Thursday, September 21, 2006


Cecil Balmond and Jannuzzi Smith
ISBN: 3791324004

Cecil Balmond is one of the most important creative structural engineers working today. His collaborative work with architects such as Daniel Libeskind, Rem Koolhaas, and James Stirling demonstrate his unique fusion of architecture and engineering.

Balmond's structural thinking differs from that of other engineers in his field in its completely new conception of the engineer's contribution to architecture.

The plasticity of architectural plans is enhanced through a decisive development of its structural design. The borderline between structure and architecture thus beomes increasingly blurred.

This process is explained in detail in 'Informal' by reference to 8 exemplary projects. The author makes the theoretical basis of his engineering solutions understandable for the reader and his sketches are more than just technical illustrations - they are the key to his approach.

Book bought:
-Informal--Cecil Balmond

Book read:
-Informal--Cecil Balmond

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