Human Dimension and Interior Space

A Source Book of Design Reference Standards

Author: Julius Panero,Martin Zelnik

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770434606

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

View: 1902

The study of human body measurements on a comparative basis is known as anthropometrics. Its applicability to the design process is seen in the physical fit, or interface, between the human body and the various components of interior space. Human Dimension and Interior Space is the first major anthropometrically based reference book of design standards for use by all those involved with the physical planning and detailing of interiors, including interior designers, architects, furniture designers, builders, industrial designers, and students of design. The use of anthropometric data, although no substitute for good design or sound professional judgment should be viewed as one of the many tools required in the design process. This comprehensive overview of anthropometrics consists of three parts. The first part deals with the theory and application of anthropometrics and includes a special section dealing with physically disabled and elderly people. It provides the designer with the fundamentals of anthropometrics and a basic understanding of how interior design standards are established. The second part contains easy-to-read, illustrated anthropometric tables, which provide the most current data available on human body size, organized by age and percentile groupings. Also included is data relative to the range of joint motion and body sizes of children. The third part contains hundreds of dimensioned drawings, illustrating in plan and section the proper anthropometrically based relationship between user and space. The types of spaces range from residential and commercial to recreational and institutional, and all dimensions include metric conversions. In the Epilogue, the authors challenge the interior design profession, the building industry, and the furniture manufacturer to seriously explore the problem of adjustability in design. They expose the fallacy of designing to accommodate the so-called average man, who, in fact, does not exist. Using government data, including studies prepared by Dr. Howard Stoudt, Dr. Albert Damon, and Dr. Ross McFarland, formerly of the Harvard School of Public Health, and Jean Roberts of the U.S. Public Health Service, Panero and Zelnik have devised a system of interior design reference standards, easily understood through a series of charts and situation drawings. With Human Dimension and Interior Space, these standards are now accessible to all designers of interior environments.

Building Stairs

Author: Andy Engel

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 156158892X

Category: House & Home

Page: 234

View: 9968

Detailed diagrams and full-color photographs take readers step by step through the complete process of constructing stairs, from essential tools and materials, through the planning and design steps, through the entire building process, to installing railings and other finishing touches. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Time-Saver Standards for Interior Design and Space Planning

Author: Joseph DeChiara,Julius Panero,Martin Zelnik

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071704655

Category: Architecture

Page: 1689

View: 6713

The "Silver Bible" -- thoroughly revised, updated and redesigned Interior designers, architects, and other design professionals can still turn to the field’s beloved "Silver Bible" for a wealth of information related to the design and planning of residential and commercial interiors. But now, Time-Saver Standards for Interior Design and Space Planning, Second Edition goes even further to truly make the classic interior design reference the standard in its field. From standard furniture dimensions to architectural woodwork details, you’ll find a vast array of time-saving data and details. Editors Joseph DeChiara, Julius Panero, and Martin Zelnik have brought together contributions from well-known architectural and interior design firms to give you details derived from actual designs and working drawings, showing various solutions for typical design problems encountered in interior architecture. You get a wide range of typical layouts and residential spaces, offices, conference rooms, and reception areas, in addition to details of bars, restaurants, and public toilets. This exciting new edition includes new international examples and metrification – and provides you with full coverage of healthcare spaces, educational spaces; home offices; videoconferencing spaces; green design; project forms and schedules. Two outstanding sections cover historic styles and woodworking.

Designing for People

Author: Henry Dreyfuss

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1621531503

Category: Design

Page: 288

View: 5997

From the first answering machine ("the electronic brain") and the Hoover vacuum cleaner to the SS Independence and the Bell telephone, the creations of Henry S. Dreyfuss have shaped the cultural landscape of the 20th century. Written in a robust, fresh style, this book offers an inviting mix of professional advice, case studies, and design history along with historical black-and-white photos and the author's whimsical drawings. In addition, the author's uncompromising commitment to public service, ethics, and design responsibility makes this masterful guide a timely read for today's designers.

The Measure of Man and Woman

Human Factors in Design

Author: Alvin R. Tilley,Henry Dreyfuss Associates

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471099554

Category: Architecture

Page: 98

View: 5992

CD-ROM contains: Demo of ErgoForms, a software collection of figures based on the research of Henry Dreyfuss Associates.

