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Become An Exceptional Designer: Effective Colour Selection For You And Your Client

Great Design Begins With Colour - Every Time! Learn the secrets of colour from an Architect and Interior Designer with over a decade of industry experience. An in-depth understanding of colour is one of the most useful and important assets to a visual professional. Create the best possible design outcome through exceptional colour coordination and application. Learn the principals, including; selection of colour, colour theory, history of colour and colour theorists, colour mixing and appearance, the psychology of colour and application of colour in art and design. Providing designers and visual professionals with everything they need to become true, confident colourists.

Shipping Container Homes: A Simple Guide for Beginners on How to Build Your New House

If you want to build a wonderful home without too many problems then keep reading!Did you know? Studies show that 89% of millennials want to own a house. Owning a home has a lot of benefits. Aside from its appreciation and its increase in value over time, it stabilizes your expenses. Rental expenses can go up over the years but if you own a home that wouldn’t be a problem. This allows you to save money and have an easier time with other budgets.Now, maybe you’re not a millennial but you’re looking to own a home yourself. Well, more of wanting to build one from scratch. There are many options of homes you could choose from: bungalows, a coach house, to even castles! However, not many people want to go through the problems building can bring.Some people don’t want to build a home because of the expenses and the time consumption, among others. But what if I tell you, there is a way to overcome all that? That there is a type of house, just for you to build, that does not require too much effort?Ever heard of shipping container homes? They could be just the type of home for you! Check out How To Build A Shipping Container Home by Tristan Burrows. In this book you could find: A Preparation Guide: Know what you need to cover before starting to build! Things like finance, design and soil would be covered in this book. An Installation Guide: Learn about what installations need to be in your home and how to install them. Steps For Assembling: Piece your house together with the help of the detailed explanations given for the process. Answers to Common Questions: Put your mind at ease with the answers to your concerns.Maybe you have no experience of building at all, but a shipping container home sounds interesting to you; then this book is perfect to help you begin your dream project.Scroll up, click on "Buy Now with 1-Click", and Get Your Copy Now!

Society 5.0: A People-centric Super-smart Society

This open access book introduces readers to the vision on future cities and urban lives in connection with “Society 5.0”, which was proposed in the 5th Basic Science and Technology Plan by Japan’s national government for a technology-based, human-centered society, emerging from the fourth industrial revolution. The respective chapters summarize the findings and suggestions of joint research projects conducted by H-UTokyo Lab.Through the research collaboration and discussion, this book explores the future urban lives under the concept of “Society 5.0”, characterized by the key phrases of data-driven society, knowledge-intensive society, and non-monetary society, and suggests the directionality to which the concept should aim as Japan’s technology-led national vision.Written by Hitachi’s researchers as well as academics from a wide range of fields, including engineering, economics, psychology and philosophy at The University of Tokyo, the book is a must read for members of the general public interested in urban planning, students, professionals and researchers in engineering and economics.

Contemporary Co-housing in Europe: Towards Sustainable Cities?

This book investigates co-housing as an alternative housing form in relation to sustainable urban development. Co-housing is often lauded as a more sustainable way of living. The primary aim of this book is to critically explore co-housing in the context of wider social, economic, political and environmental developments. This volume fills a gap in the literature by contextualising co-housing and related housing forms. With focus on Denmark, Sweden, Hamburg and Barcelona, the book presents general analyses of co-housing in these contexts and provides specific discussions of co-housing in relation to local government, urban activism, family life, spatial logics and socio-ecology.This book will be of interest to students and researchers in a broad range of social-scientific fields concerned with housing, urban development and sustainability, as well as to planners, decision-makers and activists.

