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John C. Parkin, Archives, and Photography: Reflections on the Practice and Presentation of Modern Architecture

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Book Series: Art in Profile ISSN: 17009995 ISBN: 9781552386392 Year: Pages: 176 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: History of arts --- Architecture
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Architectural practice in post-World War II Canada brought substantial change to the face of the Canadian built environment, led by the contribution of John C. Parkin. As senior partner at the Toronto-based architectural firm John B. Parkin Associates (no relation) from 1947 to the 1970s, Parkin oversaw the creation of a large number of modernist projects, including hospitals, airports, schools, shopping malls, and factories, and received national recognition for his contributions. This richly illustrated book includes an interview with John C. Parkin and essays that examine the incorporation of art in built architecture, the influence of architectural photography in defining Modern architecture to a Canadian public, the importance of architectural archives, and the corporate structure of a large, highly successful Canadian architectural firm.

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Le principe de précaution

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Book Series: Architecture, aménagement du territoire, environnement ISBN: 9782800412467 Year: Pages: 236 Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de l'Université de Bruxelles
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Comment agir face à des risques potentiellement importants dans un contexte d’incertitude ? Cette question se dégage avec de plus en plus d’insistance au fil de problèmes de pollutions, d’alimentation, de santé ou d’utilisation des technologies. Que l’on pense à la « crise de la dioxine », à la dissémination des organismes génétiquement modifiés (OGM), à la maladie de la « vache folle », au réchauffement du climat… À l’avant-scène, le principe de précaution est invoqué de façon croissante dans les sciences, les politiques, les juridictions ou les médias, semblant condenser des évolutions dans l’appréhension et la gestion des risques. Cet ouvrage réunit seize contributions offrant un éventail de significations et de conséquences de ce principe, ainsi que des contextes où il trouve son origine. Des spécialistes font le point sur la situation juridique et politique actuelle en la matière. D’autres analysent les difficiles applications de la précaution et formulent des propositions. D’autres encore replacent son sens dans une évolution philosophique qui remet en question les apports du progrès. Au centre de ces réflexions figurent les relations entre sciences et sociétés, experts et politiques, connaissance et décisions, priorités du présent et du futur. Ce bilan multidisciplinaire des enjeux du principe de précaution est issu d’une série de séminaire organisés à l’Université libre de Bruxelles.

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Le développement durable des territoires

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Book Series: Architecture, aménagement du territoire, environnement ISBN: 9782800413006 Year: Pages: 232 Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de l'Université de Bruxelles
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Longtemps, l’aménagement du territoire a procédé d’une démarche fonctionnaliste, organisant une consommation accrue d’espace. La démarche environnementaliste se cantonnait quant à elle dans une approche défensive et naturaliste. Les citoyens s’en saisissaient parfois comme outil de défense de leur cadre de vie. Aujourd’hui, les démarches de l’aménagement du territoire et de la gestion de l’environnement ont tendance à s’intégrer, dans un contexte de développement durable. Ceci impose une démarche transversale, inscrite dans les territoires. Une attention accrue est portée, du moins dans le discours, aux acteurs, à leur participation, au développement endogène, au respect du principe de précaution. Il faut toutefois se garder de considérer ces évolutions et le développement de visions plus stratégiques de l’aménagement du territoire comme la seule expression d’un renforcement de la démocratie participative. Elles peuvent tout autant résulter de formes de désengagement de l’État, d’exacerbation des concurrences entre villes et régions dans un contexte néo-libéral, d’une réduction des solidarités inter-régionales. Les attitudes des pouvoirs publics, jusqu’au niveau européen, sont parfois contradictoires, partagées entre un intérêt accru porté aux considérations environnementales et des logiques dominantes de marché et de concurrence. On comprendra que tenter d’aborder un champ aussi large impliquait une réflexion collective. Le présent ouvrage ébauche cette mise en œuvre en la matière au sein et autour de l’Institut de gestion de l’environnement et d’aménagement du territoire (IGEAT) de l’Université libre de Bruxelles.

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La Materia e lo Spirito

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Book Series: Premio Tesi di Dottorato ISBN: 9788884539069 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_343707 Language: Italian
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Architecture
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The contribution made by Mario Ridolfi to the construction of a modern Italian identity, in its regional aspect, materialised in his Umbrian designs, starting from the watershed of 1961 which marked the voluntary exile of the architect in Marmore. Through the analysis of his architectural creations, the book reconstructs the mental itinerary pursued by Ridolfi in the elaboration of the Umbrian works, casting light on the architect's interest in the material consistency of the architectural organism, studied in the most minute detail so that the perfection of the work can render it a "living thing". In Ridolfi's work, spirit and matter, art and technology are amalgamated into a single object which always tends to the absolute. Bound up with this, in a play of continual cross-reference, is the study of the specific features of the Umbrian landscape, dominated by the figure of St. Francis of Assisi, as a fruitful and intriguing comparison to map out the contours of the research.

