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Constructing Shadows

Trees are ideal sources of shade; where they cannot be used, their function is taken over by tents, pergolas, and pavilions. In the context of global warming, shade-providing construction is becoming an increasingly important building task. In Part One of this book, specialists in the field present the typical forms of shade-providing construction as well as the design approach associated with each. Part Two presents easily consultable overviews of 140 plants that have proven to be effective givers of shade in temperate, subtropical, and tropical zones. Part Three presents thirty built projects by celebrated architects and landscape architects from five continents. These constructions illustrate a wide variety of functions and scales and cover various climatic zones and cultural contexts. All structures are constructionally and systematically analyzed with texts, true-to-scale drawings, and photographs from their foundations to their connections and the shadows they cast.
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Contents Essays Plants - Shadow Constructive Design of Small Buildings: Handbook Pergolas: Functions, Forms, and Construction Elements Shade-providing Small Buildings in Landscaping and Landscape Architecture Cables in Landscape Architecture: The MFO Park Teaching about Shadows Shade-providing Tents: On the Design and Construction of Lightwight Canvas Structures Plants Overview Plants Clinging Rootlets, Creepers, Twiners, Tendrils, and Scrambling Climbers Projects; 1. SAANA / ARUP - Serpentine Galleries Pavillon 2009, Hyde Park, London, GB; 2. Peter Walker (PWP) / WernerSobekNewYork - University of Dallas, USA; 3. EDAW (neu Design + Planning aecom) - 3 Projekte in Asien/Australien/USA; 4. MARTINEZ LAPENA TORRES ARQUITECTOS - Schattendach in Palma d. M., SP; 5. Alan Dempsey & Alvin Huang - AA Projekt, [C]SPACE PAVILION, GB; 6. Abel Bainnson Butz - Hudson River Park, NYC; 7. Ruedi Baur - Denkmal fur Opfer der deutschen Militarjustiz Koln; 8. SL-Rasch + Bradatsch, Special and Lightweight Structures - Solar betriebener Schirm 5m x 5 m, Saudi Arabien.; 9. SL-Rasch + Bradatsch, Sail Island in Jeddah, Saudi Arabien; 10. SL-Rasch + Bradatsch, Versammlungszelt, Malaysia; 11. School of Architecture, Universidad de Talca, Chile - Landmarks, Chile; 12. EDSA - Projekt in Acapulco, Mexiko; 13. Raderschall & Partner - WestPark Zurich und St. Gallen; 14. w+s Landschaftsarchitekten - Pavillon, Reichstagsgelande Nord, Berlin; 15. Markus Bieri Landschaftsarchitekt - Innenhof Zentralsitz CSS Versicherung, Luzern; 16. Studio 3LHD, Zagreb - Riva Split Waterfront structure; 17. S. Gass, Gitterschale Sindelfingen; 18. S. Gass mit J. Bradatsch, Zelt im Hof des Jugendhauses 'Mitte', Stuttgart; 19. Rutish.

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