Construction + materiality / Lorraine Farrelly.Material type: BookSeries: Basics, the AVA series. Basics architecture ; 02.Publisher: Lausanne : La Vergne, Tenn. : Distributed in the USA & Canada by Ingram Publisher, AVA Academia ; Publisher: c2009Description: 176 pages : illustartions (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9782940373833 (pbk.); 2940373833 (pbk.).Other title: Construction and materiality.Subject(s): Architecture | Building materialsDDC classification: 720.28 Online resources: Abstract
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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.
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.