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Facade Refurbishment Toolbox: Supporting the Design of Residential Energy Upgrades (B/W version) (A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment)

The starting point of the research is the need to refurbish existing residential building stock, in order to reduce its energy demand, which accounts for over one fourth of the energy consumption in the European Union. Refurbishment is a necessary step to reach the ambitious energy and decarbonisation targets for 2020 and 2050 that require an eventual reduction up to 90% in CO2 emissions. In this context, the rate and depth of refurbishment need to grow. The number of building to be renovated every year should increase, while the energy savings in renovated buildings should be over 60% reduction to current energy demand. To achieve that, not only is it necessary to find politics and incentives, but also to enable the building industry to design and construct effective refurbishment strategies. This research focuses on refurbishment of the building envelope, as it is very influential with regard to energy reduction.

Migration in the Southern Balkans: From Ottoman Territory to Globalized Nation States (IMISCOE Research Series)

This volume collects ten essays that look at intra-regional migration in the Southern Balkans from the late Ottoman period to the present. It examines forced as well as voluntary migrations and places these movements within their historical context, including ethnic cleansing, population exchanges, and demographic engineering in the service of nation-building as well as more recent labor migration due to globalization. Inside, readers will find the work of international experts that cuts across national and disciplinary lines. This cross-cultural, comparative approach fully captures the complexity of this highly fractured, yet interconnected, region. Coverage explores the role of population exchanges in the process of nation-building and irredentist policies in interwar Bulgaria, the story of Thracian refugees and their organizations in Bulgaria, the changing waves of migration from the Balkans to Turkey, Albanian immigrants in Greece, and the diminished importance of ethnic migration after the 1990s. In addition, the collection looks at such under-researched aspects of migration as memory, gender, and religion. The field of migration studies in the Southern Balkans is still fragmented along national and disciplinary lines. Moreover, the study of forced and voluntary migrations is often separate with few interconnections. The essays collected in this book bring these different traditions together. This complete portrait will help readers gain deep insight and better understanding into the diverse migration flows and intercultural exchanges that have occurred in the Southern Balkans in the last two centuries.

Interior Design: Dream Design on a Shoestring - A Guide to Feng Shui, Decorating, and Interior Design on a Budget (interior design, interior design books, ... for dummies, interior design for beginner



Interior Design: Dream Design on a Shoestring

A Guide to Feng Shui, Decorating, and Interior Design on a Budget

An interior designer plays an important role in making a place beautiful, cozy and functional, whether it is a commercial space or a home. To accomplish such a vital tasks, it is important to understand the basics.

Today, a large number of people are involved in this profession, and even more people are interested in joining. Some are just left behind because they don't have a way to start. Here in this book, our target readers are those who have a passion for interior design and just need some guidelines on where to start. Whether you want to design your own house or step into the world of interior design profession, this book will provide the foundation for that goal.

We have tried to focus here on the basics of interior design: how to prepare yourself to be an interior designer, the basic principles and elements of interior design, etc. We also discuss some popular interior design styles that can serve as an inspiration for beginners. Instructions are also given on how to start a business as an interior designer. A careful reading of this book will provide a variety of useful information for beginners.

Our goal is to present the basic ideas and rules of interior design to the readers, whether they are designing their own house or working for others. Hopefully the information in this book will help you design your first project successfully.

What You Are Going To Learn



Basic Elements of Interior Design

The Importance of Color and Lighting in Interior Design

The Seven Pillars of Interior Design

Basic Styles in Interior Design

Tools

Step Into the World of Interior Design

Much, Much More!



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Secrets, Stories and Scandals of Ten Welsh Follies.

Secrets,Stories and Scandals of Ten Welsh Follies contains the stories behind ten weird and wonderful Welsh buildings.If you enjoy unusual tales, quirky human history and delight in the ridiculous and the vain you will enjoy this book. Discover why...

The undefeated American Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano lived in a Welsh Folly in Swansea.

6ft 3 inch Mr. Jones slept in a strange house in Conwy with his feet hanging out of the window.

A pipe smoking shipping magnate upset his wife and built a folly complete with battlements.

What possessed William Jones to build the strange folly that is Clytha Castle.

