Manual Of Section

Manual Of Section

Manual Of Section

Along with plan and elevation, section is one of the essential representational techniques of architectural design; among architects and educators, debates about a project's section are common and often intense. Until now, however, there has been no framework to describe or evaluate it. Manual of Section fills this void. Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Lewis have developed seven categories of section, revealed in structures ranging from simple one-story buildings to complex structures featuring stacked forms, fantastical shapes, internal holes, inclines, sheared planes, nested forms, or combinations thereof. To illustrate these categories, the authors construct sixty-three intricately detailed cross-section perspective drawings of built projects—many of the most significant structures in international architecture from the last one hundred years—based on extensive archival research. Manual of Section also includes smart and accessible essays on the history and uses of section.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Paul Lewis
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release : 2016-08-23
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781616895556


Manual Of Section

Manual Of Section

Along with plan and elevation, section is one of the essential representational techniques of architectural design; among architects and educators, debates about a project's section are common and often intense. Until now, however, there has been no framework to describe or evaluate it. Manual of Section fills this void. Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Lewis have developed seven categories of section, revealed in structures ranging from simple one-story buildings to complex structures featuring stacked forms, fantastical shapes, internal holes, inclines, sheared planes, nested forms, or combinations thereof. To illustrate these categories, the authors construct sixty-three intricately detailed cross-section perspective drawings of built projects—many of the most significant structures in international architecture from the last one hundred years—based on extensive archival research. Manual of Section also includes smart and accessible essays on the history and uses of section.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Paul Lewis
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Release : 2016-08-23
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 1616892552


Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis

Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis

Why should a coffee shop not include 479 cast-plaster coffee cup lids? Why should over 2300 car air deodorizers shaped like little trees not comprise a mosaic of a Volkswagen Beetle at a parking garage? Startling, playful and elegant ideas about how to handle the reality of low budgets, small spaces and clients with no concept of the laws of physics abound here and include projects from large institutional installation to homes and small utility buildings.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Paul Lewis
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 1568987102


Siteless

Siteless

Some may call it the first manifesto of the twenty-first century, for it lays down anew way to think about architecture. Others may think of it as the last architectural treatise, forit provides a discursive container for ideas that would otherwise be lost. Whatever genre it belongsto, SITELESS is a new kind of architecture book that seems to have come out of nowhere. Its author,a young French architect practicing in Tokyo, admits he "didn't do this out of reverence towardarchitecture, but rather out of a profound boredom with the discipline, as a sort of compulsivereaction." What would happen if architects liberated their minds from the constraints of site,program, and budget? he asks. The result is a book that is saturated with forms, and as free ofwords as any architecture book the MIT Press has ever published.The 1001 building forms in SITELESSinclude structural parasites, chain link towers, ball bearing floors, corrugated corners,exponential balconies, radial facades, crawling frames, forensic housing--and other architecturalideas that may require construction techniques not yet developed and a relation to gravity not yetachieved. SITELESS presents an open-ended compendium of visual ideas for the architecturalimagination to draw from. The forms, drawn freehand (to avoid software-specific shapes) but from aconstant viewing angle, are presented twelve to a page, with no scale, order, or end to the series.After setting down 1001 forms in siteless conditions and embryonic stages, Blanciak takes one of theforms and performs a "scale test," showing what happens when one of these fantastic ideasis subjected to the actual constraints of a site in central Tokyo. The book ends by illustrating thepotential of these shapes to morph into actual building proportions. François Blanciak is anarchitect and Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo. He has worked for architectural firms inLos Angeles, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, and New York, with architects including Frank Gehry and PeterEisenman.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : François Blanciak
Publisher : Mit Press
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 114 Pages
ISBN : 9780262026307


Surface Architecture

Surface Architecture

Visually, many contemporary buildings either reflect their systems of production or recollect earlier styles and motifs. This text explores ways that design can take advantage of production methods so that architecture is neither independent of nor dominated by technology.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : David Leatherbarrow
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 264 Pages
ISBN : 0262621940


