The Fabric Formwork Book

The Fabric Formwork Book
  • Author : Mark West
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2016-05-01
  • ISBN : 0415748860

The Fabric Formwork Book Book Review:

The Fabric Formwork Book

The Fabric Formwork Book
  • Author : Mark West
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 298
  • Relase : 2016-11-10
  • ISBN : 9781317380924

The Fabric Formwork Book Book Review:

Concrete is the most used man-made material in the world and is the fundamental physical medium for most of the world’s architecture and construction. The character of concrete is largely the product of the rigid moulds that have shaped it since its invention in antiquity. The advent of flexible moulds, however, marks a radical break from conventional practice – and conventional concrete architecture. The Fabric Formwork Book provides the first comprehensive handbook on the emerging technology of flexible moulds for reinforced concrete architecture. Written by the foremost expert in the field, this book takes a comprehensive and generous approach that includes technical, historical and theoretical aspects of the subject. The book: concentrates on simple flat-sheet formworks contains detailed technical descriptions of how to construct a wide range of formworks for various applications features case studies from around the world critiques the difficulties and advantages in each case it covers provides instruction and guidance on how to model and design fabric-formed structures includes the most comprehensive history of fabric formwork yet published features essays from guest expert authors, which explore the theoretical, historical, and poetic significance of flexibly formed architecture and structures discusses fabric formwork as an exemplary approach to sustainable construction through its simplicity and efficiency. Beautifully designed and illustrated with a superb range of images, diagrams and technical drawings, the book both informs and inspires. Speaking directly and plainly to professionals, students and academics, the language used is both clear and precise, and care is taken to avoid opaque technical or academic jargon. Technical terms, when used, are clearly described and a special glossary is included to make the book as widely accessible as possible.

Fabric Formwork

Fabric Formwork
  • Author : Alan Chandler,Remo Pedreschi
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 87
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 1859462847

Fabric Formwork Book Review:

Fabric-cast concrete involves casting concrete in forms made with flexible formwork. This provides the potential to produce forms that are both structurally efficient and architecturally exciting in a relatively inexpensive and practical manner. By careful shaping of the fabric it is possible to produce complex shapes that would otherwise be difficult and expensive to produce using conventional formwork systems. This book contains six essays that describe the collaboration between the Universities of Edinburgh and East London, together with the Centre for Architectural and Structural Technology (CAST) at the University of Manitoba, in their detailed and practical research into concrete casting and formwork. Richly illustrated with photographs and diagrams and containing new and innovative research this book offers the architect, engineer and student inspiration and technical guidance in this re-emerging material.

Flexible Forming for Fluid Architecture

Flexible Forming for Fluid Architecture
  • Author : Arno Pronk
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 586
  • Relase : 2021
  • ISBN : 9783030715519

Flexible Forming for Fluid Architecture Book Review:

This book on flexible formwork for fluid architecture is a multi-faceted research that covers a broad field: from design to material and technology, and from history to future developments. It offers a pragmatic approach that can be extended with more cases, materials, techniques and methods for fluid architecture, and provides a better understanding of the main aspects of fluid architecture and to help them find the most suitable combinations of all aspects. The book is a challenging experience with many new discoveries, including two patents: one on moulding of fluid surfaces and one on 3D printing of fibre-reinforced ice. It also features two world records: the larges span (30 meters) and the highest thin shell structure (30,5 meters) in ice as well as a method for the construction of a fully laminated shell structure in insulated glass.

Formwork

Formwork
  • Author : Geoffrey Lee
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 193
  • Relase : 2014-04-21
  • ISBN : 9781482271966

Formwork Book Review:

To optimise formwork costs and minimise the time for its construction, the contractor needs to understand the guiding principles of safe and efficient formwork construction. He must also have some insight into the relative merits of the various methods, and should appreciate the practical details of formwork construction. This is a practical, heavi

Structures by Design

Structures by Design
  • Author : Rob Whitehead
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 472
  • Relase : 2019-07-19
  • ISBN : 9781315403137

Structures by Design Book Review:

