The Elements of Process
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
Methods for Architectural Composition
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 August 1st 2012 by Routledge
Slow Food for the Architect's Imagination
This book deals with the critical nature and crucial role of architectural drawings. A manual which is essentially not a manual; it is an elucidation of an elegant manner for practising architecture. Organized around eleven exercises, the book does not emphasize speed, nor incorporate many...
Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge
You always aim to achieve that moment of insight that leads to ingenuity and novelty in your design, but sometimes it remains elusive. This book presents a variety of techniques for mapping and making hands-on design/build projects, and relates this work to real architecture. It helps you to learn...
Published September 18th 2013 by Routledge
From Form to Place, 2nd Edition
Modernity has opened the way towards a grand diversity of form. However, even if architecture is a cultural phenomenon, this does not mean it is a product of fashion – it is not ephemeral enough for that. An architect just starting out is best advised to aim for the essential, or to rediscover...
Published November 25th 2013 by Routledge
Collage and Architecture is the first book to cover collage as a tool for design in architecture, making it a valuable resource for students and practitioners. Author Jennifer Shields uses the artworks and built projects of leading artists and architects, such as Le Corbusier, Daniel Libeskind, and...
Published December 20th 2013 by Routledge
An Interiors Reader
From Organisation to Decoration: An Interiors Reader is a reader for students, scholars and practitioners interested in the theories, processes and principles of the aspects of the theory and practice of interior architecture, interior design and interior decoration. The book is divided into three...
Published November 28th 2012 by Routledge
Models for Architectural Design and Analysis
The architectural imagery that you create is most effective when it examines your project in an abstract manner. Most students and practitioners understand linear perspective and cinema to be examples of architectural presentation tools. This book asks you to consider drawings and movies to be...
Published August 29th 2012 by Routledge
Research by Design and the Renovation of Practice
Today architecture and other fields in the built environment face the steep task of answering complex questions pertaining to sustainability, performance, and adaptability. How are these disciplines to accomplish these difficult tasks at such an immense pace? How might architectural...
Published February 1st 2012 by Routledge
This book offers practical and theoretical tools for more effective sustainable design solutions and for communicating sustainable design ideas to today's diverse stakeholders. It uses integral theory to make sense of the many competing ideas in this area and offers a powerful conceptual framework...
Published April 6th 2011 by Routledge
Design Expertise explores what it takes to become an expert designer.It examines the perception of expertise in design and asks what knowledge, skills, attributes and experiences are necessary in order to design well. Bryan Lawson and Kees Dorst develop a new model of design expertise and show how...
Published March 26th 2009 by Routledge
How Designers Think is based on Bryan Lawson's many observations of designers at work, interviews with designers and their clients and collaborators. This extended work is the culmination of forty years' research and shows the belief that we all can, and do, design, and that we can learn to design...
Published October 13th 2005 by Routledge
Each chapter deals with a different technique from which we can best represent and make explicit the forms of knowledge used by designers. The book explores whether design knowledge is special, and attempts to get to the root of where design knowledge comes from. Crucially, it focuses on how...
Published April 7th 2004 by Routledge
Series: Advances in Engineering Series
This book derives from an understanding of space architecture as part of a continuum from early civilizations through the major historical periods up through the modern movement of the twentieth century and its successors. It presents the key methodological precepts and historical precedents that...
To Be Published October 25th 2014 by CRC Press
Learning to Think as an Architect
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 5th 2012 by Routledge
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 February 28th 2010 by Routledge
Don't forget to take a look at our Architecture journals
Journal of Architectural Education ( new to Routledge)
The Journal of Architecture
Published with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Architectural Theory Review
Journal of Landscape Architecture
Journal of the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS)