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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ultimate Restaurant Design

Ultimate Restaurant Design
Ultimate Restaurant Design Information
Author : Paco Asensio | Published by Te Neues Publishing | Publication date : November 2004
ISBN : 3823845950 | PDF Format, 527 pages | Original File Size : 29445 KB | Compressed File Size : 28516 KB

Overview : Each of the more than sixty restaurants and bars featured in this compendium was carefully chosen for its remarkable interior design. Hundreds of colour photographs highlight the groundbreaking work of the world's most distinguished architects and designers - their use of of startlingly new combinations of colour and texture to create unique, often other-worldly environments. Destinations covered are located throughout North and South America, Europe and Australia.

Professional Architectural Photography, 3rd Edition

Professional Architectural Photography, 3rd Edition
Professional Architectural Photography, 3rd Edition Information
Author : Michael Harris | Published by Focal Press | Publication date : December 2001
ISBN : 0240516729 | PDF Format, 208 pages | Original File Size : 7610 KB | Compressed File Size : 7227 KB

Overview : This is a must-have guide both for aspiring students and for established professionals who need to keep up to speed with the current impact of recent digital developments. In this highly visual, full colour text Michael Harris shares his professional secrets and demonstrates how to achieve top quality architectural images. Brief histories of both architecture and architectural photography lay the foundations for the technical applications that follow. This third edition provides increased coverage of the revolution in digital photography, which is forcing all photographers to review their practices. The pros and cons of these developments are assessed through a comparison of the film and digital mediums and the highly debated variances in their quality and cost. * Learn how to achieve top quality architectural images from a leading expert * Up-to-date advice on the pros and cons of digital photography in this field * Step by step guide to typical, profitable shooting sequences on assignment Michael Harris is a freelance photographer specializing in architectural and interior photography. His work covers a wide spectrum from industrial and commercial, to residential photography. He is author of 'Professional Interior Photography', also published by Focal Press.

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Landscape Architecture and Design. Part V - 5 books

andscape Architecture and Design. Part V - 5 books

Nigel Dunnet - Dynamic Landscape Design, Ecology and Management of Naturalistic Urban Planting | Spon Press | 2004 | 304 pages | PDF | RAR
Helen Woolley - Urban Open Spaces | Spon Press | 2003 | 224 pages | PDF | RAR
Kevin Handreck - Good Garden with Less Water | CSIRO PUBLISHING | 2008 | 177 pages | PDF | RAR
Leon C. Snyder - Gardening in the Upper Midwest, 2nd ed. | University of Minnesota Press | 2000 | 321 pages | PDF | RAR
Ernst-Detlef Schulze, Erwin Beck, Klaus Muller-Hohenstein - Plant Ecology Information | Springer | 2005 | 693 pages | PDF | RAR

1) Dynamic Landscape Design, Ecology and Management of Naturalistic Urban Planting.


Product Description
The last quarter of the twentieth-century witnessed a burgeoning of interest in ecological or naturally inspired use of vegetation in the designed landscape. More recently a strong aesthetic element has been added to what was formerly a movement aimed at creating nature-like landscapes. The book advances a fusion of scientific and ecological planting design philosophy that can address the need for more sustainable designed landscapes. It is a major statement on the design, implementation and management of ecologically inspired landscape vegetation. With contributions from people at the forefront of developments in this field, in both Europe and North America, it provides a valuable synthesis of current thinking.




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2) Urban Open Spaces.


Product Description
There is enormous interest in urban design and the regeneration of our urban areas, but current thinking often concentrates on the built form, forgetting the important role that open spaces play. Urban Open Spaces brings together extensive research and practical experience to prove the opportunities and benefits of different types of open space to society and individuals.
This is the first book to bring together a variety of evidence from different disciplines to outline the benefits and opportunities of urban open spaces in an accessible way. Not just for students and practitioners, this book will be of value for anyone interested in the design, development, regeneration, funding and use of open spaces in urban areas.




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3) Good Garden with Less Water.


Product Description
It is possible to have a great garden anywhere in Australia, even under the toughest water restrictions. Good Gardens with Less Water will show you how.

