New Architecture and Technology / Edition 1

New Architecture and Technology / Edition 1

by Gyula Sebestyen, Christopher Pollington
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0750651644

ISBN-13: 9780750651646

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750651646
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Late 20th Century Architecture; Building Technology in Context; The Impact of Technical Progress; The Impact of Invisible Technologies and Other Factors; Computer Aided Design; The Emerging Functional Requirements and their Consequences; The Impact of New Technologies on the Aesthetics of Architecture; The Price of Progress; Defects in Design, Materials and Construction; Construction and Site Management Strategies; Summary and Outlook; Index.

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