The second edition of The Fundamentals of Interior Design provides a thorough introduction to the key elements of interior design and the ideas that underpin them. The book describes the entirety of the creative process, from researching initial ideas to realizing them in three-dimensional form. Throughout the text, guidelines are given to provide structure to the interior design process and the reader is encouraged to adapt and initiate methodologies to suit individual project needs. This approach is intended to give designers a belief in their own abilities, and the confidence to tackle different projects with the unique challenges that each one brings.
The book features a variety of diagrams and talking points to encourage students and practitioners to think about key issues such as understanding spatial relationships and the use of sustainable materials.
This second edition includes new case studies focusing on well-known international interior design studios, such as Conran and Partners, UK, Slade Architecture, US, Gensler, US and award winning architects Chae-Pereira in South Korea.
The introduction of interviews with contemporary interior designers allows readers an insight in to the working world of interior design.
The new projects allow students to explore what they have learned in each chapter through experimentation and these activities encourage creativity and further learning.
About the Author
Simon Dodsworth lectures in interior design at KLC, London, UK.
Stephen Anderson lectures in interior design and architecture at the University of Portsmouth, UK.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Design Process
The Design Process in Action
Case Study: Small Batch Coffee Company, UK
Interview: Chalk Architecture
Chapter 2 Understanding the Project
Case Study: Presenting Ideas
Case Study: Republic of Fritz Hansen, UK
Interview: Fritz Hansen
Chapter 3 Understanding the Space
Understanding Spatial Relationships
Case Study: Construction Drawings
A Typology of Technical Drawing
Case Study: Steel Lady House, South Korea
Interview: Chae-Pereira Architects
Chapter 4 Understanding Building Structures
Building Construction Principles
Materials for Construction
Mechanical and Electrical Systems
Case Study: Olson Headquarters, USA
Chapter 5 Organizing the Space
Human Dimensions and Scale
Case Study: The Old Bengal Warehouse, UK
Interview: Conran & Partners
Chapter 6 The Human Interface
Materials and Finishes
The Decorative Scheme
Case Study: Greene Street Loft, USA
Interview: Slade Architecture
Chapter 7 Sustainable Design
Why Is Sustainability an Issue?
Where Choices Are Made
Case Study: The Dutch Mountain House, NL
Chapter 8 Communicating Design
Telling the Story