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Architecture is one of the most accessible and involving forms of art; a building or space is a physical presence that defines everyday experiences, affects mood, and becomes part of collective memory and cultural identity. An essential introduction, The Fundamentals of Architecture gives a comprehensive and engaging overview of architecture in its entirety, from creation to construction.

Beginning with a fascinating chapter on the history of architecture including a timeline of architectural influences, this new edition contains in-depth case studies, practical projects and carefully selected imagery. Alongside many images of recognizable and iconic buildings are lesser known examples of striking architectural design. All stages of the architectural process are considered, making this the perfect guide for anyone with an interest in architecture.

International examples range from cathedrals to airports; from La Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris to the Duomo in Florence; a conference centre in Glasgow to the Château de Versailles; the Reichstag Dome in Berlin to Kidosaki House in Tokyo; Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona to the Penguin Pool at London Zoo.

Eminent architects, from the classics to modern masters, are profiled next to their most famous works. Featured architects include: Filippo Brunelleschi,  Antoni Gaudi, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Carlo Scarpa, Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Peter Zumthor, Louis Kahn and Richard Rogers.

Case studies span redesigning a university campus; designing a pavilion for the Shanghai Expo; reconstructing a museum; renovating an historic building; integrating with an urban landscape.

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The Fundamentals of Architecture (second edition) is an introduction to the basic ideas that inform architecture. The book explores the process of architecture starting from the initial ideas and concepts, and how these ideas are informed by understanding site and context. It examines the impact of the physical environment and the historical ideas that have informed and influenced the architectural solution. The second edition has been redesigned and updated with new material, including six case studies, exercise sections and contemporary visuals from students and leading architects.

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In The Fundamentals of Architecture, Lorraine Farrelly offers a clear and concise introduction to the basic ideas that inform architecture. The second edition has been redesigned and updated with new material, including case studies, exercise sections and contemporary visuals from students and leading architects.The book explores the initial ideas and concepts that begin any architectural project, and considers how these ideas are informed by the architect's understanding of the site and context. It then goes on to guide students through the rich history of the discipline, and acquaints them with contemporary theory and practice.

About the Author

Lorraine Farrelly is an architect and Professor of Architecture and Design at the Portsmouth School of Architecture. She teaches design studio at undergraduate and postgraduate in architecture. In addition, she teaches courses in representation and drawing. Her studio teaching focuses on the idea of the city and how it is read and interpreted. Her previous books include Representational Techniques and The Fundamentals of Architecture (both 2007) and Construction and Materiality (2008).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Placing Architecture                        
Site
Place and space                                                 
City context                                                          
Landscape context                                             
 
Chapter 2: History and Precedent                   
Timeline                                                               
Ancient world                                                      
Medieval world                                                   
Renaissance                                                       
Baroque and Enlightenment                            
Modernism                                                          
 
Chapter 3: Construction                                     
Materials                                                              
Elements                                                              
Structure                                                               
Prefabrication                                                     
Innovation                                                            
 
Chapter 4: Representation                                               
Sketch                                                                   
Scale                                                                     
Orthographic                                                       
Perspective                                                          
CAD drawing                                                       
3D images                                                                   
Physical modelling                                           
Presentation                                                        
Portfolio                                                   
 
Chapter 5: Ideas                                                 
Form follows function                                        
Function follows form                                        
Morphology                                                         
Monumentalism                                                 
Zeitgeist                                                                
 
Chapter 6 Realization                                       
Project timeline                                                   
The project                                                           
Contributors and their roles                              
The brief                                                                               
The concept                                                         
Site analysis                                                        
The design process                                           
Detail development                                           
The finished building

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ISBN:
9782940411757
Author:
Farrelly, Lorraine
Publisher:
AVA Publishing
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Architecture-Drawing and Design
Subject:
General Architecture
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9 x 8 x 0.6 in 1.6 lb

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The Fundamentals of Architecture (second edition) is an introduction to the basic ideas that inform architecture. The book explores the process of architecture starting from the initial ideas and concepts, and how these ideas are informed by understanding site and context. It examines the impact of the physical environment and the historical ideas that have informed and influenced the architectural solution. The second edition has been redesigned and updated with new material, including six case studies, exercise sections and contemporary visuals from students and leading architects.

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In The Fundamentals of Architecture, Lorraine Farrelly offers a clear and concise introduction to the basic ideas that inform architecture. The second edition has been redesigned and updated with new material, including case studies, exercise sections and contemporary visuals from students and leading architects.The book explores the initial ideas and concepts that begin any architectural project, and considers how these ideas are informed by the architect's understanding of the site and context. It then goes on to guide students through the rich history of the discipline, and acquaints them with contemporary theory and practice.
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