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The Magic of Tents: Transforming Space

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Publisher Comments:

For years, architects have enjoyed the challenge of incorporating lightweight structures — fabrics, tents, canopies, membranes, and so on — into their designs.Such materials are a welcome boon to architectural creativity, allowing designers to envision spaces that take innovative shapes and interact with their surroundings in ways unattainable with conventional materials. Recent years have seen an increase in the use of such structures, in part because advances in computer technology have made it easier to render and model such projects, and in part because such structures are ideally suited to today's increasing concerns about environmentalism and sustainability.

The Magic of Tents showcases innovative uses of lightweight, tented structures from across the United States and around the world — from an Arizona school to an Istanbul bank, from a Miami nightclub on the beach to a private home in Germany, from corporate headquarters in Los Angeles to offices in Oslo, and many more! The book features both residential and commercial projects, projects with both exterior and interior usages, projects where the tented element is the driving component of the design, and projects that incorporate lightweight structures to accent or address a specific need.

Endlessly flexible, nurturing of creativity, cost — and energy-conscious, tented structures are an ideal means to address many concerns of modern architecture — a creative means to not only define space, but also to transform it into something to meet all sorts of design needs, for projects both grand and small.

Synopsis:

While textile architecture is still associated with temporary, mobile, or lightweight structures, advances in construction techniques and the types of textiles and fibers employed in recent decades have expanded its potential for application to contemporary architecture and interior design projects. "The Magic of Tents takes you on a tour of the transformative power of textile architecture. Presenting awe-inspiring projects from architects and designers around the world, this exquisite book truly bears witness to the magic of tents.

About the Author

Alejandro Bahamón is an architect, writer, and editor. He is the author of many design and architecture books including Mini House, Small Apartments, and Small Lofts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060567569
Publisher:
HarperDes
Location:
New York
Author:
Bahamon, Alejandro
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
Subject:
Methods & Materials
Subject:
Space frame structures
Subject:
Tents.
Subject:
Tensile architecture.
Subject:
Residential
Subject:
Buildings - Public, Commercial & Industrial
Subject:
Buildings - Residential
Subject:
Architecture-Specifications and Detail
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
1250
Publication Date:
20040504
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10.48x9.58x.52 in. 2.01 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Houses
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Specifications and Detail
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"Synopsis" by , While textile architecture is still associated with temporary, mobile, or lightweight structures, advances in construction techniques and the types of textiles and fibers employed in recent decades have expanded its potential for application to contemporary architecture and interior design projects. "The Magic of Tents takes you on a tour of the transformative power of textile architecture. Presenting awe-inspiring projects from architects and designers around the world, this exquisite book truly bears witness to the magic of tents.

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