Industrial architecture

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Volkswagen cogeneration plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, built in 1938 as part of the main Volkswagen factory
The Moulin Saulnier, originally a watermill, now part of the Menier chocolate factory in Noisiel, France. Built in 1872, it was the first building in the world with a visible metallic structure.

Industrial architecture is the design and construction of buildings serving industry. Such buildings rose in importance with the Industrial Revolution, and were some of the pioneering structures of modern architecture.

Types of industrial buildings[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Bradley, Betsy Hunter. The Works: The Industrial Architecture of the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • Jefferies, Matthew. Politics and Culture in Wilhelmine Germany: The Case of Industrial Architecture. Washington, D.C.: Berg, 1995.
  • Jevremović, Ljiljana; Turnšek, Branko A. J.; Vasić, Milanka; and Jordanović, Marina. "Passive Design Applications: Industrial Architecture Perspective", Facta Universitatis Series: Architecture and Civil Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 2 (2014): 173–82.
  • Jones, Edgar. Industrial Architecture in Britain, 1750–1939. New York: Facts on File, 1985.
  • McGowan, F.; Radosevic, S.; and Tunzelmann, N. von. Emerging Industrial Architecture in Europe. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis, 2004.
  • Winter, John. Industrial Architecture: A Survey of Factory Building. London: Studio Vista, 1970.