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Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etc

See below for a selection of the latest books from Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etc category. Presented with a red border are the Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etc books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etc books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Kindergartens and Childcare Facilities: Construction and Design Manual

Kindergartens and Childcare Facilities: Construction and Design Manual

Author: Natascha Meuser Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2020

Building for children has once again become a hot topic for architects, particularly with the recent announcement of new laws aimed at improving the availability and quality of nursery schools. In recent years, no other building typology has changed and evolved more rapidly than educational facilities for children. Architectural solutions must go far beyond the structural aspects of the respective building: they must also ensure flexibility, safety, and accessibility and account for the current technical, ecological, and energy standards. This publication explores nursery schools and childcare facilities from an architectural perspective. The aim is to provide a cultural-historical account of the development of educational buildings for children, to define design tasks, and to formulate quality standards for play-learning architecture and environments.

Pavilion Le Corbusier Zurich The Restoration of an Architectural Jewel

Pavilion Le Corbusier Zurich The Restoration of an Architectural Jewel

Author: Building Surveyor's Office City of Zurich Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/01/2020

Situated on the shore of the Lake Zurich, Le Corbusier's exhibition pavilion is his last realised design. Based on his Modulor proportional system and at the scale of a single-family home, it demonstrates the potential of prefabricated elements to form a perfect space for art and design. Commissioned in 1960 by Heidi Weber, Zurich-based gallery owner and patron of Le Corbusier the visual artist, this structure in steel and glass represents pivotal aspects of his architectural philosophy and also points to the future. Architects Silvio Schmed and Arthur Ruegg have carefully restored the Pavillon Le Corbusier to its original state, including the reconstruction of missing pieces of furniture and luminaires. This book documents their research and the restored building, featuring previously unpublished historic photographs and documents alongside newly commissioned images by Georg Aerni.

Architecture Now! Restaurants & Bars

Architecture Now! Restaurants & Bars

Author: Philip Jodidio Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2019

On the menu. This title features cutting edge architecture and bold design. Whether the challenge is merely arranging furniture in a simple space, or an ambitious structural project, restaurants and bars are the sites of some of our most expressive architecture. More ephemeral than larger facilities or entire buildings, they are especially apt to capture the mood of the times. From a skyscraper rooftop in Bangkok to a beachfront in Brazil, here are places where design, architecture, food, and drink come together in inspiring, multi-sensory, encounters. With this latest addition to the enormously successful Architecture Now! series, discover the most exciting examples of restaurant and bar architecture and design. Whether strikingly minimalist or extravagantly baroque, step into spaces where good taste is the raison d'etre. Featured architects and practices include: 3deluxe-biorhythm, Architectuurbureau Sluijmers en Van Leeuwen, Architrave, Assadi + Pulido, AvroKO, Barkow Leibinger Architekten, Bel Lobo & Bob Neri Arquitetos, Christian Biecher, Buchner Brundler Architekten, Arthur Casa, CL3, Concrete, Electric Dreams, Elenberg Fraser, Stuart Forbes, Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas, GCA Arquitectes, Gilles & Boissier, Stephanie Goto, Guedes + DeCampos, Zaha Hadid, Jeppe Hein, Hosoya Schaefer, Jakob+MacFarlane, Jouin Manku, Kengo Kuma, Christian Liaigre, Maurice Mentjens, Simone Micheli, Moon Design, Office dA, Katrin Olina, Pacific Environments, Pierluigi Piu, Studio Arne Quinze, Imaad Rahmouni, Karim Rashid, ROBERTNEUN, Serie, Philippe Starck, Super Potato, Marcel Wanders, Isay Weinfeld, Wonderwall / Masamichi Katayama, and, Cate Young.

Restoration Rewarded A Celebration of Railway Architecture

Restoration Rewarded A Celebration of Railway Architecture

Author: Robin Leleux Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/12/2019

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: 28/11/2019

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.

A Light Walk

A Light Walk

Author: Ian Cassells Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2019

Whilst on duty in the cramped confines of Muckle Flugga Lighthouse, Ian Cassells, took to walking circuits round the lighthouse station for exercise (12 laps to the mile). With this background, when the Northern Lighthouse Board celebrated its bicentenary in 1986, he made the suggestion that in commemoration of the anniversary he carry out a sponsored walk to raise money for the RNLI, calling at all the then manned lighthouses on the Scottish mainland. It took the author 58 days in which he covered at least 1100 miles on foot.

