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Module Reading List

Design Studio 2, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr Yasar Awais
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Adler, David (2008). Metric handbook: planning and design data. Amsterdam ; London : Elsevier/Architectural Press

RIBA winning projects with student and tutor statements:

Open Architecture Network Competition Entries (includes Architecture for Humanity)

Larsen, Olga Popvic. Reciprocal frame Architecture. 2008.

Ball, Philip. The self-made tapestry : pattern formation in nature ISBN: 0198502443 (hardbound). Oxford University Press, 1999.

Benyus, Janine. Biomimicry : innovation inspired by nature ISBN: 0060533226 (pbk.) : No price; 9780060533229, Harper Perennial, 2002.

Eggermont, Marjan et. al., Zygote Quarterly. Online Biomimcry journal

Gruber, Petra. Biomimetics in architecture : architecture of life and buildings ISBN: 9783709103319; 3709103312, pp. 7-80.

Borden, Gail Peter and Michael Merideth (eds.), Matter : material processes in architectural production ISBN: 9780415780292 (pbk.) : £29.99; 9780415780285 (hbk.) : £95.00; 0415780284 (hbk.) : £95.00; 0415780292 (pbk.) : £29.99; 9780203827024 (ebook) : No price; 0203827023 (ebook) : No price.

‪Adriaenssens, Sigrid et al., Shell structures for architecture : form finding and optimization ISBN: 9780415840606, Routledge, 2014.

Kellert, Steven and Judith Heerwagen, Martin Mador. Biophilic design : the theory, science, and practice of bringing buildings to life ISBN: 9780470163344 (cloth); 0470163348 (cloth), Wiley, 2011.

Lim, Joseph, Bio-structural analogues in architecture ISBN: 9789063692049; 9063692048, Amsterdam : BIS Publishers, 2009.

Ching, F. (1975 on). Architectural Graphics. Wiley.

Ching, F. (2007). Architecture – Form, Space and Order (3rd edition) Wiley.

Addis, W. (1994). The Art of the Structural Engineer. Artemis, London.

Gordon, J. E. (2003). Structures or why things don’t fall down. De capo Press.

Hilson, B. O. (1994). Basic structural behaviour. Understanding structures from models. London: Thomas Telford Limited.

Chudley, R. and Greeno, R. (2016). Building construction handbook (11th Edition). Routledge.

Emmitt, S. and Barry, R. (2010). Barry's introduction to construction of buildings. Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell.

Szokolay, S. V. (2010). Introduction to architectural science. The basis of sustainable design (2nd edition). Oxford: Architectural Press, Elsevier. McLeod, V. (2007). Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture. Laurence King

Allen, Edward and Waclaw Zalewski. Shaping structures : statics ISBN: 0471169684 (cloth : alk. paper): Statics. Wiley,1998.

Allen, Edward and Waclaw Zalewski. Form and forces : designing efficient, expressive structures ISBN: 9780470174654 (cloth); 047017465X (cloth). Wiley, 2009.   

Ford, Edward R. The details of modern architecture ISBN: 026206121X (v. 1); 0262061856 (v. 2). MIT Press, 1990, v.1 & 2

Greenwold, Simon. Active Statics. Interactive website for Allen & Zalewski's Shaping Structures: Statics.

Rice, Peter. An engineer imagines ISBN: 1874056218; 3760884083 (Switzerland), Artemis, 1998.


Hensel, Michael and Achim Menges and Michael Weinstock, 2006.

Hensel, Michael and Achim Menges and Michael Weinstock., Versatility and vicissitude : performance in morpho-ecological design ISBN: 9780470516874 (pbk.) : £22.99; 0470516879 (pbk.) : £22.99, London : Wiley, 2008.

Gissen, David. Territory: Architecture beyond Environment, Architectural design. ISSN: 0003-8504 April 2010, v.80 no.3. 

Menges, Achim. Material Computation – Higher Integration in Morphogenetic Design, Architectural design v.83 no.2 Wiley, 2012.

Oxman, Rivka and Robert Oxman. The New Structuralism: Design, Engineering and Architectural Technologies, Architectural design July-Aug 2010, v.80 no.4.

Spiller, Neil and Rachel Armstrong, Protocell Architecture, Architectural design March 2011, v. 81 no.2.

Borden, Gail Peter and Michael Merideth (eds.), Matter : material processes in architectural production ISBN: 9780415780292 (pbk.) : £29.99; 9780415780285 (hbk.) : £95.00; 0415780284 (hbk.) : £95.00; 0415780292 (pbk.) : £29.99; 9780203827024 (ebook) : No price; 0203827023 (ebook) : No price. Routledge, 2011. ISBN-13: 978-0415780292.

Fox, Michael, and Miles Kemp. Interactive architecture : adaptive world ISBN: 9781616894061 (pbk.) : £15.99. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2009.

Hensel, Michael and Achim Menges and Michael Weinstock. Emergent technologies and design ISBN: 9781134721443, Routledge, 2010.

Iwamoto, Lisa. Digital fabrications : architectural and material techniques ISBN: 9781568987903, Princeton Architectural Press, 2009.

Laseau, Paul. Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers. Wiley, 2001.

This list was last updated on 11/01/2022