Building Type Basics for Office Buildings

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Wiley, Jul 29, 2002 - Architecture - 294 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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Contents

A Pragmatic Approach Paul Katz
25
CONSULTANTS ISSUES
57
Structural Systems Leslie E Robertson and SawTeen See
83
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KOHN PEDERSEN FOX, one of the world's most prestigious architectural firms, has offices in New York, London, Berlin, and Tokyo. The recipient of the AIA's top firm award in 1990, KPF's impressive project list includes IBM's headquarters in Armonk, New York, the World Bank in Washington, DC, and the Shanghai World Financial Center.

STEPHEN A. KLIMENT, FAIA, is an architectural journalist and an adjunct professor at the City College of New York. He was editor in chief of Architectural Record from 1990 to 1996. He is the editor and founder of the series Building Type Basics.

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