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Building Type Basics for Office Buildings (Building Type Basics)by A. Eugene Kohn
Synopses & Reviews
Everything you need to know to initiate and complete the design of an office building
Building Type Basics for Office Buildings, Second Edition, is your one-stop reference for the essential information you need to confidently begin the design process and successfully complete a project on time and within budget. Leading architects from across the United States share their first-hand knowledge in order to guide you through all aspects of office building design, with an emphasis on what you need to do to get started quickly.
In this book, A. Eugene Kohn and Paul Katz of Kohn Pedersen Fox, along with eight consultants, present guidelines and cautionary advice; lessons learned from all types of office buildings; and in-depth coverage of the design, planning, structural, mechanical, acoustic, safety, and security issues that are unique to office buildings. The authors provide critical, hands-on information that architects, clients, and consultants demand in a project, especially in the crucial early phases. These nuts-and-bolts design guidelines will start any project off on the right track and keep it there through completion.
This quick reference:
Not only does this book offer current, authoritative information, its comprehensive coverage and logical organization also save you countless hours of research.
Building Type Basics books provide architects with the essentials needed to jump-start specialized facilities design. Each volume features leading experts in the field who address the issues that shape the early phases of a project commission in a convenient, easy-to-use format. The result is an unsurpassed group of hands-on references that put critical information at your fingertips.
Book News Annotation:
Aimed at practicing architects, this guidebook provides information needed in the early stages of designing all types of office buildings. Coverage includes such topics as structural systems; mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems; vertical transportation; curtain walls; and safety and security issues. Nine case studies are presented, accompanied by project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details. The authors are with the Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) architectural firm.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Office buildings range from dramatic skyscrapers to utilitarian low-rise complexes. They can be built for corporations, governments or on speculation for developers. In this volume, Kohn Pedersen Fox shares knowledge and expertise on all aspects of office building design.
Building Type Basics for Office Buildings is a one-stop source for the essential information architects need to fast-start the design process. In this book, A. Eugene Kohn and Paul Katz of Kohn Pedersen Fox, along with eight consultants, present guidelines and cautionary advice, as well as lessons learned from all types of office buildings, to provide in-depth coverage of the design, planning, structural, mechanical, acoustic, safety, and security issues that are unique to office buildings. Provided in this single source is critical, hands-on information that architects, clients, and consultants demand in a project, especially in the crucial early phases. These nuts-and-bolts design guidelines will start any project off on the right track and keep it there through completion.
This indispensable guide:
This conveniently organized quick reference is an invaluable guide for busy, dedicated professionals who want to get moving quickly as they embark on a new project. Like every Building Type Basics book, it provides authoritative, up-to-date information instantly and saves architects countless hours of research. Engineering consultants will also find in this volume a wealth of information to help them tackle office building commissions of all kinds.
From the acclaimed New York Firm of Kohn Pedersen Fox, this volume in the Building Type Basics series gives you the essential information you need to initiate designs for every type of office building, from dramatic skyscrapers to utilitarian low-rise complexes.
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About the Author
KOHN PEDERSEN FOX, one of the world's most prestigious architectural firms, has offices in New York, London, Berlin, and Tokyo. The recipient of the AIA's top firm award in 1990, KPF's impressive project list includes IBM's headquarters in Armonk, New York, the World Bank in Washington, DC, and the Shanghai World Financial Center.
STEPHEN A. KLIMENT, FAIA, is an architectural journalist and an adjunct professor at the City College of New York. He was editor in chief of Architectural Record from 1990 to 1996. He is the editor and founder of the series Building Type Basics.
Table of Contents
Preface (S. Kliment).
PART I: ARCHITECTURAL ISSUES.
Introduction (A. Kohn).
The Office Building Type: A Pragmatic Approach (P. Katz).
PART II: CONSULTANTS' ISSUES.
Interior Architecture (D. Lehman-Smith).
Structural Systems (L. Robertson and S.-T. See).
Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Systems (N. Kurtz).
Vertical Transportation (J. Van Deusen).
Curtain Walls (J. Khoury).
Alternative Workplace Solutions (F. Becker).
Safety and Security (J. McCormick).
PART III: CASE STUDIES.
Gannett/USA Today Corporate Headquarters (McLean, Virginia).
Chagrin Highlands Building One (Cleveland, Ohio).
Thames Court (London, United Kingdom).
Tour CBX (Paris, France).
Endesa Heaadquarters (Madrid, Spain).
11 Charter Road (Hong Kong).
One Raffles Link (Singapore).
Ernst & Young Building (New York, New York).
Espirito Santo Plaza (Miami, Florida).
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