On the other hand , these buildings are admitted by all to be among the best built
, best planned , most useful and most truly economical of our modern structures .
It is , moreover , generally admitted that this architect , more than most men in ...
The World's Greatest Modern Structures Neil Parkyn ... an exclusive organization
, the World Federation of Great Towers ) ; but this book aims to celebrate notable
structures rather than tall buildings , which are discussed at length elsewhere .
Author: Neil Parkyn
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
SuperStructures celebrates and illustrates the most ambitious, awe-inspiring and advanced engineered structures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Every structure explored here has pushed at the boundaries of the possible by combining unsurpassed levels of functionality with an often unexpected beauty. While most of the structures featured have been completed, some are still under construction or at planning stage, offering a tantalizing glimpse of the superstructures of tomorrow. Every one of the structures in this landmark publication attests to the genius and skill of the modern engineer and demonstrates the physical elegance, power and dynamism of the most impressive constructions of the last 100 years. This illustrated book, with more than 300 photographs and explanatory drawings, is written by Neil Parkyn, an architect with first-hand experience of working on major projects in all parts of the world. The design and evolution of each structure, and how it has challenged humankind's practical application of science and technology, are discussed. Key facts and vital statistics clarify the sheer scale of the featured structures.
Author: Frederick Rogers (architect.)Publish On: 1872
Of how small a portion of the materials constituting most modern edifices
performs the intended duty ; and how this defect ... The author has seen modern structures of comparatively good materials , which , from being carried up in
every part in ...
Modern Masonry Structures and Their Weather Resistance If you do not wish to
become a member of ... Today , the best architects and engineers are engaged in
design of a great number of outstanding masonry structures . On the basis of ...
Superregional modern structures form great parts of the continental salients and
oceanic depressions . They are separated by planetary deepseated fractures
penetrating to depths of some hundred kilometres . These fractures separate the
Author: American Institute of ArchitectsPublish On: 1927
Before he can point people to the path of better cities , Even the best of buildings
is like an actor who per - he must learn the social side of city planning and the
forms without a stage . Our great modern structures " economics " of the different
This is a brand new edition of the visually stunning and lavishly produced guide to the great buildings and structures of the modern age from around the world.
Author: Jonathan Glancey
Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group
Category: Architecture, Modern
This is a brand new edition of the visually stunning and lavishly produced guide to the great buildings and structures of the modern age from around the world. Divided into eight clear sections, each movement in architecture from 1900 to the present day is represented: Arts and Crafts, Classicism, Organic, Modernism, Postmodernism, Robotic, Cities, and Futures. Focusing on one building per page, Jonathan Glancey discusses over 440 landmark structures from those now regarded as classics of modern architecture, such as L'Institut du Monde Arab in Paris and the Sydney Opera House, to recent buildings such as the Swiss Re building in London and the Parliamentary Library in New Delhi.
And although unrelated, contemporary critics also appeared to be in search of
resonance with the contemporary debates on modern architecture in these
ephemeral buildings. in various pavilions, strategies centered on 'transparency'
come to ...
Author: Rika Devos
This book investigates architecture as a form of diplomacy in the context of the Second World War at six major European international and national expositions that took place between 1937 and 1959. The volume gives a fascinating account of architecture assuming the role of the carrier of war-related messages, some of them camouflaged while others quite frank. The famous standoffs between the Stalinist Russia and the Nazi Germany in Paris 1937, or the juxtaposition of the USSR and USA pavilions in Brussels 1958, are examples of very explicit shows of force. The book also discusses some less known - and more subtle - messages, revealed through an examination of several additional pavilions in both Paris and Brussels; of a series of expositions in Moscow; of the Universal Exhibition in Rome that was planned to open in 1942; and of London’s South Bank Exposition of 1951: all of them related, in one way or another, to either an anticipation of the global war or to its horrific aftermaths. A brief discussion of three pre-World War II American expositions that are reviewed in the Epilogue supports this point. It indicates a significant difference in the attitude of American exposition commissioners, who were less attuned to the looming war than their European counterparts. The book provides a novel assessment of modern architecture’s involvement with national representation. Whether in the service of Fascist Italy or of Imperial Japan, of Republican Spain or of the post-war Franquista regime, of the French Popular Front or of socialist Yugoslavia, of the arising FRG or of capitalist USA, of Stalinist Russia or of post-colonial Britain, exposition architecture during the period in question was driven by a deep faith in its ability to represent ideology. The book argues that this widespread confidence in architecture’s ability to act as a propaganda tool was one of the reasons why Modernist architecture lent itself to the service of such different masters.
