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Oskar von Miller Forum

One of the most striking buildings to be erected in Munich in recent decades is the Oskar von Miller Forum, a center for architectural instruction and exchange that is itself a dramatic and exciting work of architecture. This volume brings together a group of experts who give a detailed account of the building, including the many years of planning and discussion that went into it, the environmentally friendly and emissions-reducing innovations it employs, and the ways in which its design gives precedence to the comfort and well-being of the students who reside there. A beautifully illustrated biography of an important architectural achievement, Oscar von Miller Forum will be of interest to scholars and students of design, architecture, and planning.

96 pages | 155 color plates | 9 x 11 4/5 | © 2010

Architecture: European Architecture

Art: European Art

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Table of Contents

Combined German/English Edition

Comments made on the Occasion of the Opening
Description of the Project
      Thomas Herzog

Special Forms of Construction and Products

      Thomas Herzog

Assessment of Energy Performance

      Gerd Hauser

Landscape Planning

      Christoph Valentien

Soil Investigations, Foundations and Shoring of Excavations

      Norbert Vogt

Structural Planning

      Kurt Stepan and Thomas Winkler

Natural Ventilation and Smoke Extract on the Upper Floors of the South Tract

      Thomas Herzog and Roland Schneider

Services Systems

      Christian Dotzauer

Automation in the Building

      Werner Rösener

Electrical and Information Technology

      Peter Hross

Sound Insulation and Spatial Acoustics

      Gerhard Hilz

The Origins of the Project and its Aims

      Thomas Herzog

“The Choice of System is Decisive”: A Homage to Oskar von Miller

      Sabine Kammerl

      Nikolaus Lang

“L’artista e l’ingegnere”: Leonardo da Vinci, artist, engineer and architect

      Rainer Wittenborn

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