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Books: Lightness — Renaissance of Minimum Energy Structures

Recreating lightness with the synergy of different materials is the main theme of this book. It deals with smart combinations of fibres and plastics, with creating efficient shapes and freezing textiles. Lightness contains many examples, good as well as bad. They can be found in industrial design, architecture, bridge constructions, sports equipment and vehicle technology. Among them are a small airplane, a cooling trailer, a bicycle and even a flexible beer container. It will be difficult not to be inspired by what you will read and see.

Every now and again an unexpected publication arrives like a fresh breeze amid the dense and tediously repetitive undergrowth of architectural titles, an inspired piece of publishing capable perhaps of sparking some new discussion around a familiar subject.
- Ingerid Helsing Almaas in Architectural Review

Lightness — The Inevitable Renaissance of Minimum Energy Structures, by Adriaan Beukers, Edited by Ed van Hinte, English with Dutch summary, 192 pages.
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