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The architects' handbook

Author: Quentin Pickard
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell Science, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This work examines each main building type (from airports to zoos), with a brief outline of the main design considerations, followed by a range of building examples, primarily in the form of plans.

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Quentin Pickard
ISBN: 1405135050 9781405135054
OCLC Number: 60838176
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Includes index.
Description: 464 pages : illustrations, plans
Contents: Preface. Acknowledgements. Contributors. Airports. Business Parks. Cinemas. Community Centres. Crematoria. Education: Schools. Education: Universities and Colleges. Education: Art, Design and Media Studios. Farm Buildings. Fire Stations. Halls of Residence and Hostels. Health Service Buildings. Hospices. Hotels. Housing and Residential Buildings. Industrial Buildings. Laboratories. Landscape Works. Law Courts. Libraries and Learning Resource Centres. Museums and Art Galleries. Office. Pubs. Religious Buildings. Restaurants and Catering Facilities. Shops and Retail. Sports Facilities. Theatres and Art Centres. Vehicle Facilities. Youth Hostels. Zoos ad Aquariums. Design for Accessibility. Drawing Practice and Presentation. Bibliography and References. Conversion of Units. Index.
Responsibility: edited by Quentin Pickard.


The Architects' Handbook provides a comprehensive range of visual and technical information covering the great majority of building types likely to be encountered by architects, designers, building  Read more...


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