Residential Design Studio: A Designer's Method

Residential Design Studio: A Designer's Method

By: Robert Philip Gordon (author)Paperback

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This text will address the process of how a professional interior designer goes about planning and designing a residence. Taking the approach of an interview with a potential homeowner, students will create a profile of the end user, so that decisions can be made on program and price. It will simulate for the residential design studio the same conditions that a professional designer faces including client requirements, program, budget, existing plan boundaries, and site location, providing a framework for the student to do their own thinking and their own design work. Features: * Uses bubble and circulation diagrams taking designer from outside the entry into the interior space of the residence. * Projects include all residential typologies, such as apartments, townhouses, mixed-use buildings, and single family residences. * Separate chapters on kitchen and bathroom designs. * Includes sample "Client Interview" form to determine client's needs and develop program. * Case studies by interior designers and architects to illustrate the best examples of current residential design. * Base outline plans to use with a series of design projects or exercises in each chapter. * CD-ROM includes floor plans and furniture templates for students to use on base plans and/or all projects.

About Author

Robert Philip Gordon is an architect, planner and designer with an international reputation in multiple design disciplines and as an educator. He currently teaches Architectural Rendering and Design at Columbia College Chicago in the graduate and undergraduate program of Architectural Studies and Interior Architecture. Gordon has previously taught at Illinois Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois, Chicago, the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, and the Paris/American Academy of Beaux Arts in Paris. His work has been exhibited in galleries and expositions in Chicago, Paris and San Francisco, as well as on the electronic scoreboard at Old Comiskey Park. Gordon has also written numerous articles on architecture and design for newspapers and magazines.


Preliminary Design Single Family Detached Houses Attached Townhouses/ Rowhouses Apartments/Condominiums (Flats) Remodeling, Adaptive Re-use Kitchens Bathrooms Mixed Use Buildings - Bringing It All Together Urban Planning and Design

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781563678417
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9781563678417
  • ISBN10: 1563678411

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