A companion to Kevin Handreck's best-selling Gardening Down-Under, this new book is a practical guide to gardening with limited water.

This beautifully illustrated, full-colour book contains a wealth of information on such key topics as: how to improve soil structure to maximise the retention of water for use by plants; selecting drought-tolerant native and exotic plants; working out how much water to apply to different types of plants; choosing the best lawn grass for your climate; rainwater harvesting and use; and how to avoid problems when greywater is used in the garden.

With specific chapters devoted to watering systems and equipment, mulches, planting techniques and potted plants, this book offers practical solutions for anyone who wishes to garden sustainably.





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4) Gardening in the Upper Midwest.


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Northern gardeners face challenges that authors of most gardening books rarely confront i.e. severe winters, unpredictable rainfall, alkaline soil, and short growing seasons. Gardening in the Upper Midwest has tips and advice to overcome these obstacles and more. All aspects of gardening in this region are discussed: vegetables and fruits, landscaping, lawn care, trees, shrubs, perennials, and annual flowers. Specific descriptions and useful lists of species hardy in northern climates are provided to help gardeners make appropriate plant selections.




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5) Plant Ecology Information.


Product Description
This textbook covers Plant Ecology from the molecular to the global level. It covers the following areas in unprecedented breadth and depth: - Molecular ecophysiology (stress physiology: light, temperature, oxygen deficiency, drought, salt, heavy metals, xenobiotica and biotic stress factors) - Autecology (whole plant ecology: thermal balance, water, nutrient, carbon relations) - Ecosystem ecology (plants as part of ecosystems, element cycles, biodiversity) - Synecology (development of vegetation in time and space, interactions between vegetation and the abiotic and biotic environment) - Global aspects of plant ecology (global change, global biogeochemical cycles, land use, international conventions, socio-economic interactions) The book is carefully structured and well written: complex issues are elegantly presented and easily understandable. It contains more than 500 photographs and drawings, mostly in colour, illustrating the fascinating subject. The book is primarily aimed at graduate students of biology but will also be of interest to post-graduate students and researchers in botany, geosciences and landscape ecology. Further, it provides a sound basis for those dealing with agriculture, forestry, land use, and landscape management.




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Architecture Overview



Published by Monsa / Edited by Josep Maria Minguet / 256 pp., 300 colour illustrations, 50 b/w / English/Spanish/Portuguese / DjVu / RAR / 10.8 MB


As in many other fields of work, the new millennium provided the opportunity to examine the current state of architecture internationally and the latest in design, encompassing an impressive range of styles and enormous creativity. Showcased in this publication are projects rebelling against modernity, remaining loyal to tradition alongside those that are actively moving towards the future, embracing new methods and modes of design.

Combining the contributions of up and coming architects with projects of international renown, ranging from wineries to skyscrapers, from lofts to galleries, ‘Architecture Overview' provides a comprehensive overview of the large scale architectural panorama we see around us at the beginning of the Century.

• A visually stunning book combining eyecatching interior and exterior photography with original architectural drawings
• Imaginative use of computer graphics to represent projects in progress i.e. The World Trade Center site
• Concise text providing essential information and design points

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Faber & Kell's Heating & Air-conditioning of Buildings, Tenth Edition


Faber & Kell's Heating & Air-conditioning of Buildings, Tenth Edition

Butterworth-Heinemann (2008-09-12 ) / ISBN 0750683651 / PDF / 804 pages / RS / 6MB

For 70 years, Faber & Kell's has been the definitive reference text in its field. The book provides understanding of the principles of heating and air-conditioning of buildings in a concise manner. Practical, applicable information is illustrated with simple, easy-to-use diagrams.
This 10th edition includes chapters on sustainability, renewable energy sources as well as information on the updated Approved Documents Part F and L whilst still retaining the structure and character of the previous editions.

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Design Sketching

Design Sketching

KEEOS Design Books (2006) / ISBN 9163173948 / PDF / RS / 63MB

Design sketching is an innovative new sketch technique book that has become a highly regarded resource for designers, students and Universities throughout the world.

