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German artist Kurt Schwitters began constructing the Merzbau, a combination of collage, sculpture, and architecture, in a corner of his studio in Hannover, Germany in 1920. Also called the Cathedral of Erotic Misery, this was Schwitters’s private world. It eventually took over his entire living quarters, the apartment above, and part of the yard, and was divided into rooms-the Biedermeier Room, the de Stijl Room, the Goethe Cave, the Mondrian Cave, and the Mies Cave, among others. It was destroyed during an Allied bombing raid in 1943.
Preservation has traditionally focused on saving prominent buildings of historical or architectural significance. Preserving cultural landscapes-the combined fabric of the natural and man-made environments-is a relatively new and often misunderstood idea among preservationists, but it is of increasing importance.
Editors: Bartel, A., Clemens, M., Günther, M., ter Maten, E.J.W. (Eds.)Covers topics in scientific computing in electrical engineering from both academia and industry, as well as mathematics and electrical engineering perspectiveShows state of the art in SCEEIncludes advanced topics of MOR and UQ in methodologyThis book is a collection of selected papers presented at the 10th International Conference on Scientific Computing in Electrical Engineering (SCEE), held in Wuppertal, Germany in 2014. The book is divided into five parts, reflecting the main directions of SCEE 2014: 1.
The long-awaited home décor bible by the beloved design blogger"Thank you," wrote a reader to Design*Sponge creator Grace Bonney, "for teaching me that houses don't have to be frumpy and formal. They don't have to be matchy-matchy or rigidly modern." They can just be comfy and unique and reflect who you are, no matter how small your budget or space.That reader is one of the 75,000 unique daily visitors to Design*Sponge, who make it the most popular design site on the web. The site receives 250,000 pageviews every day and has 150,000 RSS subscribers and 280,000 followers on Twitter.
This book details how research and development in art and design can be formulated, progressed, measured, and reviewed. It explores the challenges of interdisciplinary research and highlights its importance and significance for the future of research in art and design and its relationship to science and technology.The author looks at how creative processes and ideas are devised and how technology and its applications are changing these processes and the way in which research is developed and advanced.
"AutoCAD 2002: No Experience Required" is your step-by-step introduction to the latest version of AutoCAD, the drafting and design program that has become the industry standard in architecture, landscaping, engineering, and construction. Inside, practical examples and straightforward explanations show you exactly what you need to know to create, develop, and complete a sophisticated AutoCAD project. It helps you in: gaining the AutoCAD skills that matter most; finding your way around AutoCAD; understanding basic commands; applying AutoCAD’s coordinate systems; setting up a drawing; mastering drawing strategies; accessing right-click context menus; employing Polar and Object Snap Tracking; setting up layers, colors, and linetypes; using blocks and Wblocks; dragging AutoCAD objects from one drawing to another; generating elevations; working with hatches and fills; controlling text in a drawing; dimensioning a drawing; managing external references; using layouts and printing an AutoCAD drawing; sharing drawings on the Internet; viewing 3D models dynamically with 3D Orbit; rendering a 3D model; and setting up attributes.
The use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) has increased dramatically in recent years and the AutoCad suite of software has established itself as a market leader in this field. Software processes have dropped to a point where CAD techniques are very widely accessible. This book takes the new user through the commands and techniques needed to exploit the full potential of the software. The book guides the reader through the important concepts and shows clearly how the computer program functions.
Everyone loves chibi, the newest, hottest manga style out of Asia. Chibis—characters that range from hypercute miniature people to bizarrely sexy furry characters—come in all varieties, all roles, including chibi teenagers, faeries, schoolgirls, nurses, mermaids, devils, angels, and everything in between. Now Christopher Hart, the world’s best-selling author of cartoon and drawing titles, shows readers exactly how to draw chibis, infusing them with personality and creating authentic costumes for them.
This handbook presents a comprehensive survey of the textual archaeological and art historical evidence for this Middle Nile Region – Kingdom of Kush. Basing itself upon the evidence and scholarly literature, this work discusses the emergence of the native state of Kush (after the Pharaonic domination in the 11th century BC), the rule of the Kings of Kush in Egpyt (c. 760-656 BC) and the intellectual foundations and political history of the Kingdom in the Napatan (7th and 3rd centuries BC) and Meroitic (3rd century BC – 4th century) periods.
The city of Birmingham offers a particularly rich case study on urban regeneration as it strives to build a new city image. Positioned between decline and regeneration, the landscape of the city and its environs collages old and new, producing dramatic contrasts – of industrial and post-industrial urbanisms of crumbling brutalism and spectacular flagship developments, of Victorian housing and diverse cultural lifestyles – that compound the aesthetic and socio-economic means of regeneration.
Key FeaturesLearn how to design a 3D printable model from an existing physical objectRekindle your mathematical mind to design perfectly interlocking complex pieces of a puzzlePersonalize the puzzle’s design with a photo or shape of your own choiceBook DescriptionJigsaw puzzles derive their name from when they were cut from wood sheets using a hand-woodworking tool called a jig saw back in the 1760s. Have you ever wondered how a model idea for a jigsaw puzzle is articulated, and how it was made with these traditional tools?Through this book, you will master the techniques of designing simple to complex puzzles models for 3D printing.
