Space Planning Basics

Space Planning Basics

by Mark Karlen, Kate Ruggeri
     
 

ISBN-10: 0442009704

ISBN-13: 9780442009700

Pub. Date: 09/01/1992

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

Completely revised to address changes in industry practice and new technologies, Space Planning Basics, Second Edition presents all the necessary tools and know-how to effectively create design programming for both small and large space planning projects. The author's step-by-step space planning approach demonstrates how to use matrices and diagrams to fully visualize

Overview

Completely revised to address changes in industry practice and new technologies, Space Planning Basics, Second Edition presents all the necessary tools and know-how to effectively create design programming for both small and large space planning projects. The author's step-by-step space planning approach demonstrates how to use matrices and diagrams to fully visualize the space analysis process, including how to apply bubble diagrams and block plans for establishing a workable spatial organization. With a focus on existing structures, this comprehensive book presents material in a realistic context to create a hands-on guide that helps develop applicable skills and provides accessible information for solving day-to-day issues in the real world. Complete with coverage of every consideration designers need to address at each phase, such as building code requirements and environmental controls, Space Planning Basics, Second Edition is a valuable learning tool for intermediate-level students in interior design, architecture, facilities management, and construction management, as well as professionals in these fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780442009700
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/1992
Pages:
170

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Introductionix
Chapter 1Planning Methodology1
Defining Terms and Intent2
The Synthesis Gap3
The Design Program4
Criteria Matrix7
Prototypical Plan Sketches10
Completing the Criteria Matrix16
Relationship Diagrams19
A Final Note on Planning Methodology26
Chapter 2The First Planning Steps: Bubble Diagrams and Block Plans27
Bubble Diagramming27
Space Planning Exercises36
Block Planning36
Chapter 3Small and Dimensionally Demanding Spaces41
Human Factors46
Barrier-Free Design Standards46
The Three-Dimensional Reality54
Chapter 4The Building Shell and Major Systems57
The Building Shell58
Plumbing Systems62
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems62
Chapter 5Important Influencing Factors67
Building Codes67
Lighting Design68
Acoustical Planning72
Planning Rules of Thumb75
Flexibility/Multiuse77
Furniture77
Spatial Quality77
Chapter 6Developing a Rough Floor Plan79
Getting Started81
Construction Reality81
Start with Plumbing82
Major Spaces Next82
Circulation Studies82
Basic Room Allocations82
Furniture and Equipment82
Storage and Filing89
Spatial Quality89
Review91
Revisions91
Chapter 7Refining the Solution99
Refining the Rough Plan100
The Preliminary Floor Plan101
Drawing Quality and Techniques101
Chapter 8Developing Skills Beyond the Basic Level113
Basic Implications113
Programs Within Programs114
Open Plan/Systems Furniture116
The Speculative Office Building117
Future Expansion118
Planning New Buildings118
A Final Note119
AppendixDesign Programs and Building Shells121
Bibliography169
Index171

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