Author: Francis D. K. Ching Genre: Architecture Publisher: John Wiley & Sons ISBN: 9781118330333 Book Pages: 432 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
A survey of the built environment distills the work of legendaryauthor and illustrator Francis D. K. Ching into a single volume Introduction to Architecture presents the essential textsand drawings of Francis D. K. Ching for those new to architectureand design. With his typical highly graphic approach, this is thefirst introductory text from Ching that surveys the design ofspaces, buildings, and cities. In an easy to understand format,readers will explore the histories and theories of architecture,design elements and process, and the technical aspects of thecontemporary profession of architecture. The book explains the experience and practice of architectureand allied disciplines for future professionals, while those wholove the beauty of architecture drawing will delight in thegorgeous illustrations included. Overview of the issues and practices of architecture in anall-in-one introductory text Includes new chapters and introductory essays by James Eckler,and features more than 1,000 drawings throughout Professor Ching is the bestselling author of numerous books onarchitecture and design, all published by Wiley; his works havebeen translated into 16 languages and are regarded as classics fortheir renowned graphical presentation For those pursuing a career in architecture or anyone who lovesarchitectural design and drawing, Introduction toArchitecture presents a beautifully illustrated andcomprehensive guide to the subject.
A comprehensive introduction to architecture and architectural history and exceptional in its approach, this book explores architecture as a current practice in relation to history and in relation to the wider context of cultures, conservation and the environment. This new edition brings in the new emphasis on sustainability, urbanism, urban regeneration and cultural identity, in order to take a holistic approach to the subject of architecture. Highly illustrated, this book enables the reader to make sense of the experience of architecture and the built environment by understanding more about the form, construction, meaning and history of the subject.
Author: Le Corbusier Genre: Architecture Publisher: Courier Corporation ISBN: 9780486315645 Book Pages: 320 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Pioneering manifesto by founder of "International School." Technical and aesthetic theories, views of industry, economics, relation of form to function, "mass-production split," and much more. Profusely illustrated.
Author: S. V. Szokolay Genre: Architecture Publisher: Elsevier ISBN: 9780750687041 Book Pages: 345 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Introducing the basics of architectural science, this book is an ideal reference, providing an understanding of the physical basis of architectural design. The knowledge gained from this book equips the reader with the tools to realize the full potential of the good intentions of sustainable, bioclimatic design. All sections have been revised and updated for this second edition including more information on small scale energy generation methods and techniques. The book has also been reformatted to be even more accessible, with a larger page size and colour printing. * Fully updated popular reference on the essentials of Architectural Science * Reformatted and reorganised for greater ease of use * Covers principles of heat, light, sound and energy control in just one volume
Author: Architect Professor Indranil Sen Genre: Architecture Publisher: Notion Press ISBN: 9781945926198 Book Pages: 288 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Firmitas - Utilitas -Venustas Firmness; Utility & Delight -these are the three basic purposes architecture must serve as defined by Vitruvius, the ancient Roman architect. Being the mother of all art forms, the creations of an Architect are live testaments of his work which are timeless. No Architect can disown or deny his work. The purpose of this book -Introduction to Architecture- is to act as an initiation to this noble subject for newcomers and simultaneously be a refresher for experienced professionals. A line is not only a line in Architecture. It is a part of a dream. A dream nurtured by the interplay of solids and voids, light and shade, colour and texture, foreground and background against a canvas called Nature. Since the target audience of this book is primarily fresher’s, the contents of the book has been kept plain and simple. The idea is to inculcate the basics of this learning called Architecture and prepare them mentally to take the wonderful challenges in life as successful Architects.
Author: Steven V. Szokolay Genre: Architecture Publisher: Routledge ISBN: 9781317918592 Book Pages: 384 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Now in its third edition, this book provides the ideal and only reference to the physical basis of architectural design. Fully updated and expanded throughout, the book provides the data required for architects to design buildings that will maintain the users comfort in a variety of conditions, with minimal reliance on energy intensive methods like air conditioning. This is not a ‘how to’ book but answers the question why. It equips the reader with the tools to realize the full potential of the good intentions of sustainable, bioclimatic design. All sections have been revised and updated for this third edition including all the most relevant developments affecting heat, light and sound controls. The book responds to the need of understanding beyond ‘rules of thumb’.
Author: William McLean Genre: Architecture Publisher: Laurence King Publishing ISBN: 1780672950 Book Pages: 208 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
This book provides an accessible introduction for architecture students to all aspects of architectural technology: structural physics, structural elements and forms, heating, lighting, environmental control, and computer modeling. It will also help students to integrate their design thinking with appropriate structural and environmental solutions. The book explains the relationships between physical phenomena, materials, building elements, and structural types using simple classification systems and real world examples. In addition, it explores current computer techniques for assisting students to predict the structural and environmental behavior of buildings. It also uses historical precedents to explain how the success of a technology is directly related to its cultural context. This second edition includes new sections on environmental design, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and two new case studies. Written by three experienced teachers, this book will be invaluable for those contemplating the study of architecture and for those already embarked on such a course.
Author: Nick Lee Evans Genre: Architecture Publisher: Routledge ISBN: 9781000705027 Book Pages: 126 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
There are over half a million listed buildings in Britain, conservation areas can be found in every borough, and a large proportion of our housing stock pre-dates 1914. So, whether in extending a listed house, reordering a local church, or converting an historic warehouse, most architects will work with historic buildings at some point in their career – even if they are not a specialist conservation architect. An Introduction to Architectural Conservation introduces non-specialist architects to the principles behind legislation concerning historic buildings. It will help them understand the practicalities of this legislation, the aims and objectives of Conservation Offices, Statutory Amenity Societies and other guardians of our heritage. With these skills, readers can advise clients more accurately, make successful listed building applications, and ensure their interventions are sensitive, appropriate and effective. An Introduction to Architectural Conservation is also a practical guide to good working practice: taking readers through the process of preparing a listed building application, preparing a suitable tender package and administering the contract. .