Materials and Components of Interior Architecture

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
J.Rosemary Riggs  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
8
Language
English
Total pages
264
Pub.-date
May 2013
ISBN13
9780132769150
ISBN
0132769158


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Description

For courses in Interior Design

 

Materials and Components of Interior Architecture, Eighth Edition, offers a unique look at interior design,fully covering the exciting breadth of nonstructural materials available to interior designers. With an eye on the environment, it instills a firm understanding of the products, properties, and uses of all materials-from floors, walls, and ceilings to installation and recycling. Going beyond paint and carpet, it explores over 27 different floorings and devotes separate chapters to kitchens and baths. Filled with the latest information from manufacturers, suppliers, and associations, it provides students with the knowledge to creatively engage the “nuts and bolts” of interior design-both in terms of structure and style.

Features

For courses in Interior Design

 

Materials and Components of Interior Architecture, Eighth Edition, offers a unique look at interior design,fully covering the exciting breadth of nonstructural materials available to interior designers. With an eye on the environment, it instills a firm understanding of the products, properties, and uses of all materials-from floors, walls, and ceilings to installation and recycling. Going beyond paint and carpet, it explores over 27 different floorings and devotes separate chapters to kitchens and baths. Filled with the latest information from manufacturers, suppliers, and associations, it provides students with the knowledge to creatively engage the “nuts and bolts” of interior design-both in terms of structure and style.

 

Hallmark Features:

 

Detailed coverage of materials for floors, walls, and ceilings-including 27 different flooring materials.

  • Enables students to select the materials for a project based on its characteristics, not just its price.
  • Helps students think knowledgably and creatively about the “nuts and bolts” of interior design-both in terms of structure and style. 

Thorough treatment of environmental concerns-appears in the introductory chapter and serves as a theme throughout the book.

  • Alerts students to the need for environmentally conscious designers and identifies products and manufacturers who are participating in the recycling process.
  • Emphasizes environmental concerns in both manufacturing and final disposal. 

Covers installation and maintenance-as well as specific installation problems.

  • Makes readers aware of potential mistakes before they occur and helps them when choosing between materials.
  • Describes installation methods in detail so designers can talk knowledgably with installers and not be pressured into using the cheapest installation method. 

Lists websites for product manufacturers-relevant to the materials being discussed.

  • Supplies students with quick resources and additional information on materials discussed in the text.
  • Helps keep designers up-to-date with company mergers, name changes, etc.  

Offers color illustrations-throughout the text.

  • Creates visual interest and enables students to see the details of how various materials are being used. 

Product data supplied by manufacturers and trade organizations-such as Sherwin Williams, the Wallcovering Association, the Carpet and Rug Institute etc.

  • Ensures accurate information because details are learned directly from the manufacturer. 

Integration of the metric system-appears throughout.

  • Helps students convert units of measurement when necessary.
  • Provides handy conversion tables in Appendix A.

New to this Edition

Alerts readers to potential installation problems due to improper installation practices.

  • Covers various problems, such as yellowing in carpet, moisture in concrete slabs, and discolorations in vinyl flooring based on the latest information from technical journals.   

Covers the latest products on the market that are available to interior designers.

  • Includes products advertised in Interior Design Magazine and Interiors & Sources, especially in the Buyer's Guides. 
  • Incorporates information on the latest products from manufacturers and suppliers. 
  • Familiarizes students with new products that have been awarded design recognition for innovation. 

Covers the latest in appliances and the newest innovations in kitchen design. 

  • Includes information on the newest oven from Sub-Zero in 2012, which combines convection and steam to enable users to hard-boil eggs right in the carton in minutes and bake filo-wrapped ice cream with the outsides crisp yet the ice cream still cold and firm inside. 

Color photos and illustrations help students visualize the latest products and materials.

  • Updated throughout with photos and illustrations of new products and materials. 

Ideal as an up-to-date reference for designers who are already practicing.

  • Raises awareness about new materials on the market and improvements in current ones, many of which won awards in 2011/2012.  

In response to reviewers' request, chapter 2 on paint and wallcoverings uses the Start® program from Sherwin Williams.

  • Shows students that all types of surfaces-floors, walls, and ceilings-may be painted.

Table of Contents

1.            Environmental Concerns

2.            Paints and Wallcoverings

3.            Carpet

4.            Wood

5.            Walls

6.            Ceilings

7.            Other Components

8.            Cabinet Construction

9.            Kitchens

10.        Bathrooms