The Room in Context

The Room in Context

Design Beyond Boundaries

Book - 1998
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A thoughtful meditation on the continuity and interrelatedness of the interior space to the building that houses it, and of both to the surrounding landscape and cityscape, drawing on the great design traditions of Europe and Japan. Includes b&w and color photos. Of interest to designers, architects, and urban planners. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

McGraw Hill
Apply cutting-edge spatial design techniques. If you're a design professional who wants to expand your horizons, Katherine Benzel's The Room in Context will inspire you with new ways of thinking about rooms and their spatial relationship with the buildings, landscapes and cities in which we live and work. You'll discover scores of ideas for designing beyond the boundaries of your specific field. . .master the relational aspects of design. . .deal with the issues of social use, spatial relationships and humanistic goals. . .explore new ways of working with shape, light, color, and materials. . .tackle the ``hows'' and ``whys'' of environmental design. . .and then see how to apply these insights to create healthy buildings and outdoor spaces. Case studies of buildings, rooms, and social use bring Benzel's original concepts vividly to life!

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c1998
ISBN: 9780070059566
Characteristics: xii, 388 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm


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