Architecture: Architectural Reference

  • Peirce for Architects book cover

    Peirce for Architects

    1st Edition

    By Richard Coyne

    Ideas gain legitimacy as they are put to some practical use. A study of Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914) supports this pragmatism as a way of thinking about truth and meaning. Architecture has a strong pragmatic strand, not least as we think of building users, architecture as a practice, the…

    Paperback – 2019-03-05
    Routledge
    Thinkers for Architects

  • Diagramming the Big Idea: Methods for Architectural Composition book cover

    Diagramming the Big Idea

    Methods for Architectural Composition, 2nd Edition

    By Jeffrey Balmer, Michael T. Swisher

    Becoming an architect is a daunting task. Beyond the acquisition of new skills and procedures, beginning designers face an entirely unfamiliar mode of knowledge: design thinking. In Diagramming the Big Idea, Jeffrey Balmer and Michael T. Swisher introduce the fundamentals of design thinking by…

    Paperback – 2019-02-04
    Routledge

  • The Design Student's Journey: understanding How Designers Think book cover

    The Design Student's Journey

    understanding How Designers Think, 1st Edition

    By Bryan Lawson

    Being a professional designer is one of the most intellectually rewarding careers. Learning to become a designer can be tremendous fun but it can also be frustrating and at times painful. What you have to do to become a designer is not often clearly laid out and can seem mysterious. Over the past…

    Paperback – 2018-12-18
    Routledge

  • Research Methods and Techniques in Architecture book cover

    Research Methods and Techniques in Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Elzbieta Danuta Niezabitowska

    A scientific approach to architectural and architectonic research from the scope of just one discipline is no longer sufficient. With contemporary considerations such as behavior, health, and environmental protection, architects and students alike need holistic research methodologies that…

    Paperback – 2018-07-16
    Routledge

  • Sustainaspeak: A Guide to Sustainable Design Terms book cover

    Sustainaspeak

    A Guide to Sustainable Design Terms, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Lewis

    Architecture 2030; BUG; Biophilic Design; BIPV; Circular Economy; LEED; Passive Design; Solar Chimney; Systems Thinking; WELL; Xeriscaping. What does it all mean? The complex and evolving language used in the sustainable design community can be very challenging, particularly to those new to…

    Paperback – 2018-02-08
    Routledge

  • Case Study Strategies for Architects and Designers: Integrative Data Research Methods book cover

    Case Study Strategies for Architects and Designers

    Integrative Data Research Methods, 1st Edition

    By Marja Sarvimaki

    Case Study Strategies for Architects and Designers explains methods in evidence-based design, also called practice-based research, to show you the value of research to your designs. Topics covered pertain to data collection and analysis techniques, including surveys, interviews, fieldwork…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge

  • How Architects Write book cover

    How Architects Write

    2nd Edition

    By Tom Spector, Rebecca Damron

    How Architects Write shows you the interdependence of writing and design in both student and professional examples. This fully updated edition features more than 50 color images, a new chapter on online communication, and sections on critical reading, responding to requests for proposals, the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-15
    Routledge

  • Introducing Architectural Tectonics: Exploring the Intersection of Design and Construction book cover

    Introducing Architectural Tectonics

    Exploring the Intersection of Design and Construction, 1st Edition

    By Chad Schwartz

    Introducing Architectural Tectonics is an exploration of the poetics of construction. Tectonic theory is an integrative philosophy examining the relationships formed between design, construction, and space while creating or experiencing a work of architecture. In this text, author Chad Schwartz…

    Paperback – 2016-11-14
    Routledge

  • The Ten Most Influential Buildings in History: Architecture’s Archetypes book cover

    The Ten Most Influential Buildings in History

    Architecture’s Archetypes, 1st Edition

    By Simon Unwin

    Even the most inventive and revolutionary architects of today owe debts to the past, often to the distant past when architecture really was being invented for the first time. Architects depend on their own imaginations for personal insights and originality but their ideas may be stimulated (…

    Paperback – 2016-07-04
    Routledge

  • A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americas book cover

    A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americas

    1st Edition

    By Clare Cardinal-Pett

     A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americas is the first comprehensive survey to narrate the urbanization of the Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, making it a vital resource to help you understand the built environment in this part of the world. The book…

    Paperback – 2016-01-22
    Routledge

  • Designing Tall Buildings: Structure as Architecture book cover

    Designing Tall Buildings

    Structure as Architecture, 2nd Edition

    By Mark Sarkisian

    This second edition of Designing Tall Buildings, an accessible reference to guide you through the fundamental principles of designing high-rises, features two new chapters, additional sections, 400 images, project examples, and updated US and international codes. Each chapter focuses on a theme…

    Paperback – 2016-01-06
    Routledge

  • Digital Vernacular: Architectural Principles, Tools, and Processes book cover

    Digital Vernacular

    Architectural Principles, Tools, and Processes, 1st Edition

    By James Stevens, Ralph Nelson

    Digital Vernacular addresses the why and how of digital fabrication in hundreds of step-by-step color images, illuminating a set of working principles and techniques that join theory with practice. Authors James Stevens and Ralph Nelson reconcile local traditions and innovations with globally…

    Paperback – 2015-08-28
    Routledge

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