Manual Of Engineering Drawing

Manual Of Engineering Drawing

The Manual of Engineering Drawing has long been recognised as the student and practising engineer's guide to producing engineering drawings that comply with ISO and British Standards. The information in this book is equally applicable to any CAD application or manual drawing. The second edition is fully in line with the requirements of the new British Standard BS8888: 2002, and will help engineers, lecturers and students with the transition to the new standards. BS8888 is fully based on the relevant ISO standards, so this book is also ideal for an international readership. The comprehensive scope of this book encompasses topics including orthographic, isometric and oblique projections, electric and hydraulic diagrams, welding and adhesive symbols, and guidance on tolerancing. Written by a member of the ISO committee and a former college lecturer, the Manual of Engineering Drawing combines up-to-the-minute technical accuracy with clear, readable explanations and numerous diagrams. This approach makes this an ideal student text for vocational courses in engineering drawing and undergraduates studying engineering design / product design. Colin Simmons is a member of the BSI and ISO Draughting Committees and an Engineering Standards Consultant. He was formerly Standards Engineer at Lucas CAV. * Fully in line with the latest ISO Standards * A textbook and reference guide for students and engineers involved in design engineering and product design * Written by a former lecturer and a current member of the relevant standards committees

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Genre : Computers
Author : Colin H. Simmons
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2003-10-21
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 0080473342


Graphic Design For Architects

Graphic Design For Architects

Graphic Design for Architects is a handbook of techniques, explanations and examples of graphic design most relevant to architects. The book covers a variety of scales of graphic design, everything from portfolio design and competition boards, to signage and building super-graphics – to address every phase of architectural production. This book combines and expands on information typically found in graphic design, information design, and architectural graphics books. As architectural communication increases to include more territory and components of a project, it is important for designers to be knowledgeable about the various ways in which to communicate visually. For instance, signage should be designed as part of the process – not something added at the end of a project; and the portfolio is a manifestation of how the designer works, not just an application to sell a design sensibility. In thinking about architecture as a systematic and visual project, the graphic design techniques outlined in this book will help architects process, organize and structure their work through the lens of visual communication. Each chapter is titled and organized by common architectural modes of communication and production. The chapters speak to architects by directly addressing projects and topics relevant to their work, while the information inside each chapter presents graphic design methods to achieve the architects’ work. In this way, readers don’t have to search through graphic design books to figure out what’s relevant to them – this book provides a complete reference of graphic techniques and methods most useful to architects in getting their work done.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Karen Lewis
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-06-26
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781317552352


Spatial Agency Other Ways Of Doing Architecture

Spatial Agency Other Ways Of Doing Architecture

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 examples from across the globe of how this has been achieved and how it might be achieved in the future. Particularly pertinent in the current economic climate, this book offers the reader new approaches to architectural practice in a changing world. It makes essential reading for any architect, aspiring or practicing.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Nishat Awan
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-09-13
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781134722563


Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis

Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis

Since the release of their best-selling monograph Opportunistic Architecture in 2007, New York City-based Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis has picked up a National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum while continuing to produce work featuring their unique combination of programmatic wit, material fabrication, and construction. Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis: Intensities presents twenty new built and speculative projects ranging from small installations to interior home and office transformations to large cultural institutions and urban renewal plans. The firm's signature drawings and process shots reveal the methods behind their remarkably diverse works.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Paul Lewis
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Release : 2012-12-19
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 1616890665


Drawn To Design

Drawn To Design

The book is a guide for students and teachers to understand the need for, the role of and the methods and techniques of freehand analytical sketching in architecture. The presentation focuses on drawing as an approach to and phase of architectural design. The conceptual goal of this approach is to use drawing not as illustration or depiction, but exploration. The first part of the book discusses underlying concepts of freehand sketching in design education and practice as a compliment to digital technologies. The main component is a series of chapters that constitute a typology of fundamental issues in architecture and urban design; for instance, issues of “façade” are illustrated with sketch diagrams that show how façades can be explored and sketched through a series of specific questions and step-by-step procedures. This book is especially timely in an age in which the false conflict between "traditional vs. digital" gives way to multiple design tools, including sketching. It fosters understanding of the essential human ability to investigate the designed and natural world through freehand drawing. The author, Eric Jenkins has received several teaching awards and design awards. He is Associate Professor at Catholic University of America's School of Architecture and Planning where he teaches design, theory and analytical sketching. He earned a Masters in Design Studies from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, and has previously published “To Scale: One Hundred Urban Plans”.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Eric J. Jenkins
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Release : 2013-03-15
Total Pages : 312 Pages
ISBN : 9783038211921