Architects' Data, 5th Edition
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell 2019, ISBN: 9781119284352, Format: Softcover, 640pp
An indispensable tool for the beginning stages of designing and planning a building project
This new edition of a classic, bestselling text provides, in one concise volume, the essential information needed to form the framework for the more detailed design and development of any building project. Organized largely by building type, it covers planning criteria and considerations of function and siting—and with over 6200 diagrams, it provides a mass of data on spatial requirements. Most of the featured illustrations are dimensioned and each building type includes plans, sections, site layouts, and design details. The book also includes an extensive bibliography and detailed set of metric/imperial conversion tables.
Architects’ Data starts with the basics of designing for a new building project, before moving on to covering everything an architect needs to know. It also looks at the design styles and specifications for creating different types of structures, such as those made for residential, religious, cultural, sports, medical, and other types of occupation.
About the author
Ernst Neufert (15 March 1900 – 23 February 1986) was a German architect, assistant to Walter Gropius at the Bauhaus. He taught at the Bauhochschule and Darmstadt University of technology, and opened his own practice Neufert and Neufert, in 1953.