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The books in the LRC are arranged by topic using Library of Congress classification system. Here are a few call number ranges to explore:

NA1-9428   Architecture

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Architecture

The Architecture program brings together fundamental concerns in the contemporary culture through its global networks of institutional collaborators. Ensuring that the students will have the necessary tool to design purposefully towards inventive and sustainable solutions, delivered by a diverse collection of mentors that expands the traditional definition of architecture.

This subject guide gathers in one place carefully evaluated and selected resources on Architecture available and accessible at the LRC and its subscribed databases. Books (both print and electronic) are categorized per course; while journals, magazines and online databases are recommended for the entire Architecture program.


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Books on ADESPRN - Architectural Design Elements and Principles

Architectural Design Elements and Principles

Welcome to the world of studio education! This is your first formal training on the fundamental principles of architecture, design, and art. ADESPRN will introduce you to the different ideas and philosophies in the creative world specifically those with influential aesthetic values. You will explore this set of principles through creative representations and translations with architectonic emphasis. Your visual and tactile intelligences will be enhanced exploring different materials for the planar and spatial plastic form manipulation. This course shall introduce you to the basic core principle of the general design process, focusing on the problem identification-philosophy-concept- solution progression and iteration. ADESPRN is a lecture and studio-based subject. Lectures shall be held prior to every class discussion before the studio exercises. Submission of minor and major research works, assignments, projects, and /or group works shall be the different basis for classroom assessment. Design exercises and the final project shall be the major components of the main assessment and evaluation of student performance.

Architectural Design Elements and Principles

Welcome to the world of studio education! This is your first formal training on the fundamental principles of architecture, design, and art. ADESPRN will introduce you to the different ideas and philosophies in the creative world specifically those with influential aesthetic values. You will explore this set of principles through creative representations and translations with architectonic emphasis. Your visual and tactile intelligences will be enhanced exploring different materials for the planar and spatial plastic form manipulation. This course shall introduce you to the basic core principle of the general design process, focusing on the problem identification-philosophy-concept- solution progression and iteration. ADESPRN is a lecture and studio-based subject. Lectures shall be held prior to every class discussion before the studio exercises. Submission of minor and major research works, assignments, projects, and /or group works shall be the different basis for classroom assessment. Design exercises and the final project shall be the major components of the main assessment and evaluation of student performance.

Books on ARCAD-1- Computer-Aided Design and Drafting for Architecture - 1

Computer-Aided Design and Drafting for Architecture – 1

In this course, we shall go through the fundamentals of using the software Autodesk 3DS Max for architectural and interior design. And, for post-production work, we shall also go through the basics of Adobe Photoshop to enhance the images rendered from 3DS Max.

3DS Max is one of the software used in the architectural and interior design industry for creating photo-realistic renders and images, and used for design presentations. Adobe Photoshop on the other hand is a well-known software also used by the industry to enhance the look of their renders and images. By learning these software, you shall gain additional tools and develop new skills to keep you up to date with, or even have an edge in the growing trends in the architecture and interior design professions. You shall go through several exercises and activities, repeating the same commands and tools at times, in order to retain them in memory and know them by heart.

Computer-Aided Design and Drafting for Architecture – 1

In this course, we shall go through the fundamentals of using the software Autodesk 3DS Max for architectural and interior design. And, for post-production work, we shall also go through the basics of Adobe Photoshop to enhance the images rendered from 3DS Max.

3DS Max is one of the software used in the architectural and interior design industry for creating photo-realistic renders and images, and used for design presentations. Adobe Photoshop on the other hand is a well-known software also used by the industry to enhance the look of their renders and images. By learning these software, you shall gain additional tools and develop new skills to keep you up to date with, or even have an edge in the growing trends in the architecture and interior design professions. You shall go through several exercises and activities, repeating the same commands and tools at times, in order to retain them in memory and know them by heart.

