First, you'll learn how to look at building components and materials inside and out, evaluating: structural materials; heating, electrical, and plumbing systems; aesthetics and light; the site; movement of people and traffic; and ecological considerations. Then, you'll learn why research is important and why you need to be familiar with particular ...Read MoreFirst, you'll learn how to look at building components and materials inside and out, evaluating: structural materials; heating, electrical, and plumbing systems; aesthetics and light; the site; movement of people and traffic; and ecological considerations. Then, you'll learn why research is important and why you need to be familiar with particular building types - hospitals, museums, manufacturing facilities, airports, libraries, office buildings, and mixed-use structures - before you even think about designing. And you'll take a look at building codes and local zoning ordinances. After a thorough grounding in the physical, you'll meet that all-important client and learn how to find out what they really want as you develop a list of goals, problems to be solved, and design requirements. You'll learn how to brainstorm with the client and discover why it's important to involve the client in the design process from beginning to end.Read Less
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Very Good. Education & Reference. US: Van Nostrand Reinhold. Paperback. Excellent. Editorial Reviews From Lib rary Journal This work on architectural design and creativity targets both students and practitioners, clearly, albeit pedantically, articulating eac h phase of the design process. The first part introduces basic concepts an d objective com ponents of the design process. The next part deals with the subjective visu alization inherent in sketching, modeling, and reworking. Potentially the m ost interesting, the third part consists of interviews wi th eight U.S. arch itects, including Steve Badanes, R. Scott Johnson, and B art Prince. Unfortu nately, the interviews, while far-ranging, tend to mean der. Three hundred s ketches and illustrations reinforce the book's practic al, how-to orientatio n. A satisfactory but not essential choice for colleg e and architecture and design libraries. Russell T. Clement, Univ. of Tenn essee, Knoxville Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. Product Des cription For students and practicing professionals preparing to take licens ing exams, there is perhaps no more reliable, self-help tutor than Design P rocess. This thorough text covers all major and many minor real-world issue s of architecture and interior design. Topics include: creative design proc ess, building components and materials, environmental issues, research, and the stages of concept development. --This text refers to an out of print o r unavailable edition of this title. 240p pp.
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