Materiality and Interior Construction

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 15, 2011 - Architecture - 418 pages
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A comprehensive reference of materials for interior designersand architects

Choosing the right material for the right purpose is acritical—and often overlooked—aspect in the largercontext of designing buildings and interior spaces. When specifiedand executed properly, materials support and enhance a project'soverall theme, and infuse interior space with a solid foundationthat balances visual poetry and functionality.

Materiality and Interior Construction imparts essentialknowledge on how materials contribute to the construction andfabrication of floors, partitions, ceilings, and millwork, withthorough coverage of the important characteristics and propertiesof building materials and finishes. Individual coverage of the keycharacteristics of each material explores the advantages anddisadvantages of using specific materials and constructionassemblies, while helping readers discover how to make everybuilding element count. In addition, Materiality and InteriorConstruction:

  • Is highly illustrated throughout to show material properties andbuilding assemblies

  • Supplies rankings and information on the "green" attributes ofeach material so that designers can make informed decisions forspecifications

  • Is organized by application for easy and quick access toinformation

  • Includes a companion website, featuring an extensive onlineimage bank of materials and assemblies

Rather than a typical catalog of materials, Materiality andInterior Construction is efficiently organized so that thereader is guided directly to the options for the location orassembly they are considering. Reliable and easy to use,Materiality and Interior Construction is a one-stop,comprehensive reference for hundreds of commonly used materials andtheir integration as building components—and an invaluableresource that every interior designer or architect should add totheir set of tools.

 

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Contents

WHY MATERIALS MATTER
1
HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
13
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
20
MATERIAL PROPERTIES AND PERFORMANCE
29
RELATIVE MATERIAL COST
48
STAIRS
60
INSTALLATION METHODS
66
WALLS PARTITIONS
203
CONSTRUCTION
211
CEILINGS
285
CEILING MATERIALS
294
MILLWORK
321
MATERIALS 328 Agglomerates Cambria Celador IceStone River Rock Riverstone Trend Q 328 Concrete 331 Glass 334 Linoleum 338 Metal 341 Pl...
371
INTERIOR MILLWORK FINISHES 369 Aniline Dyes
381
PolyurethaneSpar Varnish 370 Shellac Alcohol Based 370
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About the author (2011)

Nancy Gesimondo is an Adjunct Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She has taught design studio and materials courses in various Interior Design programs for ten years. She is currently the principal of a high-end residential design practice in New York City.

Jim Postell is an Associate Professor in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. He has taught design studio and seminar courses for twenty-five years and maintains an active design practice. He is the author of Furniture Design, published by Wiley.

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