From ancient stadium construction to a design object of the twenty-first century, sports arenas have long been turned into places hosting a global media spectacle. For a few hours or days, colossuses made of steel and concrete transform into colourful festival locations. Since the first ancient stadium in Greek Olympia, the typology of stadium cons
This book is a concise selection of twenty buildings designed to shelter animals. While being examples of contemporary architecture they also clearly illustrate the evolution of our relationship with animals.
A collection that includes seventy black and white photos of barns across the country from the HABS/HAER website. It includes over ninety architectural plans that feature the wooden frame joinery used to construct the barns.
There has been a renaissance in the design of stadia, which are often the most expensive and monumental of projects and have become icons of identity and defining presences in the built landscape. This book examines a range of exemplary stadia, including examples from Lina Bo Bardi, Frei Otto, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Herzog and de Meuron, Foster +
From buying the right decking materials to digging a footing, this book familiarises readers with the basics before covering framing and finishing skills through attaching posts to beams, building stairs, installing guards and handrails.
Taking you into some of the most beautiful villas on the Costa Smeralda, this book includes a selection of exceptional examples of pools that differ greatly: sometimes it all looks as though it was created by nature, but it was a human hand.