Building Type Basics for Office Buildings / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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From the acclaimed New York Firm of Kohn Pedersen Fox, this volume in the Building Type Basics series gives you the essential information you need to initiate designs for every type of office building, from dramatic skyscrapers to utilitarian low-rise complexes.
- Combines in-depth coverage of all of the structural, mechanical, acoustic, traffic, and security issues unique to today's office buildings with the nuts-and-bolts guidance you need to launch your design project and see it through.
- Addresses a broad scope of timely issues related to modern office design: standard and alternate workplaces, the "smart" office building, security, healthy interiors, elevators, image and identity, and more.
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About the Author
KOHN PEDERSEN FOX, one of the world's most prestigious architectural firms, has offices in New York, London, Berlin, and Tokyo. The recipient of the AIA's top firm award in 1990, KPF's impressive project list includes IBM's headquarters in Armonk, New York, the World Bank in Washington, DC, and the Shanghai World Financial Center.
STEPHEN A. KLIMENT, FAIA, is an architectural journalist and an adjunct professor at the City College of New York. He was editor in chief of Architectural Record from 1990 to 1996. He is the editor and founder of the series Building Type Basics.
Table of Contents
Preface (S. Kliment).
PART I: ARCHITECTURAL ISSUES.
Introduction (A. Kohn).
The Office Building Type: A Pragmatic Approach (P. Katz).
PART II: CONSULTANTS' ISSUES.
Interior Architecture (D. Lehman-Smith).
Structural Systems (L. Robertson and S.-T. See).
Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Systems (N. Kurtz).
Vertical Transportation (J. Van Deusen).
Curtain Walls (J. Khoury).
Alternative Workplace Solutions (F. Becker).
Safety and Security (J. McCormick).
PART III: CASE STUDIES.
Gannett/USA Today Corporate Headquarters (McLean, Virginia).
Chagrin Highlands Building One (Cleveland, Ohio).
Thames Court (London, United Kingdom).
Tour CBX (Paris, France).
Endesa Heaadquarters (Madrid, Spain).
11 Charter Road (Hong Kong).
One Raffles Link (Singapore).
Ernst & Young Building (New York, New York).
Espirito Santo Plaza (Miami, Florida).