The Fabric Formwork Book

The Fabric Formwork Book
Author: Mark West
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2016-11-10
ISBN: 1317380924
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fabric Formwork Book Book Excerpt:

Concrete is the most used man-made material in the world and is the fundamental physical medium for most of the world’s architecture and construction. The character of concrete is largely the product of the rigid moulds that have shaped it since its invention in antiquity. The advent of flexible moulds, however, marks a radical break from conventional practice – and conventional concrete architecture. The Fabric Formwork Book provides the first comprehensive handbook on the emerging technology of flexible moulds for reinforced concrete architecture. Written by the foremost expert in the field, this book takes a comprehensive and generous approach that includes technical, historical and theoretical aspects of the subject. The book: concentrates on simple flat-sheet formworks contains detailed technical descriptions of how to construct a wide range of formworks for various applications features case studies from around the world critiques the difficulties and advantages in each case it covers provides instruction and guidance on how to model and design fabric-formed structures includes the most comprehensive history of fabric formwork yet published features essays from guest expert authors, which explore the theoretical, historical, and poetic significance of flexibly formed architecture and structures discusses fabric formwork as an exemplary approach to sustainable construction through its simplicity and efficiency. Beautifully designed and illustrated with a superb range of images, diagrams and technical drawings, the book both informs and inspires. Speaking directly and plainly to professionals, students and academics, the language used is both clear and precise, and care is taken to avoid opaque technical or academic jargon. Technical terms, when used, are clearly described and a special glossary is included to make the book as widely accessible as possible.

The Fabric Formwork Book

The Fabric Formwork Book
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9782015039817
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fabric Formwork Book Book Excerpt:

Concrete is the most used man-made material in the world and is the fundamental physical medium for most of the world's architecture and construction. The character of concrete is largely the product of the rigid moulds that have shaped it since its invention in antiquity. The advent of flexible moulds, however, marks a radical break from conventional practice - and conventional concrete architecture. The Fabric Formwork Book provides the first comprehensive handbook on the emerging technology of flexible moulds for reinforced concrete architecture. Written by the foremost expert in the field, this book takes a comprehensive and generous approach that includes technical, historical and theoretical aspects of the subject. The book: concentrates on simple flat-sheet formworks contains detailed technical descriptions of how to construct a wide range of formworks for various applications features case studies from around the world critiques the difficulties and advantages in each case it covers provides instruction and guidance on how to model and design fabric-formed structures includes the most comprehensive history of fabric formwork yet published features essays from guest expert authors, which explore the theoretical, historical, and poetic significance of flexibly formed architecture and structures discusses fabric formwork as an exemplary approach to sustainable construction through its simplicity and efficiency. Beautifully designed and illustrated with a superb range of images, diagrams and technical drawings, the book both informs and inspires. Speaking directly and plainly to professionals, students and academics, the language used is both clear and precise, and care is taken to avoid opaque technical or academic jargon. Technical terms, when used, are clearly described and a special glossary is included to make the book as widely accessible as possible.

Flexible Forming for Fluid Architecture

Flexible Forming for Fluid Architecture
Author: Arno Pronk
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2021
ISBN: 3030715515
Category: Building materials
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flexible Forming for Fluid Architecture Book Excerpt:

This book on flexible formwork for fluid architecture is a multi-faceted research that covers a broad field: from design to material and technology, and from history to future developments. It offers a pragmatic approach that can be extended with more cases, materials, techniques and methods for fluid architecture, and provides a better understanding of the main aspects of fluid architecture and to help them find the most suitable combinations of all aspects. The book is a challenging experience with many new discoveries, including two patents: one on moulding of fluid surfaces and one on 3D printing of fibre-reinforced ice. It also features two world records: the larges span (30 meters) and the highest thin shell structure (30,5 meters) in ice as well as a method for the construction of a fully laminated shell structure in insulated glass.

Structures by Design

Structures by Design
Author: Rob Whitehead
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2019-07-19
ISBN: 1315403137
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structures by Design Book Excerpt:

Structures by Design: Thinking, Making, Breaking is a new type of structures textbook for architects who prefer to learn using the hands-on, creative problem-solving techniques typically found in a design studio. Instead of presenting structures as abstract concepts defined by formulas and diagrams, this book uses a project-based approach to demonstrate how a range of efficient, effective, and expressive architectural solutions can be generated, tested, and revised. Each section of the book is focused on a particular manner by which structural resistance is provided: Form (Arches and Cables), Sections (Beams, Slabs, and Columns), Vectors (Trusses and Space Frames), Surfaces (Shells and Plates), and Frames (Connections and High-Rises). The design exercises featured in each chapter use the Think, Make, Break method of reiterative design to develop and evaluate different structural options. A variety of structural design tools will be used, including the human body, physical models, historical precedents, static diagrams, traditional formulae, and advanced digital analysis. The book can be incorporated into various course curricula and studio exercises because of the flexibility of the format and range of expertise required for these explorations. More than 500 original illustrations and photos provide example solutions and inspiration for further design exploration.

Materials for Architects and Builders

Materials for Architects and Builders
Author: Arthur Lyons
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2019-08-28
ISBN: 1000477983
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materials for Architects and Builders Book Excerpt:

Materials for Architects and Builders provides a clear and concise introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and covers the essential details of their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses. Understanding the basics of materials is a crucial part of undergraduate and diploma construction or architecture-related courses, and this established textbook helps the reader to do just that with the help of colour photographs and clear diagrams throughout. This new sixth edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials research, new images, appropriate technologies and relevant legislation. The ecological effects of building construction and lifetime use remain an important focus, and this new edition includes a wide range of energy-saving building components.

Robotic Fabrication in Architecture Art and Design 2018

Robotic Fabrication in Architecture  Art and Design 2018
Author: Jan Willmann,Philippe Block,Marco Hutter,Kendra Byrne,Tim Schork
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 503
Release: 2018-08-25
ISBN: 3319922947
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robotic Fabrication in Architecture Art and Design 2018 Book Excerpt:

The book presents research from Rob|Arch 2018, the fourth international conference on robotic fabrication in architecture, art, and design. In capturing the myriad of scientific advances in robotics fabrication that are currently underway – such as collaborative design tools, computerised materials, adaptive sensing and actuation, advanced construction, on-site and cooperative robotics, machine-learning, human-machine interaction, large-scale fabrication and networked workflows, to name but a few – this compendium reveals how robotic fabrication is becoming a driver of scientific innovation, cross-disciplinary fertilization and creative capacity of an unprecedented kind.

Learning from Failure in the Design Process

Learning from Failure in the Design Process
Author: Lisa Huang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2020-04-23
ISBN: 131741974X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning from Failure in the Design Process Book Excerpt:

Learning from Failure in the Design Process shows you that design work builds on lessons learned from failures to help you relax your fear of making mistakes, so that you’re not paralyzed when faced with a task outside of your comfort zone. Working hands-on with building materials, such as concrete, sheet metal, and fabric, you will understand behaviors, processes, methods of assembly, and ways to evaluate your failures to achieve positive results. Through material and assembly strategies of stretching, casting, carving, and stacking, this book uncovers the issues, problems, and failures confronted in student material experiments and examines built projects that addressed these issues with innovative and intelligent strategies. Highlighting numerous professional practice case studies with over 250 color images, this book will be ideal for students interested in materials and methods, and students of architecture in design studios.

Fabricate 2020

Fabricate 2020
Author: Jane Burry,Jenny E. Sabin,Bob Sheil,Marilena Skavara
Publsiher: UCL Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-04-06
ISBN: 1787358119
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fabricate 2020 Book Excerpt:

Fabricate 2020 is the fourth title in the FABRICATE series on the theme of digital fabrication and published in conjunction with a triennial conference (London, April 2020). The book features cutting-edge built projects and work-in-progress from both academia and practice. It brings together pioneers in design and making from across the fields of architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, materials technology and computation. Fabricate 2020 includes 32 illustrated articles punctuated by four conversations between world-leading experts from design to engineering, discussing themes such as drawing-to-production, behavioural composites, robotic assembly, and digital craft.

Built

Built
Author: Roma Agrawal
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-02-13
ISBN: 1635570212
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Built Book Excerpt:

Winner of the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books The wonders of engineering revealed--by the inspirational female engineer behind the Shard, Western Europe's tallest building. While our cities are full of incredible engineering feats, most of us live with little idea of what goes into creating the built environment, let alone how a new building goes up, what it is constructed upon, or how it remains standing. In Built, star structural engineer Roma Agrawal explains how construction has evolved from the mud huts of our ancestors to skyscrapers of steel that reach into the sky. She unearths how humans have tunneled through solid mountains; how we've walked across the widest of rivers, and tamed nature's precious water resources. She tells vivid tales of the visionaries who created the groundbreaking materials used to build the Pantheon and the Eiffel Tower; and explains how careful engineering can minimize tragedies like the collapse of the Quebec Bridge. Interweaving science, history, illustrations, and personal stories, Built offers a fascinating window into a subject that makes up the foundation of our everyday lives.

Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Buildings II

Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Buildings II
Author: Michaela Dvorakova,Rostislav Drochytka,Jan Vanerek
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2019-06-21
ISBN: 3035734925
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Buildings II Book Excerpt:

The 20th Conference on the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Buildings (28 - 29 November 2018, Brno, Czech Republic) addresses the issue of building rehabilitation, a field which can be topically classified into the following areas of interest:1. Flaws and failures affecting historical and contemporary buildings; 2. Advanced materials used in buildings reconstruction and 3. Fire safety of buildings. The scientific papers include the areas of remediation of wood structures, building surface treatments (plasters), repair mortars, stone restoration, rehabilitation of masonry, rehabilitation of concrete structures, physicochemical properties of building materials, statics and dynamics of buildings and rehabilitation of timber-frame structures.

Second RILEM International Conference on Concrete and Digital Fabrication

Second RILEM International Conference on Concrete and Digital Fabrication
Author: Freek P. Bos,Sandra S. Lucas,Rob J.M. Wolfs,Theo A.M. Salet
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1187
Release: 2020-07-08
ISBN: 3030499162
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Second RILEM International Conference on Concrete and Digital Fabrication Book Excerpt:

This book gathers peer-reviewed contributions presented at the 2nd RILEM International Conference on Concrete and Digital Fabrication (Digital Concrete), held online and hosted by the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands from 6-9 July 2020. Focusing on additive and automated manufacturing technologies for the fabrication of cementitious construction materials, such as 3D concrete printing, powder bed printing, and shotcrete 3D printing, the papers highlight the latest findings in this fast-growing field, addressing topics like mixture design, admixtures, rheology and fresh-state behavior, alternative materials, microstructure, cold joints & interfaces, mechanical performance, reinforcement, structural engineering, durability and sustainability, automation and industrialization.

Construction Methods and Planning

Construction Methods and Planning
Author: J.R. Illingworth
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-12-21
ISBN: 1351990845
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Methods and Planning Book Excerpt:

This new edition of John Illingworth's popular book provides a thorough introduction to the selection of construction methods, their planning and organization on site. Thoroughly revised and updated, Construction Methods and Planning takes a practical, down-to-earth approach and features numerous examples and illustrations taken from real situations and sites. In Part One, the main factors which determine the planning of construction methods - site inspections, the site itself, temporary works, design, cost concepts and selection of plant and methods - are discussed. In Part Two, the application of these tools is presented, covering foundations and basements, in situ and precast concrete structures, steel frames, cladding, internal and external works, waste, methods statements, contract planning control and claims. The author provides an extension of the concept of 'buildability' and new chapters on facade retention and the refurbishment of domestic accommodation.

Structures and Architecture A Viable Urban Perspective

Structures and Architecture  A Viable Urban Perspective
Author: Marie Frier Hvejsel,Paulo J.S. Cruz
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2022-07-07
ISBN: 1000786102
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structures and Architecture A Viable Urban Perspective Book Excerpt:

Structures and Architecture. A Viable Urban Perspective? contains extended abstracts of the research papers and prototype submissions presented at the Fifth International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA2022, Aalborg, Denmark, 6-8 July 2022). The book (578 pages) also includes a USB with the full texts of the papers (1448 pages). The contributions on creative and scientific aspects in the conception and construction of structures as architecture, and on the role of advanced digital-, industrial- and craft -based technologies in this matter represent a critical blend of scientific, technical, and practical novelties in both fields. Hence, as part of the proceedings series Structures and Architecture, the volume adds to a continuous exploration and development of the synergetic potentials of the fields of Structures and Architecture. With each volume further challenging the conditions, problems, and potentials related to the art, practice, and theory of teaching, researching, designing, and building structures as vehicles towards a viable architecture of the urban environment. The volumes of the series appear once every three years, in tandem with the conferences organized by the International Association of Structures and Architecture and are intended for a global readership of researchers, practitioners, and students, including architects, structural and construction engineers, builders and building consultants, constructors, material suppliers, planners, urban designers, anthropologists, economists, sociologists, artists, product manufacturers, and other professionals involved in the design and realization of architectural, structural, and infrastructural projects.

Construction Materials Reference Book

Construction Materials Reference Book
Author: David Doran,Bob Cather
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2013-07-24
ISBN: 1135139210
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Materials Reference Book Book Excerpt:

This book is the definitive reference source for professionals involved in the conception, design and specification stages of a construction project. The theory and practical aspects of each material is covered, with an emphasis being placed on properties and appropriate use, enabling broader, deeper understanding of each material leading to greater confidence in their application. Containing fifty chapters written by subject specialists, Construction Materials Reference Book covers the wide range of materials that are encountered in the construction process, from traditional materials such as stone through masonry and steel to advanced plastics and composites. With increased significance being placed on broader environmental issues, issues of whole life cost and sustainability are covered, along with health and safety aspects of both use and installation.

