The Fundamentals of Interior Architecture

The Fundamentals of Interior Architecture

by John Coles

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472524652
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 10/22/2015
Series: Fundamentals
Edition description: 2nd Revised ed.
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 1,128,837
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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.

Table of Contents


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

Sources of Information and Inspiration
Acknowledgements and Picture Credits

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