"Added to the third, extended edition is the folder 'Archetypal forms of construction', a comparative overview of the content of this handbook"--Title page verso."DARCH ETH"--Cover.Contents: Materials/modules. Modules -- Masonry -- Concrete -- Timber -- Steel -- Insulation -- Glass or plastic -- Elements. Foundation/plinth -- Facade -- Opening -- Floor -- Roof -- Stairs, lifts -- Structures. Forms of construction -- Building performance, energy -- Buildings. Selected projects -- Components. Drawings -- Foundation/plinth -- Wall/floor -- Opening -- Floor -- Roof/parapet.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This internationally prizewinning volume now appears in its third, revised and expanded edition. Since the first edition was published in 2005, it has been adopted as a textbook at many universities. Experience with the preceding edition has shown that the book has become an indispensable handbook for reference and reading not only for students and teachers but also for architects.