Lightness: The Inevitable Renaissance of Minimum Energy Structures

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010 Publishers, 2005 - Architecture - 191 pages
This book deals with smart combinations of fibers and plastics--with creating efficient shapes and freezing textiles--using examples found in industrial design, architecture, bridge constructions, sports equipment and vehicle technology. Among them are a small airplane, a cooling trailer, a bicycle and even a flexible beer container. Fourth revised edition.

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A remarkable book - a broad extended essay that draws on a multitude of sources to promote the concept of minimal structures with maximal capabilities.
It's as if Edward Tufte had spliced his ideas
with Buckminster Fuller.
Highly recommended as 'food for thought' on a Sunday afternoon.

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