E-books: 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…

    eBook – 2019-02-21
    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…

    eBook – 2019-02-04
    Routledge

  • Narratives of Architectural Education: From Student to Architect book cover

    Narratives of Architectural Education

    From Student to Architect, 1st Edition

    By James Thompson

    Narratives of Architectural Education provides an overview of life as an architecture student, detailing how a layperson may develop an architectural identity. This book proposes becoming an architect as a personal narrative of professional development structured around various stages and…

    eBook – 2019-01-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • 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…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge

  • Design Thinking: A Guide to Creative Problem Solving for Everyone book cover

    Design Thinking

    A Guide to Creative Problem Solving for Everyone, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Pressman

    Design thinking is a powerful process that facilitates understanding and framing of problems, enables creative solutions, and may provide fresh perspectives on our physical and social landscapes. Not just for architects or product developers, design thinking can be applied across many disciplines…

    eBook – 2018-10-25
    Routledge

  • Christian Norberg-Schulz’s Interpretation of Heidegger’s Philosophy: Care, Place and Architecture book cover

    Christian Norberg-Schulz’s Interpretation of Heidegger’s Philosophy

    Care, Place and Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Hendrik Auret

    Christian Norberg-Schulz’s Interpretation of Heidegger’s Philosophy investigates the theoretical contribution of the world-renowned Norwegian architectural theorist Christian Norberg-Schulz (1926 – 2000) and considers his architectural interpretation of the writings of German philosopher Martin…

    eBook – 2018-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christoph Lindner, Miriam Meissner

    The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries delves into examples of urban imaginaries across multiple media and geographies: from new visions of smart, eco, and resilient cities to urban dystopias in popular culture; from architectural renderings of starchitecture and luxury living to performative…

    eBook – 2018-09-28
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • 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…

    eBook – 2018-07-11
    Routledge

  • Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data book cover

    Metric Handbook

    Planning and Design Data, 6th Edition

    Edited by Pamela Buxton

    Significantly updated in reference to the latest construction standards and new building types Sustainable design integrated into chapters throughout Over half of the entire book has now been updated since 2015 Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers…

    eBook – 2018-02-23
    Routledge

  • Spatial Violence: Studies in Architecture book cover

    Spatial Violence

    Studies in Architecture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Herscher, Anooradha Siddiqi

    This book poses spatial violence as a constitutive dimension of architecture and its epistemologies, as well as a method for theoretical and historical inquiry intrinsic to architecture; and thereby offers an alternative to predominant readings of spatial violence as a topic, event, fact, or other…

    eBook – 2018-02-02
    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…

    eBook – 2018-02-01
    Routledge

  • Building the Architect's Character: Explorations in Traits book cover

    Building the Architect's Character

    Explorations in Traits, 1st Edition

    By Kendra Schank Smith, Albert C. Smith

    An understanding of architects’ character traits can offer important insights into how they design buildings. These traits include leadership skills necessary to coordinate a team, honest and ethical behavior, being well educated and possessing a life-long love of learning, flexibility,…

    eBook – 2017-12-22
    Routledge

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