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- Birkhäuser 2005; US$ 69.01
Der Werkstoff Beton erlaubt gerade bei vorgefertigten Elementen eine große Bandbreite skulpturaler Formen und gestalterischer Möglichkeiten. Durch unterschiedliche Oberflächenbearbeitung entstehen interessante Texturen. Dieses Buch gibt einen systematischen Überblick zu den Anwendungsmöglichkeiten solcher Betonelemente in ganz Europa.... 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$ 20.99
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...
- Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 58.38
Concrete and stone seem made to last forever. But the fact is they develop problems. It is not always as dramatic as the collapse of a section of the roof of the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in 2004. Gradual changes also occur that may compromise the appearance and structural soundness of buildings constructed with these materials. These changes... 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...
- Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 169.99
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...
- Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 53.07
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, interior design, and design. Textiles derive their fascination from the special forms these fabric structures... more...
- DETAIL 2002; US$ 26.46
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...
- Springer International Publishing 2013; US$ 45.68
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 Chaussées 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...