Detail In Contemporary Glass Architecture

Author: Virginia McLeod
Editor: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856697408
Size: 10,40 MB
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Following the success of the earlier titles in this series, Detail in Contemporary Glass Architecture provides analysis of both the technical and the aesthetic importance of details in modern glass architecture. Featuring the work of renowned architects from around the world, this book presents 50 of the most recently completed and influential glass designs for residential, public and commercial architecture. Each project is presented with colour photographs, site plans and sections and elevations, as well as numerous construction details. There is also a descriptive text, detailed captions and in-depth information for each project, including the location, client, architectural project team, main consultants and contractors. The projects are presented in clear and concise layouts over four pages. All of the drawings are styled in the same consistent way and presented at standard architectural scales to allow for easy comparison. There is also a CD-ROM which contains all the drawings as printed in the book, in both EPS and DWG (generic CAD) formats. In addition the book features an index of architects that includes the name, address and all contact details for each architect. Detail in Contemporary Glass Architecture is an excellent reference work for practising architects as well as architecture and design students.

Glass Buildings

Author: Heinz W. Krewinkel
Editor: Birkhauser
ISBN: 9783764356507
Size: 12,46 MB
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As a material, glass allows the creation of an especially elegant and aesthetic architecture. This book shows in detail the latest technological and material developments in glass construction by presenting the most significant built examples of the last five years. Contemporary architecture cannot be thought of without also taking into consideration the utilization of large-scale glass facades. The large, bright halls of the TGV station in Paris-Roissy (Paul Andreu) or the Leipzig Neue Messe (Gerkan, Marg & Partner with Ian Ritchie) owe their existence to this relatively young technology of large-scale constructed glazing. Wherever transparency and natural light are desired, glass facades and roofs are being used, enabling an architecture of great lightness and elegance. The book presents these technically demanding buildings in great detail. Approximately 25 exceptional international projects from the past five years are presented along with their distinctive constructional details. The precise description of the buildings is enhanced with numerous pictures and scaled detailed drawings. The choice of buildings includes diverse types of construction and utilization and presents the full spectrum of contemporary glass technology. In addition to its technical documents, the book offers a comprehensive, technologically up-to-date sourcebook of the design possibilities of building with glass. Among the structures presented are the Kunsthaus Bregenz by Peter Zumthor, the Tokyo International Forum by Rafael Vinoly, the Hotel at Munich Airport by Helmut Jahn, the Graz Airport by Riegler/Riewe and the Forestry Center in Marche-en-Famenne in Belgium by Philippe Samyn.

Details In Contemporary Architecture

Author: Christine Killory
Editor: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 1616891696
Size: 10,63 MB
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Curious about how Alsop Architects managed to construct that flying, translucent rectangle at the Ontario College of Art and Design? Wonder about the sustainability of the Genzyme Building? The saying "the truth is in the details" reveals an essential quality of architectural design. How a staircase curves, a roof seemingly floats, or a concrete wall illuminates are critical questions for architects looking at or creating new work. You might forgive designers for closely guarding their signature techniques. Fortunately, Edited bys Christine Killory and Rene Davids culled an amazing collection of the best trade secrets in Details in Contemporary Architecture.

Blurred Transparencies In Contemporary Glass Architecture

Author: Aki Ishida
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429013868
Size: 15,79 MB
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Blurred Transparencies in Contemporary Glass Architecture brings to light complex readings of transparent glass through close observations of six pivotal works of architecture. Written from the perspectives of a practitioner, the six essays challenge assumptions about fragility and visual transparency of glass. A material imbued with idealism and utopic vision, glass has captured architects’ imagination, and glass’s fragility and difficulties in thermal control continue to present technical challenges. In recent decades, architecture has witnessed an emergence of technological advancements in chemical coating, structural engineering, and fabrication methods that resulted in new kinds of glass transparencies. Buildings examined in the book include a sanatorium with expansive windows delivering light and air to recovering tuberculosis patients, a pavilion with a crystal clear glass plenum circulating air for heating and cooling, a glass monument symbolizing the screen of personal devices that shortened the distance between machines and humans, and a glass building symbolizing the social and material intertwining in the glass ceiling metaphor. Connecting material glass to broader cultural and social contexts, Blurred Transparencies in Contemporary Glass Architecture enlightens students and practitioners of architecture as well as the general public with interest in design. The author demonstrates how glass is rarely crystal clear but is blurred both materially and metaphysically, revealing complex readings of ideas for which glass continues to stand.

