Materiality and Interior Construction / Edition 1

Materiality and Interior Construction / Edition 1

by Jim Postell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470445440

ISBN-13: 2900470445449

Pub. Date: 06/15/2011

Publisher: Wiley

A comprehensive reference of materials for interior designers and architects

Choosing the right material for the right purpose is a critical—and often overlooked—aspect in the larger context of designing buildings and interior spaces. When specified and executed properly, materials support and enhance a project's overall theme, and infuse interior

Overview

A comprehensive reference of materials for interior designers and architects

Choosing the right material for the right purpose is a critical—and often overlooked—aspect in the larger context of designing buildings and interior spaces. When specified and executed properly, materials support and enhance a project's overall theme, and infuse interior space with a solid foundation that balances visual poetry and functionality.

Materiality and Interior Construction imparts essential knowledge on how materials contribute to the construction and fabrication of floors, partitions, ceilings, and millwork, with thorough coverage of the important characteristics and properties of building materials and finishes. Individual coverage of the key characteristics of each material explores the advantages and disadvantages of using specific materials and construction assemblies, while helping readers discover how to make every building element count. In addition, Materiality and Interior Construction:

  • Is highly illustrated throughout to show material properties and building assemblies
  • Supplies rankings and information on the "green" attributes of each material so that designers can make informed decisions for specifications
  • Is organized by application for easy and quick access to information
  • Includes a companion website, featuring an extensive online image bank of materials and assemblies

Rather than a typical catalog of materials, Materiality and Interior Construction is efficiently organized so that the reader is guided directly to the options for the location or assembly they are considering. Reliable and easy to use, Materiality and Interior Construction is a one-stop, comprehensive reference for hundreds of commonly used materials and their integration as building components—and an invaluable resource that every interior designer or architect should add to their set of tools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900470445449
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/15/2011
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
448

Table of Contents

PREFACE.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS.

FOREWORD.

Chapter 1: WHY MATERIALS MATTER.

DESIGN INTENTIONS.

The Design Concept.

Human Factors.

Health, Safety, and Welfare.

HISTORICAL OVERVIEW.

Chronology and Technological Development.

WHAT IT’S MADE OF AND HOW IT’S MADE.

Material Extraction.

ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS.

Biomimicry.

Carbon-Neutral Design.

Certifi cations.

Downcycling.

Embodied Energy.

Life-Cycle Assessment.

Local Materials.

Natural and Synthetic Materials and Components.

Rapidly Renewable Materials.

Reclaimed/Repurposed Materials.

Recycled Materials.

Upcycling.

Volatile Organic Compounds.

MATERIAL PROPERTIES AND PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS.

Absorption Coefficient.

Acoustics.

Aging and Weathering.

Cellular Structure.

Compressive and Tensile Strength.

Density.

Dimensional Movement.

Ductility.

Durability.

Elasticity.

Emissivity.

Fire Ratings.

Stability.

Surface Attributes.

Thermal Conductivity.

Thermal Transmittance.

Workability and Joinery.

APPLICATIONS.

INSTALLATION METHODS.

Existing Conditions.

Construction and Fabrication.

Substructures and Assemblies.

MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS.

Green Cleaning Policies and Products.

RELATIVE MATERIAL COST.

RESOURCES AND SOURCES.

Chapter 2: FLOORING.

DESIGN INTENTIONS.

Human Factors.

Health, Safety, and Welfare.

Purpose and Performance.

Structural Integrity and Engineering.

CIRCULATION AND CONVEYANCE: STAIRS, RAMPS, AND SLOPES.

Stairs: Accessibility and Egress.

Ramps and Slopes: Accessibility and Egress.

Subfl oor Preparation Methods.

INSTALLATION METHODS.

Adhesion and Bonding.

Asbestos Abatement Issues.

Installing Floating Floors.

Installing Tiles.

MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS.

RELATIVE COST OF MATERIALS FOR FLOORING.

FLOORING MATERIALS.

Bamboo.

Brick.

Carpet.

Cementitious Top Coatings.

Ceramic Tile.

Composite Floor Tiles (Bio-Based, ESD, MCT, MVT, Polyester Resin–Based, PVC-Free, Resin, VCT).

Concrete (Cast-in-Place, Precast, and Concrete Finishes).

Cork (Laminated Plank, Sheet, Tile).

Glass.

Leather (Tile).

Linoleum (Laminated Plank, Sheet, Tile).

Metal (Flooring, Decking, Grating).

Rubber.

Stone (Alabaster, Basalt, Bluestone, Dolostone, Fieldstone, Flagstone, Gabbro, Gneiss, Granite, Limestone, Marble, Onyx, Petrifi ed Wood, Quartzite, Sandstone, Serpentine, Schist, Slate, Travertine).

Terrazzo (Cementitious, Epoxy, and Polyester Matrices, Cast-in-Place Systems, Precast Tile).

