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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • best of Detail: Glas/Glassby Christian Schittich

    DETAIL 2014; US$ 70.00

    Glas prägt die Architektur, es bietet dem Architekten Möglichkeiten, mit Licht, mit der Beziehung "innen - außen" und dem Verhältnis des Menschen zum Raum und zur Natur zu spielen. Es dient der Steuerung von Licht und Wärme, von Raumatmosphären und Blickbeziehungen. Aber Glas braucht andere Materialien, die es halten, tragen, stützen... 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...

  • Concrete Torontoby Michael McClelland; Graeme Stewart

    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...

  • Wonder Woodby Barbara Glasner; Stephan Ott

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 84.95

    Holz inspiriert und fasziniert. Seit jeher haben Gestalter aller Disziplinen diesen vielseitigen und nachwachsenden Rohstoff eingesetzt. Neue Verarbeitungstechnologien erweitern heute das Spektrum seiner Einsatzmöglichkeiten und ermöglichen dabei überraschende Lösungen. Wonder Wood präsentiert diesen zeitlosen Werkstoff in seiner zeitgenössischen... more...

  • The Art of Precast Concreteby David Bennett

    Birkhäuser 2005; US$ 90.95

    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... more...

  • Failed Stoneby Patrick Loughran

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 76.95

    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...

  • Matériaux composites souples en architecture, construction et intérieursby René Motro

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 70.00

    Textile Architektur begeistert die Menschheit weltweit schon seit vielen Jahrhunderten. In den letzten Jahrzehnten und Jahren konnten durch innovative Materialien neue Möglichkeiten geschaffen werden, diesen faszinierenden Werkstoff in der Architektur, im Bauwesen und auch im Design einzusetzen. Textilien faszinieren wegen der besonderen... 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...