Saturday, December 28, 2013

Architectural Record magazine 2013 (1-6)

Architectural Record - January 2013
English | PDF | 204 pages | 120 MB

Architectural Record - February 2013
English | PDF | 148 pages | 83 MB

Architectural Record Magazine March 2013
English | 201 Pages | PDF | 101MB

Architectural Record - April 2013
English | PDF | 156 pages | 66 MB

Architectural Record - May 2013
English | 184 Pages | PDF | 109 MB

Architectural Record Magazine June 2013
English | 334 Pages | PDF | 191 MB

Friday, December 27, 2013

177 منشأت معدنيه

منشأت معدنيه

176 رسم معماري

رسم معماري

175 تركيبات صحية وكهربائية

تركيبات صحية وكهربائية

173 الرسم الإنشائي

الرسم الإنشائي

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

Deconstruction - Omnibus Volume

Deconstruction - Omnibus Volume
Andreas Papadakis

Deconstruction Omnibus Volume Deconstruction is One of the Most Talked about New Developments in art and architecture today. Neither a movement nor a fully-fledged style, Deconstruction is a major cultural phenomenon that is both a philosophical idiom and a critical methodology, and most recently the basis of an architectural aesthetic. Derived from the work of the French philosopher Jacques Derrida, Deconstruction is characterised by an essential distrust of the authenticity of apparent meaning and form and the traditional distinction between the two. Beginning with an investigation into the roots and sources of Deconstruction, this pioneer volume brings together Deconstructionist writings and projects from America, Britain, Europe and Japan. This omnibus volume, in addition to several specially commissioned articles, draws on issues of Architectural Design and Art & Design magazines as well as the proceedings of an international symposium at the Tate Gallery in London including an exclusive interview with Derrida himself. Four sections covering Constructivist Origins, Theory and Philosophy, and Deconstruction in Art and Architecture, edited by Andreas Papadakis, Andrew Benjamin and Catherine Cooke, present the work of the major writers, critics and practitioners of Deconstruction. These include Christopher Norris, Peter Eisenman, Bernard Tschumi, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, OMA, Morphosis, Coop Himelblau, Charles Jencks, Hiromi Fujii, Geoff Bennington, Mark Wigley, Valerio Adami and many others. This book - the first to attempt to locate and define Deconstruction in architecture and the visual arts - explores the subject from a variety of viewpoints, some of which by their nature are experimental or speculative.

Architecture and Cubism

Architecture and Cubism 
(Centre Canadien d'Architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture)
Eve Blau

A fundamental tenet of the historiography of modern architecture holds that cubism forged a vital link between avant-garde practices in early twentieth-century painting and architecture. This collection of essays, commissioned by the Canadian Centre for Architecture, takes a close look at that widely accepted but little scrutinized belief. In the first historically focused examination of the issue, the volume returns to the original site of cubist art in pre-World War I Europe and proceeds to examine the historical, theoretical, and socio-political relationships between avant-garde practices in painting, architecture, and other cultural forms, including poetry, landscape, and the decorative arts. The essays look at works produced in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Czechoslovakia during the early decades of the twentieth century.Together, the essays show that although there were many points of intersection -- historical, metaphorical, theoretical, and ideological -- between cubism and architecture, there was no simple, direct link between them. Most often the connections between cubist painting and modern architecture were construed analogically, by reference to shared formal qualities such as fragmentation, spatial ambiguity, transparency, and multiplicity; or to techniques used in other media such as film, poetry, and photomontage. Cubist space itself remained two-dimensional; with the exception of Le Cobusiers work, it was never translated into the three dimensions of architecture. Cubism's significance for architecture also remained two-dimensional -- a method of representing modern spatial experience through the ordering impulses of art.Copublished with the Canadian Centre for Architecture/CentreCanadien d'Architecture

Islamic Monuments in Cairo: The Practical Guide

Islamic Monuments in Cairo: The Practical Guide
American University in Cairo Press | 2004-10-01 |276 pages | PDF | 13 MB

Cairo's Islamic monuments are part of an uninterrupted tradition that spans over a thousand years of building activity. No other Islamic city can equal Cairo's spectacular heritage, nor trace its historical and architectural development with such clarity. The discovery of this historic core, first visually by nineteenth-century western artists then intellectually by twentieth-century Islamic art specialists, now - at the turn of the millennium - awaits the delight of the general visitor.

