The Architect s Studio Companion

The Architect s Studio Companion
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Author: Edward Allen,Joseph Iano
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781119092414
Release: 2017-01-17
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The time-saving resource every architect needs The Architect’s Studio Companion is a robust, user-friendly resource that keeps important information at your fingertips throughout the design process. It includes guidelines for the design of structure, environmental systems, parking, accessibility, and more. This new sixth edition has been fully updated with the latest model building codes for the U.S. and Canada, extensive new information on heating and cooling systems for buildings, and new structural systems, all in a form that facilitates rapid preliminary design. More than just a reference, this book is a true companion that no practicing architect or student should be without. This book provides quick access to guidelines for systems that affect the form and spatial organization of buildings and allows this information to be incorporated into the earliest stages of building design. With it you can: Select, configure, and size structural systems Plan for building heating and cooling Incorporate passive systems and daylighting into your design Design for parking and meet code-related life-safety and accessibility requirements Relying on straightforward diagrams and clear written explanations, the designer can lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes—without getting hung up on complicated technical concepts. By introducing building systems into the early stages of design, the need for later revisions or redesign is reduced, and projects stay on time and on budget. The Architect’s Studio Companion is the time-saving tool that helps you bring it all together from the beginning.

The Architect s Studio Companion

The Architect s Studio Companion
Available:
Author: Edward Allen,Joseph Iano
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781119092650
Release: 2017-02-22
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The time-saving resource every architect needs The Architect’s Studio Companion is a robust, user-friendly resource that keeps important information at your fingertips throughout the design process. It includes guidelines for the design of structure, environmental systems, parking, accessibility, and more. This new sixth edition has been fully updated with the latest model building codes for the U.S. and Canada, extensive new information on heating and cooling systems for buildings, and new structural systems, all in a form that facilitates rapid preliminary design. More than just a reference, this book is a true companion that no practicing architect or student should be without. This book provides quick access to guidelines for systems that affect the form and spatial organization of buildings and allows this information to be incorporated into the earliest stages of building design. With it you can: Select, configure, and size structural systems Plan for building heating and cooling Incorporate passive systems and daylighting into your design Design for parking and meet code-related life-safety and accessibility requirements Relying on straightforward diagrams and clear written explanations, the designer can lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes—without getting hung up on complicated technical concepts. By introducing building systems into the early stages of design, the need for later revisions or redesign is reduced, and projects stay on time and on budget. The Architect’s Studio Companion is the time-saving tool that helps you bring it all together from the beginning.

The Architect s Studio Companion

The Architect s Studio Companion
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Author: Edward Allen,Joseph Iano
Pages: 496
ISBN: 0470641916
Release: 2011-12-27
Editor: Wiley

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The architect's favorite handbook—now in an up-to-date, new edition! The Architect's Studio Companion is the labor-saving design resource that architects, engineers, and builders have relied on for years. Now in its Fifth Edition, this industry standard maintains its reputation as a reliable tool for the preliminary selecting, configuring, and sizing of the structural, environmental, and life safety systems of a building. Bestselling authors Edward Allen and Joseph Iano reduce complex engineering and building code information to simple approximations that enable designers to lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes—without getting hung up on complicated technical concepts. Complete with a convenient flex binding that lies flat for easy use, The Architect's Studio Companion, Fifth Edition gives you quick access to reliable rules of thumb that offer vital help for the preliminary design of: structural systems; heating, cooling, and electrical systems; building code height and area limits; exit stairways and other egress provisions; accessibility regulations; surface parking and structured parking garages; and daylight provisions. Additionally, this new edition gives you: The most current building codes in the United States and Canada New coverage of passive heating and cooling systems Guidelines for designing for natural ventilation Extensively updated structural design guidelines Packed with useful information, The Architect's Studio Companion, Fifth Edition is the definitive resource that no architect should be without.

The Architect s Studio Companion

The Architect s Studio Companion
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Author: Edward Allen,Joseph Iano
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780471736226
Release: 2006-11-28
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The architect's favorite handbook-more informative and easier to use than ever! The Architect's Studio Companion is the laborsaving design resource that architects and builders have relied on for years. Now in its fourth edition, this industry standard continues its reputation as a reliable tool for the preliminary selecting, configuring, and sizing of the structural, mechanical, and egress systems of a building. Bestselling authors Edward Allen and Joseph Iano reduce complex engineering and building code information to simple approximations that enable the designer to lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes and get on with the design. Now in a flex binding that makes it even easier to use, The Architect's Studio Companion, Fourth Edition provides quick access to reliable rules of thumb that offer vital help for selecting, configuring, and sizing: * Structural systems * Heating, cooling, and electrical systems * Egress provisions, including exit stairways, parking garages, and parking lots * Daylight provisions The book concludes with precalculated tables of building code height and area limitations.

