A History of Building Types

He describes twenty types of buildings ranging from the most monumental to the least, from the most ideal to the most utilitarian. More than seven hundred illustrations illuminate the text.

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Author: Nikolaus Pevsner

Publisher:

ISBN: 0691099049

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

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Available again in paperback, this first survey of building types ever written remains an essential guide to vital and often overlooked features of the architectural and social inheritance of the West. Here Nikolaus Pevsner shares his immense erudition and keenly discerning eye with readers curious about the ways in which architecture reflects the character of society. He describes twenty types of buildings ranging from the most monumental to the least, from the most ideal to the most utilitarian. More than seven hundred illustrations illuminate the text. Both Europe and America have been covered with examples chosen largely from the nineteenth century, the crucial period for diversification. Included are national monuments, libraries, theaters, hospitals, prisons, factories, hotels, and many other public buildings; churches and private dwellings have been excluded for practical reasons. The author is concerned not only with the evolution of each type in response to social and architectural change, but also with differing attitudes toward function, materials, and style.

A History of Building Types

He describes twenty types of buildings ranging from the most monumental to the least, from the most ideal to the most utilitarian. More than seven hundred illustrations illuminate the text.

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Author: Nikolaus Pevsner

Publisher: Bollingen Foundation

ISBN: 0691018294

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

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Available again in paperback, this first survey of building types ever written remains an essential guide to vital and often overlooked features of the architectural and social inheritance of the West. Here Nikolaus Pevsner shares his immense erudition and keenly discerning eye with readers curious about the ways in which architecture reflects the character of society. He describes twenty types of buildings ranging from the most monumental to the least, from the most ideal to the most utilitarian. More than seven hundred illustrations illuminate the text. Both Europe and America have been covered with examples chosen largely from the nineteenth century, the crucial period for diversification. Included are national monuments, libraries, theaters, hospitals, prisons, factories, hotels, and many other public buildings; churches and private dwellings have been excluded for practical reasons. The author is concerned not only with the evolution of each type in response to social and architectural change, but also with differing attitudes toward function, materials, and style.

Building Types and Built Forms

As building types change over time, they come to occupy different positions within the worlds of possible forms. Building Types and Built Forms is filled with over 400 illustrations, many drawn especially for the book.

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Author: Philip Steadman

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781783062591

Category: Architecture

Page: 420

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Building Types and Built Forms weaves two books together in alternating chapters: one about the history of building types, the other about their geometry. The first book follows the histories of some common types of building: houses, hospitals, schools, offices and prisons. Examples are drawn from the 19th and early 20th centuries in France, America and Britain, with the central focus on London. They include the 'pavilion hospitals' associated with the name of Florence Nightingale, English Board and Modernist schools of the 1920s and 30s, tall office buildings in Chicago and New York, Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon penitentiary, and 'radial prisons' on the model of Cherry Hill and Pentonville. The second book takes these histories and uses them to explore how the forms of these buildings are constrained by some of the basic functions of architecture: to provide daylight and ventilation to the interior, to provide access to all rooms, or to allow occupants to see from one part of a building to another. A new way of thinking about these 'worlds of geometrical possibility' is introduced, in which the forms of many buildings can be catalogued and laid out systematically in 'morphospaces', or theoretical spaces of forms. As building types change over time, they come to occupy different positions within the worlds of possible forms. Building Types and Built Forms is filled with over 400 illustrations, many drawn especially for the book. It offers a new theoretical approach, combined with a series of historical accounts of building types, some well known, some less familiar. It should appeal to academics, practitioners, historians and students of architecture.

Building Type Basics for Museums

In this book, author Arthur Rosenblatt draws upon the expertise of leading architects from around the world to present all aspects of museum and cultural facility design.

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Author: Arthur Rosenblatt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471349151

Category: Architecture

Page: 262

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Tremendous opportunities are opening up as architecture becomes more generalized and firms accept commissions for a widening range of building types. To take advantage of these opportunities, architects need instant information on the general issues, materials, systems, requirements, and general design guidelines associated with different types of structures. Building Type Basics books fulfill this need. Building Type Basics for Museums is a one-stop source for the essential information architects need to fast-start the design process. In this book, author Arthur Rosenblatt draws upon the expertise of leading architects from around the world to present all aspects of museum and cultural facility design. This book provides critical information on the process, potential problems, design concerns, and recent trends in museum and cultural facility design, along with complete coverage of energy issues, mechanical systems, and structural concerns as well as acoustic control, lighting, internal traffic, security, and other important topics. This indispensable guide: * Asks and answers twenty questions that frequently arise in the early phases of a project commission * Provides project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details * Includes guidelines for art, science, and natural history museums; ethnic art and cultural centers; and more This conveniently organized quick reference is an invaluable guide for busy, dedicated professionals who want to get moving quickly as they embark on a new project. Like every Building Type Basics book, it provides authoritative, up-to-date information instantly and saves architects countless hours of research. Engineering consultants will also find a wealth of information to help them tackle museum commissions of all kinds.

