The recreation room (game room, playroom) is exactly what the name implies. It is a room for play and recreation. It includes facilities for participation in recreational activities. Function. The design of the recreation room depends on the number and arrangement of the facilities needed...Continue reading »
The dining facilities designed for a residence depend greatly on the dining habits of the occupants. The facilities may be rather large, elaborate, and formal. Or they may consist of only a modest dining alcove in the living area, or a breakfast nook in the...Continue reading »
Several years ago the term family room did not exist in the architectural vocabulary. The trend toward more informal living and more leisure time has influenced the growth and popularity of the family room. Today the majority of homes are designed to include a family...Continue reading »
The living room is the center of most living areas, and in small homes it may represent the entire living area. Hence, its function, location, decor, size and shape are extremely important and affect the design, functioning, and appearance of the other living-area rooms. Function....Continue reading »
Your first impression of a home is probably the image you retain of the living area. In fact, this is the only area of the home that most strangers observe. The living area is just what the name implies, the area where most of the...Continue reading »
Area planning covers the basic elements of planning various areas of a structure and combining these areas into a composite, functional plan.
When an architect designs a building, he first divides it into various areas according to their function. A school would be divided into such areas as the administrative area, the classroom area, the service area, and the physical-activity area. A hospital would be divided into...Continue reading »