This inspirational and practical guide to organizing and planning interior spaces is packed with photographs, diagrams, models, case studies, and step-by-step instructions. It provides useful information on finding ways to start the design process, analyzing existing buildings, using planning diagrams, developing three-dimensional spatial compositions, designing in section, how to communicate your design ideas, and much more.
Cover Contents Introduction What is interior design? Modernism and the free plan About this book Chapter 1: Points of Departure Introduction The existing site Case study: The existing site - Trace Architecture Office The client Case study: The client - DAKS The building programme Case study: The building programme - Sushi-teria restaurant Chapter 2: The Use of Precedent Studies Introduction Learning from history Site precedents Organization precedents Case study: Spatial precedents: a space within a space - Glass House Circulation precedents Case study: Circulation precedent: a controlled pathway - Ikea and Tiger stores Learning from other disciplines Chapter 3: Developing Conceptual Ideas Introduction Conceptual starting points Concepts based on the client Step by step: Developing a conceptual idea Concepts based on the programme Concepts based on the site Case study: Design concepts (1) - Cargo Concepts based on the design approach Case study: Design concepts (2) - Mississippi Blues restaurant Chapter 4: Planning Strategies Introduction Spatial relationships Spatial strategies Step by step: Drawing diagrams Circulation strategies Case study: Entrance - Art Gallery Circulation and space Planning solutions Case Study: Planning solutions - Shine boutique Chapter 5: From Brief to Proposal Introduction The brief Spatial requirements Case study: Store - COS / Pentagram Step by step: Drawing Planning Diagrams Planning diagrams Relating the planning diagram to the site Case study Exhibition - Ab Rogers Design Chapter 6: The Existing Building's Impact Introduction Analyzing an existing building Introducing new into existing Intervention Case study: Intervention - Black Peal House. Insertion Case study: Insertion - Silence Room at Selfridges department store Installation Case study: Installation - KMS Team studio Chapter 7: Developing Three-Dimensional Spatial Compositions Introduction Defining space Case study: Forming spatial compositions - Glass House Exploring contrasts Forming spatial compositions Step by step: Exploratory model making Case study: Exploring contrasts - Cahier d'Exercices boutique Chapter 8: Designing in Section Introduction Manipulating volumes Case study: Designing in section (1) - Canary Wharf Underground Section Step by Step: Exploring the opportunities offered by the section Simple plans, complex sections Case study Designing in section (2) Responding to the existing site Sectional models Chapter 9: Communicating Spatial Organizations Introduction Useful drawing types Case Study: Communicating a Spatial Concept - Hair salon proposal Freehand/sketch drawings Step by step: Creating freehand drawings Models Chapter 10:What Next? Introduction Detailed planning Step by step: The design process Designing in detail Glossary Further reading Index Picture credits Author's acknowledgements.
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Print version: Higgins, Ian Spatial Strategies for Interior Design