Understanding the relationship between design and technology is critical to the understanding of architecture. This book clearly explains the core aspects of architectural technology: structural physics, structural elements and forms, heating, lighting, environmental control and computer modelling. Hundreds of photographs, diagrams and screengrabs demonstrate common architectural forms and construction techniques. Historical and contemporary examples chart significant moments in architectural engineering and the development of materials science Includes an examination of computer-aided design (CAD) and the use of building information management (BIM) technology for predicting and analyzing the behaviour of buildings. Written by two experienced teachers, this essential introduction to architecture will help students to integrate their design thinking with the appropriate structural and environmental solutions.
NEW MATERIAL 16 pages additional pages / 50 new illustrations / 5,000 new words Foreword: Hanif Kara Part 1 STRUCTURE AND FORM Structural Physics Materials Science; Structural Integrity; Materials Technology Structural Elements Bearing Elements; Foundations; Unidirectional Spanning Elements; Multidirectional Spanning Elements; Connections and Joints Structural Logic Compressive Structures; Tensile Surfaces Part 2 ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE Thermal Comfort; Solar Geometry; Climatic Envelope Thermal Insulation; Air Movement: Natural Ventilation; Passive Control; Windows & Glazing; Weathering: Masonry; Cladding Systems; Membranes; Bonded Surfaces; Sound and Light; Acoustics; Building Services; Air-Conditioning; Integrated Systems; Sanitation Part 3 COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES Building Information Modelling (BIM); Responsive Systems; Structural Analysis; Environmental Analysis Part 4 CASE STUDIES Mud House; Tepee; Igloo; Obelisk; The Pantheo; The Ironbridge; The Bell Rock Lighthouse; The Crystal Palace; Clifton Suspension Bridge; Tropical House (Pavilion Demontable); Kresge Auditorium; Palazzetto Dello Sport; The Houston Astrodome; The German Pavilion; The USA Pavilion; Self-Build House; Sydney Opera House; HSBC Headquarters; The Pavilion of the Future; The Portugal Pavilion; The Lord's Media Centre; 30 St Mary Axe; D' Tower; Davies Alpine House; International Space Station; School in Switerland; Media ICT, Barcelona