Publisher: Birkhauser, ISBN: 9783035617726, Author: Andrew Watts, Format: Paperback, 297 x 210mm, 224pp
In the context of tight budgets, complex geometries, high energy efficiency, and tight completion schedules, the requirements for technical details and their execution in modern buildings are very exacting.
Modern Construction Case Studies: Emerging Innovation in Building Techniques presents successfully implemented contemporary avant-garde projects or buildings under construction – all designed by internationally renowned architects’ practices, including Zaha Hadid Architects, Jean Nouvel, and Kohn Pederson Fox.
The book compares the facade technology used in complex projects and illustrates how the facades interact with the loadbearing structure and services installations. It offers insights into the design process, presenting case studies of unusual buildings. The material is systematically presented so that the different technical solutions can be compared.