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Innovation in Architecture
     

Innovation in Architecture

by Alan J. Brookes, Dominique Poole
 

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ISBN-10: 0415241332

ISBN-13: 9780415241335

Pub. Date: 11/03/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Traditional design and construction methods have been founded on interrelationships between design and production based largely on traditional techniques and established practice. With new materials such as advanced composites becoming part of the architect's palette, the construction process is inevitably becoming more complex. Architects and engineers are also

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Traditional design and construction methods have been founded on interrelationships between design and production based largely on traditional techniques and established practice. With new materials such as advanced composites becoming part of the architect's palette, the construction process is inevitably becoming more complex. Architects and engineers are also becoming more ambitious as a result of developments in computer technology. The successful modern architect or engineer thus is one who is able to formulate solutions based upon an understanding of the application of these new forms of technology within the design/construction process. In this highly original book, through a series of essays, key architects and engineers in Europe, Australia, and the USA describe the ideas and development behind the innovative technology in their chosen projects, with the emphasis being on the means of production and the links between design and the manufacturing process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415241335
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/03/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Alan J. Brookes and Dominique Poole 2. Exploring, Rehearsing, Delivering: Mike Davies 3. Concept Before Calculation: Tony Hunt 4. A Process Orientated Architecture: David Kirkland 5. Material Innovation and the Development of Form: Mark Lovell 6. More than Architecture: David Marks and Julia Barfield, written by Dominique Poole 7. An Engineers' Perspective: Mike Cook 8. Touch the Earth Lightly: Richard Horden, written by Dominique Poole 9. Production Processes, Sources and Uses of Materials: Eva Jiricna, written by Alan J. Brookes 10. Constructing the Ephemeral - Innovation in the Use of Glass: Luke Lowings and James Carpenter 11. Tradition of the Primitive with Modern Materials: An Australian Perspective: Chris Clarke 12. A Passion for Building: Volkwin Marg, written by Alan J. Brookes 13. The Incredible Lightness of Being: Chris Wilkinson. Index.

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