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    • Todd Saunders : architecture in northern landscapes
      Todd Saunders : architecture in northern landscapes
      edited and written by Ellie Stathaki and Jonathan Bell
      Todd Saunders (1969) is one of the most important young contemporary Canadian architects working internationally. His architecture, simple yet powerful, incorporates elements of his country's architectural identity - including the use of wood and carefully picked Modernist influences - bringing it at the same time into the 21st century with excellent execution, carefully chosen materials and a hands-on approach. Saunders (he lives and works in Bergen, Norway) has successfully executed work in both Canada, Norway, and Finland, creating architecture with a strong sense of northern identity, an individual approach that is informed by the strongness of natural landscape. The most important projects: Aurland Lookout, Long Studio, Fogo Island, Tower Studio, Fogo Island, Squish Studio, Fogo Island and Villa G. The first reference monograph on a remarkable young architect working in Scandinavia and Canada. The monograph provides interesting unpublished documents, curated by Jonathan Bell (Architecture Editor, Wallpaper* magazine) and Ellie Stathaki (Deputy Architecture Editor, Wallpaper* magazine) as well as three interviews by Olaf Gipser, Zita Cobb, and Brian MacKay-Lyons. The artwork of the book is by the international renowned graphic designer Henrik Nygren.
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    • Hotel design : planning and development
      Hotel design : planning and development
      Richard Penner, Lawrence Adams, and Stephani K.A. Robson.
      "'Hotel Design, Planning, and Development, Second Edition, ' is a thorough overview of the important and fast-growing hospitality industry. It is revised and expanded from the previous edition--the 'bible' for designers, developers, planners, and students. This edition, updated to include significant hotels developed internationally in the last ten years, outlines essential planning and design considerations based on the latest data, supported by technical information, 60 Line drawings, 59 Tables, 429 full-color images, and many original floor plans. The authors describe and illustrate different types of hotels, at different locations--downtown, suburban, airport, roadside--with different mixes of facilities--casino hotels, convention hotels, conference centers--and provide analysis and theory to support each of the major trends, highlighting how the designers' work fits into the industry's development as a whole. They give increased attention to interior design psychology and the design process. The design guide includes specific information on space allocation programs and details on planning public areas, guestrooms and suites, and back-of-house facilities, as well as the newest developments in design practice and software. Extensive case studies showing best practice examples of hotel design demonstrate how a successful new concept is developed. Contributions from key figures in the profession, such as Ian Schrager and John Portman, illuminate the text."--Publisher description.
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    • Ancient origins of the Mexican plaza : from primordial sea to public space
      Ancient origins of the Mexican plaza : from primordial sea to public space
      Logan Wagner, Hal Box, Susan Kline Morehead.
      "The plaza has been a defining feature of Mexican urban architecture and culture for at least 4,000 years. Ancient Mesoamericans conducted most of their communal life in outdoor public spaces, and today the plaza is still the public living room in every Mexican neighborhood, town, and city--the place where friends meet, news is shared, and personal and communal rituals and celebrations happen. The site of a community's most important architecture--church, government buildings, and marketplace--the plaza is both sacred and secular space and thus the very heart of the community.. This extensively illustrated book traces the evolution of the Mexican plaza from Mesoamerican sacred space to modern public gathering place. The authors led teams of volunteers who measured and documented nearly one hundred traditional Mexican town centers. The resulting plans reveal the layers of Mesoamerican and European history that underlie the contemporary plaza. The authors describe how Mesoamericans designed their ceremonial centers as embodiments of creation myths--the plaza as the primordial sea from which the earth emerged. They discuss how Europeans, even though they sought to eradicate native culture, actually preserved it as they overlaid the Mesoamerican sacred plaza with the Renaissance urban concept of an orthogonal grid with a central open space. The authors also show how the plaza's historic, architectural, social, and economic qualities can contribute to mainstream urban design and architecture today."-- Provided by publisher.
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