Towards a New Architecture


Author: Le Corbusier

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486315649

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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Pioneering manifesto by founder of "International School." Technical and aesthetic theories, views of industry, economics, relation of form to function, "mass-production split," and much more. Profusely illustrated.

Toward an Architecture


Author: Le Corbusier,Jean-Louis Cohen

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892368228

Category: Architecture

Page: 341

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Published in 1923, Toward an Architecture had an immediate impact on architects throughout Europe and remains a foundational text for students and professionals. Le Corbusier urges readers to cease thinking of architecture as a matter of historical styles and instead open their eyes to the modern world. Simultaneously a historian, critic, and prophet, he provocatively juxtaposes views of classical Greece and Renaissance Rome with images of airplanes, cars, and ocean liners. Le Corbusier's slogans--such as "the house is a machine for living in"--and philosophy changed how his contemporaries saw the relationship between architecture, technology, and history. This edition includes a new translation of the original text, a scholarly introduction, and background notes that illuminate the text and illustrations.

The City of Tomorrow and Its Planning


Author: Le Corbusier

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486319482

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

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The great revolutionary architect's probing analysis of urban problems and their origins, and his bold solutions, which include the "Voisin" scheme for the center of Paris. Over 210 illustrations and halftones.

Towards a New Architect


Author: Yasmin Shariff,Jane Tankard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136433848

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

View: 7596

After three years of education, architecture students have to start out on their first year of practical training as the initial step in a career in the professional world--all too often without enough clear advice to make sure that their first step is in the right direction. Towards a New Architect helps you to make the right moves. It explores how to research the opportunities available, prepare your CV, make sure that it gets you noticed for the right reasons and deliver a successful interview as part of a clear plan for building your career as an architect. For many architecture students the ultimate goal in their career is to set up in practice for themselves. This book sets out the steps to get there successfully and to make the process enjoyable and fulfilling.

Experimentalist Governance in the European Union

Towards a New Architecture


Author: Charles F. Sabel,Jonathan Zeitlin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191610186

Category: Political Science

Page: 386

View: 3856

This book advances a novel interpretation of EU governance. Its central claim is that the EU's regulatory successes within-and increasingly beyond-its borders rest on the emergence of a recursive process of framework rule making and revision by European and national actors across a wide range of policy domains. In this architecture, framework goals and measures for gauging their achievement are established by joint action of the Member States and EU institutions. Lower-level units are given the freedom to advance these ends as they see fit. But in return for this autonomy, they must report regularly on their performance and participate in a peer review in which their results are compared with those of others pursuing different means to the same general ends. The framework goals, performance measures, and decision-making procedures are themselves periodically revised by the actors, including new participants whose views come to be seen as indispensable to full and fair deliberation. The editors' introduction sets out the core features of this experimentalist architecture and contrasts it to conventional interpretations of EU governance, especially the principal-agent conceptions underpinning many contemporary theories of democratic sovereignty and effective, legitimate law making. Subsequent chapters by an interdisciplinary group of European and North American scholars explore the architecture's applicability across a series of key policy domains, including data privacy, financial market regulation, energy, competition, food safety, GMOs, environmental protection, anti-discrimination, fundamental rights, justice and home affairs, and external relations. Their authoritative studies show both how recent developments often take an experimentalist turn but also admit of multiple, contrasting interpretations or leave open the possibility of reversion to more familiar types of governance. The results will be indispensable for all those concerned with the nature of the EU and its contribution to contemporary governance beyond the nation-state.

