Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009


The following lecture has been published online and is now available:
Unit: Architectural Design Studio 3 (ARCH1201)
Lecture Date: 06-04-2009
Lecture Time: 11:00
Venue: Webster A
Speaker: Xing Ruan
ID: 38367
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Dear Students

The UNSW library has advised me that all the references below minus two (highlighted) are now available in My Course collection. The instructions for accessing them are the same as before.

Alexander, Christopher et al. (1977) A Pattern Language, New York: Oxford University Press. (read all the patterns that are related to windows and doors). P 309.262/92

Elliott, Cecil D. (1992) Techniques and Architecture: The Development of Materials and Systems for Buildings, Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press. (read the history of glass) PQ 690.09/4

Laugier, Marc-Antoine (1977, original publication 1753) An Essay on Architecture, Los Angles: Hennessey & Ingalls, Inc. P 720/179

Lampugnani, Vittorio Magnago ed. (1995), The Architecture of the Window, Tokyo: A+U Publishing Co., Ltd. - YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE

Rowe, Colin and Slutzky, Robert, Transparency, c1997, Basel: Birkhauser Verlag. P721.042/27

Ruan, Xing & Hogben, Paul eds. (2007) Topophilia and Topophobia: Reflections on Twentieth-century Human Habitat (Prologue, and chapters 5, 6, 7 and 8), London & New York: Routledge. S 720.103/88

Books on Louis Kahn and Mies van der Rohe

Evans, Robin (1990) Mies Van Der Rohe’s Paradoxical Symmetries.[electronic resource] AA Files, no.19, Spring.

Lambert, Phyllis ed. (2001) Mies in America, New York: H.N. Abrams. PQ 720.92/MIE/14

Latour, Alessandra ed. (1991) Louis Kahn: writings, lectures, interviews, New York: Rizzoli International Publications. P 724.973/KAH/13

Quetglas, Joseph (2001) Fear of glass: Mies van der Rohe’s German Pavilion in Barcelona, Basel, Boston: Birkhäuser-Publishers for Architecture. P 720.92/MIE/11 A - THIS BOOK IS IN COFA - YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE

17th-century Dutch paintings and Edward Hopper

Bailey, Martin (1995) Vermeer, London: Phaidon. CFA 759.9492/VER/14

Franits, Wayne (2004) Dutch seventeenth-century genre painting: its stylistic and thematic evolution, New Haven: Yale University Press. CFA 759.9492/24

Netta, Irene (2004) Vermeer’s world: an artist and his town, Munich; London: Prestel. CFA 759.9492/VER/21

Renner, Rolf Günter (2000) Edward Hopper, 1882-1967: Transformation of the Real, Taschen.

Sutton, Peter C. (1980) Pieter de Hooch: complete edition, Oxford: Phaidon. CFAQ 759.9492/HOO/1

Yeazell, Ruth Bernard (2008). Art of the everyday: Dutch painting and the realist novel, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. 823.809357/5

Message from Professor Xing Ruan

Dear All:

Congratulations on having completed Project 1: Artifice. I am sure by now you have already accepted these villas as fine architectural gifts. Better still, some of them have been inscribed in your minds. My hope is that your understanding of their artifice will have an impact on your future projects.

I hope you will gain some well-deserved rest, but please make sure you attend the Monday (6 April) lecture on time. The lecture on ‘Project 2: Room and Narrative’ will be in two parts: the architectural musings on window and room, and the design project.

With best wishes,