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Architecture Form, Space, and Order

Architecture: Form, Space, and Order

By Francis D.K. Ching

Francis D.K. Ching brings to life a masterfully crafted text about the space and design that inhabits architecture. 

Price: $55.00
Product Code/ISBN: 9781118745083
Year: 2014     Page Count: 464
Publisher: Wiley


Francis D.K. Ching brings to life a masterfully crafted text about the space and design that inhabits architecture.  Study the evolution and reasoning behind design. Learn about the fundamental relationships that except between architecture and design and unlock those difficult concepts.  This guide is perfect for students and experienced architects alike as it goes over basic concepts as well as those more difficult ideas.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1. Primary Elements

Primary Elements
Point
Point Elements
Two Points
Line
Linear Elements
Linear Elements Defining Places
From Line to Plane
Plane
Planar Elements
Volume
Volumetric Elements

2. Form

Form
Properties of Form
Shape
Primary Shapes
Circle
Triangle
Square
Curved Surfaces
Primary Solids
Regular & Irregular Forms
Transformation of Form
Dimensional Transformation
Subtractive Form
Subtractive & Additive Forms
Additive Form
Centralized Form
Linear Form
Radial Form
Clustered Form
Grid Form
Formal Collisions of Geometry
Circle & Square
Rotated Grid
Articulation of Form
Edges & Corners
Corners
Surface Articulation

3. Form & Space

Form & Space
Form & Space Unity of Opposites
Form Defining Space
Horizontal Elements Defining Space
Base Plane
Elevated Base Plane
Depressed Base Plane
Overhead Plane
Vertical Elements Defining Space
Vertical Linear Elements
Single Vertical Plane
L-Shaped Configuration of Planes
L-Shaped Planes
Parallel Vertical Planes
Parallel Planes
U-Shaped Planes
Four Planes: Closure
Four Planes: Enclosure
Openings in Space-Defining Elements
Openings Within Planes
Openings at Corners
Openings between Planes
Qualities of Architectural Space
Degree of Enclosure
Light
View

4. Organization

Organization of Form & Space
Spatial Relationships
Space Within a Space
Interlocking Spaces
Adjacent Spaces
Spaces Linked by a Common Space
Spatial Organizations
Centralized Organizations
Linear Organizations
Radial Organizations
Clustered Organizations
Grid Organizations

5. Circulation

Circulation: Movement Through Space
Circulation Elements
Approach
Entrance
Configuration of the Path
Path-Space Relationships
Form of the Circulation Space

6. Proportion & Scale

Proportion & Scale
Material Proportions
Structural Proportions
Manufactured Proportions
Proportioning Systems
Golden Section
Regulating Lines
Classical Orders
Renaissance Theories
Modulor
Ken
Anthropometry
Scale
Visual Scale
Human Scale
A Scalar Comparison

7. Principles

Ordering Principles
Axis
Symmetry
Hierarchy
Datrum
Rhythm
Repetition
Transformation
Conclusion