Scratching the Surface: New London Facades by London Architects (2007 ed.)

Scratching the Surface: New London Facades by London Architects (2007 ed.)

By: Andrew Watts (editor)Paperback

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New architecture in London presents a richly facetted range of contemporary urban designs. Social and political forces require more than just cosmetic packaging for new buildings. The facade as a public face plays a complex role here. While facades used to perform a static, representative guide, the requirements today focus on communication and interactivity. "Scratching the Surface" surveys the current state of affairs and documents today's technical possibilities. The book - which can be used as a guide due to its handy format - shows state-of-the-art facade construction. Its detailed technical renderings are meant to appeal to architects, planners and architecture students as well as civil engineers interested in architecture.

About Author

ANDREW WATTS, born 1957. Over fifteen years experience working as an architect in facade and roofs detailing.


introduction: project locations in london; an overview andrew watts.- essays: material complexity in facade design scott cahill; variability in component systems scott cahill; new facade systems andrew watts; redefining the physical: the architectural implications of computer-aided manufacture jeg dudley; further implications of cam and cad in contemporary architecture jeg dudley; parametric design: an historical perspective roly hudson.- interviews: alison brooks architects; ash sakula architects; dRMM; dsdha; mangera yvars architects; niall mclaughlin architects; youmeheshe.- projects: alison brooks architects; allford hall monaghan morris; ash sakula architects; cottrell & vermeulen; dRMM; dsdha; fat; feilden clegg bradley architects; gianni botsford architects; hawkins\brown; lynch architects; maccreanorlavington architects; make; mangera yvars architects; meadowcroft griffin architects; moxon architects; muf architecture/art; niall mclaughlin architects; penoyre & Prasad; piercy conner; sarah wigglesworth architects; sergison bates architects; stephen taylor architects; youmeheshe; newtecnic practice profile; credits & acknowledgements; index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783211715383
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 303
  • ID: 9783211715383
  • ISBN10: 321171538X
  • edition: 2007 ed.

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