The Materials Sourcebook for Design Professionals

An indispensable reference for design professionals on selecting and using materials in new ways to make their designs ever more efficient and effective

Author: Rob Thompson


ISBN: 0500518548


Page: 544

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An indispensable reference for design professionals on selecting and using materials in new ways to make their designs ever more efficient and effective

Interior Design

Materials are also the key for the technological development of the interior. ... for understanding the range and depth of materials for the interior is Thompson, R., Thompson, M. (2017) The Material Sourcebook for Design Professionals.

Author: Roderick Adams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429649271

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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As the globe shrinks and the concept of distance diminishes, this text challenges the current status quo by identifying the cohesions and specialisations of design communities across the continents. It sets out an international spatial design landscape, identifying and contouring global design practice and design hotspots from a range of case studies, interviews and design practice perspectives. Using a range of interior environments, the chapters link the origins, trends and perceptions of the interior to create new insight into trans-global design. The book expands, but also coheres the interior design discipline to ensure the subject continues to grow, develop and influence the inhabitations of the world. The book features a wealth of pedagogical elements including: Beautifully designed with over 100 full colour illustrations, photographs and examples of design work Maps and diagrams which highlight hotspots of design across the globe, providing strong graphic information Interview panels featuring professional insights from designers across the globe ‘Employability’ boxes, providing a good tips guide for students gaining employment across the globe ‘International Dimension’ boxes which strengthen the scholarship of studying interior design in a globalised way ‘Design Oddities’ box which brings into focus any new or contextual facts that help contextualise the global interior.

Conservation Science

Available from: 25. R. Thompson and M. Thompson, The Materials Sourcebook for Design Professionals, Thames & Hudson, 2017, ...

Author: Paul Garside

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 9781788019347

Category: Science

Page: 478

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Conservation techniques for the analysis and preservation of heritage materials are constantly progressing. Building on the first edition of Conservation Science, this new edition incorporates analytical techniques and data processing methods that have emerged in the past decade and presents them alongside notable case studies for each class of material. An introductory chapter on analytical techniques provides a succinct overview to bring the reader up-to-speed with which type of material each technique is suitable for, the differing sampling techniques that can be employed, and the handling and processing of the resultant data. Subsequent chapters go on to cover all common heritage materials in turn, from natural substances such as wood and stone to modern plastics, detailing the up-to-date techniques for their analysis. With contributions by scientists working in the museum and heritage sector, this textbook will interest students, scientists involved in conservation, and conservators who want to develop their understanding of their collections at a material level.

Material Revolution

Sustainable and Multi-Purpose Materials for Design and Architecture Sascha Peters ... and Design”. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2006. Sauer, C.: “Made of ... New Materials Sourcebook for Architecture and Design.” Berlin: Die Gestalten, 2010.

Author: Sascha Peters

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783034610773

Category: Design

Page: 208

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Since it is now clear that in the future many raw materials will only be available to us in limited quantities, scientists have for some time been conducting intensive research into possible alternatives. Sustainability is the order of the day and the magic word for a better future in politics and industry. Moreover, environmental consciousness and a penchant for thinking in terms of material cycles have caught on with consumers: the use of environmentally compatible materials and production methods is desired, even taken for granted by the client. Designers and architects thus have a special role and responsibility. For they are the ones who decide what materials will be used on their projects and thus wield enormous influence on the sustainability of our product world. At the same time, we are dealing with a flood of new materials, which calls for specialized knowledge of their properties, their possible use, and their handling. Material Revolution bridges the gap between research and industry on the one hand and designers and architects on the other by offering a systematic overview of the currently available sustainable materials and providing the reader with all the information he or she needs to assess a new material’s suitability and potential for a given project. Along the way, it examines natural and biodegradable materials, while also presenting materials with multifunctional properties and the potential for diminishing energy requirements.

Technical Sourcebook for Designers

influenCe Of the speCifiCatiOn buying prOCess On rOles In the past, the design process was more commonly based on in-house production. Designers designed and produced a style on a small scale, and production was more like the process ...

Author: Jaeil Lee

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781609018566

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 376


Technical Sourcebook for Designers is completely devoted to preparing aspiring and professional apparel designers for the growing demand for technical design skills in the apparel industry. This comprehensive compilation presents technical design processes and industry standards that reflect current apparel production and manufacturing practices. Lee and Steen provide a holistic perspective of the role of technical design in apparel production, including such considerations as selection of fabrics, finding seasonal fashion trends, garment construction, and fit evaluation, all in the context of meeting the needs of the target consumer with cost-effective decisions. This edition includes a new section on real-life fit problems and solutions, more information on essential math for designers (such as grading and costing) plus coverage of product lifecycle management (PLM) and sustainability. An all new Chapter 8 on Sweater Product Design explores sweater design and manufacturing. More than 200 new images and newly added color in illustrations to show relevant design details. With versatile coverage of a variety of product categories including women's wear, menswear and knitwear, this text gives students essential tools to develop specification sheets and technical packages for specific markets.