or southern climates , in Asian , African , European , or American cultures , the
generic buildings of modern development change little in response to their
geographic and social surroundings . Just as American fast - food chains offer
Author: Anthony M. Tung
A wide-ranging study of architectural and cultural preservation in the world's great urban centers examines the devastating impact of war, economics, and indifference on the great cities and efforts throughout China, the U.S. Japan, Europe, and elsewhere to restore and preserve buildings and landmarks. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
It was a great honor when Dr. Taranath asked me to contribute the foreword to his
latest work, Structural Analysis and Design of Tall ... Although most modern structures eventually do become abstract computer models for purposes of
Author: Bungale S. Taranath
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
As software skills rise to the forefront of design concerns, the art of structural conceptualization is often minimized. Structural engineering, however, requires the marriage of artistic and intuitive designs with mathematical accuracy and detail. Computer analysis works to solidify and extend the creative idea or concept that might have started o
In later years the Great Buddha also came to represent the institution of a
national religion interrelated with the unification of Japan. This tendency to ... Modern. Icons. Two significant 19th century structures were both designed in part
by the ...
The banking center of Manila, built around a dusty plaza in the Tondo district, and
consisting of low buildings occupied by offices of shipping and commercial
companies, suggests a ... These buildings are the finest modern structures in
By the riverthatruns throughthe city nowstands oneof Europe's great modern structures, a museum ofart designed by the American architect Frank Gehry, and
financedby Guggenheim money. Withits wavy linesit evokes alocal seafaring
Author: Dr Maria Rovisco
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Social Science
What makes people cosmopolitan? How is cosmopolitanism shaping everyday life experiences and the practices of ordinary people? Making use of empirical research, Cosmopolitanism in Practice examines the concrete settings in which individuals display cosmopolitan sensibilities and dispositions, illustrating the ways in which cosmopolitan self-transformations can be used as an analytical tool to explain a variety of identity outlooks and practices. The manner in which both past and present cosmopolitanisms compete with meta-narratives such as nationalism, multiculturalism and religion is also investigated, alongside the employment of cosmopolitan ideas in situations of tension and conflict. With an international team of contributors, including Ulrich Beck, Steven Vertovec, Rob Kroes and Natan Sznaider, this book draws on a variety of intellectual disciplines and international contexts to show how people embrace and make use of cosmopolitan ideas and attitudes.
Author: National Association of Building Owners and ManagersPublish On: 1927
These depreciation notes are of interest since they include steel framing and pipe
lines , items of great importance in modern structures . PREFACE The object of
this report was to obtain detailed evidence of the manner in which obsolescence
Author: National Association of Building Owners and Managers
As a matter of fact , every architect knows that a stairway lends itself to more
artistic treatment than almost any other part of a building . Therefore it comes
about that in the great modern structures all that art and wealth can lavish on the
Author: Chicago and North Western Railway CompanyPublish On: 1929
The city boasts a number of building structures which are the largest of their kind
— the largest hotel , the largest mail - order ... The " layout ” of modern office
space , storage garage innovations , unique store fronts , and various expedient ...
Author: University of Iowa. Division of Extension and University ServicesPublish On: 1943
The Spanish influence is apparent in much of the older architecture , which
contrasts strangely with the great modern structures of Guayaquil and Quito . One
reel , 20 minutes ( J - C ) $ . 50 G - 1579 VERACRUZ . This picture takes you
Author: University of Iowa. Division of Extension and University Services
success this has been accomplished can best be appreciated from the fact , that
none of the modern structures attract anything like the attention of the old , and
the Cathedrals of this early time still continue to be the best asset of the towns in ...
Troublesome Jones Falls , running through the city , was covered over to provide
a wide through boulevard , with several blocks at its harbor mouth made into a great plaza in which were erected the modern structures of today's Market Place