Little Known Facts: Shanghai Tower

Little Known Facts: Shanghai Tower

Author: Ge Qing Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2019

For the first time, China has built its own goliath of a building - Shanghai Tower, reaching higher than 600 metres, which has since become a major international site. Its construction lasted 73 months, with more than 500 companies and nearly ten thousand workers involved. Shanghai Tower has a building height of 632 metres, weighing 850,000 tons, covering an area of 578,000 square metres, 127 floors above ground, 5 floors underground, as well as the world's fastest elevator. Shanghai Tower can accommodate more than 30,000 people. Behind these awe-inspiring statistics are digital codes hidden in its construction, which prove to be shocking. With precise calculation and efficiency of these digital codes, the building's completion has become a reality. Each code serves as the tower's DNA strands. By an analytical reading of the 95 engineering codes, this book treats these codes as carriers, pathways to explain a more accurate interpretation of the building in 5 chapters, with focuses on Appearance, Experience, Underground Exploring, Construction Q&A and Concept Decoding.

Where Today Meets Tomorrow Eero Saarinen and the General Motors Technical Center

Where Today Meets Tomorrow Eero Saarinen and the General Motors Technical Center

Author: Susan Skarsgard, Kevin Roche Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2019

Long before Microsoft or Apple occupied their legendary corporate campuses, there was the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. Completed in 1956 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 2014, this icon of midcentury design was celebrated modern architect Eero Saarinen's (1910 - 1961) first major commission completed independent of his father, Eliel Saarinen, and its story offers a unique perspective on his work. Longtime GM designer Susan Skarsgard weaves a detailed insider's account of the early days of General Motors, the initiation of the technical center project under Eliel Saarinen, its design and construction under Eero Saarinen, and the enthusiastic acclaim the campus received upon its opening. Many leading lights of midcentury modernism were involved in the project as design consultants or artists, including Harry Bertoia, Alexander Girard, Florence Knoll, and Alexander Calder. This lavishly illustrated account is a unique document of a landmark project, presented in photographs and architectural drawings, interviews, documents, and ephemera, many never before seen.

European Shopping Centre Architecture in France and Italy

European Shopping Centre Architecture in France and Italy

Author: Christian Seemann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2019

This comparative analysis of global shopping centers provides a greater understanding of their influence on urban architecture and infrastructure. The volume identifies the essential characteristics of an efficient shopping center and their adaptation to different geographical locations, drawing a complete portrait of the shopping center sector from the perspective of architecture and urban development.

Building Great Schools for a Great City

Building Great Schools for a Great City

Author: Julia Van Den School Construction Authority, Hout, Sturges Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2019

The New York City School Construction Authority's (SCA) mission is to design and construct safe, attractive, and environmentally sound public schools for children throughout the communities of the City's five boroughs. Since its creation in 1988, the SCA has kept moving forward, constantly innovating to ensure that it designs and builds schools that meet the current needs of the City's students and teachers. In addition to building and modernising educational facilities, the SCA is invested in developing much-needed resources and capacity building mechanisms for engaging diverse communities in the construction process. The SCA maintains one of the most successful small business development programs in the country and recently established a workforce development and small business initiative for college students. As the SCA celebrates its 30-year anniversary, its primary goal remains the same as on the day of its creation: to ensure that all children in the country's largest public school system have the facilities necessary to prepare them for the twenty-first century and beyond. Includes photographs of over 150 schools in New York City and features the design work of leading architectural firms including Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects, Dattner Architects, John Ciardullo, and MDSzerbaty +Associates Architecture and many others

National Museum of Qatar (Special Souvenir Edition)

National Museum of Qatar (Special Souvenir Edition)

Author: Philip Jodidio, Iwan Baan, Khalifa Al Obaidly Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

This volume is published on the occasion of the opening of the National Museum of Qatar in the state's capital, Doha. It explores and celebrates architect Jean Nouvel's innovative design which, inspired by the desert rose with its interlocking disks, responds to the country's desert location by the sea. The museum, built around Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al-Thani's original 19th-century palace, honours Qatar's heritage while looking to its future as a thriving cultural hub. This special edition is in a larger format with additional images, and is produced to the highest standard of quality with multiple paper stocks, sprayed edges, gatefolds and a beautiful slipcase.

Maggie's Centres On the Road

Maggie's Centres On the Road

Author: Caterina Frisone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2019

This guide traces the history of Maggie's cancer treatment centres and takes visitors to see how they have grown up in Britain and elsewhere to become a new type of institution; a paradigm for architecture. Founded by Maggie Keswick Jencks and Charles Jencks, both landscape designers and architects, each Maggie's Centre is a successful example of a hybrid of four buildings: it's a non-hospital institute, it's a kind of non-home house, a non-confessional religious refuge and a non-museum art gallery. However, it presents traces of all four typologies, used in a new way (C.J., 2018). In addition to the peculiarity of being a hybrid building, the success of the Maggie's Centre project seems to be crucial to the fact that, in order to carry out their work, the architects are provided, from the outset, with the Architectural Brief, where they find described not so much the technical and functional requirements, but rather the emotional and sensory states that the new building, intended for cancer patients and their relatives and friends, will have to guarantee. The buildings are and should all be of great visual impact due to their sophisticated architectural design, but at the same time be familiar with their domestic and welcoming spaces and should be able to encourage patients to support each other.