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Transparent Plastics: Design and Technology [Hardcover]

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Recent years have seen the construction of buildings made of plastic, structures that are as attractive as they are unusual. After initial experiments in the 1970s, plastic is currently experiencing a tremendous boom. Originally used for temporary structures like the BMW Pavilion in Frankfurt, it is now employed in many permanent buildings as well, including the recent Catholic church in Radebeul by Staib/Behnisch. Prominent international avant-garde architects such as Shigeru Ban and Herzog & de Meuron frequently use transparent plastic for their structures. Transparent plastic seems ephemeral and thus captures the spirit of the times. Its various qualities between transparent and translucent make it possible to achieve fascinating effects with light and color.

Projects presented include the Allianz Arena in Munich by Herzog & de Meuron, the Rocket Tower in Leicester by Grimshaw & Partners, the Paper Art Museum by Shigeru Ban in Shizuoka, Japan, and the public housing development Cit Manifeste in Mulhouse by Lacaton Vassal.

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Pages   159
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.97" Width: 9.21" Height: 0.71"
Weight:   2.51 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 12, 2007
Publisher   Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN  3764374705  
ISBN13  9783764374709  

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More About Simone Jeska

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Simone Jeska, geboren 1965, hat Architektur an der Technischen Fachhochschule NA1/4rnberg sowie Architekturtheorie und Architekturgeschichte an der ETH ZA1/4rich studiert. Sie hat mehrere Publikationen im Bereich der Architektur vorgelegt; u.a. war sie Ko-Autorin des Entwurfsatlas BA1/4robau.

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