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Architects' Data

Neufert's Architects' Data is an essential reference for the initial design and planning of a building project. It provides, in one concise volume, the core information needed to form the framework for the more detailed design and planning of any building project. Organised largely by building type, it covers the full range of preliminary considerations, and with over 6200 diagrams it provides a mass of data on spatial requirements. Most illustrations are dimensioned and each building type includes plans, sections, site layouts and design details. An extensive bibliography and a detailed set of metric/ imperial conversion tables are included. Since it was first published in Germany in 1936, Ernst Neufert's handbook has been progressively revised and updated through 39 editions and many translations. This fourth English language edition is translated from the 39th German edition, and represents a major new edition for an international, English speaking readership. Reviews of the Previous Edition: "Neufert's Architects' Data was the first book I bought when I started my studies in architecture. It was invaluable for me then and it is still a useful aid in my designs." Cesar Pelli "With this thorough rewrite Neufert has produced yet again an invaluable reference book." The Architects' Journal
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Table of Contents

Foreword xii BASICS Abbreviations and symbols 1 Drawings 4 Accessible Building 21 Dimensional Basics and Relationships 26 Building Biology 36 Visual Perception 39 DESIGN PROCESS Design 42 Sustainable Building 46 Facility Management 48 Refurbishment 50 Design and Construction Management 56 BUILDING COMPONENTS Foundations 66 Walls 74 Floor Slabs 80 Roofs 85 Windows 96 Glass 104 Doors 113 Stairs 120 Escalators 126 Moving Walkways 127 Lifts 128 RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS Basics 135 Housing Density 137 Orientation 138 Access 139 Floor Plans 143 Rooms 146 ACCOMMODATION Student Residences 167 Elderly People's Accommodation 168 Hotels 171 Catering 174 Youth Hostels 184 Holiday/Weekend Cabins 185 Motels 186 Camping 187 EDUCATION AND RESEARCH Children's Daycare 188 Playgrounds 190 Schools 191 Universities and Colleges 198 CULTURAL VENUES Museums and Art Galleries 207 Theatres 209 Cinemas 222 Circus 227 Zoos 228 ADMINISTRATION AND OFFICES Office Buildings 231 High-Rise Buildings 244 Libraries 247 Basics 247 Banks 253 RETAIL Retail Outlets 254 INDUSTRY AND TRADE Industry 263 Workshops 274 RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS Christian Churches 285 Synagogues 288 Mosques 289 HEALTH Doctors' Practices 290 Hospitals 291 SPORT AND LEISURE Stadiums 318 Sports Facilities 320 Sports Halls 350 Swimming Pools 362 Spa 372 Amusement Arcades 375 TRANSPORT Roads 376 Parking Facilities 387 Public Transport 403 Railways 408 Aviation 418 EXTERNAL WORKS Cemeteries 424 Landscape Architecture 426 Earthworks 428 Garden Enclosures 430 Pergola and Trellis 432 Paths, Paving, Steps 435 Drainage 436 Vegetation Biological Engineering 439 Greenhouses 441 Ponds and Pools 442 External Works ? Example 445 AGRICULTURE FARMYARDS 446 Animal Husbandry 452 Supply and Disposal 461 BUILDING SERVICES Renewable Energy 466 Building Physics 471 Daylight 488 Lighting 501 Fire Protection 511 Domestic Installation 522 Chimneys and Ventilation Shafts 537 References 540 BS and DIN Standards 548 Conversion of Units 555 INDEX 575



Neufert s Architects Data is an essentialreference for the initial design and planning of a buildingproject. It provides, in one concise volume, the coreinformation needed to form the framework for the more detaileddesign and planning of any building project. (Building Engineer, 1July 2012)

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