Designing Architecture

The Elements of Process

Author: Andrew Pressman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136331298

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 8568

Designing Architecture is an indispensable tool to assist both students and young architects in formulating an idea, transforming it into a building, and making effective design decisions. This book promotes integrative and critical thinking in the preliminary design of buildings to inspire creativity, innovation, and design excellence. This compendium of individual wisdom and collective experience offers explicit guidance to students and young professionals on how to approach, analyze, and execute specific tasks; develop and refine a process to facilitate the best possible design projects; and create meaningful architectural form. Here the design process – from orchestrating client participation to finalizing schematic design – is explored and illuminated. The following material is presented to make the book a useful didactic tool for professional development: explicit strategies for doing design rather than simply reviewing principles and precedents creative ideas in approaching and framing problems in design terms specific methods to translate ideas to culturally significant, socially responsive, and environmentally sensitive buildings techniques to integrate all levels of cognition from analysis to epiphany counsel on developing a personalized process for engaging design projects case studies augment the text and chronicle fascinating applications of the design process. The essence of this book lies in an integrated and holistic approach to each unique project as well as fostering curiosity and exploration – a departure from algorithms, easy generalities, or a formula for design. Designing Architecture will inspire readers to elevate the quality of preliminary designs and unravel some of the mystery of creating the most beautiful, responsive, and responsible architectural design possible.

En imparfaite santé

la médicalisation de l'architecture

Author: Mirko Zardini,Giovanna Borasi,Margaret Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783037782842

Category: Architecture

Page: 399

View: 1298

As health becomes a central focus of political debate, are architects, urban designers, and landscape architects seeking a new moral and political agenda to address these concerns? Imperfect Health looks at the complexity of today's health problems juxtaposed with a variety of proposed architectural and urban solutions. Essays by Margaret Campbell, David Gissen, Carla C. Keirns, and Sarah Schrank deal with different aspects of the topic of health in the context of architecture such as: "An Architectural Theory of Pollution" and "Strange Bedfellows: Tuberculosis and Modern Architecture-How 'The Cure' Influenced Modernist Architecture and Design." This book is published in collaboration with the CCA, Montreal on the occasion of the exhibition Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture, curated by Giovanna Borasi, CCA Curator of Contemporary Architecture, and Mirko Zardini, CCA Director and Chief Curator.


Trabalho Adequado e Eficiente

Author: Francisco Soares Masculo,Mario Cesar Vidal

Publisher: Elsevier Brasil

ISBN: 8535249109

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 648

View: 2696

Ergonomia é a ciência que estuda e transforma a realidade do trabalho das pessoas buscando ganhos de produtividade através de sua componente principal, o conforto humano. Esta obra, integrante da série Campus/ABEPRO, é um marco dessa disciplina no Brasil. Os organizadores reuniram contribuições de 27 autores das mais relevantes instituições de ensino e pesquisa no Brasil para tratar do tema com o enfoque da Engenharia de Produção. O conteúdo é dividido em seis partes. A princípio temos uma Apresentação incluindo histórico do estudo da Ergonomia e contextualização através de exemplos do dia-a-dia. A segunda parte é Ergonomia na Empresa que cobre os pontos de maior demanda da indústria, ou seja, conformidade legal, economia e certificação. Já na parte três são apresentadas as diversas áreas que compõe as Bases Científicas da Ergonomia - Cognição, fisiologia do trabalho, biomecânica e organização do trabalho. Como decorrência natural, a parte quatro trata das Bases Metodológicas. A parte cinco trata do Projeto Ergonômico que define a ergonomia como disciplina da Engenharia de Produção relevante para os projetos de unidades produtivas e postos de trabalho. A última parte trata das Aplicações. É apresentado um vasto panorama de estudos de caso da Ergonomia acompanhados de discussões e orientações práticas dos autores. Esta obra é, por sua abrangência e representatividade dos autores, a mais completa referência sobre o tema no Brasil.

