256 страниц. 2008 год. Loft Publications Construction materials have formed a part of mankind's development throughout history, providing shelter, both temporary and permanent. This book is divided into five chapters on the five principal materials used in construction - stone, wood, glass, metal and concrete - and it shows some residential projects in which the building materials are particularly important. The architecture works with a predominant material to create a home which is made to measure for the owners. Hopefully, in the future, new materials will become available which will reduce the costs of construction and its impact on the environment, as well as increasing the quality of the buildings and, of course, our quality of life. Формат: 19,5 см х 24 см.