El Croquis 168-169 ALVARO SIZA 2008-2013 Summary:
English/Spanish | 374 Pages | PDF | 163MB
El Croquis is a quarterly architectural magazine. Founded in 1982 and published in Spanish and English, it is privately owned and has an independent editorial line. Each monographic issue presents major works and projects by the world's most interesting architects. Aimed at professional architects and all those with cultural concerns, EL CROQUIS strives to be more than a communication tool, providing a guarantee of quality for all readers who are interested in architecture.
28 stunning projects from 9 of the most creative and successful design companies, present the latest edgy Real Estate Reception Center Design in Taiwan. All these works are not only creative but also been able to express people's living enviroment in a better way. They do not only deliver the concept of the real estate project it represents, but also been functional and providing a comfortable business enviroment. The brilliant structure of the buildings, Ingenious use of material and plants, and expression of human's wishes of lives are all well illustrated in this book, where we could see the perfect coexistence of people and the nature, interioir and exterior, old and new.
For homeowners and architects alike, an irresistible collection of hundreds of inspirational full-color profiles of 150 of the most exciting contemporary bathroom designs. Showcasing an extensive collection of designs and style, captured in stunning full-color photos, 150 Best New Bathroom Ideas provides an in-depth review of outstanding bathroom designs from internationally renowned architects and designers. Here are the most attractive, functional, and cost-effective bathroom concepts from around the world. Practical yet beautiful and stylish, 150 Best New Bathroom Ideas includes innovative ideas for lighting, floor, wall, and window treatments, and for showers, toilets, sinks, and bathtubs. An essential design and decorating reference, 150 Best New Bathroom Ideas covers the diversity of current trends and is an inspirational source for homeowners, designers, interior decorators, and architects.
CONTEMPORARY WORLD ARCHITECTURE is a comprehensive survey of international architecture at the turning point of a new century. Focusing on modern building types and the forces that shape them, it offers a critical study of more than six hundred buildings by key architects worldwide. Analyzing thirteen separate building categories, it traces the pluralist paths of architectural thinking from the seventies to the start of the new millennium.
More than 30 recent projects by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto are presented in this edition of the ‘Recent Project’ series, along with two interviews in which he considers perspectives and recurrent themes in his work, especially with regard to the 2013 Serpentine Gallery pavilion. Both realised and unbuilt projects since 2010 are explored in detail, along with urban planning proposals and exhibitions. Highlights include residences in Japan, California, Spain and Chile, the YUZ Museum in Shanghai, Souk Mirage/Particles of Light, a commercial complex in Belgrade, pavilions in Taiwan and Geneva, and gallery spaces in Berlin and Guangzhou.
PDF | 17 Mb If you design some of the most stylish and beautiful modern houses in the Los Angeles area, including many for celebrityclients, how do you ensure that the projects are built to the standards you, and your patrons, demand? If you're the highlysought-after firm of Marmol Radziner + Associates, you do what an increasing number of practices are doing: becomeyour own contractor, building your projects with the same rigor and beauty with which they were designed, and, in theprocess, remake your firm into one of the most visible and successful design-build firms in the country. Praised as "modernist savants" by the New York Times, Marmol Radziner + Associates have redefined the indoor-outdoor California lifestyle made famous by legendary mid-century modernists such as Richard Neutra and Albert Frey. Their multifaceted projects include not only residential, commercial, and institutional buildings but also mid-century modern home restorations, furniture, and prefab home manufacturing. Whether building a Hollywood hideaway that floats ethereally over a lush garden or a childcare center for LAX airport employees, each project embodies the philosophy of the firm by integrating finely crafted details with technically inventive modern spaces. Marmol Radziner + Associates explains in detail how this pioneering design-build firmone of the few led by architectshas managed to integrate buildinginstallation, construction, and fabrication into one seamless design process. Architects Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner give an open and honest account of the inner workings of their award-winning firm. Their personal perspectives combined with interviews with employees, clients, and collaborators highlight the synergistic nature of their work. This unique monograph takes the reader from the early stages of conceptual design all the way through construction with special attention focused on their innovative solutions to a variety of on-site challenges.
Hospitality design in Thailand has produced one of the most vigorous architectural scenes in South-East Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. Thailand is not only considered as one of the richest in the region where beauty and diversity of nature is concerned, it also has cultural heritage and value that has made it a major destination for travellers today. Throughout hospitality design and its related context, Thai architects today are increasingly concerned with arriving at an appropriate architectural identity with regard to both cultural and environmental values. However, a direct movement towards modernisation of traditional characteristics is still at the inception stage, in the 'architectural womb' as it were. Some leading architects have suggested that Thai architects should be encouraged to make use of indigenous wisdom and design, and to incorporate the 'soul' of traditional architecture into modern creations and inventions, allowing the architects to enjoy their 'reinvention' as a kind of renaissance. 'Resorts by Thai Architects' not only presents selected works by architects but also focuses on works that are widely accepted by other people such as tourists, designers and those in the hotel business from around the world. They are well recognised and the designs of these projects have been through the critical concept and integrated design stages. Some have even involved research-based design and professional marketing strategies. Thus, the 8 resort projects selected for this book are a confirmation of design and managemant skills, and partly a record of the development of modern Thai architecture over the last century.
PDF 408 English 60.7 MB Much like the history of art, the history of interior design encompasses numerous styles, movements, and individual artistic contributions. It also reflects the influence of international political and social developments. A basic understanding of this history is important for professional designers who look to the past for inspiration.
PDF | 68 Mb Colour both as aesthetic and formal medium in architecture and design is a crucial element of each building. It is treated within this book comprehensively and as it relates to practice by looking at decisive examples. The result is an account by and about three of internationally most renowned architects. It provides a compendium showing colour design within a broad horizon of technologically advanced architecture.