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Issue 4.1

Modern Construction Envelopes: Systems for Architectural Design and Prototyping (3rd ed.)

The third edition of Modern Construction Envelopes presents a comprehensive taxonomy of building envelope systems supplemented by new drawings and animations accessed on individual pages through a mobile device. The author, Andrew Watts, is CEO of Newtecnic Architects + Engineers, self-described as an engineering and design consultancy that is a “disruptive innovator” in integrated testing, delivery, and performance.1 By incorporating access to digital animations, this book engages readers in a new way, breaking the format of traditional reference books.