Readers with a creative flair and an eye for attractive layout can let their creative sides show with this title about the artistic and inventive field of interior design. Readers will explore multiple styles of design, as well as learn about some influential designers and the artistic movements that shaped them. They'll also learn how to make a room design board, how to build a 3-D model of an interior space, and how to dress it to match their own unique style. These tools help them experiment with their own designs and adapt them to suit many kinds of spaces.
The practice of interior design has become ever more specialised as new technologies have expanded how designers can use light, space, colour and decoration. At the same time, the study of the interior - private, public and corporate - has become a complex field. Interior design is now a rich and sophisticated discipline which draws on many others: psychology, cultural theory, philosophy, gender studies, anthropology, and history, as well as design history, architecture, art and craft, furniture, and fashion.
Architect's Room Design Data Handbook Fred A. Stitt If you're like most architectural interior designers, you spend 300r more of your time on room data research. Here's a source of information that will greatly reduce your research time-and lead you directly to the facts you need, when you need them. It covers standards, requirements, and commonly used choices for every element in every type of room in every kind of building-from room areas, fixtures, and lighting, to acoustics, HVAC, and fire protection. Data was compiled from dozens of different sources to save you from having to hunt through them yourself. It can be annotated and customized for your own design firm, or put into a computer database for even speedier access. All information is organized by specific building and room type in the order that you need it. High-, mid-, and low-cost options are provided throughout to help you make sure your clients get what they want at a fair price-whether the project is an auditorium, commercial space, housing, medical facility, public building, school, industrial building, or athletic facility. In one convenient source, here's the design data you need on: the most commonly used flooring, walls, and ceiling types occupancy and fire requirements lighting requirements, information on electrical power, plumbing, and sound-proofing plumbing needs, necessary air changes per hour, and temperature limits desired fixtures,fittings, equipment, and furnishings and many other elements critical to design. While other design guides cover some of the design details you need, Architect's Room Design Data Handbook covers all of them. It's an essential, time- and money- saving reference for architects, interior designers, and facility planners.
The Interior Dimension A Theoretical Approach to Enclosed Space Joy Monice Malnar and Frank Vodvarka " A plan proceeds from within to without... The exterior is the result of the interior." -- Le Corbusier This comment clearly indicates the primacy of the interior as a generator of form-- but design theory has historically emphasized buildings' exterior, not its interior. And this approach, essentially sculptural, has often had less than a beneficial effect on the building' s occupants. That situation is, however, changing, and the interior is increasingly being viewed as the designer' s primary concern. The Interior Dimension provides a much-needed theoretical overview of interior space-- its history and character-- in an organized and comprehensive manner. Exploring the history of spatial design from the first century B.C. to the present, this innovative book reviews the part of architectural theory that relates to the interior, as well as such related disciplines as fine art, psychology, philosophy, literature, and the environmental sciences. The approach is eclectic, and seeks to identify those design concerns necessary to proceed " ... from within to without." The book' s three-part organization clearly distinguishes fundamental design elements, their derivation, and applications within a cultural context. Each section addresses increasingly complex issues in design, thus providing a base of understanding for the succeeding chapter. First, The Interior Dimension examines the importance of theory, as well as attributes of fundamental design elements and their perception. The authors stress the abstract nature and generativepotential of even the simplest gesture, examining human spatial requirements both in terms of metaphysical aspects of visual elements and critical studies in perception. Second, it probes some of the positions that noted
Recent rapid globalisation of manufacturing industries leads to a drive and thirst for rapid advancements in technological development and expertise in the fields of advanced design and manufacturing, especially at their interfaces. This development results in many economical benefits to and improvement of quality of life for many people all over the world. Technically speaking, this rapid development also create many opportunities and challenges for both industrialists and academics, as the design requirements and constraints have completely changed in this global design and manufacture environment. Consequently the way to design, manufacture and realise products have changed as well. The days of designing for a local market and using local suppliers in manufacturing have gone, if enterprises aim to maintain their competitiveness and global expansion leading to further success. In this global context and scenario, both industry and the academia have an urgent need to equip themselves with the latest knowledge, technology and methods developed for engineering design and manufacture. To address this shift in engineering design and manufacture, supported by the European Commission under the Asia Link Programme with a project title FASTAHEAD (A Framework Approach to Strengthening Asian Higher Education in Advanced Design and Manufacture), three key project partners, namely the University of Strathclyde of the United Kingdom, Northwestern Polytechncial University of China, and the Troyes University of Technology of France organised a third international conference.