Lighting And Colour For Hospital Design
Posted By : olzhuk | Date : 08 Mar 2022 19:53:28 | Comments : 0

Hilary Dalke, Paul J. Littlefair, David L. Loe, "Lighting And Colour For Hospital Design"
Stationery Office | ISBN: 0113224915 | 2022-05-11 | PDF | 91 pages | 5 Mb

The quality of the visual hospital environment can have a positive psychological effect on patient recovery and staff performance. This guidance document focuses on the visual environment in hospitals and healthcare buildings, and the use of appropriate colour design and lighting. It was written jointly by BRE and the Colour Design Research Centre at London South Bank University, as part of a Department of Health funded project.
Twelve Modern Houses 1945-1985
Posted By : olzhuk | Date : 03 Mar 2022 20:46:24 | Comments : 0

Graham Livesey, Michael McMordie, Geoffrey Simmins, "Twelve Modern Houses 1945-1985"
Univ of Calgary Pr | 1995-12 | ISBN: 1895176727 | 63 pages | PDF --> html | 2 MB
The Rule Wynn and Rule Architectural Drawings
Posted By : olzhuk | Date : 03 Mar 2022 20:46:08 | Comments : 0

Kathy E. Zimon, "The Rule Wynn and Rule Architectural Drawings"
Univ of Calgary Pr | 1997-03 | ISBN: 1895176816 | 321 pages | PDF --> html | 10 MB

In 1938, John Rule and Gordon Wynn established their firm, which eventually became one of the leading architectural practices in western Canada. John's brother, Peter Rule, joined the firm in the following year. With offices in both Edmonton and Calgary, the firm achieved some success in institutional commissions, such as schools and hospital renovations. After the war, Rule Wynn and Rule were commissioned to do the headquarters for the Greyhound Buslines Terminals in Calgary, Winnipeg, Lethbridge, Fort MacLeod, Kingsgate, B.C., and Edmonton. During the 1950s, the firm designed a number of significant office buildings in Calgary as well as the Rutherford Library at the University of Alberta and the Rialto Theatre, the Weston Bread factory and the AGT (Alberta Government Telephones) building in Edmonton. They also designed the original buildings for the Banff Centre.

The holdings of the Canadian Architectural Archives focus on the architecture of twentieth-century Canada and the work of its outstanding architects.
The Arthur Erickson architectural drawings
Posted By : olzhuk | Date : 03 Mar 2022 19:54:42 | Comments : 0

Fraser, Linda M., "The Arthur Erickson architectural drawings"
University of Calgary Press | ISBN: 1895176514 | 1993 | PDF --> html | 227 pages | 27 Mb

An inventory of the collection at the Canadian Architectural Archives at the University of Calgary Library ... inventory series.
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Christians and the Holy Places: The Myth of Jewish-Christian Origins
Posted By : olzhuk | Date : 03 Mar 2022 19:53:39 | Comments : 1

Joan E. Taylor, "Christians and the Holy Places: The Myth of Jewish-Christian Origins"
Oxford University Press, USA | ISBN: 0198147856 | 2022-05-27 | PDF | 408 pages | 67 Mb

This book is a detailed examination of the literature and archaeology pertaining to specific sites (in Palestine, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Memre, Nazareth, Capernaum, and elsewhere) and the region in general. Taylor contends that the origins of these holy places and the phenomenon of Christian pilgrimage can be traced to the emperor Constantine, who ruled over the eastern Empire from 324. She contends that few places were actually genuine; the most important authentic site being the cave (not Garden) of Gethsemane, where Christ was probably arrested. Extensively illustrated, this lively new look at a topic previously shrouded in obscurity should interest students in scholars in a range of disciplines.
Renaissance Paris: Architecture and Growth, 1475-1600 (RePost)
Posted By : olzhuk | Date : 03 Mar 2022 19:31:42 | Comments : 0

"Renaissance Paris: Architecture and Growth, 1475-1600"
University of California Press | 1984-01 | ISBN: 0520053478 | 214 pages | PDF --> html | 13 MB

In the modern literature on Renaissance art and architecture, Paris has often been considered the Cinderella of the European capitals. The prestigious buildings that were erected soon after François I decided in 1528 to make Paris his residence have long since been lost. Thomson, however, restores this fascinating chapter of architectural history in his careful synthesis of documentary and technical sources.
Improving the Design Quality of Federal Buildings
Posted By : olzhuk | Date : 03 Mar 2022 19:28:13 | Comments : 0

Committee on Improving the Design Quality of Federal Buildings, "Improving the Design Quality of Federal Buildings"
National Academies Press | ISBN: 0309062349 | January 1, 2022 | PDF | 60 pages | 2,5 Mb
Frank Gehry: The City and the Music
Posted By : olzhuk | Date : 03 Mar 2022 19:23:37 | Comments : 0

