The study of interior design is exhilarating! It is a field filled with creative excitement, innovative beauty, and dynamic design! As a profession, it is never static or predictable primarily because the focus is on PEOPLE! Interior Design provides students with an introduction to the history and how-to's of the profession while expanding into business practices, career specializations, and educational requirements. In combination with the teaching package, students learn about the design process; the importance of color and light; historical influences such as furniture and architectural styles; and the human element such as sustainability, aging-in-place, universal design, anthropometrics, proxemics, and ergonomics.
Created specifically to help designers master AutoCAD, "Digital Drawing for Designers 2014" is neither overly simplistic nor excessively technical, and teaches by relating to what architects and interior designers understand best: the visual world. Beginning with the building blocks of drawing (lines, circles, and arcs), the book progresses through architectural graphic standards, enabling students to create drawings that effectively communicate their design ideas. Advanced features such as annotative dimensions, annotative blocks, express tools, and linking drawings (XREFs) are also covered. Instructions are illustrated using language and concepts from manual drafting, facilitating a smooth transition to the digital environment for all designers. New learners will appreciate the step-by-step lessons and visual illustrations, while experienced design professionals can easily access material to refresh their knowledge. Clear, concise, and above all visual, this AutoCAD guide speaks directly to the needs of architects and interior designers.
With a little imagination, you really can design the interior of your home to suit your own style. It doesn't always take spending a fortune. This book is geared toward those that want their homes to look designer style on a budget. Believe it or not, you really can improve what you home looks like by understanding basic design principles. And this is what this book aims to do. Stop complaining and start moving with easy to follow tips on how you can get started on decorating your dream home to your own specification. It's easier than you might imagine and cheaper too! This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to decorate your home without breaking the bank. From interior design principles, to color psychology, and even tips on how and where to start, you're sure to learn everything you need to know about basic interior design in this book. The basic idea here is that the environment we're in affects us greatly and as such, we need to pay more attention to it. Feng Shui would not only help us boost the positive energy in our homes, but also bring about harmony. All of which would benefit those living within the space. A handful tips that will surely help you in addressing design issues usually encountered by designers during the design process are also to be found and discovered in this book.
Photoshop for Interior Designers introduces step-by-step techniques for interior designers to successfully use Adobe Photoshop to visually communicate their design concept through graphic images and to illustrate design ideas through a visual thinking process. Instructions show how to integrate hand drawings and freehand sketches into digital drawings. Basic and advanced techniques presented include creating floor plans and elevations, preparing perspectives or isometric drawings, and applying materials, lightings, background and entourages for interior design presentations. Taking a multi-media approach, the text demonstrates how to use Photoshop to refine and modify drawings created in Google Sketchup, AutoCAD and other 3D software programs, and introduces how to use InDesign to seamlessly create graphic layouts for presentation to clients.
Designing structures to withstand the effects of fire is challenging, and requires a series of complex design decisions. This third edition of Fire Safety Engineering Design of Structures provides practising fire safety engineers with the tools to design structures to withstand fires. This text details standard industry design decisions, and offers expert design advice, with relevant historical data.
It includes extensive data on materials' behaviour and modeling -- concrete, steel, composite steel-concrete, timber, masonry, and aluminium. While weighted to the fire sections of the Eurocodes, this book also includes historical data to allow older structures to be assessed. It extensively covers fire damage investigation, and includes as far back as possible, the background to code methods to enable the engineer to better understand why certain procedures are adopted.
What's new in the Third Edition?
An overview in the first chapter explains the types of design decisions required for optimum fire performance of a structure, and demonstrates the effect of temperature rise on structural performance of structural elements. It extends the sections on less common engineering materials. The section on computer modelling now includes material on coupled heat and mass transfer, enabling a better understanding of the phenomenon of spalling in concrete. It includes a series of worked examples, and provides an extensive reference section.
Readers require a working knowledge of structural mechanics and methods of structural design at ambient conditions, and are helped by some understanding of thermodynamics of heat transfer. This book serves as a resource for engineers working in the field of fire safety, consultants who regularly carry out full fire safety design for structure, and researchers seeking background information.
Dr John Purkiss is a chartered civil and structural engineer/consultant and former lecturer in structural engineering at Aston University, UK.
Dr Long-Yuan Li is Professor of Structural Engineering at Plymouth University, UK, and a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers.
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