Synopses & Reviews
The fully updated edition of the definitive book on space planning
Completely revised to address changes in industry practice and new technologies, Space Planning Basics, Second Edition presents all the necessary tools and know-how to effectively create design programming for both small and large space planning projects.
The authors step-by-step space planning approach demonstrates how to use matrices and diagrams to fully visualize the space analysis process, including how to apply bubble diagrams and block plans for establishing a workable spatial organization. With a focus on existing structures, this comprehensive book presents material in a realistic context to create a hands-on guide that helps develop applicable skills and provides accessible information for solving day-to-day issues in the real world.
This new Second Edition features:
- Discussions of CAD options in the planning process
- A variety of new skill-developing exercises
- Illustrations that reflect current ADA compliance
Complete with coverage of every consideration designers need to address at each phase, such as building code requirements and environmental controls, Space Planning Basics, Second Edition is a valuable learning tool for intermediate-levelstudents in interior design, architecture, facilities management, and construction management, as well as professionals in these fields.
Space Planning Basics offers a highly visual, step-by-step approach to developing preliminary floor plans.
* Substantially revised, including coverage of integration of CAD options in planning process, new exercises, and ADA compliance shown within illustrations.
* Provides step-by-step space planning methodology.
* Includes programming examples for both small and large commercial spaces (up to 4000 square feet).
About the Author
MARK KARLEN, AIA, ASID, is Chairman of the Interior Design Department at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He also leads national courses to help prepare interior designers for the professional licensing exam. In addition to many years spent in interior design education, he has practiced architecture in New York and Pennsylvania.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Planning Methodology.
Defining Terms and Intent.
The Synthesis Gap.
The Design Program.
Prototypical Plan Sketches.
Completing the Criteria Matrix.
A Final Note on Planning Methodology.
Chapter 2: The First Planning Steps: Bubble Diagrams and Block Plans.
Space Planning Exercises.
Chapter 3: Small and Dimensionally Demanding Spaces.
Barrier-Free Design Standards.
The Three-Dimensional Reality.
Chapter 4: The Building Shell and Major Systems.
The Building Shell.
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems.
Chapter 5: Important Influencing Factors.
Planning Rules of Thumb.
Chapter 6: Developing a Rough Floor Plan.
Start with Plumbing.
Major Spaces Next.
Basic Room Allocations.
Furniture and Equipment.
Storage and Filing.
Chapter 7: Refining the Solution.
Refining the Rough Plan.
The Preliminary Floor Plan.
Drawing Quality and Techniques.
Chapter 8: Developing Skills Beyond the Basic Level.
Programs Within Programs.
Open Plan/Systems Furniture.
The Speculative Office Building.
Planning New Buildings.
A Final Note.
Appendix: Design Programs and Building Shells.