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Space Planning Basics
Third Edition
edited by Sharon Andrew

Space Planning Basics offers a highly visual, step-by-step approach to developing preliminary floor plans for commercial spaces.

Space Planning Basics provides tools for visualizing space and walks the designer through other considerations such as building code requirements and environmental control needs. New to this edition are coverage of the basics of stair design, an essential aspect for planning spaces.

Contents

1. Planning Methodology

  • Defining Terms and Intent
  • The Synthesis Gap
  • The Design Program
  • Criteria Matrix
  • Prototypical Plan Sketches
  • Completing the Criteria Matrix
  • Relationship Diagrams
  • A Final Note on Planning Methodology
2. The First Planning Steps: Bubble Diagrams and Block Plans

  • Bubble Diagramming
  • Space Planning Exercises
  • Block Planning
3. Small and Dimensionally Demanding Spaces

  • Human Factors
  • Barrier-Free Design Standards
  • The Three-Dimensional Reality
4. The Building Shell and Major Systems

  • The Building Shell
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
5. Important Influencing Factors

  • Building Codes
  • Lighting Design
  • Acoustical Planning
  • Planning Rules of Thumb
  • Flexibility/Multiuse
  • Furniture
  • Spatial Quality
  • Interior Design Specialties
6. Developing a Rough Floor Plan

  • Getting Started
  • Construction Reality
  • Start with Plumbing
  • Major Spaces Next
  • Circulation Studies
  • Basic Room Allocations
  • Furniture and Equipment
  • Storage and Filing
  • Spatial Quality
Index

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Space Planning Basics
Third Edition
edited by Sharon Andrew

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