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This second installment of Princeton Architectural Press's "AsBuilt" series continues examining the synthesis of architectural design and engineering know-how. The editors, award-winning San Francisco-based architects, contend that computer-driven advances in their respective fields behoove architects and engineers to overlap skill sets. They offer as proof an international sampling of 25 recent projects by top firms such as Foster + Partners and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, analyzed here in stunning photos, plans, and technical drawings. The selected projects, ranging from a graceful pedestrian bridge to a mammoth sports arena, are all exemplars of close architect/engineer collaboration, and they are as astounding for their technical wizardry as for their aesthetic merit. Rather than offer broad overviews, the authors more often than not zero in on one feature-e.g., an upscale boutique's surreal, gravity-defying grand staircase-for a detailed look at materials, processes, and design evolution. This volume, along with the series's first volume by these authors, Details in Contemporary Architecture, is highly recommended for practicing architects, engineers, and students in these fields.