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Author Kohn, A. Eugene, 1930-

Title Building type basics for office buildings / by A. Eugene Kohn and Paul Katz.

Published New York : J. Wiley & Sons, [2002]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  725.23 KOHN    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 294 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Part I Architectural Issues -- 2. Office Building Type: A Pragmatic Approach / Paul Katz 25 -- Part II Consultants' Issues -- 3. Interior Architecture / Debra Lehman-Smith 57 -- 4. Structural Systems / Leslie E. Robertson, Saw-Teen See 83 -- 5. Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Systems / Norman D. Kurtz 103 -- 6. Vertical Transportation / John Van Deusen 121 -- 7. Curtain Walls / Joe Khoury 139 -- 8. Alternative Workplace Solutions / Franklin Becker 159 -- 9. Safety and Security / John McCormick 169 -- Gannett/USA Today Corporate Headquarters McLean, Virginia 185 -- Chagrin Highlands Building One Cleveland, Ohio 209 -- Thames Court London, United Kingdom 215 -- Tour CBX Paris, France 225 -- Endesa headquarters Madrid, Spain 235 -- 11 Chater Road Hong Kong 243 -- One Raffles Link Singapore 251 -- Ernst & Young Building New York, New York 263 -- Espirito Santo Plaza Miami, Florida 271.
Summary Building Type Basics books provide architects with the essentials they need to jump-start the design of a variety of specialized facilities. In each volume, leading national figures in the field address the key questions that shape the early phases of a project commission. The answers to these questions provide instant information in a convenient, easy-to-follow format. The result is an excellent, hands-on reference that puts critical information at your fingertips.
Building Type Basics for Office Buildings provides essential information needed to initiate designs for all types of office buildings, from dramatic skyscrapers to utilitarian low-rise complexes. Filled with project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details, it combines in-depth coverage of the structural, mechanical, acoustic, traffic, safety, and security issues unique to office buildings with the nuts-and-bolts design guidelines that will start any project off on the right track and keep it there through completion.
Building Type Basics for Office Buildings is a one-stop source for the essential information architects need to fast-start the design process. In this book, A. Eugene Kohn and Paul Katz of Kohn Pedersen Fox, along with eight consultants, present guidelines and cautionary advice, as well as lessons learned from all types of office buildings, to provide in-depth coverage of the design, planning, structural, mechanical, acoustic, safety, and security issues that are unique to office buildings. Provided in this single source is critical, hands-on information that architects, clients, and consultants demand in a project, especially in the crucial early phases. These nuts-and-bolts design guidelines will start any project off on the right track and keep it there through completion.
This conveniently organized quick reference is an invaluable guide for busy, dedicated professionals who want to get moving quickly as they embark on a new project. Like every Building Type Basics book, it provides authoritative, up-to-date information instantly and saves architects countless hours of research. Engineering consultants will also find in this volume a wealth of information to help them tackle office building commissions of all kinds.
Other author Katz, Paul, 1957-2014.
Subject Office buildings -- Design and construction.
Office buildings -- Planning.
ISBN 0471389234 (alk. paper)