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Chris van Uffelen: Living in Style: Architecture + Interiors

Скачать книгу (размер 2 319 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 456) Аннотация: Individual life scripts are most clearly reflected in a persons home. The home s envelope and the arrangements within it represent its inhabitants character and identity; sometimes each component on its own, sometimes as a complementary or contradictory combination, and sometimes as a synthesis of both. The focus can be on the spaces created by the walls, the ceilings, the floors, to the…

Chris van Uffelen: Corporate Architecture

Скачать книгу (размер 1 299 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 256) Аннотация: From the 1930s, Olivetti, the manufacturer of business products, was widely regarded as the pioneer of corporate architecture. During the 1990s, the concept became firmly established as a basic component of a corporate identity. Architecture and design are used to control the interior and exterior image of company headquarters and office buildings, to production sites and store interiors.…

Swim: Best of Pool Design

Скачать книгу (размер 1 982 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 390) Аннотация: From Olympic training pools to relaxing spas, child-friendly swimming complexes to private bathing facilities, this area offers a diversity of function matched only by the architectural diversity showcased in this volume. The demand in each case is met by contemporary and innovative designs that explore the medium of water as both a powerfully creative and a calming force. Swim! Best of Pool…

Wood: Architecture and Design

Скачать книгу (размер 973 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 192) Аннотация: Wood has always been a strong contributing factor in the creation of interesting architecture. Because of its special physical characteristics, its many possibilities of application and combination with other construction materials, since human beings began building houses, wood has been one of the main building materials. In addition, because of the increasing sensitivity for the protection of…

Green Design: Volume 2

Скачать книгу (размер 1 177 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 232) Аннотация: Elegant, innovative or even extravagant design can hardly exist on its own today. The ecological and sustainable aspect of a product is the argument that clinches the sale especially where one is prepared to pay something more for design. That principal applies as well to the manufacture of products, for example those which are resource sparing, as well as their application, if they are…

Luxurious Design for Dogs

Скачать книгу (размер 891 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 176) Аннотация: Dogs are considered mans best friends in most parts of the world. Consequently, dog lovers want their canine friends to have the most optimal living conditions possible beyond the minimum requirements of healthy food, regular movement and toys for training body and brain. This volume shows the amazing breadth of selection and creativity of products to warm the hearts of dogs and owners alike. The…

Masterpieces: Sacred Architecture + Design

Скачать книгу (размер 1 529 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 301) Аннотация: Sacred buildings are among the oldest types of edifice produced in human civilisation. The construction of churches, synagogues, mosques and other building which are used for sacred, ritual or ceremonial acts is still considered the most prestigious of construction tasks. Next to functional demands, which are heavily ritualized in liturgical practice, the architects must concentrate particularly…

Chris van Uffelen: Urban Spaces: Plazas, Squares and Streetscapes

Скачать книгу (размер 1 381 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 272) Аннотация: Public urban spaces vary widely in type, form and size, encompassing plazas, squares and streetscapes. They serve pedestrians and flaneurs, accommodate street life in all its vibrant variations and represent the cities and towns themselves. On the one hand they are transit spaces or crossroads, while on the other hand they provide opportunities to linger or stage events. This volume features…

Masterpieces: Library Architecture + Design

Скачать книгу (размер 1 544 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 304) Аннотация: Libraries are no longer simply storage facilities for books. In the last decade they have expanded beyond their physical structures to become multimedia portals, through which entire communities gain access to new methods of research, communication and entertainment. Architects worldwide have responded to this developing need, balancing lively and functional interior spaces and distinctive…

Automobile Architecture

Скачать книгу (размер 2 156 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 424) Аннотация: Since Carl Benz’ 1886 patented three wheeled motorcar the automobile has changed public space more than any other invention. New building types had to be created to house the car when immobile, so when it is purchased, serviced or parked. From the beginning architects have transformed the purely functional buildings into landmarks, places of wonder and experience. Automobile Architecture presents…

Home! Best of living design

Скачать книгу (размер 2 033 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 400) Аннотация: As the focal point of everyday life, living spaces in residential buildings offer limitless design possibilities. The variety inspired by influences from all over the world ranges from minimalist concepts employing concrete, glass and steel, to traditional, nature-conscious construction using wood. The volume Home. Best of Interior Design of the new Best of series presents 40 outstanding projects…

Uffelen van Chris: Toy Design

Скачать книгу (размер 1 330 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 262) Аннотация: Toys, fulfilling as they do one of mankind's most basic needs, have existed for as long as we have. From the earliest times both adults and children have used toys to simulate reality or simply to pass time. Renowned designers, artists and architects have always tried their hand at creating toys: from Frank Lloyd Wright's work with Frbel'S building blocks to Josef Hartwig's Bauhaus chess set that…

Lucas Dorian: German Interior Design

Скачать книгу (размер 1 054 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 208) Аннотация: This title shows the wide variety of contemporary German interior design, which is centered between the poles of tradition and globalization. Germany's present-day global image is defined by modern technology, rural traditions and solid craftsmanship and is reflected in the design of public and private spaces: retro styles are revived and take on new shapes. The timeless elegance of classical…

Drink! Best of Bar Design

Скачать книгу (размер 2 033 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 400) Аннотация: The design of a bar plays one of the most crucial roles in defining its identity and atmosphere. Drink! Best of Bar Design presents 40 contemporary projects from New York via Berlin to Shanghai, from innovative young designers as well as established architects. Bar design has considerably widened its scope, making it an exciting field of creativity. Outlandish and colorful interiors or minimalist…

Architectural details — stairs

Скачать книгу (размер 809 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 160) Аннотация: Zunachste einmal Treppen sind eine notwendige Konstruktion um Hohenunterschiede zu uberwinden. Ob dynamisch oder elegant, ob modern oder traditionell, ob schmal oder groraumig ein Treppenaufgang fuhrt uns nicht nur von einer Ebene zur nachsten. Abgesehen von dieser fundamental wichtigen Funktion sind sie jedoch auch immer ein Ausdruck einer speziellen Lebensart innerhalb eines Gebaudes, eines…

Braun Markus Sebastian: Architectural Details — Pillars

Скачать книгу (размер 809 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 160) Аннотация: Everybody knows Athens? Acropolis, Paris? Notre Dame or the Victory Column in Berlin? and nobody can imagine any of it without its impressive pillar constructions. Pillars always act as a symbol of grandeur and power but often they also have crucial func.

Braun Markus Sebastian: Architectural Details — Balconies

Скачать книгу (размер 809 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 160) Аннотация: Balconies are an architectural accent of a special kind. Forced to looking up from below while passing by on the street the balcony serves as an eye-catcher. However, regarded down from the perspective of the balcony it is providing a refuge.

Uffelen Chris: Pure Plastics: New Materials for Today's Architecture

Скачать книгу (размер 1 299 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 256) Аннотация: Plastic has moved from a supporting role to being a new star among construction materials. It is versatile, light-weight, flexible and moisture resistant. Plastics are easy to handle, durable and attractive at the same time – they are used for whole construction units as well as for selected decorative elements. The recent innovations in this field have inspired designers and architects to…

Collection: European Architecture

Скачать книгу (размер 2 605 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 512) Аннотация: Contemporary architecture between Lithuania and Portugal, between Iceland and Roumania is not united by their style but by the existence of a unique and individual architectural expression in each of the European countries. Around 200 of the most interesting buildings from all parts of the continent have been selected for this volume of this new series Collection. The volume features the best of…