Studio Craft & Technique for Architects

October 24, 2019 - Comment

Studio Craft & Technique is a one-stop handbook for undergraduate students of architecture. Based on the belief that technology and craft are at the heart of design studies, this book encourages students to think of them as aspects of an integrated whole. The book provides step-by-step techniques for skills that students use in their undergraduate

Studio Craft & Technique is a one-stop handbook for undergraduate students of architecture. Based on the belief that technology and craft are at the heart of design studies, this book encourages students to think of them as aspects of an integrated whole. The book provides step-by-step techniques for skills that students use in their undergraduate studies, such as drawing, model making and surveying and explains the conventions of architectural representation., It also explains the primary elements of construction and structure from first principles, using clear diagrams and drawings. Students can use this handbook on a daily basis in their design and technology studios through their first years of study. Recommended to first year students at numerous architecture schools, this new edition has been extensively revised and updated.

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Anonymous says:

Great little book with loads of useful tips and tricks This is a great little (yet chunky) book. I like the utilitarian style of the yellow paper that the pages are printed on, and the line-drawn illustrations. It contains all kinds of useful tips and nuggets of information with regards to a wide range of studio craft and techniques. Everything from which tools are useful in the studio to how to calculate how much card you will need to cut out for a model, and much much more. Some of the pages provide a very brief overview and are not enough in…

Anonymous says:

Where was this book when I needed it ? This is a brilliant book as an intro for a first year student because it’s a tell me & show me book so you won’t have to spend hours sourcing info in a library that may not be specifically for archi students. It’s like a tutor in the form of a book. Which is the way I see it as an ex draughtsman (pre CAD) who has tried archi as a mature student.Yes you need to be able to draw freehand but certainly need a degree of draughtsmanship as well to exhibit architectural technology.That’s…

Anonymous says:

Good book, bad glue The content of the book is good. The glue in the binding is not, so it’s all sort of falling a bit apart. That could just be my copy, but anyway. It is a practical book for any architecture dtudent.

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