Weather Architecture

Weather Architecture
Author: Jonathan Hill
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781135746117
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Release: 2013-06-17
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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Weather Architecture further extends Jonathan Hill’s investigation of authorship by recognising the creativity of the weather. At a time when environmental awareness is of growing relevance, the overriding aim is to understand a history of architecture as a history of weather and thus to consider the weather as an architectural author that affects design, construction and use in a creative dialogue with other authors such as the architect and user. Environmental discussions in architecture tend to focus on the practical or the poetic but here they are considered together. Rather than investigate architecture’s relations to the weather in isolation, they are integrated into a wider discussion of cultural and social influences on architecture. The analysis of weather’s effects on the design and experience of specific buildings and gardens is interwoven with a historical survey of changing attitudes to the weather in the arts, sciences and society, leading to a critical re-evaluation of contemporary responses to climate change.

Weather Architecture

Weather Architecture
Author: Jonathan Hill
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9781135746049
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Release: 2013-06-17
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Weather Architecture further extends Jonathan Hill’s investigation of authorship by recognising the creativity of the weather. At a time when environmental awareness is of growing relevance, the overriding aim is to understand a history of architecture as a history of weather and thus to consider the weather as an architectural author that affects design, construction and use in a creative dialogue with other authors such as the architect and user. Environmental discussions in architecture tend to focus on the practical or the poetic but here they are considered together. Rather than investigate architecture’s relations to the weather in isolation, they are integrated into a wider discussion of cultural and social influences on architecture. The analysis of weather’s effects on the design and experience of specific buildings and gardens is interwoven with a historical survey of changing attitudes to the weather in the arts, sciences and society, leading to a critical re-evaluation of contemporary responses to climate change.

arium

 arium
Author: Neeraj Bhatia
Pages: 311
ISBN: 3775725407
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Release: 2010
Editor: Hatje Cantz Pub
Language: en

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Edited by Neeraj Bhatia, Jurgen Mayer H. Text by Robert Levit, Rodolphe el-Khoury, Henry Urbach.

Modern Architecture and Climate

Modern Architecture and Climate
Author: Daniel A. Barber
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780691170039
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Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How climate influenced the design strategies of modernist architects Modern Architecture and Climate explores how leading architects of the twentieth century incorporated climate-mediating strategies into their designs, and shows how regional approaches to climate adaptability were essential to the development of modern architecture. Focusing on the period surrounding World War II—before fossil-fuel powered air-conditioning became widely available—Daniel Barber brings to light a vibrant and dynamic architectural discussion involving design, materials, and shading systems as means of interior climate control. He looks at projects by well-known architects such as Richard Neutra, Le Corbusier, Lúcio Costa, Mies van der Rohe, and Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, and the work of climate-focused architects such as MMM Roberto, Olgyay and Olgyay, and Cliff May. Drawing on the editorial projects of James Marston Fitch, Elizabeth Gordon, and others, he demonstrates how images and diagrams produced by architects helped conceptualize climate knowledge, alongside the work of meteorologists, physicists, engineers, and social scientists. Barber describes how this novel type of environmental media catalyzed new ways of thinking about climate and architectural design. Extensively illustrated with archival material, Modern Architecture and Climate provides global perspectives on modern architecture and its evolving relationship with a changing climate, showcasing designs from Latin America, Europe, the United States, the Middle East, and Africa. This timely and important book reconciles the cultural dynamism of architecture with the material realities of ever-increasing carbon emissions from the mechanical cooling systems of buildings, and offers a historical foundation for today’s zero-carbon design.

The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture

The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture
Author: C. Alan Short
Pages: 378
ISBN: 9781317658696
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Release: 2017-01-20
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture challenges the modern practice of sealing up and mechanically cooling public scaled buildings in whichever climate and environment they are located. This book unravels the extremely complex history of understanding and perception of air, bad air, miasmas, airborne pathogens, beneficial thermal conditions, ideal climates and climate determinism. It uncovers inventive and entirely viable attempts to design large buildings, hospitals, theatres and academic buildings through the 19th and early 20th centuries, which use the configuration of the building itself and a shrewd understanding of the natural physics of airflow and fluid dynamics to make good, comfortable interior spaces. In exhuming these ideas and reinforcing them with contemporary scientific insight, the book proposes a recovery of the lost art and science of making naturally conditioned buildings.

