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Introduction to Architectural Technology

Laurence King Publishing

By Pete Silver,and Will McLean,with Dason Whitsett

8-2/3 x 8-2/3 in; 192 pp;
400 illustrations
Paperback
September 2008
ISBN 9781856695664
ISBN10 1856695662

SKU# 9781856695664

$29.95
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Understanding the relationship between design and technology is critical to the understanding of architecture. Aimed clearly at architectural students, this book provides an accessible introduction to all aspects of architectural technology: structural ph...
Introduction to Architectural Technology


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Introduction to Architectural Technology

Understanding the relationship between design and technology is critical to the understanding of architecture. Aimed clearly at architectural students, this book provides an accessible introduction to all aspects of architectural technology: structural physics, structural elements and forms, heating, lighting, environmental control, and computer modeling. As well as providing a clear grounding in these topics, it will also help students to integrate their design thinking with appropriatestructural and environmental solutions.

The book sets out to explain the relationships between physical phenomena, materials, building elements, and structural types using simple classification systems and real world examples. Photographs are used to familiarize the user with common construction technology, while historical examples are employed to chart significant moments in the history of architectural engineering. Every topic area is accompanied by a set of cross-references for further reading and research.

In addition, this volume 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. 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.

 

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8-2/3 x 8-2/3 in; 192 pp;
400 illustrations
Paperback
September 2008
ISBN 9781856695664
ISBN10 1856695662
Will McLean and Pete Silver both teach at The School of Architecture at The University of Westminster, London. They are also joint authors of Fabrication (2006).

Dason Whitsett lectures at the School of Architecture of the University of Texas at Austin.

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Understanding Structure

Understanding Structure

10/11/11| mary bayar
This an exraordinarily comprehensive and concise guide to understanding every aspect of architectural structure from form to materials, to the impact of the latter on human comfort. Beautifully illustrated with particularly useful diagrams and charts. Highly recommended for students and practitioners alike be they architects or engineers.

A Most Excellent Book!

A Most Excellent Book!

10/11/11| mary bayar
Introduction to Architectural Technology miraculously appeared on my practice’s shelves and now we are all scrambling to use it. Luckily, it’s orange and you can spot it straight away! It’s rather like a Metric Handbook of structures. In particular, the structural diagrams are extremely useful as a source of design inspiration. And the case studies (Prouve’s Tropical House, Nervi’s Palazetto Dello Sport, Otto’s German Pavillion, and Buckminster’s US Pavillion and Nox’s D-Tower) make for a nice, relaxing, and still thought-provoking, read.