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Spatial Strategies for Interior Design by Ian Higgins

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Introduction

There are many views as to what interior design is – in this book, the discipline is considered as a specialist three-dimensional design activity, related to, but distinct from, architecture. The interior designer transforms existing buildings to improve their performance or to allow them to be reinvented for a new use. A key aspect of this work is the treatment of the existing envelope and the strategy for the introduction of new elements into the existing space. Inevitably, the interior is a more temporary entity than the architectural envelope it sits in. It is sometimes designed to last only for a few days and occasionally conceived to last for decades. As the discipline we recognize today, interior design is relatively new and ...

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