Vinyl (Composition Tiles, Luxury Tiles and Strips, Rolled/Sheet Goods, Solid Vinyl Tiles, Safety Flooring, Specialty PVC-Free, Vinyl Sheets and Tiles).

Wood (Strip, Parquet, Plank, Block, Reclaimed Lumber, and Engineered Flooring).

Chapter 3: WALLS, PARTITIONS, AND VERTICAL COMPONENTS.

DESIGN INTENTIONS.

Acoustics and Sound Transmission.

Dimensions: Height, Thickness, and Depth.

Function and Use.

Incorporation of Building Systems.

Partitioning Space/Spatial Order.

Structural Integrity/Load Bearing.

WALLS AND PARTITIONS: CONSTRUCTION AND FABRICATION TYPES.

Load Bearing, Non-Load-Bearing.

Lateral Bracing.

Modular Construction (CMU, Stacking, Masonry).

Wood and Metal Framing (Channel, Plate, Runner, Stud).

Integral and Integrated Assemblies.

Structural Integrated Panels.

Adhesives and Bonding.

Hardware (Fasteners and Mechanical Attachments for Walls and Partitions).

Relative Cost of Materials for Walls.

WALLS, PARTITIONS, AND VERTICAL COMPONENTS: MATERIALS.

Bead Board.

Brick Masonry (Brick, CMU).

Cement Fiberboard.

Ceramic Tile.

Compressed and Rammed Earth.

Concrete.

Fabric-Wrapped Panel Systems.

Glass/Glazing (Annealed, Flat, Laminated, Restoration, Safety, Smart, Stained, Tempered).

Gypsum Wallboard (Blueboard, Core Board, Foil-backed, Greenboard, Paperless, Type X Wallboard).

Leather.

Metal (Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Copper, Galvanized Steel, Steel, Stainless Steel).

Paint and Decorative Finishes (Alkyd Paint, Antigraffiti Coatings, Ceramic Insulating Paints, Decorative Paint Techniques, Dry Paint, Electrostatic Paint, Intumescent Paint, Latex Paint, Milk-Based Paint, Oil Paint, Sprayed-On Paint Finishes).

Plaster (Finish Plaster, Gypsum Plaster, Venetian Plaster).

Plastics.

Stone (Alabaster, Granite, Limestone, Marble, Onyx, Quartzite, Serpentine, Slate, Soapstone, Travertine).

Wallcovering (Cork, Dry-Erase, Fabric, Flock, Glass Bead, Glass Textile, Grass Cloth, Historical Prints, High-Performance, Magnetic, Paper, PVC-Free, Teldar Film, Vinyl, Wall Carpet, Wood Veneer).

Wood (Wall Veneer Panels, Wainscot, Moldings, Trim).

Chapter 4: CEILINGS.

DESIGN INTENTIONS.

Acoustics and Sound Transmission.

Defi ning and Partitioning Space.

Fire Protection, HVAC, Lighting, MEP, and Acoustic Systems Integration.

CEILINGS: CONSTRUCTION AND FABRICATION CATEGORIES.

Intermediate Floor Assemblies.

Suspended and Nonsuspended Ceilings.

Relative Cost of Materials for Ceilings.

CEILING MATERIALS.

Acoustic Ceiling Tiles (Glass Fiber and Mineral Fiber).

Ceramic Tile.

Concrete.

Glass/Glazing.

Gypsum Wallboard and Gypsum Fiber.

Metal Systems.

Plaster.

Plastics.

Stone.

Wood and Wood Systems.

Chapter 5 MILLWORK.

DESIGN INTENTIONS.

Constructing Space.

Function, Purpose, and Use.

Durability.

Relative Cost of Materials for Millwork.

INTERIOR MILLWORK: MATERIALS.

Agglomerates (Cambria, Celador, IceStone, River Rock, Riverstone, Trend Q).

Concrete.

Glass.

Linoleum.

Metal.

Plastics.

Plastic Laminate.

Solid Surface Materials (Avonite, CaesarStone, Corian, Fountainhead, Hanex, Swanstone, Zodiaq).

Stone (Alabaster, Granite, Limestone, Marble, Onyx, Quartzite, Serpentine, Slate, Soapstone, Travertine).

Wood and Wood Composite Boards.

INTERIOR MILLWORK FINISHES.

Aniline Dyes.

Fire-Retardant and -Resistant Finishes.

Nitrocellulose and Precatalyzed Lacquer.

Oil-Based Finishes.

Polyurethane/Spar Varnish.

Shellac (Alcohol Based).

Stains.

Varnishes.

Waterborne Finishes.

HARDWARE.

Catches and Locks.

Hinges.

Screws (Wood and Machine).

Washers.

Nails (Interior Construction).

Metal Connectors.

Drawer Glides.

Edge Profiles.

Beads and Channels.

Running and Standing Trim.

Resources and Sources.

WOOD JOINERY.

APPENDIX: MATERIAL MATTERS.

NOTES.

GLOSSARY.

BIBLIOGRAPHY.

INDEX.

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