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Architectural Material & Detail Structure: Advanced Materials

Eckhard Gerber

320 pages
Design Media Publishing Ltd
Advanced materials refers to newly developed material with better performance than traditional materials. Things like "power-generating and breathing" membrane structure, "self-cleaning" carbon fiber structure and "energy-saving" photovoltaic panel have been gradually introduced into architectural design,. This book collects a wide range of state-of-the-art materials and discusses their application and future development in architectural design. Each case included is carefully analysed with photos, detailed drawings and informative text. As a practical reference book, it provides readers with a comprehensive understanding about the current application of advanced materials in architectural design.
Author Bio
Eckhard·Gerber, founder of Gerber Architekten; 1959—1966 study architectural design at Braunschweig University of Technology; 1973-1975 working as a teaching assistant at the University of Dortmund; 1981-1992 as professor at the University of Essen Design basics and application architecture and regional planning;from 2004 as a professor teaching graduate architectural design course at the University of Wuppertal.