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Author Emmitt, Stephen.

Title Architectural technology / Stephen Emmitt
Published Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Science ; Abingdon [England] : Marston Book Services, 2002


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Description viii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Pt. I. A Primer. 1. Setting the agenda. 2. Evolving architectural technology. 3. Constructive links. 4. A question of detail -- Pt. II. The Building and the Process. 5. Planning for life. 6. Regulations, codes and standards. 7. Healthy, safe and secure buildings. 8. The art of detailing. 9. Product selection. 10. Communicating design intent. 11. Assembling the parts. 12. Building performance and durability -- Pt. III. Synthesis. 13. The language of detail. 14. Technological innovation. 15. Towards a theory for practice
Summary This book highlights the intimacy between the bold vision of what is possible in building design and the translation of that vision into reality that makes it an icon that connects technology, innovation, sustainability and the community. The content focuses on the evolution of the design process and how to make cutting edge technologies work together to achieve new levels of performance - not just exceeding standards - but driving building concepts to a new and higher level. The interaction between architecture and technology, between passive and active measures and the collection and use of data to optimize building performance has resulted in a truly remarkable building. Since its opening, thousands of visitors - architects, planners, designers, engineers, developers and builders - along with thousands of students and school children have come to see and understand the building. We hope it helps foster ingenuity and a new era of bold, innovative and sustainable thinking
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-259) and index
Subject Architecture -- Technological innovations.
Architecture and technology.
Architectural design -- Technique.
Author Juergen Loos
Martin Powell
LC no. 2001037962
ISBN 063206403X