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Material Innovation: Architecture

Author/EditorDent, Andrew H. (Author)
Sherr, Leslie (Author)
ISBN: 9780500291283
Pub Date12/05/2014
BindingPaperback
Pages224
Dimensions (mm)240(h) * 190(w)
Explores specific categories of materials glass and ceramic, altered naturals, high-performance composites, digitally fabricated metals and polymer films applied to an extensive range of projects, from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision to the Ordos Art and City Museum in Mongolia.
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This new volume in the Material Innovation series focuses on architecture, and features buildings that showcase the innovative use of a particular material. The book explores specific categories of materials glass and ceramic, altered naturals, high-performance composites, digitally fabricated metals and polymer films applied to an extensive range of projects, from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision to the Ordos Art and City Museum in Mongolia. It also includes seven specially commissioned visual narratives by such architects as Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Kengo Kuma & Associates and UN Studio. George M. Beylerian, the founder of Material ConneXion, contributes a preface, and Gail Peter Borden, the head of Architecture at the University of Southern California, writes the introduction.

This new volume in the Material Innovation series focuses on architecture, and features buildings that showcase the innovative use of a particular material. The book explores specific categories of materials glass and ceramic, altered naturals, high-performance composites, digitally fabricated metals and polymer films applied to an extensive range of projects, from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision to the Ordos Art and City Museum in Mongolia. It also includes seven specially commissioned visual narratives by such architects as Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Kengo Kuma & Associates and UN Studio. George M. Beylerian, the founder of Material ConneXion, contributes a preface, and Gail Peter Borden, the head of Architecture at the University of Southern California, writes the introduction.

Andrew H. Dent directs Material ConneXion's research into innovative materials and processes. Leslie Sherr has worked as a brand strategist for such leading communication design firms as C&G Partners, Carbone Smolan Agency and Desgrippes Gobe & Associates.

Preface; Hariri Pontarini Architects visual narrative; Introduction; Steven Holl Architects visual narrative; Chapter 1, Glass & Ceramics; Chapter 2, Altered Naturals; Chapter 3, High-performance Composites; Chapter 4, Digitally Fabricated Metals; Chapter 5, Polymer Films

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