The Architectural Pattern Book

A Tool for Building Great Neighborhoods

Urban Design Associates (Author)


This manual documents the revival of the traditional architectural pattern book as a means of implementing urban design.

From the firm that produced The Urban Design Handbook comes a practical guide to developing and using pattern books-a tradition stretching back to Vitruvius and Palladio, and the source of many beautiful houses-to design neighborhoods today. It describes techniques and working methods for contemporary development and construction processes.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • August 2004
  • ISBN 978-0-393-73134-7
  • 8.3 × 10 in / 240 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“The beauty of the system is that it is based on existing excellence not style, and typological selection is helped by a broad consensus on what is proven to work.” — Ben Bolgar, RIBA Journal

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