Essays On Thermodynamics.: Architecture and Beauty

Essays On Thermodynamics.: Architecture and Beauty


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Essays on Thermodynamics, Architecture and Beauty, is a book that unfolds arguments and designs around the concept of "thermodynamic beauty". This new aesthetic category opens up new and unexpected directions to the architect's work, connecting architecture and thermodynamics without giving up the tectonic tradition. The compendium will be developed through the concepts of Somatisms, Monsters Assemblage, Verticalism and Thermodynamic Materialism, summarizing design strategies, and opening new territories at the scales of building, public space and landscape.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940291192
Publisher: Actar
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Iñaki Ábalos has Master's degree in Architecture (1978) and Ph.D. Architecture (1991) from the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM). Had the RIBA International Felowship 2009. Royal Institute of British Architects, and is Chair of Department of Architecture GSD Harvard University from 2013.

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