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Facades : a visual compendium of modern architectural styles / Oscar Riera Ojeda, Byron Hawes.

Author/Creator:
Riera Ojeda, Oscar, author.
Publication:
London ; New York, NY : Prestel Publishing, [2019] , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
443 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Facades -- Pictorial works.
Architecture, Modern -- 21st century.
Architectural design -- Pictorial works.
Architecture -- Details -- Pictorial works.
Architecture and technology.
Architectural design.
Architecture and technology.
Architecture -- Details.
Architecture, Modern.
Facades.
Form/Genre:
Pictorial works.
Summary:
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.
Notes:
Includes index.
Contributor:
Hawes, Byron, author.
ISBN:
3791385178
9783791385174
OCLC:
1042115126
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