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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: AVA Publishing (Nov. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2940373833
  • ISBN-13: 978-2940373833
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 1.5 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 267,854 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Inspiring, well illustrated and relevant to the academic curricula.' -- Boris Ceranic, University of Derby, UK.

'Visually exciting, easy to navigate and includes architects and architecture of great significance.' -- Anna Downs, Peterborough Regional College, UK.

'It makes an admirable 'primer' to architecture generally. The text is well conceived, relevant and timely. It is very accessible and clear.' -- Christopher Platt, University of Strathclyde, UK.

'Good professional knowledge in an accessible format. I like the ethical questions added at the end.' Stephanie Wooster, University of the West of England, UK.

'An excellent collection of case studies.' --Paola Michialino, Newcastle University, UK.

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Lorraine Farrelly co-ordinates architecture and interior design courses at the University of Portsmouth. She has lectured and taught at universities around the world, and presented her research on architecture and the European city at conferences internationally. She has written several books and articles about contemporary architecture and interior design.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. V. Pomal on 1 April 2010
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The book is ideal for undergraduate architecture and interior design students, especially the first years that are new into the profession. Its layout is clear, with plenty of high quality images highlighting the materials in context. In addition to writing about the properties of the material, Farrelly explains its origins enabling students to understand the background and context in which it can be applied; an important element of architectural design. This book is also ideal to have in your library should you need to refresh your memory on the different types of materials available - the materials palette at the back of the book is perfect for this.

Whilst the book is titled Construction and Materiality, it focuses on the latter; the theory and design application of the materials. There are no images explaining the technical aspects of the materials. In saying that, Farrelly addresses the key principles of the materials and as stated in her conclusion `the key to great application of materials in architecture is to be inventive...the only `real' creative limits are the boundaries of your imagination.' It sets the foundation for the reader to then apply to their individual project.

Overall, an in-depth introduction to the basics of materiality highlighted through exemplar precedents and a worthwhile addition to your architectural library.
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This book is a great help when researching the possibilities of different materials, for precedents for design projects and for simply improving one's knowledge of architectural materials.

I would recommend this book to architecture, interior architecture students as well as professionals.

The chapters are themed around various key building materials such as `Brick and Stone', `Concrete', `Timber', `Glass and Steel' as well as `Composite Materials'. There is also a really useful chapter on the possibilities for future materials and sustainability. The author has provided an interesting account of the history and context of each material as well as a time line of various influential projects.

Some really fantastic case studies have been included, both contemporary and classic.
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As with her other books in this series... it is of outstanding quality!
It also covers a good range of materials and construction techniques for many situations. It covers the history of when materials first came into use, projects of significance associated, and different forms of materials and how they can be utilised now and in the future. For any architect or student alike... definitely buy this as it will provide you with a nice umph of inspiration!
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Excellent guide to materials and construction-perfect for design students! 26 July 2010
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This book is a great help when researching the possibilities of different materials, for precedents for design projects and for simply improving one's knowledge of architectural materials.

I would recommend this book to architecture, interior architecture students as well as professionals.

The chapters are themed around various key building materials such as `Brick and Stone', `Concrete', `Timber', `Glass and Steel' as well as `Composite Materials'. There is also a really useful chapter on the possibilities for future materials and sustainability. The author has provided an interesting account of the history and context of each material as well as a time line of various influential projects.

Some really fantastic case studies have been included, both contemporary and classic.
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