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Introducing Architectural Tectonics Exploring the Intersection of Design and Construction / Chad Schwartz

Publication year: 2017

ISBN: 9781138833449

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Focuses on the tectonic analysis of twenty contemporary works of architecture located in eleven countries including Germany, Italy, United States, Chile, Japan, Bangladesh, Spain, and Australia and designed by such notable architects as Tadao Ando, Herzog & de Meuron, Kengo Kuma, Olson Kundig, and Peter Zumthor. Although similarities do exist between the projects, their distinctly different characteristics – location and climate, context, size, program, construction methods – and range of interpretations of tectonic expression provide the most significant lessons of the book, helping you to understand tectonic theory. Written in clear, accessible language, these investigations examine the poetic creation of architecture, showing you lessons and concepts that you can integrate into your own work, whether studying in a university classroom or practicing in a professional office.

Subject: Architectural design, Design and construction, Tall buildings -- Design and construction, Structure, Materials and Detailing, Building Types, Architectural Drawing, Architectural Presentation, Theory of Architecture, Sustainable Architecture, Architectural Reference, Architecture