Building on experience - Learning from the past to plan for the future

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ISBN: 9783940344267 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2008-444 Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Information theory --- Bibliography --- Architecture
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The LIBER Architecture Group reflects on experience of European library building projects from the past twenty years in order to plan the next generation of library buildings. This documentation of recent library building projects accompanies the 14th Seminar of the LIBER Architecture Group, taking place in Budapest and Debrecen (Hungary) 8–12 of April 2008. Most described projects refer to scientific research libraries, however readers will find examples of an archive or public libraries in Amsterdam and Antwerp. Libraries nowadays are spaces to house information resources (and multimedia) but as well places for learning and communication. Recent design of research libraries takes this new usage into account. Therefore examples of »Learning Resource Centers« supporting students during their studies are enclosed.

Moving to Sustainable Buildings: Paths to adopt green innovations in developed countries

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ISBN: 9788376560113 Year: Pages: 190 DOI: 10.2478/9788376560113 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Construction --- Architecture
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In his Moving to Sustainable Buildings. Paths to Adopt Green Innovations in Developed Countries, Umberto Berardi explores the transition of the construction sector to sustainable building through the adoption of green innovations. Applying methods ranging from theoretical discussions to interviews and field studies, Berardi describes how organisational models among stakeholders are changing as the sector moves towards a green economy.Berardi’s book should prove valuable to engineers, architects, environment researchers and policy makers alike, as it successfully weaves together different aspects of green building to create a multidimensional matrix through which sustainable architecture can be understood.Umberto Berardi, an assistant professor at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA, USA), teaches courses on sustainable construction, architectural engineering systems and building physics. He was awarded an MSc from the Politecnico di Bari, an MSc from the University of Southampton (UK) and a PhD from the Scuola Interpolitecnica in Italy. His research areas are related to building acoustics, sustainable constructions and energy saving technologies for buildings. Berardi is also a passionate pianist and a strong proponent of interdisciplinary cooperation between the arts and engineering.

Marine Propulsion Simulation. Methods and Results

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ISBN: 9783110401509 9783110441239 Year: Pages: 112 DOI: 10.2478/9783110401509 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Architecture
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The propulsion system behaviour is a key aspect for the overall dynamics of a ship. However, despite its great importance, numerical methodologies for detailed investigations on marine propulsion dynamics are not yet widely covered in scientific literature. This book presents the main steps for the development of a multi-physic simulation platform, able to represent the motions of a twin screw ship in six degrees of freedom, taking into account the whole propulsion system and automation effects. A number of mathematical sub-models had been developed and calibrated by a set of experimental tests, in model and full scale. Finally, the sea trials campaign of a ship is used to validate and tune the developed simulator. The proposed simulation methodology can be used in the ship preliminary design phase, in order to plan and test the propulsion system and automation. Further applications can include the design optimization and crew training.

Beyond the Bauhaus

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ISBN: 9780472119905 Year: DOI: 10.3998/mpub.8749103 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103489
Subject: Architecture
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The Breslau arts scene during the Weimar period was one of the most vibrant in all of Germany, yet it has disappeared from memory and historiography. 'Beyond the Bauhaus' explores the polyvalent and contradictory nature of cultural production in Breslau in order to expand the cultural and geographic scope of Weimar history.

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Drawing Futures

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ISBN: 9781911307266 Year: Pages: 228 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781911307266 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Computer Science --- Architecture
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Drawing Futures brings together international designers and artists for speculations in contemporary drawing for art and architecture. Despite numerous developments in technological manufacture and computational design that provide new grounds for designers, the act of drawing still plays a central role as a vehicle for speculation. There is a rich and long history of drawing tied to innovations in technology as well as to revolutions in our philosophical understanding of the world. Drawing Futures focuses on the discussion of how the field of drawing may expand synchronously alongside technological and computational developments. The book coincides with an international conference of the same name, taking place at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, in November 2016. Bringing together practitioners from many creative fields, the book discusses how drawing is changing in relation to new technologies for the production and dissemination of ideas.

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drawing --- technology --- architecture --- art

Fabricate

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ISBN: 9781787350014 Year: Pages: 304 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787352148 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Agriculture (General) --- Architecture --- Arts in general
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Bringing together pioneers in design and making within architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, materials technology and computation, Fabricate is a triennial international conference, now in its third year (ICD, University of Stuttgart, April 2017). Each year it produces a supporting publication, to date the only one of its kind specialising in Digital Fabrication. The 2017 edition features 32 illustrated articles on built projects and works in progress from academia and practice, including contributions from leading practices such as Foster + Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, Arup, and Ron Arad, and from world-renowned institutions including ICD Stuttgart, Harvard, Yale, MIT, Princeton University, The Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) and the Architectural Association.

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technology --- design --- architecture --- bartlett

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