This new edition of a popular and handy guide continues to walk the visitor around two hundred of the city's most interesting Islamic monuments. It also keeps pace with recent developments with updated and revised material.

Islamic Architecture In Cairo: An Introduction

Islamic Architecture In Cairo: An Introduction
American University in Cairo Press | 1996-03-15 | 175 pages | PDF | 35 MB

Combining an analysis of Cairo's urban growth from the Islamic conquest up to the reign of Muhammad 'Ali, an overview of its main architectural styles, a descriptive catalog of the major monuments, and a discussion of domestic architecture, this concise and comprehensive study will appeal to specialists as well as beginning students and interested lay readers.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Construction in Cities : Social, Environmental, Political, and Economic Concerns

Construction in Cities : 
Social, Environmental, Political, and Economic Concerns
Patricia J. Lancaster

Today's construction environment is more complex than any previous era. The possible impediments to a project's successful completion include not only "bricks and mortar" issues like material availability or curtain wall testing, but a broad array of concerns involving the economic, political, social, environmental, archeological, community, and historic preservation aspects of the project. Costly delays are common; regulatory processes can be prohibitive; stakeholders have more say. All of the people involved in an urban construction project must be knowledgeable about, and conversant with these conditions.

Bringing together over 500 years of combined professional experience, Construction in Cities: Social, Environmental, Political, and Economic Concerns provides you with a compendium of knowledge with which to solve problems and propel your projects. Beginning with an overview of the regulations governing construction in cities, the book continues with concrete, practical advice for below-ground work such as tunnels, roadways and foundations. It follows with an examination of five actual projects to explore ways to complete elaborate urban buildings. Finally, the book takes you deep into the murky waters of issues that often halt construction projects.

Since the unexpected always happens in construction, you need a book on your shelf to reach for when it does - a source that delineates clean and concise recipes for successfully dealing with such diverse conditions as unexpected archeological finds, dying trees, and toxic air. If you play a role in ensuring the delivery of capital projects in an urban environment, Construction in Cities serves as a handy reference of actions and methods for overriding these barriers.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Construction en Acier

Construction en Acier

en Français

The Roofing Handbook, 2nd Edition

The Roofing Handbook, 2nd Edition
Robert Scharff, Terry Kennedy

The most complete A-to-Z handbook on the basics of residential roofing--comes with over 250 illustrations, photos, and CAD drawings. Reviews regulations, safety, emerging technologies and new/alternative materials; construction tips; estimating and bidding; customer service; marketing; and more. New chapter on the roofing business focuses on how professionals can turn the book's pointers into profits.

Masonry Designers’ Guide Fourth Edition

Masonry Designers’ Guide 
Fourth Edition 

Based on 
Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures 
(ACI 530-02 / ASCE 5-02 / TMS 402-02) 
Specifications for Masonry Structures 
(ACI 530.1-02 / ASCE 6-02 / TMS 602-02) 

Glass Structures

Glass Structures
Jan Wurm

Flat glass opens up more possibilities for the planner than virtually any other material. Because of the technological complexity of using it, however, no specific structural forms have been developed for glass supporting frameworks as they have been for wood, concrete, and steel. This book is thus the first to present a coherent guide to the planning and design of glass supporting frameworks. The focus is on the pressure-resistant, flat supporting element as a basic building block for broad supporting structures. The spatial and constructive forms of multifunctional, self-supporting glass envelopes are vividly illustrated and systematically explained. The constructions presented exhibit new aesthetic qualities, based not on the dictum of ""dematerialization but on the poetry of gleaming and transparent planes. They ring in a new chapter in the history of glass architecture.

Complete Home : How to Guides

Complete Home : How to Guides
PDF Files | 50.7 MB - 5 Parts | Total 156 Guides

Volume 1
3-Way Switches.pdf
Annuals and Perennials.pdf
Asphalt Drives.pdf
Attached Decks.pdf
Attracting Birds.pdf
Basic Decks.pdf
Biological Pollutants in Your Home.pdf
Board Fences.pdf
Brick Walls.pdf
Broken Windows.pdf
Building Driveways.pdf
Caulking and Stripping.pdf
Ceiling Fan Hookups.pdf
Ceiling Tile.pdf
Ceramic Floor Tile.pdf
Ceramic Wall Tile.pdf
Chain Link Fences.pdf
Child Safety.pdf
Chimes and Doorbells.pdf
Circuit Breakers.pdf
Climate Control.pdf
Clogged Drains.pdf
Closet Organizers.pdf
Clothes Washers.pdf
Combustion Pollutants In Your Home.pdf
Concrete Mixing.pdf
Concrete Repairs.pdf
Concrete Slabs.pdf
Concrete Walkways.pdf

