Falling Glass: Problems and Solutions in Contemporary Architecture (Birkhäuser, 2003) by Patrick Loughran explores risks of glass architecture. The text proceeds problem by problem with example cases, suggestions for improvement, and lessons learned.
The problems in construction have existed fora s long as architecture itself has enclosed spaces, and the type of defects and their causes are as varied as the architecture itself. This book systematically analyzes failures in contemporary international architecture which in some cases had dramatic consequences. In a sense it would seem that modern architecture with its complex technologies and ingenious details is especially prone to defects.
– Patrick Loughran, Falling Glass: Problems and Solutions in Contemporary Architecture (Birkhäuser, 2003), excerpt from the book description
The text is in English. The book is illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in very good condition. The pages are clean, no markings. The glueing of the binding is fine. The covers show only some minuscule signs of shelf wear and use.