Specifying Buildings: A Design Manangement Perspective - Stephen Emmitt

Routledge | 2008 | ISBN : 075068450X | PDF | 270 pages | English | 3.7 MB

How-to make specification decisions, manage the process and write the brief.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 Specifications in context;
Chapter 2 Specifying design intent;
Chapter 3 Information sources;
Chapter 4 The selection process;
Chapter 5 Writing specifications;
Chapter 6 Managing the specification process;
Chapter 7 Specifying 'new' building products;
Chapter 8 Becoming aware of new products;
Chapter 9 Monitoring the specification of buildings;
Chapter 10 Observing specifiers;
Chapter 11 Towards best practice;


Standard Letters in Architectural Practice, 4th edition - David Chappell

Wiley-Blackwell | 2008 | ISBN : 9781405179652 | PDF | 368 pages | English | 0.9 MB

Table of contents :
Preface to Fourth Edition......Page 15
Introduction......Page 17
Appraisal......Page 19
1 To client, if asked to tender on fees......Page 21
2 To prospective client, offering services......Page 22
3 To client, regarding the first visit......Page 23
4 To client, setting out terms of appointment SFA/99 or S-Con-07-A......Page 24
5 To client, setting out terms of appointment CE/99 or S-Con-07-A (a)......Page 25
6 To client, setting out terms of appointment CE/99 or S-Con-07-A (b)......Page 27
7 To client, setting out terms of appointment SW/99 or C-Con-07-A (a)......Page 30
8 To client, setting out terms of appointment SW/99 or C-Con-07-A (b)......Page 33
9 To client, requesting payment in advance......Page 37
10 To client, regarding other architects engaged on the work......Page 38
11 To other architect, regarding former engagement......Page 39
12 To client, if former architect notifies some problem......Page 40
13 To client, if former architect states that the client does not have a copyright licence......Page 41
14 To client who claims to have a copyright licence......Page 42
15 To client, if architect asked to sign a warranty not previously mentioned......Page 43
16 To client, if architect asked to sign a warranty only agreed in principle......Page 44
17 To client, if asked to provide a certificate of satisfaction not previously mentioned......Page 45
18 To client, if a conflict of interest arises......Page 46
19 To client, regarding the CDM Regulation duties......Page 47
20 To client, regarding site survey......Page 48
21 To client, before carrying out a site survey......Page 49
22 To client, if requested to help in boundary negotiations......Page 50
23 To client, if problem encountered during survey......Page 51
24 To geotechnical specialists, enquiring about soil survey......Page 52
25 To Coal Authority, requesting preliminary information......Page 53
26 To telephone service provider, requesting preliminary information......Page 54
27 To electricity supplier, requesting preliminary information......Page 55
28 To gas supplier, requesting preliminary information......Page 56
29 To water supplier, requesting preliminary information......Page 57
30 To drainage authority, requesting preliminary information......Page 58
31 To highway authority, requesting preliminary information......Page 59
32 To National Power, requesting preliminary information......Page 60
33 To mobile telephone companies, requesting preliminary information......Page 61
34 To cable television, requesting preliminary information......Page 62
35 To client, seeking information......Page 63
36 To client, enclosing the feasibility report......Page 64
Design Brief......Page 65
37 To client, regarding early appointment of consultants......Page 66
38 To client who queries early appointment of consultants......Page 67
39 To client, enclosing draft for appointment of consultants......Page 68
40 Client to consultant [draft prepared by architect]......Page 69
41 To client, if consultants’ agreements are complex......Page 70
42 To client who wishes architect to appoint consultants......Page 71
43 To client, if architect is to appoint consultants (a)......Page 72
44 To client, if architect is to appoint consultants (b)......Page 73
45 To client, if architect wishes to appoint consultants (a)......Page 74
46 To client, if architect wishes to appoint consultants (b)......Page 75
47 To consultant, seeking indemnity......Page 76
48 To client, if consultancy services to be provided by the architect......Page 77
49 To client, suggesting the use of a supplier or sub-contractor in a design capacity......Page 78
50 To client, regarding lists of firms to design and supply/execute......Page 79
51 To client, regarding lists of firms to supply......Page 80
52 To client, if a relatively new material or process is proposed......Page 81
53 To members of the design team, arranging meeting......Page 82
54 To client, regarding fees for planning applications......Page 83
55 To planning authority, requesting outline approval......Page 84
56 To client who considers that drawing work should proceed before necessary approvals obtained......Page 85
57 To planning authority, requesting renewal of temporary permission......Page 86
58 To client, enclosing fee account......Page 87
59 To client, if fees are late: first reminder......Page 88
60 To client, if fees are late: second reminder......Page 89
61 To client, if fees are late: third reminder......Page 90
62 To client, if fees late: legal action threatened......Page 91
Concept......Page 92
63 To client, if amenity society writes with objections......Page 93
64 To amenity society, if they write with objections......Page 94
65 To client, regarding form of contract to be used (a)......Page 95
66 To client, regarding form of contract to be used (b)......Page 97
67 To client, regarding form of contract to be used (c)......Page 99
68 To client, regarding form of contract to be used (d)......Page 101
69 To client, regarding form of contract to be used (e)......Page 102
70 To client, regarding form of contract to be used (f)......Page 104
71 To client, regarding form of contract to be used (g)......Page 106
72 To client, regarding the content of the Employer’s Requirements......Page 108
73 To client, enclosing concept design report......Page 110
Design Development......Page 111
74 To manufacturer, asking for technical literature......Page 112
75 To manufacturer, asking representative to visit for general purposes......Page 113
76 To manufacturer, asking representative to visit for special purposes......Page 114
77 To manufacturer, asking for letter......Page 115
78 To local authority environmental services department, enclosing sketch plans......Page 116
79 To fire prevention officer, enclosing sketch plans......Page 117
80 To telephone service provider, enclosing sketch layout......Page 118
81 To electricity supplier, enclosing sketch layout......Page 119
82 To gas supplier, enclosing sketch layout......Page 120
83 To water supplier, enclosing sketch layout......Page 121
84 To highway authority, enclosing sketch layout......Page 122
85 To environmental health authority, regarding Clean Air Acts......Page 123
86 To client, advising that additional requirements will cause the cost to rise above budget......Page 124
87 To client, enclosing final draft of Employer’s Requirements......Page 125
88 To client, enclosing the scheme design report......Page 126
89 To client, regarding modification of the brief......Page 127
90 To client who cannot understand why redesigning costs extra fees......Page 128
91 To client, confirming instruction to do extra work......Page 129 Technical Design......Page 130
92 To client, regarding promptness of decisions......Page 131
93 To client, regarding modifications to size, shape, location or cost......Page 132
Production Information......Page 133
94 To client, requesting fees for Building Regulations application......Page 134
95 To client, requesting fees for Planning and Building Regulations application......Page 135
96 To planning authority, requesting approval of reserved matters......Page 136
97 To planning authority, applying for full planning approval......Page 137
98 To planning authority, applying for full planning permission and Building Regulations approval......Page 138
99 To local authority, requesting Building Regulations Approval......Page 139
100 To HM Inspectorate (Health and Safety Executive), applying for fire certificate......Page 140
101 To client, regarding main contractor tender list......Page 141
