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Schwaiger, Elizabeth

Works: 73 works in 134 publications in 3 languages and 2,434 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Exhibition catalogs  Guidebooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Architectural drawings  Interviews  Catalogs  Chronologies  Pictorial works 
Roles: Translator, Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Illustrator
Classifications: HD9787.G34, 720.47
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth Schwaiger
Holistic housing : concepts, design strategies and processes by Hans Drexler( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holistic Housing. Concepts, Design Strategies and Processes; is a fundamental reference work on housing construction. The book deals with the issue of sustainability in a planning context but also analyses a building's usage and ageing over its 'life cycle'. A system of criteria specially developed in an accompanying research project can be used to compare and evaluate buildings. It can also be used as a tool for optimising the sustainability of buildings in development during the planning process. By contrast, most existing sustainability systems are conceived not as design and planning tools, but as instruments for evaluating finished buildings and completed planning. 15 practical examples explain the ways in which these criteria and other aspects of sustainable building can be implemented in sophisticated architecture and how these can then be experienced. A system developed from analysing the examples is used to classify and compare the buildings. The building's significance as a lived environment is also not neglected here: sustainability develops in a dialogue between a building and its users, with an emphasis on residential usage
Low-tech light-tech high-tech : building in the information age by Klaus Daniels( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the future demands on architecture, landscape architecture, structural engineering, technical building services and urban planning? What role will professionals in these fields play? How is building evolving in the information age? This book describes the complex challenges of the information age. Part 1 analyzes contemporary trends, future scenarios, solutions from the past and the resources available in nature. Part 2 introduces in theory and practice what sustainable building means in the information age, namely, integrated, high-quality, contextual, resource-conserving and efficient building in which ecological assessment and planning are critical. Finally, Part 3 presents the consequences of these trends and principles on the technical extension and renovation of buildings
Advanced building systems : a technical guide for architects and engineers by Klaus Daniels( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and German and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving resources and cutting costs, protecting the environment and using renewable energies are the criteria which are important for modern buildings and, as such, designers face the complex challenges of "integral planning", demanding the interaction of various disciplines to create a building with optimum efficiency, whilst saving material and running costs. This text is an up-to-date review of all essential building installations and technologies, complete with a wide range of detailed technical plans. It aims to be a reference work, as well as a handbook, enabling the practitioner to draw up initial plans and dimensions
Museum of East Asian Art Berlin by Elisabeth von Campenhausen( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in German and English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Klee : selected by genius, 1917-1933 by Paul Klee( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Klee is indisputably one of the 20th century's most important and admired artists. Along with an in-depth biography, three essays examine his versatility, place him in context with his contemporaries and discuss his process for cataloguing his works
Snow, shacks, streets, shrubs : Scott McFarland by Scott McFarland( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toronto-based photographer Scott McFarland layers individual exposures using computer technology to create photographs of exquisite and crystalline detail. These highly constructed images are often shot over a long period of time, displacing the notion of a photograph as a snapshot of one decisive moment. McFarland spent his early career in Vancouver, where he focused on rustic coastal cabins, darkrooms and gardens. Recently, he has expanded his photographic gaze to include urban scenes and streetscapes. Approximately 40 of his photographs from the last five years will be on display at the AGO later this spring ; including large-scale images from the 'New Orleans' and 'Street View Labs' series and his moving 'Repatriation' series, which chronicles the return of fallen soldiers to Canada from Afghanistan.0Exhibition: Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (14.5.-10.8.2014)
Interior spaces : space, light, material by Christian Schittich( )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the meditative ambience of a purist devotional room to the colourful, organic forms of shop furnishings, the design of an interior space influences its atmosphere and lends a specific character. Together with the features of the room itself and the lighting, the materials used, their surfaces, textures, and colourings help determine the general effect of the interior. In the last few years there has been a growing willingness on the part of designers to experiment with colours and designs, and this book will present a wide range of international examples which reveal the sheer diversity of possibilities when planning interiors." "This publication is the third volume in the series "in DETAIL" and will explore the various aspects of design with particular reference to the use of space and materials; carefully selected examples will highlight their aesthetic qualities and potential applications. All plans and drawings of interiors and furnishings have been carefully researched and drawn by the staff of DETAIL. Selected authors discuss the broad spectrum of tasks issues which emerge when dealing with interiors and document their solutions."--Jacket
Tadao Ando, Architektur der Stille, architecture of silence : Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum by Werner Blaser( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kengo Kuma : breathing architecture : the teahouse of the Museum of Applied Arts Frankfurt by Kengo Kuma( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kengo Kuma's Teahouse is a masterly reinterpretation of a classical Japanese building type. Delivered in August 2007 for the Park of the Frankfurt Museum of Applied Arts (a Richard Meier Building), Kuma's innovative structure in flexible, semi-transparent, 'breathing' Tenara-Membrane - inflated by means of a pneumatic system to a blossom-like form - houses in the interior the classical elements for Japanese tea ceremony. Integrated LED technology allows the use of the teahouse at night; the interior can be heated by way of the membrane
Architectural guide : Basel : new buildings in the trinational city since 1980 by Lutz Windhöfel( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is no other place of comparable size where one can experience local and global building cultures side by side the way one can in Basel with its trinational urban space in Switzerland, Germany, and France. The local stars Herzog & de Meuron and Diener & Diener have long been active internationally. And building sponsors like Vitra, Novartis, and Beyeler have commissioned - and continue to commission - buildings by Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando, Sanaa (Kazuyo Sejima/Ryue Nishizawa), Alvaro Siza, Renzo Piano, and others. In its fourth, expanded edition - with44 new projects (for a total of 156) - the Architectural Guide Basel highlights the immediate present. But it also attempts to trace the development that this vital architecture scene has experienced since 1980. An entire double page is devoted to each project. The classification of the buildings by neighbourhood and zone, organized in thirteen chapters and presented in thirteen clearly laid out maps, is designed to facilitate exploration. All tram connections and addresses have been updated in the course of preparing this new edition
Inspirations : time travel through garden history by Nadine Olonetzky( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every garden is an imagined paradise - a garden paradise that incorporates the personality of the individual who created it, but also the long history of horticulture. The book recounts the history of gardens from their likely origins in Mesopotamia to today; in chronological order and in sections with keywords, it introduces the most important styles as well as the people that have influenced developments in Europe. Although the famous and influential gardens often needed extensive funds for their creation, gardens are not designed for the privileged of this world. Whether it is an allotment, a landscape park, a cemetery, or a city park - small and large gardens interweave with the built landscape and are an inspiration for all of us
Density & atmosphere : on factors relating to building density in the European city by Eberhard Tröger( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In view of progressive landscape use and the growing flow of traffic, the discussion of the reasonable degree of construction density is becoming increasingly heated. Actual values and insights on which form of development creates the most pleasant living spaces are still missing. This book offers a thorough study of the relationship between the characteristics of construction density and the ensuing atmospheres, distribution of uses and their value. 36 case study examples in Zurich, Vienna, Munich and Berlin were documented and assessed, from the outskirts to the center of the city with photographs and detailed map material according to nine (9) density categories that take public space into account. This leads to a unique compendium on the character of Central European urban spaces
Grössere Gegner gesucht : Kulturbauten im Spannungsfeld von Politik, Medien, Architektur by Dietmar Steiner( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Museumsarchitektur - Museumsbau - Museumsplanung - Museumskonzept - Museumsfinanzierung - Museumsquartier Wien - Louvre Paris - Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern - Museum Mönchengladbach -Groninger Museum - Ortner und Ortner - Museumsgeschichte - Sammlung Leopold Wien - Museum für Moderne Kunst Wien - Zoom Wien - Kindermuseum Wien - Ieoh Ming Pei - Jean Nouvel - Hans Hollein - Philippe Starck - Frank Stella -Coop Himmelb(l)au - Allessandro Mendini
Martin Rauch : rammed earth = Lehm und Architektur by Otto Kapfinger( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in German and English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of rammed earth in architecture is a fascinating fusion of modern technology, ancient knowledge and innovative construction techniques. This volume is an introduction to contemporary building with rammed earth
Digitalreal : blobmeister, erste gebaute projekte by Harald Kloft( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The CD-ROM contains an offline version of the exhibition site enriched with video animations of the 11 projects
Delugan-Meissl 2 : Konzepte, Projekte, Bauten = concepts, projects, buildings by Robert Temel( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in German and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ensemble habitat : fünf Villen/five villas, Klaus Schuldt, Andreas Scheiwiller by Werner Blaser( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in German and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betr. Bauten in Arlesheim
Auftritte : Interaktionen mit dem architektonischen Raum: die Campi Venedigs = Scenes( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fagus : industrial culture from Werkbund to Bauhaus by Annemarie Jaeggi( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fagus traces the history of the company and its buildings from 1911, when the factory was designed and built, through the late 1920s. The book also focuses on the concept of industrial culture, in which architecture, interior design, graphic design, and photography were interrelated with the company's business philosophy. In fact, the Bauhaus workshops designed the interior and the office furniture, helping to fulfill Gropius's desire for "a true collaboration between industry and art.""--Jacket
The technology of ecological building : basic principles and measures, examples and ideas by Klaus Daniels( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an introduction to the technology of ecological building in the sense of integrated planning: global prognoses and ecological cycles help to formulate guidelines for buildings in the future, standards that must be observed if we are to guard against environmental crises. The book presents the technology needed to integrate the supply of water, heat, cooling, electricity, natural ventilation and lighting into the building's structure and design from the start. In short, the book explains how to contribute now to the protection of natural resources by utilizing solar energy and rainwater, geothermal and other thermal systems, to name but a few
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Low-tech light-tech high-tech : building in the information age
Advanced building systems : a technical guide for architects and engineersMuseum of East Asian Art BerlinPaul Klee : selected by genius, 1917-1933Interior spaces : space, light, materialTadao Ando, Architektur der Stille, architecture of silence : Naoshima Contemporary Art MuseumKengo Kuma : breathing architecture : the teahouse of the Museum of Applied Arts FrankfurtArchitectural guide : Basel : new buildings in the trinational city since 1980Inspirations : time travel through garden history
Alternative Names
Schwaiger, Elizabeth M.

English (54)

German (15)

Spanish (1)