Lightweight Landscape

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Beschreibung

This book explains how lightweight materials and structures can be deployed in buildings to meet high environmental and aesthetic standards and emphasizes how the concept of lightness in building technology and design dovetails with the desire to enhance landscape. The first part of the book, on lightweight construction, aims to foster the use of membranes within the specific climatic context and in particular considers how lightweight materials and innovative technologies can enrich the quality of temporary spaces. The second part focuses exclusively on landscape, presenting novel approaches in the search for visual lightness and the quest to improve urban spaces. Particular attention is paid to the Italian experience, where the traditional appreciation of brick and stone has limited the scope for use of lightweight structures and membrane materials, often relegating them to a secondary or inappropriate role. The reader will come to appreciate how this attitude demeans a very advanced productive sector and neglects the ancient tradition of temporary architecture.


Examines the merits of lightweight materials and membrane structures in terms of design and the environment

Explains how to improve the urban landscape through minimal use of materials and energy

Discusses the cultural and environmental context of lightweight landscape design

Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras



Inhalt
Designing with Lightness.- Designing with Membranes.- Lightweight Materials and Environmental Quality Requirements.- High Performance Lightweight Building Envelopes Made of Foils and Textiles.- Small Plus-Energy Buildings, Innovative Technologies.- Membrane Structures Principles, Details and Projects.- The Cultural and Environmental Context.- Where to Place the Voids.- The Path Between Perception and Design.- Learning from Djemaa el-Fna.

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Lightweight Landscape
Untertitel
Enhancing Design through Minimal Mass Structures
Editor
EAN
9783319216645
ISBN
978-3-319-21664-5
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Springer, Berlin
Genre
Technik
Anzahl Seiten
109
Größe
H8mm x B233mm x T155mm
Jahr
2015
Untertitel
Englisch
Auflage
1st ed. 2016
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