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Introduction to Architectural Technology, 2nd Edition by Dason Whitsett, Peter Silver, William McLean

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Introduction

“Aerodynamics is for people who can’t design engines.” Enzo Ferrari

Both structurally and environmentally, the architect designs the way in which buildings are organized. Along with the art – the social, cultural, philosophical, and political factors that influence design – it is the tools and techniques of the engineer – technology – that gives form and performance to the built environment.

Critical to an understanding of architecture is the relationship between design and technology. The aim of this textbook is to introduce the scope of that relationship to those who may be considering a career in architecture, as well as to enable students of architecture to integrate their design thinking with appropriate structural and environmental ...

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