102 To client, regarding main contractor tender list if two stage tendering is to be used......Page 142
103 To client, confirming tender details......Page 143
104 To donor, returning gift......Page 144
105 To prospective named sub-contractor/person, enquiring if willing to submit a tender......Page 145
106 To prospective contractor, enclosing questionnaire......Page 147
107 To referee, regarding suitability of contractor......Page 148
108 To contractor, enquiring if contractor is willing to submit a tender......Page 149
109 To unsuccessful sub-contractors and suppliers......Page 151
110 To client, confirming the amount of liquidated damages......Page 152
Tender Documentation......Page 153
111 To client, if clerk of works required......Page 154
112 To all contractors on tender list, if date delayed......Page 155
Tender Action......Page 156
113 To client, regarding letter of intent to named sub-contractors and suppliers......Page 157
114 To named sub-contractor or supplier: letter of intent......Page 158
115 To contractor, inviting it to tender if bills of quantities included......Page 159
116 To contractor, inviting it to tender if bills of quantities not included......Page 161
117 To contractor, inviting it to tender......Page 163
118 To client and quantity surveyor, enclosing copy of invitation to tender......Page 165
119 To all contractors, regarding questions during the tender period......Page 166
120 To client, regarding opening of tenders......Page 167
121 To contractor who submits a qualified tender......Page 168
122 To contractor who submits a qualified tender if insufficient compliant tenders received......Page 169
123 To contractors who submit the second and third lowest tenders......Page 170
124 To contractors not among the three lowest tenderers......Page 171
125 To contractors who submit the second and third lowest tenders if another tender accepted......Page 172
126 To contractor who submits the lowest tender, but with errors to be dealt with when overall price is dominant......Page 173
127 To contractor who submits lowest tender, but with errors to be dealt with where priced document is dominant......Page 174
128 To contractor, accepting tender subject to formal documents......Page 175
129 To contractor, accepting tender and forming contract immediately......Page 176
130 To consultants, regarding successful tenderer......Page 177
131 To unsuccessful tenderers......Page 178
Mobilisation......Page 179
132 To contractor, enclosing the contract documents......Page 180
133 To client, enclosing the contract documents......Page 182
134 To contractor, returning one copy of the contract documents......Page 183
135 To client, regarding letter of intent to contractor......Page 184
136 To contractor: letter of intent......Page 185
137 To contractor, regarding insurance......Page 186
138 To contractor, regarding insurance......Page 187
139 To contractor, regarding insurance......Page 188
140 To client, regarding insurance (a)......Page 189
141 To client, regarding insurance (b)......Page 190
142 To client, regarding insurance (c)......Page 191
143 To contractor, regarding insurance policies......Page 192
144 To contractor, requesting evidence of insurance......Page 193
145 To contractor, regarding performance bond......Page 194
146 To contractor, regarding advance payment bond......Page 195
147 To contractor, regarding off-site materials bond......Page 196
148 To client, at the beginning of the building contract......Page 197
149 To clerk of works, on appointment......Page 199
150 To contractor, noting the authority of the clerk of works......Page 201
151 To contractor, regarding extension of authority of the clerk of works......Page 203
152 To contractor, naming authorised representatives......Page 204
153 To contractor, regarding the issue of instructions......Page 205
154 To contractor, regarding sub-letting......Page 206
155 To contractor, regarding sub-letting......Page 207
156 To contractor, if architect is employee of the employer......Page 208
Construction to Practical Completion......Page 209
157 To contractor, if it fails to maintain insurance cover (a)......Page 210
158 To contractor, if it fails to maintain insurance cover (b)......Page 211
159 To contractor, if it fails to maintain insurance cover (c)......Page 212
160 To contractor, if it fails to maintain insurance cover (d)......Page 213
161 To client, if contractor fails to maintain insurance cover (a)......Page 214
162 To client, if contractor fails to maintain insurance cover (b)......Page 215
163 To client, if contractor fails to maintain insurance cover (c)......Page 216
164 To client, if contractor fails to maintain insurance cover (d)......Page 217
165 To contractor, confirming possession of the site......Page 218
166 Draft letter from employer to contractor, deferring possession of the site......Page 219
167 To contractor, who wrongly asks the architect to instruct integration of CDP design......Page 220
168 To contractor, if architect finds discrepancy within the Employer’s Requirements......Page 221
169 To contractor, if architect finds a discrepancy within the Contractor’s Proposals 204......Page 222
170 To contractor, if architect finds an inconsistency in CDP documents......Page 223
171 To contractor, requesting consent to the addition of persons to the list under clause 3.8......Page 224
172 To contractor, if it sub-lets without architect’s consent (a)......Page 225
173 To contractor, if it sub-lets without architect’s consent and not in accordance with clauses 3.6 or 3.7 (b)......Page 226
174 To contractor, regarding employer’s licensees (a)......Page 227
175 To contractor, regarding employer’s licensees (b)......Page 228
176 To contractor, regarding employer’s licensees (c)......Page 229
177 To client, enclosing report on progress......Page 230
178 To persons affected, enclosing extract of minutes......Page 231
179 To originator of minutes, if architect disagrees with contents......Page 232
180 To client, if disagreeing with former architect’s decisions......Page 233
181 To contractor client, if disagreeing with former architect’s decisions......Page 234
182 To contractor client, if architect’s drawings rejected......Page 235
183 To contractor client, if instructions received which are contrary to the Employer’s Requirements......Page 236
184 To employer who is seeking advice, if architect engaged by contractor client......Page 237
185 To contractor, on receipt of master programme......Page 239
186 To contractor, on receipt of master programme if required to approve it......Page 240
187 To contractor, if architect asked to check setting out......Page 241
188 To contractor, confirmed acceptance under schedule 2......Page 242
189 To QS, if failing to respond to contractor’s valuation where there is disagreement......Page 243
190 To contractor, if seeking payment for off-site materials and there is no employer’s list......Page 244
191 To contractor, who has submitted drawings (a)......Page 245
192 To contractor who has submitted drawings under the design submission procedure (b)......Page 246
193 To contractor who has submitted design drawings (c)......Page 248
194 To contractor who contends that compliance with a comment will give rise to a variation......Page 249
195 To contractor, if requesting information and there is no information release schedule (a)......Page 250
196 To contractor, if requesting information (b)......Page 251
197 To contractor, if requesting information (c)......Page 252
198 To contractor, if requesting information on the information release schedule......Page 253
199 To contractor, if letter not understood......Page 254
200 To contractor, pending detailed reply......Page 255
201 To contractor, seeking proof of compliance (a)......Page 256
202 To contractor, seeking proof of compliance (b)......Page 257
203 To contractor, requesting samples......Page 258
204 To contractor, regarding compliant samples......Page 259
205 To contractor, regarding failure of samples......Page 260
206 To manufacturer, if problems with product on site......Page 261
207 To quantity surveyor regarding defective work......Page 262
208 Draft letter from employer to contractor, amount proposed to be paid (a)......Page 263
209 Draft letter from employer to contractor, amount proposed to be paid (b)......Page 264
210 Draft letter from employer to contractor, amount proposed to be withheld (a)......Page 265
211 Draft letter from employer to contractor, amount proposed to be withheld (b)......Page 266
212 To contractor, if defective work opened up......Page 267
213 To contractor, after failure of work (a)......Page 268
214 To contractor, after failure of work (b)......Page 269
215 To client, confirming instruction which entails extra cost......Page 270
216 To client, if material change to approved design necessary......Page 271
217 To contractor, requiring compliance with instruction......Page 272
218 To contractor, who fails to comply with notice......Page 273
219 To contractor, if no grounds for extension of time......Page 274
220 To contractor, if no extension of time due......Page 275
221 To contractor, if issuing extension in two parts because of lack of time before completion date......Page 276
222 To contractor, giving extension of time......Page 277
223 To client, enclosing a report on extension of time......Page 278
224 To contractor, shortly after practical completion......Page 279
225 To contractor, reviewing extensions of time after completion date or practical completion (a)......Page 280
226 To contractor, reviewing extensions of time after completion date or practical completion (b)......Page 281
227 To client, enclosing certificate of non-completion (a)......Page 282
228 To client, if Works not complete (b)......Page 283
229 To client, if Works not complete by date for completion and further extensions may be due......Page 284
230 Draft letter from employer to contractor, before deducting liquidated damages......Page 285
231 To client, advising on the deduction of liquidated damages......Page 286
232 To client, if it would be unfair to deduct liquidated damages......Page 287
233 To client, regarding common law claims......Page 288
234 To client regarding loss and/or expense applications......Page 289
235 To contractor, if ex-gratia or common law application submitted......Page 290
236 To client, regarding ex-gratia claims......Page 291
237 To contractor, rejecting application due to failure to comply with contract......Page 292
238 To contractor, if application badly presented......Page 293
239 To contractor, after receipt of estimate of loss and/or expense under supplemental provision, schedule 2, paragraph 5......Page 294
240 To contractor, requesting further information in support of financial claim......Page 295
241 To contractor, rejecting application for loss and/or expense......Page 296
242 To contractor, accepting financial claim......Page 297
243 To contractor, partly accepting financial claim......Page 298
244 To quantity surveyor, requesting ascertainment of loss and/or expense......Page 299
245 To quantity surveyor, requesting partial ascertainment of loss and/or expense......Page 300
246 To client, enclosing report on application......Page 301
247 To client, on receipt of contractor’s 7-day notice suspending performance of obligations......Page 302
248 Draft letter from employer to contractor, on receipt of 7-day notice suspending performance of obligations......Page 303
249 To contractor, on resumption of obligations after suspension......Page 304
250 To contractor, giving notice of default (a)......Page 305
251 To contractor, giving notice of default (b)......Page 306
252 To contractor, giving notice of default (c)......Page 307
253 To client, if contractor continues the default......Page 308
254 To client, if contractor continues the default (b)......Page 309
255 To client, if contractor is in default (c)......Page 310
256 Draft letter from employer to contractor, terminating employment after default notice......Page 311
257 To client, if termination by either party possible......Page 312
258 Draft letter from employer to contractor, giving notice if termination by either party possible......Page 313
259 Draft letter from employer to contractor, terminating if termination by either party possible......Page 314
260 Draft letter from employer to contractor, terminating employment after loss or damage......Page 315
261 Draft letter from employer to contractor, terminating if terrorism cover no longer available......Page 316
262 Draft letter from employer to contractor, determining contract......Page 317
263 To client, regarding insurance after termination......Page 318
264 To client, if contractor likely to terminate its employment or has issued a default notice......Page 319
265 To client, if contractor likely to terminate its employment if termination by either party is possible......Page 320
266 To client, if contractor likely to terminate its employment because it is just and equitable to do so......Page 321
267 To client, if contractor terminates its employment......Page 322
268 Draft letter from employer to contractor, giving notice of intention to refer a dispute to adjudication......Page 323
269 Draft letter from employer to Nominating Body, requesting nomination of an adjudicator......Page 324
270 Draft letter from employer to adjudicator, enclosing the Referral......Page 325
271 Draft letter from employer to contractor, if adjudicator’s decision is in employer’s favour......Page 326
272 To employer, if asked to respond to contractor’s adjudication notice......Page 327
273 Draft letter from employer to contractor, requesting concurrence in the appointment of an arbitrator......Page 328
274 Draft letter from employer to contractor, requesting concurrence in the appointment of an arbitrator......Page 329
275 Draft letter from employer to relevant Professional Body, if there is no concurrence in the appointment of an arbitrator or, in the case of GC/Works/1 (1998), the named arbitrator is unable to act......Page 330
276 Draft letter from employer to contractor proposing mediation of a dispute......Page 331
277 To client, if impractical to carry out certain services......Page 332
278 To client, determining all performance and obligations by reasonable notice......Page 333
279 To client, giving 14 days notice to terminate the agreement......Page 334
280 To client, terminating the agreement......Page 335
281 To client, if client terminates appointment by reasonable notice (a)......Page 336
282 To client, if client terminates appointment by reasonable notice (b)......Page 337
283 To client, if client has not given instructions to resume suspended service within six months (a)......Page 338
284 To client, if client has not given instructions to resume suspended service within six months (b)......Page 339
285 To client, if another architect appointed......Page 340
286 To other architect, appointed by client, if fees etc. outstanding......Page 341
287 To employer who wishes to use new building before practical completion certified (a)......Page 342
288 To employer who wishes to use part of the Works before practical completion certified (b)......Page 343
289 To consultants, regarding testing and commissioning of plant......Page 345
290 To client, regarding testing and commissioning of plant......Page 346
291 To client, prior to completion......Page 347
292 To client, confirming handover meeting 330......Page 348
293 To contractor, regarding inspection before completion......Page 349
294 To consultants, regarding inspection before completion......Page 350
Post Practical Completion......Page 351
295 To client, after handover......Page 352
296 To contractor, if sending schedule of defects......Page 353
297 To contractor if immediate attention required during the rectification period......Page 354
298 To contractor, requiring making good during the rectification/maintenance period......Page 355
299 To client, if some defects are not to be made good......Page 356
300 To contractor, instructing that some defects are not to be made good......Page 357
301 To contractor, requiring ‘as-built’ records......Page 358
302 To contractor, requiring return of all drawings and documents......Page 359
303 To client, seeking permission to publish details of the project......Page 360
304 To client, requesting feedback information......Page 361
305 To consultants, requesting feedback information......Page 362
306 To contractor, requesting feedback information......Page 363
307 To client, if architect asked to inspect suspected defects after the end of the rectification period......Page 364
308 To client regarding latent defects after the final certificate......Page 365
309 To contractor, regarding latent defects......Page 366.


