The revered architectural reference, updated with contemporary examples and interactive 3D modelsAn access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately.
The first European edition of Francis DK Ching s classic visual guide to the basics of building construction. For nearly four decades, the US publication Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction.
What was the golden secret known to Leonardo da Vinci, Kepler, Plato and the ancient magicians? Can there really be a key to nature and life itself? This book aims to unravel a mystery, a code that seems to underly life, the universe and everything, a pattern we instinctively recognise as beautiful, and which nature herself uses at every scale.