BIBLIOGRAPHY

INTERVIEWS

ARTICLES ON DRMM’S KINGSDALE SCHOOL

BOOKS AND ARTICLES ON ANDERSON ANDERSON ARCHITECTS

BIBLIOGRAPHY – PLASTIC SOURCES 1990 TO PRESENT - BOOKS

BIBLIOGRAPHY - HISTORIC PLASTIC SOURCES - BOOKS

BIBLIOGRAPHY – HISTORIC PLASTIC SOURCES - JOURNALS

TECHNICAL BULLETINS, RESEARCH BRIEFS AND MANUFACTURER'S DATA ON INDIVIDUAL PLASTICS

 

 

INTERVIEWS

The Kingsdale School case study is based on interview notes with Alex DeRijke of dRMM Architects in London and Ben Morris of Vector Special Projects in London, conducted by Billie Faircloth in June of 2006.

The Chameleon House case study is based on a recorded and transcribed interview with Mark Anderson, Peter Anderson and Brent Sumida in San Francisco, CA, conducted by Billie Faircloth, August 2006. Observations of the fabrication of the alluvial sponge comb by Billie Faircloth were also incorporated into this case study.

 

ARTICLES ON dRMM’S KINGSDALE SCHOOL

Davidovici, Irina. ‘Class structure’ Building Design. 20 July 2004.

Glancey, Jonathan. ‘Please miss, can I have detention? The Guardian. 19 July 2004, pg. 12-13.

Kennett, Stephen. ‘Clear Thinking’,Building Services Journal, September 2004, pg. 28-32.

Kernan, Peter. ‘Everything Under One Roof’, Construction. 20 July 2004, pg xx-xx.

Long, Kieran. Kingsdale School. Icon. 15 September 2004 pg. xx-xx.

Young, Eleanor. Watch this space: Kingsdale School, Dulwich. RIBA Journal. 2004 July, v.111, n.7, pg.42-46,48.

“CLASP System Buildings – Defect Reports and Technical Information” . Defence Estate Organisation, Ministry of Defence. January 1998.

Inspection Report for the Kingsdale School dated April 29-May 2, 2002.

 

BOOKS AND ARTICLES ON ANDERSON ANDERSON ARCHITECTS

Anderson, Mark. Prefab Prototypes: Site-Specific Design for Offsite Construction. Princeton: Princeton Architectural Press, 2006

Anderson, Mark and Peter Anderson. Anderson Anderson, Architecture and Construction. Princeton: Princeton Architectural Press, 2001

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY – PLASTIC SOURCES 1990 TO PRESENT - BOOKS

Allen, Edward. Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods 4 th ed. New York: Wiley, 2003

Plastic materials, mostly insulation types and vapor barrier types, are covered in Chapter 7: Interior Finishes for Wood Light Frame construction.

Ashby, Mike and Johnson, Kara. Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2002, 03 and 04.

Ashby’s text overlaps with the subject of architecture and plastic. A product engineer, Mike Ashby is the current authority on materials performance and design including multiple plastic materials.

Bell, Victoria Ballard and Rand, Pat. Materials for Design. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007.

Ballard and Rand include plastic as one of five material headings and proceed to explicate eleven plastic case studies. The selected case studies focus mainly on sheet and membrane materials, covering three plastics: corrugated and multi-wall polycarbonate, corrugated fiber reinforced plastic, and silicon or Teflon coated fiberglass membrane. Case studies focus on the detailing of the plastic building enclosure.

Berge, Bjorn. The Ecology of Building Materials. Boston: Architectural Press, 2000.

Beukers, Adriaan and van Hinte, Ed. Lightness: The inevitable renaissance of minimum energy structures. Rotterdam: 010 publishers, 2001.

Deplazes, Andrea, ed. Constructing Architecture: Materials, Processes, Structures, a Handbook. Basel: Birkhauser, 2005.

Deplazes’s book is broad in scope but its content and organization are strategic for material thinking and making. Plastic is not addressed under a separate heading (Masony, Concrete, Timber, Steel and Glass are), but is indirectly addressed under the heading of “Insulation” pages 139 – 146. Diagrams for transparent insulation (pg. 143) and insulation and vapor barrier performance (pg. 286 – 290) are especially instructive for comprehending plastic's performance.

Hegger, et al. Construction Materials Manual. Basel: Birkhauser, 2006

This is the comprehensive manual for Birkhauser’s material manual series (masonry, steel, wood, glass, concrete). Plastic is addressed separately under the section titled “Synthetic Materials” pages 90 – 97, “Insulating and Sealing” pages 132 – 145, and “Building Services”, pages 146 – 151. While the “Synthetic Materials” section is brief, it is comprehensive in scope, identifying terminology and summarizing the use of plastic in building and construction through several diagrams (most notably B 9.7 and B9.13). Out of twenty-five diagrams, three address plastic materials.

International Code Council. International Building Code. Falls Church, VA: The Council, 2000

Kaltenbach, Frank, ed. Translucent materials: glass, plastics, metals. Basel : Birkhauser, 2004

The third of this book dedicated to plastics addresses transparent/translucent sheet materials as part of the building enclosure and high-performance plastic membranes such as ETFE, PVC and PTFE. In line with other Birkhauser material manuals, the book is thorough in the description of sheet materials, their chemical and physical properties. Plastic sheet materials are covered on pages 40 – 56, membranes on pages 58 – 78 with a comprehensive article exclusively on ETFE.

Koch, Klaus-Michael, ed. Membrane Structures: Innovative Building with Film and Fabric. Munich; New York: Prestel, 2004

Simmons, H. Leslie. Olin’s Construction: Principles, Material and Methods. 8 th ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

This construction textbook is organized around CSIs Master Format. Plastic is after wood on pages 414 – 423 in “Chapter Six: Wood and Plastic”. The text provides generic definitions for plastic terminology including thermosets, thermoplastics and polymerization. It continues by providing valuable descriptions of plastics most commonly found in building and construction, their performance and issues of detailing and installation.


BIBLIOGRAPHY - HISTORIC PLASTIC SOURCES - BOOKS

Barthes, Roland. Plastic. in Mythologies, 1957.

Dietz, Albert G. H. Materials for Construction: Wood, Plastics, Fabrics. New York: D. Van Nostrand and Company, 1969.

Dietz, Albert G. H. Plastics for Architects and Builders. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1949.

Dietz, Albert G. H. Fiberglas Reinforced Plastics. New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation, 1949.

Gordon, J. E. The New Science of Strong Materials or Why You Don’t Fall Through the Floor. Cambridge: Da Capo Press, 1981.

Montella, Ralph. Plastics in Architecture: A Guide to Acrylic and Polycarbonate. New York: Marcel Dekker, 1985.

Quarmby, Arthur. The Plastics Architect. London: The Pall Mall Press, 1974.

Quarmby’s book specifically addresses the intersection of architecture and plastic from the perspective of innovation and invention. Quarmby covers the physical and chemical properties of plastics and their associated manufacturing protocol. The remaining chapters account for thirty years of plastic experimentation in the context of architecture.


 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY – HISTORIC PLASTIC SOURCES - JOURNALS

Progressive Architecture: Plastics in Architecture. June 1960, v. 51. whole issue.

This is Progressive Architecture’s first issue dedicated to plastics where the editors "have attempted to reflect the whopping use of plastics components in contemporary architecture.” This is a thorough resource for the time and gives us a sense of the trajectory of the material as well as relevant information.

Progressive Architecture: Plastics in Architecture. October, 1970 v. 51, whole issue.

This is Progressive Architecture’s second look at plastic applications in architecture which begins with the article “Plastics: A Decade of Progress.” Interestingly they state upfront “Ten years ago when the editors of P/A developed their last major review of the man-made plastic materials, they believed that architecture was about to enter the age of plastics. Although the volume of this material used annually in building construction has increased substantially we have not experienced the many exciting and innovative uses of plastics that were expected”. It is likewise a thorough resource for the time including more experimental projects than the previous 1960 issue. Albert G.H. Dietz, the author of several early texts on constructing with plastic, served as a consultant to this issue.

 

 

TECHNICAL BULLETINS, RESEARCH BRIEFS AND MANUFACTURERS DATA ON INDIVIDUAL PLASTICS (PLASTIC ACRONYMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

EP PU FLOOR

AstroResin Systems. Astroflow Self-Smoothing Epoxy Flooring. 2001

ASTM. Standard Specification for Chemical-Resistant Monolithic Floor Surfacings. West Conshohocken, PA: accessed 2006

 

EPI

Dynea. Emulsion Polymer Isocyanate (EPI) Adhesive. <http://www.dynea.com/>

ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. Legacy Report. 1 February 2002 <http://icc-es.org/>

United States Department of Agriculture. Forest Service. Lamination of Hardwood Composite Framing With an Emulsion Polymer-lsocyanate Adhesive and Radio-Frequency Curing. By Vick, Charles B. United States Department of Agriculture, 1987

 

EPS

R-Control Building Systems. Expanded Polystyrene EPS Foam. <http://www.r-control.com/EPS/manufacturing.asp>

R-Control Building Systems. R-Control® EPS Systems. <www.r-control.com>

EPS Packaging Group. White Magic<www.eps.co.uk/pdfs/white_magic.pdf>

The EPS Molders Association. Expanded Polystyrene & Moisture Bulletin 95-03. 6 Mar. 2007 <http://www.epsmolders.org/4-ruling.html>

The EPS Molders Association. Manu-Spec 2003. <www.epsmolders.org>

 

ETFE

Vector Foiltec. ETFE Research and Development. 2004 <http://www.vector-foiltec.com/resdev.htm>

Moritz, Karsten, and Barthel, Rainer. “Building with ETFE Sheeting” in Kaltenbach, Frank, ed. Translucent materials : glass, plastics, metals. Basel: Birkhauser, 2004

 

HPL

"Decorative Plastic Laminate." How Products are Made. Ed. Stacey L. Blachford. Thomson Gale, 2002. eNotes.com. 2006. 25 Jun, 2007 <http://science.enotes.com/how-products-encyclopedia/
decorative-plastic-laminate>

 

PC

GE Structural Products. Thermoforming LEXAN® Sheet: General Guidelines.

POLYGAL® Plastic Industries. Polygal Panels: Mechanical, Thermal and Optical Properties brochure.

POLYGAL® Plastic Industries. Panels Profiles brochure.

 

PE VAPOR DIFFUSION RETARDER

ASTM. Standard Specification for Flexible, Low Permeance Vapor Retarders for Thermal Insulation. West Conshohocken, PA: accessed 2006.

ASTM. Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission Rate Through Plastic Film and Sheeting Using a Modulated Infrared Sensor. West Conshohocken, PA: accessed 2006.

Building Science Corporation. “Air Barriers vs. Vapor Barriers.”

<http://www.buildingscienceconsulting.com/resources/walls/air_barriers_vs_vapor_barriers.htm>

Rose, William B. “Moisture Control in the Modern Building Envelope: History of the Vapor Barrier in the U.S., 1923 – 1952” APT Bulletin, Vol. 28, No. 4, Mending the Modern. (1997), pp. 13 – 19.

U.S. Department of Energy. A Consumers Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. “Vapor Barriers or Vapor Diffusion Retarders”. <http://www.eere.energy.gov/consumer/your_home/insulation_airsealing/index.cfm/mytopic=11810>

 

PEX

Plastics Pipe Institute. PEX Pipes for Plumbing. 40th ASPE Convention, Cleveland. Oct. 2004.

Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association, and Plastic Piping Education Foundation. PEX Offers Environmentally Sound Solutions. Glen Ellyn, IL: Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association, n.d.

Plastics Pipe Institute. Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing. Washington, DC: Plastics Pipe Institute, 2001.

Uponor. Radiant-Heating Hydronic Piping Specification. Apple Valley, MN: Uponor, 2006

 

PF

Canadian Plywood Association. Technical Note 02-2003<http://canply.org/>

TECO. Techtips: Resins Used in the Production of Oriented Strand Board. <http://www.tecotested.com/>

 

pMDI

TECO. Techtips: Resins Used in the Production of Oriented Strand Board. <http://www.tecotested.com/>

 

PMMA

Siemens, John. DEGLAS® Corrugated Sheet Installation Instructions. CYRO, 2002

 

PVC

Simmons, H. Leslie. “Chapter 6: Wood and Plastic, Section 6.9.3.” Olin’s Construction: Principles, Material and Methods. 8 th ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

 

PU ADHESIVE SEALANT

The Adhesive and Sealnt Council, Inc. “079200: Joint Sealants” in the Whole Building Design Guide <http://www.wbdg.org/design/079200.php”print=1>

R-Control Building Systems. Do-All-Ply® Sealant.

 

RMA

ABAA Position Paper on placing Air Barrier Requirements in a Separate Section . March 2004 <http://www.airbarrier.org

W.R. Grace. W. R. Grace Material Data Safety Sheet: Waterproofing Membrane. <www.graceconstruction.com>

 

SILICONE ACRYLIC SEALER

H&C. Silicone Acrylic Concrete Sealer. H&C <http://www.hcconcrete.com/product/3011.asp>

 

SIPS

APA: The Engineered Wood Association. Product Guide: Oriented Strand Board. Tacoma, WA: APA, 2000

Department of Housing and Urban Development. R-Control Structural Insulated Panels. 2004

Hy-R Building Systems. A Breif History of SIPs. (Power Point Presentation)

ICC Evaluation Service. ES Report-1006. Whittier, California: 2006.

Insulspan. MasterFormat Section 061216: Roof and Wall Panels.

Insulspan. Structural Panel Installation Guide. 2005.

Insulspan. The Insulspan SIP System. 2005

Insulspan. Thermal Performance of the Insulspan SIP System. 2005.

R-Control. Questions and Answers: Structurally insulated panels. Burnsville, MN: R-Control, 2005.

R-Control. SIPs Product Testing Summary. 2004.

R-Control. Technical Bulletin: SIP no. 2057. 2003.

R-Control. Load Design Charts: SIPs. 2003.

Texas Department of Insurance. R-Control Structural Insulated Panels Product Evaluation. Austin, Tx: 2006

Thermal Foams. Guideline Specifications for Thermal Foam Engineered Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). Buffalo, NY: Thermal Foams.

National Evaluation Service. Report No. NER-520. Falls Church, VA: National Evaluation Service 2002.

 

SPUNBONDED PP OR PE

Dupont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap® Physical Properties Data Sheet.

U.S. Department of Energy. A Consumers Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. “Air Barriers”. <http://www.eere.energy.gov/consumer/your_home/insulation_airsealing/index.cfm/mytopic=11810>

 

XPS

Franklin Associates for the American Plastics Council. Plastics Energy and Greenhouse Gas Savings Using Rigid Foam Sheathing Applied to Exterior Walls of Single Family Residential Housing in the U.S. and Canada-A Case Study. 13 September 2000

 


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