Architectural Graphic Standards: Student Edition - Charles George Ramsey

Wiley | 2008 | ISBN : 9780470085462 | PDF | 560 pages | English | 54.0 MB

Carefully abridged from the Eleventh Edition of Architectural Graphic Standards, this Student Edition features the same richly detailed graphics and text that have made Architectural Graphic Standards a classic, but updated and reorganized in a way that is relevant to today's student. Thousands of illustrations and a rich index offer immediate access to hundreds of architectural elements, while the wide variety of topics covered makes this work relevant throughout a student's architecture education and into the early stages of professional practice.
With a wealth of information for the student preparing for professional practice, this new edition:
* Covers building standards and practices, materials and systems, and details for every type of project
* Follows CSI's Uniformat, a classification system that closely matches an architect's workflow
* Features completely updated content with a wide variety of standard architectural details
* Offers an ancillary Web site featuring sample curriculums, student exercises, classroom projects, PowerPoint(r) slides, and more


Built upon Love: Architectural Longing after Ethics and Aesthetics - Alberto Perez-Gomez

The MIT Press | 2008 | ISBN : 9780262662055 | PDF | 264 pages | English | 2.0 MB

The forced polarity between form and function in considerations of architecture--opposing art to social interests, ethics to poetic expression--obscures the deep connections between ethical and poetical values in architectural tradition. Architecture has been, and must continue to be, writes Alberto Pérez-Gómez, built upon love. Modernity has rightly rejected past architectural excesses, but, Pérez-Gómez argues, the materialistic and technological alternatives it proposes do not answer satisfactorily the complex desire that defines humanity. True architecture is concerned with far more than fashionable form, affordable homes, and sustainable development; it responds to a desire for an eloquent place to dwell--one that lovingly provides a sense of order resonant with our dreams. In Built upon Love Pérez-Gómez uncovers the relationship between love and architecture in order to find the points of contact between poetics and ethics--between the architect's wish to design a beautiful world and architecture's imperative to provide a better place for society.Eros, as first imagined by the early lyric poets of classical Greece, is the invisible force at the root of our capacity to create and comprehend the poetic image. Pérez-Gómez examines the nature of architectural form in the light of eros, seduction, and the tradition of the poetic image in Western architecture. He charts the ethical dimension of architecture, tracing the connections between philia--the love of friends that entails mutual responsibility among equals--and architectural program. He explores the position of architecture at the limits of language and discusses the analogical language of philia in modernist architectural theory. Finally, he uncovers connections between ethics and poetics, describing a contemporary practice of architecture under the sign of love, incorporating both eros and philia.


