Basics Architecture 03: Architectural Design

Basics Architecture 03: Architectural Design

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Through discussion and case studies,"Basics Architecture: Architectural Design" allows the reader to develop a personal approach to architectural design, based on their own values, skills and preoccupations. This book sets architectural design education within its context by describing the design studio and explaining the activities that take place there. The realities of the design process, and the relationship between education and practice, are explored in detail. The book describes each stage of development, from concept through to completion, and includes interviews with leading architectural practices. The architectural design process is as diverse as the people who practise it; every architect follows their own individual design process. "Basics Architecture: Architectural Design" introduces a number of different processes through examples and case studies. This allows a reader to identify with certain methods that they could develop to respond to their own work, and enables them to develop their own unique approach.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 560g
  • AVA Publishing SA
  • Lausanne, Switzerland
  • English
  • 200 colour illustrations
  • 2940411263
  • 9782940411269
  • 6,715

Table of contents

Introduction. The design studio: Emergence of the design studio; The Bauhaus: preliminary course; Architectural education; Architectural Association: student pavilions; Design studio projects; Zaha Hadid: MAXXI Museum of XXI Century Arts; Chapter summary. The design process: Problem solving; NL Architects: Prisma housing; Developing a concept; Klein Dytham architecture: Billboard Building; Finding a process; SHoP Architects PC: 290 Mulberry; Chapter summary. The design project: Clients, users and brief; Site, context and place; Initial ideas; Development and detail; Construction and occupation. Conclusion. Further resources. Index and picture credits. Acknowledgements. Working with ethics.
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About Jane Anderson

Jane Anderson is the field chair for BA Architecture and Interior Architecture at Oxford Brookes University. She has worked in Germany and the UK and her built works include a low-energy headquarters building for a software company and a variety of educational building types such as a music school, sports hall and nursery.
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