The Architecture Handbook (Student Edition)
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Developed and published by the Chicago Architecture Foundation
By Jennifer Masengarb with Krisann Rehbein
The first book of its kind in the country for high school students, The Architecture Handbook teaches both the fundamentals of architectural design and technical drawing through hands-on activities. Students also build knowledge and gain skills through group design projects, sketching, model-making, mapping, research, critical thinking, problem solving and class presentations. The book integrates architecture throughout all the core academic subjects—language arts, mathematics, science, social science, and fine arts.
A sustainable "green" home serves as the books case study, while students also investigate 10 well-known residential buildings in the U.S. and around the world.
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
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Also available: the Teacher Edition of this book.
Take a peek inside the book to see how you and your students can use The Architecture Handbook in the classroom. Click below to see sample projects and chapters:
- Project 3 - The Floor Plan, Chapter 11: Circulation, Clients, and Guest Spaces vs. Family Spaces
- Project 4 - The Elevation Chapter 15, Building Forms and Massing
- Project 4 - The Elevation Did You Know? Supplement Page
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