Structure for Architects

  • Filename: structure-for-architects.
  • ISBN: 9780470902493
  • Release Date: 2012-04-17
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Ramsey Dabby
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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.

A Structures Primer

  • Filename: a-structures-primer.
  • ISBN: 013230256X
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 243
  • Author: Harry F. Kaufman
  • Publisher:

This introductory paperback takes an informal approach to introducing "allowable stress" structures to users who need to understand basic structures but don't necessarily plan to become engineers. The book does not cover calculus and complex theory yet provides students with the understanding of the fundamental structural concepts required of their respective professions. The book features nearly 400 high-quality graphics that help users grasp key concepts. This can be used as a professional resource for construction managers, architects, or anyone interested in construction technology.


  • Filename: drawing.
  • ISBN: 9781118700617
  • Release Date: 2014-05-28
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Sir Peter Cook
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Structure As Architecture

  • Filename: structure-as-architecture.
  • ISBN: 9781136361395
  • Release Date: 2006-08-11
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Andrew Charleson
  • Publisher: Routledge

Structure As Architecture provides readers with an accessible insight into the relationship between structure and architecture, focusing on the design principles that relate to both fields. Over one hundred case studies of contemporary buildings from countries across the globe including the UK, the US, France, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong and Australia are interspersed throughout the book. The author has visited and photographed each of these examples and analyzed them to show how structure plays a significant architectural role, as well as bearing loads. This is a highly illustrated sourcebook, providing a new insight into the role of structure, and discussing the point where the technical and the aesthetic meet to create the discipline of ‘architecture’.

A Software Architecture Primer

  • Filename: a-software-architecture-primer.
  • ISBN: 9780646458410
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: John Reekie
  • Publisher: Software Architecture Primer

The authors present a fresh, pragmatic approach to the study of software architecture. This edition contains a series of chapters that introduce and develop an understanding of software architecture by means of careful explanation and elaboration of a range of key concepts. (Computer Books)

ABC of Architecture

  • Filename: abc-of-architecture.
  • ISBN: 9780812216318
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 127
  • Author: James F. O'Gorman
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

Explains architectural structure and history, how to read design plans, and how architects make creative use of space and light.

Data Lake Architecture

  • Filename: data-lake-architecture.
  • ISBN: 9781634621199
  • Release Date: 2016-04-01
  • Number of pages: 166
  • Author: Bill Inmon
  • Publisher: Technics Publications

Organizations invest incredible amounts of time and money obtaining and then storing big data in data stores called data lakes. But how many of these organizations can actually get the data back out in a useable form? Very few can turn the data lake into an information gold mine. Most wind up with garbage dumps. Data Lake Architecture will explain how to build a useful data lake, where data scientists and data analysts can solve business challenges and identify new business opportunities. Learn how to structure data lakes as well as analog, application, and text-based data ponds to provide maximum business value. Understand the role of the raw data pond and when to use an archival data pond. Leverage the four key ingredients for data lake success: metadata, integration mapping, context, and metaprocess. Bill Inmon opened our eyes to the architecture and benefits of a data warehouse, and now he takes us to the next level of data lake architecture.

Design Process

  • Filename: design-process.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015034009897
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 229
  • Author: Sam F. Miller
  • Publisher:

First, you'll learn how to look at building components and materials inside and out, evaluating: structural materials; heating, electrical, and plumbing systems; aesthetics and light; the site; movement of people and traffic; and ecological considerations. Then, you'll learn why research is important and why you need to be familiar with particular building types - hospitals, museums, manufacturing facilities, airports, libraries, office buildings, and mixed-use structures - before you even think about designing. And you'll take a look at building codes and local zoning ordinances. After a thorough grounding in the physical, you'll meet that all-important client and learn how to find out what they really want as you develop a list of goals, problems to be solved, and design requirements. You'll learn how to brainstorm with the client and discover why it's important to involve the client in the design process from beginning to end.

A Primer on Postmodernism

  • Filename: a-primer-on-postmodernism.
  • ISBN: 0802808646
  • Release Date: 1996-02-06
  • Number of pages: 199
  • Author: Stanley J. Grenz
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

Grenz examines the topography of postmodernism, a phenomenon everyone acknowledges, but has difficulty describing with precision. Of particular significance is his discussion of the challenges this cultural shift presents to the church.

