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Innovation in Architecture

A Path to the Future, 1st Edition

Edited by Alan J. Brookes, Dominique Poole

Taylor & Francis

160 pages | 100 Color Illus. | 66 B/W Illus.

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In this highly original book, through a series of essays, key architects and engineers in Europe, Australia, and the USA describe the ideas and development behind the innovative technology in their chosen projects, with the emphasis being on the means of production and the links between design and the manufacturing process.


'This book does need to be read and re-read as it is full of thought-provoking material.' – The Structural Engineer

'The book deals with innovation in architecture from different perspectives, establishing a clear link between the design process, manufacturing and application.'Lecturer, University of Liverpool

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Alan J. Brookes and Dominique Poole 2. Exploring, Rehearsing, Delivering: Mike Davies 3. Concept Before Calculation: Tony Hunt 4. A Process Orientated Architecture: David Kirkland 5. Material Innovation and the Development of Form: Mark Lovell 6. More than Architecture: David Marks and Julia Barfield, written by Dominique Poole 7. An Engineers' Perspective: Mike Cook 8. Touch the Earth Lightly: Richard Horden, written by Dominique Poole 9. Production Processes, Sources and Uses of Materials: Eva Jiricna, written by Alan J. Brookes 10. Constructing the Ephemeral - Innovation in the Use of Glass: Luke Lowings and James Carpenter 11. Tradition of the Primitive with Modern Materials: An Australian Perspective: Chris Clarke 12. A Passion for Building: Volkwin Marg, written by Alan J. Brookes 13. The Incredible Lightness of Being: Chris Wilkinson. Index.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials
ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice