Author: Sam Kubba
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Improve Your Ability to Read and Interpret All Types of Construction Drawings Blueprint Reading is a step-by-step guide to reading and interpreting all types of construction drawings. Filled with hundreds of illustrations and study questions, this easy-to-use resource offers a complete overview of construction drawing basics for every aspect of the construction process- from site work, foundations, and structural systems to interior work and finishes. Covering all the latest technological advances, noted architect Sam Kubba offers detailed information on: Blueprint standards-ANSI, ISO, AWS, and ASME Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) Lines, views, elevations, and dimensions Layouts of all construction drawing types-architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical Specifications-MasterFormat and UniFormat Symbols-materials, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and others How to avoid costly pitfalls on construction projects You'll also find a glossary of terms for quick reference, convenient tables and charts for identifying symbols and abbreviations, and much more. Inside This Skills-Building Guide to Construction Drawing Basics • Blueprint Standards • Blueprints and Construction Drawings: A Universal Language • Understanding Lines • Types of Views • Understanding Dimensions • Layout of Construction Drawings • Understanding Industrial Blueprints • The Meaning of Symbols • Understanding Schedules • Specifications • ISO Issues, Codes, and Building Regulations • Construction Business Environment
Author: Vikki Delgado
Publisher: Tate Publishing
You've just moved into your new house or apartment, and you don't know where to begin. Should you paint? Should you try and accommodate everything you need to decorate? How do you find those things? Maybe you are wondering what to keep and what to discard. Whether you're married or single, and whatever your questions, Beyond Design is the Designer will assist you in all your design and décor needs. But wait. There's a twist. Author Vikki DelGado reveals how to find the only true peace in decorating your new abode. Whether a studio apartment or a mansion, every homemaker must look To The Creator in deciphering what will work to help them find peaceful design in their home. Don't just fill your house with idols or décor that you don't know the origins of. Don't just buy into Feng Shui without learning what it really is. DelGado's Beyond Design is the Designer will help you put more thought into your design and provide practical solutions and pertinent Scriptures along the way.
Author: Sarah Susanka, Kira Obolensky
Publisher: Taunton Press
Provides a review of social trends and their effect on architecture and design.
Author: Michelle Kodis
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
With homes that entail a wide range of cost, style, size, and location, allccompanied by spectacular colour photographs, Blueprint Affordable featureshe clever and sometimes unexpected money saving tricks and techniques thatade it possible for these one of a kind homes to be build as economically ashey were.
Author: Michelle Kodis
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
The author of the Blueprint series presents a series of plans for turning the average suburban home into a spacious and elegant domicile, using before-and-after photographs to show how this transformation can be accomplished at the least expense.
Author: Francis D. K. Ching, Steven P. Juroszek
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Get the completely revised edition to mastering the visual language of architecture. In his distinctive graphic style, world-renowned author and architecture educator Francis D.K. Ching takes us on another exciting journey through the process of creation. In Design Drawing, Second Edition, he unmasks the basic cognitive processes that drive visual perception and expression, incorporating observation, memory, and rendering into a creative whole. This edition unites imaginative vision with fundamental architectural principles to cover the traditional basics of drawing, including line, shape, tone, and space. Guiding the reader step-by-step through the entire drawing process, Design Drawing also examines different types of drawing techniques such as multiview, paraline, and perspective drawings -- and how they can be applied to achieve stunning results. In addition, this edition: Goes beyond basic drawing books—Ching not only covers the principles, media, and techniques of drawing, but also places these within the context of what and why designers draw. Features more than 1,500 hand-rendered drawings—beautiful illustrations that reinforce the concepts and lessons of each chapter. Includes a supplemental CD-ROM—viewers will gain a greater appreciation of the techniques presented in this book through the power of animation, video, and 3D models. Twelve new modules are included, as is a video of the author demonstrating freehand techniques in a step-by-step manner. For professional architects, designers, fine artists, illustrators, teachers and students alike, this all-in-one package is both an effective tool and an outstanding value, demonstrating concepts and techniques in a visually stimulating format that transends comparable works in the field.
