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Kinetic architecture : designs for active envelopes

Author: Russell Martin Fortmeyer; Charles D Linn
Publisher: Mulgrave, Victoria : Images Publishing Group, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kinetic Architecture: Designs for Active Envelopes is an essential resource for architects, engineers, students, and researchers seeking an in-depth study of historic precedents relating to the evolution of the active envelopes that inform and inspire architects today.
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Genre/Form: Designs and plans
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Martin Fortmeyer; Charles D Linn
ISBN: 9781864704952 1864704950
OCLC Number: 806387538
Description: 223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword / Christopher Ingenhoven --
Ancestors of the kinetic façade / Charles D. Linn --
Kinetic energy / Russell Fortmeyer --
Tugendhat House: passive Mies to active Mies / Russell Fortmeyer --
North America : EMPAC --
California Academy of Science --
Manitoba Hydro Place --
Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons --
Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center --
Bloom --
NASA Arnes Research Center --
Pittsburgh Children's Museum --
Marcelia Niefhoff School of Nursing --
Tower at PNC Plaza --
Europe : Café-Restaurant Open --
Unilever Haus --
KFW Westarkade --
Helsinki Central Library --
Australia : Council House 2 --
Surry Hills Library and Community Center --
1 Bligh Street --
Sydney Law School --
Asia : Beijing National Aquatics Center (Water Cube) / with essay from Halco Schepers --
Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters --
Sony City Osaki --
CJ Cheiljedang Research and Development Center --
Parkview Green --
Gardens by the Bay --
Research & development: façades of the future.
Responsibility: Russell Fortmeyer, Charles D. Linn.

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