Think Like an Architect

Think Like an Architect Author Hal Box
ISBN-10 9780292783201
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 224
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The design of cities and buildings affects the quality of our lives. Making the built environment useful, safe, comfortable, efficient, and as beautiful as possible is a universal quest. We dream about how we might live, work, and play. From these dreams come some 95 percent of all private and public buildings; professional architects design only about 5 percent of the built environment. While much of what non-architects build is beautiful and useful, the ugliness and inconveniences that blight many urban areas demonstrate that an understanding of good architectural design is vital for creating livable buildings and public spaces. To help promote this understanding among non-architects, as well as among those considering architecture as a profession, award-winning architect and professor Hal Box explains the process of making architecture from concept to completed building, using real-life examples to illustrate the principles involved in designing buildings that enhance the quality of life for those who live with them. To cause what we build to become architecture, we have three choices: hire an architect, become an architect, or learn to think like an architect. Box believes that everyone should be involved in making architecture and has organized this book as a series of letters to friends and students about the process of creating architecture. He describes what architecture should be and do; how to look at and appreciate good buildings; and how to understand the design process, work with an architect, or become an architect. He also provides an overview of architectural history, with lists of books to read and buildings to see. For those involved in building projects, Box offers practical guidance about what goes into constructing a building, from the first view of the site to the finished building. For students thinking of becoming architects, he describes an architect's typical training and career path. And for the wide public audience interested in architecture and the built environment, Box addresses how architecture relates to the city, where the art of architecture is headed, and why good architecture matters.

Architektur denken

Architektur denken Author Peter Zumthor
ISBN-10 3764374969
Release 2006-01
Pages 96
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Eine Architektur, die in einer sinnlichen Verbindung zum Leben stehen soll, erfordert ein Denken, das über Form und Konstruktion weit hinausgeht. Dieses Buch, dessen erste Auflage seit Jahren vergriffen ist, wurde nun um drei neue Essays ergänzt: “Hat Schönheit eine Form?”, “Die Magie des Realen” und “Das Licht in der Landschaft”. Das Buch erhielt nicht nur eine neue Typografie von Hannele Grönlund, sondern wurde mit eigens von Laura Padgett neu aufgenommen Farbfotos von Zumthors neuem Wohn- und Atelierhaus in Haldenstein auch durchgehend neu illustriert. In seinen Texten bringt Peter Zumthor zum Ausdruck, was ihn zu diesen Gebäuden motiviert, die Gefühl und Verstand auf so vielfältige Weise ansprechen und über eine unbedingte Präsenz und Ausstrahlung verfügen.

Homeowners It s Time to Think Like a General Contractor

Homeowners  It s Time to Think Like a General Contractor Author David M. Dillon
Release 2011-01-09
Pages 130
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Thank you for visiting CREATESPACE, a publishing division of! This particular book was written to help homeowners successfully navigate the somewhat murky waters of hiring contractors for their home improvements. During challenging economic times , there is an even greater risk of unscrupulous tactics to mislead homeowners to sign contracts that over promise and under deliver. This book will give you practical suggestions on how to protect yourself, how to find quality contractors, how to lower the cost of any project, how to manage the process and how to achieve the quality results you want in the first place. Getting high quality work done for reasonable prices is precisely how to add real value to your home and avoid headaches. This book is written by a successful general contractor and will help you approach any sized project like a pro. Today, more than ever, your money needs to go as far as it can. This may seem like a daunting concept, if you're not a veteran construction "insider." We'll explore the "insider's" perspective of successful General Contracting and dispel any mysteries about it in a hurry in practical language that any homeowner can easily understand. We'll cover exactly how to:* Size up a project* Estimate a realistic budget* Understand exactly how to hire only the best subcontractors* How to negotiate the best price with those subcontractors* How to manage them* How to pay them * How to keep everything effectively on trackChapters include: Preface A note from the author1 Should you trust a General Contractor?2 What does a competent GC do and why should I think like one?3 How much do things really cost? 4 I have a project in mind. Where do I start?5 How do I find the right subcontractors in terms of competence and price?6 How should I pay the subcontractors?7 What is the typical chronology of the construction process? 8 How do I estimate the time to do the whole job?9 How do I check the quality of the work? 10 What are some issues to be aware of when making finish selections? 11 What about appliances? 12 What if I just want to hire a General Contractor? How do I pick the right one and not get taken for a ride?13 What are some common mistakes to avoid on the road to achieving excellence?We'll also discuss how to protect your project from going over budget and the critical decisions that need to be made prior to even starting which so many people overlook, to their peril. In the end, you'll be ready to manage your own project, or if you choose, hire the very best General Contractor. You'll have a much more informed perspective of what a good General Contractor does in any successful renovation or new construction project and be able to easily distinguish the competent ones from the rest.

