Part-Architecture

The Maison de Verre, Duchamp, Domesticity and Desire in 1930s Paris
Author: Emma Cheatle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317084039
Category: Architecture
Page: 256
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Part-Architecture presents a detailed and original study of Pierre Chareau’s Maison de Verre through another seminal modernist artwork, Marcel Duchamp’s Large Glass. Aligning the two works materially, historically and conceptually, the book challenges the accepted architectural descriptions of the Maison de Verre, makes original spatial and social accounts of its inhabitation in 1930s Paris, and presents new architectural readings of the Large Glass. Through a rich analysis, which incorporates creative projects into history and theory research, the book establishes new ways of writing about architecture. Designed for politically progressive gynaecologist Dr Jean Dalsace and his avant-garde wife, Annie Dalsace, the Maison de Verre combines a family home with a gynaecology clinic into a ‘free-plan’ layout. Screened only by glass walls, the presence of the clinic in the home suggests an untold dialogue on 1930s sexuality. The text explores the Maison de Verre through another radical glass construction, the Large Glass, where Duchamp’s complex depiction of unconsummated sexual relations across the glass planes reveals his resistance to the marital conventions of 1920s Paris. This and other analyses of the Large Glass are used as a framework to examine the Maison de Verre as a register of the changing history of women’s domestic and maternal choices, reclaiming the building as a piece of female social architectural history. The process used to uncover and write the accounts in the book is termed ‘part-architecture’. Derived from psychoanalytic theory, part-architecture fuses analytical, descriptive and creative processes, to produce a unique social and architectural critique. Identifying three essential materials to the Large Glass, the book has three main chapters: ‘Glass’, ‘Dust’ and ‘Air’. Combining theory text, creative writing and drawing, each traces the history and meaning of the material and its contribution to the spaces and sexuality of the Large Glass and the Maison de Verre. As a whole, the book contributes important and unique spatial readings to existing scholarship and expands definitions of architectural design and history.

Architecture and the Unconscious


Author: John Shannon Hendrix,Lorens Eyan Holm
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317179250
Category: Architecture
Page: 300
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There are a number of recent texts that draw on psychoanalytic theory as an interpretative approach for understanding architecture, or that use the formal and social logics of architecture for understanding the psyche. But there remains work to be done in bringing what largely amounts to a series of independent voices, into a discourse that is greater than the sum of its parts, in the way that, say, the architect Peter Eisenman was able to do with the architecture of deconstruction or that the historian Manfredo Tafuri was able to do with the Marxist critique of architecture. The discourse of the present volume focuses specifically for the first time on the subject of the unconscious in relation to the design, perception, and understanding of architecture. It brings together an international group of contributors, who provide informed and varied points of view on the role of the unconscious in architectural design and theory and, in doing so, expand architectural theory to unexplored areas, enriching architecture in relation to the humanities. The book explores how architecture engages dreams, desires, imagination, memory, and emotions, how architecture can appeal to a broader scope of human experience and identity. Beginning by examining the historical development of the engagement of the unconscious in architectural discourse, and the current and historical, theoretical and practical, intersections of architecture and psychoanalysis, the volume also analyses the city and the urban condition.

Software Architectures for Product Families

International Workshop IW-SAPF-3. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, March 15-17, 2000 Proceedings
Author: Frank van der Linden
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540445420
Category: Computers
Page: 254
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This book contains the proceedings of a third workshop on the theme of Software Arc- tecture for Product Families. The first two workshops were organised by the ESPRIT project ARES, and were called “Development and Evolution of Software Architectures for Product Families”. Proceedings of the first workshop, held in November 1996, were only published electronically at: “http://www.dit.upm.es/~ares/”. Proceedings of the second workshop, held in February 1998, were published as Springer LNCS 1429. The ARES project was finished in February 1999. Several partners continued - operation in a larger consortium, ITEA project 99005, ESAPS. As such it is part of the European Eureka ! 2023 programme. The third workshop was organised as part of the ESAPS project. In order to make the theme of the workshop more generic we decided to rename it “International Workshop on Software Architectures for Product Families”. As with the earlier two workshops we managed to bring together people working in the so- ware architecture of product families and in software product-line engineering. Submitted papers were grouped in five sessions. Moreover, we introduced two s- sions, one on configuration management and one on evolution, because we felt that d- cussion was needed on these topics, but there were no submitted papers for these subjects. Finally, we introduced a surveys session, giving an overview of the present situation in Europe, focussed on ESAPS, and in the USA, focussed on the SEI Product Line Systems Program.

AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington,


Author: G. Martin Moeller Jr.
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 142140270X
Category: Architecture
Page: 312
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An updated, lively and informative guide offers tourists, residents and architecture aficionados alike insights into more than 400 of Washington, D.C.'s, most important landmarks, noting each's location, architects, designers and date of completion. Simultaneous. Hardcover available.

A Treatise on the Decorative Part of Civil Architecture


Author: William Chambers
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486146979
Category: Architecture
Page: 208
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Beautiful reproduction of a 1791 classic describes the qualifications and duties of an architect. The 55 superb plates depict ornate compartments for coved ceilings; pedestals for columns; arches; balusters; and other architectural features.

The Anatomy of Architecture

Ontology and Metaphor in Batammaliba Architectural Expression
Author: Suzanne Preston Blier
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226058610
Category: Architecture
Page: 314
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Blier illuminates the extraordinary architecture of the Batammaliba people of Western Africa, revealing these buildings as texts through which we can read the beliefs, psychology, traditions, and social concerns of their inhabitants. In doing so, she explores the role of vernacular architecture as an expression of culture. "A splendid analysis of the centrality of architecture in the daily lives of the Batammaliba and its integral role in articulating social values....The story is beautifully told in the best of anthropological traditions."—Judith R. Blau, Contemporary Society "A remarkable study....Blier's volume carries the study of African architecture to a qualitatively new level of scholarship. It introduces a new dimension whereby the architectural medium can be used to illuminate much of the entire belief system of any culture."—Labelle Prussin, African Arts "In this excellent book Blier provides a richly detailed and searching account of what architecture means to the Batammaliba of northern Togo and Benin....The finest account I have yet read of the relations between systems of beliefs, ritual practices, and African aesthetics and plastic arts....The ethnography and basic insight should be the envy of any social anthropologist."—T.O. Beidelman, Man

Engineering General Intelligence, Part 2

The CogPrime Architecture for Integrative, Embodied AGI
Author: Ben Goertzel,Cassio Pennachin,Nil Geisweiller
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9462390304
Category: Computers
Page: 562
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The work outlines a detailed blueprint for the creation of an Artificial General Intelligence system with capability at the human level and ultimately beyond, according to the Cog Prime AGI design and the Open Cog software architecture.

Documenting Software Architectures

Views and Beyond
Author: Paul Clements
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201703726
Category: Computers
Page: 512
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Although architecture is now widely recognized as a critical element in software development, there has been little guidance independent of language or notation on how to capture it. Based on the authors' extensive experience, 'Documenting Software Architectures' helps you decide what information to document, and then, with guidelines and examples (in various notations, including UML), shows you how to express an architecture in a form that everyone can understand. If you go to the trouble of creating a strong architecture, you must also be prepared to describe it thoroughly and clearly, and to organize it so that others can quickly find the information they need.

Architecture

Part 1. Ancient Architecture ...
Author: Hezekiah Howe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 74
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An Architecture of Parts: Architects, Building Workers and Industrialisation in Britain 1940 - 1970


Author: Christine Wall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135091145
Category: Architecture
Page: 240
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This book is unique in describing the history of post war reconstruction from an entirely new perspective by focusing on the changing relationship between architects and building workers. It considers individual, as well as collective, interactions with technical change and in doing so brings together, for the first time, an extraordinary range of sources including technical archives, oral history and visual material to describe the construction process both during and in the decades after the war. It focuses on the social aspects of production and the changes in working life for architects and building workers with increasing industrialization, in particular analysing the effect on the building process of introducing dimensionally co-ordinated components. Both architects and building workers have been accused of creating a built environment now popularly discredited: architects responsible for poor design and building workers for poor workmanship. However, many of the structures and ideas underpinning this period of rapid change were revolutionary in their commitment to a complete transformation of the building process. An Architecture of Parts adds to the growing literature on changes in the building world during and immediately after the Second World War. It is significant, both empirically and historically, in its examination of the ideas, technology and relationships that fired industrialization of the building process in mid-century Britain.

