Underground space development may be one of the most significant was to contend with urban predicaments such as congestion, lack of open space, and aging infrastructures. However, designers must consider whether or not people will be willing to live and work in what could be perceived as inhospitable environments. Should people be required to work in underground facilities, Or should underground space be used solely for mechanical or transit services and low-occupancy functions such as storage? What must designers do to create subsurface spaces that will avoid or alleviate the psychological and physiological problems associated with being underground? Underground Space Design is the first comprehensive book on subsurface space utilization throughout the world. The authors supply a complete overview of the entire range of underground uses by reflecting on the past, present, and future of underground development. Underground Space Design is the result of a five-year joint research study by the Underground Space Center at the University of Minnesota and the Shimizu Institute of Technology in Japan. This thorough, scholarly, and practical source offers extensive coverage of the relevant topics including:<br> * an analysis of current underground land use<br> * the future of underground development<br> * comprehensive set of classifications<br> * a summary of existing research on psychological issues<br> * exterior and entrance design patterns<br> * layout and spatial configuration patterns<br> * interior design patterns<br> * methods of lighting<br> * life safety design patterns<br> Elaborately designed and illustrated, this book is the first complete source to present the broad range of underground design and uses, making it an ideal reference for architects, interior designers, civil engineers, geotechnical engineers, city planners, developers, and environmental psychologists. Underground Space Design is also an excellent introduction to the field, precisely serving the needs of students and other professionals.
A comprehensive and practical approach to designing for the growing senior market<br> <br> As people live longer, stay healthier, and enjoy more disposable income, their use of hospitality services is increasing dramatically. Hospitality Design for the Graying Generation helps you cater to this expanding market by providing critical information on designing facilities which are sensitive to the needs of the over-65 population. With the important principles explained in this book, designing for the senior consumer can be creative, cost-effective, and benefit all consumers without sacrificing style.<br> <br> This indispensable guide includes: <br> * A Universal Design approach that can be applied to both commercial and residential projects, going beyond compliance with ADA guidelines <br> * A wide range of hospitality design, including restaurants, hotel guest rooms, lobbies, and lounges <br> * Design principles beautifully illustrated with concise, detailed drawings <br> * Extensive coverage of the specific physical needs and psychology of seniors, including physical strength, hearing, sight, color preferences, and other areas <br> * A quick-reference checklist of "senior-friendly" design features<br> <br> <br> When the interior design needs of the over-65 market are met, all potential users gain, regardless of age or ability. This accessible book is an invaluable resource for designers, operators, and other professionals throughout the hospitality industry.<br> <br> With millions of baby boomers rapidly approaching retirement age, the over-65 age group is the fastest-growing segment of the population. As they become healthier, live longer, and have more disposable income, their use of hospitality services, such as hotels and restaurants, will increase dramatically. Whether you are a designer or a hospitality professional, Hospitality Design for the Graying Generation helps you plan for this growing market by providing you with critical information for designing facilities that accommodate the needs of all generations.<br> <br> Clearly written and generously illustrated, Hospitality Design for the Graying Generation shows you how to address the specific physical and psychological needs of seniors, with detailed chapters on mobility, hearing, vision, color preferences, and other important areas. Going beyond ADA guidelines, Alfred Baucom's Universal Design approach enables you to integrate senior-friendly design principles into a wide range of specific environments --from lobbies, common areas, and public restrooms to restaurants, lounges, and hotel guest rooms.<br> <br> In meeting the needs of the over-65 market, Hospitality Design for the Graying Generation ensures that all potential users, regardless of age or ability, will be well accommodated.
Interior Design On A Budget You're about to discover how to... In this book, design expert and author Jennifer Inston shares with you her best knowledge and advice on how to design great homes and how to do so simply by utilizing a few simple tricks and methods. Designing and decorating your home need not be expensive. This book will help you achieve a stunning and deluxe look for your home that is affordable and fits your budget. Discover tricks and special strategies on how to create a luxurious look for all the rooms in your house without spending a lot of money. The book also presents some suggestions on DIY decorating projects from scratch or from repurposed items to create a brand-new look that appears polished and professionally designed without spending too much. Learn how to look for thrift items and add accessories and furniture that look high-end, but do not put a strain on your budget. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Introduction to interior design How to create a luxurious look on a budget Crown Molding and Paint Window Treatments, Lighting and Hardwood Do-It-Yourself Projects Shopping on a Budget Getting Creative with Low-Cost Accessories Much, much more
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to win your dream job and be the first in line for a promotion.
Hardware Software Co-Design of a Multimedia SOC Platform is one of the first of its kinds to provide a comprehensive overview of the design and implementation of the hardware and software of an SoC platform for multimedia applications. Topics covered in this book range from system level design methodology, multimedia algorithm implementation, a sub-word parallel, single-instruction-multiple data (SIMD) processor design, and its virtual platform implementation, to the development of an SIMD parallel compiler as well as a real-time operating system (RTOS). Hardware Software Co-Design of a Multimedia SOC Platform is written for practitioner engineers and technical managers who want to gain first hand knowledge about the hardware-software design process of an SoC platform. It offers both tutorial-like details to help readers become familiar with a diverse range of subjects, and in-depth analysis for advanced readers to pursue further.
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