Materials for Architectural Design

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Laurence King Publishing, 2006 - Architecture - 270 pages
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"Material selection is one of the most significant decisions an architect must make, yet it is often not addressed at the beginning of the design process. Likewise, students are typically taught about material and design as if they were unrelated. With the advent of integrated design/build programs, however, the relationship between a project's aesthetics and its materiality has never been more important." "Materials for Architectural Design provides the foundation for a strong design sensibility intertwined with material knowledge. Divided into five sections - glass, concrete, wood, metal and plastic - Materials for Architectural Design makes a thorough study of each material's properties, history, permutations and production techniques. Sixty case studies by today's most inventive architects from around the world - including Baumschlager + Eberle, Sean Godsell, Werner Sobek and ARO - show these materials put to imaginative use, illustrating how their application informed each building's ultimate form and structure."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
Laminata Glass House Hafengebaude Rohner 120 Bamboo Canopy
22
Glass Stair Valdemaqueda Spain Kromeriz Czech Republic
28
Crystal Unit III Zurich Switzerland Building
34
itltQ House WARD CARTER ART 4 ARCHITECTURE Bohen Germany
88
so New 42 Studios 96 Price OReilly House
96
Burley Barling House
102
Future Shack 200 Max Planck Institute 228 Church in Urubo
162
us Kew House
168
Sudwestmetall Reutlingen
176
Power Station North
182
Schemata XI
188
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Victoria Ballard Bell is a Frederick P. Rose Fellow with master's degrees in urban planning and architecture. She is currently working on the Marion Alabama Job-training and Child-care Center. She lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husba

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