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Spatial Strategies for Interior Design by Ian Higgins

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CHAPTER 2THE USE OF PRECEDENT STUDIES

Introduction

Interior design work is rarely undertaken in isolation – the occasional project may require the designer to develop a response to a whole new building programme or a set of unprecedented circumstances, but usually designers learn from that which has gone before. Precedent is concerned with the use of previous examples to inform and justify a similar design decision when comparable circumstances arise. Young designers are often obsessed with originality and believe that it is ...

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