Form and Structure in Interior Architecture examines the basic ideas that underpin the design of interior space: From the establishment of a relationship between the existing building and the new components that inhabit it, to the design and positioning of significant elements within the space itself. Through a series of groundbreaking case studies from around the world, this book proposes a method of analysis, understanding and exploitation of the existing building. Studies of contemporary work engage and stimulate, while clear diagrams and explanations allow students to understand and relate to the works in the context of architecture and interiors as a wider field. The second edition includes a new chapter on sustainable interior architecture. This brings the book up to date by covering current thinking about the importance of sustainability in architectural design.
An introduction to the ideas behind the form and structure of interior spaces, supported by international case studies that explore the subject further.
1 The Design Process Introduction Definitions and Descriptions Reuse and Redesign: Case Study 2 The Existing Building Introduction Reading the Interior Basic Structural Systems Context and Environment: Case Study History: Case Study Form and Structure: Case Study 3 Sustainable Interior Architecture Introduction Sustainable Design: Case Study Sustainable Use: Case Study 4 Methods of Organising Space Introduction Closed Room: Case Study Free Plan: Case Study 5 Responsive Interiors Introduction Intervened: Case Study Inserted: Case Study Installed: Case Study 6 Autonomous Interiors Introduction Disguised: Case Study Assembled: Case Study Combined: Case Study 7 Elements for Organising Space Introduction Object: Case Study Plane: Case Study Sequence: Case Study Light: Case Study Threshold: Case Study Texture: Case Study Glossary Index