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Building the Future Building Technology and Cultural History from the Industrial Revolution until Today

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ISBN-10: 3791339265

ISBN-13: 9783791339269

Edition: 2008

Authors: Ulrich Pfammatter

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Spanning the last two centuries??????and offering cogent analyses of how we will build in the future??????this volume presents over one hundred case studies of built structures that illustrate the marriage of building technology and culture. Including color photographs, drawings, and architectural plans, this book profiles some of the world's most interesting public spaces, commercial buildings, stadiums, and transport stations to reveal how prevailing social mores helped determine these structures' materials, appearance, and function. The innovative concepts these buildings signify and the integration of these ideas into the common lexicon are presented in chapters on the evolution of the…    
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 325
Size: 9.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.488

From greenhouse to 'high-tech hothouse' - virtual experience space of industrial and communicative societies
Building as an art or the art of building? : railway sheds, expo pavillions, terminals - spatial landscapes of the future
How concrete became lighter - 100 years of concrete pioneers
The 'liberated facade' - from wall to partition to skin
Process thinking conquers construction - industrialisation from the balloon frame to the skyscraper
"Sustainable building design" - a future project
Sir Ove Arup : the key speech, 1970
Index of names
Index of places and projects
Exhibition and expo projects