Space Planning Basics

ISBN-10: 0470231785

ISBN-13: 9780470231784

Edition: 3rd 2009

Authors: Mark Karlen, Karlen

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Space planning involves much more than sketching a preliminary floor plan. A designer must take a clients programming needs into account and must also consider how other factors such as building codes and environmental factors affect a spatial composition. Space Planning Basics, now in its Third Edition, offers a highly visual, step-by-step approach to developing preliminary floor plans for commercial spaces. The book provides tools for visualizing space and walks the designer through other considerations such as building code requirements and environmental control needs. Specific programming techniques covered include matrices, bubble diagrams, CAD templates, block plans, and more. New to this edition are coverage of the basics of stair design, an essential aspect for planning spaces.
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List price: $65.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/4/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 11.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Preface: A Personal Introduction
Introduction How to Read and Use This Book
Chapter 1
Defining Terms and Intent
The Synthesis Gap
The Design Program
Criteria Matrix
Prototypical Plan Sketches
Completing the Criteria Matrix
Relationship Diagrams
A Final Note on Planning Methodology
Chapter 2
Bubble Diagramming
Space Planning Exercises
Block Planning
Chapter 3
Human Factors
Barrier-Free Design Standards
The Three-Dimensional Reality
Chapter 4
The Building Shell
Plumbing Systems
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
Chapter 5
Building Codes
Lighting Design
Acoustical Planning
Planning Rules of Thumb
Spatial Quality
Interior Design Specialties
Chapter 6
Getting Started
Construction Reality
Start with Plumbing
Major Spaces Next
Circulation Studies
Basic Room Allocations
Furniture and Equipment
Storage and Filing
Spatial Quality
Chapter 7
Refining the Rough Plan
The Preliminary Floor Plan
Drawing Quality and Techniques
Chapter 8
Basic Implications
Programs Within Programs
Open Plan/Systems Furniture
The Speculative Office Building
Future Expansion
Planning New Buildings
A Final Note
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Basic Implications
Programs Within Programs
Appendix: Design Programs and Building Shells
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