New Architecture and Technology

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Routledge, Jun 7, 2007 - Architecture - 180 pages
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Many books have covered the topics of architecture, materials and technology. 'New Architecture and Technology' is the first to explore the interrelation between these three subjects. It illustrates the impact of modern technology and materials on architecture.

The book explores the technical progress of building showing how developments, both past and present, are influenced by design methods. It provides a survey of contemporary architecture, as affected by construction technology. It also explores aspects of building technology within the context of general industrial, social and economic developments. The reader will acquire a vocabulary covering the entire range of structure types and learn a new approach to understanding the development of design.

 

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Contents

1 Trends in architecture
1
2 The impact of technological change on building materials
31
3 The impact of technological change on buildings and structures
50
4 The impact of technological change on services
91
5 The impact of invisible technologies on design
110
6 The interrelationship of architecture economy environment and sustainability
125
7 Architectural aesthetics
138
defects damages and failures
151
9 Conclusion
156
Index
159
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