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TRANS-STRUCTURES: FLUID ARCHITECTURE AND LIQUID ENGINEERING -- RESPONSE-ABLE INNOVATIVE STRUCTURES. Matyas Gutai. Actar Publishers, New York, 2014. Distributed by Actar D/Actar Distribution Inc., New York. 176 pp. with 66 ills. (37 col.). 17 x 13 cm. ISBN 9781940291444 In English.
Publisher's description: The book is comprised of three main parts: The first part explains the theoretical framework of trans-structures and is also accompanied by photos and diagrams of the laboratory tests. The second part shows realized related projects accompanied by interviews with key designers of the buildings. The final part introduces a built Trans-structure: Water House experimental pavilion, which utilizes water as building material. Water gives unique aesthetics and structural characteristics to the building with real response ability based on the properties of water, thus allowing liquid engineering to provide a new solution for contemporary sustainable design.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 164387
Paperbound $24.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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