Building Type Basics for Elementary and Secondary Schools

In this book, leading architects from across the United States share their knowledge and expertise on all aspects of elementary and secondary school design.

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Author: Bradford Perkins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471437697

Category: Architecture

Page: 280

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The fastest way to straighten out the learning curve on specialized design projects Building Type Basics books provide architects with the essentials they need to jump-start the design of a variety of specialized facilities. In each volume, leading national figures in the field address the key questions that shape the early phases of a project commission. The answers to these questions provide instant information in a convenient, easy-to-use format. The result is an excellent, hands-on reference that puts critical information at your fingertips. Building Type Basics for Elementary and Secondary Schools provides the essential information needed to initiate designs for preschools and kindergartens as well as elementary, middle, and high schools. Filled with project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details, it combines in-depth coverage of the structural, mechanical, acoustic, traffic, and safety issues that are unique to school buildings with the nuts-and-bolts design guidelines that will start any project off on the right track and keep it there through completion.

Building Type Basics for Banks and Financial Institutions

This comprehensive guide features a number of recently constructed and renovated banks—from small neighborhood branches to large headquarters.

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Author: Homer Williams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470278628

Category: Architecture

Page: 223

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Essential information for the design of banks and financialinstitutions Building Type Basics for Banks and Financial Institutions isyour one-stop reference for the essential information you need toconfidently begin the design process and successfully complete thedesign for a bank or financial institution, large or small, on timeand within budget. A renowned architect in the field shares hisfirsthand knowledge in order to guide architects, planners,engineers, and their clients through all aspects of the design ofbanking facilities. This comprehensive guide features a number of recentlyconstructed and renovated banks—from small neighborhoodbranches to large headquarters. It highlights design issues as wellas planning and zoning, office space versus customer space, andoverall security. Building Type Basics for Banks and Financial Institutions beginswith a basic overview of the history of banking and financialinstitutions, then explores the classic designs of the past alongwith the important considerations involved in building modernbanks, including drive-up lanes, ATM facilities, and high-techteller stations. This quick reference: Addresses key questions that arise when launching a bankingfacility design project Offers insight from an architect with more than forty years ofexperience in the design of more than one hundred banks Provides the best contemporary examples complete withphotographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details Not only does this book offer current, authoritativeinformation, its comprehensive coverage and logical organizationalso save you countless hours of research. Building Type Basics books provide architects with theessentials needed to jump-start specialized facilities design. Eachvolume features leading experts in the field who address the issuesthat shape the early phases of a project in a convenient,easy-to-use format. HOMER L. WILLIAMS, D.ARCH, FAIA, is principal of WilliamsSpurgeon Kuhl & Freshnock Architects (WSKF) in North KansasCity, Missouri. He has more than four decades of experience in thedesign of more than one hundred bank and financial serviceprojects. He is a past president of the National Council ofArchitectural Registration Boards (NCARB), and received hisdoctorate in architecture at the University of Hawaii.

Buildings and Power

Lavishly illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps and plans, Buildings and Power analyses architectural form, function and space to explore the reproduction and the subversion of power in the modern city.

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Author: Thomas A. Markus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136130922

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

View: 314

The material and cultural world in which we now live perhaps represents the end of a process created out of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution. The battles fought over class, ideology and language are represented most clearly in the explosion of new building types during the Century of Revolutions. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps and plans, Buildings and Power analyses architectural form, function and space to explore the reproduction and the subversion of power in the modern city.

Design History

Nicholas Pevsner, A History of Building Types (1976), which discusses the
historical developmentof buildings of different functions isof particular help to
thosewhowish tobreak fromstylistic surveys. R. Brunskill,TheTraditional Buildings
of ...

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Author: Dr Hazel Conway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134887149

Category: Design

Page: 240

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Hazel Conway introduces the student new to the subject to different areas of design history and shows some of the ways in which it can be studied and some of its delights and difficulties. No background knowledge of design history, art or architecture is assumed.

Shopping Environments

Arcades – The History of a Building Type, 3rd edn. ... A History of Building Types.
... then by the key civic buildings on tables and stalls which could all be removed
1st–5th C Roman Forums 110 Forum of Trajan First shop in a building, in a Part ...

