Building Type Basics for Places of Worship / Edition 1

Building Type Basics for Places of Worship / Edition 1

by Nicholas W. Roberts, Stephen A. Kliment
     
 

Building Type Basics for Places of Worship presents practical guidelines and inspirational design ideas to jump-start a broad range of religious building projects. To steer the project team to sound decisions early in the planning cycle, Nicholas Roberts, a renowned architect of places of worship, provides guidelines, advice, and lessons learned from a variety of

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Building Type Basics for Places of Worship presents practical guidelines and inspirational design ideas to jump-start a broad range of religious building projects. To steer the project team to sound decisions early in the planning cycle, Nicholas Roberts, a renowned architect of places of worship, provides guidelines, advice, and lessons learned from a variety of actual design projects for churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples. Descriptive illustrations and need-to-know information cover such essential topics as consensus-based decision-making, site selection and planning, worship space design, art and furnishing selection, historic renovation, code compliance, and more.

This indispensable guide:

  • Asks and answers twenty questions that frequently arise in the early phases of a project commission
  • Provides project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details
  • Includes design guidelines for a variety of places of worship, including some of the most innovative contemporary designs

This conveniently organized quick reference is an invaluable guide for busy, dedicated professionals who want to get moving quickly as they embark on a new project. Like every Building Type Basics book, it provides authoritative, up-to-date information instantly and saves architects and facility planners countless hours of research.

Engineering consultants will also find in this volume a wealth of information to help them tackle religious facility commissions of every kind and scale.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471225683
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/11/2004
Series:
Building Type Basics Series, #6
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,263,686
Product dimensions:
7.68(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Preface (S. Kliment).

Acknowledgments.

1. The Significance and Qualities of Worship Spaces.

2. Project Team and Process.

3. Unique Design Concerns.

4. Site Selection and Planning.

5. Public Agency Approval.

6. Sustainable Design (F. Cousins and M. Murosky).

7. Structural Systems (B. Gibbons, et al.).

8. Mechanical Systems (F. Cousins and M. Murosky).

9. Electrical and Communications Systems (S. Done and J.Phillips).

10. Special Equipment.

11. Materials.

12. Acoustic and Audiovisual Considerations (D. Paoletti and S.Milsom).

13. Lightning Design (F. Krahe and P. Butler).

14. Furniture, Fixtures, and Artwork.

15. Wayfinding, Graphics, and Signage.

16. Historic Renovation.

17. International Challenges.

18. Operation and Maintenance.

19. Key Cost Factors.

20. Sources of Finance.

Glossary.

Bibliography and References. 

Index.

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