Materials For Architects And Builders

Author: Arthur Lyons
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351109537
Size: 14,47 MB
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Materials for Architects and Builders provides a clear and concise introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and covers the essential details of their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses. Understanding the basics of materials is a crucial part of undergraduate and diploma construction or architecture-related courses, and this established textbook helps the reader to do just that with the help of colour photographs and clear diagrams throughout. This new 6th edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials research, new images, appropriate technologies and relevant legislation. The ecological effects of building construction and lifetime use remain an important focus, and this new edition includes a wide range of energy saving building components.

Great Glass Buildings

Author: Peter Hyatt
Editor: Images Publishing
ISBN: 9781864701128
Size: 17,13 MB
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A unique focus on the work of renowned contemporary architects from around the world showcasing their projects designed with glass.

Detail In Contemporary Bathroom Design

Author: Virginia McLeod
Editor: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856695909
Size: 12,24 MB
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This book examines over 30 bathroom designs from around the world, each one designed by a notable architect and created especially for a specific residence. For each bathroom there is an image of the whole house (placing it in context and providing a flavor of the general design style), images of the bathroom, and a floor plan showing its relation to the other spaces. The pages that follow are entirely devoted to detailed drawings showing the arrangement and construction of the bathroom, in particular sections, elevations, and construction details of all the fitted units and joinery. These drawings are all made to a consistent style and to a set number of scales for easy comparison. Dimensions are also included with the drawings as well as details of fitted units (baths, showers, basins, etc.). The credits for the projects include contact details of suppliers so that the exact materials and fixtures can be sourced. The projects are arranged into chapters by type of dominant material: glass, steel and stone. The book will be invaluable for all practicing architects as well as those considering commissioning a high-quality bathroom for their own house.

New Glass Architecture

Author: Brent Richards
Editor: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 1856693767
Size: 16,42 MB
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Much of modern architecture has been conceived using glass to create minimal structures. This book begins with an introduction that traces the history of glass in architecture and also describes the developments in glass technology. It also features specially commissioned photographs by the renowned architectural photographer, Dennis Gilbert.

In Detail Japan

Author: Christian Schittich
Editor: Princeton Architectural Press
Size: 11,46 MB
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Japan is becoming a popular travel destination for more and more architects. This book looks at developments in Japanese architecture and offers portraits of well-known Japanese architects and buildings.

The Glass State

Author: Annette Fierro
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262062336
Size: 13,11 MB
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From the Gothic to the contemporary, glass has transformed the structural, formal, and philosophical principles of architecture. In The Glass State, Annette Fierro views the many meanings of transparency in architecture. Specifically, she analyzes the transparent monumental buildings that were built in Paris between 1981 and 1998 as part of Francois Mitterrand's program of Grands Projets. The Grands Projets provide a rare opportunity to study a finite set of buildings constructed of similar materials, in the same time period, in a specific urban landscape, and with related ideological missions.Fierro employs a "discourse of the detail," in which the smallest architectural detail manifests the political, theoretical, and urban contexts of the building's design and construction. She examines the paradox of the most pared down architectural configurations being used to support the most complex meanings. Intrinsic to Mitterrand's glass buildings in Paris, for example, is a political concept: the metaphor of accessibility as a means of breaking open cultural institutions previously closed to the public.In addition to the structures of the Grands Projets -- the Institut du Monde Arabe, the Grande and Petite Pyramides du Louvre, the glass greenhouses at utopian park projects at La Villette and Andre Citroën and the Bibliotheque nationale de France -- Fierro discusses the Fondation Cartier and two precedent structures, the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Eiffel Tower.