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Neufert Architect''s Data

Book Summary   by:ronny gondrong     Original Author: Ernst Neufert
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NEUFERT ARCHITECT''S DATA

Since it was first published in germany during the 1930s Ernst neufert''s handbook has been progressively revised and updated through thirty editions and several hundred thousand copies. With the first English edition ( 1970 ) it began to reach new countries and readers this second edition in English. Heavly resived and international in content and presentation is designed for use in all continents. It is now available for the first time in paperback. Architects''Data is an essential aid in the initial design and planning of a project. The relevant building type is located by a comprehensive index and cross reference system: a condensed commentary covers user requirements, planning criteria, basic dimention, and other considerations of function, siting, aspect, etc. a system of references based on an extensive bibliography supports the text. In every section plans section, site layouts, design detail and graphs illustrate key aspects of a building type''s design. Most illustrations are dimensioned or scaled : the metric system of measurement is used throughout, and the equivalent in feet/ inches can easly be read either off a graphics scale on the page or from the build –in convertion table. The illustrations are international in origin and include both well known and less famous designs.
Architects'' Data is primarily a handbook of building types rather than of construction techniques and details. However its treatment of components ( such as doors and windows) and of spaces for building services is extremely thorough,since consideration of these data is an essential element of the planning process. The opening pages of basic data on man and his buildings cover critical subjects such as scale drawing practice noise light and space for the same reason. Particular attention has also been paid to the implications of energy conservation means of escape from fire and the needs of the elderly and the disabled. Prepared by a team of contributors of international standing and reputation and with its new design and structure. Architects'' Data will be used regularly not only by architects and designers but also by contractors planners government officials at all levels and of course by student
Published: May 07, 2007   
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