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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; 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...
- 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...
- Birkhäuser 2006; 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...
- 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...
- 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...