The Second Edition of this classic introduction to the principles of architecture is everything you would expect from the celebrated architect, author, and illustrator . ARCHITECTURE Form, Space, & Order Third Edition ARCHITECTURE Form, Ching, Frank, Architecture–form, space, & order / Francis D.K. Ching. For more than thirty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has been the classic introduction to the basic.

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I wish I had discovered this one during my years of studying architecture. Then, after having lots of studio works and design classes. Some material included with standard print versions of this book may not be included in e-books or in print-on-demand. Jul 26, Nicholas Vela rated it really liked it. Jun 25, Nonna rated it it was amazing. Oct 20, Ahmed Samir rated it really liked it. At the center of its environment, a point is stable and at rest, organizing surrounding elements about itself and dominating its field.

While a vertical line can express a state of equilibrium with the force of gravity, symbolize the human condition, or mark a position prder space, a horizontal line can represent stability, the ground plane, the horizon, or a body at rest.

The historical models in this book span time and cross cultural boundaries. I cannot be objective about this book. Openings in Space-Defining Elements. It is important to perceive this duality, especially when ordeg orthographic plans, elevations, and sections.

As they increase in size, these openings begin to erode the natural sense of enclosure walls provide. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Ching starts with the most basic elements of geometry–points, lines, planes, volumes–and demonstrates how they can be combined and organized architevture create architectural forms.


Architecture: Form, Space, & Order by Francis D.K. Ching

The revered architectural reference, updated with contemporary examples and interactive 3D models. Their selection spae serves to illuminate and clarify the formal and spatial ideas being explored. The ground plane itself can be manipulated as well to establish a podium for a building form. While the juxtaposition of styles may appear to be abrupt at times, the diverse range of examples is deliberate.

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Three terraces approached by ramps rise toward the base of the cliffs where rorm chief sanctuary is cut deep into the rock. Ching’s signature style, also serves as a guide to architectural drawing. Extended vertically, the two points define both a plane of entry and an approach perpendicular to it.

While this revision continues to be a comprehensive primer on the ways form and space are interrelated and organized in the shaping of our environment, it has been refined to amplify and clarify concepts. Mar 18, Kast rated it really liked it Shelves: Form, Space, and Order distills complex concepts of design into a clear focus and brings difficult abstractions to life. As these lines extend themselves along the plane they describe, the implied plane becomes real and the original voids between the lines revert to being mere interruptions of the planar surface.

As an art, architecture is more than satisfying the purely functional requirements of a building program. Basket My basket contains: It is seen as a line simply because its spaace dominates its width. All volumes can be analyzed and understood to consist of: For more than thirty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Steinfeld, Cheryl Wagner, James M.

Any such d.o.ching element is seen in plan as a point and therefore retains the visual characteristics of a point. Ching is a G. Lists with This Book. Exterior wall planes isolate a portion of space to create a controlled interior Uffizi Palace, —65, Giorgio Vasari. Remember me on this computer. Other point-generated forms that share these same visual attributes are the: Ching has retained the style of his hand-lettered text, a hallmark of each of his books.


Architecture: Form, Space, & Order

Mar 31, Mohamedabdellatif rated it it was amazing. May 16, Omar Jimenez rated it really liked it. How these linear elements affect the texture of a surface will depend on their visual weight, spacing, and direction. Form, Space, and Order has been the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design.

Whereas a point is by nature static, a line, in describing the path of a point in motion, is capable of visually expressing direction, movement, and growth. As we experience these forms in our environment, we should be able to perceive in their structure the existence of the primary elements of point, line, plane, and sace.

It was a big help for my projects.

Architecture : Form, Space, and Order

Login to add to list. The book is composed mostly of illustrations with short sections of text. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Michel, France, 13th century and later. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Jan 05, FloorM rated it really liked it. Place de la Concorde, Paris. John and Alison Kearney Library.

He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Dk.ching. The University of Sydney. To Debra, Emily, and Andrew, whose love of life it is ultimately the role of architecture to house.