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Analysing Architecture

Analysing Architecture

  • Author: Simon Unwin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134760590
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 208
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Analysing Architecture offers a unique 'notebook' of architectural strategies to present an engaging introduction to elements and concepts in architectural design. Beautifully illustrated throughout with the author's original drawings.

Analysing Architecture

Analysing Architecture

  • Author: Simon Unwin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134399677
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 256
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Analysing Architecture offers a unique 'notebook' of architectural strategies to present an engaging introduction to elements and concepts in architectural design. Beautifully illustrated throughout with the author's original drawings.

An Architecture Notebook

An Architecture Notebook

Wall

  • Author: Simon Unwin
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415228732
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 226
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This text builds on the foundation of Simon Unwin's previous book Analysing Architecture. Using examples, the volume describes and illustrates the many powers attached to one of the most basic of architectural elements, the wall.

Exercises in Architecture

Exercises in Architecture

Learning to Think as an Architect

  • Author: Simon Unwin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136486631
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 224
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Architecture is a doing word. You can learn a great deal about the workings of architecture through analysing examples but a fuller understanding of its powers and potential comes through practice, by trying to do it... This book offers student architects a series of exercises that will develop their capacity for doing architecture. Exercises in Architecture builds on and supplements the methodology for architectural analysis presented in the author’s previous book Analysing Architecture (third edition, Routledge, 2009) and demonstrated in his Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand (Routledge, 2010). The three books taken together deal with the three aspects of learning: description, analysis of examples, and practice. The book offers twelve exercises, each divided into a short series of tasks aimed at developing a particular theme or area of architectural capacity. The exercises deal with themes such as place-making, learning through drawing, framing, light, , uses of geometry, stage setting, eliciting emotional responses, the genetics of detail and so forth.

Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand

Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand

  • Author: Simon Unwin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136955054
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 240
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Have you ever wondered how the ideas behind the world’s greatest architectural designs came about? What process does an architect go through to design buildings which become world-renowned for their excellence? This book reveals the secrets behind these buildings. He asks you to ‘read’ the building and understand its starting point by analyzing its final form. Through the gradual revelations made by an understanding of the thinking behind the form, you learn a unique methodology which can be used every time you look at any building.

Shadow

Shadow

the architectural power of withholding light

  • Author: Simon Unwin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1000054098
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 184
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Each of these Analysing Architecture Notebooks is devoted to a particular theme in understanding the rich and varied workings of architecture. They can be thought of as addenda to the foundation volume Analysing Architecture, which first appeared in 1997 and has subsequently been enlarged in three further editions. Examining these extra themes as a series of Notebooks, rather than as additional chapters in future editions, allows greater space for more detailed exploration of a wider variety of examples, whilst avoiding the risk of the original book becoming unwieldy. Shadows may be insubstantial but they are, nevertheless, an important element in architecture. In prehistoric times we sought shade as a refuge from the hot sun and chilling rain. Through history architects have used shadows to draw, to mould form, to paint pictures, to orchestrate atmosphere, to indicate the passing of time ... as well as to identify place. Sometimes shadow can be the substance of architecture.

Drawn to Design

Drawn to Design

Analyzing Architecture Through Freehand Drawing

  • Author: Eric Jenkins
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3034610963
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 304
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The book is a guide for students and teachers to understand the need for, the role of and the methods and techniques of freehand analytical sketching in architecture. The presentation focuses on drawing as an approach to and phase of architectural design. The conceptual goal of this approach is to use drawing not as illustration or depiction, but as exploration. The first part of the book discusses underlying concepts of freehand sketching in design education and practice as a complement to digital technologies. The main component is a series of chapters that constitute a typology of fundamental issues in architecture and urban design; for instance, issues of "façade" are illustrated with sketch diagrams that show how façades can be explored and sketched through a series of specific questions and step-by-step procedures. This book is especially timely in an age in which the false conflict between "traditional vs. digital" gives way to multiple design tools, including sketching. It fosters understanding of the essential human ability to investigate the designed and the natural world through freehand drawing. The author, Eric Jenkins received several teaching awards and design awards. He is Associate Professor at Catholic University of America's School of Architecture and Planning where he teaches design, theory and analytical sketching. He earned a Masters in Design Studies from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, and has previously published "To Scale: One Hundred Urban Plans".

Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand

Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand

a revised and expanded edition of Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand

  • Author: Simon Unwin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317555031
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 278
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Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand is an essential companion to Simon Unwin’s Analysing Architecture, and part of the trilogy which also includes his Exercises in Architecture: Learning to Think as an Architect. Together the three books offer an introduction to the workings of architecture providing for the three aspects of learning: theory, examples and practice. Twenty-Five Buildings focusses on analysing examples using the methodology offered by Analysing Architecture, which operates primarily through the medium of drawing. In this second edition five further buildings have been added to the original twenty from an even wider geographical area, which now includes the USA, France, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland, Spain, Finland, Germany, Australia, Norway, Sweden, India and Japan. The underlying theme of Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand is the relationship of architecture to the human being, how it frames our lives and orchestrates our experiences; how it can help us make sense of the world and contribute to our senses of identity and place. Exploring these dimensions through a wide range of case studies that illustrate the rich diversity of twentieth and twenty-first century architecture, this book is essential reading for every architect.

Metaphor

Metaphor

An Exploration of the Metaphorical Dimensions and Potential of Architecture

  • Author: Simon Unwin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 9781138045439
  • Category:
  • Page: 192
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Each of these Analysing Architecture Notebooks is devoted to a particular theme in understanding the rich and varied workings of architecture. They can be thought of as addenda to the foundation volume Analysing Architecture, which first appeared in 1997 and has subsequently been enlarged in three further editions. Examining these extra themes as a series of Notebooks, rather than as additional chapters in future editions, allows greater space for more detailed exploration of a wider variety of examples, whilst avoiding the risk of the original book becoming unwieldy. Metaphor is the most powerful component of the poetry of architecture. It has been a significant factor in architecture since the earliest periods of human history, when people were finding ways to give order and meaning to the world in which we live. It is arguable that architecture began with the realisation of metaphor in physical form, and that subsequent movements - from Greek to Gothic, Renaissance to Modern, Victorian to Vernacular... - have all been driven by the emergence or rediscovery of different metaphors by which architecture might be generated. quent movements - from Greek to Gothic, Renaissance to Modern, Victorian to Vernacular... - have all been driven by the emergence or rediscovery of different metaphors by which architecture might be generated.

The Learning Society

The Learning Society

International Perspectives on Core Skills in Higher Education

  • Author: Dunne, Elisabeth (Staff Development Unit, University of Exeter)
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135373450
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 228
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This text provides perspectives in British and international interpretations of a learning society and what the roles of core skills are. The book covers what should be happening in theory and what is happening in practice and develops a critical awareness of the issues.