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The Fundamentals of Interior Architecture

The Fundamentals of Interior Architecture (second edition) offers an introduction to the key elements involved in the creation of aesthetically appealing and practically appropriate interior architecture. The book contains five sections, which together encapsulate the principle ideas, skills and knowledge that are employed in effective interior architecture and design. Areas of study include space and form, site and function, materials and texture, light and mood, and presentation and representation. Emphasis is placed on spatial solutions that support the needs of the client and which recognise the qualities of the building and its situation. The theory is contextualised using practitioner biographies and work from leading designers. The new material in this highly illustrated second edition includes interviews with leading practitioners. In addition, at the end of each chapter there are new projects to encourage readers to explore further the creative possibilities of working as an interior architect.
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Introduction Chapter 1: Space/Form Space and Place Elements and Composition of Interior Space Case Study and Interview: The Way Out, Sonoma County, USA / Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects Project: Observing Space and Form Chapter 2: Site/Function Analyzing the Site Types of Interior Case Study and Interview: Cut and Fold House, London, UK / Ashton Porter Project: Observing Sight and Function Chapter 3: Materials/Texture Understanding the Interior Selecting Materials Perception of Quality Architectural Materials Case Study and Interview: Family House, Miyajima Island, Japan / Kazuya Nakomoto Project: Observing Materials and Texture Chapter 4: Light/Mood Understanding Light Using Light Calculating Light Case Study and Interview: One Kearny Lobby, San Francisco, USA / IwamotoScott Project: Observing Light and Mood Chapter 5: Presentation/Representation Key Stages in Design Representing Design Case Study and Interview: Pill Box, London, UK / Bluebottle Project: Observing Presentation and Representation Conclusion Sources of Information and Inspiration Index Acknowledgements and Picture Credits

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Introduces the key ideas that inform interior architecture design. It draws upon contemporary and historical references to show the richness and diversity of interior architecture.

About the Author

John Coles (Dip Arch) lectured at Middlesex University, UK, where he was programme leader for the Interior Architecture MA and Sustainable Design MA and Joint Programme Leader for the BA Honours Interior Architecture programmes.

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