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Data, Fourth Edition (): Ernst Neufert, Peter Neufert: Books. This fourth English language edition is translated from the 39th German edition. Lockwood (English 1st ed.) Publication date. Published in English. ISBN · Architects' Data (German: Bauentwurfslehre), also simply known as the Neufert, is a reference book for spatial requirements in building. Neufert's Architects' Data is an essential reference for the initial design and planning of a building project. It provides, in one concise volume.

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He was born on March 15, , and his first job, as an apprentice mason at the age of fourteen, coincided with the outbreak of World War I. The year the war ended, he graduated from the School of Construction in Weimar. When the Bauhaus opened in , he enrolled as one of its first students and soon started to work for the architectural practice of Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer.

Emigration to the US after the Nazi takeover in would have been the logical next step. Neufert did not emigrate. But even his seemingly nonconformist choice to stay in Germany was a form of conformism—a largely apolitical act.

Even in terms of his career choices, Neufert exhibited what would become the main paradox of his life: an exceptional pursuit of the norm. Unlike Speer, Neufert was never accused of collaboration with the Nazis or convicted of any wrongdoing. Technically, he did not actively participate in the Nazi war machine, and there is no record of party membership.

After the war, he simply resumed his career as professor of architecture at Darmstadt University, and was appointed emeritus professor in Here, a compulsory module for new students was Schnellentwerfen fast design , which allowed a very limited time to develop architectural solutions to a given brief. Then the instructor selects a few narrowly focused tasks and develops the following program in collaboration with the audience: A new building for the Bauhochschule is to be designed on a recently visited building site.

Training workshops and residential studios are to be attached to it.

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The spatial requirements are known to the students. Three hours of intensive labor, then, the designs are collected. These standard paper sizes allowed for increased efficiency in publishing and were first championed by the German War Ministry during World War I. These are also constitutive of the dimensions of spaces.


Exact knowledge of standard [paper] formats is important for the builder. Furthermore, the book engages with the notion of Existenzminimum, variously describing methods of achieving efficient spatial planning and the use of movable, collapsing furniture, such as the Pullman bed.

The Book and the Method Save this picture! The work is simultaneously a handbook, a textbook, and a reference; it is a didactic treatise rather than a mere repository of data. An equivalent of sorts, the Metric Handbook, was published in for a British readership and according to United Kingdom standards, and has sold about , copies. The book includes organizational diagrams, recommended minimum measurements for spaces, exact measurements of standard-sized furnishings, and treatises on standard building typologies such as dwellings high-rise and low-rise , factories, schools, and office buildings.

Often regarded as a sequel to Bauentwurfslehre, it adopts a more urgent tone toward standardization and rationalization, as critical to total war. Speer wrote: Total War requires the concentration of all powers in the construction industry as well. Thoroughgoing centralization, for the purpose of economizing technical powers and building mass production systems, is the prerequisite for improving productivity.

With this new order, one can hardly rely on arbitrary measure of building components and the parliamentary deliberations of participating manufacturing organizations. Rather, one must establish a building order in the broadest sense of the word, with a firm hand and with the collaboration of industry, in order to ease the work of the manufacturer, the planner, and the builder in equal measure.

And to achieve appropriate integration of building components. The first edition was published in based on his lectures; by now the 35th edition of the book has been released.

It has become the foundational work for standards in building and planning, used as the prime reference for questions on required space and the general configuration of internal arrangements within buildings.

On around pages the book covers dimensions of a wide variety of planned objects that reach across all areas of life, ranging from a dessert fork to gravestones, to large administrative buildings. Measures and distances of furniture are coordinated with certain body movements while preparing food, sleeping, washing, or eating.

The functionalist hoped that a study of human physiology and anatomy could give architecture an objectively correct foundation, as opposed to the arbitrary conventions of earlier Stilarchitektur that only reproduced and perpetuated the oppressive structures of class society. Standardization and the repetition of the standardized elements was seen in this context as a means to the maximization of production at minimal cost but more importantly as a prime instrument for the democratic reeducation of people.

It is a product of collective and social intent. Thus repetition, far from being unwanted, is in fact the most important instrument of art. A second look showed that this was not the case. Any building typology got thoroughly examined to determine its benefits as well as its deficiencies.Seller Inventory Paris: Les Editions Cres and Cie.

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The mea: surements shown are all metric but a mixture of metres entimetres and milimetis is used and they are in the main ot identified Readers will also find some superscript numbers asso: ciated with the measurements.

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Architects' Data by Ernst Neufert. Can be considered as the Architect student Bible. Organised largely by building type, and with over diagrams, it provides a mass of data on spatial requirements and also covers planning criteria and considerations of function and siting.

Standardization and the repetition of the standardized elements was seen in this context as a means to the maximization of production at minimal cost but more importantly as a prime instrument for the democratic reeducation of people.