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'An intriguing journey into ... [Cecil Balmonds]... thought processes'Grand Designs, April 2007
Balmond's 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 architeectural plans is enhanced through a decisive development of its structural design. The borderline between structure and architecture thus becomes increasingly blurred. This process is explained in detail in "Informal" by reference to 8 exemplary projects. The author makes the theoretical basis of his engineering solutions understandable to the reader and his sketches are more than just purely techincal illustrations - they are the key o his approach. After reading "Informal", architects will have to rethink their understanding of many well-known buildings. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
Cecil Balmond is passionate and inspirational. When working with him, you know there is something amazing happening. Read morePublished on May 12 2003 by April Clark
besides being incredibly beautiful, the book has a coherence and depth that is unlike any other - it requires reading quickly and then slowly, forward and backward and over and... Read morePublished on March 23 2003
A lovely little book. The pros are excellent. The diagrams really interesting. Each chapter so well thought out and planned. Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2003 by M