Structure for Architects

Structure for Architects
  • Author : Ramsey Dabby,Ashwani Bedi
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2012-04-10
  • ISBN : 9780470633762

Structure for Architects Book Review:

An introduction to the concepts and principles of architectural structures in an easy-to-read format Written as an easy-to-understand primer on the topic, Structure for Architects engages readers through instruction that uses a highly visual format and real-world examples to underline the key facets of structural principles that are essential to the design process. Eschewing complicated mathematics and technical jargon, Structure for Architects demystifies the subject matter by showing it in the context of everyday situations, giving architects and architectural technologists a clear understanding of how to incorporate structural principles into their designs. Highlights of this book include: A rich collection of drawings, photographs, and diagrams, spread throughout the text, which demonstrate fundamental structural concepts using everyday examples An overview of structural design basics, as well as a summary of structural forms A look at the design implications of steel, reinforced concrete, and wood By providing an overall view of structures that covers the essentials of what architects and architectural technologists need to know, Structure for Architects is a valuable tool for illustrating the importance of designing with structure in mind and for learning the basics that are necessary for collaborating confidently with project team members.

Structure for Architects

Structure for Architects
  • Author : Ashwani Bedi,Ramsey Dabby
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 226
  • Relase : 2019-07-11
  • ISBN : 9781351348300

Structure for Architects Book Review:

Structure for Architects: A Case Study in Steel, Wood, and Reinforced Concrete Design is a sequel to the authors’ first text, Structure for Architects: A Primer, emphasizing the conceptual understanding of structural design in simple language and terms. This book focuses on structural principles applied to the design of typical structural members—a beam, a girder, and a column—in a diagrammatic frame building. Through the application of a single Case Study across three key materials, the book illustrates the theory, principles, and process of structural design. The Case Study progresses step-by-step for each material, from determining tributary areas and loads through a member's selection and design. The book addresses the frequent disparity between the way architects and engineers perceive and process information, with engineers focusing on technical aspects and architects focusing on visual concepts. Structure for Architects: A Case Study in Steel, Wood, and Reinforced Concrete Design presents readers with an understanding of fundamental engineering principles through a uniquely thematic Case Study. Focusing on the conceptual understanding of structural design, this book will be of interest to architecture students and professionals looking to understand the application of structural principles in relation to steel, wood, and concrete design.

Structure for Architects

Structure for Architects
  • Author : Ashwani Bedi,Ramsey Dabby
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 286
  • Relase : 2019-07-31
  • ISBN : 9781351348294

Structure for Architects Book Review:

Structure for Architects: A Case Study in Steel, Wood, and Reinforced Concrete Design is a sequel to the authors’ first text, Structure for Architects: A Primer, emphasizing the conceptual understanding of structural design in simple language and terms. This book focuses on structural principles applied to the design of typical structural members—a beam, a girder, and a column—in a diagrammatic frame building. Through the application of a single Case Study across three key materials, the book illustrates the theory, principles, and process of structural design. The Case Study progresses step-by-step for each material, from determining tributary areas and loads through a member's selection and design. The book addresses the frequent disparity between the way architects and engineers perceive and process information, with engineers focusing on technical aspects and architects focusing on visual concepts. Structure for Architects: A Case Study in Steel, Wood, and Reinforced Concrete Design presents readers with an understanding of fundamental engineering principles through a uniquely thematic Case Study. Focusing on the conceptual understanding of structural design, this book will be of interest to architecture students and professionals looking to understand the application of structural principles in relation to steel, wood, and concrete design.

Stairs

Stairs
  • Author : Sylvia Blanc,Alan Blanc
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 232
  • Relase : 2012-05-16
  • ISBN : 9781136363993

Stairs Book Review:

Stairs are a fundamental and universal feature of buildings. The late Alan Blanc had a lifetime's obsession with stairs and steps and provided a definitive reference source that bridges the aesthetic and practical aspects of staircase design. His wife Sylvia, who worked with him on the first edition, presents this updated, abridged version alongside a complimentary web site where the historical elements of the subjects are described and discussed in pictures and diagrams. The book is a practical guide to designing circulation spaces. It is extensively detailed with working drawings and photographs. Construction methods using a variety of materials are discussed as well as the influence of new technology on vertical circulation. The guidance on codes and regulations covers the UK and US. The latest high profile international case studies inspire and inform the reader.

