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Nano Materials: in Architecture, Interior Architecture and Design

Author/EditorLeydecker, Sylvia (Author)
Kroto, Sir Harold (Author)
Veith, Michael (Author)
Koelbel, Marius (Author)
Peters, Sascha (Author)
Publisher: Birkhauser
ISBN: 9783764379957
Pub Date01/02/2008
BindingHardback
Pages192
Dimensions (mm)240(h) * 170(w)
Helps architects, interior designers and designers to find an introduction to the functions and use of nano materials, specifically tailored to their needs and illustrated by numerous international project examples.
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Nanotechnology is widely regarded as one of the twenty-first century's key technologies, and its economic importance is sharply on the rise. In architecture and the construction industry it has potentials that are already usable today, especially the coating of surfaces to lend them functional characteristics such as increased tensile strength, self-cleaning capacity, fire resistance, and others. Additives based on nanomaterials make common materials lighter, more permeable, and more resistant to wear. Nanomaterials are not only extremely useful for roofs and facades; they also expand design possibilities for interior and exterior rooms and spaces. Nano-insulating materials open up new possibilities for ecologically oriented architects.
In this book, with a foreword by nobel prize winner Harold Kroto, architects, interior designers and designers will find an introduction to the scientific background specifically tailored to their needs, a critical discussion of the advantages and limits of the technology, and above all a comprehensive presentation of sixteen characteristics and functions of nanomaterials that are specially relevant for building and design, illustrated by numerous international project examples.

Dipl.-Ing. interior designer BDIA Sylvia Leydecker is a practicing interior designer with her own firm in Cologne, 100% Interior. She represents the BDIA (Bund Deutscher Innenarchitekten, or Union of German Interior Architects/Designers) on the Architektenkammer Nordrhein-Westfalen (Chamber of Architects of North Rhine-Westphalia), serves as an instructor for a number of Architektenkammer academies, and is a member of the Kompetenzzentrum Nanotechnologie CC-NanoChem (Competence Center for Chemical Nanotechnology, or CC-NanoChem) and the Institute of Nanotechnology, or IoN, in Scotland. Numerous lectures and journal publications on the subject of nanotechnology in architecture, interior design, and design.

Nanotechnology is widely regarded as one of the twenty-first century's key technologies, and its economic importance is sharply on the rise. In architecture and the construction industry it has potentials that are already usable today, especially the coating of surfaces to lend them functional characteristics such as increased tensile strength, self-cleaning capacity, fire resistance, and others. Additives based on nanomaterials make common materials lighter, more permeable, and more resistant to wear. Nanomaterials are not only extremely useful for roofs and facades; they also expand design possibilities for interior and exterior rooms and spaces. Nano-insulating materials open up new possibilities for ecologically oriented architects.
In this book, with a foreword by nobel prize winner Harold Kroto, architects, interior designers and designers will find an introduction to the scientific background specifically tailored to their needs, a critical discussion of the advantages and limits of the technology, and above all a comprehensive presentation of sixteen characteristics and functions of nanomaterials that are specially relevant for building and design, illustrated by numerous international project examples.

Dipl.-Ing. interior designer BDIA Sylvia Leydecker is a practicing interior designer with her own firm in Cologne, 100% Interior. She represents the BDIA (Bund Deutscher Innenarchitekten, or Union of German Interior Architects/Designers) on the Architektenkammer Nordrhein-Westfalen (Chamber of Architects of North Rhine-Westphalia), serves as an instructor for a number of Architektenkammer academies, and is a member of the Kompetenzzentrum Nanotechnologie CC-NanoChem (Competence Center for Chemical Nanotechnology, or CC-NanoChem) and the Institute of Nanotechnology, or IoN, in Scotland. Numerous lectures and journal publications on the subject of nanotechnology in architecture, interior design, and design.

Dipl.-Ing. interior designer BDIA Sylvia Leydecker is a practicing interior designer with her own firm in Cologne, 100% Interior.

Contents Foreword by Harry Kroto Foreword by Michael Veith What is nanotechnology? The development of nanotechnology Carbon - new morphologies General market developments Nanoproducts Form Follows Function? Ecology and economics Is the devil in the dwarfs? Nanotechnology and product design Functions and applications Self-cleaning: Lotus-Effect (R) Ara Pacis Museum, Rome Commercial building, Pula Private residence, Aggstall Strucksbarg housing, Hamburg Self-cleaning: Photocatalysis Muhammad Ali Center MAC, Louisville, Kentucky Hyatt Regency Osaka Garden Chapel, Osaka Narita International Airport of Tokyo, Chiba AKT - Am Kaiser's Turm, Heilbronn east Hotel, Hamburg G-Flat, Tokyo Private residence, Osaka Private residence, Hyogo House in Creek, Hiroshima Disabled-access sheltered housing for elderly people, Frick MSV Arena soccer stadium, Duisburg Children's playground, Kagawa Easy-to-clean (ETC) Science to Business Center Nanotronics & Bio, Marl Kaldewei Kompetenz-Center, Ahlen Private residence, Erlenbach Modern Classicism, Shanghai Urban lounge / Light bubbles, St. Gallen Air-purifying Atelier and villa for a calligrapher, Ymanashi Paving for Leien Boulevard, Antwerp Jubilee Church, Rome Anti-fogging Fragrance capsules Thermal insulation: Vacuum insulation panels (VIPs) Sonnenschiff centre, Freiburg Seitzstrasse residential and commercial building, Munich Thermal insulation: Aerogel County Zoo, Milwaukee, Wisconsin School extension, London Sports hall, Carquefou Factory, Zaisertshofen Temperature regulation: Latent heat storage, phase change materials (PCMs) "Sur Falveng" sheltered housing for elderly people, Domat/Ems UV protection Solar protection Fire-proof Deutsche Post headquarters, Bonn Waverley Gate, Edinburgh Anti-graffiti New Centre Ulm Hofjager Palais, Berlin Anti-reflective Antibacterial Housing estate, Duisburg Operating theatre, Goslar Operating theatre, Berlin Patients' hospital room prototype, Berlin Anti-fingerprint Scratchproof and abrasion-resistant Holistic application of nano surfaces Acknowledgements People Trade fairs, conferences and events Sources and further information Illustration credits

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