The innovative structural designs of Cecil Balmond underpin architectural
forms and give them their own integrity. Balmond's collaborative work with
architects such as Daniel Libeskind, Rem Koolhaas and James Stirling
demonstrates the process of fusion between architecture and his engineering.
His structural thinking differs from that of other engineers in his field in
its completely new conception of the engineer's contribution to architecture.
The plasticity of architectural plans is enhanced through a decisive development
of its structural design. The border line between structure and architecture
thus becomes increasingly blurred.
In this book, the process is explained by reference to eight projects through
which the author makes the theoretical basis of his engineering solutions
understandable for the reader.
391 p., 19 x 13 cm