Eisenman Architects: University of Phoenix Stadium for the Arizona Cardinals - Todd Gannon

Architectural Press | 2008 | ISBN : 9781568987200 | PDF | 160 pages | English | 34.0 MB

The basic form of the American sports stadium has not changed much in the last century. But in an unexpected and controversial act of daring, the Arizona Cardinals football team selected awarding-winning architect and intellectual provocateur Peter Eisenman to design their stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Opened in the summer of 2006, Eisenman's latest work rejects all traditional and staid notions of the sports stadium. Inspired by and sectioned like a barrel cactus, its shell is composed of huge, steel paraboloid sections. The domed stadium boasts a steel-and-fabric retractable roof that allows lightto penetrate when closed while maintaining an airy feel inside. The most ground-breaking feature of the design is its grass roll-out field, which remains outside the stadium until game time, when it is rolled in on steel wheel sets powered by small electric motors. Eisenman Architects, the eighth volume in the Source Books in Architecture series, provides a comprehensive look at a contemporary masterpiece and a landmark of excellence in civic and sports architecture.


The National Park Architecture Sourcebook - Harvey H. Kaiser

Architectural Press | 2008 | ISBN : 9781568987422 | PDF | 608 pages | English | 17.0 MB

For more than a century, the National Park Service, private individuals, and small businesses have constructed a variety ofstructures on America's national parklands. Some were guided by the architectural style of the day, while others looked to the surrounding landscape for inspiration. In The National Park Architecture Sourcebook, architect and longtime preservation advocate Harvey H. Kaiser takes readers on an architectural tour of the remarkable variety of man-made structures that dot the landscapes of these spectacular mountains, valleys, deserts, and coastlines. Organized by region, The National Park Architecture Sourcebook is unique and comprehensive guidebook to America's most significant historic park-based architectural treasures. Kaiser leads readers beyond the rustic lodges ofYellowstone and Yosemite found in typical guide books to those special places where history, form, and natural beautyhave combined to create moments of architectural magic or enduring symbols of patriotism and heroic action such as theStatue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the Lincoln Memorial, Fort Sumter, and the USS Arizona. Blending facts, anecdotes,and personal observations based on many thousands of miles of travel, Kaiser evokes the spirit of these places while offering a solid understanding of why national park architecture occupies a significant and unique place in American history. In one accessible, engaging, and easy-to-use volume, readers can find historical context, directions, factual information, and succinct architectural descriptions for more than two hundred places of interest across the U.S. Designed in a convenient paperback format, this guidebook is an invaluable resource for the traveler, design professional, student, or anyone interested in learning more about the historic architectural treasures of our national park system.


Loblolly House: Elements of a New Architecture - Stephen Kieran

Architectural Press | 2008 | ISBN : 9781568987477 | PDF | 176 pages | English | 16.0 MB

"If prefabs are assembly-line Fords, Loblolly is a custom hot rod, begging for mass production." —Andrew Blum for WIRED magazine Known for their in-depth research and innovative, inventive, and meticulously constructed architecture, KieranTimberlake Assoicates put its ideas about streamlining the making of architecture to the test. The results took the form of a fully modular and award-winning house, featuring an active and adjustable double-skin facade so advanced that no client would consider it. KieranTimberlake Assoicates boldly took the project upon themselves, using partner Stephen Kieran's own summer house as a laboratory. Situated on idyllic Taylors Island, off the coast of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, Loblolly House inaugurates a truly new, more efficient way of building. Through the use of state-of-the-art building information modeling (BIM), the architects were able to streamline the design-build process. Thousands of parts were collapsed and integrated into a few dozen panels and blocks that slid into an aluminum frame set on wooden pylons. Consisting of 70 percent prefabricated components, the kit-of-parts house was assembled (mostly with a wrench) and lifted into place on-site in less than six weeks. Unlike most houses, even those built with sustainability in mind, Loblolly disassembles as easily as it assembles, making it an ecologically sound structure with a manageable environmental footprint. Focusing on a single built project andillustrated with extensive photographic documentation and numerous detailed drawings, Loblolly House is the manual for componentized prefab. The book includes a DVD of the film "A House in the Trees" by producers Rick Deppe andKathleen Blake, a real-time documentary of the design, fabrication, and assembly of Loblolly House.


Conversations with Mies van der Rohe - Moisés Puente

Architectural Press | 2008 | ISBN : 9781568987538 | PDF | 96 pages | English | 3.0 MB

It has been said that modernist legend Mies van der Rohe's thirty years spent working in America reflected his mostconsistent and mature efforts toward achieving his goal of a new architecture for the twentieth century. Focusing on this American period, Conversations with Mies van der Rohe, the latest addition to our Conversations series, gives fresh credence to this claim by presenting the architect's most important design concerns in his own words. In this collectionof interviews Mies talks freely about his relationship with clients, the common language he aimed for in his architecturalprojects, the influences on his work, and the synthesis of architecture and technology that he advanced in his designs and built works. Conversations with Mies van der Rohe makes an important contribution to the corpus of Mies scholarship. It presents a vivid picture of a master of modernism, bringing his artistic biography to a close while completing the scope of his style in terms of techniques, scale, use of materials, and typology. An essay by Iaki balos provides a context for these interviews and looks at Mies's legacy from a contemporary perspective.


