Construire l architecture
De quel savoir technique et constructif a-t-on besoin pour réaliser des projets architecturaux variés? "Construire l'architecture " propose pour la première fois en français une vue d'ensemble des principes fondamentaux de la conception architecturale. Couronné par plusieurs prix internationaux et traduit en six langues, cet ouvrage s'est imposé comme manuel de cours dans de nombreuses grandes écoles depuis sa parution en 2005. Il constitue par ailleurs un instrument de référence indispensable pour tous les architectes qui conçoivent le processus de construction comme un rapport dialectique complexe entre conception et mise en œuvre des matériaux. Optant pour une approche globale de la construction, cet ouvrage combine connaissances techniques et questions esthétiques et les envisage conjointement dans la perspective de l'histoire des civilisations. La construction n'y est pas conçue comme une simple question de technique ou de technologie, mais aussi comme le résultat d'une intention artistique qui se concrétisera avec d'autant plus de cohérence et de force que l'architecte maîtrisera les principes techniques et constructifs de base. Le livre se subdivise en quatre chapitres - Matériaux - Modules, Eléments, Structures, Edifices - et contient en annexe un catalogue présentant les éléments de construction. Tous les édifices cités satisfont à de hautes exigences esthétiques ou jouent un rôle de premier plan dans l'histoire de l'architecture. D'une grande richesse iconographique, cet ouvrage contient plus de 1400 illustrations, plans et dessins de détails légendés. Le catalogue permet de comparer les détails de construction à l'échelle 1:20. Une table des matières détaillée et des titres courants à toutes les pages facilitent l'orientation et la recherche ciblée d'information.
Construire l architecture
This internationally prizewinning volume now appears in its second, revised and expanded edition. Since the first edition was published in 2005, it has been adopted as a textbook at many universities.Organized into chapters on Raw Materials / Building Materials (Modules), Elements (Building Components), Structures (Building Methods), and Buildings (Examples), the book now includes a new section on Elevators in the chapter Building Components and on Shell construction expansion core and shell construction in the chapter Structures. The chapter on Buildings now includes information about the typologies of courtyard house vs. veranda house. In addition, the examples section has been expanded to cover three new projects whose design processes are documented comprehensively and systematically step by step.Experience with the preceding edition has shown that the book has become an indispensable handbook for reference and reading not only for students and teachers but also for architects."
Peter Zumthor, 2009 Pritzker laureate, is one of the best known architects of the present day. Widely admired for his precision and thoroughness, he creates buildings that are responsive to their location and function, and that are remarkable both for their materials and the atmospheric quality of the spaces they enclose. This five-volume overview of his work to date presents forty-three buildings and projects, including some that have never been published before. On 856 pages with over 750 photographs, plans, sketches, drawings and watercolors, and with texts written by Peter Zumthor himself specially for this monograph, it documents a wide range of projects from several world-famous buildings to some that never left the drawing board. With photographs by Hélène Binet, Hans Danuser, Ralph Feiner, Thomas Flechtner, Walter Mair, Joël Tettamanti, and others.
Now in its second edition: the trailblazing introduction and textbook on construction includes a new section on translucent materials and an article on the use of glass.
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More than two thousand illustrations, many in color highlight an intriguing overview of Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas's work, including his building designs, sketches, and shrewd commentary on modern art, architecture, and social conditions, in a new, low-priced edition of a critically acclaimed work.
Architects often employ design methods to help them find more creative forms. These methods make it possible to break free of the traditional canon of forms and established paradigms. This volume focuses in depth on the design methods that have decisively shaped current architectural practice.
Witnesses to History
This Compendium gives an outline of the historical, philosophical and ethical aspects of the return of cultural objects (e.g. cultural objects displaced during war or in colonial contexts), cites past and present cases (Maya Temple Facade, Nigerian Bronzes, United States of America v. Schultz, Parthenon Marbles and many more) and analyses legal issues (bona fide, relevant UNESCO and UNIDROIT Conventions, Supreme Court Decisions, procedure for requests etc.). It is a landmark publication that bears testament to the ways in which peoples have lost their entire cultural heritage and analyses the issue of its return and restitution by providing a wide range of perspectives on this subject. Essential reading for students, specialists, scholars and decision-makers as well as those interested in these topics.
In order to design a building with a sensuous connection to life, one must think in a way that goes far beyond form and construction. In these essays Peter Zumthor expresses his motivation in designing&buildings, which speak to our emotions&and understanding in so many ways, and possess a powerful and unmistakable presence and personality. This book, whose first edition has been out of print for years, has been expanded to include three new essays: "Does Beauty Have a Form?,?? "The Magic of the Real,?? and "Light in the Landscape.??? It has&been freshly illustrated throughout with new color photographs of Zumthor??'s new home and studio in Haldenstein, taken specially for this edition by Laura Padgett, &and received a new typography by Hannele Gr??nlund.&
Pr cis of the Lectures on Architecture
Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand (1760–1834) regarded the Précis of the Lectures on Architecture (1802–5) and its companion volume, the Graphic Portion (1821), as both a basic course for future civil engineers and a treatise. Focusing the practice of architecture on utilitarian and economic values, he assailed the rationale behind classical architectural training: beauty, proportionality, and symbolism. His formal systematization of plans, elevations, and sections transformed architectural design into a selective modular typology in which symmetry and simple geometrical forms prevailed. His emphasis on pragmatic values, to the exclusion of metaphysical concerns, represented architecture as a closed system that subjected its own formal language to logical processes. Now published in English for the first time, the Précis and the Graphic Portion are classics of architectural education.