape Design Chip Sullivan, Elizabeth Boults 978-0-470-28933-4 Paperback 272pp $50.00 Feb 10 For thousands of years, people have altered the meaning of space by reshaping nature. As an art form, these architectural landscape creations are stamped with societal imprints unique to their environment and place in time. Organised by century and geographic region, this highly visual reference uses hundreds of masterful pen-andink drawings to show how historical context and cultural connections can illuminate todayâ€™s design possibilities.
Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, 11th Edition Walter T. Grondzik, Alison G. Kwok, Benjamin Stein, John S. Reynolds 978-0-470-19565-9 Hardback 1792pp $145.00 Dec 09 The pre-eminent teaching and practice reference for building environmental control systems, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings is the only comprehensive text covering basic theory, preliminary building design guidelines, and detailed design procedures. With over 2,200 drawings and photographs, this updated edition provides information on the latest technologies, emerging design trends, and updated codes.
Design through Dialogue: A Guide for Architects and Clients Karen A. Franck, Teresa von Sommaruga Howard 978-0-470-72190-2 Hardback 208pp $115.00 978-0-470-87071-6 Paperback $50.00 Dec 09 Too often, in popular culture and in architecture education, architects are portrayed as lone artists who retreat to their studios to evolve outstanding designs all on their own. Design through Dialogue analyses the dynamic behind successful architect and client communication. Material for the book is drawn from interviews with practicing architects and successful case studies from around the world.
“The best buildings are truly co-created through a process in which architect and client exchange knowledge in an unfettered way. This engaging, wide-ranging book puts forward a powerful case for such dialogue. I welcome it as a timely antidote to some of the myths that prevail about making excellent buildings and places.”
Sunand Prasad, President, Royal Institute of British Architects, 2007-2009 “Design through Dialogue documents the discussions between architects and their clients that rarely get into print yet make all the difference between a successful project – and a happy client – or not. I highly recommend it for students and practitioners alike.”
Thomas Fisher, Dean, College of Design, University of Minnesota “This book addresses a pivotal but previously neglected relationship between architect and client – in an exceptionally intelligent, accessible and (above all) useful manner.”
Jeremy Till, Dean, School of Architecture, University of Westminster
The Architectâ€™s Guide to Preventing Water Infiltration Elmer E. Botsai, Charles Kaneshiro, Phil Cuccia, Hiram Pajo 978-0-470-40165-1 Hardback 240pp $85.00 Apr 10 A guide for architects and builders, this book covers the principles and practical approaches to water infiltration prevention for a variety of building types from residential to commercial buildings.
Applied Building Physics:
Boundary Conditions, Building Performance and Material Properties Hugo S. L. C. Hens 978-3-433-02962-6 Paperback 288pp $80.00 Aug 10 In recent years, Building Physics and its potentiality to quantify performances has been pushed to the frontline of building innovation. As with all engineering sciences, Building Physics is oriented towards application, and so this book looks to the performance rationale and performance requirements.
Architectural Acoustics: Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition William J. Cavanaugh, Gregory C. Tocci, Joseph A. Wilkes 978-0-470-19052-4 Hardback 352pp $125.00 Jan 10 The leading guide to acoustics for architects, engineers, and interior designers A widely recognised, comprehensive reference to acoustic principles for all concerned with the built environment, Architectural Acoustics, Second Edition provides design professionals with up-to-date information on basic concepts, acoustical materials, and technologies for controlling wanted or unwanted sound within and around buildings.
Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction, 2nd Edition American Institute of Architects, Dennis J. Hall, Nina M. Giglio 978-0-470-39583-7 Hardback 720pp $199.00 May 10 In this revised edition, Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction provides an additional 400 pages of new content, covering sustainable and green designs, sample residential drawings, residential construction code requirements, and contemporary issues in residential construction. With new â€œsmartâ€? details that go beyond dimensions and with references to the International Residential Building Code, this book offers valuable BIMready materials to save time for architects and designers.
Construction Specifications Writing: Principles and Procedures, 6th Edition Harold J. Rosen, John Regener 978-0-470-38036-9 Paperback 528pp $99.00 May 10
Footbridges Klaus Idelberger 978-3-433-02943-5 Paperback 200pp $95.00 Jul 10 Footbridges represents more than 100 international footbridges realised during the last ten years. It contains brief descriptions of the particular conditions, construction type and structural system, as well as layout design, details and photographs each.
A comprehensive, practical guide to understanding the purposes and processes for preparation of construction specifications.
