Sources of Modern Architecture

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Sources of Modern Architecture: A Critical Bibliography
Dennis Sharp
Granada Publishing, 1981 (Second Edition)



Hardcover | Page Size inches | # pages | # illustrations | Languages | ISBN: 0246112182 | $X.00

Publisher Description:
This unique guide to the literature of modern architecture has been completely revised, expanded and redesigned for its second edition.

The first section is devoted to books and articles on individual architects and to one or two influential critics and painters. This section is arranged alphabetically. After a brief biography each part is arranged in date order with the books and articles written
by the person appearing first; then follow the books and monographs on the individual and by other writers, and finally articles on the individual. The subject bibliography is concerned with general works on modern architecture and theory. The last section is devoted to books concerned with national trends and a selective list of magazines, related to the Modern Movement in architecture.dDAB Commentary:

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Green Roofs: How to Detail Waterproofing Using Liquid Membranes

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Green roofs are composed of a series of layers that allow vegetation to grow correctly, avoiding leaks that may cause damage to the structure of the building. Although there is a wide variety of options to build them, we're presenting a system composed of a mortar base, a layer of asphalt emulsion, two waterproof asphalt membranes, a drainage layer, and the substrate that will allow the growth of plant species.

To waterproof the areas of parapets and other 'critical' points, the system includes a liquid polyurethane membrane, which allows the entire system to be sealed. Below, you can see some application keys of the different components of a green roof, and the benefits of this liquid impermeable layer.

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Slender Strength: The Mighty Grace of the Stainless Steel AIRTable

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© Carlos Banon © Carlos Banon

A sturdy featherweight table? Sounds... contrary to reason. But this contradiction was the very impetus for the design. Created for a research center that’s pushing the boundaries of design and manufacturing using technology and science, the designers--AIRLab, in collaboration with DManD-- sought to dematerialise the typical structure of a table, creating a sense of instability with the visual counterpoint of a solid surface.

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7 Rejected Proposals for Sydney Opera House

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Sydney Opera House. Image © Budget Direct via NeoMam Studios Sydney Opera House. Image © Budget Direct via NeoMam Studios

An iconic piece of architecture recognized around the world, the Sydney Opera House was designed by Jørn Utzon, following a 1956 competition that attracted 222 competition entries. Since its opening in 1973, the building has redefined the ambitions of Australia and only last September celebrated its latest milestone: turning completely carbon neutral.

The history behind the Opera House and its creation is as rich as the architecture itself. In 1956 the New South Wales Government called an open competition for the design of two performance halls, for opera and for symphony concerts, hoping to establish Sydney as a major city. Danish architect Jørn Utzon won the competition with an entry that consisted of a few simple sketches that intrigued the jury.

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Diseño de espacios en ARCO 2019: Burgos & Garrido en las áreas comunes y Mariana Leguía y Maya Ballén en la zona reservada a Perú

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La Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, ARCO, se inaugura el próximo 27 de febrero en Ifema, Madrid,  y mostrará durante 6 días las últimas propuestas artísiticas internacionales. El estudio Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos se ha encargado en esta nueva edición de ARCO del diseño de los espacios comunes de la feria.

Memoria de la propuesta:

ARCO es un enorme espacio horizontal, muy homogéneo en su gran diversidad y que puede ser percibido como un lugar caótico y agotador. No tiene la geometría laberíntica del bazar, pero si su carácter. Hemos tratado de añadir más orden al conjunto de los stands de las galerías para hacer ese espacio más legible y confortable que otros años. Esta ha sido nuestra primera tarea. El margen del proyecto donde se instalan las galerías es pequeño. Es como un puzle en el que todas las piezas han ido encajando durante los años y en el que es no es posible hacer grandes variaciones. Se trata por ello, más bien, pequeñas alteraciones en el orden riguroso de la retícula que facilitan la orientación y los flujos.

