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  • Freestanding Housesby Günter Pfeifer; Per Brauneck

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 28.00

    To continue developing existing building types in an intelligent way is a crucial task in the field of residential building. For the success of the individual design, as well as for ensuring that tried and tested structures can be utilized, repeated, and varied, a deeper grasp of the underlying types is indispensable. For this typology... more...

  • Frank Gehry MARTa Herfordby MARTa Freunde und Förderer

    Birkhäuser 2005; US$ 39.95

    Im Mai 2005 wurde in Herford, Zentrum der Möbelindustrie Nordrhein-Westfalens, der von Frank O. Gehry entworfene Museumsbau eröffnet. Die Galerie im bestehenden Gebäude ist neutral gehalten und entspricht der Vorstellung von einem White Cube; der Dom und die umliegenden Galerien weisen dagegen den eigenwilligen Charakter von Gehrys Formensprache auf.... more...

  • James Carpenterby Sandro Marpillero; Jörg Schlaich; Kenneth Frampton

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 69.95

    James Carpenters Arbeiten sind eine ungewöhnliche Verbindung aus Architektur und Kunst. Seine Glasfassaden – u.a. für das Deutsche Auswärtige Amt in Berlin – spielen ein Spiel mit Licht, Reflektion und Refraktion. Sie lenken unseren Blick nach außen oder schaffen je nach Sonnenstand wechselnde Eindrücke für den Passanten. Carpenter hat auch Kurzfilme... more...

  • Mobile Architekturby Robert Kronenburg; Sonja Wesseler

    Birkhäuser 2008; US$ 39.49

    Since the earliest people lived as nomads, their buildings were portable, constructed in a way that allowed them to be rebuilt as they moved to new locations for better living conditions as the seasons changed. This book discusses the forerunners, present context, and technology of portable architecture. It documents numerous international... more...

  • Portable Architectureby Robert Kronenburg

    Birkhäuser 2008; US$ 28.00

    Since the earliest people lived as nomads, their buildings were portable, constructed in a way that allowed them to be rebuilt as they moved to new locations for better living conditions as the seasons changed. This book discusses the forerunners, present context, and technology of portable architecture. It documents numerous international examples,... more...

  • Row Housesby Günter Pfeifer; Per Brauneck; Usch Engelmann

    Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 48.95

    Die intelligente Weiterentwicklung von Bautypen ist eine wesentliche Aufgabenstellung im Wohnungsbau. Für den einzelnen Entwurf ebenso wie für die breite Verwendbarkeit, Wiederholbarkeit und Variation von erprobten Strukturen istdas vertiefte Verständnis der zugrunde liegenden Typen unverzichtbar. Für die Wohnungsbautypologie haben die... more...

  • Beyond Modernist Mastersby Felipe Hernández

    Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 62.95

    Latin America has been an important place for architecture for many decades. Masters like Barragán, Dieste, Lina Bo Bardi, and Niemeyer pointed the way for architectural design all over the world, and they continue to do so today. Their approach to colors, materials, and walls had a deep and lasting influence on architectural modernism.... more...

  • Courtyard Housesby Günter Pfeifer; Per Brauneck; Usch Engelmann

    Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 48.95

    To continue developing existing building types in an intelligent way is a crucial task in the field of residential building. A deeper understanding of the underlying types is indispensable for the success of the individual design, as well as for ensuring that tried and tested structures can be utilized, repeated, and varied in a wide variety of situations.... more...

  • Rehabilitación / Im Detail: Bauen im Bestandby Christian Schittich

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 98.00

    A former power plant becomes an art mile; a tea house is built on the remnants of a historical wall. Everywhere we encounter buildings which are no longer used in their original state and now provide the setting for new uses. As disparate as the structures in question themselves are the structural and technological demands they impose on the architect.... more...