Sustainable Design

Towards a New Ethic in Architecture and Town Planning


Author: Marie-Hélène Contal-Chavannes,Jana Revedin

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3034608764

Category: Architecture

Page: 184

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The concept of sustainability stands at the center of efforts to develop an architecture capable of meeting the challenges of the future. In urban structures as well as in design and the details of execution, sustainable architecture demands a value-preserving, resource-friendly approach to materials and construction. It was in large part in order to do justice to this development that in 2007, the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine and Jana Revedin created the international Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, which honors architects who have specifically excelled in the area of sustainability. This book documents the work of the prizewinners for 2007 and 2008. A first section introduces the work and thought of each architect, while a second takes an in-depth look at two or three projects that illustrate their distinctive approach. The 2007 prizewinners are Stefan Behnisch, Germany; Balkrishna Doshi, India; Françoise-Hélène Jourda, France; Hermann Kaufmann, Austria; and Wang Shu, China. For 2008, the honorees are Fabrizio Carola, Italy/Mali; Philippe Samyn, Belgium; Carin Smuts, South Africa; Andrew Freear and his Rural Studio, USA; and Alejandro Aravena for Elemental, Chile. Das Konzept der Nachhaltigkeit steht im Mittelpunkt der Entwicklung einer zukunftsfähigen Architektur. In urbanen Strukturen ebenso wie in Entwurf und Detail der Ausführung ist der werterhaltende, ressourcenschonende Umgang mit Material und Konstruktion gefordert. Nicht zuletzt um dieser Entwicklung gerecht zu werden, initiierte die Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine und Jana Revedin im Jahre 2007 erstmals den internationalen Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, der Architekten prämiert, die sich durch einen besonderen nachhaltigen Ansatz auszeichnen. Das Buch dokumentiert das Schaffen der Prämierten der Jahre 2007 und 2008. Ein erster Teil führt jeweils in die Arbeit und das Denken des Architekten ein, ein zweiter Teil präsentiert ausführlich zwei bis drei Projekte, die den jeweiligen Ansatz illustrieren. Die Prämierten des Jahres 2007 sind Stefan Behnisch, Deutschland, Balkrishna Doshi, Indien, Françoise-Hélène Jourda, Frankreich, Hermann Kaufmann, Österreich und Wang Shu, China; die Gewinner des Jahres 2008 sind Fabrizio Carola, Italien/Mali, Philippe Samyn, Belgien, Carin Smuts, Südafrika, Andrew Freear und sein Rural Studio, USA und Alejandro Aravena für Elemental, Chile.

Constructing a New Agenda

Architectural Theory 1993-2009


Author: A. Krista Sykes

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616890827

Category: Architecture

Page: 516

View: 9782

This follow-up to Kate Nesbitt's best-selling anthology Theorizing a New Agenda collects twenty-eight essays that address architecture theory from the mid-1990s, where Nesbitt left off, through the present. Kristin Sykes offers an overview of the myriad approaches and attitudes adopted by architects and architectural theorists during this era. Multiple themes—including the impact of digital technologies on processes of architectural design, production, materiality, and representation; the implications of globalization and networks of information; the growing emphasis on sustainable and green architecture; and the phenomenon of the 'starchitect' and iconic architecture—appear against a background colored by architectural theory, as it existed from the 1960s on, in a period of transition (if not crisis) that centers around the perceived abyss between theory and practice. Theory's transitional state persists today, rendering its immediate history particularly relevant to contemporary thought and practice. While other collections of recent theoretical writings exist none attempt to address the situation as a whole, providing in one place key theoretical texts of the past decade and a half. This book provides a foundation for ongoing discussions surrounding contemporary architectural thought and practice, with iconic essays by Greg Lynn, Deborah Berke, Sanford Kwinter, Samuel Mockbee, Stan Allen, Rem Koolhaas, William Mitchell, Anthony Vidler, Micahel Hays, Reinhold Martin, Reiser + Umemoto, Glenn Murcutt, William McDonough, Micahael Braungart, Michael Speaks, and many more.

Le Corbusier

architect of the century


Author: Le Corbusier,Hayward Gallery

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 368

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L'article de T. Benton examine notamment la période chaux-de-fonnière (pp. 53-60 surtout).

The New Architecture of Mexico


Author: John V. Mutlow

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 9781876907846

Category: Architecture

Page: 231

View: 3848

This book explores the modern architecture the modern architecture of Mexico, with an emphasis from the early 1980s to the present day. It is particularly appropriate now, given a renewed interest in the recent modern architecture of Mexico, and as the w