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📒Architecture Of Rail ✍ Marcus Binney
✏Architecture of Rail Book Summary : This unique appraisal of contemporary railway stations and termini looks at over 20 new railway stations from around the world, including Waterloo International Station, Lyon Airport Railway Station and Lille-Europe. Using the latest techniques and materials a new generation of architects and engineers are creating some of the most dramatic spaces in western architecture. Marcus Binney highlights a wide-range of stations, including recently completed stations, the impressive reuse of stations and stations now being built in the UK, Europe and Hong Kong. He examines projects by leading architects such as Nicholas Grimshaw, Santiago Calatrava, Andreu and Rice, Ove Arup, Terry Farrell, Sir Norman Foster and partners, and Sterling & Wilford. The material is set within the great historic context of the 19th century and early 20th century stations and in a major historical introduction sets the stage for informed appraisal of the new works worldwide.
📒Buildings For Tomorrow ✍ Paul Cattermole
✏Buildings for Tomorrow Book Summary : This book reviews forty visionary architectural projects, encompassing the whole spectrum of the built environment, from bus stations and concert halls to boat lifts and aquariums. This stimulating survey, illustrated with the very best architectural photography, will transport readers into yet unknown worlds. Combines brilliant photography with project descriptions to form an accessible and highly visual book for the general reader, while retaining the accurate technical information needed to engage more knowledgeable readers.
📒Portable Architecture ✍ Robert Kronenburg
✏Portable Architecture Book Summary : This edition shows that portable buildings are eminently feasible, capable of fulfilling a wide range of roles, and economical to build and operate. It includes revised case studies from the previous edition as well as new studies.
📒Next Generation Infrastructure ✍ Hillary Brown
✏Next Generation Infrastructure Book Summary : The 2007 bridge collapse in Minneapolis-St. Paul quickly became symbolic of the debilitated interstate highway system—and of what many critics see as America’s disinvestment in its infrastructure. The extreme vulnerability of single-purpose, aging infrastructure was highlighted once again when Hurricane Sandy churned its way across the northeast United States. Inundating New York City’s vital arteries, floodwaters overwhelmed tunnels and sewers; closed bridges; shut down mass transit; curtailed gas supplies; and destroyed streets, buildings, and whole neighborhoods. Next Generation Infrastructure takes a critical but ultimately hopeful look at how our infrastructure networks can be made more efficient, less environmentally damaging, and more resilient. Brown argues that, if we're to chart a course for global sustainability, we must begin to design, regulate, and finance infrastructure that decouples carbon-intensive and ecologically harmful technologies from critical infrastructure systems, namely the essential systems for contemporary society: water, wastewater, power, solid waste, transportation, and communication. The book highlights hopeful examples from around the world, ranging from the Mount Poso cogeneration plant in California to urban rainwater harvesting in Seoul, South Korea, to the multi-purpose Marina Barrage project in Singapore. Brown encourages us to envision infrastructure within a larger economic, environmental, and social context, and to share resources across systems, reducing costs and extending benefits. This is a must read for professionals and students interested in a more resilient urban future including urban designers, architects, urban planners, urban policymakers, landscape architects, and engineers.
📒Structure And Architecture ✍ Angus J. MacDonald
✏Structure and Architecture Book Summary : This guide enables the reader to develop an understanding of how architectural structures function, and is generously illustrated with examples take from contemporary buildings.
✏The Routledge Companion to Paradigms of Performativity in Design and Architecture Book Summary : The Routledge Companion to Paradigms of Performativity in Design and Architecture focuses on a non-linear, multilateral, ethical way of design thinking, positioning the design process as a journey. It expands on the multiple facets and paradigms of performative design thinking as an emerging trend in design methodology. This edited collection explores the meaning of performativity by examining its relevance in conjunction with three fundamental principles: firmness, commodity and delight. The scope and broader meaning of performativity, performative architecture and performance-based building design are discussed in terms of how they influence today’s design thinking. With contributions from 45 expert practitioners, educators and researchers, this volume engages theory, history, technology and the human aspects of performative design thinking and its implications for the future of design.
📒Grid Computing ✍ Fran Berman
✏Grid Computing Book Summary : Grid computing is applying the resources of many computers in a network to a single problem at the same time Grid computing appears to be a promising trend for three reasons: (1) Its ability to make more cost-effective use of a given amount of computer resources, (2) As a way to solve problems that can't be approached without an enormous amount of computing power (3) Because it suggests that the resources of many computers can be cooperatively and perhaps synergistically harnessed and managed as a collaboration toward a common objective. A number of corporations, professional groups, university consortiums, and other groups have developed or are developing frameworks and software for managing grid computing projects. The European Community (EU) is sponsoring a project for a grid for high-energy physics, earth observation, and biology applications. In the United States, the National Technology Grid is prototyping a computational grid for infrastructure and an access grid for people. Sun Microsystems offers Grid Engine software. Described as a distributed resource management tool, Grid Engine allows engineers at companies like Sony and Synopsys to pool the computer cycles on up to 80 workstations at a time. * "the Grid" is a very hot topic generating broad interest from research and industry (e.g. IBM, Platform, Avaki, Entropia, Sun, HP) * Grid architecture enables very popular e-Science projects like the Genome project which demand global interaction and networking * In recent surveys over 50% of Chief Information Officers are expected to use Grid technology this year Grid Computing: * Features contributions from the major players in the field * Covers all aspects of grid technology from motivation to applications * Provides an extensive state-of-the-art guide in grid computing This is essential reading for researchers in Computing and Engineering, physicists, statisticians, engineers and mathematicians and IT policy makers.
📒The Oxford Handbook Of Virtuality ✍ Mark Grimshaw
✏The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality Book Summary : The book is a compendium of thinking on virtuality and its relationship to reality from the perspective of a variety of philosophical and applied fields of study. Topics covered include presence, immersion, emotion, ethics, utopias and dystopias, image, sound, literature, AI, law, economics, medical and military applications, religion, and sex.
📒Modern Trains And Splendid Stations ✍ Martha Thorne
✏Modern trains and splendid stations Book Summary : Examines modern trains and railroad stations in North America, Europe, and Japan, providing histories, photographs, and a look into the future of the railway industry.
📒Bioclimatic Skyscrapers ✍ Ken Yeang
✏Bioclimatic skyscrapers Book Summary :