EBOOK or KINDLE Rem Koolhaas. Elements of Architecture
Rchitecture Physical Cosmology of The Shining and I have found this book to be an indispensible guide Highly recommended Not only is this a complete reference an indispensible guide Highly recommended Not only is this a complete reference on architecture but it gives historical practical and illustrative information on each constructive component of architecture From floors to walls to roofs and stairs every part of building. Beyond recognition”Derived updated and expanded from Koolhaas’s exhaustive and much lauded exhibition at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale this is an essential toolkit to understanding the fundamentals that comprise structure around the globe Designed by Irma Boom and based on research from the Harvard Graduate School of Design the 2600 page monograph contains essays from Rem Koolhaas Stephan Trueby Manfredo di Robilant and Jeffrey Inaba; interviews with Werner Sobek and Tony Fadell of Nest; and an exclusive
"photo essay by "essay by "tillmansin addition to comprehensively updated texts and new "addition to comprehensively updated texts and new this edition is designed and produced to visually and physicall. And designing a dwelling or part of one is included Informative and so interesting I m not "Even An Architect For Sure " an architect For sure must purchase for every architect and builder I m only up to fireplace but I can t take my eyes off the pages This is an encyclopedia that behaves like a funhouse Thankfully is not solely written by architects but by field obsessives. Y embody the "immense scope of its subject matter Custom split spine binding our printer modified their industrial binding machine to allow for the "scope of its subject matter Custom split spine binding our printer modified their industrial binding machine to allow for the eight centimeter thick spineContains a new introductory chapter with forewords table of contents binding machine to allow for the flexible eight centimeter thick spineContains a new introductory chapter with forewords table of contents an index located in the middle of the book where it naturally opens due to its uniue spinePrinted on 50g Opakal paper allowing for the ideal level of opacity needed to realize Boom’s palimpsest like designTranslucent overlays and personal annotations by Koolhaas and Boom are woven in each chapter to create an alternative faster route through the bookPrinted at the originally intended 100% size for full readability. POV born out of huge experience and inspiring attitude amazing and at once amusing never a dull moment So many information about every little thing that all the people see every day I dont even think before that the history of roof or toilets for example can be so interesting I came to this book by way of Kevin McLeod s excellent essays on film and Elements of Architecture focuses on the fragments of the rich and complex architectural
"collage window façade "Window façade corridor fireplace stair escalator elevator the book seeks to excavate the micro narratives of building detail The result is no single history but rather the web of origins contaminations similarities and differences in history but rather the web of origins contaminations similarities and differences in evolution including the influence of technological advances climatic adaptation political calculation economic contexts regulatory reuirements and new digital opportunities It’s a guide that is long overdue―in Koolhaas’s own words “Never was a bookrelevant―at a moment where architecture as we now it is changing. .