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Programming the Built Environment (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

Edited by Wolfgang F. E. Preiser


166 pages

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Architectural programming – the analysis of any given environment to satisfy users’ needs – has become a given prerequisite to the design process. The programming process is often a complicated one: users’ present and future needs must be identified; space allowances, often predetermined, must be considered; equipment must be accommodated; all in the most cost-effective way possible. The variety of user groups is as wide as the variety of functions architecture can shelter; moreover, the different structures and needs of clients that fall within the same use classification differs so greatly that every program presents a new challenge. You cannot, for example, use the same program for every hospital you design.

In Programming the Built Environment, first published in 1985, noted architect Wolfgang F. E. Preiser has compiled a wide range of architectural programs demonstrating applications of basic principles for different client groups. This book will be of interest to students of architecture and planning.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction 2. Values: A Theoretical Foundation for Architectural Programming 3. Using the Program: Applications for Design, Occupancy, and Evaluation 4. Health-care Facility Programming 5. The Programming of Office Interiors 6. Using a Joint Planning Process in Adaptive Reuse 7. Facility Planning on a Large Scale: New Mexico State Police Facilities Master Plan 8. Designing a Senior Center 9. A Case Study in International Collaboration 10. Najavo Mission Academy Student Residences: An Experiment in Cross-cultural Research and Programming 11. Restructuring the Hidden Program: Toward an Architecture of Social Change; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials
ARCHITECTURE / Project Management
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / General