Encyclopaedia Of Architectural Technology

Jacqueline Glass

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Synopsis: Constant technological advancements are opening up dramatic new possibilities for the built form; at the same time architects are developing innovative designs which require new techniques to make these ideas reality.

The Encyclopedia of Architectural Technology is the first book to specifically address these two issues by providing a comprehensive reference to modern architectural technologies, encompassing all key aspects of construction, structures, environmental design and servicing. The Encyclopaedia features over 180 entries ranging from materials and techniques to notable innovators in architecture and engineering. Each entry includes a brief quick-reference summary followed by a more detailed text and suggestions for further reading.

Besides technological terms, entries are included on related topics such as sick building syndrome and sustainability. Key engineers Ove Arup and Ted Happold have dedicated entries, as do a range of ground-breaking architects such as Le Corbusier, Norman Foster, Walter Gropius, Herzog & de Meuron, Oscar Niemeyer, Richard Rogers, Carlo Scarpa, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ken Yeang and many others.

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THOMAS DECKKER is an architect in private practice in London and has taught architecture at the University of East London and Fachhochschule Liechtenstein. He is author of The Modern City Revisited, (Spon Press, 2000).

ZILAH QUEZADO DECKKER is an architect with an MSc and PhD in architectural history. She has contributed to numerous publications including the Macmillan Dictionary of Art. She is author of Brazil Built: The Architecture of the Modern Movement in Brazil (Spon Press, 2001).

EDWIN HEATHCOTE is an architect and writer based in London. He writes on architecture for the Financial Times and various architectural and design journals. His books include Theatre London (Ellipsis, 2001), Budapest: A guide to twentieth-century architecture (Ellipsis, 1998) and several titles in the Wiley-Academy 'Builders' series. He is also a founder and director of design company iz.

BILL HOLDSWORTH is an environmental and architectural engineer. An innovator of technological design for energy-conscious and climatic-adaptive architecture, he established a design matrix in 1970 that appraised and codified external and internal environmental impacts upon buildings. His books include Healthy Buildings: a design primer for a living environment (Longman, 1992).

OVE ARUP & PARTNERS is a firm of designers in the broadest sense, with offices around the world. With roots as consulting engineers going back over fifty years, their work now extends from automobiles to infrastructure, and from structural engineering to communications consultancy. Members of Arup's staff who have contributed to this volume include Mike Banfi, David Brown, Bob Cather, Graham Dodd, Ian Feltham, Anthony Ferguson, Brian Forster Nicole Hoffmann, Tony Jones, Andrew Lawrence, Deborah Lazarus, Bryan Marsh, Sarah McKenna, Clare Perkins, Tony Sheehan and Edwin Stokes.

CHRIS SIMPSON is a design consultant whose work has covered the fields of furniture, product, interior and building design. He is currently involved in research into the development of new timber-based double curvature structures. He has taught at Oxford Brookes University and several major colleges in London, implemented courses at the Furniture College, Letterfrack, Republic of Ireland, and was previously Head of Department at Rycotewood College in Thame, Oxfordshire. He has written for various woodwork magazines, and had several books on woodwork published.

MAGGIE TOY trained as an architect before entering the field of publishing. She is Executive Editor of Architectural Design and Senior Publishing Editor on the Wiley-Academy architecture programme at John Wiley & Sons. She is the author and editor of numerous books including The Architect (Wiley-Academy/Images, 2001), Practically Minimal (Thames & Hudson, 2000) and World Cities: Los Angeles (Wiley-Academy, 1994).

GRAHAM WEBB is a building technologist specialising in industrial building, cladding, and light steel framing. Originally architect trained, he has worked extensively in industry on development and marketing of innovative solutions, notably in steel frame housing, lightweight cladding, and acoustic separation.

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