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You are currently browsing 21–30 of 65 new and published books in the subject of Architectural Reference — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. How Architects Write

    By Tom Spector, Rebecca Damron

    This is the first writing reference book for designers. Whether you're an architect, landscape architect, interior designers, or an industrial designer How Architects Write shows you the interdependence of writing and design. Authors Tom Spector and Rebecca Damron present typical writing...

    Published August 8th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Diagramming the Big Idea

    Methods for Architectural Composition

    By Jeffrey Balmer, Michael T. Swisher

    As a beginning design student, you need to learn to think like a designer, to visualize ideas and concepts, as well as objects. In Diagramming the Big Idea, Jeffrey Balmer and Michael T. Swisher illustrate how you can create and use diagrams to clarify your understanding of both particular projects...

    Published July 31st 2012 by Routledge

  3. Designed for Habitat

    Collaborations with Habitat for Humanity

    By David Hinson, Justin Miller

    If you're looking for ways to give back to your community, then this book, the first to profile thirteen projects designed and built by architects and Habitat for Humanity, will help. Detailed plans, sections, and photographs show you how these projects came about, the strategies used by each team...

    Published July 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. Building Systems

    Design Technology and Society

    Edited by Kiel Moe, Ryan E. Smith

    We can no longer view building components as artifacts (a brick or a boiler) or as autonomous systems (air conditioning or prefabrication). Rather these components and systems are part of much larger systems of which architects are one agent. This book will help architects more broadly...

    Published February 16th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Designing Tall Buildings

    Structure as Architecture

    By Mark P. Sarkisian

    The first of its kind, Designing Tall Buildings is an accessible reference that guides you through the fundamental principles of designing high-rises. Each chapter focuses on one theme central to tall-building design, giving you a comprehensive overview of the related architecture and...

    Published September 18th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Performalism

    Form and Performance in Digital Architecture

    Edited by Yasha J. Grobman, Eran Neuman

    Today, with the advent of digital media technologies and the ability to conceptualize, express and produce complex forms using digital means, the question of the status of the architectural form is once again under consideration. Indeed, the computer liberated architecture from the tyranny of the...

    Published August 17th 2011 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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 21st 2011 by Routledge

  10. Prospects for an Ethics of Architecture

    By William M. Taylor, Michael P. Levine

    Bringing together the reflections of an architectural theorist and a philosopher, this book encourages philosophers and architects, scholars and designers alike, to reconsider what they do as well as what they can do in the face of challenging times. It does so by exploring the notion...

    Published February 1st 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Architecture's Pretexts: Spaces of Translation
    By Aarati Kanekar
    To Be Published January 7th 2015
  2. Deleuze and Guattari on Architecture
    Edited by Graham Livesey
    To Be Published February 9th 2015
  3. Graphic Design for Architects: A Manual for Visual Communication
    By Karen Lewis
    To Be Published February 11th 2015
  4. Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data, 5th Edition
    Edited by Pamela Buxton
    To Be Published February 19th 2015
  5. Digital Architecture
    Edited by Mark Burry
    To Be Published April 14th 2015

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