January 15, 2024
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For Architecture Students
Written by an architect and instructor, these 101 concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation—from the basics of "How to Draw a Line" to the complexities of color theory—provide a much-needed primer in architectural literacy.
Each lesson utilizes a two-page format, with a brief explanation and an illustration. The lesson on "How to Draw a Line" is illustrated by examples of good and bad lines; a lesson on the dangers of awkward floor level changes shows the television actor Dick Van Dyke in the midst of a pratfall; a discussion of the proportional differences between traditional and modern buildings features a drawing of a building split neatly in half between the two.
Featuring the work of renowned architects from around the world, this book presents 50 of the most recently completed and influential timber designs for both residential and commercial architecture.
Each project is presented with color photographs, site plans and sections and elevations, as well as numerous construction details. There is also a descriptive text, detailed captions and in-depth information for each project, including the location, client, architectural project team, main consultants and contractors.
There is also a CD-ROM which contains all the drawings as printed in the book. In addition the book features an index of architects that includes the name, address and all contact details for each architect included.
Business, legal, and technical trends in architecture are constantly changing. The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice has offered firms the latest guidance on those trends since 1920.
The Fifteenth Edition of this indispensable guide features nearly two thirds new content and covers all aspects of contemporary practice, including updated material on small firm practice, career development, business management, and architectural research. It also includes access to a website that contains samples of all AIA Contract Documents.
For Practicing Architects
The Architecture Reference & Specification Book updated & revised: Everything Architects Need to Know Every Day
Most architectural standards references contain thousands of pages of details, overwhelmingly more than architects need to know on any given day. In contrast, The Architecture Reference & Specification Book updated & revised distills the data provided in standard architectural volumes in an easy-to-use reference covering the most indispensable—and most requested—types of architectural information.
A dual-laser distance meter is a valuable tool for architects, enhancing accuracy, efficiency, and overall productivity in their work. Particularly in intricate or large-scale projects, accurate measurements become paramount. A laser distance meter simplifies the process, especially in spaces with complex architectural designs.
This architect-themed travel mug comes already gift-wrapped in an elegant box, complete with a greeting card that you can personalize with a heartfelt message. It is not only eco-friendly but also rust-resistant, ensuring long-lasting use.
With its double-wall vacuum insulation, it keeps drinks cold for up to 12 hours and hot for up to 8 hours, making it perfect for architects who are always on the go.
The Bastion carbon fiber bolt-action mechanical pencil is a mainstay of architectural firms the world over. It has an ideal weight balance, ensuring fatigue-free sketching, drawing, and writing. Its reinforced cartridge is designed to keep the lead securely contained and prevent breakage. Plus it comes in an elegant box, perfect for gift-giving!
Help your architect friend safeguard their blueprints and client documents with this sturdy, hard plastic document tube. This case telescopes to the desired length with a fast, easy expansion mechanism. Plus, you have the option to either use the handle to carry or to wear the adjustable strap as a crossbody over-the-shoulder so you’ll have hands-free movement during transport.
Being an architect isn’t for the fainthearted! This high-quality tote bag recognizes the architect in your life. It’s easy to carry over the shoulder, and can easily be thrown into the washer and dryer. It’s a fun gift for an architect, or architecture student.
Because after all, what architect isn’t? Introducing the must-have tote bag for architects with a sense of humor. This 16" x 16" bag is made of lightweight, spun polyester fabric and features two 14" long and 1" wide black cotton webbing strap handles for easy carrying. Whether they're heading to the studio, meeting clients, or simply running errands, this tote bag is not only practical but also a conversation starter.
For Young Fans
Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects, and are perfect for budding architects, scientists, and engineers.
In this volume, join a pair of superheroes as they uncover the secrets of skyscrapers, from the great pyramids of Egypt to the world’s tallest building. Read along and learn how skyscrapers are a bold combination of applied physics, ingenuity, and a lot of hard work!
Replicate a modern marvel with the famed Farnsworth House™! Few one-room homes are as strikingly modern and instantly recognizable as this house, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. This single-story steel structure with floor-to-ceiling glass walls was meant to open a minimalist interior to nature in an extreme way. Construction took place from 1945–1951 on a 60-acre estate beside the Fox River in Plano, Illinois, where it still stands today.
The assembled Farnsworth House model is over 10” (25cm) wide on a base with printed name label and includes a booklet with facts about the building, its construction and history. Perfect for inspiring future architects, engineers, and designers!
Architects play an important role in helping buildings, cities, and communities thrive. If your child is interested in architecture, “Architecture for Kids” will introduce them to all of the most important terms and skills every aspiring architect needs. They’ll explore how ideas and drawings become real buildings and learn how architects see the world from new perspectives, including with a bird's eye view, from the inside, and three-dimensionally.
In a bid to improve ever worsening relations between our two species, pigeon elder Speck Lee Tailfeather has been elected by his peers to reveal to human beings the truth about pigeons' finer sensibilities.
Speck plans to divulge the fact that, far from the perceived pests who plague our buildings, pigeons are in fact great admirers and aficionados of architecture. It is of course for this reason that they can be found in great numbers around the most beautiful and significant buildings in the world.
After thorough investigation, Speck picks renowned international arts publisher, Phaidon Press, to be the vehicle for his message. Phaidon agrees to send Speck on a journey around the world to visit his favorite buildings, and then to publish his writings about them. Here, in Architecture (According to Pigeons), we read his account of this journey, with information and opinions on the buildings he visits, as well as his musings on many aspects of architecture.
Dubai boasts some of the most spectacular buildings in the world. Now residents, tourists and all admirers of this futuristic city can recreate its iconic landmarks with this LEGO Architecture Skyline Collection 21052 Dubai model kit.
This building set includes scale models of Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building on completion in 2010, the 7-star Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel, the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, plus The Dubai Fountain and the extraordinary Dubai Frame.
With easy-to-follow instructions, even LEGO set newbies will be able to build the detailed miniatures. And when displayed together on the base, this cool, collectible desk toy is sure to grab people’s attention.
The eye-catching Mondrian design of this insulated lunch tote adds a touch of artistic flair to your lunchtime routine. Inspired by the iconic works of Piet Mondrian, the vibrant colors and geometric patterns make a bold statement wherever you go. Stand out from the crowd and let your lunch bag become a conversation starter.
What Kind of Architect Are You? offers a glimpse into a vast array of professional possibilities and points out meaningful alternatives to the prevailing myth of the “starchitect.”
It provides those in search of an architect with insights into how we work and helps them to formulate expectations. It challenges practitioners to think introspectively and examine how they fit into the architectural spectrum. And finally, the collection documents the cross-section of cultural and architectural practice across America.
Test your knowledge of the greatest architects, their famous buildings and their legendary quotes by answering general questions about architecture and popular culture. The second edition of the new Trivia board game designed by Next Architecture promises to be a party hit amongst architecture lovers as they ponder which bridge is the highest in France.
These miniature concrete homes are designed to advocate and celebrate concrete's beauty, efficacy, and incalculable contribution to creating and defining spaces in modern life.
The nine concrete homes come together to form a multitude of in-between spaces, which form new transit routes and spaces that can be moved around according to one's imagination.
This set is truly a feast for the creative mind and toying around with it can offer a much-needed play break from the daily routes.
These iconic Stacking Stones salt pepper shakers are based on the famous Frederick C. Robie house in Chicago. Made of ceramic, they are fired at a high temperature to maximize their strength and make them more resistant to cracks, stains, and scratches.
A fun challenge for adults and families, this double-sided 500-piece puzzle features Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Fallingwater house. With a beautiful picture of the home's exterior on one side and an aerial blueprint of the grounds on the other, you get two puzzles in one.
Thoughtfully Built in 1935, Fallingwater remains one of the most unique houses in the world built by Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the most iconic architects of all time. The box includes an insert with information about Wright and this amazing structure.
Inspired by the works of Frank Lloyd Wright, the aesthetic, texture, and color of these glasses speak to both enthusiasts of his work and those that have an eye for design. Using a combination of opaque and translucent color, the design allows light to become another dimension of the design.
The Tree of Life glass design is based on one of the 4,000 leaded art glass window and door designs featured prominently throughout the Darwin D. Martin House (Buffalo, NY 1903-05). Wright also created art glass designs for doors, skylights, back-lit ceilings panels, table lamps, and wall sconces
The Frank Lloyd Wright 2-Packs come in a Frank Lloyd Wright Gift Box and are packed in a re-shipper box for safe transit.
In 1936, Alvar Aalto created his classic series of glass vases. The Alvar Aalto Collection has been a staple of modern Scandinavian design and the most iconic series in the Iittala range ever since.
Today, just as then, each and every vase in the Alvar Aalto Collection is mouth-blown at the Iittala glass factory. Created in a wide range of colors and sizes, a vase from the Aalto Collection is a pleasure to own or give as a gift.