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Introduction to Architectural Technology Third Edition

William McLean and Pete Silver


Understanding the relationship between design and technology is critical to the understanding of architecture. This book clearly explains the core aspects of architectural technology: structural physics, structural elements and forms, heating, lighting, environmental control and computer modelling. The third edition includes six new case studies, more on structural types and construction detailing, passive building principles and designing for different climatic conditions. This essential introduction will help students to integrate their design thinking with the appropriate structural and environmental solutions.

Pete Silver and Will McLean teach at the School of Architecture and Cities at the University of Westminster and are the co-authors of Structural Engineering for Architects (2014) and Air Structures (2015).

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