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150 Best of the Best House Ideas
Francesc Zamora Mola, "150 Best of the Best House Ideas"
ISBN: 0062444638 | 2016 | EPUB | 480 pages | 242 MB


Packed with hundreds of pages of beautiful and inspirational color photographs of homes from around the world, a visually stunning resource and guide—part of the successful 150 Best series—featuring the latest in modern home construction and design.

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Lake|Flato Houses: Embracing the Landscape
Frederick Steiner, "Lake|Flato Houses: Embracing the Landscape"
English | ISBN: 0292758456 | 2014 | PDF | 310 pages | 112 MB


Lake|Flato Architects of San Antonio, Texas, is nationally and internationally acclaimed for buildings that respond organically to the natural environment. The firm uses local materials and workmanship, as well as a deep knowledge of vernacular traditions, to design buildings that are tactile and modern, environmentally responsible and authentic, artful and crafted.

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Architecture: An Introduction
Geoffrey Makstutis, "Architecture: An Introduction"
ISBN: 1856696235 | 2010 | PDF | 248 pages | 43 MB


This book offers a thorough introduction to the entire field of architecture, outlining the steps that are normally taken in becoming a qualified architect, from initial education right through to professional practice, as well as how to apply this architectural training in other fields.

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Manual of Section
Manual of Section by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, David J. Lewis
2016 | ISBN: 1616892552 | English | 208 pages | PDF | 639 MB


Along with plan and elevation, section is one of the essential representational techniques of architectural design; among architects and educators, debates about a project's section are common and often intense. Until now, however, there has been no framework to describe or evaluate it. Manual of Section fills this void.

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Interactive Architecture: Adaptive World (PDF)
Interactive Architecture: Adaptive World (Architecture Briefs) by Michael Fox
2016 | ISBN: 1616894067 | English | 176 pages | PDF | 36 MB


Recent technological developments in biology, computation, cybernetics, engineering, industrial design, materials, and robotics allow architecture to evolve beyond static functionality and become an active participant—with the capacity to perceive, react to, and connect—with humans and the natural world. The first process-based guide by Michael Fox and Miles Kemp introduced interactive architecture in 2009, and the past few years have seen its prototypical potential unleashed, manifest in the eighteen inventive projects featured in this follow-up, the latest in our Architecture Briefs series.

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Innovations in Landscape Architecture
Innovations in Landscape Architecture by Jonathon R. Anderson, Daniel H. Ortega
2016 | ISBN: 1138860670, 1138860689 | English | 294 pages | PDF | 30 MB

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Interactive Architecture: Adaptive World (Architecture Briefs)
Michael Fox, "Interactive Architecture: Adaptive World (Architecture Briefs)"
English | ISBN: 1616894067 | 2016 | EPUB | 176 pages | 15,4 MB


Recent technological developments in biology, computation, cybernetics, engineering, industrial design, materials, and robotics allow architecture to evolve beyond static functionality and become an active participant—with the capacity to perceive, react to, and connect—with humans and the natural world. The first process-based guide by Michael Fox and Miles Kemp introduced interactive architecture in 2009, and the past few years have seen its prototypical potential unleashed, manifest in the eighteen inventive projects featured in this follow-up, the latest in our Architecture Briefs series.

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The Genesis of Roman Architecture
The Genesis of Roman Architecture by John North Hopkins
2016 | ISBN: 0300211813 | English | 268 pages | EPUB | 20 MB


An important new look at Rome's earliest buildings and their context within the broader tradition of Mediterranean culture

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Fractal Architecture: Organic Design Philosophy in Theory and Practice
Fractal Architecture: Organic Design Philosophy in Theory and Practice by James Harris
2012 | ISBN: 0826352014 | English | 424 pages | PDF | 212 MB


Throughout history, nature has served as an inspiration for architecture and designers have tried to incorporate the harmonies and patterns of nature into architectural form. Alberti, Charles Renee Macintosh, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Le Courbusier are just a few of the well- known figures who have taken this approach and written on this theme.

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AutoCAD For Dummies, 17 edition
AutoCAD For Dummies, 17 edition by Bill Fane
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1119255791 | 544 pages | PDF | 21 MB


Create an AutoCAD project from the ground up
Make basic drawings starting with straight lines and curves
Jump into advanced drawing with 3D modeling

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Drawing Architecture and the Urban
Drawing Architecture and the Urban by Sam Jacoby
2016 | ISBN: 1118879406 | English | 328 pages | EPUB | 35 MB


Drawing is an important means to analyse information and develop rigorous arguments both conceptually and visually.

