Forms the basis for the rules, codes, principles and conventions needed to design buildings, covering size, volume, adjacencies, precedents, materials, tolerances, standards and expectations. Seeks to explain the principles of architectural design from a fundamental rather than aesthetic perspective. The handbook also covers broader aspects of design such as materials, acoustics and lighting, and general design data on human dimensions and space requirements. Updated in reference to the latest construction standards and new building types, and sustainable and flood-aware design has been integrated into chapters.
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Superseded by Metric handbook - planning and design data. 6th edition (2018). Supersedes Metric Handbook - Planning and Design Data, 4th Edition (2012). Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor and Francis Group. First edition published as AJ Metric Handbook by the Architectural Press 1968. Second edition published by the Architectural Press 1999. Third edition published by the Architectural Press 2007. Fourth edition published by Routledge 2012. Fifth edition published by Routledge 2015. This document has been split into 2 parts for ease of use.
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