Item description for Structure Systems by Heino Engel & Ralph Rapson...
Edited by Heino Engel.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 9" Height: 11.75" Weight: 4.5 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2007
Publisher Hatje Cantz
ISBN 3775718761 ISBN13 9783775718769
Availability 0 units.
More About Heino Engel & Ralph Rapson
Heino Engel studied architecture in Germany immediately following the end of World War II, then traveled through Egypt and Arabia, spent more than a year in India, Burma, Malaysia, and Thailand, before arriving in Japan. There, in his own words, he "realized that the Japanese house is as invaluable an experience for the contemporary architect as are the ancient Acropolis of Athens in Greece and the modern high-rise office towers of the United States." He remained in Japan for three years, concentrating on the study of the Japanese house, people, life, language, and culture, and also becoming a member of the Architectural Institute of Japan.
Reviews - What do customers think about Structure Systems?
the most important structures book for architects Jun 20, 2007
This is ASTRONOMICALLY THE BEST architectural structures book of all time!! This is the second book for a serious architecture student or architect to buy after Deplazes' foundation book. My structures education was so frustrating because it was not VISUAL. I longed for a book like this 20 years ago!! But better than I could have ever imagined, this book is intensely visual, almost no numbers, instead an encyclopedic catalogue of structural spanning options in a maniacally ordered logic, drawn with a sweet German version of Ching's style. Just skimming this book several times will aquaint you with the logic, the systems, the options, and the breathtaking possibilities this great book throws at your feet. "Take that", it says, "and go do something great!"
a great structure index for architect Mar 2, 2005
This is almost the only graphically illustrated book on structural principles for architect.
Most of the structure book concentrate on calculation which are more important to structural engineer than to architect. However, this book put emphasis on structural principals and structural typology. The author uses very clear drawn illustration + table + text to illustrate different structural types.
This is a helpful resources if readers are architects interesting in structural design. The book could be more complete if real building examples are illustrated together with the diagrams.