The Grid

form and process in architectural design

This volume fulfills a long felt need in architectural education to articulate in a clear and explicit manner many of the formal principles fundamental to architectural design. The focus is on the grid, one of the essential tools that has served architects and designers throughout history. The publication of this study documents a methodology that lays the groundwork for much of the architecture produced throughout the Late Modern Movement of the last thirty years. The book has been written as a design primer, and presents design concepts and theory that supports work undertaken in beginning design studies which will be especially useful to students in architecture and urban design. The abundant cross-disciplinary examples can be applied to a wide range of problem types, and relate to a variety of scales and site applications. The extensive text and over 300 diagrams contained in this book are among the most comprehensive documentation on the use of grids in architectural design ever published.