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The Fundamentals of Architecture

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Table of Contents

How to get the most out of this book. Introduction. Placing architecture: Site; Orientation; Climate; Materials; Places and spaces; Understanding the city; Understanding landscape. History and precedent: A timeline of architectural influences; The ancient world; The classical world; The medieval world; The Renaissance; The Baroque and the Enlightenment; Modernism. Construction: Materials; Elements of construction; Prefabrication; Reinvention; Sustainability; Innovative materials. Representation: CAD drawing; Sketching; Scale; Orthographic projection; Perspective; Three-dimensional images; Physical modelling; CAD modelling; Layout and presentation; Storyboarding; Portfolios. Contemporary ideas: Universal ideas and principles; Functionalism; Sculpturalism; Monumentalism; Zeitgeist. Realisation: The project timeline; The project; Contributors and their roles; The brief; The concept; Site analysis; The design process; Detail development. The finished building. Conclusion. Bibliography and webography. Glossary. Picture credits. Index. Acknowledgements.

About the Author

Lorraine Farrelly is an architect who co-ordinates degree courses in architecture and interior design at the University of Portsmouth, UK. She also lectures at universities around the world on representation in architecture. Lorraine examines in universities in the UK, has taught at various European universities and has presented her research on architecture and the European city at conferences internationally. She has written several books about contemporary architecture and interior design, as well as articles on architectural drawing, architectural education and contemporary architecture.


'I think you have pitched these books just right: clear layout; accessible language; good photography; contemporary precedent that the student will relate to and the communication of the design process from inception to final communication.' Russell Gagg, Arts University College Bournemouth, UK. 'Very good value. This book is exactly what is needed as a first year Architectural and Interior Design students' course book. We have already put it on the year book list.' Mary Weguelin, University of Portsmouth, UK.

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