Basics Architecture 02: Construction & Materiality

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AVA Publishing, 2009 - Architecture - 176 pages
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The second book in the Basics Architecture series explores the materials used in construction today: stone and brick, concrete, timber, steel and glass, and composites. Reviewing the history of these materials puts them in context, revealing applications in both historical and contemporary architecture. Each chapter showcases the work of a master architect, such as Frank Lloyd Wright or Louis Kahn, whose work is associated with that material. Projects by such greats as Eric Parry, Caruso St. John, Zaha Hadid, Nicholas Grimshaw Architects, Rem Koolhaas, Norman Foster, Jean Nouvel, dRMM, and more are included. Practical and inspiring, Basics Architecture: Construction and Materiality is an invaluable resource for students and professionals alike.
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
How to get the most out of this book
9
Brick and stone
12
Concrete
40
Timber
68
Glass and steel
98
Composite materials
126
Innovation sustainability and the future
152
Conclusion
167
Samples panel
169
Glossary and picture credits
173
Acknowledgements
175
Back Cover
176
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Lorraine Farrelly co-ordinates architecture and interior design courses at the University of Portsmouth. She has lectured and taught at universities around the world, and presented her research on architecture and the European city at conferences internationally. She has written several books and articles about contemporary architecture and interior design.

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