Smart Materials and New Technologies

Author: D. Michelle Addington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0750662255
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Today, architects are looking for new solutions to old problems, including 'smart' and 'intelligent' materials that can be applied to building design. This text covers the use of smart materials in a design perspective, as well as describing how these solutions could be utilised in other applications.

Smart Materials and Technologies in Architecture

Author: Michelle Addington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136366083
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Today, architects and designers are beginning to look toward developments in new "smart" or "intelligent" materials and technologies for solutions to long-standing problems in building design. However, these new materials have so far been applied in a diverse but largely idiosyncratic nature, because relatively few architects have access to information about the types or properties of these new materials or technologies. Two of the leading experts in this field - Addington and Schodek - have solved this problem by incorporating all the relevant information of all the latest technologies available to architects and designers in this one volume. They present materials by describing their fundamental characteristics, and go on to identify and suggest how these same characteristics can be exploited by professionals to achieve their design goals. Here, the wealth of technical understanding already available in the materials science and engineering literature is at last made accessible to a design audience.

Smart Materials in Architecture Interior Architecture and Design

Author: Axel Ritter
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3764382279
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The use of smart materials in architecture is a dynamic and innovative area merging research, development, and use. Smart materials, with their reversible characteristics, respond to stimuli such as light, temperature, and electrical field by changing their form, color, viscosity, etc. One of the most fascinating developments is the advent of Phase Change Materials. These materials make it possible, for example, to develop self-acting, kinetic facades and wallpaper that changes its color and pattern based on temperature and light. The book presents the development of these materials and also describes their use in the contexts of architecture, design, and art. It offers a systematic overview with a detailed discussion of properties, technologies, products, and projects based on twenty groups of smart materials.

Smart Materials and Technologies in Architecture

Author: Michelle Addington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136366091
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Today, architects and designers are beginning to look toward developments in new "smart" or "intelligent" materials and technologies for solutions to long-standing problems in building design. However, these new materials have so far been applied in a diverse but largely idiosyncratic nature, because relatively few architects have access to information about the types or properties of these new materials or technologies. Two of the leading experts in this field - Addington and Schodek - have solved this problem by incorporating all the relevant information of all the latest technologies available to architects and designers in this one volume. They present materials by describing their fundamental characteristics, and go on to identify and suggest how these same characteristics can be exploited by professionals to achieve their design goals. Here, the wealth of technical understanding already available in the materials science and engineering literature is at last made accessible to a design audience.

Integrating Innovation in Architecture

Author: Ajla Aksamija
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119165717
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Today’s design professionals are faced with challenges on all fronts. They need not only to keep in step with rapid technological changes and the current revolution in design and construction processes, but to lead the industry. This means actively seeking to innovate through design research, raising the bar in building performance and adopting advanced technologies in their practice. In a constant drive to improve design processes and services, how is it possible to implement innovations? And, moreover, to assimilate them in such a way that design, methods and technologies remain fully integrated? Focusing on innovations in architecture, this book covers new materials and design methods, advances in computational design practices, innovations in building technologies and construction techniques, and the integration of research with design. Moreover, it discusses strategies for integrating innovation into design practices, risks and economic impacts. Through numerous case studies, it illustrates how innovations have been implemented on actual architectural projects, and how design and technical innovations are used to improve building performance, as well as design practices in cutting-edge architectural and engineering firms. Projects of all scales and building types are discussed in the book, ranging from small-scale installations, academic and commercial buildings to large-scale mixed-use, healthcare, civic, academic, scientific research and sports facilities. Work from design firms around the globe and of various scales is discussed in the book, including for example Asymptote Architecture, cepezed, CO Architects, Consarc Architects, FAAB Architektura, Gerber Architekten, HOK, IDOM-ACXT, MAD Architects, Morphosis Architects, SDA | Synthesis Design + Architecture, Studiotrope, Perkins+Will, Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés, Snøhetta, Rob Ley Studio, Trahan Architects, UNStudio and Zaha Hadid Architects, among many others.

Designing for Diversity

Author: Kathryn H. Anthony
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252026416
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Provides models for welcoming diversity in the field of architecture.

Information Architecture

Author: Earl Morrogh
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780130967466
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This state-of-the-art look at the emerging profession of Information Architecture shows readers from a broad range of technical areas—e.g., visual design, information design, library science, information science, and human-computer interaction —how this new multidisciplinary profession integrates the skills and practices of their respective professions. An important complement to typical IA books (which focus only on the “how to” of designing and building web sites), this foundations book explores IA from its historical roots to its exciting future, showing how this new profession requires a comprehensive knowledge of a highly complex design process, using a variety of media and technologies, for the purpose of creating information environments that are beautiful, valuable, and easy to use. Information Architecture: From Craft to Profession. The Spoken Word. The Written Word. The Printed Word. The Telegraph. The Telephone. The Radio. Television. ENIAC. ERMA. The Alto. The PC Evolution. Internauts. ARPAnet. Email. WWW. Info Glut, Info Trash, Info Hype, and Info Stress. IA: The Process, The Practitioner, The Profession. Educating Information Architects. Envisioning the Future of IA. For Information Architects, Interaction Designers, User Experience Designers, Information Designers, Human-computer Interaction Designers, Web Masters, Interface Designers, Information Scientists, Information Technologists, Information Technology Specialists.

Textile Technology and Design

Author: Deborah Schneiderman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474261957
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Textile Technology and Design addresses the critical role of the interior at the intersection of design and technology, with a range of interdisciplinary arguments by a wide range of contributors: from design practitioners to researchers and scholars to aerospace engineers. Chapters examine the way in which textiles and technology – while seemingly distinct – continually inform each other through their persistent overlapping of interests, and eventually coalesce in the practice of interior design. Covering all kinds of interiors from domestic (prefabricated kitchens and 3D wallpaper) to extreme (underwater habitats and space stations), it features a variety of critical aspects including pattern and ornament, domestic technologies, craft and the imperfect, gender issues, sound and smart textiles. This book is essential reading for students of textile technology, textile design and interior design.

Designing Women

Author: Annmarie Adams
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 144265421X
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Historically, the contributions of women architects to their profession have been minimized or overlooked. 'Designing Women' explores the tension that has existed between the architectural profession and its women members. It demonstrates the influence that these women have had on architecture in Canada, and links their so-called marginalization to the profession's restrictive and sometimes discriminatory practices. Co-written by an architectural historian and a sociologist, this book provides a welcome blend of disciplinary approaches. The product of much original research, it looks at issues that are specific to architecture in Canada and at the same time characteristic of many male-dominated workplaces. Annmarie Adams and Peta Tancred examine the issue of gender and its relation to the larger dynamics of status and power. They argue that many women architects have reacted with ingenuity to the difficulties they have faced, making major innovations in practice and design. Branching out into a wide range of alternative fields, these women have extended and developed what are considered to be the core specializations within architecture. As the authors point out, while the profession designs women's place within it, women design buildings and careers that transcend that narrow professional definition.