Posted by JWmHarmon on August 30, 2003 at 08:54:26:
In Reply to: Re: what are good books for students and architects? posted by alex on August 23, 2003 at 11:01:45:
I recommend that you read:
The Dymaxion World of Buckminster Fuller
In the Nature of Materials by Hitchcock (about Frank LLoyd Wright)
Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian Houses
Small Houses (Fine Homebuilding - Great Houses series)
The Not So Big House by Susanka
Creating the Not So Big House by Susanka
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander
Fuller advocated the efficient use of resources to create livable space. You will find numerous ideas to explore.
Frank Lloyd Wright created not only residences but commercial buildings.
Susanka's books focus on getting maximum impact from small spaces. Some of her principles could be applied to the spaces within larger commercial office buildings.
If you have a nearby Borders or Barnes and Noble or Waldenbooks bookstore (USA) go there and look through all the architecture books.
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