Interior Design: The Fundamentals Of Interior Architecture

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The fundamentals of Interior Architecture is an interesting book published in 2007 which summarizes the essential elements used to create aesthetically appealing and practically appropriate Interior Architecture. The fundamentals of Interior Architecture is written by John Coles and Naomi House. John Coles has done diploma in Architecture and was previously a Programme leader of Interior Design MA and Sustainable Design MA in Middlesex University, UK. Naomi House is a highly Experienced Interior Design, Educator and writer. Like john Coles she also taught in Middlesex University where she was a Programme leader of Interior and Architecture. She was also a tutor of Critical and Historical
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It gives a detail explanation from understanding the Integral interiors to selection of materials and understating its quality. Even the use of architectural materials like Timber, Stone/Slate and Marble, Concrete and Terrazzo, Metals, Glass, Plastics, Leather and Textiles and its principle and specifications are explained. This helps to understand the decision making process while selecting the materials, the role of sustainability while selecting the material and the cost. It helps to perceive the quality of materials along with understanding the feel and connection between materials and surfaces. LIGHT/mood highlights the importance of good lighting and effects of light that help to create a successful functional spaces. It explains Sunlight, daylight, Response to light and Artificial light. Light control, shadow and artificial light calculation is also explained. It explains the use and penetration of natural light into the space, the importance of space planning and window orientation according to the lighting and creating different moods for spaces through lighting. The last part of the book explores PRESENATAIONS/representations. It describes the methods used to showcase design proposal to the people requiring it during the process of design and construction. It talks about the techniques in which design qualities and ideas are represented. It explains the key stages of design that are the brief of Design Analysis, Information gathering and Design process, Design implementation, Project Management and Building Process. Representation of design through sketching, Drawings and visuals, Orthographic views, scale models, Digital renders is also explained. This helps to understand the various techniques used throughout design process and highlights the communication

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