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Material Precedent

ISBN: 978-0-470-47729-8
480 pages
March 2010
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A comprehensive, richly illustrated catalog focusing on materials used in great twentieth-century architecture

Viewed primarily in technical terms pertaining to construction, material has often been overlooked in the discourse on architectural design. Yet, it is material that breathes life into architecture by realizing concepts into meaningful physical forms. Whether it is wood, glass, steel, plastic, or concrete, material can be employed with unlimited flexibility and carries both visual and emotional characteristics through its expression.

The first book of its kind to focus on materiality from a design perspective, Material Precedent is masterfully presented, with an impressive collection of crisp line drawings along with historical, material, tectonic, and typological analysis of twentieth-century buildings, providing readers with detailed instruction that traces the traditions and trends of material as the defining premise in the making of architecture.

This unrivaled text:

  • Is illustrated throughout with detailed line drawings
  • Is perfect for use in a design studio or simply for understanding the role of materials in buildings, for a designer of any level
  • Includes a companion Web site
By cataloging and comparing the concepts behind modern building science using architectural precedent, Material Precedent examines structure, form, effect, detail, sustainability, and performance through material application to provide a comprehensive analysis of the materiality of architecture.
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PREFACE.

PRECEDENTS.

WOOD.

MASONRY.

CONCRETE.

METAL.

GLASS.

PLASTIC.

DETAILED PRECEDENTS.

WOOD.

MASONRY.

CONCRETE.

METAL.

GLASS.

PLASTIC.

COMPARATIVE APPLICATIONS.

WOOD.

MASONRY.

CONCRETE.

METAL.

GLASS.

PLASTIC.

POSTSCRIPT.

INDEX. 

WOOD PROJECTS.

GAMBLE HOUSE – GREENE AND GREENE.

MIDDLETON INN – CLARK AND MENEFEE.

CHAPEL OF ST. BENEDICT – PETER ZUMTHOR.

GOETZ COLLECTION MUSUEM – HERZOG & DEMEURON.

GUCKLHUPF – HANS PETER WÖRNDL.

MARIKA-ALDERTON HOUSE – GLENN MURCUTT.

ELEKTRA HOUSE – DAVID ADJAYE.

NEW ENGLAND HOUSE – OFFICE dA.

MANSONRY PROJECTS.

ENNIS-BROWN HOUSE – FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT.

BARCELONA PAVILION – MIES VAN DER ROHE.

CASA BARRAGAN – LUIS BARRAGAN.

EXETER LIBRARY – LOUIS I. KAHN.

HOUSE AT RIVA SAN VITALE – MARIO BOTTA.

THERMAL BATHS – PETER ZUMTHOR.

MURCIA TOWN HALL – RAFAEL MONEO.

DOMINUS WINERY – HERZOG & DE MEURON.

CONCRETE PROJECTS.

LOVELL BEACH HOUSE – R.M. SCHINDLER.

UNITE D’HABITATION – LE CORBUSIER.

CONVENT DE LA TOURETTE – LE CORBUSIER.

CARPENTER CENTER – LE CORBUSIER.

SALK INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES – LOUIS I. KAHN.

KIMBELL ART MUSEUM – LOUIS I. KAHN.

CHURCH ON THE WATER – TADAO ANDO.

ROSENTHAL CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART – ZAHA HADID.

METAL PROJECTS.

WICHITA HOUSE – BUCKMINSTER FULLER.

EAMES HOUSE – CHARLES AND RAY EAMES.

THE ATHENEUM – RICHARD MEIER.

MAGNEY HOUSE – GLENN MURCUTT.

NIAUX CAVE – MASSIMILIANO FUKSAS.

JEWISH MUSEUM – DANIEL LIBESKIND.

DE YOUNG MUSEUM – HERZOG & DE MEURON.

CAL-TRANS DISTRICT 7 HQ – MORPHOSIS.

GLASS PORJECTS.

MAISON DE VERRE – PIERRE CHAREAU.

FARNSWORTH HOUSE – MIES VAN DER ROHE.

FRENCH NATIONAL LIBRARY – DOMINIQUE PERRAULT.

CARTIER FOUNDATION – JEAN NOUVEL.

KUNSTHAUS BREGENZ – PETER ZUMTHOR.

HOUSE AT MOLEDO – EDUARDO SOUTO DE MOURA.

DE BLAS HOUSE – ALBERTO CAMPO BAEZA.

SENDAI MEDIATHEQUE – TOYO ITO.

PLASTIC PROJECTS.

MONSANTO HOUSE OF THE FUTURE – GOODY AND HAMILTON.

COLMENAREJO MUNICIPAL HALL – ABALOS & HERREROS.

HOUSE IN IMAZATO – KATSUYASU KISHIGAMI.

MILLENIUM DOME – RICHARD ROGERS.

EDEN PROJECT – NICHOLAS GRIMSHAW.

KUNSTHAUS GRAZ – COOK AND FOURNIER.

CHAMELEON HOUSE – ANDERSON & ANDERSON.

WATER CUBE – PTW ARCHITECTS.

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Gail Peter Borden is Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Architecture. As principal in the award-winning architecture firm Borden Partnership, his design work has won national and international recognition. He has received numerous awards and recognition for design work, paintings, exhibitions, writings, and teaching, including the Architectural League of New York Young Architects Prize; an artist-in-residency at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas; a Graham Foundation Grant; three ACSA Faculty design Awards; the Borchard Fellowship; and an ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award as one of the top emerging architecture faculty members.
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