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Title Permanent change : plastics in architecture and engineering / Michael Bell and Craig Buckley, editors.
Imprint New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2014.
Edition First edition.

Series Columbia books on architecture, engineering, and materials.
Columbia books on architecture, engineering, and materials.
Subject Plastics in building.
Alt Name Bell, Michael (Michael J.),
Buckley, Craig,
Description 271 pages : illustrations (color) ; 28 cm.
Edition First edition.
Summary "Almost every industry in the world has benefited from the invention of plastics, but it is only in the recent past that they have begun to be appreciated as architectural materials in their own right. Plastics are quickly becoming one of the most ubiquitous materials in construction and have the potential to reshape the roles of architects and engineers, as well as the construction industry at large. As a building material, plastic allows for easily molded and formed shapes, leading to increasingly malleable design processes. Despite being the most deeply engineered building materials today, plastics are still in the nascent stages of understanding in terms of their potential applications and uses. In Permanent Change an interdisciplinary group of architects, historians, theorists, and engineers collectively explore the past, present, and future possibilities of this innovative building material"-- Provided by publisher.
"While plastics are perhaps the most deeply engineered building materials today, we are still in the nascent stages of understanding their potential applications and uses. Permanent Change sheds new light on these materials and their implications for the fields of architecture and engineering. Materials that once forecast easily molded shapes have become a permanent measure and control point in design. Permanent Change is the fourth in the series Columbia Books on Materials and Architecture"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Preface / Mark Wigley -- Introduction / Michael Bell -- History and theory : Neither: Plastic as concept, plastic as material / Sylvia Lavin ; Pollution, plastics, and the sealed interior / Jorge Otero-Pailos ; Plastic atmospheres, 1956 and 2008 / Beatriz Colomina ; Structural experiment in inflatability / Chip Lord ; Plastic man strikes, again (and again) / Felicity D. Scott ; From boat to bust: the Monsanto House revisited / Theodore Prudon ; The Plastic line / Mark Wigley ; Good-bye tectonics, hello composites / Greg Lynn -- Projects : Blobwall and Bloom House / Greg Lynn -- Plastic man goes to market / Michael Graves -- LAMBDA + PlayBox / Juan Herreros -- The song of the s(t)yrene / Fran├žois Roche -- The light pavilion / Lebbeus Woods with Christoph A. Kumpusch -- LightShowers / Yoshiko Sato and Michael Morris -- Structure and energy : Structuring plastic flow / Johan Bettum ; Plastics as structural materials / Werner Sobek with Wolfgang Sundermann and Martin Synold ; North Sails three-dimensional laminates / Bill Pearson ; Polymers in architecture and building construction: potentials and challenges / Jan Knippers ; All-plastics (in-building) / Billie Faircloth ; Recycling to first principles: back to atoms / William F. Carroll, Jr. ; Plastic fantastic / Hartmut Sinkwitz ; Improving the sustainability of high-performance plastics in architecture / Erik Olsen -- Cultural effects : Plastic music / Brian Kane ; Plasticity / Winka Dubbeldam ; Plastic soup / Lydia Kallipoliti ; The plastic paradox and its potential / Craig Konyk ; Plastic life / Galia Solomonoff ; Die Plastik / Mark Goulthorpe -- Plasticity formation, information / Fabian Marcaccio.
ISBN 9781616891664 (hardback)
1616891661 (hardback)
OCLC # 854848148

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