The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings

Marc Kushner is a practicing architect who splits his time between designing buildings at HWKN,
the architecture firm he cofounded, and amassing the world’s architecture on the website he runs,

Both have the same mission: to reconnect the public with architecture.

Kushner’s core belief is that architecture touches everyone—and everyone is a fan of
architecture—even if they don’t know it yet. New forms of media empower people to shape the built environment, and that means better buildings that make better cities that make a better world.

Product Details

series: TED Books
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: SImon & Schuster/TED (March 10, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1476784922
ISBN-13: 978-1476784922
Product Dimensions: 5x0.7x7 inches

Architecture: Form, Space, and Order 4th Edition

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For more than forty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has served as the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The updated and revised Fourth Edition features the fundamental elements of space and form and is designed to encourage critical thought in order to promote a more evocative understanding of architecture.

Architecture: Form, Space, and Order distills complex concepts of design into a clear focus and brings difficult abstractions to life. The book explains form and space in relation to light, view, openings, and enclosures and explores the organization of space, and the elements and relationships of circulation, as well as proportion and scale. In addition, the text’s detailed illustrations demonstrate the concepts presented and reveal the relationships between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultures.

This edition includes an access card with a redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center, which features thirty-five animations, flashcards of key architectural terms, and an image gallery showcasing hundreds of photos that enrich the book’s content.

Product Details

    Paperback: 464 pages
    Publisher: Wiley; 4 edition (September 29, 2014)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1118745086
    ISBN-13: 978-1118745083
    Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.1 x 10.8 inches

Building Construction Illustrated 5th Edition

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The classic visual guide to core principles of building construction, now with a Companion Web Site

Building Construction Illustrated is the go-to resource for answers to questions about the basic concepts underlying every construction project. With rich illustrations and detailed discussions of building concepts, this book gives you the knowledge you need to succeed in residential and commercial construction, architecture, and structural engineering.

This new edition of the revered industry standard remains as relevant as ever—providing the latest information in renowned author Francis D.K. Ching’s signature style that blends in-depth content and extraordinary illustration. Ching also expands on his decades-long commitment to environmentally-sensitive construction principles designed to reduce reliance on active environmental control systems and the energy they consume.

With detailed instructions, beautiful graphic presentation, and access to new, interactive digital content, Building Construction Illustrated includes:

    Core, introductory information about construction materials and methods—topics covered in architectural and building technology education and learned by designers, technologists, and managers.
    Clear and accurate drawings that illustrate state-of-the-art construction processes and materials—updated and revised to include the latest knowledge on sustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of new materials.
    A digital 3-D model showing how building components are assembled—offered in a companion web site:

Whether you are brushing up on the basics or looking for inspiring new construction ideas, Ching’s Building Construction Illustrated is an essential reference guide.

Product Details

    Paperback: 480 pages
    Publisher: Wiley; 5 edition (February 17, 2014)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1118458346
    ISBN-13: 978-1118458341
    Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.2 x 10.9 inches