Shigeru Ban

Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization

Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization by Sigrid Adriaenssens, Philippe Block, Diederik Veenendaal and Chris Williams
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0415840597 , 0415840600 | ISBN-13: 9780415840590 , 9780415840606 | 340 pages | PDF | 36,5 MB

* Featuring a foreword by Pritzker Prize Winner Shigeru Ban *
Bringing together experts from research and practice, Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization presents contemporary design methods for shell and gridshell structures, covering form-finding and structural optimization techniques.

Transparent Plastics: Design and Technology (repost)  

Posted by interes at March 17, 2013
Transparent Plastics: Design and Technology (repost)

Simone Jeska, “Transparent Plastics: Design and Technology”
English | 2007-12-12 | ISBN: 3764374705 | 159 pages | PDF | 41 MB

In recent years the construction of buildings made of plastic has increased dramatically. Originally used for temporary structures like the BMW Pavilion in Frankfurt, plastic is now employed in many permanent buildings as well, including the recent Catholic church in Radebeul by Staib/Behnisch. Prominent international avant-garde architects such as Shigeru Ban and Herzog&de Meuron frequently use transparent plastic for their structures. Transparent Plastics is a fascinating guide to building with this material whose formal qualities make it possible to achieve effects with light and color.

The Good Life 2 - Mars-Avril 2012  Magazines

Posted by oweyss gouissem at Feb. 25, 2012
The Good Life 2 - Mars-Avril 2012

The Good Life 2 - Mars-Avril 2012
French | 302 pages | PDF | 242 MB

A la une dans ce numéro : Tout savoir sur Sao Paulo et la croissance du Brésil
Et également : architecture Shigeru Ban l'aviation de demain le fonografo RR126 Maserati Granturismo vs Nissan GT-R

Great Glass Building  

Posted by koshka_357 at April 16, 2009
Great Glass Building

Great Glass Building
Images Publishing Dist A/C | ISBN: 1864701129 | 228 Pages | PDF | 51 Mb

In Great Glass Buildings , Peter and Jennifer Hyatt present fifty exemplary modern projects that explore a number of theories about the nature, mystique and attraction of glass in the architecture of recent years. Variously performing roles that include giftwrap, lightweight armour, transmitter and insulator, glass began its re-emergence as an architectural force during the 1990s, as a symbol of new modernism. Advances in glass-making and construction technology and the advent of structural glazing, fixing systems, glass coatings and waterproof connections have transformed the ambitious dreams of the past into reality. Including projects by Foster and Partners, Murphy Jahn, Santiago Calatrava, Shigeru Ban, Renzo Piano and many others, this book reveals the complex nature of glass in today's architecture.

Appartment buildings New Concepts  

Posted by ebsus at Feb. 20, 2009
Appartment buildings New Concepts

Carles Broto, Appartment buildings New Concepts
Structure Publishing | ISBN: 8489861595 | 2005 | Dyvu| 361 pages | 27 Mb

The projects in this book illustrate the latest tendencies in collective housing. Conventional vertical dwellings, buildigns for specific groups and residential complexes share a common spirit: rigour, imagination and respect for both the persons who will occupy them and the environment in which they will be located. The works of Frank Gehry, Claus en Kaan, Deadline (the one on the cover), Calatrava and Shigeru Ban - to name just a few - provide stimulating answers, ingenious solutions, unexpected points of view and proposals that will without doubt influence the conception of residential architecture in the century to come.
The book features detailed studies (multiple plans, photographs and explanatory text) of 38 apartment building projects from all over the world, though mainly Europe. Essential reading for anyone involved in such a project. Helin & Siitonen's green-roofed Experimental House in Sweden is particularly interesting - green roofs are ace and should be encouraged with extreme prejudice.

Pókember - A Sors Hálójában  Comics

Posted by Lebedev30 at Sept. 8, 2016
Pókember - A Sors Hálójában

Pókember - A Sors Hálójában
Hungarian | CBR | 74 pages | 42.5 Mb

3, Calle de los Misterios, de Shigeru Mizuki  Comics

Posted by Coda at Aug. 19, 2016
3, Calle de los Misterios, de Shigeru Mizuki

3, Calle de los Misterios, de Shigeru Mizuki
Astiberri, 2011 | Spanish | CBR | 235 págs. | 106 MB

Texto en contracubierta: 3, Calle de los misterios explora la vena fantástico-poética que ha forjado la reputación de Shigeru Mizuki en su país. Las siete historias que conforman este volumen tienen en común la idea obsesiva de la inmortalidad y la vida después de la muerte. Mezclando con sabiduría los registros del humor negro, el drama y la moral, Mizuki muestra una vez más su profundo conocimiento del alma humana.

Tau ban no hoi / Boat People (1982)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Aug. 15, 2016
Tau ban no hoi / Boat People (1982)

Tau ban no hoi / Boat People (1982)
Cantonese | DVDRip | AVI | 688x368 | XviD @ 1732 Kbps | 1.37 GB
Audio: MP3 @ 128 Kbps | 2 channels | 01:44:39 minutes | Subtitles: English, Spanish (srt)
Genre: Drama

A Japanese reporter arrives in Vietnam hoping to capture the essence the society under the rule of the Communist Party. With the help of a vietnamese girl, he eventually opens his eyes to the painful truth of postwar Vietnam.

Arad en Maya - 01 - In de Ban van de Flerenplaneet  Comics

Posted by Lebedev30 at April 20, 2016
Arad en Maya - 01 - In de Ban van de Flerenplaneet

Arad en Maya - 01 - In de Ban van de Flerenplaneet
Uitgever: CentriPress b.v. | Scenarist: Hartog van Banda, Lo | science-fiction
Nederlands | CBR | Aantal bladzijden: 47 | 39.8 MB

Lucian Ban & Elevation - Songs From Afar (2016)  Music

Posted by funkerman at April 2, 2016
Lucian Ban & Elevation - Songs From Afar (2016)

Lucian Ban & Elevation - Songs From Afar (2016)
Jazz, Contemporary Jazz| MP3 320 kbps | 56:58 min | ~145 Mb
Label: Sunnyside | Tracks: 09 | 2016

Streams of influence from the past and cultural identities sometimes merge with one s quest for forms of expression. "Songs From Afar is very personal for me because the album is intimately tied to my Romanian cultural heritage and to the jazz influences that help me find out more about where I come from and where I m going. It's not only the ancient Transylvanian folk songs that we approach in this recording, it's also how the other pieces and improvisations reflect the constant search for musical meaning," notes Transylvanian expat pianist and composer Lucian Ban talking about his second album with Elevation quartet (and his third album on Sunnyside).