Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data (Hardcover)

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Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data (Hardcover)

By Pamela Buxton (Editor)


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  • Consistently updated since 2015 by expert authors in the field
  • Significantly revised in reference to changing building types and construction standards
  • New chapters added on data centres and logistics facilities
  • Sustainable design integrated into chapters throughout
  • 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.

Pamela Buxton is a freelance architecture and design journalist. She has contributed to many architecture and design publications including RIBA Journal, Architects' Journal and Building Design. She was the editor of 50 Architects 50 Buildings, published by Batsford in 2016.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367511364
ISBN-10: 0367511363
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 26th, 2021
Pages: 896
Language: English