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Allen, Edward 1938-

Works: 52 works in 468 publications in 6 languages and 13,514 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Other
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Most widely held works about Edward Allen
Most widely held works by Edward Allen
How buildings work : the natural order of architecture by Edward Allen( Book )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 3,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do buildings do, and how do they fuction? Edward Allen's new book provides a full and elegantly articulated answer to these fundamental questions about architecture. "A house of snow in the Arctic obeys the same physical laws as one of bamboo in the tropics," writes Allen, "and a steel-framed skyscraper is not so far removed from a tree house as we would sometimes believe." But the principles involved in the functioning of buildings has never been clearly laid out in one place. Edward Allen's book is the first comprehensive, nonmathmematical physiology of architecture, and will enable lay people as well as professionals to understand how buildings work. Every chapter of How Buildings Work concisely describes one aspect of building function. Here, for the first time in a single volume, are chapters on thermal considerations in architecture, keeping water out of buildings, reducing danger from fire, fitting buildings to people, the structural behavior of buildings, and much more. Each is a complete introduction to its topic, and each is unique for the clarity and simplicity with which it describes an often complex phenomenon. Over 300 original illustrations accompany the text to explain key points. A book of design and construction principles, How Buildings Work will take a natural place among the basic books on architecture and building construction. A comprehensive index and glossary of terms make it a convenient reference manual as well
Fundamentals of building construction : materials and methods by Edward Allen( Book )

79 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 2,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reference guide to the materials and methods of building construction, based on the International Building Code, covering foundations, wood, different types of frame construction, masonry, concrete, roofing, cladding systems, and other topics, and including references to Web sites, illustrations, and essays
The architect's studio companion : rules of thumb for preliminary design by Edward Allen( )

35 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 2,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Architect's Studio Companion is the laborsaving design resource that architects and builders have relied on for years. Now in its fourth edition, this industry standard continues its reputation as a reliable tool for the preliminary selecting, configuring, and sizing of the structural, mechanical, and egress systems of a building. Bestselling authors Edward Allen and Joseph Iano reduce complex engineering and building code information to simple approximations that enable the designer to lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes and get on with the design."--Jacket
Architectural detailing : function constructibility aesthetics by Edward Allen( Book )

38 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edition of the industry standard on architectural detailing includes new sections covering analysis and modification of existing details and design of new details, both basic and advanced. Revised to address sustainability and to reflect the International Building Code®, Architectural Detailing continues to deliver reliable, insightful information on how to design details that will be water- and airtight, control the flows of heat and water vapor, adjust to all kinds of movement, age gracefully, be easy to construct, and still look good. Conveniently organized by the three major concerns of the detailer -- function, constructibility, and aesthetics -- this edition features: Richly illustrated examples of detail design, case studies, and practical exercises; New and revised patterns showing form, constructibility, and aesthetics; Everything you need, whether a student or professional, to design details that work"-- viewed on 6/2/2016
Fundamentals of residential construction by Edward Allen( Book )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fundamentals of Residential Construction, Second Edition features the most up-to-date explanations of today's residential construction systems. From foundation to roof and exterior finishes to interior details, this new edition thoroughly addresses the latest developments in materials and methods of house construction, including energy efficiency, framing, and roofing." "Abundantly illustrated with more than 1,200 drawings and photographs, the Second Edition provides authoritative coverage on wood light-frame construction, industrialized systems of construction, insulating concrete forms, light-gauge steel frame, panelized construction, and new information on engineered materials, windows and doors."--Jacket
Stone shelters by Edward Allen( Book )