Why Lord Mostyn built a track through a house with a road underneath. His strange folly is still inhabited today.These are just a few of the entertaining Welsh Follies in this book. Discover why...

A deserted lighthouse on a golden sandy beach has a strange moaning statue at its top.

A future king turned his nose up when offered a stately folly castle.

There is a bizarre folly clock tower that looks like a lighthouse standing in the middle a boating lake in Cardiff.

A magnificent folly tower on Anglesey records the exploits of a one legged man.

Bodysgallen Obelisk has upset the neighbours.Discover who erected these strange buildings and why, what secrets lay hidden in their pasts and how they have been treated over the years. Folly hunters have researched odd and strange buildings but never before have the secrets of Welsh follies been told so entertainingly.



Every folly has a tale to tell about the special people who built them as if the follies themselves are a window into another age or world, one which is fun and well worth exploring.Scroll up, download this free eBook today and give your chuckle muscles some exercise.

100 Contractor House Plans Construction Blueprints - Spec Homes, Cabins, Condos, 4 Plexs and Custom Homes

100 Contractor House Plans Construction Blueprints is a catalog of home plans built into a kindle book. All styles of homes are in this book

Spec Home Plans

Cabins Plans

Condos

4 Plexs

Custom Homes

Small Starter Homes

This book is a catalog of home plans for Specialized Design Systems http://sdsplans.com

100 House plan Spec sheets and renderings of homes that have been designed and drawn by the author. In the book you are shown how to get full house plans that are ready for construction for as low as $1 per plan if purchased as a set on DVD on Amazon.com or $20 each if downloaded individually. This is a great set of plans for any contractor or do it yourself people that are looking to save money on plans from high end custom homes to smaller starter homes or cabins.

Kaleidoscope City: Reflections on Planning and London

Published after a century of professional planning in the United Kingdom, Kaleidoscope City brings together short, accessible and engaging opinions from leading practitioners and theorists in the built environment.

Looking to both the past and the future, it raises important and often emotive questions about the design and development of our cities with a particular focus on London. How should we balance economic growth with environmental protection? How big is too big? Edited by prominent urbanist, Jonathan Manns, the work opens and energises debates in urban planning and development in a manner that is locally focussed but globally relevant. Informing and inspiring, it voices the spectrum of opinion which exists at the start of the twenty-first century. This should therefore become required reading for all those with an interest in the future of our cities.

"London, as one of the world's great cities, has many lessons for all of us, and the breadth and scope of this book makes it an invaluable study for anyone concerned with future proofing our built environment."

Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney

"All readers, whatever their personal views, will find much to stimulate their thinking in this book. Its focus and relevance will help us think more clearly about important issues both in London and around the world."

Steve Quartermain, Chief Planner, Department for Communities & Local Government

"This well-crafted book expertly opens debate and offers suggestions to meeting the challenges of planning for the future in a rapidly growing city, constrained by space but striving to remain at the world's top table."

Nick Whitten, News Editor, Estates Gazette

About the Author

Jonathan Manns is a chartered Planner and Surveyor who provides specialist advice on the use and development of property and has advised on various major development proposals both in London and elsewhere. From design to delivery, he advises public and private sector clients on the planning process, sits on several professional committees, and speaks and publishes both in the UK and overseas. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Urban Regeneration & Renewal and has commented extensively in Europe, Asia and the USA. He actively engages both public and professional audiences on planning matters; including as RTPI Ambassador, Expert Advisor to Grand Designs Live and Trustee of the London Society. He has represented the Royal Town Planning Institute at the London Planning and Development Forum since 2008 and at the former RIBA London Urbanism & Planning Group. At the international level he has been a member of several Working Groups organised by the ECTP-CEU (European Council of Spatial Planners - Conseil Europeen des Urbanistes) with reports to the European Union's Committee of the Regions and as UK Chair for its review of The City Without Public Economic Funds (2013).

AM Envelope: The potential of Additive Manufacturing for facade constructions

This book shows the potential of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for the development of building envelopes: AM will change the way of designing facades, how we engineer and produce them. To achieve today's demands from those future envelopes, we have to find new solutions.

