Churches and cathedrals were originally built to be read. But today few people, including regular visitors, truly understand the wealth of meaning in what they find there. This guide explains the significance of church layout, the symbolism of key scenes and the importance of details such as the use of colours and letters.
Presents 43 examples of designs for small-scale (less than 75m2) houses set in a variety of contexts. Using digital tools, sustainable materials and prefabrication technologies, these projects offer realistic solutions for houses where space is at a premium, nature must be preserved or accommodation created for those who need it most.
The portfolio is the single most important part of every architectural student's education. Part of the "Seriously Useful Guides" series, this book advice for students on how to prepare and present their portfolios. It also covers the various forms of portfolios: the Electronic Portfolio, the Academic Portfolio, and the Professional Portfolio.
What makes a house truly beautiful? Why are many new houses so ugly? Why do we argue so bitterly about sofas and pictures - and can differences of taste ever be satisfactorily resolved? This book explores one of our most intense but often hidden love affairs: with our houses and their furnishings.
Based on research, this book offers an understanding of the briefing process and its importance to the built environment. It is illustrated by four examples of effective practice as well as five model briefs and process charts.