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Corrugated Iron

Building on the Frontier

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Corrugated Iron: Building on the Frontier by Adam Mornement
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Corrugated Iron describes the history and recent revival of a building material once revered as a miracle of the industrial age. Corrugated iron is much more than a cheap roofing material. It is a durable, biodegradable and environmentally-sound cladding system, sufficiently versatile to create one-off works of architectural sculpture and to house thousands in disaster zones. It can offer sleek lines, machine production and replicable components and the low-tech aspiration for affordability and ease of construction. Today it is the material of preference for a new generation of architects, who have harnessed its versatility and character for a wide range of residential, corporate and industrial uses. This revival has coincided with an upsurge in enthusiasm for older corrugated iron buildings - which now tend to be either listed or rusting gently into the landscape. Adam Mornement became fascinated by the story of corrugated iron. As well as uncovering remarkable facts from archives around the world, he has interviewed the leading architects in the field and had privileged access to their files.

Author Biography

Adam Mornement is a writer specializing in contemporary architecture and architectural history. He is a former deputy editor of World Architecture, and a regular contributor to the Times Magazine and Conde Nast Traveller, among other newspapers and magazines. His books include Corrugated Iron - Building on the Frontier (Frances Lincoln, 2007) and Treehouses (Frances Lincoln, 2005). He has also written Extensions (Laurence King, 2007) and Infill: New Houses for Urban Sites (Laurence King, 2009).
Release date NZ
September 10th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
200 b/w photographs and architectural drawings
Imprint
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Pages
224
Dimensions
260x305x22
ISBN-13
9780711226548
Product ID
1833115

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