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The Noise Landscape
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

The Noise Landscape

"The expansive areas around large airports, affected by noise, infrastructure, and transient forms of architecture, have until now not been researched as a phenomenon. But these noise landscapes are emerging worldwide, often surpassing the neighbouring city in size, and sometimes rivalling it in economic importance. On the basis of eight European case studies (Amsterdam, Zurich, London-Heathrow, Frankfurt, Munich, Madrid and the two Paris airports) this book provides the first account of how these landscapes emerged as the result of technical determinations, what is taking place in them, and how they can be interpreted."--Back cover.

I Swear I Use No Art at All
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 111

I Swear I Use No Art at All

This book displays and dissects the career and design motives of graphic designer Joost Grootens. In a systematic fashion it charts the first 100 books designed by Grootens over the past ten years. In the first chapter, '10 years', Grootens uses timelines, lists and graphs to map the course of his career as a designer, the people he worked with and the places where the work took place. In '100 books', the designer dissects his book designs. He details the grids, formats, paper stocks, colours and typefaces, and charts the books' structures and compositions. '18,788 pages' shows at actual size a selection of spreads from books designed by Grootens, including the internationally acclaimed atlases. In the text 'I swear I use no art at all' Joost Grootens gives a personal account of making books and the ideas behind his designs.

Lessons for Students in Architecture
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 274

Lessons for Students in Architecture

This is a broad elaboration of the esteemed Dutch architect's lectures, given since 1973 at Delft University, crafted by the architect himself. It is divided into three parts: Public Domain, Making Space Leaving Space, and Inviting Form. More than 750 illustrations give broad insight into Hertzberger's "library"- as well as to those sources in which he finds inspiration.

Imagine No. 01: Facades
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 128

Imagine No. 01: Facades

Looking at the development of facade technology, after 60 years of curtain wall systems, 30 years of element-facade systems and ten years of experience with the integration of environmental services in double facades, it is clear that the peak of optimization has been reached. No further technical developments can be expected by continuing to apply extra layers for each additional technical function. By understanding facades (or envelopes) as part of an integral building, we can see that creating the future envelope has to be done on a 'network' basis: employing systems and methods of thinking that provide the possibility to develop different aspects simultaneously, and to combine them as re...

The Potato Plan Collection
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

The Potato Plan Collection

This book celebrates Patrick Abercrombie?s famous 'Potato Plan' and reveals its potential as an analytical tool for contemporary urban territories. Originally drawn in 1943 as part of the 'County of London Plan', Abercrombie?s 'Social and Functional Analysis Map' poetically illustrates the city as an agglomeration of manifold neighbourhoods, character areas and centralities.

Claudy Jongstra
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 344

Claudy Jongstra

  • Categories: Art

Dutch artist Claudy Jongstra (born 1963) creates site-specific murals and sculptural installations that offer visceral landscapes of texture and color. This volume explores the artist's distinctive, sustainable approach--which involves a range of natural materials and techniques--and provides an overview of her exceptional ongoing career.

Space and the Architect
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 291

Space and the Architect

The work of Herman Hertzberger is the subject of wide international esteem. 1991 first saw publication of Hertzberger's Lessons for Students in Architecture, an elaborated version of lectures he had given since 1973 at Delft University of Technology.This very successful book has gone through many reprints and has also been published in Japanese, German, Italian, Portuguese, Taiwanese, Dutch, Greek, Polish, Iranian, Korean and Chinese. Space and the Architect is the second book written by Hertzberger.It charts the backgrounds to his work of recent years and the ideas informing it, drawing on a wide spectrum of subjects and designs by artists, precursors, past masters and colleagues, though with his own work persistently present as a reference. Space is its principal theme, physical space but also the mental or intellectual regions the architect calls upon during the process of designing.

Velotopia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 244

Velotopia

Across the world, cities are encouraging cycling to make their centers livable again. Could cycling actually become a key organizing principle for future urban growth and the design of new buildings? What would cities designed for cycling look like and feel like? What is needed to make the perfect cycling city? In Velotopia: The Production of Cyclespace in Our Minds and Our Cities, architectural theorist and historian Steven Fleming, a leading international figure in bicycle urbanism and author of the bestselling Cycle Space(2013), argues that the best-connected cities in the future will be those that put cycling before walking and public transport. According to Fleming, cities organized aro...

Theory of Type Design
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Theory of Type Design

Theory of Type Design, by internationally renowned Dutch graphic designer and typographer Gerard Unger (born 1942), is the first complete and accessible theory of the breathtakingly varied field of typography. "Of all designed objects letters are probably the most pervasive," as Unger explains at the beginning of his study. "Very familiar yet amazingly diverse in their appearance ... there seems to be no limit to human ingenuity when it comes to varying letterforms." Unger approaches the diversity and creativity of the field with a wide-ranging, reflective, critical theory of how we design and make sense of text. The history of typography is surveyed, from cuneiform script to Wim Crouwel's N...

Architectural Bodies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 131

Architectural Bodies

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