The book aims at nurturing theoretic reflection on the city and the territory and working out and applying methods and techniques for improving our physical and social landscapes. The main issue is developed around the projectual dimension, with the objective of visualising both the city and the territory from a particular viewpoint, which singles out the territorial dimension as the city’s space of communication and negotiation. Issues that characterise the dynamics of city development will be faced, such as the new, fresh relations between urban societies and physical space, the right to the city, urban equity, the project for the physical city as a means to reveal civitas, signs of new social cohesiveness, the sense of contemporary public space and the sustainability of urban development.
This book seeks, through an examination of the form and content of his texts, to extend our understanding of Adolf Loos and his role in the struggle to define the nature of modernity in Vienna at the turn of the nineteenth century. It makes extensive use of primary sources including archive material and newspaper reports, which serve to shed new light on the way in which Loos’s writings are embedded in their socio-cultural context. Drawing on insights from German and Austrian studies, sociology and cultural history, this book offers a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to a figure who himself operated in an interdisciplinary fashion.
The Great East Japan Earthquake, which occurred on March 11, 2011, reminded us that we were just one species within the great cycle of life on earth, that we were allowed to survive only because of nature, and that the idea that we were somehow able to conquer nature was simply an illusion. Now more than ever it is time that we confront head-on the change from the “underground resources” type of civilization to one with a new way of life and technology that embraces a sense of nature. To do so, we must learn from nature, the only sustainable society on earth, and create technology that embraces such a view of nature.
This book, a companion volume to the author’s book on "Building Materials", explains the basics of building construction practices in an accessible style. It discusses in detail every element of building construction from start to the finish – from site preparation to provision of services.
Over 80 fast-paced recipes to help you create and print 3D models
About This Book
Master the most difficult printing techniques
Create models with easy solutions for 3D printing
Know how to choose the best slicer for the right job
Easy-to-use recipes for optimizing 3D models for 3D printing and printing process
Who This Book Is For
This book is for novice designers and artists who own a RepRap-based 3D printer, have fundamental knowledge of its working, and who desire to gain better mastery of the printing process.
With ever increasing trends in urban consumption and production practices, a call for action to mitigate Climate Change is often seen as a way to foster sustainable development. Considerable attention is now being paid to determine what urban sustainability would include. Today there is a pressing need to broaden our knowledge and apply new concepts and frameworks to development of modern cities. Building on the foregoing, this book attempts to bring together and discuss concepts, tools, frameworks and best practices to cope with the emerging challenges faced by cities today.
Explore exciting options for a career in landscape architectureBlending aesthetics and environmental consciousness, landscape architecture is one of the fastest growing fields, according to the US Department of Labor. Becoming a Landscape Architect gives you a comprehensive survey of the field as it is practiced today, and explains how to get started and how to succeed in this exciting, creative, and in-demand profession.Featuring more than thirty-five interviews with leading landscape architects and more than 250 illustrations, the guide covers everything an aspiring landscape architect needs to know- from education and training, design specialties, and work settings to preparing an effective portfolio and finding a job in residential, ecological, commercial, and parks design.C
The finalists for this illustrious prize were chosen by a jury and selection committee whose members rank among the world’s leading architects and architectural critics including such prominent figures as Stan Allen, Marco Brizzi, Chyntia C. Davidson, Yves Nacher, Richard Burdett and Manuel Gausa. Each member accurately researched and evaluated the construction site and work of the 50 finalists. The selection of finalists consists of an international group of 50 young architects, who present a variety of unique buildings which include exhibition spaces, schools, public spaces, gardens, offices, hospitals and private dwellings spread across North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Near East.
A good sketch starts with good bones.Often challenging and overwhelming to sketchers, the fourth book in the Urban Sketching Handbook series uses drawings and simple steps to explain the concepts of perspective in practical and useful ways for on-site sketching. Most books are either too abstract or don’t provide enough information that relates to what you actually do when you’re out in the busy, wide world about to start a drawing. Where do you start? How do you edit what you see to flatten and shrink it onto your paper? How does perspective work?The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective helps you learn to think like an architect, to draw buildings and spaces by reducing what you see to simple, basic shapes, then adding layers in simple steps, and finally finishing your sketch with detail, tone, and color–in accurate perspective.
Starting with a conversation between Enrique Walker and the Dutch architect Neutelings Riedijk, and an introduction by Aaron Betsky, this issue of El Croquis presents the buildings and projects executed in the last nine years by the bureau. Featured are, among others, the Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum, the Museum aan de Stroom (MAS) in Antwerp and the Sphinxes Lakeshore Housing.
Peter Eisenman emerged in the 1970s as one of the so-called New York Five in a group exhibition at MOMA on the theme of housing, a theme that was one of the first to be analysed in the uninterrupted sequence of research on the transformation of space. Since then he has continued to work on the broader themes of linguistics and any other discipline that might contribute to raising the potential of an architecture that is increasingly pursued by the media and compromised by changing technologies.
This anthology of writings by the architectural critic Kenneth Frampton brings together his most influential essays from the last 35 years. The essays focus on twentieth-century architecture, dealing with diverse themes and movements, built works and the architects responsible for these buildings. The writings are presented in clear chronological order within three sections – Theory, History, and Criticism – which together serve to identify modern architecture in its broader cultural and historical context.
Dagmar Richter’s work explores new solutions to architecture and planning by giving voice to elements deemed inappropriate or undesirable – traces of a site’s history, contemporary photographs or drawings, and texts or spoken words. Richter’s own work on “re-skinning” the city proposes that the act of designing is an act of editing, appropriating and layering. Her work, characterized by an absolute intensity of technical skill, addresses contemporary issues of authorship, precedence, site and memory.
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