Metric handbook : planning and design data / edited by Pamela Buxton.

by Buxton, Pamela [editor.]Looking glass.

Publisher: London : Routledge, 2018.Edition: Sixth edition.Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 30 cm.ISBN: 9781138714687.Subject(s): Architecture -- Handbooks, manuals, etcLooking glass | Architecture -- Standards -- Handbooks, manuals, etcNote: Previous edition: 2015.Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Significantly updated in reference to the latest construction standards and new building types Sustainable design integrated into chapters throughout Over half of the entire book has now been updated since 2015

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.

Previous edition: 2015.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

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

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