Metric Handbook

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Routledge, Sep 10, 2012 - Architecture - 920 pages
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    • Fully updated in reference to the latest construction standards and new building types
    • Sustainable design fully integrated into each chapter
    • Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers – this book truly belongs on every design office desk and drawing board.

    The Metric Handbook is the major handbook of planning and design data 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 buildings 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 really is the unique reference for solving everyday planning problems.

    About the Author:

    David Littlefield is a senior lecturer at the University of the West of England, where he teaches in the department of planning and architecture. For many years he worked as a writer and journalist.  David has written, co-written or edited over ten books on architecture.

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    “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.”

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    Contents

    Buildings and Movement
    3-1
    4 Capital and Whole Life Costs of Buildings
    4-1
    5 MasterPlanning and Landscaping
    5-1
    6 Crime Prevention Design
    6-1
    7 Security and CounterTerrorism
    7-1
    8 Houses and Flats
    7-15
    9 Student Housing and Housing for Young People
    9-1
    10 Homes for Older People
    10-1
    25 Hospitals
    24-27
    26 Payment and Counselling Offices
    26-1
    27 Public Buildings
    26-13
    28 Museums Art Galleries and Temporary Exhibition Spaces
    26-33
    29 Libraries
    29-1
    30 Terminals and Transport Interchanges
    29-17
    31 Designing for Vehicles
    29-39
    32 Studios for Sound and Vision
    29-59

    11 Hotels
    11-1
    12 Offices
    12-1
    13 Retail Shops and Stores
    12-19
    14 Industrial Facilities
    14-1
    15 Industrial Storage Buildings
    14-11
    16 Agricultural Buildings
    14-23
    17 Restaurants and Foodservice Facilities
    17-1
    Indoor and Outdoor
    18-1
    19 Fire Stations
    19-1
    20 Community Centres
    19-9
    21 Schools
    21-1
    22 Universities
    22-1
    23 Laboratories
    23-1
    24 Primary Health Care
    24-1
    33 Auditoria
    29-65
    34 Places of Worship
    29-107
    35 Tropical Design
    29-133
    36 Structure
    29-175
    37 Materials
    37-1
    38 Thermal Environment
    38-1
    39 Light
    39-1
    40 Sound
    40-1
    41 Fire
    40-19
    42 Access and Inclusion
    42-1
    The SI System
    42-9
    Conversion Factors and Tables
    B-1
    Index
    I-1
    Copyright

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    About the author (2012)

    David Littlefield is an architectural writer. He has a master's degree in Interior and Spatial Design and has taught design at the London University of the Arts (Chelsea) and the University of Bath. David writes for a wide range of architecture magazines, notably "Building" "Design,"

    Saskia Lewis trained as an architect. She currently teaches at the AA and the Bartlett UCL. She has also run programs in Architecture and Spatial Design at London University of the Arts (Central Saint Martin's and Chelsea), University of Westminster and London Metropolitan University. She has practiced in offices in London, Paris and New York and has exhibited work that deals with memory, decay and the passing of time.

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