This classic title has been completely revised and now incorporates
new information on concrete, steel and glazing technology; energy
efficiency in buildings; moisture and thermal protection; natural
lighting; masonry; and other topics. The organization of the text
is according to a building's major components and systems. Presents
material and structural choices available to the designer, how
these choices affect a building's form and dimensions, and... more...
THE BESTSELLING, FULLY ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE 2018
INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE
Uniquely marrying the graphic skills of bestselling author
Francis D.K Ching with the code expertise of Steven Winkel, FAIA,
the new sixth edition of Building Codes
Illustrated is a clear, concise, and easy-to-use visual
guide to the International Building Code (IBC) for 2018. Fully
updated throughout, it highlights all of the changes to the code... more...
A Letter from co-Author Corky
Interior Design Illustrated 3rd Edition
When I was asked to work with Francis D.K. Ching on the second
edition of Interior Design Illustrated, I was a bit
intimidated, as I had used his books in my own architectural and
interior design education and admired his beautiful illustrations.
Now that we have again collaborated on the third edition, I am
delighted to be part of this creative team, and I can see how my... more...
The gold-standard exploration of architecture's global
A Global History of Architecture provides a comprehensive
tour through the ages, spinning the globe to present the landmark
architectural movements that characterized each time period.
Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e. to the present, this unique guide is
written by an architectural all-star team who emphasize
connections, contrasts and influences, reminding us that history
is not... more...
The first European edition of Francis DK Ching’s classic visual
guide to the basics of building construction.
For nearly four decades, the US publication Building Construction
Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the
principles of building construction. This new European edition
focuses on the construction methods most commonly used in Europe,
referring largely to UK Building Regulations overlaid with
British and... more...
Dive into the history and application of the IBC
Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to the 2015 International
Building Code, Fifth Edition is a bestselling complement to
the International Building Code, or IBC. Designed to give you an
insider's look at the origins of the IBC, how it can be
interpreted, and how it applies to design and construction, this
updated text offers new information regarding hazmat occupancies,
hospitals, and... more...
The bestselling guide to architectural drawing, with new
information, examples, and resources
Architectural Graphics is the classic bestselling reference by
one of the leading global authorities on architectural design
drawing, Francis D.K. Ching. Now in its sixth edition, this
essential guide offers a comprehensive introduction to using
graphic tools and drafting conventions to translate architectural
ideas into effective visual... more...
Hand-lettered explanations demonstrate the principles of form,
space, and order that underlie architectural design. Crystal-clear
illustrations and in-depth explanations cover point, line, plane,
volume, proportion, scales, and more. "Recommended"--Choice.