Der Architekt des Sultans

Der Architekt des Sultans Author Elif Shafak
ISBN-10 9783036993010
Release 2015-03-30
Pages 656
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»Es ist einfacher, eine Brücke einzureißen, als eine zu bauen.« Istanbul im 16. Jahrhundert. Es ist die Blütezeit des Osmanischen Reichs, die Stadt das wimmelnde Zentrum des Orients, als Jahan auf einem Schiff im Hafen anlegt. Aus dem fernen Indien angereist, führt er einen weißen Elefanten mit sich, ein Geschenk seines Schahs für die Menagerie des Sultanspalasts. So beginnt ein episches Abenteuer, in dem sich der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Junge plötzlich im Herzen des mächtigen Reichs wiederfindet, inmitten des Prunks und des Reichtums. Ihm begegnen hinterlistige Höflinge, falsche Freunde, Zigeuner, Tierbändiger und die schöne Prinzessin Mihrimah. Doch es ist die Begegnung mit dem Hofarchitekten Sinan – dem berühmtesten Baumeister der islamischen Welt –, welche Jahans Schicksal für immer verändern wird. Gemeinsam bauen sie Moscheen und Paläste, Mausoleen und Aquädukte, die alle Zeiten überdauern sollen. Doch hinter Jahans neuem Glück lauern Intrigen und Kriege, deren Zerstörungswut größer scheint als alles Bestreben, Neues zu schaffen.

Becoming a Landscape Architect

Becoming a Landscape Architect Author Kelleann Foster
ISBN-10 0470640014
Release 2010-05-20
Pages 368
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Explore exciting options for a career in landscape architecture Blending aesthetics and environmental consciousness, landscape architecture is one of the fastest growing fields, according to the US Department of Labor. Becoming a Landscape Architect gives you a comprehensive survey of the field as it is practiced today, and explains how to get started and how to succeed in this exciting, creative, and in-demand profession. Featuring more than thirty-five interviews with leading landscape architects and more than 250 illustrations, the guide covers everything an aspiring landscape architect needs to know- from education and training, design specialties, and work settings to preparing an effective portfolio and finding a job in residential, ecological, commercial, and parks design. Complete guide to the profession of landscape architecture, one of today's fastest growing fields More than thirty-five interviews with leading landscape designers and educators give you an idea of what it's really like to work as a landscape architect Over 250 striking illustrations and a lively interior make the book visually appealing as well as informative Explains different educational paths and their prerequisites and requirements Author Kelleann Foster is Associate Professor and Assistant Department Head, Department of Landscape Architecture, Pennsylvania State University and Managing Partner, Visual Interactive Communications Group

Organizing For Dummies

Organizing For Dummies Author Eileen Roth
ISBN-10 9781118053713
Release 2011-03-21
Pages 408
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What’s the favorite four-letter word of people who are less than fully organized? “Help!” So many technological, social, and economic changes affect your life that you need organization just to keep up, let alone advance. Many people have two jobs – one at the office and one taking care of things at home. If you have a family, you may count that as a third job. Caring for elderly relatives or have community commitments? You can count off four, five, and keep right on going. No matter what life stage you’re in, getting organized can make every day better and help you achieve your long-term goals. Organizing For Dummies is for anyone who wants to Polish his or her professional reputation Experience less stress Increase productivity Build better relationships Maximize personal time Organization isn’t inherited. With the human genome decoded, the evidence is clear: DNA strings dedicated to putting things into place and managing your time like a pro are nonexistent. Instead, organization is a learned skill set. Organizing For Dummies helps you gain that skill with topics such as: Understanding how clutter costs you in time, money, and health Training your mind to be organized and developing a plan Cleaning house, room by room, from basement to attic (including the garage) Creating functional space for efficiency and storage Time-management strategies for home, office, and tavel Scheduling, delegating, and multitasking Making time for your family Managing your health – physical and financial Finding time for love Organizing and cashing in on a great garage sale Getting organized is about unstuffing your life, clearing out the dead weight in places from your closet to your calendar to your computer, and then installing systems that keep the good stuff in its place. Organizing is a liberating and enlightening experience that can enhance your effectiveness and lessen your stress every day – and it’s all yours simply for saying “No” to clutter.

