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Folding Techniques for Designers : From Sheet to Form

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Many designers use folding techniques in their work to make three-dimensional forms from two-dimensional sheets of fabric, cardboard, plastic, metal and many other materials. This unique book explains the key techniques of folding, such as pleated surfaces, curved folding and crumpling. An elegant, practical handbook, it covers over 70 techniques explained by clear step-by-step drawings,  crease pattern drawings, and specially commissioned photography.

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The Complete Idiot Guides to FengShui, 2nd Edition

Feng Shui literally translates as “wind-water” in English and is the Chinese art or practice of positioning objects or structures so as to harmonize with spiritual forces. It is based on a belief in patterns of Yin and Yang and the flow of energies (Chi) that have positive and negative effects. The practice commonly influences orientation, placement, or arrangement.  Continue reading The Complete Idiot Guides to FengShui, 2nd Edition

Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, Fourth Edition/ D.K. Ching

Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, Fourth Edition is the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design, updated with new information on emerging trends and recent developments. This bestselling visual reference helps both students and professionals understand the vocabulary of architectural design by examining how space and form are ordered in the environment.  Continue reading Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, Fourth Edition/ D.K. Ching

Tony Hunt Structure’s Notebook 2nd Edition

 

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The purpose of the Structures Notebook is to explain, in the simplest possible terms, about the structure of ‘things’, and to demonstrate the fact that everything you see and touch, live in and use, living and man-made, has a structure which is acted upon by natural forces and reacts to these forces according to its form and material. 
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Architecture Design Notebook by A Peter Fawcett

 

Architecture Design Notebook
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focuses on the process of design as pragmatic and non-theoretical. Dealing systematically with the core design curriculum, it clearly demonstrates the skills required for designing at undergraduate level. 

Providing students with fundamental maxims of design, and a framework within which they can approach their work, this book supports undergraduates as they learn to produce solutions to design challenges.  

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