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On Flexibility

Mark West

Mark West is an artist, builder, professor of architecture, and inventor of numerous flexible mould techniques for concrete construction. He was the founding Director of the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (CAST) at the University of Manitoba, and is currently a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as teaching at other schools of architecture and engineering internationally. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fabric Formwork Book : Methods for Building New Architectural and Structural Forms in Concrete

Routledge, 2017

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... ON FLEXIBILITY section stock.  reinforced concrete has been used    Developed in parallel with single-axis production mills  for over a hundred years and with are engineering calculation techniques that rely...

Reproducing nature

Richard Coyne

Richard Coyne is Professor of Architectural Computing at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the University of Edinburgh, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Network Nature : The Place of Nature in the Digital Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The forms, structures and functions of leaves, flowers, insects, mosses and other elements in nature survive harsh competition. Why not copy them? In this chapter, I will review...

Structural Intelligence in Flexible Materials

Edward Allen

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Edward Allen is an architect, educator and author. Over the past 30 years he has lectured at many schools of architecture in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. He has been a faculty member at Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of several bestselling texts on architectural technology, including: Architectural Detailing, The Architect’s Studio Companion, Form and Forces: Designing Efficient, Expressive Structures and Fundamentals of Building Construction. He is the recipient of the 2005 Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education, awarded by the American Institute of Architects and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Ochsendorf

John Ochsendorf is a structural engineer and the Class of 1942 Professor of Architecture and Civil and Environmental Engineering at the MIT, where he directs the Structural Design Lab and the Masonry Research Group. He is a founding partner of Ochsendorf, DeJong & Block LLC. He is the author of the 2010 book Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile. He won the Rome Prize and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2008. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mark West

Mark West is an artist, builder, professor of architecture, and inventor of numerous flexible mould techniques for concrete construction. He was the founding Director of the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (CAST) at the University of Manitoba, and is currently a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as teaching at other schools of architecture and engineering internationally. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fabric Formwork Book : Methods for Building New Architectural and Structural Forms in Concrete

Routledge, 2017

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... STRUCTURAL INTELLIGENCE IN FLEXIBLE MATERIALS Edward Allen, John Ochsendorf, and Mark West The term funicular, as it is used here, means “tension-only”  or “compression-only” for a given loading. This is typically...

The Four Elements of Santorini’s Architecture

Thanos N. Stasinopoulos

Thanos N. Stasinopoulos is a freelance architect, researcher and lecturer in green architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and other schools of architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lessons from Vernacular Architecture

Routledge, 2014

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... THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF SANTORINI’S ARCHITECTURE Thanos N. Stasinopoulos GREECE Introduction The four elements concept Santorini According to a long line of scholars, from the ancient Greek philosophers to the medieval alchemists, the very...

Contemporary Ideas

Lorraine Farrelly

Writes: Architecture - General, Interior Design and Interior Architecture - General, Construction, Technology and Building Systems, Architectural Design and Design Process, Drawing and Presentation, Digital Architectural Design, Design - General Author of : Basics Architecture 02: Construction & Materiality, The Fundamentals of Architecture, Representational Techniques for Architecture, Basics Architecture 01: Representational Techniques Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fundamentals of Architecture

AVA Publishing SA, 2012

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... Contemporary Ideas Within the parameters of this book, contemporary ideas in architecture refer to those of the twentieth and twenty-first century. Architecture is heavily influenced by the zeitgeist (the spirit of the age), but when...

La Maison Suspendue: Imaginary Solutions For an Everyday Domestic Machine

Designing the French Interior : The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Known as an American architect in France and a French architect in America, Paul Nelson (1895–1979) was well born, educated, and connected. While spending much of the 1920s studying at the École des Beaux-Arts and in Auguste Perret...

The building in the landscape

Roderick Kemsley

Roderick Kemsley is founding Director of the award-winning architectural practice studioKAP, www.studioKAP.com, whose built work has been published in Germany, Japan, Italy, Scandinavia and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christopher Platt

Christopher Platt is founding Director of studioKAP and Head and Professor of Architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dwelling with Architecture

Routledge, 2012

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... The building in the landscape Observations on the vernacular ‘Vernacular Architecture is specifically an image of the world, which makes present the envi- ronment in which life takes place, not in an abstract manner, but with a concrete...

Daylight rules the modern building

Stephen Eskilson

Stephen Eskilson is Professor of Art History at Eastern Illinois University. He is coauthor of Frames of Reference: Art History and the World (2003) and author of Graphic Design a New History (2007 & 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Age of Glass : A Cultural History of Glass in Modern and Contemporary Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...One of the essential components of early modern architecture was the windows that served as a gateway for natural light and ventilation. Because these elemental functions of the window were largely superseded by electric lighting...