Architecture Competitions and the Production of Culture Quality and Knowledge

Titre : Architecture Competitions and the Production of Culture Quality and Knowledge
Auteur : Jean-Pierre Chupin
Éditeur : Potential Architecture Books
ISBN-13 : 9780992131708
Libération : 2015-01-26

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This book comprises a series of 22 case studies by renowned experts and new scholars in the field of architecture competition research. In 2015, it constitutes the most comprehensive survey of the dynamics behind the definition, organization, judging, archiving and publishing of architectural, landscape and urban design competitions in the world. These richly documented contributions revolve around a few questions that can be summarized in a two-fold critical interrogation: How can design competitions - these historical democratic devices, both praised and dreaded by designers - be considered laboratories for the production of environmental design quality, and, ultimately, for the renewing of culture and knowledge? Includes 340 illustrations, bibliographical references and index of over 200 cited competitions. Keywords: Architecture / International competitions / Architectural judgment / Design thinking / Digital archiving (databases) / Architectural publications / Architectural experimentation / Landscape architecture / Urban studies

Thomas and Friends Collection

Titre : Thomas and Friends Collection
Auteur : Rev. W. Awdry
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0603563082
Libération : 2007

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Thomas the Tank Engine started life as a character in a bedtime story created by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry for his young son Christopher and remains a much-loved character today.