Form and Forces

Form and Forces
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Author: Edward Allen,Waclaw Zalewski
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9781118174258
Release: 2012-01-09
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Here, in one volume, is all the architect needs to know to participate in the entire process of designing structures. Emphasizing bestselling author Edward Allen's graphical approach, the book enables you to quickly determine the desired form of a building or other structure and easily design it without the need for complex mathematics. This unique text teaches the whole process of structural design for architects, including selection of suitable materials, finding a suitable configuration, finding forces and size members, designing appropriate connections, and proposing a feasible method of erection. Chapters are centered on the design of a whole structure, from conception through construction planning.

Architectural Detailing

Architectural Detailing
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Author: Edward Allen,Patrick Rand
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781118881996
Release: 2016-03-14
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The industry-standard guide to designing well-performing buildings Architectural Detailing systematically describes the principles by which good architectural details are designed. Principles are explained in brief, and backed by extensive illustrations that show you how to design details that will not leak water or air, will control the flow of heat and water vapor, will adjust to all kinds of movement, and will be easy to construct. This new third edition has been updated to conform to International Building Code 2012, and incorporates current knowledge about new material and construction technology. Sustainable design issues are integrated where relevant, and the discussion includes reviews of recent built works that extract underlying principles that can be the basis for new patterns or the alteration and addition to existing patterns. Regulatory topics are primarily focused on the US, but touch on other jurisdictions and geographic settings to give you a well-rounded perspective of the art and science of architectural detailing. In guiding a design from idea to reality, architects design a set of details that show how a structure will be put together. Good details are correct, complete, and provide accurate information to a wide variety of users. By demonstrating the use of detail patterns, this book teaches you how to design a building that will perform as well as you intend. Integrate appropriate detailing into your designs Learn the latest in materials, assemblies, and construction methods Incorporate sustainable design principles and current building codes Design buildings that perform well, age gracefully, and look great Architects understand that aesthetics are only a small fraction of good design, and that stability and functionality require a deep understanding of how things come together. Architectural Detailing helps you bring it all together with a well fleshed-out design that communicates accurately at all levels of the construction process.

The Architect s Studio Companion

The Architect s Studio Companion
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Author: Edward Allen,Joseph Iano
Pages: 468
ISBN: UOM:39015049563128
Release: 1989-04-18
Editor: Wiley

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

No design studio should be without this reference. Beautifully designed, logically organized, and clearly written. Designed for quick access to technical and building code information with readable charts, graphs, tables, and concise learning units. Information presented is useful for buildings of any size and occupancy, from the smallest residence to the largest complex. Page-edge index tabs and a comprehensive system of cross reference guides make for easy access. Illustrated with hundreds of line drawings. Employs both conventional and metric units throughout.

How Buildings Work

How Buildings Work
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Author: Edward Allen
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780190289904
Release: 2005-09-01
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Illustrated with hundreds of illuminating line drawings, this classic guide reveals virtually every secret of a building's function: how it stands up, keeps its occupants safe and comfortable, gets built, grows old, and dies--and why some buildings do this so much better than others. Drawing on things he's learned from the many buildings he himself designed (and in some cases built with his own hands), Edward Allen explains complex phenomena such as the role of the sun in heating buildings and the range of structural devices that are used for support, from trusses and bearing walls to post-tensioned concrete beams and corbeled vaults. He stresses the importance of intelligent design in dealing with such problems as overheating and overcooling, excessive energy use, leaky roofs and windows, fire safety, and noisy interiors. He serves up some surprises: thermal insulation is generally a better investment than solar collectors; board fences are not effective noise barriers; there's one type of window that can be left open during a rainstorm. The new edition emphasizes "green" architecture and eco-conscious design and construction. It features a prologue on sustainable construction, and includes new information on topics such as the collapse of the World Trade Center, sick building syndrome, and EIFS failures and how they could have been prevented. Allen also highlights the array of amazing new building materials now available, such as self-cleaning glass, photovoltaics, transparent ceramics, cloud gel, and super-high-strength concrete and structural fibers. Edward Allen makes it easy for everyone--from armchair architects and sidewalk superintendents to students of architecture and construction--to understand the mysteries and complexities of even the largest building, from how it recycles waste and controls the movement of air, to how it is kept alive and growing.