Introduction to Structures

Introduction to Structures
  • Author : Paul W. McMullin,Jonathan S. Price
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2016-04-18
  • ISBN : 113882948X

Introduction to Structures Book Review:

Introduction to Structures - the lead book in the Architect s Guidebook to Structures series - presents structures in simple, accessible fashion through beautiful illustrations, worked examples, and from the perspective of practicing professionals with a combined experience of over 75 years. It introduces the student to, and reminds the practitioner of, fundamental structural design principles. Beginning by introducing structural forms in nature and history, the process of design, and selecting structural systems and materials, the book then moves onto statics, mechanics of materials, and structural analysis. The final chapter provides guidance on preliminary structural design, complete with decision criteria and design tables. Edited by experienced professional structural engineers, with vital contributions from practicing architects, Introduction to Structures is fully illustrated, contains clear step by step examples and preliminary design guidance. Designed as a key textbook for introductory structures courses, it is also an indispensable reference for practicing architects."

The Architecture Concept Book

The Architecture Concept Book
  • Author : James Tait
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 280
  • Relase : 2018
  • ISBN : 0500343365

The Architecture Concept Book Book Review:

Inspired by the complexity and heterogeneity of the world around us, and by the rise of new technologies and their associated behaviors, The Architecture Concept Book seeks to stimulate young architects and students to think outside of what is often a rather conservative and self-perpetuating professional domain and to be influenced by everything around them.Organized thematically, the book explores thirty- five architectural concepts, which cover wide- ranging topics not always typically included in the study of architecture. James Tait traces the connections between concepts such as familiarity, control, and memory and basic architectural components such as the entrance, arch, columns, and services, to social phenomena such as gathering and reveling, before concluding with texts on shelter, relaxing, and working. Even in this digital age, Tait insists that "we must always think before we design. We must always have a reason to build."Each theme is accompanied by photographs, plans, and illustrations specially drawn by the author to explain spatial ideas, from the small scale to the urban.

Cross Laminated Timber

Cross Laminated Timber
  • Author : Nic Crawley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2021-03-01
  • ISBN : 9781000222012

Cross Laminated Timber Book Review:

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) has long been heralded as a wonder material, with a light environmental footprint, high strength, quick installation times and reduced waste – so why isn’t everyone using it? Delving into the key considerations including fire safety, cost and value, visual aspects, planning, feasibility and engineering, this book is an essential companion to designing and delivering exemplar CLT buildings. Abundantly illustrated with over 130 colour images and in-depth case studies from around the world, it will help the entire project team - whether design team, constructor or clients - to better understand and build using a truly modern method of construction. Outlines key challenges as well as benefits of CLT, including quality, cost and environmental benefits, risk reduction and health and safety benefits Presents lessons learnt to aid the development process, from the earliest stages of design to production and assembly Accessible, easy-to-read handbook format allows you to dip in and out, investigating issues as necessary Multidisciplinary in approach with contributions from a range of practitioners

Structure and Architecture

Structure and Architecture
  • Author : Angus J Macdonald
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 168
  • Relase : 2007-06-07
  • ISBN : 9781136361463

Structure and Architecture Book Review:

'Structure and Architecture' is an essential textbook for students and practitioners of architecture and structural engineering. MacDonald explains the basic principles of structure and describes the ranges of structure types in current use. Furthermore, the book links these topics directly with the activity of architectural design and criticism. An update of the first edition, 'Structure and Architecture 2ed' includes a revised opening chapter, and a new section that discusses prominent buildings constructed since the last edition was published in 1994. Angus MacDonald deals with structures holistically, relating detailed topics back to the whole structure and building. He aims to answer the questions: What are architectural structures? How does one define the difference between the structure of a building and all of the other components and elements of which it consists? What are the requirements of structures? What is involved in their design? An understanding of the concepts involved in answering these questions and an appreciation of how the structure of a building functions enhances the ability of an individual to appreciate its architectural quality. This book is unique in that it discusses the structural component of architectural design in the context of visual and stylistic issues.

Problem Seeking

Problem Seeking
  • Author : William Peña,Steven Parshall,Kevin Kelly
  • Publisher : Aia Press
  • Pages : 206
  • Relase : 1987
  • ISBN : UOM:39015012218346

Problem Seeking Book Review:

The classic programming guide for architects and clients-fully updated and revised. Architectural programming is a team effort that requires close cooperation between architects and their clients. Problem Seeking, Fourth Edition lays out a five-step procedure that teams can follow when programming any building or series of buildings, from a small house to a hospital complex. This simple yet comprehensive process encompasses the entire range of factors that influence the design of buildings.

Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings

Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings
  • Author : Stephen Emmitt,Christopher A. Gorse
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 728
  • Relase : 2009-02-05
  • ISBN : 9781405146791

Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings Book Review:

The five volume series, Barry's Construction of Buildings,has been established as a standard text on building technology formany years. However, a substantial update has long been required,and while doing this the opportunity has been taken to reduce fivevolumes to two in a more user-friendly format. The introductory volume covers domestic construction and bringstogether material from volumes 1, 2 and part of 5. The extensiverevision includes modern concepts on site assembly, environmentalissues and safety, and features further reading.

