Heritage in Action

Making the Past in the Present

Heritage in Action

In this textbook we see heritage in action in indigenous and vernacular communities, in urban development and regeneration schemes, in expressions of community, in acts of nostalgia and memorialization and counteracts of forgetting, in museums and other spaces of representation, in tourism, in the offices of those making public policy, and in the politics of identity and claims toward cultural property. Whether renowned or local, tangible or intangible, the entire heritage enterprise, at whatever scale, is by now inextricably embedded in “value”. The global context requires a sanguine approach to heritage in which the so-called critical stance is not just theorized in a rarefied sphere of scholarly lexical gymnastics, but practically engaged and seen to be doing things in the world.

Constructing Suvarṇabhūmi

A Photographic Study During Construction of the New Bangkok International Airport

Constructing Suvarṇabhūmi

This powerful collection of black-and-white photographs celebrates the construction of the new Bangkok airport. Full-page photographs by the on-site architect portray the unexpected beauty of repeating patterns of steel, glass, and concrete combining to create a work of art in progress. Cold clean lines, precisely repeating curves, negative and positive space, shapes within shapes in trusses and meshesÑthese are the raw elements of this superlative visual feast of architectural images. Carl J. D'Silva is an associate principal architect at Murphy/Jahn Architects in Chicago. He worked on the Passenger Terminal Complex design for the new Suvarnabhumi Airport from 1996 to 2006 and served as the on-site project architect during the construction phase.

Code of Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations

Special edition of the Federal Register, containing a codification of documents of general applicability and future effect ... with ancillaries.

Managing Cultural Landscapes

Managing Cultural Landscapes

One of our deepest needs is for a sense of identity and belonging. A common feature in this is human attachment to landscape and how we find identity in landscape and place. The late 1980s and early 1990s saw a remarkable flowering of interest in, and understanding of, cultural landscapes. With these came a challenge to the 1960s and 1970s concept of heritage concentrating on great monuments and archaeological locations, famous architectural ensembles, or historic sites with connections to the rich and famous. Managing Cultural Landscapes explores the latest thought in landscape and place by: airing critical discussion of key issues in cultural landscapes through accessible accounts of how the concept of cultural landscape applies in diverse contexts across the globe and is inextricably tied to notions of living history where landscape itself is a rich social history record widening the notion that landscape only involves rural settings to embrace historic urban landscapes/townscapes examining critical issues of identity, maintenance of traditional skills and knowledge bases in the face of globalization, and new technologies fostering international debate with interdisciplinary appeal to provide a critical text for academics, students, practitioners, and informed community organizations discussing how the cultural landscape concept can be a useful management tool relative to current issues and challenges. With contributions from an international group of authors, Managing Cultural Landscapes provides an examination of the management of heritage values of cultural landscapes from Australia, Japan, China, USA, Canada, Thailand, Indonesia, Pacific Islands, India and the Philippines; it reviews critically the factors behind the removal of Dresden and its cultural landscape from World Heritage listing and gives an overview of Historic Urban Landscape thinking.

Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization

Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Site Characterization (ISC'3, Taipei, Taiwan, 1-4 April 2008). BOOK Keynote papers (258 pages) + CD-ROM full papers (1508 pages)

Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization

Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization collects the papers presented at the Third International Conference on Site Characterization (ISC’3) that took place in Taipei from April 1-4, 2008. The subjects covered include new developments in mechanical in-situ testing and interpretation techniques, statistical analysis of test data, geo-environmental site characterization, soil sampling methods, multi-dimensional geophysical imaging techniques, residual/unsaturated soil characterization, and case histories that involve major construction projects or disaster investigations. Over 200 papers, twelve keynote lectures and the third Mitchell lecture were presented at the conference. Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization provides a wealth of valuable information for practicing engineers as well as researchers worldwide.

Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand

Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand

Airports today are a new building type. They have become a strange combination of transportation center and shopping mall. Like in a city the experience leads through squares, streets and rooms for transportation, commerce and private uses. At Suvarnabhumi Airport innovative and integrated architectural, structural and environmental design were used, new materials and systems of advanced technology were developed. The result is a building flooded with controlled daylight in a tropical climate. After eleven years of planning and construction the terminal was opened for passenger traffic in September 2006. Helmut Jahn is leader of the famous architectural firm Murphy / Jahn, based in Chicago. Founded over 70 years ago, Murphy / Jahn has created many notable projects in the United States and Europe, including Chicago O'Hare International Airport, United Airlines Terminal One Complex, Sony Center, Berlin and Post Tower, Bonn, German.

Asia, Inc

The Region's Business Magazine

Asia, Inc


Adili

Adili


Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures

Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO STRUCTURAL GLASS FACADES FOR ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, AND BUILDERS Once an experimental building form, structural glass facades have matured into a fully robust technology. Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures documents, defines, and categorizes the current state of the art in long-span glass facade design and construction, with a focus on structural systems, glass cladding options, and implementation strategies for innovative design. A comparative analysis of these various systems is included, along with designs and design practices for enhancing transparency; engineering issues; material, process, and fabrication considerations; installation means and methods; and project delivery strategies for implementing innovative building technology in today's construction marketplace. The reader will find information here that is not available together in any single resource, including: Structural system types and design options, with integrated glass system options and their application on each of the structural types An in-depth discussion of design, fabrication, and installation issues relative to each system type, accompanied by illustrations and photographs A discussion of the challenges of implementing innovative design and technology in the construction industry, and operational practices to improve the probability of success A series of in-depth case studies documenting representative samples of stunning built works that employ the technology and design principles identified in the book Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures provides expert content for putting cutting-edge technology into real-life practice, creating new potential for fresh applications embracing both aesthetic and performance solutions, and for the adoption of the technology by architects, builders, and facade practitioners.