- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Revised edition edition (3 Jan. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118458354
- ISBN-13: 978-1118458358
- Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 2.2 x 27.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Building Structures Illustrated: Patterns, Systems, and Design Paperback – 3 Jan 2014
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An updated new edition of the illustrated reference on structural design from bestselling author Francis D.K. Ching
Structures are an essential element of the building process, yet one of the most difficult concepts for architects to grasp. While structural engineers do the detailed consulting work for a project, architects should have enough knowledge of structural theory and analysis to design a building. Building Structures Illustrated Second Edition takes a unique approach to structural design, showing how structural systems of a buildingsuch as an integrated assembly of elements with pattern, proportions, and scaleare related to the fundamental aspects of architectural design.
This one–stop guide to structural design in practice treats structural design as part of the entire building process and offers an overview of the historical development of architectural materials and structure. This updated new edition features:
- New information on building code compliance, additional learning resources, and a glossary of terminology
- Thorough coverage of formal and spatial composition, program fit, coordination with other building systems, and code compliance
Beautifully illustrated throughout in Francis D.K. Ching′s signature style, Building Structures Illustrated enables students and professionals to make informed decisions in architectural design.
About the Author
Francis D.K. Ching is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, all published by Wiley. His works have been translated into more than sixteen languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation.
Barry S. Onouye is a registered engineer and Senior Lecturer Emeritus at the University of Washington, where he taught courses on structural design in the College of Built Environments. He is also the author of Statics and Strength of Materials for Architecture and Building Construction.
Douglas Zuberbuhler is a registered architect and Senior Lecturer Emeritus at the University of Washington, where he taught architectural design and graphics. He also served as chairman of the Department of Architecture and Associate Dean of the College of Built Environments.
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BUILDING STRUCTURES ILLUSTRATED like his other recently re-printed book, Intro To Architecture (Nov. 2012) is another easy-to-read/understand step-by-step explanation on architectural theory.
Where as INTRO was an historical overview of architectural structures from world civilizations going back several thousand years, BSI is only concerned with the structural foundations of a building, the science of coordinating structures in un-even or complicated/ obstructed landscape.
This is, essentially, a blueprint to create a structure whether it be a flat, secured location or a demanding location. This is most certainly for the architectural student to a working architect who needs a refresher course in the science--but, definitely not for the casual observer.
Ch. 1. Building Structures
Ch. 2. Structural Patterns
Ch. 3. Horizontal Spans
Ch. 4. Vertical Dimensions
Ch. 5. Lateral Stability
Ch. 6. Long-Span Structures
Ch. 7. High-Rise Structures
Ch. 8. Systems Integration
A great resource to have.
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