Aquatecture

Author: Anthony Wylson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483100030
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Aquatecture: Architecture and Water examines the concept of aquatecture from both historical and contemporary viewpoints. The book is comprised of six chapters that discuss topics concerning architecture in aquatic environment. Chapter 1 reviews cultural and historical context that shaped the understanding of the water element. Chapters 2 and 3 discuss the urban waterfront, the interface between urban life and coast or river. The book also tackles water environment where water is used for visual effect and amenity value. Water techniques and water space for effects and design are then dealt with. The text will be useful to architects who are planning to integrate the water element into their works.

Aquatecture

Author: Robert Barker
Publisher: Riba Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781859465318
Size: 78.56 MB
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Water plays a vital role in shaping our built environment, as it has done for centuries. We depend on it, we use it, we live with it and we must respect it. Aquatecture is the first book to outline new ways of 'designing for water,' using examples from around the world to illustrate methods of utilizing water innovatively, efficiently and safely. The first part of the book explores the historical relationship between water and architecture, examining how cities and civilisations have been drawn to water and have attempted to control it. The chapters go on to assess how this relationship has changed over time, and introduce readers to a range of brand new techniques that will revolutionise the way we think about water, design and urban planning. Solutions such as amphibious housing, wet-proof buildings, zero carbon development, rain gardens, flood storage and new methods of waterfront design are discussed and their effectiveness assessed. Full colour illustrations and international case studies are used throughout the book to bring these new theories to life; practical, technical advice sits alongside truly ground-breaking and ambitious ideas for the future. This book is an ideal reference tool for all architects, urban designers, planners and sustainability experts who have an interest in creating a beautiful, sustainable, intelligent and pleasurable built environment on land, in water and with water.

Healing Gardens

Author: Clare Cooper Marcus
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471192039
Size: 44.94 MB
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Healing Gardens celebrates renewed interest in nature as a catalyst for healing and renewal by examining the different therapeutic benefits of healing gardens and offering essential design guidance from experts in the field. Generously supplemented with photographs, site plans, anecdotes, and more, Healing Gardens is a practical guide for landscape architects and others involved in creating and maintaining medical facilities, and useful reference for those responsible for patient care.

Aquatecture

Author: Jennifer Van Horn
Publisher:
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Form And Fabric In Landscape Architecture

Author: Catherine Dee
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1134577893
Size: 31.20 MB
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Form and Fabric in Landscape Architecture provides an original, visual approach to the study of landscape architecture by creating a spatial morphology based on use and experience of landscapes. It explores aesthetic, spatial and experiential concepts by providing a structure through which landscapes can be understood and conceived in design. 'Fabric' is the integrated structure of whole landscapes, while 'form' refers to the components that make up this fabric. Together form and fabric create a morphology of landscape useful for the development of visual-spatial design thinking and awareness. This book is intended as both an introduction to the discipline for students of landscape architecture, architecture and planning, and a source of continuing interest for more experienced environmental designers.

Built On Water

Author: Lisa Baker
Publisher: Braun Pub Ag
ISBN: 9783037681787
Size: 47.88 MB
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Architecture on the water has changed from a fringe niche market into an increasingly popular sector. Catalyst is the risk of rising water levels accompanied by storms and floods as part of the climate change and the unforeseen effects of urbanization. Expanding the habitable areas to beyond the waterfront is an efficient and exciting way to bring extra flexibility to the planets inhabited spaces. Floating constructions enlarge the built environment while making it more livable and sustainable. Apart from the long tradition of floating residential architecture, buildings of all types are being erected on water today. The selection of projects in this volume provides an in - sightful overview of the multitude of concepts in this new field of design.

Metric Handbook

Author: David Adler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113637812X
Size: 60.90 MB
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Originally devised as a guide for converting from imperial to metric measurements, 'The Metric Handbook' has since been totally transformed into a major international handbook of planning and design data. The second edition has been completely updated, with most chapters being totally rewritten, to meet the needs of the modern designer. The book contains nearly 50 chapters dealing with all the principal building types from airports, factories and warehouses, offices shops and hospitals, to schools, religious buildings and libraries. For each building type 'The Metric Handbook' gives the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data. Several chapters deal with general aspects of building such as materials, lighting, acoustics and tropical design. There are also sections on general design data, including details of human dimensions and space requirements. It is a unique authoritative reference for solving everyday planning problems. In its various editions it has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide, and continues to be a reference work belonging on every design office desk or drawing board.

Float

Author: Koen Olthuis
Publisher: Frame Pub
ISBN: 9789077174296
Size: 36.95 MB
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Float shows how urban environments can expand to surrounding undeveloped water areas.

Foundations Of Modern Networking

Author: William Stallings
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0134176022
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Foundations of Modern Networking is a comprehensive, unified survey of modern networking technology and applications for today’s professionals, managers, and students. Dr. William Stallings offers clear and well-organized coverage of five key technologies that are transforming networks: Software-Defined Networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Quality of Experience (QoE), the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloudbased services. Dr. Stallings reviews current network ecosystems and the challenges they face–from Big Data and mobility to security and complexity. Next, he offers complete, self-contained coverage of each new set of technologies: how they work, how they are architected, and how they can be applied to solve real problems. Dr. Stallings presents a chapter-length analysis of emerging security issues in modern networks. He concludes with an up-to date discussion of networking careers, including important recent changes in roles and skill requirements. Coverage: Elements of the modern networking ecosystem: technologies, architecture, services, and applications Evolving requirements of current network environments SDN: concepts, rationale, applications, and standards across data, control, and application planes OpenFlow, OpenDaylight, and other key SDN technologies Network functions virtualization: concepts, technology, applications, and software defined infrastructure Ensuring customer Quality of Experience (QoE) with interactive video and multimedia network traffic Cloud networking: services, deployment models, architecture, and linkages to SDN and NFV IoT and fog computing in depth: key components of IoT-enabled devices, model architectures, and example implementations Securing SDN, NFV, cloud, and IoT environments Career preparation and ongoing education for tomorrow’s networking careers Key Features: Strong coverage of unifying principles and practical techniques More than a hundred figures that clarify key concepts Web support at williamstallings.com/Network/ QR codes throughout, linking to the website and other resources Keyword/acronym lists, recommended readings, and glossary Margin note definitions of key words throughout the text