Are you professional architects or are you architecture university students who are looking for a good architecture textbook for your career or study? At present time, there are millions of architecture textbooks available, wrote by many famous writers. You should be able to find several indispensable facts about these architecture textbooks. I am an architecture who are always looking for the good ones and from this article, I have listed two key features that good architecture textbook should have whether they will be used by professionals or academic purposes .
- Kind of all in one.
This is very good idea to buy the text book that is able to give you all aspects in one book. For example, the book should have content about textbook, workbook, and reference manual in one volume. It should not only provides information about any procedure that required to create a three-dimensional model design, but the book also has basic knowledge of home/residential constructions, guidelines and standards for residential design as well as fundamental concept to learn and understand various types of technical drawings.
- Step-by-step instruction—easy to follow
Many of architecture textbooks usually has guide for learners through a series of realistic activities that create a three-dimensional computer model. They generally has some example of mock up building model, such as an example of two-story, three-bedroom, single-family home of approximately 2,500 square feet and offer some instructions for learner to follow in order to create that model by using computer software. These are including line drawings and color renderings for design presentations. These steps of instructions need to be easy to follow and should not have too many steps, otherwise it will become confusing. Most of the activities include no more than ten steps and allow the learner to choose from multiple options resulting in a customized design.
However, there are some other optional features, if you can find the book that has all of these that will be very excellent. Key optional features include;
a) Included in the tutorial are clear and complete directions for creating a variety of architectural objects. Clear and complete directions will enable learners to understand all the process very easily and the book should also provide some tips and techniques.
b) Screen images illustrate exactly what the design model should look like as it is completed. This feature is quite crucial. Lack of image illustration will make learners have no idea about what the outcome of the work will be both before and after they try to formulate a design work.
c) Information and procedures are so complete that the learner should not need to seek help from other sources. Just like I have mentioned above that if the book provides kind off all-in-one information will be very useful for learners.
You may not consider everything you just read to be crucial information about how to choose or what kind of ideal architecture that you should have. I hope that reading the above information was both enjoyable and educational for you. Your learning process should be ongoing–the more you understand about any subject, the more you will be able to share with others.