Komplexit t und Widerspruch in der Architektur

Komplexit  t und Widerspruch in der Architektur Author Robert Venturi
ISBN-10 LCCN:92644396
Release 2007-03-07
Pages 231
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Robert Venturi gehört zu den Architekten, die die Debatte über die Ästhetik der Architektur durch Schriften und eigene Projekte wieder in Gang gebracht haben. Sein Buch ist ein Plädoyer zur Wiederaneignung des mannigfaltigen Reichtums der Baukunst, ein Damm gegen die Sintflut von Funktionalität und Purismus.


ARCHITECTURE  ARCHAEOLOGY AND CONTEMPORARY CITY PLANNING   Abstract collection of the workshop Author Giorgio Verdiani
ISBN-10 9781291909869
Release 2014-12-30
Pages 46
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Abstract collection of the Workshop: "Architecture, Archaeology and City Planning" Organized by Dipartimento di Architettura, Firenze, Department of Historical Study, Goteborg, Museum Of London Archaeology (MOLA). 16-18th June 2014, Florence

Architect s Essentials of Professional Development

Architect s Essentials of Professional Development Author Jean R. Valence
ISBN-10 047146452X
Release 2003-08-19
Pages 272
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The architect's interest in continuing education has increased as a result of the national trend of state initiatives requiring continuing education for architect registration. Architect's Essentials of Professional Development assists registered architects and architecture firms in designing their own professional development programme in the context of professional practice. Information on this subject is in high demand Covers strategic planning, programme design and assessment while taking into consideration the culture of different design firms Assessment worksheets and questionnaires allow readers to personalise their books while discovering and implementing their own professional development goals and strategies Practical, applied, concise, affordable and user-friendly


Magazines Author David E. Sumner
ISBN-10 082047617X
Release 2006
Pages 211
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Here is a concise overview of everything you want to know about the magazine production process, from the conception of article ideas through printing and distribution. Looking at magazine publishing from the «micro» view – individual magazines – to the «macro» view – industry trends, history, and issues – this book contains chapters on how to launch a new magazine and write a business plan. Magazines: A Complete Guide to the Industry is ideal for students in magazine editing, management, and publishing courses; entrepreneurs who want to launch a new magazine; or magazine staff members who are new to the industry.

The Urban Sketching Handbook Understanding Perspective

The Urban Sketching Handbook  Understanding Perspective Author Stephanie Bower
ISBN-10 9781631591280
Release 2016-07-01
Pages 112
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A good sketch starts with good bones. Often challenging and overwhelming to sketchers, the fourth book in the Urban Sketching Handbook series uses drawings and simple steps to explain the concepts of perspective in practical and useful ways for on-site sketching. Most books are either too abstract or don't provide enough information that relates to what you actually do when you're out in the busy, wide world about to start a drawing. Where do you start? How do you edit what you see to flatten and shrink it onto your paper? How does perspective work? The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective helps you learn to think like an architect, to draw buildings and spaces by reducing what you see to simple, basic shapes, then adding layers in simple steps, and finally finishing your sketch with detail, tone, and color--in accurate perspective. Full of helpful tips, architect and illustrator, Stephanie Bower even de-constructs sketches to show you how to create them! Once you understand perspective, it will change the way you see the world--you'll see perspective everywhere. Some of the key concepts explored in this volume are: - Basic Terms - Basic Spatial Principles - Types of Perspective - Building a Sketch in Layers - Special Conditions

Completely Forgiven

Completely Forgiven Author Shannon Ethridge
ISBN-10 9780307499387
Release 2009-04-23
Pages 144
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Does the abundant life Jesus promised seem like a distant dream, something that will always remain just out of your grasp? Do you wrestle with a sense of inadequacy, wondering how God could possibly use someone like you? Let this encouraging devotional serve as a daily reminder that God delights in using imperfect people to accomplish His perfect will. Packed with biblical insights and inspiration, Completely Forgiven looks at the biblical stories of people who plumb the depths of God’s mercy and demonstrate His willingness to create beauty out of the ashes of our sorrows and regrets. You’ll gain a new vision of purpose and shed any sense of unworthiness as you daily allow God to clothe you in his unfailing goodness. This companion devotional to Completely His directs your gaze into the heart of God through the truths revealed in His love letter, the Bible. Each reading includes introspective questions to help you apply those truths in a personal way, propelling you into a more fulfilling life of passion, purpose, and genuine intimacy with Jesus. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Summary How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci

Summary  How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci Author BusinessNews Publishing
ISBN-10 9782806233370
Release 2013-02-15
Pages 10
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The must-read summary of Michael J. Gelb's book "How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day". This complete summary of the ideas from Michael J. Gelb's book "How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci" shows how many of the achievements of genuises such as Da Vinci were the result of practical, everyday measures and the right mindset. It looks to Da Vinci for clues and suggestions on how to creatively and productively manage change, and introduces the seven elements of genius that you can apply to your own life. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the key elements • Expand the power of your own genius To learn more, read "How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci" and follow Gelb's step-by-step lessons to add a dash of genius to your life.

