Structure as Design is a unique exploration into the way architects and designers use the necessary structural elements of a building as a part of its interior design. With steel, glass, concrete, and wood, the design work featured in these pages goes deeper than a coat of paint. Edgy, intriguing, and modern, each of these buildings adopts structural elements-support beams, heating and ventilation systems, partitions, fenestration-as interior or design elements. Structure as Design: Includes more than 100 full-color photographs as well as plans and detailed drawings. Features sections on renovation and new construction, covering a wide variety of building types-houses, restaurants, art galleries, offices, and hotels. Examples include Shigeru Ban's Tokyo Art Gallery, which uses paper as a structural element, Future Systems' transformation of a London townhouse with glass, William Bruder's stone house in the Arizona desert, and Eduardo Souto de Moura's aluminum, stone, and rusted steel Portuguese monastery turned modern hotel.