The Barefoot Architect

A Handbook for Green Building

Author: Johan van Lengen

Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 9780936070421

Category: Architecture

Page: 705

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"A fully comprehensive guide to building in the tropical world, 'Barefoot Architect' covers everything from how to build in various climates, to the step-by-step practicalities of building homes that suit the local environment." --Publisher.

The Septic System Owner's Manual

Author: Lloyd Kahn,Blair Allen,Julie Jones

Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 0936070404

Category: House & Home

Page: 179

View: 1635

Offers information about the tank, drainfield, soil, down the drain, maintenance, red alerts, graywater systems, advanced systems, upgrades, and a brief history of waste disposal.

Development Poverty and Politics

Putting Communities in the Driver’s Seat

Author: Richard Martin,Ashna Mathema

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135177406

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

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By providing specific and practical examples, this book helps practitioners to apply the insights of how best to pursue a bottom-up approach to development in their own work, while also helping theoreticians and students to develop a strong analytical framework on the subject.

Spatial Concerns in Development

A Sri Lankan Perspective

Author: K. Locana Gunaratna

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126905782

Category: Economic development

Page: 199

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The Book Spatial Concerns In Development: A Sri Lankan Perspective, Based On Analyses Of Experiences Gained With Various Aspects Of The Development Effort In The Country, Focuses On Spatial Concerns In National Development.The Book Provides A Brief Sketch Of The Spatial Context Within Which Indigenous Development Efforts Began In The Early 20Th Century. It Closely Examines The Sri Lankan Development Strategy And Policies Implemented Over A Seventy-Year Period, Beginning With The Introduction Of The Donoughmore Constitution In 1931. It Not Only Traces The Evolution Of The City Of Colombo Over Its Five Centuries Of Existence But Also Attempts To Look Into The City S Future. The Chapter Dealing With The Country S Massive Phased Effort To Develop The Resources Of The Mahaveli Ganga Basin And Related Region Is Analytic And Highly Informative. The Reader-Friendly Approach To The Subject, Well Illustrated With Figures And Tables, Makes The Book All The More Accessible.The Book Is A Valuable Addition To The Literature On Spatial Development In The Third World. It Would Be Highly Useful For Planning Professionals, Social Scientists As Well As For Architects.

UNESCO and Social Sciences

Retrospect & Prospect

Author: J. C. Aggarwal

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788170222019

Category: Social sciences

Page: 366

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Barfuß ins Glück

Author: Roxanne St. Claire


ISBN: 3802594894

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8152

Als ein Hurrikan Lacey Armstrongs Haus an der beschaulichen Barefoot Bay zerstört, beschließt sie, einen Neuanfang zu wagen und ein Hotel zu errichten. Architekt Clay Walker scheint der Richtige für den Job zu sein, doch er weckt zugleich auch verwirrende Gefühle in Lacey. Dabei ist in Laceys Leben zurzeit überhaupt kein Platz für einen Mann ...

The Knowledge

How to Rebuild our World from Scratch

Author: Lewis Dartnell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448137381

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 5539

If the world as we know it ended tomorrow, how would you survive? A nuclear war, viral pandemic or asteroid strike. The world as we know it has ended. You and the other survivors must start again. What knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages, or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment? Living in the modern world, we have become disconnected from the basic processes and key fundamentals of science that sustain our lives. Ingenious and groundbreaking, The Knowledge explains everything you need to know about everything, revolutionising your understanding of the world. ‘A glorious compendium of the knowledge we have lost in the living...the most inspiring book I’ve read in a long time’ Independent ‘A terrifically engrossing history of science and technology’ Guardian

The Barefoot Photographers Tilonia

Where Tradition and Vision Meet

Author: Barefoot College

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788174361080

Category: Community development

Page: 133

View: 9340

Depicting the life experiences of tackling poverty in Tilonia, Rajasthan.

The Indian Architect

Author: Dwarka Nath Dhar

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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Cities in conflict

studies in the planning and management of Asian cities

Author: John P. Lea,John M. Courtney,World Bank,Commonwealth Association of Architects,Royal Australian Institute of Architects

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780821304808

Category: Political Science

Page: 122

View: 2051

Der LEGO®-Architekt

Baustile mit LEGO kennenlernen und nachbauen

Author: Tom Alphin

Publisher: dpunkt.verlag

ISBN: 3960882025

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 2610

Werde LEGO®-Architekt! Begebe dich auf eine Reise durch die Architekturgeschichte: Lerne Baustile vom Neoklassizismus über Modernismus bis hin zu High-Tech-Lösungen kennen – verwirklicht mit LEGO. Anleitungen für 12 Modelle in verschiedenen Architekturstilen laden zum Nachbau ein und inspirieren dich zu eigenen Bauwerken. Dieses Buch ist von der LEGO-Gruppe weder unterstützt noch autorisiert worden.

The Architect

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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Islam + architecture

Author: Sabiha Foster

Publisher: Academy Press


Category: Architecture

Page: 128

View: 9325

Architecture in Islamic lands is at a critical turning point. Until relatively recently conventional academic research had been conducted largely from an 'Orientalist' perspective. Today, discussions of Islam and architecture are acknowledging the true diversity and complexities of Islamic societies. Innovative and sustainable for centuries, the architecture of Islamic regions declined with colonial and and superpower politics, and with the influx of oil wealth, imported inappropriate building systems, or lapsed into a self-conscious parody of 'Islamic style'. With growing global anxiety over control of oil resources in the Middle East and the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, what happens next? Are we capable today of a new, pluralistic, truly contemporary and ecologically responsible approach to architecture? If so, then such an approach might be the response not only to the cultural and social needs of traditional Islamic societies but to all our needs as "unity in diversity" becomes essential to survival itself. This highly topical issue draws together a prestigious array of contributors, including Barbara Smith, the previous International Editor of The Economist; renowned Turkish architect Turgut Cansever; Nasser Rabbat, the Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Architecture at MIT, and Dr Suha Ozkan, Secretary General of The Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Pressing topics such as the challenge of sustainable development and the precarious course that needs to be drawn between globalism and cultural identity are also covered, as well as close-up views of work in Egypt, The Lebanon and Turkey, and a profile of Syrian architect Sinan Hassan.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cities and towns

Page: N.A

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Peter Eisenman

Barfuss auf weiss glühenden Mauern

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783775715614


Page: N.A

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