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New Lobbies and Waiting Rooms
     

New Lobbies and Waiting Rooms

by Daniela Santos Quartino, Loft Publications
 

Beyond their role of reception area, lobbies and waiting rooms present an opportunity for designers to create a dynamic space that reinforces a company's brand and personality. This gloriously illustrated volume covers 45 projects, divided into three categories:

  • Commercial (hotels, day spas, sports centers, senior centers, assisted living facilities)<

Overview

Beyond their role of reception area, lobbies and waiting rooms present an opportunity for designers to create a dynamic space that reinforces a company's brand and personality. This gloriously illustrated volume covers 45 projects, divided into three categories:

  • Commercial (hotels, day spas, sports centers, senior centers, assisted living facilities)
  • Public (museums, schools, government buildings)
  • Corporate (offices, medical clinics)
  • Each project contains detailed architectural plans. The book also contains a directory of architects.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Years ago, Diane Keaton photographed hotel lobbies-collected in 1980 in Reservations-lovingly, carefully, and with not a thought but to dignify their peculiarity. A freelance journalist and editor at Loft Publications, Quartino uses this hefty book to market the notion of the corporate lobby as entry. Quartino shows these new lobbies as preludes to the organizations to be entered, the corporations above; the thrill of the posh is engineered as a moment of branding that will wow visitors. Some of the lobbies in this volume appear to be otherworldly, showstopping, even intimidating. These entry points are boldly photographed to their best advantage in light and angle. They are indeed impressive, but that's to be expected-they're the work of designers who offer visual power over good design. Featuring 45 projects, architectural plans, and a directory of architects, this book would be a good buy for those who run architectural firms seeking clients in big business. For a library, it's not essential. Recommended for the obscurity of the subject.
—David Bryant

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061374869
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 11.60(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Daniela Santos Quartino is a freelance journalist and an architecture and interior design editor at Loft Publications.

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