Synopses & Reviews
The definitive book on space planning
Revised to address the most up-to-date developments in professional practice and technologies, Space Planning Basics, now in its Third Edition, offers a highly visual, step-by-step approach to developing preliminary floor plans for commercial spaces. It provides all the necessary tools and know-how to effectively organize and configure space and walks the designer through other considerations such as building code requirements and environmental control needs.
Illustrated with new drawings and exercises, this Third Edition develops the reader's applicable skills and ability to solve day-to-day issues in the real world. The text explains how to use matrices, bubble diagrams, block plans, and CAD templates for establishing a workable spatial organization.
New to this edition:
Coverage of the basics of stair design, an essential element in planning spaces
New section on stair design offers the basic information needed for incorporating this crucial component of interior space
Programming examples for both small and large commercial spaces (up to 4,000 square feet)
Thoughtfully designed to help the reader absorb and master the material through hands-on exercises, Space Planning Basics, Third Edition is a valuable learning tool for intermediate-level students in interior design, architecture, facilities management, and construction management, as well as professionals in these fields.
Space planning involves much more than sketching a preliminary floor plan. A designer must take a client's programming needs into account and must also consider how other factors such as building codes and environmental factors affect a spatial composition. Space Planning Basics, now in its Third Edition, offers a highly visual, step-by-step approach to developing preliminary floor plans for commercial spaces. The book provides tools for visualizing space and walks the designer through other considerations such as building code requirements and environmental control needs. Specific programming techniques covered include matrices, bubble diagrams, CAD templates, block plans, and more. New to this edition are coverage of the basics of stair design, an essential aspect for planning spaces.
About the Author
Mark Karlen, PhD, AIA, ASID, is the Director of the Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design program at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is an ASID/STEP Workshop Leader preparing interior designers for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination. In addition to many years spent in interior design education, he has extensive practice experience in architecture and interior design. The author's academic experience includes Head of the Interior Design Department at the University of Cincinnati, Chair at the Department of Interior Design at Pratt Institute, and Dean of the Art and Design Division at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
Table of Contents
A Personal Introduction.
Introduction How to Read and Use This Book.
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.
Interior Design Specialties.
Chapter 6 Developing a Rough Floor Plan.
Start with Plumbing.
Major Spaces Next.
Basic Room Allocations.
Furniture and Equipment.
Storage and Filing.