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LRC Resources for…

This LRC guide suggests places to start looking for resources
available in the LRC to help with your research.

Current issues are displayed on the ground floor of the LRC while older
issues are shelved upstairs in alphabetical order in Bay 17 to 22.

Abitare AJ Architect’s Journal

Architectural Design Architectural Review Axis
Bloom Blueprint Brick Bulletin- only
Building Design Design Week Detail
Domus Elle Decoration Finnish Design Yearbook
Form (Sweden) Form (German) Frame
FX Hotel Designs – only Innovation
Interior Design (US) Interni I.D.
Mark Metropolis Modo
OnOffice Ottagono Plan
RIBA Journal Urban Design Wallpaper
World Architecture El Croquis (on order)

Journals in Bold are also available in electronic format from the LRC
website. Notice
some we only have in electronic format.

Subject headings
Search the CATALOGUE using the following subject keywords

Architects Architecture
Architecture – History Architecture – Modern
Architecture – Domestic Building Construction
Construction Construction Industry
Design Engineering Ecological architecture
Environment Feng shui
Furniture design Furniture industry
Houses I Interior Design
Lighting Public buildings
Standards Urban development
Urban Planning Vernacular Architecture

Also search for names of architects and designers, e.g. Norman Foster

Online Resources
Various e-resources are available through the LRC web pages to help you
search for magazine and newspaper articles and find industry information.
For more information see your LRC subject webpage
and the Interiors and Architecture Quickstart guide to electronic resources.
For general information about electronic resources see the LRC leaflet ‘E-
Resources: Databases & Newspapers’ or visit the LRC website on the
College Intranet.

Shelf (Dewey) Numbers

Browse the SHELVES (Bay 02 to 16) at the following numbers for books
available for loan.

304.28 Environment / Green design

620.82 Human factors engineering
690 Building and construction
711 Area Planning (Civic Art)
711.4 Cities and urban development
720 to 729 Architecture
720.1 Philosophy and theory
720.92 Architects
720.942 English architecture
722 to 724 Architectural schools and styles
724.6 to 724.7 20th/21st century architecture
725 Public structures
728 Housing
729 Design / decoration of structures & accessories
745.2 Industrial art and design
745.4 Pure and applied design and decoration
747 Interior Decoration
749 Furniture and Accessories

Directories and Reference Books

The same Dewey numbers also apply to Reference material. Reference
materials are for use within the LRC only. The following Industry guides and
directories are shelved in the Reference Section. Also, use Credo
Reference to search many reference works such as dictionaries and
encyclopaedias electronically. This is available through the LRC website-

New metric handbook 620.82 TUT

Barbour Compendium 690 BAR
Barry’s [construction] 690 EMM
RIBA Product Selector 1997 690 RIB
-also available online through LRC webpage- (No username / password
Building Regulations 2000 690.22 BUI
Building Regulations in Brief 690.22 BUI
Mitchells’ Building Series 691 MIT
Laxton’s Building price book: major and small works 692.5 JOH
Spon’s Architects and Builders Price Book 692.5 SPO
Architecture and Construction in Steel 693.7 BLA
Dictionary of Urbanism 711.4 COW
Spon’s Landscapes and External Work price books 712 SPO
Contemporary Architects 720 CON
International Directory of Design, Architecture… 720 INT
Illustrated Encyclopedia of Architects and Architecture 720.3 SHA
Phaidon atlas of contemporary world architecture 724.7 PHA
Interior Design 729 PIL
Encyclopaedia of Interior Design 747 INT



Architecture of the Imagination Britain’s Best Homes
Bed, Chair, Table, Lamp Building Sights
Grand Designs Design Rules
How Buildings Learn Not All Houses Are Square
No.57: History of a House Shock of the Old

There are also various programmes on individual designers,

architects, and design history