New to this edition: • Updated to MasterFormat 2004, as well as SectionFormat/ PageFormat 2007 and Uniformat • End of chapter questions and specification-writing exercises • Expanded coverage of specifications for sustainable design • Updated information on the role of specifications in Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Prefab Architecture: Residential Building A Guide for Architects and Codes Illustrated: Construction Professionals Ryan E. Smith 978-0-470-27561-0 Hardback 320pp $75.00 Dec 10 Prefab Architecture is primarily written for the architect and construction professional, and outlines the many facets of off-site construction. Prefabrication can allow for greater efficiency and precision, lessen environmental impact, and shorten construction cycles. Smith offers designers and construction professionals guidelines that rethink all stages of the design process in order to effectively utilise the fabrication process. Through real-world case studies, you’ll learn the essentials of building a design practice, including: • Deciding how and when to use business planning, strategic planning, and financial planning to your benefit • Techniques to build teams and motivate team members • Ways to avoid costly mistakes • Advice on branding and marketing your firm and yourself
• Methods to integrate new technology into your day-to-day practice, marketing, and networking
A Guide to Understanding the 2009 International Residential Code
Steven R. Winkel, David S. Collins, Steven P. Juroszek, Francis D. Ching 978-0-470-17359-6 Paperback 400pp $49.95 Jul 10 This book provides architects, engineers, and other related building professionals with an understanding of how the International Residential Code was developed, and how it is likely to be interpreted when applied to the design and construction of residential buildings.
Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders, 11th Edition James Ambrose, Patrick Tripeny 978-0-470-43627-1 Hardback 688pp $95.00 Dec 10 Covering both the LRFD and ASD methods for structural design, Simplified Engineering is the go-to book for those working on the design of steel, wood, concrete and masonry building structures.
Design Informed: Driving Innovation with Evidence-Based Design Gordon Chong, Robert M. Brandt, W. Mike Martin 978-0-470-39562-2 Hardback 320pp $80.00 Aug 10 Evidence-based design takes knowledge in areas such as lighting, acoustics, and colour and applies it to human behaviour and performance. This book is a collection of key case studies of evidence-based design applied to architectural design primarily for healthcare and office buildings.
Graphic Standards Field Guides
Graphic Standards Field Guide to Building Construction Dennis J. Hall 978-0-470-53648-3 Paperback 416pp $75.00 Dec 10
Graphic Standards Field Guide to Hardscape Leonard J. Hopper 978-0-470-42965-5 Paperback 320pp $75.00 Sep 10
Graphic Standards Field Guide to Home Inspections Stephen Gladstone 978-0-470-54291-0 Paperback 416pp $65.00 Sep 10
Graphic Standards Field Guide to Residential Construction Dennis J. Hall 978-0-470-63504-9 Paperback 416pp $75.00 Oct 10
Graphic Standards Field Guide to Softscape Leonard J. Hopper 978-0-470-42964-8 Paperback 320pp $75.00 Dec 10
Homer Williams 978-0-470-27862-8 Hardback 256pp $80.00 Apr 10 A comprehensive guide to the planning and design of banks and other financial institution projects.
Building Type Basics for Elementary and Secondary Schools, 2nd Edition Perkins Eastman Architects 978-0-470-22548-6 Hardback 352pp $80.00 May 10 A comprehensive quick reference guide to the architectural design of elementary and secondary schools.
Building Type Basics for Housing, 2nd Edition Joan Goody, Robert Chandler, John Clancy, David Dixon, Geoffrey Wooding 978-0-470-40464-5 Hardback 240pp $80.00 Mar 10 A one-stop reference for the information essential to the design of housing.
Building Type Basics
Building Type Basics for Banks and Financial Institutions
Interior Design in Practice:
Interior Design Portfolios
Case Studies of Successful Business Models
Terri Maurer, Katie Weeks
978-0-470-19053-1 Paperback 240pp $65.00 Feb 10 Whether you hope to own your own company, grow your company, or rise high in the managerial ranks of a larger practice, you must have a tight grasp of business basics in order to succeed as an interior designer.
978-0-470-40816-2 Paperback 208pp $55.00 Oct 10 This highly illustrated introduction guides the interior designer through all the steps needed to develop a professional portfolio by providing basic elements and principles of graphic design. Popular software is introduced in terms of how each program may be most useful for certain portfolio elements, and it also uses extensive, real world examples of portfolios, including illustrations of actual portfolios.
