Architectural Practice

There are a number of excellent resources and great discourse on the practice of the architect, and this is my collection of some of them I find applicable to my interests as a project architect and designer.

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Architectural Practice was updated June 12th, 2020.

Energy Manual

An indispensable planning aid for energy-efficient and sustainable construction While the efficiency and sustainability offensive is in full swing in most sectors of the economy, in the construction sector it is still in its very beginnings - economically as well as ecologically.


Design-Tech is an indispensable, holistic approach to architectural technology that shows you in hundreds of drawings and tables the why as well as the how of building science, providing you with a comprehensive overview. In this expanded edition, measurements and examples are listed in both metric and imperial units to reflect the global reality of architectural practice.

The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book

In the world of interior design, thousands of bits of crucial information are scattered across a wide array of sources. The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book collects the information essential to planning and executing interior projects of all shapes and sizes, and distills it in a format that is as easy to use as it is to carry.

The Architecture Reference & Specification Book updated & revised

Most architectural standards references contain thousands of pages of details, overwhelmingly more than architects need to know to know on any given day. The updated and revised edition of Architecture Reference & Specification contains vital information that's essential to planning and executing architectural projects of all shapes and sizes, all in a format that is small enough to carry anywhere.

Open I Close

The new Scale series provides practical tools for architects and students of architecture. Each volume analyses the construction process from the first design idea to the call for bids, covering the fundamental design principles and concrete details.

Enclose | Build

The building shell is the interface with the outside world, it offers protection and at the same time represents its owners or occupants. But what are the criteria for choosing a specific shell? Why is a particular material used on a particular undercoat?

Furnishing | Zoning

What is the process of forming rooms, which elements are used and how are room-shaping components defined? The fourth volume in the SCALE series, "Furnishing | Zoning", deals with the relationships between building typology and building structure, and between spatial composition and interior design.

Support I Materialise

Designing and constructing load-bearing building elements Columns, walls and floors make up the skeleton of nearly every building. This third volume in the series SCALE, Support| Materialise, takes an in-depth look at these load-bearing structures, covering the development and realization of appropriate constructions from idea and design intention all the way to constructional implementation.

Articles and Projects

Explore Architectural Practice further in the articles, observations, and projects I've had the opportunity to work on.