When researching a building, architectural form, construction method, or concept, start by structuring your research question into the following terms:
Architect and/or Firm's Name
Architectural precedents are the study of existing buildings or projects. Precedents can be useful references, examples of how to solve a problem or inspiration for new designs!
Architecture precedents are usually chosen for their quality of architecture and innovation. By studying and analyzing these precedents, architects gain valuable insights into principles, strategies, and ideas that shape the built environment.
Benjamin Dombar & Associates (American architectural firm, contemporary) architect. Residence for Mr. & Mrs. Steven M. Leiter; Perspective. https://library.artstor.org/asset/27651226.
August Hermes & Sons inc.. Grady Realty; Floor plans and Elevations. https://library.artstor.org/asset/27651322.
Gaetano Pesce, (Artist), Italian, born 1939. Drawing date: 1974-77, Project date: 1974-77. Chiesa per l'isolamento, project New York (Manhattan), New York Longitudinal section. Architectural Drawings. Place: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). https://library.artstor.org/asset/MOMA_12770007.
Zaha Hadid, (Artist), British, born Iraq, 1950. Drawing date: 1982-83, Project date: 1982-83. Parc de la Villette, project Paris, France Car Park. Architectural Drawings. Place: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). https://library.artstor.org/asset/MOMA_10490004.
Alexander, James. architect. June 6, 1969. Mr. and Mrs. James M. Alexander Jr. Residence; East and North Elevations. https://library.artstor.org/asset/27651427.
the New York City Municipal Archives Online Gallery of over 1.6 million images. Selected from the world-class historical collections of the Archives, most of these unique photographs, maps, documents, motion picture and audio recordings are being made accessible for the first time.
Public Collections on Artstor are freely discoverable by anyone at library.artstor.org. Search and browse collections with tools to zoom, print, export, and share images. Public Collections are delivered via JSTOR Forum, a web-based software solution for creating, sharing, and preserving digital collections.
Digital technology and architecture have become inseparable, with new approaches and methodologies not just affecting the workflows and practice of architects but shaping the very character of architecture. This compendious work offers a wide-ranging orientation to the new landscape with its opportunities, its challenges, and its vast potential. Contributing Editors: Ludger Hovestadt, Urs Hirschberg, Oliver Fritz Contributors: Diana Alvarez-Marin, Jakob Beetz, André Borrmann, Petra von Both, Harald Gatermann, Marco Hemmerling, Ursula Kirschner, Reinhard König, Dominik Lengyel, Bob Martens, Frank Petzold, Sven Pfeiffer, Miro Roman, Kay Römer, Hans Sachs, Philipp Schaerer, Sven Schneider, Odilo Schoch, Milena Stavric, Peter Zeile, Nikolaus Zieske Writer: Sebastian Michael atlasofdigitalarchitecture.com
The focus of the Hungarian architecture practice, 3h architects, which was founded in 1994 by Katalin Csillag and Zsolt Gunther, is on the sensitive transformation of urban spaces and historic buildings. They set spaces with great intensity and complexity against a world that seems incomprehensible, often linking them with interrupted strands of history and creating unmistakable space effects using daylight and artificial lighting. Their work covers offices, housing and educational buildings, as well as castles and churches, and has already attracted a number of awards. The monograph documents nine completed and five not-yet-completed buildings. The essays by various authors focus on the practice's key interests in the context of Hungary's architectural culture: space and light, typology, context, and ornament
Modern Construction Case Studies behandelt die Schnittstelle zwischen Fassade, Baukonstruktion und Gebäudetechnik, dargestellt an 12 Projekten von Newtecnic. Der Autor vergleicht Fassadentechnologien, insbesondere ihre Schnittstellen zu Konstruktion und technischer Gebäudeausstattung, in komplexen Projekten und gibt somit wertvolle Einblicke in den Entwurfsprozess. Die in den Gebäudehüllen eingesetzte Technologie wird unter Berücksichtigung von jeweils einem der drei Aspekte: Geometrie, Konstruktion und Energie, beschrieben. In der Analyse werden die konstruktive und haustechnische Aspekte der 12 Fallstudien miteinander vergleichbar. Das Buch zeigt typische, repräsentative Anwendungen und ermöglicht so ein vertieftes Verständnis von der Wirkungsweise der jeweiligen Gebäudehüllen-Technologie.