Structure As Architecture

Structure As Architecture
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Author: Andrew Charleson
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781136361395
Release: 2006-08-11
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Structure As Architecture provides readers with an accessible insight into the relationship between structure and architecture, focusing on the design principles that relate to both fields. Over one hundred case studies of contemporary buildings from countries across the globe including the UK, the US, France, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong and Australia are interspersed throughout the book. The author has visited and photographed each of these examples and analyzed them to show how structure plays a significant architectural role, as well as bearing loads. This is a highly illustrated sourcebook, providing a new insight into the role of structure, and discussing the point where the technical and the aesthetic meet to create the discipline of ‘architecture’.

Architect s Studio Handbook

Architect s Studio Handbook
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Author: Terry L. Patterson
Pages: 689
ISBN: UOM:39015053763382
Release: 2002
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Develop design and working drawings more efficiently Packed with useful hands-on information for both schematic design and computer-assisted working drawings, Architect’s Studio Handbook is the ideal tool for every architect who wants handy rules-of-thumb, convenient graphic conventions, and easy-to-find answers in diagrams, charts, and drawings -- all in a stay-open, flex-binding format. Author/architect Terry Patterson’s complete, up-to-date, information-packed guide helps you: Immediately locate essential building design technical data Recognize code compliance problems typical of drawings submitted for building permits See what is expected by government agencies and other clients with repetitive building programs Get tips from practitioners in international and design-build practices Apply advice from engineers on selection and organization of building systems Determine acceptable ranges for components in building technology More!

The Architect PB

The Architect  PB
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Author: R. J. Linteau
Pages: 474
ISBN: 9781649137906
Release: 2021-01-21
Editor: Dorrance Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Architect (PB) By: R.J. Linteau Young architect Connor Jones West is about to graduate magna cum laude from Harvard’s prestigious Graduate School of Design. He has been offered his dream job in Chicago by the nationally known firm of Nolan, Jefferson, and Marlow. Recently commissioned to design the cities’ biggest multi-use skyscraper, the firm adds the talented West to bolster its design prowess, one dulled by years of tired municipal work. West is thrilled at the opportunity but soon discovers that the glittering façade of big-time corporate architecture masks a tottering, corrupt foundation. An unprincipled and shameless developer, mobsters vowing revenge upon the project and its owner, bitter and vicious office rivalries, a forbidden romance, and endless hours of hard work conspire to destroy young Connor as he is caught in a maze of difficult decisions, challenges and trials. Determined to live the life he dreams of without sacrificing his ethics and morals, his exceptional talent, or the love of his life, The Architect takes you on a fast-paced look at the world of architecture and urban development, through the complex lens of self-realization, tragedy and humanity.

Design Management for Architects

Design Management for Architects
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Author: Stephen Emmitt
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781118394458
Release: 2014-01-06
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This guide integrates theory and practice to offer practical solutions for architects to improve their design management skills. This unique guide helps architects improve their management skills by addressing the relationship between the management of the design project and the design office. The author demonstrates how a professionally managed project, conceived and delivered within a professionally managed office ensures that client values are translated into construction without loss of creativity. Design Management for Architects divides into two parts. Part 1: Managing Creative Projects covers the context and infrastructure of projects; looks at client values; describes developing, detailing and realising the design; and shows how to learn from projects. Part 2: Managing Creative Organisations describes the business of architecture; explains how to manage creative people and the design studio – covering communication and knowledge-sharing, information management, financial management and attracting/retaining clients. This second edition has been extensively rewritten in response to student feedback and to the rapid evolution of design management in architecture. New features include: the ‘Why Management?’ question addressed in a design context Vignettes to demonstrate the value of design management practical advice is incorporated into each chapter under ‘Project to Office Interface’ more specifics on the design manager role, and the contribution of ICTs (including BIM) to effective design management. By integrating theory and practice, and offering practical solutions for architects to improve their design management skills, this book provides clear guidance to all designers and (design) managers.

Architects Guide to Fee Bidding

Architects  Guide to Fee Bidding
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Author: M. Paul Nicholson
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781134481637
Release: 2005-10-05
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Fee bidding still generates emotive reactions from within many sections of the architectural profession. Fee bidding is not taught in most schools of architecture, so practitioners generally rely on hunches and guesswork. It is these wild card guesses, which exacerbate the poor levels of income for which the architectural profession is renowned. This book introduces practising architects, architectural managers and senior students, to the philosophy and practice of analytical estimating for fees. By means of a detailed case study it illustrates the many problems which may be encountered in the calculation of fees for professional services. It gives a step-by-step guide through the complexities of fee bidding and acts as a source of reference to successful bidding. A detailed discussion of the philosophy of design management and architectural management is developed as a backdrop to the preparation of a bid. It leads the reader through the mysteries of converting the calculation of a bid into a serious tender. This unique text is an essential guide for all practitioners, particularly those at the commencement of their careers and Part 3 students. Indeed it will be of importance to all constructional professionals who operate within a highly competitive market.

