2017 | ISBN: 1138643998 | English | 412 pages | EPUB | 24 MB
This handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis – on-site or in the studio. It provides clear guidance and invaluable detail on a wide range of issues, from planning policy through environmental design to complying with Building Regulations, from structural and services matters to materials characteristics and detailing. This fifth edition includes the updating of regulations, standards and sources across a wide range of topics.
English | August 28th, 2018 | ISBN: 076035779X | 176 Pages | EPUB | 21.21 MB
Featuring 23 complete home furnishing plans presented with simple, graphic photos and illustrations, BLACK+DECKER Carpentry Made Simple is an interactive introduction to home carpentry: with great designs.
"Longer lifespans and the needs of the oldest old are challenging the senior living industry to find bold and compassionate solutions to combine programs and services with housing. Victor Regnier's latest research provides a thoughtful and insightful roadmap that arrays new ways of thinking from small-scale settings to community based options.
English | 12 July 2018 | ASIN: B07FKRYVX1 | 461 Pages | EPUB | 11.81 MB
This is the most comprehensive book you will find on Autodesk Revit 2019 Architecture. Covering all of the 2D concepts, it uses both metric and imperial units to illustrate the myriad drawing and editing tools for this popular application. Use the companion files to set up drawing exercises and projects and see all of the book’s figures in color (Files also available for downloading from the publisher by writing to [email protected]). Revit Architecture 2019 includes over 50 exercises or “mini-workshops,” that complete small projects from concept through actual plotting. Solving all of the workshops will simulate the creation of three projects (architectural and mechanical) from beginning to end, without overlooking any of the basic commands and functions in Autodesk Revit Architecture 2019.
English | July 2nd, 2017 | ISBN: 022643575X | 527 Pages | EPUB | 205.00 MB
From sprawling houses to compact bungalows and from world-famous museums to a still-working gas station, Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs can be found in nearly every corner of the country. While the renowned architect passed away more than fifty years ago, researchers and enthusiasts are still uncovering structures that should be attributed to him.
2018 | eISBN: 9781785004049, ISBN: 1785004034 | English | 192 pages | EPUB | 184 MB
This practical book looks at the fundamental principles that underpin architectural illustration: to represent architectural design and the built environment in a way that the general public can understand. Focusing on watercolor, it explains the process from site sketching to finished rendering, and will be invaluable for artists, illustrators, architects, builders, and planners.
2018 | ISBN: 1631866745 | English | 256 pages | PDF | 41 MB
Outdoor projects are perfect for the do-it-yourselfer, and the projects in this book are designed and presented specifically for those of us who spend 9 to 5 doing something other than carpentry or woodworking.
2018 | ISBN: 1631868926 | English | 224 pages | PDF | 15 MB
What do you get when an accomplished woodworker and senior editor of Fine Woodworking magazine sets himself the challenge of designing and building one box a week for a solid year? You get 52 Boxes in 52 Weeks, a book dedicated to making relatively simple?yet gracefully elegant?boxes that woodworkers of all skill levels will be eager to build.
English | May 15th, 2018 | ASIN: B07CZT44QP, ISBN: 1631594044 | 144 Pages | EPUB | 31.85 MB
Mushrooms are popping up everywhere! On restaurant menus, in grocery aisles, at local farmer’s markets, and not just the ubiquitous white buttons we’ve seen for years. What once were exotic are now almost commonplace – shiitake, chanterelle, cremini, enoki, the list grows longer every year.
Monte Burch | 1984 | ISBN: 0806974869 | 416 pages | PDF | 88 MB
From buying land and drawing floor plans to choosing log styles and joinery, every phase of construction is covered in over 800 photos and drawings with complete how-to instructions. From the experts at Popular Science. “Whether you need to know about slab walls or building that first fire in your new home’s fireplace, the Guide covers it.”—Country Journal.
2018 | ISBN: 1138478857 | English | 249 pages | PDF | 5 MB
Strategic Excellence in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industries is a process of applied strategic thinking designed to develop a strategy empowered with the agility to adapt to changing circumstances and to drive a high performing culture of ideal behaviors. It is infused with the insight and the thought leadership of the Shingo Model and the scientific thinking of Lean Six Sigma. The book goes beyond the classic approach to strategic planning by driving effective execution of the strategy through the embedment of collective ownership and organization-wide alignment into the entire process.
2018 | ISBN-10: 1498741215, 1138503495 | 335 pages | PDF | 12 MB
This enlightening textbook for undergraduates on civil engineering degree courses explains structural design from its mechanical principles, showing the speed and simplicity of effective design from first principles.
