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Building Type Basics for Recreational Facilities (Building Type Basics Series)by Richard J. Diedrich
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Building Type Basics for Recreational Facilities guides architects and designers through the basics of programming, designing, and planning many types of recreational facilities, including golf and country clubhouses; tennis, aquatic, skiing, and equestrian support facilities; and spas and fitness centers. It also tackles the practical challenges architects, engineers, and consultants face in creating attractive and financially viable leisure facilities. Using the highly visual, nuts-and-bolts approach that has become the trademark of the Building Type Basics series, this practical guide offers techniques for incorporating environmental planning into recreation building design.
This indispensable guide:
This conveniently organized quick reference is an invaluable guide for busy, dedicated professionals who want to get moving quickly as they embark on a new project. Like every Building Type Basics book, it provides authoritative, up-to-date information instantly and saves architects and facility planners countless hours of research. Engineering consultants will also find in this volume a wealth of information to help them tackle recreational facilities commissions of every kind and scale.
Book News Annotation:
This guide for architects and designers describes the dominant categories of buildings used in leisure and recreational facilities. It is organized by type of activity (i.e., golf, skiing, equestrian, spas, etc.). Coverage includes issues relating to both new construction and renovation projects. The volume concludes with a discussion of environmentally sustainable design. Diedrich teaches clubhouse programming, planning, and design in the Harvard Graduate School of Design's Executive Education program.
Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The fastest way to straighten out the learning curve on specialized design projects
"The series is welcome . . . By providing recent buildings as examples, supported with technical information and charts of design criteria, these books attempt to bridge the gap between theory and practice."
Building Type Basics books provide architects, engineers, and facility planners with the essentials they need to jump-start the design of a variety of specialized facilities. In each volume, leading national figures in the field address the key questions that shape the early phases of a project commission. The answers to these questions provide instant information in a convenient, easy-to-follow format. The result is an excellent, hands-on reference that puts critical information at your fingertips.
Building Type Basics for Recreational Facilities is a thorough primer for architects on the design of recreational facilities, including golf and country clubhouses; tennis, aquatic, skiing, and equestrian support facilities; and spas and fitness centers. It offers step-by-step coverage of the basics of programming, designing, and planning recreational facilities—including both new construction and renovation projects.
Here's your guide through the basics of programming, designing, and planning many types of recreational facilities.
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About the Author
Richard J. Diedrich, AIA, is Principal at Diedrich LLC, an Atlanta-based firm specializing in the design of recreational facilities. He has programmed and designed more than 100 clubhouses throughout the United States, as well as in England, Egypt, France, Russia, and Japan. A frequent lecturer, he teaches a course in the Harvard Graduate School of Design's Executive Education program each summer on clubhouse programming, planning, and design.
STEPHEN A. KLIMENT, FAIA (Series Founder and Editor), is an architectural journalist and an adjunct professor at the City College of New York. He was chief editor of Architectural Record from 1990 to 1996.
Table of Contents
Preface (Stephen A. Kliment).
PART I: RECREATIONAL SPORTS FACILITIES.
5. Handball, Racquetball, Squash, and Indoor Tennis.
6. Skiing and Winter Sports.
7. Equestrian Facilities.
8. Extreme Action Sports.
PART II: FITNESS AND SPA FACILITIES.
9. Fitness and Wellness.
10. Spa and Salon.
PART III: ENRICHMENT AND DINING.
11. Lifelong Learning and Enrichment.
PART IV: FEASIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY.
13. Feasibility Ralph Stewart Bowden.
14. Sustainable Design Mark A. Diedrich.
Appendix: Amenity Facility Program Outline.
Bibliography and References.
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