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Building Structures Illustrated: Patterns, Systems, and Design

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A major new reference on structural design

coauthored by 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: Patterns, Systems, and Design takes a new approach to structural design, showing how structural systems of a building—such as an integrated assembly of elements with pattern, proportions, and scale—are related to the fundamental aspects of architectural design.

This essential book features:

  • A one-stop guide to structural design in practice

  • Treatment of structural design as part of the entire building design process

  • An overview of the historical development of architectural materials and structures

With thorough coverage of formal and spatial composition, program fit, coordination with other building systems, code compliance, and others, Building Structures Illustrated: Patterns, Systems, and Design enables students and professionals to make informed decisions for architectural design and is illustrated throughout with Francis D.K. Ching's signature line drawings to present the essential presence of structural systems in buildings.

Synopsis:

Francis D.K.Ching brings his trademark presentation to the structural design studio with this major new work co-authored by Barry Onouye and Douglas Zuberbuhler.

Taking a new approach to strucural design, Ching and his co-authors show how structural systems of a building — as an integrated assembly of elements with pattern, proportions, and scale — are related to the essential aspects of architectural design: formal and spatial composition, program fit, coordination with other building systems such as enclosure and mechanical systems, code compliance, etc.

No other work by Francis D.K. Ching brings together so many aspects of architectural design as an integrated reference. Designers, builders, and students alike will gain a new understanding of structural principles and planning, without the need for mathematics.

Using Ching's trademark presentation, Structural Patterns is illustrated throughout with line drawings to present the essential presence of structural systems in buildings, but also helps the reader make informed decisions for 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 over 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 teaches courses on structural design in the College of the Built Environment. He is the author of Statics and Strength of Materials for Architecture and Building Construction.

Douglas Zuberbuhler is a registered architect and Senior Lecturer at the University of Washington, where he teaches architectural design. He is also Associate Dean of the College of the Built Environment.

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Building Structures.

2. Structural Patterns.

3. Horizontal Spans.

4. Vertical Dimensions.

5. Lateral Stability.

6. Long-Span Structures.

7. High-Rise Structures.

8. Systems Integration.

Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470187852
Subtitle:
Patterns, Systems, and Design
Publisher:
Wiley
Author:
Zuberbuhler, Douglas
Author:
Onouye, Barry S.
Author:
Ching, Francis D. K.
Subject:
Methods & Materials
Subject:
Buildings
Subject:
Structural design
Subject:
Civil
Subject:
Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
Subject:
Architecture-Drawing and Design
Subject:
building design
Subject:
Design & Drafting
Copyright:
Publication Date:
February 2009
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10.93x8.49x.74 in. 1.92 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Francis D.K.Ching brings his trademark presentation to the structural design studio with this major new work co-authored by Barry Onouye and Douglas Zuberbuhler.

Taking a new approach to strucural design, Ching and his co-authors show how structural systems of a building — as an integrated assembly of elements with pattern, proportions, and scale — are related to the essential aspects of architectural design: formal and spatial composition, program fit, coordination with other building systems such as enclosure and mechanical systems, code compliance, etc.

No other work by Francis D.K. Ching brings together so many aspects of architectural design as an integrated reference. Designers, builders, and students alike will gain a new understanding of structural principles and planning, without the need for mathematics.

Using Ching's trademark presentation, Structural Patterns is illustrated throughout with line drawings to present the essential presence of structural systems in buildings, but also helps the reader make informed decisions for architectural design.

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