Books on ARCAD-2 - Computer-Aided Design and Drafting for Architecture - 2/BIM

Computer-Aided Design and Drafting for Architecture - 2/BIM

In this course, we shall go through the fundamentals of using the software Autodesk Revit for architectural and interior design. You will also learn the concept of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and learn the tools in Revit to realize a BIM workflow.  Revit is one of the leading BIM software used by many architectural firms to generate models, from which they can extract additional data from, for design iterations and construction purposes.  Understanding the concept of BIM and learning to use Revit, you shall be able to work more efficiently in the design and construction stages of a project.

The course will go through several exercises and activities that are sequential in nature, repeating commands and tools at times, in order to retain them in memory and know them by heart.

Computer-Aided Design and Drafting for Architecture - 2/BIM

In this course, we shall go through the fundamentals of using the software Autodesk Revit for architectural and interior design. You will also learn the concept of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and learn the tools in Revit to realize a BIM workflow.  Revit is one of the leading BIM software used by many architectural firms to generate models, from which they can extract additional data from, for design iterations and construction purposes.  Understanding the concept of BIM and learning to use Revit, you shall be able to work more efficiently in the design and construction stages of a project.

The course will go through several exercises and activities that are sequential in nature, repeating commands and tools at times, in order to retain them in memory and know them by heart.

Books on ARCDS01 - Architectural Design 1: Research & Simple Architecture

Architectural Design 1: Research & Simple Architecture

This course aims to introduce foundation of research by design through various activities that shall focus on an in-depth evaluation of the site and context, as well as basic architectural manipulation. It shall introduce the translation of the basic principles of design as well as research as a basis of the development of the design process. Diagrams and analysis of the site shall be presented along with the architectural solutions based on the data analysis.

Architectural Design 1: Research & Simple Architecture

This course aims to introduce foundation of research by design through various activities that shall focus on an in-depth evaluation of the site and context, as well as basic architectural manipulation. It shall introduce the translation of the basic principles of design as well as research as a basis of the development of the design process. Diagrams and analysis of the site shall be presented along with the architectural solutions based on the data analysis.

Books on ARCDS02 - Architectural Design 2: Parti & Site Intervention

Architectural Design 2: Parti & Site Intervention

This course aims to develop the architectural process and concept through various activities that shall focus on the translation of research and site analysis. The synthesis of data and analysis shall form the basis of the creation of design process and concept. The process shall be translated and presented through the application of architectural principles and theories relevant to architecture.

Architectural Design 2: Parti & Site Intervention

This course aims to develop the architectural process and concept through various activities that shall focus on the translation of research and site analysis. The synthesis of data and analysis shall form the basis of the creation of design process and concept. The process shall be translated and presented through the application of architectural principles and theories relevant to architecture.

Books on ARCDS03 - Architectural Design 3: Iteration, Prototyping and Interiors

Architectural Design 3: Iteration, Prototyping and Interiors

This course aims to develop architectural prototypes to explore design possibilities through a series of sketches, drawings, digital or physical models.

The iterative process helps to visualize how various architectural elements should be integrated and evaluate the most suitable solution to the problem at hand. It also helps to integrate the relationship between the inside and outside.

Architectural Design 3: Iteration, Prototyping and Interiors

This course aims to develop architectural prototypes to explore design possibilities through a series of sketches, drawings, digital or physical models.

The iterative process helps to visualize how various architectural elements should be integrated and evaluate the most suitable solution to the problem at hand. It also helps to integrate the relationship between the inside and outside.

Books on ARCDS04 - Architectural Design 4: Assemblage, Introduction to Emergent Technology & Community Planning

Architectural Design 4: Assemblage, Introduction to Emergent Technology & Community Planning

The course aims to create architectural design as a culmination of design research, process and prototyping.

The architectural assembly will integrate and assemble different architectural components but the result is not necessarily a closed system, it can also be open-ended. Innovations in building technology required by the typology will also be incorporated.

Architectural Design 4: Assemblage, Introduction to Emergent Technology & Community Planning

The course aims to create architectural design as a culmination of design research, process and prototyping.

The architectural assembly will integrate and assemble different architectural components but the result is not necessarily a closed system, it can also be open-ended. Innovations in building technology required by the typology will also be incorporated.

