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Trans Structures


Fluid Architecture and Liquid Engineering

Matyas Gutai

The book introduces water as a building material to build unique, responsive-able structures and define a new paradigm for architecture and sustainable design.

It is comprised of three main parts: the first part explains the theoretical framework of trans-structures and is also accompanied by photos and diagrams of the laboratory tests; the second part shows realized related projects accompanied by interviews with key designers of the buildings; the final part introduces a built Trans-structure: Water House experimental pavilion, which utilizes water as building material. Water gives unique aesthetics and structural characteristics to the building with real response ability based on the properties of water, thus allowing liquid engineering to provide a new solution for contemporary sustainable design.


Author: Matyas Gutai

Size: 12,5 x 16,5 cm / 4.9 x 6.5 in.
Pages: 176
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Soft
Publication date: February 2015
ISBN: English 978-1-940291-44-4
Price: 20€ / $24.95 / £18.00

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