Composite Architecture: Building and Design with Carbon Fiber
Composite Architecture is the first ever book about composite materials used in architecture. Materials such as carbon fiber and other FRPs can lead to buildings that are lighter, stronger, more durable, and better thermally performing. Their properties also allow for new formal possibilities and structural expressions. This book describes the technology underpinning composite materials, their history, sustainability issues, and unique opportunities and challenges in building and construction. With a foreword by Jan Knippers, and featuring detailed studies of projects using composite materials by architects including: Snhetta, Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid, Kengo Kuma, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Morphosis, Achim Menges, SHoP, Foster + Partners (including the new Apple buildings).
- Hardback | 312 pages
- 220 x 280 x 27.94mm | 1,524g
- 01 Oct 2020
- Basel/Berlin/Boston, Switzerland
- 80 Illustrations, black and white; 300 Illustrations, color