Autoconstruire en bois
Cet ouvrage propose le pas à pas détaillé de la construction d'un module de maison associant les trois grandes techniques du bois : ossature bois, chevrons porteurs, poteaux-poutres. Il décrit les techniques de réalisation des murs en OSB, fibres de bois, paille, bois cordé, laine de bois, la manière de les isoler et de les rendre étanches à l'air selon les critères de la maison basse consommation (BBC). Il montre enfin comment poser un bardage, un enduit terre, une toiture plate végétalisée. Ce manuel d'autoconstruction, réalisé sous la houlette de L'Ecole nationale supérieure des technologies et industries du bois (Enstib, Vosges), et grâce au concours de Poirot Construction, des Compagnons Bâtisseurs, de Woodstone-Epaillard, de Kronospan et de bien d'autres acteurs de la filière bois, doit permettre à chacun de réaliser une construction simple en bois, qu'il s'agisse d'une annexe, d'un garage, d'une extension à sa maison, d'un lieu de vacances, d'une maisonnette pour ses enfants, voire d'une résidence principale.
Timber in the City
As synthetic materials and mutant and hybrid concoctions attain prominence in our daily lives—in our handheld devices, cooking utensils, vehicles, even things as simple as our shopping bags—the design and construction industries have instead re-embraced the familiar, the conventional—wood, which has regained prominence through innovations in engineering and construction methodologies. Technology is now commonly used—and often (though not always) affordably used—to cut, perforate, assemble, erect, and even fabricate materials in a manner not previously possible. Wood is one such material, and Timber in the City documents both the imaginings of those in the nascence of their education and practice and the executed work of design professionals at the leading edge of architecture. These designers, regardless of the duration of their immersion in the field, have imaginatively rethought the means by which we build and the methods by which we define space merely through differing deployments of a familiar building material.
The only comprehensive, illustrated, step-by-step guide to building with earthbags.
Japan s Ultimate Martial Art
The predecessor of judo, jujitsu was developed by the elite samurai class during Japan's feudal period. For centuries, this technique of unarmed self-defense proved so successful that it was largely kept secret and taught to only a select few. Based on the author's own training with the Japanese police department, this fully illustrated guide provides a practical reference.
Building from Waste
”Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Recover“ is the sustainable guideline that has replaced the ”Take, Make, Waste“ attitude of the industrial age. Based on their background at the ETH Zurich and the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore, the authors provide both a conceptual and practical look into materials and products which use waste as a renewable resource. This book introduces an inventory of current projects and building elements, ranging from marketed products, among them façade panels made of straw and self-healing concrete, to advanced research and development like newspaper, wood or jeans denim used as isolating fibres. Going beyond the mere recycling aspect of reused materials, it looks into innovative concepts of how materials usually regarded as waste can be processed into new construction elements. The products are organized along the manufacturing processes: densified, reconfigured, transformed, designed and cultivated materials. A product directory presents all materials and projects in this book according to their functional uses in construction: load-bearing, self-supporting, insulating, waterproofing and finishing products.
The Japanese House Reinvented
Japanese houses today have to contend with unique factors that condition their design, from tiny lots in crowded urban contexts to ever-present seismic threats. But their formal innovation and attention to materials, technology, and measures to coax in light and air while maintaining domestic privacy make them cutting-edge residences that suggest new ways of being at home. In these 50 residences in the most dense urban milieu - Japan's 127 million people live in an area slightly smaller than California - architects explore alternating ideas of stability and ephemerality in various ways, resulting in spaces that are as fascinating as they are idiosyncratic. It is no surprise that Japan is where this progressive residential design activity is concentrated today. If international awards such as the coveted Pritzker Prize are any indication, contemporary Japanese architecture has emerged as a substantial force on the international scene ever since Kenzo Tange won it in 1987. Since then, Japanese winners of the Pritzker are Fumihiko Maki (1993), Tadao Ando (1995), Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa SANAA (2010), Toyo Ito (2013) and Shigeru Ban (2014)--most of whom are still actively building houses. Though each of these architects has worked with Japanese tradition in different ways, sometimes even denying its significance, it is clear that the particular conditions of contemporary Japanese architecture are nourished by a rich tradition that seems to have many similarities with the "simplicity" of modern architecture in general.
Creating beautiful and artistic handcrafts is in itself a magical act. Now, with this unique guide, readers can use their craft projects to further imbue their home with a magical atmosphere and evoke magical energy. "Magical Needlework" explores the versatility of this art and offers a myriad of hands-on projects, ideas and patterns submitted by a wide spectrum of people within the spiritual community. 35 photos.
Rural Studio at Twenty
For two decades the students of Auburn University's Rural Studio have designed and built remarkable houses and community buildings for impoverished residents of Alabama's Hale County, one of the poorest in the nation. Our critically acclaimed bestseller Rural Studio (2002) showed how salvaged lumber, bricks, discarded tires, hay-and-waste cardboard bales, concrete rubble, colored bottles, carpet tiles, and old license plates were transformed into inexpensive buildings that were also models of sustainable architecture. Rural Studio at Twenty chronicles the evolution of the legendary program, founded by (MacArthur Genius Grant and AIA Gold Medal winner) Samuel Mockbee, and showcases an impressive portfolio of projects. Part monograph, part handbook, and part manifesto, Rural Studio at Twenty is a must-read for any architect, community advocate, professor, or student as a model for engaging place through design.