Author: Michael Coates, Graeme Brooker, Sally Stone
Publisher: AVA Publishing
A guide to the many and varied terms used frequently within interior architecture and design.
Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Most interior designers who own - or plan to own - their own firms are at a disadvantage because they lack formal business training. This book provides them with essential information on accounting, financial analysis, revenue operation, contracts, personnel issues and more.
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: Drew Plunkett
Publisher: Laurence King
"This book covers all stages of visual presentation as part of the interior design process, from the most basic initial sketches to fully developed computer-generated visualizations. Following a brief introduction four chapters take the reader through the design process, from the basics to conception, presentation and production. This second edition includes more practical advice on techniques, more case studies, step-by-step sequences and updated examples. With a varied and comprehensive range of images, this book is an invaluable, inspirational and practical resource for interior design students."--
Author: John F. Pile
& For one/two-semester introductory courses in Interior Design. A comprehensive, applications-oriented introduction to the evolving field of interior design, with a focus on the challenges facing designers in the 21st century. Emphasizing good solutions to real problems by examining best practices from the past and present, the author details case studies using a broad range of projects from modest home and work-place designs, to public areas, to full professional involvement in large commercial spaces.
Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A practical, comprehensive resource for commercial interior design Designing Commercial Interiors is the industry standard reference, now fully revised and expanded to reflect the latest developments in commercial interior design. This book guides you through the entire design process, from planning to execution, to teach you the vital considerations that will make your project a success. This new third edition includes new: Sustainability concepts for a variety of commercial spaces Coverage of accessibility, security, safety, and codes—and how these factors influence commercial design Chapters on design research, project process, and project management Drawings and photographs of design applications Supplemental instructor's resources Commercial interior design entails a much more complex set of design factors than residential design, and many of these considerations are matters of safety and law. This book walks you through the process to give you a solid understanding of the myriad factors in play throughout any commercial project, including how the global marketplace shapes designers' business activities. Whether it's a restaurant, office, lodging, retail, healthcare, or other facility, the interior designer's job is much more complicated when the project is commercial. Designing Commercial Interiors is an exhaustive collection of commercial design skills, methods, and critical factors for professionals, instructors, and those preparing for the NCIDQ exam.
Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The essential guide to decision making and problem solving for the interior designer The interior design profession requires effective problem solving and critical thinking, as they impact all phases of the design project and most work activities of the interior designer. Whether you are a student or professional designer, much of what you do involves these skills. Although most of us do not even think about what we do in terms of these activities, they are a constant part of design. They are also skills that must be performed successfully outside a professional career. Improving these skills makes you a more sought-after employee and designer, effective business owner, and fulfilled individual. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking for Designers will put the reader on the correct path to a solutions-oriented practice. Using her trademark accessible and conversational approach, Christine Piotrowski guides readers through the process of how the working designer solves problems and makes decisions. Some of the topics she discusses are: Design process Communication Asking questions Problem definition and analysis Decision-making process Negotiation Working with others Ethical decision making This book also features real-life scenarios and design problems that guide the reader toward making correct decisions in real-life situations.
Author: Gail Green
Whether you own or rent, designing and decorating small spaces can be a challenge. Where do you start? How much should you budget? Is DIY decorating an option, or is working with a professional the best way to achieve results? An Insider’s Guide to Interior Design for Small Spaces answers all these questions and more, welcoming you to the world of small space design and helping you transform your home quickly—and without breaking the bank. Drawing on more than thirty years of design experience, author Gail Green introduces you to interior design basics and guides your journey through four distinct focus areas: • Color and paint • Furniture arrangement and selection • Lighting • Architectural changes Green shares her expert tips for solving common design and decorating issues, such as how to make a small space look bigger, how to choose the best colors for small rooms, how to select the best furniture for small rooms and how to organize a small space on any budget. Renters will discover landlord-approved design ideas for small spaces, and homeowners will learn how to increase property value through minor renovations. Home is the most important space in our lives. It’s where we wake up every morning and go to sleep at night. It’s where we spend time with our families and relax after a long day of work. When we invest in our homes, we invest in ourselves. Fortunately, interior design for small apartments and other spaces doesn’t have to be costly or time consuming. With An Insider’s Guide to Interior Design for Small Spaces, you’ll avoid common pitfalls and overspending, and learn how to implement minor enhancements for immediate results. Impress yourself and others by applying professional tricks and techniques to transform your living space into a beautiful, upscale dwelling you’re happy to call home.
