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National Building Museum (U.S.)

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Works: 128 works in 217 publications in 1 language and 7,972 library holdings
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The green house : new directions in sustainable architecture by Alanna Stang( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

29 enfamiliehuse fra hele verden udvalgt for deres arkitektoniske kvalitet og energi- og miljøvenlighed. Hvert hus dokumenteres med tekst, fotos og tegningsmateriale
Big & green : toward sustainable architecture in the 21st century by David Gissen( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Big & Green features the work of leading architects from around the world, including: Shigeru Ban, Norman Foster, MVRDV, SOM, and Moshe Safdie, among many others. Also included is a preface by architect and green design advocate William McDonaugh, a series of essays that track the history and development of new sustainable building technologies, a glossary of green design terms, and interviews with the architects Richard Rogers, Kenneth Yeang, and the partners of Fox & Fowle."--Jacket
On the job : design and the American office( )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building a National Image : Architectural Drawings for the American Democracy, 1789-1912 by Bates Lowry( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II and the American dream by Donald Albrecht( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the legacies of World War II was a massive building program on a scale that America had not seen before and has not seen since. The war effort created thousands of factories, homes, even entire cities throughout the country. Many of these structures still stand, the physical evidence of an unprecedented ability to harness the power and resources of a people. The complex legacy of this notable period in our nation's history is discussed from a different perspective by each contributor."--BOOK JACKET
The architecture of R.M. Schindler by R. M Schindler( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With such masterworks as the Schindler-Chace House and the Lovell Beach House in California, the Vienna-born modernist R.M. Schindler (1887-1953) is recognized as one of the most innovative architects of the 20th century. Nearly 50 years after his death, admiration for his breathtakingly original houses and apartment buildings is at an all-time peak
America's 5 & 10 cent stores : the Kress legacy by Bernice L Thomas( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lavishly illustrated homage to the 5-&-10-cent store, architectural historian Bernice Thomas looks at the architectural achievements of the Kress Company. Devoted to bringing outstanding design to Main Street America, Kress supported an architectural division of more than 100 architects and draftsmen. The over 200 stores these people designed and built between 1900 and 1950 set a new standard in commercial architecture. Thomas takes us on an illustrated tour of sites across the United States - from New Orleans to Honolulu, Albuquerque to New York. She introduces us to the architects and how they deftly balanced sound merchandising principles with aesthetics
Designing tomorrow : America's world's fairs of the 1930s( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the midst of the Great Depression, America's World's Fairs of the 1930s gave hope to millions, sustaining the assembled with visions of future of progress. This book celebrates the influence and impact of these international expositions
Up down across : elevators, escalators, and moving sidewalks by Alisa Goetz( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The impact of cars, trains, and planes on our landscape, buildings, and culture has been well documented, but an account of the history of elevators, escalators, and moving sidewalks has previously been far from complete. Filling this gap, this landmark publication documents the extraordinary impact of these methods of human conveyance on the urban and suburban landscape, building types, and culture worldwide." "Though elevators, escalators, and moving sidewalks are used by millions of people daily, they are often taken for granted by their riders. By design, many of these devices have become seamless within their surroundings. Function has often superseded form, as building and station managers have sought to move tenants and passengers through to their destinations with ease and efficiency. Yet there is a re-emerging desire to make conveyance mechanisms the spectacles they once were. Elevators and their support frames pulled out from hidden shafts for display in soaring atriums, escalators with different coloured steps and handrails, and moving sidewalks that turn corners are just some of the innovations that are helping these devices to get noticed." "Engagingly and authoritatively written and illustrated with widely sourced images that range from historical prints, photographs, and movie stills to the latest computer renderings, Up, Down, Across makes a long-overdue and valuable addition to urban and architectural studies and cultural history."--Jacket
Prairie skyscraper : Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green community by Susan Piedmont-Palladino( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The health of our planet and out selves depends on how we plan, design, and construct the world between out buildings. Out increasing dependence on fossil fuels over the last century has given us unprecedented individual mobility and comfort, but the consequences are clear. Climate change, sprawl, and reliance on foreign oil are just a few of the challenges we face in designing new--and adapting existing--communities to be greener
Samuel Mockbee and the Rural Studio : community architecture by David Moos( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The architect and teacher Samuel Mockbee, founder of Auburn University's Rural Studio, was an idealist who put into action one of the boldest programs in contemporary architecture. Mockbee led his students in the design and construction of homes, community centers and other essential structures in Hale County, Alabama--one of the poorest counties in the United States. Mockbee believed that architecture could play a determining role in combating the brutalities of poverty. He inspired students to create vanguard designs and utilize an array of innovative, cost-effective building materials that included scraps of carpet baled into rectangular building blocks. This combination of ingenuity and enterprise informed the unique character of Mockbee's undertaking. Samuel Mockbee and the Rural Studio appraises Mockbee's unique contribution, assessing how he believed that architecture, practiced as a community-oriented undertaking, could transform the social environment
Affordable housing : designing an American asset( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between fences by Gregory K Dreicer( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hot to cold : an odyssey of architectural adaptation by Bjarke Ingels( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture is the art and science of accommodating the lives we want to live. Our cities and buildings aren't givens; they are the way they are because that is as far as we have come to date. They are the best efforts of our ancestors and fellow planetizens, and if they have shortcomings, it is up to us to continue that effort, pick up where they left off. Bjarke Ingels Group's (BIG) grand mission is to find a pragmatic utopia, shaping not only a particular structural entity, but the kind of world we wish to inhabit. This book examines BIG's odyssey of architectural adaptation
Thomas Alexander Tefft : American architecture in transition, 1845-1860 : an exhibition( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heritage to build, heritage to keep : 1990 GSA design awards( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why design? : activities and projects from the National Building Museum by Anna Slafer( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of design with activities intended to increase awareness of and participation in the designed world
Blueprints( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheet metal craftsmanship : progress in building by David Chase( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The green house : new directions in sustainable architecture
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Big & green : toward sustainable architecture in the 21st centuryOn the job : design and the American officeWorld War II and the American dreamThe architecture of R.M. SchindlerAmerica's 5 & 10 cent stores : the Kress legacyDesigning tomorrow : America's world's fairs of the 1930sUp down across : elevators, escalators, and moving sidewalksPrairie skyscraper : Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower
Alternative Names

controlled identityCommittee for a National Museum of the Building Arts (U.S.)

Building Museum

Building Museum Washington, DC

National Building Museum

National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

National Museum of the Building Arts (Amerikas Savienotās Valstis)

National Museum of the Building Arts (Spojené státy americké)

National Museum of the Building Arts (U.S.)

NBM

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מוזיאון הבנייה הלאומי

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English (109)