1st Edition

Integrated Strategies in Architecture

By Joan Zunde, Hocine Bougdah Copyright 2006
    312 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

    312 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

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    This key text presents students with a holistic view of the building design process, bridging the gap between the theory and practice of constructing and assembling buildings.

    Integrated Strategies in Architecture encourages and enables students to gain a sound understanding of the purpose of buildings, the specialisms that contribute and the available technology. Zunde and Bougdah thoroughly introduce and expose the concepts and technologies that underlie the design process, setting current design in context as part of an evolutionary process, exemplified through historic and contemporary models, and emphasizing the importance of applying a broad variety of technologies in the creation of successful buildings. Topics covered include: space planning, colour theory, communication, management, aesthetics, structures and environmental control.

    This essential text will greatly assist students of architecture and its technology, construction management and building surveying as well as practitioners as they strive to build better buildings.

    Introduction  Part 1: The Purpose of Buildings  1. Origins  2. Moderation of the Environment  3. Use of Available Technology  4. The Demands of the Community  Part 2: The Design Team  5. The Specialists and how they Work Together  6. The Client’s Role  7. Communication  8. Professional Responsibility  Part 3: The Design Process  9. Problem Solving  10. The Problem  11. The Process in Action  12. Aesthetics  13. Evaluation  14. Completion  Part 4: Space  15. Tailored v Loose-fit Outcomes  16. Functional Requirements  17. Anthropometrics and Ergonomics  18. Relationships between spaces  Part 5: Environmental Design  19. Principles of Environmental Design  20. Design Strategies  21. Case Studies  Part 6: Structural Considerations  22. Structural Materials  23. Structures for Domestic Buildings  24. Design of Structural Elements


    Joan Zunde is an architect who has taught design procedures and technology to students on a variety of courses and is the author of several design books.

    Hocine Bougdah is a Principal Lecturer in Architectural Technology at University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury and a consultant in acoustics and environmental noise.

    'Encourages and enables students to grasp a sound understanding of the purpose of buildings, the specialisms that contribute and the technology available.' - Architectural Technology