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Architecture: professional practice

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Future Healthcare Design

Future Healthcare Design

Author: Sumita Singha Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2019

This book describes how architects can design better healthcare buildings for a rapidly changing context and climate. Innovation in the design of healthcare estates is essential to the sustainability of our health services. Design thinking in this field is being influenced by a range of factors, such as economic constraints, an ageing demographic, complex health conditions (co-morbidities), and climate change. There is an opportunity for architects and designers to be innovators in the future of healthcare through the design of buildings and cities that offer wellbeing and healing. It highlights the latest innovations in key areas of practice and research, with a range of case studies to provide practical lessons and inspire better design.

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: 15/10/2019

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.

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: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

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.

Hybrid Food Retail Redesigning Supermarkets for the Experiential Turn

Hybrid Food Retail Redesigning Supermarkets for the Experiential Turn

Author: Bernhard Franken, Alina Cymera Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2019

Online shopping and changing consumer demands radically transform the food retail industry for the first time since the introduction of the supermarket in the 1930s. After decades of stagnation, food retail is currently one of most creative fields for designers, architects and other professionals developing new formats like bio food markets, `to go' outlets and pop ups. This handbook prescribes hybridization - a fusion of supermarket and gastronomy, co-working, hospitalityor performative formats - as a powerful remedy against the digital disruption. As a result of a 3-year research with 60 students of retail design at PBSA Dusseldorf and for the first time in this field, Hybrid Food Retail offers an overview of the history, an encyclopaedic analysis of the elements and highlights the emerging trends in the food retail industry.

Exergy Analysis and Thermoeconomics of Buildings Design and Analysis for Sustainable Energy Systems

Exergy Analysis and Thermoeconomics of Buildings Design and Analysis for Sustainable Energy Systems

Exergy Analysis and Thermoeconomics of Buildings: Design and Analysis for Sustainable Energy Systems discusses exergy analysis and the role it can play in the design of heating and cooling systems that are both effective and energy efficient in terms of applications and quality. In this book, exergy analysis is applied to a myriad of system components, including pipes, valves, heat exchangers, boilers, heat pumps, cogeneration and thermal energy storage (TES). Further analysis is devoted to absorption refrigerators, adsorption cooling systems, basic air conditioning processes, ventilation systems and solar systems, either thermal and photovoltaic (PV). Readers will find a plethora of specific use cases throughout the book. Each includes real data so that the results obtained are useful in interpreting the inefficiencies and losses that occur in actual installations.

Lead Designer's Handbook The Lead Designer and Design Management

Lead Designer's Handbook The Lead Designer and Design Management

Author: Dale Sinclair Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

Despite co-ordination being the principal focus of the Lead Designer's role, there is very little written about how to undertake these duties. What tools can the Lead Designer use to address the many complexities of developing a design as part of an iterative process? How can the Lead Designer redefine what they do using a digital world to provide profoundly different and new services? This book analyses at all of these questions, setting out how the Lead Designer can perform effectively and efficiently in the digital world, addressing clients' new whole life project requirements and new ways of constructing and assembling buildings. Managing increasing numbers of specialists in the construction process requires experience to ensure that their contributions are properly managed and produced at the right time. This book considers this challenge. It will also consider how the Lead Designer can effectively lead and manage health and safety aspects and risks (the principal designer role in UK regulations).

Robotic Building Architecture in the Age of Automation

Robotic Building Architecture in the Age of Automation

Author: Gilles Retsin Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/2019

The use of robots in architecture is already commonplace: robots automate processes that were previously done manually. Complex shapes are created with the help of 3D printing while autonomous swarms of robots construct complex buildings. How does the use of robots affect the resulting structures; how does it affect the thinking of architects who work with robots? Robotic Building answers these questions with several practical examples. A final chapter explores the idea of architect as robot, the fully-automated home and similar concepts in which the robot merges with its environment and becomes part of our experience.

The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit

The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit

Author: Andrew Herscher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2019

Intense attention has been paid to Detroit as a site of urban crisis. This crisis, however, has not only yielded the massive devaluation of real estate that has so often been noted; it has also yielded an explosive production of seemingly valueless urban property that has facilitated the imagination and practice of alternative urbanisms. The first sustained study of Detroit's alternative urban cultures, The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit initiates a new focus on Detroit as a site not only of urban crisis but also of urban possibility. The Guide documents art and curatorial practices, community and guerilla gardens, urban farming and forestry, cultural platforms, living archives, evangelical missions, temporary public spaces, intentional communities, furtive monuments, outsider architecture, and other work made possible by the ready availability of urban space in Detroit. The Guide poses these spaces as unreal estate : urban territory that has slipped through the free- market economy and entered other regimes of value, other contexts of meaning, and other systems of use. The appropriation of this territory in Detroit, the Guide suggests, offers new perspectives on what a city is and can be, especially in a time of urban crisis.

Compaction Grouting Consensus Guide

Compaction Grouting Consensus Guide

Author: American Society of Civil Engineers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2019

Prepared by the Compaction Grouting Standard Committee of the Geo-Institute of ASCE Compaction Grouting Consensus Guide, ASCE/G-I 53-19, focuses on the practical and engineering aspects of compaction grouting as a technique of ground improvement. Compaction grouting increases the density, strength, and stiffness of the ground through slow, controlled injections of low-mobility grout that compacts the soil as the grout mass expands. The technology can be applied to a wide range of soils, in most cases being used to improve the engineering properties of poorly compacted fills and loose native soils. Compaction grouting can be applied equally well above or below the water table. Sections on monitoring and verification have been expanded with new technology-driven content covering both sensitive and routine structures. The material describes automated monitoring of grout injection and ground and structure movements, additions to the finite analysis and soil mechanical verifications, and data processing and field practices to implement the technology. This standard promotes good practice in compaction grouting and is essential reading for those involved in specifying, designing, or undertaking compaction grouting.

Building in Arcadia The case for well-designed rural development

Building in Arcadia The case for well-designed rural development

Author: Ruth Reed Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2019

Building in Arcadia: The case for well-designed rural development is a reasoned, impassioned and ultimately practical book identifying key barriers to rural development, and how planning applicants (whether householders, developers and landowners), and most particularly their agents who make the applications - architects, landscape architects or planners - can address, and overcome, them. Focusing on the positive aesthetic role buildings can play in the landscape, and proposing sensitive development, Building in Arcadia also explores the essential economic, social and Environmental case for more building in the countryside to make the countryside more viable. In so doing, it will actively engage, challenge and provoke debate - as well as offering practical ways forward.