Architecture is an interesting and creative field. It requires a lot of understanding of the subject and doing research before making several final drafts. That’s why you should read these books to improve your knowledge on this topic.
1- Francis D.K. Ching and Steven P. Juroszek’s Design drawing
This is the perfect book to make a start which will help you to know about architectural design or you’re a seasoned pro revising fundamentals, it covers how to draw at the most basic level. It also talks about drawing items like forms, voids, shadows, perspectives and other staples of hand drawing, illustrated throughout with architectural examples.
2- Francis D.K. Ching’s Architectural Graphics
This book focuses on the graphic conventions of technical drawing, it’s a comprehensive resource for a wide range of architectural representation standards in professional use.
3- Dennis J. Hall & American Institute of Architect’s Architectural Graphic Standards
This is a bible for architects and architecture students alike, this massive volume comprehensively documents nearly every design element found in a building. The book covers the Greek proportion systems and barrier-free design, explains structural load calculations and breaks down every component of modern construction assemblies.
4- D.K. Ching’s Building Construction Illusion
The book focuses on technical detailing for construction by starting with a building’s site then moving to the foundation, walls and roof.
5- Edward Allen’s and Patrick Rand
This book recognizes that an architect’s day-to-day work doesn’t happen in a vacuum but involves work like Controlling water, mediating heat and blocking the passage of sound are just a few of the sections you’ll find in this handy reference.
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