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Author: Peter Coleman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136366512

Category: Architecture

Page: 472

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Shopping centers have become the most common of shopping environments and have influenced the make-up of cities around the world. However, in recent years, the enclosed "mall" has evolved and diversified with new types of retail environments that were developed to better suit their locale and meet public expectation. This design guide has over 600 illustrations that present the core values and considerations that make a successful retail center: location, catchment user needs, as well as access and layout. Covering everything from site master planning to the essentials of public facilities and the technical systems, this is essential reading for architects of contemporary shopping centers. A series of international examples showcasing different types of shopping environments are included to cover the wide range of designs that have occurred in recent years. From the "out of town" mall to retail parks and mixed use town center developments, the best of contemporary design is illustrated to provide both practical information and inspiration.

The Modern Airport Terminal

In his A History of Building Types, written in 1976, Nikolaus Pevsner places the
airport terminal as an adjunct to the ... to the essentially nineteenthcentury history
of transportation buildings, of which the railway station is the prime example.

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Author: Brian Edwards

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134537631

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

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This comprehensive guide to the planning and design of airport terminals and their facilities covers all types of airport terminal found around the world and highlights the environmental and technical issues that the designer has to address. Contemporary examples are critically reviewed through a series of case studies. This new edition covers the most recent examples of high quality, technically advanced designs from the Far East, Europe and North America. This book will be a source of inspiration and guiding principles for those who design, commission or manage airport buildings.

The Culture of Building

"In this book of thirteen chapters, Howard Davis uses historical, contemporary, and cross-cultural examples to describe the nature and influence of these cultures.

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Author: Howard Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195305930

Category: Architecture

Page: 385

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"In this book of thirteen chapters, Howard Davis uses historical, contemporary, and cross-cultural examples to describe the nature and influence of these cultures. He shows how building cultures reflect the general cultures in which they exist, how they have changed over history, how they affect the form of buildings and cities, and how present building cultures, which are responsible for the contemporary everyday environments, may be improved."--Jacket.

The Architectural Jewels of Rochester New Hampshire

—Leonardo da Vinci We shift now from architectural styles to building types (or
house types, in this case). “Architectural style” encompasses the principles,
inspiration, composition and detailing embodied in a particular approach to
design.

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Author: Michael Behrendt

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625843395

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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Rochester may be better known for its rolling hills and lilac fields than for its architecture, but look closely and the city’s hidden gems reveal themselves. In this survey of Rochester’s historic architectural elements and styles, city planner Michael Behrendt encourages you to “slow down, look round...check out the fancy cornices on North Main Street and admire the brickwork on the few remaining mill structures.” Impress your neighbors by pointing out the Italianate, Queen Anne, Georgian or Federal styles of their houses and identifying the mansard roofs, oriel windows and porticos around town. Drawing from his series of articles written for the Rochester Times, Behrendt examines everything from barns, churches and schoolhouses to the prominent Rochester Opera House. Discover Rochester’s history as written in brick and stone, marble and mortar.

A History of Housing in New York City

This new edition also features a foreword by the distinguished urban historian Kenneth T. Jackson.

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Author: Richard Plunz

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231543101

Category: Architecture

Page: 496

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Since its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century as the nation's "metropolis," New York has faced the most challenging housing problems of any American city, but it has also led the nation in innovation and reform. The horrors of the tenement were perfected in New York at the same time that the very rich were building palaces along Fifth Avenue; public housing for the poor originated in New York, as did government subsidies for middle-class housing. A standard in the field since its publication in 1992, A History of Housing in New York City traces New York's housing development from 1850 to the present in text and profuse illustrations. Richard Plunz explores the housing of all classes, with comparative discussion of the development of types ranging from the single-family house to the high-rise apartment tower. His analysis is placed within the context of the broader political and cultural development of New York City. This revised edition extends the scope of the book into the city's recent history, adding three decades to the study, covering the recent housing bubble crisis, the rebound and gentrification of the five boroughs, and the ecological issues facing the next generation of New Yorkers. More than 300 illustrations are integrated throughout the text, depicting housing plans, neighborhood changes, and city architecture over the past 130 years. This new edition also features a foreword by the distinguished urban historian Kenneth T. Jackson.

The Exchange Artist

On commercial architecture in London and Europe more broadly, see also
Nikolaus Pevsner, A History of Building Types (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton
University Press, 1976), 194-203; Roy Porter, London: A Social History (London:
Hamish ...

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Author: Jane Kamensky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101202777

Category: History

Page: 464

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The riveting story of the country's first banking scandal in the first decades of the American republic This enthralling historical narrative of the birth of speculative capitalism in America opens in the 1790s when financial pioneer-turned-confidence-man Andrew Dexter, Jr. created a pyramid scheme founded on real estate speculation and the greed of banks, who freely printed the paper money he needed to finance the then tallest building in the United States-the Exchange Coffee House, a 153-room, seven-story colossus in downtown Boston. The story of Dexter's rise and eventual collapse offered an object lesson to the rising young nation, and presents striking parallels to the subprime mortgage meltdown and looming economic collapse of today.

Ordering Law

This book by Dr Graham is a comprehensive study of a type of building - the law court - which has, to date, remained largely unexplored.

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Author: Clare Graham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351913577

Category: History

Page: 519

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Over the last thirty years, historical studies of building types have become something of a growth area. As well as such general surveys as Nikolaus Pevsner's History of Building Types, there are growing numbers of studies of individual types, of which the most distinguished perhaps remain Mark Girouard's Life in the English Country House and Robin Evan's study of prisons, The Fabrication of Virtue. This growth is not surprising, because the subject lends itself to the 'New Art History', and to our increasing desire to set buildings within their social and cultural contexts, as well as their stylistic and cultural ones. This book by Dr Graham is a comprehensive study of a type of building - the law court - which has, to date, remained largely unexplored. Ordering Law establishes when, why and how the trial came to be housed in purpose-built accommodation in England, and what was architecturally distinctive about that accommodation in the period leading up to 1914. The main text concentrates on examining in depth a series of well-documented individual buildings and groups of buildings, using a wide range of contemporary sources to illuminate the way in which they were designed and used. Other information gleaned about court buildings nationwide is placed in an appendix, in gazetteer form; originally drawn from the 200 or so examples listed in the Buildings of England guides, this has expanded to include over 800 entries. As a piece of scholarly research, this work draws on several disciplines and will be of interest to those studying social and legal history, as well as those with a broader interest in architectural history.

When Church Became Theatre

A History of Building Types. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1976.
Pilgrim Congregational Church. Our First One Hundred Years. Cleveland, Ohio:
Pilgrim Congregational Church, 1959. Pollock, J. C. Moody: A Biographical
Portrait ...

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Author: Jeanne Halgren Kilde

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199881727

Category: Architecture

Page: 328

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For nearly eighteen centuries, two fundamental spatial plans dominated Christian architecture: the basilica and the central plan. In the 1880s, however, profound socio-economic and technological changes in the United States contributed to the rejection of these traditions and the development of a radically new worship building, the auditorium church. When Church Became Theatre focuses on this radical shift in evangelical Protestant architecture and links it to changes in worship style and religious mission. The auditorium style, featuring a prominent stage from which rows of pews radiated up a sloping floor, was derived directly from the theatre, an unusual source for religious architecture but one with a similar goal-to gather large groups within range of a speaker's voice. Theatrical elements were prominent; many featured proscenium arches, marquee lighting, theatre seats, and even opera boxes. Examining these churches and the discussions surrounding their development, Jeanne Halgren Kilde focuses on how these buildings helped congregations negotiate supernatural, social, and personal power. These worship spaces underscored performative and entertainment aspects of the service and in so doing transformed relationships between clergy and audiences. In auditorium churches, the congregants' personal and social power derived as much from consumerism as from piety, and clerical power lay in dramatic expertise rather than connections to social institutions. By erecting these buildings, argues Kilde, middle class religious audiences demonstrated the move toward a consumer-oriented model of religious participation that gave them unprecedented influence over the worship experience and church mission.

All about Old Buildings

The history of building types has fascinated me for many years , because this
treatment of buildings allows for a demonstration of development both by style
and by function , style being a matter of architectural history , function of social
history .

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Author: Diane Maddex

Publisher: National Trust for Historic

ISBN: UOM:39076000504600

Category: Political Science

Page: 433

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How to Read Buildings

How to Read Buildings is a practical primer to looking at architecture and all the elements that are included in buildings, from cornices and friezes to columns and porticos - all facets of buildings are included.

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Author: Carol Davidson Cragoe

Publisher: Herbert Press

ISBN: 1912217309

Category:

Page: 256

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How to Read Buildings is a practical primer to looking at architecture and all the elements that are included in buildings, from cornices and friezes to columns and porticos - all facets of buildings are included. Each chapter takes an architectural element and looks at its variety across various historical periods and geographical locations. Examples are shown through dozens of fine engravings with extended captions, creating a dip-in read and an effective I-Spy guide. Additional sections look at the clues offerred by history, geography and religion (with a timeline showing how and where architectural elements have been introduced), and at the significance of the ornaments.

ABC of Architecture

Explains architectural structure and history, how to read design plans, and how architects make creative use of space and light.

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Author: James F. O'Gorman

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812216318

Category: Architecture

Page: 127

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Explains architectural structure and history, how to read design plans, and how architects make creative use of space and light.

Technology Tradition and Survival

Central Asia and the Middle East have the richest stock of building types in the
world. They are shaped by a wide range of constraints including geographical,
social, material, technological, climatic, religious and temporal influences, and
are ...

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Author: Richard Tapper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135777029

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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The contributors address the history, originality, variety and sophistication of traditional science, technology and material culture in the Middle East and Central Asia, their influence on the history of Europe and the West, and the threat posed by modern Western technologies.