The Architecture of Parking

The Architecture of Parking

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This is the first comprehensive international survey of one of the most neglected but most important building types of the modern era: the parking garage. Four main chapters define the most influential aspects of parking design: elevations and facade; construction and materiality; the use of light; and, experimentation. This book's wide-ranging importance and detailed plans make it an indispensable and inspirational resource for students, professional architects, engineers, urban planners, and developers.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 202 x 218 x 36mm | 1,120.37g
  • Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 568 illustrations, 227 in colour
  • 0500342377
  • 9780500342374
  • 2,036,114

Table of contents

Introduction: The History, Aesthetics and Impact of the Parking Structure; 1. Elevation: Skin, Lightness and Expression; 2. Matter: The Plasticity of Concrete; 3. Light: Animating the Utilitarian; 4. Space: Formal Innovation and Programmatic Experimentation; Conclusion.show more

About Simon Henley

Simon Henley is principal of award-winning London-based architecture firm Buschow Henley. Educated at the universities of Liverpool and Oregon, Henley was shortlisted for the UK's Young Architect of the Year 2002.show more

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