This revolution has come about through embracing the design culture of the fashion industry. Why shouldn't design sensibilities also be applied to hearing aids, prosthetic limbs, and communication aids? In return, disability can provoke radical new directions in mainstream design. Charles and Ray Eames's iconic furniture was inspired by a molded plywood leg splint that they designed for injured and disabled servicemen. Designers today could be similarly inspired by disability. In Design Meets Disability, Graham Pullin shows us how design and disability can inspire each other.http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UX38DF8M
Inventing Modern: Growing up with X-Rays, Skyscrapers, and Tail Fins
In Inventing Modern, John H. Lienhard uses that word to capture the furious rush of newness in the first half of 20th-century America. An unexpected world emerges from under the more familiar Modern. Beyond the airplanes, radios, art deco, skyscrapers, Fritz Lang's Metropolis, Buck Rogers, the culture of the open road--Burma Shave, Kerouac, and White Castles--lie driving forces that set this account of Modern apart. One force, says Lienhard, was a new concept of boyhood--the risk-taking, hands-on savage inventor.http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CVJLJUQM
The Canadian Home
Canadian Home Builders' Association have been opened to reveal the power plays of bureaucrats, developers, architects, and financiers and how they affect the quality, affordability, and choice of our housing today. Fiery debates over the sublime and the ridiculous (e.g. 1940s architectural articles on whether Toronto should be bombed) are set against the backdrop of Canadian politics and industrial history. Whether the reader's interest is in construction, politics, or home decor, this book explains why the roof over our heads is the way it is."http://rapidshare.com/files/267247350/The_Canadian_Home.rar
Environmentally Sustainable Buildings - Challenges and Policies
Pioneer Cemeteries: Sculpture Gardens of the Old West
The pioneers attempted to settle and civilize the “Wild West,” cemeteries became important cultural centers. Filled with carved wooden headboards, inscribed local stones, and Italian marble statues, cemeteries functioned as symbols of stability and progress toward a European-inspired vision of Manifest Destiny. As repositories of art and history, these pioneer cemeteries tell the story of communities and visual culture emerging together within the developing landscape of the Old West.
Imagining the Turkish House Collective Visions of Home
The Turkish house shows how this feature of Ottoman culture took on symbolic meaning in the Turkish imagination as Turkey became more Westernized and secular in the early decades of the twentieth century. She shows how artists, writers, and architects all drew on the memory of the Turkish house as a space where changing notions of spirituality, modernity, and identity as well as the social roles of women and the family—could be approached, contested, revised, or embraced.
Courtyard Houses: A Housing Typology
This typology of residential buildings, the authors have developed systematic new presentations of the most innovative types. Each individual volume lays out the possibilities for using and transforming a particular form of residential structure.http://uploading.com/files/MC08XRCR/CourtyardHouses_1.rar.html
Walter Benjamin and the Architecture of Modernity
This volume takes up the architectural challenge in a number of innovative ways, collecting essays by both well-known and emerging scholars on time in cinema, the problem of kitsch, the design of graves and tombs, the orders of road-signs, childhood experience in modern cities, and much more.
Acoustic Detailing for Multi-Storey Residential Buildings
Special consideration of acoustic performance is required in order to satisfy Part E of the Building Regulations. The acoustic details given in this publication are expected to satisfy the requirements of the Building Regulations as their performance has been assessed based on test results of similar details. Where appropriate, the details presented have been based on Robust Details (RDs) and amended as necessary to increase the scope provided by the RDs. Details are given for the junction of external walls with separating floors and separating walls with separating floors.http://www.uploading.com/files/PDQBMU3M/sci_p336_acoustic_detailing_for_multi-st...pdf.html
Body and Building
Essays on the Changing Relation of Body and Architecture the human body has been regarded as a microcosm of universal harmony. In this book an international group of architects, architectural historians, and theorists examines the relation of the human body and architecture. The essays view well-known buildings, texts, paintings, ornaments, and landscapes from the perspective of the body’s physical, psychological, and spiritual needs and pleasures.