Contents: Introduction: First Principles, Communicating information Section 1: Walls Existing walls New walls Curved walls Free-standing walls Glazed partitions Internal windows Conduiting Fire resistance Section 2: Doors Jambs and heads Stops Hinges Glazed doors Sliding doors Non-standard doors Section 3: Floors Existing structures Existing upper floors New structures Changes of level Openings in floors Preparing for finishes Finishing materials Conduiting Section 4: Ceilings Dropped ceiling Sound Insulation Fire Resistance Section 5: Furniture, fixtures and fittings Construction techniques Workshop fabrication Fabricating on site Section 6: Stairs, ramps, escalators and lifts Timber construction Steel construction Spiral stairs Balustrades and handrails Section 7: Materials Glass Medium-density fibreboard Plasterboard Plywood Steel Timber
Drew Plunkett is Head of the Department of Interior Design at the Glasgow School of Art. Since 1981 he has practised as an interior designer based in London and Glasgow. He is also active as an exhibitor, curator and critical writer. His published work includes a chapter in the book Four Studies on Charles Rennie Mackintosh and articles and reviews for Designers' Journal, The Architects' Journal, Blueprint, Magazine of the Mackintosh Society and Building Design.
"The combination of hand drawing, informative text, case studies and an excellent range of photographs make this an essential text for all those seeking an introduction to the materiality and fabrication techniques used in landscape architecture." Ian Fisher, Programme Leader in Landscape Architecture, School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University