Ethics and the Practice of Architecture


Author: Barry Wasserman,Patrick J. Sullivan,Gregory Palermo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471298229
Category: Architecture
Page: 324
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From theory to practice a unique, well-rounded guide to ethics for today s architect How does an architect assist a community in evaluating alternative designs? Resolve a dispute with a contractor? Take into account a project s impact on the natural environment? When it comes to questions like these, making decisions about what ought to be done or what is the "best" or "right" solution requires more than sound technical knowledge and strong design talent. It demands a solid understanding of the ethical issues that lie at the heart of architectural practice. Ethics and the Practice of Architecture offers a complete, broad-based introduction to this crucial subject. First, it examines basic ethical theories and their application to architecture, and discusses different ways of identifying ethical content in architecture. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, the second part of the book surveys different professional settings and building project processes that frequently hold ethical concerns, and charts the ethical mandates that arise from them. In the final section of the book, thirty case studies explore a wide range of ethical dilemmas encountered in architectural practice, with useful guidance on how to work through them effectively. Arranged by topics that span the key phases of a project from pre-design through post-occupancy evaluation, these case studies allow a detailed look at ethical concerns in real-life situations where multiple issues are often at stake. Providing a practical framework for the exploration of ethical issues in architecture today, Ethics and the Practice of Architecture is an excellent resource for present and future architects in all areas of the field.

Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence


Author: Ines Weizman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317700988
Category: Architecture
Page: 240
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Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence maps out and expands upon the methodologies of architectural action and reinvigorates the concept of dissent within the architectural field. It expands the notion of dissidence to other similar practices and strategies of resistance, in a variety of historical and geographical contexts.The book also discusses how the gestures and techniques of past struggles, as well as ‘dilemmas’ of working in politically suppressive regimes, can help to inform those of today. This collection of essays from expert scholars demonstrates the multiple responses to this subject, the potential and dangers of dissidence, and thus constructs a robust lexicon of concepts that will point to possible ways forward for politically and theoretically committed architects and practitioners.

Real-time Design Patterns

Robust Scalable Architecture for Real-time Systems
Author: Bruce Powel Douglass
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201699562
Category: Computers
Page: 500
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This revised and enlarged edition of a classic in Old Testament scholarship reflects the most up-to-date research on the prophetic books and offers substantially expanded discussions of important new insight on Isaiah and the other prophets.

Architects Today


Author: Kester Rattenbury,Robert Bevan,Kieran Long
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856694926
Category: Architecture
Page: 240
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Have you ever wanted to have information about the world's most influential architects at your fingertips? Written by three architectural journalists, this book cuts the world's greatest and most provocative practicing architects down to sizeboth the old and established and the rising stars. With two fully illustrated pages for each architect, a clear, lively design, and an alphabetical organization, Architects Today breaks down the usual arcane architectural categorizations. It offers an insight and introduction to key contemporary architects as well as a snapshot of the varied nature of todays architecture. For each architect, the book gives key biographical information as well as illustrations of their most representative and iconic buildings, and an assessment of their place in the international scene. This volume will appeal to anyone interested in contemporary architecture, as both an introduction and as a handy reference source.

The Ethical Function of Architecture


Author: Karsten Harries
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262581714
Category: Architecture
Page: 403
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Winner of the 8th Annual AIA International Architecture Book Award for CriticismCanarchitecture help us find our place and way in today's complex world? Can it return individuals to awhole, to a world, to a community? Developing Giedion¹s claim that contemporary architecture's maintask is to interpret a way of life valid for our time, philosopher Karsten Harries answers thatarchitecture should serve a common ethos. But if architecture is to meet that task, it first has tofree itself from the dominant formalist approach, and get beyond the notion that its purpose is toproduce endless variations of the decorated shed.In a series of cogent and balanced arguments,Harries questions the premises on which architects and theorists have long relied -- premises whichhave contributed to architecture's current identity crisis and marginalization. He first criticizesthe aesthetic approach, focusing on the problems of decoration and ornament. He then turns to thelanguage of architecture. If the main task of architecture is indeed interpretation, in just whatsense can it be said to speak, and what should it be speaking about? Expanding upon suggestions madeby Martin Heidegger, Harries also considers the relationship of building to the idea and meaning ofdwelling.Architecture, Harries observes, has a responsibility to community; but its ethical functionis inevitably also political, He concludes by examining these seemingly paradoxicalfunctions.