2050 Designing Our Tomorrow2050 Designing Our Tomorrow
2050: Designing Our Tomorrow describes the ways in which architecture and design can engage with the key drivers of change and provide affirmative aspirations for a not-so distant future. With a focal date of 2050, this issue of AD asks when and how the design community can, should, and must be taking action. The discussion centres on shifts in the urban environment and an established way of life in a world of depleted natural resources and climate change. Featuring interviews with Paola Antonelli of MoMA and Tim Brown of IDEO, it includes contributions from thought leaders, such as Janine Benyus, Thomas Fisher, Daniel Kraft, Alex McDowell, Franz Oswold, and Mark Watts. High-profile designers like FutureCitiesLab, SHoP, and UrbanThinkTank, are featured as examples of forward thinking and innovation in the field, highlighting the need for — and possibility of — a shift in the global perspective. The discussion includes the challenges we face in creating a positive tomorrow, and the solutions that architecture and design can bring to the table.
Despite the proliferation of global crises possibly threatening human survival, our current moment provides the opportunity to write a new, positive story about our future. 2050: Designing Our Tomorrowdescribes how the design community can contribute to that vision by asserting positive aspirations for the worlds we create ourselves.
- See how architects and designers inspire global positive change
- Consider architecture’s role in shaping cultural outlook
- Learn the key drivers of change for the built environment
- Explore the perspectives of leading experts and designers
Architects and planners over the centuries have put a stamp upon the planet through the physical manifestations of their belief structures. Today’s design community faces a rising wealth gap, climate change, shifting paradigms of nationalism, and myriad other challenges. 2050: Designing Our Tomorrowphrases global issues as a design problem, and describes how architects and designers can rise to the challenge of creating a more positive future.
Beach HousesBeach Houses
21st Century Architecture: Beach Houses
Featuring stunning full color photography-50 beautiful architect-designed homes
Australians and New Zealanders are drawn to the coast. Whether it’s a permanent abode or a simple fibro shack, the sound of the surf and the feel of sand beneath one’s feet are perennially appealing. This latest beach house book by Stephen Crafti features 50 architect-designed homes along the coast. From the simple to the monumental, these homes leave a lasting impression.
While many of the homes featured in the book are lavishly appointed, others simply frame the spectacular views ahead.
Biblical Project ManagementBiblical Project Management
Biblical Project Management: Re-Building the Wall Around Jerusalem
This book is about biblical project management, principles, tools, techniques, and practices used by Nehemiah, a cupbearer to the King of the Persian Empire in the re-building of the wall around Jerusalem and its revitalization. It can be used as a manual for project recovery by project sponsors, owners, leaders, project managers and teams managing projects.
The book has three parts:
Part One deals with the characteristics and definitions of a project and biblical project management, the roles of a project manager, and the importance of stewardship in project management. There is also a brief overview of the Bible, its inspired writers, its impact, legal, financial, and project management systems.
Part Two examines Nehemiah’s project recovery management methodology, and his incredible use of advanced project management tools and techniques are demonstrated by referring to the approaches that he used to re-build the wall and achieve spiritual revival in Jerusalem.
The reader will learn:
- about Jerusalem in the time of Nehemiah
- how to prepare a project background and project definition report
- how to make successful interventions and to present the case for the recovery of a project to owners, sponsors, politicians and public officials
- how to conduct a detailed assessment of a troubled project
- how to do project reviews and document the variances in the scope of works, objectives, milestones, resources, quality, risks and expected deliverables, and to decide on the way forward
- about the capabilities required by the project manager to rescue projects such as courage; leadership; project management skills; technical competencies; project knowledge and understanding; wisdom; solving disputes; assessing the actual scope of works required; and evaluating the cultural, political, economic, social, environmental, and technical issues
- what to include in a final assessment report
- how to prepare the work breakdown structure, precedence network diagram; milestone plan, responsibility matrix, project organization, risk management plan
- how to develop the fifteen plans necessary for construction and control planning
- teamwork strategies, networking, project oversight, monitoring, tracking, construction management, stakeholders’ management and analyses, reasons why projects fail, the role of a project champion, and critical success factors for rescuing troubled projects
- Nehemiah’s project recovery management methodology
- how to revitalize and bring spiritual revival to a city
- how to conduct an ex-post evaluation of a project, and
- how to dedicate a project.
Part Three discusses a) the significance-driven project manager; b) leadership; c) the significance of the walls, towers and gates around Jerusalem; d) how to follow the footsteps of Nehemiah, and e) power tools and power required for project managers.
Building Construction IllustratedBuilding Construction Illustrated
The #1 visual guide to building construction principles, updated with the latest materials, methods, and systems
For over four decades, Building Construction Illustrated has been the leading visual guide to the principles of building construction. Filled with rich illustrations and in-depth content by renowned author Francis D.K. Ching, it offers students and practicing professionals the information needed to understand concepts in residential and commercial construction, architecture, and structural engineering.
