Architecture

18 Degrees: Capital Gate – Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi

Author: Pierre Martin Dufresne

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 184

View: 217

This spectacular building is at the crossroads of dominating architectural trends: parametrically designed, it features a Diagrid structural frame and an innovate structural core, allowing it to be the world’s furthest leaning tower. Developed by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company, it will host, on its opening in 2013, the Exhibition Center and a Hyatt Hotel. The combination of technological pioneership with a striking appearance and a world-wide functional use will bring this building to the attention of all those who cherish the challenge in contemporary lifestyle. To be published in time for the buildings opening, this book by the building’s leading architects will convey the drama and the details in a stunning volume.
Architecture

18 Degrees: Capital Gate - Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi

Author: Pierre Martin Dufresne

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 184

View: 907

This spectacular building is at the crossroads of dominating architectural trends: parametrically designed, it features a Diagrid structural frame and an innovate structural core, allowing it to be the world’s furthest leaning tower. Developed by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company, it will host, on its opening in 2013, the Exhibition Center and a Hyatt Hotel. The combination of technological pioneership with a striking appearance and a world-wide functional use will bring this building to the attention of all those who cherish the challenge in contemporary lifestyle. To be published in time for the buildings opening, this book by the building’s leading architects will convey the drama and the details in a stunning volume.
Architecture

Cantilever Architecture

Author: Kyoung Sun Moon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 266

View: 141

Cantilever Architecture shows you how to integrate cantilever designs into your building from conception, to help you create support-free structures without the need for columns or walls, whether for balconies, stairs, to occupy the air rights of the lot next door, or to build super tall buildings. The book includes 78 built case studies in 22 countries on 5 continents to illustrate various systems and their load carrying mechanisms at different scales. Includes an appendix on cantilevered furniture and more than 240 black and white images.
Architecture

The Vertical City

Author: K. Al-Kodmany

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 756

View: 691

Each century has its own unique approach toward addressing the problem of high density and the 21st century is no exception. As cities try to cope with rapid population growth - adding 2.5 billion dwellers by 2050 - and grapple with destructive sprawl, politicians, planners and architects have become increasingly interested in the vertical city paradigm. Unfortunately, cities all over the world are grossly unprepared for integrating tall buildings, as these buildings may aggravate multidimensional sustainability challenges resulting in a “vertical sprawl” that could have worse consequences than “horizontal” sprawl. By using extensive data and numerous illustrations this book provides a comprehensive guide to the successful and sustainable integration of tall buildings into cities. A new crop of skyscrapers that employ passive design strategies, green technologies, energy-saving systems and innovative renewable energy offers significant architectural improvements. At the urban scale, the book argues that planners must integrate tall buildings with efficient mass transit, walkable neighbourhoods, cycling networks, vibrant mixed-use activities, iconic transit stations, attractive plazas, well-landscaped streets, spacious parks and engaging public art. Particularly, it proposes the Tall Building and Transit Oriented Development (TB-TOD) model as one of the sustainable options for large cities going forward. Building on the work of leaders in the fields of ecological and sustainable design, this book will open readers’ eyes to a wider range of possibilities for utilizing green, resilient, smart, and sustainable features in architecture and urban planning projects. The 20 chapters offer comprehensive reading for all those interested in the planning, design, and construction of sustainable cities.
Architecture

Understanding Tall Buildings

Author: Kheir Al-Kodmany

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 254

View: 301

In recent years, the rapid pace of tall building construction has fostered a certain kind of placelessness, with many new tall buildings being built out of scale, context and place. By analyzing hundreds of tall buildings and by providing hundreds of visuals that inspire, stimulate and engage, Understanding Tall Buildings contends that well-designed tall buildings can rejuvenate cities, ignite economic activity, support social life and boost city pride. Although this book does not claim to possess all the solutions, it does propose specific tall building design guidelines that may help to promote placemaking. Through this work, it is the author’s hope that ill-conceived developments will become less common in the future and that good placemaking will become the norm, not the exception. This book is a must-read for students and practitioners working to create better tall buildings and better urban environments.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Engineer's Equilibrium Machine

Author: Felicia Law

Publisher: Bramblekids Limited

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 787

STEAM education is the backbone of learning worldwide as Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics come to the fore of curriculum activity in schools across the globe. In this exciting and original series, 5 scientists (representing STEAM) come together to pool their knowledge as each one of them constructs a machine or piece of equipment that uses basic knowledge across the 5 sciences.
Architecture

UAE and the Gulf

Author: George Katodrytis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

View: 870

Around the world, a new architectural form is emerging. In public places a progressive architecture is being commissioned to promote open-ended, undetermined, lightly programmed or un-programmed interactions between people. This new phenomenon of architectural form – Pavilions, Pop-Ups and Parasols – is presaged by rapidly changing social relationships flowing from social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The nexus between real and virtual meeting is effectively being reinvented by innovative and creative architectural practices. People meet in new and responsive ways, architects meet their clients in new forums, knowledge is ‘met’ and achieved in new and interactive frameworks. It contrasts bluntly with the commercially structured interactions of shopping malls and the increasingly deliberate interactions available in cultural institutions. These experiences imbue a new type of client; casually engaged, flocking, hacking, crowd funding and self-helping.
Architecture

Supertall: How the World's Tallest Buildings Are Reshaping Our Cities and Our Lives

Author: Stefan Al

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

View: 144

The global boom in skyscrapers—why it’s happening now, how they’re made, and what they do to cities and people. We are living in a new urban age, and its most tangible expression is the “supertall”: megastructures that are dramatically bigger, higher, and more ambitious than any in history. Cities around the world are racing to build the first mile-high building, stretching the limits of engineering and design as never before. In this fascinating work of urban history and design, TED resident Stefan Al—himself an experienced architect—explores the factors that have led to this worldwide boom. He reveals the marvelous and underappreciated feats of engineering that make today’s supertalls a reality, from double-decker elevators that silently move up to 50 miles per hour to the sophisticated blend of polymers and steel fibers that enables concrete to withstand 8,000 tons of pressure per square meter. Taking readers behind the scenes of the building and design of remarkable megastructures, both from the past (the Empire State Building, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower) and the present (Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, London’s Shard, Shanghai Tower), Al demonstrates the impact of these innovations. Yet while the supertall is undoubtedly a testament to great technological victories, it can come at an environmental and social cost. Focusing on four global cities—London, New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore—Al examines the risks of wealth inequality, carbon emissions, and contagion that stem from supertalls. And he uncovers the latest innovations in sustainable building, from skyscrapers made of wood to tree-covered buildings, that promise to yield a better urban future. Featuring more than thirty architectural drawings, Supertall is both a fascinating exploration of our greatest accomplishments and a powerful argument for a more equitable way forward.
Humor

Uncle John's Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 540

View: 254

It's here! The 23rd annual edition in the popular Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series. The big brains at the Bathroom Readers’ Institute have come up with 544 all-new pages full of incredible facts, hilarious articles, and a whole bunch of other ways to, er, pass the time. With topics ranging from history and science to pop culture, wordplay, and modern mythology, Heavy Duty is sure to amaze and entertain the loyal legions of throne sitters. Read about… * Sideshow secrets * The worst movie ever made * The hidden dangers of watching the Super Bowl * The father of the shopping mall * The physics of breakfast cereal * How to speak dog, and how to crack a safe * The unluckiest train ride of all time * The origins of casino games * Powering your car with pee * Keith Moon, bathroom bomber And much, much more!
Reference

33 Extremes on Earth

Author: Authors of Wikipedia

Publisher: Masterlab

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page:

View: 634

Read about most extreme places on our planet. Highest, longest, hottest and coldest, most remote and most populated... What is a deepest hole in a surface of Earth? Where is a most distant location? How old is the oldest place? Where is the place, where no explorer has set foot? Read about 33 Extremes on Earth.