The first investigation of how race and gender shaped the presentation and marketing of Modernist decor in postwar America In the world of interior design, mid-century Modernism has left an indelible mark still seen and felt today in countless open-concept floor plans and spare, geometric furnishings. Yet despite our continued fascination, we rarely consider how this iconic design sensibility was marketed to the diverse audiences of its era. Examining advice manuals, advertisements in Life and Ebony, furniture, art, and more, Mid-Century Modernism and the American Body offers a powerful new look at how codes of race, gender, and identity influenced--and were influenced by--Modern design and shaped its presentation to consumers. Taking us to the booming suburban landscape of postwar America, Kristina Wilson demonstrates that the ideals defined by popular Modernist furnishings were far from neutral or race-blind. Advertisers offered this aesthetic to White audiences as a solution for keeping dirt and outsiders at bay, an approach that reinforced middle-class White privilege. By contrast, media arenas such as Ebony magazine presented African American readers with an image of Modernism as a style of comfort, security, and social confidence. Wilson shows how etiquette and home decorating manuals served to control women by associating them with the domestic sphere, and she considers how furniture by George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, as well as smaller-scale decorative accessories, empowered some users, even while constraining others. A striking counter-narrative to conventional histories of design, Mid-Century Modernism and the American Body unveils fresh perspectives on one of the most distinctive movements in American visual culture.
A bold reassessment of "smart cities" that reveals what is lost when we conceive of our urban spaces as computers Computational models of urbanism--smart cities that use data-driven planning and algorithmic administration--promise to deliver new urban efficiencies and conveniences. Yet these models limit our understanding of what we can know about a city. A City Is Not a Computer reveals how cities encompass myriad forms of local and indigenous intelligences and knowledge institutions, arguing that these resources are a vital supplement and corrective to increasingly prevalent algorithmic models. Shannon Mattern begins by examining the ethical and ontological implications of urban technologies and computational models, discussing how they shape and in many cases profoundly limit our engagement with cities. She looks at the methods and underlying assumptions of data-driven urbanism, and demonstrates how the "city-as-computer" metaphor, which undergirds much of today's urban policy and design, reduces place-based knowledge to information processing. Mattern then imagines how we might sustain institutions and infrastructures that constitute more diverse, open, inclusive urban forms. She shows how the public library functions as a steward of urban intelligence, and describes the scales of upkeep needed to sustain a city's many moving parts, from spinning hard drives to bridge repairs. Incorporating insights from urban studies, data science, and media and information studies, A City Is Not a Computer offers a visionary new approach to urban planning and design.
Die Landwirtschaft kehrt in neuer Gestalt in die Städte zurück. Wo findet sie hier Räume und wie kann sie das städtische Leben mitprägen? Die Motivation ist vielschichtig: Aufwertung städtischer Grünräume, Begegnung mit der Natur, Biodiversität - aber auch die Suche nach Zukunftsmodellen für eine nachhaltige Nahrungsmittelproduktion. Food Urbanism ist ein durchdachtes Entwurfs- und Planungsinstrument, das Typologien, Werkzeuge, Evaluierungsmethoden und Strategien vorstellt und praktische Anwendungsmethoden in der Stadt- und Landschaftsplanung zeigt. Die zahlreichen Projekte - in verschiedenen Maßstäben von groß zu klein - führen anschaulich vor Augen, wie Nahrungsproduktion die Lebensqualität im städtischen Raum verbessern kann.
The Cooper Union Library's architecture periodical collection is available for browsing on the mezzanine. Check-in with the circulation desk for assistance on the spiral staircase!
Archnet is an Open Access, intellectual resource focused on architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, conservation issues, visual and material cultures, and other topics related to the built environment. With a focus on societies in which Muslims are or have been a significant cultural presence, Archnet’s mission is to provide ready access to quality, unique texts and media that facilitate excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional work.
Asian Historical Architecture is a photographic survey of Asia's architectural heritage with over 42,000 photos of 1,500 sites in twenty-three countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philipines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.
Published by the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University, the Avery Index offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture and design, including bibliographic descriptions on subjects such as the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and interior design and decoration.
The New York City Municipal Archives Online Gallery of over 1.6 million images. Selected from the world-class historical collections of the Archives, most of these unique photographs, maps, documents, motion pictures, and audio recordings are being made accessible for the first time. The gallery includes many complete collections; for others, only representative samples are currently on display.
Coverage of the Arts, Architecture, Music, Theatre, Film, TV, Dance, Design - scholarly journal articles, trade publications, and consumer publications.This resource covers publications on the arts for researchers of all levels.
Urbanitarian is an independent online library of resources for professionals, government bodies, practitioners, academics, community organizers, planners, architects, urbanists, and urban designers interested in shaping the built environment.