Architecture and Automobiles

Architecture and Automobiles
Author : Philip Jodidio
Publisher : Images Publishing
Total Pages : 227
Release : 2011
ISBN 10 : 9781864703306
ISBN 13 : 186470330X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architecture and Automobiles Book Description:

This book explores the interconnected relationship between cars and buildings

Automobiles by Architects

Automobiles by Architects
Author : Ivan Margolius
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2000-04-06
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015054379220
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Automobiles by Architects Book Description:

It may seem extraordinary that architects - designers of stationary objects - should concern themselves with automobile design; but the automobile has long touched architects' imaginations, appearing to them as a house on wheels, as mobile accommodation. When the motor-driven vehicle was invented, architects recognised that its image, form and function would affect the quality of people's lives and their surroundings, and that to propose an automobile was a way to perfect the synthesis of art, design and the latest technology. A number of well-known architects liked to pair the architecture of their houses with their favourite automobiles in order to illustrate the close functional and aesthetic relationship between them. Some believed that their cars had to 'look becoming to' their architecture, and included automobiles in perspective views and photographs of their completed buildings, the result being a harmonising composition of the two elements that stressed their close affinity. The celebrated 'Ten Automobiles' exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1953, with its proclamation that 'automobiles are twentieth-century artefacts', brought into focus the automobile as an influential design object. Architects realised the importance of the automobile as anicon of an era and sought not only to design motorcars but to apply the principles of automotive technology and design to their architecture. This book explores automotive design by leading architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Adolf Loos, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Gio Ponti, Carlo Mollino, Norman Foster, Jan Kaplicky and others and its influence on their architecture.

Automobile Architecture

Automobile Architecture
Author : Chris van Uffelen
Publisher : Braun Pub Ag
Total Pages : 407
Release : 2011
ISBN 10 : 3037680733
ISBN 13 : 9783037680735
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Automobile Architecture Book Description:

This book is dedicated to architecture that serves the automobile, showing esthetic and technical solutions of the past few years - from parking garages to gas stations and showrooms.

The Architecture of Automobile and Building Design

The Architecture of Automobile and Building Design
Author : Vojislav Ristic
Publisher :
Total Pages : 200
Release : 1988
ISBN 10 : OCLC:18998916
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Architecture of Automobile and Building Design Book Description:

The industrial revolution has had a critical impact on society in general and architecture in particular. How we design, build and use buildings is different due to industrial changes in materials, processes and techniques. A key manifestation of the industrial revolution has been the automobile. Since the automobile is a more direct result of application of technique, it is helpful to examine its design to better understand the less direct influences of technique in architecture. This is especially important at a time when the role of technology in architecture is becoming both more significant and more difficult to define and evaluate. Looking at how various design concepts and objectives have been used in parallel between automobile and building designers is interesting and helpful to designers of both. Each can learn a great deal from the other. This end is aided by examining four noteworthy architects of the past one hundred years that were actively involved in building and automobile design. Not all of the technological objectives of automobile design have been achieved in its contemporary design. Some of these same objectives appear to have been better realized in building design. Work by some contemporary architects illustrates how this has occurred and how it might be furthered in the interest of improving the quality of future architecture.

Perpetual Motion Genius Guide to Architecture and Automobiles

Perpetual Motion Genius  Guide to Architecture and Automobiles
Author : Nathan Coppedge
Publisher : CreateSpace
Total Pages : 32
Release : 2014-09-29
ISBN 10 : 1502555611
ISBN 13 : 9781502555618
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perpetual Motion Genius Guide to Architecture and Automobiles Book Description:

This guide serves to explain a very contemporary idea of architecture, along with theories on how perpetual motion could change the automobile industry. The categorical format, sketching out two triangles of descriptive matter, proves to be an interesting argument. From the Introduction: "On yet another inspired afternoon, I framed a few concepts which in my mind summarized the nature of architecture: the concept of the monster in the basement (in other words, the furnace), the general nature of intermediate floors and upper floors summarized as the relationship between elevators and stairs and the size and relationship of the upper rooms, etc. I attached to this the rudiments of my theory of perpetual motion automobiles, for added interest."

Kairos

Kairos
Author : Michelle Rush
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2016
ISBN 10 : OCLC:953967834
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kairos Book Description:

Progressiveness is defined as gradual betterment; especially: the progressive, or continually improving, development of humankind. Humans have a subconscious desire for progressiveness; this is best exhibited in the modern attachment to the automobile. The fast-paced development of the automobile fuels progressiveness, while the customizability, adaptability, and controllability of the automobile bestows upon its driver an experience that keeps them wanting more. This thesis investigates the relationship between automobiles and the built environment and explores how architecture can take cues from high-performance automobiles with respect to the experience of high technology, the sensation of speed and independence of the user. How can the human experience within the built environment be more like the human experience of driving a high-performance automobile? Through general design theory, the exploration of high-performance automobile components, and the exploration (and critique) of nontraditional architectural constructions, connections between the built environment and the automobile industry begin to point to potential design responses. Through experimentation and observation, a better understanding of appropriate demographic and geographic applications can be reached. In this thesis, the ultimate goal is to design an architectural response that improves the human way of life and can be applied to other programs and contexts. By designing architecture more like a high-performance automobile, the built environment can become the best, most efficient version of itself. It will simultaneously create a more interactive and enticing experience for the user, ultimately catering to progressiveness and improving the human quality of life.

City Center to Regional Mall

City Center to Regional Mall
Author : Richard W. Longstreth
Publisher : MIT Press
Total Pages : 504
Release : 1998
ISBN 10 : 0262621258
ISBN 13 : 9780262621250
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City Center to Regional Mall Book Description:

Winner of the Lewis Mumford Prize for Best Book Published in American City & Regional Planning History 1995-1997. From the 1920s to the 1950s, Los Angeles did for the shopping center what New York and Chicago had done for the skyscraper. In a single generation, the American retail center shifted from the downtown core to the regional shopping center. This rise of the regional shopping center is one of the most significant changes to the American city in the twentieth century, and no other American city has done as much as Los Angeles to spur that change. Ten years in the making, City Center to Regional Mall is a sweeping yet detailed account of the development of the regional shopping center. Richard Longstreth takes an historical perspective, relating retail development to broader architectural, urban, and cultural issues. His story is far from linear; the topics he covers include the emergence of Hollywood as a downtown in miniature, experiments with the shopping center as an amenity of planned residential developments, the branch department store as a landmark of decentralization, the evolution of off-street parking facilities, and the obscure origins of the pedestrian mall as a spine for retail complexes. Longstreth takes seriously the task of looking at retail buildings--one of the most neglected yet common building types--and the economics of real estate in the American city. He shows that Los Angeles in the period covered was a harbinger of American metropolitan trends during the second half of this century. Over 250 illustrations, culled from a wide variety of sources, constitute one of the best collections of old LA photographs published anywhere.

Voiture Minimum

Voiture Minimum
Author : Antonio Amado
Publisher : MIT Press
Total Pages : 351
Release : 2011
ISBN 10 : 9780262015363
ISBN 13 : 0262015366
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voiture Minimum Book Description:

"Le Corbusier, who famously called a house 'a machine for living,' was fascinated--even obsessed--by another kind of machine, the automobile. His writings were strewn with references to autos ... In his 'white phase' of the twenties and thirties, he insisted that his buildings be photographed with a modern automobile in the foreground. Le Corbusier moved beyond the theoretical in 1936, entering (with his cousin Pierre Jeanneret) an automobile design competition, submitting plans for 'a minimalist vehiclefor maximum functionality,' the Voiture Minimum. Despite Le Corbusier's energetic promotion of his design to several important automakers, the Voiture Minimum was never mass-produced. This book is the first to tell the full and true story of Le Corbusier's adventure in automobile design. Architect Antonio Amado describes the project in detail, linking it to Le Corbusier's architectural work, to Modernist utopian urban visions, and to the automobile design projects of other architects including Walter Gropius and Frank Lloyd Wright. The story is supported by many images and documents, including architects' favorite cars, sketches and models of the Voiture Minimum, and copies of Le Corbusier's correspondence with prospective manufacturers."--Dust jacket.

The Car

The Car
Author : Jonathan Glancey
Publisher : Carlton Books Limited
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2013
ISBN 10 : 1780974094
ISBN 13 : 9781780974095
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Car Book Description:

Once viewed as a plaything of the wealthy and eccentric, cars are now an integral part of modern life. "The Car" provides a snapshot history of the automobile--not just the makes and models, but its role in many spheres of life.

The Car Is Architecture A Visual History of Frank Lloyd Wright s 85 Cars and One Motorcycle

The Car Is Architecture   A Visual History of Frank Lloyd Wright s 85 Cars and One Motorcycle
Author : Richie Herink
Publisher :
Total Pages : 112
Release : 2015-01-07
ISBN 10 : 1604148438
ISBN 13 : 9781604148435
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Car Is Architecture A Visual History of Frank Lloyd Wright s 85 Cars and One Motorcycle Book Description:

"This historic publication brings to light the little known fact that the automobile was one of Frank Lloyd Wright's passions and that buying cars was one of his obsessions. Wright, through his Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, owned more cars and more different makes and models of cars than any other architect that ever lived. Wright purchased cars even when he was financially strapped and he often bought several cars at once. Nearly all of his cars were painted Cherokee red, regardless of their original factory color. ... Wright, thereby, turned his cars into Frank Lloyd Wright cars, irrespective of their make and model. ... Because photos of only a few of his cars are available, historic magazine ads that depict, in their illustrations, the year, make and model of each of his cars are used to describe them, thereby providing, in effect, a history of these cars as told via the automobile manufacturers' own magazine advertising."--Preface, page vii.