Structure and Design
By (author) Matthew Wells
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Skyscrapers by Matthew Wells
Book DescriptionEver taller and more dramatic, skyscrapers are being built everywhere. This book looks at contemporary examples, from the perspective of both their architecture and their engineering. The author explains the structural principles behind the creation of tall buildings and how they are designed to withstand earthquakes, high winds, fire and terrorist attack. An introduction covers the architectural and cultural history of the skyscraper, using choice examples to illustrate key engineering developments and the variety of basic design types. The main part of the book then analyzes 29 of the most interesting recent skyscrapers from around the world. Each project is illustrated in full colour, while the text, architects' drawings and details show how the each is constructed and what innovative design features it incorporates. Featured architects include Foster & Partners, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel and Zaha Hadid.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781856694032
(305mm x 210mm x mm)
Imprint: Laurence King Publishing
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publish Date: 13-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Describes and illustrates engineering design as well as conditions, events, cultural influences and personalities related to it. This title is suitable for professional and student architects and engineers.
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Author Biography - Matthew Wells
Mathew Wells is a practising structural engineer and partner in the London firm Techniker, and the author of 30 Bridges (Laurence King, 2002).
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