A.J. Brookes & D. Poole.pdf
Routledge | 0415241332 | 2003 | PDF | 160 pages | 13 Mb

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The main importance lies in the personal struggles towards design excellence through the appropriate use of technology. It is a book about a continual personal search for innovation and the courage to be able to translate dreams to reality.

About the Author

Alan Brookes has previously written several technical books about architecture, building construction and has advised on the cladding and glazing of many innovative project including Singapore Arts Centre and Federation Square in Melbourne. He is currently Professor of Building Technology at T.O Delft, The Netherlands. Previously he was visiting professor at Oxford Brookes and Aachen Universities.

Dominique Poole has recently completed her Ph.D in Architecture with a thesis on "Technical innovation in construction". She has been employed to carry out research in the fields of technical innovation and knowledge management by a variety of architectural and engineering firms including Buro Happold and Arup Research and Development.


1 Introduction
Alan J.BrookesDominique Poole 1

2 Exploring, rehearsing, delivering
Mike Davies 16

3 Concept before calculation
Tony Hunt 31

4 A process-oriented architecture
David Kirkland 49

5 Material innovation and the development of form
Mark Lovell 67

6 More than architecture: David Marks and Julia Barfield
Dominique Poole 83

7 An engineer’s perspective
Mike Cook 91

8 Touch the earth lightly: Richard Horden
Dominique Poole 104

9 Production processes, sources and uses of materials: Eva Jiricna
Alan J.Brookes 119

10 Constructing the ephemeral— innovation in the use of glass
Luke Lowings and James Carpenter 125

11 The tradition of the primitive with modern materials— an Australian perspective
Chris Clarke 139

12 A passion for building: Volkwin Marg
Alan J.Brookes 159

13 The incredible lightness of being
Chris Wilkinson 166


"Editorial Abstract."
-reference and research book news, May 2004

'This book does need to be read and re-read as it is full of thought-provoking material.' – The Structural Engineer

'The book deals with innovation in architecture from different perspectives, establishing a clear link between the design process, manufacturing and application.' – Lecturer, University of Liverpool

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