Architectural lighting

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  • Light and lighting have become a much-discussed topic, not least because the growing consciousness for architectonic quality has also placed increased requirements on the need for appropriate architectural lighting. The Handbook of Lighting Design gives a summary of the fundamental principles and practice of architectural lighting. It functions both as a textbook for architecture students and as reference material for the working designer.

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  • This collection of essays seeks to explore the vernacular dialogues and contested identities that shaped a complex cultural and architectural phenomenon like Mediterranean modernism. The authors bring to light the debt twentieth­century modernist architects owe to the vernacular building traditions of the Mediterranean region, a geographical area that touches three continents – Europe, Africa and Asia. This book is subdivided into two sections of essays by an international group of scholars who adopt a number of different methodological perspectives.

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  • We normally think of the eye as an organ for vision, but due to the discovery of additional nerve connections from recently-detected novel photoreceptor cells in the eye to the brain, it is now understood how light also mediates and controls a large number of biochemical processes in the human body. The most important findings are related to the control of the biological clock and to the regulation of some important hormones through regular light-dark rhythms. This in turn means that lighting has a large influence on health, well-being and alertness.

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  • From soccer stadiums to fitness centres – sports and leisure amenities are a big investment, costly to build and costly to run. And the soundness of that investment hinges on how much the amenities are used. It takes more than just architectural allure to ensure acceptance, however. Users need to feel comfortable, especially recreational users, most of whom only have time for sport in the evenings, i.e. when it is usually dark. That is where lighting comes in.

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  • The book "Introduction to Architectural science the basis of sustainable design" consists of four parts: 1 Heat (the thermal environ-ment), 2 Light (the luminous environment); 3 Sound (the sonic environment), and 4 Energy and resources.

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  • Much has changed in the 3 years since the first edition of this book. The physics of heat, light, sound and energy is still the same, so there is little change in the first three parts. Apart from the correction of a few errors, a few new developments are mentioned, some new methods are included and statistics updated. Part 4 has many new elements that reflect societal changes, especially changes in public attitudes. Three years ago there were many who denied global warming or who regarded renewable energy technologies as ‘ kids ’ stuff ’. Today only a few of these survive.

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  • "Lighting Modern Buildings" documents the part played by the independent lighting designer, leading to a greater understanding by architects and lighting engineers of the importance of lighting in architectural design.

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  • (BQ) Ebook Daylighting Natural Light in Architecture offers a general theory and introduction to the use of natural light in architecture.Phillips makes a rational argument for considering daylight first, outlining the arguments in favour of a daylight approach, and goes on to show, through a series of beautifully illustrated case studies, how architects have created buildings in which natural light has been shown to play a major strategic role in the development of the design of a building.

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  • The inspiration for Building Systems for Interior Designers came when I tried to teach interior design students about all the ways buildings support our activities and physical needs—without an adequate textbook. I needed an approach that supported the special concerns of the interior designer, while connecting those issues to the work of the rest of the building design team.

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  • From architecture to animation, film to photography, the vital role of lighting is understood across a whole spectrum of creative disciplines. The modernist architect Le Corbusier poetically summed up the considerable role it plays in his quote, above. Though speaking specifically about architecture, his words express succinctly just why lighting is so important in the world of 3D. Equally, he speaks for those working across the full spectrum of visual arts.

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  • Traversing the design and construction process, even for an experienced hand, is sometimes daunting. When dealing with unfamiliar terminology and professionals in the fi eld of architecture, engineering, and construction, project owners may need some guidance along the way and, at times, wish they had a relative in the building business to provide them with some helpful tips.

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  • The purpose of a preface in our view is rather unashamedly to sell the book—to communicate the message of the book succinctly and either to motivate the reader to explore its content or to leave the reader feeling that just maybe he or she is losing out if the book’s theme does not fire their imagination.

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  • A Walk with an Architect About the Courts and Palaces of the Panama Pacific International ExposItion with a Discussion of Its Architecture Its Sculpture - Its Mural Decorations Its Coloring - And Its Lighting Preceded by a History of Its Growth by John D. Barry To the architects, the artists and the artisans and to the men of affairs who sustained them in the cooperative work that created an exposition of surpassing beauty, unique among the expositions of the world. Contents Chapter Preface Introduction I. The View from the Hill II. ...

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  • During the three years that have elapsed since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 – an event which heralded the most serious global financial crisis since the 1930s – CEPR’s policy portal Vox, under the editorial guidance of Richard Baldwin, has produced 15 books on crisis-related issues written by world-leading economists and specialists. The books have been designed to shed light on the problems related to the crisis and to provide expert advice and guidance for policy makers on potential solutions.

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  • In gravity injection, small volumes of reagents are gravity-fed into injection well(s) over a longer application period. The distribution and dissipation of the reagents in the saturated zone is largely controlled by the site hydrogeologic conditions. The gravity injection approach may reduce some of risks associated with chemical oxidation technologies. Additionally, given its prolonged application period, the oxidants may be able to penetrate into more of the lower permeability soils to address contaminants in these areas.

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  • Answer the questions Which tower carries a relatively heavy load? Which building carries a relatively light load? Which part of the block of flats supports its weight? Which part of the tower supports its weight? Exercise Adding the missing words

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  • The science of acoustics deals with the creation of sound, sound transmission through solids, and the effects of sound on both inert and living materials. As a mechanical effect, sound is essentially the passage of pressure fluctuations through matter as the result of vibrational forces acting on that medium. Sound possesses the attributes of wave phenomena, as do light and radio signals. But unlike its electromagnetic counterparts, sound cannot travel through a vacuum.

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  • Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về lâm nghiệp được đăng trên tạp chí lâm nghiệp Original article đề tài: Crown architecture and leaf habit are associated with intrinsically different light-harvesting efficiencies in Quercus seedlings from contrasting environments...

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  • Microscopic and light spectroscopic investigations on the supramolecular architecture of bacterial photosynthetic membranes have revealed the pho-tosynthetic protein complexes to be arranged in a densely packed energy-transducing network.

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  • Since the preceding chapters were printed the author chanced to discover some interesting manuscripts in the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society which throw a good deal of light upon the history of the old townships on the River St. John. It is to be regretted that this discovery was not made a little sooner, but it is not too late to give the reader the benefit of it in a supplementary way. The association that undertook the settlement of the townships of Conway, Gage, Burton, Sunbury and New-town has been referred to in these pages as “The Canada...

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