"The series is welcome . . . By providing recent buildings as examples, supported with technical information and charts of design criteria, these books attempt to bridge the gap between theory and practice."
Building Type Basics books provide architects, engineers, and facility planners with the essentials they need to jump–start the design of a variety of specialized facilities. In each volume, leading national figures in the field address the key questions that shape the early phases of a project commission. The answers to these questions provide instant information in a convenient, easy–to–follow format. The result is an excellent, hands–on reference that puts critical information at your fingertips.
Building Type Basics for Recreational Facilities is a thorough primer for architects on the design of recreational facilities, including golf and country clubhouses; tennis, aquatic, skiing, and equestrian support facilities; and spas and fitness centers. It offers step–by–step coverage of the basics of programming, designing, and planning recreational facilities including both new construction and renovation projects.
PART I: RECREATIONAL SPORTS FACILITIES.
5. Handball, Racquetball, Squash, and Indoor Tennis.
6. Skiing and Winter Sports.
7. Equestrian Facilities.
8. Extreme Action Sports.
PART II: FITNESS AND SPA FACILITIES.
9. Fitness and Wellness.
10. Spa and Salon.
PART III: ENRICHMENT AND DINING.
11. Lifelong Learning and Enrichment.
PART IV: FEASIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY.
13. Feasibility Ralph Stewart Bowden.
14. Sustainable Design Mark A. Diedrich.
Appendix: Amenity Facility Program Outline.
Bibliography and References.
STEPHEN A. KLIMENT, FAIA (Series Founder and Editor), is an architectural journalist and an adjunct professor at the City College of New York. He was chief editor of Architectural Record from 1990 to 1996.