Item description for Aluminium Architecture: Construction and details by Hugues Wilquin...
Aluminium is an extremely versatile material. Light-weight and resistant to corrosion, it is a particularly suitable material for certain building requirements. Aluminium already played an innovative role in the post-WWII years, as can be seen in the work of the French engineer, Jean Prouv. And because of its aesthetical qualities and great strength, aluminium is a highly rated material in today's sophisticated architecture. This book provides a systematic overview of the applications of aluminium as a building material, giving information on the properties of the metal and highlighting the latest technical advances. A selection of 25 international projects document the application of aluminium in load-bearing structures, facades, roofs and windows. Amongst the projects included are Toyo Ito's Aluminium House in Tokyo, Renzo Piano's Mercedes Benz Design Centre in Stuttgart, SOM's Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, and Norman Foster's Greenwich Transport Interchange.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.8" Width: 8.4" Height: 0.6" Weight: 1.95 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2001
Publisher Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN 3764364122 ISBN13 9783764364120
Reviews - What do customers think about Aluminium Architecture: Construction and details?
It's a must reading to understand aluminium in architecture May 1, 2003
I've been in the aluminium industry (specifically what regards building applications) for almost ten years and this book covers a gap that existed in the publishg market, i.e. books concerning roofing applications.
It demonstrates very clearly and in plain English what aluminium is about (the basic principles such as corrosion resistance, alloys, history of the metal and so on), what the possibilities of this versatile material are in building, many case studies and so on.
I think that the author could have informed the details of the suppliers in order to get to know a little bit more about the finished products.
I also consider this a valuable work not only for experienced professionals but also for civil engineering and architecure students because veery little is taught about his metal in those courses.