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PERMANENT CHANGE: PLASTICS IN ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING. Ed. by Michael Bell and Craig Buckley. Princeton Architectural Press, Inc., New York, 2014. Columbia Books on Architecture, Engineering and Materials. 272 pp. with 392 ills. (276 col.). 29 x 23 cm. LC 2013-29567 ISBN 9781616891664 In English.
Publisher's description: Almost every industry in the world has benefited from the invention of plastics, but it is only in the recent past that they have begun to be appreciated as architectural materials in their own right. Plastics are quickly becoming one of the most ubiquitous materials in construction and have the potential to reshape the roles of architects and engineers, as well as the construction industry at large. As a building material, plastic allows for easily molded and formed shapes, leading to increasingly malleable design processes. Despite being the most deeply engineered building materials today, plastics are still in the nascent stages of understanding in terms of their potential applications and uses. In Permanent Change an interdisciplinary group of architects, historians, theorists, and engineers collectively explore the past, present, and future possibilities of this innovative building material.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1990 — Architecture — Commercial/Industrial Design
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 155994
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