This Sixth Edition of Building Construction Illustrated has been revised throughout to reflect the latest advancements in building design, materials, and systems, including resilient design, diagrids, modular foundation systems, smart façade systems, lighting sources, mass timber materials, and more. It features new illustrations and updated information on sustainability and green building, insulation materials, and fire-rated wall and floor assemblies. This respected, industry standard guide remains as relevant as ever, providing the latest in codes and standards requirements, including IBC, LEED, and CSI MasterFormat. This Sixth Edition:
- The leading illustrated guide to building construction fundamentals, written and detailed in Frank Ching’s signature, illustrative style
- Includes all new sections on resilient design; diagrids; modular foundation systems; smart façade types and systems; lighting sources and systems; and mass timber materials, cross laminated timber (CLT) and nail laminated timber (NLT)
- Revised to reflect that latest updates in codes and standards requirements: 2018 International Building Code (IBC), LEED v4, and CSI MasterFormat 2018
- Includes updated information on sustainability and green building; insulation materials; stair uses; stoves and inserts; and fire-rated wall and floor assemblies
- Offers instructors access to an Instructor’s Manual with review questions
Building Construction Illustrated, Sixth Edition is an excellent book for students in architecture, civil and structural engineering, construction management, and interior design programs. Ching communicates these core principles of building construction in a way that resonates with those beginning their education and those well into their careers looking to brush up on the basics. Building Construction Illustrated is a reliable, lifelong guide that practicing architects, engineers, construction managers, and interior designers, will turn to time and again throughout their careers.
Designer HousesDesigner Houses
21st Century Architecture: Designer Houses
This latest addition to IMAGES’ 21st Century series brings together more than 50 of the world’s most stylish contemporary houses from around the world (including 10 stunning Australian projects). From the Adriatic Coast in Greece, to the rugged mountains of Switzerland; from the suburbs of Japan, to the glittering views from the Hollywood Hills, this diverse selection of modern houses have all been designed by some of the best residential architects working today.
Complete with stunning professional colour photography, floor plans and enlightening project descriptions, 21st Century Architecture: Designer Houses will be of interest to anyone interested in beautiful houses, those who are looking for inspiration and those who like to dream.
Encyclopedia of Landscape DesignEncyclopedia of Landscape Design
Encyclopedia of Landscape Design: Planning, Building, and Planting Your Perfect Outdoor Space
Plant the garden of your dreams and transform your outdoor space with award-winning Royal Horticultural Society garden design experts.
Whether you’re looking to revive a tired flowerbed or simply looking for new garden ideas, the Encyclopedia of Landscape Design will show you how to make your ideal garden a reality. Even if you’re new to gardening, you can grasp the fundamentals of garden design, find a style that suits you, and bring your ideas to life.
This design bible is packed with advice to guide you from planning to planting. From preparation such as choosing the correct materials for your structures and assessing your drainage, to laying patios, making ponds, and planting perennials, this book is with you every step of the way.
Discover inspirational portfolios including modernist, sustainable, Japanese, urban, family, and cottage gardens. Understand the unique features of each garden style, create your own plan, and marvel at case studies showcasing the gold standard of each garden type. With a handy visual dictionary and coverage of all the latest gardening trends, this book combines style with substance to guide you as you plant your perfect outdoor space.
Essential Light Straw Clay ConstructionEssential Light Straw Clay Construction
Essential Light Straw Clay Construction: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide (Sustainable Building Essentials Series)
The first highly illustrated, comprehensive guide to light straw clay – a high performance, low-impact, durable building material
Light straw clay – straw mixed with clay slip – is a versatile, easy-to-use wall building material. Also called “slip-straw”, its durability has been proven in beautiful, centuries-old buildings across Northern Europe and in modern high-performance buildings in North America.
Building code compliant in the US and using “waste” materials with high insulation value and excellent moisture handling qualities, it’s both high-performance and low-impact. Yet until now, there has been no practical guide to using the material in a wide variety of construction and renovation projects.
Distilling decades of experience, Essential Light Straw Clay Construction is a fully illustrated step-by-step guide, ideal for both the DIYer and professional designer and builder alike. It covers:
- Material specifications, performance, and when and where to use it
- Estimating quantities, costs, and sourcing
- Illustrated, step-by-step guidance for mixing and installation, including “slip-chip” variations
- Detail drawings for various wall systems including stud, timber, and pole framing, Larsen trusses, I-joists, plus retrofits
- Code references, compliance, and best practice
- Finishing and maintenance techniques
- Additional resources.
Essential Sustainable Home DesignEssential Sustainable Home Design
Essential Sustainable Home Design: A Complete Guide to Goals, Options, and the Design Process (Sustainable Building Essentials Series)
Design your own sustainable home
Many people dream of building a beautiful, environmentally friendly home. But until now there has been no systematic guide to help potential builders work through the complete process of imagining, planning, designing, and building their ideal, sustainable home.
Essential Sustainable Home Design walks potential homebuilders through the process starting with key concepts, principles, and a project vision that will guide the house to completion.
- How to clarify your ideas and create a practical pathway to achieving your dream
- A criteria matrix to guide design, material, and systems decisions
- Creating a strong, integrated design team and working with professionals and code officials to keep the project on track from start to finish.
- Key building science concepts that make for a high-performance, durable building
- Primer on building logistics, material sourcing, and protocols to ensure that the initial vision for the project comes to fruition.
- One-page summaries and ratings of popular sustainable building materials and system options.
Ideal for owner-builders and sustainable building contractors working with clients aiming to design and build a sustainable home.
Chris Magwood has designed and built some of the most innovative, sustainable buildings in North America, including the first off-grid, straw bale home in Ontario. He is co-founder and director the Endeavour Centre for Innovative Building and Living and co-editor of the Sustainable Building Essentials series. Chris is the author of Essential Prefab Straw Bale Construction, Essential Hempcrete Construction, Straw Bale Details, More Straw Bale Building , and Making Better Buildings .