Air Structures (Form + Technique)

Air can be used in a variety of ways to make lightweight, flexible structures. It can be used to make inflatable structures, mobile structures, and temporary buildings, it can also activate movable elements and act as a means of constructing buildings that would be impossible with conventional construction methods. This book looks at every facet of the subject, examining the different types of air structure: super pressure buildings,...

Applying the Building Code: Step-by-Step Guidance for Design and Building Professionals

No other resource—not even the building code—presents the exact code information you need, when you need it at design stage The International Building Code (IBC) is a model building code developed by the International Code Council (ICC). The IBC and its complementary codes provide design and construction professionals with a complete set of comprehensive, coordinated building safety and fire prevention regulations in order to safegua...

Abbeys and Priories of Medieval Wales

This volume is a comprehensive, richly illustrated guide to the religious houses of Wales from the twelfth through the sixteenth centuries. It offers a thorough introduction to the history of monastic orders in Wales, including the Benedictines, Cluniacs, Cistercians, and many others; in addition, it provides detailed accounts of almost sixty communes of religious men and women. Descriptions of the extant remains of the buildings, as...

Charles Correa

In the late 20th century, many of the world's greatest architectural challenges lie not in the West but in what India's best known architect, Charles Correa, is happy to call the Third World. The architectural and urban planning solutions proposed by this architect have gained him a global following. His projects, fully documented in this volume, have been as wide ranging as they are impressive: low-rise, low-cost, high-density housi...

Monumental Matters: The Power, Subjectivity, and Space of India's Mughal Architecture

Built in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, India’s Mughal monuments—including majestic forts, mosques, palaces, and tombs, such as the Taj Mahal—are world renowned for their grandeur and association with the Mughals, the powerful Islamic empire that once ruled most of the subcontinent. In Monumental Matters, Santhi Kavuri-Bauer focuses on the prominent role of Mughal architecture in the construction and contestation of the Ind...

Basics Interior Architecture: Elements & Objects

Basics Interior Architecture 04: Elements/Objects explores the manner in which an interior space can be manipulated through the precise placement of forms. The book describes the principles underpinning the design of objects, and their placement within the interior space. It also discusses the influence that this has upon the character and perception of the space; providing focus or rhythm, controlling visual movement or expressing s...

Architectural Graphics

The completely updated, illustrated bestseller on architectural graphics with over 500,000 copies sold Architectural Graphics presents a wide range of basic graphic tools and techniques designers use to communicate architectural ideas. Expanding upon the wealth of illustrations and information that have made this title a classic, this Fourth Edition provides expanded and updated coverage of drawing materials, multiview drawings, para...

Pliny the Elder and the Emergence of Renaissance Architecture

The Naturalis historia by Pliny the Elder provided Renaissance scholars, artists and architects with details of ancient architectural practice and long-lost architectural wonders - material that was often unavailable elsewhere in classical literature. Pliny's descriptions frequently included the dimensions of these buildings, as well as details of their unusual construction materials and ornament. This book describes, for the first t...

Construction Detailing for Landscape and Garden Design: Surfaces, steps and margins

Designs for gardens and landscapes need to contain accurate information to ensure that both the designer’s intent is clear and to enable the highest quality constructions. This book contains the elements most often used when detailing surfaces, with key information on standards, guidance and construction that the practitioner must be aware of. Alongside the text are 2D and 3D images with suggestions of measurements, design considerat...

Angus Macdonald - Structure and Architecture 2nd Edition

'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 open...