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Best Books and Study Material for GATE 2018 AR (Architecture and Planning) Paper

GATE Architecture and Planning study material is the topic wise list of books for GATE AR exam. The GATE papers for Architecture and Planning include questions on various topics. The GATE syllabus for Architecture and Planning (AR) includes the following main topics.

  • City Planning
  • Housing
  • Landscape Design
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Environmental Studies in Building Science:
  • Visual and Urban Design
  • Development of Contemporary Architecture
  • Building Services
  • Building Construction and Management
  • Materials and Structural Systems
  • Planning Theory
  • Techniques of Planning
  • Traffic and Transportation Planning
  • Infrastructure, Services and Amenities
  • Development Administration and Management.

Most important GATE Books for Architecture and Planning (AR) are as follows.

GATE Books for Architecture and Planning (AR)

Complete List of Important Books for GATE AR – GATE Study Material for Architecture and Planning.

Topic Sub Topics Book
CITY PLANNING Evolution of cities; principles of city planning; types of cities & new towns; planning regulations and building byelaws; eco-city concept; sustainable development The architecture and planning of classical Moscow by William C. Brumfield.
LANDSCAPE DESIGN Principles of landscape design and site planning; history of landscape styles; landscape elements and materials; plant characteristics & planting design; environmental considerations in landscape planning. Landscape Architect’s by Siobhan Vernon, Nicola Garmory and Rachel Tennant.
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN Application of computers in architecture and planning; understandingelements of hardware and software; computer graphics; programming languages – C and VisualBasic and usage of packages such as AutoCAD, 3D-Studio, 3D Max. Mastering AutoCAD Architecture 2010 by Paul F. Aubin.Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach By John L. Hennessy, David A. Patterson.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES IN BUILDING SCIENCE Components of Ecosystem; ecological principles concerning environment; climate responsive design; energy efficient building design; thermal comfort; solar architecture; principles of lighting and styles for illumination; basic principles of architectural acoustics; environment pollution, their control & abatement. Architecture form, space and order by Francis D.K Ching
VISUAL AND URBAN DESIGN Principles of visual composition; proportion, scale, rhythm, symmetry, harmony, datum, balance, form, colour, texture; sense of place and space, division of space; barrier free design; focal point, vista, image ability, visual survey, figure-background The Urban Pattern by Simon Eisner
HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE Indian – Indus valley, Vedic, Buddhist, Indo-Aryan, Dravidian and Mughal periods; European – Egyptian, Greek, Roman, medieval and renaissance periods- construction and architectural styles; vernacular and traditional architecture. Sir Banister Fletcher’s A History of Architecture
BUILDING SERVICES Water supply, sewerage and drainage systems; sanitary fittings and fixtures; plumbing systems, principles of internal & external drainage systems, principles of electrification of buildings, intelligent buildings; elevators & escalators, their standards and uses; air-conditioning systems; fire fighting systems, building safety and security systems. Building Services and Equipment vol. 2 by Fred Hall
MATERIALS AND STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS Regional planning; settlement system planning; history of human settlements; growth of cities & metropolises; principles of Ekistics; rural-urban migration; urban conservation; urban renewal; Five-year plan; structural and sectoral plan. Strength of Materials by R.S Khurmi
PLANNING THEORY Regional planning; settlement system planning; history of human settlements; growth of cities & metropolises; principles of Ekistics; rural-urban migration; urban conservation; urban renewal; Five-year plan; structural and sectoral plan. Architecture and planning by Graham, Anderson, Probst, and White, 1912-1936 Sally A Kitt Chappell.

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