Extensive research by IMAGES over several years reveals the need for a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to architectural details. Details in Design is the latest edition in IMAGES' Details series. It continues to feature drawings and concept sketches with useful summaries, as well as full-colour photographs of the finished details. Contained within these informative pages are designs from some of the world's leading architects, including Foster and Partners, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Rafael Vinoly Architects, FXFOWLE and many more.
Giving this versatile material new respect, the timeless and enduring qualities of wood are brought into focus through this full-colour, illustrated volume. Sutainable French Timber Houses provides a deep insight into the amazing properties of this much misunderstood material. Of all building materials, wood is not only the most renewable, but also contributes to preserving the environment; the shorter construction time for timber houses, the freedom associated with designing with wood and its inherent organic qualities also make it an ideal choice for architects. From whimsical long cabin-like structures to sleek 21st-century dwellings with contemporary linear styles, this book explores the cosy ambience of building with wood in extensive and engrossing detail.
In the summer of 1943, at the height of World War II, battles were exploding all throughout the Pacific theater. In mid-November of that year, the United States waged a bloody campaign on Betio Island in the Tarawa Atoll, the most heavily fortified Japanese territory in the entire Pacific. They were fighting to wrest control of the island to stage the next big push toward Japan—and one journalist was there to chronicle the horror. Dive into war correspondent Robert Sherrod’s battlefield account as he goes ashore with the assault troops of the U.S. Marines 2nd Marine Division in Tarawa. Follow the story of the U.S. Army 27th Infantry Division as nearly 35,000 troops take on less than 5,000 Japanese defenders in one of the most savage engagements of the war. By the end of the battle, only seventeen Japanese soldiers were still alive. This story, a must for any history buff, tells the ins and outs of life alongside the U.S. Marines in this lesser-known battle of World War II. The battle itself carried on for three days, but Sherrod, a dedicated journalist, remained in Tarawa until the very end, and through his writing, shares every detail.