English | 30 May 2018 | ISBN: 1496811003 | 400 Pages | EPUB | 18.88 MB
Few things evoke thoughts and memories of the past more than a house from a bygone era, and few places are identified and symbolized more by historic dwellings than the American South. Plantation houses built with columned porticos and wide porches, stout chimneys, large rooms, and sweeping staircases survive as legacies of both a storied and troubled past. These homes are at the heart of a complex web of human relationships that have shaped the social and cultural heritage of the region for generations.
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0415840597 | PDF | pages: 338 | 36.6 mb
Bringing together experts from research and practice, Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization presents contemporary design methods for shell and gridshell structures, covering form-finding and structural optimization techniques. It introduces architecture and engineering practitioners and students to structural shells and provides computational techniques to develop complex curved structural surfaces, in the form of mathematics, computer algorithms, and design case studies.
English | February 23rd, 2018 | ISBN: 163159379X, 9781631593796 | 275 pages | True PDF | 44.43 MB
Most architectural standards references contain thousands of pages of details, overwhelmingly more than architects need to know to know on any given day. The updated and revised edition of Architecture Reference & Specification contains vital information that's essential to planning and executing architectural projects of all shapes and sizes, all in a format that is small enough to carry anywhere. It distills the data provided in standard architectural volumes and is an easy-to-use reference for the most indispensable–and most requested–types of architectural information.
Exploring the Intersection of Design and Construction
by Chad Schwartz
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1138833444 | 427 Pages | PDF(conv) | 32.6 MB
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 presents an introductory investigation into tectonic theory, subdividing it into distinct concepts in order to make it accessible to beginning and advanced students alike.
Digital Design Exercises for Architecture Students
by Jason S. Johnson and Joshua Vermillion
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1138823147 | 264 Pages | PDF(conv) | 16 MB
Digital Design Exercises for Architecture Students teaches you the basics of digital design and fabrication tools with creative design exercises, featuring over 200 illustrations, which emphasize process and evaluation as key to designing in digital mediums. The book is software neutral, letting you choose the software with which to edit raster and vector graphics and to model digital objects. The clear, jargon-free introductions to key concepts and terms help you experiment and build your digital media skills. During the fabrication exercises you will learn strategies for laser cutting, CNC (computer-numerically controlled) milling, and 3D printing to help you focus on the processes of design thinking. Reading lists and essays from practitioners, instructors, and theorists ground the exercises in both broader and deeper contexts and encourage you to continue your investigative journey.
English | February 20th, 2018 | ASIN: B06XC7X5BM, ISBN: 1510727825 | 208 pages | EPUB | 44.28 MB
Rustic meets modern with the charming DIY guide, Wood Pallet Wonders. This instructional collection of twenty incredible home design projects uses wood pallets and reclaimed materials to create eye-catching storage and décor. From the rustic Chevron Coffee Table and the beautiful Herb Garden to the stylish Bar Cart, beginner and veteran DIYers alike can take delight in crafting rustic projects that will impress and inspire without breaking the bank.
English | February 1st, 2018 | ISBN: 161091810X, 1610918096 | 754 pages | EPUB | 17.22 MB
Since the publication of the first edition in 2000, Sustainable Landscape Construction has helped to spur a movement towards resilient outdoor environments, in the U.S. and throughout the world. The third edition has been updated to include important recent developments in this landscape revolution. It remains essential reading for everyone with an interest in "green" design of outdoor spaces and infrastructures.
The only Revit tutorial guide based on a real project workflow
This award-winning book, substantially updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, introduces the concepts and best practices of software architecture—how a software system is structured and how that system's elements are meant to interact. Distinct from the details of implementation, algorithm, and data representation, an architecture holds the key to achieving system quality, is a reusable asset that can be applied to subsequent systems, and is crucial to a software organization's business strategy.
Integrating Building Performance with Design shows you the importance of designing for building performance early in your architectural design process. The book offers you simple tools and exercises, along with examples of built professional work and successful student projects illustrated by more than 100 full color images to help you with your work. Topics include site, solar orientation, thermal comfort, building enclosure, daylighting, passive heating and cooling, active heating and cooling, indoor air quality, stormwater, and rainwater harvesting.
English | October 1, 2014 | ISBN: 1580117163 | EPUB | 224 pages | 134 MB
Deck Designs, 4th Edition, shows readers the latest design trends and materials in deck building. Following the format of the previous editions of the best-selling Deck Designs, the all-new edition features the work of five new deck designers whose work represents five different regions of the country.