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Author Allen, Edward, 1938-

Title How buildings work : the natural order of architecture / Edward Allen
Edition Third edition
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004

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Description xiii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents Prologue : sustainable building -- 1. The outdoor environment -- 2. The human environment -- 3. The concept of shelter -- 4. Building function -- 5. Providing water -- 6. Recycling wastes -- 7. Providing for thermal comfort -- 8. Thermal properties of building components -- 9. Controlling the radiation of heat -- 10. Controlling air temperature and humidity -- 11. Controlling air movement -- 12. Keeping water out -- 13. Seeing and illumination -- 14. Hearing and being heard -- 15. Providing concentrated energy -- 16. Fitting buildings to people -- 17. Providing structural support -- 18. Providing for building movement -- 19. Controlling fire -- 20. Getting a building built -- 21. Keeping a building alive and growing -- 22. Building components and building function
Summary "Illustrated with hundreds of line drawings, this classic guide reveals virtually every secret of a building's function: how it stand up, keeps its occupants safe and comfortable, gets built, grows old, and dies - and why some buildings do this so much better than others. Edward Allen makes it easy for everyone - from armchair architects and sidewalk superintendents to students of architecture and construction - to understand the mysteries and complexities of even the largest building, from how it recycles waste and controls the movement of air, to how it is kept alive and growing."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Buildings -- Environmental engineering.
LC no. 2004021414
ISBN 019516198X alkaline paper
Other Titles Natural order of architecture