How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Author Michael J. Gelb
ISBN-10 9780307573520
Release 2009-10-21
Pages 336
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Genius is made, not born. And human beings are gifted with an almost unlimited potential for learning and creativity. Now you can uncover your own hidden abilities, sharpen your senses, and liberate your unique intelligence—by following the example of the greatest genius of all time, Leonardo da Vinci. Acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb, who has helped thousands of people expand their minds to accomplish more than they ever thought possible, shows you how. Drawing on Da Vinci's notebooks, inventions, and legendary works of art, Gelb introduces Seven Da Vincian Principles—the essential elements of genius—from curiosità, the insatiably curious approach to life to connessione, the appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things. With Da Vinci as your inspiration, you will discover an exhilarating new way of thinking. And step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, you will harness the power—and awesome wonder—of your own genius, mastering such life-changing abilities as: •Problem solving •Creative thinking •Self-expression •Enjoying the world around you •Goal setting and life balance •Harmonizing body and mind Drawing on Da Vinci's notebooks, inventions, and legendary works of art, acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb, introduces seven Da Vincian principles, the essential elements of genius, from curiosita, the insatiably curious approach to life, to connessione, the appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things. With Da Vinci as their inspiration, readers will discover an exhilarating new way of thinking. Step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, anyone can harness the power and awesome wonder of their own genius, mastering such life-changing skills as problem solving, creative thinking, self-expression, goal setting and life balance, and harmonizing body and mind. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Summary How to Think Like a Millionaire

Summary  How to Think Like a Millionaire Author BusinessNews Publishing
ISBN-10 9782806247001
Release 2013-02-15
Pages 10
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The must-read summary of Albert Poissant's book: "How to Think Like a Millionaire: Ten of the World’s Most Successful People Reveal Secrets of Their Success" This complete summary of the ideas from Albert Poissant's book "How to Think Like a Millionaire" shows that successful businesspeople are successful not because of the industry they are in, but because they share four key character traits. 1. They set (and reset) written goals, 2. They get into a position where work is their passion, 3. They use their unconscious mind, 4. They learn to work effectively, and efficiently. This summary explores each of these four in depth, analysing why they are effective, and how to implement them. It encourages the reader to stop making excuses for not venturing forward with ideas, because you are never too young, too old or too uneducated to be successful. In fact it highlights that the only limits you set on yourself are self-imposed. It also explains how to use simple, practical techniques to engender confidence, determination and persistence within yourself and to increase concentration. Added-value of this book: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Increase your business knowledge To learn more, read "How to Think Like a Millionaire" and discover methods that have been proved successful in real life business situations.

How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer

How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer Author Debbie Millman
ISBN-10 9781581157994
Release 2013-12-13
Pages 248
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Take a peek inside the heads of some of the world's greatest living graphic designers. How do they think, how do they connect to others, what special skills do they have? In honest and revealing interviews, nineteen designers, including Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Beirut, David Carson, and Milton Glaser, share their approaches, processes, opinions, and thoughts about their work with noted brand designer Debbie Millman. The internet radio talk host of Design Matters, Millman persuades the greatest graphic designers of our time to speak frankly and openly about their work. How to Think Like.

The Girl Before Sie war wie du Und jetzt ist sie tot

The Girl Before   Sie war wie du  Und jetzt ist sie tot Author JP Delaney
ISBN-10 9783641209391
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 400
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Manchmal habe ich das Gefühl, dass ich nicht allein bin. Manchmal glaube ich, dass dieses Haus mich beobachtet. Etwas muss hier geschehen sein. Etwas Schreckliches. Nach einem Schicksalsschlag braucht Jane dringend einen Neuanfang. Daher überlegt sie nicht lange, als sie die Möglichkeit bekommt, in ein hochmodernes Haus in einem schicken Londoner Viertel einzuziehen. Sie kann ihr Glück kaum fassen, als sie dann auch noch den charismatischen Besitzer und Architekten des Hauses kennenlernt. Er scheint sich zu ihr hingezogen zu fühlen. Doch bald erfährt Jane, dass ihre Vormieterin im Haus verstarb – und ihr erschreckend ähnlich sah. Als sie versucht, der Wahrheit auf den Grund zu gehen, erlebt sie unwissentlich das Gleiche wie die Frau vor ihr: Sie lebt und liebt wie sie. Sie vertraut den gleichen Menschen. Und sie nähert sich der gleichen Gefahr.