Great Glass Buildings: 50 Modern Classics

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Images Publishing, 2004 - Architecture - 240 pages
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In Great Glass Buildings , Peter and Jennifer Hyatt present fifty exemplary modern projects that explore a number of theories about the nature, mystique and attraction of glass in the architecture of recent years. Variously performing roles that include giftwrap, lightweight armour, transmitter and insulator, glass began its re-emergence as an architectural force during the 1990s, as a symbol of new modernism. Advances in glass-making and construction technology and the advent of structural glazing, fixing systems, glass coatings and waterproof connections have transformed the ambitious dreams of the past into reality. Including projects by Foster and Partners, Murphy Jahn, Santiago Calatrava, Shigeru Ban, Renzo Piano and many others, this book reveals the complex nature of glass in today's architecture.
 

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Contents

Lyon Airport Station France
138
Maison Herme Japan
142
Mineral Bath Extension and Renovation Germany
146
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth United States of America
150
Motor Show Stand for AUDI AG Germany
154
Multimedia Library Mediatheque France
156
Municipal Library Stadtund Landesbiblidthek Germany
160
NatWest Media Centre United Kingdom
164

Cellular Operations Headquarters United Kingdom
50
Central Foyer of Bremen University Germany
56
The Christ Pavilion Germany
60
City Hall United Kingdom
64
Federal Ministry for Consumer Protection Food and Agriculture BMVEL Germany
70
Grammar School Markt Indersdorf Germany
74
Hauer King House United Kingdom Germany
78
Headquarters of Deutsche Post AG Germany
80
Herz Jesu Kirche Church of the Sacred Heart Germany
86
Hotel Habita Mèxico
92
House IA Mèxico
98
House in Wales Mèxico
102
House R 128 Germany
106
HydraPier The Netherlands
110
ING Group Headquarters The Netherlands
116
Jenkins Robson house Australia
122
Koehler House Canada
128
The Lowry Centre United Kingdom
134
The New 42nd Street Studios United States of America
166
Newman House Australia
172
Nomentana Residence United States of America
178
North German State Clearing Bank Building Nord LB Germany
182
Osaka Maritime Museum Japan
188
Parque España Residential Building Mèxico
192
Picture Window House Japan
196
Portland International Airport United States of America
202
Singapore Arts Centre Singapore
206
Software Manufacturer United States of America
210
Solar Tube Australia
212
Sondica Airport New Terminal Spain
218
Tea House Fukyo Japan
220
Troyes Mediatheque Médiathèue de lAgglomération Troyenne France
224
Uptown München Germany
230
The Westin New York at Times Square United States of America
236
Index
240
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Hyatt is a well-known architectural writer and photographer.

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