GilbeRt-Rolfe, "Frank Gehry: The City and the Music"
Routledge | ISBN: 0415290082 | 2021-11-12 | PDF | 148 pages | 30 Mb

An insightful examination of the social planning and the individual subjectivity of the architecture of Frank Gehry.
Frank Gehry: The City and Music is the result of a unique collaboration between the architect and leading critic Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe. The book focuses on two projects, Gehry's unrealized proposal for the rehabilitation of Berlin's Museum Island and his soon to be completed Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles,while discussing other projects such as the Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Concord, California, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and the Experience Music Project in Seattle. Gehry's much debated relationship to Minimalist sculpture, uses of new building materials and attitude to tradition, are discussed with regard to his belief in architecture as a democratic practice which is at once practical and expressive.
Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe is a painter and art critic, whose publications include Beauty and the Contemporary Sublime, Beyond Piety: Critical Essays on the Visual Arts 1986-1993, and Immanence and Contradiction: Recent Essays on the Artistic Device.He has been awarded National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in painting, and in 1998 was presented with the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism by the College Art Association. He teaches in the graduate school at Art Center, Pasadena, California.
Crossing Galilee: Architectures of Contact in the Occupied Land of Jesus
Posted By : olzhuk | Date : 02 Mar 2022 21:07:33 | Comments : 0

Marianne Sawicki, "Crossing Galilee: Architectures of Contact in the Occupied Land of Jesus"
Trinity Press International | ISBN: 1563383071 | 2000 | PDF | 260 pages | 32 Mb

This book attempts to understand Jewish religion from the inside in first century Galilee. The autor's basic thesis is that first century Jews (at least in Galilee) saw the world in terms of flows--flows of water, goods, money, and people--originating in God and passing through the countryside. Their conflict with Roman power lay in the Roman's diversion and damming of those flows.

The difficulty with the book is the author's failure to provide an adequate definition of her argument. Her ideas are very interesting, and at times seem persuasive, but in the end there is a failure of communication. In the hands of another author willing to spend more time leading the readers, I think her thesis might be more effective.
Magic Lands: Western Cityscapes and American Culture After 1940
Posted By : olzhuk | Date : 02 Mar 2022 20:57:35 | Comments : 0

John M. Findlay, "Magic Lands: Western Cityscapes and American Culture After 1940"
University of California Press | ISBN: 0520084357 | 2021-09-22 | PDF --> html | 394 pages | 3 Mb

The American West conjures up images of pastoral tranquility and wide open spaces, but by 1970 the Far West was the most urbanized section of the country. Exploring four intriguing cityscapes--Disneyland, Stanford Industrial Park, Sun City, and the 1962 Seattle World's Fair--John Findlay shows how each created a sense of cohesion and sustained people's belief in their superior urban environment. This first book-length study of the urban West after 1940 argues that Westerners deliberately tried to build cities that differed radically from their eastern counterparts.
In 1954, Walt Disney began building the world's first theme park, using Hollywood's movie-making techniques. The creators of Stanford Industrial Park were more hesitant in their approach to a conceptually organized environment, but by the mid-1960s the Park was the nation's prototypical "research park" and the intellectual downtown for the high-technology region that became Silicon Valley.
In 1960, on the outskirts of Phoenix, Del E. Webb built Sun City, the largest, most influential retirement community in the United States. Another innovative cityscape arose from the 1962 Seattle World's Fair and provided a futuristic, somewhat fanciful vision of modern life.
These four became "magic lands" that provided an antidote to the apparent chaos of their respective urban milieus. Exemplars of a new lifestyle, they are landmarks on the changing cultural landscape of postwar America.
Indigenous Modernities: Negotiating Architecture, Urbanism and Colonialism (Architext Series)
Posted By : olzhuk | Date : 02 Mar 2022 20:47:43 | Comments : 0

Jyot Hosagrahar, "Indigenous Modernities: Negotiating Architecture, Urbanism and Colonialism (Architext Series)"
Routledge | 2022-01-20 | ISBN: 0415323754 | 234 pages | PDF --> html | 7 MB

This book examines the ways in which a historic, and so-called "traditional" city quietly mutated into one that was modern in its own terms not only in form but also in its use and meaning. Through a study of Delhi, the author challenges some prevalent dichotomies and myths in architecture and urbanism and identifies an interpretation of modernism that expands upon conventional understandings of it. Conventional discourse in the West defines modern as the antithesis of that which is 'not-modern' or is 'traditional.' Many scholars have debated the significance of the words and most agree that the very word 'tradition' was a modernist creation that variously implied threatened by change, backwardness, resistance to innovation.
Eating Architecture
Posted By : olzhuk | Date : 02 Mar 2022 20:42:45 | Comments : 0

Jamie Horwitz, Paulette Singley, "Eating Architecture"
The MIT Press | ISBN: 0262083221 | 2004 | PDF --> html | 385 pages | 25 Mb