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Chihilsitoon Garden Project / Aga Khan Trust for Culture

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Courtesy of Aga Khan Trust for Culture Courtesy of Aga Khan Trust for Culture
  • Architects: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
  • Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Category: Restoration
  • Lead Architects: Ajmal Maiwandi & Sekandar Seradj
  • Design Team: Farhad Alawi, Rizaq Batoor, Shahwali Ghaznawi, Ayaz Hosham, Firoz Jami, Khalid Khan, Abdullah Mahmood, Koukaba Mojadidi, Rashid Mushkan, Shahab Mushref, Naweed Nahel, Nehmat Nayab, Ikram Rahimzay, Abdullah Safi, Shaiq Sarwari, Omid Shams, Najib Stanikzay, Waris Qaimizada, (Construction) Mustafa Ahmadi, Mustafa Asghari, Shafiq Furqani, Basir Langari, Hamid Rahimi, Wahidullah Sabawoon, Tahir Shafaq, Waheed Stanikzai, Naeem Wahidi
  • Area: 10200.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Simon Norfolk / AKTC

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Goede Doelen Loterijen & Dutch Charity Lotteries Head Offices / Benthem Crouwel Architects

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© Jannes Linders © Jannes Linders

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Josef Albers

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Josef Albers
Homage to the Square . n.d. + David Zwirner Many of the paintings from these series have titles that reference music or sound, and the contrasting and complementary use of color and form within the works reveal the principles of visual harmony and disharmony and consonance and dissonance—musical terms Albers used in his teaching and … Continue reading Josef Albers
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Inspire Imagination and Play With Architecture Toys to Assemble

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Most architects who are parents have thought, at some point, about designing and building toys for their children. Paula Zasnicoff, a partner at Arquitetos Associados, along with designer Andrea Gomes, decided to go for it and created the Bubud brand.

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E2A

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E2A
AREAL GUGGACH III | SCHULE IM PARK . Zürich E2A Eckert Eckert Restricted Competition entry from 2018. _ Client Stadt Zürich, Amt für Hochbauten Key facts Living: 90 apartments, kindergarden, services, retail, GF 17’420 m2 School: 12 classrooms, sports hall, recreation areas, adminstration, GF 9’360 m2 Parc: 5’000 m2 Team Piet Eckert, Wim Eckert with … Continue reading E2A
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Do You Think About How Your Architecture Project Will Age? We Want to Hear from You!

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Historical photo: Courtesy of Retrieve the Ariston, Flickr user: ladyandrux. ImageArador Ariston / Marcel Breuer Historical photo: Courtesy of Retrieve the Ariston, Flickr user: ladyandrux. ImageArador Ariston / Marcel Breuer

When the work finally comes to an end, the cleaning is done and preparations for the opening are underway, everything looks perfect. Coatings are all in their proper place, shining and with the intended color; wood surfaces are as yet unmarked and there is even a feeling of freshness and new life. Photographs mean that, for many, this vision of perfection is all that will ever be seen. 

But this perfection can be superficial. Failing to consider the damaging power of time during design and specification stages means can hasten the appearance of inevitable imperfections. Small fissures, stains, and scuffs among many other problems (that we have all dealt with at some point) begin to appear. The beautiful wood frame, so lovingly chosen, starts to look greyish. The paint fades where the sun hits the strongest. Boards begin to warp and fall  from the facade.

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The Unfamiliar History of an Expressionist, Crafty Bauhaus

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The African Chair, designed in 1921 by Gunta Stölzl and Marcel Breuer. Image Courtesy of Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, photo: Hartwig Klappert/© 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn The African Chair, designed in 1921 by Gunta Stölzl and Marcel Breuer. Image Courtesy of Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, photo: Hartwig Klappert/© 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Every famed design movement has an interesting story of how it managed to influence architecture and design through the years. Despite their impact, not all movements began with the same principles they managed to ultimately lead with, and Bauhaus is no exception.

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