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National Building Museum (U.S.)

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Works: 120 works in 201 publications in 1 language and 7,883 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Juvenile works  Periodicals  Exhibition, pictorial works  Archives  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher
Classifications: NA2542.36, 720.92
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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 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alanna Stang and Christopher Hawthorne have traveled to the farthest reaches of the globe to find all that is new in the design of sustainable, or "green," homes. The result: more than thirty-five residences in fifteen countries -- and nearly every conceivable natural environment -- designed by a combination of star architects and heretofore unknown practitioners
Big & green : toward sustainable architecture in the 21st century by David Gissen( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 728 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."--BOOK JACKET
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 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The architecture of R.M. Schindler by R. M Schindler( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R.M. Schindler was a pivotal Modernist architect who, during his career, remained largely unrecognised by the critical establishment. This book provides a comprehensive evaluation of his career
World War II and the American dream by Donald Albrecht( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 511 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."--Jacket
America's 5 & 10 cent stores : the Kress legacy by Bernice L Thomas( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing tomorrow : America's world's fairs of the 1930s( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 355 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."--BOOK JACKET
On the job : design and the American office( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prairie skyscraper : Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green community( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Mockbee and the Rural Studio : community architecture by David Moos( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 222 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 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between fences by Gregory K Dreicer( Book )

4 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 )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 150 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 118 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 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 113 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 held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frozen music : Walt Disney Concert Hall : the photographs of Gil Garcetti by Gil Garcetti( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The green house : new directions in sustainable architecture
Alternative Names

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

Building Museum

Building Museum Washington, DC

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

Ulusal Yapı Müzesi

מוזיאון הבניה הלאומי

国立建築博物館

國立建築博物館

美国国家建筑博物馆

美國國家建築博物館

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English (104)

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Big & green : toward sustainable architecture in the 21st centuryThe architecture of R.M. SchindlerWorld War II and the American dreamAmerica's 5 & 10 cent stores : the Kress legacyDesigning tomorrow : America's world's fairs of the 1930sUp down across : elevators, escalators, and moving sidewalksOn the job : design and the American officePrairie skyscraper : Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower