Smart Materials and Technologies in Architecture octubre 15, 2009Posted by christian saucedo in Bibliography.
Nombre: Smart Materials and Technologies in Architecture
Editorial: Architectural Press
Autores: Michelle Addington and Daniel L. Schodek
“.seeks to give architects and designers a better understanding of some of the breathtaking new technologies becoming available so that they can be applied to the best advantage. Addington and Schodek, both professors in the Harvard Design School’s architecture department, want to make sure that these technologies are designed into buildings in a thoughtful way. Indeed, they spent 10 years researching and writing the book. The presentation is tailored to design professionals and includes equations and a fair amount of technical detail, but the authors don’t get so far into the nitty-gritty as to go beyond what designers need to know. Smart Materials and Technologies fills a void in the literature and may help a great many designers and architects develop buildings that are more useful to an even greater number of occupants.”
– Civil Engineering
“This book, while offering a primer for the understanding of materials, focusing particularly on contemporary materials, also promotes a revision of our thinking as design professionals . the authors carefully construct their discussion around specific materials that do or could have architectural applications. By focusing on material behavior, rather than appearances, the book argues for a new way of thinking about architectural production.”
– Journal of Architectural Education