Welcome to... Companion PowerPoint Presentation for the Introduction to Housing textbook Interior Space Planning Successful housing evidences well-designed space planning and room arrangement How do you want to live? Contributes to quality of life Conceptual Frameworks
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Companion PowerPoint Presentation for the Introduction to Housing textbook
outline of space
delineates the structural elements that physically limit & enclose the space
--House that you want to buy
--Apartment you want to rent
5 basic types of activities that each require certain types of spaces
Activities are used to divide the home into 3 zones
Can also place on different levels
-reduced construction costs
-reduced time for cleaning & upkeep
-perception of larger spaces
-increase of space available
-more effective transmission of air
Does it meet the 3 zoning principles?
Are they adequate for visual & acoustical privacy, & dividing zones?
Do they meet recommendations?
Easily accessible for household members & their guests
the public zone; easy access
to kitchen for outdoor
entertaining & dining
Kitchen—primary work area
4 steps to planning an efficient kitchen:
-bedroom closets next to entrance
-standard vs. walk-in closets
-serve as buffers
-private bath for householder
-private den or study
-secluded and not in direct sight nor sound transfer