Author: 'Tina Murray
Publisher: Balboa Press
When interior designer 'Tina Murray was made redundant during the recent global financial crisis, she had an unwavering faith she was on track to a more fulfilling life. In "Design Your Life from the Inside Out," 'Tina shares the knowledge and techniques she used to define her true self and what it was she wanted from the next twenty to thirty years of her working life. With practical insight and inspirational quotes, 'Tina shares easy-to-follow exercises anyone can use to gain clear direction and purpose and to truly understand: why knowing your values and needs is essential when creating the life you want; why it's important to embrace both your strengths and your weaknesses; why understanding and defining what motivates you can help unlock your life path; the benefits of giving and being grateful; how to gain clear insight into what is important for you in your life and career; and why you need to always honour your truth. In following the simple steps outlined in Design Your Life from the Inside Out, you too will have a clearer understanding of what it is you need to achieve personal and professional fulfilment. "
Author: Peter Gevorkian
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Technical concepts and data are presented in plain jargon-free language with clear, concise bulleted text Packed with charts, tables and diagrams that give busy professionals at-a-glance answers
Author: Denny Daikeler
Individuals must find a unique home decoration style that is perfectly suited to them to be truly happy, a process outlined by a qualified designer through exercises aimed toward understanding the relationship our living spaces play in our well being. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Author: Masaaki Takahashi
Publisher: Academy Press
Since the late 1980s, Tokyo has gained an unrivalled reputation worldwide for being at the very cutting edge of the international design scene. Despite the downturn in the Japanese economy in the mid 1990s, interior design has thrived, fuelled by a rapid turnover in consumer trends and the pressure on urban space. For retail and entertainment venues design is a potent tool, proving itself to be an essential aid in the perpetual jostle for customers and market share. In the last few years, the design stakes have heightened rather than diminished. International companies have also joined the fray by investing heavily in signature architecture in the city. In 2001, the Renzo Piano Building Workshop completed the Japanese headquarters for Hermès in Tokyo and, in 2003, Herzog de Meuron captured the attention of the world’s press with its impressive glass building for Prada in Roppongi. Design City Tokyo features the latest stylish interior design projects in the city. As well as restaurants, bars, shops, offices and homes, it includes a male beauty parlour, a disco for the over 40s and Kengo Kuma’s new temple. The projects range from the internationally renowned to hidden ‘backstreet’ gems. The author’s insider knowledge of Tokyo offers the reader a rare and privileged perspective, imparting both design and cultural insights.
Author: Maureen Mitton, Courtney Nystuen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A practical approach to planning residential spaces Residential Interior Design: A Guide To Planning Spaces is the industry-standard reference for all aspects of residential space planning, with a practical focus on accessible design, ergonomics, and how building systems affect each space. This new third edition has been updated with the most recent code information, including the 2015 International Residential Code and the International Green Construction Code, and new content on remodeling. Packed with hundreds of drawings and photographs, this book illustrates a step-by-step approach to design that applies to any residential space, and ensures that the most important factors are weighted heavily in the decision making process. Daily use is a major consideration, and the authors explore the minimum amount of space each room requires to function appropriately while examining the host of additional factors that impact bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, hallways, and more. Detailed information about accessibility is included in each chapter, making this book a reliable design reference for "aging in place" and universal design. The new companion website features teaching tools and a variety of learning supplements that help reinforce the material covered. Interior design is a fundamental component of a residential space, and a required skill for architecture and design professionals. This book is a complete reference on all aspects of residential design, and the factors that make a space "work." Design spaces with primary consideration of daily use Account for building systems, accessibility, human factors, and more Get up to date on the latest residential interior building codes Plan interiors for any home, any style, and any budget Designing a residential interior is about more than choosing paint colors and furniture—it's about people, and how they interact and use the space. It's about shaping the space to conform to its function in the best possible way. Residential Interior Design provides clear, comprehensive guidance on getting it right every time.
Author: Tim Mitchum
Publisher: Hero Publishing LC
The Heroes Blueprint is a roadmap to take men from being "stuck in the rut of life" to experiencing freedom to live life to the fullest, with direction and purpose, as the Hero they were designed to be.
Author: Drew Plunkett
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Construction and detailing are vital skills for all students studying interior design and architecture. This accessible, up-to-date text explains the principles of sound construction for interiors, and provides the means to create successful variations on standard types of detailing. It also covers the relation of existing building shells to the construction and detailing of new elements. Practical tips are given throughout the book, which is packed with over 300 images, includingcomprehensive and professional annotated drawings together with explanatory photographs of techniques, materials, and tools.