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Facades : a visual compendium of modern architectural styles

Riera Ojeda, Oscar2019
A building's façade sets the aesthetic tone for its entire design while serving a variety of functions, from regulating light and protecting against the elements to providing insulation for temperature and sound. This absorbing book details hundreds of examples of interesting and progressive façades from around the world. Presented in colorful double-page spreads, each façade is photographed from different angles and includes engaging texts that describe their significance. Readers can learn how traditional mashrabiyas in Abu Dhabi are being engineered to respond to light and to regulate heat, how a hospital in Mexico City has been constructed with 'smog-eating' tiles, and how a 'bio-adaptive' façade in Germany uses algae to generate energy and provide shade. Informative and accessible, this compendium is a highly useful resource for architects, engineers, and designers.
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London ; New York, NY : Prestel Publishing, 2019
443 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Shapes -- Circles -- Squares -- Triangles -- Rectangles -- Rhombi -- Polygons -- Forms -- Cubes -- Spheres -- Pyramids -- Cylinders -- Cones -- Prisms
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Art and Craft729 RIEOnloan - Due: 25 Jun 2024
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