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Material Strategies

Innovative Applications in Architecture

By Blaine Brownell

7 x 8-1/2 in; 160 pp;
Paperback
December 2011
ISBN 9781568989860
ISBN10 1568989865

SKU# 9781568989860

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Blaine Brownell's best-selling Transmaterial series has introduced designers to hundreds of emergent materials that have the potential to transform our built environment. In our new Architecture Brief, Material Strategies, Brownell shows architects how creative applications of these materials achieve such transformations. Chapters based on fundamental material categories examine historical precedents, current opportunities, and future environmental challenges. Case studies featuring detailed illustrations showcase pioneering buildings from today's most forward-thinking architectural firms.
Material Strategies


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Material Strategies

Blaine Brownell's best-selling Transmaterial series has introduced designers to hundreds of emergent materials that have the potential to transform our built environment. In our new Architecture Brief, Material Strategies, Brownell shows architects how creative applications of these materials achieve such transformations. Chapters based on fundamental material categories examine historical precedents, current opportunities, and future environmental challenges. Case studies featuring detailed illustrations showcase pioneering buildings from today's most forward-thinking architectural firms.

 

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7 x 8-1/2 in; 160 pp;
Paperback
December 2011
ISBN 9781568989860
ISBN10 1568989865
Blaine Brownell is an architect, author, educator, and former Fulbright scholar. He earned a B.A. in Architecture with a Certificate in East Asian Studies at Princeton University in 1992, and a Master in Architecture from Rice University in 1998. He worked with Yung-Ho Chang, Mark Wamble, and NBBJ before establishing the design/research practice Transstudio, which focuses on disruptive material applications and emergent environmental building strategies. Brownell is considered one of the preeminent scholars of advanced materials for architecture and design, having authored the Transmaterial series with Princeton Architectural Press (2006 10), in addition to an online material catalog that has been likened to 'a 21st Century version of The Grammar of Ornament.' Brownell has been published in over forty design, business, and science journals, and has lectured widely in North America, Europe, and Asia. He was selected for a '40 Under 40' award by Building Design & Construction magazine in 2006, and Transmaterial was nominated for an International Book Award by the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2007. Brownell was a visiting research fellow at the Tokyo University of Science as a Fulbright recipient (2006 7), and has taught at the University of Michigan (2007 8) and the University of Minnesota (2008 present).