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CONSTRUCTION MATTERS. Georg Windeck. PowerHouse Books, Brooklyn, 2016. Distributed by Penguin Random House LLC, New York. 230 pp. with 236 ills. (102 col.). 26 x 20 cm. LC 2015-951916 ISBN 9781576877784 In English.
Publisher's description: Construction Matters examines the way that architects understand and respond to technological innovation through the creation of new types of spaces, and the materials through which an architectural idea finds its physical realization. Understanding the properties of different materials is indispensable for the creation of architecture that is original, powerful, and meaningful. Organized into chapters on the major methods of construction-masonry, concrete, steel, and wood- Construction Matters examines specific technologies that experienced major transformations in the last century, or were newly invented: a new material, jointing technique, or fabrication procedure for example. The architectural application of this invention is then analyzed with building case studies that are selected based on an obvious formal relationship between the building's form and the new type of construction that it incorporates--ranging from prewar designs in the United States and Europe to recent projects in Asia, and includes built projects as well as significant design proposals. Construction Matters develops a way of thinking about architecture in relation to technology that transcends a particular building method or design task.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1945 — Architecture
Plans: 73,54
Worldwide Number: 168361
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