Material Strategies: Innovative Applications in Architecture

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Blaine Brownell's best-selling Transmaterial series has introduced designers to hundreds of emergent materials that have the potential to transform our built environment. In our new Architecture Brief, Material Strategies, Brownell shows architects how creative applications of these materials achieve such transformations. Chapters based on fundamental material categories examine historical precedents, current opportunities, and future environmental challenges. Case studies featuring detailed illustrations ...

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Overview

Blaine Brownell's best-selling Transmaterial series has introduced designers to hundreds of emergent materials that have the potential to transform our built environment. In our new Architecture Brief, Material Strategies, Brownell shows architects how creative applications of these materials achieve such transformations. Chapters based on fundamental material categories examine historical precedents, current opportunities, and future environmental challenges. Case studies featuring detailed illustrations showcase pioneering buildings from today's most forward-thinking architectural firms.

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"In the increasingly speculative world of digital design and online architecture, Blaine Brownell is a bricks-and-mortar kind of guy. As founding principal of Transstudio, Brownell heads a firm dedicated to emergent materials research, specializing in the development of architecture focused on innovative uses of concrete, glass, wood, metal, and plastic. And in Material Strategies, the author of the Transmaterial series offers another necessary corrective to the field's digital enthusiasts: It's an ode to buildings blocky and chalky, friable, brassy, and glassy.... Material Strategies is intended not just to reacquaint architects with the nuts and bolts of architecture, but to insist, in the face of the field's digital enthusiasts, that innovation can come not just from a drafting program but from the latent potential found in concrete, glass, masonry, wood, metal, and plastic." —Surface.com
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"In the increasingly speculative world of digital design and online architecture, Blaine Brownell is a bricks-and-mortar kind of guy. As founding principal of Transstudio, Brownell heads a firm dedicated to emergent materials research, specializing in the development of architecture focused on innovative uses of concrete, glass, wood, metal, and plastic. And in Material Strategies, the author of the Transmaterial series offers another necessary corrective to the field's digital enthusiasts: It's an ode to buildings blocky and chalky, friable, brassy, and glassy.... Material Strategies is intended not just to reacquaint architects with the nuts and bolts of architecture, but to insist, in the face of the field's digital enthusiasts, that innovation can come not just from a drafting program but from the latent potential found in concrete, glass, masonry, wood, metal, and plastic." --Surface.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568989860
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 948,807
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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