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Architectural Fabrics and Membranes: Characteristics, Details, and Applications

Architectural Fabrics and Membranes: Characteristics, Details, and Applications

Bruce N. Wright

ISBN: 978-1-119-17490-5

Sep 2020

Select type: O-Book

Description

This book is the most comprehesive reference for architectural fabric and membranes available.  Written by a recongized expert and 16-year former editor of Fabric Architecture Magazine, the book combines practicle information with real-world case studies.

Each chapter showcases another fabric type.  Covering Glass Fiber through ETFE films to other fabrics such as flexible photovoltaics, Wright details everything an architects, engineers, and design professionals need to know about the growing array of available flexible materials and how to specify them for construction. Each chatper includes:

* Overview of the material
* Performance characteristics
* Finishes
* Durability
* Application and fabrication techniques
* Joining methods
* Case studies from real-world uses of fabric in the built environment
* Architectural details and photographs