Living Buildings

Living Buildings

Buildings and people The philosophy produced by our training, background and experience is this: a building is not something created at one stroke – a static and crystalline object, incapable of change. Rather, it is the living outcome ...

Author: Donald Insall

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 9781864701920

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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Living Buildings celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Donald Insall Associates, the Practice founded by distinguished British architect Donald Insall, a leading exponent in the field of Architectural Conservation. Probably best known for the restoration of
Categories: Architecture

The Secret Lives Of Buildings

The Secret Lives Of Buildings

This is a book of tales about the lives that buildings lead, in the course of which they all change into 'something rich and strange'; and it is their cumulative argument that the history of architecture is nothing like The Architect's ...

Author: Edward Hollis

Publisher: Portobello Books

ISBN: 9781846274343

Category: Architecture

Page: 448

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The plans are drawn up, a site is chosen, foundations are dug: a building comes into being with the expectation that it will stay put and stay for ever. But a building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation. In this radical reimagining of architectural history, Edward Hollis tells the stories of thirteen buildings, beginning with the 'once upon a time' when they first appeared, through the years of appropriation, ruin and renovation, and ending with a temporary 'ever after'. In spell-binding prose, Hollis follows his buildings through time and space to reveal the hidden histories of the Parthenon and the Alhambra, Gloucester Cathedral and Haghia Sofia, Sans Souci and Notre Dame de Paris, Malatesta's Tempio and Loreto, and explores landmarks of our own time, from Hulme's legendary crescents to the Berlin Wall and the fibre-glass theme parks of Las Vegas.
Categories: Architecture

Building Type Basics for Senior Living

Building Type Basics for Senior Living

... with new assisted living—ready replacement housing. In Miami, Florida, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, public housing agencies have converted older independent living buildings into assisted living facilities.

Author: Perkins Eastman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118330180

Category: Architecture

Page: 432

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Essential information for the design of senior livingfacilities Building Type Basics for Senior Living, Second Edition isyour one-stop reference for essential information you need to planand successfully complete the design of residential careenvironments for seniors on time and within budget. Primary authors Bradford Perkins and J. David Hoglund and theirPerkins Eastman colleagues—all experts in senior livingdesign—share firsthand knowledge to guide you through allaspects of the design of senior living communities, includingindependent living and assisted living apartments, and skillednursing facilities. This edition features new examples of completed projects and isup to date with the latest developments in senior living design,including coverage of sustainable design, renovation andreinvention, international opportunities, operations, and projectfinancing. This new edition offers: Numerous photographs, diagrams, and plans A new chapter on issues, trends, and challenges for the seniorliving industry in the next decade A new chapter devoted to sustainability strategies andconsiderations Up-to-date coverage of new technologies being implemented insenior living facilities New space programming standards and sample programs Like every Building Type Basics book, this convenientlyorganized quick reference provides authoritative, up-to-dateinformation instantly and saves professionals countless hours ofresearch.
Categories: Architecture

Building Type Basics for Senior Living

Building Type Basics for Senior Living

Building Type Basics for Senior Living , like the other volumes published in the Wiley series to date , is not a coffee - table book lavish with color photography but meager in usable content . Instead , it contains hands - on ...

Author: Bradford Perkins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471226726

Category: Architecture

Page: 292

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Categories: Architecture

Building Their Lives Together Four Historical Romances

Building Their Lives Together  Four Historical Romances

There were plenty of other stone yards that produced blocks for building in and around the valley. ... There was also the problem of where the people who lived and worked in the buildings would go if they were pulled down.

