Made Of…: New Materials Sourcebook for Architecture and Design by Christiane SauerMade Of…: New Materials Sourcebook for Architecture and Design by Christiane Sauer

Made Of…: New Materials Sourcebook for Architecture and Design

byChristiane Sauer

Hardcover | May 19, 2010

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A detailed guide to innovative materials and their applications in today's architecture and design.

Without high-tech building materials the modern structures of today's architecture

would be inconceivable and unbuildable. Made of ]] presents a wide range of

the innovative building materials that are currently being developed, as well as

their applications for today's architecture.

Made of ]] introduces architects to new approaches to sophisticated building concepts

that are made possible by the use of high-tech building materials. In each

chapter for example "Reinforced," "Glass Fibers," "Carbon Fibers," "Natural Fibers,"

"Sandwiches," "Honeycombs," and "Foams" the qualities of a new material are

explained and evaluated. Their applications are not only explained in insightful

texts, but also clarified in images of current architectural projects that use them.

Today, the demands on a building in terms of sustainability, energy efficiency, and

security are constantly rising. A structure also has to address the social aspects

of those who use it and be immune to the pollutants that attack its surface. At the

same time, the demands on building materials are also rising, as are those on the

architects who use them. Made of ]] gives architects both inspiration and practical

advice as to how they can work with innovative building materials today in a

way that is also viable for the future.

The texts in Made of ]] are written by the architect Christiane Sauer, who has

established herself as an international expert in the field of building materials.

She started her career in materials research at star architect Rem Koolhaas's

Office for Metropolitan Architecture, a company that does more intense research

into the field of materials than almost any other. Today, Christiane Sauer has her

own consultancy that advises architects the world over on the subject of building

materials and their application.

Title:Made Of…: New Materials Sourcebook for Architecture and DesignFormat:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.5 × 12 × 0.98 inPublished:May 19, 2010Publisher:DGVLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:389955289X

ISBN - 13:9783899552898