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Automatic Architecture

In the 1960s and ’70s, architects, influenced by recent developments in computing and the rise of structuralist and poststructuralist thinking, began to radically rethink how architecture could be created. Though various new approaches gained favor, they had one thing in common: they advocated moving away from the traditional reliance on an individual architect’s knowledge and instincts and toward the use of external tools and proces...

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Designing for the Museum Visitor Experience

Exhibition environments are enticingly complex spaces: as facilitators of experience; as free-choice learning contexts; as theaters of drama; as encyclopedic warehouses of cultural and natural heritage; as two-, three- and four-dimensional storytellers; as sites for self-actualizing leisure activity. But how much do we really know about the moment-by-moment transactions that comprise the intricate experiences of visitors? To strength...

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Placemaking : An Urban Design Methodology

End-users provide the most valuable perspective and insights into how public social space should function. Much of the failure of urban settings can be related to over-structured urban environments which deterministically prescribe usage, constraining instead of enabling socio-spatial performance. Planning decisions by specialists should be made with the participation of the end-user to minimise uncertainty as far as possible, creati...

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The Works: Anatomy of a City

A behind-the-scenes account of the interconnected technology, transportation, and utility systems supporting New York City pairs detailed graphic images with accessible explanations of behind-the-scenes mechanisms and processes for key structures and everyday arenas. 60,000 first printing.

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Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning

From New York City's urban forest and farmland in Virginia to the vast Sonoran Desert of Arizona and riverside parks in Vancouver, Washington, green infrastructure is becoming a priority for cities, counties, and states across America. Recognition of the need to manage our natural assets—trees, soils, water, and habitats—as part of our green infrastructure is vital to creating livable places and healthful landscapes. But the land man...

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Nature Within Walls

The Chinese Garden Court is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This resource introduces educators to significant ideas about nature and Chinese culture that can be discovered in this extraordinary place. The boxed set includes a booklet containing background information, references to related works of art in the Museum’s collection, suggestions for classroom activities and projects, t...

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Les clôtures végétales et en dur

Michel Saur, paysagiste, nous ouvre les portes des mille et une clôtures à réaliser. Des rudiments de droit, des conseils pour le choix, jusqu'à leur complète réalisation et leur entretien, y sont prodigués. Des dessins techniques et le point de vue d' un paysagiste sur la question complètent les thèmes développés.

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Play in Creative Problem-solving for Planners and Architects

In Play in Creative Problem-solving for Planners and Architects, "play" is defined, explored and demonstrated as a critical catalyst in creative problem-solving processes. The book defines the current psychological research into play and creative problem-solving, explores the necessary integration of the two, and exemplifies for students and practitioners the use of play in creative endeavors; and the role that play serves in separat...

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Professional Practice for Interior Designers

This updated edition of the most comprehensive business guide for designers covers the interior design profession in a clear and well-organized style. From establishing a practice to managing a project, the reader progresses through all aspects of the business, whether in a small or large firm. The new edition includes additional information on ethics, as well as a companion website containing sample forms and other resources. This b...

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Architecture of Resistance

Architecture of Resistance investigates the relationship between architecture, politics and power, and how these factors interplay in light of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. It takes Palestine as the key ground of spatial exploration, looking at the spaces between people, boundary lines, documents and maps in a search for the meaning of architecture of resistance. Stemming from the need for an alternative discourse that can nouris...