Component Design: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Component Design

1st Edition

By Michael Stacey

Routledge

216 pages

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Paperback: 9780750609135
pub: 2001-11-22
$110.00
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Hardback: 9781138470491
pub: 2017-11-06
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Description

Technological development of materials has left a designer spoilt for choice. Component Design helps you to cope with this amount of choice by viewing it as an opportunity for innovative and unique design.

This comprehensive guide explores the history of technological development, describes manufacturing processes, discusses materials and outlines specific design constraints. It stimulates understanding of the topic and encourages discussion between architects, engineers, designers and manufacturers in making innovative designs a reality.

Contemporary examples of component design in building construction, including over 40 drawings commissioned for the book, illustrate current practice. Chapter references, a glossary and the companion website give you a gateway to all the information you need to gain confidence in designing a component from first principles.

This is a vital book for all architects, engineers, designers, manufacturers and contractors as it explores the relationship between the overall intention of a project and the means of achieving it.

Reviews

'Component Design is a timely reminder that one of the keys to creating rich and refined architecture lies in understanding the methods of production.'
Tim Macfarlane

'Michael Stacey has written a good primer on his subject.'
Architectural Review

Table of Contents

Introduction; Extrusions; Aluminium extrusions; Flexible polymer extrusions; Rigid polymer extrusions; Extruding steel; Metal castings; Sheet metal forming; Composites, Glass as a component; Prototypes and testing; Glossary; Appendix A - Comparative material data; Index.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC000000
ARCHITECTURE / General
ARC009000
ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials