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Permanent Change: Plastics in Architecture and Engineering

Princeton Architectural Press

By Michael Bell and Craig Buckley, editors

8.5 × 10.75 in; 272 pp;
Hardcover
April 2014
ISBN 9781616891664
ISBN10 1616891661

SKU# 9781616891664

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Almost every industry in the world has benefited
from the invention of plastics, but it is only in the
recent past that they have begun to be appreciated
as architectural materials in their own right. Plastics
are quickly becoming one of the most ubiquitous
materials in construction and have the potential to
reshape the roles of architects and engineers, as well
as the construction industry at large
Permanent Change: Plastics in Architecture and Engineering


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Permanent Change: Plastics in Architecture and Engineering

Almost every industry in the world has benefited from the invention of plastics, but it is only in the recent past that they have begun to be appreciated as architectural materials in their own right. Plastics are quickly becoming one of the most ubiquitous materials in construction and have the potential to reshape the roles of architects and engineers, as well as the construction industry at large. As a building material, plastic allows for easily molded and formed shapes, leading to increasingly malleable design processes. Despite being the most deeply engineered building materials today, plastics are still in the nascent stages of understanding in terms of their potential applications and uses. In Permanent Change an interdisciplinary group of architects, historians, theorists, and engineers collectively explore the past, present, and future possibilities of this innovative building material.

• A new generation of plastics is emerging as the building material of choice for many architects and designers
• The first book to look comprehensively at innovations and advancements in plastics engineering and architecture
• Includes works and essays by contemporary architects and educators such as Michael Graves, Sylvia Lavin, Chip Lord (Ant Farm), Greg Lynn, Mark Wigley, and Lebbeus Woods
• The fourth book in the innovative Columbia University series on materials and architecture, following Engineered Transparency, Solid States, and Post-Ductility

 

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8.5 × 10.75 in; 272 pp;
Hardcover
April 2014
ISBN 9781616891664
ISBN10 1616891661
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