Basics Architecture 02: Construction & Materiality is an in-depth exploration of the key materials used in modern architecture. The book covers materials including stone and brick, concrete, timber, glass, steel and composites. It examines their history, development and practical application in contemporary architecture.
Discussion is supported by a variety of case studies and examples of work taken from the best of contemporary architecture, as well as practical student exercises and resources.
|Series:||Basics Architecture Series|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
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This book is a great help when researching the possibilities of different materials, for precedents for design projects and for simply improving one's knowledge of architectural materials. I would recommend this book to architecture, interior architecture students as well as professionals. The chapters are themed around various key building materials such as 'Brick and Stone', 'Concrete', 'Timber', 'Glass and Steel' as well as 'Composite Materials'. There is also a really useful chapter on the possibilities for future materials and sustainability. The author has provided an interesting account of the history and context of each material as well as a time line of various influential projects. Some really fantastic case studies have been included, both contemporary and classic.