Volume 2
Control Vegetable Pests Organically.pdf
Controlling Turf Pests.pdf
Copper Pipe.pdf
Deciduous Trees and Shrubs.pdf
Deck Covers.pdf
Decorative Paint Finishes.pdf
Dish Washers.pdf
Disposal Trouble.pdf
Divider Walls.pdf
Door Locksets.pdf
Drill Know-How.pdf
Drip Irrigation.pdf
Drywall Joints.pdf
DWV Systems.pdf
Electric Hot Water.pdf
Energy Efficient Lighting.pdf
Evergreen Trees and Shrubs.pdf
Extending Electrical Service.pdf
Extending Existing Wire.pdf
Exterior Painting.pdf
Fine Finishes.pdf
Flat Roof Repairs.pdf
Flowing Gutters.pdf
Flush Toilets.pdf
Foam Back Carpet.pdf
Fuse Failures.pdf
Garage Door Openers.pdf
Gas Hot Water.pdf

Volume 3
Grass Carpeting.pdf
Greener Grass.pdf
Ground Covers.pdf
Hanging Ceiling.pdf
Hanging Doors.pdf
Hanging Shelving.pdf
Hanging Wallpaper.pdf
Home Composting.pdf
Household Hazards.pdf
How to Miter.pdf
Indoor Air Quality.pdf
Indoor Pollutants.pdf
Install Bathtub.pdf
Install Plank Flooring.pdf
Install Recess Lighting.pdf
Install Shower.pdf
Install Track Lighting.pdf
Install Windows.pdf
Installing Glass Block.pdf
Installing Sinks.pdf
Installing Thermostats.pdf
Insulate an Attic.pdf
Insulate Side Walls.pdf
Insulation - How Much Is Enough.pdf
Interior Painting.pdf
Lavatory Put-In.pdf
Lawn Fertilizers.pdf

Volume 4
Laying Bricks.pdf
Laying Shingles.pdf
Leaky Faucets.pdf
Making a Water Garden.pdf
Modern Stains.pdf
Molding Magic.pdf
Mower Tune Ups.pdf
Nails and Screws.pdf
Organic Flower Gardening.pdf
Organic Lawn Care.pdf
Organic Vegetable Gardening.pdf
Outdoor Wiring.pdf
Paint Appliers.pdf
Paint Problems.pdf
Parquet Squares.pdf
Patching Plaster.pdf
Patio Doors.pdf
Phone Hook Ups.pdf
Picket Fences.pdf
Picture Framing.pdf
Plan a Bathroom - Install Toilets.pdf
Plan and Install Kitchen Cabinets.pdf
Plants for Dry Climates.pdf
Plastic Laminate.pdf
Plastic Pipe.pdf
Plugs Cords and Sockets.pdf
Pool Care.pdf
Prehung Doors.pdf
Pressure-Treated Lumber.pdf
Pruning Trees and Shrubs.pdf

Volume 5
Rail Fences.pdf
Railing and Steps.pdf
Removing Finishes.pdf
Room Dividers.pdf
Router Know-How.pdf
Safe and Secure.pdf
Sanding Abrasive.pdf
Selection and Use of Hand and Power Tools.pdf
Selection and Use of Wood and Plywood.pdf
Setting Stones.pdf
Shingles and Shakes.pdf
Shower Doors.pdf
Spraying Paint.pdf
Stairs and Landings.pdf
Starting a Lawn.pdf
Steel Pipe.pdf
Stop Wood Rot.pdf
Sump Pumps.pdf
Suspended Ceilings.pdf
Switches and Outlets.pdf
Tiling Floors.pdf
Underground Sprinklers.pdf
Upgrade Kitchen Cabinets.pdf
Varnish and Enamel.pdf
Venting Attics.pdf
Video Hook Ups.pdf
Vinyl Floors.pdf
Wall Panelling.pdf
Wall to Wall Carpetings.pdf
Water Conservation.pdf
Water Quality In Your Home.pdf
Waterwise Gardening.pdf
What Is Radon.pdf
Window Insulation Film.pdf
Wires and Wiring.pdf
Wood Joints.pdf