Design for Flooding

Design for Flooding
Author: Donald Watson,Michele Adams
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0470890029
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Release: 2010-10-19
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Design for Flooding contains considerable useful information for practitioners and students. Watson and Adams fill the void for new thinking...and they advance our ability to create more sustainable, regenerative, and resilient places.” —Landscape Architecture Magazine

National Space Weather Program

National Space Weather Program
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCSD:31822029740669
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Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Architecture of Ruins

The Architecture of Ruins
Author: Jonathan Hill
Pages: 358
ISBN: 9780429770562
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Release: 2019-03-25
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Architecture of Ruins: Designs on the Past, Present and Future identifies an alternative and significant history of architecture from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first century, in which a building is designed, occupied and imagined as a ruin. This design practice conceives a monument and a ruin as creative, interdependent and simultaneous themes within a single building dialectic, addressing temporal and environmental questions in poetic, psychological and practical terms, and stimulating questions of personal and national identity, nature and culture, weather and climate, permanence and impermanence and life and death. Conceiving a building as a dialogue between a monument and a ruin intensifies the already blurred relations between the unfinished and the ruined and envisages the past, the present and the future in a single architecture. Structured around a collection of biographies, this book conceives a monument and a ruin as metaphors for a life and means to negotiate between a self and a society. Emphasising the interconnections between designers and the particular ways in which later architects learned from earlier ones, the chapters investigate an evolving, interdisciplinary design practice to show the relevance of historical understanding to design. Like a history, a design is a reinterpretation of the past that is meaningful to the present. Equally, a design is equivalent to a fiction, convincing users to suspend disbelief. We expect a history or a novel to be written in words, but they can also be delineated in drawing, cast in concrete or seeded in soil. The architect is a ‘physical novelist’ as well as a ‘physical historian’. Like building sites, ruins are full of potential. In revealing not only what is lost, but also what is incomplete, a ruin suggests the future as well as the past. As a stimulus to the imagination, a ruin’s incomplete and broken forms expand architecture’s allegorical and metaphorical capacity, indicating that a building can remain unfinished, literally and in the imagination, focusing attention on the creativity of users as well as architects. Emphasising the symbiotic relations between nature and culture, a building designed, occupied and imagined as a ruin acknowledges the coproduction of multiple authors, whether human, non-human or atmospheric, and is an appropriate model for architecture in an era of increasing climate change.

A Bibliography of Weather and Architecture

A Bibliography of Weather and Architecture
Author: John F. Griffiths,M. Joan Griffiths
Pages: 72
ISBN: UCAL:C3407881
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Release: 1969
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Atmosphere Anatomies

Atmosphere Anatomies
Author: Silvia Benedito
Pages: 264
ISBN: 3037786124
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Release: 2020-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How will the human body, collective and individual, cope with the estimated increases in global air temperatures and in the earth's corresponding thermal stress? Atmosphere Anatomies: On Design, Weather, and Sensation offers an in-depth examination of design strategies that situate the body and its bioclimatic milieu at the core of their spatial formation. Drawing upon ten paradigmatic projects in urban design and landscape architecture - from Rousham Gardens, Oxfordshire, to the city of Chandigarh in India - the book investigates the designers' bioclimatic aims and their spatial outcomes. Woven throughout the book, the evocative photographic essays of Iwan Baan showcase the selected projects as inhabited spaces for everyday life.

The Illegal Architect

The Illegal Architect
Author: Jonathan Hill
Pages: 63
ISBN: 1901033015
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Release: 1998
Editor: Black Dog Pub Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Illegal Architect follows two simultaneous journeys, one conceptual, from the professional architect to the illegal architect; the other physical, from the Royal Institute of British Architects to the Institute of Illegal Architects sited directly in front of it. Hill's book is a proposal for an architectural producer, unrestrained by professionalism and responsive to the creativity of the user, who questions and subverts the conventions, codes and laws of architecture. 27 colour & b/w illustrations

Climate Responsive Architecture

Climate Responsive Architecture
Author: Arvind Krishan
Pages: 409
ISBN: 0074632183
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Release: 2001
Editor: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The architect community is not far behind in this endeavour. Climate Responsive Architecture has become a prime issue for architects. Since most of the literature in this area is physics oriented, it is somewhat difficult for architects to apply these principles to practice. The book has been written with a view to make data, such as climatic zones, temperature zones, and other climatic parameters more comprehensible. The book is the outcome of a long drawn research in the area of CRA and boasts of international names such as Dr Nick Baker, Prof Szokolay, Prof Simos Yannas and Dr Jeffrey Cook among others.

