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Guidelines to overcome architectural barriers in cultural heritage sites

by Aa. Vv., Lucia Baracco & Giovanni Caprara

These Guidelines are intended for all those who, in whatever capacity (regulators, financiers, designers, site managers, testers) are involved with, or responsible for, the accessibility of cultural heritage...


Italian Modernisms

by Sergio Poretti

The studies in this book focus on Italian twentieth-century architecture, in particular design and construction techniques. The descriptions of the worksites and building processes provide a much better and...


The Mediterranean Medina

by Aa. Vv., Attilio Petruccioli, Ludovico Micara & Ettore Vadini

This volume collects the proceedings of the International Seminar The Mediterranean Medina, that took place in the School of Architecture at Pescara from 17th to 19th of June 2004.


FLA Learning Centre

by Giuseppe Marinoni

Built after Giuseppe Marinoni’s design had won an international competition, the Learning Centre FLA (Lombardy Foundation for the Environment) at Seveso looks on the outside like a primary volume, divided...


Signs of Grace

by Nicholas Ayo

Every year, thousands of people pilgrimmage to South Bend, Indiana to visit the campus of the University of Notre Dame for sporting events, academic conferences, or just for a tour. From the Golden Dome on top...


Mute Icons:  A Pressing Dichotomy in Contemporary Architecture

by Marcelo Spina & Georgina Huljich

Mute Icons challenges fixed aesthetic notions of beauty in architecture as both, disciplinary discourse and a spatial practice within the public realm, by intersecting historic antecedents and present instances...


ANT FARM: LIVING ARCHIVE 7

by Felicity Scott

Felicity D. Scott revisits the architectural, art, video, and intermedia practices of the experimental collective Ant Farm, self-described ¨super-radical activist environmentalists.¨ Drawing together archival...


LA Forum Reader

by The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design

The LA Forum Reader brings together three decades of discursive writings and publications on architecture, urbanism, and Los Angeles culled from the archives of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban...


Cities Made of Boundaries

by Benjamin N. Vis

Cities Made of Boundaries presents the theoretical foundation and concepts for a new social scientific urban morphological mapping method, Boundary Line Type (BLT) Mapping. Its vantage is a plea to establish...


Architecture and Fire

by Stamatis Zografos

Architecture and Fire develops a conceptual reassessment of architectural conservation through the study of the intimate relationship between architecture and fire. Stamatis Zografos expands on the general...


The Function of Style

by Farshid Moussavi

What is the function of style today? If the 1970s were defined by Postmodernism and the 1980s by Deconstruction, how do we characterize the architecture of the 1990s to the present? Some built forms transmit...


History of the Middle Ages

by Victor Duruy

The term Middle Ages indicates the period which elapsed between the ruin of the Roman Empire and the establishment of the great modern monarchies. It extends from the German invasion at the beginning of the...


The Lord Dunsany Collection

by Lord Dunsany

Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist; his work, mostly in the fantasy genre, was published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than ninety books...


urban corporis

by Mickeal Milocco Borlini & Lelio di Loreto

This pamphlet brings together the contribu- tions of architects, researchers and artists from all over the world. The common ground of di- scussion is the city analyzed in its less explo- red “folds” becoming...


The soul of Modernism

by Vilma Cernikyte, Monika Gaidyte

The modern architecture between the two wars and also after the Second World War played a great role, it had become the memory of the former sovereignty, a symbolic window onto the West, and an example for the...


A Pattern Language

by Christopher Alexander

You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or...


Man in the Place of the Gods

by Frederick Cookinham

WHO SAYS SECULAR PEOPLE CANT BE SPIRITUAL? What do cities mean to you? Excitement? Dreams and goals? Glamor? Escape? Danger? Romance? Artistically planned parks, zoos and museums? Shopping? Ohmygod skyscrapers...


The Canadian City

by Roger Kemble

Architect and artist Roger Kemble has demonstrated his ideas of urban design with images from sixteen major Canadian cities—among others. He has walked, measured, and sketched their streets, squares and places,...


Paolo Portoghesi Architect

by Aa. Vv. & Francesca Gottardo

Portoghesi's architecture - so focused on the diversity of sites, attentive to the needs and desires of its inhabitants and brimming with references to tradition and different fields of artistic expression -...


House Museums in Italy

by Rosanna Pavoni

A journey across the country to discover the simple houses and splendid royal palaces chosen from amongst the many stately homes and mansions Italy has to offer. Houses selected not only for their beauty or...