Sensing Place: What is the Point of Architecture?

Author: Philip Gumuchdjian




Page: 192

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A reflection on 20 years of Gumuchdjian Architects in practice Sensing Place is a reflection on 20 years of Gumuchdjian Architects in practice. The principal architect, Philip Gumuchdjian sets out the thinking behind his projects with a view to re-stating the relevance of architecture in an increasingly virtual, image driven world. The book is thus a manual designed to guide the general public through the many concurrent and competing ideas that underpin a typical body of architectural work. These include the importance of keeping the culture of the past closely with us; the imperative of instilling buildings with the capacity to connect people to places; and how shared space is the real engine of community. Gumuchdjian exposes the observations and emotional responses that fuel his design intuition and pairs this with a fundamental belief in the necessity to respect our shared human past. Like a writer or a painter he is seen to observe the world and brings those observations to bear on his projects. In asking 'what is the point of architecture?' and airing the span of sensitivities, hopes and ambitions that form the foundation of his architectural projects, Gumuchdjian aims to reveal the little understood motivations behind every architect's work. The book restates the fundamental potential of architecture to contribute to the betterment of the lives of people on this environmentally depleted, socially inequitable and commercially over-exploited planet. Divided into five chapters that describe his approach to landscape, heritage, the home, and the public realm, Sensing Place concludes by reinforcing the need for architects to continue their advocacy of visionary change.

Steven Ehrlich Architects

Author: Steven Ehrlich

Publisher: Images Publishing Dist Ac


Category: Architecture

Page: 271

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Over twenty-five years, the arc of Steven Ehrlich's career has afforded him a steady flow of projects for testing ideas with which he has constructed his own distinct architectural identity. Steven Ehrlich Architects is a California-based practice whose

Sensing the Future

Author: Giovanni Keller

Publisher: Art Books International Limited


Category: Architecture

Page: 514

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Active Landscape Photography

Author: Anne C Godfrey

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Architecture

Page: 182

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Photographs play a hugely influential but largely unexamined role in the practice of landscape architecture and design. Through a diverse set of essays and case studies, this seminal text unpacks the complex relationship between landscape architecture and photography. It explores the influence of photographic seeing on the design process by presenting theoretical concepts from photography and cultural theory through the lens of landscape architecture practice to create a rigorous, open discussion. Beautifully illustrated in full color throughout, with over 200 images, subjects covered include the diversity of everyday photographic practices for design decision making, the perception of landscape architecture through photography, transcending the objective and subjective with photography, and deploying multiplicity in photographic representation as a means to better represent the complexity of the discipline. Rather than solving problems and providing tidy solutions to the ubiquitous relationship between photography and landscape architecture, this book aims to invigorate a wider dialogue about photography's influence on how landscapes are understood, valued and designed. Active photographic practices are presented throughout for professionals, academics, students and researchers.

Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2005

Author: Maria Francesca Costabile

Publisher: Springer


Category: Computers

Page: 1158

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We will be, sooner or later, not only handling personal computers but also mul- purpose cellular phones, complex personal digital assistants, devices that will be context-aware, and even wearable computers stitched to our clothes...we would like these personal systems to become transparent to the tasks they will be performing. In fact the best interface is an invisible one, one giving the user natural and fast access to the application he (or she) intends to be executed. The working group that organized this conference (the last of a long row!) tried to combine a powerful scientific program (with drastic refereeing) with an entertaining cultural program, so as to make your stay in Rome the most pleasant one all round: I do hope that this expectation becomes true. July 2005 Stefano Levialdi, IEEE Life Fellow INTERACT 2005 General Chairman [1] Peter J. Denning, ACM Communications, April 2005, vol. 48, N° 4, pp. 27-31. Editors’ Preface INTERACT is one of the most important conferences in the area of Human-Computer Interaction at the world-wide level. We believe that this edition, which for the first time takes place in a Southern European country, will strengthen this role, and that Rome, with its history and beautiful setting provides a very congenial atmosphere for this conference. The theme of INTERACT 2005 is Communicating Naturally with Computers.

Warhol Wool Newman

Author: Kunsthaus Graz

Publisher: Walther Konig


Category: Art

Page: 203

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In the 1960s, this volume argues, Andy Warhol was looking to Barnett Newman as Wool looked to Warhol in the 1980s, to produce his "Word Paintings," a particular focus of this volume.

Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System

Author: A. M. Chandra

Publisher: Alpha Science International Limited


Category: Science

Page: 298

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This text provides the fundamentals of the emerging technology of remote sensing combined with GIS. It provides sufficient knowledge of these technologies applied in different fields avoiding the voluminous details required at research level.

Place, Culture and Community

Author: Johanne Devlin Trew

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub


Category: History

Page: 336

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The Ottawa Valley is a region of Canada straddling the Ottawa River in Ontario and Québec that is well known for its rich singing, storytelling, fiddling and step dancing traditions. The author reveals the importance of place and history in the transmission of this vibrant regional culture down to the present day.
Technology & Engineering

IEEE/ISPRS Joint Workshop on Remote Sensing and Data Fusion Over Urban Areas


Publisher: Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers(IEEE)


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 345

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This volume originates in the IEEE/ISPRS Workshop on Remote Sensing and Data Fusion, and examines power generation. It covers such topics as: 2D detection and classification; 3D urban modelling and reconstruction; data fusion over urban areas; and urban remote sensing applications.