By Rolf Erikson, Carolyn Markuson
Designing a college library media middle could be a once-in-a-lifetime chance, so make the most! during this hands-on guidebook, institution library building and media experts Rolf Erikson and Carolyn Markuson percentage their reviews of engaged on greater than a hundred media middle development tasks round the state, utilizing conceptual plans from genuine college libraries.
Combining all facets of layout for the varsity library media center—floor plans, furnishings, know-how, bidding, and evaluation—this newly up to date version addresses:
Current and destiny technological wishes of the scholar population
Unique wishes of the neighborhood library that mixes university and public library services
Sustainability and conservation matters to assist designers and planners "go green"
Accessibility standards, together with all ADA rules from the 1st version plus the newest fabric on studying types and accessibility
Cost keep watch over and how you can reduce error utilizing confirmed bidding and evaluate methods
With 30 new illustrations and flooring plans and an up-to-date word list of technical phrases, readers may be an expert and arranged whilst discussing plans with contractors and owners. utilizing the assistance right here, you'll steer clear of the vintage construction and protection dangers and construct a library media middle for the future!
"With flowcharts, a word list of technical phrases, diagrams, photos, addresses of worthy websites, and just a little caricature humor, library layout and preservation experts make clear the complete strategy of making plans a faculty media middle that would effectively serve its institution for decades... The fortunate few who really locate themselves in a position to rework or layout a brand new media middle may gain advantage significantly from consulting this ebook. Recommended." --This textual content refers to an alternative Paperback edition.
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Use circles (or rectangles) to show the various spaces. Circles that touch one another indicate the need for immediate adjacency. Circles that overlap indicate areas that flow from one into the other and are not separated by walls. Circles that do not touch indicate the need for corridors between the areas. Figure 5-2 shows an example of a bubble diagram. A final note about library facility space: shapes that are as nearly square as possible are easier to lay out effectively and easier to supervise.
Charles Eames, the American designer and architect, viewed design as a means to solve a problem. As you begin one of the most critical phases of library design—creating a zone plan and a furniture plan—the problem you need to solve is how to arrange spaces and furniture in a way that will enable you to carry out your program in the most effective way possible. This phase should occur concurrently with the architectural design process. Certain elements of the architectural design needed for the final construction documents will be determined by the furniture plan: where the stacks are placed will determine floor-loading requirements, placement of technology and electrical equipment will determine electrical and data requirements, and furniture placement will determine lighting needs and placement.
In this planning phase you identify: the kinds of spaces needed; what size these spaces should be; how the spaces must relate to each other; and the furniture, equipment, physical, environmental, and communications requirements for each space. You will also determine the desired collection size and seating requirements. If the library facility is part of an overall school building project, you will also want to address the location of the library within the school building as well as the number of entrances.