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Designing Commercial Interiors

Designing Commercial Interiors


The first and only book of its kind, Designing Commercial Interiors provides students and professional designers with expert guidance on the full range of practical, aesthetic, and psychosocial issues involved in designing for nonresidential interiors. Drawing on nearly a half-century of experience as designers and interior design educators, the authors provide comprehensive coverage of planning and design for all types of organizations and service facilities. Arranged for maximum ease of reference, the book comprises a series of self-contained chapters, each one providing comprehensive coverage of a specific category of commercial facility-including offices, hotels and lodgings, food and beverage facilities, retail facilities, health care facilities, institutional facilities, and banks. Each chapter begins with an overview of functional considerations, followed by an in-depth discussion of critical planning and design concepts and helpful, real-world examples. Chapters also include detailed information on key machine interface considerations, codes and regulations, and building systems, accompanied by professional-quality illustrations that help clarify issues related to space layouts, specialized equipment, and aesthetic concerns. In the concluding chapter, the authors provide valuable step-by-step guidance on project management for commercial interior designers. The only single-volume guide to designing for all types of nonresidential interiors, Designing Commercial Interiors is an ideal reference for students of interior design. It is also an indispensable working resource for professional interior designers, especially for those interested in making the move into one of today's most rewarding design specialties. The first and only comprehensive guide to the design of all types of nonresidential interiors. Designing Commercial Interiors is both an excellent reference for interior design students and a valuable resource for professional interior designers considering taking a leap into nonresidential design. Drawing upon forty-five years of combined experience as commercial and residential interior designers, Christine Piotrowski and Elizabeth Rogers offer expert, step-by-step guidance on planning and designing for all types of nonresidential interiors -including offices, food and beverage facilities, health care facilities, lodgings, banks, and more. Illustrated with more than 200 line drawings and photographs, Designing Commercial Interiors covers all key aspects of the subject, including: Functional considerations Critical planning and design concepts Design applications Human/machine interface issues Building codes and regulations Building systems The changing office environment and alternative office environments Designing healthy work environments Project management



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  • Format: Hardcover
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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • ISBN-13: 9780471171034
  • ISBN: 0471171034
  • Publication Year: 1998
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
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HPB condition ratings
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