Sunday, June 17, 2018

Site Analysis: A Contextual Approach to Sustainable Land Planning and Site Design

Site Analysis: 
A Contextual Approach to Sustainable Land Planning and Site Design

Site analysis is the key to a well-designed project. In fact, the careful and complete analysis of a site and its surrounding context can lead to better development proposals, smoother design implementation, and, ultimately, higher quality built environments.

This carefully conceived book is the first to detail each crucial step in the site analysis and planning process, from site selection through design development. It shows how these activities are integrated to arrive at a site plan that successfully balances the needs of the client and other stakeholders with the site's suitability for the intended land uses. With more than 130 illustrations, this book includes many outstanding examples of maps and site plans created by leading land planning firms. It offers guidance on:

* Site identification, evaluation, and selection
* Site inventories of physical, biological, and cultural attributes
* Land use suitability analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
* Concept planning and design development
* Graphic communication with clients, government agencies, and other stakeholders

Filled with need-to-know information on the entire land planning and design process, Site Analysis is a vital addition to the library of students and professionals in landscape architecture, urban design and planning, and related areas.

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Perspective - A Guide for Artists, Architects and Designers

Perspective - A Guide for Artists, Architects and Designers

This classic study of perspective is an absolute must for any serious students of design, benefiting amateurs and professionals alike. Dozens of examples are illustrated, including parallel, angular, and oblique perspectives, as well as ascending and descending planes.

 Other images show how to create a “cone of rays,” and add depth and realism to curved objects. The techniques can be used for laying out a garden, predicting the shadow effects of a tall building, and accurately capturing the interplay of angles, light, and shadow.

Managing quality in architecture

Managing quality in architecture :
A handbook for creators of the built environment
 PDF | 320 pages | 7.50 MB

This handbook addresses the question of how best to manage quality in architecture for the mutual benefit of design practices and their clients. Based on research from the last two decades, it explores the general principles, tools and techniques that can be adapted to the unique culture of any design practice.

The book addresses all aspects of quality in creating the built environment, with international contributions representing some of the best thinking that exists in design practice management. 

It is aimed at the entire design team - those who have a role in design inputs, design processes and design execution; including project managers, contractors, suppliers and clients. An accompanying website also provides commentary and updates on the text.

Topics are linked to relevant sections of the current quality standard, and the standard is interpreted as to its application to design practice. Practices interested in establishing an ISO 9001-compliant quality system will find all the tools they need.
The interpretation of quality is comprehensive.

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Interior Design Visual Presentation

Interior Design Visual Presentation
A Guide to Graphics, Models & Presentation Techniques, Second Edition

Interior Design Visual Presentation, Second Edition is fully revised to include the latest material on CAD, digital portfolios, resume preparation, and Web page design. It remains the only comprehensive guide to address the visual design and presentation needs of the interior designer, with coverage of design graphics, models, and presentation techniques in one complete volume.

Approaches to the planning, layout, and design of interior spaces are presented through highly visual, step-by-step instructions, supplemented with more than forty pages of full-color illustrations, exercises at the end of each chapter, and dozens of new projects. With the serious designer in mind, it includes a diverse range of sample work, from student designers as well as well-known design firms such as Ellerbee and Beckett Architects and MS Architects.

House Rating Schemes : From Energy to Comfort Base

House Rating Schemes : From Energy to Comfort Base
 2010 | 300 pages | PDF | 2,6 MB

"House Rating Schemes" provides information to students, architects and researchers in the field of the built environment.

 It reviews current House Rating Schemes (HRS) used in different countries and investigates how these schemes assess the thermal performance of a house. It challenges the way that these schemes assess building energy efficiency and their inability to evaluate free running buildings which do not need an energy load for heating and cooling indoor environments. 

Finally, the book proposes a new index and method for HRS in which the efficiency of a house design can be evaluated with reference to its thermal performance in both free running and conditioned operation modes. 

The book deals with various approaches and methods for rating buildings on the basis of different indexes, with implications for both energy efficiency and thermal comfort. It also guides readers through a computer simulation program for developing a rating system that evaluates and ranks building energy efficiency.

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Designing Better Buildings

Designing Better Buildings
 Quality and Value in the Built Environment

Design is widely recognised as the key to improving the quality of the built environment. 

This well-illustrated book comprises 15 chapters written by leading practitioners, clients, academics and other experts, and presents the latest thinking on what design quality is and how to achieve it. 

For design practitioners and their clients alike, the book provides evidence to justify greater focus on, and investment in, design. 

It summarises the benefits that arise from good design - such as, civic pride in the urban environment, the stimulation of urban regeneration, corporate identity, occupant productivity and health in offices, improved learning outcomes in schools, better patient recovery rates in hospitals, as well as reduced environmental impact. 

And it illustrates these benefits through case study examples. Eight chapters focus on case studies of exemplary buildings in particular sectors - offices, schools, housing, and hospitals - and explain why and how they came to be designed, and the design qualities they exhibit.

Building Construction Illustrated

Building Construction Illustrated
 2nd Edition
Francis D. K. Ching

 This classic title has been completely revised and now incorporates new information on concrete, steel and glazing technology; energy efficiency in buildings; moisture and thermal protection; natural lighting; masonry; and other topics. 

The organization of the text is according to a building's major components and systems. Presents material and structural choices available to the designer, how these choices affect a building's form and dimensions, and its relationship to its site.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Building Security : Handbook for Architectural Planning and Design

Building Security :
 Handbook for Architectural Planning and Design

Whether planning for new construction, renovations, or security upgrades of existing facilities, Building Security: Handbook for Architectural Planning and Design is the definitive twenty-first century reference on security design, technology, building operations, and disaster planning.

Basics Architecture : Architectural Design

Basics Architecture : Architectural Design
 2010 |  184 pages | PDF | 14,3 MB

Basics Architecture: Architectural Design explains the mysterious and little-discussed process of designing architectural projects. Through discussion and case studies, it allows the reader to develop a personal approach to architectural design, based on their own values, skills and preoccupations.

The architectural design process is as diverse as the people who practice it; every architect follows their own individual design process. Basics Architecture: Architectural Design introduces a number of different processes through examples and case studies. This allows a reader to identify with certain methods that they could develop to respond to their own work, and enables them to develop their own unique approach.

Architecture in Use : An Introduction to the Programming, Design and Evaluation of Buildings.

Architecture in Use : 
An Introduction to the Programming, 
Design and Evaluation of Buildings.

Architecture Design Notebook

Architecture Design Notebook

Architecture Design Notebook focuses on the process of design as pragmatic and non-theoretical. Dealing systematically with the core design curriculum, it clearly demonstrates the skills required for designing at undergraduate level.

Providing students with fundamental maxims of design, and a framework within which they can approach their work, this book supports undergraduates as they learn to produce solutions to design challenges.

This vital design companion underpins the cornerstone of an architectural undergraduates' studies - studio design projects. With over 100 sketches included, the book inspires student's design ideas.