Rather than taking the traditional theoretical approach, it aims to teach and inspire by displaying a broad collection of sketches encompassing the entire design process.
Twenty-four talented students from the UmeŠµ Institute of Design, one of Europe’s best design schools, have contributed to the diverse material in the book. Work has been selected from the different areas of the Institute, resulting in a unique collection of sketches representing a large number of different product designs.

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Architecture Overview


Architecture Overview

Monsa; Bilingual edition (June 2006)
DJVU | 255 pages | English | 10.3mb(rar)


Architecture Overview/by Joseph Maria Minguet (Editor)

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Hotel Design Magazine September 2008

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Hotel Design Magazine September 2008

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Overview :

Hotel Design celebrates the design excellence of hotels, resorts, lodges and destination spas.

Vivid photography, creative layouts and descriptive writing help present to the reader a broad focus on the new styles and fashion trends emerging in furniture, fixtures and the lodging spaces that provide a foundation for creativity.

Hotel Design aims to be the source of inspiration for the individuals who help make it happen.


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Monday, October 20, 2008

Sound Insulation by Carl Hopkins

Sound Insulation by Carl Hopkins

Sound Insulation by Carl Hopkins

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Original File Size : 8304KB

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Overview :

Sound insulation is an important aspect of building performance. This book is a comprehensive guide to sound and vibration theory and its application to the measurement and prediction of sound insulation in buildings. It enables the reader to tackle a wide range of issues relating to sound insulation during the design and construction stages of a building, and to solve problems in existing buildings.

The book has been written for engineers, consultants, building designers, students in acoustics, researchers and those involved in the manufacture and design of building products.

Key aspects are that it:

  • Explains the fundamental theory using examples that show its direct application to buildings
  • Guides the reader through the links between measurement and theory
  • Explains concepts that are important for the application, interpretation and understanding of guidance documents, test reports, product data sheets, published papers, regulations and Standards
  • Makes direct reference to ISO and EN Standards on sound insulation
  • Contains a large number of illustrations showing measurements, predictions and example calculations for quick reference

Carl Hopkins previously worked on building acoustics and environmental noise at the Building Research Establishment. During this time he was involved with sound insulation in research, consultancy, standardization, and building regulations as well as being an advisor on acoustics to government departments. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool within the Acoustics Research Unit of the School of Architecture.

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More Straw Bale Building : A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw

More Straw Bale Building : A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw

More Straw Bale Building :

A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw

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PDF Reader, 297 pages

Original File Size : 19317 KB

Compressed File Size : 18455 KB

Overview :

Straw bale houses are easy to build, affordable, super energy efficient, environmentally friendly, attractive, and can be designed to match the builder's personal space needs, esthetics and budget. Despite mushrooming interest in the technique, however, most straw bale books focus on "selling" the dream of straw bale building, but don't adequately address the most critical issues faced by bale house builders. Moreover, since many developments in this field are recent, few books are completely up to date with the latest techniques.

More Straw Bale Building is designed to fill this gap. A completely rewritten edition of the 20,000 copy best selling original, it leads the potential builder through the entire process of building a bale structure, tackling all the practical issues: finding and choosing bales; developing sound building plans; roofing; electrical, plumbing, and heating systems; building code compliance; and special concerns for builders in northern climates.

New material includes:

  • more extensive sections on electric wiring and plumbing
  • updated sections on bale finishes and finishing
  • a section on prefabricated straw bale walls
  • a wider selection of case studies, photographs and illustrations
  • a section on common mistakes
  • budgeting for low-, medium- and high-cost projects, and new testing data that is in no other straw bale book.

Down-to earth and complete, More Straw Bale Building makes the remarkable benefits of straw bale building available in the most comprehensive and practical book on the subject to date.

The authors, Chris Magwood and Peter Mack, are professional straw bale house builders and consultants who have constructed over 40 straw bale structures and have taught workshops and seminars in several countries.