Structures and Architecture

Structures and Architecture
Author: Paulo J. da Sousa Cruz
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-10-14
ISBN: 1317549961
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structures and Architecture Book Excerpt:

Although the disciplines of architecture and structural engineering have both experienced their own historical development, their interaction has resulted in many fascinating and delightful structures. To take this interaction to a higher level, there is a need to stimulate the inventive and creative design of architectural structures and to persuade architects and structural engineers to further collaborate in this process, exploiting together new concepts, applications and challenges. This set of book of abstracts and full paper searchable CD-ROM presents selected papers presented at the 3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture Conference (ICSA2016), organized by the School of Architecture of the University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal (July 2016), to promote the synergy in the collaboration between the disciplines of architecture and structural engineering.

New Technical Books

New Technical Books
Author: New York Public Library
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 500
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Technical Books Book Excerpt:

Installations by Architects

Installations by Architects
Author: Sarah Bonnemaison,Ronit Eisenbach
Publsiher: Princeton Architectural Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2009-08-12
ISBN: 9781568988504
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Installations by Architects Book Excerpt:

Over the last few decades, a rich and increasingly diverse practice has emerged in the art world that invites the public to touch, enter, and experience the work, whether it is in a gallery, on city streets, or in the landscape. Like architecture, many of these temporary artworks aspire to alter viewers' experience of the environment. An installation is usually the end product for an artist, but for architects it can also be a preliminary step in an ongoing design process. Like paper projects designed in the absence of "real" architecture, installations offer architects another way to engage in issues critical to their practice. Direct experimentation with architecture's material and social dimensions engages the public around issues in the built environment that concern them and expands the ways that architecture can participate in and impact people's everyday lives. The first survey of its kind, Installations by Architects features fifty of the most significant projects from the last twenty-five years by today's most exciting architects, including Anderson Anderson, Philip Beesley, Diller + Scofidio, John Hejduk, Dan Hoffman, and Kuth/Ranieri Architects. Projects are grouped in critical areas of discussion under the themes of tectonics, body, nature, memory, and public space. Each project is supplemented by interviews with the project architects and the discussions of critics and theorists situated within a larger intellectual context. There is no doubt that installations will continue to play a critical role in the practice of architecture. Installations by Architects aims to contribute to the role of installations in sharpening our understanding of the built environment.

Fundamentals of Building Construction

Fundamentals of Building Construction
Author: Edward Allen,Joseph Iano
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2013-10-14
ISBN: 1118138910
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Building Construction Book Excerpt:

Note from the publisher: Now in its sixth edition, this bestselling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction. Emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frame, masonry bearing wall, steel frame, and reinforced concrete construction, the new edition includes new information on building materials properties; the latest on "pre-engineered" building components and sustainability issues; and reflects the latest building codes and standards. It also features an expanded series of case studies along with more axonometric detail drawings and revised photographs for a thoroughly illustrated approach.

Material Strategies in Digital Fabrication

Material Strategies in Digital Fabrication
Author: Christopher Beorkrem
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-07-28
ISBN: 1317225783
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Material Strategies in Digital Fabrication Book Excerpt:

In this second edition of Material Strategies in Digital Fabrication are new case studies, improved wayfinding, the inclusion of composites and plastics, and references to similar strategies between different projects. In 400 step-by-step diagrams dissecting 39 case studies in 10 countries on 3 continents, the book shows you how material performance drives the digital fabrication process and determines technique. The book identifies the important characteristics of each material, including connection types, relative costs, deformation, color, texture, finish, dimensional properties, durability, and weathering and waterproofing to link design outcomes to form. The book is divided into five main chapters by material; wood, metal, concrete/masonry, composites/plastics, and recycled/pre-cycled, to help you reference construction techniques for the fabrication machines you have on-hand. Includes projects by SHoP Architects, Gramazio & Kohler, Schindlersalmeron, The Institute for Computational Design (Achim Menges, Patkau Architects,Sebastien Wierinck, Blue Dot Furniture, Marble Fairbanks, Studio Gang Architects, Macdowell.Tomova, Thomas Heatherwick Studio, Heather Roberge, MX3D, Matsys, Asbjorn Sondergaard, Block Research Group (Phillipe Block), Ball Nogues Studio, Matter Design, WORK Architecture Company, and SoftLab.

Civil Engineer s Reference Book

Civil Engineer s Reference Book
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1246
Release: 1994-03-21
ISBN: 1482269260
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civil Engineer s Reference Book Book Excerpt:

After an examination of fundamental theories as applied to civil engineering, authoritative coverage is included on design practice for certain materials and specific structures and applications. A particular feature is the incorporation of chapters on construction and site practice, including contract management and control.