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Architecture of Form

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ISBN-10: 0521136393

ISBN-13: 9780521136396

Edition: 2010

Authors: Lionel March

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List price: $78.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/25/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 508
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction: the logic of design and the question of value
Description
A boolean description of a class of built forms
Geometric representation of outline design
Graph-theoretic representation of architectural arrangement
Computer description of built forms
Transformations and matrices in modern descriptive geometry
Prediction
Modelling the environmental performance of built forms
Prediction of surface luninances in architectural space
Predicting the environmental effects of urban motorways
Analysing communication patterns
Analysing route patterns
Evaluation
Searching for a good design solution
Balancing architectural objectives - the relevance of decision theory
Architectural design and the problem of evaluation
Types, norms and habit in environmental design
Bibliography
Contributors