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Architecture & construction in glass

Author: Dimitris Kottas
Publisher: Barcelona : Linksbooks, [2012?]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fine selection of proposals shows how glass can be employed to resolve an extensive range of constructive challenges. This publication features awe-inspiring glazed faades as well as smaller-scale constructions, all of which meld with their surroundings through reflections and interplays of light. Also highlighted are the environmental advantages of using this beautiful material. Internationally renowned  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Designs and plans
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dimitris Kottas
ISBN: 9788415123286 8415123280
OCLC Number: 814360932
Description: 259 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 30 cm
Contents: Glass in construction --
Defects and deterioration in glass --
Glass products --
Forum 3, Novartis Headquarters / Diener & Diener Architekten --
MyZeil / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas --
Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET) / Mario Cucinella Architects --
John Lewis Department Store and Cineplex / Foreign Office Architects --
Kindergarten in Reutlingen / Ackermann & Raff, Architects BDA --
Trutec Building / Barkow Leibinger Architects --
Cricursa Stand / Enric Ruiz-Geli (Cloud 9), Pep Bou, Augustí Obiol --
Lufthansa Headquarters / ingenhoven architects --
Z58 / Kengo Kuma & Associates --
Lowe Apartment / Brookes Stacey Randall --
Cricursa Stand / ON-A --
Citroën Showroom / Manuelle Gautrand --
Lev / Andrej Kalamar --
MUSAC in León / Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos --
New headquarters for Gas Natural / Miralles Tagliabue EMBT --
Maison Hermès / Renzo Piano Building Workshop --
Mother and Child Center / Nickl & Partner --
Health and Spa Facilities / Behnisch & Partner --
Lensvelt Offices and Warehouse / Wiel Arets --
Siefert House / Michael Shamiyeh, BAUKILTUR --
ING Head Offices / (EE) Erick van Egeraat associated architects.
Other Titles: Architecture and construction in glass
Responsibility: [author, Dimitris Kottas].

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This fine selection of proposals shows how glass can be employed to resolve an extensive range of constructive challenges. This publication features awe-inspiring glazed faades as well as smaller-scale constructions, all of which meld with their surroundings through reflections and interplays of light. Also highlighted are the environmental advantages of using this beautiful material. Internationally renowned architects provide detailed texts, complemented by full-color photographs of each project to make this volume an essential reference for all those interested in the field, whether professionals or students.

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