- Series: Architecture
- Paperback: 275 pages
- Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold (February 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0442013949
- ISBN-13: 978-0442013943
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,909,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Design Process: A Primer for Architectural and Interior Design (Architecture)
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From Library Journal
This work on architectural design and creativity targets both students and practitioners, clearly, albeit pedantically, articulating each phase of the design process. The first part introduces basic concepts and objective components of the design process. The next part deals with the subjective visualization inherent in sketching, modeling, and reworking. Potentially the most interesting, the third part consists of interviews with eight U.S. architects, including Steve Badanes, R. Scott Johnson, and Bart Prince. Unfortunately, the interviews, while far-ranging, tend to meander. Three hundred sketches and illustrations reinforce the book's practical, how-to orientation. A satisfactory but not essential choice for college and architecture and design libraries.
Russell T. Clement, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Back Cover
Design Process A Primer for Architectural and Inerior Designers Sam F. Miller, AIA First, youll learn how to look at building components and materials inside and out, evaluating: structural materials; heating, electrical, and plumbing systems; aesthetics and light; the site; movement of people and traffic; and ecological considerations. Then, youll learn why research is important and why you need to be familiar with particular building typeshospitals, museums, manufacturing facilities, airports, libraries, office buildings, and mixed-use structuresbefore you even think about designing. And youll take a look at building codes and local zoning ordinances. After a thorough grounding in the physical, youll meet that all-important client and learn how to find out what they really want as you develop a list of goals, problems to be solved, and design requirements. Youll learn how to brainstorm with the client and discover why its important to involve the client in the design process from beginning to end. Next, youll learn how to give shape to your ideas as you explore sketching and techniques for model building; then youll refine your design, building on the synergism of sketching and modeling. Youll even learn how to surmount those inevitable dead ends with tried-and-true techniques from the pros. Finally, youll learn how to package the results of your labors in a professional presentation as Miller discusses the merits and drawbacks of various presentation methods. Plus, the author includes candid interviews with some of the fields most respected designers: R. Scott Johnson, Bart Prince, and Steve Badanes, among others, to give you the perspectives of working professionals at different levels. Whether youre a novice in the classroom or an old hand with a celebrated clientele, youll get a fresh look at the elusive design process in this real-world primer. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.