Architect's Portable Handbook
Provides 20% of the data needed by architects 80% of the time to make project decisions quickly and accurately about the preliminary design of buildings of all types and sizes. Covers the entire architectural process from the initial planning phase through details of construction, including building sites, residential and commercial equipment, materials, and thermal and moisture protection. Includes many pages for notes. The flexible binding is made to endure field conditions.
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Add flexible binding to a pocket-tote reference and you have a fine portable title which serves as an important practical resource for design professionals. From architectural planning to materials assembly and properties, this packs in the latest information on everything from finishes and furniture to glass and building codes.
The First Go-Anywhere Database of Architectural Answers! Take one look at the thousands of checklists, details, codes, formulas, and techniques we've packed into this compact new building almanac and you'll never leave the office again without it. The first tool of its kind, The Architect's Portable Handbook, by John Patten Guthrie, AIA, is huge in coverage, small size (only 5" x 8"), and delivers page after page of easy-access reference data for everything from initial planning to final construction. Use it for fast answers on: bulding sites; concrete and masonry; metals and wood; thermal and moisture protection; doors, windows, and glass; finishes; specialties; equipment; interiors; assemblies conveying systems; mechanical and electrical systems.
Architectural Rendering Techniques/A Color Reference Mike W. Lin, ASLA Producing impressive architectural color renderings in the least amount of time possible requires patience and expertise. Architectural Rendering Techniques: A Color Reference will help you turn out high-quality architectural illustrations quickly, easily, and confidently. It demonstrates proven techniques for clearly expressing a wide variety of architectural forms that satisfy client preferences. This portfolio of nearly 300 traceable or easily imitated professional illustrations will save you time in developing superior rendering skills, architectural concepts, and finished drawings. Identification of each drawing by artist, location, medium, size, paper type, and rendering time provides practical artistic insight into expert rendering methods. A range of rendering types is presented here, from easy line drawings to final presentations, and from loose sketches to detailed renderings. Illustrated explanations of tested techniques and approaches to graphic methods allow you to choose the best style for a particular job. This invaluable resource demonstrates the rendering of plans, site analyses, elevations, and sections, and includes both interior and exterior illustrations. It illustrates the use of various media—including pencil, ink, colored pencil, pastel, marker, acrylic, watercolor, and airbrush—to help you select the most appropriate medium for each of your drawings. When you turn to Architectural Rendering Techniques: A Color Reference for assistance, the key to high-quality graphics is literally at your fingertips. Professionals in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, horticulture, graphic design, and illustration will be able to produce impressive renderings in less time than ever.
The newest volume of this important annual survey of German architecture takes a look at what the country’s architects are doing outside of Germany, and also at recent buildings of high quality inside the country. Essays by leading architectural critics examine recent architectural developments in Europe, Asia and the Americas, make suggestions for ways to increase the profile of German architects abroad, and look back in time to see when, and if, this profile was more prominent. The work of Germany’s leading designers is extensively critiqued and illustrated in nearly four hundred color and black and white photographs and drawings. An important volume for students of international architecture, the DAM annual is one of the field’s most significant reference works and a stunning example of this country’s architectural contributions.
Text addresses the visual design and presentation skills of the interior designer. Offers coverage on the planning, layout, and design of interior building spaces; including a broad range of examples. For students and professionals. Previous edition: c1999. DLC: Interior decoration rendering.
For over 70 years, Architectural Graphic Standards has been the bedrock design reference for generations of architects, builders and engineers. Now comes the most complete design tool yet--the completely updated and expanded Tenth Edition. You'll find a wealth of information, complete with 10,000 drawings.