Component Design

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Architectural Press, 2001 - Architecture - 208 pages
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Technological development of materials has left a designer spoilt for choice. Component Design helps you to cope with this amount of choice by viewing it as an opportunity for innovative and unique design.

This comprehensive guide explores the history of technological development, describes manufacturing processes, discusses materials and outlines specific design constraints. It stimulates understanding of the topic and encourages discussion between architects, engineers, designers and manufacturers in making innovative designs a reality.

Contemporary examples of component design in building construction, including over 40 drawings commissioned for the book, illustrate current practice. Chapter references, a glossary and the companion website give you a gateway to all the information you need to gain confidence in designing a component from first principles.

This is a vital book for all architects, engineers, designers, manufacturers and contractors as it explores the relationship between the overall intention of a project and the means of achieving it.

*Increase your knowledge of building components with this comprehensive guide
*Gain understanding of methods and processes of production to improve your architecture

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About the author (2001)

Michael Stacey is a practising architect and Partner at Brookes Stacey Randall [www.bsr-architects.com] and has been designing component based architecture for twenty years. He studied at University of Liverpool School of Architecture. and qualified as an architect whilst design composite metal panels systems for RVP, now ame [www.amefacades.com]. Having worked on the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank and the Renault Centre with Norman Foster and colleagues. This experience has widened since Michael Stacey founded Brookes Stacey Randall in 1987. Projects include East Croydon Station, Thames Water Tower, Enschede Integrated Interchange and Expertex Textile Centrum.Michael undertakes research as a part practice at Brookes Stacey Randall and is a visiting research professor at University of Waterloo, Ontario. A current research project is Polymers as a Construction Material [www.polymercomposites.co.uk], which is being undertaken with BRE [www.bsr-architects.com]

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