Structures by Design: Thinking, Making, Breaking is a new type of structures textbook for architects who prefer to learn using the hands-on, creative problem-solving techniques typically found in a design studio. Instead of presenting structures as abstract concepts defined by formulas and diagrams, this book uses a project-based approach to demonstrate how a range of efficient, effective, and expressive architectural solutions can be generated, tested, and revised. Each section of the book is focused on a particular manner by which structural resistance is provided: Form (Arches and Cables), Sections (Beams, Slabs, and Columns), Vectors (Trusses and Space Frames), Surfaces (Shells and Plates), and Frames (Connections and High-Rises). The design exercises featured in each chapter use the Think, Make, Break method of reiterative design to develop and evaluate different structural options. A variety of structural design tools will be used, including the human body, physical models, historical precedents, static diagrams, traditional formulae, and advanced digital analysis. The book can be incorporated into various course curricula and studio exercises because of the flexibility of the format and range of expertise required for these explorations. More than 500 original illustrations and photos provide example solutions and inspiration for further design exploration.

Materials for Architects and Builders

Materials for Architects and Builders
  • Author : Arthur Lyons
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 520
  • Relase : 2019-08-28
  • ISBN : 9781000477986

Materials for Architects and Builders Book Review:

Materials for Architects and Builders provides a clear and concise introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and covers the essential details of their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses. Understanding the basics of materials is a crucial part of undergraduate and diploma construction or architecture-related courses, and this established textbook helps the reader to do just that with the help of colour photographs and clear diagrams throughout. This new sixth edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials research, new images, appropriate technologies and relevant legislation. The ecological effects of building construction and lifetime use remain an important focus, and this new edition includes a wide range of energy-saving building components.

Learning from Failure in the Design Process

Learning from Failure in the Design Process
  • Author : Lisa Huang
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 254
  • Relase : 2020-04-23
  • ISBN : 9781317419747

Learning from Failure in the Design Process Book Review:

Learning from Failure in the Design Process shows you that design work builds on lessons learned from failures to help you relax your fear of making mistakes, so that you’re not paralyzed when faced with a task outside of your comfort zone. Working hands-on with building materials, such as concrete, sheet metal, and fabric, you will understand behaviors, processes, methods of assembly, and ways to evaluate your failures to achieve positive results. Through material and assembly strategies of stretching, casting, carving, and stacking, this book uncovers the issues, problems, and failures confronted in student material experiments and examines built projects that addressed these issues with innovative and intelligent strategies. Highlighting numerous professional practice case studies with over 250 color images, this book will be ideal for students interested in materials and methods, and students of architecture in design studios.

Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design 2018

Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design 2018
  • Author : Jan Willmann,Philippe Block,Marco Hutter,Kendra Byrne,Tim Schork
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 503
  • Relase : 2018-08-25
  • ISBN : 9783319922942

Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design 2018 Book Review:

The book presents research from Rob|Arch 2018, the fourth international conference on robotic fabrication in architecture, art, and design. In capturing the myriad of scientific advances in robotics fabrication that are currently underway – such as collaborative design tools, computerised materials, adaptive sensing and actuation, advanced construction, on-site and cooperative robotics, machine-learning, human-machine interaction, large-scale fabrication and networked workflows, to name but a few – this compendium reveals how robotic fabrication is becoming a driver of scientific innovation, cross-disciplinary fertilization and creative capacity of an unprecedented kind.

Concrete Formwork Systems

Concrete Formwork Systems
  • Author : Awad S. Hanna
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 275
  • Relase : 1998-10-30
  • ISBN : 9780824746353

Concrete Formwork Systems Book Review:

Offers insights on currently-used concrete formwork structures, from classification, system components and materials' properties to selection and construction requirements and procedures, while considering product quality, labour, safety and economic factors throughout. The text details hand-set, crane-dependent and crane-independent systems.

Fabricate 2020

Fabricate 2020
  • Author : Jane Burry,Jenny E. Sabin,Bob Sheil,Marilena Skavara
  • Publisher : UCL Press
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2020-04-06
  • ISBN : 9781787358119

Fabricate 2020 Book Review:

Fabricate 2020 is the fourth title in the FABRICATE series on the theme of digital fabrication and published in conjunction with a triennial conference (London, April 2020). The book features cutting-edge built projects and work-in-progress from both academia and practice. It brings together pioneers in design and making from across the fields of architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, materials technology and computation. Fabricate 2020 includes 32 illustrated articles punctuated by four conversations between world-leading experts from design to engineering, discussing themes such as drawing-to-production, behavioural composites, robotic assembly, and digital craft.

