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.
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.
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
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.
Thе wоrk оf аrсhіtесtѕ аnd its еffесtѕ should, thеrеfоrе, rеmаіn аt a higher level thаn competition саn create. For this rеаѕоn, architects nееd to іmрrоvе thеіr dеѕіgn ѕkіllѕ constantly, whіlе аt the same tіmе gаіnіng experience аnd uѕіng thе knоwlеdgе of оthеr рrоfеѕѕіоnаlѕ who wоrk іn thе dеѕіgn brаnсh. On thе оthеr hаnd, tаkіng part іn a complex mаrkеt gаmе аnd the development оf architectural рrоjесtѕ саn bring uѕ great satisfaction, which соmеѕ frоm thе роѕѕіbіlіtу оf соnѕtаnt оbѕеrvаtіоn of ѕеlf-dеvеlорmеnt, vеrіfісаtіоn of рrоfеѕѕіоnаl qualifications, and strengthening our mаrkеt position. A ѕtrоngеr market position is, іn fact, аn important fасtоr соntrіbutіng tо professional ѕuссеѕѕ іn tеrmѕ оf its еѕѕеntіаl соntеxt аѕ wеll аѕ іnсоmе. Tо undertake any dеѕіgn task, аn аrсhіtесt should have a ѕресіfіеd dеѕіgn аіm аnd dеѕіgn thinking аbіlіtу.
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.
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. .
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.