Extreme architecture / Ruth Slavid
- Slavid, Ruth
- London : Laurence King, 2009.
- Physical Description:
- 208 pages : color illustrations, plans ; 26 cm
- Machine generated contents note: Hot -- Ch. 1 Hot introduction -- Cold -- Ch. 2 Cold introduction -- High -- Ch. 3 High introduction -- Wet -- Ch. 4 Wet introduction -- Space -- Ch. 5 Space introduction -- Endmatter.
- "Extreme Architecture showcases 45 recent buildings designed for challenging environments, giving valuable insights into the extremes of architectural thinking. Futhermore, in an increasingly unstable world, some of the lessons they teach about self-sufficiency may yet become more generally applicable." "Projects range from a desert refuge in southern Arizona to a floating marine research centre, an underground seed vault in northern Norway and a research station at the South Pole." "Each case study begins with a clearly presented table listing the altitude, annual rainfall and average temperatures of the site. Photographs show the project in its environment, as well as drawings, site plans and computer renderings where appropriate."--Book jacket.
- 185669609X (hbk.)
- Includes index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- UP-PAT copy: Purchased with funds from the Sylvia Stein Memorial Libraries Endowment; 2010.
- Endowment Note:
- Sylvia Stein Memorial Libraries Endowment
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