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Basics Architecture 02: Construction & Materiality

Author/EditorFarrelly, Lorraine (Author)
ISBN: 9782940373833
Pub Date01/11/2008
BindingPaperback
Pages176
Dimensions (mm)230(h) * 160(w)
Explores the key materials used in construction. This book examines the future of construction and materiality in architecture whilst considering aspects of structure, construction and sustainability.
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"Basics Architecture: 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 best of contemporary architecture, as well as practical student exercises and resources.

"Basics Architecture: 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 best of contemporary architecture, as well as practical student exercises and resources.

Lorraine Farrelly is an architect who co-ordinates degree courses in architecture and interior design at the University of Portsmouth, UK. She also lectures at universities around the world on representation in architecture. Lorraine examines in universities in the UK, has taught at various European universities and has presented her research on architecture and the European city at conferences internationally. She has written several books about contemporary architecture and interior design, as well as articles on architectural drawing, architectural education and contemporary architecture.

Introduction. How to get the most out of this book. Brick and stone: Timeline: Brick and stone; Origins and chronology; Cultural and material context; Application; Grand master: Antonio Gaudi; Woolf Architects: Brick Leaf House; Eric Parry Architects: 30 Finsbury Square. Concrete: Timeline: Concrete; Origins and chronology; Cultural and material context; Application; Grand master: Tadao Ando; Zaha Hadid: The Central Building; Axel Schultes and Charlotte Frank: Baumschulenweg Crematorium. Timber: Timeline: Timber; Origins and chronology; Cultural and material context; Application; Grand master: Edward Cullinan; Sean Godsell: The Carter/Tucker House; Glenn Howells Architects: The Savill Building. Glass and steel: Timeline: Glass and steel; Origins and chronology; Cultural and material context; Application; Grand master: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; Foster + Partners: The McLaren Technology Centre; Grimshaw Architects: Fundacion Caixa Galicia. Composite materials: Timeline: Composite materials; Origins and chronology; Cultural and material context; Application; Grand master: Charles Eames; Stanton Williams Architects: House of Fraser, Bristol; dRMM: The Kingsdale School. Innovation, sustainability and the future: Directions; Innovation; Sustainability; The future. Conclusion. Samples panel. Glossary and picture credits. Acknowledgements.

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