The Abbess of Castro

Author: Stendhal

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635222459

Category: Fiction

Page: 76

View: 5650

The Abbess of Castro was written in the year 1839 by Stendhal. This book is one of the most popular novels of Stendhal, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Clinical Guidelines for Advanced Practice Nursing

Author: Collins-Bride,Karen G. Duderstadt,Rebekah Kaplan

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284093131

Category: Medical

Page: 740

View: 1511

Clinical Guidelines for Advanced Practice Nursing: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Third Edition is an accessible and practical reference designed to help nurses and students with daily clinical decision making. Written in collaboration with certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, pharmacists, and physicians, it fosters a team approach to health care. Divided into four areas—Pediatrics, Gynecology, Obstetrics, and, Adult General Medicine—and following a lifespan approach, it utilizes the S-O-A-P (Subjective-Objective-Assessment-Plan) format. Additionally, the authors explore complex chronic disease management, health promotion across the lifespan, and professional and legal issues such as reimbursement, billing, and the legal scope of practice. The Third Edition has a keen focus on gerontology to accommodate the AGNP specialty and to better assist the student or clinician in caring for the aging population. The authors follow the across the life span approach and focus on common complete disorders. Certain chapters have been revised and new chapters have been added which include:Health Maintenance for Older Adults; Frailty; Common Gerontology Syndromes; Cancer Survivorship; Lipid Disorders; Acne (pediatrics section). Please note that the 2016 CDC Guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain in the United States were not yet available at the time the authors were updating the Third Edition. See the Instructor Resources tab to read a note from the authors about their recommendations for resources around these guidelines.

The Prehistory of Iberia

Debating Early Social Stratification and the State

Author: María Cruz Berrocal,Leonardo García Sanjuán,Antonio Gilman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135098018

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 4104

The origin and early development of social stratification is essentially an archaeological problem. The impressive advance of archaeological research has revealed that, first and foremost, the pre-eminence of stratified or class society in today’s world is the result of a long social struggle. This volume advances the archaeological study of social organisation in Prehistory, and more specifically the rise of social complexity in European Prehistory. Within the wider context of world Prehistory, in the last 30 years the subject of early social stratification and state formation has been a key subject on interest in Iberian Prehistory. This book illustrates the differing forms of resistances, the interplay between change and continuity, the multiple paths to and from social complexity, and the ‘failures’ of states to form in Prehistory. It also engages with broader questions, such as: when did social stratification appear in western European Prehistory? What factors contributed to its emergence and consolidation? What are the relationships between the notions of social complexity, social inequality, social stratification and statehood? And what are the archaeological indicators for the empirical analysis of these issues? Focusing on Iberia, but with a permanent connection to the wider geographical framework, this book presents, for the first time, a chronologically comprehensive, up-to-date approach to the issue of state formation in prehistoric Europe.

Advances in Design for Inclusion

Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 Conference on Design for Inclusion, July 17-21, 2017, Los Angeles, California, USA

Author: Giuseppe Di Bucchianico,Pete F Kercher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319605976

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 9009

This book addresses a range of topics in design, such as universal design, design for all, digital inclusion, universal usability, and accessibility of technologies regardless of people’s age, financial situation, education, geographic location, culture and language. It especially focuses on accessibility for people with auditory, cognitive, neurological, and visual impairments, ageing populations, and mobility for those with special physical needs. The book explores some of the overlaps between inclusive design and web accessibility to help managers, designers, developers, policy makers, and researchers optimize their efforts in these areas. Based on the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Design for Inclusion, held on July 17–21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA, it discusses new design technologies and highlights the disparate needs of the individuals within a community. Thanks to its multidisciplinary approach, the book represents a useful resource for readers with various backgrounds, providing them a timely, practice-oriented guide to design for inclusion.

