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Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data

Author/EditorBuxton, Pamela (Freelance Architecture a (Author)
ISBN: 9780367511395
Pub Date26/11/2021
BindingPaperback
Pages896
Edition7th New Ed
Dimensions (mm)297(h) * 210(w)
$75.43
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Consistently updated since 2015 by expert authors in the field




Significantly revised in reference to changing building types and construction standards







New chapters added on data centres and logistics facilities







Sustainable design integrated into chapters throughout







Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers







This book belongs in every design office.





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 is the unique reference for solving everyday planning problems.

Consistently updated since 2015 by expert authors in the field




Significantly revised in reference to changing building types and construction standards







New chapters added on data centres and logistics facilities







Sustainable design integrated into chapters throughout







Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers







This book belongs in every design office.





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 is the unique reference for solving everyday planning problems.

Pamela Buxton is a freelance architecture and design journalist. She has contributed to many architecture and design publications including RIBA Journal, Architects' Journal and Building Design. She was the editor of 50 Architects 50 Buildings, published by Batsford in 2016.

Preface Acknowledgements DESIGN BASICS 1. Design information and dimensional coordination Revised by Simon Douch. Original text: Terry Nichols with David King 2. People and space Revised by Professor Norman Wienand 3. People and movement Revised by Professor Norman Wienand 4. Inclusive and accessible design David Dropkin and Neil Smith 5. Capital and whole life costs of buildings Chris Bicknell and David Holmes ESSENTIALS 6. Structure Revised by Andrew Peters, Arthur Lyons Original text: David Adler and Norman Seward 7. Materials Arthur Lyons with AHR Architects 8. Thermal environment Phil Jones 9. Light Revised by Theo Paradise-Hirst Original text: Joe Lynes 10. Sound Russell Macdonald and Chris Steel 11. Fire Beryl Menzies 12. Flood-resilient design Robert Barker and Richard Coutts 13. Crime prevention design Nick Hughes Revised by Peter Wozniak BUILDING TYPES 14. Agricultural buildings John Weller, Rod Sheard, Frank Bradbeer and others 15. Auditoria Revised by Mark Foley and Stefanie Fischer (cinemas). Original text: Ian Appleton; Stefanie Fischer (cinemas) 16. Civic buildings Revised by David Selby (town halls); Martin Sutcliffe and Neil Sansum (law courts) 17. Community centres Jim Tanner 18. Data centres Simon Brimble, Emilia Dobrzynska, Naiane Esteve, Chris Neighbour, Daniel Silva, Miguel Vazquez Cid of Arup 19. Emergency services Including Fire stations by Michael Bowman 20. Hospitals Christiane Anders, Claudia Bloom, Vicky Braouzou. Duncan Finch, Mary Reid, Mariangela Zanini of Avanti Architects. Christopher Shaw of Medical Architecture (mental health) 21. Hotels Fred Lawson 22. Houses and flats Revised by Kathy Watkins. Original text: John Chapman and Kathy Watkins 23. Homes for older people Justin Bannister and Judith Brown 24. Student housing and housing for young people Revised by Michael Ritchie. Original text: MJP Architects Ltd 25. Laboratories Revised by Eugene Sayers Original text: Neville Surti and Catherine Nikolaou 26. Libraries Brian Edwards with Ayub Khan 27. Logistics facilities Marcus Madden-Smith 28. Museums, art galleries and temporary exhibition spaces Geoffrey Mathews 29. Offices Frank Duffy with Jack Pringle, Angela Mullarkey and Richard Finnemore 30. Payment and counselling offices Richard Napier 31. Places of worship Revised by Ian Brewerton (Non-conformist and Free Churches), Atba Al-Samarraie (mosques); Gurmeet Sian (gurdwara), Maurice Walton (Church of England buildings) Original text by David Adler, Ian Brewerton, Leslie Fairweather, Derek Kemp, Atba Al-Samarraie 32. Primary health care Geoffrey Purves 33. Restaurants and foodservice facilities Fred Lawson 34. Retail shops and stores Lucy Dewick-Tew and Eddie Miles 35. Schools Anthony Langan 36. Security and counter-terrorism Mark Whyte and Chris Johnson 37. Sports facilities: indoor and outdoor Philip Johnson and Tom Jones 38. Streets and spaces for people and vehicles Revised by Ben Hamilton-Baillie (introduction, shared space and place-making), James Horne (vehicles, roads and road design) and Sustrans (cycling routes and parking) 39. Transport terminals and interchanges Airports revised by Andrew Perez with additional contributions by Richard Chapman. Railways revised by Declan McCafferty 40. Tropical design Patricia Tutt

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