Materials for Architectural Design

Materials for Architectural Design


By (author) Victoria Ballard Bell, By (author) Patrick J. Rand

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  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 220mm x 272mm x 30mm | 1,302g
  • Publication date: 31 July 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1856694801
  • ISBN 13: 9781856694803
  • Illustrations note: 525 illustrations, 275 in colour
  • Sales rank: 36,274

Product description

This book is aimed at students of architecture and young practising architects. It gives detailed descriptions of glass, concrete, wood, metals and plastics and covers their unique properties, histories and various forms. It carries sections that feature 10-12 case studies including plans, sections, elevations and details, together with colour photographs illustrating the inspired and widely varied ways in which these materials can be applied.

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Author information

Victoria Ballard Bell studied architecture and urban planning at the University of Virginia and is now a practising architect.

Table of contents

Introduction; Glass; Technical information; Case studies; Concrete; Technical information; Case studies; Metals; Technical information; Case studies; Wood; Technical information; Case studies; Plastics; Technical information; Case studies; Appendix of Tables.