Author: Vanessa Carvo

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781365380389

Category: Fiction


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The Woman Stonemason & The Italian Break-Down Town - Set in the Middle Ages, this story is about an Englishwoman who is sent to Italy to become the bride of an Italian stonemason, living in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius. The Bishop And His Forbidden Love - This historical romance set in the Middle Ages is about a young bishop who finds himself yearning for a nurse’s aide that he meets at a hospital where he goes for help with his migraine headaches. The Western Country Wife: God’s News For Mercy, is an emotional and lovely and deeply Christian story about a married woman with two children who wakes up one day in her small Western town in 1875, and finds out that her whole world has caved in on her and that the mayor and his cronies are now her sworn enemies. Garret And Meredith In Montana’s Bitterroot Foothills, is the story of a horse rancher who desires a life full of love and marriage, but he is at a loss as to where to find a potential bride.
Categories: Fiction

Building Lives

Building Lives

Appendixes group buildings into four general classes , according to the materials used , and assign them varying average lives and depreciation rates . See 513-520 . 13. Graham Aldis , “ Modernizing old office buildings ...

Author: Neil Harris

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300070454

Category: Architecture

Page: 198

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Drawing on sources including Masonic manuals, tourist guidebooks and religious texts, this illustrated study explores the rites of building passage over the past 150 years. The author suggests that architecture is a performing art as well as a fine art.
Categories: Architecture

Building Leaders Living Traditions

Building Leaders  Living Traditions

In numerous cases , raising money for such a building also became tied to the war itself . As Butts pointed out in an address concerning the history and goals of the college union , " What better type of living memorial to honor those ...

Author: Amy L. Bacon

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 160344095X

Category: History

Page: 176

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For more than fifty years, the Memorial Student Center—the MSC—has served as the “living room” of the Texas A&M University campus. Beyond its lounges, dining, and recreational facilities, though, the MSC has played a vital role in the transformation of Texas A&M from an all-male, all-military, rural college to a university internationally recognized for excellence in a variety of fields. The MSC, conceived as a memorial to Aggies who lost their lives in the two world wars, opened its doors in September 1950. More than just a monument to fallen comrades, however, the MSC and the programs initiated by J. Wayne Stark, its first director, helped the university expand its focus to embrace an even more inclusive future. Author Amy Bacon surveys the development of two functions that quickly became vital to the mission of the Memorial Student Center: its role as a leadership laboratory for students—especially those not in the Corps of Cadets—and its centerpiece location as a place of extracurricular cultural and intellectual enrichment. The various student-led committees of the MSC provided important avenues for students to address social, political, and other interests, while the world-class speakers and arts events sponsored by the MSC afforded access to many students who would not otherwise have enjoyed such opportunities. Bacon demonstrates how the MSC and the traditions that have developed around it blend with the national student union movement in a unique way that enhances the institutional heritage and aspirations of Texas A&M University. This attractively illustrated book draws heavily on recorded oral histories, archives, and extensive interviews with key administrative leaders and students, both former and current. Building Leaders, Living Traditions narrates the story of an institution that has transformed and enriched the lives of thousands of Aggie students and is poised to continue its vital mission for decades to come.
Categories: History

Minimum Live Loads Allowable for the Use in Design of Buildings

Minimum Live Loads Allowable for the Use in Design of Buildings

Except in buildings for storage purposes the following reductions in assumed total floor live loads are permissible in designing all columns , piers or walls , foundations , trusses , and girders . ( See Appendix , par . 9. ) ...

Author: United States. Department of Commerce. Building code committee


ISBN: UOM:39015086414623

Category: Building laws

Page: 38

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Categories: Building laws

Live Loads on Floors in Buildings

Live Loads on Floors in Buildings

The chairman of the Building Code Committee has investigated the live loading in a reference room of a New York insurance company equipped with heavy steel filing cases for large Sanborn insurance map books .

Author: John W. Dunham


ISBN: UOM:39015086555920

Category: Floors

Page: 27

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Categories: Floors

Building peace for a living

Building peace for a living

As argued in the subchapter “Case study: A mandate for nation-state building in Kosovo,” the nation-state building ... and cultures throughout their working lives. he same reasons can be 72 MOJCA VAH JEVšNIK, BUILDING PEACE FOR A LIVING.

Author: Mojca Vah Jevšnik

Publisher: Založba ZRC

ISBN: 9789612541569

Category: Aliens

Page: 112

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Categories: Aliens