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Building Type Basics for Office Buildings

Building Type Basics for Office Buildings

ISBN: 978-0-471-38923-1

Jul 2002

312 pages

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From the acclaimed New York Firm of Kohn Pedersen Fox, this volume in the Building Type Basics series gives you the essential information you need to initiate designs for every type of office building, from dramatic skyscrapers to utilitarian low-rise complexes.
  • Combines in-depth coverage of all of the structural, mechanical, acoustic, traffic, and security issues unique to today's office buildings with the nuts-and-bolts guidance you need to launch your design project and see it through. 
  • Addresses a broad scope of timely issues related to modern office design: standard and alternate workplaces, the "smart" office building, security, healthy interiors, elevators, image and identity, and more.

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Preface (S. Kliment).

Acknowledgments.

PART I: ARCHITECTURAL ISSUES.

Introduction (A. Kohn).

The Office Building Type: A Pragmatic Approach (P. Katz).

PART II: CONSULTANTS' ISSUES.

Interior Architecture (D. Lehman-Smith).

Structural Systems (L. Robertson and S.-T. See).

Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Systems (N. Kurtz).

Vertical Transportation (J. Van Deusen).

Curtain Walls (J. Khoury).

Alternative Workplace Solutions (F. Becker).

Safety and Security (J. McCormick).

PART III: CASE STUDIES.

Gannett/USA Today Corporate Headquarters (McLean, Virginia).

Chagrin Highlands Building One (Cleveland, Ohio).

Thames Court (London, United Kingdom).

Tour CBX (Paris, France).

Endesa Heaadquarters (Madrid, Spain).

11 Charter Road (Hong Kong).

One Raffles Link (Singapore).

Ernst & Young Building (New York, New York).

Espirito Santo Plaza (Miami, Florida).

Bibliography.

Index.
“…has many successful elements…” (The Architect, 8 May 2003)

“many successful elements…offers a series of important principles to cover and a wide range of information…”(Architects Journal, 8 May 2003)