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Komplexe Geometrien, energetische Hochleistung und zukunftsoffene Nutzoptionen stellen bei knappen Budgets immer höhere technische Ansprüche an Detail und Ausführung moderner Bauten.Modern Construction Case Studies stellt erfolgreich umgesetzte, innovative Projekte von Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Gensler, Lab Architecture Studio, aedes studio, RMJM Architecture, Nordic Office of Architecture u.a. aus den letzten fünf Jahren vor.

***From USA Today Bestselling Author Andrew Watts comes a high-octane thriller made for fans of Lee Child and Vince Flynn.*** When Charles Fend announces the Fend 100 aircraft, the world's first fully autonomous commercial airliner, he is praised for being a pioneer in aviation history. The Fend 100 will bring a new dawn of commercial flying to the world. One where human pilots are replaced by AI machines that will navigate over 100,000... more...

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The Modern Construction Handbook has become a building construction classic and is used as a textbook in many courses. Its systematic approach with chapters on materials, walls, roofs, construction and environment offers clear and efficient orientation. Digital fabrication techniques are included as well (complementing traditional production processes) and presented in an instructional book for the first time. The third edition has been thoroughly... more...

The Roofs Handbook is a textbook for practitioners of architecture, as well as for structural and environmental engineers who wish to broaden their study. The six chapters examine roofs from the standpoint of the primary material used in their construction, from metal, glass, and concrete to timber, plastics and fabrics. Each set of three double page spreads explains a specific form of construction which is accompanied by drawn and annotated details.... more...


THIS EDITION HAS BEEN REPLACED BY THE THIRD EDITION ISBN: 9783709110096 The Modern Construction Handbook has become a building construction classic. Its systematic approach with chapters on materials, walls, roofs, construction and environment offers clear and efficient orientation. The second edition underwent a considerable expansion and has been thoroughly updated:  Digital fabrication techniques are included and presented... more...

New architecture in London presents a richly facetted range of contemporary urban designs. Social and political forces require more than just cosmetic packaging for new buildings. The façade as a public face plays a complex role here. While facades used to perform a static, representative guide, the requirements today focus on communication and interactivity. Scratching the Surface surveys the current state of affairs and... more...

Memory and memory studies have shaped a major site of humanities research over the last twenty years. Examined by ethnographers, archaeologists, social scientists, historians, economists, archivists, art historians, and literary scholars, the theme of memory - individual memory and memoir, collective memory, official memory and oral memory, cultural memory and popular memory - has informed academic discourse and formed institutional structures. Yet,... more...

Modern Construction Envelopes is based on the two books by Andrew Watts Modern Construction Roofs and Modern Construction Facades . Both volumes have been gathered into one single volume and unified in terms on content, which permits the consideration of facades and roofs as envelopes. This is of particular interest as to design and its creative freedom.