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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Fundamentals of interior design.
Lausanne ; Worthing : AVA Academia, 2009
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||1 online resource (184 p.) : col. ill.|
|Contents:||How to get the most out of this book. Introduction. The design process: The design process in action; Professional practice. Understanding the project: The client; The briefing; design analysis; Building and site research. Understanding the space: Understanding spatial relationships; A typology of technical drawing. Understanding building structures: Building construction principles; Materials for construction; Mechanical and electrical systems. Organising the space: Design development; Human dimensions and scale; Proportioning systems; Ordering systems; Inclusive design. The human interface: Materials and finishes; The decorative scheme; Acoustics; Furniture; Colour; Light. Sustainable design: Climate change; Energy-saving strategies and services; Sustainability and material use. Communicating design: Telling the story; Presentation drawings; Presentation boards; Multimedia presentations. Sources of inspiration. Index. Images sources. Acknowledgements. Working with ethics.|
|Series Title:||AVA academia.|
'I think this is an excellent course book for students who are about to enter, or are considering entering a program of interior design for it touches lightly, but directly, on all aspects of the