Sarah Susanka describes the basic architectural principles that create a homelike setting.
Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) has developed two free software tools to help designers, managers, and planners configure open-plan office environments.
The National Research Council (NRC) of Canada has recently completed its COPE (Cost-effective Open-Plan Environments) project for workplace environments.
Health-related behaviors, like many others, can be influenced by the physical environment. This book’s aim is to elucidate the connection.
The popular press is devoting a lot of attention to the possible dangers of mold, which is keeping the issue top-of-mind with individuals and firms.
Programming, the planning and design of space, is generally viewed as a system of processing information, of setting out design directions that will accommodate the needs of the user, the client, the designer, or the developer. Although most practitioners have stressed the importance of user/client participation, direct involvement of the user has received insufficient attention.
“Universal design is an approach to design that incorporates products as well as building features which, to the greatest extent possible, can be used by everyone.” One book and two web sites provide information.
Friedman develops the position that homes should be designed so that they can be readily reconfigured in the future.
The American Porch is loaded with information about the history of the front porch in America. It is well-researched and surprisingly easy to read.
This insightful edition has forty-two chapters separated in five sections. Each section contains information useful to RDC readers, but the eighteen chapters in the “Sharpening Application” group are immediately applicable to people designing and managing environments.