Successful Restaurant Design,
Concept to Construction David Kent Ballast 978-0-470-50497-0 Hardback 320pp $85.00 Oct 10
Interior Detailing provides interior designers and architects with a unique collection of interior details and material information; connecting the realms of design technical detailing that are typically treated separately. The book, which includes 150 easy to understand details, shows how to logically think through the design and development of an assembly so it conforms to the designer’s intent and meets practical requirements of good construction.
Regina S. Baraban, Joseph F. Durocher
978-0-470-25075-4 Hardback 336pp $90.00 Feb 10 Successful Restaurant Design shows how to incorporate your understanding of the restaurant’s front- and back-ofhouse operations into a design that meets the needs of the restaurant’s owners, staff, and clientele.
Sustainable Graphic Design:
Advertising by Design:
Tools, Systems and Strategies for Innovative Print Design
Generating and Designing Creative Ideas Across Media, 2nd Edition
Wendy Jedlicka 978-0-470-24670-2 Paperback 528pp $49.95 Jan 10 Sustainability isn’t a fad or a movement; it’s a long-term paradigm shift. Exploring eco-conscious materials and production techniques, Sustainable Graphic Design shows designers how to create more effective and more sustainable designs. • Opens your eyes to the bigger picture of design seen from the viewpoints of the audience, the creative vendor, their suppliers, and society as a whole • Chapters are written by a wide range of sustainable design pioneers and practitioners including graphic designers, creative managers, marketing consultants, environmentalists, researchers, and psychologists • Includes case studies to illustrate and tie concepts together
Robin Landa 978-0-470-36268-6 Paperback 272pp $60.00 Sep 10 The most complete guide to the process behind creating effective advertising, newly updated with coverage of the latest advertising trends. • Written with the designer in mind, this book covers all facets of advertising design, from idea generation, visualisation, composition, and copywriting to ethics and the history of the profession • Full colour throughout, showcasing up-to-date examples that reinforce the concepts explained • New coverage of topics such as guerrilla advertising, interactive media, blogging, branding, storytelling, word-ofmouth advertising, and ads for mobile devices
Digital Design for Print and Web: An Introduction to Theory, Principles, and Techniques John DiMarco 978-0-470-39836-4 Paperback 352pp $75.00 Mar 10 The all-inclusive guide – from theory to practice – for print and Web design By combining basic theory with hands-on technique, Digital Design for Print and Web takes the unique approach of uniting two subjects traditionally approached separately into one complete volume. As a result, you will gain a clearer understanding of the entire creative process, from project management to working with graphics to designing for print and, ultimately, the Web.
Brand Atlas: Branding Intelligence Made Visible Alina Wheeler 978-0-470-43342-3 Hardback 144pp $29.95 Sep 10 The innovative guide to the world of branding for the YouTube, PowerPoint, and iPod culture • Speaks to a broad range of stakeholders in the branding process—from CEOs to designers to brand managers • Provides tools to integrate brand throughout the entire customer experience, build relationships based on brand, measure a brand’s value, and define a brand strategy • Contains essential information illustrated through the use of diagrams
An ideal resource for design students or practitioners, Digital Design for Print and Web will show you to how to create more effectively and guide you on the path toward digital design mastery.
Type Rules: The Designer’s Guide to Professional Typography, 3rd Edition Ilene Strizver 978-0-470-54251-4 Paperback 232pp $55.00 Jul 10 The newly updated Third Edition of this introductory typography textbook explains basic type techniques and relates them to applied design. • Teaches basic typography concepts and instructs readers on how to apply them to create effective design • Includes new information on OpenType, font management utilities, font web sites, and interactive typography • Provides an expanded history of type and an updated glossary of key terms • Covers updated software programs such as InDesign CS4 and Quark 8 • Features exercises throughout to help reinforce the concepts presented in the book
A Typographic Workbook: A Primer to History, Techniques, and Artistry, 3rd Edition Kate Clair, Cynthia Busic-Snyder 978-0-470-13761-1 Paperback 432pp $45.00 Sep 10 Fully revised to include new information on practical typography topics, and improved graphics and colour illustrations. • New organisation focuses each chapter around key learning objectives • Includes new information on the proper use of grid, page setup using desktop publishing software, copy fitting, typesetting and editing, and font foundries and resources • Updated study questions and review exercises build each chapter around specific learning objectives • Accompanying instructor resources include downloadable worksheets, sample exercises, and classroom discussion topics
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