Architect's Pocket Book

Architect's Pocket Book

by Baden-Powell (Author)


This handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis - on site or in the studio. The book is full of tips and tricks of the trade, from complying with the Building Regs, to helping with planning, measurement and detailing. This third edition is fully updated and includes new information and guidance on critical sustainable design issues. Compact and easy to use, the Architect's Pocket Book has sold over 40,000 copies. Although conceived as a reference for architects and designers, it is now just as popular with building and design professionals who do not have an architecture background but need to understand the basics, fast. This is a book you simply can't afford to be without. Charlotte Baden-Powell was trained at the Architectural Association in London. She practised architecture for over 40 years, during which time she identified the need for this book, which was first published in 1997. Jonathan Hetreed and Ann Ross have drawn from years of experience of running a small practice in Bath to update and extend the scope of the new edition. Essential info for everyday use is always to hand with this indispensable reference. Fully updated, practical text is complimented by clear diagrams and tables. The book features a wide ranging coverage, from planning permission and sustainability to steelwork and woodworm.


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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 356
Edition: 3
Publisher: Architectural Press
Published: 21 Apr 2008

ISBN 10: 0750686170
ISBN 13: 9780750686174

Media Reviews
About previous editions:
'Very useful in providing quick and easy references to various architectural data.'
Sarah Radif, Course Leader
'It is invaluable for the smaller architectural practice. Packed with drawings, tables and symbol guides, this is a must for use at the drawing board, computer or on-site.'
Stadia magazine
'A good easy to read guide for site use'
Alan Jarvis, Lecturer
Amazon reviews:
Simply Indispensible,
This little gem is essential for any architect, builder, surveyor, engineer, student, in fact anyone connected with the building industry. Information is clearly presented in a no-nonsense style. The well illutrated diagrams help the building regs. appear almost logical...
Arch student? Get it!,
Almost as essential as your drawing pen, no architecture student should be without this. Easy to use and just the right level of depth for you to scale and detail domestic-scale buildings with ease.
Author Bio
Charlotte Baden-Powell was trained at the Architectural Association in London and after qualifying as an architect worked with British Rail designing stations for the Midland Region and then University buildings in the office of Sir Denys Lasdun. After starting her own practice, her work was primarily for private clients and consisted mainly of altering, restoring and adding to buildings in and around London and Bath. She wrote and lectured on the detail design of kitchens, bathrooms and fireplaces. She died in 2006.