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Archisketcher: Drawing Buildings, Cities and Landscapes
Archisketcher: Drawing Buildings, Cities and Landscapes by Simone Ridyard
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1440340919 | 160 pages | EPUB | 57,4 MB


"For urban sketchers…each new city is a clean white page."

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Architectural Detailing: Function, Constructibility, Aesthetics, 3rd Edition
Architectural Detailing: Function, Constructibility, Aesthetics by Edward Allen, Patrick Rand
2016 | ISBN: 1118881990 | English | 384 pages | PDF | 104 MB


The industry-standard guide to designing well-performing buildings "Architectural Detailing "systematically describes the principles by which good architectural details are designed. Principles are explained in brief, and backed by extensive illustrations that show you how to design details that will not leak water or air, will control the flow of heat and water vapor, will adjust to all kinds of movement, and will be easy to construct.

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Landscape Architecture Documentation Standards: Principles, Guidelines, and Best Practices
Landscape Architecture Documentation Standards: Principles, Guidelines, and Best Practices by Design Workshop
2015 | ISBN: 0470402172 | English | 432 pages | PDF | 101 MB


SUPERB EXECUTION RELIES UPON RIGOROUS PROJECT DOCUMENTATION A project will only be built as well as it is documented. This publication focuses on the key documentation needs of the landscape architectural design and construction documentation process. That includes both "design documentation" and "construction documentation" as well as all that which occurs in the transition from one phase to the other. Documentation requirements include those components necessary to explore and define design intent, logic, physical proposals, and ultimately, the specific components included within construction and bid documents.

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A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, 2nd Edition (True PDF)
A Visual Dictionary of Architecture by Francis D. K. Ching
2011 | ISBN: 0470648856 | English | 336 pages | True PDF | 233 MB


The classic, bestselling reference on architecture now revised and expanded!
An essential one-volume reference of architectural topics using Francis D.K. Ching's signature presentation. It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings. From Arch to Wood, every concept, technology, material and detail important to architects and designers are presented in Ching's unique style.

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Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, 4th Edition (EPUB)
Architecture: Form, Space, and Order by Francis D. K. Ching
2014 | ISBN: 1118745086 | English | 464 pages | EPUB | 131 MB


"Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, Fourth Edition" is the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design, updated with new information on emerging trends and recent developments. This bestselling visual reference helps both students and professionals understand the vocabulary of architectural design by examining how space and form are ordered in the environment.

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Plumbing, Electricity, Acoustics: Sustainable Design Methods for Architecture
Norbert M. Lechner, "Plumbing, Electricity, Acoustics: Sustainable Design Methods for Architecture"
English | ISBN: 1118014758 | 2012 | 304 pages | PDF | 109 MB


Discover sustainable methods for designing crucial building systems for architects.

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The EcoNest Home: Designing and Building a Light Straw Clay House
The EcoNest Home: Designing and Building a Light Straw Clay House by Paula Baker-Laporte, Robert Laporte
2015 | ISBN: 086571777X | English | 320 pages | PDF | 36 MB


An EcoNest is not just a home—it is a breathtakingly beautiful structure that nurtures health and embraces ecology. This unique approach to construction combines light clay straw, timber framing, earthen floors, natural plasters, and other natural techniques with the principles of Building Biology to create a handcrafted living sanctuary. By bringing together time-honored traditions and modern innovations, owners of EcoNests enjoy living spaces that reflect the best of both worlds.

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Kitchen and Bath Design: A Guide to Planning Basics
Kitchen and Bath Design: A Guide to Planning Basics by Mary Fisher Knott
2011 | ISBN: 0470392002 | English | 384 pages | PDF | 27 MB


The all-in-one reference to designing stunning and functional kitchens and baths Designing for today's kitchens and baths requires technical savvy, a keen eye for aesthetics, and perhaps most important of all, the ability to coordinate efforts across many disciplines.

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Sustainable Commercial Interiors, 2nd Edition
Sustainable Commercial Interiors by Penny Bonda, Katie Sosnowchik
2014 | ISBN: 1118456297 | English | 432 pages | PDF | 156 MB


Discover new approaches to green design and sustainable building with this comprehensive guide

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Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 No Experience Required (Book + DVD pack)
Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 No Experience Required (eBook + DVD pack)
PDF, DVD-ROM including Datasets, Bonus Chapters | 2015 | 864 pages | ISBN: 1119059534 | English | 439 MB


Go from beginner to guru quickly with the ultimate Revit Architecture 2016 guide. Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 No Experience Required is your ultimate hands–on guide for mastering this essential BIM software.

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