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The Timeless Way of Building: Christopher Alexander: 9780195024029: Amazon.com: Books
The Timeless Way of Building is the introductory volume in the Center for Environmental Structure series, Christopher Alexander presents in it a new theory of architecture, building, and planning which has at its core that age-old process by which the people of a society have always pulled the order of their world from their own being.
book  architecture  theory 
8 hours ago by martantt
TechCrunch -- To fight the scourge of open offices, ROOM sells rooms
'...The importance of privacy goes beyond improved productivity when workers are alone. If they’re exhausted from overstimulation in a chaotic open office, they’ll have less energy for purposeful collaboration when the time comes. The bustle could also make them reluctant to socialize in off-hours, which could lead them to burn out and change jobs faster. Tech companies in particular are in a constant war for talent, and ROOM Ones could be perceived as a bigger perk than free snacks or a ping-pong table that only makes the office louder. -- “I don’t think the solution is to go back to a world of cubicles and corner offices,” Meisner-Jensen concludes. It could take another decade for office architects to correct the overenthusiasm for open offices despite the research suggesting their harm. For now, ROOM’s co-founder is concentrating on “solving the issue of noise at scale” by asking, “How do we make the current workspaces work in the best way possible?”'
work  solitude  architecture 
16 hours ago by adamcrowe
Serverless Architectures
There are many benefits to such an approach. As Sam Newman notes in his Building Microservices book, systems built this way are often “more flexible and amenable to change,” both as a whole and through independent updates to components; there is better division of concerns; and there are also some fascinating cost benefits, a point that Gojko Adzic discusses in this excellent talk.
architecture  serverless 
20 hours ago by euler
Shelter Institute - Home
Think Build Live. Creating durable and sustainable homes since 1974. Accredited building classes, fine woodworking tools, timber frames, real estate.
construction  building  school  architecture  TYA 
21 hours ago by hellonoko
William Stout Architectural Books
Over 70,000 titles in the fields of architecture, art, urban planning, graphic and industrial design, furniture and interior design, and landscape architecture.
architecture  books  bookstore  TYA 
21 hours ago by hellonoko

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