Metal Architecture Design and Construction
In recent years metal as a construction material has been experiencing a renaissance. Its diverse qualities and versatility mean that it is an ideal material for many different applications. Architecture and industry have also discovered its aesthetic qualities, using it to cover theatres, museums, and exhibition buildings with shimmering layers of copper and titanium. It has become an integral factor in creating intelligent architectural solutions which meet the requirements of clients, investors and architects. "Metal Architecture" documents some 21 international projects which show not only the creative elements but also the economic advantages of metal. Of particular note are the Drive-Inn Restaurant in Slovenia, loft apartments in Los Angeles, and the harbour control tower in Lisbon. The buildings are presented with numerous colour illustrations and detailed plans. The book concludes with technical information and practical details on using metal in planning and construction.