WEATHER FORMATIONS

WEATHER FORMATIONS
Author: STEPHEN. ROE
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9869229441
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Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Critical Architecture

Critical Architecture
Author: Jane Rendell,Jonathan Hill,Mark Dorrian,Murray Fraser
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781134120017
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Release: 2007-09-12
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Critical Architecture examines the relationship between critical practice in architecture and architectural criticism. Placing architecture in an interdisciplinary context, the book explores architectural criticism with reference to modes of criticism in other disciplines - specifically art criticism - and considers how critical practice in architecture operates through a number of different modes: buildings, drawings and texts. With forty essays by an international cast of leading architectural academics, this accessible single source text on the topical subject of architectural criticism is ideal for undergraduate as well as post graduate study.

Cool Architecture

Cool Architecture
Author: The Images Publishing Group
Pages: 191
ISBN: 1920744274
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Release: 2003
Editor: Images Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Introduces a range of international architectural projects, from residential and municipal to commercial and industrial, each designed to withstand cold-climate conditions including sub-zero temperatures, freeze-thaw cycles, heavy snowfalls and the long, dark days of arctic winters.

Actions of Architecture

Actions of Architecture
Author: Jonathan Hill
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9780415290432
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Release: 2003
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drawing on the work of a wide range of architects, artists and writers, this book considers the relations between the architect and the user, which it compares to the relations between the artist and viewer and the author and reader. The book's thesis is informed by the text 'The Death of the Author', in which Roland Barthes argues for a writer aware of the creativity of the reader. Actions of Architecture begins with a critique of strategies that define the user as passive and predictable, such as contemplation and functionalism. Subsequently it considers how an awareness of user creativity informs architecture, architects and concepts of authorship in architectural design. Identifying strategies that recognize user creativity, such as appropriation, collaboration, disjunction, DIY, montage, polyvalence and uselessness, Actions of Architecture states that the creative user should be the central concern of architectural design.

A Landscape of Architecture History and Fiction

A Landscape of Architecture  History and Fiction
Author: Jonathan Hill
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781317528579
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Release: 2015-12-22
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Architecture can be analogous to a history, a fiction, and a landscape. We expect a history or a novel to be written in words, but they can also be cast in concrete or seeded in soil. The catalyst to this tradition was the simultaneous and interdependent emergence in the eighteenth century of new art forms: the picturesque landscape, the analytical history, and the English novel. Each of them instigated a creative and questioning response to empiricism’s detailed investigation of subjective experience and the natural world, and together they stimulated a design practice and lyrical environmentalism that profoundly influenced subsequent centuries. Associating the changing natural world with journeys in self-understanding, and the design process with a visual and spatial autobiography, this book describes journeys between London and the North Sea in successive centuries, analysing an enduring and evolving tradition from the picturesque and romanticism to modernism. Creative architects have often looked to the past to understand the present and imagine the future. Twenty-first-century architects need to appreciate the shock of the old as well as the shock of the new.

Drawdown

Drawdown
Author: Paul Hawken
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781524704650
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Release: 2017-04-18
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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• New York Times bestseller • The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world “At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope.” —Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming “There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. . . . The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.” —David Roberts, Vox “This is the ideal environmental sciences textbook—only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.” —Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.

Blue Dunes

Blue Dunes
Author: Jesse Keenan
Pages: 212
ISBN: 1941332153
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Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Columbia Books on Architecture and the City
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Blue Dunes chronicles a proposal for the development of barrier islands designed to protect the New York metropolitan region in the face of storm surges and rising tides. It is a narration of the complex research agenda of an unlikely team of scientists, actuarists, engineers, ecologists, and designers addressing climate change within the practical limitations of politics and economics. Led by the firms WXY Studio and West 8, Blue Dunes challenges the existing convention of small-scale, piecemeal interventions by promoting more regional concepts, in this case developing a series of barrier islands stretching from Long Island to New Jersey. The project highlights the real world connections between climate modeling, insurance underwriting, and infrastructure engineering, as mediated by design to advance resilient coastal habitats for natural and human ecologies. Blues Dunes challenges the complacency of overlooking and avoiding "big ideas" in favor of more localized interventions, setting forth an engaging process for future educators and researchers in advancing interdisciplinary work in urban and landscape design, ecology, finance, and risk management.

The Future of Architecture

The Future of Architecture
Author: Frank Lloyd Wright
Pages: 326
ISBN: OCLC:1154393967
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Release: 1957
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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