The publication presents an analysis of 16 contemporary Swiss concrete buildings in scales 1:10 and 1:1 using large-scale detailed isometric drawings. The buildings represent examples of the diverse methods available for using concrete to build contemporary architecture. Series of images on the construction processes and texts on the architectural / construction methods, and a systematic overview of the construction principles of building envelopes, provide the reader with a new, deeper understanding. The book is the result of in-depth research by the authors at the Architecture Department of the ETH Zurich. It demonstrates the innovative strength of Swiss architectural production, which combines current technical requirements with sophisticated building culture.
Imagine harnesses the essence of meditative tranquility and peace of mind with a concrete visual, offering a full year of soothing images and enlightening words. Artist Cynthia Louden combines multiple elements to create a beautiful image meant to instill a sense of peace and calm every day. Enjoy the perfect combination of aesthetics and philosophy in one stunning calendar.
Where did the Berlin Wall actually stand? Why was it built? How did people keep managing to escape across it - and how many died in the attempt? Why did it come down in the end? Numerous previously unknown photographs document the construction of this barrier system of barbed wire, alarm fences and concrete. Spectacular escape stories and shocking deaths are chronicled here in words and images, as are the dramatic events surrounding the construction and the fall of the Wall. A stunning survey of the Berlin Wall - the central symbol of the Cold War.
DAN + ABBY is graffiti that was scratched into the wet concrete deck of a footbridge decades ago in a southern Arizona city park. The park’s visitors, activities, and public and personal art inspired this anthology of found fiction. The collection includes character sketches, candid images, quick scenes, and sometimes longer pieces. Each story stands alone; together, they are a community. DAN + ABBY was inspired by Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kay Hartford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117949/bk_acx0_117949_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
William Hall trained at Central Saint Martins in London and began his career in the office of the minimalist architect John Pawson. Hall now runs his own design practice in London, working with clients such as Calvin Klein, the Henry Moore Institute and Tate. William is the author of Concrete, also published by Phaidon Press. This book is a celebration of brick: collating fascinating and beautiful images of brick structures from the ancient remains of Tepe Sialk ziggurat in Iran, dating from 3,000 BC to the functional solidity of Battersea and Bankside power stations in London, Brick will engage anyone interested in architecture and encourage them to think about the sculptural qualities of buildings. Familiar 20th century icons by Mies van der Rohe and Louis Kahn are featured alongside vernacular structures such as the conical grain silos of central Mexico, the sublime Bagan Temples in Myanmar and the world-famous Great Wall of China. A visual exploration of the aesthetics of brick architecture
Using long exposures Levin reduces the landscape to elemental shapes. Each image has a simplicity and purity capturing the essence of the landscape. Many of his photographs feature water and clouds, and show what has been described as ´the smooth skin of light´, yet it is the architectural intrusions into these clean spaces that most engage him. Wooden posts, concrete barriers, weathered rocks, dilapidated jetties, even the elegant shape of French topiaries introduce elements which seem to haunt the landscape and introduce a human presence.
Create a powerful vision board based on the law of attraction. Do you want a better life? Do you want to become healthier, wealthier, or more successful? Then a vision board is a perfect way to ensure that your dreams will come true. It´s the beginning of making concrete plans, and it empowers its user to move on. Inspiring and motivational quotes, images, and other ideas can be added to this visualization tool that has enabled millionaires and celebrities to get where they are today. If you haven´t made a vision board yet, then don´t wait and longer and use these suggestions and facts to create a better vision board than ever! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ronald Clarkson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051516/bk_acx0_051516_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if your clothing could change color to complement your skin tone, respond to your racing heartbeat, or connect you with a loved one from afar? Welcome to the world of shoes that can dynamically shift your height, jackets that display when the next bus is coming, and neckties that can nudge your business partner from across the room. Whether it be for fashion, function, or human connectedness, wearable electronics can be used to design interactive systems that are intimate and engaging. Make: Wearable Electronics is intended for those with an interest in physical computing who are looking to create interfaces or systems that live on the body. Perfect for makers new to wearable tech, this book introduces you to the tools, materials, and techniques for creating interactive electronic circuits and embedding them in clothing and other things you can wear. Each chapter features experiments to get you comfortable with the technology and then invites you to build upon that knowledge with your own projects. Fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions and images of amazing creations made by artists and professional designers, this book offers a concrete understanding of electronic circuits and how you can use them to bring your wearable projects from concept to prototype.