The contributors to this highly original collection of essays explore the relationship between food and architecture, asking what can be learned by examining the (often metaphorical) intersection of the preparation of meals and the production of space. In a culture that includes the Food Channel and the knife- juggling chefs of Benihana, food has become not only an obsession but an alternative art form. The nineteen essays and "Gallery of Recipes" in Eating Architecture seize this moment to investigate how art and architecture engage issues of identity, ideology, conviviality, memory, and loss that cookery evokes. This is a book for all those who opt for the "combination platter" of cultural inquiry as well as for the readers of M. F. K. Fisher and Ruth Reichl. The essays are organized into four sections that lead the reader from the landscape to the kitchen, the table, and, finally, the mouth. The essays in "Place Settings" examine the relationships between food and location that arise in culinary colonialism, and the global economy of tourism. "Philosophy in the Kitchen" traces the routines that create a site for aesthetic experimentation, including an examination of gingerbread houses as art, food, and architectural space. The essays in "Table Rules" consider the spatial and performative aspects of eating and the ways in which shared meals are among the most perishable and preserved cultural artifacts. Finally, "Embodied Taste" considers the sensual apprehension of food and what it means to consume a work of art. The "Gallery of Recipes" contains images by contemporary architects on the subject of eating architecture.
Architecture in the Age of Divided Representation
Posted By : olzhuk | Date : 02 Mar 2022 20:42:03 | Comments : 0

Dalibor Vesely, "Architecture in the Age of Divided Representation: The Question of Creativity in the Shadow of Production"
The MIT Press | ISBN: 0262220679 | 2004 | PDF --> html | 524 pages | 15 Mb

In this long-awaited work, Dalibor Vesely proposes an alternative to the narrow vision of contemporary architecture as a discipline that can be treated as an instrument or commodity. In doing so, he offers nothing less than an account of the ontological and cultural foundations of modern architecture and, consequently, of the nature and cultural role of architecture through history. Vesely's argument, structured as a critical dialogue, discovers the first plausible anticipation of modernity in the formation of Renaissance perspective. Understanding this notion of perspective against the background of the medieval philosophy of light, he argues, leads to an understanding of architectural space as formed by typical human situations and by light before it is structured geometrically. The central part of the book addresses the question of divided representation--the tension between the instrumental and the communicative roles of architecture--in the period of the baroque, when architectural thinking was seriously challenged by the emergence of modern science. Vesely argues that to resolve the dilemma of modernity-- reconciling the inventions and achievements of modern technology with the human condition and the natural world--we can turn to architecture and its latent capacity to reconcile different levels of reality, its ability to relate abstract ideas and conceptual structures to the concrete situations of everyday life. Vesely sees the restoration of this communicative role of architecture as the key to the restoration of architecture as the topological and corporeal foundation of culture; what the book is to our literacy, he argues, architecture is to culture as a whole. He concludes by proposing a new poetics of architecture that will serve as a framework for the restoration of the humanistic role of architecture in the age of technology.
Quantification of Building Seismic Performance Factors
Posted By : olzhuk | Date : 02 Mar 2022 19:52:32 | Comments : 0

Federal Emergency Management Agency, "Quantification of Building Seismic Performance Factors "
Federal Emergency Management Agency | ISBN: N/A | June 2009 | PDF | 421 pages | 5 Mb

The objective of this publication was to develop a procedure to establish consistent and rational building system performance and response parameters (R, Cd, Ω0) for the linear design methods traditionally used in current building codes. The primary application of the procedure is for the evaluation of structural systems for new construction with equivalent earthquake performance

Quantification of Building Seismic Performance Factors presents a recommended methodology for reliably quantifying building system performance and response parameters for use in seismic design. The parameters or “seismic performance factors” addressed include the response modification coefficient (R factor), system overstrength factor, and deflection amplification factor. The methodology is a refinement of an earlier preliminary methodology, and is based on a review of relevant research on nonlinear response and collapse simulation, benchmarking studies of selected structural systems, feedback from an expanded group of experts and potential users, and evaluations of additional structural systems conducted to verify the technical soundness and applicability of the approach
Safe Rooms and Shelters: Protecting People Against Terrorist Attacks
Posted By : olzhuk | Date : 02 Mar 2022 19:50:07 | Comments : 1

FEMA Homeland Security, "Safe Rooms and Shelters: Protecting People Against Terrorist Attacks"
Homeland Security, FEMA | ISBN: 0160833698 | May 2006 | PDF | 264 pages | 11 Mb

Risk Management Series. FEMA P-453. May 2006. Provides guidance in designing shelters and safe rooms in buildings. 264 pages.

The objective of this manual is to provide guidance for engineers, architects, building officials, and property owners to design shelters and safe rooms in buildings. This manual presents information about the design and construction of shelters in the work place, home, or community building that will provide protection in response to man made hazards. NOTE: This publication is available free to Local and State government staff.

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