Architectural Metals

Author: L. William Zahner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471045069
Format: PDF
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The historic breakthroughs in the science of metallurgy over the last quarter century have produced an array of new metallic building materials. Architects and designers now have a far broader palette of metals to choose from than at any other time in history, and metal is fast becoming the star building material featured in some of today's most exciting new building projects. A book whose time has come, Archi-tectural Metals is the first comprehensive guide to the metals and metallic finishes currently available for use in architecture. Learn from a fourth-generation expert in the field who has, over the past fifteen years, consulted on some of the world's most prestigious building projects. Architectural Metals demystifies metals for architects, artisans, and design professionals providing them with a logical framework for the selection and use of the correct material for the job at hand. Encyclopedic in scope, Architectural Metals is an extremely user-friendly working resource supplying readers with instant access to a wealth of essential information about the forms and behaviors of metallic building materials. From aluminum, stainless steel, copper, lead, and zinc to new metals and finishes such as titanium, pewter-coated copper, and colored stainless steel, it describes everything architects, engineers, and design professionals need to know about all the common and many uncommon metals at their disposal. Each chapter of Architectural Metals is devoted to a specific type of metal, metallic finish, or coating. Each includes a historical overview, environmental concerns, an exhaustive description of available forms and (where appropriate) colors, performance evaluations, finishes, weathering and corrosion characteristics, maintenance and restoration techniques, fastening, welding, and joining methods, and more. And since each metal-producing industry has its own unique jargon and systems of measurement, the author takes pains throughout to define relevant terms and translate measurement and thickness indices into familiar inch and millimeter scales. Destined to become a standard in the field, Architectural Metals is an indispensable tool for architects, designers, and artisans who work with metals. "Metalis the material of our time. It enables architecture to become sculpture; it also expresses technological possibility as well as the time-honored characteristics of quality and permanence." --From Frank O. Gehry's foreword to Architectural Metals Written by one of the leading experts on architectural metals, this is the first comprehensive guide to the metals and metallic finishes and coatings available for use in architectural construction. Growing out of its author's experiences helping architects realize some of the most exciting designs of the past twenty years, Architectural Metals: * Demystifies metals for architects and design professionals * Supplies a logical framework for selecting the best materials for the job at hand * Provides instant access to everything architects and designers need to

Metals in America s Historic Buildings

Author: Margot Gayle
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788147234
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Promotes an awareness of metals in America's buildings and monuments, and makes recommendations for the preservation and repair of such metals. Intended for owners, architects, and building managers who are responsible for the preservation and maintenance of America's architectural heritage. When metal building components need rehabilitation or maintenance, info. on proper preservation techniques for each metal and its alloys has not been available. This sourcebook on historic architectural metals is a reference on metals used in architecture; how they are used, how to identify them, and when to replace them. Photos

Designing the Exterior Wall

Author: Linda Brock
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471451916
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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By presenting the basics of building science along with aprescribed set of details, Designing the Exterior Wall helpsyou understand why buildings fail and how they can be made moredurable through design. Author Linda Brock connects the science andaesthetics of building envelopes through the examination of avariety of construction and cladding types. She features detailsfrom real world projects in a variety of climates, successful andunsuccessful case studies, and checklists you can use on your ownprojects. Helps you reduce your liability by showing why buildingenvelopes fail and how they can be designed to endure. Moves from theory to actual construction by including hundredsof building envelope details from a broad array of projects andclimates. Integrates numerous contemporary case studies, including FrankGehry's Experiential Music Center in Seattle (thin skins), RenzoPiano's Rue de Meaux housing in Paris (terra cotta cladding), andMario Botta's San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (prefabricatedbrick panels). Designing the Exterior Wall is a must-have book, whetheryou're an architect or a student. Order your copy today.

New Architecture and Technology

Author: Gyula Sebestyen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136376933
Format: PDF, Docs
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Many books have covered the topics of architecture, materials and technology. 'New Architecture and Technology' is the first to explore the interrelation between these three subjects. It illustrates the impact of modern technology and materials on architecture. The book explores the technical progress of building showing how developments, both past and present, are influenced by design methods. It provides a survey of contemporary architecture, as affected by construction technology. It also explores aspects of building technology within the context of general industrial, social and economic developments. The reader will acquire a vocabulary covering the entire range of structure types and learn a new approach to understanding the development of design.

The Graphic Standards Guide to Architectural Finishes

Author: ARCOM
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471449520
Format: PDF
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From ARCOM and The American Institute of Architects A complete visual guide to choosing and using finish materials In this unique guide, the authors of MASTERSPEC and Architectural Graphic Standards join forces to offer architects vital single-source access to the unbiased information they need to evaluate, select, and specify the best finish materials for any job. This powerful visual resource combines hundreds of illustrations from Architectural Graphic Standards with corresponding building material performance and specification information from AIA's MASTERSPEC, published by ARCOM. Use this book during the schematic and design development phases of a project and as an indispensable aid for product selection and specification. Essential for architects, interior designers, and building designers, this vital reference provides information to make informed decisions about specific design goals, such as affordability, environmental friendliness, durability, fire resistance, and esthetic success. Features include: * Unique source of independent, in-depth building product performance information-the one source that gives you reliable building product information before you consult with manufacturers * Covers a full range of standard finish materials and includes selection criteria, details, typical product sizes, and installation and maintenance data * Provides current standards based on research by government, association, and independent testing organizations as well as the input of experienced architects and specifiers "Architectural Graphic Standards has served the design community for decades as a virtual 'bible' for architectural detailing. MASTERSPEC Evaluations have long comprised one of the best resources available for building product selection and specification. Consolidating the strong points of both into this new desktop reference is an act of sheer brilliance!" -Martin M. Bloomenthal, FAIA, CCS, CSI, Principal, The Hillier Group, Princeton, New Jersey