The Resource Translucent building skins : material innovations in modern and contemporary architecture, Scott Murray

Translucent building skins : material innovations in modern and contemporary architecture, Scott Murray

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Translucent building skins : material innovations in modern and contemporary architecture
Title
Translucent building skins
Title remainder
material innovations in modern and contemporary architecture
Statement of responsibility
Scott Murray
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Exploring the design of innovative building enclosure systems (or skins) in contemporary architecture and their precedents in earlier twentieth century modern architecture, this book examines the tectonics, the history and the influence of translucency as a defining characteristic in architecture. Highly illustrated throughout with drawings and full colour photographs, the book shows that translucency has been and continues to be a fertile ground for architectural experimentation. Each chapter presents a comparative analysis of two primary buildings: a recent project, paired with a historical precedent, highlighting how architects in different eras have realized the distinctive effects of translucency. The included buildings span a variety of program types, ranging from a single-family residence, to a factory, to a synagogue. Whether it is Pierre Chareau's glass-lens curtain wall at the Maison de Verre, Frank Lloyd Wright's wall of stacked glass tubes at the Johnson Wax Research Tower, or Peter Zumthor's use of acid-etched glass in a double-skin envelope at the Kunsthaus Bregenz, the included projects each offer an exemplary case study of innovations in materiality and fabrication techniques. -- page 4 of cover
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DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2940
LC item number
.M89 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Translucent building skins : material innovations in modern and contemporary architecture, Scott Murray
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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text
Content type code
txt
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Dimensions
29 cm
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Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9780415689304
Isbn Type
(hb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012007176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)754736187

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