Author(s): William McLean
Air can be used in a variety of ways to make lightweight, flexible structures. It can be used to make inflatable structures, mobile structures and temporary buildings, it can also activate movable elements and act as a means of constructing buildings that would be impossible with conventional construction methods. This book looks at every facet of the subject, examining the different types of air structure: super pressure buildings, air beam structures, buoyant structures, inflatable structures and many more. It also looks at the construction methods that use air, such as air-inflated steel, aerated concrete and blow moulding. Filled with photographs, models, drawings and diagrams, this is the ideal book for curious students, designers and architects.
Pete Silver and William McLean teach at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster, London, UK, and are the co-authors of Fabrication (2006), Introduction to Architectural Technology (2013), and Structural Engineering for Architects (2014).