Built

Built
  • Author : Roma Agrawal
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2018-02-13
  • ISBN : 9781635570212

Built Book Review:

Winner of the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books The wonders of engineering revealed--by the inspirational female engineer behind the Shard, Western Europe's tallest building. While our cities are full of incredible engineering feats, most of us live with little idea of what goes into creating the built environment, let alone how a new building goes up, what it is constructed upon, or how it remains standing. In Built, star structural engineer Roma Agrawal explains how construction has evolved from the mud huts of our ancestors to skyscrapers of steel that reach into the sky. She unearths how humans have tunneled through solid mountains; how we've walked across the widest of rivers, and tamed nature's precious water resources. She tells vivid tales of the visionaries who created the groundbreaking materials used to build the Pantheon and the Eiffel Tower; and explains how careful engineering can minimize tragedies like the collapse of the Quebec Bridge. Interweaving science, history, illustrations, and personal stories, Built offers a fascinating window into a subject that makes up the foundation of our everyday lives.

Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Buildings II

Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Buildings II
  • Author : Michaela Dvorakova,Rostislav Drochytka,Jan Vanerek
  • Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
  • Pages : 194
  • Relase : 2019-06-21
  • ISBN : 9783035734928

Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Buildings II Book Review:

The 20th Conference on the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Buildings (28 - 29 November 2018, Brno, Czech Republic) addresses the issue of building rehabilitation, a field which can be topically classified into the following areas of interest:1. Flaws and failures affecting historical and contemporary buildings; 2. Advanced materials used in buildings reconstruction and 3. Fire safety of buildings. The scientific papers include the areas of remediation of wood structures, building surface treatments (plasters), repair mortars, stone restoration, rehabilitation of masonry, rehabilitation of concrete structures, physicochemical properties of building materials, statics and dynamics of buildings and rehabilitation of timber-frame structures.

Fabrigami

Fabrigami
  • Author : Jill Stovall,Scott Wasserman Stern,Florence Temko
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Pages : 80
  • Relase : 2013-12-24
  • ISBN : 9781462913428

Fabrigami Book Review:

Fold decorative origami objects out of cloth with this easy-to-use origami book. Fabrigami is the Asian art of folding fabrics to create three-dimensional objects ranging from the practical to the whimsical. Like paper, there are countless beautiful fabric designs to choose from, only fabric has the virtue of being extremely durable. Fabrigami began as origami legend Florence Temko's final project. Everyone knows that origami is the art of paper folding, but Temko had begun experimenting with folding fabric to make objects that are just as beautiful but more lasting than paper. Sadly, Temko passed away before the book was completed, but her collaborator, Jill Stovall, continued their work. Now, Stovall—with the help of Scott Stern, a rising young star of origami—brings Fabrigami to print for everyone to use and enjoy. This origami book begins by presenting instructions on how to treat fabric so it holds a shape when folded. Then Stovall shares a series of fun craft projects with simple origami-style diagrams that you can use to make a range of lovely objects. Stiffening the fabric requires some practice, but the folds are all easy enough to be considered origmi-for-kids projects and are a great way to learn origami. Cloth origami projects include: Fan-tastic Fold Earrings Evening Wine Coat Florence's Hexagon Box Cloth Kimono Card Pleated Peacock

Strategies for Sustainable Architecture

Strategies for Sustainable Architecture
  • Author : Paola Sassi
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2006-09-27
  • ISBN : 9781134295364

Strategies for Sustainable Architecture Book Review:

Filling a gap in existing literature on sustainable design, this new guide introduces and illustrates sustainable design principles through detailed case studies of sustainable buildings in Europe, North America and Australia. The guide will provide the reader with a deeper understanding of the design issues involved in delivering sustainable buildings, and giving detailed description of the process of integrating principles into practice. Approximately one hundred case studies of sixty buildings, ranging from small dwellings to large commercial buildings, and drawn from a range of countries, demonstrate best current practice. The sections of the book are divided into design issues relating to sustainable development, including site and ecology, community and culture, health, materials, energy and water. With over 400 illustrations, this highly visual guide will be an invaluable reference to all those concerned with architecture and sustainability issues.

