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  • best of Detail: Glas/Glassby Christian Schittich

    DETAIL 2014; US$ 70.00

    Best of Detail: Glass combines highlights from DETAIL and DETAILgreen on the topic of 'Glass, Transparency and Translucence'. Starting with fundamental questions, the book offers a theoretical basis, details on many practically implemented projects, and plenty of inspiration and examples of successful structural solutions. more...

  • Toward Structural Mechanics Through Wooden Bridges in France (1716-1841)by Chiara Tardini

    Springer International Publishing 2013; US$ 54.99

    Early applications of Navier?s beam theory to the rational design of structures are documented in the Annales of the French Ecole des Ponts et ChaussÚes and refer to the design of three wooden bridges built in France in the 1840's. Revisiting these examples, the book provides documentation on the progressive establishment of the new design approach,... more...

  • MatÚriaux composites souples en architecture, construction et intÚrieursby RenÚ Motro

    Birkhńuser 2013; US$ 70.00

    A comprehensive presentation of technical textiles 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...

  • Wonder Woodby Barbara Glasner; Stephan Ott

    Birkhńuser 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...

  • Cultures of Glass Architectureby Professor Hisham Elkadi; Professor Matthew Carmona

    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...

  • 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...

  • Architecture for the Poorby Hassan Fathy

    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...

  • Materials, Technologies and Practice in Historic Heritage Structuresby Maria Bostenaru Dan; Richard P°ikryl; Akos T÷r÷k

    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...

  • 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...