Materiality and Interior Construction
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:
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.