Manufacturing the Bespoke: Making and Prototyping Architecture

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Bob Sheil
John Wiley & Sons, Oct 18, 2012 - Architecture - 280 pages
The essential reader on fabrication in architecture for practitioners and producers alike

An original and informative reader on the subject of translating architectural ideas from conceptual propositions to physical manifestations, Manufacturing the Bespoke is an essential resource for students and practitioners of architecture, as well as producers and suppliers of architectural products.

At a time where roles, methods and capabilities within the disciplines of building production are in unprecedented flux, this book:

  • Provides a unique and highly current treatment on the subject of fabrication in architecture with its emphasis on contemporary technology, cultural history and theory
  • A key source book for students and professionals engaged in manufacturing/fabrication projects
  • Includes extended articles by internationally renowned critics, theorists, educators and designers, such as Mathias Kohler, Nevi Oxman, and Michael Stacey
  • Articles will examine and refer to key portfolios of the 20th and 21st Century including works by Pierre Charreau, Peter Salter and Rural Studio

Featuring essays from pioneering architects, engineers, academics and designers from around the world on both existing and yet-to-be-built projects, the book covers architecture across the ages.


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About the author (2012)

Bob Sheil is the Director of Technology and Computing at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. He is a founding partner in sixteen*(makers), a workshop-based architectural practice, whose work has been widely published and exhibited internationally. He guest-edited ADDesign through Making(July/August 2005, John Wiley & Sons Ltd), and ADProtoarchitecture(May/June 2008, John Wiley & Sons Ltd).

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