The Fundamentals of Architecture

The Fundamentals of Architecture

by Lorraine Farrelly

Writes: Architecture - General, Interior Design and Interior Architecture - General, Construction, Technology and Building Systems, Architectural Design and Design Process, Drawing and Presentation, Digital Architectural Design, Design - General Author of : Basics Architecture 02: Construction & Materiality, The Fundamentals of Architecture, Representational Techniques for Architecture, Basics Architecture 01: Representational Techniques Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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AVA Publishing SA, 2012
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    978-2-9404-1175-7 (paperback)

    978-1-3500-8870-2 (online)

    978-1-3500-3411-2 (epub)

    978-2-9404-4735-0 (epdf)
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    Second Edition
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The Fundamentals of Architecture
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The Fundamentals of Architecture, 2nd Edition is an introduction to the basic ideas that inform architecture. It is intended to unravel the complexity of architecture to explain its process and make it more accessible. It guides students through the rich history of the discipline, and introduces aspects of contemporary theory and practice.

The book explores the process of architecture starting from the initial ideas and concepts, and how these ideas are informed by understanding site and context. It examines the impact of the physical environment and the historical ideas that have informed and influenced the architectural solution. The second edition has been redesigned and updated with new material, including six case studies, exercise sections and contemporary visuals from students and leading architects.