Fundamentals of Residential Construction

Fundamentals of Residential Construction
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Author: Edward Allen,Alexander Schreyer
Pages: 688
ISBN: 9780470905128
Release: 2011-03-10
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The leading guide to professional home construction—now updated and revised! Fundamentals of Residential Construction, Third Edition features the most up-to-date explanations of today's residential construction systems. From foundation to roof and exterior finishes to interior details, this new edition thoroughly addresses the latest developments in materials and methods of house construction, including energy efficiency, framing, and roofing. Abundantly illustrated with more than 1,250 drawings and photographs, including new photorealistic illustrations that bring the text to life, this Third Edition provides authoritative coverage on wood light-frame construction, industrialized systems of construction, insulating concrete forms, light-gauge steel frame, panelized construction, and a new chapter on multifamily construction. Topics covered include: Plumbing Building codes Heating and cooling Financing Wiring Roofing Thermal insulation Environmental concerns Foundations Finish sitework Rough sitework Wood and light-gauge steel framing Engineered materials Exterior and interior finishes Organized in a logical, easy-to-follow format, Fundamentals of Residential Construction, Third Edition is the one-stop source for building professionals to gain a working knowledge of codes, management procedures, material, and all home building concerns.

Shell Structures for Architecture

Shell Structures for Architecture
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Author: Sigrid Adriaenssens,Philippe Block,Diederik Veenendaal,Chris Williams
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9781317909385
Release: 2014-03-21
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

*** Featuring a foreword by Pritzker Prize Winner Shigeru Ban *** Bringing together experts from research and practice, Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization presents contemporary design methods for shell and gridshell structures, covering form-finding and structural optimization techniques. It introduces architecture and engineering practitioners and students to structural shells and provides computational techniques to develop complex curved structural surfaces, in the form of mathematics, computer algorithms, and design case studies. • Part I introduces the topic of shells, tracing the ancient relationship between structural form and forces, the basics of shell behaviour, and the evolution of form-finding and structural optimization techniques. • Part II familiarizes the reader with form-finding techniques to explore expressive structural geometries, covering the force density method, thrust network analysis, dynamic relaxation and particle-spring systems. • Part III focuses on shell shape and topology optimization, and provides a deeper understanding of gradient-based methods and meta-heuristic techniques. • Part IV contains precedent studies of realised shells and gridshells describing their innovative design and construction methods.

Binding Space The Book as Spatial Practice

Binding Space  The Book as Spatial Practice
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Author: Marian Macken
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9781351266420
Release: 2018-04-17
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Books orient, intrigue, provoke and direct the reader while editing, interpreting, encapsulating, constructing and revealing architectural representation. Binding Space: The Book as Architectural Practice explores the role of the book form within the realm of architectural representation. It proposes the book itself as another three-dimensional, complementary architectural representation with a generational and propositional role within the design process. Artists’ books in particular – that is, a book made as an original work of art, with an artist, designer or architect as author – have certain qualities and characteristics, quite different from the conventional presentation and documentation of architecture. Paginal sequentiality, the structure and objecthood of the book, and the act of reading create possibilities for the book as a site for architectural imagining and discourse. In this way, the form of the book affects how the architectural work is conceived, constructed and read. In five main sections, Binding Space examines the relationships between the drawing, the building and the book. It proposes thinking through the book as a form of spatial practice, one in which the book is cast as object, outcome, process and tool. Through the book, we read spatial practice anew.

Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers
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Author: Matthew Wells
Pages: 191
ISBN: 9780300106794
Release: 2005-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An investigation of thirty skyscrapers from around the world—both recently built and under construction—that explains the structural principles behind their creation

Chairs by Architects

Chairs by Architects
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Author: Agata Toromanoff
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0500292507
Release: 2016-08-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Revealing pairings of a chair and a building by each architect featuring fifty-five stars from Calatrava to Hadid"

Architecture Studio

Architecture Studio
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Author: Cranbrook Academy of Art (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.). Architecture Studio,Rizzoli
Pages: 223
ISBN: UOM:39015056437141
Release: 1994
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

30 projects from one of the country's most prestigious and influential art schools.

Architecture Pop up Book

Architecture Pop up Book
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Author: Anton Radevsky,Pavel Popov
Pages: 12
ISBN: 0789311887
Release: 2004
Editor: Universe Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"The Architecture pop-up book is a magnificent three-dimensional journey through the history of the art of building construction. Featuring amazing pop-up replications of a comprehensive selection of famous buildings from ancient to modern times"--P. [4]o