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15 Best Selling Books from Routledge Architecture

The top 15 best selling Architecture books published by Routledge. For more comprehensive list of what books are availble in this area see our catalogs

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  1. Architect's Pocket Book

    4th Edition

    By Ann Ross, Jonathan Hetreed

    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 guidance on a range of tasks, from complying with the Building Regulations, including the recent revisions to Part L, to helping with...

    Published February 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  2. Metric Handbook

    Planning and Design Data, 4th Edition

    By David Littlefield

    Edited by Pamela Buxton

    • Significantly updated in reference to the latest construction standards and new building types.• Sustainable design integrated into chapters.• Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers – this book belongs on every design office desk and drawing board. The...

    Published March 12th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Structural Basis of Architecture

    2nd Edition

    By Bjorn N. Sandaker, Arne P. Eggen, Mark R. Cruvellier

    This is a book about structures that shows students how to "see" structures as integral to architecture, and how knowledge of structures is the basis for understanding both the mechanical and conceptual aspects inherent to the art of building. Analyzing the structural principles behind many of the...

    Published April 18th 2011 by Routledge

  4. The Green Studio Handbook

    2nd Edition

    By Alison Kwok, Walter Grondzik

    Learn how to integrate green strategies into your building design. This practical handbook provides an essential introduction to green design strategies – helping you to understand how to save energy, water and material resources. It provides the information required to make judgments about which...

    Published March 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  5. Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand

    By Simon Unwin

    Have you ever wondered how the ideas behind the world’s greatest architectural designs came about? What process does an architect go through to design buildings which become world-renowned for their excellence? This book reveals the secrets behind these buildings. He asks you to ‘read’...

    Published March 1st 2010 by Routledge

  6. Sustainable Fashion and Textiles

    Design Journeys

    By Kate Fletcher

    Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys brings together for the first time information about lifecycle sustainability impacts of fashion and textiles, practical alternatives, design concepts and social innovation. It challenges existing ideas about the scope and potential of...

    Published March 14th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Exercises in Architecture

    Learning to Think as an Architect

    By Simon Unwin

    Architecture is a doing word. You can learn a great deal about the workings of architecture through analysing examples but a fuller understanding of its powers and potential comes through practice, by trying to do it... This book offers student architects a series of exercises that will develop...

    Published January 6th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture

    By Nishat Awan, Tatjana Schneider, Jeremy Till

    This book offers the first comprehensive overview of alternative approaches to architectural practice. At a time when many commentators are noting that alternative and richer approaches to architectural practice are required if the profession is to flourish, this book provides multiple...

    Published June 7th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Introducing Architectural Theory

    Debating a Discipline

    Edited by Korydon Smith

    This is the most accessible architectural theory book that exists. Korydon Smith presents each common architectural subject – such as tectonics, use, and site – as though it were a conversation across history between theorists by providing you with the original text, a reflective text, and a...

    Published February 14th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Designing Architecture

    The Elements of Process

    By Andrew Pressman

    Designing Architecture is an indispensable tool to assist both students and young architects in formulating an idea, transforming it into a building, and making effective design decisions. This book promotes integrative and critical thinking in the preliminary design of buildings to inspire...

    Published December 6th 2011 by Routledge

  11. Rural Design

    A New Design Discipline

    By Dewey Thorbeck

    Rural areas worldwide are undergoing profound change creating considerable challenges and stress for its residents and on the ecosystems upon which they depend. Rural design brings design thinking and the problem-solving process of design to rural issues recognizing that human and natural systems...

    Published January 6th 2012 by Routledge

  12. Understanding Architecture

    An Introduction to Architecture and Architectural History, 2nd Edition

    By Hazel Conway, Rowan Roenisch

    A comprehensive introduction to architecture and architectural history and exceptional in its approach, this book explores architecture as a current practice in relation to history and in relation to the wider context of cultures, conservation and the environment. This new edition brings in...

    Published December 15th 2004 by Routledge

  13. Architect's Legal Pocket Book

    By Matthew Cousins, Matthew Cousins

    A little book that’s big on information. The Architect’s Legal Pocket Book is the definitive pocket reference guide on legal issues for architects and architectural students. This handy pocket book provides key legal principles and the latest legal developments that will help you quickly understand...

    Published May 22nd 2011 by Routledge