Sociedades Caboclas Amazônicas

Modernidade E Invisibilidade

Author: Cristina Adams,Rui Murrieta,Walter A. Neves

Publisher: Annablume

ISBN: 9788574196442

Category: Caboclos (Brazilian people)

Page: 362

View: 7869

Em 1755, era editado em Lisboa um alvará real que coibia o uso do termo 'cabouclo' como denominativo dos filhos mestiços de casamentos entre brancos e índios. Nos 250 anos que se passaram desde a promulgação deste alvará, o nome caboclo, bem como a população a qual ele se refere, têm tido um papel ambíguo nas representações acadêmicas e leigas. Ora representadas como produto degenerado da colonização européia, ora como legítimos herdeiros do conhecimento milenar dos 'povos da floresta', as sociedades caboclas amazônicas têm sido repetidamente essencializadas. Embora a importância do papel das sociedades caboclas no cenário amazônico não seja mais questionada, ainda está longe de ser amplamente compreendida. É no rastro destas preocupações que apresentamos ao público brasileiro o livro 'Sociedades Caboclas Amazônicas'. São estudos de antropologia, história, ecologia, nutrição e saúde nos quais é possível não apenas vislumbrar os processos históricos que formaram esta grande parcela da população amazônica, mas também entender os contextos sociais, políticos e ecológicos nos quais as sociedades caboclas estão inseridas. Além de criar um espaço merecido para a discussão e a reflexão sobre um dos mais importantes e negligenciados segmentos da sociedade brasileira, esta coletânea representa uma instância única de exercício interdisciplinar. Desta forma, esperamos que este volume seja o início de uma nova tendência, que resultará no refinamento da nossa compreensão sobre as sociedades caboclas amazônicas em particular, bem como sobre os processos subjacentes à formação das sociedades humanas em geral.

Food Scarcity and Famine

Assessment and Response

Author: Helen Young

Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 9780855981457

Category: Political Science

Page: 124

View: 8180

This book provides a new approach to assessing and responding to situations of food scarcity and gives a comprehensive explanation of how to assess these situations in order to judge which interventions will be most effective.

Nutrition and Aging

Author: Irwin H. Rosenberg,Ana Sastre Gallego

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3805573219

Category: Science

Page: 257

View: 8391

Humanity is aging. In the last century, life expectancy has increased by as much as 25 years, the greatest increase in 5'000 years of history. As a consequence the elderly constitute today the fastest growing segment of the world's population. This new situation creates many social problems and challenges to health care which both the developed as well as the developing countries will have to cope with. The present publication shows that scientific progress has reached a level where nutritional interventions may play a decisive part in the prevention of degenerative conditions of age, improvement of quality of life and impact on health care burden and resources. Topics deal with such different aspects as the influence of prenatal and early infant nutrition on the future aged individual and effects of energetic restriction on longevity. Further contributions include studies on mitochondrial alterations, digestive problems, specific metabolic deviations mediated by insulin, bone degradation, structural changes, neuromuscular dysfunctions, mental state of the elderly as well as the response of the immune system to nutrient intake. Finally the book offers a review of requirements appropriate to meet the age-related public health challenges of the 21st century.

Malnutrition in the Elderly

Author: W.O. Seiler,H.B. Stähelin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642470734

Category: Medical

Page: 132

View: 6354

H. B. Stahelin "Under-or malnutrition is a frequent and serious problem in geriatric patients" (8). Today there is no doubt that malnutrition contributes significantly to morbidity and mortality in the aged. The immune function is impaired, the risk for falls and fractures increases, in acute illness, recovery is delayed, and complications are frequent. Acute and chronic illnesses lead to a catabolic metabolism and hence increase the signs and symptoms of malnutrition. Cytokines related to inflamma tion block the synthesis of albumin and shift protein synthesis to acute phase pro teins. The activation of the ubiquitine-proteasome pathway leads to a degradation of muscle protein, which leads to an additional loss of muscle mass which occurs as age-dependent sarcopenia, and adds to the already existing frailty (2, 4). It is often difficult to decide to what extent the metabolic alterations result from malnutrition or concomitant illness. Psychological factors contribute as a circulus vitiosus significantly to anorexia and, thus, aggravate the condition. They are the most important causes of failure to thrive in old age (7). It is evident that next to the therapy of the underlying illness, an adequate support with calorie and nutrient intake over weeks becomes essen tial under these conditions. Clear-cut improvements are often only seen after 6 or more weeks. Besides a clinical, clearly visible malnutrition, selective nutrient deficits are much more frequent. Numerous and highly different mechanisms may lead to a marginal or insufficient supply with micronutrients.