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Design & Drafting

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  • My Creative Space

    How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation

    by Donald M. Rattner

    48 Techniques to Boost Your Creativity at Home, According to ScienceCreativity isn’t all in your head. Sometimes it’s in what's around you—especially when you’re at home.For over twenty years, scientists have been discovering connections between our physical surroundings and the creative mind. Written by a noted architect, My Creative Space is the first book to turn this rich trove of ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • Construction Planning, Equipment, and Methods, Ninth Edition

    by Robert L. Peurifoy and 3 more

    Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.Fully updated coverage of construction planning techniques and equipment technologyConstruction Planning, Equipment and Methods, Ninth Edition, follows in the footsteps of previous editions by laying out the ... Read more

    $207.45 AUD

  • SketchUp for Interior Design

    3D Visualizing, Designing, and Space Planning

    by Lydia Cline

    A practical guide to SketchUp addressing the specific needs of interior designersAlready a common and popular tool for architects and landscape architects, SketchUp is increasingly finding a place in the professional workflow of interior designers. SketchUp for Interior Design is a practical introduction for interior designers and students who want to learn to use the software for their unique ... Read more

    $59.99 AUD

  • The Making of MONA

    by Adrian Franklin

    The inside story of Australia's most exciting museum.Hailed as the most important addition to the Australian cultural landscape since the opening of the Sydney Opera House, MONA has shaken up the art world by breathing life and delight back into the museum experience. Visitors are flocking to MONA, but what is it about MONA that makes it such a transformative experience? And how on earth did an ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Landscape Graphics

    Plan, Section, and Perspective Drawing of Landscape Spaces

    by Grant Reid

    Announcing the new revised edition of the classic industry reference! Landscape Graphics is the architect’s ultimate guide to all the basic graphics techniques used in landscape design and landscape architecture. Progressing from the basics into more sophisticated techniques, this guide offers clear instruction on graphic language and the design process, the basics of drafting, lettering, freehand ... Read more

    $23.31 AUD

  • AutoCAD 2015 For Beginners

    by Kishore Topu

    Learn AutoCAD by following step-by-step examplesAutoCAD 2015 For Beginners contains 515 pages of step-by-step instructions covering various commands and techniques of AutoCAD. If you are new to computer aided design, this book provides you with easy-to-follow instructions and real-world examples to learn AutoCAD. This edition includes examples related to manufacturing, architectural, and ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • Drawing Ideas

    A Hand-Drawn Approach for Better Design

    by Mark Baskinger and 1 more

    A primer for design professionals across all disciplines that helps them create compelling and original concept designs by hand--as opposed to on the computer--in order to foster collaboration and win clients. In today's design world, technology for expressing ideas is pervasive; CAD models and renderings created with computer software provide an easy option for creating highly rendered pieces. ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • Soils for Landscape Development

    Selection, Specification and Validation

    by Elke Haege and 1 more

    Soils for Landscape Development provides a clear, practical and systematic template for specifying landscape soils based on scientific criteria. The soil specifications provide essential information and a universally applicable method for landscape architects and designers, specification writers, landscape contractors and soil supply companies to ensure quality and fit-for-purpose soils. A strong ... Read more

    $55.98 AUD

  • Working Drawings Handbook

    by Keith Styles and 1 more

    Covering every aspect of drawing preparation, both manual and computer-aided, this comprehensive manual is an essential tool for students, architects and architectural technologists. Showing what information is required on each type of document, how drawings relate to specifications, and how to organize and document your work, this handbook presents a fully illustrated guide to all the key methods ... Read more

    $87.55 AUD

  • Understanding Land Development

    A Project-Based Approach

    by Eddo Coiacetto

    This book draws on the author’s considerable expertise in land development processes and planning, and planning education. It takes a learning-by-doing studio approach and shows how to undertake a development feasibility study in three main stages: the preliminary proposal, a design and finally, a full report with a financially appraised proposal. Understanding Land Development shows how to tackle ... Read more

    $47.95 AUD

  • Positive Energy Homes

    Creating Passive Houses for Better Living

    by Robin Brimblecombe and 1 more

    Positive energy homes enable people to live healthy and comfortable lives with energy left over to share. Creating a house you love that produces surplus energy is surprisingly easy with a thorough understanding of how buildings work and careful attention to detail in construction. The Passive House standard, with its well-proven track record, forms the basis for creating positive energy homes. ... Read more

    $47.95 AUD

  • Medium Design

    by Keller Easterling

    Privileging declarations, right answers, proofs, and universals, culture is often banging away with the same blunt tools that are completely inadequate to address contemporary chemistries of power. On the flip side of these logics, Medium Design offers no dramatic manifestos where things are new or right. Instead it only rehearses a habit of mind that has been eclipsed. Even at a moment of digital ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Living Architecture

    Green Roofs and Walls

    by Christine Goodwin and 1 more

    Extensively illustrated with photographs and drawings, Living Architecture highlights the most exciting green roof and living wall projects in Australia and New Zealand within an international context. Cities around the world are becoming denser, with greater built form resulting in more hard surfaces and less green space, leaving little room for vegetation or habitat. One way of creating more ... Read more

    $67.97 AUD

  • Basics Architecture 03: Architectural Design

    by Ms. Jane Anderson

    series Basics Architecture
    Basics Architecture 03: Architectural Design explains the process of designing architectural projects. It describes the design studio and the activities that take place there.The architectural design process is as diverse as the people who practise it; all architects follows their own individual design process. In this dynamic new text the realities of the design process and the relationship ... Read more

    $36.51 AUD

  • Cybersecurity for Beginners

    by Raef Meeuwisse

    This book provides an easy insight into the essentials of cybersecurity, even if you have a non-technical background. You may be a business person keen to understand this important subject area or an information security specialist looking to update your knowledge.‘The world has changed more in the past 10 years than in any 10 year period in human history... Technology is no longer a peripheral ... Read more

    $12.86 AUD

  • Stone House Construction

    by Sarah Gunn

    Stone House Construction is a comprehensive study of Australian stone building techniques in a residential context, for people with an interest in building or renovating, including property owners, architects and builders. It has a strong theme of historic stone buildings, as traditional forms of building respond to the need for structural integrity and stability over time against weathering. The ... Read more

    $55.98 AUD

  • The Ten Books on Architecture - (FREE Audiobook Included!)

    by Vitruvius Pollio

    The Ten Books on Architecture - (FREE Audiobook Included!)-Included TOC for Reader.-Included biography the author.-Free Audiobook link for download.This is sample in ebook;The first spurs of the Apennines arise from the Tuscan sea between the Alps and the most distant borders of Tuscany. The mountain range itself bends round and, almost touching the shores of the Adriatic in the middle of the ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design

    Planning, Building and Planting Your Perfect Outdoor Space

    by Chris Young and 1 more

    Plant the garden of your dreams and transform your outdoor space with award-winning Royal Horticultural Society garden design experts.Whether you're looking to revive a tired flowerbed or aiming for a complete design overhaul, the RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design will show you how to make your ideal garden a reality. Grasp the fundamentals of garden design, find a style that suits you, and bring ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Introduction AutoCAD Plant 3D 2015


    Introduction to AutoCAD Plant 3D 2015 is a tutorial based book. It uses step-by-step instructions to help you to learn AutoCAD Plant 3D. Sixteen tutorials are used throughout the book, and they help you to know the basics of AutoCAD Plant 3D. A companion website contains all the files you may need.AutoCAD Plant 3D is the standard software for P&ID and Plant design. The program offers many ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • 3D CAD with Autodesk 123D

    Designing for 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, and Personal Fabrication

    by Jesse Harrington Au and 1 more

    If you've arrived at a stage in your creative life where you're ready to do more with your computer, it's time to learn how to combine its power with new advances in computer-aided design (CAD) and fabrication to make something awesome--in three dimensions!The free suite of Autodesk 123D software offers all the tools you need to capture or design three-dimensional objects and characters. This book ... Read more

    $30.79 AUD

  • Late Victorian Architectural Plans and Details

    by William T. Comstock

    This authentic reproduction of plans drawn up by a noted 19th-century architectural firm features both residential and public buildings. Hundreds of illustrations include floor plans, perspective views, and elevations as well as designs for staircases, fireplaces, and other interior details, plus photographs of exteriors. Captions describe rooms, dimensions, costs, and other particulars. ... Read more

    $30.70 AUD

  • Progressive Steps in Architectural Drawing - A Step-by-Step Method for Student Draughtsmen Together with Details of Construction and Design

    by George W. Seaman

    "Progressive Steps in Architectural Drawing" is a step-by-step guide originally untended for young student draftsmen. It outlines a systematic method for architectural drawing and offers useful information on construction and design. It aims to provide a full and comprehensive foundation in architectural drawing that will prove invaluable to students and beginners. Contents include: "Professional ... Read more

    $7.69 AUD

  • Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures

    The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Castles and Cathedrals, Skyscrapers and Bridges, and So Much More...

    by Lee J. Ames

    series Draw 50
    Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures teaches aspiring artists how to draw with ease by following simple, step-by-step instructions. Celebrated author Lee J. Ames shows readers how to draw famous structures from all over the world, as well as an igloo, a barn and silo, a windmill, and even a teepee. Ames's illustration style and renowned drawing method has made him a leader in the step-by-step ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • PERSPECTIVE: Using the Grid System for Interior Design Sketching

    From plan view to sketch

    by Donald Gerds

    PERSPECTIVE: Using the Grid System for Interior Design Sketching This electronic book is a rewrite of the original paper book, rewritten by the author Donald Gerds, for electronic reading devices.  Both books teach basic perspective drawing using the grid system with a focus on doing interior design.   The grid system is a simple and efficient way of learning perspective quickly and accurately ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD