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Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data (Paperback)

By Pamela Buxton (Editor)


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The Metric Handbook is the major handbook of planning and design data for architects and architecture students, with over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers. It remains the ideal starting point for any project and belongs in every design office.

The seventh edition references the latest regulations and construction standards and includes new chapters on data centres and logistics facilities alongside basic design data for all the major building types. For each building type, the book gives the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data, and succinct guidance on how to use the information and what regulations the designer needs to be aware of.

As well as buildings, the Metric Handbook deals with broader aspects of design such as materials, acoustics, and lighting, and general design data on human dimensions and space requirements. The Metric Handbook is the unique reference for solving everyday planning problems.

Pamela Buxton is a freelance architecture and design journalist. She has contributed to many architecture and design publications including RIBA Journal, Architects' Journal and Building Design. She was the editor of 50 Architects 50 Buildings, published by Batsford in 2016.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367511395
ISBN-10: 0367511398
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 26th, 2021
Pages: 896
Language: English