After the Crash: Architecture in Post-Bubble Japan - Thomas Daniell

Architectural Press | 2008 | ISBN : 9781568987767 | PDF | 192 pages | English | 9.0 MB

In the late 1980s, Japan was awash in seemingly unlimited wealth and rising toward what would be the peak of its modern economic success, power, and influence. In 1991 the same lethal combination of risky loans, inflated stocks, and real estate speculation that created this "bubble economy" caused it to burst, plunging the country into its worst recession since World War II. New Zealand-born architect Thomas Daniell arrived in Japan at the dawn of this turbulent decade. After the Crash is an anthology of essays that draw on firsthand observations of the built environment and architectural culture that emerged from the economically sober post-bubble period of the 1990s. Daniell uses projects and installations by architects such as Atelier Bow Wow, Toyo Ito, and the metabolists to illustrate the new relationships forged, most of necessity, between architecture and society in Japan.


Marketing Green Building Services: Strategies for Success - Jerry Yudelson

Architectural Press | 2007 | ISBN : 9780750684743 | PDF | 313 pages | English | 5.0 MB

Marketing Green Building Services: Strategies for Success presents all the information key decision-makers need to respond to the fast-growing market for green buildings, design and construction services and products. Completely updated, revised and expanded from the author's previous works, this book is the one resource you need to succeed in the green building marketplace. With a sound grounding in contemporary marketing theory and practice, the book assembles hard-to-find information to assist executives and partners in design and construction firms in crafting competitive strategies that build on their firm' strengths, while shoring up their weaknesses. Since most design and construction firms specialize in particular market sectors, the book systematically examines the important market segments for green buildings. It also presents key business case justifications for green buildings that help architects, engineers and builders to understand client motivations and respond to them with appropriate marketing tactics and communications strategies. The book examines how the green building market is adopting certain new products and design approaches, information that will help manufacturers and product sales teams to craft appropriate marketing strategies. The book also helps owners and developers understand the green building business case and to find out what other leading-edge firms and projects have learned - how to market and sell green buildings and green developments in a highly competitive marketplace.
* Find out how leading-edge firms market and sell green buildings
* Develop strategies for success in this fast growing, constantly changing and highly competitive marketplace
* Learn how to understand client motivations and respond to them with appropriate marketing tactics and communications strategies.


Le Corbusier in Detail - Flora Samuel

Architectural Press | 2007 | ISBN : 9780750663540 | PDF | 264 pages | English | 10.0 MB

This is the first book to give such close attention to Le Corbusier's approach to the making of buildings. It illustrates the ways in which Le Corbusier's details were expressive of his overall philosophical intentions. It is not a construction book in the usual sense- rather it focusses on the meaning of detail, on the ways in which detail informs the overall architectural narrative of a building. Well illustrated and containing several specially prepared scaled drawings it acts as timely reminder to both students and architects of the possibilities inherent in the most small scale tectonic gestures. * Lavishly illustrated, with numerous in depth studies this book will be an inspiration to both students and architects * This is the first book to illustrate Le Corbusier's philosophies through his use of detail * So innovative was Le Corbusier's approach to design and so influential has he been on the current generation of architects that his work remains as relevant today as it ever did .


Color - Communication in Architectural Space - Gerhard Meerwein

Birkhäuser Architecture | 2007 | ISBN : 9783764375966 | PDF | 150 pages | English | 11.0 MB

Colors are an element of both the natural and the man-made environments. They convey messages of all kinds and perform a wide variety of functions, informing, organizing, warning. But they also serve an aesthetic purpose, affecting the statement, effect, and acceptance of objects and spaces. While people s reactions to color vary widely, in design questions it is still possible to establish generally valid color concepts to match the expectations of the various groups of users. This book offers a guide based on a wide range of scientific findings and may be consulted as an authoritative reference by the architecture student and the professional alike. The three editors, Dr. B. Rodeck, Prof. G. Meerwein, and F. H. Mahnke have taught for many years at the Salzburger Seminare f??r Farbe und Umwelt der IACC.