Author: Paula Lupkin, Penny Sparke
Bringing together 12 original essays, Shaping the American Interior maps out, for the first time, the development and definition of the field of interiors in the United States in the period from 1870 until 1960. Its interdisciplinary approach encompasses a broad range of people, contexts, and practices, revealing the design of the interior as a collaborative modern enterprise comprising art, design, manufacture, commerce, and identity construction. Rooted in the expansion of mass production and consumption in the last years of the nineteenth century, new and diverse structures came to define the field and provide formal and informal contexts for design work. Intertwined with, but distinct from, architecture and merchandising, interiors encompassed a diffuse range of individuals, institutions, and organizations engaged in the definition of identity, the development of expertise, and the promotion of consumption. This volume investigates the fluid pre-history of the American profession of interior design, charting attempts to commoditize taste, shape modern conceptions of gender and professionalism, define expertise and authority through principles and standards, marry art with industry and commerce, and shape mass culture in the United States.
Author: C.A. Brebbia, A. Galiano-Garrigos
Publisher: WIT Press
Covering the proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability held in Alicante, Spain, this volume addresses the multidisciplinary aspects of urban planning; a result of the increasing size of cities, the amount of resources and services required and the complexity of modern society. Most of the earth’s population live in cities and the process of urbanisation still continues to generate problems originating from the drift of the population towards them. These problems can be resolved by cities becoming efficient habitats, saving resources in a way that improves the standard of living. The process faces a number of challenges related to reducing pollution amd improving main transportation and infrastructure systems. These challenges can contribute to the development of social and economic imbalances and require the development of new solutions. Large cities are probably the most complex mechanisms to manage, nevertheless they represent a productive ground for architects, engineers, city planners, and social and political scientists able to conceive new ideas and time them according to technological advances and human requirements. The Sustainable City XI follows a succession of very successful international conferences and covers the following fields: Urban planning and design; Urban development and management; Urban conservation and regeneration; The community and the city; Eco-town planning; Landscape planning and design; Environmental management; Sustainable energy and the city; Transportation Quality of life; Socio-economic and political considerations; Cultural quarters and interventions; Waterfront development; Case studies – sustainable practices; Architectural issues; Cultural heritage issues; Appropriate technologies for smart cities; Planning for resilience; Disaster and emergency response; Urban safety and security; Waste management; Urban infrastructure and Urban metabolism.
Author: Lamie E.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Although this book is not for dummies, it can be an “easy to read and practice” guide for residential interior space planning which can be used by a variety of people who desire to learn about the subject. If you are a student in architectural or interior design and decorating school, you will find this book attractive and useful as you will be able to obtain a systematic information process toward a successful space planning while you will have the chance to practice on a few different projects. If you are a non-English speaking professional in design field who wants to refresh his/her knowledge about “space planning” in English, you will have an easy-to-follow source which will walk you through the subject. If you want to touch the basics of interior design and decorating to see if you are interested in studying this field, you will finish this book with some basic drawing skills, a methodology for a successful “space planning,” and a quick review of elements and principles of design which will give you the basic definition of design tools and the chance tom review and work on a few projects. If you are a homeowner who needs some minor renovation or changes in interiors, you can still use this book as a “do-by-yourself” guide. If you are a sales representative in a furniture shop, you will get the knowledge you need to help your client and the chance to practice to be ready for different cases. If you are a realtor who wants to appear more professional in front of clients by helping them improve their interior arrangement to sell the property faster, you will find it like a handbook with tangible samples to carry with you. Design wise, the vocabulary will make you confident to communicate efficiently. And finally, if you are just curious to know what space planning is all about, you will have a source of basic definitions and rules to feed your curiosity.
Author: Kim Kuhteubl
The home goods market in the United States is the largest market in the world. Then why do some interior design firms thrive while others barely survive? The answer lies in one powerful little word: brand. More than a pretty logo, it involves telling the story of your distinct point of view who you want to serve and why you do business, and it's a process that happens from the inside out. This book bridges the gap between designer and design leader and shows pros how to define, value, and communicate their vision; find clients who are a fit; and master the art of being visible. Worksheets give designers the tools to learn these strategies and apply them to their work. It also includes candid conversations with design leaders such as Barbara Barry, Rose Tarlow, Kelly Hoppen, Vicente Wolf, Christiane Lemieux, Clodagh, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, and others."
Author: Huanlan Wang, Danzhi Weng
Publisher: Artpower International
Neo-Chinese Style compiles a collection of elegant and beautiful interiors which encompass 'Neo-chinese style' - combining modern elements of decorating with the traditional, showing how a traditional art blossoms in a modern time. This title highlights