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.
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.
Alan Brookes has previously written several technical books about architecture, building construction, and has advised on the cladding and glazing of many innovative projects including Singapore Arts Centre and Federation Square, Melbourne. He is currently Professor of Building Technology at T.U Delft, The Netherlands. Previously he was visiting professor at Oxford Brookes and Aachen University.
Dominque Poole has recently completed her PhD in Architecture with a thesis on 'Technical Innovation in Construction'. She has been employed to carry out research in the fields of technical innovation and knowledge management by a variety of architectural and engineering firms including Buro Happold and Arup Research and Development.
'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