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The German-Chinese forum Urban Academy - organised by the Goethe-Institute Shanghai - focuses on sustainable urban development as well as on the theme of the World Expo 2010: Better City - Better Life. Eco-efficiency in building services, engineering, traffic, water and energy, social transformations and cultural industry stimulated by the City of Shanghai are main issues of these discussions. Chinese best practice examples of ecological building and construction industry are analysed. Renowned Chinese artists present their positions on sustainable urban development, expressed deficits and suggested alternatives.
This volume of our series Construction and Design Manual addresses what is in fact one of the very earliest building typologies: single-family houses. Ever since antiquity, architects have been devising new ways to accomplish this task. The result is that, today, people wanting to build their own home have a huge range of styles from which to choose. Architecture critic Hans Wolfgang Hoffmann gives a broad overview of the 3,000-year history behind the villa and the country house with the help of floor plans. Architecture photographer Werner Huthmacher opens up his portfolio and guides us with a practised eye through 20 living rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.
Once upon a time a pharmacy was a small place with a cosy yet patrician air, where the all-knowing master of medicine would dispense pills, mix potions and generally perform the offices of a scientific shaman. However, in recent years the nature of the trade has undergone a profound transformation and the majority of these establishments now provide a wide range of health services, including off-the-shelf medicines for minor ailments, prophylactic products and such lifestyle items as cosmetics and health foods. These developments are reflected in modern designs for pharmacy buildings.
Presents 30 current projects through photos, plans and diagrams that communicate a modern language of form, helping to create and shape contemporary living spaces. A provocative plea for genuinely barrier-free building and an illustrated commentary on the DIN 18025 norms round off this new standard work.