Basics Architecture 02: Construction & Materiality

Basics Architecture 02: Construction & Materiality

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"Basics Architecture: Construction & Materiality" is an in-depth exploration of the key materials used in modern architecture. The book covers materials including stone and brick, concrete, timber, glass, steel and composites. It examines their history, development and practical application in contemporary architecture. Discussion is supported by a variety of case studies and examples of work taken from best of contemporary architecture, as well as practical student exercises and resources.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 158 x 228 x 16mm | 521.63g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • AVA Publishing SA
  • Lausanne, Switzerland
  • English
  • 200 colour illustrations
  • 2940373833
  • 9782940373833
  • 236,668

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'Inspiring, well illustrated and relevant to the academic curricula.' Boris Ceranic, University of Derby, UK. 'Visually exciting, easy to navigate and includes architects and architecture of great significance.' Anna Downs, Peterborough Regional College, UK. 'It makes an admirable 'primer' to architecture generally. The text is well conceived, relevant and timely. It is very accessible and clear.' Christopher Platt, University of Strathclyde, UK. 'Good professional knowledge in an accessible format. I like the ethical questions added at the end.' Stephanie Wooster, University of the West of England, UK. 'An excellent collection of case studies.' Paola Michialino, Newcastle University, UK.

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About Lorraine Farrelly

Lorraine Farrelly is an architect who co-ordinates degree courses in architecture and interior design at the University of Portsmouth, UK. She also lectures at universities around the world on representation in architecture. Lorraine examines in universities in the UK, has taught at various European universities and has presented her research on architecture and the European city at conferences internationally. She has written several books about contemporary architecture and interior design, as well as articles on architectural drawing, architectural education and contemporary architecture.

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