Design for Sustainability

A Sourcebook of Integrated Ecological Solutions Janis Birkeland ... BMAS (Building Material Assessment System) was developed to provide designers with an easy to use method of assessing the environmental impacts of building materials.

Author: Janis Birkeland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136568411

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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With radical and innovative design solutions, everyone could be living in buildings and settlements that are more like gardens than cargo containers, and that purify air and water, generate energy, treat sewage and produce food - at lower cost. Birkeland introduces systems design thinking that cuts across academic and professional boundaries and the divide between social and physical sciences to move towards a transdiciplinary approach to environmental and social problem-solving. This sourcebook is useful for teaching, as each topic within the field of environmental management and social change has pairs of short readings providing diverse perspectives to compare, contrast and debate. Design for Sustainability presents examples of integrated systems design based on ecological principles and concepts and drawn from the foremost designers in the fields of industrial design, materials, housing design, urban planning and transport, landscape and permaculture, and energy and resource management.

Felder s Comprehensive 2005 Edition

The Annual Desk Reference and Product Thesaurus for Architects, Contractors, Engineers, and Interior Designers Nick ... Focuses on design , finish , decoration , and living habits . ECO : An Essential Sourcebook ...

Author: Nick Felder

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 156898474X

Category: Architecture

Page: 820

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Every industry has its standard professional directory -- advertising has its Black Book, manufacturing its Thomas's Register -- except, that is, for architecture...and design...and construction. While there are dozens of smaller directories, each addressing a specific market niche, none speak to all three industries in a comprehensive way. And larger product directories, like Sweets, are advertising driven and therefore incomplete. Felder's Comprehensive is the first pan-industry guide of its kind, and it is many times more comprehensive than the nearest competitor. It is an annual desk reference, directory, and product source guide with more reference information than any other title currently available. It contains thousands of listings of time-sensitive and timeless reference information for anyone involved in the business or practice of architecture, design, design/build, construction, interior design, facility management, and real-estate development. For example, readers can find listings for more than 12,000 manufacturers of furnishings, fixtures, equipment, and materials listed alphabetically, and, most importantly, by product category. Felder's also lists design competitions, domestic and international trade shows, trade publications and other media, trade associations, professional organizations, and more. Most sections are indexed and cross-referenced for easy referral and identification. Felder's is the first truly comprehensive reference guide of its kind for the A/E/C marketplace and is certain to become the industry standard.

The Packaging Designer s Book of Patterns

Here is the first definitive collection of patterns and structural designs for paperboard packaging , point - of ... The Packaging Designer ' s Book of Patterns is an essential sourcebook for packaging and graphic design professionals ...

Author: Lászlo Roth

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company

ISBN: UOM:39015029517169

Category: Packaging

Page: 487

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For those involved in the design, manufacture, or purchase of paperboard packaging, point-of-purchase displays, and other three- dimensional graphic products. Roughly 450 patterns--drawn to scale and suitable for tracing and photocopying--are presented along with captions describing construction materials, adhesives, and suggested applications. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Sourcebook of Architectural Interior Art 20

Specializing in the collaboration with design professionals and clients , my studio currently has installations in 36 states , as well as Japan and Hong Kong . Commissions range from residential work to large public art projects and ...


Publisher: GUILD, LLC

ISBN: 1880140578

Category: Artists


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Green Building Materials

Its Sustainable Building Sourcebook encourages the use of building materials manufactured from byproducts of another ... Sourcebook includes Resourceful Specifications and is available for purchase for use by design professionals to ...

Author: Ross Spiegel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470880555

Category: Architecture

Page: 400

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GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS THE ULTIMATE USER’S MANUAL TO GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS To properly select and specify green building materials, successful architects need authoritative, real-world advice on how to select and use nontoxic, recycled, and recyclable products, and how to integrate these products into the design process in order to capitalize on the many practical and economic advantages of “going green.” Green Building Materials, Third Edition is the most reliable, up-to-date resource to meet today’s green building challenges—from reducing waste and improving energy efficiency to promoting proper code compliance and safeguarding against liability claims. Written by two nationally known experts on green building methods and materials, Green Building Materials, Third Edition offers in-depth, practical information on the product selection, product specification, and construction process. This new Third Edition is an excellent hands-on guide to today’s newest range of green building materials: what they are, where to find them, how to use them effectively, and how to address LEED requirements. Organized by CSI MasterFormat® category for fast access to specific information, it features: A new chapter on eco-labels, green standards, and product certification A new appendix providing reference information for sustainability standards and standards development organizations New sample specifications, including green power requirements, vegetated green roof systems, rainwater harvesting, and water reuse systems Revised and updated review of trends affecting the future of green building materials Updated approach and reference information for the product selection process Green Building Materials, Third Edition is an essential tool for designing environmentally friendly buildings—ones made from materials that preserve the Earth’s natural legacy for future generations.