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More Straw Bale Building : A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw

More Straw Bale Building : A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw

More Straw Bale Building :

A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw

Requirement :

PDF Reader, 297 pages

Original File Size : 19317 KB

Compressed File Size : 18455 KB

Overview :

Straw bale houses are easy to build, affordable, super energy efficient, environmentally friendly, attractive, and can be designed to match the builder's personal space needs, esthetics and budget. Despite mushrooming interest in the technique, however, most straw bale books focus on "selling" the dream of straw bale building, but don't adequately address the most critical issues faced by bale house builders. Moreover, since many developments in this field are recent, few books are completely up to date with the latest techniques.

More Straw Bale Building is designed to fill this gap. A completely rewritten edition of the 20,000 copy best selling original, it leads the potential builder through the entire process of building a bale structure, tackling all the practical issues: finding and choosing bales; developing sound building plans; roofing; electrical, plumbing, and heating systems; building code compliance; and special concerns for builders in northern climates.

New material includes:

  • more extensive sections on electric wiring and plumbing
  • updated sections on bale finishes and finishing
  • a section on prefabricated straw bale walls
  • a wider selection of case studies, photographs and illustrations
  • a section on common mistakes
  • budgeting for low-, medium- and high-cost projects, and new testing data that is in no other straw bale book.

Down-to earth and complete, More Straw Bale Building makes the remarkable benefits of straw bale building available in the most comprehensive and practical book on the subject to date.

The authors, Chris Magwood and Peter Mack, are professional straw bale house builders and consultants who have constructed over 40 straw bale structures and have taught workshops and seminars in several countries.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

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100 Projects of Houses 2003 | RUS |

100 Projects

100 Projects of Houses 2003 | RUS |

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100 Projects:
43 brick Houses
39 Stone Houses
18 Wood and Frame Houses

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Cities

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Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes: Designing Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Cities | 9.2 MB

Book Description
A pioneering book on urban design, one of the key areas of research, interest and study in architecture today

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The Designer's Workspace | Ultimate Office Design | Douglas B. Caywood

How to Photograph Architecture

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Architectural Design - 5 books

Architectural Design - 5 books
New Working Spaces / New Houses in Old Buildings / New Coastal Houses / Residences for the Elderly / New Health Facilities / PDF / RAR
1. New Working Spaces

New Working Spaces features architecture created for the tertiary sector which has become a hot topic at present. The application of new computer technologies has caused a revolution in the way that we work, which in turn has caused a revolution in the way are accommodated at work. As this book demonstrates a more pleasant working environment is being created through the application of criteria such as intelligent construction, ergonomics, improved air conditioning systems, new cladding methods, ecological efficiency, health concerns, and control of light intensity.




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2. New Houses in Old Buildings




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3. New Coastal Houses

Houses constructed in coastal areas come in a myriad of styles and designs but one thing they have in common is the fundamental role played by the presence of the sea. However different their styles, dimensions, construction materials, and the uses to which they are put, their proximity to water will have had the largest single influence on the way in which they have come into existence. In this case, location will have determined not only the orientation of the dwelling but also the layout of the internal spaces, size of windows, type of outside living areas, and to some degree protection from the elements. Features works by Silvia Gmur & Livio Vacchini, 10 Arquitectos, MVRDV and Toshiko Mori.




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4. Residences for the Elderly




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5. New Health Facilities

Hospitals and health centers are a unique category of architecture with clearly defined characteristics. Health architecture must offer imaginative, constructive responses and flexible solutions to the problem raised by this special type of facility: planning, budgets and space as well as the idiosyncrasies arising from each particular field of health. New Health Facilities presents the best examples of health architecture constructed in recent years and each of the architects demonstrates a solid understanding of the need to create new and better health facilities.




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Architecture Overview


Published by Monsa / Edited by Josep Maria Minguet / 256 pp., 300 colour illustrations, 50 b/w / English/Spanish/Portuguese / DjVu / RAR / 10.8 MB
As in many other fields of work, the new millennium provided the opportunity to examine the current state of architecture internationally and the latest in design, encompassing an impressive range of styles and enormous creativity. Showcased in this publication are projects rebelling against modernity, remaining loyal to tradition alongside those that are actively moving towards the future, embracing new methods and modes of design.

