The Fundamentals of Interior Design
The second edition of The Fundamentals of Interior Design provides a thorough introduction to the key elements of interior design and the ideas that underpin them. The book describes the entirety of the creative process, from researching initial ideas to realizing them in three-dimensional form. Throughout the text, guidelines are given to provide structure to the interior design process and the reader is encouraged to adapt and initiate methodologies to suit individual project needs. This approach is intended to give designers a belief in their own abilities, and the confidence to tackle different projects with the unique challenges that each one brings. The book features a variety of diagrams and talking points to encourage students and practitioners to think about key issues such as understanding spatial relationships and the use of sustainable materials. This second edition includes new case studies focusing on well-known international interior design studios, such as Conran and Partners, UK, Slade Architecture, US, Gensler, US and award winning architects Chae-Pereira in South Korea. The introduction of interviews with contemporary interior designers allows readers an insight in to the working world of interior design. The new projects allow students to explore what they have learned in each chapter through experimentation and these activities encourage creativity and further learning.
Contents Introduction Chapter 1 The Design Process The Design Process in Action Professional Practice Case Study: Small Batch Coffee Company, UK Interview: Chalk Architecture Activity Chapter 2 Understanding the Project The Client The Brief Design Analysis Design Research Case Study: Presenting Ideas Case Study: Republic of Fritz Hansen, UK Interview: Fritz Hansen Activity Chapter 3 Understanding the Space Understanding Spatial Relationships Case Study: Construction Drawings A Typology of Technical Drawing Case Study: Steel Lady House, South Korea Interview: Chae-Pereira Architects Activity Chapter 4 Understanding Building Structures Building Construction Principles Materials for Construction Mechanical and Electrical Systems Case Study: Olson Headquarters, USA Interview: Gensler Activity Chapter 5 Organizing the Space Design Development Human Dimensions and Scale Proportioning Systems Ordering Systems Inclusive Design Case Study: The Old Bengal Warehouse, UK Interview: Conran & Partners Activity Chapter 6 The Human Interface Materials and Finishes The Decorative Scheme Acoustics Furniture Color Light Case Study: Greene Street Loft, USA Interview: Slade Architecture Activity Chapter 7 Sustainable Design Why Is Sustainability an Issue? Where Choices Are Made Materials-Some Thoughts Case Study: The Dutch Mountain House, NL Interview: Denieuwegeneratie Activity Chapter 8 Communicating Design Telling the Story Presentation Drawings Presentation Boards Multimedia Presentations Activity Bibliography Index Picture Credits Acknowledgements