Monday, June 18, 2018

Universal Design : A Manual of Practical Guidance for Architects


Universal Design : 
A Manual of Practical Guidance for Architects

 Universal Design is Selwyn Goldsmith's new authoritative design manual, the successor to his internationally acclaimed Designing for the Disabled. 

A clear and concise design guide for practising and student architects, it describes and illustrates the differences there are between universal design and 'for the disabled' design

The Fundamentals of Interior Architecture


The Fundamentals of Interior Architecture
63 Mb

Now students of architecture and interior design can get a full introduction to interior architecture and its history in one authoritative volume. 

The Fundamentals of Interior Architecture, the first in a series on the subject, is also the only book on the market that approaches the topic in a detailed, educationally focused way. 

Whether "home" is the simplest railroad flat or the halls of Versailles, interior architecture reflects our times. 

Discover the intriguing past and the exhilarating present of architectural interiors and furnishings, drafting and presentation skills, space planning, materials, lighting design, professional practices, 2D design, color theory, 3D design, drawing and illustration skills, and the use of CAD. 

A great price and handy paper binding make this book a must-have for everyone interested in how we live and work today.
 
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The Crit - An Architecture Student’s Handbook


The Crit - An Architecture Student’s Handbook

The architectural crit, review or jury is a cornerstone of architectural education around the world. Students defend their ideas, drawings, and models in open forum before staff and fellow students. What academic staff see as healthy creative debate, students see as hostile confrontation, an ego-trip for staff and humiliation for them.

This accessible and readable book, written by students and illustrated by telling cartoons, guides them through this academic minefield with creative humour. It provides practical advice based on experience of many recent students and draws on recent experimentation at Sheffield University and De Montfort University Leicester. 

The aim is twofold: first to suggest how to get the most out of the traditional experience and second, to describe ways in which this is being developed into an experience that will be more constructive and prepare future students to build more creative relationships with clients and users, and across the industry.

While much has been written about the crit, review, or jury, little has been done to prepare students for it or to develop it in the light of changing professional attitudes and relationships. This book is a timely guide to a timeless experience in a changing profession.
 

The Architect's Studio Companion : Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design


The Architect's Studio Companion : 
Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design
3rd Edition

Completely revised to reference the new International Building Code, this fully updated Third Edition responds to the growing interest in sustainable design solutions with a new section on daylighting.

 Like its predecessors, this new edition offers quick access to reliable rules of thumb that offer vital help for:
  •  Selecting, configuring, and sizing the structural system
  •  Designing within building code height and area limitations
  • Selecting heating and cooling systems
     
  • Configuring and sizing mechanical and electrical systems
     
  • Configuring and sizing egress systems
     
 The Architect’s Studio Companion, Third Edition is a recommended study reference for the Building Planning section of the Architect’s Registration Exam and an invaluable sourcebook that can save architects time and effort throughout their careers.

The Access Manual: Auditing and Managing Inclusive Built Environments


The Access Manual:
 Auditing and Managing Inclusive Built Environments
Second Edition

 This manual covers the design, improvement, maintenance and management of accessible environments. As a building designer or manager, it will show you how to provide and run buildings, services, and employment facilities to enable independent and convenient use by everyone.

With its comprehensive information on standards, legislation and good practice, the manual will make sure you can:
 
  • be fully aware of the issues involved in accessibility
  • understand and commission access audits
  • create and manage an access improvement programme
  • maintain accessibility in buildings and working practices
  • respond effectively to the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act.

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.