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Why We Build

Author : Rowan Moore
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In an era of brash, expensive, provocative new buildings, a prominent critic argues that emotions—such as hope, power, sex, and our changing relationship to the idea of home—are the most powerful force behind architecture, yesterday and (especially) today. We are living in the most dramatic period in architectural history in more than half a century: a time when cityscapes are being redrawn on a yearly basis, architects are testing the very idea of what a building is, and whole cities are being invented overnight in exotic locales or here in the United States. Now, in a bold and wide-ranging new work, Rowan Moore—former director of the Architecture Foundation, now the architecture critic for The Observer—explores the reasons behind these changes in our built environment, and how they in turn are changing the way we live in the world. Taking as his starting point dramatic examples such as the High Line in New York City and the outrageous island experiment of Dubai, Moore then reaches far and wide: back in time to explore the Covent Garden brothels of eighteenth-century London and the fetishistic minimalism of Adolf Loos; across the world to assess a software magnate’s grandiose mansion in Atlanta and Daniel Libeskind’s failed design for the World Trade Center site; and finally to the deeply naturalistic work of Lina Bo Bardi, whom he celebrates as the most underrated architect of the modern era.

Why We Build

Author : Rowan Moore
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Buildings are driven by human emotions and desires; hope, power, money, sex, the idea of home. In Why We Build Rowan Moore explores the making of buildings from conception to inhabitation and reveals the paradoxical power of architecture: it looks fixed and solid, but is always changing in response to the lives around it. Moving across the globe and through history, through works of folly, beauty, spectacle, and subtlety, Moore gives a provocative and iconoclastic view of what makes architecture, why it matters, and why we find it fascinating. You will never look at a building in the same way again.

We Build Drawings

Author : Mikkel Frost
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A collection of sketches and watercolours by Mikkel Frost, co-founder of Danish architecture firm CEBRA, champions drawing as a communication tool. ‘Architects do not actually build buildings,’ says Frost. ‘What we build is an idea. To visualize it, we build drawings.’ The evolutionary process of how aphorisms develop into precise architectural concepts is illustrated through a collection of Frost’s sketches and watercolours. Over 200 drawings are organized into 20 sections, each relating to one of CEBRA’s projects. An index containing colour photographs and renders of their works further illuminates how the drawings are translated into reality. Introducing the book, a written version of Frost’s TEDx talk Let your fingers do the talking elaborates on the book’s impetus: to bring a spotlight to the craft of drawing as a powerful tool for creation and communication. Features • A collection of 200+ sketches and watercolours by Danish architect Mikkel Frost. • A curated selection of drawings is organized into 20 sections, each referring to one of the projects by internationally recognized architecture firm CEBRA. • The book provides insight into the architect’s creative process, illustrating how an idea develops into a well-defined concept. • In a compact and handy format, the book champions drawing as a powerful and important communication tool for everyone.

Shall we build A sermon on Neh ii 18 delivered in view of building a new church edifice

Author : John Calvin Smith
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When We Build Again

Author : Colin Ward
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Are We Building Environmental Literacy

Author : Independent Commission on Environmetal Education
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Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence

Author : Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Standing Committee on Public Accounts
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Specifying Engineer

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Author : Briton Hadden
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