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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...

  • Material Strategies in Digital Fabricationby Christopher Beorkrem

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Author Christopher Beorkrem shows how material performance drives the digital fabrication process and determines technique. He has recreated and dissected thirty-six of the most progressive works of architecture of the last few years, with perspectives from the designers so that you can learn from the successes and failures of each project. Including... 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...

  • 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...

  • Cultures of Glass Architectureby Professor Hisham Elkadi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Wonder Woodby Barbara Glasner; Stephan Ott

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 84.95

    The wonderful world of wood more...

  • Naturwerksteinby Theodor Hugues; Ludwig Steiger; Johann Weber

    DETAIL 2002; US$ 28.00

    Der Umgang mit diesem tradierten, aber immer noch faszinierenden Baumaterial hat gerade heute seine Tücken. Da fehlt zum einen inzwischen das handwerkliche Selbstverständnis im Umgang mit dem Stein, aber auch neue Anforderungen und Anwendungsbereiche sowie schädigende Umwelteinflüsse schaffen Unsicherheit bei Planern und Ausführenden. Das vorliegende... 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...