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Architecture: professional practice

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How to Thrive at Architecture School A Student Guide

How to Thrive at Architecture School A Student Guide

Author: Neil Spiller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2020

Studying architecture can be an exciting but sometimes daunting prospect. This book is the go-to guide for students throughout their architectural education. It introduces architecture students to all they need to know to get on an architecture course, thrive at school and be prepared for the realities of becoming a practicing architect. Split into three main sections - Part I, Part II and Part III - it offers direction on all the elements that feature through architectural education; from the tutorials, first crit and essay-writing through to design training, form and structure. Covering all bases, it is a comprehensive guide to the student's passage from university preparation, through school and out into the profession. It will cover RIBA UK architecture schools and those validated overseas, including a short, final chapter on architectural education elsewhere.

New Life in Public Squares

New Life in Public Squares

Author: Marie Burns Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2020

New Life in Public Squares investigates the evolution of the public square within the urban form and its meaning to a city's image. It explores what is driving investment in the creation of new or re-designed existing squares: the economic and social benefits, city image to attract tourism, investment and attracting major events. Taking a design practitioners perspective, a series of in-depth case studies, including discussions with clients and designers, on an international array of public squares will analyse and the use of public spaces and the impact they have on their immediate surroundings. It shows readers how quality design of public squares can be achieved and, importantly, how they can be delivered to enable positive changes in the way public spaces are used and experienced.

Architecture for Health

Architecture for Health

Author: Christine Nickl-Weller Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/02/2020

Architecture for Science

Architecture for Science

Author: Christine Nickl-Weller Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/02/2020

Housing Northwest Arkansas A Challenge, An Initiative, A Response

Housing Northwest Arkansas A Challenge, An Initiative, A Response

Author: Peter MacKeith, Stephenie Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/2020

Housing Northwest Arkansas presents a 2018 initiative, led by the University of Arkansas' Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design and made possible by a grant from Walton Family Foundation, exploring optimal approaches to guide the growth of Northwest Arkansas and to maintain the quality of life distinguishing the region, through an in-depth exploration and design of mixed-use, mixed-income attainable housing. The three-tiered Housing Northwest Arkansas initiative included a design studio focused on students, a regional symposium focused on the community, and a professional design competition. Each of these three components added to the in-depth exploration of national and regional housing issues of design, zoning, finance, city planning, community development, and community education and engagement. Throughout this exploration, the goals remained constant: educating Fay Jones School students, informing the Northwest Arkansas community, and building a better Northwest Arkansas.

Assembling the Architect The History and Theory of Professional Practice

Assembling the Architect The History and Theory of Professional Practice

Author: George Barnett (Georgia Tech School of Architecture, USA) Johnston Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/01/2020

Assembling the Architect explores the origins and history of architectural practice. It unravels the competing interests that historically have structured the field and cultivates a deeper understanding of the contemporary profession. Focusing on the period 1870 to 1920 when the foundations were being laid for the U.S. architectural profession that we recognize today, this study traces the formation and standardization of the fundamental relationships among architects, owners, and builders, as codified in the American Institute of Architects' very first Handbook of Architectural Practice. It reveals how these archetypal roles have always been fluid, each successfully redefining their own agency with respect to the others in the constantly-shifting political economy of building. Far from being a purely historical study, the book also sheds light on today's digitally-enabled profession. Contemporary architectural tools and disciplinary ideals continue to be shaped by the same fundamental tensions, and emergent modes of practice such as BIM (Building Information Modelling) and IPD (Integrated Project Delivery) represent the realization of programs and agendas that have been over a century in play. Essential reading for professional practice courses as a contextual and historical companion to the Handbook, Assembling the Architect provides a critical perspective of the profession that is fundamental to understanding current architectural practice.

Assembling the Architect The History and Theory of Professional Practice

Assembling the Architect The History and Theory of Professional Practice

Author: George Barnett (Georgia Tech School of Architecture, USA) Johnston Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

Assembling the Architect explores the origins and history of architectural practice. It unravels the competing interests that historically have structured the field and cultivates a deeper understanding of the contemporary profession. Focusing on the period 1870 to 1920 when the foundations were being laid for the U.S. architectural profession that we recognize today, this study traces the formation and standardization of the fundamental relationships among architects, owners, and builders, as codified in the American Institute of Architects' very first Handbook of Architectural Practice. It reveals how these archetypal roles have always been fluid, each successfully redefining their own agency with respect to the others in the constantly-shifting political economy of building. Far from being a purely historical study, the book also sheds light on today's digitally-enabled profession. Contemporary architectural tools and disciplinary ideals continue to be shaped by the same fundamental tensions, and emergent modes of practice such as BIM (Building Information Modelling) and IPD (Integrated Project Delivery) represent the realization of programs and agendas that have been over a century in play. Essential reading for professional practice courses as a contextual and historical companion to the Handbook, Assembling the Architect provides a critical perspective of the profession that is fundamental to understanding current architectural practice.

Our Voices II The DE-colonial Project

Our Voices II The DE-colonial Project

Author: Kevin O'Brien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/01/2020

Our Voices II: The DE-colonial Project will showcase decolonising projects which work to de-stable and disquiet colonial built environments. The land, towns, and cities on which we live have always been Indigenous places yet, for the most part our Indigenous value sets and identities have been disregarded or appropriated. Indigenous people continue to be gentrified out of the places to which they belong and neo-liberal systems work to continuously subjugate Indigenous involvement in decision-making processes in subtle, but potent ways. However, we are not, and have never been cultural dopes. Rather, we have, and continue to subvert the colonial value sets that overlay our places in important ways.

Urban Schools Designing for High Density

Urban Schools Designing for High Density

Author: Helen Taylor, Sharon Wright Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2020

When space is tight how can a city provide the best education experience for children? Is a multi-storey school really a poor option? Can high-quality play opportunities be provided without playgrounds? This book explores the design of schools in urban settings, the increased challenges in meeting the typical expectations of school design, and what the successful new typology of a school in a city might be. A practical guide as well as a theoretical exploration of ideas, this book outlines successful international contemporary and historical case studies, providing much-needed guidance for architects and others working in education design in dense urban environments.

Smart Buildings Technology and the Design of the Built Environment

Smart Buildings Technology and the Design of the Built Environment

Author: Ron Bakker Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2020

How is technology shaping our built environment and changing the practice of architecture? This book explores how buildings and spaces are designed, built, used, and better understood through technology. A practical guide to technical advances including Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, innovative materials and robotics, Smart Buildings also outlines the opportunities for architecture including improved communication, flexibility, wellbeing, productivity and data collection. Bringing together multidisciplinary contributions and case studies from across the globe, this book provides an inspiring practical guide on how technology can inspire new architectural ideas, improving quality, comfort, health and wellbeing in the built environment.

Healthy Placemaking Wellbeing Through Urban Design

Healthy Placemaking Wellbeing Through Urban Design

Author: Fred London Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2020

In modern-day society the main threats to public health are now considered 'avoidable illnesses', which are often caused by a lack of exercise and physical activity. Research suggests that architectural and urban design strategies play an important role in reducing the amount of avoidable illnesses by enabling physical activity through healthier streets. Practitioners must now consider how they can encourage people to lead healthier lifestyles and improve health through urban design. This book presents the path to healthier cities through six core themes - urban planning, walkable communities, neighbourhood building blocks, movement networks, environmental integration and community empowerment. Each theme is presented with an overview of the issues, the solutions and how to apply them practically with exemplars and precedents. It's an essential text that provides practitioners across urban design, architecture, master planning with the necessary knowledge and guidance to understand their role in producing healthier places and put it in to practice.

Spatial Practices Modes of Action and Engagement with the City

Spatial Practices Modes of Action and Engagement with the City

Author: Melanie (Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK) Dodd Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/11/2019

This book explores 'spatial practices', a loose and expandable set of approaches that embrace the political and the activist, the performative and the curatorial, the architectural and the urban. Acting upon and engaging with the public realm, the field of spatial practices allows people to reconnect with their own sense of agency through engagement in space and place, exploring and prototyping alternative futures in the here and now. The 24 chapters contain essays, visual essays and interviews, featuring contributions from an international set of experimental practitioners including Jeanne van Heeswijk (Netherlands), Teddy Cruz (Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, San Diego), Hector (USA), The Decorators (London) and OOZE (Netherlands). Beautifully designed with full colour illustrations, Spatial Practices advances dialogue and collaboration between academics and practitioners and is essential reading for students, researchers and professionals in architecture, urban planning and urban policy.