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- 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...
- 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...
- Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 209.00
This book considers the architectural, aesthetic and cultural value of materials in restoring historic buildings. It focuses on wall materials, such as masonry and reinforced concrete, and includes recent information regarding conservation issues. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95
When designing, architects are responding to and creating a relationship between identity, culture and architectural style. This book discusses whether the extent of the use of glass facades has increased, or indeed enhanced, the creation of meaningful place-making, thereby creating a cultural identity of 'place'. Looking at the development of perceptions... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 38.00
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...
- 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...
- Birkhäuser 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... more...
- DETAIL 2002; US$ 35.00
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...
- Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 76.95
Dieses Buch zeigt, wie sich typische Schäden beim Bau mit Beton und Stein vermeiden lassen. Zu diesem Zweck analysiert es systematisch Schadensfälle in der zeitgenössischen internationalen Architektur. Ebenso werden Strategien vorgestellt, mit denen sich das Schadensrisiko minimieren lässt. more...