Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, 3rd Edition
Now including interactive CD-ROM!
For more than thirty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has been the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The updated Third Edition features expanded sections on circulation, light, views, and site context, along with new considerations of environmental factors, building codes, and contemporary examples of form, space, and order.
This classic visual reference helps both students and practicing architects understand the basic vocabulary of architectural design by examining how form and space are ordered in the built environment.? Using his trademark meticulous drawing, Professor Ching shows the relationship between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultural boundaries. By looking at these seminal ideas, Architecture: Form, Space, and Order encourages the reader to look critically at the built environment and promotes a more evocative understanding of architecture.
In addition to updates to content and many of the illustrations, this new edition includes a companion CD-ROM that brings the book's architectural concepts to life through three-dimensional models and animations created by Professor Ching.
1 Primary Elements.
From Line to Plane.
Properties of Form.
Regular & Irregular forms.
Transformation of Form.
Subtractive & Additive Forms.
Formal Collisions of Geometry.
Circle & Square.
Articulation of Form.
Edges & Corners.
3 Form & Space.
Form & Space: Unity of Opposites.
Form Defining Space.
Horizontal Elements Defining Space.
Elevated Base Plane.
Depressed Base Plane.
Vertical Elements Defining Space.
Vertical Linear Elements.
Single Vertical Plane.
L-Shaped Configuration of Planes.
Parallel Vertical Planes.
Four Planes: Closure.
Summary Typology: Space-Defining Elements.
Openings in Space-Defining Elements.
Openings within Planes.
Openings at Corners.
Openings between Planes.
Qualities of Architectural Space.
Degree of Enclosure.
Organization of Form & Space.
Space within a Space.
Spaces Linked by a Common Space.
Circulation: Movement through Space.
Configuration of the Path.
Form of the Circulation Space.
6 Proportion & Scale.
Proportion & Scale.
A Scalar Comparison.
A Selected Bibliography.
Now includes a companion CD-ROM that brings the book's architectural concepts to life through three-dimensional models and animations created by Frank Ching
Features expanded sections on circulation, light, views, and site context
Includes new consideration of environmental factors, building codes, and contemporary examples of the principles of form, space, and order
A comprehensive visual reference on the ways form and space are interrelated and organized in the shaping of our environment
Over 400,000 copies sold of previous editions: This book is an architectural "classic" and consistently appears on lists of "must haves" for an architect's library
Illustrated throughout with hundreds of hand-rendered drawings
Among the topics covered are point, line, plane, volume, proportion, scale, circulation, and the interdependence of form and space