Buildings for the Performing Arts: A Design and Development Guide

Front Cover
Routledge, 2008 - Architecture - 283 pages
0 Reviews
This Design and Development Guide is an essential book for those who are involved in the initiation, planning, design and building of facilities for the various performing arts, from local to metropolitan locations. It includes the stages in the development, decisions to be taken, information requirements, feasibility and advice necessary in the design and development of a new or adapted building.

Part one of this guide provides the background information about the organisation of the performing arts, the prevailing issues, the client and various building types. In the second part, the author deals with the components of design and development, identifying the roles of the client, advisors and consultants, the stages to be achieved, including client's proposal feasibility, the process of briefing, design and building and eventually hand-over and opening night, with a consideration of the building use. Studies include the assessment of demand, site requirements, initial brief, building design and financial viability. Information requirements, as design standards, for the auditorium and platform/stage, and the support facilities, are included. Separate studies focus on the adaptation of existing buildings and provision for children and young persons.

THE CONTENT COVERS A WIDE RANGE OF PERFORMING ARTS (CLASSICAL MUSIC, POP/ROCK, JAZZ, MUSICALS, DANCE, DRAMA) AND PROVIDES INFORMATION ON EACH AS AN ART FROM AND NECESSITIES TO HOUSE PERFORMANCES.

* Comprehensive view of design and development including assessment of demand, site requirement, initial brief, building design and financial viability
* Coverage includes all categories including classical music, pop/ rock, jazz, musicals, dance and drama
* Links information to the design process and sequence of decision-making
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

PART TWO Approach to Design and Development
65
PART THREE Specific Studies
95
References and sources of information
263
Main consultants and clients advisors
267
Index
273
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

IAN APPLETON PhD, DARCH, DipCD, RIBA, FRIAS, RIAS is an architect and partner in the Edinburgh-based firm of the Appleton Partnership. He was architect for a variety of theatres and other building types. He has had experience of demand studies, feasibility and other aspects of the design and development of building for the performing arts, as well as the wider involvement in urban, building and interior designs. He is also involved in teaching, research and writing on architecture.

Bibliographic information