The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design

ISBN-13: 9781119092414

ISBN-10: 1119092418

Author: Edward Allen, Joseph Iano

Edition: 6

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Hardcover 512 pages
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Acknowledged author Edward Allen wrote The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design comprising 512 pages back in 2017. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1119092418 and 9781119092414. Since then The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design textbook received total rating of 4 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $50.60 or rent at the marketplace.


The time-saving resource every architect needs

The Architect’s Studio Companion is a robust, user-friendly resource that keeps important information at your fingertips throughout the design process. It includes guidelines for the design of structure, environmental systems, parking, accessibility, and more. This new sixth edition has been fully updated with the latest model building codes for the U.S. and Canada, extensive new information on heating and cooling systems for buildings, and new structural systems, all in a form that facilitates rapid preliminary design. More than just a reference, this book is a true companion that no practicing architect or student should be without.

This book provides quick access to guidelines for systems that affect the form and spatial organization of buildings and allows this information to be incorporated into the earliest stages of building design. With it you can:

  • Select, configure, and size structural systems
  • Plan for building heating and cooling
  • Incorporate passive systems and daylighting into your design
  • Design for parking and meet code-related life-safety and accessibility requirements

Relying on straightforward diagrams and clear written explanations, the designer can lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes―without getting hung up on complicated technical concepts. By introducing building systems into the early stages of design, the need for later revisions or redesign is reduced, and projects stay on time and on budget. The Architect’s Studio Companion is the time-saving tool that helps you bring it all together from the beginning.