Rethinking Technology: A Reader in Architectural Theory - William Braham

Routledge | 2007 | ISBN : 9780415346535 | PDF | 488 pages | English | 3.0 MB

This essential reference for all students of architecture, design and the built environment provides a convenient single source for all the key texts in the recent literature on architecture and technology. The book contains over fifty carefully selected essays, manifestoes, reflections and theories by architects and architectural writers from 1900 to 2004. This mapping out of a century of architectural technology reveals the discipline's long and close attention to the experience and effects of new technologies, and provides a broad picture of the shift from the 'age of tools' to the 'age of systems'. Chronological arrangement and cross-referencing of the articles enable both a thematic and historically contextual understanding of the topic and highlight important thematic connections across time. With the ever increasing pace of technological change, this Reader presents a clear understanding of the context in which it has and does affect architecture.
Table of Content:
Introduction......Page 13
1901 Frank Lloyd Wright: The Art and Craft of the Machine......Page 18
1914 Antonio Sant’ Elia: Manifesto of Futurist Architecture......Page 32
1915 Patrick Geddes: Peleotechnic and Neotechnic......Page 36
1923 Le Corbusier: Engineer’s, Aesthetic and Architecture......Page 45
1928 Siegfried Giedion: Construction. Industry. Architecture......Page 50
1929 Le Corbusier: Architecture: The Expression the Materials Methods of our Times......Page 55
1929 Richard Buckminster Fuller: 4D Time Lock......Page 59
1929 Knud Lönberg-Holm: Architecture in the Industrial Age......Page 64
1932 Hugo Häring: The House as an Organic Structure......Page 68
1934 Lewis Mumford: Technical Syncretism and Toward an Organic Ideology......Page 70
1937 Karel Honzík: Biotechnics: Functional Design and the Vegetable World......Page 75
1939 Frederick J.Kiesler: On Correalism and Biotechnique: A Definition and Test of a New Approach to Building Design......Page 78
1941 Siegfried Giedion: Industrialization as a Fundamental Event......Page 92
1948 Siegfried Giedion: The Assembly Line and Scientific Management......Page 94
1950 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: Technology and Architecture......Page 123
1954/1962 Team 10: The Doorn Manifesto......Page 125
1954 Richard Neutra: Survival Through Design......Page 127
1957 Konrad Wachsmann: Seven Theses......Page 136
1959 Peter Collins: The Biological Analogy......Page 138
1960 Peter Reyner Banham: Functionalism and Technology......Page 147
1960 William Katavolos: Organics......Page 157
1964 Christopher Alexander: The Selfconscious Process......Page 160
1964 Marshall McLuhan: Housing: New Look and New Outlook......Page 170
1965 Peter Reyner Banham: A Home is not a House......Page 176
1969 Richard Buckminster Fuller: Comprehensive Propensities......Page 184
1969 James R.Boyce: What is the Systems Approach?......Page 189
1970 Peter Cook: Experiment is an Inevitable......Page 196
1973 Leopold Kohr: Velocity Population......Page 212
1973 Paolo Soleri: Function Follows Form (Structure Before Performance)......Page 215
1976 Ruth Schwartz Cowan: The “Industrial Revolution” in the Home: Household Technology and Social Change in the Twentieth Century......Page 220
1977 Kisho Kurokawa: The Philosophy of Metabolism......Page 235
1979 Philip Steadman: What Remains of the Analogy? The History and Science of the Artificial......Page 249
1981 Alan Colquhoun: Symbolic and Literal Aspects of Technology......Page 269
1982 Luis Fernández-Galiano: Organisms and Mechanisms, Metaphors of ArchitectureMechanical, Thermal, and Cybernetic Machines versus the Living and the Built......Page 273
1985 Steve Ternoey: The Patterns of Innovation and Change......Page 293
1987 Martin Pawley: Technology Transfer......Page 297
1988 Bruno Latour: Mixing Humans and Nonhumans Together: The Sociology of a Door-Closer......Page 311
1988 Peter McCleary: Some Characteristics of a New Concept of Technology......Page 327
1992 Joseph Rykwert: Organic and Mechanical......Page 339
1994 Stewart Brand: Shearing......Page 351
1995 Rem Koolhaas: Speculations on Structures and Services......Page 355
1995 Félix Guattari: Machinic Heterogenesis......Page 359
1997 Francis Duffy: Time in Office Design......Page 373
1997 Paul Virilio: The Third Interval......Page 375
1999 Ben Van Berkel and Caroline Bos: Techniques: Network Spin, and Digrams......Page 384
1999 Ken Yeang: A Theory of Ecological Design......Page 388
2000 Bernard Cache: Digital Semper......Page 395
2000 Manuel De Landa: Deleuze and the Use of the Genetic Algorithm in Architecture......Page 405
2002 David Leatherbarrow and Mohsen Mostafavi: Surface Architecture......Page 411
2002 William McDonough and Michael Braungart: A Brief History of the Industrial Revolution......Page 419
2002 William J.Mitchell: E-Bodies, E-Buildings, E-Cities......Page 423
2003 SLA: Changing Speeds......Page 433
2004 Manuel Castells: Space of Flows, Space of Places: Materials for a Theory of Urbanism in the Information Age......Page 435


On Span and Space: Architectural Structures Explored - Bjorn Sandaker

Routledge | 2007 | ISBN : 9780415357876 | PDF | 224 pages | English | 8.0 MB

In this richly illustrated book with many practical examples, Bjorn Sandaker provides readers with a better understanding of the relationship between technology and architecture. As an experienced teacher and writer, Sandaker offers a well-founded aesthetic theory to support the understanding and evaluation of a structure's form and design, examining concepts and viewpoints from both the professions of engineering and architecture. Comprehensively covering structure and aesthetics, this book is ideal for students, professionals and academics in the areas of architecture and building.


Introduction to Architectural Science: The Basis of Sustainable Design - S. V. Szokolay

Elsevier | 2008 | ISBN : 9780750687041 | PDF | 345 pages | English | 3.0 MB

Table of Content:
Heat: the thermal environment.
Physics of heat ;
Thermal comfort ;
Climate ;
Thermal behaviour of buildings ;
Thermal design: passive controls ;
Active controls: HVAC
Light: the luminous environment.
Physics of light ;
Vision ;
Daylight and sunlight ;
Design methods ;
Electric lighting
Sound: the sonic environment.
Physics of sound ;
Hearing ;
Noise control ;
Room acoustics
Energy ;
Renewable energy ;
Energy use ;
Water and wastes ;
Sustainability issues.


Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data, 3rd edition - David Littlefield

Architectural Press | 2008 | ISBN : 9780750652810 | PDF | 851 pages | English | 57.0 MB

This book deals with all the principal building types, ranging from airports, factories and warehouses, offices, shops and hospitals. For each such building type, the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data is given. Content: Notation; Basic Design Data; Design and Construction Practice and Techniques; Re-use/Refurbishment/Whole Life Costs; Design Basics: Buildings & Movement; Design Basics: Spaces/Urban Design; Houses and Flats; Student housing; Homes for the elderly; Hotels; Offices; Retail Trading; Factories and Workshops; Industrial Storage; Agricultural Buildings; Eating and Drinking; Sports Facilities: Indoor; Sports Facilities: Outdoor; Leisure and Community Facilities; Schools and Nurseries; Higher Education; Laboratories; Primary Health Care; Hospitals; Payment offices; Public Buildings; Museums and Art Galleries/Visitor Centres; Libraries and Information Centres / Archives; Terminals and Transport Interchanges; Parking; Sound and Vision Studios; Auditoria; Places of Worship; Structure; Materials; Doors/Windows/Stairs; Heating and Ventilation; Light; Sound; Fire; Security; Designing for the Disabled; Access for Maintenance; Service Distribution.


Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture - Kiel Moe

Princeton Architectural Press | 2008 | ISBN : 9781568987453 | PDF | 208 pages | English | 54.0 MB

Listen in on any conversation about architecture these days and you will almost certainly hear the buzzword of early-twenty-first century buildingsustainability. But just how sustainable must a building be to earn that sought-after designation? How must architects reconsider the entire design process to achieve this important goal? Taking sustainability to the next level, the emerging practice of integrated design provides the strategies to achieve high performance, low energy, and cost-effectiveness, through careful ground-up consideration of how the program, siting, design, materials, systems, and products of a building connect, interact, and affect one another. This approach eschews specialists working in isolation in favor of solutions that are greater than the sum of their parts.
Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture takes a comprehensive look at projects that exemplify current approaches to this exciting new field. From museums to residences, from office buildings to universities and yogacenters, this book showcases twenty-eight examples of integrated design that cut across building types, budgets, climates, and locales. Drawings, diagrams, and photographs illustrate how the many disciplines involved in the building process work together to create sustainable spaces that acknowledge architecture's critical role in our shared global community, economy, and ecosystem.


Design-Tech Building Science for Architects - Jason Alread

Architectural Press | 2007 | ISBN : 9780750665575 | PDF | 543 pages | English | 24.0 MB

Taking a fresh, holistic approach to the topic of architectural technology, this indispensable book looks at the 'why' as well as the 'how' of building science, providing a comprehensive, clear and concise introduction to the subject. The demands faced by architects in their training and education are constantly changing. Written by two practicing architects who teach building technology and design, this text ensures that the reader is given the full picture of the discipline, as it integrates technical material with design sensibilities. Incorporating structural design, environmental principles, material science and human factors, this book shows how these topics rely upon and influence one another in architectural design. It also relates the technical with the theoretical, illustrating how technology and design have influenced one another historically. Offering highly practical guidance to the essentials of building design, this book is the first to provide the full spectrum of building science for architects in one volume.
Design-Tech includes hundreds of illustrations and numerous case studies that show how these theories work in practice.
* A single volume integrating structual, environmental and construction engineering basics for architects
* A holistic approach to technology, illustrating how it relates to the history and theory of architecture
* Presents sustainable design as a given, with environmental design principles included throughout the text


Risk Management in Architectural Design: Control of Uncertainty over Building Use and Maintenance

Springer International Publishing | 2015 | ISBN : 9783319074481 | PDF | 100 pages | English | 16.0 MB

This book analyzes the risk management process in relation to building design and operation and on this basis proposes a method and a set of tools that will improve the planning and evaluation of design solutions in order to control risks in the operation and management phase. Particular attention is paid to the relationship between design choices and the long-term performance of buildings in meeting requirements expressing user and client needs. A risk dashboard is presented as a risk measurement framework that identifies and addresses areas of uncertainty surrounding the satisfaction of particularly relevant requirements over time. This risk dashboard will assist both designers and clients. It will support designers by enabling them to improve the maintainability of project performance and will aid clients both in devising a brief that emphasizes the most relevant aspects of maintainability and in evaluating project proposals according to long-term risks. The results of assessment of the proposed method and tools in tests run on a number of buildings of worship are also reported.
Table of contents :
Front Matter....Pages i-xv
Front Matter....Pages 1-1
The Risks of Decisions with Long-Term Impacts Within the Building Process. The Uncertainty in Design Over a Set of Objectives for the Operation and Maintenance Phase....Pages 3-12
Uncertainty, Risk and Risk Management....Pages 13-23
Risk Management Through Process Monitoring: Reducing Uncertainty and Improving Risk Assessment Effectiveness Through Knowledge Gathering Over Time....Pages 25-33
Front Matter....Pages 35-35
Risks Over Objectiveness in Building Process....Pages 37-55
A Dashboard for Design Risk Management. Proposal for a Risk-Based Design Support and Lifelong Feedback Gathering System....Pages 57-76
Front Matter....Pages 77-77
Application of the Dashboard for Risk Management: The Case Study of Two Buildings of Worship....Pages 79-95
Conclusions....Pages 97-100


2050: Designing Our Tomorrow

Academy Press | 2015 | ISBN : 9781118914830 | PDF | 136 pages | English | 170.0 MB

Envisioning a positive future through design 2050: Designing Our Tomorrow describes the ways in which architecture and design can engage with the key drivers of change and provide affirmative aspirations for a not-so distant future. With a focal date of 2050, this issue of AD asks when and how the design community can, should, and must be taking action. The discussion centres on shifts in the urban environment and an established way of life in a world of depleted natural resources and climate change. Featuring interviews with Paola Antonelli of MoMA and Tim Brown of IDEO, it includes contributions from thought leaders, such as Janine Benyus, Thomas Fisher, Daniel Kraft, Alex McDowell, Franz Oswold, and Mark Watts. High-profile designers like FutureCitiesLab, SHoP, and UrbanThinkTank, are featured as examples of forward thinking and innovation in the field, highlighting the need for - and possibility of - a shift in the global perspective. The discussion includes the challenges we face in creating a positive tomorrow, and the solutions that architecture and design can bring to the table. Despite the proliferation of global crises possibly threatening human survival, our current moment provides the opportunity to write a new, positive story about our future. 2050: Designing Our Tomorrow describes how the design community can contribute to that vision by asserting positive aspirations for the worlds we create ourselves. * See how architects and designers inspire global positive change * Consider architecture's role in shaping cultural outlook * Learn the key drivers of change for the built environment * Explore the perspectives of leading experts and designers Architects and planners over the centuries have put a stamp upon the planet through the physical manifestations of their belief structures. Today's design community faces a rising wealth gap, climate change, shifting paradigms of nationalism, and myriad other challenges. 2050: Designing Our Tomorrow phrases global issues as a design problem, and describes how architects and designers can rise to the challenge of creating a more positive future.