Metric Handbook (planning And Design Data)

Buxton Pamela
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Edited by Buxton Pamela

  • Significantly updated in reference to the latest construction standards and evolving building types
  • Many chapters revised including housing, transport, offices, libraries and hotels
  • New chapter on flood-aware design
  • Sustainable design integrated into chapters throughout
  • Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers - this book belongs in every design studio and architecture school library

The Metric Handbook is the major handbook of planning and design information for architects and architecture students. Covering basic design data for all the major building types, it is the ideal starting point for any project. For each building type, the book gives the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data, and succinct guidance on how to use the information and what regulations the designer needs to be aware of.

As well as building types, the Metric Handbook deals with broader aspects of design such as materials, acoustics and lighting, and general design data on human dimensions and space requirements. The Metric Handbook provides an invaluable resource for solving everyday design and planning problems.

Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgements Design Basics 1. Design Information and Dimensional Coordination 2. People and Space 3. People and Movement 4. Access and Inclusion 5. Capital and Whole Life Costs of Buildings Essentials 6. Structure 7. Materials 8. Thermal Environment 9. Light 10. Sound 11. Fire 12. Flood-aware Design 13. Crime Prevention Design Building Types 14. Agricultural Buildings 15. Auditoria 16. Civic Buildings 17. Community Centres 18. Emergency Services Buildings 19. Hospitals 20. Hotels 21. Houses and Flats 22. Housing for Older People 23. Housing for Students and Young People 24. Industrial Facilities 25. Industrial Storage Buildings 26. Laboratories 27. Libraries 28. Masterplanning and Landscaping 29. Offices 30. Museums, Art Galleries and Temporary Exhibition Spaces 31. Payment and Counselling Offices 32. Places of Worship 33. Primary Health Care 34. Restaurants and Foodservice Facilities 35. Retail Shops and Stores 36. Schools 37. Security and Counter-terrorism 38. Sports Facilities: Indoor and Outdoor 39. Streets and Spaces for People and Vehicles 40. Studios for Sound and Vision 41. Terminals and Transport Interchanges 42. Tropical design 43. Universities Appendix A - SI System Appendix B – Conversion Factors and Tables Index

Review quote

''Faced with the complexity of design as a student, the Metric Handbook gave me the ingredients so that I could work out how, and what size things should be, to make a building – this remains just as relevant and invaluable now in practice. An essential reference for everyone involved in the building industry.'' - John Pardey RIBA, Director John Pardey Architects

Praise for the 4th edition

''This book is a great investment as you will use it throughout your career as an architect.''

''I have found that this book is the Bible for all planners, contains so much information that no designer or planner should be without a copy.'' 

''An essential reference book that should be on the shelf in any design studio.''

Biographical note
Pamela Buxton is a freelance architecture and design journalist. She has contributed to many national newspapers, consumer magazines and trade publications including the architecture publications Building Design and RIBA Journal. .
More Information
EAN 9780415725422
Contributors Buxton Pamela
Publisher Routledge
Edition 5
Languages English
Country of Publication United Kingdom
Width 210 mm
Height 297 mm
Product Forms Paperback / Softback
Weight 2.436000
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