Conquer the complexity of interior design with a logical, methodical approach
Space Planning Basics is a definitive introduction and principle resource for thousands of designers. With step-by-step methodology based on the author s several decades of design experience, this authoritative guide has become the de facto reference for an entire generation of designers. This updated fourth edition includes digitized drawings, diagrams, and matrices throughout, and newly added supplemental photographs. The text has been revised to reflect the latest developments in sustainable and universal design, including coverage of daylighting, benchmarking, LEED system standards, and green code issues. The companion website provides AutoCAD files, intrustor videos and matrices to give you a deeper real-world understanding of the design process. This book is perfect preparation for the NCIDQ exam.
Proper space planning goes way beyond sketching a preliminary floor plan. Successful implementation includes a balanced integration of code compliance, system support, and adherence to the client s functional needs. Sustainability adds a new, important layer of complexity. This book shows you how to approach space planning in a way that ensures all considerations are met, and nothing gets lost in the process.
Adopt an organized and comprehensive planning methodology
Work effectively with dimensionally challenging spaces
Consider building systems, codes, lighting, acoustics, and more
Develop advanced skills and conquer new challenges
Space planning encompasses many components and processes, making a comprehensive reference necessary for mastery of the field. Space Planning Basics is a thorough, methodical resource that gets you started on the right track, with plenty of room for creativity.
MARK KARLEN, PHD, AIA, has been practicing, teaching, and writing about interior design and architecture for several decades. A practicing architect, he currently teaches at Philadelphia University, in Pennsylvania. ROB FLEMING, AIA, LEED (R) AP BD&C, co-founded the Master of Science in Sustainable Design at Philadelphia University, where he currently serves as the Program Director.
Preface. ix Introduction. xi Chapter 1 Planning Methodology 1 Defining Terms and Intent 2 The Synthesis Gap 3 The Design Program 5 Criteria Matrix 12 Prototypical Plan Sketches 14 Completing the Criteria Matrix 21 Relationship Diagrams 28 A Final Note on Planning Methodology 33 Recommended Reading 34 Chapter 2 The First Planning Steps: Bubble Diagrams and Block Plans 35 Bubble Diagramming 35 Space Planning Exercises 41 Block Planning 42 Recommended Reading 46 Chapter 3 Small and Dimensionally Demanding Spaces 47 Human Factors 52 Barrier-Free Design Standards 53 Travel and Egress 54 Furniture Planning and Placement 59 Recommended Reading 62 Chapter 4 The Building Shell and Major Systems 63 The Building Shell 64 Plumbing Systems 67 Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems 69 Recommended Reading 72 Chapter 5 Important Influencing Factors 73 Building Codes 73 Green Building Rating Systems 75 Lighting Design 75 Acoustical Planning 81 Planning Rules of Thumb 84 Flexibility/Multiuse 85 Furniture 86 Spatial Quality 86 Interior Design Specialties 87 Recommended Reading 88 Chapter 6 Developing a Rough Floor Plan 91 Getting Started 93 Construction Reality 94 Start with Plumbing 95 Major Spaces Next 96 Circulation Spaces 96 Basic Room Allocations 98 Furniture and Equipment 98 Storage and Filing 101 Spatial Quality 101 Sustainability Objectives 103 Review 103 Revisions 105 Recommended Reading 109 Chapter 7 Refining the Solution 111 Refining the Rough Plan 112 The Preliminary Floor Plan 113 Drawing Quality and Techniques 114 Recommended Reading 124 Chapter 8 Developing Skills beyond the Basic Level 125 Basic Implications 125 Programs within Programs 127 Open Plan/Systems Furniture 129 The Speculative Office Building 130 Future Expansion 131 Planning New Buildings 132 A Final Note 134 Chapter 9 Stair Design Basics 135 Codes, Dimensions, and Configurations 148 Stair Design Case Studies Phase I 168 Stair Design Case Studies Phase II 179 Recommended Reading 189 Appendix A: Stair Terminology. 191 Appendix B: Design Programs and Building Shells. 193 Design Program 1A: Suite for Dual Pediatric Practice 193 Design Program 1B: Township Youth Organization 195 Design Program 1C: A Small Accounting Firm Suite 197 Design Program 2A: Regional Management Office 199 Design Program 2B: Popular Culture Institute 201 Design Program 2C: Meeting/Marketing Facility 204 Design Program 2S: University Career Counseling Center 206 Design Program 3A: Market Research Group 209 Design Program 3B: The Cosmopolitan Club 212 Design Program 3C: Community Counseling Consortium 213 BUILDING SHELLS 216 Building Description 1A 216 Building Description 1B 218 Building Description 1C 219 Building Description 2A 220 Buiding Description 2B 222 Building Description 2C 223 Building Description 2S 225 Building Description 3A 225 Building Description 3B 228 Building Description 3C 229 Index. 231