Architecture & Construction
Architects : A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture
& Detailing for Designers and Architects
||Architecture : Form,
Space, & Order
A comprehensive primer on the ways form and space are interrelated and organized in the
shaping of our environment. Revisions include numerous new hand-rendered drawings;
expanded sections on openings, scale, and design principles; examples of contemporary
architectural design elements; a new glossary and index; and a larger (8.5x11") size.
Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
||A Sampler of
Alternative Homes : Approaching Sustainable Architecture
Enjoy a look at a fascinating variety of homes and the creative people who built them!
Discover how passive solar design and environmentally low-impact materials can be used to
create comfortable and economical homes. See the use of both traditional materials, such
as adobe, and innovative materials, such as papercrate and sandbags.
Illustrated, 3rd Edition
Comprehensive and up-to-date - the classic visual guide to the basics of building
construction. For twenty-five years, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an
outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. Now this Third
Edition has been expertly revised and updated to address the latest advances in materials,
building technology, and code requirements.
||Color Drawing: Design
Drawing Skills and Techniques for Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers
A stunning new edition of the classic book on color drawing Encompassing drawing
technique, color, theory, and presentation drawings, Michael Doyle's Color Drawing has
been used by thousands as a primary source of practical guidance and creative inspiration
on color drawing and color composition. Now this second edition has been completely
reorganized, updated, and refined-making it easier to use than ever. The first section
covers light, color, materials, and techniques for communicating design ideas, while a
brand new second section presents color and design principles that can be applied to
create sophisticated presentation drawings. Illustrated in color throughout, the book
employs a detailed how-to approach that offers unique practical insights on design
exploration, presentation, and integrated color composition.
Planning : Developing a Blueprint for Data, Applications and Technology
Enterprise Architecture Planning (EAP) is a high-level blueprint for data, applications,
and technology that is a cost-effective long-term solution. The authors give you a
common-sense approach to EAP, supported by examples of architectures, procedures,
checklists, and useful guidelines.
Building Construction : Materials and Methods
This invaluable resource focuses on basic materials and the methods employed in building
construction. Featuring more than 600 photos and 400 line drawings, Fundamentals of
Building Construction emphasizes common construction systems such as: light wood frames,
masonry bearing walls, steel frames, and reinforced concrete.
Fundamentals of Residential Construction offers a complete, comprehensive presentation of
today's residential construction systems, from foundation to roof and from exterior
finishes to interior details, including all mechanical and electrical systems. It features
the same lucid, straightforward writing, clear drawings, and extensive photographic
illustrations that have made its parent book, Fundamentals of Building Construction, a
bestseller. Wood light frame construction, the system by which most houses in North
America are built, is emphasized. Industrialized systems of construction and alternative
residential construction systems are also covered.
||Graphic Guide to Frame
Construction : Details for Builders and Designers
Teaching through hundreds of meticulous drawings, Rob Thallon's guide covers foundations,
roofs, building systems and materials, durability, energy efficiency, and more.
||Graphic Guide to
Interior Details : For Builders and Designers
This is the essential resource for designers, builders and others who select and install
paneling, flooring, cabinetry, stairways and trim. Just as Thallon's Graphic Guide to
Frame Construction is the standard for residential frame construction details, this
carefully researched volume is the authoritative guide to interior construction details.
Since its first publication in 1985, Modern Architecture Since 1900 has become established
as a contemporary classic. Worldwide in scope, the book combines a clear historical
outline with masterly analysis and interpretation. Throughout the book, the author's focus
is on the individual architect, and on the qualities that give outstanding buildings their
lasting value. The third edition incorporates much new knowledge and a fresh appreciation
of regional identity and variety. c.650 illustrations, 300 in color.
for Architects and Builders
First published in 1938, this book has become a must-have reference for the design and
construction industries. With its highly accessible approach, readers will gain an
entry-level understanding of the process of designing structures. The essentials are
presented with a focus on the simple design solutions used in the vast majority of