39 editions published between 1969 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A trullo (plural, trulli) is a traditional Apulian dry stone hut with a conical roof. Their style of construction is specific to the Itria Valley, in the Murge area of the Italian region of Apulia. Trulli were generally constructed as temporary field shelters and storehouses or as permanent dwellings by small proprietors or agricultural labourers. Their golden age was the 19th century."--Wikipedia
Shaping structures : statics by Wacław Zalewski( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD-ROM contains illustrated and annotated demonstrations of the eight major techniques featured in the book
Exercises in building construction : forty-five homework and laboratory assignments to accompany Fundamentals of building construction by Edward Allen( Book )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supplements the fourth edition of Edward Allen's "Fundamentals of Building Construction". Organized to correspond with chapters within the main text, the more than 40 exercises make it easier to learn the essential information in the core book
Form and forces : designing efficient, expressive structures by Edward Allen( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Form and Forces, bestselling authors Edward Allen and Waclaw Zalewski offer a fresh, new approach to the study of structures for students and practitioners of architecture and structural engineering. Emphasizing graphics rather than mathematics and rote learning, Form and Forces teaches statics and strength of materials in the context of a set of projects that involve students in the entire process of designing elegant, long-span structures, from concept generation to detailing and planning for construction. Readers engage in such projects as a hanging roof for a transportation terminal, a concrete shell roof for a basketball arena, a wood truss roof for a summer camp activities building, cantilevered concrete shells to cover a stadium grandstand, and other fascinating, real-world designs. As they pursue these projects, students learn each fundamental structural design technique as it is needed, in the context in which it is useful, making it easy to remember and employ the principles discussed, including: Statics; Bending and buckling behavior; Finding form and forces for long-span structures; Beam and column formulas; The choice and layout of framing systems. Supplemented by a companion Web site with step-by-step graphic statics tutorials, interactive learning tools, and a special-purpose graphic statics solver program, Form and Forces allows every architect and engineer to employ the almost magical power of graphical techniques for generating good form. Form and Forces equips the reader with simple, powerful tools employed by the great structural designers of the past 150 years--from Eiffel, Gaudí, and Maillart, to Schlaich and Calatrava--so that even beginners can design entire structures that are elegant and exciting
The architect's studio companion : technical guidelines for preliminary design by Edward Allen( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The professional handbook of building construction by Edward Allen( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailing for landscape architects : aesthetics, function, constructibility by Thomas Ryan( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes the reader on an educational journey across three major areas of landscape architectural detailing - aesthetics, function, and constructibility - to demonstrate how powerful design patterns can transform thematic ideas into awe-inspiring built realities. Richly illustrated examples accompany concise discussions of a varied blend of landscape design/detailing issues such as water movement, soil environments, articulating structures and construction assemblies, life cycle costing, sustainability, health and safety, and more
Teach yourself to build by Edward Allen( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cómo funciona un edificio : principios elementales by Edward Allen( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CONTENIDO: Qué hacen los edificios - El medio ambiente externo - El medio ambiente humano - El concepto de refugio - Cómo se comportan los edificios - La función del edificio - Abastecimiento de agua - Reciclaje de los desperdicios - Medidas para la comodidad térmica - Control de la radiación de calor - Control de la temperatura y de la humedad del aire - Control del movimiento del aire - Evacuación del agua - Oír y ser oído - Energía concentrada - Adaptación del edificio a la gente - Soporte estructural - Construcción de un edificio - Mantener un edificio vivo y en crecimiento - El bloqueo de construcción arquitectónico - Los componentes y la función del edificio
Exercises in building construction : thirty-seven homework or laboratory assignments to accompany Fundamentals of building construction, materials and methods by Edward Allen( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anpassungsfähig Bauen = Adaptable architecture by Universität Stuttgart( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El anteproyecto arquitectónico : guía para su ejecución by Edward Allen( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La casa "otra" : la autoconstrucción según el M.I.T by Shirt-Sleeve Session in Responsive Housebuilding Technologies( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning exercises in energy-conscious design : a resource book in building climatology by Edward Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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How buildings work : the natural order of architecture
Fundamentals of building construction : materials and methodsThe architect's studio companion : rules of thumb for preliminary designArchitectural detailing : function constructibility aestheticsFundamentals of residential constructionStone sheltersShaping structures : staticsExercises in building construction : forty-five homework and laboratory assignments to accompany Fundamentals of building constructionForm and forces : designing efficient, expressive structures
Alternative Names
Allen, Edward Blair 1938-

앨런, 에드워드 1938-

アレン, エドワード