Can A City Be Sustainable? free ebook

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Can A City Be Sustainable?


Cities are the world’s future. Today, more than half of the global population—3.7 billion people—are urban dwellers, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is over how they will grow. Will we invest in the physical and social infrastructure necessary for livable, equitable, and sustainable cities? In the latest editi

The Icon Project: Architecture, Cities, And Capitalist Globalization


In the last quarter century, a new form of iconic architecture has appeared throughout the world's major cities. Typically designed by globe-trotting starchitects or by a few large transnational architectural firms, these projects are almost always funded by the private sector in the service of private interests. Whereas in the past monumental architecture often had a strong public component

Shadow Patterns: Reflections On Fay Jones And His Architecture


Shadow Patterns: Reflections on Fay Jones and His Architecture is a collection of critical essays and personal accounts of the man the American Institute of Architects honored with its highest award, the Gold Medal, in 1990.

The essays range from the academic, with appreciations and observations by Juhanni Palaasma and Robert McCarter and Ethel Goodstein-Murphree, to personal reflecti

Algorithms And Architectures For Parallel Processing free ebook

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Algorithms And Architectures For Parallel Processing


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Workshops and Symposiums of the 15th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing, ICA3PP 2015, held in Zhangjiajie, China, in November 2015.

The program of this year consists of 6 symposiums/workshops that cover a wide range of research topics on parallel processing technology: the Sixth Interna

Building Systems for Interior Designers free ebook

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Building Systems for Interior Designers

English | 2016 | ISBN: 1118925548 | 432 Pages | EPUB | 18 MB

Building Systems for Interior Designers, Third Edition is the single-source technical reference that every designer needs, and an ideal solution for NCIDQ exam preparation. Now in its third edition, this invaluable guide has been updated to better address the special concerns of the interior designer within the context

Exhibition Dilemmas: Issues of Representation at the Smithsonian

ISBN: 1560986905, 1560984449 | 1996 | EPUB | 292 Pages | 14 MB

In twelve essays on such diverse Smithsonian Institution holdings as the Hope Diamond, the Wright Flyer, wooden Zuni carvings, and the Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth lunch counter that became a symbol of the Civil Rights movement, Exhibiting Dilemmas explores a wide range of social, political, and ethical questi

1000 Turn-of-the-Century Houses: With Illustrations and Floor Plans (Dover Architecture)

ISBN: 0486455963 | 2007 | EPUB | 256 Pages | 187 MB

A remarkable presentation of the "finished ideas of a practicing architect of high rank in his profession," this early-twentieth-century showcase of homes features a wide range of designs from a Midwest master. Reproduced from a rare edition, the work features a splendid array of dwellings, from cottages and bungalows