Hot To Cold

Author: Bjarke Ingels
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783836557399
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Architecture is the art and science of accommodating the lives we want to live. Our cities and buildings aren't givens; they are the way they are because that is as far as we have come to date. They are the best efforts of our ancestors and fellow planetizens, and if they have shortcomings, it is up to us to continue that effort, pick up where they left off. Bjarke Ingels Group's (BIG) grand mission is to find a pragmatic utopia, shaping not only a particular structural entity, but the kind of world we wish to inhabit. This book examines BIG's odyssey of architectural adaptation

Exquisite Mayhem

Author: Theo Ehret
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783822859063
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Présente un travail photographique autour du catch professionnel et du catch d'appartement (ou lutte érotique). Avec un texte de Roland Barthes extrait de "Mythologies".

Sustainable Urbanization

Author: Mustafa Ergen
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9535126520
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The rapid urbanization that began with industrialization has begun to cause many problems. New approaches are emerging today to minimize these problems and make urban areas more livable. These problems include insufficient social facilities in urban areas for increasing populations due to migration and unbalanced use of green areas, water, and energy resources due to urbanization. Careless consumption and the pollution of natural resources will cause people many more problems in the future than they do today in urban development. Many professional disciplines have noticed this unbalanced development in urban areas. Urban areas have larger populations than rural areas today. Urban areas are developed neglectfully. Sustainability is needed as a criterion for urban areas to develop in a more livable and healthy fashion. Sustainable urban development approaches are seen in many fields, ranging from land use to the use of natural resources in urban areas.

Edfox

Author: Dian Hanson
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783836523967
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Ed Fox has been called the new Elmer Batters, but he's clearly no imitator. Yes, there's that "little secret" he shares with the late Mr. Batters, but Fox celebrates the female foot in his own way, creating a style that is unique, contemporary and technically impeccable. Because he draws inspiration from both still photography and music video there's a strong sense of movement in his photos, reflecting his own energetic personality. Fox is a native of Los Angeles, so its no surprise his specialty is finding and shooting the most compelling beauties in the adult film industry. Says Fox, "A beautiful foot is an extra, the same as shapely breasts or a nice ass, and all part of a feminine shape. It's all about voluptuousness." Accordingly, most of his models are exceptionally curvy from top to bottom. Fox was one of the first to shoot strip diva Dita von Teese, as well as Valentina Vaughn, Tera Patrick, Brittany Andrews, Jill Kelly, Kelly Madison, Temptress, Tall Goddess, Aria Giovanni, Jewel De'Nyle, Belladonna, Terri Weigel, Penny Flame, and Ginger Jolie, all of whom appear in his very first book. Bonus: an hour-long DVD featuring many of the stars, with an original musical score.

Computing The Environment

Author: Brady Peters
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119097908
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Computing the Environment presents practical workflows and guidance for designers to get feedback on their design using digital design tools on environmental performance. Starting with an extensive state-of-the-art survey of what top international offices are currently using in their design projects, this book presents detailed descriptions of the tools, algorithms, and workflows used and discusses the theories that underlie these methods. Project examples from Transsolar Klimaengineering, Buro Happold ́s SMART Group, Behnish Behnisch Architects, Thomas Herzog, Autodesk Research are contextualized with quotes and references to key thinkers in this field such as Eric Winsberg, Andrew Marsh, Michelle Addington and Ali Malkawi.

Voyage Of Rediscovery

Author: Ben R. Finney
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520080025
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In the summer of 1985, a mostly Hawaiian crew set out in a reconstructed, ancient double canoe to demonstrate what skeptics had always denied--that their ancestors could have intentionally sailed across the Pacific and explored Polynesia. Voyage of Rediscovery is the vivid, remarkable account of their successful journey.

America History And Life

Author: Eric H. Boehm
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.