The architecture concept book
London : Thames & Hudson, 2018.
280 pages : illustrations, plans ; 24 cm
Inspired by the complexity and heterogeneity of the world around us, and by the rise of new technologies and their associated behaviors, The Architecture Concept Book seeks to stimulate young architects and students to think outside of what is often a rather conservative and self-perpetuating professional domain and to be influenced by everything around them. Organized thematically, the book explores thirty- five architectural concepts, which cover wide- ranging topics not always typically included in the study of architecture. James Tait traces the connections between concepts such as familiarity, control, and memory and basic architectural components such as the entrance, arch, columns, and services, to social phenomena such as gathering and reveling, before concluding with texts on shelter, relaxing, and working. Even in this digital age, Tait insists that we must always think before we design. We must always have a reason to build.
Cologne : Taschen, c2000.
240 p. : ill. (certaines en coul.) ; 25 cm.
Panorama de l'architecture verte au 20e siècle. L'ouvrage offre un bref aperçu des oeuvres construites par des architectes qui se sont préoccupés de questions telles que l'environnement, les économies d'énergie, la durabilité ou l'intégration de l'architecture dans le paysage. Un chapitre est consacré à l'habitat écologique du néolithique à nos jours. [SDM]