The Metric Handbook is the major handbook of planning and design information for architects and architecture students. Covering basic design data for all the major building types, it is the ideal starting point for any project. For each building type, the book gives the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data, and succinct guidance on how to use the information and what regulations the designer needs to be aware of.
As well as building types, the Metric Handbook deals with broader aspects of design such as materials, acoustics and lighting, and general design data on human dimensions and space requirements. The Metric Handbook provides an invaluable resource for solving everyday design and planning problems.
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'Faced with the complexity of design as a student, the Metric Handbook gave me the ingredients so that I could work out how, and what size things should be, to make a building – this remains just as relevant and invaluable now in practice. An essential reference for everyone involved in the building industry.' - John Pardey RIBA, Director John Pardey Architects
Praise for the 4th edition
'This book is a great investment as you will use it throughout your career as an architect.'
'I have found that this book is the Bible for all planners, contains so much information that no designer or planner should be without a copy.'
'An essential reference book that should be on the shelf in any design studio.'
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Buchbeschreibung Taylor & Francis Apr 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - An essential reference resource for any architect or architect student, the Metric Handbook is the major handbook for planning and design data. For each building type, the book gives basic design requirements, principal dimensional data and details of relevant building regulations. The book also contains information on broader aspects of design applicable to all building types, such as materials, acoustics and lighting, and data on human dimensions and space requirements. Significantly updated, the new edition of this work focuses on sustainable design practice to make projects competitive within a green market. As well as a full revision including additional new building types and the latest updates to regulation and practice, the book features an improved new layout with colour images and text to make it easier to find vital information quickly. Metric Handbook is a tried and tested, authoritative reference for solving everyday planning problems - it is a must have for every design office desk and drawing board. 896 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780415725422