The LEGO Architect
by Tom Alphin
"The perfect book to turn your childhood LEGO® collection into a legitimate (and seriously fun) adult pastime." —Finn MacLeod, Arch Daily
"Stunning…be the Corbusier of LEGO." —Wall Street Journal
"For many budding architects the first step on the road to blueprints and T-squares is a trip to the toy store. The models are sure to motivate future architects—or future LEGO artists—to get building." —Architectural Digest
Travel through the history of architecture in The LEGO Architect. You’ll learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Snap together some bricks and learn architecture the fun way!
Vitruvius, the Ten Books on Architecture
by Vitruvius Pollio
The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice
by American Institute of Architects
The definitive guide to architectural practice
Business, legal, and technical trends in architecture areconstantly changing. The Architect’s Handbook of ProfessionalPractice has offered firms the latest guidance on those trendssince 1920.
The Fifteenth Edition of this indispensable guidefeatures nearly two-thirds new content and covers all aspects ofcontemporary practice, including updated material on:
- Small-firm practice, use of technologies such as BIM, andproject delivery methods, such as IPD and architect-leddesign-build
- Career development and licensure for emerging professionals andstate-mandated continuing education for established architects
- Business management topics, such as organizational development,marketing, finance, and human resources
- Research as an integrated aspect of architectural practice,featuring such topics as evidence-based design and research in asmall-firm context
The Fifteenth Edition of The Architect’s Handbook ofProfessional Practice includes access to a website thatcontains samples of all AIA Contract Documents (in PDF format forMac and PC computers). With comprehensive coverage of contemporarypractices in architecture, as well as the latest developments andtrends in the industry, The Architect’s Handbook of ProfessionalPractice continues to be the essential reference for everyarchitect who must meet the challenges of today’s marketplace withinsight and confidence.
Energy and Environment in Architecture
by Nick Baker, Koen Steemers
In addition,Energy and Environment in Architecture the book deals with other environmental issues such as noise, thermal comfort and natural ventilation design. A variety of case studies provide a critique of real buildings and highlight good practice. These topics include thermal comfort, noise and natural ventilation.
by Ernst Neufert, Peter Neufert, Johannes Kister
Most illustrations are dimensioned and each building type includes plans, sections, site layouts and design details. An extensive bibliography and a detailed set of metric/ imperial conversion tables are included. Since it was first published in Germany in 1936, Ernst Neufert’s handbook has been progressively revised and updated through 39 editions and many translations. This fourth English language edition is translated from the 39th German edition, and represents a major new edition for an international, English speaking readership.
Reviews of the Previous Edition:
“Neufert’s Architects’ Data was the first book I bought when I started my studies in architecture. It was invaluable for me then and it is still a useful aid in my designs.”
“With this thorough rewrite Neufert has produced yet again an invaluable reference book.”
—The Architects’ Journal