Understanding Passivhaus

Understanding Passivhaus
  • Author : Emma Walshaw
  • Publisher : First in Architecture
  • Pages : 234
  • Relase : 2020-09-08
  • ISBN : 1916334326

Understanding Passivhaus Book Review:

Understanding Passivhaus is a simple guide to the Passivhaus standard. The book explains the principles behind Passivhaus thinking, and explores numerous construction methods for achieving the Passivhaus standard. What is Passivhaus? Why design a Passivhaus? PHPP Certification Principles of Passivhaus Design Technical requirements Building fabric Form factor Insulation Thermal bridge Airtightness and air leakage Building services and ventilation Windows Solar design Shading Summer ventilation Roof lights Types of Construction Masonry construction Timber frame Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF) Mixed methods of construction Construction Details Solid concrete with rendered external insulation Insulated concrete formwork Solid masonry with larsen trusses Masonry cavity wall Timber frame with larsen trusses Timber I joist frame SIPS construction Timber frame with external render Case Studies A selection of wonderful examples of Passivhaus designs and construction methods, with more case studies added for this second edition.

Shell Structures for Architecture

Shell Structures for Architecture
  • Author : Sigrid Adriaenssens,Philippe Block,Diederik Veenendaal,Chris Williams
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 338
  • Relase : 2014-03-21
  • ISBN : 9781317909385

Shell Structures for Architecture Book Review:

*** Featuring a foreword by Pritzker Prize Winner Shigeru Ban *** Bringing together experts from research and practice, Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization presents contemporary design methods for shell and gridshell structures, covering form-finding and structural optimization techniques. It introduces architecture and engineering practitioners and students to structural shells and provides computational techniques to develop complex curved structural surfaces, in the form of mathematics, computer algorithms, and design case studies. • Part I introduces the topic of shells, tracing the ancient relationship between structural form and forces, the basics of shell behaviour, and the evolution of form-finding and structural optimization techniques. • Part II familiarizes the reader with form-finding techniques to explore expressive structural geometries, covering the force density method, thrust network analysis, dynamic relaxation and particle-spring systems. • Part III focuses on shell shape and topology optimization, and provides a deeper understanding of gradient-based methods and meta-heuristic techniques. • Part IV contains precedent studies of realised shells and gridshells describing their innovative design and construction methods.

Creating Concrete Art Furniture

Creating Concrete Art Furniture
  • Author : Charles Sthreshley
  • Publisher : Schiffer Pub Limited
  • Pages : 112
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 0764328735

Creating Concrete Art Furniture Book Review:

Concrete is a fascinating material in the hands of a creative person. The Direct Concrete Technique, illustrated in this book, empowers anyone to make furniture or sculpture by hand without moulds or forms. The key to this method is the use of a steel armature covered with wires. With 296 vivid colour photographs and precise text, you can learn the steps necessary to use concrete as a fine art material to create innovative and imaginative furniture, from initial concept and the creation of the armature to the application of concrete and finishing the artwork. Bold and elegant designs of lightweight curvilinear elements can be fashioned with this method. The advantages of concrete and the direct technique are numerous, and the results are immediate and durable. Skills to make free-formed objects of concrete are easily mastered and creative opportunities abound throughout the process. A furniture gallery is provided for further inspiration.

Excavation & Grading Handbook

Excavation & Grading Handbook
  • Author : Nick Capachi
  • Publisher : Craftsman Book Company
  • Pages : 390
  • Relase : 1987
  • ISBN : 0934041296

Excavation & Grading Handbook Book Review:

It includes hundreds of tips, pictures, diagrams and tables that every excavation contractor and supervisor can use This revised edition explains how to handle all types of excavation, grading, paving, pipeline and compaction jobs -- whether it's a highway, subdivision, commercial, or trenching job. This edition has been completely rewritten to cover new materials, equipment and techniques.It includes hundreds of tips, pictures, diagrams and tables.

Building Materials

Building Materials
  • Author : S.K. Duggal
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 408
  • Relase : 2017-12-04
  • ISBN : 9781351462976

Building Materials Book Review:

This text on building materials includes discussion of structural clay products, rocks and stones, wood, materials for making concrete, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and miscellaneous materials.