Scripting Cultures

  • Filename: scripting-cultures.
  • ISBN: 9781119979289
  • Release Date: 2013-01-30
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Mark Burry
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

With scripting, computer programming becomes integral to the digital design process. It provides unique opportunities for innovation, enabling the designer to customise the software around their own predilections and modes of working. It liberates the designer by automating many routine aspects and repetitive activities of the design process, freeing-up the designer to spend more time on design thinking. Software that is modified through scripting offers a range of speculations that are not possible using the software only as the manufacturers intended it to be used. There are also significant economic benefits to automating routines and coupling them with emerging digital fabrication technologies, as time is saved at the front-end and new file-to-factory protocols can be taken advantage of. Most significantly perhaps, scripting as a computing program overlay enables the tool user (designer) to become the new tool maker (software engineer). Though scripting is not new to design, it is only recently that it has started to be regarded as integral to the designer's skill set rather than a technical speciality. Many designers are now aware of its potential, but remain hesitant. This book treats scripting not only as a technical challenge, requiring clear description, guidance and training, but also, and more crucially, answers the question as to why designers should script in the first place, and what the cultural and theoretical implications are. This book: Investigates the application of scripting for productivity, experimentation and design speculation. Offers detailed exploration of the scripting of Gaudí's final realised design for the Sagrada Família, leading to file-to-factory digital fabrication. Features projects and commentary from over 30 contemporary scripting leaders, including Evan Douglis, Marc Fornes, Sawako Kaijima, Achim Menges, Neri Oxman, Casey Reas and Hugh Whitehead of Foster + Partners.

Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders

  • Filename: simplified-engineering-for-architects-and-builders.
  • ISBN: 0470913398
  • Release Date: 2010-10-19
  • Number of pages: 736
  • Author: James Ambrose
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

The classic reference for structural design and construction—completely revised and updated Approaching its eighth decade as the industry leader, Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders remains the reference of choice for designers and constructors. This new Eleventh Edition is thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest practices in the design of structures. Long considered a standard in the field, this perennial bestseller provides a clear, accessible presentation of the engineering information that is essential for architects and builders. Offering a concise, highly readable introduction to the investigation and design of ordinary structures for buildings—including information on structural analysis, materials, and systems—this thoroughly updated Eleventh Edition includes: The latest building and material codes A fresh look at the LRFD method as well as the ASD method of structural design A revised section on the principles of structural mechanics for the latest generation of designers and builders Essential formulas for the solution of structural problems More than 200 descriptive illustrations A companion Web site that now provides access to the Study Guide to Accompany Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders An unparalleled resource for students and professionals in architecture, construction, and civil engineering, Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders, Eleventh Edition boils structural engineering down to its essentials and provides the simple design solutions that are used for the vast majority of buildings.

The Thinking Hand

  • Filename: the-thinking-hand.
  • ISBN: 0470779284
  • Release Date: 2009-04-20
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Juhani Pallasmaa
  • Publisher: Wiley

In our current global networked culture that puts so much emphasis on the virtual and the visual, the mind and the body have become detached and ultimately disconnected. Though physical appearance is idolised for its sexual appeal and its social identity, the role of the body in developing a full understanding of the physical world and the human condition has become neglected. The potential of the human body as a knowing entity – with all our senses as well as our entire bodily functions being structured to produce and maintain silent knowledge together – fails to be recognised. It is only through the unity of mind and body that craftsmanship and artistic work can be fully realised. Even those endeavours that are generally regarded as solely intellectual, such as writing and thinking, depend on this union of mental and manual skills. In The Thinking Hand, Juhani Pallasmaa reveals the miraculous potential of the human hand. He shows how the pencil in the hand of the artist or architect becomes the bridge between the imagining mind and the emerging image. The book surveys the multiple essences of the hand, its biological evolution and its role in the shaping of culture, highlighting how the hand–tool union and eye–hand–mind fusion are essential for dexterity and how ultimately the body and the senses play a crucial role in memory and creative work. Pallasmaa here continues the exploration begun in his classic work The Eyes of the Skin by further investigating the interplay of emotion and imagination, intelligence and making, theory and life, once again redefining the task of art and architecture through well-grounded human truths.

Narrative Architecture

  • Filename: narrative-architecture.
  • ISBN: 9781119963066
  • Release Date: 2012-12-12
  • Number of pages: 168
  • Author: Nigel Coates
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

The first book to look architectural narrative in the eye Since the early eighties, many architects have used the term "narrative" to describe their work. To architects the enduring attraction of narrative is that it offers a way of engaging with the way a city feels and works. Rather than reducing architecture to mere style or an overt emphasis on technology, it foregrounds the experiential dimension of architecture. Narrative Architecture explores the potential for narrative as a way of interpreting buildings from ancient history through to the present, deals with architectural background, analysis and practice as well as its future development. Authored by Nigel Coates, a foremost figure in the field of narrative architecture, the book is one of the first to address this subject directly Features architects as diverse as William Kent, Antoni Gaudí, Eero Saarinen, Ettore Sottsass, Superstudio, Rem Koolhaas, and FAT to provide an overview of the work of NATO and Coates, as well as chapters on other contemporary designers Includes over 120 colour photographs Signposting narrative's significance as a design approach that can aid architecture to remain relevant in this complex, multi-disciplinary and multi-everything age, Narrative Architecture is a must-read for anyone with an interest in architectural history and theory.

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