101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
  • Author : Matthew Frederick
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 212
  • Relase : 2007-08-31
  • ISBN : 9780262294331

101 Things I Learned in Architecture School Book Review:

Concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation, from the basics of “How to Draw a Line” to the complexities of color theory. This is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the studio and in their backpacks. It is also a book they may want to keep out of view of their professors, for it expresses in clear and simple language things that tend to be murky and abstruse in the classroom. These 101 concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation—from the basics of "How to Draw a Line" to the complexities of color theory—provide a much-needed primer in architectural literacy, making concrete what too often is left nebulous or open-ended in the architecture curriculum. Each lesson utilizes a two-page format, with a brief explanation and an illustration that can range from diagrammatic to whimsical. The lesson on "How to Draw a Line" is illustrated by examples of good and bad lines; a lesson on the dangers of awkward floor level changes shows the television actor Dick Van Dyke in the midst of a pratfall; a discussion of the proportional differences between traditional and modern buildings features a drawing of a building split neatly in half between the two. Written by an architect and instructor who remembers well the fog of his own student days, 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School provides valuable guideposts for navigating the design studio and other classes in the architecture curriculum. Architecture graduates—from young designers to experienced practitioners—will turn to the book as well, for inspiration and a guide back to basics when solving a complex design problem.

The Tectonics of Structural Systems

The Tectonics of Structural Systems
  • Author : Yonca Hurol
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2015-09-16
  • ISBN : 9781317518556

The Tectonics of Structural Systems Book Review:

The Tectonics of Structural Systems provides an architectural approach to the theory of structural systems. The book combines: structural recommendations to follow during the architectural design of various structural systems and the tectonic treatment of structural recommendations in architecture. Written expressly for students, the book makes structures understandable and useful, providing: practical and useful knowledge about structures a design based approach to the subject of structures and a bridge in the gap between structures and the theory of design. Good architectural examples for each structural system are given in order to demonstrate that tectonics can be achieved by applying technical knowledge about structures. Over 300 illustrations visually unpack the topics being explained, making the book ideal for the visual learner.

Understanding Architecture

Understanding Architecture
  • Author : Robert McCarter,Juhani Pallasma
  • Publisher : Phaidon Press
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2012-10-22
  • ISBN : 0714848093

Understanding Architecture Book Review:

Intended both as an introductory text for students and professionals in the field as well as an accessible read for the general public, Primer on Architecture (working title) addresses the basic principles of architecture and uncovers its ongoing influence in contemporary culture. The volume is organized in a series of chapters based on key architectural themes--space, time, matter, gravity, light, silence, dwelling, ritual, memory, landscape, and place--with an introductory essay for each chapter that includes a wide variety of historical examples from around the world followed by more in depth analyses of key buildings that further exemplify the theme of a particular chapter. By combining a broad historical sweep with a jargon-free architectural study of space and the direct experience of architecture, this volume will be a unique introduction to architecture as a timeless and enduring art.

The New Carbon Architecture

The New Carbon Architecture
  • Author : Bruce King
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Pages : 186
  • Relase : 2017-12-05
  • ISBN : 9781550926613

The New Carbon Architecture Book Review:

Soak up carbon into beautiful, healthy buildings that heal the climate "Green buildings" that slash energy use and carbon emissions are all the rage, but they aren't enough. The hidden culprit is embodied carbon — the carbon emitted when materials are mined, manufactured, and transported — comprising some 10% of global emissions. With the built environment doubling by 2030, buildings are a carbon juggernaut threatening to overwhelm the climate. It doesn't have to be this way. Like never before in history, buildings can become part of the climate solution. With biomimicry and innovation, we can pull huge amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere and lock it up as walls, roofs, foundations, and insulation. We can literally make buildings out of the sky with a massive positive impact. The New Carbon Architecture is a paradigm-shifting tour of the innovations in architecture and construction that are making this happen. Office towers built from advanced wood products; affordable, low-carbon concrete alternatives; plastic cleaned from the oceans and turned into building blocks. We can even grow insulation from mycelium. A tour de force by the leaders in the field, The New Carbon Architecture will fire the imagination of architects, engineers, builders, policy makers, and everyone else captivated by the possibility of architecture to heal the climate and produce safer, healthier, and more beautiful buildings.

Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings

Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings
  • Author : J. Stanley Rabun
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 510
  • Relase : 2000-02-21
  • ISBN : 0471315451

Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings Book Review:

Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings offers the most' complete, detailed, and authentic data available on the materials, calculation methods, and design techniques used by architects and engineers of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It provides today's building professionals with information needed to analyze, modify, and certify historic buildings for modern use. Among the many important features of this book not available in any other single volume are: * More than 350 line drawings and diagrams taken directly from original sources such as the Carnegie Steele Company's Pocket Companion (1893) and Frank Kidder's The Architect's and Builder's Pocketbook (1902) * Hard-to-find data on period structural components, such as cast-iron columns and beams, wrought-iron columns and beams, and fireproof terra cotta floor arches * Methods for determining what kind of loads structural components were originally designed to bear and methods to determine if they are still capable of performing as intended * Extensive coverage of historical foundation systems and empirical design methods for load-bearing masonry buildings For any building professional involved in the rapidly growing field of restoring, preserving, and adapting historic buildings, Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings is an invaluable structural handbook.

Bamboo Gridshells

Bamboo Gridshells
  • Author : David Rockwood
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 130
  • Relase : 2015-05-08
  • ISBN : 9781317635895

Bamboo Gridshells Book Review:

This highly illustrated text brings together two areas which have both grown in popularity in recent years: gridshells and bamboo. Bamboo is a fast-growing, naturally available, renewable resource which is quite strong and lends itself to structural applications. In this unique text, David Rockwood demonstrates the viability of bamboo as a building material and considers the advantages – as well as the challenges – of working with bamboo. Its properties, workability, connections, assembly, erection processes, structural behavior, and final use are explored in detail through a series of design-build experiments and case studies from Hawai’i and Vietnam. The only book available on the subject, Bamboo Gridshells provides a comprehensive introduction to this emerging technology which will be of interest to anyone working in the areas of sustainable or environmental design, ecological construction, low technology strategies, or alternative materials.

Bizarre Buildings

Bizarre Buildings
  • Author : Paul Cattermole,Ian Westwell
  • Publisher : Firefly Books Limited
  • Pages : 232
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822035538636

Bizarre Buildings Book Review:

A well-illustrated survey of some of the world's most extreme and sometimes weird buildings and structures. Some are personal expressions and follies, others are innovative and iconic masterpieces by architects, all are intriguing.

European Building Construction Illustrated

European Building Construction Illustrated
  • Author : Francis D. K. Ching,Mark Mulville
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 484
  • Relase : 2014-02-10
  • ISBN : 9781119953173

European Building Construction Illustrated Book Review:

The first European edition of Francis DK Ching’s classic visual guide to the basics of building construction. For nearly four decades, the US publication Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new European edition focuses on the construction methods most commonly used in Europe, referring largely to UK Building Regulations overlaid with British and European, while applying Francis DK Ching’s clear graphic signature style. It provides a coherent and essential primer, presenting all of the basic concepts underlying building construction and equipping readers with useful guidelines for approaching any new materials or techniques they may encounter. European Building Construction Illustrated provides a comprehensive and lucid presentation of everything from foundations and floor systems to finish work. Laying out the material and structural choices available, it provides a full understanding of how these choices affect a building′s form and dimensions. Complete with more than 1000 illustrations, the book moves through each of the key stages of the design process, from site selection to building components, mechanical systems and finishes. Illustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings that effectively communicate construction processes and materials Provides an overview of the mainstream construction methods used in Europe Based around the UK regulatory framework, the book refers to European level regulations where appropriate. References leading environmental assessment methods of BREEAM and LEED, while outlining the Passive House Standard Includes emerging construction methods driven by the sustainability agenda, such as structural insulated panels and insulating concrete formwork Features a chapter dedicated to construction in the Middle East, focusing on the Gulf States

Shell Structures for Architecture

Shell Structures for Architecture
  • Author : Sigrid Adriaenssens,Philippe Block,Diederik Veenendaal,Chris Williams
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 338
  • Relase : 2014-03-21
  • ISBN : 9781317909385

Shell Structures for Architecture Book Review:

*** 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.

Structural Engineer's Pocket Book British Standards Edition

Structural Engineer's Pocket Book British Standards Edition
  • Author : Fiona Cobb
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2020-12-17
  • ISBN : 9781000384895

Structural Engineer's Pocket Book British Standards Edition Book Review:

The Structural Engineer's Pocket Book British Standards Edition is the only compilation of all tables, data, facts and formulae needed for scheme design to British Standards by structural engineers in a handy-sized format. Bringing together data from many sources into a compact, affordable pocketbook, it saves valuable time spent tracking down information needed regularly. This second edition is a companion to the more recent Eurocode third edition. Although small in size, this book contains the facts and figures needed for preliminary design whether in the office or on-site. Based on UK conventions, it is split into 14 sections including geotechnics, structural steel, reinforced concrete, masonry and timber, and includes a section on sustainability covering general concepts, materials, actions and targets for structural engineers.