book | The architecture handbook : a student guide to understanding buildings

The architecture handbook : a student guide to understanding buildings / Jennifer Masengarb with Krisann Rehbein ; architectural illustrations by Benjamin Norris.
Chicago : Chicago Architecture Foundation, 2008.
XVIII, 462 p. : il., planos
ISBN 0962056278

Diseño arquitectónico.
Arquitectura - Dibujos y planos.
Arquitectura - Estudio y enseñanza
Biblioteca A-72.011 ARC

"The Architecture Handbook: A Student Guide to Understanding Buildings" is a high school architecture textbook and curriculum now available for teachers, students, and design educators. It focuses on the design and construction of residential architecture. The 400-page, full-color student edition and a 600-page teacher edition are the first books of their kind in the country. Through hands-on activities, "The Architecture Handbook" teaches both the fundamentals of architectural design and technical drawing. Students also build knowledge and gain skills through group design projects, sketching, model making, mapping, research, critical thinking, problem solving, and class presentations. Green architecture, the case study home, 10 famous homes: The F10 House – a sustainable green home designed by EHDD Architecture - serves as the book’s in-depth case study. Throughout each chapter, students compare and contrast their own home with the F10 House and 10 famous contemporary and historic homes in the US and around the world, such as Fallingwater designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe, and the Magney House by Glenn Murcutt. Content: The Architecture Handbook explores critical architectural concepts throughout six projects based on architectural drawings. Students investigate how a home is located on its block, how it sits on its site, how and why the rooms are arranged, why a home looks the way it does, and how homes are constructed. Reading and mathematics: Reading and math are integrated throughout the book to reinforce essential student skills. Each of the 23 chapters includes a 500-700 word reading with comprehension and analysis questions, as well as 10-15 math problems that tie directly to the big architectural ideas.
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