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The Architecture of Form


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Lionel March, Michael Derbyshire, Philip Steadman, Dean Hawkes, Richard Stibbs, Robin Forrest, Paul Richens, Philip Tabor, Tom Willoughby, Patricia Apps
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  • Date Published: April 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521136396

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  • Originally published in 1976, The Architecture of Form is a collection of fourteen contributions by ten authors towards a quantitative approach to architectural design. The volume opens with an extended editorial introduction on the logic of design and the question of value, which places the papers into a decision-theoretic framework of descriptions, predictions and evaluations, and these are taken as the headings of the three parts of the volume. This book should be of wide interest to architects, building scientists, systems designers, operational research workers and computer scientists.

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    • Date Published: April 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521136396
    • length: 508 pages
    • dimensions: 292 x 152 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: the logic of design and the question of value Lionel March
    Part I. Description:
    1. A boolean description of a class of built forms Lionel March
    2. Geometric representation of outline design Michael Derbyshire
    3. Graph-theoretic representation of architectural arrangement Philip Steadman
    4. Computer description of built forms Dean Hawkes and Richard Stibbs
    5. Transformations and matrices in modern descriptive geometry Robin Forrest
    Part II. Prediction:
    6. Modelling the environmental performance of built forms Dean Hawkes
    7. Prediction of surface luninances in architectural space Richard Stibbs
    8. Predicting the environmental effects of urban motorways Paul Richens
    9. Analysing communication patterns Philip Tabor
    10. Analysing route patterns Philip Tabor
    Part III. Evaluation:
    11. Searching for a good design solution Tom Willoughby
    12. Balancing architectural objectives - the relevance of decision theory Michael Derbyshire
    13. Architectural design and the problem of evaluation Patricia Apps
    14. Types, norms and habit in environmental design Dean Hawkes

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    Lionel March


    Lionel March, Michael Derbyshire, Philip Steadman, Dean Hawkes, Richard Stibbs, Robin Forrest, Paul Richens, Philip Tabor, Tom Willoughby, Patricia Apps

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