Combining the contributions of up and coming architects with projects of international renown, ranging from wineries to skyscrapers, from lofts to galleries, ‘Architecture Overview' provides a comprehensive overview of the large scale architectural panorama we see around us at the beginning of the Century.

• A visually stunning book combining eyecatching interior and exterior photography with original architectural drawings
• Imaginative use of computer graphics to represent projects in progress i.e. The World Trade Center site
• Concise text providing essential information and design points
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andscape Architects Urban Projects



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Ken Smith is unquestionably one of the most interesting voices in landscape architecture; his works reflect the intensity and energy of their surroundings and challenge the distinction between landscape and art form. Ken Smith Landscape Architects/Urban Projects focuses on three prominent works in New York City: his East River Project; his work for P.S. 19; and his MoMA rooftop garden. Through Smith's colorful, playful drawings and photographs, the book reveals how each project explores new expressions of landscape design in the city.

Ken Smith Landscape Architects/Urban Projects is part of the Source Books in Landscape Architecture series sponsored by Ohio State University. These books present sketches, drawings, models, renderings, working drawings, and photographs. Each book focuses on a recent, important work or works at a level of detail that allows thorough study of the project from its conception to the completion of design and construction

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Inclusive Urban Design: Public Toilets, First Edition

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Inclusive Urban Design: Public Toilets, First Edition | 19.31 MB

'Hopefully, this book will inspire architects and city planners to work with industrial designers in building better toilets that benefit the public and increase civic pride. But Inclusive Urban Design: Public Toilets is a great read for anyone interested in architecture, urban planning and livability.'
Powells.com Staff Pick

'What do you mean, you don't want to read about public toilets? If you are under the impression that this is a boring book devoted to the arse-end of urban design then you're sorely mistaken. Chapter Six: Medical Perspectives - incompetence or incontinence? is a must read... On a serious note, it's brilliantly written - lots of sartorial humour in here surprisingly - and very informative.'
FX Magazine

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'What do you mean, you don't want to read about public toilets? If you are under the impression that this is a boring book devoted to the arse-end of urban design then you're sorely mistaken. Chapter Six: Medical Perspectives - incompetence or incontinence? is a must read... On a serious note, it's brilliantly written - lots of sartorial humour in here surprisingly - and very informative.'
FX Magazine

Urban Design: Street and Square, Third Edition

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Urban Design: Street and Square, Third Edition | 18.65 MB

Review
Review of the first edition
'This book offers a detailed analysis of urban
design, covering the streets, squares and buildings that make up the public face of towns and cities. It includes the arrangement, design and details of these elements and the roles they play in city planning. Superb examples of streets and squares are examined in their historical context.'
Urban Design Quarterly

Book Description
An updated look at the arrangement and design of streets and squares in city planning


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Design First: Design-based Planning for Communities

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Design First: Design-based Planning for Communities | 7.17 MB

A unique guide applying the principles of urban design and planning to the development of new and better communities

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Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration

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Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration | 5.16 MB

Book Description
Practical advice from one of the leading experts in architectural tile schemes

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Urban Design: Green Dimensions, Second Edition

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Urban Design: Green Dimensions, Second Edition | 9.15 MB


"This book is a serious and valuable exploration of green design in urban settings"
Perspectives magazine
"The book offers a timely reminder, not least for a younger generation of designers and planners, of the lessons that might be drawn from the past."
Town and Country Planning

Book Description
Cutting edge theories and case studies on sustainable urban design

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Urban Design: Method and Techniques

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'The book takes the reader through the urban design process - defining requirements, debating these with the client, techniques for new ways to solve problems, and the various ways to present ideas and manage the project. It is well illustrated and used examples and case studies throughout.'
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Book Description
This book deals with a wide range of techniques used in the urban design process. It is invaluable for architecture, planning, landscape and surveying students and will also help professionals in the day to day practice.

A method of urban design is developed which has sustainability and environmental protection at the centre of its philosophy. Previously, literature regarding the urban design method has been almost totally neglected; this book introduces the topic to the reader.

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Friday, August 29, 2008