Books on ARCDS05 - Architectural Design 5 - Space Planning 2

Architectural Design 5 – Space Planning 2

Gain technical know how on Geo and Spatial Dynamics as you integrate them with your architectural design project. The course discusses the principle of Spatial structures as a dynamic element in the Philippine context.

ARCDES5 also allows you to create optimal Spatial environments for the required transmission, absorption, reflection, and refraction of different realms of movements. Geo and Spatial Dynamics form the foundation of the course. You will use these in analysis and preparation of your proposal which will then be validated by physical or digital models, and case study analyses. Finally, you will propose an innovative studio project that integrates Geo and Spatial Dynamics with architecture.

Architectural Design 5 – Space Planning 2

Gain technical know how on Geo and Spatial Dynamics as you integrate them with your architectural design project. The course discusses the principle of Spatial structures as a dynamic element in the Philippine context.

ARCDES5 also allows you to create optimal Spatial environments for the required transmission, absorption, reflection, and refraction of different realms of movements. Geo and Spatial Dynamics form the foundation of the course. You will use these in analysis and preparation of your proposal which will then be validated by physical or digital models, and case study analyses. Finally, you will propose an innovative studio project that integrates Geo and Spatial Dynamics with architecture.

Books on ARCDS06 - Architectural Design 6 - Site Development Planning and Landscaping

Architectural Design 6 – Site Development Planning and Landscaping

Develop technical know-how on Site Development Plan and Landscaping as you integrate them in your architectural design project.

The course discuss Site Development and Landscaping factors to consider in architecture in the Philippines. These factors should therefore influence your design at the onset. There will be case study analyses which you can use to prepare your design proposal. The proposal can be validated further via physical or digital models. Finally you will propose an innovative studio project that integrates Site Development Planning and Landscaping with architecture.

Architectural Design 6 – Site Development Planning and Landscaping

Develop technical know-how on Site Development Plan and Landscaping as you integrate them in your architectural design project.

The course discuss Site Development and Landscaping factors to consider in architecture in the Philippines. These factors should therefore influence your design at the onset. There will be case study analyses which you can use to prepare your design proposal. The proposal can be validated further via physical or digital models. Finally you will propose an innovative studio project that integrates Site Development Planning and Landscaping with architecture.

Books on ARCDS07 - Architectural Design 7 - Community Architecture and Urban Design

Architectural Design 7 – Community Architecture and Urban Design

Develop technical know-how on Community Architecture and Urban Design as you integrate them with your architectural design project.

The course discuss communities and public space elements that affect architecture. These forces are at the core of daily spatial experiences, and are critical factors to consider in the Philippine context. Therefore, Community Architecture and Urban Design should influence your architectural design projects at the onset. There will be case study analyses which you can use to prepare your proposal. The proposal can be validated further via physical or digital models. Finally you will propose an innovative studio project that integrates Community Architecture and Urban Design with architecture.

Architectural Design 7 – Community Architecture and Urban Design

Develop technical know-how on Community Architecture and Urban Design as you integrate them with your architectural design project.

The course discuss communities and public space elements that affect architecture. These forces are at the core of daily spatial experiences, and are critical factors to consider in the Philippine context. Therefore, Community Architecture and Urban Design should influence your architectural design projects at the onset. There will be case study analyses which you can use to prepare your proposal. The proposal can be validated further via physical or digital models. Finally you will propose an innovative studio project that integrates Community Architecture and Urban Design with architecture.

Books on ARCDS8 - Architectural Design 8 - Integrated Technical Design Studio

Architectural Design 8 – Integrated Technical Design Studio

Conclude the series of technical design studios with an Integrated Technical Design project.

The course allows you to integrate what you have learned in your previous technical design projects into your selected Specialization track. As the culmination studio in the series of technical design courses, this is your opportunity to demonstrate technical know-how in Geo, Acoustical, and Fluid Dynamics as well as Solar and Optics. You will also need to apply your chosen Specialization track research into the integrated technical studio project. This culmination studio project will serve as a jump-off point to your thesis proposal.