Many books have covered the topics of architecture, materials and technology. 'New Architecture and Technology' is the first to explore the interrelation between these three subjects. It illustrates the impact of modern technology and materials on architecture.
The book explores the technical progress of building showing how developments, both past and present, are influenced by design methods. It provides a survey of contemporary architecture, as affected by construction technology. It also explores aspects of building technology within the context of general industrial, social and economic developments. The reader will acquire a vocabulary covering the entire range of structure types and learn a new approach to understanding the development of design.
'New Architecture and Technology has a strong potential role at the intersection of advanced architectural and engineering practice. It can guide architects and engineers on the potentials for new technologies in their projects and on the issues that must be addressed to incorporate these technologies successfully.'
Richard N. Wright - Former Director of the Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Introduction; Late 20th Century Architecture; Building Technology in Context; The Impact of Technical Progress; The Impact of Invisible Technologies and Other Factors; Computer Aided Design; The Emerging Functional Requirements and their Consequences; The Impact of New Technologies on the Aesthetics of Architecture; The Price of Progress; Defects in Design, Materials and Construction; Construction and Site Management Strategies; Summary and Outlook; Index.