A Handbook of Theories on Designing Alignment Between People and the Office Environment

Although workplace design and management are gaining more and more attention from modern organizations, workplace research is still very fragmented and spread across multiple disciplines in academia. There are several books on the market related to workplaces, facility management (FM), and corporate real estate management (CREM) disciplines, but few open up a theoretical and practical discussion across multiple theories from different fields of studies. Therefore, workplace researchers are not aware of all the angles from which workplace management and effects of workplace design on employees has been or could be studied. A lot of knowledge is lost between disciplines, and sadly, many insights do not reach workplace managers in practice. Therefore, this new book series is started by associate professor Rianne Appel-Meulenbroek (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands) and postdoc researcher Vitalija Danivska (Aalto University, Finland) as editors, published by Routledge. It is titled ‘Transdisciplinary Workplace Research and Management’ because it bundles important research insights from different disciplinary fields and shows its relevance for both academic workplace research and workplace management in practice. The books will address the complexity of the transdisciplinary angle necessary to solve ongoing workplace-related issues in practice, such as knowledge worker productivity, office use, and more strategic workplace management. In addition, the editors work towards further collaboration and integration of the necessary disciplines for further development of the workplace field in research and in practice. This book series is relevant for workplace experts both in academia and industry.This first book in the series focuses on the employee as a user of the work environment. The 21 theories discussed and applied to workplace design in this book address people’s ability to do their job and thrive in relation to the office workplace. Some focus more on explaining why people behave the way they do (the psychosocial environment), while others take the physical and/or digital workplace quality as a starting point to explain employee outcomes such as health, satisfaction, and performance. They all explain different aspects for achieving employee-workplace alignment (EWA) and thereby ensuring employee thriving. The final chapter describes a first step towards integrating these theories into an overall interdisciplinary framework for eventually developing a grand EWA theory.The Open Access version of this book, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Occidentalist Perceptions of European Architecture in Nineteenth-Century Persian Travel Diaries: Travels in Farangi Space

In the midst of Europe’s nineteenth-century industrial revolution, four men embarked on separate journeys to the wondrous Farangestan – a land of fascinating objects, mysterious technologies, heavenly women, and magical spaces. Determined to learn the secret of Farangestan’s advancements, the travelers kept detailed records of their observations. These diaries mapped an aspirational path to progress for curious Iranian audiences who were eager to change the course of history. Two hundred years later, Travels in Farangi Space unpacks these writings to reveal a challenging new interpretation of Iran’s experience of modernity. This book opens the Persian travelers’ long-forgotten suitcases, and analyzes the descriptions contained within to gain insight into Occidentalist perspectives on modern Europe. By carefully tracing the physical and mental journeys of these travelers, the book paints a picture of European architecture that is nothing like what one would expect.

Cities and Affordable Housing: Planning, Design and Policy Nexus

This book provides a comparative perspective on housing and planning policies affecting the future of cities, focusing on people- and place-based outcomes using the nexus of planning, design and policy. A rich mosaic of case studies features good practices of city-led strategies for affordable housing provision, as well as individual projects capitalising on partnerships to build mixed-income housing and revitalise neighbourhoods. Twenty chapters provide unique perspectives on diversity of approaches in eight countries and 12 cities in Europe, Canada and the USA. Combining academic rigour with knowledge from critical practice, the book uses robust empirical analysis and evidence-based case study research to illustrate the potential of affordable housing partnerships for mixed-income, socially inclusive neighbourhoods as a model to rebuild cities. Cities and Affordable Housing is an essential interdisciplinary collection on planning and design that will be of great interest to scholars, urban professionals, architects, planners and policy-makers interested in housing, urban planning and city building.

Urban Planning Against Poverty: How to Think and Do Better Cities in the Global South (Future City Book 14)

This open access book revisits the theoretical foundations of urban planning and the application of these concepts and methods in the context of Southern countries by examining several case studies from different regions of the world. For instance, the case of Koudougou, a medium-sized city in one of the poorest countries in the world, Burkina Faso, with a population of 115.000 inhabitants, allows us to understand concretely which and how these deficiencies are translated in an African urban context. In contrast, the case of Nueve de Julio, intermediate city of 50.000 dwellers in the pampa Argentina, addresses the new forms of spatial fragmentation and social exclusion linked with agro export and crisis of the international markets. Case studies are also included for cities in Asia and Latin America. Differences and similarities between cases allow us to foresee alternative models of urban planning better adapted to tackle poverty and find efficient ways for more inclusive cities in developing and emerging countries, interacting several dimensions linked with high rates of urbanization: territorial fragmentation; environmental contamination; social disparities and exclusion, informal economy and habitat, urban governance and democracy.

Mapping Urban Spaces: Designing the European City

Mapping Urban Spaces focuses on medium-sized European cities and more specifically on their open spaces from psychological, sociological, and aesthetic points of view. The chapters illustrate how the characteristics that make life in medium-sized European cities pleasant and sustainable – accessibility, ease of travel, urban sustainability, social inclusiveness – can be traced back to the nature of that space. The chapters develop from a phenomenological study of space to contributions on places and landscapes in the city. Centralities and their meaning are studied, as well as the social space and its complexity. The contributions focus on history and theory as well as concrete research and mapping approaches and the resulting design applications. The case studies come from countries around Europe including Poland, Italy, Greece, Germany, and France, among others. The book will be of interest to students, scholars, and practitioners in architecture, urban planning, and landscape architecture.

Digging Miami

The pace of change of Miami since its incorporation in 1896 is staggering. The seaside land that once was home to several thousand Tequesta is now congested with roads and millions of people while skyscrapers and artificial lights dominate the landscape.Ironically, Miami's development both continually erases monuments and traces of indigenous people and historic pioneers yet also leads to the discovery of archaeological treasures that have lain undiscovered for centuries. In Digging Miami, Robert Carr traces the rich 11,000-year human heritage of the Miami area from the time of its first inhabitants through the arrival of European settlers and up to the early twentieth century.Carr was Dade County's first archaeologist, later historic preservation director, and held the position at a time when redevelopment efforts unearthed dozens of impressive archaeological sites, including the Cutler Site, discovered in 1985, and the controversial Miami Circle, found in 1998. Digging Miami presents a unique anatomy of this fascinating city, dispelling the myth that its history is merely a century old.This comprehensive synthesis of South Florida's archaeological record will astonish readers with the depth of information available throughout an area barely above sea level. Likewise, many will be surprised to learn that modern builders, before beginning construction, must first look for signs of ancient peoples' lives, and this search has led to the discovery of over one hundred sites within the county in recent years. In the end, we are left with the realization that Miami is more than the dream of entrepreneurs to create a tourist mecca built on top of dredged rock and sand; it is a fascinating, vibrant spot that has drawn humans to its shores for unimaginable years.

Architecture and Modern Literature

Architecture and Modern Literatureexplores the representation and interpretation of architectural space in modern literature from the early nineteenth century to the present, with the aim of showing how literary production and architectural construction are related as cultural forms in the historical context of modernity. In addressing this subject, it also examines the larger questions of the relation between literature and architecture and the extent to which these two arts define one another in the social and philosophical contexts of modernity. Architecture and Modern Literature will serve as a foundational introduction to the emerging interdisciplinary study of architecture and literature. David Spurr addresses a broad range of material, including literary, critical, and philosophical works in English, French, and German, and proposes a new historical and theoretical overview of this area, in which modern forms of "meaning" in architecture and literature are related to the discourses of being, dwelling, and homelessness.

Bodybuilding: Building the perfect Body With Simple Hints and Tips (muscle, fitness, mass gain, lose weight, body building for beginners, lose fat book, fitness training Book 1)