The term 'AM Envelope' (Additive Manufacturing Envelope) describes the transfer of this technology to the building envelope. Additive Fabrication is a building block that aids in developing the building envelope from a mere space enclosure to a dynamic building envelope.

AM offers the opportunity to manufacture facades 'just in time'. It is no longer necessary to store or produce large numbers of parts in advance. Initial investment for tooling can be avoided, as design improvements can be realized within the dataset of the AM part. AM is based on 'tool-less' production, all parts can be further developed with every new generation.

The basic principle of AM opens a fascinating new world of engineering, no matter what applications can be found: to 'design for function' rather to 'design for production' turns our way of engineering of the last century upside down. A collection of AM applications therefore offers the outlook to our (built) future in combination with the acquired knowledge.

War memorials and commemoration

This 4hour free course explored processes of study and key concepts in the arts and humanities using the theme of commemoration and memorials.

A Guide to Peterborough Cathedral Comprising a brief history of the monastery from its foundation to the present time, with a descriptive account of its ... Britton, and original & authentic documents

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Durable past - sustainable future

The section Heritage & Architecture of the Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology deals with the built environment in terms of conservation, refurbishment and re-use. Reflecting the department philosophy, this book focuses on the durability and sustainability of existing buildings (heritage in a broad sense, from historic buildings to listed monuments), considered in terms of material and building techniques, form and function, and part of the wider context of sites and cities. At the basis stands the Heritage triangle: Design - Cultural value - Technology.

Architecture Reading Sampler: Book Excerpts by Lesley Bain, Meg Calkins, James Vandezande, Chuck Eastman, Saleh Mubarak

The 2012 Architecture Reading Sampler includes select material from six Wiley Architecture & Design titles. The material that is included for each selection is the book's full Table of Contents as well as the first chapter. If you would like to read more from these books, you can purchase the full book or e-book at your favorite online retailer.Living Streets / 9780470903810

The Sustainable Sites Handbook / 9780470643556

Sustainable Renovation / 9780470872611

Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 / 9780470937495

BIM Handbook / 9780470541371

How to Estimate with RSMeans Data / 9781118025284

Transformations of Urbanising Delta Landscape: An Historic Examination of Dealing with the Impacts of Climate Change for the Kaoping River Delta in Taiwan

This book argues that the floods following extreme precipitation result not only from very heavy rainfall but also from the significant impact of human activities on natural water systems. While most literature emphasises that the increasing magnitude of storm rainfall extends beyond the original protection standards of hydrologic facilities in highly populated delta cities. Based on the knowledge of urban morphology, this study analyses how human systems have affected the transformation of natural water processes in the Kaoping River Delta. The relationship between human environments and natural landscape is illustrated via a 3-layer analytical framework which consists of a natural landscape layer, an infrastructure layer and an occupation layer. This layer-based approach views landscapes as a whole system in which each element interacts with the others.

Understanding culture in territorial management and its implications for spatial planning.: The case of floodplain management in urbanised delta regions in the Netherlands and Thailand

This study presents and applies an integrative conceptual framework which is used to explain how culture, planning policy and territorial management outcomes are interrelated, and what the implications are for spatial planning. The study investigates territorial development processes in the context of floodplain management in urbanised delta regions. This specific context is selected because of its strong relations between physical attributes and spatial planning activities. The analysis is carried out based on a comparative approach at two levels. At the cross-national level, the Rhine-Meuse delta region in the Netherlands and the Chaophraya delta region in Thailand are used as case studies. The comparative approach is useful for this study because culture can be best understood in a relative form. The sub-national analysis emphasises comparison of floodplain management in three selected districts in the Chaophraya delta region. Besides the theoretical contribution, this study contributes methodologically through development of a common conceptual framework that can be applied to the analysis of various issues in territorial management, which is not limited only to the subject studied here.

Exploring Cultural Identities in Jean Rhys' Fiction

Exploring Cultural Identities in Jean Rhys' Writings seeks to circumscribe Jean Rhys' work within a paradigm that reflects the search for a cultural identity so specific to postcolonial literature. The book carries out an examination of the relationship between hybrid identities, self and otherness and of several situations of existential ambivalence that work on the border between sign (colonial difference) and symbol (imperial authority).

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