Architects' Data provides an essential reference for the initial design and planning of a building project. Organized largely by building type, and with over 6000 diagrams, it provides a mass of data on spatial requirements and also covers planning criteria and considerations of function and siting.
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Core reference source for the practice of architecture. The book is divided into five parts: indexes, architects, firms, projects and a reference set of the AIA documents. Student edition is available.
It has over 20,000 entries individually defined and is well illustrated, making it one of the most comprehensive books of its kind on the world market. The dictionary was published worldwide in June 2008 by the Architectural Press, the leading publisher of architecture and built environmental books in the UK. The original illustrations have been created by the authors in a visually clear and unified style to augment the terminological text.
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Part I, "Architectural Fundamentals," provides principles and cross-cutting discussion applicable to many topics and scales. Part II, "Design Data," deals with knowledge and information placed in the sequence of construction.