Building the perfect Body With Simple Hints and Tips! Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.This book has lots of amazing information on how to build the perfect body with simple hints and tips that will bring you dramatic results.Have you ever thought of getting that “toned” look that everybody is after? And what crosses your mind whenever you come across the term “bodybuilding”? Perhaps images of huge, heavy muscled bare-chested men and lean bodied ladies flexing their pectorals, massive biceps and triceps amidst tumultuous applauses from a fiery audience is what comes to your mind! That’s pretty fine; only that it is part of bodybuilding; the professional one! So what exactly is bodybuilding if the above is just part of it? Well, bodybuilding is the whole process you adapt to build your body from the ground up. And the good news is that adapting bodybuilding as your lifestyle will see you gain immense benefits ranging from fitness to personal health. Therefore, understand what bodybuilding entails; know how to practice bodybuilding safely and obtain dramatic results, train consistently, have quality exercises, check on your diet and maintain a positive attitude and see amazing transformation in your physique. This guide will help you demystify all your bodybuilding myths and give you some tips on adapting this exciting regimen. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...The Basics of BodybuildingBodybuilding: Why Bother?Your Body Type: Its Place In BodybuildingGetting Started with TrainingExercises Targeting Individual Muscle GroupsGetting To The Next Level: Tips That Will Guarantee Massive Rapid SuccessAnd much, muchmore!Download your copy today!bodybuilding, bodybuilding cookbook, bodybuilding diet, bodybuilding anatomy, bodybuilding encyclopedia, bodybuilding program, bodybuilding over 50, bodybuilding nutrition, bodybuilding illustrated, bodybuilding muscle, muscle building, muscle and fitness, muscle growth, biceps, triceps, abs, chest, bodybuilding books, building muscle, weight lifting, fitness, fitness training, weight training, lose fat book

Housing and Social Policy: Contemporary Themes and Critical Perspectives (Housing and Society Series)

This topical book transforms the analysis of housing problems into a lively, interesting and contentious subject of social scientific study, addressing themes of residential experience, inclusion/empowerment, sustainability and professionalism/managerialism, which lie at the heart of the housing and social policy debate. Each chapter considers a specific social category - such as class, gender, or disability - and evaluates the experience and understanding of housing and social policy under this category. With innovative approaches to conceptualising housing and a clear, defined structure, Housing and Social Policy encourages students and practitioners in both arenas to think reflexively about housing as a central instrument of social policy and social experience.

War memorials and commemoration

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

SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES: Beginnersa?? step -by - step guide to building their own eco-friendly container house - tips, techniques-, FAQs - including five interior design ideas

If You’re Looking to Build a Durable and Affordable Shipping Container Home That You Can Travel With The EASIEST Way Possible, Then This Guide is For You — Complete With Tips, Blueprints, & Plans!Have you always dreamt of owning your own home but just can’t afford the listings that you like?Are you looking for more affordable housing options that won’t put you in debt?Is building your home yourself on your mind but don’t know the first thing about it?If you said YES to any of the questions above, then “Shipping Container Homes for Beginners” is for you!The conventional housing market is becoming more expensive by the year. Not to mention how the system simply just doesn’t accommodate people with limited income.Well, you can forget about that suburban home with white picket fences and look toward a more revolutionary housing option — shipping container homes!You read that right!Shipping container homes has become the next best thing for people who are looking to go beyond the challenges and limitations of owning a conventional home.With shipping container homes, people like you can enjoy and own the durable, highly customizable, and affordable house you’ve always wanted.What’s more… you can take it anywhere you want to go!And the best part?You can build it yourself — especially if you have “Shipping Container Homes for Beginners” at your disposal.In this innovative beginners guide to building shipping container homes, you will:Minimize confusion over legal and technical details with the help of a comprehensive list of all the laws and permits you need to prepare for.Design the home of your dreams with the help of creative shipping container home designs that align with your taste and esthetics.Avoid construction challenges and ensure a smooth building experience with insights on site preparation and planning.Take advantage of building plans, blueprints, and interior design ideas that help make your design and building process as smooth as possible.Ensure that everything is taken care of — from installing insulation, managing condensation, choosing floorings, and more.Create a truly mobile abode that you can take anywhere in the country using expert tips on how to build a fully off-the-grid-ready shipping container home.And so much more!As with anything, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and lost in the confusion.But, with “Shipping Container Homes for Beginners” as your go-to guide, you will be able to build the shipping container home you’ve always wanted — the easiest way possible!Scroll up, Click on “Buy Now with 1-Click”, and Grab a Copy Today!