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Scratching The Surface

New London Facades By London Architects

  • Authors
  • Andrew Watts
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-5
  2. Introduction

  3. Essays

  4. Interviews

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Pages 84-93
    3. Pages 94-103
    4. Pages 104-113
    5. Pages 114-123
    6. Pages 134-143
  5. Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Pages 146-151
    3. Pages 158-163
    4. Pages 164-169
    5. Pages 170-175
    6. Pages 176-181
    7. Fat
      Pages 182-187
    8. Pages 200-205
    9. Pages 206-211
    10. Pages 218-223
    11. Pages 224-229
    12. Pages 236-241
    13. Pages 242-247
    14. Pages 254-259
    15. Pages 260-265
    16. Pages 284-289
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 292-303

About this book

Introduction

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 documents today’s technical possibilities.

The book – which can be used as a guide due to its handy format – shows state-of-the-art façade construction. Its detailed technical renderings are meant to appeal to architects, planners and architecture students as well as civil engineers interested in architecture.

Keywords

Architecture Facades Technology Guide

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