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Smart Materials in Architecture, Interior Architecture and Design [Hardcover]

By Axel Ritter, Ken Marschall (Illustrator), Brant Adams (Adapted By), Stephen Mitchell (Contributor), Judith Butler (Editor), Paul Collier (Editor) & Jon Buller
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The use of smart materials in architecture is a dynamic and innovative area merging research, development, and use. Smart materials, with their reversible characteristics, respond to stimuli such as light, temperature, and electrical field by changing their form,color,viscosity, etc.

One of the most fascinating developments is the advent of Phase Change Materials. These materials make it possible, for example, to develop self-acting, kinetic facades and wallpaper that changes its color and pattern based on temperature and light.

The book presents the development of these materials and also describes their use in the contexts of architecture, design, and art. It offers a systematic overview with a detailed discussion of properties, technologies, products, and projects based on twenty groups of smart materials.





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Pages   190
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 10.5" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   2.6 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 2006
Publisher   Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN  376437327X  
ISBN13  9783764373276  


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