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  • The Art of Precast Concreteby D.F.H. Bennett

    Springer 2005; US$ 79.95

    As a building material, precast concrete allows a wide range of sculptural forms and design options. By treating the surface in various ways, fascinating textures and fine finishes can be produced. This book provides a systematic overview of the variety of applications for such concrete elements throughout Europe. Author David Bennett provides in-depth... more...

  • Failed Stoneby Patrick Loughran

    Springer 2006; US$ 69.95

    Concrete and stone seem made to last forever. This book explains how to avoid typical kinds of failure. It systematically analyzes cases of damage in contemporary international architecture. It also offers strategies for minimizing the risk of damage. more...

  • Cultures of Glass Architectureby Hisham Elkadi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 119.95

    Drawing on a number of modern and heritage design projects from Europe, the USA, the Middle East and South East Asia, this book examines the role of 'glass architecture' in the economic and social development of regional towns and local places. The book argues that adopting a more 'global' aesthetic can lead to the destruction of a... more...

  • Architecture for the Poorby Hassan Fathy

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    Architecture for the Poor describes Hassan Fathy's plan for building the village of New Gourna, near Luxor, Egypt, without the use of more modern and expensive materials such as steel and concrete. Using mud bricks, the native technique that Fathy learned in Nubia, and such traditional Egyptian architectural designs as enclosed courtyards and vaulted... more...

  • Challenging Glass 3by F. Bos; C. Louter; R. Nijsse

    IOS Press 2012; US$ 245.00

    There are two things everybody knows about glass: it is transparent, and it breaks! These are also the properties that constitute the challenge of glass as an architectural and structural material. This book presents papers from the third Challenging Glass Conference (CGC3), held at the Technical University (TU) Delft, the Netherlands, in June 2012.... more...

  • Guidelines for Use of Glass in Buildingsby N.K. Garg

    New Age International Pvt. Ltd., Publishers 2007; US$ 50.00

    About the Book: More and more glass is being used in buildings. It is no longer considered a fragile material. It is recyclable and affordable. Glass is available in a wide range of architectural, structural, optical and acoustical properties to address the varying requirements of buildings. Knowledge about the use of glass in buildings along scientific... more...

  • Materials, Technologies and Practice in Historic Heritage Structuresby Maria Bostenaru Dan

    Springer 2009; US$ 169.00

    Masonry is recognised as construction material par excellence for historic structures. Reinforced concrete has not been yet. Buildings with concrete structure are generally regarded as 'not old enough' to be considered historical. This book includes chapters on these components of the building stock. more...

  • Concrete Torontoby Michael McClelland; Graeme Stewart

    Coach House Books 2004; US$ 20.95

    Toronto is a concrete city. From international landmarks to civic buildings to cultural institutions to metropolitan infrastructure and the single-family home, reminders of the era of 'brutalist' architecture surround Torontonians. But for how long? As architectural fashion has shifted to the glass-and-steel neomodernism of today, these concrete... more...

  • Wonder Woodby Barbara Glasner; Stephan Ott

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 84.95

    Wonder Wood presents this timeless material as it is being used today and how it can be used in the future. It also documents a selection of current international projects and processes, making-ofs, and experiments by 120 internationally renowned designers, architects, and artists, whose creative and innovative approach to the material makes their... more...

  • Matériaux composites souples en architecture, construction et intérieursby René Motro

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 70.00

    Textile architecture has been captivating humanity for many centuries. In recent years and decades, the emergence of innovative materials has created new opportunities to utilize this fascinating material in the fields of architecture, construction, and interiors. Textiles derive their fascination from the special forms these fabric structures make... more...