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Translucent Materials: Glass, Plastics, Metals

Kaltenbach, Frank
Traditionally, stretched paper, finely-cut stone, or stained glass were used to create mood and atmosphere. This book presents a survey of translucent materials, their technical properties and applications.
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Building with Large Clay Blocks: Details, Products, Examples

Hugues, Theodor
In modern masonry work it is customary to use large size blocks in building. Using two houses as examples, this work presents the details in a scale of 1:10. It elucidates on critical points, showing where care should be given to achieve sustainable results.
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The Art of Precast Concrete: Colour, Texture, Expression

Bennett, David
A survey of the developments in precast concrete technology and building practice, including detailed documentation of 24 inspired projects.
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Dressed Stone: Types of Stone, Details, Examples

Hugues, Theodor & Steiger, Ludwig
Incorporates a chapter on facade techniques in the construction, and also includes a selection of the 80 most sought after European stone types. This book showcases the uses of dressed stone with detailed drawings and focuses the joints and specific related problems.
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Smart Materials in Architecture, Interior Architecture and Design

Ritter, Axel~
Smart materials respond to stimuli such as light or temperature by changing their form, color, and viscosity. These materials make it possible to develop self-acting, kinetic facades and wallpaper that changes its color and pattern based on temperature and light. This book presents the functions and uses of about twenty groups of smart materials.
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Liquid Stone: New Architecture in Concrete

Cohen, Jean-Louis & Moeller, Martin~
Features eight essays by noted authors that shed light on specific aspects of concrete and its new forms. This title also features 30 attractive buildings, which illustrate and exemplify these developments.
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Concrete: Design, Construction, Examples

Peck, Martin
Provides the basic information needed to work with the concrete, with special attention to the architect's role in planning and construction management. This title describes the trends in concrete technology and the development of innovative new types of concrete, with firsthand reports by architects in the field.
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Nano Materials: in Architecture, Interior Architecture and Design

Leydecker, Sylvia
Helps architects, interior designers and designers to find an introduction to the functions and use of nano materials, specifically tailored to their needs and illustrated by numerous international project examples.
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Building with Steel: Details, Principles, Examples

Reichel, A : Detail
A handbook that is suitable for quick, goal-oriented reading and implementation. It features case study projects that exemplify common norm details using large-scale drawings. It also includes the fundamentals of planning load-bearing structures that provide design and planning help.
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Interior Surfaces and Materials: Aesthetics, Technology, Implementation

Schittich, Christian
Architecture is defined by its materials and surfaces. Not infrequently, it is their look and feel that determine whether a project succeeds or fails. This book provides detailed and specific information on the use of appropriate materials in interior design.
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